Kimberley, Cossall, Awsworth & Trowell News Update & Information Service – September 2012
A warm welcome to the September update and especially those who have joined the e-mail list during August.
Thanks to all of you who have been in touch during the past few weeks. Even though I’ve been away on holiday for 2 weeks I think I’ve just about caught up with everything. For all those who have sent in comments on the Kimberley Brewery site proposals, I have passed this onto the owners.
Do contact Andy, Mary or myself for help with personal casework. We are only too happy to try and be of assistance.
Do send in your feedback on this newsletter too.
Also I do get lots of requests for advertising for local businesses – do send in your details if you want anything adding (please see Local Community Business section) at the foot of this newsletter.
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)
Cllr Andy Cooper – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0788 4403 860 Borough Cllr Cossall & Kimberley
Cllr Mary McGuckin – email@example.com Tel: 0791 7835 493 Borough Cllr Cossall & Kimberley
Kimberley, Cossall, Awsworth & Trowell News Update
& Information Service – September edition 2012
1) Jubilee Street, Kimberley
The state of the road here is quite appalling. We are going to do some detailed work with residents to try and persuade the County Council to undertake some proper improvements here.
Contact Helena Lings (County Council candidate) firstname.lastname@example.org – or myself for further information.
Additionally if there are other roads nearby you – that need attention do let us know. We have made detailed requests to the highways authorities previously for improvements in road and pavement surfaces, however we need to keep up the momentum. The more details you can give us – we can keep up the pressure on the County Council to act.
2) Footpath areas on Greens Lane Kimberley
Whilst on the subject of highways the County Council have informed me that they have repaired the footpath areas on Greens Lane. Also the “Keep Clear” has been added to the junction recently and the lines re-freshed. Additionally the pedestrian dropped crossing point on the corner was due to receive attention during August.
For more details contact:
District Manager Broxtowe
Environment and Resources Department
3) Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) Annual Public meeting
For those of you interested in NHS matters, you are invited to a public meeting to be held on Wednesday 26 September 2012, at Nottingham City Hospital – Hucknall Road. The event opens at 5pm with some presentations from staff on best practice ideas, followed by the formal public meeting at 6pm.
Refreshments are available, as is car parking on site.
More information available from:
Laura Thomas, NUH Hospitals NHS Trust – email@example.com – 0115 9691169 x 76242
4) Do your Voluntary/Community Groups need money?
The Broxtowe Action Fund is available to voluntary groups, with
the aim of the fund is to support not-for-profit organisations that provide services in Broxtowe Borough.
The maximum amount that groups can apply for is £600. There are two funding rounds each year and the deadlines for the next applications are the last day of September 2012 and then the last day of February 2013.
Further details and how to apply for the fund can obtained by contacting Richard Lea at Broxtowe Borough Council:
0115 917 3395
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. I’m doing some work on credit unions as a result of this meeting, and I’ll report further in future newsletters.
We haven’t got a firm date yet for the next CFG. I am trying to contact Dennis Skinner MP to come and do a talk in Kimberley during November. As soon as a date is confirmed I will let you know – as I know this will be popular!
6) Police & Crime Commissioner Role & Elections
There are elections on 15 November for this new role throughout the country.
In Nottinghamshire the Labour Candidate is Paddy Tipping (previously Labour MP for Sherwood).
The Conservative candidate is County Councillor Mike Quigley MBE.
Dr Raj Chandran is standing as an Indepedent.
The Liberal Democrats are not fielding a candidate (no laughing at the back please).
For more general information on this subject see: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/police-crime-commissioners/
Labour’s candidate will be Paddy Tipping – can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More general information on all the candidates in Nottinghamshire can be found at http://www.policecrimecommissioner.co.uk/Nottinghamshire
7) 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: email@example.com or
8) Raising money for research to fight breast and prostate cancer
A friend of mine Andrew Moon who lives locally is undertaking a Lands End to John o Groats once in a lifetime trip to aid research as above.
He’s looking for sponsorship for this very worthy cause and if you can help him at all, please do contact him at:
9) Nottinghamshire County Council Elections – Thursday 2 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greasley Beauvale: Edward Llewellyn-Jones – E: email@example.com
Kimberley & Trowell: Helena Lings – E: firstname.lastname@example.org
In respect of the other parties, we are aware that in Kimberley & Trowell the Liberal Democrats have selected Ken Rigby again. The Tories we are told have been deliberating between Shane Easom and Lydia Ball and possibly “someone else” (no decision we understand has been made yet).
10) Permits to take household waste to Giltbrook Household Waste Recycing Centres
I’ve been having some quite interesting e-mail exchanges with people who have experienced some problems in taking small amounts of household rubble to dispose of at the local recycling centre (local tip).
The main gripe appears to be around having to apply for a permit that takes 7-14 days to process and on the face of it seems a bit burdensome.
I’m trying to build up a bigger picture to see if there is a wider problem. If any of you have experience difficulties, please do let me know.
11) Sport Nottinghamshire Board Members and Chair
Sport Nottinghamshire is seeking individuals who have gained public respect and credibility, can demonstrate vision and leadership, and have a track record of building relationships, effective networking and making things happen.
An Information Pack, Job Description & Person Specification and Application Form for Board membership can be obtained by contacting Ian Wakefield, email: email@example.com or by calling 0115 848 3469
You may submit a CV in support of a completed application form. For an informal discussion on the role contact Simon Starr on 0115 848 3443 or 07967 308 527.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 24 September 2012
12) In Brief
b) Kimberley Farmers Market is 3 years old on Saturday 6 October!
Not a bad feat to say all the opposition we have endured!
– Local traders will be taking part in a shop window display competition
– The winner of the Great Kimberley Book Read will be announced
– Anna Soubry MP will present prizes
– children will parade to Kimberley Library in fancy dress
– We’ll have a band on Toll Bar Square
This is not be be missed! Put the date in your diaires!
Local Community Business Information
Jamie at Home can bring the party to you
See the fantastic Jamie at Home kitchen and homeware range from the comfort of your living room. With Jamie at Home you can pick and choose from Jamie Oliver’s gorgeous designer products and reap huge benefits, including generous discounts on certain products, by hosting a party.
Do you need a new job or just want to supplement your current income? If so, Jamie at Home is the answer for you. Jamie Oliver’s thriving party planning business gives anyone the opportunity to try their hand at selling Jamie’s designer Jme range – with no previous experience necessary!
For more details on how, just by holding two Jamie at Home parties per week, you could earn an additional £520 per month.
To find out more information and book a Jamie at Home party, call Nicola (live on Digby Street, Kimberley) on 0778 6374 030 or email:
or visit www.jamieathome.me/nicolarice.
ACHIEVE GCSE MATHS in just one year in a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment.
Start date September 2012 to June 2013.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
or Tel: 0115 8544615 Mob 07921835305 to chat about what you have in mind.
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
NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL
Please call or e-mail for free quotation
Home; 01159 459631
Mobile; 07508 035049
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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”
“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
Web: Cavendish Systems Ltd
Computer services and repair – Home/Small
Neil M Brown
Home & Garden Services
Blocked drains to untidy gardens: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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/
CRYSTAL CLEAR CLEANING SERVICE
THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR CLEANING NEEDS
SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE
Domestic/ Commercial Window Cleaning
Also available for subcontract work
All areas covered
Contact: Mr Richard Hill
‘phone 0782 4535 309
15 Ruislip Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2LF
SHORT OF CASH?
Sell your broken gold jewellery at
7 James Street
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:
* Back and neck pain
* Sports injuries
* Joint problems
* Strains and sprains
* Stress and tension.
A full therapeutic body massage is great for unwinding and
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 email@example.com
07765 531388 or Peter Graboswki on firstname.lastname@example.org 07818 255107 or
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), email@example.com
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
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
2 Laverock Close
Your Local Painter and Decorator.
References given by all my local customers
Tel: 0797 6659 436
or e mail: Margaret Foster firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance?
Contact Kimberley resident Peter Grabowski
GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672 email: email@example.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