Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust Quiz Night Saturday 21st October 2017

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Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum Consultation Meetings: 27 September and 11 October

Consultation Meetings 27 September and 11 October on the Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan

All Bramcote residents should have received the consultation draft of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan. It is available on the Forum’s website

Broxtowe has since issued its draft local plan Part 2 which includes substantial areas of Bramcote being taken out of the green belt and a very much higher housing allocation in Bramcote than the independent housing needs assessment for Bramcote suggested.

In addition the head of the White Hills Park Federation has reported that there are concerns about the viability of the school rebuild project that means he is intending to ask for permission for more houses on Coventry Land playing fields than the council would wish to see – and potentially housing on the site of the now closed Bramcote School building.

The Forum is holding two meetings to discuss the draft Neighbourhood Plan alongside the Council’s local plan part 2 and the news from White Hills Park Federation:

8pm Wednesday 27 September, Grangewood Methodist Church

8pm Wednesday 11 October, Grangewood Methodist Church

Please visit our online survey .

We would encourage you to read and comment on them all. But if time precludes this, then please focus on the policies on Housing and Green Belt, Local Green Space and Transport. The consultation will run until 20 October 2017 and you must respond by this date for your comments to be taken into account.

Please pass this on to friends and neighbours and encourage them if they are not yet a member of Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum, to consider joining at

warm regards,

Paul Nathanail
Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum

[1] Respond to this consultation by following the link at

[2] Join the Forum

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News from Anna Soubry MP

Hello again,
Parliament has risen for the “conference season” which means I am able to devote all my time to working in the constituency.
Brexit continues to obsess most occupants of the Westminster bubble. Back in the real world I have little doubt most constituents are heartily fed up with all the squabbling, speculation and commentary and want us to “get on with it”.
But bear with me because the negotiations are the most important and complex in many decades and we must get it right for the sake of generations to come.
I very much hope that in her speech on Friday the Prime Minister will provide clarity on what we want by way of a transitional period and the eventual deal. The economy and jobs must come first, and although technically we have to leave the single market and customs union when we leave the EU in March 2019, I want us to keep de facto membership until such time as we have negotiated a final settlement.
Enough of Brexit! (though I hope you might read on to my various contributions in Parliament in the last few weeks). There’s a lot of other news.
As ever
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trentbarton Robin Hood Marathon Temporary Bus Changes 24 September

Nottingham’s Robin Hood Marathon takes place on Sunday 24 September, which means there will be temporary changes on our routes that head to Nottingham.

Several road closures will be in place throughout the city to make way for the runners, this is expected to cause major traffic and delays. We advise you to plan your travel in good time.

indigo, i4, skylink express & skylink Nottingham

indigo, i4, skylink express and skylink Nottingham will all divert along Clifton Boulevard / A52 and will arrive at Friar Lane via Loughborough Road.
After 1pm indigo, i4, skylink express and skylink Nottingham will run their usual route, serving all stops. Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council Local Plan Part 2

Councillor Martin Plackett writes:- I Hope this part of the Plan with its especial reference to BRAMCOTE will be useful to residents as they respond to the Consultation’


Today begins the 6 week consultation period of Broxtowe’s Part 2 Local Plan. The full 171 page document may shortly be viewed online. Click on this link.

The full document may also be viewed at Public Libraries and at the Council Offices in Beeston. All BRAMCOTE residents are encouraged to respond to the Councils future plans for the Ward. Any further help in accessing the plans contact your Borough Councillors Martin Plackett on 07496 445 455 Jan Goold on 0115 9499217 or John Doddy on 0115 9325636 Continue reading

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Centenary of the Chilwell Munitions Tragedy 2018

Rev Jonathan Smithurst, Vicar of Attenborough, St Mary the Virgin writes: As you are no doubt aware, the centenary of the Chilwell Munitions Tragedy/Explosion occurs on Sunday 1st July 2018.

On Sunday 1st July 2018 there will be a procession from Chetwynd Barracks, Chilwell to the site of the mass grave in St Mary’s churchyard, Attenborough followed by a special Commemoration Service in St Mary’s Church with a silence at 7.10pm, the time of the explosion.

In addition, in the week before the Centenary of the Chilwell Munitions Tragedy, (ie the week beginning Sunday 24 June), there are a number of events taking place in St Mary’s Church and Chetwynd Barracks. Continue reading

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Beat The Energy Price Rises with Nottinghamshire Switch, Save & Smile

Councillor Martin Plackett has forwarded this correspondence:

Dear Councillor
Use PEOPLE POWER to cut your Household Bills
If you have not switched energy suppliers in a while, you could be losing out on a cheaper tariff. On average, people could save around £243 on their energy bill by switching tariff.

To tackle this, Nottingham Energy Partnership has joined forces with councils to urge people to join together and collectively switch tariffs to demand a better deal.

By registering your interest, you are able to see if a cheaper tariff is available to you. On October 10th, a one day auction will commence and the company offering the lowest energy price will win. You will then be emailed a personal quote of your savings and then you can decide whether to switch. Continue reading

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Bramcote CAT Meeting 4 September 2017 – The Official Unofficial Minutes

Click on Bramcote CAT Meeting 4 September 2017 – The Official Unofficial Minutes to read them

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HS2 Information Event – Monday 18 September 2017

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Free talk at Middle Street Rource Centre

‘The Manor hath been the inheritance of Lawyers’ – Excavating a lost mediaeval fortified manor house at Strelley Hall.

The talk will James Wright FSA Doctoral Researcher Nottingham University

talk detail: Construction work at the idyllic 18th century Strelley Hall led to the chance discovery of the remains of a much older building. The 14th century fortified manor of the De Strelley family lay beneath and as excavations proceeded a huge rock-cut moat became visible for the first time since it was filled in after a catastrophic fire in the 16th Century. This talks looks at the evidence for this manor.

Wednesday 13th September, talk starts at 7.30pm.
Middle Street Resource Centre Middle Street Beeston
FREE talk and FREE tea or coffee
All welcome

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BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL is urging residents to have their say on changes to its missed bin policy, as part of a review of the recycling service.

The Council is reviewing its missed bin policy as its current system is being abused by a small number of people who regularly report their bin as missed when they’ve not put it out on time or have contaminated it. This costs around £100,000 per year.

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Dementia Friendly Exercise Class

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Hemlock Garden Club Autumn Programme

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Consultation on Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan Begins…

Consultation on Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan

Paul Nathanail Chair, Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum writes: The consultation draft of the Bramcote Neighbourhood Plan will be coming through letter boxes in Bramcote over the coming week. It will also be available on the Forum’s website .

It has been produced by Bramcote Neighbourhood Forum and is the outcome of just over a year’s contributions of ideas, enthusiasm and imagination from residents of and visitors to Bramcote. I am very grateful to the many individuals who contributed text and expertise and also to the Steering Group who have worked so hard to bring all this together.

We hope you enjoy reading this plan, are excited by most of it and motivated to tells us which policies you support and which ones you don’t, and why!

Please visit our online survey .

The consultation will run until 20 October 2017 and you must respond by this date for your comments to be taken into account. Continue reading

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Flowers Galore!

Broxtowe Borough Council is moving towards making its flower beds more environmentally friendly. In previous years the Council planted its 171 flower beds with traditional bedding. Last year the Council trialled the planting of urban meadows at a number of locations across the borough.
Urban meadows are a mixture of annual biennial and perennial plants chosen for their colourful flowers.
This innovation was incredibly successful and this year the scheme was rolled out on a greater scale across the borough. The advantages of urban meadows, is that they supply a profusion of colourful flowers and provide a food source and cover for mammals, birds and insects.
“Providing colour and attractive surroundings for our residents is a high priority for the Council. These urban meadows are not only innovative in terms of plantings but are also environmentally sustainable for local wildlife bringing nature into our towns” said Cllr Shane Easom, Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee, shown here helping the Council’s parks team maintain the urban meadow planted on Giltbrook Island.

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Road Improvements in Bramcote 

Cllr. Martin Plackett reports: As many residents will have read the new Conservative controlled County Council have ‘set aside’, in addition to a planned capitol maintenance programme additional monies for road improvements throughout the whole of Nottinghamshire.
In the light of such good news several BRAMCOTE residents have asked me which roads may be likely to see any such improvements. Continue reading

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40 Miles to celebrate 40 years of tsa


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UPDATE: Two men charged in connection with fatal collision on A52 last November

Cllr MacRae advised: Officers have charged two men in connection with a fatal collision.
Two men were pronounced dead at the scene following the crash involving two cars and a lorry in Derby Road, Bramcote, on Friday 25 November 2016.

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Bramcote Conservatives intouch Autumn 2017

Bramcote Conservatives are distributing intouch Autumn 2017.  Click on the link to see a copy.

Councillor Martin Plackett writes: All friends and supporters are invited to their annual Hog Roast on Saturday 16th September, for more details contact MARTIN PLACKETT on 07496 445 455.

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Nottingham Road/Ryecroft Street/Wadsworth Road Area Double Yellow Lines Proposals.

See Via letter for details

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