Hi all, and a warm welcome to December’s newsletter and a special greetings to all those who have joined during the past few weeks.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to business.

If you need help with personal casework do let me know, and please free to send feedback and comments.

Best regards

Richard

Richard Robinson

Labour Borough Cllr for Kimberley

7 Scargill Avenue, Newthorpe, Nottm NG16 2DZ

Tel: 0775 1970 640

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

Twitter: @drummerrich1

 

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – December 2015

 

1)   Tree Clearance on A610 – High Street to Swingate bridge

You may have noticed the cut down trees when travelling up and down the A610.

A number of people have made comment about this and I’ve made enquiries with both Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

The information I have received indicate that this work has been carried out by the County Council (they instructed the work to proceed).

No immediate explanation of the reasons for the removal have been given, though I understand that some concerns have been raised previously by some house owners nearby about poor tv reception and light issues.

For more information please contact either philip.wood@broxtowe.gov.uk or monty.haw@nottscc.gov.uk

 

2)  New course being run by the Workers Educational Association (WEA)

The WEA which operates out of Rumbletums in Kimberley on Victoria Street, are launching a new course in January next year.  This will be specifically about the growth of Fascism in Europe between 1890 and 1925.

The course runs on Tuesday afternoons from 12 January – 8 March 2016 – 315pm – 445pm – click on the image below – it should expand:

For more information please contact Kimberley resident: Roger Grimes: roger@kimberley1.plus.com

 

3)   Swingate Action Plan & Hardy Street Action Plans

The report resulting from consultations earlier this year has now been written, and I want to discuss the findings with all residents who are interested, so we can work together in trying to find some workable long-term solutions on traffic flow, parking, congestion and so on.  This will be a major piece of work in 2016.

I am organising some neighbourhood community sessions where can meet informally over tea and coffee to chat and discuss the issues.  These are to take place as follows:

– Wednesday 27 January 2016 – between 3pm and 7pm

– Saturday    30 January 2016  – between 10am and 12 noon.

Both sessions will take place at Rumbletums, Victoria Street, Kimberley.

Copies of the report will be made available in January in electronic format, and there’ll be some hard copies at the sessions above too.

Thanks in particular to Kimberley residents Sue Page and John Sykes for their help and suggestions in compiling the reports.

I’ve made Kimberley Town Council aware of the sessions in January and will value their constructive input and suggestions, as the weeks and months progress.

If anyone has any questions before January please let me know.

 

4)   A610 Road Noise

I’ve asked Broxtowe Borough Council Environmental Health to push the County Council for noise monitoring to be undertaken.

The saga continues.

It’s a long haul but I’m determined to persist with this until the County Council finally assent to work they originally committed to several years ago.

 

5)    Kimberley Swimming Club (KSC)

I met with representatives of KSC on Thursday 4 December 2015 to learn more about their work and understand some of the frustrations they have in planning ahead with their programme of activities.  In particular there are concerns for example about their ability to be able to keep providing swimming lessons in the teaching pool at Kimberley Leisure Centre.

They also want to be able to maintain main pool swimming availability to a specified level.

Kimberley Swimming Club are a well established voluntary organisation that enjoy a large amount of public support locally, have a very good track record in supporting our youngsters and in achieving awards, and are a well run club.

I have made strong representations to Broxtowe Borough Council on behalf of KSC and as I write await a response.

If anyone has questions please let me know.

 

6)   Nottinghamshire County Council respond to “dropped kerb parking complaints

I have received the information below that maybe of interest to some:

The County Council is to begin issuing penalty notices to motorists who park their cars across dropped kerbs which are there to help vulnerable pedestrians cross the road safely.

Dropped kerbs are provided to help pedestrians cross the road, enable wheelchairs to pass from footway to carriageway and help visually impaired and blind people to know which direction to take.

Any part of a vehicle encroaching into the crossing area can create an obstruction.

Pedestrian crossing points may consist of lowered kerbs or raised carriageway to create a smooth crossing. Tactile paving to assist the blind or partially sighted is also usually provided.

These crossing points are essential to assist all pedestrians when crossing the road and they are particularly important for the disabled or those with pushchairs.

Enforcement began on Monday, December 14 this week.

A vehicle does not have to be fully obstructing the crossing point area. A Civil Enforcement Officer can issue a Penalty Charge Notice if any part of the vehicle is obstructing the crossing area.

The Highway Code already advises drivers not to stop or park where a kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility scooters; in front of an entrance to a property or where they might obstruct cyclists’ use of cycle facilities – except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.

For further information please contact Ian Wheeler, senior media officer, on 0115 977 3757 or email ian.wheeler@nottscc.gov.uk

If you have any questions you can also contact John Delaney – Head of Property Services, Broxtowe Borough Council – john.delaney@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

7)   Crime Prevention Grants
Paddy Tipping our Police & Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire has announced information relating to grants totalling £250,000.  These are duly available to local crime prevention groups looking to develop new projects.  The maximum grant per group is £25,000 and they will be available for projects running from April 2016 to March 2017.

For more information please see:

http://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Our-Money/Grants-and-Funding/Community-Safety-Fund-2015-16.aspx

Contact: Nicola Wade
Interim Commissioning Manager
Nottinghamshire Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner

Tel:        0115 844 5998
Email:   nicola.wade12247@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

 Local Community Business Information

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

 

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

 

 

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

 

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

Email: hello@prolineprint.co.uk

Website: www.prolineprint.co.uk

 

Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

 

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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

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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

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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

E: nygel73@me.com

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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:  brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel:  0115 8544615  Mob  0792 1835 305

to chat about what you have in mind.

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

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

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  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

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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

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Personal Training

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 –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.com

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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: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

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

 

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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

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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: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria 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  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

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/

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KHPhysiotherapyfully 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.

Kerstine Herbert

Mobile: 07584261193

Email: kerstine.herbert@ntlworld.com

http://www.khphysiotherapy.co.uk

Please get in touch to arrange an appointment.

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Softwurkz

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 richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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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/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   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 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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 
77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223
Offering
*Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
*Full Body Massage
*Aromatherapy Massage
*Hot Oil Massage
*Ex-foliating Massage
*G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage)
*Indian Head Massage
*Foot Spas / Foot Massage
*Massage and Facial
*Facials
From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. 
A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00
Gentlemen welcome
Open every day from 10 am – till 8.30 pm  Closed Sunday

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours
Fully Licensed and Insured 
www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk
www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

 

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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

 

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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: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident 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.

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MSC-Lifecoaching 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

uk.neil@gmail.com

0115 919 2190

www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk