Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – May 2018
A warm welcome to my May newsletter and especially those who have joined this month.
It’s been literally non-stop work all month and there’s lots of information to relay so it’s straight down to business.
If you have any feedback, comments, any issue you would like to raise or need help with personal casework, as ever 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 – May 2018
1) Giltbrook Care Home, Nottingham Road, Giltbrook
On Tuesday 22 May, following a specific request from local residents I visited staff and relatives to discuss some serious concerns about the future of Giltbrook Care Home (GCH). I listened very carefully to some impassioned pleas from both staff and relatives who were worried about information that had been fed back to them.
Whilst at GCH I noticed in particular how motivated the staff are and particularly how happy and content the relatives seemed about how their loved ones are being cared for.
I duly asked my colleague County Cllr John Handley to come back to GCH on the following Thursday 24 May, and we both duly visited again, with John addressing the meeting this time and taking on board all of the comments made by those attending. John handled a number of points put to him regarding the County Council involvement with great aplomb and I have seen a written submission that he has now made to the Chairman of the Adult Social Care & Public Health Committee – Cllr Stuart Wallace on behalf of local residents.
In summary whilst I appreciate that there have been problems in the past with previous management of GCH and with various communications during the past two years, there has clearly been a complete turn around during the past two months.
Both John and I hope that both the Care Quality Commission and the County Council will recognise the steps that have now been put in place to rectify the previous concerns and with the necessary safeguards in place, we trust that GCH will be allowed to prove itself as an excellent provider of care.
A huge “thank you” to Cllr John Handley for his excellent support. When John has a response I will let you know.
More information available from myself or Cllr John Handley, County Councillor for Greasley & Brinsley
2) Armed Forces day in Broxtowe – two events – Beeston & Kimberley 25 & 30 June respectively
Two specific events are taking place in the borough – to celebrate Armed Forces Day – one in Beeston which is the Armed Forces Flag Raising in Beeston Square on Monday 25 June 2018 at 1045am.
Then in the north of the borough on Saturday 30 June at 11am there will be a Freedom of Entry Parade through Kimberley town centre at 11am featuring 170 personnel from the Infrastructure Support Engineer Group.
Following the parade in Kimberley there will be a commemorative service at Hall om Wong park to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
More information is available from:
Tel: 0115 9173210
3) Campaign for greater road safety for pedestrians Nine Corners, Kimberley
I am struggling to understand the attitude of the County Council regarding the crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.
These details were submitted to the County Council on 27 February 2018 – along with copies of the complaints and suggestions I have received from local residents, many of which were very interesting.
The most recent response I received from the County Council dated 3 May 2018 was bewildering and contained several contradictions. I have formally asked that their decision not to take action be reviewed and I have also offered to meet County Council officers in person to discuss further. I have had no response yet to my latest submission of 15 May 2018, when I receive more information I will let you know.
4) Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley
There’s been some solid progress during May on the proposed tram extension from Phoenix Park, out through Kimberley and Eastwood into Amber Valley. I think I wrote previously that I’d burnt some midnight oil getting documents prepared for a high level meeting that took place earlier this month in Westminster on 16 May. Well now that has happened there’s a mountain of further work to do, and I am very grateful for all of the positive support feedback from businesses and individuals. I also at the same time appreciate that not everyone shares my enthusiasm, and I am working hard to ensure that there is support across the political spectrum and that genuine concerns are properly addressed. Those people who write derogatory, incorrect or inflammatory remarks on Facebook I simply ignore. Constructive comment, criticism and viewpoints however are always welcome.
I am really pleased for example that a colleague who has previously stood as political opponent, but has some really good ideas and wants to get involved in campaigning for the tram (and if truth be told they are better on computers than me), came to visit me two weeks ago to offer their support.
What has certainly caught the attention of some of the media are proposals for an exciting “super transport hub” in Langley Mill, where a tram from Phoenix Park would terminate, then allowing a fast train link directly through to the new HS2 Hub Station in Toton, with options for new modern bus links through Codnor to Ripley.
I have had further sessions with a number of colleagues in various locations since 16 May and we are now in the process of undertaking more activities and compiling more detailed documents that will explore various options in greater depth with a substantive report being produced in early 2019 that will aim to take us to the next stage.
People often ask me what the timescales for all of this and when might any of these proposals actually materialise. That’s not an easy question to answer. This is all very much at the reasonably early planning stages at present with lots of options and economic assessments for viability for routes and options being considered. Political events both locally and nationally in Westminster with the passage of HS2 legislation through parliament during the next two years will undoubtedly be hugely relevant and affect the eventual outcome.
It’s probably safe to say as well that there may well be a phased approach to major transport infrastructure improvements not only along the A610 corridor but elsewhere through the East Midlands with the advent of HS2. It’s highly unlikely that on any one day everything will be delivered, rather there will be a staged implementation.
General information on HS2 can be found at: http://www.d2n2lep.org/write/East_Mids_HS2_Growth_Strategy_FINAL_VERSION_2017.pdf
In terms of HS2 itself there is a public awareness meeting on Friday 22 June 2018 – 130pm at Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Road, Trowell, NG9 3QA.
Any questions, please get in touch in the usual way, with a reminder that there’s a good deal of information also at:
5) Cinema Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)
Many of you may remember the petition I undertook in 2013 regarding the cinema at GRP.
I was subsequently shown plans whereby the owners of GRP wanted to install a cinema by 2022. There was then a period of silence and the project went onto the back burner due to other priorities for the site.
Due to the increasing number of people who still ask me about what is happening with the cinema proposals I met earlier this year with British Land representatives again and put again the case for a cinema complex.
Along with Cllrs John Handley and Margaret Handley I met with British Land representatives on Thursday 17 May at GRP. We discussed this matter at some length and were advised that the project is not dead in the water however there needs to be some very creative thinking in order to take this forward now.
Creative thinking, therefore it is, and during the summer I am planning to see if there is a way we can make some tangible progress with this again.
I am disappointed that progress on this is so slow after all the work that has been put in thus far and with previous firm proposals now seemingly on the back burner.
I think this is a case of being extremely diligent, flexible and not giving up!
6) Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, Kimberley
I have been asked by a number of residents living close to Ruislip Close whether a large wall can be demolished in one of car parks, with one of reasons being incidents of anti social behaviour that takes place behind it. I’m making some enquiries at the moment to see what actually can be done about this, what consultation is needed, and what any costs would be.
From what I can understand from officials at Broxtowe there appears to be a dispute about land ownership, which I am hoping will be clarified soon.
When there is more information available I will let you know.
7) Rumbletums Cafe, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2NH
Two events to let you know about here, one in June, and the other in July.
8) The Hidden Bakery, Eastwood
I’m so pleased that the Hidden Bakery in Eastwood continues to flourish. For June supper clubs and lots more information about what is happening see:
9) Suggested recommended viewing/campaign issues
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:
Understanding the legitimate grievances, anger & resentment that animate the populist revolt & creating a politics that can respond is the most is the most pressing political challenge of our time:
Local Community Business Information
The Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 23-27 Main Street, Kimberley
Due to high demand we are now running Coffee Tots Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am till 3pm. FREE PLAY!!
From birth upwards.
Tots lunch pack: sandwich, Pom bears fruit(strawberries, blueberries,apple & grapes) & juice £2.
Hot & cold drinks, cakes, scones, jackets, toasties, panini, soup available.
Toddler play area downstairs, baby chill out sensory room upstairs and SOON we shall be introducing our toddler messy play room.
For more information please contact Hayley:
Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038
Pet Walk and Stay
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.
Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley
11 James Street
Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community. I offer the following services:
*Chair based exercise classes
*Couch to 5k running courses
For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage
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
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
10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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
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
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
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
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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
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