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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2019

Hi all

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

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

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

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

Best regards

Richard

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

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2019

 

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

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

 

2)  Footpath between Chapter Drive and Broomhill Road, Kimberley

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

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

 

3)  Rumbletums Kimberley

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information please get in touch.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

6)   86 Gallery

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

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

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

 

Local Community Business Information

 

Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

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

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
          NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

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

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook

Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses

–      Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events

–      Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed

–   more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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Rumbletums is a community café offering work  experience and training placements to young adults with a learning  disability.

The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed  and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty  meals have received numerous compliments.

Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.

Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/

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Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights.

The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.  We are  open for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!!

Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.

With love from the Madhatter

Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson

E: nygel73@me.com

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions) Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903

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Music ACT ( DJ Service )

Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties. Call Susan for more a quotation

Tel:  07951 779895– based in Kimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home;  01159 459631 Mobile;  07508 035049  Richard Maltby

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.

We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.

What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on  07720 966517– based in Kimberley.

E mail: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified

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

Tel:  01773 604400

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

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Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708; or mobile 0795 2751 019

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall

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Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S offers: Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/ and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086.

I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.  GLORIA MORGAN  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

My contact details: Tel:  08454 67 1086  (local rate calls). The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley, Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook News price £7.99 Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/

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Softwurkz

SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   0115 945 8553     (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.  Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.

Contact Pat Furniss   0115 8548933     or 07941898139 for more details.

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Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.

Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

 

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 

77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223 Offering *Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage *Full Body Massage *Aromatherapy Massage *Hot Oil Massage *Ex-foliating Massage *G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage) *Indian Head Massage *Foot Spas / Foot Massage *Massage and Facial *Facials From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00

Gentlemen welcome

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

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours

Fully Licensed and Insured 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.

Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.

Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967  Mob: 07973406202  Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court, Kimberley

References given by all my local customers

Tel:   0797 6659 436     or e mail: Margaret Foster: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad. • Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared • Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved • Matching your personal attributes to career & job market • Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking • Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ? • Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices • Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

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

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2019

Hi all

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

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

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

Best regards

Richard

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

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2019

 

1)   Hall Om Wong Open Space – Kimberley

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

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

2)  Footpath between Chapter Drive and Broomhill Road, Kimberley

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

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

 

3)   Local Government Ombudsman decision concerning Broxtowe Borough Council

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6)   My work on Broxtowe Borough Council

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

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

 
 7)  Public Wi-Fi in Kimberley and Eastwood

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

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

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

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

 

8)  Supporting local business in Kimberley

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

Local Community Business Information

 

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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

 

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
    NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

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

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook

Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses

–      Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events

–      Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed

–   more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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Rumbletums is a community café offering work  experience and training placements to young adults with a learning  disability.

The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed  and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty  meals have received numerous compliments.

Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.

Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/

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Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights.

The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.  We are  open for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!!

Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.

With love from the Madhatter

Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson

E: nygel73@me.com

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Wayne Brown Photography

Providing Bespoke Wedding-Model-Commercial- and Stunning Award Winning Portrait photography.  We are also very proud of our HEALING HEARTS project for Families Affected by illness and Cancer working with The Lee Ryan Trust, and CancerUK. I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family.

Contact me via e-mail:  brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel:  0115 8544615  Mob  0792 1835 305

to chat about what you have in mind.

www.waynebrownphotography.co.uk www.onlinepictureproof.com/waynebrownphotography/ www.wukmuscle.co.uk

fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions) Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903

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Music ACT ( DJ Service )

Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties. Call Susan for more a quotation

Tel:  07951 779895– based in Kimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home;  01159 459631 Mobile;  07508 035049  Richard Maltby

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.

We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.

What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on  07720 966517– based in Kimberley.

E mail: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified

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

Tel:  01773 604400

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

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Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708; or mobile 0795 2751 019

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall

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Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S offers: Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/ and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086.

I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.  GLORIA MORGAN  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

My contact details: Tel:  08454 67 1086  (local rate calls). The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley, Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook News price £7.99 Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/

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Softwurkz

SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   0115 945 8553     (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.  Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.

Contact Pat Furniss   0115 8548933     or 07941898139 for more details.

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Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.

Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

 

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 

77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223 Offering *Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage *Full Body Massage *Aromatherapy Massage *Hot Oil Massage *Ex-foliating Massage *G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage) *Indian Head Massage *Foot Spas / Foot Massage *Massage and Facial *Facials From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00

Gentlemen welcome

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

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours

Fully Licensed and Insured 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.

Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.

Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967  Mob: 07973406202  Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court, Kimberley

References given by all my local customers

Tel:   0797 6659 436     or e mail: Margaret Foster: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad. • Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared • Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved • Matching your personal attributes to career & job market • Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking • Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ? • Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices • Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

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

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

My statement today on leaving the Labour Party.

Hi all

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

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

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

Best regards

Richard

 

Richard S Robinson

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

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

 

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

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

My Labour history

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

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

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

So why Leave?  – A matter of integrity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In conclusion

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2019

Hi all

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards

Richard

 

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – January 2019

 

 

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

 

 

2)   Capital grants available from Nottinghamshire County Council

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Please get in touch for any more information.

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

 
  

7)  Free self-guided tours for Broxtowe residents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please come back to me with any observations and comments!

 

9)   Bell Restored At Stapleford Cemetery

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

For more information please see:

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

 10)   Public Wi-Fi in Kimberley and Eastwood

 

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

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

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

 

11)  Key Individual Network (KIN)

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

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

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

For more information please contact Marice Hawley – Chief Communities Officer

marice.hawley@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

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

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
    NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

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

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook

Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses

–      Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events

–      Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed

–   more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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Rumbletums is a community café offering work  experience and training placements to young adults with a learning  disability.

The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed  and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty  meals have received numerous compliments.

Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.

Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/

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Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights.

The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.  We are  open for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!!

Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.

With love from the Madhatter

Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson

E: nygel73@me.com

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Wayne Brown Photography

Providing Bespoke Wedding-Model-Commercial- and Stunning Award Winning Portrait photography.  We are also very proud of our HEALING HEARTS project for Families Affected by illness and Cancer working with The Lee Ryan Trust, and CancerUK. I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family.

Contact me via e-mail:  brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel:  0115 8544615  Mob  0792 1835 305

to chat about what you have in mind.

www.waynebrownphotography.co.uk www.onlinepictureproof.com/waynebrownphotography/ www.wukmuscle.co.uk

fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions) Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903

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Music ACT ( DJ Service )

Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties. Call Susan for more a quotation

Tel:  07951 779895– based in Kimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home;  01159 459631 Mobile;  07508 035049  Richard Maltby

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.

We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.

What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on  07720 966517– based in Kimberley.

E mail: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified

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

Tel:  01773 604400

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

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Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708; or mobile 0795 2751 019

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall

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Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S offers: Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/ and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086.

I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.  GLORIA MORGAN  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

My contact details: Tel:  08454 67 1086  (local rate calls). The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley, Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook News price £7.99 Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/

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Softwurkz

SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   0115 945 8553     (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.  Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.

Contact Pat Furniss   0115 8548933     or 07941898139 for more details.

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Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.

Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

 

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 

77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223 Offering *Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage *Full Body Massage *Aromatherapy Massage *Hot Oil Massage *Ex-foliating Massage *G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage) *Indian Head Massage *Foot Spas / Foot Massage *Massage and Facial *Facials From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00

Gentlemen welcome

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

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours

Fully Licensed and Insured 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.

Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.

Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967  Mob: 07973406202  Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court, Kimberley

References given by all my local customers

Tel:   0797 6659 436     or e mail: Margaret Foster: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad. • Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared • Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved • Matching your personal attributes to career & job market • Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking • Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ? • Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices • Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

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

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2018

Hi all

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2018

 

1)   Road resurfacing Kimberley & Nuthall

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 
  

4)  Capital grants available from Nottinghamshire County Council

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
   NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

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

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook

Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses

–      Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events

–      Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed

–   more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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Rumbletums is a community café offering work  experience and training placements to young adults with a learning  disability.

The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed  and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty  meals have received numerous compliments.

Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.

Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/

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Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights.

The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.  We are  open for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!!

Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.

With love from the Madhatter

Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson

E: nygel73@me.com

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Wayne Brown Photography

Providing Bespoke Wedding-Model-Commercial- and Stunning Award Winning Portrait photography.  We are also very proud of our HEALING HEARTS project for Families Affected by illness and Cancer working with The Lee Ryan Trust, and CancerUK. I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family.

Contact me via e-mail:  brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel:  0115 8544615  Mob  0792 1835 305

to chat about what you have in mind.

www.waynebrownphotography.co.uk www.onlinepictureproof.com/waynebrownphotography/ www.wukmuscle.co.uk

fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions) Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903

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Music ACT ( DJ Service )

Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties. Call Susan for more a quotation

Tel:  07951 779895– based in Kimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home;  01159 459631 Mobile;  07508 035049  Richard Maltby

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.

We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.

What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on  07720 966517– based in Kimberley.

E mail: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified

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

Tel:  01773 604400

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

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Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708; or mobile 0795 2751 019

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall

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Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S offers: Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/ and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086.

I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.  GLORIA MORGAN  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

My contact details: Tel:  08454 67 1086  (local rate calls). The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley, Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook News price £7.99 Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/

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Softwurkz

SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   0115 945 8553     (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.  Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.

Contact Pat Furniss   0115 8548933     or 07941898139 for more details.

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Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.

Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

 

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 

77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223 Offering *Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage *Full Body Massage *Aromatherapy Massage *Hot Oil Massage *Ex-foliating Massage *G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage) *Indian Head Massage *Foot Spas / Foot Massage *Massage and Facial *Facials From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00

Gentlemen welcome

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

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours

Fully Licensed and Insured 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.

Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.

Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967  Mob: 07973406202  Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court, Kimberley

References given by all my local customers

Tel:   0797 6659 436     or e mail: Margaret Foster: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad. • Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared • Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved • Matching your personal attributes to career & job market • Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking • Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ? • Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices • Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

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

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service (with special Brexit questionnaire) – November 2018

Hi all

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

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well for the forthcoming Christmas season.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks.

As ever there’s lots of news to catch up on, so straight down to business.  Can I especially draw your attention to a special designed Brexit survey I have designed, and I would really appreciate it if you could spend a couple of minutes to complete (item 1).

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

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

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – November 2018

1)   Brexit Survey

Yes, that B word.  Many of you I appreciate maybe frustrated, confused or simply turn off when ever the subject of Brexit is mentioned.

However the vote that will be taken by MPs in the House of Commons on 11 December on the government’s final Brexit deal, will be of huge significance for the whole of the UK for generations to come.

I am very keen to know your actual views on where we are now, and I’ve devised a special poll which I would really appreciate it if you would participate in.  All of responses are of course anonymous.  Simply click on the link below (I have thrown in a few other general political questions as well if you would not mind answering them too):

http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/brexit-questionnaire-novembe

I do appreciate your time in this.  The results I am sure will be fascinating – and I will publicise the results during 2019.

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

 

Lots of positive work continues behind the scenes.  I’ve updated the campaign log to show the latest details here below, for any questions, please do get in touch.

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

3)   Kimberley Lights Switch on

Is taking place this coming Friday 30 November, commencing at 6pm with carol singing at Holy Trinity Church.

Other features include a tea light parade up to Toll Bar Square at 6 30pm, a town crier welcome at 6 50pm followed by speeches by the Chair of Kimberley Town Council and the Mayor of Broxtowe.  After this there will be various activities with carol singing led by some of the schools in Kimberley and a firework display at 8pm.

 

4)  Capital grants available from Nottinghamshire County Council

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

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

 

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

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

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

I have been promised a full and proper response, however nothing has materialised to date.

When there is more information I will let you know.

 

6)   Broxtowe Borough Council Email service

I have been asked by the Corporate Communications Team at Broxtowe Borough Council to promote their “E mail Me Service”.

I understand that over 17,000 residents currently subscribe to this service, which basically allows you to sign up to receive email updates on topics of your choice.

Topics are varied – ranging from business updates, latest news, events, waste and recycling for example, and it’s another way to keep up to date with what’s going on in and around Broxtowe.
 
The Council has also recently responded to user feedback about topics they would like to receive information about by introducing a new Public Protection topic to provide seasonal advice on community safety, food hygiene and using taxis.
 
You can sign up today at http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/emailme
 
You will only receive information about the topics you select to receive emails about and you can subscribe easily at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every email bulletin.
 
More information available from:
Sarah Yates
Corporate Communications Manager
Broxtowe Borough Council
Foster Avenue, Beeston,
Nottingham, NG9 1AB
Tel: 0115 917 3825
sarah.yates@broxtowe.gov.uk
 
 
7)   Giltbrook Care Home (GCH)
 
I have visited this establishment on a number of occasions this year and I am very impressed at the way the staff, management and a small band of volunteers serve all of the residents at the home.  It is a joy to visit and there is a fabulous sense of community eminent throughout all the work that is undertaken.   I last visited on Friday 9 November.
More general information on the type of care delivered by staff at the home can be found at the following link:
 
The home is also on the look out for volunteers that can go in and spend an hour chatting with some of the residents – more information available by contacting Jessica Holmes – jessica.giltbrook@gmail.com
 
8)  Bus Services affecting Smithurst Road Estate, Giltbrook
 
I have been asked to raise the issue of lack of bus services in the above area.
In previous years a Y10 bus ran roughly ever hour towards Eastwood in one direction, and to Kimberley, Nottingham and the QMC in the other.
 
This service has been currently cut back, and on a large and growing estate, causes considerable difficulties especially for elderly people who rely on public transport to get out and about.
 
Two residents in particular have got in touch with me very concerned about this, and they have put a good amount of work in to try and raise the problems thus far, with petitions etc.
 
Approaches to Trent Barton thus far have proved inconclusive.
 
I’ve been asked to see whether this matter can be drawn to the attention of a wider audience.
 
If you live in and around this area and are affected, please do get in touch.
 

 

9)  Rumbletums Cafe and Training Project – Victoria Street, Kimberley

Since 2011 Rumbletums was set up to offer vocational training and work experience placements to young people and young adults (16-30) with learning disabilities.

As well as this, it has become a community hub in Kimberley and also offers a parent and toddler group, a Silver Screen film night for older people, regular social events for young people with disabilities and subsidised room hire space for local voluntary organisations and community groups.

For the last 7 years, Rumbletums has rented its premises at a discounted rent, but now the landlords want to sell the building within the next year… at a cost of £200,000. Rumbletums is therefore faced with having to buy the premises, move out or wind up the project.

Therefore, Rumbletums is going to try to raise £200,000 to buy the building in order to continue – and expand – the project.

If you would like to support Rumbletums in an way please see: https://www.gofundme.com/rumbletums-cafe

 
10)  Voter ID pilot, Broxtowe Borough Council elections Thursday 2 May 2019 (very important information)
Broxtowe Borough Council has been confirmed as one of the voter ID pilot authorities for the elections next May.  There will be piloting the mixed model which will require voters to produce photographic ID or 2 pieces of non-photographic ID at polling stations before they can vote.  The types of ID, both photographic and non-photographic, which will be accepted have still to be agreed. 
 
When there is more information I will let you know.
 
Any questions in the meantime – please contact:
 
Sue Rodden – sue.rodden@broxtowe.gov.uk
Head of Administrative Services
Broxtowe Borough Council
0115 9173295
 
 
 

11)  Suggested interesting reading

Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently.  It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion:

  1. To understand how Brexit will pan out – look out for the number seven, & whilst the UK has consented to the sale of its family home, we’ve no idea what our new flat will resemble: https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/11/forget-tory-psychodrama-real-crisis-threat-no-deal-brexit
  2. Angry England, why tackling poverty is a choice & the significance of national renewal to help reconcile a divided nation: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/22/angry-england-desires-change-inequality-brussels-bet365-denise-coates
  3. Unproductive, Unbalanced & Unequal – the UK tax system in 2018 https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2018/11/leader-country-s-great-tax-conundrum

 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
 NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

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

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook

Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses

–      Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events

–      Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed

–   more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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Rumbletums is a community café offering work  experience and training placements to young adults with a learning  disability.

The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed  and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty  meals have received numerous compliments.

Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.

Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/

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Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights.

The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.  We are  open for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!!

Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.

With love from the Madhatter

Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson

E: nygel73@me.com

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Wayne Brown Photography

Providing Bespoke Wedding-Model-Commercial- and Stunning Award Winning Portrait photography.  We are also very proud of our HEALING HEARTS project for Families Affected by illness and Cancer working with The Lee Ryan Trust, and CancerUK. I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family.

Contact me via e-mail:  brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel:  0115 8544615  Mob  0792 1835 305

to chat about what you have in mind.

www.waynebrownphotography.co.uk www.onlinepictureproof.com/waynebrownphotography/ www.wukmuscle.co.uk

fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions) Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903

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Music ACT ( DJ Service )

Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties. Call Susan for more a quotation

Tel:  07951 779895– based in Kimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home;  01159 459631 Mobile;  07508 035049  Richard Maltby

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.

We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.

What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on  07720 966517– based in Kimberley.

E mail: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified

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

Tel:  01773 604400

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

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Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708; or mobile 0795 2751 019

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall

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Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S offers: Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/ and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086.

I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.  GLORIA MORGAN  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

My contact details: Tel:  08454 67 1086  (local rate calls). The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley, Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook News price £7.99 Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/

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Softwurkz

SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   0115 945 8553     (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.  Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.

Contact Pat Furniss   0115 8548933     or 07941898139 for more details.

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Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.

Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

 

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 

77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223 Offering *Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage *Full Body Massage *Aromatherapy Massage *Hot Oil Massage *Ex-foliating Massage *G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage) *Indian Head Massage *Foot Spas / Foot Massage *Massage and Facial *Facials From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00

Gentlemen welcome

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

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours

Fully Licensed and Insured 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.

Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.

Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967  Mob: 07973406202  Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court, Kimberley

References given by all my local customers

Tel:   0797 6659 436     or e mail: Margaret Foster: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad. • Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared • Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved • Matching your personal attributes to career & job market • Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking • Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ? • Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices • Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

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

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – October 2018

Hi all

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

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks.

As ever there’s lots of news to catch up on, so straight down to business.

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

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

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – October 2018

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

 Can the tram come towards Kimberley by 2023?

The last 4-5 weeks have been some of the busiest and I believe most productive times thus far in the nine year campaign to bring the tram out to Kimberley and beyond.

I’ve summarised the key information at the link immediately below (click on the link), but will expand briefly here on some of the most notable points:

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

 

a) Earlier this month I received an unsolicited approach from Adrian Jones, an independent rail consultant & professional railway engineer who lives locally and has worked on rail projects throughout the world.  I duly met Adrian and he has produced some thoughts on above tram extension – shown in detail through clicking on the above link.  Most notable is his contention that there should be a partial completion of the total route out to Langley Mill – going towards Kimberley by 2023.  This is altogether a brave, challenging and very exciting concept that I and others will be grappling with over the next few weeks and months, to see how exactly this could be implemented.

b) I have a further meeting with a major store on the Giltbrook Retail Park next week to discuss the tram extension, as they have particularly expressed an interest in this scheme as beneficial to their members of staff (co-workers), who currently struggle to get to the store because of traffic congestion.

c) On 11 October a group of individuals (see photo in above link) met in Kimberley to discuss how we could regenerate the local area – especially around Kimberley, Eastwood, Langley Mill – looking at ways of boosting jobs, improving public transport, bringing growth and investment to the area, as well as cutting pollution.  Our session was skilfully chaired by Rev Canon Barbara Holbrook.  Where between the councillors there were differences, we disagreed with a very good nature, with respect for one another’s opinion – irrespective of what political party badge worn.  Everyone came together to work for the people of Broxtowe and the surrounding areas.

You might not think a group of individuals coming together in this way is any way special.   Politics, be it at national and (increasingly) at local level – I no doubt do not need elaborate, is very divisive and spiteful with often little collaboration or respect shown between different political parties and individual councillors or MPs.

A perfectly good idea advocated by one political party is often rubbished by the other side, simply on partisan grounds.

This may well raise some eyebrows, and I will get criticised in some quarters, however I would like to publicly acknowledge the work in the community done in Broxtowe by three Conservative Councillors: Cllrs Margaret & John Handley & Lydia Ball.  You will also see their photo in the link above, and all three made excellent suggestions on how we could make the case for the tram extension out through Kimberley and beyond stronger and how we help foster economic regeneration in the north of Broxtowe.  In particular Margaret has made the case for better connected bus services with a new tram and rail interchange/super hub.

 

d) I met with Conservative County Councillor for Greater Heanor Alex Stevenson on Friday 26 October in Langley Mill to talk through the case for a Super Hub at Langley Mill, and get his views on how we can work collaboratively together.  We had an excellent session – Alex is very conscientious and well connected and we are looking to engage with other community groups and Nigel Mills – MP for Amber Valley on the proposals.

 

e) On Friday 2 November this week – Gloria De Piero (MP for Ashfield), Cllr Alex Norris (MP for Nottingham North), Andy Cooper and myself have a session with Cllr Jon Collins – Labour Leader Nottingham City Council – to understand how we can make further tangible progress on the tram extension and economic regeneration along the A610 corridor.

 

Footnote – from what I have written in part above, does it mean that I am about to change my political allegiance?  No.

What we are trying to do is create locally a more mature politics where politicians of different parties are able to work constructively together for the benefit of residents in Broxtowe, Ashfield, Amber Valley & the surrounding areas.

 

2)   2nd Kimberley Scout Group Bonfire & Firework Display

This takes place this coming Saturday 3 November 2018 at Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Road, Kimberley.

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm, with hot food and a licensed bar and disco until 10pm.

Admission £3.00, children £1.50 and under 2’s free.

You can pay on the door – and this is a charity fundraiser on behalf of the scout group.

 

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

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

There appeared to be an impasse with the County Council, however I am pleased to report that I have a meeting with them tomorrow to discuss both issues.  I’ll update you further in November’s newsletter on the outcomes of both matters.

 

 

4)   Potential data breach on behalf of Nottinghamshire Council County Council by VIA EM

On 8 August 2018 I sought initial advice from the Information Commissioners Office on the way that VIA EM (on behalf of the County Council) had shared to another person, personal information properly given to me regarding several constituents in Kimberley (without my permission, or the permission of the residents in question).

The County Council have now confirmed to me that they are now reviewing the way they share their data with Members.

 

 

 

5) Rumbletums Cafe and Training Project – Victoria Street, Kimberley

Since 2011 Rumbletums was set up to offer vocational training and work experience placements to young people and young adults (16-30) with learning disabilities.

As well as this, it has become a community hub in Kimberley and also offers a parent and toddler group, a Silver Screen film night for older people, regular social events for young people with disabilities and subsidised room hire space for local voluntary organisations and community groups.

For the last 7 years, Rumbletums has rented its premises at a discounted rent, but now the landlords want to sell the building within the next year… at a cost of £200,000. Rumbletums is therefore faced with having to buy the premises, move out or wind up the project.

Therefore, Rumbletums is going to try to raise £200,000 to buy the building in order to continue – and expand – the project.

If you would like to support Rumbletums in an way please see: https://www.gofundme.com/rumbletums-cafe

 

 

 

 6)   Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service – Draft Strategic Plan 2019-2022
You are invited to comments on the  Draft Strategic Plan for the next three years by completing a short but important questionnaire about the future of the Service.
The questionnaire should be completed by 21 December 2018.
 7)  Universal Credit (UC)

No doubt many of you will have seen some of the national headlines concerning UC during the past few weeks.  In the Broxtowe area it is estimated that throughout the borough there will be around 6100 families (including 9,700 children) claiming UC when the full roll out of the scheme is complete.  I’ve been given some background information on UC and if anyone experiences any problems or has questions with any aspect of UC please get in touch.

 

 

 8)   Broxtowe Borough Mediation Service

 

This service is temporarily unavailable and is unable to offer the mediation to residents, or take neighbour nuisance case referrals.

If you are approach by residents who have any kind of dispute with their neighbours, please advise them to contact the following teams:

The Tenancy & Estate Management team for disputes involving Council tenants, whether they are the complainant or the dispute is against a Council tenant, on 0115 917 3400 or email: hlps@broxtowe.gov.uk

The Communities team for disputes involving other households on 0115 917 7777 or email: spc@broxtowe.gov.uk

The Mediation Co-ordinator post will be recruited to shortly, but it is expected that it will be the New Year before the service is resumed.

If anyone has any further questions please let me know.
 9)  Broxtowe Borough Council Budget public consultation – 2019/20
If you would like to have a say on council budget priorities for the up and coming financial year – the current council are offering an opportunity for you to have your say on-line and also comment by viewing:

The deadline for responses is 30 November 2018.

 

 

 

 

10)  Sale of Beeston Town Hall

On Wednesday 17 October 2018 – at a Full Council meeting in Broxtowe a decision was made to sell the Town Hall to Cornerstone Church.  Whilst in an idea scenario, I would contend no public assets should be sold off, in this instance I supported in principle the proposals to allow the church to purchase the building.  From the evidence that I had seen they clearly sought to use the building to benefit the whole of the local community, and had a sound business and financial plan.

I received no representations from constituents in the north of the borough about this matter.

If anyone has any questions please let me know.

 

 

 

11)  Suggested interesting reading

Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently.  It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion:

 

a)   If you deem filling potholes & big tax cuts for the better off are more important than education & tackling climate change for our children & grandchildren – then this budget is for you: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/29/tory-budget-2018-nation-in-decline-brexit

b)  Come Friday this week when we’ve all forgotten about the Budget it’s worth reflecting on a public conversation we don’t have: British capitalism needs a root-and-branch makeover: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/28/damn-philip-green-damn-the-culture-that-allowed-him-to-flourish-comment

c) More than 5,800 shops closed on British high streets in 2017, but in unfashionable Doncaster they’re really “doing the business”: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/11/amazon-v-the-high-street-how-doncaster-is-fighting-back

d) Whatever your take on Brexit – National Populism looks set to Remain. How does the Left offer a convincing response?  https://www.newstatesman.com/2018/10/why-national-populism-here-stay#amp

 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
NG16 6FB

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.

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

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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Not Just Crafty – based in Giltbrook

Organise craft events for the local community to help promote small businesses

–      Raise awareness of funding raising for LOCAL charities as part of their events

–      Provide courses for new Crafters by skilled Crafters to help them gain skills to become self-employed

–   more details from: www.notjustcrafty.co.uk

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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Rumbletums is a community café offering work  experience and training placements to young adults with a learning  disability.

The café has quickly established itself as a relaxed  and friendly place to go and its excellent coffee, home-made cakes and tasty  meals have received numerous compliments.

Rumbletums also runs a Parent and Toddler group each Tuesday from 1 00pm to 3 00pm and has two large meeting rooms available for hire.

Rumbletums opens from 9 30am to 3 00pm from Tuesday to Saturday at 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/

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Madhatter’s Coffee Shop Kimberley

Madhatters’s growing success is thanks to the local community supporting it by popping in for coffee, or visiting on one of our tapas, Greek or music nights.

The support is amazing and I would like to thank everyone sincerely.  We are  open for tea, coffee, fresh salad, jacket potatoes, baguettes, and of course gorgeous cakes!!!

Keep an eye on the blackboards for the next events, and on Facebook; http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/madhatters/139451719511260

Private parties available, catering for up to 30 guests – talk to the Madhatter for more information.

With love from the Madhatter

Contact for more information Nygel Stevenson

E: nygel73@me.com

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Wayne Brown Photography

Providing Bespoke Wedding-Model-Commercial- and Stunning Award Winning Portrait photography.  We are also very proud of our HEALING HEARTS project for Families Affected by illness and Cancer working with The Lee Ryan Trust, and CancerUK. I offer my services free providing beautiful memories for your family.

Contact me via e-mail:  brownwayne13@yahoo.com

or Tel:  0115 8544615  Mob  0792 1835 305

to chat about what you have in mind.

www.waynebrownphotography.co.uk www.onlinepictureproof.com/waynebrownphotography/ www.wukmuscle.co.uk

fUJIDISTINCTION winner three times, 121 swpp awards since 2005 – portrait photographer of the month 17 times since 2004.

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BILL PLANT Driving School – Based inKimberley.  With our professional and friendly local driving instructors, you’ll enjoy a relaxed, positive and encouraging environment as you learn to drive. Driving lessons with the Bill Plant Driving School are very competitively priced, proudly offering at all times the offer that our UK learner drivers nationwide have come to know and adore, 5 lessons for £56* (*Terms & Conditions) Why not call ANDY, your local Bill Plant Instructor for more details. Tel: 07932 666903

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Music ACT ( DJ Service )

Music ACT offers high quality disco and music for any type of celebration. All event is special and we will ensure your entertainment is first class. Providing professional tailor made music solutions for Civil Ceremonies, Partnerships, Wedding Breakfasts, Children’s Parties, Corporate Functions or any other Events. We have full Public Liability Insurance (PLI) as required for any venue and are already CRB Checked for Children’s Parties. Call Susan for more a quotation

Tel:  07951 779895– based in Kimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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RM home services

All aspects of home maintenance Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Electrical, Plumbing, Tiling & Decorating Gardening Services & Maintenance, Clearance. Pavin, Slabbing, Fencing

NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Please call or e-mail for free quotation

Home;  01159 459631 Mobile;  07508 035049  Richard Maltby

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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Cavendish Systems Ltd – Caring for your Computers

We provide a full range of computer services/repairs for home and small business users.

We work evenings and weekends for your convenience – our work is guaranteed – we can come to you or you can bring your computer to our workshop – if we cannot fix your problem, we charge no fee – we are Microsoft certified – we are locally based in Kimberley – we have decades of IT experience and contacts to call upon – full details of services and prices are on our website.

What our customers say “Great all-round knowledge” “Impeccable service & delivery” “Approachable and friendly” “Very professional” “Friendly, honest and intuitively skilled” “I have never had a problem that Chris can’t fix!”

Contact Chris Appleby on  07720 966517– based in Kimberley.

E mail: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.com/

Cavendish Systems Ltd Computer services and repair – Home/Small Business/PCs/Macs/Servers/Networks/Programming/Virus removal/Web/Security/Training/Video Editing Microsoft Certified

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

Tel:  01773 604400

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

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Neighbourhood pet care, pet boarding for caged birds and pets, also home visits, dog walking, feeding etc peace of mind references, collection/delivery service tel: Jenny on 0115 8494708; or mobile 0795 2751 019

73 Newton’s Lane, Cossall

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Running from Baker Road, Newthorpe the business called Triple S offers: Computer Services based on a fixed rate fee. The main services range from a computer “MOT” to a full rebuild of the operating system, installation, services for Broadband and an “Anything Computers” one to one are available.

Contact Steve: http://www.tripletriple.co.uk/ and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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I’m a local author living onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based around Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston and Nottingham Castle in the year 1086.

I’m very willing to make this book available for fund-raising purposes.  GLORIA MORGAN  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.com

Book Title: KINMERS LEA – which is the old name forKimberley.

My contact details: Tel:  08454 67 1086  (local rate calls). The book is available for sale from Plumb’s, James Street, Kimberley, Awsworth Post Office, Giltbrook Post Office and Giltbrook News price £7.99 Web site http://www.kinmerslea.co.uk/

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Softwurkz

SoftWurkz S£ick Business Management Software Pain Relief for Small Businesses SoftWurkz Limited is aKimberleybased Company who specialise in the development of business management computer software for the self employed andfor small businesses. The directors liveon Angus Close,Kimberley. To find out more information contact: Richard Bradley richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – http://www.candjupvcmaintenance.co.uk/33Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham, NG9 3QP

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Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2HY Tel:   0115 945 8553     (am only), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

Golden goose classes

Are small friendly groups meeting for textile lessons in my home on the Gilthill, Kimberley.  Classes are limited to 5 students in well equipped workroom. All levels of ability are catered for, from GCSE catch up – to recreational sewing. I am an experienced textile teacher with twenty years experience which I would now like to pass on in a more relaxed atmosphere. Classes cost £3.50 per hour for up to two hours. On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the morning or afternoon, and some evenings. During 2009 some of my students have made their own clothes, Advent calendars Shopping bags, wall hangings and full size machine pieced quilts.

Contact Pat Furniss   0115 8548933     or 07941898139 for more details.

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Kevin Tanner Photography offers commercial photography at all levels and across all sectors for websites, on-screen presentations, exhibitions, printed literature and showcasing. We operate nationwide on a quotation basis providing images on disk, actual photographs are also available.

Est in Kimberley since 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House, 86 Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HF

07714294324

www.kevintannerphotography.co.uk

Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com

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Amanda’s Massage Room

 

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 

77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223 Offering *Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage *Full Body Massage *Aromatherapy Massage *Hot Oil Massage *Ex-foliating Massage *G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage) *Indian Head Massage *Foot Spas / Foot Massage *Massage and Facial *Facials From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00

Gentlemen welcome

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

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours

Fully Licensed and Insured 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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Gerry Hargreaves has a background of electrical installation and maintenance followed by considerable experience of energy monitoring providing technical support to the marketing division of East Midlands Electricity.

Projects throughout the UKhave included energy monitoring and data/billing analysis to assist companies to improve efficient use of energy. This has included disputes with electricity suppliers and distributors and site surveys, installation of temporary monitoring equipment and recommendations to install suitable power factor correction equipment. Site surveys for the installation of a M&T at major sites, have been undertaken and with the recent advances in remote monitoring technologies surveys and installation of GSM smart meters have been undertaken at distribution centres of a leading logistics company. A request by a leading UKenergy supplier has resulted in the installation of remote data collection technology, including planning and installation of remote data logging equipment to monitor and analyse usage data from geothermal sites within theUK. This work is ongoing in the development of renewable energy and low carbon technology.

Site visits and travel are significant reduced with the application of t-mac technology.

Gerry Hargreaves 2 Laverock Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2QX

Tel: 01159384967  Mob: 07973406202  Fax: 07970451844 http://woodmeadenergyservices.co.uk/default.aspx

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Brian Gregory Your Local Painter and Decorator.

Lulworth Court, Kimberley

References given by all my local customers

Tel:   0797 6659 436     or e mail: Margaret Foster: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 1 to 1 Educational home tuition for students 7 years to post-grad. • Study Skills & Exam Techniques. Revision schedules prepared • Dissertations, CVs & Personal Statements proof-read & improved • Matching your personal attributes to career & job market • Interview techniques, Presentations, Speeches, Public Speaking • Personal Lifeplan strategies – Have you got one ? • Managing Life crises: Ergonomics in Life choices • Management Consultancy, Training, coaching for Organisational Development

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

Noel Street,Kimberley

uk.neil@gmail.com

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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – September 2018

Hi all

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

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch since the last issue in July.

This month’s edition is quite long (I was on holiday for a couple of weeks in August) – so there’s quite a bit of news to catch up on.

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

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

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – September 2018

1)  Clean and Green Litterpick

Broxtowe Borough Council are organising a priority litter pick on Tuesday 18 September at Dovecote Lane Recreation Ground, Dovecote Lane, Beeston.  The event is at 1130am.

If you would like to nominate an area for a priority litter pick in a specific area in the north of the borough – ie Kimberley, Eastwood, Awsworth, Cossall – please let me know.

 

2) Millfield Road open space, Kimberley

Broxtowe Borough Council are planning some improvements on the park on Millfield Road.  In particular this will consist of a set of swings for older children in the grass area beyond the play area.  They also plan to extend the area slightly on the far side to include an item of equipment for toddlers. The rubber surfacing will be pressure jet washed to give it a fresh clean appearance.

The current indications are that this work should be completed by the late Autumn.

More information is available from Tim Crawford:-

Business and Projects Manager (Environment)
Broxtowe Borough Council
Deputy Chief Executives Department,
Kimberley Depot, Eastwood Road,
Kimberley,  Nottingham, NG16 2HX
Tel: 0115 917 3643 E: tim.crawford@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

3) Recycling stickers

 

During  the next two weeks, recycling stickers will be placed on residents’ recycling bins in Broxtowe.  The recycling sticker show what items can go in the recycling bin.   This will be the first step in a series of activities planned to reduce contamination.

The council will be informing residents that the stickers are being distributed using social media but will be doing wider publicity around the stickers and other recycling initiatives during the w/c 24 September, which is National Recycling Week.
An example of the sticker can be found by clicking on: 8689 Bin Sticker A5 landscape
More information is available from Paul Wolverson: paul.wolverson@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

  •  The next 3 issues concern complaints against Nottinghamshire County Council  *

4)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, Kimberley

I last reported in July – that the situation here is quite ridiculous – see item 8: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2018/07/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-july-2018/

As a brief reminder as to the background to this – earlier this year I was asked by a number of residents living close to Ruislip Close whether a large wall can be demolished in one of car parks, with one of reasons being incidents of anti social behaviour that takes place behind it.  I duly made some enquiries at the moment to see what actually can be done about this, what consultation is needed, and what any costs would be.

From what I can understand from officials at Broxtowe one of the key issues there appeared to be a dispute about land ownership, which I was hoping would be clarified without lengthy delays.

There now seems an impasse with the County Council – who, having been passed the matter by Broxtowe, do not appear to want to engage.  I sent them a further reminder on 5 September, and am currently awaiting a response.

If there is no response by October, I will refer the case to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman.

 

5)   Potential data breach on behalf of Nottinghamshire Council County Council by VIA EM

On 8 August 2018 I sought initial advice from the Information Commissioners Office on the way that VIA EM (on behalf of the County Council) had shared to another person, personal information properly given to me regarding several constituents in Kimberley (without my permission, or the permission of the residents in question).

I am currently awaiting a response from the County Council on this matter, following questions I have asked of them.  This is a really important matter and has long term implications on the way that councillors refer matter to the County Council.

I am hoping that the County Council respond with the utmost clarity on how councillor referrals will be dealt with in future, without compromising the personal privacy and rights of individual constituents.

 

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

I have covered this matter on previous occasions and most recently item 7: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2018/07/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-july-2018/

I contacted the County Council again last week, as I remain convinced that the County Council have not dealt with this request properly at all.  There is very important information from constituents in Kimberley that have not been satisfactorily addressed.

I am hoping to meet an officer of the County Council about this matter later this month.

I’ll come back with an update (hopefully) in October/November.

 

7)   Kimberley Workers Education Association

The history of Scotland to the Act of Union will be studied at a course open to all starting Tuesday 18 September, going through to 20 November 2018.  The venue is Rumbletums Café, Victoria Street, Kimberley – 315pm – 445pm.  Further details can be found by clicking on the image shown here:

WEA Scotland2

 

 

8)   Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley

Work continues behind the scenes on this exciting project with a group of volunteers currently working on detailed maps, routes, documents and consultation meetings with local parish councils, community groups.  We have further meetings set up with Nottingham City Council later today (and in November), and we are in discussions with some significant businesses and employers in the north of Broxtowe and just across the border Amber Valley.

A key part of our work now focuses on the concept of a transport Super Hub at Langley Mill – where the tram extended from Phoenix Park through Kimberley & Eastwood would terminate.  There would then be a fast link from Langley Mill through to the new Hs2 Hub Station in Toton, and options for electric buses from Langley Mill through Codnor to Ripley.

BBC East Midlands today covered this on Wednesday 16 May 2018 – and the whole piece from the 10 30pm news slot is shown here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_WOCHha8y9KogIM0DbKg54f5Mwt_nJSN/view

Our key aim is to bring jobs, investment and growth to the north of Broxtowe and Amber Valley – especially – Kimberley, Awsworth, Eastwood, Langley Mill & Heanor – areas that are often left behind and forgotten about.  Reducing travel congestion is also critically important.  Our aim is not to replace any existing bus services, only to improve public transport and offer more choice to the public & reducing the need for car journeys.

More detailed information on some of the work undertaken so far over the past few years on the tram campaign can be found at:

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

If you would like to get involved in any way, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

9)   Trowell Ladies choir, poems and story telling, Trent Brass Quintet & more

This coming Saturday 15 September offers a treat at 2 30pm, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Kimberley – with a lovely afternoon of entertainment – please see the following link for more details: IMG_20180802_0001

 10)   Nottinghamshire County Council Adult Social Care Contributions Consultation
Currently Nottinghamshire County Council is considering a proposal which could affect the amount of contribution some people make towards their care and support.
The consultation close Closes 25 Sep 2018 and more information is available here:

11)   Maws Lane Kimberley

Two years ago, with the help of Kimberley residents I undertook a major study into two traffic, travel and pedestrian safety problem areas in Kimberley – the report was published here: http://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/08/submission-to-nottinghamshire-council-regarding-suggested-highways-improvements-in-kimberley-swingate-and-maws-lane-areas/

I have now started to receive additional complaints from residents particularly in the Maws Lane, Kimberley area who continue to suffer problems.  I am meeting with residents currently with a view to seeing what exactly can be done to try and secure some proper long term solutions.

I’ll update further in future newsletters on what progress there is.

 

 

 

 

12)   Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan

If you wish to comment on the Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan – the details are shown here: Stapleford NP FINAL with correct map 6 August 2018

The period for consultation runs from 10 September 2018 till 19 October 2018

More details available from:
Isobel Greenhalgh
Town Clerk
Stapleford Town Council
Carnegie Civic & Community Centre
Warren Avenue
Stapleford
Nottingham
NG9 8EY
Tel : 0115 9391818
www.staplefordtowncouncil.org.uk

 

 

 

 

13)   Annual Public Meeting Greater Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Partnership

This is to take place on Wednesday 26 September between 6-8pm, at the Nottingham Conference Centre (near Theatre Royal), Burton Street, NG1 4BU.  More details can be found by clicking on the following link:

https://mailchi.mp/ec2cc8854bd6/join-us-at-our-annual-public-meeting-26-september-3247001?e=3aad817561

 

 

 

14)  Suggested interesting reading

Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently.  It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion:

 

a) There really never was a “golden age” for the Welfare State, & what poverty really means:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/09/holiday-hunger-and-period-poverty-campaigns-risk-forgetting-what-poverty-really

 

b) A new majority politics starts with what people value: family, friendship, locality, community and country – it’s called the common good:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/08/politics-void-how-left-abandoned-patriotism-and-common-good

 

c) The audience that really matters in Brexit battle to come – the people who haven’t been paying attention:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/11/remainers-voters-brexiters?CMP=share_btn_tw

 

d) Our Institutions No Longer Serve This New Era. The Public Understand, Why Haven’t We?

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/lisa-nandy-21st-century-power_uk_5b900128e4b0162f472936fb

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

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 – July 2018

Hi all

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

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch over the past month.

My council workload continues to be extremely busy, there are lots of challenges, frustrations (especially with some significant delays in the County Council responding on certain issues) mentioned below – but I am pleased to say there’s some good proactive community initiatives too.

One observation I’ve made during the past few weeks is through talking to lots of people particularly in Kimberley over the past few weeks I am really impressed and struck by way people look out for one another where they live – a good spirit of neighbourliness – there are too many examples to mention – long may this continue!

I hope that you find this edition stimulating and useful.

I’m taking a break for a while in August, so the next newsletter (workload permitting) maybe in September – rather than in August.

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

Best regards

Richard

Richard S Robinson

Labour Cllr Broxtowe Borough Council

4 Peacock Drive, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3HW

0775 1970 640

www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

T: @drummerrich1

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – July 2018

1)  Update on key regeneration sites throughout Broxtowe – from Beeston and Stapleford through to Cossall, Kimberley, Eastwood & Brinsley

I am often asked what is happening at the key sites throughout the borough (ie Beamlight Eastwood, Beeston Cement Depot, Cossall Industrial Estate, Kimberley Brewery (see also item 5 below), Boots Beeston & Moults Yard Stapleford.  Please see:

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/4933/jobs-and-economy-committee-agenda-16-july-2018.pdf – pages 19-25.

For more detailed information on any of these sites please contact Steffan Saunders – Planning & Policy Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council – steffan.saunders@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

2)   Post Box Maws Lane, Kimberley

I reported last month that a number of residents had been in touch regarding the missing post box on Maws Lane – affecting people in the Beverley Drive and Stocks Road area Kimberley.  I made representations about this and duly received a letter from the Royal Mail Group (below) confirming they would address this issue.

On 6 July I started to receive messages from residents nearby to say that the post box had indeed returned.

Thank you to everyone who got in touch and I’m pleased to be able to report a successful outcome here.

 

 

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3)   New business opening on James Street in Kimberley – Whitebeam photography

I am very pleased to say that an exciting new business in opening in Kimberley on Saturday 18 August.  The owner is Stacey Syson and the opening takes place on Saturday 18 August between 11am and 2pm.

There will be lots of activities including Chloe and Marley from MTV Teen Moms (I have to admit I had absolutely no idea who they were until Stacey mentioned them to me).  They will be coming to do photoshoot demonstrations and Mr Balloony will be doing balloon modelling.

In addition to this Candy Carts will be giving out free chocolate pizza plus free cakes and drinks.

There will be photoshoot experience offers and giveaways.

Local businesses are offering discount vouchers and merchandise.

Also there will be a tombola and all funds raised will go to the charity – Wish upon a Star.

Do visit on 18 August, and more information is available from Stacey Syson – email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk

http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/

 

4)  Faulty Street light Edgwood Road, Kimberley

A resident on Edgwood Road Kimberley reported a faulty street light near their property.  I duly reported this to the County Council under Hams ref 73156.

I understand that this now been repaired.

If anyone else has any faulty street light issues please let me know.

5)  Kimberley Brewery site

I have been specifically asked by local residents what the latest position is regarding the Kimberley Brewery site.  The information that I have been supplied with this month reads as follows:
…………”that applications relating to the conversion of the Maltings, new build town houses to replace the Brewhouse building and revisions to a small section of the phase one development which is underway went to Committee in February and were approved, subject to amendments to the original Section 106**** in relation to the Maltings and townhouses and changes to the materials to be used in the town houses, which were to be agreed with Chair.
The materials have since been agreed with Chair, a smooth black brick to replace the proposed cladding.
The applications relating to the Maltings conversion and the new town houses have not been issued yet as the revisions to the Section 106 have not been finalised.
There are also applications to convert the kiln store building into two units and the kiln buildings in 8 duplex apartments. Discussions with the applicant are still on-going with these. They are likely to be delegated decisions at this point and will also need amendments to the original Section 106 for the whole of the site“.
**** In effect a Section 106 agreement is a piece of local government terminology that refers to a developer agreeing to make a financial contribution to a local authority as part of the respective planning agreement.
For more information please contact Steffan Saunders – Planning & Policy Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council – steffan.saunders@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

6)   Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley

 

There is lots of hard work continuing behind the scenes on this exciting project with a group of volunteers currently working on detailed maps, routes, documents and consultation meetings with local parish councils, community groups.  We have further meetings set up with Nottingham City Council in September, and we are in discussions with some significant businesses and employers in the north of Broxtowe and just across the border Amber Valley.

A key part of our work now focuses on the concept of a transport Super Hub at Langley Mill – where the tram extended from Phoenix Park through Kimberley & Eastwood would terminate.  There would then be a fast link from Langley Mill through to the new Hs2 Hub Station in Toton, and options for electric buses from Langley Mill through Codnor to Ripley.

BBC East Midlands today covered this on Wednesday 16 May 2018 – and the whole piece from the 10 30pm news slot is shown here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_WOCHha8y9KogIM0DbKg54f5Mwt_nJSN/view

Our key aim is to bring jobs, investment and growth to the north of Broxtowe and Amber Valley – especially – Kimberley, Awsworth, Eastwood, Langley Mill & Heanor – areas that are often left behind and forgotten about.  Reducing travel congestion is also critically important.  Our aim is not to replace any existing bus services, only to improve public transport and offer more choice to the public & reducing the need for car journeys.

More detailed information on some of the work undertaken so far over the past few years on the tram campaign can be found at:

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

If you would like to get involved in any way, please let me know.

 

 

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

Some of you will be familiar with the TV shows from two decades ago – Yes Minister (and Yes Prime Minister).  Here you would see frantic, yet at the same time humorous attempts by civil servants trying to find all sorts of ways to delay/obfuscate/prevent something happening.

On this particular matter (Nine Corners) and the one below (wall demolition in Kimberley) – a quite simple request by myself on both matters appears to be at a quite farcical level (though it is definitely not funny and I am singularly unimpressed).

For example I am struggling to understand the attitude of the County Council about the crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.

https://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/campaign-for-a-zebra-crossing-in-kimberley-1-8918604

These details were submitted to the County Council on 27 February 2018 – along with copies of the complaints and suggestions I have received from local residents, many of which were very interesting.

In a response I received from the County Council dated 3 May 2018 there were bewildering contradictions.  I have formally asked that their decision not to take action be reviewed and I have also offered to meet County Council officers in person to discuss further.

On the 29 July 2018 as I write – this matter still remains unresolved.  Hopefully come September there will be substantive news to report.

 

8)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, Kimberley

Again, this is bordering on something quite ridiculous now.  I was asked by a number of residents living close to Ruislip Close whether a large wall can be demolished in one of car parks, with one of reasons being incidents of anti social behaviour that takes place behind it.  I duly made some enquiries at the moment to see what actually can be done about this, what consultation is needed, and what any costs would be.

From what I can understand from officials at Broxtowe there appeared to be a dispute about land ownership, which I was hoping would be clarified soon.

There now seems an impasse with the County Council – who, having been passed the matter by Broxtowe, do not appear to want to engage.

I’m going to wait until September to give the County Council further opportunity to respond, before deciding what further action to take.

 

9)   Windmill open space – Millfield Road, Kimberley

I have been notified of instances of vandalism taking place at the open space on Millfield Road recently.  I have reported this to the police, and if anyone has any further details if they can let me know and I can liaise with the police accordingly.

 

 

 

10)   Babbington Dog Rescue
Many of you will be familiar with the excellent work undertaken at the dog rescue in Kimberley.  I have mentioned their work a number of times in newsletters over the past few years.
Currently they are trying to enhance the work they undertake with the rehabilitation of rescued dogs and are proposing to build a polytunnel, which happens to be in the Green Belt.
As I understand the current position with the planning application with Broxtowe Borough Council the polytunnel and does not meet any of the criteria for appropriate development in the Green Belt, therefore being inappropriate development.  The applicant will need to demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ in order for the scheme to receive officer support.
Following public consultation, over one hundred letters of support for the application have been received to date, with a handful of letters of objection – mainly citing its appearance, position within the green belt and impact on traffic as reasons for objection.
This matter is likely to be referred to the Planning Committee at Broxtowe for consideration on 12 September.
If you have any questions, and either support or are against the proposals, and have not contacted the council already – please
get in touch with  Steffan Saunders – Planning & Policy Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council – steffan.saunders@broxtowe.gov.uk

11) Rumbletums Cafe, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2NH

Rumbletums Cafe and Training Project was set up to offer vocational training and work experience placements to young people and young adults (16-30) with learning disabilities.

I believe one of jewels in the crown that Kimberley has is Rumletums café.  They are an absolutely excellent organisation whom I have had much contact with over the years.  I last met with Jeff Buck one of its founders and champions – on Wednesday 11 July to discuss their current predicament – namely for the previous seven years, Rumbletums has rented its premises at a discounted rent, but now the landlords want to sell the building within the next year… at a cost of £200,000.  Rumbletums is therefore faced with having to buy the premises, move out or wind up the project.

If you can support Rumbletums in any way – please see: https://www.gofundme.com/rumbletums-cafe

 

12)   Orchard Street Kimberley
Yesterday along with Jacquie Sainsbury (Head Teacher at Brookhill Leys Primary School in Eastwood) and Kimberley resident Ellis Tansley – both Labour candidates for Kimberley in the borough elections next year (more about this in September’s newsletter) – we talked with a number of residents on Orchard Street Kimberley about the dangerous parking issues.  Residents offered a number of solutions for improvements and we will be contacting the County Council in due course.

 

13)   Suggested recommended viewing/campaign issues

Just one article this month – you are probably all fed up with that B word – Brexit – however I did find this article insightful and well worth a read:

Brexit – the promised destination of a one-dimensional referendum that is simply illusory:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/07/contradictory-desires-174m-brexit-voters-can-t-be-satisfied-one-deal#amp

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Alison Knight, Freelance PA

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

Need some support?

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

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

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

Alison Knight, PA

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

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 – June 2018

Hi all

A warm welcome to my June newsletter and especially those who have joined this month.

As ever there’s lots of information to relay so it’s straight down to business.

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

 

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 – June 2018

1)  Missing Post Box Maws Lane, Kimberley

It’s coming home!

Following some concerns raised with me by residents around Beverley Drive and Stocks Road area Kimberley about a missing post box I contacted the Royal Mail Group about this.  I’m pleased to report a successful outcome, with a letter I received today (please click on the image below).   If the format doesn’t work properly and you can’t see the image please let me know.

 

EPSON MFP image

EPSON MFP image

2)  Armed Forces day celebrations in Broxtowe

As part of Armed Forced Day celebrations, a Freedom of Entry Parade will take place this coming Saturday 30 June in Kimberley.  Soldiers from 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group will march through Kimberley Town Centre at 11.00am to exercise their freedom of entry to the Borough of Broxtowe.

For more information please contact Broxtowe Borough Council – 0117 9173210 – email civic@broxtowe.gov.uk or click on: www.broxtowe.gov.uk/freedomparade

 

3)   New lottery scheme to support communities throughout Broxtowe

Local charities and and voluntary organisations in Broxtowe Borough are being encouraged to sign up to a new lottery scheme, which will help local people support good causes in the Borough when it launches later this year.

Work is underway to set up The Broxtowe Lotto, where the community can buy tickets online to weekly draws for a chance to win a jackpot of £25,000, as well as prizes of £2,000, £250, £25 or three free tickets. Tickets will cost £1.00 with 60p from each ticket going towards local good causes.

Any Broxtowe-based organisations who are interested in signing up should contact the Council’s Commercial Manager on 0115 917 3316.

They should be:

  • non-profit making
  • have a constitution or set of rules
  • able to provide annual financial statements (audited where appropriate)
  • or an annual report (unless it is a new organisation in its first year of development when a budget statement would be required).
  • Organisations must be open to all regardless of age, race, creed, sex or political affiliation as appropriate.
  • Organisations must be able to demonstrate a link with the borough, either through the direct provision of services or other means, which benefit the people of the borough thereby enhancing the quality of life for the local community.
  • Organisations which wish to have a dedicated webpage on Broxtowe Lotto’s site must be promoting projects or services which are of benefit to the local community.
  • Organisations that promote political, racial, religious, sexual or social intolerance will not be considered for participation as their services will not be of positive benefit to all within the local community.

There are two parts to the Broxtowe Lotto. Good causes in Broxtowe Borough will be able to set up their own lottery page and will receive 50p in every £1.00 spent by players using this method. A further 10p in every pound will go into a general good causes fund, with the remainder being put towards prizes, operating costs and VAT.

Players who do not wish to support a specific cause can still take part, with 60p of their ticket price going into the general good causes fund, which will be distributed by the Council.

The Broxtowe Lotto was agreed by Broxtowe Borough Council’s Finance and Resources Committee earlier this year.

For more information or if your organisation would like to express its interest in being part of the Broxtowe Lotto, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3316.

Potential players should keep an eye out for more information on the Council’s website at: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/broxtowelotto

 

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

I am struggling to understand the attitude of the County Council about the crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.

https://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/campaign-for-a-zebra-crossing-in-kimberley-1-8918604

These details were submitted to the County Council on 27 February 2018 – along with copies of the complaints and suggestions I have received from local residents, many of which were very interesting.

The most recent response I received from the County Council dated 3 May 2018 was bewildering and contained several contradictions.  I have formally asked that their decision not to take action be reviewed and I have also offered to meet County Council officers in person to discuss further.  I have had no response yet to my latest submission of 15 May 2018 (despite issuing several reminders) – when I receive more information I will let you know.

 

5)  Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley

There is a huge extra amount being undertaken now and during the next 8 months following a burst of activity last month which certainly caught the attention of some of the local media with proposals for an exciting “super transport hub” in Langley Mill, where a tram from Phoenix Park through Kimberley & Eastwood would terminate, then allowing a fast train link directly through to the new HS2 Hub Station in Toton, with options for additional public transport improvements up through Codnor through to Ripley.

If anyone would like to join a friendly and non politically aligned community group looking at the tram extension, please do get in touch.

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

6)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, Kimberley

I have been asked by a number of residents living close to Ruislip Close whether a large wall can be demolished in one of car parks, with one of reasons being incidents of anti social behaviour that takes place behind it.  I’m making some enquiries at the moment to see what actually can be done about this, what consultation is needed, and what any costs would be.

From what I can understand from officials at Broxtowe there appears to be a dispute about land ownership, which I am hoping will be clarified soon.

When there is more information available I will let you know.

 

7) Rumbletums Cafe, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2NH

One event next month to let you know about –  on Wednesday 18 July, 7pm to 9pm – Death Cafe.  An opportunity to talk about any aspect of death or dying in a safe, friendly relaxed atmosphere. It’s not bereavement counselling or group therapy, but what it is, is a chance to face that final taboo and, by confronting our mortality, to live a fuller and happier life.  And there’s coffee, tea and cake too.

More information available by contacting Rumbletums: http://rumbletums.org.uk/contact-us/ 

8)  Edgwood Road, Kimberley

I met with the local police Chiefs on Tuesday this week to talk through a number of issues affecting Kimberley.  One of matters we talked about related to land being used at the top of Edgwood Road.  I have been contacted by several local residents asking about ownership of the land, and various activities that had been taking place in this vicinity.

My understanding is that PC Toon is meeting with the owner of the horse (on the land) this week.

In terms of ownership of the land – this (as ever with land ownership matters) seems to be a reasonably complex matter (apparently it belongs to an energy company).

I am now making separate enquiries with Broxtowe and the Land Registry as to real ownership of the land.

I have had some excellent suggestions put forward to me by local residents including making the area a “community space and garden”.

I can’t promise that this will happen, but I will certainly be endeavouring to find out about land ownership – and what the possibilities are in terms of public adoption.

When there is more information I will let you know.

9)   The Precinct, Kimberley
Many people have complained to me over the last few years about incidents of litter and general untidiness on The Precinct in Kimberley.  Responsibility for cleaning was before the responsibility of a private management company however after asking questions at the Leisure & Environment Committee on 13 June (page 19)

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/4814/leisure-and-environment-committee-agenda-13-june-2018.pdf – I was informed that Broxtowe Borough Council have now taken ownership for cleaning of The Precinct.  This is something that I particularly welcome (it was very difficult to trace who had responsibility for cleaning before), and now it’s in public ownership – there is greater transparency and accountability.

If anyone does notice anything untoward about excess litter, please let me know.

 

10)   Improving traffic flow – in and around Giltbrook Retail Park

I am very much looking forward to meeting with the green travel coördinator for one of the largest firms on the Retail Park in July, there’s lots to talk about affecting Kimberley, Giltbrook and the surrounding areas and am looking forward to some innovative and positive ideas coming forward.

I’ll update you in future updates on progress.

 

11)  Local Residents’ meetings

When I was chatting with a number of residents on Edgwood Road, Kimberley last week – I was asked about the possibility of residents meetings (essentially it’s a bit like a surgery) – you come and have a chat with me about local issues, we see what can be done, and more generally we put the world to rights.  In the distant past I have undertaken surgeries and to be honest these were largely not well attended.  I get the majority of my work and contact from residents now through word of mouth recommendation and this newsletter.

I’m happy to try residents meetings again – but maybe do it a bit differently.  I’ll try this once a month from July (and each month rather than ask you to come to say Rumbletums or the Parish Hall – I’ll come to you).  Next month then on Saturday 7 July between 10 30am and 12 30 – I’ll visit residents on Clive Crescent, North Street and West Street – Kimberley.  Each month I’ll try a separate area and see how this goes.

 

12)   Lord Ferrers Awards 2018

Do you know someone in the local community – a volunteer who supports the policies in helping keep our communities safe?  If so you are able to nominate an individual – whom if successful would receive an award organised by the Home Office at a ceremony on 16 October in central London.  Please see the following letter for more information:

180607 Letter to all local government Chief Executives

 

 

13)   Suggested recommended viewing/campaign issues

Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently.  It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion – this month – Grenfall, the Brexit shambles and the Tories NHS pledge:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/06/grenfell-s-long-shadow-how-fatal-fire-became-ethical-tipping-point-britain

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/19/brexit-shambles-theresa-may-diplomacy-boris-johnson

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/17/tories-nhs-pledge-brexit-leave-dividend

 

 

Local Community Business Information

The Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 23-27 Main Street, Kimberley

Due to high demand we are now running Coffee Tots Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am till 3pm. FREE PLAY!!
From birth upwards.
Tots lunch pack: sandwich, Pom bears fruit(strawberries, blueberries,apple & grapes) & juice £2.
Hot & cold drinks, cakes, scones, jackets, toasties, panini, soup available.
Toddler play area downstairs, baby chill out sensory room upstairs and SOON we shall be introducing our toddler messy play room.

For more information please contact Hayley:

admin@hayleysmithvenuestylist.com

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

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 – May 2018

Hi all

A warm welcome to my May newsletter and especially those who have joined this month.

It’s been literally non-stop work all month and there’s lots of information to relay so it’s straight down to business.

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

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 – May 2018

1)  Giltbrook Care Home, Nottingham Road, Giltbrook

On Tuesday 22 May, following a specific request from local residents I visited staff and relatives to discuss some serious concerns about the future of Giltbrook Care Home (GCH).  I listened very carefully to some impassioned pleas from both staff and relatives who were worried about information that had been fed back to them.

Whilst at GCH I noticed in particular how motivated the staff are and particularly how happy and content the relatives seemed about how their loved ones are being cared for.

I duly asked my colleague County Cllr John Handley to come back to GCH on the following Thursday 24 May, and we both duly visited again, with John addressing the meeting this time and taking on board all of the comments made by those attending.  John handled a number of points put to him regarding the County Council involvement with great aplomb and I have seen a written submission that he has now made to the Chairman of the Adult Social Care & Public Health Committee – Cllr Stuart Wallace on behalf of local residents.

In summary whilst I appreciate that there have been problems in the past with previous management of GCH and with various communications during the past two years, there has clearly been a complete turn around during the past two months.

Both John and I hope that both the Care Quality Commission and the County Council will recognise the steps that have now been put in place to rectify the previous concerns and with the necessary safeguards in place, we trust that GCH will be allowed to prove itself as an excellent provider of care.

A huge “thank you” to Cllr John Handley for his excellent support.  When John has a response I will let you know.

More information available from myself or Cllr John Handley, County Councillor for Greasley & Brinsley

 

 

 

 

2)  Armed Forces day in Broxtowe – two events – Beeston & Kimberley 25 & 30 June respectively

Two specific events are taking place in the borough – to celebrate Armed Forces Day – one in Beeston which is the Armed Forces Flag Raising in Beeston Square on Monday 25 June 2018 at 1045am.

Then in the north of the borough on Saturday 30 June at 11am there will be a Freedom of Entry Parade through Kimberley town centre at 11am featuring 170 personnel from the Infrastructure Support Engineer Group.

Following the parade in Kimberley there will be a commemorative service at Hall om Wong park to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

More information is available from:

Michelle Manning

Tel: 0115 9173210

E: civic@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

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

I am struggling to understand the attitude of the County Council regarding the crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.

https://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/campaign-for-a-zebra-crossing-in-kimberley-1-8918604

These details were submitted to the County Council on 27 February 2018 – along with copies of the complaints and suggestions I have received from local residents, many of which were very interesting.

The most recent response I received from the County Council dated 3 May 2018 was bewildering and contained several contradictions.  I have formally asked that their decision not to take action be reviewed and I have also offered to meet County Council officers in person to discuss further.  I have had no response yet to my latest submission of 15 May 2018, when I receive more information I will let you know.

 

4)  Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley

 

There’s been some solid progress during May on the proposed tram extension from Phoenix Park, out through Kimberley and Eastwood into Amber Valley.  I think I wrote previously that I’d burnt some midnight oil getting documents prepared for a high level meeting that took place earlier this month in Westminster on 16 May.  Well now that has happened there’s a mountain of further work to do, and I am very grateful for all of the positive support feedback from businesses and individuals.   I also at the same time appreciate that not everyone shares my enthusiasm, and I am working hard to ensure that there is support across the political spectrum and that genuine concerns are properly addressed.  Those people who write derogatory, incorrect or inflammatory remarks on Facebook I simply ignore.  Constructive comment, criticism and viewpoints however are always welcome.

I am really pleased for example that a colleague who has previously stood as political opponent, but has some really good ideas and wants to get involved in campaigning for the tram (and if truth be told they are better on computers than me), came to visit me two weeks ago to offer their support.

What has certainly caught the attention of some of the media are proposals for an exciting “super transport hub” in Langley Mill, where a tram from Phoenix Park would terminate, then allowing a fast train link directly through to the new HS2 Hub Station in Toton, with options for new modern bus links through Codnor to Ripley.

I have had further sessions with a number of colleagues in various locations since 16 May and we are now in the process of undertaking more activities and compiling more detailed documents that will explore various options in greater depth with a substantive report being produced in early 2019 that will aim to take us to the next stage.

People often ask me what the timescales for all of this and when might any of these proposals actually materialise.  That’s not an easy question to answer.  This is all very much at the reasonably early planning stages at present with lots of options and economic assessments for viability for routes and options being considered.  Political events both locally and nationally in Westminster with the passage of HS2 legislation through parliament during the next two years will undoubtedly be hugely relevant and affect the eventual outcome.

It’s probably safe to say as well that there may well be a phased approach to major transport infrastructure improvements not only along the A610 corridor but elsewhere through the East Midlands with the advent of HS2.  It’s highly unlikely that on any one day everything will be delivered, rather there will be a staged implementation.

General information on HS2  can be found at: http://www.d2n2lep.org/write/East_Mids_HS2_Growth_Strategy_FINAL_VERSION_2017.pdf 

In terms of HS2 itself there is a public awareness meeting on Friday 22 June 2018 – 130pm at Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Road, Trowell, NG9 3QA.

Any questions, please get in touch in the usual way, with a reminder that there’s a good deal of information also at:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)  Cinema Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)

Many of you may remember the petition I undertook in 2013 regarding the cinema at GRP.

Cinema Project 2013 – Giltbrook Retail Park

I was subsequently shown plans whereby the owners of GRP wanted to install a cinema by 2022.  There was then a period of silence and the project went onto the back burner due to other priorities for the site.

Due to the increasing number of people who still ask me about what is happening with the cinema proposals I met earlier this year with British Land representatives again and put again the case for a cinema complex.

Along with Cllrs John Handley and Margaret Handley I met with British Land representatives on Thursday 17 May at GRP.  We discussed this matter at some length and were advised that the project is not dead in the water however there needs to be some very creative thinking in order to take this forward now.

Creative thinking, therefore it is, and during the summer I am planning to see if there is a way we can make some tangible progress with this again.

I am disappointed that progress on this is so slow after all the work that has been put in thus far and with previous firm proposals now seemingly on the back burner.

I think this is a case of being extremely diligent, flexible and not giving up!

 

6)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, Kimberley

I have been asked by a number of residents living close to Ruislip Close whether a large wall can be demolished in one of car parks, with one of reasons being incidents of anti social behaviour that takes place behind it.  I’m making some enquiries at the moment to see what actually can be done about this, what consultation is needed, and what any costs would be.

From what I can understand from officials at Broxtowe there appears to be a dispute about land ownership, which I am hoping will be clarified soon.

When there is more information available I will let you know.

 

7) Rumbletums Cafe, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2NH

 

Two events to let you know about here, one in June, and the other in July.

Wednesday 6 June, 10am to 1130am – Parents and Carers Support and Networking Group for parents/carers of children, young people or young adults with learning disabilities.  No charge.  Everyone Welcome.
Wednesday 18 July, 7pm to 9pm – Death Cafe. An opportunity to talk about any aspect of death or dying in a safe, friendly relaxed atmosphere. It’s not bereavement counselling or group therapy, but what it is, is a chance to face that final taboo and, by confronting our mortality, to live a fuller and happier life.  And there’s coffee, tea and cake too.
More information available by contacting Rumbletums: http://rumbletums.org.uk/contact-us/ 

 

8)  The Hidden Bakery, Eastwood

I’m so pleased that the Hidden Bakery in Eastwood continues to flourish.  For June supper clubs and lots more information about what is happening see:

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

 

9)   Suggested recommended viewing/campaign issues

Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently.  It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion:

Understanding the legitimate grievances, anger & resentment that animate the populist revolt & creating a politics that can respond is the most is the most pressing political challenge of our time:

https://www.newstatesman.com/2018/05/right-wing-populism-rising-progressive-politics-fails-it-too-late-save-democracy

 

Local Community Business Information

The Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 23-27 Main Street, Kimberley

Due to high demand we are now running Coffee Tots Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am till 3pm. FREE PLAY!!
From birth upwards.
Tots lunch pack: sandwich, Pom bears fruit(strawberries, blueberries,apple & grapes) & juice £2.
Hot & cold drinks, cakes, scones, jackets, toasties, panini, soup available.
Toddler play area downstairs, baby chill out sensory room upstairs and SOON we shall be introducing our toddler messy play room.

For more information please contact Hayley:

admin@hayleysmithvenuestylist.com

 

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

 

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

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 – April 2018

Hi all

A warm welcome to my April newsletter and especially those who have joined this month.

There’s lots of information to relay so it’s straight down to business.

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

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 – April 2018

1)  Tram Extension – Line 4 phase iii to Kimberley, Eastwood & Amber Valley

I’ve burnt some midnight oil during March and early April preparing very detailed submissions that have now been sent to East Midlands Councils.  These include outline plans for the tram network, to be extended from Phoenix Park out through Kimberley & Eastwood into Amber Valley.  In addition there have been some exciting proposals put forward that would link the north of Broxtowe (Nuthall, Awsworth, Kimberley and Eastwood), with a fast link through to the new Hs2 Hub station at Toton (from a hub station in Langley Mill).  It’s all about connectivity.

There’s been some heavyweight support from significant local businesses in both Broxtowe and Amber Valley in addition to community organisations and rail interest groups (all of which have now been submitted also).

There is a high level meeting taking place with Sir John Peace (Midlands Engine Chairman), next month in Westminster where I will be attending along with other key stakeholders to discuss these matters further.

I will then provide a full report back to you in May/June on progress and what the next steps then are.

In the meantime as a reminder – an historic link to the tram campaign can be found at.

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

Any questions before, please get in touch in the usual way.

 

2) Erewash Mental Health Association Limited (EMHAL)

 

Last month I was asked by a resident in Eastwood to visit the EMHAL, who operate out of the Touchwood Centre, 4 Charlotte Street, Ilkeston.

I visited the centre, and have also met separately with a Director on the Board of EMHAL (who lives in Broxtowe), to discuss some of the challenges they are facing regarding funding shortfalls.

From my visit to Touchwood Centre I can see that they do a fantastic job supporting vulnerable people with mental health issues.   There are people from Broxtowe who do go over the border into Ilkeston for support and use the centre.

For my part I am liaising with a number of organisations to see what funding and wider support maybe available.

If you are interested in finding out more about what EMHAL do, some brief background together with contact details are shown below.

Erewash Mental Health Association Limited is a Registered Charity, which has been in existence for over thirty years.  It provides daily centre based support for adults with a diverse range of mental health issues, both long and short term.

Until the end of March 2017 the Touchwood Centres in Long Eaton and Ilkeston were fully funded by Derbyshire County Council and the Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group.  However, recent changes to the way in which mental health services are funded in Derbyshire, away from centre based permanent support, has resulted in a 100% cut in their funding.  This took effect from the 1st April 2017 putting at risk their ability to continue to offer help to some of the most vulnerable people within the local community.  In June last year they took the very difficult decision to close the Long Eaton centre and to put all our efforts into keeping the centre in Ilkeston open.  However, their reserves are being rapidly depleted, leaving them with the prospect of having to close at the end of November this year.
The Touchwood Centre in Ilkeston is a very valuable resource and has the potential to play a vital role in continuing to support adults with mental ill health, not only in Ilkeston, but in the surrounding areas, some of which are amongst the most deprived in the country.  Indeed, the only alternatives now on offer are telephone counselling and six face to face counselling sessions, both of which are short term and do not offer help on a daily, permanent basis, which is essential for both the physical and mental wellbeing of our service users.  The new service is called “Peer Support and Recovery”, which is fine for those who can recover, but many mental health conditions are long term and using a “sticking plaster” technique is unlikely to improve the lives of those most in need.
A main focus now is to raise the profile of the Touchwood Centre and to urgently address the issue of funding.
The Touchwood Centre is open on weekdays from 10 am to 3.30 pm and offers daily support in a safe,secure and non judgemental environment for adults suffering from long and short term mental health issues.  The service operates on an open door basis.  There is no appointment system and no rationing of services.  Experienced staff cater for service users’ specific needs and are there to signpost individuals to other services if necessary.  Refreshments and a nutritious lunch are provided.  They strive to encourage those who access our service to move forward through learning and adopting the life skills necessary to live, work and participate in their local community.
For more information on how you can support the Touchwood Centre and EMHAL please contact:
Lesley Grand-Scrutton
or
The Touchwood Centre
4 Charlotte Street
lkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 8LH
Tel:  01159 308947
Manager: Lynn Orchard

 

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

Following concerns from local residents I launched a major campaign earlier this year to try and improve road crossing for pedestrians near Nine Corners in Kimberley.

https://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/campaign-for-a-zebra-crossing-in-kimberley-1-8918604

These details were submitted to the County Council on 27 February 2018 – along with copies of the complaints and suggestions I have received from local residents, many of which were very interesting.

On 19 March 2018 – I issued a reminder to the County Council to chase on what action they propose to take.

There appears to be utter confusion now with County Council, there is no joined up communications between their officers and local elected representative.  I am told to do one thing, I do it, only then to be contradicted.  They seem to be more interested in internal protocol rather than doing anything specifically for local residents.

I have complied with their every request and because of their inaction and dithering on what is a very important matter I have launched a formal complaint against the County Council and am now awaiting a response.

For more information please contact myself or:

Peter Goode
Traffic Manager (Nottinghamshire County Council)
Via East Midlands Ltd
Tel: 0115 9774269 |
Traffic Manager Team

 

4)   Fly tipping near Awsworth Petrol Station 

I have been made aware of some serious incidents of fly tipping near Awsworth petrol station, and visited the site two weeks ago and visited to find some clearly unacceptable scenes.  I am concerned about possible contamination due to what looks like fridges and other electrical goods being dumped near flowing water, and I have reported all of the findings.

If anyone else experiences problems with fly tipping I would be grateful if you could let me know, so I can make the necessary representations.

When there is more information I will let you know.

 

5)  Cinema Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)

Many of you may remember the petition I undertook in 2013 regarding the cinema at GRP.

Cinema Project 2013 – Giltbrook Retail Park

I was subsequently shown plans whereby the owners of GRP wanted to install a cinema by 2022.  There was then a period of silence and the project went onto the back burner due to other priorities for the site.

Due to the increasing number of people who still ask me about what is happening with the cinema proposals I met earlier this year with British Land representatives again and put again the case for a cinema complex.  I’m currently awaiting a response to some detailed enquiries I made about this as there appears to be growing local interest again with this idea.

As soon as I hear anything further I will let you know.

 

6)   Retirement Living Review Consultation – Broxtowe Borough Council

At the Housing Committee meeting, held on 14 March 2018, it was agreed that consultation would take place with the council’s Retirement Living tenants on the three options proposed in the report of the Independent Review of Retirement Living Service.  The report can be found here:
A series of consultation meetings are scheduled to take place at various Retirement Living Schemes throughout the Borough.  The consultation ends on 4 May 2018.
For more information please contact
Claire Reed
Engagement Co-ordinator
Broxtowe Borough Council
Council Offices
Foster Avenue
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 1AB
claire.reed@broxtowe.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 917 3616

 

7)   Residents’ parking permits

I have received requests from people in two different areas in Kimberley for residents car parking permits – Noel Street and Jubilee Street.  Before I make any detailed enquiries if anyone else has any specific asks regarding the possibility of parking permits in any other area if you could let me know by 15 May.

 

8)  Wall demolition – Ruislip Close, Kimberley

I have been asked by a number of residents living close to Ruislip Close whether a large wall can be demolished in one of car parks, with one of reasons being incidents of anti social behaviour that takes place behind it.  I’m making some enquiries at the moment to see what actually can be done about this, what consultation is needed, and what any costs would be.

When there is more information available I will let you know.

 

9)   Suggested recommended viewing/campaign issues

Some of the most interesting items I have come across recently.  It does not mean necessarily I endorse everything that is said, but they do provoke some thought and discussion:

  1. https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/04/leader-britain-s-public-realm-unmistakable-decay-after-years-unending-cuts 

 

Local Community Business Information

The Coffee & Cocktail Lounge, 23-27 Main Street, Kimberley

Due to high demand we are now running Coffee Tots Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30am till 3pm. FREE PLAY!!
From birth upwards.
Tots lunch pack: sandwich, Pom bears fruit(strawberries, blueberries,apple & grapes) & juice £2.
Hot & cold drinks, cakes, scones, jackets, toasties, panini, soup available.
Toddler play area downstairs, baby chill out sensory room upstairs and SOON we shall be introducing our toddler messy play room.

For more information please contact Hayley:

admin@hayleysmithvenuestylist.com

 

Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

Pet Walk and Stay

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

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes

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Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician

Russell Saxton guitar teacher.  Lives in Kimberley.

I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc.  I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community.  I offer the following services:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*Chair based exercise classes

*Couch to 5k running courses

For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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Sparkle and shine cleaning services

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

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

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Insanity – fitness at your workplace or home.

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

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

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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Painting, decorating and general handyman services

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

Contact: 07757 183867

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

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Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play. Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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Vision Property Maintenance

Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.

We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.

Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.

Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.

We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.

Vision Property Maintenance

Nigel Bonham

10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

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

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

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533

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Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

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

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667

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Finances First Lady

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

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

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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