News From Anna Soubry 3 May

Anna Soubry writes: Parliament has been dissolved and the General Election campaign is now underway. I am delighted to have been re-selected as the Conservative candidate and look forward to your support on June 8.
It’s a great honour and privilege to have been your MP for the last seven years and I hope to continue working hard for all my constituents for the next five years. We face many challenges nationally and locally and whether it’s campaigning on local issues or continuing to scrutinise the Government on Brexit, I will always put my constituents first. Enough electioneering for now!
There are important elections tomorrow – so please be sure to vote in the County Council elections – details below.
As ever,
Anna

Redwood Crescent
As your MP I have always championed local issues, however “small” they may appear to others. To the people concerned (and therefore to me) they are important. A few weeks ago, I was contacted by residents on Redwood Crescent in Beeston. They were at their wits end. In short they’ve been kept in the dark about the future of a piece of (potentially lovely) communal land owned by Broxtowe Borough Council. Posters attached to lamp posts said an application had gone in, to build houses on the land. I met residents and as promised made enquiries as to what’s going on. It turns out the land has not been sold. I have written to Broxtowe Borough Council demanding they fully consult residents as to the future of the land which in effect belongs to them!

More United pledge support as Broxtowe Labour select hard left candidate
I am very pleased that More United have given me their backing in the forthcoming General Election. Their CEO said “More United supports candidates of all patries who share our progressive values of tolerance, democracy and openness. I am delighted Anna embodies these values and her record backs that up”.

Support from More United came shortly after Broxtowe Labour broke its long standing tradition of selecting moderates as their parliamentary candidate. Broxtowe Labour have selected a member of the hard left to stand in the June General Election. He is not just a full supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, but someone who has named John McDonnell as his political hero “the epitome of a progressive socialist”. The Shadow Chancellor is one of the most divisive figures ever in the Labour movement. When I called him out on BBC Question Time for failing to stand up against vile sexist abuse from the hard left towards moderate Labour women MP’s, many thanked me both publicly and privately.
McDonnell said of the IRA it was “about time we started honouring those involved in the armed struggle. It was the bombs and bullets and sacrifice made by the likes of Bobby Sands, that brought Britain to the negotiating table. The peace we have now is due to the action of the IRA”.

John McDonnell has never apologised for the content of what he said – only (and only recently) for any offence he caused by his comments.
I very much hope Broxtowe Labour’s parliamentary candidate disassociates himself unequivocally with McDonnells comments about the IRA and might consider some less unpleasant and extreme Labour figure as a fitting hero.

Vote tomorrow – County Council elections
Broxtowe goes to the polls tomorrow to elect new County Councillors. I very much hope you will vote for the Conservative Candidate ( or candidates in some wards ). I have been out campaigning with all our candidates in Broxtowe for many months now. On behalf of them all, thank you for the warm welcome.
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Dr Doddy – Marathon man !
A huge “well done” to Stapleford GP Dr John Doddy and team who raised over £3,000 for Breast Cancer Now Research running last Sunday’s London Marathon. Thousands of runners competed in this great race and I send my admiration as well as congratulations to them all. John’s time was a highly respectable 4hrs 53 minutes.

 

During the General Election period my MP office is closed.
However, please contact me as a candidate at the campaign office.
63 High Road,
Chilwell
NG9 4AJ
anna@annasoubry.org.uk
07749 959195
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What’s on in Broxtowe
Wednesday 3 May
Beeston Wednesday Market
8am till 4pm
Where: Beeston Square.
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Craft and Laugh
6pm till 9pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Come along to the weekly craft and laugh sessions, where you will run your own project and also a mini project. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits, cost is £5.
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Knit, Stitch and Natter
7pm till 9pm
Where: Two for Tea, 92 Derby Road, Stapleford, NG9 7AD
What’s on: A place where needlecrafters can meet on a weekly basis, share their projects and learn from each other.
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Attenborough and Chilwell Women’s Club
7:30pm
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Wide variety of activities; quizzes, outings, demonstrations and speakers.

Thursday 4 May
Election Day – Nottinghamshire County Council Election
Polling stations open between 7am and 10pm.
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Beeston U3A – Open Meeting
10am
Where: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road.
What’s on: Come along to see what Beeston U3A is all about. Full details here.
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Cup of Tea and a Chat
10:30am till 12 noon
Where: Toton Methodist Church, Stapleford Lane, Toton, NG9 6GA.
What’s on: Weekly cafe for those wanting some company and a chat over a cup of tea/coffee and cake.
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Silver Surfers – Bramcote
1pm till 3pm
Where: St Michael’s Chruch, Bramcote, NG9 3HD.
What’s on: If you would like to learn how to use your computer or tablet or mobile phone please drop in.
– –
Beeston Memory Cafe
2pm till 4pm
Where: Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston.
What’s on: Safe and friendly venue for folk with dementia and those who support them to meet other people in a similar situation.
– –
Toton Over 50s Club
2pm
Where: Greenwood Centre, Chester Green (off Banks Road), Beeston.
What’s on: Talks, quizzes, walks and crafts, new members are most welcome.
– –
Two O’Clock Club
2pm till 4pm
Where: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Varied programme of outings and talks. For further details please call 0115 925 9199.
– –
Beeston Camera Club
7:30pm
Where: Beeston British Legion Club, 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: The Camera Club meet on a weekly basis, for further details please click here.
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Chilwell Ladies Circle
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston
What’s on: The Circle meets each week for a varied programme, including quizzes and talks.

Friday 5 May
Knit and Natter
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Knit and natter session held on a weekly basis. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits cost is £3.50 per person.
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New Horizons – Over 50s Club
2:30pm
Where: Grove Court, Chilwell.
What’s on: Regular outings and entertainment, come along and join in with tea and cake. for further details please call Anne Hunt on 0115 837 4529.
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Fashion Show and Clothes Sale – Bramcote
6:30pm
Where: The Bramcote School.
What’s on: Full details here.
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Bluecoat Opera Group
7:30pm
Where: Nuthall Temple Centre.
What’s on: A choir of mixed voices giving concerts for charities, singing a large varied repertoire. For further details please contact Jean on 0115 930 5052.

Saturday 6 May
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.
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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.
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May day, May day
12 noon till 5pm
Where: Middle Street Resource Centre.
What’s on: Full details here.

Monday 8 May
Nuthall Luncheon Club
12:30pm
Where: Alder House, Old Nottingham Road, Nuthall.
What’s on: Friendly lunch and friendship group, please call 0115 951 9717 for details.
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Toton Lunch Club
12 noon till 3pm
Where: Toton Methodist Church, Stapleford Lane, NG9 6GA.
What’s on: Lunch club for those who are lonely or wanting support or to make a friend. Soup and a roll with pudding will be served followed by board games or knitting/ own hobbies.
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The Rotary Club of Beeston
6:45pm
Where: Beeston Fields Golf Club.
What’s on: For people from businesses and professions to use their skills to help others who are less fortunate. Please call Steph for further details on 0115 925 0377.
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Beeston Players – Meeting
7:30pm
Where: Christ Church Chilwell.
What’s on: Friendly local amateur dramatic group weekly meeting, all welcome. Further details here.

Tuesday 9 May
Coffee Morning – Attenborough
10:30am till 12 noon
Where: St Mary’s Church, Attenborough.
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Friendship Club
2:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Please contact Barbara on 0115 917 5624 for further details.
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Social Badminton Group
5pm till 7pm
Where: Greasley Sports and Community Centre, Dovecote Road, Newthorpe, NG16 3QN.
What’s on: The community badminton sessions are run every Tuesday and are for all ages and abilities. For further details please call the centre on 01773 760072.
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Nuthall WI
7:30pm
Where: St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall.
What’s on: For further details please call Iris McCarthy on 0115 970 0407.
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Bramcote Neigbourhood Forum AGM
7:45pm
Where: Bramcote Memorial Hall.

Wednesday 10 May
Beeston Wednesday Market
8am till 4pm
Where: Beeston Square.
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Lunch Club – Nuthall
10:30am
Where: The Spinney Day Centre, Laurel Crescent, Nuthall.
What’s on: Warm atmosphere, comfy chairs with lunch being provided. You can make new friends, play games and chat with a coffee. Please call Shelia on 0115 938 2862 for further details.
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Rumbletums Memory Group
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Rumbletums, Victoria Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Memory group for people with dementia and their carers.
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Beeston Cycle Centre Guided Ride
10am till 1pm
Where: Hetley Pearson Recreation Ground Pavilion, Queens Road West, Beeston, NG9 1GT.
What’s on: Free guided ride that takes place every Wednesday. Please call Ridewise on 0115 955 2288 for further details.
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Wednesday 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.
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Hope Computer Club
1:30pm till 3:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: For further details of this weekly event please call Michael on 0303 040 1110.
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Kimberley Pensioners Association
1:30pm till 3pm
Where: Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Weekly event with bingo, dancing, entertainers etc. Cost is £1 which includes tea and biscuits. For further details please contact Anna on 0115 938 5362.
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Craft and Laugh
6pm till 9pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Come along to the weekly craft and laugh sessions, where you will run your own project and also a mini project. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits, cost is £5.
– –
Knit, Stitch and Natter
7pm till 9pm
Where: Two for Tea, 92 Derby Road, Stapleford, NG9 7AD
What’s on: A place where needlecrafters can meet on a weekly basis, share their projects and learn from each other.
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Attenborough and Chilwell Women’s Club
7:30pm
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Wide variety of activities; quizzes, outings, demonstrations and speakers.

Thursday 11 May
Attenborough District Probus Club
10am till 12 noon
Where: Attenborough Bowls Club, The Strand, Attenborough.
What’s on: The club is an organisation for all retired or semi-retired businessmen. For further details please call Michael Hammond (Chairman) on 07876 480044 or Martin Lippmann (Secretary) on 07504 068302.
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Cup of Tea and a Chat
10:30am till 12 noon
Where: Toton Methodist Church, Stapleford Lane, Toton, NG9 6GA.
What’s on: Weekly cafe for those wanting some company and a chat over a cup of tea/coffee and cake.
– –
Silver Surfers – Bramcote
1pm till 3pm
Where: St Michael’s Chruch, Bramcote, NG9 3HD.
What’s on: If you would like to learn how to use your computer or tablet or mobile phone please drop in.
– –
Beeston Memory Cafe
2pm till 4pm
Where: Middle Street Resource Centre, Beeston.
What’s on: Safe and friendly venue for folk with dementia and those who support them to meet other people in a similar situation.
– –
Toton Over 50s Club
2pm
Where: Greenwood Centre, Chester Green (off Banks Road), Beeston.
What’s on: Talks, quizzes, walks and crafts, new members are most welcome.
– –
Two O’Clock Club
2pm till 4pm
Where: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Varied programme of outings and talks. For further details please call 0115 925 9199.
– –
Beeston Camera Club
7:30pm
Where: Beeston British Legion Club, 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: The Camera Club meet on a weekly basis, for further details please click here.
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Chilwell Ladies Circle
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston
What’s on: The Circle meets each week for a varied programme, including quizzes and talks.
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Beeston Players presents – Outside Edge
7:30pm
Where: Roundhill School.
What’s on: Full details here.

Friday 12 May
Knit and Natter
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Knit and natter session held on a weekly basis. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits cost is £3.50 per person.
– –
New Horizons – Over 50s Club
2:30pm
Where: Grove Court, Chilwell.
What’s on: Regular outings and entertainment, come along and join in with tea and cake. for further details please call Anne Hunt on 0115 837 4529.
– –
Bluecoat Opera Group
7:30pm
Where: Nuthall Temple Centre.
What’s on: A choir of mixed voices giving concerts for charities, singing a large varied repertoire. For further details please contact Jean on 0115 930 5052.
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Beeston Players presents – Outside Edge
7:30pm
Where: Roundhill School.
What’s on: Full details here.

Saturday 13 May
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.
– –
Beeston Players presents – Outside Edge
2:30pm
Where: Roundhill School.
What’s on: Full details here.

Sunday 14 May
Annual Service to remember loved ones
2pm
Where: Bramcote Crematorium.
What’s on: Full details here.

Monday 15 May
Beeston Mens Probus Club
10am
Where: Beeston Methodist Church.
What’s on: Friendly club that provides you with the opportunity to socialise with other retired men.
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Nuthall Luncheon Club
12:30pm
Where: Alder House, Old Nottingham Road, Nuthall.
What’s on: Friendly lunch and friendship group, please call 0115 951 9717 for details.
– –
The Rotary Club of Beeston
6:45pm
Where: Beeston Fields Golf Club.
What’s on: For people from businesses and professions to use their skills to help others who are less fortunate. Please call Steph for further details on 0115 925 0377.
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Bramcote History Group
7:40pm
Where: St Michael’s Church, Bramcote.
What’s on: Varied programme of talks and events, full details here.
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Beeston Players – Meeting
7:30pm
Where: Christ Church Chilwell.
What’s on: Friendly local amateur dramatic group weekly meeting, all welcome. Further details here.

Tuesday 16 May
Coffee Morning – Attenborough
10:30am till 12 noon
Where: St Mary’s Church, Attenborough.
– –
Friendship Club
2:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Please contact Barbara on 0115 917 5624 for further details.
– –
Social Badminton Group
5pm till 7pm
Where: Greasley Sports and Community Centre, Dovecote Road, Newthorpe, NG16 3QN.
What’s on: The community badminton sessions are run every Tuesday and are for all ages and abilities. For further details please call the centre on 01773 760072.
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Beeston Business Network
6pm till 8pm
Where: The White Lion, Middle Street, Beeston.
What’s on: Networking group for businesses in Broxtowe and surrounding areas to share tips, ideas and contacts.
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Notts – Derby Hemlockstone Lions Club
8pm
Where: Upstairs Room, Victoria Hotel, Dovecote Lane, Beeston.
What’s on: Have fun raising money for charities and good causes, full details here.

Wednesday 17 May
Beeston Wednesday Market
8am till 4pm
Where: Beeston Square.
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Lunch Club – Nuthall
10:30am
Where: The Spinney Day Centre, Laurel Crescent, Nuthall.
What’s on: Warm atmosphere, comfy chairs with lunch being provided. You can make new friends, play games and chat with a coffee. Please call Shelia on 0115 938 2862 for further details.
– –
Beeston Cycle Centre Guided Ride
10am till 1pm
Where: Hetley Pearson Recreation Ground Pavilion, Queens Road West, Beeston, NG9 1GT.
What’s on: Free guided ride that takes place every Wednesday. Please call Ridewise on 0115 955 2288 for further details.
– –
Wednesday 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.
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Support and Advice – Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
10am till 12 noon
Where: Tesco Toton Community Room.
What’s on: The support group runs every 3rd Wednesday of each month and provides support and assistance. Further details here.
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Hope Computer Club
1:30pm till 3:30pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston.
What’s on: For further details of this weekly event please call Michael on 0303 040 1110.
– –
Kimberley Pensioners Association
1:30pm till 3pm
Where: Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.
What’s on: Weekly event with bingo, dancing, entertainers etc. Cost is £1 which includes tea and biscuits. For further details please contact Anna on 0115 938 5362.
– –
Craft and Laugh
6pm till 9pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Come along to the weekly craft and laugh sessions, where you will run your own project and also a mini project. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits, cost is £5.
– –
Knit, Stitch and Natter
7pm till 9pm
Where: Two for Tea, 92 Derby Road, Stapleford, NG9 7AD
What’s on: A place where needlecrafters can meet on a weekly basis, share their projects and learn from each other.
– –
Beeston and District Local History Society – Meeting
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Memorial Hall.
What’s on: Varied programme of talks each month. Full details here.
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Attenborough and Chilwell Women’s Club
7:30pm
Where: Attenborough Village Hall.
What’s on: Wide variety of activities; quizzes, outings, demonstrations and speakers.

Thursday 18 May
Cup of Tea and a Chat
10:30am till 12 noon
Where: Toton Methodist Church, Stapleford Lane, Toton, NG9 6GA.
What’s on: Weekly cafe for those wanting some company and a chat over a cup of tea/coffee and cake.
– –
Silver Surfers – Bramcote
1pm till 3pm
Where: St Michael’s Chruch, Bramcote, NG9 3HD.
What’s on: If you would like to learn how to use your computer or tablet or mobile phone please drop in.
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Take Time Together
2pm
Where: Nuthall Methodist Church.
What’s on: Social activity each meeting plus tea and biscuits. Please contact Beryl on 0115 975 5583 for further details.
– –
Toton Over 50s Club
2pm
Where: Greenwood Centre, Chester Green (off Banks Road), Beeston.
What’s on: Talks, quizzes, walks and crafts, new members are most welcome.
– –
Two O’Clock Club
2pm till 4pm
Where: Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, Beeston.
What’s on: Varied programme of outings and talks. For further details please call 0115 925 9199.
– –
Beeston Camera Club
7:30pm
Where: Beeston British Legion Club, 16 Hall Croft, NG9 1EL.
What’s on: The Camera Club meet on a weekly basis, for further details please click here.
– –
Hemlock Garden Club
7:30pm
Where: Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote.
What’s on: Monthly meeting, new members welcome. For further details please click here.
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Chilwell Ladies Circle
7:30pm
Where: Chilwell Road Methodist Church, Beeston
What’s on: The Circle meets each week for a varied programme, including quizzes and talks.

Friday 19 May
Knit and Natter
10:30am till 12:30pm
Where: Kitty’s Handmade, 210 Derby Road, Stapleford.
What’s on: Knit and natter session held on a weekly basis. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits cost is £3.50 per person.
– –
New Horizons – Over 50s Club
2:30pm
Where: Grove Court, Chilwell.
What’s on: Regular outings and entertainment, come along and join in with tea and cake. for further details please call Anne Hunt on 0115 837 4529.
– –
Bluecoat Opera Group
7:30pm
Where: Nuthall Temple Centre.
What’s on: A choir of mixed voices giving concerts for charities, singing a large varied repertoire. For further details please contact Jean on 0115 930 5052.

Saturday 20 May
St Patrick’s Men’s Breakfast Club
8:30am
Where: St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall.
What’s on: Full English breakfast followed by a guest speaker at 9:15am. Please call John for further details 0115 927 2361.
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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.

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11 Responses to News From Anna Soubry 3 May

  1. Nick Palmer says:

    If paragraph 1 promises “enough electioneering for now”, it lasts precisely two breaths until paragraph 3. It’s going to be a nasty campaign from Anna, I see. She has yet to apologise for claiming entirely falsely that Greg was “imposed” over me, when I’d publicly announced that I wasn’t pursuing the candidacy. When I pointed out that this was false and asked her to correct it, she seems to have simply ignored it – presumably feeling that one can get away with anything on social media.

    I still think there is a substantial audience in Broxtowe for politicians like Greg and me who simply put forward a positive case and let the voters judge. The politics of aggression should be left to people like Donald Trump. Does Anna actually stand *for* anything, except for herself?

    • Ian Blakeley says:

      Nick. I’m grateful for Anna in bringing the following quote to my attention ‘McDonnell said of the IRA it was “about time we started honouring those involved in the armed struggle. It was the bombs and bullets and sacrifice made by the likes of Bobby Sands, that brought Britain to the negotiating table. The peace we have now is due to the action of the IRA”.’.

      If Greg Marshall (the Labour candidate) is an admirer of McDonnell who it appears is a supporter of the IRA then after quite a few years of support Labour will not be getting my vote on June 8.

      Advice to Greg, stop admiring people who supported the murder of innocents.

      • Andy Harwood says:

        Ian, thats a pretty silly statement. The Tories have probably done more harm to you and your family than any IRA terrorist. Don’t get fooled into the gutter tactics of the Tories. They haven’t got any good ideas. This election is designed to steam roll us into an harsh brexit, get the slim Tory majority up ( so that the corruption scandel doesnt affect them ). Isnt Mrs Subry one of the MPs under investigation? Dont be fooled by the Zombie like ‘ strong and stable’, strong and stable, strong and stable. Its bull.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Silly Andy Harwood, silly. What makes you think that its silly not to support a party one of whose senior leaders supports the IRA? And what makes you think that I am going to vote Tory, your intuition? For the record a certain grocers daughter from Grantham ensured that I would never ever vote Tory, in any election again; and thats from someone who stood as a Tory candidate in council elections the same year as Thatcher gained office.

      • Andy Harwood says:

        Its silly because there is probably somebody in every party that has said something contentious. (If its even true). It would certainly rule out Ukip, Conservatives and BNP. Its a shame that the local Labour candidate is being made to suffer because of someone elses alleged comments.
        In regards to the assumption you will vote Tory, you seem to be swollowing everything she said. It was an easy assumption to make. Soz

      • Pat Ratcliffe says:

        It’s sad. Ian, that you seem to have sucked up the slanted garbage put out by Ms Soubry.
        To link Greg Marshall with the IRA is gutter politics. Greg’s a good, honest, local politician, who, I think, admires John McDonnell for his economic acumen, and Greg will make a fabulous local, CARING MP if given the chance
        It’s quite true that JM did say the words attributed to him, but to ignore his reasoned explanation and the context (quote available, if required), and his heartfelt apology for the wording used and the hurt caused by the statement (quote also available) is pretty low in the extreme. It strikes me that Ms Soubry will sink to any length to further her own career, and to sink so low so soon in this campaign, shows how worried, by Greg’s open honesty, she must be.

      • Ian Blakeley says:

        Andy, I’m sure that people make contentious statements all the time. However the contentious statement was in support of the IRA whose sole objective is to “free’ Ulster from the shackles of the English by use of the bomb and the Armalite as opposed to use of the Ballot Box (their words I think).The fact that O’Donnell took quite a while to retract and apologise for his statement is also lamentable, in fact ‘honourable people’ have resigned seats for less.
        As for voting Tory, you obviously ignored my last sentence in my previous post.

  2. Howard Shakespeare says:

    Corbyn’s Labour party is now as far to the left, as the BNP are to the right.
    The electorate don’t want either.
    Can anybody see Jeremy Corbyn negotiating with the likes of Juncker and Merkel? They would make sauerkraut of him!
    Theresa May is strong and focused. Only with her as captain of “HMS United Kingdom”, will we steer a straight and safe heading through the tempest of the EU, and reach calm waters in March 2019.

    • RichHartman says:

      Howard – sadly I fear you may be right that, as far as leaders go, Theresa May is the strongest of the bunch of leaders and we probably do need her to see us through with the poisoned chalice she inherited from Cameron. Bit of a Hobson’s choice really.

      However, that does not mean that we cannot elect a non-Tory MP in Broxtowe, as a strong opposition can make for good government. I respect Nick Palmer’s commitment and previous long service to this borough and in some respects regret he is not standing. Greg Marshall is pretty left wing but has admirable passion, wears his heart on his sleeve, and actually cares about society, people and injustice. He listens before making his mind up.

      Conversely I have found Anna Soubry to be a poor listenener, to rudely talk over people so that her voice is the only one we are allowed to hear. Far be it from me to suggest that the prominence of her voice might be proportionate only to a desire for self-promotion.

    • Andy Harwood says:

      Ha ha, Funny you should mention the BNP. The BNP’s 2005 manifesto is remarkably similar to the Conservatives current manifesto. One big difference though is regarding the NHS, Conservatives are more right wing on that issue than the BNP were. Thats where this ‘strong and stable’ government are taking us. Google it if you dont believe me. Its been in the papers.

  3. Joan Wade says:

    It is sad to see the election campaign in Broxtowe get off to such a dirty start, Voters are far more impressed by candidates who are able to debate issues and policies rather than engage in name calling. Let us hope that whoever wins in Broxtowe that the election is a triumph for positive politics.

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