Work in Broxtowe

Glenis Willmott MEP:

“Richard is an industrious and sympathetic Councillor, a hard working member of staff for a Labour MP, and a thoroughly reliable and committed Labour Party activist. He is continually looking for new ways of spreading Labour’s message, and his enthusiasm and good humour are also real assets.”

Richard has a high profile in his Kimberley ward. This is gained through hard work; helping lots of people with individual casework matters – this can be anything from housing and debt problems, to getting disabled parking improved, sorting their benefits out etc.

Richard also has an excellent track record of campaigning on “issues” in his ward – & has a track record of getting results – in 2008 he helped pioneer a Community Speedwatch scheme – encouraging volunteers to monitor speeding traffic in Kimberley “hotspots”. The aim of the scheme is to get drivers to reduce their speed. Both BBC East Midlands Today and Central ITV covered this story.  As a result of this campaigning, new permanent speed cameras were placed on Awsworth Lane, Cossall, helping contribute towards better road safety and fewer traffic accidents.

In 2007 he set up Eastwood Road Action Group (ERAG). ERAG have been very influential in persuading the County Council in Nottinghamshire to make road safety improvements in Kimberley.

Several years ago he worked closely with residents to prevent a mobile ‘phone mast being built near a junior school in Kimberley.

Richard also worked hard on other “big issues” in Kimberley – negotiating with Greene King to protect the housing status for residents who live in brewery houses for example.

Richard also corresponds with a large number of his constituents via e mail. He has an e mail group which currently has over 1000 members. These are issued monthly – and examples of his newsletters are shown below:

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – December 2016

Hi all A warm welcome to my December newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month. Many thanks to all of you who have been in touch during 2016. It’s exceedingly rare that I quote from Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.  He was unquestionably correct in this assertion – more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – November 2016

Hi all A warm welcome to my November newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month. There’s plenty of news to update you on so straight down to business. Always happy to receive feedback, and if you need help or assistance with any personal case work – do get more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – October – 2016

Hi all A warm welcome to my October newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month. There’s plenty of news to update you on so straight down to business. Always happy to receive feedback, and if you need help or assistance with any personal case work – do get in more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – September 2016

Hi all A warm welcome to my September newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month. There’s plenty of local news to update you on – so straight down to business.  Can I draw your particular attention if you live in and around Kimberley to item 1. Warning!  more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – August 2016

Hi all A warm welcome to my August newsletter and a special welcome to all those who have joined during the past month. Council work continues to be extremely busy for me.  In particular I have been beavering away producing the submission to Nottinghamshire County Council on suggested traffic more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – July 2016

Hi all A warm welcome to July’s newsletter. There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happens – once wrote Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.  I think this probably best sums up life in the UK since the EU Referendum debate on 23 June, just five weeks ago. It seems to me more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – EU Referendum Result – Broxtowe & the East Midlands

Hi all A day is a very long time in politics. Just a very brief update to let you know exactly how we voted in Broxtowe (and also across all of the East Midlands) – all of the details can be found by clicking on the following more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – June 2016 (The Kimberley EU Referendum Debate)

Hi all and welcome to June’s update. Many apologies if some of you have received this newsletter already, there was a problem with my mailchimp storage details which temporarily stopped information being issued.  The fault has thankfully now been resolved. I had not intended to do another update so more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – May 2016

Hi all and welcome to May’s update. A warm welcome to all those who have joined over the past few weeks. Despite the fact that Labour has been in Opposition in Broxtowe since May 2015, work continues to be relentless.  I am especially busy with individual casework for people, ongoing work on Maws more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – April 2016

Hi all, and a warm welcome to the April newsletter. A special greetings to all those who have joined recently. I apologise for not being able to write this April’s edition earlier this month. There was a big response earlier this month to the Maws Lane issue in Kimberley, which I am still wading more »
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