Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2017
A warm welcome to my April newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined so far during 2017.
Due to the imminent General Election called last week for Thursday 8 June, as you can imagine my already busy work load has now as they say “gone through the roof”! This update is therefore much briefer than it is usually. Incidentally if you are going to be away on holiday in June and will require a postal vote and are not already registered for one please see: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/elections-voting/parliamentary-election-8th-june/
If you have feedback on any issue or require assistance with personal casework, please give me a shout, I’m more than happy to help if I can.
Richard S Robinson
Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW
0775 1970 640
Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2017
1) Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley
I am very pleased to report that Eastwood Town Council are making a very positive contribution towards the development of the Tram extension from Phoenix Park. As part of the council’s Neighbourhood Plan – they held some public open sessions last month and I attended one of them on Saturday 18 March. The full updated details regarding the tram extension are provided at the link below.
There remains very important work in the background towards the tram development with ongoing discussion between various local authorities. I will continue to keep you updated with progress.
2) Double yellow lines – Cornfield Road, Kimberley (opposite the new Coop on Maws Lane)
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about this matter. I have received lots of feedback via email, telephone and Facebook.
The background to this issue can be found for example in my March newsletter which you can view: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2017/03/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-march-2017/
– so I won’t repeat it all here.
What I can update you on is a very productive meeting I held with Donna Gilmore
Housing Officer at Derwent Living. We met yesterday 27 April in Rumbletums Café in Kimberley and discussed in great detail the proposals to be put to the County Council for double yellow lines on Cornfield Road (opposite the Coop entrance). We went through the requests I had received for the double yellow lines and also those who were opposing the idea. We also talked about other matters relating to CCTV and lighting in the area.
We decided that at this stage it would be prudent for Donna to consult with all affected residents on Cornfield as to the suggested double yellow lines and see what response is obtained from all residents affected. The last thing we wanted to was submit a joint bid to the County Council, then only to find that this then causes different problems elsewhere. Residents on Cornfield Road will also be asked for alternative views on how road safety can be improved if there is a widespread opposition to the yellow lines.
When the responses come back Donna & I will meet again and work out a way forward that is agreeable to the majority of residents. I will update you in due course and if you have any questions in the meantime please get in touch.
3) Ombudsman Complaint – against Nottinghamshire County Council regarding works undertaken at Maws Lane Junction
I have received this week information from the Ombudsman regarding a complaint that was sent by local residents to the Ombudsman regarding the works that have been undertaken.
The Ombudsman has asked the County Council a series of very detailed questions including how the work that has now been completed came about in the first instance, how the consultation process was followed, the evidence that was (and was not taken into account) and various other matters.
When the final investigation is complete I will let you know.
4) National Garden Scheme – Kimberley
The beautiful garden at 7 Colly Gate, Kimberley NG16 2PJ – is open to the public on Monday 1st May (bank holiday) – 1pm until 5pm.
For more information please contact Doreen Fahey: firstname.lastname@example.org
5) D H Lawrence Museum, Eastwood
This coming Sunday 30 April, visitors can enjoy free taster tours of the museum with costumed guides and demonstrations of the Victorian Wash-house in Eastwood – more details are available at:
6) Refuse collection Noel Street, Kimberley
I have received reports recently of residents’ bins that have been missed for collection and left unemptied for a while. I have reported this matter to Broxtowe. If anyone has experienced any specific problems please do let me know.
7) Nottinghamshire County Council Elections – Thursday 4 May 2017
Next Thursday there are elections for Nottinghamshire County Council (as there are elsewhere too in the East Midlands – for example Derbyshire and Leicestershire).
The full list of candidates standing throughout Nottinghamshire is shown here:
The nominated candidates within Broxtowe can be viewed at:
Across Derbyshire the candidates for the County Council are listed at:
There are some significant boundary changes in Nottinghamshire which will mean that you may well find yourself in a new ward for the County Council to that which you are used to. I’ll concentrate predominantly on the issues in Kimberley (as I know that area best), but in the spirit of openness I have provided details above of all candidates who are standing.
Kimberley will now be combined with Nuthall (whereas previously Kimberley was grouped together with Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell).
By way of brief history (Kimberley & Trowell as it then was) had Labour representation from 1993 – 1997 (Robert Pettitt), and then from 1997 through to 2005 when I held the seat. I stood down from the County Council in 2005 as I was Labour parliamentary candidate in Charnwood (Leicestershire). The Liberal Democrats – Ken Rigby from Trowell took the seat in 2005 and is the current incumbent. He is retiring. The list of candidates for Kimberley & Nuthall are shown below as follows:
- Boettge, Kat (Green Party)
- Cullen, Teresa Ann (Labour Party)
- Jones, Graham Andrew (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
- Owen, Philip John (The Conservative Party Candidate)
I have been working for and will be supporting Teresa Cullen on 4 May. Teresa is the only candidate who has openly committed to supporting the tram extension to Kimberley and through to Eastwood (and into Amber Valley).
One key question I think is really worth considering is this before voting next Thursday – we already have in Broxtowe a Conservative controlled Borough Council and a Conservative MP. Do you really want a one party state? The Conservatives controlling the County Council too would be really unhealthy for democracy and would mean our precious public services already decimated by current government policies, would be basically wiped out and completely replaced by a vastly inferior private system. In turn then accountable to no one and run purely for the sake of profit.
Information on elections across England, Scotland and Wales for local government and mayoral elections can be found at:
Local Community Business Information
Pet Walk and Stay
Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfort. I am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.
We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.
My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.
Choose from a range of care options;
· Regular walks
· Day care
· Overnight stays
· Home visits
As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.
Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.
Mobile number: 07763 949535
I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas. Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.
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 !!!!
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
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 email@example.com
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Tele: 0115 896 9690
Mobile: 07885 045080
Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.
For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.
Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523
Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook
Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses
– Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events
– Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed
– more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk
Man with a Van
Mobile MIG and TIG welding. Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered
Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor
Rumbletums is a community café offering work experience and training placements to young adults with a learning disability.
The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty meals have received numerous compliments.
Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.
Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115 9384953.
Find all our information at http://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
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: email@example.com
or Tel: 0115 8544615 Mob 0792 1835 305
to chat about what you have in mind.
fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.
BILL PLANT Driving School – Based 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
RM home services
All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing
NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation
Home; 01159 459631 Mobile; 07508 035049 Richard Maltby
Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –
Mob: 07912 868954
Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers
We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.
We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.
What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”
Contact Chris Appleby on 07720 966517– based in Kimberley.
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/
SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley email@example.com 07765 531388 or Peter Graboswki on firstname.lastname@example.org 07818 255107 or Stephen: email@example.com
C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood – 07999 599501, or 0115 849 8397 – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/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), firstname.lastname@example.org
Golden goose classes
Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley. Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.
Contact Pat Furniss 0115 8548933 or 07941898139 for more details.
Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.
Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF
*Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
*Full Body Massage
*Hot Oil 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
CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info. Answer phone available outside of working hours
Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.
Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.
Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.
Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX
Tel: 01159384967 Mob: 07973406202 Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx
Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.
Lulworth Court, Kimberley
References given by all my local customers
Tel: 0797 6659 436 or e mail: Margaret Foster: email@example.com
Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
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