Many thanks to everyone who replied so positively to my last email newsletter your support means a great deal. I very much hope today’s lovely weather continues over the weekend (and we win Sunday’s World Cup game!).
Whatever you are doing, have a good one.
As ever, Anna
PS The HS2 “engagement event” in on now until 8pm in Trowell Village Hall.
HS2 Engagement Event Today 22 June 2018
2pm – 8pm
Where: Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Road, Nottingham, NG9 3QA
What’s on: HS2 will share their revised plans and designs and talk with you about their proposals. The event will be attended by HS2 employees and contractors with expertise in a wide range of fields including engineering, environment, and land and property.
Stapleford sex offender police action
I am very grateful to our local police for their swift action following news that a convicted paedophile is living next to St John’s Cof E Primary in Stapleford. Local officers attended yesterday and spoke to parents and staff giving considerable reassurance. Patrols have been stepped up and I am confident that any potential risk to the children will literally be removed when the offender is rehoused.
Opencast mining threat lifted at Shortwood Farm
Planning permission granted three years ago by Nottinghamshire County Council for opencast coal mining between Trowell and Cossall, has expired. The previous administration at the County Council approved plans to remove 1.275 million tonnes of coal from the site and permission ran out earlier this week This is very good news for local residents who I supported and campaigned with against the plans.
It was great fun meeting pupils from Bramcote College who spent a day in Parliament this week. As ever, the questions were tough! I met Executive Principal of The White Hills Park Federation Trust, Paul Heery for one of our regular catch ups last Friday. I am delighted to learn there is a pupil trip to China (what an opportunity) and am looking forward to meeting a delegation from China who are visiting the school in the next few weeks.
During my time as a Defence Minister I had responsibility for the decision to move Headley Court to Stanford Hall near East Leake. Headley Court has been responsible for the rehabilitation of members of our armed forces who have suffered injury including the most serious loss of limbs and neurological damage. Stanford Hall was formally handed over to the nation yesterday and I was honoured to be a guest. This remarkable £300 million facility will start taking patients in the next few months as Headley Court closes. Read more on the BBC East Midlands website here.