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 – March 2016

Hi all, and a warm welcome to the March newsletter. A special greetings to all those who have joined recently.   I hope that you find the newsletter both useful and stimulating.  This newsletter goes to over 1150 people and I aim to provide as much relevant information that I hope will be of more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2016

Hi all, and a warm welcome to the February newsletter. A special greetings to all those who have joined recently.   I hope that you find the newsletter both useful and stimulating. As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to business. If you need help with personal more »

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – (main edition) January 2016

Hi all, and a warm welcome to the second (and main) edition of my newsletter for January. A special greetings to all those who have joined recently.   I hope that you find the newsletter both useful and stimulating. I’ve changed the title of the newsletter to reflect the fact that residents spread more »

(mini edition) Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – January 2016

Hi all, and make I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year. This newsletter is much shorter than usual and just highlights several issues in particular including an important public police meeting being held tomorrow in Eastwood. There is also information on a Planning more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – December 2015

Hi all, and a warm welcome to December’s newsletter and a special greetings to all those who have joined during the past few weeks. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – November 2015

Hi all, and a warm welcome to November’s newsletter. Special greetings to all those who have joined during the past few weeks. As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to business. As ever if you need help with personal casework do let me know, and please free always more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – October 2015

Hi all, and a warm welcome to October’s newsletter. Special greetings to all those who have joined during the past few weeks. As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to business. As ever if you need help with personal casework do let me know, and please free always more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – September 2015

Hi all, and a warm welcome to September’s newsletter. Special greetings to all those who have joined during the past few weeks. As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to business. As ever if you need help with personal casework do let me know, and please free more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – August 2015

Hi all, and a warm welcome to August’s newsletter. A special welcome to all those who have joined during the past few weeks. Whilst August can tend to be a quieter month in terms of actual council meetings, I was especially busy during July with a whole range of issues that I’ll report on below, more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – July 2015

Hi all, and a warm welcome to July’s newsletter. A special welcome to all those who have joined during the past few weeks. Many thanks to all of you who have written in during June and so far this month on priorities for Kimberley and the surrounding areas.  A lot of the responses for more »
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