Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – February 2015
Welcome to the February’s newsletter. A special welcome to those who’ve joined recently.
There’s lots of news and information to relay so straight down to business.
If you need help with any individual casework issues, as ever please get in touch.
Labour Borough Cllr for Kimberley & Cossall
Cabinet Portfolio Holder Jobs, Business & Growth
7 Scargill Avenue Newthorpe, Nottm NG16 2DZ
Tel: 0775 1970 640
Andy Cooper – Labour Cllr Cossall & Kimberley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary McGuckin – Labour Cllr Cossall & Kimberley – email@example.com
Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – February 2015
1) Extra grit bin/gritting requests
It seems rather strange on 19 February as I am writing this on a very wet day to be talking about gritting. Over the last couple of months though I’ve had a lot of requests for extra grit bins/grit in Kimberley. The specific areas included Knowle Hill, Stocks Road, Alma Hill, Bassett Road and High Street/Laverock Close Kimberley.
I contacted the County Council for each request I received. I’m aware from feedback I’ve had there the County Council did respond positively in some areas by filling up existing grit bins where stocks were low, for example Knowle Hill, Kimberley.
However I’ve been informed today that in respect of Stocks Road, the County Council state they cannot justify any extra bins in this location.
I’d be grateful if those of you experiencing specific problems (in any area) to let me know and I’m happy to go back to the County Council again.
For any urgent requests you can go to the County Council’s Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 80 80 should you require any specific help. The centre is open 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 12pm Saturday.
2) Pavement surfaces – Bassett Close, Kimberley
Following reports I received two weeks ago of poor pavement surfaces in and around some of the council’s properties on Bassett Close Kimberley, I contacted Broxtowe Borough Council, and I’ve been informed today that work should be undertaken shortly in order to make the surfaces better. This especially affects elderly people living close by.
For more details please contact: Dave Peberdy: firstname.lastname@example.org
I know there are lots of other really poor road and pavement surfaces locally and together with Andy (Cllr Cooper) we are going to compile as comprehensive a list as possible (again) of the priority roads/pavements that need urgent treatment.
Please let us the particularly problem areas that you are aware of by the end of the month.
3) Core Strategy, Housing Allocation & Kimberley
A topic that Andy and I often get quizzed on is the Core Strategy, Housing and the latest position affecting the north of Broxtowe. I’ve confined this particular information just to Kimberley, but if you live elsewhere and want updated information please let Andy or myself know.
To be honest some of the terminology used around the housing and planning process is reasonably complex. I don’t pretend to understand everything, but I’ve ascertained the following information via Steffan Saunders – Planning Policy Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council.
First by way of background The Core Strategy was adopted on 17 September 2014 which is the first part of the new Local Plan for Broxtowe. This sets the strategic policies including housing numbers and distribution and various other matters including infrastructure, transport, climate change, protecting the environment including the Green Belt, regeneration and developer contributions. In terms of housing for Broxtowe the Core Strategy sets the following requirements-
6,150 new homes between 2011 and 2028 in the following distribution-
Main built up area of Nottingham – 3,800
Policies in the Core Strategy require as many of these new homes as possible to be located within the existing built up areas of the settlements concerned and we publish the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) once a year to indicate how many of these urban sites there are. This was reported to Cabinet on 6 January 2015 and I’ve included a link below.
This is the full Cabinet report which includes the SHLAA as an Appendix starting on page 85. Table 13 in the SHLAA is probably the most helpful one to refer to which shows the urban supply for all locations in the Borough with Kimberley having sites on which 451 new homes can be built leaving sites for 149 new homes still to find.
The next step is to consult on the Councils review of Green Belt Boundaries (and Development Management policies) with a view to ultimately allocating additional sites (currently within the Green Belt) on which these additional homes can be provided. I’ve attached a link to this consultation document below-
Please see the map on page 55 which shows the consultation area at Kimberley on which views will be sought at the south of the town inside the A610. We’ve included on the map the percentage of the area which will be needed for housing if this is the option selected, and to provide the 149 homes for Kimberley within this area will require 34% of the total site. This consultation runs for 6 weeks until 23 March. Following this consultation Broxtowe Borough Council will seek to publish a final draft version of part 2 of the local plan which will indicate the final choices for any site allocations (and numerous other policies) relating to Kimberley and the rest of Broxtowe Borough.
Moving onto Neighbourhood Planning – in Kimberley we are at the very early stages of a Neighbourhood Plan and if those working on this choose to make any site allocations the approach at as far as the borough council is concerned would be to work closely with them. However, in terms of Green Belt boundary change it is only the Broxtowe Local Plan that can do this.
For more information please contact Steffan Saunders – Planning & Policy Manager, Broxtowe BC e mail:email@example.com tel: 0115 917 3482
4) Hardy Street, Kimberley (and surrounding areas) – Cliff Boulevard, Maws Lane etc
I’ve received a number of complaints during the past few weeks on a number of issues in this geographical area from residents concerned about bus stop restrictions, traffic congestion, parking problems etc. Along with Cllr Andy Cooper we’ve met this week with some residents and Chairman of Kimberley Town Council Cllr Dave Nunn in order to try and gain a better picture of all of the problems and see what can be suggested to make some positive traffic improvements in this area.
Some of the suggestions from local resident for improvement to reduce congestion, speeding traffic etc include:
a) making Maws Lane up to Cliff Boulevard one way (going up) – with traffic then going down Hardy Street (one way).
b) a speed camera on Hardy Street to try and deter speeding drivers
c) for people wanting to walk down Hardy Street and then cross over by Nine corners to get to the other side of Eastwood Road for Noah’s Ark Play Group, Kettlebrook Lodge, Holy Trinity church etc – a pedestrian crossing to be installed. One resident noted in particular that they had waited 15 minutes to cross the busy road.
I have in the past asked for a pedestrian crossing in this area, however the County Council then refused, however I believe it’s now time to revisit this matter.
Both Andy and I would be very grateful to receive your thoughts on the three suggestions mentioned above.
We’ll be undertaking a number of projects to support and raise the profile of traffic related issues in and around Hardy Street.
I’ll report back findings in future newsletters. If anyone has any specific issues to raise please let me know.
5) Meeting with Service Director of Highways – Nottinghamshire County Council
I’m trying to arrange a meeting with Andy Warrington (as above) during the next 3 weeks to follow-up on a number of issues I previously reported on including:
a) problems with drainage on Chapter Drive, Kimberley
b) problems with surface water in the vicinity of The Gate Inn Awsworth
c) vehicle noise problems from A610 affecting around 500 people in Kimberley
d) the state of road surfaces on High Street and Church Hill Kimberley
e) dropped kerb and other issues affecting disabled people in the Cloverlands/Edgwood Road area of Kimberley
f) other highways related matters in north Broxtowe area
I’ll report back on progress (hopefully) in the March newsletter.
6) Stapleford Jobs Fair
On Wednesday 11 March between 10am and 2pm a Jobs Fair is taking place at The Meeting Place, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, NG9 8AA.
For more information please see the link below, or call Richard MacRae
Chairman, Stapleford Community Group, tel: 07740344427
7) Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley
On Sunday 8 February, Kimberley Eastwood & Nuthall Tram Action Group (KENTAG) organised a further walk for those wanting to get an indicative idea of the proposed route into Kimberley.
We had a good turnout with both tram supporters and some who were sceptical attending. A video of the walk can found by clicking on the following link:
For more information please contact Andy (Cllr Andy Cooper) – details shown above.
8) Rumbletums, Victoria Street, Kimberley
9) High Speed 2 (Hs2) East Midlands Hub – Toton (Broxtowe), Nottingham
On Monday 2 February Sir David Higgins Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 visited the area, and gave an indication that Broxtowe (Toton) would be the government’s preferred option for the Hs2 hub station. There were certain matters that needed to be addressed first such as flooding investigations.
It is expected that a final announcement will be made after the General Election (Thursday 7 May 2015).
If you want any more background information please contact Steffan Saunders, Planning & Policy Manager (as in 3 above).
10) 532 Notts Bus Connect timetable
Just a quick reminder about the new timetable for the 532 service affecting the Hardy Street/Cliff Boulevard area in Kimberley. In case you missed my November 2014 update – you can find the timetable at: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2014/11/kimberley-awsworth-cossall-trowell-news-update-information-service-november-2014/
Also this week Andy (Cllr Cooper) and myself have contacted Nottinghamshire County Council to find out the latest position about the future of the bus service. As you may recall the County Council intervened last year to put on the new service, however there is some uncertainty about how long the contract is for. We’ve therefore asked for clarification on this.
When there’s more information we will let you know.
11) New book released about Cossall
A new book has been released called “Cossall through time”, written by Awsworth resident Bryan Maloney, it costs £12. You can contact Bryan by ‘phone on 0115 8494761 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Community Business Information
Proline Print Services Ltd
Great offers on leaflets, business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, newsletters, flyers, postcards, invitations, booklets, posters, menus, roller banners, pop up displays & much more.
Specialists in digital print at competitive prices.
Unit E3 , The Ropewalk Industrial Estate,
Station Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5HX
Tel: 0115 837 0200
Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.
For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.
Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523
Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook
Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses
– Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events
– Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed
– more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk
Man with a Van
Mobile MIG and TIG welding. Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered
Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor
Rumbletums is a community café offering work experience and training placements to young adults with a learning disability.
The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty meals have received numerous compliments.
Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.
Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115 9384953.
Find all our information at http://rumbletumscafe.tel
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: email@example.com
or visit; www.jamieathome.me/nicolarice
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 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
Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.
With love from the Madhatter
Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson
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 CancerUK. I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family.
Contact me via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 0115 8544615 Mob 0792 1835 305
to chat about what you have in mind.
fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.
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 inKimberley
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 Richard Maltby
Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –
Mob: 07912 868954
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 workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – 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 inKimberley
E mail: email@example.com
Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified
Neil M Brown Kimberley Home & Garden Services Blocked drains to untidy gardens: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: Mob: 0785 442 6766
John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS
Tel: 01773 604400
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 offers: 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: email@example.com
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. GLORIA MORGAN firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
CRYSTAL CLEAR CLEANING SERVICE THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR CLEANING NEEDS SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE 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
KHPhysiotherapy– fully qualified HCPC registered Physiotherapist based in Kimberley offering physiotherapy assessment and treatment as well as sports massage.
Assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions such as:
- · Lower back pain
- · tennis elbow
- · knee pain
- · shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
- · joint pain
- · muscular aches/pains or injuries.
Providing a comprehensive initial assessment followed by treatment and advice and the provision of a tailored package to manage condition at home between treatments.
Can provide treatment at home if unable to travel.
Mobile : 07584261193
Please get in touch to arrange an appointment.
SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased 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 Stephen: email@example.com
C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood – 07999 599501, or 0115 849 8397 – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/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), firstname.lastname@example.org
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 evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.
Contact Pat Furniss 0115 8548933 or 07941898139 for more details.
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
Nowt-Added Beautiful Hand Made Toiletries From Bath Bombs to Shower Gels
Opening times Monday 9.30 – 4pm Tuesday 9.30 – 4pm Wednesday 9.30- 3pm Thursday 9.30 – 5pm Friday 9.30 – 5pm Saturday 9.30 – 5pm
2o Mansfield RoadEastwood Nottinghamshire NG16 3AQ
Tel: 07866 48 21 85 www.nowt-added.com
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nowtadded
Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.
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 technology.
Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX
Tel: 01159384967 Mob: 07973406202 Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx
Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.
Lulworth Court, Kimberley
References given by all my local customers
Tel: 0797 6659 436 or e mail: Margaret Foster: email@example.com
Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? Contact Kimberley resident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
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.
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