Hi all

A warm welcome to my December newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month.

Many thanks to all of you who have been in touch during 2016.

It’s exceedingly rare that I quote from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.  He was unquestionably correct in this assertion – if you apply it to 2016 “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen“.

From Brexit to Trump, Corbyn to Andy Murray, to April this year when Justice for the 96 was finally obtained when jurors found that victims of Hillsborough Disaster were unlawfully killed, then the summer Olympics in Brazil to Monday this week when the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was assassinated in Ankara Turkey.  I could go on.

Whilst it has certainly been quite a year nationally and across the world, locally we’ve seen lots of developments.  If you go to the link below you will see all of my newsletters for 2016 (and indeed going back month by month to 2007).

Work in Broxtowe

With over 1150 people now receiving this newsletter there are times when there will be disagreements, with some contentious issues nationally and locally.  I voted to Remain in the EU on 23 June and am a strong supporter of HS2.  I am aware that some of you have very different views.

I do however hope to have made a deliberately positive impact locally during 2016.

I’ve got lots of ongoing work planned for example on the Tram extension to Kimberley, Cinema proposals in Giltbrook, regeneration of town centres – especially Kimberley & Eastwood.

Please do let me know your local priorities in 2017 – wherever you live.

Can I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.


Best regards


Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk


Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2016

1) HS2

On 15 November 2016 an announcement was made on the preferred route for the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) railway from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds – known as Phase 2b.  This affects us here in Broxtowe and in particular Toton.

As part of this announcement, the Government launched two consultations on:

  • seven substantial changes being proposed to the route; and
  • the property compensation and assistance schemes being proposed for people affected by the plans.

The consultations will run until 9 March 2017

If you click on the link below you will find the meetings closest to us in Kegworth on Monday 16 January 2017 and Trowell on Friday 27 January 2017:


I have also included more information with a statement from myself regarding HS2 at the following link:

Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley


2)  Former Kimberley Brewery Site

The Planning Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday 9 November 2016 considered an application for construction of 25 dwellings on the Warehouse Yard at the former brewery site in Kimberley –  16/00333/REM.  The full information is provided at the following link: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34643&p=0

Kimberley Town Council and Kimberley Residents Association (amongst others) had both objected to the application (see pages 24 and 25 of the above link) –  the design and appearance of what was planned formed some of main concerns.

The Planning Committee decision was to grant permission for the 25 dwellings subject to removal of the originally proposed wooden cladding.  The applicant has subsequently submitted revised plans showing removal of the wooden cladding from the dwellings – this has now been replaced by a suggested slightly darker red brick feature.  The details of the revised plans can be found here: 057_pl08_streetelevs_11-11-16

As an update from November last month, the Planning Department at Broxtowe have confirmed that application 16/00333/REM the reserved matters approval for phase 1 (of planning permission 13/00570/FUL) area of residential development to construct 25 dwellings has now been granted and the decision issued.  Neighbour letters are being issued this week.

Fairgrove Homes have advised that they will contact Kimberley Town Council in order to consult with them on the changes to the materials for the dwellings within the Warehouse Yard facing out onto Hardy Street and also facing onto the Stables. Once they have completed this consultation they will submit a revised planning application.

The Planning Department have also agreed all the pre-commencement conditions with Fairgrove Homes on application 13/00570/FUL in order to allow development to commence on the Phase 1 – the Warehouse Yard.

The pre-demolition conditions relating to the Listed Building Consent 13/00571/LBC and planning permission 13/00570/FUL have also been satisfied and demolition is due to commence at the beginning of January 2017.

If you have any questions you can contact directly: adele.bassett@broxtowe.gov.uk  (please feel free to cc me in also).

Adele Bassett

North Area Team Leader

Tel: 0115 9173449

Broxtowe Borough Council

Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Directorate of Legal and Planning Services

Council Offices, Foster Avenue

Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB


3) Maws Lane & Hardy Street & Swingate Traffic Improvements Kimberley – the County Council response

This issue is not going away and there appears to be increasing frustration with the attitude of the County Council.

Anna Soubry MP for Broxtowe has also got involved.  She wrote formally to me about this in November and I telephoned her office over two weeks ago to offer support, and work with her.  I was promised a telephone call back – to date I have not a response.

I covered the matter of Maws Lane and Swingate in depth in September’s issue: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/09/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-september-2016/

Clearly there appears to be growing public dissatisfaction with the way the County Council have responded.  Feedback that I have received range from “the County Council have clearly missed the point in both traffic hotspot areas”, “£25,000 is a lot of money to spend on one scheme that will not rectify anything in the long term”, “nothing that the County Council is proposing to do will benefit the majority of residents in Kimberley”.  “It ignores totally traffic problems on Cliff Boulevard”.

The most poignant comments I have received from residents is “it all smacks of a fob off”.

There are lots of questions left unanswered – here’s just a few: – a dangerous corner on Greens Lane – some sensible suggestions for improvement from local residents – ignored (Swingate).

A petition presented by 100 local residents – ignored (Maws Lane).

The long standing issue of the bus stop on Eastwood Road that should be moved to prevent traffic queuing over the Maws Lane junction – ignored (Maws Lane).

I have made my views perfectly clear that spending a fraction of the £25,000 set to be made on moving two car parking spaces on Eastwood Road, would have far greater value if it was put into a proper long term study for comprehensive traffic improvements for a much wider area of Kimberley.

The latest County Council response indicates that the scheme design is underway and is currently in draft format.  See the document here for the proposals: i__highways_design-and-constr_design_cad_dr

These proposals (set to cost £25k) include drawing a new kerb line, extending the footway, installing low level bollards (to physically prevent vehicles parking on a widened footway).

Because of the loss of car parking spaces on Eastwood Road the County Council are further proposing burning off some of the double yellow lines on Awsworth Lane (which I am sure residents there will be very happy about)!  This is subject to funding agreement for the next financial year (2017/18).

The County Council argue that there have been four identical injury collisions and therefore cannot ignore them.  My response is that they shouldn’t.  What they should do instead is seriously examine all of the work that I undertook with local residents over the past year – and look seriously at your suggestions for improvements (after all it is local people who use these roads every day in Swingate and Maws Lane/Hardy Street) and witness the every day problems.

Recently I was driving down Maws Lane (the narrow stretch with cars parking on one side) – a car came at a good pace up the hill towards me (so I had to mount the pavement) in order to avoid a collision.  If a pedestrian would have been around on the pavement goodness knows what would have happened.

Those of you who live on Maws Lane tell me of many similar experiences they have had.

Spending £25,000 removing two car parking spaces will not stop this.

If you would like to send comments to the County Council you can contact:

Phil Gow

Crash Site Investigator/Safety Auditor – Highway Safety

Via East Midlands Ltd

Tel: 0115 97 74765

phil.gow@viaem.co.uk  |  www.viaem.co.uk

Head Office: Bilsthorpe Highways Depot, Bilsthorpe


4)   A Brexit jargon buster & what happens next?

I am very much aware that whilst the domestic national news is dominated by Brexit headlines, some of the deeper underlying issues and what they mean are not always clearly understood.  What for example actually is a Customs Union, or Tariff-Free Trade?

I have found some information below that I trust is useful that has been derived from our Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the East Midlands – Dame Glenis Willmott DBE.  I hope this information is useful.

The Prime Minster has said the UK will begin the process of leaving the European Union at the end of March.  With that in mind, there is some information to share on the process and the choices we face.

As the Government approaches the triggering of Article 50, Britain faces tough choices on how to secure the best deal in our departure from the European Union.  So there are some very tough choices facing Britain as we approach Article 50.

The biggest economic threat Britain faces is leaving the Single Market so what are the benefits and trade-offs involved in retaining full Single Market membership?

  • Tariff-Free Trade: The Single Market removes tariffs and quotas on goods traded within the EU. Any new tariff on UK imports from the EU would increase costs on UK businesses and consumers; any new tariff on UK exports would reduce demand for UK goods.
  • Customs Union: The Single Market creates a customs union within the EU which removes costly and time-consuming customs controls for internal trade.  Trading into the EU outside of the Customs Union would mean confronting more red tape, for example rules of origin regulations.  The Customs Union also requires a common external tariff for goods arriving from outside it and a common external trade policy, and all EU members benefit from and participate in the EU’s Free Trade Agreements with other countries.  On leaving the Customs Union, the UK would have to bi-laterally negotiate new trade agreements with each of these countries.
  • Non-Tariff Barriers: Non-tariff barriers include different specifications which make it hard to trade. The elimination of such barriers – for example through common universal product standards in goods and the recognition of qualifications in services – is what makes the Single Market so valuable.  Removal of such barriers are vital to cross-border supply chains, where different stages of production are located in different countries, such as in advanced manufacturing.
  • Services Trade: 78% of UK GDP is service sector driven and the Single Market provides a guaranteed right to access and deliver services in every EU country. Leaving the single market would damage this, Switzerland and Canada both have bilateral or Free Trade Agreements with the EU, but neither have service market access to the extent the UK enjoys, in particular ‘passporting’ rights for financial services.
  • Protection for Workers and the Environment: Common European standards on the environment, workers’ rights, health and safety, and consumer protection are all features of a Single Market and are central to ensuring competitiveness with protection against unfair market excess or a race to the bottom.

The Brexit process – What happens once Article 50 is triggered?

Once the UK Government formally triggers Article 50, the 27 member states of the EU (EU27) will agree their mandate for negotiations.  It will be the European Commission that leads the negotiations using this mandate.

  • As soon as Article 50 is triggered the European Parliament will adopt a resolution setting out what MEPs believe should be the priorities for the EU in the negotiations.  The Parliament will aim to do this before the EU27 adopt their mandate.
  • All committees in the European Parliament will have the opportunity to feed into the resolution and Labour MEPs will also be able to contribute.
  • The European Parliament will have a vote on the final deal so there is a strong incentive for the EU27 to take note of the Parliament’s red lines when agreeing their mandate for negotiations.
  • The EU27 will not give the Commission huge leeway. They will continue throughout the negotiations to steer the objectives, the responses to British proposals, and the acceptance or rejection of possible compromises.
  • The Commission’s chief negotiator will be former Commissioner and MEP, Michel Barnier.  The Commission will report back to the EU27 who will discuss matters at several levels.
  • The European Council (the Heads of the 27 EU countries) has set up a Task Force in its secretariat headed by Didier Seeuws (the former chief of staff to Herman Van Rompuy, the previous President of the European Council).
  • The European Parliament has appointed Guy Verhofstadt (leader of the Liberals in the EP and former Belgian PM) to be its representative at the negotiations. He will not be a signatory to any deal, but can speak knowing that he will be listened to, given the EP’s ultimate power to approve or reject the deal.   Mr Verhofstadt will report back to the European Parliament.

For more information please contact Glenis Willmott: http://www.gleniswillmott.eu/contact/



5)   Brexit & what this means for our communities in Broxtowe and the surrounding areas

So what all of this means for us locally is no doubt unsettling for many people.

In the New Year I will be launching a new project including talking with residents directly about their concerns, hopes, asking what you really think of politics and politicians – and trying to get a real steer on local community priorities, as well as what you want to see changed in the wider world.

I included this item in November’s newsletter and it has certainly stirred some interest.  I am very grateful to Jeff Buck (who has been so instrumental in helping Rumbletums in Kimberley to flourish), County Councillor Kate Foale and other colleagues from Beeston who have expressed an interest in getting involved in this project.  I’ve already met with Jeff last week, and am meeting other colleagues after Christmas.

Watch this space for further developments!

If you would like to help at all with this project and get involved, do drop me a line.


6)   Durban House, Eastwood

The Planning Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday 7 December 2016 approved plans for a Change of Use (Heritage Centre) to day spa, beauty salon and tea room.  The background to this can be found at: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34705&p=0

I would be very interested to hear your views on this development.


7)   Workers Educational Association (WEA) in Kimberley

The Kimberley WEA are running another course at Rumbletums in January 2017:
The Austerity Years.. and beyond – 1950 to 1970

A flyer with the details can be found here: wea-austerity-stitch2


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



8)    A52 road safety

Some of you may well be aware of a tragic accident on the A52 in Bramcote in November that resulted in two fatalities.

Bramcote resident Tony Smith has launched a parliamentary petition to press the Highways Agency England to install speed enforcement devices along the full stretch of the A52 in Broxtowe.

For more information please contact Broxtowe Cllr Martin Plackett: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14531

Councillor Martin Plackett – Speech to Broxtowe Borough Council on A52 Accident

9)   Literacy volunteers in Broxtowe wanted

Could you be a Literacy Volunteer in a local primary school?

Please see the details here for more information: a5-new-recruit-poster-volunteer-child-dec-16

10)  Compassion Project

Last week I met Jeff Buck (see item 5 above).  He is part of a small group of people who recognise that empathy and compassion are sadly lacking in many parts of society today but also feel that these are not necessarily intrinsic qualities or skills and that empathy (and from it, a heightened sense of compassion or kindness) can be taught and developed.

Obviously, ‘early intervention’; teaching these skills in schools at as early a stage as possible, would be most effective. See http://www.charterforcompassion.org/charter-for-compassionate-schools for an international perspective on this.

Also, within the Ofsted criteria for Outstanding schools, it says: “Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development [should] equip them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.”

And in the Education Secretary’s Guidance for Teaching PHSE, it refers to the following as examples of what should be in the syllabus:

Attitudes and Values

  • Learning the importance of values and individual conscience and moral considerations.
  • Learning the value of family life, marriage, and stable and loving relationships for
  • the nurture of children.
  • Learning the value of respect, love and care.
  • Exploring, considering and understanding moral dilemmas.
  • Developing critical thinking as part of decision-making.

Personal and Social Skills

  • Learning to manage emotions and relationships confidently and sensitively.
  • Developing self-respect and empathy for others.
  • Learning to make choices based on an understanding of difference and with an
  • absence of prejudice.
  • Developing an appreciation of the consequences of choices made.
  • Managing conflict.

Also, a lot of research has been done in Scandinavia and at places like The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education into the educational benefits of teaching empathy and the improved personal and inter-personal skills that this develops within children and young people.

What Jeff is trying to do is to find a primary/junior school (or a secondary at a push) that would be willing to work with his group.

If you are able to help at all please contact Jeff as follows:  jeffmich2016@outlook.com



11)   Suggested recommended reading (current national issues)

This is a fairly new item I introduced where I’ll post links to some of the best reads I’ve come across on a range issues recently.  Hope you find them stimulating.  This does not mean to say I necessarily endorse everything within them, but they are interesting.  Thanks to all of you who have written in saying how much this item is appreciated.

a) Trump’s greatest threat is not the wars he will start, but the one he may not fight:



b) Being unassailable does not make you a leader & it really does not mean you win elections:



c) Ten big stories to help us make sense of a bewildering year in global politics



d) Why politics, Christianity & Christmas are inextricably linked:



e) If on the Left we can learn anything from the right it is this – sheer ruthlessness



12)   News in brief



Local Community Business Information

Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar.
I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

Sparkle and shine cleaning services

For a spotlessly clean home, weekly or fortnightly, deep cleans and one offs, also ironing. Competitive rates.

References available.  Give Sarah a call on 07903 926432 (Kimberley).

Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

No time for the gym? Let me come to you.

Insanity is the full body workout that will raise your total fitness levels to amazing standards.
Target your problem areas- burn fat and build muscle. All abilities catered for.
Call Laurence on 07903 926432 for more details.  Let’s have fun and work it !!!!


Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107



Angela Henson

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

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

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



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



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

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com


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://rumbletums.org.uk/


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


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.


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


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


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



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



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


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: steve@tripletriple.co.uk


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/


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


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


C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley 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 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.


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



Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com


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
*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
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 


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: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com


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.


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


0115 919 2190