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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – November 2017

Hi all

 

A warm welcome to November’s update and especially to those who have joined during the last few weeks.

As it is officially December tomorrow can I take this opportunity to wish all readers a very Happy Christmas.

As ever there is a plenty to update you about, so straight down to business.  I trust that you find the information below informative.

Feedback as always is welcome.  Likewise if you need help with any 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 – November 2017

1) The Hidden Bakery, 232 Nottingham Road, Eastwood NG16 3GR

The official opening of the Hidden Bakery on Hilltop Eastwood is to take place next Friday 8 December at 12 noon with the Mayor of Broxtowe – Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE.  I do hope as many of you as possible will be able to come along.

Offering fresh handmade bread, artisan teas, cakes, pastries, breakfast, brunch, lunch and Sunday lunches and much more I am absolutely delighted for the owners Heidi and Andrew who experienced a torrid time in Kimberley.  In Eastwood this represents a new start for them and their perseverance has certainly paid off.  The loss for Kimberley is most definitely a gain for Eastwood.

The quality of the goods they produce and service they offer is second to none.

The Hidden Bakery is actually open from tomorrow – 1 December – with next Friday being the ‘official opening’ “with the Mayor”.

More information on The Hidden Bakery available at:

https://www.facebook.com/thehiddenbakeryuk/

or by emailing: heidimather1@gmail.com

 

2) Campaign for greater road safety for pedestrians Nine Corners, Kimberley

Following concerns from local residents I am going to launch a major campaign in January to and improve road crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.  So many people try and cross the road either to get to Kettlebrook Lodge, Holy Trinity Church and of course to then cross back and walk up to Hardy Street and experience many difficulties.  Thank you to all who have been in touch.

If you would like to be involved in this in any way please let me know.

I’ll touch on this more in January – and will make lots of literature available.

3) Refuse collection in Broxtowe

If you reside within the borough of Broxtowe you should have already been sent information about the changes in refuse collection.    New bin calendars have already been sent to every household ahead of the changes, which start on Monday 4 December.

Whilst not all residents will have a new collection day, some could see their collection day change by up to 4 days or see their black or green lidded bin collection week swap.  Anyone affected will receive additional information in the post about how the Council will help them manage their waste during the transition weeks.
Residents are also reminded of the new bin collection start time of 630am, which also starts next Monday.

If anyone has any questions please email: recycling@broxtowe.gov.uk

If there are any problems at all, please let me know.

 

4) £200 the price of a cover up?

 

Many of you will now be familiar with the incredible problems that Stephanie Hather has experienced trying to legitimately trade in Kimberley with her Jacket Potato business.  I have covered this matter comprehensively before – especially in my September edition, and with slighly less detail in October’s newsletter (both referenced below). 

 

In particular I wrote last month that at that time the complaint made by Steph was at the Stage 2 of Broxtowe’s complaint process with a formal investigation taking place.

Both Steph and myself specifically asked to be interviewed as part of this process so we could give verbal evidence and explanations to supplement the written representations already made.

So now the council’s response has come back.  It offers Steph £200 in total for the errors that “the council have acknowledged” (which has taken one year to conclude).

The report that the council has written is very weak:

a) it supplies no answers as to why Steph and myself were not invited to be interviewed.

b) it contains wholly inaccurate information where for example it denies a meeting took place between the Deputy Chief Executive, another member of staff and myself on Wednesday 2 August 2017.  It did take place, I have documents to prove this.

c) the report completely ignores the true reasons why the trial that was agreed with Steph last year was cancelled right at the last minute.

Last Friday 24 November I made a robust further submission to the Chief Executive in addition to comments that Steph has made, asking for further and specific explanations as to inaccuracies and omissions in the council’s report.  To date no response has been received.

In my submission I was careful to state from the outset that council officers do a tremendous job, week in, week out for the residents of the borough and that my criticisms are not of them.  The fault here clearly lies with those councillors who have put extraordinary pressure on members of staff to implement their own parochial wishes.

The real reason the trial was cancelled and Steph has endured so many problems is that Kimberley Conservative Borough Councillors, together with some members of Kimberley Town Council don’t want her to trade.

So the real message is this – Broxtowe is open for business (but only if you are friends with the Tories).

I take my council work extremely seriously and I am determined to ensure that justice prevails in this case, together with the utmost transparency in every instance.

I would be pleased to receive any further comments you have on this.

 

5)  Tram extension to Kimberley & Eastwood & into Amber Valley

I attended an excellent summit on Monday this week at Leicester City Hall, organised by East Midlands Councils – click on the following link: adScan

This meeting was well attended from across the East Midlands Region including MPs council leaders and senior local government officers.

A key objective of the summit was to look at the East Midlands region’s transport projects and see how local business growth can be maximised through their delivery.

The East Midlands is registered as one of the worst geographical regions to live as measured by social mobility and employment opportunities for people in former coalfield/industrial areas.  Poor public transport links is seen as one of route causes.  I am a passionate supporter of public transport and supporting regeneration – with new jobs and opportunities – particularly in and around Broxtowe, Ashfield and Amber Valley.

I met at the summit both Sir John Peace, (Chair of Midlands Engine) and Maria Machancoses (Programme Director at Midlands Connect Project Team) and discussed the opportunities for the Amber Valley, Eastwood, Kimberley Tram extension as part of the Hs2 Growth Strategy.

A follow up meeting is now being planned for January next year with colleagues at Midlands Connect as to how to take the tram extension forward.

I’ll update on progress in due course.

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

 

6)   Labour selects its parliamentary candidate in Broxtowe

Earlier this month the Labour party selected its parliamentary candidate to fight the next General Election (which is set for 2022) – however with politics both at home and abroad being somewhat unpredictable, an election could happen of course at any time before then.
Labour’s candidate is Greg Marshall (who successfully narrowed the Conservative majority from over 4000 to under 1000 in June this year).  If you would like to help Greg campaign please contact Nina Douglas – nina.douglas@gmail.com
7)   Christians Against Poverty – Ilkeston Debt Centre

I have been asked by Ian Robertson, Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty in Ilkeston to relay the following information:

Christians against Poverty (CAP) have recently opened a new debt centre in Ilkeston which offers free debt help to those struggling with debt. Their service is not only available to those living in Ilkeston and Heanor but also to anyone in the NG16 sub-postcodes 1-4 (an area stretching from Nuthall to Langley Mill).

A CAP debt centre is not a place but a process.  People telephone CAP on 0800 3280006 requesting help.  The local centre manager with a support worker visits the enquirer in the privacy of their home and collects all the financial information.  On receipt of all details CAP analyse the problems and recommend a way forward.That may be a debt repayment plan and/or an insolvency option.  Budgeting advice is always given and CAP seek to support their clients through the whole process of them becoming debt free.

CAP helps over 20,000 clients a year and handles over £45 million of client debt.It works with hundreds of finance and utility companies and saw over 2500 clients become debt free last year.  Ian Robertson manager of the new centre at Ilkeston says; “Typically debts can build up when a relationship breaks down,someone loses their job,or through bereavement–so often when people are least able to cope with a financial headache.  We hope over the next few years to help countless local people and families,regardless of their age,gender,faith or background to put their debt nightmares behind them and start a new life.”

For more information please contact

Ian Robertson

ianrobertson@capuk.org

tel: 07504507347

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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
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.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

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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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – October 2017

Hi all

A warm welcome to October’s update and especially to those who have joined during the last few weeks.

It’s an extraordinarily busy time currently and there is a lot to update you about, so straight down to business.  I trust that you find the information below informative.

Feedback as always is welcome.  Likewise if you need help with any 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 – October 2017

1) Policing in Kimberley & Nuthall – what do you think?

Last week I was alerted to two meetings that were taking place regarding “sudden closure” of Community Police Beat Team rooms affecting both Nuthall & Kimberley   One meeting was last Thursday evening 19 October in Nuthall (which I attended), and the other was last Friday 20 October evening in Kimberley (which I couldn’t attend due to clashing with a long-standing prior engagement with Sir Keir Starmer the Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union).

At the meeting in Nuthall last Thursday much concern was expressed by local councillors about the manner in which they had been informed of the closures.  A letter was also read out from Anna Soubry (Broxtowe MP) who had contacted the policing minister about the closures.

To try and get a better understanding and clarification on the situation from the perspective of the police, I contacted the Police & Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire Paddy Tipping.  I did raise concerns too about the way that communications had been handled.  He confirmed that the police “drop in” rooms in both Nuthall and Kimberley had not been used since the beginning of 2017, and that they were never public facing.  Whilst they will now be closed permanently the same officers and staff will still police the area, with mobile technology enabling officers to be present within the local community for longer periods (which to me appears reasonable).

Then very strangely and completely out of the blue on Tuesday this week 24 October 2017 I received through the post at home an anonymous letter which is shown here: EPSON013

I have subsequently written to the Chair of Kimberley Town Council asking for comments on the points raised in the letter.  I received a telephone a telephone call from Cllr Trevor Rood today at lunch time refuting the inference made in the letter that Kimberley Town Council had any prior knowledge or notice of the closure.

Their written response is as follows – as copied directly from their email to me:

From: Trevor Rood [trevor.rood4@gmail.com]
Sent: 26 October 2017 13:19
To: Robinson, Richard
Subject: Police office

Kimberley Town Council where given not notification that the police where moving out of their office in Kimberley after clearing their office at Nuthall they came to Kimberley and said we have come to clear the Police office and will not be coming back in, Kimberley Town Council are appealing for them to reverse their decision if we are successful we can reinstate the the entrance door which has been removed and stored at the Parish Hall

Trevor Rood
Kimberley Town Council

So, I am very interested to know your thoughts on all of this.  In particular I’d like to know your views on local policing, including your experiences on response times, police visibility and any improvements you would like to see.  What do you think also about the actual closures of the rooms in Kimberley & Nuthall – do you think this will make any significant difference?

I’ll feedback in due course to the police so that they are aware of the range of local public feelings.

2) Refuse collection in Broxtowe

Changes to bin collections throughout the Broxtowe Borough are due to come into effect shortly.

New bin calendars will be sent to every household in the Borough in November ahead of the changes, which commence on 4 December.

You should continue to use your existing calendars until 1 December.

 

Whilst not all residents will have a new collection day, some could see their collection day change by up to 4 days or see their black or green lidded bin collection week swap.  Anyone affected will receive additional information in the post about how the Council will help them manage their waste during the transition weeks.

Residents are also reminded of the new bin collection start time of 630am, which also starts on 4 December.

I am attending a meeting about this next Wednesday 1 November and if there’s any more useful public information available I’ll publish this in next month’s newsletter.

More information available at:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/recycling 

 

3) Stephanie Hather – application to trade in Kimberley – mobile Jacket Potato van

Thank you to everyone who responded following last month’s newsletter.  I’ve passed onto Steph the many supportive comments that were received, all of which are very much appreciated.

I met with the Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council on Tuesday this week to discuss a number of issues including this matter.

So where does this case stand now?

a) the complaint made by Stephanie is now at Stage 2 of the Broxtowe Borough Council complaints process (a formal investigation is now taking place) with a range of additional specific questions and points by Stephanie submitted.  Both Stephanie and myself have specifically requested that we are able to present in person and elucidate verbally on a series of events that took place as part of the formal investigation.

b) a Subject Data Access submission by Stephanie under Sections 7-9a of the Data Protection Act 1998 requiring all information to be released between specific dates during 2016-17 on emails, file notes, minutes and meeting notes between councillors and officers concerning her business is currently being collated.

c) a separate complaint against Kimberley Town Council is currently with the Interim Monitoring Officer at Broxtowe who will determine whether there has been a breach in the Code of Conduct.

I’ll update further as progress ensues in November’s newsletter.

If you want to offer Steph your support you can contact her at:  stephanie_louise_h@hotmail.com

 

4) The Hidden Bakery
 
Over the past few months I’ve got to know the owners Andrew & Heidi quite well.  They live on Eastwood Road in Kimberley next door to old Miners Welfare.  They are two of the of most hard working, very straightforward, straight talking and genuine people I’ve come across.

Andrew & Heidi’s business – Hidden Bakery have a Mission Statement – “To make our community a happier place with fresh bread, tarts, cakes and great baking”.  The range and quality of products they make are absolutely fantastic and hugely popular – wedding cakes, bread and other goodies.  Many of you will be familiar with their business.

As a way of brief background (I’ve covered this matter before in previous newsletters) –

 

  • they used to have premises on James Street in Kimberley, but for various reasons that did not work out.
  • they then had numerous problems with the Broxtowe Borough Council Planning Department and other people when seeking correct permission to be trade from their premises at home, and this being adapted.
  • a very unfortunate serious of events transpired – which ended up with Andrew being in hospital due to stress, and they were both thinking of leaving this area – (home and business) due to anxiety they were placed under.

I raised this matter at Broxtowe Borough Council full meeting last Wednesday 18 October 2017 and I would again like to place on record my thanks to Ruth Hyde Chief Executive (we met with Heidi and Andrew and went through a whole range of issues earlier this year).  The support shown from the Chief Executive and professionalism shown – in trying to win back some balance and fairness was very much appreciated.

On this occasion there is good news to report in that Hidden Bakery are staying within the borough of Broxtowe – with new premises secured on Hill Top in Eastwood where they will be able to offer much enhanced facilities, opening the end of November this year.

Tributes should be paid to Heidi and Andrew and this is a story of of perseverance and diligence, over many obstacles and bureaucracy put in their way.  I am personally delighted for Heidi and Andrew.

I’m naturally sorry that their business is not still in Kimberley, as we need more businesses like their’s here, however it’s still within the borough – which of course is good news.  The loss for Kimberley is definitely Eastwood’s gain.

You can find out more details about Hidden Bakery at: on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thehiddenbakeryuk/ 

 

5)   Should Kettlebrook Lodge, Kimberley home to 2nd Kimberley Scouts (and many other activities) be demolished?

I’ve been made aware of a document that shows that Kettlebrook Lodge could be demolished should housing transpire in this vicinity.  Please see:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/3805/opun-design-review-kimberley-rev-e.pdf

I’ve received a number of concerns about this from local residents including Ellis Tansley the Scout Group Scout Leader, and Darren Seaton, Chairman of Kettlebrook Lodge.

 

Kettlebrook Lodge was built back in 1986 to be the new home of Kimberley’s Scout Group and is host to nearly 200 young people every week, in addition to a social hub of diverse users like a play group, Woman’s Institute, Girl Guiding, a drama group, a keep fit group and all the people who hold parties there.   It’s the only place in Kimberley that can cater for large groups (180 max).

I oppose the demolition of Kettlebrook Lodge emphatically, without qualification and will be making my views known to Broxtowe Borough Council.

You can do this also by writing by Friday 3 November 2017 to:
steffan.saunders@broxtowe.gov.uk

&
policy@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

6)  Broxtowe Part 2 Local Plan – Public Version Consultation

Related to the item above Broxtowe Borough Council is inviting your views on the Publication Version of the Part 2 Local Plan (which follows the Part 1 Local Plan, the Aligned Core Strategy).

The Part 2 Local Plan allocates specific sites to meet the development requirements set out in the Aligned Core Strategy and details further policies against which future planning applications will be assessed.

The Publication Version of the Part 2 Local Plan is the version of the Plan that Broxtowe Borough Council wants to submit to the Secretary of State for examination. An independent planning inspector will examine the Plan to make sure that it is legally compliant and sound and that the Duty to Cooperate has been met. Any responses you make to this consultation will be considered by the planning inspector.

Details of where to view the consultation documents and how to respond to the consultation, can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/part2localplan

The consultation period will run from Monday 18 September 2017 to 500pm on Friday 3rd November 2017; all representations must be received within this time.

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team at Broxtowe Borough Council by telephoning 0115 917 3452 or e-mailing: policy@broxtowe.gov.uk.

Steffan Saunders

Head of Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Broxtowe Borough Council

Neighbourhoods & Prosperity

Chief Executive’s Department

Council Offices, Foster Avenue

Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB

7)  Tram extension to Kimberley & Eastwood

I raised this matter again at Broxtowe Borough Council full meeting last Wednesday 18 October 2017, in particular the importance of protecting the route out to Kimberley against encroachment from housing development.  I stated specifically that provision of new housing and transport investment is something that goes hand in hand and is not one at the expense of the other.  Especially with the advent of Hs2 in Toton in the most southern part of Broxtowe – it is vital that increased investment in public transport in the north of the borough – Nuthall, Kimberley, and Eastwood ensues.

I have made separate submissions to Broxtowe as part of local plan consultation as has Labour MP for Ashfield Gloria De Piero – and her submission is shown at the following link:

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

8)   Review of parliamentary boundaries

https://boundarycommissionforengland.independent.gov.uk/2018-review/rp-england/ 

 

By clicking on the above link you will find revised proposals for parliamentary constituencies have been published by the Boundary Commission for England.  The enclosed document lists the wards which are intended to make-up the proposed Broxtowe and Hucknall Constituency and also shows where the remainder of the Borough wards have been placed.  Further information on the review, including a map showing the proposed boundaries, can be found at:
The proposals are open for consultation until 11 December 2017.

 

 

9)   Could you volunteer for Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch?

I’ve been asked by my colleague Sue Sambells – current Chair of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch to mention their work.

I am aware that they do a really important job, but they do need more people to volunteer and there a lots of changes and challenges ahead.

You can find out more about Notts Watch at:

http://www.nottswatch.co.uk/joinus 

 

To contact Sue it’s:

russleyvalmontrufford@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

10)   Overgrown hedges, Coronation Road Cossall, opposite the industrial estate

I have been contacted about Coronation Road, Cossall, opposite the Cossall industrial estate and a path from the roundabout (New Rail Station) down only one side of the road.  Because of the overgrown hedges it is impossible to push a pram or use a wheelchair on the footpath.  People need to use the busy road to navigate the obstacle.
I duly got in touch with the County Council and they have advised that the landowner is arranging to have the hedge in question cut back.
Further information available from
 District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe
Via East Midlands Ltd
Tel 0300 5008080
11)   Christians Against Poverty – Ilkeston Debt Centre

 

I have been asked by Ian Robertson, Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty in Ilkeston to relay the following information:

Christians against Poverty (CAP) have recently opened a new debt centre in Ilkeston which offers free debt help to those struggling with debt. Their service is not only available to those living in Ilkeston and Heanor but also to anyone in the NG16 sub-postcodes 1-4 (an area stretching from Nuthall to Langley Mill).

A CAP debt centre is not a place but a process.  People telephone CAP on 0800 3280006 requesting help.  The local centre manager with a support worker visits the enquirer in the privacy of their home and collects all the financial information.  On receipt of all details CAP analyse the problems and recommend a way forward.That may be a debt repayment plan and/or an insolvency option.  Budgeting advice is always given and CAP seek to support their clients through the whole process of them becoming debt free.

CAP helps over 20,000 clients a year and handles over £45 million of client debt.It works with hundreds of finance and utility companies and saw over 2500 clients become debt free last year.  Ian Robertson manager of the new centre at Ilkeston says; “Typically debts can build up when a relationship breaks down,someone loses their job,or through bereavement–so often when people are least able to cope with a financial headache.  We hope over the next few years to help countless local people and families,regardless of their age,gender,faith or background to put their debt nightmares behind them and start a new life.”

For more information please contact

Ian Robertson

ianrobertson@capuk.org

tel: 07504507347

 

12)   Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP)- Job Vacancy 

 

BWP have a vacancy for a Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker – part time 30 hour post £24,500 pro rata.

The closing date is tomorrow Friday 27 October 2017 – please contact enquiries.broxtowewp.org for more information or telephone the Business and Fundraising Manager on 01773 718555.

 

13)  Rumbletums Christmas Craft Fair – advance notice – Friday 1 December 2017 530pm – 8pm

Advance notice from Rumbletums of their Christmas event.  If you would like to book a stall – please contact Siobhan for more details on 0115 9384953 – or email training.rumbletums@gmail.com

This is the same day as the Kimberley Christmas light switch on.

 

14)  Nine Corners Kimberley – should we have a zebra crossing?

 

A number of years ago I approached the County Council with regards to the possibility of a zebra crossing by Nine Corners, Kimberley.  It’s very difficult to cross as Rev Barbara Holbrook (and Baggins) and I experienced last week.  I know that a number of people previously said they would like a crossing in this area – due to the amount of people trying to get to the church, Kettlebrook Lodge etc.

Unfortunately at the time the County Council did not look favourably on the request.

Is have a crossing something that you are still concerned about and would like to see happen? Please let me know and I’m happy to try and coordinate a further approach.

 

15) Maws Lane/Eastwood Road, Kimberley junction

……And finally for this month a couple of points regarding Maws Lane.

Far from the £25,000 scheme (which I wholly opposed) preventing accidents, there was a collision there this week with a number of the new bollards being ripped out of place.

I just wish that the County Council would have listened to the constructive comments that Kimberley residents raised as part of the consultation exercise we undertook two years ago.

Additionally I am aware that the Passenger Transport team at Nottinghamshire County Council arranged for monitoring of the impact of the bus stop on Eastwood Road (next to crossing) was having on Maws Lane.

Happy to take more feedback on this with the hope that one day the County Council will listen rather than react.

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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
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.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

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
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Open every day from 10 am – till 8.30 pm  Closed Sunday

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Fully Licensed and Insured 
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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 – September 2017

Hi all

A warm welcome to September’s update and especially to those who have joined during the last few weeks.

The content shown below is distinctly different to my normal way of writing and updating you all on a variety of local issues. I concentrate this month mainly on one issue the formal complaint now made by Kimberley resident Stephanie Hather against both Broxtowe Borough Council and Kimberley Town Council.  This concerns the obstructions that have been put in place of her trying to trade with her Jacket Potato Van in Kimberley, appalling behaviour she has been subjected to & the mismanagement of Steph’s business application.

The implications of various actions taken by some Members of both Kimberley Town Council & Broxtowe Borough Council – unduly and unfairly influencing staff at Broxtowe Borough Council are far reaching.  At the heart of all of this is integrity and transparency. It simply is not good enough for poor decisions to be swept under the carpet and for the buck to be passed to someone else to take the blame.

I should point out too, as many people in Kimberley in particular will be aware, Steph’s Jacket Potato stall is not the only local business to have suffered recently from both inappropriate and disproportionate attention.

What affects Kimberley affects the whole of Broxtowe.

During past 26 years as a Labour councillor I have witnessed many political twists and turns.  What is described below goes against everything I stand for by way of justice, accountability, transparency and integrity.

Kimberley (and indeed the whole of Broxtowe) deserves better than this.   As Council tax payers you certainly deserve better than this.

Duprey’s first law in politics is attributed to the former boss of the New Hampshire Republicans Steve Duprey.  He states “In politics before considering malevolence, always assume incompetence” http://www.newstatesman.com/2017/07/tim-shipmans-diary

I’ll leave it to you all to decide how exactly Duprey’s first law applies in this case..

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 – September 2017

What exactly is Steph so cross about?  

 

  • Bullying and intimidation from Kimberley Town councillor(s), including foul language being used against her.
  • Double standards being applied in Broxtowe. She is allowed to trade in Stapleford and is welcomed there. In Kimberley there have been numerous covert plans to prevent her trading.
  • Back in November 2016 she arranged in conjunction with Broxtowe Borough Council officers to trial her business once a week in Kimberley – bringing diversity to the town, offering an extra service and providing extra revenue to Broxtowe by way of rental she would pay.
  • Following intervention from Conservative councillors placing undue influence on Broxtowe officers this arrangement was then cancelled at the last minute in November last year.
  • Eventually in June 2017 following a range of representations being made for over six months a twelve week trial in Kimberley was agreed from 3 July 2017.
  • Having received confirmation in writing of this, and having started trading, a weekend’s notice to suspend activity (breach of contract) was then received by Steph later in July resulting from further interference by some local councillors.
  • Despite permission being given by Broxtowe to trade – padlocks were put on bollards by Kimberley Town Council – trying to hinder her.
  • She was told that her van was resting on the mosaic tiles on Toll Bar Square in Kimberley (not true), and that there was a need for a dropped kerb (one already exists).
  • Without communicating with Steph – local businesses in Kimberley are visited including Greg’s and Subway asking whether she is “taking away any trade”.  She was only trading one day a week (Monday) from 830-1400 but her permit stated she could be there between 0800-1800.
  • Whilst Steph was trading in Kimberley before she was “suspended” she was subjected to foul and abusive language.

 

Key Facts

 

  • Broxtowe Borough Council became a Conservative controlled administration in May 2015.
  • Kimberley currently has 3 Borough Councillors (from May 2015), two Conservatives plus myself.
  • Kimberley Town Council also had a change of administration also in May 2015. Since then there have been at least seven resignations (none of which have been reported by the local press), despite copious publicity given to the resignations prior to May 2015 in the run up to the General Election and local elections.
  • Stephanie Hather is a single parent, having lived in Kimberley all her life.  She has traded within the borough of Broxtowe with a Jacket Potato Stall in Stapleford since 24 January 2017 to date. She pays in Stapleford £96 (Inc VAT) per month rent to Broxtowe Borough Council for trading.
  • In October 2016 she applied to trade in Kimberley.
  • Independent Cllr Richard MacRae in Stapleford strongly supports her business in Stapleford Town Centre and acknowledges that she is a real benefit to the town and stimulates extra footfall.
  • On 27 July 2017 Anny Soubry (Conservative MP for Broxtowe) wrote to me stating “I know Broxtowe Borough Council has always been pro-business and understands the importance of encouraging people to start their own business in Broxtowe”.

 

Newspaper articles

 

  • Not available on line but available by hard copy – Friday 17 March 2017 Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser (letter from Kimberley resident Ellis Tansley) highlighting his dismay at the way Steph was being treated, and the way in which Conservative politics was being conducted locally.

 

Timeline of events

 

1) On 8 November 2016 the three Kimberley Borough Councillors for Kimberley are asked for their views by council officers on a using Kimberley square from a jacket potato stall, trialling on a Wednesday, and in conjunction with local traders.

2) On 8 November 2016 I give the scheme my support.

3) On 8 November 2016 Opposition to the scheme is received from Kimberley Conservative councillor(s).

4) On 9 November 2016 whilst at the council offices in Beeston I am advised by officers that the scheme has been “pulled” due to the pressure applied Kimberley Conservative Cllrs opposition.

5) In my November 2016 newsletter –  http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/11/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-november-2016/ (item 4 – I covered the details).

6) I meet Steph in Sainsbury’s café in Kimberley on Wednesday 25 January 2017 to discuss her displeasure with how she was being treated by Broxtowe Borough Council.   She asked me to help her with the grievances she had. I agreed to this.

7) On Wednesday 15 February 2017 – Steph and I meet with Ruth Hyde, Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council to discuss her case.

8) The matter is then covered again in my March newsletter: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2017/03/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-march-2017/ (item 3).

9) Then in my June newsletter http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2017/06/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-june-2017/ I report (item 2) that all seems well and that Steph has been given permission to trade by Broxtowe Borough Council in Kimberley on a trial basis from 3 July 2017.

10) Whilst I was on holiday in Greece in July I start to receive multiple angry Facebook notifications from Kimberley residents asking why Steph had been forced to suspend her Jacket Potato stall. On Monday 24 July I ring the Chief Executive of Broxtowe (from Greece) to try and find out exactly what is happening.

11) On 27 July I receive an email from the Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council acknowledging that a trial had been granted to Steph but because of “concerns raised” the matter would be referred to the Jobs & Economy Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council set for Thursday 14 September, for a decision on whether the trial could continue.

12) On Wednesday 2 August at 12 noon I have a meeting with the Deputy Chief Executive and Complaints Officer at Broxtowe to try and get to the bottom of whom actually is intervening to try and stop Steph trading.

13) I am promised a response to my questions at the meeting above. No one came back to me.

14) On Wednesday 23 August at 1645 I meet with the Chief Executive to try (again) to get to the bottom of everything. I am advised that the matter is being referred to the Jobs & Economy Committee for Thursday 14 September 2017.

15) On 30 August 2017 Steph makes a formal complaint to Broxtowe Borough Council.  She also asks for the matter to be removed from the Jobs & Economy Committee.   She additionally makes a Subject Access Request under the Data Protection Act for all relevant information held by Broxtowe to be released to her.

16) On 31 August 2017 Steph makes a separate complaint to Kimberley Town Council regarding the way she has been treated. She is told in ensuing correspondence by Kimberley Town Council that it is for Broxtowe Borough Council to deal with and not Kimberley Town Council.

17) On Wednesday 19 September I contact Broxtowe Borough Council to find out what is happening with Steph’s complaint. I am told that the relevant paperwork regarding Subject Access had not been sent by Steph (confidential items including copies of passports). On checking with Steph I am told that the information was sent First Class by Steph a week ago (with a stipulation to be sent via post) by the council.

18) I am then advised by the council that it would not be reasonable to visit Steph at home to collect the information, as it had been lost/not received. However if she called at the council in Beeston, she could be seen.

19) Steph is reluctant to send the information again (having already complied with every single request). I complain about this to the council.

20) Thursday 21 September 2017 Steph and myself receive confirmation from Broxtowe that the Subject Access request now has in fact been received.

 

What can we conclude from all of this thus far?

In my 26 years as a Labour councillor in Broxtowe, never, ever have I witnessed anything quite remotely like this.

For a single parent, having lived in Kimberley all of her life to be treated in such a manner has she has is nothing short of appalling. She has long dreamt of trading in her own town.

I will continue supporting Steph in obtaining explanation and answers from both Broxtowe Borough council and Kimberley Town Council, and for her also to be able to trade in Kimberley without intimidation or fear.

I’ll leave it up to you to draw your own conclusions. If you have any questions, feedback or would like to support Steph in her efforts to trade in Kimberley please let me know.

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Other news (in brief)

This is an unusually long newsletter, I’ll therefore keep the remaining items brief, and I’ll be back with a comprehensive round of news throughout the borough and the surrounding areas in October.  There should be some extremely good news to report next month on the Hidden Bakery (a Kimberley business) that had previously encountered numerous problems and subjected to unwarranted interference.

For now here’s a few other items:

a) BROXTOWE PART 2 LOCAL PLAN – PUBLICATION VERSION CONSULTATION

Broxtowe Borough Council is inviting your views on the Publication Version of the Part 2 Local Plan (which follows the Part 1 Local Plan, the Aligned Core Strategy).

The Part 2 Local Plan allocates specific sites to meet the development requirements set out in the Aligned Core Strategy and details further policies against which future planning applications will be assessed.

The Publication Version of the Part 2 Local Plan is the version of the Plan that Broxtowe Borough Council wants to submit to the Secretary of State for examination. An independent planning inspector will examine the Plan to make sure that it is legally compliant and sound and that the Duty to Cooperate has been met. Any responses you make to this consultation will be considered by the planning inspector.

Details of where to view the consultation documents and how to respond to the consultation, can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/part2localplan

The consultation period will run from Monday 18 September 2017 to 500pm on Friday 3rd November 2017; all representations must be received within this time.

For further information, please contact the Planning Policy Team at Broxtowe Borough Council by telephoning 0115 917 3452 or e-mailing: policy@broxtowe.gov.uk.

Steffan Saunders

Head of Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Broxtowe Borough Council

Neighbourhoods & Prosperity

Chief Executive’s Department

Council Offices, Foster Avenue

Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB

b) traffic issues in Kimberley – Nine Corners (zebra crossing request) & ongoing problems in the Maws Lane area

I’ll cover these matters in detail in October’s edition next month

 

c) Rumbletums Christmas Craft Fair – advance notice – Friday 1 December 2017 530pm – 8pm

Advance notice from Rumbletums of their Christmas event.  If you would like to book a stall – please contact Siobhan for more details on 0115 9384953 – or email training.rumbletums@gmail.com

This is the same day as the Kimberley Christmas light switch on.

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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
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.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

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

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service August (& July) 2017

Hi all

A very warm welcome to August (and July’s) update and a special greeting to people who have joined recently.

Apologies for not being able to write last month, following holidays two pressing matters particularly in Kimberley are taking up a lot of my time currently, both as I write remain regretfully unresolved.  In my next update in September I will be devoting the whole newsletter to The Hidden Bakery and Stephanie Hather’s Jacket Potato stall (both in Kimberley).  If anyone has any questions before then please contact me.

I trust that information below provided is useful.

If anyone needs assistance with casework, or any feedback please get in touch.

 

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service August (and July) 2017

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

Work continues behind the scenes with various bodies in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire in order to continue progress on this very important scheme.

The Nottingham Post picked up the story on 30 July and the key point to take on board is that a more in depth study is being called for:

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

2)  Aldi Store, Stapleford

I have been asked recently about the latest position on the Aldi Store in Stapleford.  The information that I received on 24 July is that it has all gone very quiet from Aldi’s perspective.  They do have have planning permission for their store and the matter is firmly with them regarding timescales.

More information available from Steffan Saunders – Planning Policy Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council:

steffan.saunders@broxtowe.gov.uk

3) Consultation on Double Yellow Lines for Cornfield Road, Kimberley

A consultation letter to affected residents has been sent out by Derwent Living.  The expiry date for making your comments was 16 June 2017.   I have now received the feedback from Derwent.

There were nine responses that I have been sent by Derwent, which represented in turn 5 residents being in favour of double yellow lines being placed with four people opposed.  I am currently liaising with Derwent as to how best take this matter forward.

Please contact Lisa Gregory or myself for further information

Lisa.Gregory@DerwentLiving.com

 

4)  Eastwood Road/Maws Lane junction, Kimberley

The Local Government Ombudsman is considering representations against Nottinghamshire County Council in respect of the process they have followed leading up to the recent works taking place.   I have received documents from the Ombudsman to say that their investigations (and notification of outcome) have been delayed.  When a final response is received I will let you know.

 

 

5)  Anti social behaviour – Sainsbury’s car park Kimberley

I was alerted last month to bouts of anti social behaviour reoccurring (after several years of improvements) at the rear of Sainsbury’s car park in Kimberley (affecting residents who live close by on Chapter Drive).  I have been in touch with the Anti Social Behaviour Team at Broxtowe and the local police – PC Paul Toon to try and work out some long term solutions.  This may in turn involve Sainsbury’s of course as well.

If you have any questions please contact PC Paul Toon – paul.toon@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk – PC2446 or myself.

 

 

6)  Stapleford Jobs & Training Fair

Advance notice that this will take place on Wednesday 13 September (9am for set up) – the event runs from 10am until 2pm.

Venue: Carnegie Centre, Warren Avenue, Stapleford, Nottingham  NG9 8EY

There is limited parking on site or you can park at Cliffe Hill Avenue, Off Toton Lane, Stapleford for £1 for the day.
It is free to attend and tables and chairs will be supplied.
For more information please contact Cllr Richard MacRae, Chairman – cllrrichardmacrae@gmail.com
7)  £140 Warm Home Discount For Eligible EON Customers
I have been passed the information below again by Cllr Richard MacRae – as above: cllrrichardmacrae@gmail.com
8)   Drains bottom of Browns Flats onto Brewery Street – Kimberley
I have reported the problems that people have let me know about in this vicinity.  The matters have been referred to Nottinghamshire County Council.
More information is available from:
Dave Walker
District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe
Via East Midlands Ltd
Tel 0300 5008080
9)   Promoting Nottingham Alert
I have been asked by a colleague Sue Sambells who is Chair and Trustee of Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch –
You can view information on Nottingham Alert at the link above – also if you are interested in joining or starting a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, please contact – admin@nottswatch.co.uk – with any questions.
 10)  Summer play days (children and young people up to aged 13)

Organised by Liberty Leisure the details of the events are as follows:

12-4pm (free entry), however some activities will incur a small charge

KIMBERLEY        8 August – Kimberley School Playing Field – NG16 1EX

STAPLEFORD   10 August – Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground, NG9 8JL

CHILWELL       14 August –  Inham Nook Recreation Ground, NG9 4GY

EASTWOOD    16 August – Coronation Park (lower field), NG16 3LQ

www.liberty-leisure.org.uk

11)   Beeston Library prepares to reopen following extensive refurbishment 

The library in Beeston is due to reopen to the public on 5 August at 9am.

Amongst the enhancements to the library will be:

  • New roof, windows, ceiling, lights, flooring and heating system.
  • New shelving and a re-design of public spaces for modern library use.
  • Discovery room – a space for hands on learning, creativity and innovation
  • Improvements to the meeting areas and exhibition spaces.

The library opening hours will initially be Monday: 9am to 7.30pm, Tuesday: 9am to 7pm, Wednesday: 9am to 7.30pm, Thursday: 9am to 1pm, Friday: 9am to 7pm, Saturday: 9pm to 4pm, Sunday.  In September, a consultation will take place with library users and Beeston residents to establish if different opening hours would be welcome.

More information available from

Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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 June 2017

Hi all

A very warm welcome to June’s update and a special greeting to people who have joined recently.

There’s plenty of activity locally – so it’s straight down to business.

I trust that the details provided below are useful.

If anyone needs assistance with casework, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service June 2017

 

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

Work continues behind the scenes with various bodies in Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire in order to continue progress on this very important scheme.   I hope to have more detailed information in October once discussions between councillors from across the political spectrum locally have taken place.  If anyone wants any more information in the meantime please get in touch.  A more detailed summary of previous and recent activity is shown at the following link:

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

2)  Jacket Potato Stall is coming to Kimberley (a victory for justice and common sense)

I reported in some detail (some very localised) political problems that Steph Hather was experiencing in trying to legitimately set up a Jacket Potato stall in Kimberley – please see http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2017/03/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-march-2017/ – for full details.

Over the past couple of months I have worked closely with Steph to try and get matters resolved.

I am very pleased to say that all the previous outstanding issues appear to have been resolved and that she is now to start trading on Toll Bar Square, Kimberley every Monday (on an initial trail period) starting from this coming Monday 3 July.  Times are between 830am and 2pm – selling jacket potatoes, breakfast cobs and burgers.

I would like to thank in particular Mrs Ruth Hyde (Chief Executive), assisted by officers John Delaney and Matthew Batterham – who have all worked tirelessly to bring about a positive outcome.

All the best to Steph too in her endeavours and I hope she is really successful.

3) Consultation on Double Yellow Lines for Cornfield Road, Kimberley

A consultation letter to affected residents has been sent out by Derwent Living.  The expiry date for making your comments was 16 June 2017.   I have now received the feedback from Derwent – Donna Gilmore – Donna.Gilmore@DerwentLiving.com

I will be scrutinising the responses alongside Donna during the next six weeks and we will you know what the majority of residents have said.

 

 

4)  Eastwood Road/Maws Lane junction

The Local Government Ombudsman is considering representations against Nottinghamshire County Council in respect of the process they have followed leading up to the recent works taking place.   I have received documents from the Ombudsman to say that their investigations (and notification of outcome) have been delayed.  When a final response is received I will let you know.

 

5)  National Garden Scheme – garden opening – 7 Collygate, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2PJ

The beautiful garden of Doreen Fahey will be open this coming Sunday 2 July – 1pm-5pm.  Admission £3 for adults and free for children.

For more details contact Doreen: 0115 9192690

 

6) Stapleford Community Centre

There is a lot of work being undertaken in Stapleford to try and rescue the local community centre from closing.

For more information please contact:

Robert Aldred
Trustee
Stapleford Community Association
or Cllr Richard Macrae

Richard.Macrae@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

7) Summer play days (children and young people up to aged 13)

Organised by Liberty Leisure the details of the events are as follows:

12-4pm (free entry), however some activities will incur a small charge

KIMBERLEY        8 August – Kimberley School Playing Field – NG16 1EX

STAPLEFORD   10 August – Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground, NG9 8JL

CHILWELL       14 August –  Inham Nook Recreation Ground, NG9 4GY

EASTWOOD    16 August – Coronation Park (lower field), NG16 3LQ

www.liberty-leisure.org.uk

 

8)  Part 2 Local Plan Update – Broxtowe Borough Council

The Council will publish its Part 2 Local Plan shortly, following on from the Core Strategy which was adopted in 2014.

The Part 2 Local Plan is the detailed plan which includes the specific sites for allocated development (up until 2028) to meet the needs set in the Core Strategy. It also details the policies against which planning applications will be assessed. When the Plan is published, a 6 week consultation will take place inviting you to have your say.

The draft allocations are necessary to ensure the Council can demonstrate a five year housing land supply and to meet the Core Strategy development requirements. These allocations will put the Council in a much stronger position in protecting its Green Belt and other open spaces.

Find out more at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/part2localplan

or email: policy@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

9)   East Midlands councils (policy briefing)

If you are interested in policy work being undertaken and affecting councils across the East Midlands region – there is a lot of information contained in the link below, ranging from Hs2 latest, to announcements from the last weeks 2017 Queens Speech:

http://www.emcouncils.gov.uk/write/EMC_Policy_Brief_-_23_June_2017.pdf

 

10)  Suggested recommended reading (current national issues)

I introduced this item a few months ago, and feedback is that people do like it.  I may not agree with everything that is written – but the views are stimulating and thought provoking – here’s a couple of the latest articles I’ve read:

 

  • Deal or No Deal – what Theresa May could have done for the good of the country – but singularly failed:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/27/hung-parliament-dup-may-old-rules-collaboration?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

  • A single lesson from the last year in politics “emotional connection is a precondition of success”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/18/tories-learned-nothing-compassion-grenfell-tower-response

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

 

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

 

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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 May 2017 – General Election (June 8 special)

Hi all

I write this newsletter in very sombre times.  I had planned to send this newsletter originally some days ago, but in view of the abhorrent events in Manchester on Monday – all political campaigning was temporarily suspended.

In one sense the General Election on Thursday 8 June now seems an unwelcome distraction from the grief, unity and compassion now indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of all of us towards those who are grieving and for those who so tragically lost their lives.

It is my hope that whatever the result of the General Election we can perhaps in a sense as not experienced before come together in our local communities with a sense of hope and determination against the dark evil will not prevail.  That we would once again in our prayers rediscover a sense of inspiration, and in our tears understand that in some way goodness and mercy will prevail.

If you live in the Broxtowe area you can offer your thoughts of condolences here:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/book-of-condolence/book-of-condolence-manchester/

Moving onto the General Election on 8 June – I’ve included some specific details below, alongside a shorter update on other issues.

I’ll be back next month in June with a comprehensive community update.

If you need help with any casework before, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service May 2017 – General Election (June 8 special)

1) News in brief

a) Consultation on Double Yellow Lines for Cornfield Road, Kimberley

A consultation letter to affected residents has been sent out by Derwent Living.  The expiry date for making your comments is 16 June 2017.  For more information please contact Donna Gilmore: – Donna.Gilmore@DerwentLiving.com

 

b) Broxtowe Women’s Project – vacancy for Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

See on the following link for the job advert details: 1advert

 

c)  Travelling by tram to the QMC

A new south entrance to the QMC due summer 2017 is being planned – please see the following link for more information:

https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/getting-here/qmc-and-our-emergency-department/travelling-by-tram/new-south-entrance-due-summer-2017/

d)  Eastwood Road/Maws Lane junction

The Local Government Ombudsman is considering representations against Nottinghamshire County Council in respect of the process they have followed leading up to the recent works taking place.  When a result is known I will update you.

e)  The Smoothie Bar Window Exhibition – June 5th to June 17th

Paintings, Pottery, photographs and cards for sale – The Smoothie Bar, 1 Bath Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 8AH

Contact Nandina Mason & Len Harvey for more details – nandina@nandinaart.com – 0753 0022 975

 

 

2)  General Election Thursday 8 June 2017

Broxtowe

All the candidates standing for election in the Broxtowe parliamentary constituency are shown here: statement-of-persons-nominated-broxtowe-constituency

I’m going to focus my thoughts on the Labour candidate Greg Marshall.

I’ve known Greg for six years and have served alongside him in his role as a borough councillor in Broxtowe.  Greg is a very passionate person, especially about Broxtowe and he is a strong public speaker.  He shares my rather dry sense of humour, and whilst we admittedly don’t always agree on the way that the Labour Party leadership currently concentrates its focus, we most definitely share the same values of solidarity, a sense of compassion for the vulnerable and for robust local communities.   We remain strong friends also despite of our sharp differences on choice of football teams.

I would be very proud to see Greg win on 8 June 2017 and I know he would be an excellent ambassador for all of the residents across Broxtowe. I unreservedly endorse him for this election in Broxtowe and would urge all residents to vote for him.

A statement directly from Greg is shown immediately below & his latest leaflet is shown here: DMK2238553

Introducing your Labour candidate Greg Marshall  

I am standing to be your next MP because I am from Broxtowe and I am for Broxtowe in everything I do. I was raised in Attenborough and have lived locally for most of my life. I currently live in Beeston with my wife Jane and our two daughters. 

I have worked for the Environment Agency for over twenty years, protecting our water environment. I am a school governor, a Borough Councillor, and a staunch defender of public services. I will stand up for our local area, and for local people, jobs and services.

 

The things I stand for 

In this election, we have a choice: we can pick a fairer society based on principles of equality or we can take a divisive approach which sets people in our communities against each other. I stand for a fair society, where we have a fully funded NHS without privatisation, where our children can access comprehensive education, where our pensions are protected and where we all benefit from the proceeds of a strong, sustainable economy.

 

My pledges to you 

1. I am from Broxtowe, and I promise to stand up for Broxtowe. I will always do what is best for our community. I will listen to local residents and I will speak up for the things that matter to us. 

2. I will fight to keep our NHS public, and well funded. We can and will care for everyone especially the elderly, sick and vulnerable. I want increased investment and to end privatisation. 

3. A Brexit that works for everyone. I will represent all views in getting the

best deal for our community and I will oppose strongly any deal that is not right for the people of Broxtowe. 

4. Investing in jobs and the economy is a top priority. I will support measures that create the environment for economic growth, giving hope and opportunity to the many not the few. 

5. I will work hard for better homes and better schools. We need to bring about long term investment in housing and schools, to deliver for current and future generations.

 

A positive plan for North Broxtowe

In North Broxtowe, the only change that we have seen under the Tories is things getting significantly worse. 

Some things are clear: we have seen an increase in traffic congestion across the whole area: at Nuthall Island, in Kimberley town centre, and in Trowell as a result of the Stanton developments. Air quality is getting worse in Trowell too, and the threat of open casting looms ever closer. In Kimberley, we are seeing shops moving into the high street and then moving straight back out again as they struggle to keep up with their business rates. 

Something has to give. It is time for an MP that has a clear vision for North Broxtowe. These issues are being treated in isolation but they are not separate. We need a joined up plan for the North of the borough, looking at how we foster economic development, how we support small businesses, and how we do that in the context of having a joined up approach to transport. 

If elected as your MP, one of my first tasks will be to set about promoting a positive vision for the future of North Broxtowe. My plan for the North of the constituency will focus on supporting local economic growth, along with practical solutions to the transport issues we are facing. 

 

Ashfield

The Labour candidate is Gloria De Piero.  Gloria has been a brilliant constituency MP fighting for local residents on pensions for former miners, securing broadband in Selston, supporting local schools and campaigning on road safety amongst many other issues.

I will be voting for Gloria.

http://www.gloria-de-piero.co.uk/contact/

Amber Valley

Statement of persons nominated: http://info.ambervalley.gov.uk/docarc/docviewer.aspx?docguid=cb5cefbdd3044d13950b6d229e229499

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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 – early May 2017 – County Council Elections Results Special

Hi all

This is a brief update with information on the results of the County Council elections in Broxtowe yesterday, covering all wards.

I’ll be back with a full update later this month (and before the General Election on 8 June).

Incidentally if you are going to be away on holiday in June and will require a postal vote and are not already registered for one please see: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/elections-voting/parliamentary-election-8th-june/

If you need help with any casework before, please get in touch.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service early May 2017 – County Council Elections Results Special

Nottinghamshire County Council Elections – Thursday 4 May 2017 – results for Broxtowe

(key  E = elected)

Kimberley & Nuthall

Boettge, Kat (Green Party) 397 – 10.4% share of the vote

Cullen, Teresa Ann (Labour Party) 1,011 – 26.5% share of the vote

Jones, Graham Andrew (UK Independence Party (UKIP) 268 – 7.0% share of the vote

Owen, Philip John (The Conservative Party Candidate)  2,132 (E) – 56.0% share of the vote

 

Beeston Central & Rylands

Foale, Kate (Labour Party) 2,051 (E) – 52.3% share of the vote

Roberts-Thomson, Trish (The Conservative Party Candidate) 1,269 – 32.3% share of the vote

Rule, Sylvia Anne (Green Party) 217 – 5.5% share of the vote

Slater, Gav (Liberal Democrats) 387 – 9.9% share of the vote

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Bramcote & Beeston North

Carr, Steve (Liberal Democrats) 1,966 (E) – 41.2% share of the vote

Cobb, Chris (UK Independence Party (UKIP) 119 – 2.5% share of the vote

Nathanail, Constantine Paul (Independent) 150 – 3.1% share of the vote

Smith, Tony (The Conservative Party Candidate) 1,355 – 28.4% share of the vote

Winfield, Ellie (Labour Party) 1,178 – 24.7% share of the vote

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Eastwood

Griffiths, David Jonathan (Labour Party) 721 – 23.5% share of the vote

Harper, Tony (The Conservative Party Candidate) 1,180 (E) – 38.5% of the vote

Longdon, Keith (Liberal Democrats) 861 – 28.1% share of the vote

Morton, Pat (Green Party) 84 – 2.7% share of the vote

Tordoff, Paul Bryan (UK Independence Party (UKIP) 219 – 7.1% share of the vote

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Greasley & Brinsley

please see:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/electionresults/2017/Divisions/greasley-and-brinsley

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Stapleford & Broxtowe Central

please see:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/electionresults/2017/Divisions/stapleford-and-broxtowe-central

 

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Toton, Chilwell & Attenborough

please see:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/electionresults/2017/Divisions/toton-chilwell-and-attenborough

 

Derbyshire

Across Derbyshire the results for the County Council are listed at:

https://derbyshire.gov.uk/council/elections/local-elections/results/default.asp#9/53.1014/-1.7194

 

Local Community Business Information

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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

0115 919 2190

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2017

Hi all

A warm welcome to my April newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined so far during 2017.

Due to the imminent General Election called last week for Thursday 8 June, as you can imagine my already busy work load has now as they say “gone through the roof”!  This update is therefore much briefer than it is usually.  Incidentally if you are going to be away on holiday in June and will require a postal vote and are not already registered for one please see: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/elections-voting/parliamentary-election-8th-june/

If you have feedback on any issue or require assistance with personal casework, please give me a shout, I’m more than happy to help if I can.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2017

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

I am very pleased to report that Eastwood Town Council are making a very positive contribution towards the development of the Tram extension from Phoenix Park.  As part of the council’s Neighbourhood Plan – they held some public open sessions last month and I attended one of them on Saturday 18 March.  The full updated details regarding the tram extension are provided at the link below.

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

There remains very important work in the background towards the tram development with ongoing discussion between various local authorities.  I will continue to keep you updated with progress.

 

2)  Double yellow lines – Cornfield Road, Kimberley (opposite the new Coop on Maws Lane)

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about this matter.  I have received lots of feedback via email, telephone and Facebook.

The background to this issue can be found for example in my March newsletter which you can view: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2017/03/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-march-2017/

– so I won’t repeat it all here.

What I can update you on is a very productive meeting I held with Donna Gilmore
Housing Officer at Derwent Living.  We met yesterday 27 April in Rumbletums Café in Kimberley and discussed in great detail the proposals to be put to the County Council for double yellow lines on Cornfield Road (opposite the Coop entrance).  We went through the requests I had received for the double yellow lines and also those who were opposing the idea.  We also talked about other matters relating to CCTV and lighting in the area.

We decided that at this stage it would be prudent for Donna to consult with all affected residents on Cornfield as to the suggested double yellow lines and see what response is obtained from all residents affected.  The last thing we wanted to was submit a joint bid to the County Council, then only to find that this then causes different problems elsewhere.  Residents on Cornfield Road will also be asked for alternative views on how road safety can be improved if there is a widespread opposition to the yellow lines.

When the responses come back Donna & I will meet again and work out a way forward that is agreeable to the majority of residents.  I will update you in due course and if you have any questions in the meantime please get in touch.

 

3)  Ombudsman Complaint – against Nottinghamshire County Council regarding works undertaken at Maws Lane Junction

I have received this week information from the Ombudsman regarding a complaint that was sent by local residents to the Ombudsman regarding the works that have been undertaken.

The Ombudsman has asked the County Council a series of very detailed questions including how the work that has now been completed came about in the first instance, how the consultation process was followed, the evidence that was (and was not taken into account) and various other matters.

When the final investigation is complete I will let you know.

 

4)   National Garden Scheme – Kimberley

The beautiful garden at 7 Colly Gate, Kimberley NG16 2PJ – is open to the public on Monday 1st May (bank holiday) – 1pm until 5pm.

For more information please contact Doreen Fahey: dfahey456@hotmail.com

 

5)   D H Lawrence Museum, Eastwood

This coming Sunday 30 April, visitors can enjoy free taster tours of the museum with costumed guides and demonstrations of the Victorian Wash-house in Eastwood – more details are available at:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/news-events/news/press-releases-2017/april/free-entry-to-dh-lawrence-museum-for-the-big-day-out/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

 

6)  Refuse collection Noel Street, Kimberley

I have received reports recently of residents’ bins that have been missed for collection and left unemptied for a while.  I have reported this matter to Broxtowe.  If anyone has experienced any specific problems please do let me know.

 

7)   Nottinghamshire County Council Elections – Thursday 4 May 2017

Next Thursday there are elections for Nottinghamshire County Council (as there are elsewhere too in the East Midlands – for example Derbyshire and Leicestershire).

The full list of candidates standing throughout Nottinghamshire is shown here:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/nottinghamshire-county-council-elections

The nominated candidates within Broxtowe can be viewed at:

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/nottinghamshire-county-council-elections/broxtowe-candidates

Across Derbyshire the candidates for the County Council are listed at:

http://derbyshire.gov.uk/council/elections/local-elections/candidates-by-electoral-division/default.asp

 

There are some significant boundary changes in Nottinghamshire which will mean that you may well find yourself in a new ward for the County Council to that which you are used to.  I’ll concentrate predominantly on the issues in Kimberley (as I know that area best), but in the spirit of openness I have provided details above of all candidates who are standing.

Kimberley will now be combined with Nuthall (whereas previously Kimberley was grouped together with Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell).

By way of brief history (Kimberley & Trowell as it then was) had Labour representation from 1993 – 1997 (Robert Pettitt), and then from 1997 through to 2005 when I held the seat.  I stood down from the County Council in 2005 as I was Labour parliamentary candidate in Charnwood (Leicestershire).  The Liberal Democrats – Ken Rigby from Trowell took the seat in 2005 and is the current incumbent.  He is retiring.  The list of candidates for Kimberley & Nuthall are shown below as follows:

  • Boettge, Kat (Green Party)
  • Cullen, Teresa Ann (Labour Party)
  • Jones, Graham Andrew (UK Independence Party (UKIP))
  • Owen, Philip John (The Conservative Party Candidate)

I have been working for and will be supporting Teresa Cullen on 4 May.  Teresa is the only candidate who has openly committed to supporting the tram extension to Kimberley and through to Eastwood (and into Amber Valley).

One key question I think is really worth considering is this before voting next Thursday – we already have in Broxtowe a Conservative controlled Borough Council and a Conservative MP.  Do you really want a one party state?  The Conservatives controlling the County Council too would be really unhealthy for democracy and would mean our precious public services already decimated by current  government policies, would be basically wiped out and completely replaced by a vastly inferior private system.  In turn then accountable to no one and run purely for the sake of profit.

Information on elections across England, Scotland and Wales for local government and mayoral elections can be found at:

http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/elections-and-referendums/upcoming-elections-and-referendums

 

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Man with a Van

Mobile MIG and TIG welding.  Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered

Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor

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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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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

0115 919 2190

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2017

Hi all

A warm welcome to my March newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined so far during 2017.

As ever there is a lot to get through locally so straight down to business.

If you have feedback on any issue or require assistance with personal casework, please give me a shout.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2017

 

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

I am very pleased to report that Eastwood Town Council are making a very positive contribution towards the development of the Tram extension from Phoenix Park.  As part of the council’s Neighbourhood Plan – they held some public open sessions earlier this month and I attended one of them on Saturday 18 March.  The full updated details regarding the tram extension are provided at the link below.

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

There remains very important work in the background towards the tram development with ongoing discussion between various local authorities.  I will continue to keep you updated with progress.

 

2)  Cinema proposals Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)

I am likewise pleased and at the same time excited with the developments on Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP) – and I believe that the news of Moonlight cinema showings next month are a big step forward in the right direction of securing a permanent cinema in this area.

At various points during the past few years when I have held meetings with British Land (GRP owners), they have hinted that before a permanent cinema could be in place they would allow a pop up cinema to gauge interest in the initiative.

Essentially this venture (a drive-in cinema) means that a pop up cinema is erected, you book your tickets before hand, turn up at the venue in your car, turn off your car lights (tune in via your car radio to get sound), and the viewing commences.

I spoke with the Managing Director of Moonlight Cinema earlier this month Benjamin Stonehouse earlier this month.  He operates other drive in cinemas in various parts of the UK and he was astounded at how quickly the tickets for the Giltbrook Retail Park sold out.

Three relevant links are shown immediately below as follows:

http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/delight-as-cinema-to-pop-up-at-shops-1-8428704

https://www.moonlightcinema.com/nottingham/site/howitworks

Cinema Project 2013 – Giltbrook Retail Park

I am attending one of the showings next Wednesday 5 April, and am also planning to visit another retail park in the East Midlands next month to look at their permanent cinema operations.

If any of you are attending any of the Giltbrook showings I will be very interested to receive your feedback.

 

3)  Fake news or a manifest injustice?

Over the past few months and especially around the time of Donald Trump’s election presidential victory last year there has been a lot of talk about fake news.  Essentially as the argument goes fake news refers to articles that people share on social media that are designed to mislead and cause unnecessary panic.

You can decide for yourself whether you think the following represents fake news or a manifest injustice.

There are currently 3 borough councillors representing Kimberley – Cllr Mel Crow, Cllr Shane Easom (both Conservative) & myself.   On 8 November 2016 the three of us received an email from Broxtowe Borough Council officers seeking our views on a jacket potato stall on Toll Bar Square in Kimberley being able to trade on a trial basis on a Wednesday.  Surrounding businesses were also to be consulted.

I responded giving this initiative my full support.

The next thing I know I am informed by officers at Broxtowe that this initiative had been “pulled” at the last minute and they were quite rightly in my opinion very annoyed about this.  As Cllr Mel Crow who is the Deputy Leader of the council had made such strenuous objections they felt duty bound to take this no further.  The officers could not make sense of any sound reasons for not going forward with this (and neither could I).

Earlier this year this year I met with the owner of the jacket potato stall Stephanie Hather in Kimberley and we discussed what had happened.  Steph was singularly unhappy with the way she had been treated – so I arranged meeting with the Chief Executive, Steph & myself at Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday 15 February.  Whilst the Chief Executive had every sympathy with the points that Steph & I put over and confirmed that the decision that Cllr Crow had made was incorrect and in effect not hers to make (Cllrs do not possess statutory powers to intervene in the way that she did) – the hands of the Chief Executive as other officers at Broxtowe were tied as a “political decision” albeit incorrectly, had been made.

Further facts have come to light during the past few weeks:

a) Steph already trades in Stapleford (another part of Broxtowe) – with no adverse effects.

b) Nottinghamshire County Council have given authority for Steph to trade on the highway in a different part of Kimberley!

As far as Broxtowe council officers are concerned they have stated that this matter should be brought before a committee of councillors later this year to make a decision.

Whilst I understand the Broxtowe council officers genuine reasons for doing this my instinct tells me that all sorts of various spurious political arguments (by some Tories) will be deployed to try and prevent Steph from trading.

Of her own volition – Steph has started a petition – and I hope as many of you as possible will sign this (details below).

From my perspective, it’s not just about supporting a single trader wanting to add diversity and provide services for Kimberley.  It’s crucially about fairness and openness.  What’s best for Kimberley and the surrounding areas should not boil down to (secretly) protecting a few of your existing business friends on James Street.

Telling a Kimberley resident and someone who has lived in and around Kimberley all her life that she cannot trade in her own town appears to me not only spiteful but also nonsensical.

Council officers are not to blame in this, they are working really hard to try and boost business trade across the borough.  They have been overruled.

Fake news or a manifest injustice?   You decide.

To sign Steph’s petition – please click on:

https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-stephanies-spuds-to-kimberley/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=button

See also: http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/spud-van-ban-caterer-takes-on-authority-1-8453823

 

3)   Ilkeston railway station

Ilkeston railway station opens this coming Sunday 2 April.  Some useful information can be found at:

https://www.ilkestonrailwaystation.co.uk/

https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/stations/ILN#station-timetables

https://www.ilkestonrailwaystation.co.uk/2017/02/electronic-national-rail-timetable-shows-planned-ilkeston-stopping-services/

 

4)  Coop – Maws Lane, Kimberley

I reported in last month’s newsletter that I had met on Wednesday 22 February with the Area Manager for the Coop Mr Phil Haines at the new store on Maws Lane.  We discussed a number of issues that have been raised with me during the last few weeks.

My overall impression of the Coop was that it is a well maintained and tidy store offering a wide range of products, with approachable staff.  I have spoken to local residents who really feel that the store has been a godsend especially for elderly residents who struggle to get into Kimberley.

With regards to the traffic issues in and around Cornfield Road – over the vehicle entrance to the store then I understand that the Coop are arranging for some new white line traffic markings.

I also mentioned in February’s newsletter that I would consult about the possibility of having double yellow lines could be implemented along a stretch of Cornfield Road.

Thank you to everyone who has responded, via email and telephone.

The upshot of the responses is that the majority (Coop and local residents) do favour yellow lines being but in place along a stretch of Cornfield Road.  However it is only fair to report that I have at the same time received some strong objections from people living within the flats on Cornfield, and they have stated the reasons (including fear of crime and safety) why they park their cars where they do, near the entrance to the Coop and not in the adjacent car park.

Rather than simply ask the County Council to implement the proposed double yellow lines I have contacted Derwent Living first to explore a number of issues and have a discussion with them on how possibly double yellow lines could be implemented without alienating some of their residents.

I do not want to propose a scheme to the county council, only to find in turn that this causes lots of grievance elsewhere.

When I have more information on this I will let you know.

I have also been sent pictures of problems with large vehicles reversing into the Coop car park – and of damage to a nearby street sign on Strathglen Close. I have spoken with Phil Haines (Area Manager for the Coop) and can confirm that he has spoken to both Warbutons Ltd and Allied Bakeries (Kingsmill) – who have in turn advised that this particular reversing practice will cease.

Please do keep me up to date with happenings – I know that things often happen very quickly – and I am keen to ensure that we can get some long term resolutions to the current problems in this area.

 

5)   National Garden Scheme – Kimberley

The beautiful garden at 7 Colly Gate, Kimberley NG16 2PJ – is open to the public on Monday 1st May (bank holiday) – 1pm until 5pm.

For more information please contact Doreen Fahey: dfahey456@hotmail.com

 

6)   Smart Motorways Programme M1 – Junctions 23a-25

I have been informed that the official start of works for the M1 J23a-25 Smart Motorway scheme will begin on tomorrow.  Costain Galliford Try (CGT) Joint Venture, working on behalf of Highways England, will be carrying out the construction for this scheme.

To maximise efficiencies during construction and to minimise the overall scheme duration, construction activities will be taking place across the full length of the scheme. This will require traffic management and reduced speed limits between junctions 23a and 25 to ensure the safety of the workforce and the travelling public.

Environmental management during construction

The contractor is required to apply best practical means as defined in Section 72 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 to reduce noise to a minimum. A Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) and a Register of Environmental Actions and Commitments (REAC) have been produced to ensure construction works are appropriately managed to mitigate environmental impacts. In addition, in advance of certain work activities CGT will notify residents in close proximity.

Traffic management

During the scheme, temporary lane closures will be installed as certain activities often require an increased footprint to ensure the safety of our workforce; this will also aid in minimising the overall construction duration. Full overnight closures of the motorway will only be used when necessary, primarily for traffic management switches and installation of gantries. Night time working hours are 20.00-06.00.

During the construction of this scheme, there will be:

·         Three lanes open to traffic in each direction during peak periods;

·         Traffic Safety and Control Officer permanently on site;

·         Free breakdown recovery service along the extent;

·         24 hour CCTV coverage; and

·         Planned diversion routes using established emergency diversion routes.

Traffic management plans will also be available from 30 March 2017 on the dedicated website for the scheme at: http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/m1-junctions-23a-to-25-smart-motorway/

Closures during the works will be available on the scheme website provided above. Please note that closures are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, so it is advised to check our scheme website which will be updated accordingly.  For real time traffic information please visit Traffic England at: http://www.trafficengland.com/

For more information please contact Dave Cooke, Project Manager, M1 Junctions 23a to 25 Smart Motorway

email:  M1.J23a-25@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

7)   Job Vacancy – Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd

A job vacancy has arisen for a Service Co-ordinator as below:

28 hours per week, £28,746 pro rata

Temporary Contract for 1 year with continuation subject to secured funding

Location: Broxtowe Borough, Nottinghamshire

Established in 2001, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is a small and highly regarded domestic abuse support and advice service that offers survivors a range of services within the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire

BWP is currently funded for its support services for the next three by the Big Lottery and one year by Comic Relief, and we are looking for an energetic, experienced and enthusiastic Service Co-ordinator who will lead and manage a small team of outreach support workers, training and awareness officer and a cohort of volunteers. This post will enable BWP to continue to deliver a high quality service to women experiencing or surviving domestic abuse and help identify opportunities to increase the service reach to local women.

The post-holder will be committed to BWP’s mission and expected to work in line with BWP’s policies and in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way to promote the empowerment of women and their children.

We are looking for someone who has had a team leader or management role or at least three years direct experience of working with women and/or women survivors where domestic abuse has been the central focus. We would like to appoint someone with experience of outreach work or similar and knowledge of relevant legislation related to domestic abuse and agencies supporting women.

The post holder will maintain positive relationships with relevant voluntary and statutory agencies e.g. Housing, Police, Social Services, Health, other voluntary sector groups etc., in order to improve the BWP service for women and children facing abuse. The post holder will be managed by the Business and Fundraising Manager, and work with team members and the Board of Trustees to deliver a high quality service.

A full driving licence and access to own transport is essential.

For an application pack, please see the BWP website www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk

or e-mail to enquiries.bwp@btconnect.com or send a large Stamped Addressed Envelope (postage of £1.20 second class or £1.27 first class) to Recruitment, P O Box 6660, Nottingham, NG16 3ZE

Closing Date:             Friday 8th April 2017 (midday)

Interview Date:          Friday 28th April 2017 Venue TBC

  • It is BWP’s policy that applicants should have objective distance in their work and not have been service users of BWP or other domestic abuse services within the 12 months prior to the application.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for all applicants to be female (Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies).

 

8)   Manhole cover Main Street/Noel Street junction, Kimberley

I received some complaints earlier this months about a faulty manhole cover in the above area.  I reported this to the County Council who in turn advised that they would pass the details to the relevant utility company to repair.

 

9)  Planning Committee – Broxtowe Borough Council – Wednesday 22 March 2017

The last Planning Committee at Broxtowe heard some interesting applications.  The full agenda is shown at the link below.

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/3094/agenda-22-march-2017.pdf

If anyone has questions on any items please let me know.

 

10)   Suggested recommended reading (current national issues)

Some of the most interesting articles I have come across recently.  It does not mean I endorse everything that is written, but they do provoke thought:

a) Reuniting the UK beyond Brexit: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/03/reuniting-and-renewing-kingdom-britain-beyond-brexit

b) The gig economy – management by app, flexible work but read the small print: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2017/03/gig-economy-freedom-boss-or-just-con

c) Impeachment obsession is unhelpful, the biggest challenge is normalisation of Trump’s politics of hate: http://www.newstatesman.com/world/2017/03/donald-trump-unfit-office-dont-bet-him-being-impeached

d) (In my opinion) – a balanced opinion on Scottish Independence: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/03/sturgeons-mission-how-brexit-changes-snps-argument-independence

 

Local Community Business Information

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Man with a Van

Mobile MIG and TIG welding.  Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered

Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor

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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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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

0115 919 2190

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2017

Hi all

A warm welcome to my February newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined so far during 2017.

It certainly is a challenge to continue to remain optimistic about politics and political engagement in the light of so much distrust generally in politicians and so much uncertainty about the future.

I continue to remain upbeat however.  My diary is full with plenty of opportunities for positive involvement with local individuals & communities in Broxtowe and the surrounding areas.

Also in a wider sense – politics is never still for long!  There are important County Council elections locally in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leics, Lincs etc on Thursday 4 May 2017, together with elections for councils in Scotland and Wales as well as elections for the newly created English Regional Mayors.  In respect of the Regional Mayors these elections are taking place in several places throughout England including; the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and Greater Manchester.  These newly established Mayors will lead combined authorities set up by groups of local councils, as part of devolution deals giving the combined authorities additional powers and funding.

As ever there is a lot to get through locally so straight down to business.

If you have feedback on any issue or require assistance with personal casework, please give me a shout.

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2017

1)  Coop – Maws Lane, Kimberley

Last Wednesday 22 February I met with the Area Manager for the Coop Mr Phil Haines at the new store on Maws Lane.  We discussed a number of issues that have been raised with me during the last few weeks.

My overall impression of the Coop is that it is a well maintained and tidy store offering a wide range of products, with approachable staff.

In terms of the previous burglaries and bouts of anti social behaviour the Coop are now confident that there are measures in place to reduce such occurrences again – such as CCTV & the presence of a security guard.

With regards to the traffic issues in and around Cornfield Road, Kimberley – over the vehicle entrance to the store then I understand that the Coop are arranging for some new white line traffic markings.

With regards to parking of cars opposite the entrance to the store then the Coop have asked me to investigate whether double yellow lines could be implemented along a stretch of Cornfield Road.

I would very much value feedback from you on this as to whether you think this is a positive step forward.  Whilst I have already asked the County Council about this some weeks ago (and they declined), if there is a strong feeling in favour of such action I am happy to raise this again.

Whilst I was meeting with the Coop I did see two cars parked directly opposite the entrance that would have to park elsewhere should double yellow lines be introduced.

If there is a genuine consensus on any suggestions for change around here I am happy to work on these.

If you have any other ideas for improvements you would like to see (however big or small) I would very much like to hear from you.

2)  Ilkeston railway station opening

As I reported last month this is due to take place on Sunday 2 April 2017.

I’ve had a number of requests for timetables and if I haven’t got back to everyone yet, please accept my apologies.

I did get in contact with Michael Webb, Head of Train Planning & Access at East Midlands Trains & whilst there are not yet
any consolidated timetable showing both East Midlands Trains (EMT) and Northern services, provisional information can be found at the following link:

https://www.ilkestonrailwaystation.co.uk/2017/02/electronic-national-rail-timetable-shows-planned-ilkeston-stopping-services/

I have also been asked about the car parking provisions and the confirmation that I have received is that the car park will operate on a pay and display basis.

 

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

Important work is carrying on with ongoing discussions at various levels concerning progressing the tram extension from Phoenix Park.  This is despite a rash and ill-advised statement from the Conservatives at the Nottinghamshire County Council Budget meeting last Thursday 23 February “under a Conservative administration at County Hall from May this year there will be no more tram extensions”.  It’s not their call.

Yesterday I received a hard copy of Eastwood Town Council’s Neighbourhood Plan consultation containing their thoughts on the route the tram would go through Eastwood, the details can be found within the link below:

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

On a slightly different track (pardon the pun), but still related to the general tram & public transport connectivity, my colleague and friend from Amber Valley Cllr Paul Jones and I have written a joint submission to the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser and Ripley & Heanor newspapers outlining our thoughts.  The text of our submission is as follows:

“We all welcome the proposed opening on Sunday 2 April 2017 Ilkeston Railway station after many years of local campaigning by residents and a wide range of other organisations. However, as local representatives of the Kimberley, Heanor and Langley Mill areas we  are aware road traffic congestion in Derby and Nottingham is growing rapidly and a recent item in the Nottingham Post  identified a very well-known local hot spot for traffic hold ups being the A610 affecting thousands of us locally.  Whilst of course in itself trains running to and from Ilkeston will not overnight reduce traffic local congestion, making public transport more accessible is a massive step forward and provides a great sustainable investment model for the future.

As a strong supporter of public transport and a regular user of rail services we hugely welcome the new station at Ilkeston. Though you do not have to be a frequent rail traveller to realise the huge long term benefits this will bring.

And it’s the future which is really important as plans are developed during the next sixteen years for the Hs2 station at nearby Toton and also the Tram extension from Phoenix Park in Nottingham out to Kimberley, Eastwood & eventually into Amber Valley.

However the new station at Ilkeston should not jeopardise train services running to and from Langley Mill station.

Furthermore we both strongly contend that the station at Langley Mill which is very well used by residents in Heanor, Langley Mill, Loscoe, Codnor & Eastwood for example should benefit from modernisation and investment in the near future.

It’s extremely difficult for disabled passengers on south bound trains to exit  the station due to the steps.  Indeed on occasion passengers  have had to go to  Nottingham and get on a train to return to Langley Mill  this situation needs resolving as a matter of urgency. We note that  the MP for Amber Valley in recent literature sated that he continued to support improvements for Alfreton we feel he should do the same for Langley Mill as well as supporting us  to also urge the respective train operating companies to look at the possibility of increasing the number of trains that stop at Langley Mill.

According to the train operators own figures between 2011/12 and 2015/16 passenger numbers have risen from 93858 and 115686 a 23% increase.We must build on this and ensure that the community served Langley Mill train station is not forgotten.This also includes improving the car parking for those using the service and relieving the issues on and around Milnhay Road When the Station was re opened ion  March 1985 it was due to the support of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Council’s ,Amber Valley District Council, as it then was and the Town and Parish Council’s of Aldercar and Langley Mill;, Brinsley, Denby , Eastwood and Heanor and Loscoe . By working together I am sure we can ensure the Station has a bright future.So young or old, car owner or not, commuter or retired, better local public transport is a win-win for us all.

Let’s celebrate the investment and make good use of the new trains to and from Ilkeston, whilst we urge those responsible to ensure that Langley Mill is not neglected!”

 

4)   Stapleford & Trowell Rural Action Group (STRAG)

I have been alerted to the statement that STRAG made on 20 February 2017 regarding the development of Field Farm.

The full details are shown below:

Appeal Ref: APP/J3015/W/16/3154282

“We are very disappointed and saddened with the outcome of the Inspector’s Report regarding Phase 1of the development for 118 houses on Field Farm.

The Inspector’s report focussed on the ‘urban’ character of the site. We feel that this is in contradiction of the fact that it was Green Belt land and that we, the body that has fought to prevent development on the site are known as Stapleford and Trowell Rural Action Group. This is not the development that was wanted by local residents, Stapleford Town Council or Broxtowe Borough Council.

The fact that the Government have overridden the view of a Local Authority is somewhat worrying. Broxtowe Borough Council were not saying ‘do not build’. They were hoping and asking that the quality of build, responsibility and duty of care needed from the Developer should do justice to the sensitive nature of the site. Unfortunately the Developer has ignored them. Now that the Inspector has overruled the authority on all these issues, it sets a very worrying standard and basically means that our Council has no more than ‘meaningless control’ over builders once outline planning permission has been granted.

It is very much apparent that the Council had its hands bound by the wrong decisions made by the previous Council on the Broxtowe Aligned Core Strategy (BACS) and the outline planning permission. There have been so many mistakes made at the time of the BACS negotiations, lost opportunities and lack of ambition of national and regional spatial development policy. This once again proves that housing provision in this country is developer-led and not planner-led and that ecological issues are quite blatantly ignored.

We had hoped that the whole site could have been taken into consideration from the onset so that a compromise could have been achieved. Ideally, this would have safeguarded some of the valuable countryside particularly the area north east beyond the ridge and plantation and at the back of Stapleford Hill, so precious for the wellbeing of local residents and visitors to the area. It now seems that developer-led piecemeal proposals could in time ruin this as well.

STRAG will continue to monitor future proposals for further phases of development on this site. We urge everyone who cares to continue to keep a close eye on proceedings and to offer their support to us for the benefit of us all”

Zoe Cockcroft

Chair STRAG

To contact STRAG – please email: strag@live.co.uk

 

5) Maws Lane & Hardy Street & Swingate Traffic Improvements Kimberley – the County Council response

(£25,000 County Council plans for Maws Lane Junction)

I have covered this matter and related topics in copious detail in previous newsletters.  This coming Thursday 2 March I have a further site meeting with the County Council & local residents to see whether some informal resolution and breakthrough can be achieved on the current impasse regarding Maws Lane.

I understand a formal complaint has been made to the Local Government Ombudsman already about this case.  This does not prevent however a locally agreeable solution still being reached by all parties involved.

If anyone has any questions please let me know.

Incidentally all previous newsletters going back to 2007 can be found at: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/

 

6)   Hama Medical Centre, Kimberley – Prohibition of Waiting & No Loading Restrictions, Traffic Regulation Order 2016 (5225) 

On a hopefully positive note there appears now to be a locally negotiated settlement on this matter.  On Friday 17 February 2017 I met with County Council officials and local residents to discuss the work that the County Council are scheduled to take.   Originally this was causing some distress because of the detrimental impact on a nearby property.

I’m pleased to report that it looks as though some concessions are being made by the County Council now which satisfy all parties involved.

Any questions, please get in touch.

7)  Dog pooh bins Awsworth & Cossall

These have been installed in a couple of locations now, and the local feedback I have had is overall positive, once some adjustments had been made.

Please contact me for any further questions on this.

8)  How do we build a politics that champions the cause of the working class?

I’m really quite excited about this event, taking place at Nottingham Trent University this coming Saturday 4 March.

It’s free admission – with a very high quality array of speakers: Rafael Behr, Lord Maurice Glasman, Ruth Davis, Rowenna Davis, Neil Turnbull, Paul Embery, Gloria De Piero MP, Dr Steve Jones & Revd Canon Barbara Holbrook.

Reserve your ticket at:

http://www.bluelabour.org/events-near-you/blue-labour-building-a-politics-that-champions-the-cause-of-the-working-class-nottingham-saturday-4-march-2017/

 

9)   Cinema proposals Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)

 

I am due to visit another retail park elsewhere in the East Midlands during March to try and gain a different perspective on how a cinema operation may work at Giltbrook.  I discussed this with the owners of GRP last year.  I will then report back to the owners of GRP with my findings.

If anyone has any questions please get in touch.

When there is more substantive news I will let you know.

 

Cinema Project 2013 – Giltbrook Retail Park

https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/cinema-project-2013-giltbrook-retail-park/comment-page-1/

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Pet Walk and Stay

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Walk & Stay home comfortI am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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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KHPhysiotherapy

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).

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 !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Man with a Van

Mobile MIG and TIG welding.  Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered

Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor

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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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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

0115 919 2190

www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2017

Hi all

A warm welcome to my January newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined so far during 2017.

I hope it is not too late to wish you all a happy and peaceful New Year.

For those of you who have got in touch about what’s happening with Aldi in Stapleford, the latest information is shown at item 12.

There is a lot to get through so straight down to business.

If you have feedback on any issue or require assistance with personal casework, please give me a shout.

 

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2017

 

1)  Ilkeston railway station opening

This is due to take place on Sunday 2 April 2017.

If you would like advance details of train timetables operating to and from Ilkeston, please let me know.

 

Park & Ride site?

On a slightly different but related matter I have been approached to see what the possibility is of building a park and ride site with access from Coventry Lane in Bramcote which is adjacent to the railway line.  

Many of you will know that traffic along the main A609 Ilkeston to Nottingham Road and the A52 Derby-Nottingham road is very heavy in the mornings and late afternoons.

What has been put to me is that a park and ride site here would be convenient for residents of Wollaton, Trowell, Stapleford, Sandiacre etc as an alternative to driving into Nottingham. 

The details above are currently with Nottinghamshire County Council for their consideration.  When I receive further information I will let you know.

 

2) HS2

On 15 November 2016 an announcement was made on the preferred route for the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) railway from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds – known as Phase 2b.  This affects us here in Broxtowe and in particular Toton.

As part of this announcement, the Government launched two consultations on:

  • seven substantial changes being proposed to the route; and
  • the property compensation and assistance schemes being proposed for people affected by the plans.

The consultations will run until 9 March 2017.

If you click on the link below you will find the meeting tomorrow in Trowell on Friday 27 January 2017:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-phase-2b-property-consultation-and-the-phase-2b-route-refinement-consultation-events-january-february-2017

I have also included more information with a statement from myself regarding HS2 at the following link:

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

 

3)   Culling of trees on Door One (Hall om Wong Park), Kimberley

A number of people have been in touch, sent messages regarding a tree issue in Kimberley.

I have made some enquiries to get the actual position on behalf of the council – and the official response is here:

“In terms of Hall om Wong we need to do work to fell trees that are in a dangerous condition and that are close to properties. We also need to fell some trees that have outgrown their current positions and are now too big given their potential size and proximity to housing. There is also some work proposed as part of good woodland management to the copse areas which will allow in more light. There have been meetings on site with various interested groups where we listened to the various comments that were raised. The exact extent of the work has still to be finally agreed”.

If you need any more information please contact Tim Crawford – Tim.Crawford@broxtowe.gov.uk (please feel free to cc me into any correspondence you send).

 

4)   Stapleford Community Association (SCA) – Cliffe Hill Avenue

I have received representation from SCA regarding problems are experiencing in the endeavours to renew their lease next year.

I understand that the association has over 200 members, is well maintained and managed.  Historically Broxtowe Borough Council has made a regular grant to cover the rental charges.

The activities undertaken by the association centre around health, exercise, well being and social interaction.

I have contacted the Vice Chair and Trustee of the Management Committee Mr Robert Aldred and offered to meet him alongside Cllr Richard Macrae and Cllr John McGrath.

If anyone wants any more information please get in touch.

 

5) Maws Lane & Hardy Street & Swingate Traffic Improvements Kimberley – the County Council response

Far from this issue going away there is growing and increasing frustration with the attitude of the County Council.  It’s also getting rather complex.  I will try and summarise the key points below (if you do have any questions please get in touch).

  • I have raised a formal complaint with the County Council about their proposals and specifically highlighting a lack of attention to copious community consultation work undertaken in Kimberley last year.  I have received a response from the County Council this week 23 January – if you would like to see a copy of the response please let me know.
  • Yesterday I met with a resident living on Maws Lane who has done an excellent job and of his own volition, preparing Maws Lane traffic questionnaires.  He’s received 14 responses from local residents, which I will refer back to the County Council.
  • Anna Soubry MP for Broxtowe has also been involved.  She wrote formally to me about this in November and I telephoned her office at the beginning of December to offer support, and work with her.  I was promised a telephone call back – to date I have not a response.
  • I covered the matter of Maws Lane and Swingate in depth in September’s issue: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/09/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-september-2016/

The latest County Council proposal I have received today is as follows: EPSON023

 

Clearly there appears to be growing public dissatisfaction with the way the County Council have responded.  Feedback that I have received range from “the County Council have clearly missed the point in both traffic hotspot areas”, “£25,000 is a lot of money to spend on one scheme that will not rectify anything in the long term”, “nothing that the County Council is proposing to do will benefit the majority of residents in Kimberley”.  “It ignores totally traffic problems on Cliff Boulevard”.

The most poignant comments I have received from residents is “it all smacks of a fob off”.

There are lots of questions left unanswered – here’s just a few: – a dangerous corner on Greens Lane – some sensible suggestions for improvement from local residents – ignored (Swingate).

A petition presented by 100 local residents – ignored (Maws Lane).

The long standing issue of the bus stop on Eastwood Road that should be moved to prevent traffic queuing over the Maws Lane junction – ignored (Maws Lane).

I have made my views perfectly clear that spending a fraction of the £25,000 set to be made on moving two car parking spaces on Eastwood Road, would have far greater value if it was put into a proper long term study for comprehensive traffic improvements for a much wider area of Kimberley.

These proposals (set to cost £25k) include drawing a new kerb line, extending the footway, installing low level bollards (to physically prevent vehicles parking on a widened footway).

Because of the loss of car parking spaces on Eastwood Road the County Council are further proposing burning off some of the double yellow lines on Awsworth Lane (which I am sure residents there will be very happy about)!  This is subject to funding agreement for the next financial year (2017/18).

The County Council argue that there have been four identical injury collisions and therefore cannot ignore them.  My response is that they shouldn’t.  What they should do instead is seriously examine all of the work that I undertook with local residents over the past year – and look seriously at your suggestions for improvements (after all it is local people who use these roads every day in Swingate and Maws Lane/Hardy Street) and witness the everyday problems.

Recently I was driving down Maws Lane (the narrow stretch with cars parking on one side) – a car came at a good pace up the hill towards me (so I had to mount the pavement) in order to avoid a collision.  If a pedestrian would have been around on the pavement goodness knows what would have happened.

Those of you who live on Maws Lane tell me of many similar experiences they have had.

Spending £25,000 removing two car parking spaces will not stop this.

If you would like to send comments to the County Council (by 13 February 2017) you can contact:

Mel Wilson,

Project Engineer, VIA East Midlands Ltd

TBH – Highway Design & Structures, Nottinghamshire County Council, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

mel.wilson@viaem.co.uk

 

6)   Hama Medical Centre, Kimberley – Prohibition of Waiting & No Loading Restrictions, Traffic Regulation Order 2016 (5225) 

I have also raised a formal complaint with the County Council following representations made by local residents in the vicinity close to the Medical Centre.  This concerns the proposals by the County Council (and lack of appropriate consultation) for a Traffic Regulation Order for Nottingham Road Kimberley, restricting parking close to the Hama Medical Centre.

I am currently awaiting a response, and when there is more information I will let you know.

 

7)  Dog pooh bins Awsworth & Cossall

I was contacted recently regarding requests for extra dog pooh bins in Awsworth & Cossall.  I contacted Broxtowe Borough Council and some new bins are now due to be installed during the next eight weeks on Newtons Lane Cossall, and also on the junction of Westby Lane, Awsworth.

If anyone wants any more information please let me know.

8)  Parents and Carers Group – Kimberley – Rumbletums

This groups is for anyone who is the parent or carer of a child, young person or young adult with any sort of learning disability.  It’s a self-help and networking group at which parents and carers share their own experiences, raise issues that might be pertinent to them and to others and share information on a range of subjects. There is no charge to attend.

The group meets on the last Wednesday of every month, so the next meeting is on 22 February, from 10am to 1130am at Rumbletums.

More information available from Jeff Buck: jeffmich2016@outlook.com

 

9)  Coop, Maws Lane, Kimberley

A number of people have been in touch concerning problems with the new Coop on Maws Lane.  These range from difficulties with lorries reversing into the site causing traffic congestion & increased drinking and anti-social behaviour nearby.

I have contacted the Coop and am currently awaiting a response.

If anyone has experienced any particular problems here I would be grateful if you could let me know about these.

I was also asked whether the County Council could put double yellow lines along the stretch adjacent to the flats (Alma Hill, Cornfield Road) as the constant parking on Cornfield Road creates a hazard for traffic coming out of the CO OP and traffic going on and off the estate.  I contacted the County Council and their response was negative.

In addition I was asked about resurfacing the carriageway on Alma Hill and Branklene Close.  Here the County Council said that they would arrange for inspection and any safety defects noted during the inspection will be repaired in due course and carriageway will continue to be monitored via the routine annual inspections.  Fore more information on this please contact:

Dave Walker
District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe
Via East Midlands Ltd

Tel 0300 5008080
dave.walker@viaem.co.uk | www.viaem.co.uk

 

10)   Waste bin – Hardy Street, Kimberley

I was contacted several weeks ago about the removal of the rubbish/waste bin at the top of Hardy Street.  The history to this as I understand it is that the old post mounted litter bin at the bus stop was removed two years ago as it was fixed to the bus companies post which Broxtowe BC is no longer permitted to do.
Broxtowe BC received a request to install another litter bin on Hardy Street/Cliff Boulevard and had one installed outside the corner of number 10 Cliff Boulevard.
However Broxtowe BC were then contacted with a request that the bin be removed as the fire brigade had informed a local resident that it was a fire hazard to the specific property so the Refuse Manager removed the bin.

I have now been informed that the council are looking at relocating the bin across the road now on the triangular piece of grass adjacent to the footway to Alma Hill.

If anyone has any questions, comments please contact Nigel.Keeling@broxtowe.gov.uk (please feel free to cc me in).

 

11)   Swingate, Greens Lane traffic congestion – January 2017

I received multiple messages on two separate occasions regarding traffic chaos in Kimberley.   I contacted the County Council and the response I received is shown below.  If you have any comments, please let me know.

“All roadworks unfortunately cause traffic congestion and delays especially at peak times, the works undertaken by National Grid where to repair an emergency gas leak and the VIA network coordination team where informed by a retrospective notice by National Grid, they had to attend site immediately to repair the leak so we not informed until the works were actually in progress which utility companies are allowed to do in the case of emergencies

National Grid were on site early mornings and late at night to repair the leak and the co-ordination team requested if possible could the work be completed and the traffic lights removed before the weekend to avoid any unnecessary disruption which did happen

Temporary traffic signals should always be controlled by vehicle actuation ( VA) , this reduces delay to vehicles by ensuring that the green time is adjusted automatically . I drove through these lights a few times myself during peak periods and to be honest the only time I witnessed excessive tail bakes into Swingate was during the school run which was to be expected . There is only one enquiry on record for these works and that was asking why the works were being undertaken which was as mentioned an emergency gas leak

I have attached a link below to the corporate complaints process at Nottinghamshire County Council that explains the process the detail however in the first instance most highway related corporate complaints come directly to me to respond on.

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/contact-and-complaints/complaints/make-a-complaint-comment-or-compliment

Regards
Dave Walker
District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe
Via East Midlands Ltd
Tel 0300 5008080
dave.walker@viaem.co.uk | www.viaem.co.uk Bilsthorpe Highways Depot, Bilsthorpe Business Park, Eakring Road, Bilsthorpe, Newark NG22 8ST

 

12)  What is happening with Aldi in Stapleford?

A number of people have been in touch about this following various pieces of information released during the past few weeks.

I have sought specific advice from the Planning Department at Broxtowe and the information I have received is shown here:

“Last year a hybrid application seeking full approval for the Aldi store and outline approval for 10 dwellings went to the planning committee.   The officer recommendation was to approve the residential element and to refuse the retail element due to the impact on the vitality of Stapleford Town Centre.  The committee members however took a different view to the officer’s recommendation and considered that, the public and economic implications for Stapleford of having the store in this location, would be beneficial and, contrary to officer advice, would not have a significant impact on the vitality and viability of Stapleford Town Centre.

 

The loss of housing land and the delivery of the ten dwellings on the site however, was seen as an important issue to the committee members, particularly as the site had a previous permission for 50 dwellings.  The residential element was for outline approval for a site that could accommodate 10 dwellings which amounts to a reduction of 40 dwellings compared to the previously proposed redevelopment of the site.  This has a significant impact on meeting the Council’s housing targets and avoiding the need of building on Green Belt and greenfield sites which is contrary to the aims of the NPPF and the Aligned Core Strategy.  As delivery of planning approvals for housing is a key issue for the Borough it was seen as necessary by the committee members when allowing the retail store, to attach condition 3 on the approval which, was worded as such, to ensure that the dwellings were completed prior to the opening of the store. 

In January of this year the committee members were faced with an application which proposed to remove condition 3 to allow the retail store to be opened prior to the completion of the housing.  Over 100 public responses supporting Aldi’s proposal to remove this condition was received.  However, after much debate and consideration the committee resolved to stand by their previous decision and to retain condition 3, therefore refusing the application to remove this condition as the delivery of the housing was still seen as a pertinent issue that could be achieved together with the retail store in this location. 

For more information please contact:

Faye McElwain x 3500

Senior Planning Officer

Broxtowe Borough Council

Foster Avenue

Beeston

NG9 1AB

 

13)   Suggested recommended reading (current national issues)

This is a fairly new item I introduced where I’ll post links to some of the best reads I’ve come across on a range issues recently.  Hope you find them stimulating.  This does not mean to say I necessarily endorse everything within them, but they are interesting.  Thanks to all of you who have written in saying how much this item is appreciated.

  1. Intense scepticism, rather than sycophancy should define our response to Donald Trump http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2017/01/leader-trump-and-age-disorder
  1. 20 years from now, Uber & Amazon Prime will be regarded as the primitive tools of clumsy beginners: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/23/brexit-britain-may-industry-skills

 

 

14)   News in brief

I continue to receive complaints about excess litter in Kimberley The Precinct – opposite Sainsbury’s.  If anyone has any comments, please give me a shout.

 

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Pet Sit ‘n’ Stay Home Comfort

Hi my name is Katerina Sykes the proprietor of Pet Sit ‘n’ Stay Home Comfort. I am devoted to providing the best possible pet service for you and your pet/s.

We often find ourselves in an increasing demanding lifestyle which distracts to carrying out the undivided attention we give our pets.

My home is a special place that’s cool for pets to stay, reducing stress and anxiety from alternative lodgings, giving you the freedom to enjoy your time away while I provide the loving care for your pets.

Choose from a range of care options;

· Regular walks

· Day care

· Overnight stays

· Home visits

As I strive to deliver a relaxed and stress free environment for your pets, it is important for you to feel reassured that your pets are in the best care and that you have the confidence in me, your pet sitter/walker. I hold a pet sitting diploma and a pet first aid certificate. Very importantly I am insured. In addition, I can use my experience of caring for my own pets as I understand how they form an integral part of the family. The feedback from pet owners have been how relaxed their pets are and grateful for the regular walks and company.

Affordable rates, so please contact me to discuss and arrange a pre-visit as prices are tailored around your pet’s needs. I am a friendly professional, reliable and will always try to fit around your commitments.

Mobile number: 07763 949535

Email: sitnstayhc@outlook.com

I live in Awsworth which offers easy access to rural areas.  Awsworth village is conveniently located close to the motorway.

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.

Sparkle and shine cleaning services

For a spotlessly clean home, weekly or fortnightly, deep cleans and one offs, also ironing. Competitive rates.

References available.  Give Sarah a call on 07903 926432 (Kimberley).

Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

No time for the gym? Let me come to you.

Insanity is the full body workout that will raise your total fitness levels to amazing standards.
Target your problem areas- burn fat and build muscle. All abilities catered for.
Call Laurence on 07903 926432 for more details.  Let’s have fun and work it !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Man with a Van

Mobile MIG and TIG welding.  Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered

Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor

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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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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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KHPhysiotherapyfully qualified HCPC registered Physiotherapist based in Kimberley offering physiotherapy assessment and treatment as well as sports massage.

Assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions such as:

  • ·         Lower back pain
  • ·         tennis elbow
  • ·         knee pain
  • ·         shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
  • ·         joint pain
  • ·         muscular aches/pains or injuries.

Providing a comprehensive initial assessment followed by treatment and advice and the provision of a tailored package to manage condition at home between treatments.

Can provide treatment at home if unable to travel.

Kerstine Herbert

Mobile: 07584261193

Email: kerstine.herbert@ntlworld.com

http://www.khphysiotherapy.co.uk

Please get in touch to arrange an appointment.

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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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CONTACT: Neil Green M.Sc., Dip. I.S.M., P.G.C.E.

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

0115 919 2190

www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk

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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2016

Hi all

A warm welcome to my December newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month.

Many thanks to all of you who have been in touch during 2016.

It’s exceedingly rare that I quote from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.  He was unquestionably correct in this assertion – if you apply it to 2016 “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen“.

From Brexit to Trump, Corbyn to Andy Murray, to April this year when Justice for the 96 was finally obtained when jurors found that victims of Hillsborough Disaster were unlawfully killed, then the summer Olympics in Brazil to Monday this week when the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was assassinated in Ankara Turkey.  I could go on.

Whilst it has certainly been quite a year nationally and across the world, locally we’ve seen lots of developments.  If you go to the link below you will see all of my newsletters for 2016 (and indeed going back month by month to 2007).

Work in Broxtowe

With over 1150 people now receiving this newsletter there are times when there will be disagreements, with some contentious issues nationally and locally.  I voted to Remain in the EU on 23 June and am a strong supporter of HS2.  I am aware that some of you have very different views.

I do however hope to have made a deliberately positive impact locally during 2016.

I’ve got lots of ongoing work planned for example on the Tram extension to Kimberley, Cinema proposals in Giltbrook, regeneration of town centres – especially Kimberley & Eastwood.

Please do let me know your local priorities in 2017 – wherever you live.

Can I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

 

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr – Kimberley, Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

Twitter: @drummerich1

Web: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2016

1) HS2

On 15 November 2016 an announcement was made on the preferred route for the proposed High Speed Two (HS2) railway from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds – known as Phase 2b.  This affects us here in Broxtowe and in particular Toton.

As part of this announcement, the Government launched two consultations on:

  • seven substantial changes being proposed to the route; and
  • the property compensation and assistance schemes being proposed for people affected by the plans.

The consultations will run until 9 March 2017

If you click on the link below you will find the meetings closest to us in Kegworth on Monday 16 January 2017 and Trowell on Friday 27 January 2017:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-phase-2b-property-consultation-and-the-phase-2b-route-refinement-consultation-events-january-february-2017

I have also included more information with a statement from myself regarding HS2 at the following link:

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

 

2)  Former Kimberley Brewery Site

The Planning Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday 9 November 2016 considered an application for construction of 25 dwellings on the Warehouse Yard at the former brewery site in Kimberley –  16/00333/REM.  The full information is provided at the following link: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34643&p=0

Kimberley Town Council and Kimberley Residents Association (amongst others) had both objected to the application (see pages 24 and 25 of the above link) –  the design and appearance of what was planned formed some of main concerns.

The Planning Committee decision was to grant permission for the 25 dwellings subject to removal of the originally proposed wooden cladding.  The applicant has subsequently submitted revised plans showing removal of the wooden cladding from the dwellings – this has now been replaced by a suggested slightly darker red brick feature.  The details of the revised plans can be found here: 057_pl08_streetelevs_11-11-16

As an update from November last month, the Planning Department at Broxtowe have confirmed that application 16/00333/REM the reserved matters approval for phase 1 (of planning permission 13/00570/FUL) area of residential development to construct 25 dwellings has now been granted and the decision issued.  Neighbour letters are being issued this week.

Fairgrove Homes have advised that they will contact Kimberley Town Council in order to consult with them on the changes to the materials for the dwellings within the Warehouse Yard facing out onto Hardy Street and also facing onto the Stables. Once they have completed this consultation they will submit a revised planning application.

The Planning Department have also agreed all the pre-commencement conditions with Fairgrove Homes on application 13/00570/FUL in order to allow development to commence on the Phase 1 – the Warehouse Yard.

The pre-demolition conditions relating to the Listed Building Consent 13/00571/LBC and planning permission 13/00570/FUL have also been satisfied and demolition is due to commence at the beginning of January 2017.

If you have any questions you can contact directly: adele.bassett@broxtowe.gov.uk  (please feel free to cc me in also).

Adele Bassett

North Area Team Leader

Tel: 0115 9173449

Broxtowe Borough Council

Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Directorate of Legal and Planning Services

Council Offices, Foster Avenue

Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB

 

3) Maws Lane & Hardy Street & Swingate Traffic Improvements Kimberley – the County Council response

This issue is not going away and there appears to be increasing frustration with the attitude of the County Council.

Anna Soubry MP for Broxtowe has also got involved.  She wrote formally to me about this in November and I telephoned her office over two weeks ago to offer support, and work with her.  I was promised a telephone call back – to date I have not a response.

I covered the matter of Maws Lane and Swingate in depth in September’s issue: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/09/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-september-2016/

Clearly there appears to be growing public dissatisfaction with the way the County Council have responded.  Feedback that I have received range from “the County Council have clearly missed the point in both traffic hotspot areas”, “£25,000 is a lot of money to spend on one scheme that will not rectify anything in the long term”, “nothing that the County Council is proposing to do will benefit the majority of residents in Kimberley”.  “It ignores totally traffic problems on Cliff Boulevard”.

The most poignant comments I have received from residents is “it all smacks of a fob off”.

There are lots of questions left unanswered – here’s just a few: – a dangerous corner on Greens Lane – some sensible suggestions for improvement from local residents – ignored (Swingate).

A petition presented by 100 local residents – ignored (Maws Lane).

The long standing issue of the bus stop on Eastwood Road that should be moved to prevent traffic queuing over the Maws Lane junction – ignored (Maws Lane).

I have made my views perfectly clear that spending a fraction of the £25,000 set to be made on moving two car parking spaces on Eastwood Road, would have far greater value if it was put into a proper long term study for comprehensive traffic improvements for a much wider area of Kimberley.

The latest County Council response indicates that the scheme design is underway and is currently in draft format.  See the document here for the proposals: i__highways_design-and-constr_design_cad_dr

These proposals (set to cost £25k) include drawing a new kerb line, extending the footway, installing low level bollards (to physically prevent vehicles parking on a widened footway).

Because of the loss of car parking spaces on Eastwood Road the County Council are further proposing burning off some of the double yellow lines on Awsworth Lane (which I am sure residents there will be very happy about)!  This is subject to funding agreement for the next financial year (2017/18).

The County Council argue that there have been four identical injury collisions and therefore cannot ignore them.  My response is that they shouldn’t.  What they should do instead is seriously examine all of the work that I undertook with local residents over the past year – and look seriously at your suggestions for improvements (after all it is local people who use these roads every day in Swingate and Maws Lane/Hardy Street) and witness the every day problems.

Recently I was driving down Maws Lane (the narrow stretch with cars parking on one side) – a car came at a good pace up the hill towards me (so I had to mount the pavement) in order to avoid a collision.  If a pedestrian would have been around on the pavement goodness knows what would have happened.

Those of you who live on Maws Lane tell me of many similar experiences they have had.

Spending £25,000 removing two car parking spaces will not stop this.

If you would like to send comments to the County Council you can contact:

Phil Gow

Crash Site Investigator/Safety Auditor – Highway Safety

Via East Midlands Ltd

Tel: 0115 97 74765

phil.gow@viaem.co.uk  |  www.viaem.co.uk

Head Office: Bilsthorpe Highways Depot, Bilsthorpe

 

4)   A Brexit jargon buster & what happens next?

I am very much aware that whilst the domestic national news is dominated by Brexit headlines, some of the deeper underlying issues and what they mean are not always clearly understood.  What for example actually is a Customs Union, or Tariff-Free Trade?

I have found some information below that I trust is useful that has been derived from our Labour Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the East Midlands – Dame Glenis Willmott DBE.  I hope this information is useful.

The Prime Minster has said the UK will begin the process of leaving the European Union at the end of March.  With that in mind, there is some information to share on the process and the choices we face.

As the Government approaches the triggering of Article 50, Britain faces tough choices on how to secure the best deal in our departure from the European Union.  So there are some very tough choices facing Britain as we approach Article 50.

The biggest economic threat Britain faces is leaving the Single Market so what are the benefits and trade-offs involved in retaining full Single Market membership?

  • Tariff-Free Trade: The Single Market removes tariffs and quotas on goods traded within the EU. Any new tariff on UK imports from the EU would increase costs on UK businesses and consumers; any new tariff on UK exports would reduce demand for UK goods.
  • Customs Union: The Single Market creates a customs union within the EU which removes costly and time-consuming customs controls for internal trade.  Trading into the EU outside of the Customs Union would mean confronting more red tape, for example rules of origin regulations.  The Customs Union also requires a common external tariff for goods arriving from outside it and a common external trade policy, and all EU members benefit from and participate in the EU’s Free Trade Agreements with other countries.  On leaving the Customs Union, the UK would have to bi-laterally negotiate new trade agreements with each of these countries.
  • Non-Tariff Barriers: Non-tariff barriers include different specifications which make it hard to trade. The elimination of such barriers – for example through common universal product standards in goods and the recognition of qualifications in services – is what makes the Single Market so valuable.  Removal of such barriers are vital to cross-border supply chains, where different stages of production are located in different countries, such as in advanced manufacturing.
  • Services Trade: 78% of UK GDP is service sector driven and the Single Market provides a guaranteed right to access and deliver services in every EU country. Leaving the single market would damage this, Switzerland and Canada both have bilateral or Free Trade Agreements with the EU, but neither have service market access to the extent the UK enjoys, in particular ‘passporting’ rights for financial services.
  • Protection for Workers and the Environment: Common European standards on the environment, workers’ rights, health and safety, and consumer protection are all features of a Single Market and are central to ensuring competitiveness with protection against unfair market excess or a race to the bottom.

The Brexit process – What happens once Article 50 is triggered?

Once the UK Government formally triggers Article 50, the 27 member states of the EU (EU27) will agree their mandate for negotiations.  It will be the European Commission that leads the negotiations using this mandate.

  • As soon as Article 50 is triggered the European Parliament will adopt a resolution setting out what MEPs believe should be the priorities for the EU in the negotiations.  The Parliament will aim to do this before the EU27 adopt their mandate.
  • All committees in the European Parliament will have the opportunity to feed into the resolution and Labour MEPs will also be able to contribute.
  • The European Parliament will have a vote on the final deal so there is a strong incentive for the EU27 to take note of the Parliament’s red lines when agreeing their mandate for negotiations.
  • The EU27 will not give the Commission huge leeway. They will continue throughout the negotiations to steer the objectives, the responses to British proposals, and the acceptance or rejection of possible compromises.
  • The Commission’s chief negotiator will be former Commissioner and MEP, Michel Barnier.  The Commission will report back to the EU27 who will discuss matters at several levels.
  • The European Council (the Heads of the 27 EU countries) has set up a Task Force in its secretariat headed by Didier Seeuws (the former chief of staff to Herman Van Rompuy, the previous President of the European Council).
  • The European Parliament has appointed Guy Verhofstadt (leader of the Liberals in the EP and former Belgian PM) to be its representative at the negotiations. He will not be a signatory to any deal, but can speak knowing that he will be listened to, given the EP’s ultimate power to approve or reject the deal.   Mr Verhofstadt will report back to the European Parliament.

For more information please contact Glenis Willmott: http://www.gleniswillmott.eu/contact/

 

 

5)   Brexit & what this means for our communities in Broxtowe and the surrounding areas

So what all of this means for us locally is no doubt unsettling for many people.

In the New Year I will be launching a new project including talking with residents directly about their concerns, hopes, asking what you really think of politics and politicians – and trying to get a real steer on local community priorities, as well as what you want to see changed in the wider world.

I included this item in November’s newsletter and it has certainly stirred some interest.  I am very grateful to Jeff Buck (who has been so instrumental in helping Rumbletums in Kimberley to flourish), County Councillor Kate Foale and other colleagues from Beeston who have expressed an interest in getting involved in this project.  I’ve already met with Jeff last week, and am meeting other colleagues after Christmas.

Watch this space for further developments!

If you would like to help at all with this project and get involved, do drop me a line.

 

6)   Durban House, Eastwood

The Planning Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on Wednesday 7 December 2016 approved plans for a Change of Use (Heritage Centre) to day spa, beauty salon and tea room.  The background to this can be found at: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=34705&p=0

I would be very interested to hear your views on this development.

 

7)   Workers Educational Association (WEA) in Kimberley

The Kimberley WEA are running another course at Rumbletums in January 2017:
The Austerity Years.. and beyond – 1950 to 1970

A flyer with the details can be found here: wea-austerity-stitch2

 

For more information please contact Kimberley resident Roger Grimes: roger@kimberley1.plus.com

 

 

8)    A52 road safety

Some of you may well be aware of a tragic accident on the A52 in Bramcote in November that resulted in two fatalities.

Bramcote resident Tony Smith has launched a parliamentary petition to press the Highways Agency England to install speed enforcement devices along the full stretch of the A52 in Broxtowe.

For more information please contact Broxtowe Cllr Martin Plackett: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=14531

Councillor Martin Plackett – Speech to Broxtowe Borough Council on A52 Accident

9)   Literacy volunteers in Broxtowe wanted

Could you be a Literacy Volunteer in a local primary school?

Please see the details here for more information: a5-new-recruit-poster-volunteer-child-dec-16

10)  Compassion Project

Last week I met Jeff Buck (see item 5 above).  He is part of a small group of people who recognise that empathy and compassion are sadly lacking in many parts of society today but also feel that these are not necessarily intrinsic qualities or skills and that empathy (and from it, a heightened sense of compassion or kindness) can be taught and developed.

Obviously, ‘early intervention’; teaching these skills in schools at as early a stage as possible, would be most effective. See http://www.charterforcompassion.org/charter-for-compassionate-schools for an international perspective on this.

Also, within the Ofsted criteria for Outstanding schools, it says: “Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development [should] equip them to be thoughtful, caring and active citizens in school and in wider society.”

And in the Education Secretary’s Guidance for Teaching PHSE, it refers to the following as examples of what should be in the syllabus:

Attitudes and Values

  • Learning the importance of values and individual conscience and moral considerations.
  • Learning the value of family life, marriage, and stable and loving relationships for
  • the nurture of children.
  • Learning the value of respect, love and care.
  • Exploring, considering and understanding moral dilemmas.
  • Developing critical thinking as part of decision-making.

Personal and Social Skills

  • Learning to manage emotions and relationships confidently and sensitively.
  • Developing self-respect and empathy for others.
  • Learning to make choices based on an understanding of difference and with an
  • absence of prejudice.
  • Developing an appreciation of the consequences of choices made.
  • Managing conflict.

Also, a lot of research has been done in Scandinavia and at places like The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education into the educational benefits of teaching empathy and the improved personal and inter-personal skills that this develops within children and young people.

What Jeff is trying to do is to find a primary/junior school (or a secondary at a push) that would be willing to work with his group.

If you are able to help at all please contact Jeff as follows:  jeffmich2016@outlook.com

 

 

11)   Suggested recommended reading (current national issues)

This is a fairly new item I introduced where I’ll post links to some of the best reads I’ve come across on a range issues recently.  Hope you find them stimulating.  This does not mean to say I necessarily endorse everything within them, but they are interesting.  Thanks to all of you who have written in saying how much this item is appreciated.

a) Trump’s greatest threat is not the wars he will start, but the one he may not fight:

http://www.newstatesman.com/world/2016/12/world-unbalanced

 

b) Being unassailable does not make you a leader & it really does not mean you win elections:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/14/jeremy-corbyn-unassailable-not-leading-labour?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

c) Ten big stories to help us make sense of a bewildering year in global politics

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/11/trump-brexit-age-of-popular-revolt-2016-in-long-reads?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

d) Why politics, Christianity & Christmas are inextricably linked:

http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/files/files/Reports/ThePoliticsOfChristmas.pdf

 

e) If on the Left we can learn anything from the right it is this – sheer ruthlessness

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/19/brexit-trump-left-crucial-flaw-leavers-alt-right-ruthlessness

 

12)   News in brief

KEEP ATTENBOROUGH ACCESSIBLE: UPDATE 21-12-2016

 

Local Community Business Information

Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar.
I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

Sparkle and shine cleaning services

For a spotlessly clean home, weekly or fortnightly, deep cleans and one offs, also ironing. Competitive rates.

References available.  Give Sarah a call on 07903 926432 (Kimberley).

Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

No time for the gym? Let me come to you.

Insanity is the full body workout that will raise your total fitness levels to amazing standards.
Target your problem areas- burn fat and build muscle. All abilities catered for.
Call Laurence on 07903 926432 for more details.  Let’s have fun and work it !!!!

 

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

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867

ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING
A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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

Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

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
07771 545163

BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

Finances First Lady

Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:

Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.

11 Roxton Court

Kimberley

Nottingham

NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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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Man with a Van

Mobile MIG and TIG welding.  Gates and fencing made to spec, gates repaired and refurbed, car welding repairs, light removals, house and garage clearances, gardening tree surgery, property maintenance, all jobs considered

Contact for a free quote: Rob Woodrow: phone: 07531 179352– based locally in Heanor

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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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Personal Training

Jacques Niemand offers special offers on boot camps, personal training packages – all at very reasonable costs, situated inNottinghamor can be carried out in your home environment – contact Jacques –

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954

www.swiftactive.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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KHPhysiotherapyfully qualified HCPC registered Physiotherapist based in Kimberley offering physiotherapy assessment and treatment as well as sports massage.

Assessment and treatment for a wide range of conditions such as:

  • ·         Lower back pain
  • ·         tennis elbow
  • ·         knee pain
  • ·         shoulder pain/frozen shoulder
  • ·         joint pain
  • ·         muscular aches/pains or injuries.

Providing a comprehensive initial assessment followed by treatment and advice and the provision of a tailored package to manage condition at home between treatments.

Can provide treatment at home if unable to travel.

Kerstine Herbert

Mobile: 07584261193

Email: kerstine.herbert@ntlworld.com

http://www.khphysiotherapy.co.uk

Please get in touch to arrange an appointment.

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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

0115 919 2190

www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk

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