Hi all

A warm welcome to the August update and especially those who have joined the e-mail list during July.

Hope you are all enjoying the Olympics (and as I write at least) – dry weather.

As usual plenty to get through, so straight down to business.

Feedback always encouraged.  Also do contact Andy, Mary or myself for help with personal casework.  We are only too happy to try and be of assistance.

I’m on holiday for a couple of weeks mid August, so the September edition will be slightly later than the usual beginning of the month.

best regards


Richard Robinson

Labour Borough Cllr for Kimberley & Cossall

Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Arts, Culture & Leisure

7 Scargill Avenue

Newthorpe, Nottm NG16 2DZ

Tel: 01773 531315 (h) 0775 1970 640 (m)

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

Twitter: @drummerrich1

Cllr Andy Cooper – andy.cooper@broxtowe.gov.uk Tel: 0788 4403 860 Borough Cllr Cossall & Kimberley

Cllr Mary McGuckin – mary.mcguckin@broxtowe.gov.uk Tel: 0791 7835 493 Borough Cllr Cossall & Kimberley


Kimberley, Cossall, Awsworth & Trowell News Update

& Information Service – August edition 2012


1)  A chance to hear Liz Kendall MP, Shadow Minister for Care and Older People speaking in Nottingham

Liz will be the guest speaker at an event organised by the Nottinghamshire Fabian Society.  The subject will be: How should Labour respond to the Coalition’s changes to Health and Social Care

The event takes place this Thursday – 2 August between 7pm and 8 30pm.   The location is UNISON, Vivian Avenue, Nottingham, NG5 1AF.  Donations on the night £2.  More information available from andrewgibson@gmail.com


2) Kimberley Farmers Market – Saturday 4 August and Saturday 1 September – Toll Bar Sq, Kimberley, 9am – 1pm

As I’m away for a fair part of August I’ve included the dates above for both the August and September markets.  Do come along, and support your local market.  We are constantly endeavouring to attract more traders to the market, and we’d love to see you there for a warm and friendly welcome!


3)    Former Hardy & Hansons Brewery Site, Kimberley

The owners of the former brewery site Barteak Developments Limited and AMFAAH Investments Limited are holding a public consultation on their proposed masterplan for the site.  This  will take place on Tuesday 7 August between 1pm and 8pm at the Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street, Kimberley.   All  members of the public are invited to view the proposals ask questions and give views.

More information available from: Alistair Russell – Barteak Developments Limited – tel: 0121 746 3110, E:  alistair.russell@barteak.co.uk  


4)   Grass cutting – verges – Newtons Lane/The Glebe, Cossall & street signs

I received some questions this month on the state of the grass cutting performed in this area.  I made some enquiries and I understand that some improvements have now been made.  If anyone has concerns about the council cutting of verges etc in any other location, please do get in touch.

I also believe that some street signs in the Newton’s are in need of replacement, being very well worn.  I have reported this too, and am told this work will be undertaken.


5) Citizens Focus Group (CFG)

We had a useful discussion and debate on Monday 16 July at the Nelson & Railway – on the subject of banking.  Thanks to all of those who attended.  Following on from this meeting I’m going to do some work on Credit Unions (if anyone wants more information do let me know).

We haven’t set a date yet for the next CFG session, it’s likely to be either September or early October.  I’ll let you know the date in due course.

One subject that has been mooted for discussion has been the new Police and Crime Commissioner Role.  There are elections on 15 November and it would be very useful to raise awareness on this important role that will be played. 

For more general information on this subject see: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners/

Labour’s candidate will be Paddy Tipping – and he can be contacted at: paddytipping@googlemail.com


6)  Midlands GDS Rescue Centre, North Lodge Kennels, Kings Corner, Derby, DE21 4RG

This charity event for the Midlands German Shepherd Rescue Centre Summer Fayre is taking place on Saturday 18 August.   There will be stalls selling clothes shoes and handbags, books, furniture, kitchenware and lots more.  Also there will be a pet stall, tombolla, raffle and there are also refreshments.  The event is on from 10.30 till 4.00.

All monies raised will go to caring for the dogs at the centre.  For more details please contact: sarap1@hotmail.co.uk 


7)    Tram link vacancies Nottingham

I’ve been made aware that there a number of vacant positions available as follows:

*         Appitrack Machine Operator

*         Mechanic

*         Slipform Operator

*         Storekeeper

*         Trackwork Foreman (Appitrack)

*         Slabtrack Foreman (Manual Track)

*         Trackwork Foreman (Special Tracks)

*         Trackwork Team Leader

*         Trackwork Team Member

*         Welding Manager

For more information on how to apply e mail: employer.hub@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 
Joe Ward, Performance, Finance & Administration Assistant, Employment & Skills, Nottingham City Council
4th Floor, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG, Tel: 0115 8764508


8)  Broxtowe Women’s Project AGM – Wednesday 12 September – 1pm to 3pm – Carnegie Centre, Stapleford

Broxtowe Women’s Project will be highlighting the work of domestic violence services locally.  Guest Speakers wil include Rebecca Thompson – Domestic Abuse Service Co-ordinator for Broxtowe Borough Council, and Chris Cutland – Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Integrated Services.

There will be a fantastic opportunity to view a film of a piece of theatre based around domestic abuse, and the harm caused to children and young people affected by living with parental domestic abuse.  The drama was developed by a group of ‘A’ level drama students from Whitehills Park Federation as part of their BTEC qualification in Performing Arts.

Light buffet lunch, tea and coffee will be available.  The Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Margaret Handley will also be attending to lend her support for the event.

To register your attendance please contact:

Broxtowe Women’s Project Limited
T: 01773 718555  E: lisa.bwp@btconnect.com  or



9)  Knowle Lane Play Equipment project

An excellent project and partnership between Kimberley Primary School, Broxtowe Borough Council, Kimberley Town Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Groundwork Greater Nottingham.  This is bringing significant extra play equipment to Knowle Park, which should greatly benefit children aged 11 and under.

Andy and I visited the site on Friday afternoon and the railings were just about to be dismantled, so the new equipment should now be available for use.


10)   Local police – neighbourhood alerts – influence policing in your area

On 17 July 2012 the Northern Cluster Safer Neighbourhood Committee Meeting took place at Eastwood Police Station. Members of the community, councillors and police came together to discuss what local residents would like the local police to focus on over the next three months.  These meetings take place every three months where three neighbourhood priorities are agreed.  The Northern Cluster Neighbourhood Policing Team cover Brinsley, Eastwood North, Awsworth, Cossall, Newthorpe & Giltbrook.

To help the local police with the ongoing process please fill out a survey at www.neighbourhoodprioritysurvey.co.uk   

You can highlight what issues and concerns you have in the area in which you live and the local beat team will work accordingly.

The following three neighbourhood priorities were agreed at the meeting and will stay in place until the next meeting on 16 October 2012:

Speeding Motorists

Vehicles exceeding the speed limit in Brinsley, Moorgreen and Awsworth.

Youth related anti-social behaviour

Anti social behaviour appears as a common theme of complaint across Awsworth, Brinsley and Eastwood North and can affect the quality of life for residents. Residents were concerned that there may be increased problems during the school six weeks holidays.

Vehicle nuisance including parking and off-road motorbikes and mini motos

Residents of Awsworth & Cossall, Eastwood North and Brinsley are concerned about parking problems and youths riding unregistered motorcycles and mini motos on roads, footpaths and on common land around causing noise and danger.

The Northern cluster local beat teams will create appropriate problem solving plans In an effort to reduce these problems. This will include involving any appropriate partners.

If you need advice or help please do not hesitate to contact the local beat team:

Eastwood North & Brinsley

PC 2645 Richard Reynolds    – 07525 989426

PCSO 8883 Peter Keeley       – 07525 989427

Awsworth, Cossall, Giltbrook & Newthorpe

PC   457 Dean Spalding          –    07525 989428

PCSO 8911 Martyn Barsby    –      07525 989429


11)  Queueing traffic – Nottingham Road Giltbrook – traffic light phasing

I received a number of complaints this month with the traffic light phasing in Giltbrook and the resultant queues stretching back to IKEA.  This matter was brought to the attention of the County Council and they say they have rectified the issue of traffic light phasing.  I’d be interested to learn of any experiences people have during the next few weeks – do get in touch with any problems.

The County Council contact is: 

Kelly Taggart, Highways Liaison Officer, Highways South, Environment and Resources Department, Nottinghamshire County Council, E:  kelly.taggart@nottscc.gov.uk  


12)    Nottinghamshire County Council Elections – May 2013

Not that I expect too many of you are thinking about this at the moment.  The various political parties either have or are selecting their respective candidates though.  In our area the following three candidates have been selected for Labour:

Nuthall: Dawn Elliott – E: dawnwale@googlemail.com

Greasley Beauvale: Edward Llewellyn-Jones – E: edwardbeauvale13@gmail.com

Kimberley & Trowell: Helena Lings – E: helenal007@hotmail.com


13)  Funding Opportunities – Groundwork Greater Nottingham

Does your local open space need improving? G roundwork Greater Nottingham’s places team will:

•Find out what you and your community want

•Work with you to produce a design for your space

•Discuss and adapt the designs with you until you and your community are happy

•Liaise with all relevant partners and authorities

•Source funding for the project

•Manage capital works on site to complete the project

They ensure that you are involved in every stage of your project, and will help transform uninspiring and poor quality spaces into areas that are attractive.

For more information please contact

Joanne Phelan, Places Team Manager

Tel: 0115 978 8212 or Email: jo.phelan@groundworknottingham.org.uk

Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Denman Street East, Nottingham, NG7 3GX

14)   In Brief

The new Chair of Kimberley Town Council is Cllr Jim McDonald, and Vice Chair is Cllr Dave Nunn.  Their respective contact details are:  mcdonaldjim@hotmail.com   david.nunn20@ntlworld.com


Local Community Business Information

ACHIEVE GCSE MATHS in just one year in a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment.

Start date September 2012 to June 2013.

Cost £300.

One evening per week term time.

For more information contact:  Gary Mace on 07837 495527




Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights. The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.

We are open Tuesday to Saturday 9am until 4.30pm for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!! Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

With love from the Madhatter

Contat for more information Nygel Stevenson nygel73@me.com


Wayne Brown Photography

Providing Bespoke Wedding-Model-Commercial- and Stunning Award Winning Portrait photography.

We are also very proud of our HEALING HEARTS project for Families Affected by illness and Cancer working with The Lee Ryan Trust, and Cancer UK.

I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family. Contact me via e-mail brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel: 0115 8544615 Mob 07921835305 to chat about what you have in mind.


www.onlinepictureproof.com/waynebrownphotography/ www.wukmuscle.co.uk

fUJI DISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.



Now has new opening times: 10.00am to 3.00pm  – Tuesday to Saturday, Serving lunch, light snacks. home-made cakes, and excellent coffee.  Based at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NH Telephone: (0115) 9384953


BILL PLANT Driving School

Based in Kimberley. With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions)

Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903


Music ACT ( DJ Service ) Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties.

Call Susan for more a quotation Tel: 07951 779895 – based in Kimberley



RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms,

Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating

Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance.

Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing


Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home; 01159 459631

Mobile; 07508 035049

Richard Maltby



Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps,

personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated in Old

Basford,Nottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact

Jacques – Mob: 07912 868954 – e mail: jacques@swiftactive.com



Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for

home and small business users.

– we work evenings and weekends for your convenience

– our work is guaranteed

– we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our


– if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee

– we are Microsoft certified

– we are locally based inKimberley

– we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon

– full details of services and prices are on our website

What our customers say

“Great all-round knowledge”

“Impeccable service & delivery”

“Approachable and friendly”

“Very professional”

“Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled”

“I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on 07720 966517 – based in Kimberley

Email: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Web: Cavendish Systems Ltd

Computer services and repair – Home/Small


removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing

Microsoft Certified


Neil M Brown


Home & Garden Services

Blocked drains to untidy gardens: njbrown5@ntlworld.com

Tel: Mob: 0785 442 6766


John Sherwin Ltd

Specialist Motor Engineers

Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,DerbyDE55 4JS

Tel: 01773 604400 http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm


Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and

pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery

service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708 or mobile 0795 2751 019 .

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall


Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S


Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main

services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/

and the mobile number 07847 786744 E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk


I’m a local author living on Victoria Street, Kimberley.

I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure

based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall,

Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086. I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.



Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name

for Kimberley.

My contact details: Tel: 08454 67 1086 (local rate calls).

The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley,

Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook

News price £7.99

Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/





Domestic/ Commercial Window Cleaning

Industrial Cleaning

Builders Cleans

Guttering/Facia Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning

Patio Cleaning

Also available for subcontract work

All areas covered

Contact: Mr Richard Hill

‘phone 0782 4535 309

15 Ruislip Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2LF




Sell your broken gold jewellery at


7 James Street

Kimberley –

Established 30 years.

Watch batteries/straps fitted.

Jewellery repairs undertaken.

Wide selection of Gifts available.

We also have Toys!

Call in for a friendly, old fashioned, service.


Kerstine Herbert (Dip RM)-Sports Injury and Remedial Massage


Local therapist based on Victoria StreetKimberley

offering mobile option so you can be

treated in the comfort of your own home.

Common conditions treated include:

* Whiplash

* Back and neck pain

* Sports injuries

* Joint problems

* Strains and sprains

* Stress and tension.

A full therapeutic body massage is great for unwinding and

combating stress.

I also offer Indian Head Massage which is highly beneficial

for treating stress, poor sleep patterns, headaches and neck and back


Prices range from £17 for a half an hour treatment to £25

for a full body massage.

To arrange an appointment please call on 0788 6226 005



SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software

Pain Relief for Small Businesses

SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberley

based Company who specialise in the development of business management computer

software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon

Angus Close, Kimberley.

To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com

07765 531388 or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk 07818 255107 or

Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com


C & J UPVC Maintenance

Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory


Contact Craig Harwood – 07999 599501 , or 0115 849 8397 –


33 Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP


Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup

Free places for 3 and 4 year olds.

Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley,

Nottingham, NG16 2HYTel: 0115 945 8553 (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk


Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my

home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.

Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom.

All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up –

to recreational sewing.

I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years

experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday,

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some


During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes,

Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced


Contact Pat Furniss 0115 8548933 or 07941898139 for more



Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors  for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing.
We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.  Est in Kimberley since 1980.
Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF



Unit E4

The Ropewalk Industrial Est.



Tel: 0115 8497055 – Amanda Matthews

Handmade and Bespoke Body Care Products

Luxury Products at affordable prices

Hand Moulded Soap’s, Body Butters, Bath Creamers,

Bath Salts and Crystals, Essential oils, Massage Oils

Lip Balms, Solid Perfumes, Bath Bombs and much more.

Everything is made with quality UKsourced products and fully


Available for School Fayres & Fates, Children’s Party’s,

Pamper Afternoon / Evenings.

Open to the public

Mondays 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 10am – Midday

Fridays 10am – 2pm



Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation

and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring

providing technical support to the marketing division ofEast Midlands


Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring

and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of

energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors

and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and

recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment.

Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major

sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring

technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken

at distribution centres of a leading logistics company.

A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection

technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging

equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work

is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac


Gerry Hargreaves

2 Laverock Close



NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967

Mob: 07973406202

Fax: 07970451844



Brian Gregory

Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court,


References given by all my local customers

Tel: 0797 6659 436

or e mail: Margaret Foster margaret.foster10@ntlworld.com


Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance?

Contact Kimberley resident Peter Grabowski

GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672 email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk

or p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse,

Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more.

Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars,

firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans,

thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels,

control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals,

fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.



Personal, Professional & Academic coaching –

Skills for Life

• ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk

• 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad.

• Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared

• Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved

• Matching your personal attributes to career & job market

• Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking

• Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ?

• Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices

• Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

CONTACT: Neil Green M.Sc., Dip. I.S.M., P.G.C.E.

Noel Street, Kimberley


0115 919 2190