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Articles from the Eastwood and Kimberley Advertiser

Consultation on car parking charges

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/eastwood-kimberley-news/surveyed_over_car_parking_1_4155673

Movement on cinema plan

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/eastwood-kimberley-news/movement_on_cinema_plan_1_4155704

Citizens Focus Group

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/eastwood-kimberley-news/group_plan_to_help_spark_public_debate_1_4018639

Free swimming extended for under 16s

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/eastwood-kimberley-news/free_swims_at_leisure_centre_1_4112767

Kelly’s eye on new bus service

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Town proud to get £30,000 cash boost

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Gun-toting Kimberley

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£500,000 bus boost for Kimberley

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Awards presented at Kimberley Primary

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Bar hours noise: No concerns say police

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Racers will be trapped

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Bus and tram link set for Kimberley

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Kimberley road breakthrough

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Tenants unite to fight for homes

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Bus bid gets the thumbs-up

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Junction nightmare

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Hopes boosted for Kimberley bus service

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Residents accept council offer

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Huffington Post

Citizens Focus Group Feedback

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/richard-robinson/feedback-from-first-citiz_b_1306138.html

Dawn of a new way of doing politics?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/richard-robinson/dawn-of-a-new-way-of-doin_b_1290493.html

 

 

Articles in This is Nottingham

Joining forces with police at primary stage

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Kimberley to get new bus link to city trams

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Cricket nets a £7,000 grant

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Richard Robinson: Together we can end snarl-ups

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Kimberley speed pilot traps four drivers on first day

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Play’s the thing after £51,500 revamp

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Bus-Tram links Broxtowe with City

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Moves to make roads safe for all

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Moves to make roads safe for all

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Extract from Nottingham Evening Post , Thursday 13 March 2008

(Not renowned for their support of LABOUR politicians!)

Bus Service

A £500,000 bus service deal aims to ease the city commute and cut congestion. It will link people in the north of Broxtowe borough with the tram stop at Phoenix Park, speeding journey times to and from Nuthall, Kimberley, Awsworth and Cossall. The service, running seven days a week, is expected to cut jams on the A610 and will be operated by Veolia Transport, part of environmental company Veolia. Tesco and British Land have also contributed £90,000. T1 The Phoenix Flagship will start in October 3 and run half-hourly between 6.25am and 8pm, then hourly later in the evening. It will also link with the new Ikea Retail Park and the Tesco store at Ilkeston. The move comes after months of work by Broxtowe MP Nick Palmer and Kimberley Coun Richard Robinson.

They pushed for better bus links after reading the results of a survey they sent to 1,600 residents in December 2006, which saw about 1,000 people respond. There have been talks with a number of potential service providers, and Dr Palmer said: “I am delighted that all the hard work put in is now coming to fruition. “It’s very important that when we talk about protecting the environment we don’t just bash drivers, but give a positive environmental alternative so that drivers have a clean, comfortable public transport option to get into town.” Coun Robinson said: “I cannot express enough my gratitude to all the partners who have worked tirelessly in this ground breaking project – and I for one cannot wait for the service to start. “This service will provide the people of the area the public transport links they have said they wanted.” Chairman of Kimberley Town Council Coun Roy Plumb said: “I would like to thank Nick and Richard for their persistence in ensuring that this area of Broxtowe gets a huge boost that this new bus service will undoubtedly bring.” Kimberley resident Mary Trivett, of Knowe Lane, said: “This is brilliant news and I know from talking to many people that this service will be very well used”. The service was set to start on August 1, but this was put back because of the extensive roadworks around the Ikea island.

ALL ABOARD FOR A SENSIBLE IDEA TO REDUCE JAMS

Joined-up thinking will lead to joined-up transport in the north-west suburbs of Nottingham when the T1 Phoenix Flagship takes to the road. The new seven-day bus service will link commuters, shoppers and evening travellers in the north of Broxtowe borough to the tram terminus at Phoenix Park. That could help get cars off the A610 and give rush-hour travellers from places like Awsworth and Kimberley a much quicker route into Nottingham city centre. This is a good example of an integrated transport operation, and the result of integrated local lobbying by the MP and community leaders in Broxtowe borough. If it is successful Nottingham and neighbouring districts should look to providing a similar service for the other northern terminal at Hucknall, and for the proposed new Line 1 and Line 2 termini.

Nick Palmer MP writes …

“…One of Richard’s great strengths is his indefatigable campaigning and determination. To achieve the groundbreaking and complex integrated bus/tram service in his area, he pursued the four different bodies concerned with such vigour that they eventually agreed where otherwise I feel sure that they would have lost interest. In a crucial seat like South Derbyshire, I’d think that this sort of campaigning zeal would be enormously valuable…”

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