Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2018
Happy New Year and a very warm welcome to January’s update and especially those who have joined this month.
There’s now up to 1190 people in total (mainly in Broxtowe – with some in neighbouring Ashfield and Amber Valley) that receive the monthly bulletins. If you have any friends or family that would like to subscribe, please pass my details on.
As ever there’s lots of news to update you on so straight down to business.
If you have any comments, any issue you would like to raise or need help with personal casework please get in touch.
Richard S Robinson
Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW
0775 1970 640
Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2018
1) Important information if you are regular traveller by train
Major works in Derby start on 22 July 2018 with a £200m investment at the local railway station there.
The project: “Derby Resignalling” is the biggest rail investment in Derby for some years, and will replace and upgrade the current track and infrastructure to provide better journeys for the thousands of passengers who travel to, from and through Derby every day. It is part of the biggest upgrade of the Midland Main Line since it opened in 1870 to support better journeys between Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.
Changes to journeys vary depending on when and where passengers are travelling. However, East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry services to and from Crewe, Matlock, Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield will be affected at different times while the work is carried out.
Temporary changes to journeys to and through Derby as part the of improvement works can be found by clicking on the following link: Derby Resignalling – January Customer Leaflet
If you have any questions about the works and impact on travel, you can use this dedicated email address:
2) Giltbrook traffic congestion
I am grateful to all of you living in Kimberley & Giltbrook and the surrounding areas who continue to keep in touch during regarding increasing traffic congestion in and around the approach to and from the Giltbrook (IKEA) Retail Park – and especially relating to the IKEA roundabout.
I have been stuck in the queues myself recently and I have also been made aware of some of the road rage that has ensued.
I know that the County Councillor covering Giltbrook – Cllr John Handley has also taken a keen interest in the problems. He held a site meeting last week with a number of people including Dave Walker (District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe) Via East Mids Ltd.
Both Cllr Handley and myself have asked for some long-term improvements to be put in place in order that the current problems can be properly tackled.
Please continue to keep me updated with any specific problems you have.
You can also contact – County Cllr John Handley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel 0300 5008080 – email@example.com
Traffic Systems Network Manager (South)
Tel: 0115 9774366 –
3) Campaign for greater road safety for pedestrians Nine Corners, Kimberley
Following concerns from local residents I have launched a major campaign to try and improve road crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.
So many people try and cross the road either to get to Kettlebrook Lodge, Holy Trinity Church and of course to then cross back and walk up to Hardy Street and experience many difficulties. Thank you to all who have been in touch thus far, following letters I have delivered.
If you would like to be involved in this in any way please let me know, and if you have not had the chance yet, please do send me your opinion on what you would like to see by way of improvements for pedestrians.
There are already some very interesting ideas coming forward and I will go through all of the replies, with submissions to be made in April to the County Council.
I’ll update you when there is more information and publish a summary of all the responses I have received.
4) Kettlebrook Lodge
At Broxtowe Borough Council full meeting tonight I am delighted that Mr Ellis Tansley, Kimberley resident and volunteer with 2nd Kimberley Scouts is presenting a petition with 2,250 names demonstrating the clear strength of support for this very popular and well used building, and opposition to any development on its site.
I have received a number of separate representations from local residents and community leaders during the last few months and I have made known to Broxtowe my unequivocal support for Kettlebrook.
I get asked to sign lots of petitions and don’t sign every one I see but I am convinced that any plans to knock down Kettlebrook are extremely short sighted.
I was made aware from a number of people in Kimberley who got in touch last year concerned about the future of Kettlebrook that that the few people who supported its closure were doing it as a way to try and sabotage the route for the tram extension: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/ – by building houses on the site instead.
I am pleased therefore that the strength of opposition to Kettlebrook closing is so strong.
5) Homelessness is not just something you read about in the press
Earlier this month a local resident got in touch with concerns about the plight of a homeless person sleeping rough near the A610 underpass in Kimberley (near Hayley Close).
In terms of statutory services I was able to contact
Homeless Manager Broxtowe Borough Council
Foster Avenue, Beeston
NG9 1AB Tel 0115 9173424
They in turn liaise with the street outreach team at Framework.
If you are aware of any other instances locally please get in touch.
6) Dog fouling – Swingate, Kimberley
I have had some complaints about increasing occurrences of dog fouling in and around Swingate (especially near the water tower).
I have raised this both the Street Cleaning Manager and Broxtowe and the Neighbourhood
Wardens. If you are affected by this please drop me a line.
7) Pot holes
One of the most frequent complaints I receive concern the amount of pot holes there are, and the very lengthy wait to get anything done. The latest occurrence is outside Kimberley Primary school on Swingate.
If there particular areas locally you would like considering for treatment please let me know and I will compile a comprehensive list to send to the County Council for action.
8) Suggested recommended viewing/watching
Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently. It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion:
a) A feisty interview with Jordan Peterson as he and Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman debate such issues as the gender pay gap, equality, campus protests. It certainly caused a stir on social media:
b) Carillion – the demise of a company that had grown too big to fail
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 0115 8544615 Mob 0792 1835 305
to chat about what you have in mind.
fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.
BILL PLANT Driving School – Based 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
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: email@example.com
Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 07765 531388 or Peter Graboswki on email@example.com 07818 255107 or Stephen: firstname.lastname@example.org
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), email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.
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