Hi all, and a warm welcome to the March newsletter.

A special greetings to all those who have joined recently.   I hope that you find the newsletter both useful and stimulating.  This newsletter goes to over 1150 people and I aim to provide as much relevant information that I hope will be of interest to you wherever you live in the borough of Broxtowe, or just outside.

I am very busy and there’s a lot happening throughout Broxtowe and the surrounding areas at the moment, so this edition is longer than previous ones.

I would like to particularly draw the attention of those in and around Kimberley to item 4 and the on line Maws Lane survey that you can complete.

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

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March  2016

1)   Broxtowe Budget 2016/17

Broxtowe Borough Council is now a Conservative controlled administration (from May 2015).  On 2 March 2016 the first Conservative set borough council budget since 1995 took place.  Or to put it another way, the last time the Tories in Broxtowe set a budget, Tony Blair was Leader of the Opposition, no one had heard of Donald Trump, and the boy-band Take That (remember them?) had recently held three top ten entries in the UK charts.

Fast forward then to 2 March 2016 and Broxtowe Borough Council received the 3rd worst “spending power” reduction out of all councils in England – losing 66% in Government grant since 2010/11.

Broxtowe has had to find £679,000 savings from the budget for the forthcoming year.   By the end of the current Parliament, the Government will phase out the grant it provides to Councils altogether.

Some of the features of Broxtowe’s first budget since 1995 included:                                                                                                                                       £

·        Closing cash offices (including Eastwood) and installing alternative payment methods 129,950
·        Reductions in vehicles costs other than refuse vehicles 115,850
·        Reduction in costs of refuse vehicles 181,000
·        DH Lawrence facilities consolidated at the Birthplace Museum **closure of Durban House** 101,150
·        Memorialisation and crematorium fees brought into line with neighbouring authorities 76,500
·        Transfer Building Control to joint arrangement with Erewash from autumn 2015 57,950
·        Growth of Garden Waste service 50,000

Whilst there are no increases for the Borough Council element of the Council tax for 2016/17 or 2017/18 – Garage Rents are to be increased to £35 per month (spread over 2 years) and additionally:

  • Charges to leaseholders within council properties to increase to £150 per year to ensure that full costs are recovered rather than subsidising rents
  • A 1% rent reduction for residents in the Council’s Retirement Living Schemes, in line with the Government’s scheme for all other housing tenants.

The Labour Group presented an alternative budget, based on no cuts and funded through growth and drawing on the council’s reserves, that would have not resulted for instance in the closure of cash offices, or Durban House.  The ruling group voted this down.

Also at the Budget Meeting Labour Cllr Janet Patrick presented a petition of almost 4000 signatures to keep the Beeston Post Office open.

I presented a petition about Maws Lane/Eastwood Road junction – Kimberley – more of this at item 4 below.

 

2)   Police & Crime Commissioner Elections – Thursday 5 May 2016

 

On Thursday 5 May in Broxtowe, whilst there are no local council elections, we do however have important elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner, as do 40 other police force areas in England & Wales, excluding London – http://www.apccs.police.uk/home/2016-police-crime-commissioner-elections/

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is a relatively new role that replaced local police authorities in 2012.

Our PCC in Nottinghamshire is Paddy Tipping – and he is standing for re-election on 5 May.  More details about Paddy here:

http://www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/About-Us/Commisioner-Biography.aspx

I know Paddy well, he is extremely conscientious and passionate about policing and I believe therefore  a good ambassador for Nottinghamshire.  He works hard to support our police force in Nottinghamshire, and continually looks at creative ways of preventing crime, supporting victims, whilst ensuring justice and fairness for Nottinghamshire’s residents.

You can find out more general information about the work of PCCs here:  http://www.aboutmyvote.co.uk/what-can-i-vote-for/police-and-crime-commissioners

This link also covers key information such as the voting system for the PCC elections.  When you vote in May it’s different to voting for example in the General Election – where you just have one vote.

For the PCC elections the system used is called Supplementary Vote – essentially for this election you can vote for a first- and second-choice of who you want to win.

(Personally I like this system and would favour a more proportional type of voting system for General Elections).  When we had a referendum on this though in 2011 concerning changing the voting system for electing MPs – people in the country overwhelmingly voted to keep the current First Past the Post system.

If you have any questions about any part of the PCC elections, do let me know.

 

3)   EU Referendum Thursday 23 June 2016

 

I am sure it has not escaped your notice that we are having a UK referendum on 23 June.

The wording of the question on the ballot paper was going to be::  “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” to which you could answer yes or no.

Now however this has been changed after consultation with the Electoral Commission:

 (http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/elections-and-referendums/upcoming-elections-and-referendums/eu-referendum/eu-referendum-question-assessment):

The question on the ballot paper will now read:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

Remain a member of the European Union
Leave the European Union

To which you put a cross against Remain or Leave.

In future newsletters up to June I’m going to cover in much greater detail some of the key issues facing us as we vote on 23 June.

A number of people have mentioned to me that they don’t feel they have enough information to make their minds up yet, so I’ll do my best to cover some of key issues including how the EU affects Broxtowe and the wider East Midlands area.

For me I am strong supporter of the campaign to remain IN the EU.  I accept that there are valid arguments on both sides, and I will try and capture some of the key points being made (both for and against) that hopefully will add some clarity.

For now as a taster it maybe useful to look at:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32810887

I’m also hoping to organise some public meetings before June – in Kimberley where we can discuss the EU referendum.  When there’s more information on this I will let you know.

 

4)   Consultation on making Maws Lane & Hardy Street, Kimberley one way

In January of this year I published a report which looked in details at some of the traffic problems in the Hardy Street and Swingate areas of Kimberley:

http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/01/what-can-be-done-to-imrpove-traffic-flow-congestion-and-pedestrian-safety-in-hardy-streetmaws-lane-cliff-boulevard-swingate-areas-of-kimberley-initial-report/

Additionally two public meetings were held at Rumbletums where local residents came and gave their ideas on how some of the problems in both areas above could be addressed.

With regards to Hardy Street area a number of residents requested that consideration be given to making Maws Lane and Hardy Street a One Way system.  Particular issues were raised about traffic congestion in and around Hardy Street and also poor visibility at the Eastwood Road/Maws Lane Junction.

Additionally I was presented with a petition regarding the possible loss of two car parking spaces on Eastwood Road Kimberley, close to the Maws Lane Junction.  The feedback from local residents was that taking two car spaces away would only be a short-term solution and would not resolve the wider issue that needs to be addressed ie traffic congestion in and around the Maws Lane junction – that a more comprehensive solution was required.

After listening to the views put forward by local residents I submitted the petition to Broxtowe Borough Council, urging them to work with Nottinghamshire County Council to find a sustainable and acceptable solution to the traffic congestion problems, that takes into account the views of local residents.

I now wish to consult with you about a suggested solution raised by local residents, I would value your opinion on this idea:

  • Make Maws Lane and Hardy Street a One Way system: traffic would flow up Maws Lane and down Hardy Street.  It is envisaged that having this arrangement in place would reduce the congestion at the Maws Lane junction, and make traffic flow better overall. This would also have the added benefit of potentially keeping the 2 car parking spaces that were at risk.

Please let me know your thoughts on this, and if you could email me no later than 8 April this would be really helpful.

I have also designed a special survey about the suggested One Way system, which you can access by clicking on:

http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/03/consultation-on-making-maws-lane-and-hardy-street-kimberley-one-way/

 

5)    Consultation on possible improvements in and around Swingate, Kimberley

 

This is a summary of points raised by local residents at the January public meeting concerning the Swingate area of Kimberley:

 

Traffic exiting Greens Lane

  • Traffic needs to be able to exit Greens Lane more quickly; this would relieve congestion – this could be achieved by having traffic lights at the bottom of Greens Lane to replace the mini roundabout.
  • Make a wider exit at the bottom of Greens Lane having a left and right turning lane – this would enable traffic to exit Greens lane more quickly – this would involve taking some of the flowerbed away on the left of Greens Lane.
  • Pedestrian crossing too close to mini roundabout at bottom of Greens Lane.
  • Bus stops on Greens Lane – opposite each other, also bus timing point on Greens Lane – contributes to congestion – could timing point be moved to Knowle Lane?
  • Construct lay-bys for buses on Greens Lane to relieve congestion – Sainsbury’s to contribute to cost.  Acknowledged this would take space from car parks in both precinct and Sainsbury’s.

High Street

  • Possible escape road for Swingate residents from Sainsbury’s car park routed through old telephone exchange on High Street, Swingate. This would avoid need for Swingate residents to turn onto Greens Lane when exiting Sainsbury’s car park.
  • Cherubs Day Nursery – problem caused by vehicles exiting onto blind corner – suggested these vehicles could exit via road through old telephone exchange (see above).

Suggestions relating to both areas

  • 20mph limit through centre of Kimberley from Broomhill Rd to Nine Corners (Hardy Street)
  • 20mph limit along Maws Lane, Cliff Boulevard and Hardy Street..

 

Other unrelated issues also raised at same meeting

  • Drugs use in the water tower area of Swingate causing problems for residents.
  • Needles found in Swingate area.

 

5a)   Wider points made at the public meetings in January

 

  • There is a traffic light controlled pedestrian crossing and a bus stop very close to exit of Maws Lane.  It was suggested to lobby the County Council again that the bus stop is in the wrong place and should be moved further towards Gilthill.
  • Reinforce the weight limit on Maws Lane.
  • Consider opening up Parkham Road – currently residents of Dorchester Road and Tiptree Close use Norman Street and Cliff Boulevard as their only exit.  It was suggested that Cliff Boulevard traffic problems could be eased by adopting Parkham Road so these residents could turn left to exit on Parkham Road and onto Hardy Street therefore avoiding Cliff Boulevard.
  • Pedestrian crossing needed at Nine Corners (bottom of Hardy Street) for people getting to church and also Kettlebrook Lodge.

 

Other unrelated issues also raised at same meeting

  • Drugs use in the water tower area of Swingate causing problems for residents.
  • Needles found in Swingate area.

 

It is my intention to raise the matters above regarding the Swingate area with the County Council/Broxtowe next moth.  If anyone has any comments on the suggestions/comments above, please let me know.

 

 

6)   Friends of Bennerley Viaduct

I recently attended a meeting of the Friends of Bennerley group that met in Awsworth.
Some of main aims of the group are as follows:
– bringing the viaduct back into use, raise awareness of the viaduct
– contribute towards regeneration
– maintain a variety of habitats in order to encourage biodiversity
– work with Sustrans to improve the condition of the viaduct and its surrounds
– to improve the quality of the site and its facilities

For more information about the project please contact:

Kieran Lee

Community Engagement and Development Officer – Bennerley Viaduct Project

Sustrans, 2 King Street, Nottingham. NG1 2AS

Tel: 07823 536941/01158 532948

kieran.lee@sustrans.org.uk

 

7)    Kimberley Swimming Club (KSC)

I am singularly very unhappy with the way KSC have been treated by Broxtowe Borough Council during the past few months.  I do not believe what has happened has shown the council in its finest light.  I have made my views to Broxtowe perfectly clear.

The bottom line – and quoting directly from KSC is as follows:

As from 1st April Broxtowe Borough Council have decided they will no longer hire the teaching pool at Kimberley Leisure Centre to Kimberley Swimming Club, and after 38 years of teaching foundation swimming within the local community the only swimming lessons which will be available to your children at Kimberley Leisure Centre will be provided by the Council.

The reason? – The Council need to generate more income from their swimming lessons program from your children.     

By refusing to hire the teaching pool to Kimberley Swimming Club the Council have removed any competition at the leisure centre and it doesn’t seem to matter that our local swimming club, run by a dedicated band of suitably qualified volunteers are outraged. The ethos at the club is about members learning to swim in a fun community club environment, Kimberley Swimming Club have always offered affordable and accessible swimming in our local area for everyone including those with modest incomes and they invest in training for their volunteer workforce (more than £6,000 per year) After being prevented by the Council from teaching foundation swimming some of these benefits will be lost to our local community.

The swimming club have never suggested that their club lessons are better than those offered by the local leisure centre and have encouraged the Council to allow both parties to continue to offer swimming lessons side by side in the borough, unfortunately these pleas have been ignored.

Kimberley Swimming Club believe the community of Broxtowe should have a choice when it comes to picking where their children learn to swim and are appalled that Broxtowe Council have not consulted with the local community in relation to their plans for the future of swimming in the area.

The council are invoking a plan which is entirely based them generating additional income and have assumed that Kimberley Swimming club members who are learning to swim with the club in the teaching pool will routinely and automatically “transfer” to Council run lessons when the swimming club can no longer offer lessons.

That a voluntarily operated community sports club which is well run and respected and which has been in existence for 38 years can be treated this way is a disgrace.

The club operate in the community for the benefit of the community and whilst it is appreciated that the Council have significant challenges ahead of them in order to balance their books and make profit, Kimberley Swimming Club do not welcome their approach to overhauling learn to swim provision in the borough in order to increase Leisure Centre revenue.

It was reported only yesterday on the BBC news (16 March 2016) that childhood obesity is rising and Public Health England records released on 15th March show that 10% of children aged between 4 and 5 years are obese a, figure which rises to 19% for those aged between 10 and 11yrs. These are exactly the children which swimming can help, and it is hard to comprehend why Broxtowe Borough Council would reduce swimming choices for these young people in Broxtowe.

So what about the long term sustainability and future for Kimberley Swimming Club?

The swimming club will focus on securing and guaranteeing the hire of the main pool for the coming years and plans to concentrate on swimming development and competitive swimming in the future. Remember this will be entirely dependent on Broxtowe Borough Council allowing the club to hire the main pool at Kimberley Leisure Centre. If Broxtowe Borough Council decide not to hire the main pool to the club in the future your local swimming club will cease to exist.”.

If you would like to learn more about Kimberley Swimming Club contact either Jean Granger: Hon Secretary – jean.granger20@yahoo.co.uk– website: www.kimberleyswimmingclub.com or Alan Pink: a.pink@ntlworld.com

 

8)   Excess litter – The Precinct, Kimberley

I have been contacted over the past few weeks who are concerned about increasing amount of increased litter in and around The Precinct in Kimberley.

I have highlighted the concerns and the current letting agents (The Precinct is privately owned) are now aware of the issues.

I understand that members of Kimberley Town Council (KTC) have also talked with the new owners of the precinct.  I have been assured by KTC that steps are being to improve the litter situation.

I would be very grateful to learn of any improvement (or otherwise) over the coming weeks – please do keep me updated.

 

9)   Walking Football

I have been asked to advertise the following initiative:

Walking football: ball must be passed at ground level, no age limit, no gender exclusion, 11 aside (22 players).

Exercise should be enjoyable and getting a little fitter at your own pace cannot be a bad thing.  As an added bonus you will meet other like minded folk who live in our various communities.

For more information contact Grenville and Stephen Green

0115  8750940

greengrenville@gmail.com

10)   Kimberley Brewery
I am often asked what is the latest position on the Kimberley Brewery site.  Below represents the latest information I received last week.

How many houses are being built on site?

The details of the application, for the brewery site, indicate that the following housing numbers are proposed:-

Hybrid application comprising:

Outline application for the construction of 78 dwellings, including details of access and scale, all other matters reserved.

Full application for change of use of Maltings No. 1 to 18 apartments and the tower to 2 apartments and the construction of a 3-storey building to comprise 24 new apartments

What is happening with the buildings on the other side of the road?

The other application opposite the site (which have planning permission)  include:-

14/00749/FUL – Construct 22 no. dwellings on land between 3 and 12 Hardy Close and conversion of 4 and 6 Hardy Street to 4 no. apartments, associated drainage and landscaping.

Description: cid:image001.jpg@01D18111.53F446C0

14/00457/FUL – Change use of existing office building and associated bridge link to 6 no. apartments (class C3) with some minor external alteration, change use of office building opposite to (class B8) storage.

Description: cid:image002.jpg@01D18111.53F446C0

 

What is being considered at the moment, what planning applications are in?

 

The only applications being considered are compliance of condition applications on planning permission 13/00570/FUL – Ground contamination (conditions 16 and 20) and a bat survey (condition 4) and on 13/00571/LBC a bat survey (condition 3). Received yesterday and made valid today.

For more information on Kimberley Brewery site – please contact Steffan Saunders

Head of Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Broxtowe Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Directorate of Legal and Planning Services
Council Offices, Foster Avenue,
Beeston, Nottingham NG9 1AB

Tel: 0115 917 3482

steffan.saunders@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

11)   Tram Ext Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley

 

Discussions behind the scenes continue with a number of local authorities and local businesses.  I should have some more information in May/June to report on the next stages of the campaign.  Background information can be found at:

 

http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/

 

 

 

 

 

12)    Kimberley Workers Education Association course

 

Looking at Fascism during the inter war years – there’s a course open to all at Rumbletums Café, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2NH.

Dates are Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm – 19 April to 31 May.

Fee £53.90, free to those on benefits.

Course Tutor – Ann Parker, specialist in Modern History, Atlantic Council, Defence Academy & NATO.

More information from the WEA – eastmidlands@wea.org.uk

0115 9628400

or email Roger Grimes: rogerjag@onetel.com

 

 

 

 

13)   National Garden Scheme in Kimberley

 

The beautiful garden of Doreen Fahey at 7 Colly Gate, Kimberley is open again this year on Bank holiday Monday 2 May and Sunday 26 June. Open from 1pm to 5pm There will be lovely tea and cake for Doreen’s chosen charity other days by appointment

 

For more information Doreen Fahey

01159 192690

dfahey456@hotmail.com

 

http://www.ngs.org.uk/gardens/find-a-garden/garden.aspx?id=18903

 

 

 

14)   Alma Hill Bridleway, Kimberley

 

A number of years ago I met with a number of local residents to encourage the County Council to improve the surface of Alma Hill which is a very popular route for walkers through to Greasley.  I’ve been asked to make representations about this again.  If you are affected by this please let me know.

 

 

15)  Broxtowe Citizens Advice Bureau

A fundraising project for Broxtowe CAB is taking place on Friday 15 April 2016 at Beeston Methodist Church, Chilwell Road, NG9I 1EH.  Starts 7 30pm.  Features BeVox – contemporary community choir – includes music from The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Queen, Take That & David Bowie.

Tickets £5 in advance, £7.50 on the door.

Telephone 0115 9173802

admin2@beeston.cabnet.org.uk

 

Local Community Business Information

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play.
Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

http://watnallpreschool.co.uk/

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Vision Property Maintenance
Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.
We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.
Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.
Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.
We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.
Vision Property Maintenance
Nigel Bonham
10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD
07771 545163

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

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

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

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://rumbletums.org.uk/

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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 in Kimberley.

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