Broxtowe Conservatives have unanimously re-selected me as their candidate to stand in June’s General Election. I am delighted and honoured to be seeking re-election as your MP.
Theresa May is right to call the General Election and she was backed by the overwhelming majority of MP’s on Wednesday. Theresa needs her own mandate from the people to deliver on her vision for our country as well as strengthening her hand in the Brexit negotiations.
I very much hope you will support my campaign to be re-elected as your MP. If you would like to help in any way then please get in touch.
But first the County Council elections!
Voters throughout Broxtowe go to the polls on Thursday 4 May to elect a new County Council. I have been out campaigning for many weeks now and have been struck by the strong support for Conservative candidates and the collapse of the Labour vote. The choice on May 4 is between Labour (who currently control Notts County Council) and the Conservatives.
A and E receive cash boost
The Emergency Department at the QMC will receive an extra £400,000 of capital funding. According to Nottingham University Hospital Trust the money will be used to “strengthen streaming at the front door”. I think that means improving the entrance for the benefit of patients and staff. In any event, it is very good news and represents the continuing investment in our great NHS.
HS2 Trowell anti viaduct petition
A petition in opposition to HS2’s plans for a 60 foot high viaduct through Trowell, has been gathering support. If you would like a copy please let me know. I have provided anti HS2 campaigners in the village with a set of words for their petition; both will be presented to the new Parliament after June 8. I am supporting the anti-viaduct petition as I am not opposed to HS2 but am against the proposed viaduct.
Diamond Ball sparkles
This year’s Civic Ball, hosted by our Mayor Graham Harvey, raised £1700 for Prostate Cancer – Graham’s charity of choice during his term of office. Thank you to everyone who attended and made the evening sparkle.
Delivering in Dormy Close
I am very pleased that Royal Mail has resumed deliveries in Dormy Close, Bramcote. In February, residents contacted me after their post stopped. The postman/woman objected to a residents’ dog (a small shelpie), even though it had been independently reviewed as safe. I wrote to Royal Mail asking them to exercise common sense and restore deliveries – which they have done.
What’s on in Broxtowe today
Saturday 22 April
Stapleford Cycle Centre – Training and Guided Ride
9am till 12 noon
Where: Hickings Lane Recreation Ground Pavilion, Stapleford.
What’s on: 9am till 10am learn to ride for all ages, 10am till 11am cycling skills on quite roads, 11am till 12 noon gentle social guided ride. For further details please call Ridewise on 0115 955 2288.
Saturday mornings with Dig In Stapleford
10am till 12 noon
Where: Albany Allotments, Pasture Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Full details of this weekly event here.
Attenborough Village Bowls Club – Open Day
10am till 4pm
Where: Bowls Club, The Strand, Attenborough.
What’s on: Anyone is welcome to come along to the open day and have a go at bowls.
Rainbow Parents Carers Forum – Play Sesession
2pm till 3:55pm
Where: The Pearson Centre for Young People, Beeston.
What’s on: Play session supporting families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Full details here.
A Woodland Dinner – Bramcote Hills Park, Community Cafe
Where: St Michael’s Church Centre, Church Street, Bramcote.
What’s on: A fundraising 3 course dinner event for the building of Bramcote Hills Park, Community Cafe, tickets cost £25 for details and to book a place please call 07870600825.