Richard Robinson

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Richard Robinson is constituency office manager for Andy Reed MP, borough councillor for Kimberley & Cossall (Broxtowe) and voluntary campaigns co-ordinator fo Nick Palmer MP. In 2005, Richard was Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Charnwood. Richard is married to Sarah and has two teenage children, Laura and Joseph.

Home page: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk

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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service (main edition) – May 2019

Hi all

Welcome to the main edition for May’s newsletter.

I’m conscious that I’ve already issues two previous editions this month (local election results at the beginning of the month and then a special focus on the European elections last week).

Now the elections are over – well for the time-being :) at least, I’ll be back to issuing one newsletter per month.  I’m aware that email overload isn’t helpful, and I don’t want to bombard you all with too much information (less is more).

In saying that there is plenty of information to relay to you this month and I will try to do this in concise a way as possible.

I’m hugely excited about the challenges ahead – my to do list grows daily, however I am confident that real and meaningful change in Kimberley (and the surrounding areas can be achieved).  Trust you enjoy reading the information provided below.

Feedback as always is welcome and if anyone needs help with personal casework, as ever, do give me a shout.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
  
Broxtowe News Update & Information Service (main edition) – May 2019 
 
 
  
1) Main Street Kimberley near Nine Corners – collapsed bank
 
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Following contact from a number of residents about the collapsed bank (as above) earlier this month, I contacted Nottinghamshire County Council and Broxtowe Borough Council about this matter.  I was referred by Broxtowe (in terms of Planning to Erewash) and the response I received is shown below:
 

Dear Councillor Robinson,

The bank collapsed a while ago, building control have inspected the site for a danger point together with a structural engineer, looking at the house on the upper level safety. The house and land insurance companies are also involved.

The land is stable at present and the county highways installed the barriers are precaution and the remain section of footpath is accessible. The situation is being monitored on a regular basis.

If you require any further information please contact me.

Yours sincerely

Colin Coultan

Senior Building Control Officer – colin.coultan@erewash.gov.uk

Erewash & West Nottinghamshire Building Consultancy, Erewash Borough Council, Resources Directorate

Town Hall, Long Eaton, DE10 1HU, 0115 9072224

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In terms of Nottinghamshire County Council – I was advised as follows:

From: Dave Walker [dave.walker@viaem.co.uk]
Sent: 20 May 2019 13:12
To: Robinson, Richard
Subject: RE: *urgent please* Main Street Kimberley near Nine Corners
 
Richard,
 
The Heras fencing is not in the best of conditions , so the red/yellow barriers have been straightened up and left in front of  them  and will be checked now and then , there is plenty of free footway for pedestrians to use , if you do get an update on the land behind the fence and what is planned it would be helpful if you could update me.
 
Regards
 
Dave Walker
District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe
Via East Midlands Ltd  Tel 0300 5008080

 

I will continue to monitor the situation and if anyone has further concerns or questions please let me know.

 

2)   Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP)

BWP do a fantastic job helping women and their families who are affected by domestic abuse in Broxtowe.  Help is given to women and families empowering them to to feel safe, to take control of their lives and to lead safer lives.
 
They have now raised a new fund-raising pack – Afternoon Tea for BWP – which can be found at: https://broxtowewomensproject.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Fundraising-Pack.pdf
 
In the link above you will find posters, tips and ideas for an afternoon tea event and how to make it as successful as possible.  There is a National Cream Tea Day on 28 June and this is a great way of celebrating.
 
BWP would not be able to continue without support from our fundraisers.
For example:
– £15 enables them to provide a woman with one hours phone support.
– £45 enables them to give two hours of outreach with a worker in a safe location
– £65 can help us get a woman into refuge. This can take several hours of liaising with agencies and lots of support, encouragement and reassurance especially if children are involved.  It could be their next step to freedom.
 
For more information please contact BWP: enquiries@broxtowewp.org 
 
 
 
3)   Horse Fair
 
 
During the past three weeks I have been liaising with officers at Broxtowe and also to Sue Maxwell – the local pub watch coordinator for the Kimberley, Eastwood, Nuthall area (who does a brilliant job in coordinating) in terms of what happens in future, and particularly how Sue can be supported in future with communications.  One of the issues before was that Sue was not included as a member of the Safety Action Group (SAG): https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/community-living/support-for-event-organisers/safety-advisory-group/
 
I have made representations to Broxtowe that Sue in her pubwatch role should be included as a member of the SAG, and I’m pleased to say that this has now been agreed.  
 
In terms of future events – I spoke with the land owners last week and they confirmed that no ongoing agreement had been reached for future horse fairs and that the matters was in the hands of solicitors.
 
When I receive any further information I will let you know, in the meantime if there are any more questions or comments please get in touch.
 
4)   Rain or Shine Theatre Company – Thursday 18 July 2019 – 7pm 
 
The above theatre company are presenting “As You Like” at Kimberley Institute Cricket Club – please click on link below for more information: 
 
 
 
Rain or Shine Poster 2019
 
 
 5)  My workload and priorities in Kimberley
 
 Apart from a brief 4 day break from the Sunday after the elections on 2 May, it’s fair to say it’s been pretty relentless since then.
 
I listed in a newsletter previously this year the priorities in Kimberley you had tasked me with should I be re-elected.
see in particular part 2: So what are my priorities on being successfully re-elected?
 
I’m meeting with my agent Luke McGibney next week to try and structure the multiplicity of demands into short term, medium and long term goals.  Also to work out the the more urgent campaigns and to define the clear objectives, strategies and tactics.  We’re going to be approaching many of the issues in new ways with high visibility campaigns using video, Have Your Say public sessions and increased social media.
 
Here’s a flavour of some of the work and campaigns coming up: 
 
  • Zebra crossing/double yellow lines near Digby Street
  • Parking issues on Main Street (opposite Sainsbury’s)
  • Maws Lane, Hardy Street traffic issues
  • Swingate traffic issues
  • A610 Road Noise
  • Cinema at Giltbrook Retail Park
  • Planting of additional trees as various locations throughout Kimberley
  • Nine Corners pedestrian issues
  • Transport for disabled and elderly people in various part of Kimberley
  • Road resurfacing in various parts of Kimberley
  • Upgrading the footpath between Chapter Drive and Broomhill Drive, Kimberley
 
 I’ll update you further in June’s newsletter with progress.  If you have issues you would like to be included please let me know.
 
   
6)   Open studios- invite for Kimberley and Giltbrook 8-9 June
 
 
This year there are 3 artists in 3 locations, so great to have a stroll and see artist work in their studios.  This is part of the county wide Open Studios Nottinghamshire celebrates the county’s artists, makers and creators through May and June 2019.  Next weekend 8 & 9 June there will be activities as follows below, with the Mayor of Broxtowe Cllr Mick Brown attending next Saturday.
 
  • Giltbrook and Kimberley Artist are Pat Furniss with Textiles (Venue 37 – NG16 2HR) – Gilthill, Kimberley
  • Kevin Tanner at Gallery 86 with Photography (Venue 39 – NG16 2HF) Eastwood Road, Kimberley
  • Suzanne Plamping –  www.SPCreativeCrafts.com – Venue 36: 560 Nottingham Road NG16 2GW) with Bobbin Lace, Mix media and Textiles.
Each Artist with have their work on display and you be able ask them questions see work in action and sometimes have a go.
The event is supported by Kimberley WI who are doing the teas and cakes for donations towards a local good cause at Suzanne Studio Near the Ikea Roundabout in Giltbrook.
 
Open Studios Notts include Artists, makers and creators across Nottinghamshire will again be opening their studios to the public through May and early June 2019 to showcase the county’s strong creative community. Over 250 artists will be taking part with coverage from Misson in the north of the county to Sutton Bonnington in the south, Brinsley to the west and Thorney in the east.
 
Every genre of artistic endeavour will be on display including ceramics, furniture making, jewellery, textiles, photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, glass work, wood carving, print making, creative writing and more. Many venues will have demonstrations and have-a-go activities, as well as the opportunity to meet artists and creators in person and see where and how they work.
 
Photographic exhibitions at Retford, Mansfield Central and Beeston library galleries, showing artists and makers at work, will run from 27 April to 6 June, thanks to  partner, Inspire: Culture, Learning and Libraries, and photographer Neil Pledger.
 
Look out for the Open Studios Notts brochure, available from April, in Inspire libraries and other outlets around the county such as tourist information points, museums, cafes and independent shops.  The brochure lists all the events, art trails, participating artists and venues and includes a map so you can find them.  Giltbrook and Kimberley venues are 36, 37 and 38, which include Lacemaking, Textiles and Photography.
 
For more information contact Suzanne Plamping 0115 9985594
or Michael Trueman, 01636 812279 – openstudiosnotts@gmail.com
 
or for press enquiries/interviews contact -Tina Bettison 07778 014466 – tina@tinabettison.com
 
 7)   Kimberley Town Council (KTC)
 
I’m not a member of the town council but I attended their full meeting last night, and offered a brief overview of some of the work I am involved in within the local community as a Broxtowe Borough Cllr.  One of the items I mentioned was the request that had been raised with me by residents asking for the May Day event to be moved to Hall om Wong Park, and also to possibly hold this over the weekend, rather than the Bank Holiday.  The events committee of Kimberley Town Council is going to discuss this.
 
KTC have their full meetings normally on the last Thursday of each month (held at the parish hall on Newdigate Street), open to members of the public to attend also.
 
Amongst the issues raised there last night by Philip Owen (Conservative County Cllr Nuthall & Kimberley) were emergency works on Victoria Street Kimberley, Swingate resurfacing, James Street residents parking consultations, scrap lorries on Gilthill and the possibility of additional yellow lines near the Stag Inn in Kimberley.
 
 For more information on the work of Kimberley Town Council – please contact Cllr Trevor Rood (Chairman): trevor.rood4@gmail.com
 
 

8)   Langley Mill Super Hub – tram extension Line 4, phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley

Since the elections on 2 May 2019 and the formation of a new administration at Broxtowe I and others are now involved in more detailed discussions with a number of partners and organisations to see how the work certainly can possibly be accelerated (irrespective of pending decisions on Hs2 and its funding).  It’s quite exciting to see the momentum gathering here.  Previous background information can be found at:
 
 
I’ll continue to update you with progress, substantive decisions and timescales as the picture becomes clearer in the up and coming weeks and months.
 
 
9)   News in brief
 
a)  The Parish of Kimberley & Nuthall are hosting a Green Festival on 15 June followed by the Service of Dedication and Celebration on 16 June, both at Holy Trinity – Kimberley – for more information please see: https://www.htsp.org.uk/welcome.htm
 
b) this coming Sunday 2 June 2019 1940s D Day theme Picnic in the Park

The Stag Football Ground Kimberley

12 noon – 4pm

Adults £2, OAP £1, Youngsters under 16 £0.50

Bar, hot and cold food, stalls, live music, children’s play area and lots more entertainment.

For more information on both events please contact Cllr Trevor Rood: trevor.rood4@gmail.com

 
c) https://www.facebook.com/kimberleyjam/ – has information for The Kimberley Jam this year
 
 
 
 

Local Community Business Information

 

 

Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/

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Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
    Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk

Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

Whitebeam photography studio offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  Please contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
              NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com     

Rain or Shine Poster 2019

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – Mid May 2019 – European Elections special

Hi all

Welcome to a special (mid month) edition and update for May.

You may have been thinking after the local elections on 2 May – well that’s it for voting for a while – I’ve probably had enough of leaflets, folk knocking at my door and so on.

Not so fast!  Lo and behold we now have another chance tomorrow to vote – this time on a national basis for the European Elections taking place tomorrow – Thursday 23 May 2019.  Polls are open as of 2 May – from 7am until 10pm.   You vote at the same place you did a couple of weeks ago.

I’ve been asked by a number of people for advice and also to try and shed some light as to why we are having the elections and to try and explain the voting procedure (how it works) which is quite different to both local government and UK parliament elections.

This newsletter therefore is primarily about tomorrow.

I touch briefly on local matters at the end, and I will back with a very full update on local matters concerning Kimberley & Broxtowe next week.

Feedback as always is welcome and if anyone needs help with personal casework, as ever, do give me a shout.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 
Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – Mid May 2019 – European Elections special
 
1) European Elections – Thursday 23 May 2019
 
I’ve listed some key points here – that will hopefully prove useful:
 
  • Essentially as Brexit has now been delayed for six months (we were supposed to leave on 29 March this year) – with a new date set for October 31 2019 –  this means the UK must now participate in European Union polls tomorrow.
 
 

 

  • But didn’t the Prime Minister make a major speech yesterday on her new deal and Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB)?  Yes she did, but this does not seemed to have been terribly successful.   

 

  • She has made 10 specific commitments and these are shown below:
     

    1 The government will seek to conclude alternative arrangements to replace the backstop by December 2020.

    2 Should the backstop come into force, the government will ensure that Great Britain will stay aligned with Northern Ireland.

    3 The negotiating objectives and final treaties for our future relationship with the EU will have to be approved by MPs.

    4 A new workers’ rights bill that guarantees workers’ rights will be no less favourable than in the EU.

    5 No change in the level of environmental protection.

    6 The UK will seek as close to frictionless trade in goods with the EU as possible while outside the single market and ending free movement.

    7 We will keep up to date with EU rules for goods and agri-food products that are relevant to checks at border protecting the thousands of jobs that depend on just-in-time supply chains.

    8 The government will bring forward a customs compromise for MPs to decide on to break the deadlock.

    9 There will be a vote for MPs on whether the deal should be subject to a referendum.

    10 There will be a legal duty to secure changes to the political declaration to reflect this new deal.

     

 
So who are we voting for tomorrow in the East Midlands – and how does the system work?
 
On the ballot paper tomorrow you will see the following (you only have one vote) 
 
Change UK – candidates – Kate Godfrey, Joan Pons Laplana, Narinder Sharma, Pankajkumar Gulab, Emma Manley
 
Conservative – candidates – Emma McClarkin, Rupert Matthews, Tony Harper, Brendan Clarke-Smith, Thomas Randall
 
Green – candidates – Kat Boettge, Gerhard Lohmann-Bond, Liam McClelland, Daniel Wimberley, Simon Tooke
 
Independent Network – candidates – Nick Byatt, Marianne Overton, Daniel Simpson, Pearl Clarke, Nikki Dillon
 
Labour – candidates – Rory Palmer, Leonie Mathers, Tony Tinley, Nicolle Ndiweni, Gary Godden
 
Liberal Democrats – candidates – Bill Newton Dunn, Michael Mullaney, Lucy Care, Suzanna Austin, Caroline Kenyon
 
The Brexit Party – candidates – Annunziata Rees-Mogg, Jonathan Bullock, Matthew Patten, Tracy Knowles, Anna Bailey
 
UKIP – candidates – Alan Graves, Marietta King, Anil Bhatti, Fran Loi, John Evans
 
Independent  – candidate – Simon Rood
 
 
Five MEPs will be elected to represent the East Midlands region (this is a huge area covering from as wide a diverse geographical area including Northamptonshire up through Leicestershire to Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire).
 
This is where (well I think) it becomes interesting.  It is not a first past the post system (when you vote in a parliamentary election in England for example) – the candidate who gets the most votes wins – (the votes of the others are completely disregarded).   In a real-life illustration from 2011, Tony Tan obtained a greater number of votes than any of the other candidates. Therefore, he was declared the winner, although the second-placed candidate had an inferior margin of only 0.35% and a majority of voters (64.8%) did not vote for the declared winner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-past-the-post_voting
 
Tomorrow’s vote is counted using a proportional system – and I think the following document explains in a more concise way than I could (a rather complex system)!
  
 
I trust the above is useful – I’ve tried to make the information as clear as possible – do come back with any questions.
 
If you do fancy some challenging reading tonight before tomorrow’s vote (you may not agree with all of what is written) but for a stimulating read try both articles:
 
 
 
 
 Kimberley & Broxtowe news in brief
 
1) It’s probably worth a reminder that I am an independent councillor in Broxtowe.   I am a member of no political party.   Broxtowe Borough Council though has to form an administration (in law) in order for its statutory duties to be carried out.
 
There are 44 councillors in Broxtowe and currently no one party has enough members to form an administration.
 
Before last Wednesday’s first full council meeting following the elections on 2 May – I was telephoned four times (in one week) by members of the Conservative group asking me to join in a coalition with them.  I politely declined the offer.
 
I decided to join a ruling coalition of Liberal, Labour & Independent cllrs – with my statement shown here: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2019/05/the-role-i-will-play-within-the-new-broxtowe-borough-council/
 
This does not make me a Liberal or Labour party member – simply an independent cllr supporting a coalition administration.
 
A reminder that the full Broxtowe election results can be found at:

There are by-elections in Stapleford on Thursday 13 June – which could (dependent upon the result) change how the current arrangements function.

 
 2) The Parish of Kimberley & Nuthall are hosting a Green Festival on 15 June followed by the Service of Dedication and Celebration on 16 June, both at Holy Trinity – Kimberley – for more information please see: https://www.htsp.org.uk/welcome.htm
 
 3) The Dog House in Kimberley (formerly The Lord Clyde) – opens this Friday.  I really hope this new venture does well (and it’s good to have competition and fresh business in Kimberley) – https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/street-food-menu-kimberley-pub-2813812 
 
4) Rain or Shine Theatre Company – Thursday 18 July 2019 – 7pm – are presenting “As You Like” at Kimberley Cricket Club – please click on link below for more information: Rain or Shine Poster 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Local Community Business Information

 

 

Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
    Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk

Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

Whitebeam photography studio offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  Please contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
              NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com       

The role I will play within the new Broxtowe Borough Council

Below is the text of a press release I have issued today.
 
 
 
The New Council at Broxtowe – Full Council meeting tonight Wednesday 15 May 2019
 
 
At the full council meeting at Broxtowe Borough Council tonight a new administration will be formed following the elections on 2 May 2019.
 
As a result of these elections – none of the major political parties has overall control of the council.
 
I have taken a number of telephone calls from both the Conservative and Labour leaders, during the past week – asking for my support as an Independent to help form an administration forming a coalition with their respective parties.
 
I am a member of no political party having quit the Labour Party in February this year: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2019/02/my-statement-today-on-leaving-the-labour-party/
 

After very careful consideration and reflection having considered both offers first from the Conservative Party and second a coalition of Labour, Liberal and two other Independent cllrs I have decided to accept an offer support the coalition.

 
The council will be asked tonight to recognise tonight the leadership arrangements for the council going forward.  I will be supporting a motion for Cllr Milan Radulovic (Lab) to be recognised as Leader with Cllr Steve Carr (Lib) as Deputy Leader.
 
The best offer made to me was by Cllr Radulovic in terms of getting the best deal for my residents in Kimberley comprises the following elements:
I will separately hold the post of Vice Chair of the Council’s new Personnel Committee.
 
I am looking forward to some very exciting work ahead.
 
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Richard Robinson
Independent Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council
 
 
Richard S Robinson
Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – May 2019 – Election Results Special

Hi all

I wanted to update you with the official election results from yesterday’s voting.  Counting started in the early hours of this morning, and the Kimberley ward result was disclosed at around 3 45am.

The results for the whole of Broxtowe can be found at:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/elections-overview/

The Kimberley result in detail is shown at: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/elections-overview//Kimberley

Congratulations to the other two cllrs who were re-elected.

I want to place on record my gratitude to everyone who turned out to vote and to all those who supported me, it is very much appreciated.  I do not take votes for granted.

Thank you to everyone who has phoned, texted, emailed and got in touch via social media.  I will try and respond to all comments after I’ve had some sleep :)

I am there in my work for you (and not the other way round).  It is a privilege to serve residents of Kimberley.

My deepest commiseration to the candidates who did not make it this around.  Ellis and Bainy in particular fought a brilliant campaign and I know they remain an integral part of our community.

As for me – I’ve got what feels like a thousand challenges ahead in Kimberley – but they are all good, and after a few days rest I will be back at it and getting stuck in again.

I’m aware there are things I can improve on and I’ll be working hard on these during the coming weeks and months.

I’ll be back with a full update later this month.

If anyone needs help with any casework issues in the meantime, or has any feedback, please let me know – responses maybe a tad slower for the next few days!

Finally don’t forget the event being organised by Kimberley Town Council on Monday (bank holiday): 6th May – 12 noon 4pm – on the Stag Park, Kimberley NG16 2NB.  Free entry: Family Fun Day – with seasonal entertainment – bouncy castle, ice cream, hot dogs etc.  Also learn how to do traditional Maypole dancing.
For more information please contact Cllr Trevor Rood: trevor.rood4@gmail.com

 

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

 

Local Community Business Information

 

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
    Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk

 

Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

Whitebeam photography studio offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  Please contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
              NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com       

 

 

 

Promoted by Luke McGibney on behalf of Richard Robinson, 14 Norman Street, Kimberley, NG16 2LA

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2019 (with focus on Thursday’s Local Elections)

Hi all

A warm welcome to the April edition and especially to those who have joined during the past few weeks. 

This newsletter is somewhat different to the usual editions.  There are only 3 items – as I concentrate (in the main) on the local elections throughout Broxtowe – on Thursday this week – 2 May.  These local elections are arguably both the most exciting and important to take place for over a decade and I will explain the reasons why I believe this to be so below.

I do also want to touch on the Horse Fair that took place in Nuthall last week – and inform you of the questions raised with me, explain the information I received and the subsequent actions I undertook.

Finally I have been asked by Kimberley Town Council to highlight two events (and these details are shown at item 3 below).

I’ll be back next month with my more usual type of community newsletter – well that’s providing of course I am successfully re-elected :) – and I will issue a results update on Friday this week – following the count.

I trust that you find the details below useful and stimulating.  Feedback as ever is welcome.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson
Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2019 – (with focus on Thursday’s Local Elections)

 

1)   Horse Fair Nuthall

So on Tuesday last week I started to receive contact from local residents and landlords in an around Kimberley – asking what I knew about the Horse Fair coming to Nuthall (just by the side of J26 of the M1).  As I had received no information whatsoever from the council about this I started to try and make some detailed enquiries.

  • Last Wednesday 24 April I contacted the Deputy Chief Executive at Broxtowe Borough Council and the Police & Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire as to what the actual position was and trying to get some clarification.
  • I was advised that a Safety Advisory Group met on 23 April and confirmed that the Horse Fair could go ahead, having permission with the land owner.
  • A site meeting took place on 24 April with senior officers from Broxtowe Borough Council, the police and other bodies which discussed the issues surrounding the horse fair.
  • It appeared that there was some uncertainty about why an injunction could not be imposed (some had asked for this to be considered).  I was specifically advised that this could not happen as there had been no proven local track record in this area of anti social behaviour resulting from such an activity taking place.
  • The concerns raised with me from local people concentrated on the lack of notice given by the council for this to happen, why should up to 10,000 people be allow to descend on an area with barely a week’s notice?  Given the issues that had arisen in other locations – local residents and businesses appeared legitimately concerned about their well-being. 
  • I also met with the local pub watch group last week – comprising owners of pubs throughout Eastwood and Kimberley.  We discussed a wide range of issues.

Fast forward to today and the upshot of everything is that the Horse Fair actually happened successfully without the levels of criminal activity feared – based on previous similar events in different parts of the country. 

There are of course huge lessons to be learnt including communications, whether the Horse Fair is to come again (and on what status) – clarity on the legalities of any agreement that took place and so on.

I have got a further meeting with the pub watch team, police and Broxtowe Borough Council tomorrow to de-brief and to discuss a number of issues.  The next planned Horse Fair I am told is from 25 – 28 July (same location), and there are a number of specific points I will be raising.

I would in particular like to pay a huge tribute to Beat Manager and Sergeant Andy Browning at Nottinghamshire Police – who seemed to work day and night in order to successfully mobilise a very effective police operation.  He ‘phoned me every day from Thursday last until yesterday with updates.

Also to Sue Maxwell – the local pub watch coordinator for the Kimberley, Eastwood, Nuthall area who helped brilliantly with communications.

I will relay information I receive promptly in future newsletters.

 

2)   Broxtowe Borough elections – Thursday 2 May 2019

Onto the main focus on April’s newsletter, and the elections that are taking place throughout the borough of Broxtowe this Thursday.  Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm.

*Please do remember to take the relevant ID with you* – without this you will not be able to vote.  Full details of relevant ID can be found at: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/elections-voting/voter-id/

A list of candidates standing in each borough ward throughout Broxtowe can be found at:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/6370/statement-of-persons-nominated-for-borough-council-elections-2019.pdf

(in some areas of the borough ie Nuthall, Eastwood, Stapleford Brinsley – there are also parish council elections) – the relevant can be details can be found by scrolling down:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/elections-voting/broxtowe-borough-councilparish-council-elections-2nd-may/

There are no elections for the parish council in Kimberley.

 

THE BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN KIMBERLEY

I have been a councillor on Broxtowe Borough Council continuously since May 1991, firstly representing Eastwood East.  In 2003 the boundaries changed and I have been a borough councillor in Kimberley ever since.  I was also County Councillor (Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall and Trowell) between 1997 and 2005. 

On 27 February 2019 – after weeks of soul-searching, heartache (and tears) I made the decision to leave the Labour Party – my full statement is here below (many of you may have seen this already – but it’s probably worth a re-read) – it hopefully proves insightful:

My statement today on leaving the Labour Party.

A number of people have asked whether I am now in the same party as Anna Soubry?  The answer to this is no. 

I am not a member of any political party. 

I am standing as an Independent candidate – for Kimberley (just as Cllr Richard MacRae does successfully in Stapleford)  – and in case you have not seen my election leaflet it can be found by clicking on the following link: 65090 A4 4pp Councillor Leaflet 

There are nine candidates standing for 3 positions in Kimberley.  There are currently two Conservatives and myself currently representing Kimberley.

So what are my priorities on being successfully re-elected?

It is very important to state that I am here for you (and not the other way around). 

My election leaflet: 65090 A4 4pp Councillor Leaflet focuses largely on how we can build Kimberley together – looking at some of the key challenges.  I have taken copious feedback from talking with literally hundreds of local residents for some months now on the type of things they want to see improve in Kimberley.  To list some of these briefly they are:

  • Making sure Kimberley gets its fair share of funding.  Many folk say that all the money in Broxtowe appears to go to Beeston.  I will work relentlessly hard on being successfully re-elected to addresses this matter, and campaign to ensure we get our fair share.
  • Address the significant traffic concerns in two key parts of Kimberley.  The traffic issues around Maws Lane, Hardy Street and then separately getting in and out of Swingate seem to be proliferating.  Many people appear extremely frustrated with the lack of initiative shown by the County Council after such significant work undertaken three years ago – see for example: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/08/submission-to-nottinghamshire-council-regarding-suggested-highways-improvements-in-kimberley-swingate-and-maws-lane-areas/
  • http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/01/what-can-be-done-to-imrpove-traffic-flow-congestion-and-pedestrian-safety-in-hardy-streetmaws-lane-cliff-boulevard-swingate-areas-of-kimberley-initial-report/
  • With the Kimberley population growing we need to invest now  – we need to ensure our children gain access to good education and schools of their choice.
  • Creative solutions for local businesses are needed to attract investment and increase footfall – this would include lifting parking restrictions and increasing shop front grants.
  • Multiplicity of pavement and road surface problems – these stretch throughout the ward – from Glenfield Avenue, Truman Street and Maws Lane to Broxtowe Avenue, around Stocks Road through to areas in and around Swingate.
  • Transport issues for elderly people – I have talked to a number of people – especially around the Kimberley part of the Larkfield Road estate (ie Birch, Lime, Poplar etc) – a number of elderly folk there seem pretty isolated that I have spoken with and I want to see what opportunities there are to allow community transport initiatives in this area.
  • Making sure that community events that do take place in Kimberley benefit the whole of the community – I have encountered some disquiet amongst people when events have been arranged in the past – when they have tried to find out more about the funding arrangements – information has not always been forthcoming.  It’s very important that transparency is paramount in all community initiatives.
  • Tram extension from Phoenix Park – through to Kimberley, Eastwood & Langley Mill – see below for all of the comprehensive background information on this:

http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/
 

So what are the immediate priorities for the coming months?

  • By the end of May this year (next month) I have been advised that we should know whether or not the substantive reports submitted to East Midlands Councils for funding for the tram extension (see above) have been successful.  Naturally there will be a huge amount of work involved here should we be successful.
  • I want to establish a comprehensive list of road defect problems throughout the ward and get these submitted to the County Council.
  • I want to revisit the previous consultations done on Maws Lane One Way – and the suggestions to improve traffic in and out of Swingate and consult on a wider basis on these again before further submissions being made.
  • The footpath between Broomhill Road and Chapter Drive needs some serious attention, as does a broken fence near Cloverlands, together with the ongoing saga of the wall on Ruislip Close that needs to be reduced in height.

More longer term work will be looking at how we can comprehensively boost business in Kimberley – and look at health and schooling issues too.

So all in all a fair bit of homework after Thursday!

These elections I believe are so exciting party because the amount and scope that there is to really continue making a real difference in Kimberley is huge – things like the tram extension – comes around once in a life time.  If we miss opportunities to reduce traffic congestion, boost jobs and investment – they undoubtedly won’t come back again and will be snapped up by another area.

I think as well with Brexit being so divisive – there is now genuine scope for something new, brave and bold to emerge in politics – I genuinely believe in Kimberley we can be at the forefront of that change.  

What can I improve on?

I am a vastly experienced councillor with over 25 years experience.  That does not make me a know it all, neither does it mean I always get everything right.  Improvements can be made!  For example I’ve had some great sessions in the Miners Return recently on Eastwood Road, talking about politics, and trying to put Kimberley (as well as the rest of the world) to rights.  The feedback I have had from there – is that whilst for example my monthly email newsletters are good – and go out to around 1100 people in Kimberley – I should be more visible in the pubs etc, getting feedback from folk who don’t get email (or alternatively don’t read them).

This is a fair criticism – I’ve probably relied to heavily on email consultation and on being successfully re-elected I will be holding regular 6 weekly “Have your Say” sessions throughout all the pubs in Kimberley – talking about developments – and finding out the local moans, groans and problems.   I’ll also be issuing hard copy newsletters too, and I have recently met a businesswoman who lives on Maws Lane Kimberley (launching her new Print Company), whom I will be using – see Community business section below.

I could go on for ages as I am passionate about Kimberley, our people and wellbeing.

I do hope you go out to vote.  It’s your right to have your say.  

I’ve heard it said recently that Broxtowe Borough Council over the past few years has not always been the place to go to get problems resolved.  You might liken in to BBC Radio 3, voters are mainly glad its there, but are not necessarily inclined to tune into it themselves.  I hope that with a new council after Thursday this will change!

If you still have a postal vote that has not been sent back yet, you can hand it on Thursday at your polling station.

 

3)  Two events being organised by Kimberley Town Council

a) Bank Holiday Monday 6 May – 12 noon 4pm – on the Stag Park, Kimberley NG16 2NB.  Free entry: Family Fun Day – with seasonal entertainment – bouncy castle, ice cream, hot dogs etc.  Also learn how to do traditional Maypole dancing.

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Sunday 2 June 2019 1940s D Day theme Picnic in the Park

The Stag Football Ground Kimberley

12 noon – 4pm

Adults £2, OAP £1, Youngsters under 16 £0.50

Bar, hot and cold food, stalls, live music, children’s play area and lots more entertainment.

For more information on both events please contact Cllr Trevor Rood: trevor.rood4@gmail.com

 

Local Community Business Information

 

 

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
 Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk
 

 

Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

Whitebeam photography studio offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  Please contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/ 
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
 
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Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
 
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
 
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
 
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555
 

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
       I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
       Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
           NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com       

 

 

 

Promoted by Luke McGibney on behalf of Richard Robinson, 14 Norman Street, Kimberley, NG16 2LA

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2019

Hi all

A warm welcome to the March edition (apologies it is late), and especially to all those who have joined during the last few weeks.

This is a slightly shorter update than normal as I will be issuing another comprehensive newsletter later this month focusing solely on the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019.

A reminder that backdated copies of my newsletters going back to 2007 can found at: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/

If you have any feedback, questions, or need help with any individual matter in the meantime, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson
Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2019

 

1)   Estate walkabout – Wednesday 3 April 10am Cloverlands Drive and Hillcrest Close – Kimberley

Estate walkabouts are organised by the Housing Service at Broxtowe Borough Council, in order to identify any problems in a specific geographical area.  Local residents are invited to attend.  The next walkabout in the north of the borough is this coming Wednesday at 10am, meeting at the car park on Hillcrest Close.

 

2)  Footpath between Chapter Drive and Broomhill Road, Kimberley

I am grateful to all residents who have provided feedback recently surrounding this particular area of Kimberley.  I’ve been given a number of useful suggestions as to what could be done to improve matters here generally which will involve working together with Sainsbury’s, Broxtowe Borough Council, Kimberley Town Council & Nottinghamshire County Council during the coming months.

It’s a key task I am looking forward to tackling after the elections on 2 May.

 

3)  Rumbletums Kimberley

Many of you will be already aware of the outstanding local service provided by Rumbletums on Victoria Street, Kimberley.  Essentially Rumbletums is both a Community Café and also a supported training project for youngsters with a learning disability (some may also have additional physical disabilities).

Currently Rumbletums are making extensive efforts to raise finances in order that they can purchase the currently leased building on Victoria Street from its owners the Baptist Union.

To date Rumbletums have worked with the local community to raise in excess of £28,000

I am this week writing a submission for Rumbletums supporting their endeavours for a substantial capital funding boost.

For more information about the work of Rumbletums please see: https://rumbletums.org.uk/

 

4)   Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley

I am frequently asked what the latest position is concerning the tram extension out from Phoenix Park.

The most up to date position and comprehensive information can be found at the following link:

Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley

This is a very exciting time, with huge opportunities for Kimberley and the surrounding communities in the north of Broxtowe, Ashfield and Amber Valley.

Together with a team of volunteers in the community from Kimberley, Nuthall, Eastwood, Codnor and Heanor – we are putting a huge amount of time into making the positive case for future public transport investment in our area.

Considerable endeavours are being made to ensure cross party support is secured. 

Very detailed reports were submitted to East Midlands Councils during February this year (see link above) and in terms of timescales for the next steps, we should be in a clearer position to know more specific detail towards the end of next month.

For more information please get in touch.

 

5)  Voting in the Broxtowe Borough Council Elections on 2 May 2019

There are local elections throughout the whole Broxtowe in May this year (as there are also for example in Nottingham City, Gedling, Erewash and Ashfield).  In Amber Valley there are elections in part of the borough (ie Belper and Ripley).

I am aware that people in Ashfield, Amber Valley, Erewash and Nottingham City receive this newsletter (where there are also elections), however this item refers solely to Broxtowe.

If you are voting in the Broxtowe Borough Council elections (and where parish councils are contested) there will be a change to the rules for voting (this does not apply to postal voters) but for the majority of voters who vote at a polling station.

Broxtowe Borough Council will be participating in a national scheme aimed to improve security of the voting process.  When attending the polling station you will be required to take proof of identity in order to vote.

The details should be published tomorrow – see link beow.  At the moment it appears that you will need to produce either a) one form of photographic ID (ie Passport, photocard driving licence, concessionary travel pass funded by HM govt).  Alternatively b) two forms of non photographic ID – (ie a vald bank or building society debit or credit card, a mortgage statement dated 2 May 2018 or afterwards, birth certificate, poll card for the election, council tax letter dated 2 May 2018 or later), a utility bill dated 2 March 2019 or later).

If you do not possess any forms of acceptable ID you can apply for a “Certificate of ID” from Broxtowe.

Postal votes are not affected by this, and proxy voters will need to take to the polling station their own individual id (not the ID of elector they are voting for).

More information will be available at: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/VoterID

Also you can contact in the  Sue Rodden, Head of Administrative Services – 0115 9173295 – sue.rodden@broxtowe.gov.uk

Important dates to note – if you are wanting to vote in Broxtowe:

a) the deadline to register to vote at your current address is Friday 12 April 2019

b) the deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019

 

6)   86 Gallery

The owners of 86 Gallery – Kevin & Elaine Tanner – of 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HF are holding a 5 day exhibition of arts and display from Good Friday 19 April through to Easter Tuesday 23 April. 

For more information please contact Kevin & Elaine – 0115 9382235 – email: galleryeightysix@outlook.com

You can also find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gallery-86-182422752704525/

 

Local Community Business Information

 

Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

Whitebeam photography studio offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  Please contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/ 
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
 
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Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
 
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
 
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
 
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555
 

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
      I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
      Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
          NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2019

Hi all

A warm welcome to February’s edition, and especially to all those who have joined during the last few weeks.

There’s plenty of local news as ever, so it’s straight down to business.

If you have any feedback questions, or need help with any individual matter, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson
Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2019

 

1)   Hall Om Wong Open Space – Kimberley

I have received some complaints from local dog walkers over the past week regarding difficulties with access to the park.  Broxtowe Borough Council were undertaking some hedge laying works on the frontage of the site near a stile last week .  This was temporarily closed but is now back open.

For more information please contact Tim Crawford – tim.crawford@broxtowe.gov.uk
 

2)  Footpath between Chapter Drive and Broomhill Road, Kimberley

I am grateful to several residents who have raised this issue with me during the past few weeks.  I was with one of them on Monday this week and we looked together at some of the problems nearby including broken fences, litter etc.  I walk this route occasionally, and whilst it was very dry whilst we were there on Monday – another issue is I am told is it gets very boggy in damp weather.  I’ve been given a number of suggestions as to what could be done to improve matters here generally which will probably involve working together with Sainsbury’s, Broxtowe Borough Council, Kimberley Town Council & Nottinghamshire County Council.  One suggestion to make it easier all year for people to walk through, is to extend the tarmac for the whole length of the footpath.

I’d like to know your views on anything you would like to see here, including how well this footpath is used.  Please do get in touch.

 

3)   Local Government Ombudsman decision concerning Broxtowe Borough Council

You may recall from some months back a complaint made by Stephanie Hather against “Broxtowe Borough Council” concerning the way she was treated regarding her attempts to trade in Kimberley – with her jacket potato business. 

The complaint was actually made by Stephanie to the Ombudsman on 19 December 2017.  I have supported her from the outset of her complaint.

The decision made by the Ombudsman (a public document) is dated 24 August 2018 – and can be found in full by clicking on the following link:

 https://www.lgo.org.uk/decisions/environment-and-regulation/licensing/17-015-321– in the report I am happy to be identified as “Cllr X”.

The Ombudsman’s decision was then considered by the Governance Standards & Audit Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on 3 December 2018:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/5803/governance-audit-and-standards-committee-agenda-3-december-2018.pdf

In summary (para 62 and 63 of the report) the Ombudsman upheld Stephanie’s complaint, finding “Broxtowe Borough Council” had caused an injustice to her.   The Ombudsman specified that the council must take a number of actions including issuing a personal apology (this was delivered on Tuesday 29 January 2019), also making a payment to her of £600 (she was originally offered £200 by the council).  The £600 has been paid to her.

I am delighted for Stephanie that she persevered and won her case.

From my perspective the most disappointing aspect to note, probably in the whole report is that shown in point 57 where the Ombudsman states “I find the Council’s replies have not been candid” – https://www.lgo.org.uk/decisions/environment-and-regulation/licensing/17-015-321 
I’m not sure we’ll ever find out why.

 

4)  Voting in the Broxtowe Borough Council Elections on 2 May 2019

There are local elections throughout Broxtowe in May this year.  I am aware that people in Ashfield, Amber Valley, Erewash and Nottingham City receive this newsletter (where there are also elections), however this item refers solely to Broxtowe.

If you are voting in the Broxtowe Borough Council elections (and parish council) there will be a change to the rules for voting (this does not apply to postal voters) but for the majority of voters who vote at a polling station.

Broxtowe Borough Council will be participating in a national scheme aimed to improve security of the voting process.  When attending the polling station you will be required to take proof of identity in order to vote.

The details should be published tomorrow – see link beow.  At the moment it appears that you will need to produce either a) one form of photographic ID (ie Passport, photocard driving licence, concessionary travel pass funded by HM govt).  Alternatively b) two forms of non photographic ID – (ie a vald bank or building society debit or credit card, a mortgage statement dated 2 May 2018 or afterwards, birth certificate, poll card for the election, council tax letter dated 2 May 2018 or later), a utility bill dated 2 March 2019 or later).

If you do not possess any forms of acceptable ID you can apply for a “Certificate of ID” from Broxtowe.

Postal votes are not affected by this, and proxy voters will need to take to the polling station their own individual id (not the ID of elector they are voting for).

More information will be available at: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/VoterID

Also you can contact in the  Sue Rodden, Head of Administrative Services – 0115 9173295 – sue.rodden@broxtowe.gov.uk
 

5) Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Langley Mill Super Hub

Lots of very positive work continues behind the scenes.  I’ve updated the campaign log to show the latest details here below, for any questions, please do get in touch.  This year 2019, will undoubtedly prove pivotal for this project with local elections taking place (especially in Broxtowe and Amber Valley) – the results of which may well have some significant influence the speed of progress.

The local Steering Group supporting and coordinating this work (comprising of residents from Nuthall, Kimberley, Eastwood, Heanor and Codnor) works tirelessly to support this project and the latest detailed information can be found at:

Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley

6)   My work on Broxtowe Borough Council

If you haven’t already been notified, I left the Labour Party yesterday and am now an Independent Councillor.  My work for you in the community continues.

I will be standing in the Broxtowe elections in Kimberley as an Independent.  My full statement is shown at: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2019/02/1981-2019-why-38-years-in-the-labour-party-for-me-has-today-come-to-an-end/

 
 7)  Public Wi-Fi in Kimberley and Eastwood

At the Jobs & Economy committee at Broxtowe Borough Council in January approval was granted to invest £30,000 in town centre Wi-Fi in Kimberley and Eastwood following a successful scheme in Stapleford which launched in May 2017.

The Wi-Fi will help support businesses in the town centres to work better and encourage shoppers to stay in the towns for longer.

Full details of the background report can be found at item 12:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/6025/job-and-economy-committee-agenda-31-january-2019.pdf

 

8)  Supporting local business in Kimberley

 
Whitebeam photography studio on James street Kimberley offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  I visited the studios this month and they really are very good.
Whitebeam are partnering with the Katie Wright school of dance – based at Kimberley Leisure Centre – to raise funds for Rumbletums.  They are offering all day dance photo shoots with all funds being donated to Rumbletums.  There is a fundraising event on Sunday 24 February – and for more information contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/ 
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
 
9)   Maws Lane, Eastwood Road Truman Street and Jubilee Street, Kimberley
 
I continue to get a lot of complaints about traffic flow and parking related matters in this vicinity.  There maybe no easy solutions but I am determined to see whether there is anything new and imaginative that could be done here to make some significant improvements.
 
10)  News in brief
 
a) Several people got in touch asking about rumours concerning an Aldi being built in Kimberley.  The planning department at Broxtowe have said this is pure speculation – with no substance at all.
b) Babbington Lane – Kimberley – I have received complaints about litter, dog fouling and anti-social behaviour – which I have referred to the Neighbourhood Wardens at Broxtowe for action.
 

Local Community Business Information

 

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
 
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
 
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
 
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555
 

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

 

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
    NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

My statement today on leaving the Labour Party.

Hi all

This is not my normal newsletter.  The February edition, with lots of local news and information should be with you tomorrow.

Below is my statement saying why have left the Labour Party today, after 38 years.

I will continue as an Independent councillor in Kimberley, and submit myself for re-elected as an Independent in the Broxtowe elections for Kimberley on 2 May.

Best regards

Richard

 

Richard S Robinson

Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 

you can also view this at: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2019/02/1981-2019-why-38-years-in-the-labour-party-for-me-has-today-come-to-an-end/ 

 

I write this today Wednesday 27 February 2019 personally from a good place.  A strong place.  My marriage to Sarah is strong, our children are flourishing.  We have a strong network of close friends whom we have sought wisdom, prayer and advice from as this undoubtedly life changing decision has been made.

It’s life changing as whilst I have been married to Sarah for 33 years, my marriage to the Labour Party has surpassed this by some five years.   It’s simply therefore not possible to leave something that has been an integral part of your every day existence and DNA for nearly four decades without heart aching sadness.  Yet there is no bitterness or regret.   Just the innate sense that politics in this country deeply yearns and demands something new, an approach that leaves the old tribal culture dominating so much of the current traditional party political culture behind, and embraces the values of integrity, openness and critically being able to disagree well.  I want to play my part in enabling a new politics proliferate.

My Labour history

I first joined the Labour Party in 1981 aged nineteen – no doubt against the wishes of my parents.  I worked for the then Department of Health & Social Security and started to witness first hand the misery of long-term unemployment – and recall grown men crying in front of me having being put out of work because of the repressive Thatcher regime.

I was also horrified how the Miners were treated by Thatcher and MacGregor; this served as another reason for joining the Labour Party.

  • In terms of elected office at borough and county council level, I have fought and won elections as a Labour candidate in Broxtowe, Nottingham in 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2007, 2011 and 2015.  In 2003, 2007 and 2011 I topped the poll in my 3-member borough council ward.
  • I was Labour Parliamentary candidate in Charnwood in 2005.  I put my heart and soul into this.  We came second in a rock solid Tory seat.  I’m told that this was fourth lowest swing against Labour (0.68%) throughout the whole of the East Midlands.  House of Commons statisticians equated this to an additional 2,500 votes taken off the Tories which went to Labour.
  • Since 2005 I applied to be the Labour Parliamentary Candidate in Shrewsbury (2006) – got to the hustings and came 2nd, South Derbyshire (2008) also got through to the hustings and came 2nd as I did in 2014 for Hemel Hempstead.
  • I applied twice to be Labour Parliamentary candidate in Amber Valley – the area where I was born, but was thwarted on both occasions.
  • I worked on Ed Miliband’s Labour Leadership campaign in 2015 as Regional Organiser in the East Midlands.
  • I have attended every Labour Party Conference between 2002 and 2018 and spoke on the Conference main stage in 2007 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-VQLB-cphE
  • I was the Vice Chair of Ashfield Constituency Labour Party (CLP) until today and also Chair of Eastwood & Brinsley Labour Party.
  • I have served on internal Labour selection, disciplinary and appeals panels.
  • Apart from Gavin I have worked for Labour MPs – Helen Clark, Natascha Engel and Andy Reed.

So why Leave?  – A matter of integrity

I have battled through many recent days with my conscience (and encountered a number of sleepless nights).  I have decided that it would be disingenuous of me to continue campaigning and stand for re-election as a Labour councillor knowing that I can no longer publicly endorse the national Party leadership.   I am not a supporter of the “hard left” in the Labour movement which has near total control in the Party, but fully accept that the leader has unprecedented legitimacy having been voted in twice overwhelmingly by the current Labour membership.

I work for Gavin Shuker MP in Luton South, and have done since 2012.  He was one of the seven Labour MPs that left Labour last week to form the new Independent Group in the House of Commons.  The decision that I have taken to leave the Labour Party though is entirely mine after much personal reflection.

It would undoubtedly have been easier for me to play this low key and continue as a Labour councillor.  Probably not that many people in Nottingham know I work for Gavin.   Opponents could have well pointed however out that here was a Labour councillor working for an MP who has left the Labour Party.  A conflict of interests here surely?

Or I could look for another job – that was another possibility.

However my heart and head says Gavin has done the right thing.  I support him.  In the bigger picture and beyond Broxtowe – our current politics is broken and tired; a different culture is required.  Does this mean that I mean I wholeheartedly and immediate endorse and agree with every stance that will be taken by the Independent Group?  No.  There are some huge challenges!

I do want to play my part though nationally in helping shape this new culture.  I was listening to a Craig Groeschel podcast at the weekend where he interviews Chip Heath an American academic & Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Stanford Graduate school of Business.  He talks about how Leaders have at times and particular moments to be more unreasonable and of the need to break the script.

We live in an ever changing, fast moving and increasingly complex society.  The Brexit debate of course epitomises this complexity perfectly, and dominates the whole political discourse. 

Whilst I personally voted for and enthusiastically support Remain, I acknowledge though that there are completely understandable reasons why so many constituents I have talked with in Kimberley voted to Leave and have not changed their minds.  I don’t think they are racist.  Neither do I get the sense that the majority of people want a 2nd Referendum.  Some do I accept, but I do not share that view.

Furthermore what appears evident to me is that many who voted Leave wanted to shake up the broken settlement of our national politics.

However all of the current MPs in the new Independent Group support a 2nd Referendum, whilst still wanting to shake our system. Here then perfectly demonstrates the complexity! 

A further significant challenge for me personally is the fact that there are now former Conservative MPs who voted through austerity measures hitting the most vulnerable in our society, sitting side by side former Labour MPs.   I admit that this does not at all naturally sit easily with me.  However I want to start to put behind me the narrow party interests and pursue policies that are evidence-based, not led by ideology, taking a long-term perspective to the challenges of the 21st century in the national interest.  Where we have to disagree, we’ll disagree well.  

Which brings me onto another point that has increasingly frustrated me over the past few years.  Our traditional party political culture of politics in this country and believe you me this is just as evident in Broxtowe as it is in Westminster, dictates that it’s essentially impossible at times to work together openly with members of different political parties.  Of course politics is a tribal sport.  However – very often good local grassroots campaigns are hijacked needlessly by the more confrontational cllrs from an opposing party for no other reason than blind party loyalty (and often jealousy because of the publicity a good local campaign has had).

For example in Broxtowe there are a few very good Conservative councillors including Lydia Ball, John Handley & Margaret Handley, and we work well together on various projects with them that will benefit the whole community.  We clearly don’t always agree on everything but have a mature working relationship, and respect our differences.   Where we disagree, we agree to disagree well.  I know that Margaret and John have been subjected however to the most ridiculous insults and criticism from some quarters – particularly on how we are working together in looking at the tram extension from Phoenix Park to the new Super Hub Transport Link in Langley Mill http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/ – just because of my involvement as as a Labour councillor.  Is this really a mature way to do politics in the best interests of the community?

In conclusion

I am not leaving the Labour Party because I have fallen out with any one individual.  I haven’t, and life is way too short for that anyway.

I have resigned from the Party today, will sit out the rest of my term as an Independent councillor until May 2nd this year, and stand as an Independent in Kimberley for the Broxtowe elections.  I have served constituents in Kimberley with fierce loyalty and passion since I first became elected there in 1997 and hope to continue this after May.  I cherish them (well most of them) dearly.  Everyone hasn’t and won’t always agree with me, that won’t stop me working however for the whole community, and engaging constructively with councillors from all political parties.

Some may argue that this is a reckless gamble on my behalf as opposed to a calculated risk.  I believe it’s the latter, I appreciate I will come in for some criticism but what I have done is to try and take a brave, open and principled stand.

I have Labour friends that span the decades, I have both grown up with, and campaigned with for Labour throughout many areas of the country – from Norwich to Dagenham, Amber Valley to Northampton, Broxtowe to Chesterfield, Charnwood to Ashfield – from Derby, Loughborough, Stoke on Trent to Leicester and Luton.

Many Labour Party members have been friends for what seems like time immemorial; Ted Perfect in Stapleford, John Legrys in North West Leicestershire, Max Hunt and Betty Newton in Loughborough, Paul Gill, Tom & Marilyn Cowles in Charnwood, Gloria De Piero MP and James Robinson in Ashfield, Alex Sobel MP for Leeds North West, Francis Steer and Olly Martins in Luton, David Mellen in Nottingham City, Andy Furlong (Labour Regional Board East Mids), Kathy Salt in Bolsover, Chris Ostrowski Labour PPC for Watford, Celia Cox, Pete & Meg Baxendale, Chris Emmas-Williams and Paul Jones (Amber Valley), Rachael Maskell MP in York Central, Paddy Tipping the Police & Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Nick Palmer the Labour MP for Broxtowe between 1997 and 2010, Louise Davies from Sheffield (and Director of Christians on the Left).

To my dear Blue Labour friends including John Milbank, Adrian Pabst, Maurice Glasman, Ed Rennie, Ian Geary, Rowenna Davis, et al – they have for a long time been a source of inspiration and encouragement.

I will remain a proud member of my Trade Union GMB.  In the GMB Midlands and East Coast Region – Richard Oliver the Regional Organiser is an outstanding colleague and friend. Trade Unions are a non negotiable part of a fairer more equal society.

I’ve always enjoyed a strong relationship with Labour Party Regional Office staff in the East Midlands, in particular I will miss George Carr-Williamson enormously.

I should also pay tribute to the leader of the Labour Group in Broxtowe Cllr Milan Radulovic – we’ve remained friends through thick and thin since 1991 – when we first stood together.  I hope our friendship can continue.

Finally there are a couple of people in Eastwood & Brinsley Labour Party that are absolutely salt of the earth and never get any headlines – Matt and Bob Bullock.  I will miss them also dearly.

In terms of the particular policy areas I am interested in and will pursue as an Independent councillor, this will include:

  1. Increasing power from Westminster to the most appropriate level, trusting and involving local communities
  2. Giving every child the best start in life through investment in early years provision
  3. Electoral Reform
  4. Fairer & genuinely re-distributive Taxation (looking at the idea of a Land Value Tax)
  5. Public transport investment
  6. Preventative measures to reduce health inequalities
  7. Promoting renewable energy

In addition to drawing on my faith, inspiration and clarity from the Bible I have been actively reading and undertaking research to sharpen my thinking and rationale for the decision I have now made.  I have also sought the counsel of close friends and colleagues and spent many hours meditating on the pros and cons of this decision. This course of action has not been taken without significant reflection on my part.  At the end of the day I have to be true to myself and the people I have been elected to serve.  The following books have proved really helpful to this extent:

  • The Leadership Lab – Understanding Leadership in the 21st century – (Chris Lewis & Pippa Malgren)
  • Why we get the Wrong Politicians (Isabel Hardman)
  • Lincoln on Leadership (Donald T Phillips)
  • 12 Rules for Life (Jordan Peterson)

I’d also recommend any podcast from Craig Groeschel (there’s one in particular talking about six aspects of a better leadership) – a) have the discipline to start b) the courage to stop c) a person to empower, d) a system to create e) a relationship to initiate f) a risk to take.

It’s the people who matter most, that must come before Party loyalty, and as one constituent in Kimberley said to me on Monday when I was visiting a broken fence with her (yes that’s the glamorous job of a councillor) – “it’s really rather quite an exciting time in politics isn’t it”.  She wasn’t referring to the fence.

Lenin once quipped there are decades in politics when nothing happens and then there are weeks when decades happens.

I’m 56 and I hope during the next decade we can start on the course of reconciling a divided and fractured nation with a new robust and relational politics in Britain embracing the Common Good.

I would want my 38 years in the Labour Party to be viewed and remembered as a celebration – but it’s time to move on.  Despite the inner turmoil – I’m in a good place.

1981 – 2019 – why 38 years in the Labour Party for me has today come to an end

I write this today Wednesday 27 February 2019 personally from a good place.  A strong place.  My marriage to Sarah is strong, our children are flourishing.  We have a strong network of close friends whom we have sought wisdom, prayer and advice from as this undoubtedly life changing decision has been made.

It’s life changing as whilst I have been married to Sarah for 33 years, my marriage to the Labour Party has surpassed this by some five years.   It’s simply therefore not possible to leave something that has been an integral part of your every day existence and DNA for nearly four decades without heart aching sadness.  Yet there is no bitterness or regret.   Just the innate sense that politics in this country deeply yearns and demands something new, an approach that leaves the old tribal culture dominating so much of the current traditional party political culture behind, and embraces the values of integrity, openness and critically being able to disagree well.  I want to play my part in enabling a new politics proliferate.

My Labour history

I first joined the Labour Party in 1981 aged nineteen – no doubt against the wishes of my parents.  I worked for the then Department of Health & Social Security and started to witness first hand the misery of long-term unemployment – and recall grown men crying in front of me having being put out of work because of the repressive Thatcher regime.

I was also horrified how the Miners were treated by Thatcher and MacGregor; this served as another reason for joining the Labour Party.

  • In terms of elected office at borough and county council level, I have fought and won elections as a Labour candidate in Broxtowe, Nottingham in 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2007, 2011 and 2015.  In 2003, 2007 and 2011 I topped the poll in my 3-member borough council ward.
  • I was Labour Parliamentary candidate in Charnwood in 2005.  I put my heart and soul into this.  We came second in a rock solid Tory seat.  I’m told that this was fourth lowest swing against Labour (0.68%) throughout the whole of the East Midlands.  House of Commons statisticians equated this to an additional 2,500 votes taken off the Tories which went to Labour.
  • Since 2005 I applied to be the Labour Parliamentary Candidate in Shrewsbury (2006) – got to the hustings and came 2nd, South Derbyshire (2008) also got through to the hustings and came 2nd as I did in 2014 for Hemel Hempstead.
  • I applied twice to be Labour Parliamentary candidate in Amber Valley – the area where I was born, but was thwarted on both occasions.
  • I worked on Ed Miliband’s Labour Leadership campaign in 2015 as Regional Organiser in the East Midlands.
  • I have attended every Labour Party Conference between 2002 and 2018 and spoke on the Conference main stage in 2007 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-VQLB-cphE
  • I was the Vice Chair of Ashfield Constituency Labour Party (CLP) until today and also Chair of Eastwood & Brinsley Labour Party.
  • I have served on internal Labour selection, disciplinary and appeals panels.
  • Apart from Gavin I have worked for Labour MPs – Helen Clark, Natascha Engel and Andy Reed.

So why Leave?  – A matter of integrity

I have battled through many recent days with my conscience (and encountered a number of sleepless nights).  I have decided that it would be disingenuous of me to continue campaigning and stand for re-election as a Labour councillor knowing that I can no longer publicly endorse the national Party leadership.   I am not a supporter of the “hard left” in the Labour movement which has near total control in the Party, but fully accept that the leader has unprecedented legitimacy having been voted in twice overwhelmingly by the current Labour membership.

I work for Gavin Shuker MP in Luton South, and have done since 2012.  He was one of the seven Labour MPs that left Labour last week to form the new Independent Group in the House of Commons.  The decision that I have taken to leave the Labour Party though is entirely mine after much personal reflection.

It would undoubtedly have been easier for me to play this low key and continue as a Labour councillor.  Probably not that many people in Nottingham know I work for Gavin.   Opponents could have well pointed however out that here was a Labour councillor working for an MP who has left the Labour Party.  A conflict of interests here surely?

Or I could look for another job – that was another possibility.

However my heart and head says Gavin has done the right thing.  I support him.  In the bigger picture and beyond Broxtowe – our current politics is broken and tired; a different culture is required.  Does this mean that I mean I wholeheartedly and immediate endorse and agree with every stance that will be taken by the Independent Group?  No.  There are some huge challenges!

I do want to play my part though nationally in helping shape this new culture.  I was listening to a Craig Groeschel podcast at the weekend where he interviews Chip Heath an American academic & Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Stanford Graduate school of Business.  He talks about how Leaders have at times and particular moments to be more unreasonable and of the need to break the script.

We live in an ever changing, fast moving and increasingly complex society.  The Brexit debate of course epitomises this complexity perfectly, and dominates the whole political discourse. 

Whilst I personally voted for and enthusiastically support Remain, I acknowledge though that there are completely understandable reasons why so many constituents I have talked with in Kimberley voted to Leave and have not changed their minds.  I don’t think they are racist.  Neither do I get the sense that the majority of people want a 2nd Referendum.  Some do I accept, but I do not share that view.

Furthermore what appears evident to me is that many who voted Leave wanted to shake up the broken settlement of our national politics.

However all of the current MPs in the new Independent Group support a 2nd Referendum, whilst still wanting to shake our system. Here then perfectly demonstrates the complexity! 

A further significant challenge for me personally is the fact that there are now former Conservative MPs who voted through austerity measures hitting the most vulnerable in our society, sitting side by side former Labour MPs.   I admit that this does not at all naturally sit easily with me.  However I want to start to put behind me the narrow party interests and pursue policies that are evidence-based, not led by ideology, taking a long-term perspective to the challenges of the 21st century in the national interest.  Where we have to disagree, we’ll disagree well.  

Which brings me onto another point that has increasingly frustrated me over the past few years.  Our traditional party political culture of politics in this country and believe you me this is just as evident in Broxtowe as it is in Westminster, dictates that it’s essentially impossible at times to work together openly with members of different political parties.  Of course politics is a tribal sport.  However – very often good local grassroots campaigns are hijacked needlessly by the more confrontational cllrs from an opposing party for no other reason than blind party loyalty (and often jealousy because of the publicity a good local campaign has had).

For example in Broxtowe there are a few very good Conservative councillors including Lydia Ball, John Handley & Margaret Handley, and we work well together on various projects with them that will benefit the whole community.  We clearly don’t always agree on everything but have a mature working relationship, and respect our differences.   Where we disagree, we agree to disagree well.  I know that Margaret and John have been subjected however to the most ridiculous insults and criticism from some quarters – particularly on how we are working together in looking at the tram extension from Phoenix Park to the new Super Hub Transport Link in Langley Mill http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/ – just because of my involvement as as a Labour councillor.  Is this really a mature way to do politics in the best interests of the community?

In conclusion

I am not leaving the Labour Party because I have fallen out with any one individual.  I haven’t, and life is way too short for that anyway.

I have resigned from the Party today, will sit out the rest of my term as an Independent councillor until May 2nd this year, and stand as an Independent in Kimberley for the Broxtowe elections.  I have served constituents in Kimberley with fierce loyalty and passion since I first became elected there in 1997 and hope to continue this after May.  I cherish them (well most of them) dearly.  Everyone hasn’t and won’t always agree with me, that won’t stop me working however for the whole community, and engaging constructively with councillors from all political parties.

Some may argue that this is a reckless gamble on my behalf as opposed to a calculated risk.  I believe it’s the latter, I appreciate I will come in for some criticism but what I have done is to try and take a brave, open and principled stand.

I have Labour friends that span the decades, I have both grown up with, and campaigned with for Labour throughout many areas of the country – from Norwich to Dagenham, Amber Valley to Northampton, Broxtowe to Chesterfield, Charnwood to Ashfield – from Derby, Loughborough, Stoke on Trent to Leicester and Luton.

Many Labour Party members have been friends for what seems like time immemorial; Andy Cooper & Colin Sansom (Nuthall & Giltbrook respectively), Ted Perfect in Stapleford, John Legrys in North West Leicestershire, Max Hunt and Betty Newton in Loughborough, Paul Gill, Tom & Marilyn Cowles in Charnwood, Gloria De Piero MP and James Robinson in Ashfield, Alex Sobel MP for Leeds North West, Francis Steer and Olly Martins in Luton, David Mellen in Nottingham City, Andy Furlong (Labour Regional Board East Mids), Kathy Salt in Bolsover, Chris Ostrowski Labour PPC for Watford, Celia Cox, Pete & Meg Baxendale, Chris Emmas-Williams and Paul Jones (Amber Valley), Rachael Maskell MP in York Central, Paddy Tipping the Police & Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire, Nick Palmer the Labour MP for Broxtowe between 1997 and 2010, Louise Davies from Sheffield (and Director of Christians on the Left).

To my dear Blue Labour friends including John Milbank, Adrian Pabst, Maurice Glasman, Ed Rennie, Ian Geary, Rowenna Davis, et al – they have for a long time been a source of inspiration and encouragement.

I will remain a proud member of my Trade Union GMB.  In the GMB Midlands and East Coast Region – Richard Oliver the Regional Organiser is an outstanding colleague and friend. Trade Unions are a non negotiable part of a fairer more equal society.

I’ve always enjoyed a strong relationship with Labour Party Regional Office staff in the East Midlands, in particular I will miss George Carr-Williamson enormously.

I should also pay tribute to the leader of the Labour Group in Broxtowe Cllr Milan Radulovic – we’ve remained friends through thick and thin since 1991 – when we first stood together.  I hope our friendship can continue.

Finally there are a couple of people in Eastwood & Brinsley Labour Party that are absolutely salt of the earth and never get any headlines – Matt and Bob Bullock.  I will miss them also dearly.

In terms of the particular policy areas I am interested in and will pursue as an Independent councillor, this will include:

  1. Increasing power from Westminster to the most appropriate level, trusting and involving local communities
  2. Giving every child the best start in life through investment in early years provision
  3. Electoral Reform
  4. Fairer & genuinely re-distributive Taxation (looking at the idea of a Land Value Tax)
  5. Public transport investment
  6. Preventative measures to reduce health inequalities
  7. Promoting renewable energy

In addition to drawing on my faith, inspiration and clarity from the Bible I have been actively reading and undertaking research to sharpen my thinking and rationale for the decision I have now made.  I have also sought the counsel of close friends and colleagues and spent many hours meditating on the pros and cons of this decision. This course of action has not been taken without significant reflection on my part.  At the end of the day I have to be true to myself and the people I have been elected to serve.  The following books have proved really helpful to this extent:

  • The Leadership Lab – Understanding Leadership in the 21st century – (Chris Lewis & Pippa Malgren)
  • Why we get the Wrong Politicians (Isabel Hardman)
  • Lincoln on Leadership (Donald T Phillips)
  • 12 Rules for Life (Jordan Peterson)

I’d also recommend any podcast from Craig Groeschel (there’s one in particular talking about six aspects of a better leadership) – a) have the discipline to start b) the courage to stop c) a person to empower, d) a system to create e) a relationship to initiate f) a risk to take.

It’s the people who matter most, that must come before Party loyalty, and as one constituent in Kimberley said to me on Monday when I was visiting a broken fence with her (yes that’s the glamorous job of a councillor) – “it’s really rather quite an exciting time in politics isn’t it”.  She wasn’t referring to the fence.

Lenin once quipped there are decades in politics when nothing happens and then there are weeks when decades happens.

I’m 56 and I hope during the next decade we can start on the course of reconciling a divided and fractured nation with a new robust and relational politics in Britain embracing the Common Good.

I would want my 38 years in the Labour Party to be viewed and remembered as a celebration – but it’s time to move on.  Despite the inner turmoil – I’m in a good place.

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2019

Hi all

A warm welcome to my January newsletter and especially those who have joined recently.

I hope it is not too late to wish you all a Happy New Year.

This is a long newsletter but it does contain a lot of important information.  You’ll probably be pleased to note that the word “Brexit” does not appear at all :)

I trust you find the details below provided both stimulating and useful.

As ever, if you have any feedback, comments, any issue you would like to raise or need help with personal casework, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

 

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2019

 

 

1)   Fundraising for Rumbletums
 
This is taking place on Saturday 16 February 2019 7pm – with live music plus refreshments full details:
 

 

 

2)   Capital grants available from Nottinghamshire County Council

Applications for capital grants of up to £50,000 to enhance local communities are now being accepted under the County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).
 
You may have an idea about a project that could really benefit a local area, and it’s possible that financial support could be made available through the LIS.
 
Please note that applications should be submitted by 28 February 2019 – and more information is available at:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/finance-and-budget/local-improvement-scheme/capital-fund

 

3) Fairgrove Homes (issues about in and around Hardy Street, Kimberley)

I am meeting with Fairgrove management on site in Kimberley this coming Friday (1 February) to discuss a number of issues about the ongoing building works.  I have received a number of enquiries from local residents this month on a range of matters (in particular the state of Hardy Street).  If you have not already contacted me and wish something to be raised please let know tomorrow (Thursday) if possible.

I’ll update you further in February’s newsletter.

 

4) Local elections (Broxtowe) – Thursday 2 May 2019 – important information

There are local elections throughout Broxtowe in May this year.  I am aware that people in Ashfield, Amber Valley, Erewash and Nottingham City receive this newsletter (where there are also elections), however this item refers solely to Broxtowe.

If you are voting in the Broxtowe Borough Council elections (and parish council) there will be a change to the rules for voting (this does not apply to postal voters) but for the majority of voters who vote at a polling station.

Broxtowe Borough Council will be participating in a national scheme aimed to improve security of the voting process.  When attending the polling station you will be required to take proof of identity in order to vote.

The details are not yet fully finalised (but should be published on 26 February this year).  I will update further in February’s newsletter.  At the moment it appears that you will need to produce either a) one form of photographic ID (ie Passport, photocard driving licence, concessionary travel pass funded by HM govt).  Alternatively b) two forms of non photographic ID – (ie a vald bank or building society debit or credit card, a mortgage statement dated 2 May 2018 or afterwards, birth certificate, poll card for the election, council tax letter dated 2 May 2018 or later), a utility bill dated 2 March 2019 or later).

If you do not possess any forms of acceptable ID you can apply for a “Certificate of ID” from Broxtowe – I will cover this in February’s newsletter.

Postal votes are not affected by this, and proxy voters will need to take to the polling station their own individual id (not the ID of elector they are voting for).

More information will be available at: www.broxtowe.gov.uk/voterid

Also you can contact in the meantime Sue Rodden, Head of Administrative Services – 0115 9173295 – sue.rodden@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

5)   Fly Tipping between Chapter Drive and Broomhill Drive, Kimberley (rear of Sainsbury’s)

I have been notified of incidents of repeated fly tipping in this area, and have asked Broxtowe Council to investigate this.  Please keep me updated with progress (or otherwise) over the coming weeks.

 

6) Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Langley Mill Super Hub

Lots of positive work continues behind the scenes.  I’ve updated the campaign log to show the latest details here below, for any questions, please do get in touch.  This 2019, will undoubtedly prove pivotal for this project with local elections taking place (especially in Broxtowe and Amber Valley) – the results of which will have some significant influence the speed of progress.

Reports are currently being compiled by two transport professionals to support the case for the tram extension and Langley Mill Super Hub.  These are due to be presented to East Midlands Councils & HS2 later this month for consideration. One of the authors of the report is from Belper, and the other has lived in Kimberley & Eastwood for a number of years but now acts as a consultant for light rail improvements across the world.

Please get in touch for any more information.

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

 
  

7)  Free self-guided tours for Broxtowe residents

Eastwood’s DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum is launching a new self-guided tour option for visitors.  The museum is offering free entry for all Broxtowe residents for six months;

For more information please see: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/news-events/news/press-releases-2019/january-2019/museum-introduces-free-self-guided-tours-for-broxtowe-residents/
 

8)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, & Nine Corners Zebra Crossing – Kimberley

I have mentioned both of these issues plenty of times in previous newsletters during 2018 – see http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/

There has been impasse with the County Council for a number of months, and on 1 November I met with Gary Wood a senior manager within Nottinghamshire County Council at County Hall.  I expressed my specific concerns about how both matters remain unresolved and my strong dissatisfaction on behalf of Kimberley residents concerning the clear discrepancies with the County Council’s approach.

On 21 December the County Council responded and advised that were consulting with the police and Broxtowe Borough Council on the grounds for establishing possible demolition (or at least reducing the height) of the wall, which I originally reported due to the amount of anti social behaviour taking place in this vicinity.

The police have advised me separately that they would not object to any specific work being taken in this area – along the lines mentioned.

I wad advised by the County Council earlier this month with regards to the wall demolition that this position is being monitored by the police, county council (and other agencies).  The County Council seem intent on “dragging their feet” on this matter which is extremely frustrating.  It is simply ridiculous that legitimate representation I made from early 2018 can get bogged down in internal county council protocol.

If there are further incidents of ongoing problems in this area please let me know.

With regards to Nine Corners – the clear impression is that the County Council really don’t want to know.  I’ve made copious representation which appears at the moment to fall on deaf ears.

At a recent Save Our Brewery Site (SOBS) meeting on Monday this week at the Parish Hall on Newdigate Street – plenty of mention was made of the new houses being built , increasing traffic and the difficulty for pedestrians crossing at Nine Corners.  I think there will be further representation to the County Council on traffic related matters in this vicinity over the next few months – so let’s watch this space.

Please come back to me with any observations and comments!

 

9)   Bell Restored At Stapleford Cemetery

The Bell at Stapleford Cemetery will ring twelve bells at 12 from 8 February, refurbished by the company who originally supplied it 134 years ago.

For more information please see:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/news-events/news/press-releases-2019/january-2019/bell-restored-at-stapleford-cemetery/

 10)   Public Wi-Fi in Kimberley and Eastwood

 

At the next Jobs & Economy committee at Broxtowe tomorrow night  we will be discussing the above subject and I will be pressing very hard for significant improvements in both areas, following work undertaken elsewhere in the borough previously (ie Stapleford).

Full details of the report can be found at item 12:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/6025/job-and-economy-committee-agenda-31-january-2019.pdf

 

11)  Key Individual Network (KIN)

 
If you are interested in representing your community across Broxtowe you are invited to become a KIN.

KIN stands for Key Individual Network.  A KIN member is someone who has good knowledge of and relationships within their community and acts as a link between the community and local police and partners.  Their community could be geographical (such as Kimberley, Beeston, Cossall, Eastwood or Stapleford) or could be people who share other characteristics (such as belonging to a cultural, ethnic, religious or disability community) and could be anyone from a councillor, teacher or shop keeper, to a church leader or the chairperson of a group.

The role of a KIN involves a person acting as a representative of the community they belong to.  As a KIN, the police may send you updates on local policing and consult you from time to time on issues relevant to the particular community group you represent or you might be contacted if there has been an incident, operation or event within your community.  You may also receive information from other partners such as the Fire & Rescue service or Local Authorities concerning community safety issues and if you have opted in to receive in information regarding events/recruitments etc.

For more information please contact Marice Hawley – Chief Communities Officer

marice.hawley@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

12)   Supporting local business in Kimberley
 
Whitebeam photography studio on James street Kimberley offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  I visited the studios this month and they really are very good.
Whitebeam are partnering with the Katie Wright school of dance – based at Kimberley Leisure Centre – to raise funds for Rumbletums.  They are offering all day dance photo shoots with all funds being donated to Rumbletums.  There is a fundraising event on Sunday 24 February – and for more information contact Stacey Syson http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/ 
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
 
13)   Missing street sign – Brewery Street, Kimberley
 
This has been reported to Broxtowe Borough for action: http://love.broxtowe.gov.uk/Reports/Create
 
 
14)  Dog Fouling – Hardy Street, Kimberley
 
I have reported this to Broxtowe Neighbourhood wardens, following complaints from local residents, and I have asked for more bins to be installed.
If you experience with dog fouling in Broxtowe you can contact directly:
 
Deborah Duckworth
Neighbourhood Wardens
Council Offices,
Foster Avenue
 Beeston
Nottingham
 NG9 1AB
0115 9173142 – wardens@broxtowe.gov.uk 
 
 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
 
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
 
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
 
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555
 

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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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 !!!!

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
    NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com

 

Rumbletums – Victoria Street, Kimberley – Fundraiser

Saturday 16 February 2019

Live music plus refreshments

7pm

See document here: 3188177 for full details

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2018

Hi all

A warm welcome to my December newsletter and especially those who have joined recently.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well and for a peaceful 2019.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks, and indeed during 2018.  You might say it’s been a pretty eventful year locally never mind on the national, international and worldwide scene.  Copies of my newsletters for the whole of this year (and going back a fair amount of time) can be found at: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/

This is a shorter edition than usual due to the Christmas break, and I’ll be back with a more detailed news update in January.

I trust you find the information below provided both stimulating and useful.

As ever, if you have any feedback, comments, any issue you would like to raise or need help with personal casework, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2018

 

1)   Road resurfacing Kimberley & Nuthall

The latest area that I have been asked to lobby Nottinghamshire County Council about is Maws Lane (from Stocks Road) Cliff Boulevard, High Spannia and Holly Road towards Stannier Way.

I’ve made the request to the County Council and their response states….. “the provisional carriageway resurfacing programme for financial year 2019/20 has already been agreed at Council Committee and they are not included in this programme“.  They then go on to say …..”please be assured we have a very dedicated team of Highway Inspectors who carry out regular inspections in this area. Should conditions deteriorate, we will then arrange for repairs or improvement works to take place and ensure that the road is kept in a safe condition“.

I have subsequently gone back to the County Council and pressed them further on the particular area above to see whether there is any scope for reconsideration or additions.   On receipt of a further response I will let you know.

 

2)  Shotokan Karate SKIF World Championships in  Czech Republic – July 2019

I was asked by a Broxtowe resident and parent (living in Nuthall) to see whether there was any possibility of grant towards supporting their son Luca Lacovara aged 11 who has been selected to represent Team GB at the next SKIF (Shotokan Karate International Federation) – next summer.

I duly approached Broxtowe Borough Council and am very pleased to learn that £200 grant award has been made towards the cost of competing in the above championships.

It’s a proud moment when youngsters from this borough achieve such a high level of attainment and for Luca in particular is testament to his skill, determination and commitment. He is the current SKIF GB champion in both disciplines for his age group. Previous achievements include winning the Shotokan Open in Ireland on both occasions he has represented Team GB.

More information on the grant award can be obtained by contacting Martin Paine Chief Audit and Control Officer – martin.paine@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

 3) Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Langley Mill Super Hub

Lots of positive work continues behind the scenes.  I’ve updated the campaign log to show the latest details here below, for any questions, please do get in touch.  The next year 2019, will undoubtedly prove pivotal for this project with local elections taking place (especially in Broxtowe and Amber Valley) – the results of which will have some significant influence the speed of progress.

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

 
  

4)  Capital grants available from Nottinghamshire County Council

Applications for capital grants of up to £50,000 to enhance local communities are now being accepted under the County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme (LIS).
 
You may have an idea about a project that could really benefit a local area, and it’s possible that financial support could be made available through the LIS.
 
Please note that applications should be submitted by 28 February 2019 – and more information is available at:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/finance-and-budget/local-improvement-scheme/capital-fund

 

5)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, & Nine Corners Zebra Crossing – Kimberley

I have mentioned both of these issues plenty of times in previous newsletters during 2018 – see http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/

There has been impasse with the County Council for a number of months, and on 1 November I met with Gary Wood a senior manager within Nottinghamshire County Council at County Hall.  I expressed my specific concerns about how both matters remain unresolved and my strong dissatisfaction on behalf of Kimberley residents concerning the discrepancies with the County Council’s approach.

On 21 December the County Council responded and advised that were consulting with the police and Broxtowe Borough Council on the grounds for establishing possible demolition (or at least reducing the height) of the wall, which I originally reported due to the amount of anti social behaviour taking place in this vicinity.

The police have advised me separately that they would not object to any specific work being taken in this area – along the lines mentioned.

When I have more substantive information I will let you know.

 

 6) Brexit questionnaire – survey results
 
Thank you to those who participated in the survey last month, the findings of which are fascinating and can be found by clicking on the “view results” tab of: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/brexit-questionnaire-november-2018-what-do-you-think/
 
 7)  Regeneration sites update throughout Broxtowe
 
for updates on sites ranging from Moults Yard Stapleford, to Beamlight Eastwood, former Kimberley Brewery site and Beeston Cement Depot. 
 
8)   Public Wi-Fi in Kimberley and Eastwood
 

At the next Jobs & Economy committee of 31 January 2019 we will be discussing the above subject and I will be pressing very hard for significant improvements in both areas, following work undertaken elsewhere in the borough previously (ie Stapleford).

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?

Need some support?

Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.

If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.

I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
 
  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
 
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
 
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555
 

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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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 !!!!

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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

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

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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.

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
   NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

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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/

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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

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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/

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Softwurkz

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

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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

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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.

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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

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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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

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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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

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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.

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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

uk.neil@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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