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:

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 »

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

Hi all, and a warm welcome to June’s newsletter.  A special welcome to all those who have joined recently. This newsletter will be slightly shorter than previous ones.  As this is the first one post the elections on May 7 – I wanted to make sure that I can gather as much information as possible more »

Kimberley, Cossall, Awsworth & Trowell Newsupdate & Information Service – May 2015 Election Results Special

Hi all This is a brief update to let you know the details of the Borough Council elections – particularly in Kimberley. A link to the full set of results in Broxtowe can be found at: http://elections.broxtowe.gov.uk/ The results for Kimberley are shown in full below. In terms of the parliamentary more »

Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – April 2015 – Elections Special Edition

Hi all A warm welcome to April’s newsletter, and a special welcome to all those who’ve joined over the last few days and weeks. When it comes up to elections I devote a special newsletter to looking at what’s at stake, what some of the key issues are – particularly locally, and try to provide some more »

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

Hi all Welcome to the March newsletter.   A special welcome to those who’ve joined recently. I’ve made this newsletter a little shorter than previous editions – there’s so much work on at the moment and with the elections (borough, parish and parliamentary) pending on Thursday 7 May 2015, I’ll try more »
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