Hi all

Welcome to November’s update and especially to those who have joined recently.

There’s a lot happening as ever so straight down to business.

As ever if you need advice, help or assistance with personal casework or any other issue we’ll always do our best to oblige.  Please do feel free to contact us – details shown below.

Best regards



Richard Robinson

Labour Borough Cllr for Kimberley & Cossall

Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Jobs Business & Growth

7 Scargill Avenue Newthorpe, Nottm NG16 2DZ

Tel: 0775 1970 640

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

Twitter: @drummerrich1


Andy Cooper – Labour Cllr Cossall & Kimberley – andy.cooper@broxtowe.gov.uk

Mary McGuckin – Labour Cllr Cossall & Kimberley – mary.mcguckin@broxtowe.gov.uk


Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – November 2014


1)   Meeting with Service Director of Highways – Nottinghamshire County Council

Last Tuesday 11 November, I met with Andy Warrington – Service Director for Highways at County Hall, West Bridgford to discuss a wide range of issues that people in Kimberley and the surrounding areas have been raising with me over the past few months.

We discussed the following subjects:

a) problems with drainage on Chapter Drive, Kimberley

b) problems with surface water in the vicinity of The Gate Inn Awsworth

c) vehicle noise problems from A610 affecting around 500 people in Kimberley

d) the state of road surfaces on High Street and Church Hill Kimberley

e) dropped kerb and other issues affecting disabled people in the Cloverlands/Edgwood Road area of Kimberley

I’m promised a response on all of the above matters shortly.  As soon as there is any more information I will let you know.


2)  Withdrawal of 27 bus service from Cliff Boulevard & High Spannia, Kimberley

A huge thank you to all of you who got in touch about this issue during the last few weeks.  Both Cllr Andy Cooper & me were overwhelmed with the amount of correspondence we received from local residents on this issue.  You may recall that Trent Barton announced their intention to totally remove the 27 bus service from Maws Lane area.

We launched a massive campaign – with your support, in order to try and find an alternative solution.

If you have not heard, there’s been a good outcome in this case – see:


For timetable details of the new 532 Notts Bus Connect timetable see below

On behalf of Andy and myself we would like to thank the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser, local resident Russ Saxton, Cllr Sue Cooper & other members of Kimberley Town Council for their hard work during the past few weeks.

Nice to be able to report a favourable outcome, and this just shows what the power of a good people first, community driven campaign can achieve.


3)   Oxylane

Many of you will remember the Oxylane planning application which was refused in December last year.

Since then representations from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have been made to the council in terms of the £900m investment that Oxylane’s French parent group intend to make in the UK on 30 different sites (with Broxtowe always having been considered the first and showcase model).

Incidentally amongst other things UKTI work with overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business.

With all this in mind on Thursday 16 October 2014 at the Cabinet meeting Broxtowe Borough Council we considered whether support should be given in principle to a new joint planning application for the development of a new leisure centre within the Oxylane sports village complex (see link below).


I’m delighted to see that this was approved – and that now a new joint planning application in association with Oxylane will be submitted to the council for consideration by the Development Control Committee.  

We are expecting a new application from Oxylane to come to the council shortly.

As soon as there is any more information I’ll let you know, in the meantime if anyone has any questions do get in touch.


4)   Political rant

This was a new item I introduced for the first time last month.  Thanks to all of you who’ve responded with supportive comments  It appears from the feedback I’ve had, that I should have used this previously, and that there are a lot of people cross with the Lib Dems locally.

This month I want to pick up on previous remarks made by BroxtoweTory MP Anna Soubry where she went to considerable lengths to attack members of Kimberley Town Council accusing them of mismanagement earlier this year.

In particular she stated “my concern is that the council’s reserves have all but been spent and councillors are consistently denied financial details”.  She continued “I have already written to the district auditors and will take up allegations with the Broxtowe Borough Council’s legal department“.

However, the auditors have now reported their findings on Kimberley Town Council, and far from all the reserves being spent, found that a total amount of £261.781 (304% of its precept) in the black.

I would like publicly therefore to ask Anna Soubry to make a full apology to members of the public in Kimberley and to Kimberley Town Council.  I am aware that her office receive this newsletter (so there really is no excuse for an apology not to be forthcoming).  It would be good to receive this before Christmas.


5)   St Catherine’s Church, Cossall

I’ve been asked to mention the event taking place this coming Saturday – 22 November:

Christmas Fair
12.00 – 3.00
Where: St Catherine’s Church, Cossall and The Old School Room
What’s on: Craft stalls, homemade cakes and jams, Christmas decorations, jewellery, gifts, bric-a-brac, raffle and refreshments.
Free admission – proceeds from the day in support of four charities
For more information please contact:
Gillian Thornhill
Church Warden
St. Catherine’s Church

E: thornhill55@talktalk.net


6)   Removal of telephony equipment and installation of heart defibrillator – Telephone Box, Cliff Boulevard, Kimberley

A request has been received from British Telecom to remove the telephony equipment from the telephone box on Cliff Boulevard, close to the junction with Norman Street.  The Community Heartbeat Trust has applied to adopt the telephone box so that a heart defibrillator can be fitted.  Broxtowe Borough Council has the opportunity to either support the proposal or object and issue what’s called a “local veto”.  We’ll be debating this matter at Broxtowe Cabinet on 25 November.

If you have any points, comments you’d like to raise, for or against, or any questions, please let me know before next Tuesday.


7)   What’s on at Rumbletums in November?

The following events are taking place at Rumbletums – during the rest of November

Monday 24th

Nottingham Women’s Conference Fringe Event

700pm to 900pm

“All men should be feminists”  An open discussion around this assertion.  Admission Free.

Open to men and women alike!


Wednesday 26th

Nuthall and Kimberley Memory Café

1015am to 1230pm

An informal meeting for dementia sufferers and their carers.  Activities, games and mutual support.


Friday 28th

Kimberley Christmas Lights Switch-on

Rumbletums will be open from 530pm to 8pm serving hot drinks, mince pies and bacon sandwiches.


Saturday 29th

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair

10am to 200pm

Our traditional seasonal fair offering a range of craft items and gifts, including Fair Trade food and gifts.

For more details on all Rumbletums activities contact Jeff Buck

E: jeff.buck2768@btinternet.com

2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NH



8)   New Support for cancer patients

I’ve been asked to promote the new initiative as below:

Self Help Nottingham, in partnership with Macmillan, has developed a new project to provide support to anyone living with a cancer diagnosis in Nottingham, Mansfield or Ashfield.

The project is currently in its initial stages and is recruiting and training volunteers. The aim of this venture is to help those who have had a cancer diagnosis at every stage they will face, including aftercare.

Sarah Cadwallader, project coordinator, believes that this work will give those diagnosed with cancer an extra support network and the opportunity to find help that may not otherwise have been available. This project intends to work with clinical care by providing an additional, supporting compassionate service.

There will be a number of services and support, including:

•           Our befriending service where volunteers provide support to clients, both face to face and over the phone

•           One to one support, volunteers provide practical and support on a one off basis such as accompanying clients to appointments or groups, or assisting with light house work

•           Referral volunteers based in our office make phone calls to anyone referred into our service, they undertake a needs assessment and support planning with clients and provide support during the call

•           Group development, our volunteers will help facilitate support groups and, with input from our training and development team, will support groups wishing to transition to a standalone status

If you are interested either in volunteering, referring into our service or are a person who needs support in relation to a current or previous cancer diagnosis, then please contact Sarah Cadwallader on 0115 911 1662

or by emailing:  volunteering@selfhelp.org.uk

News in brief

I hope to have more news on Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley and also the cinema proposal for the Giltbrook Retail Park area in January next year.

Want to help in campaigning for Nick Palmer, Labour’s parliamentary candidate in Broxtowe?  Contact: Nickmp1@aol.com for more details.


Local Community Business Information





Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

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

Tim Elmer



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



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



Man with a Van

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

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


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 now opens at 9 30 every morning 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://rumbletumscafe.tel


Jamie at Home can bring the party to you.

See the fantastic Jamie at Home kitchen and homeware range from the comfort of your living room.

With Jamie at Home you can pick and choose from Jamie Oliver’s gorgeous designer products and reap huge benefits, including generous discounts on certain products, by hosting a party.

Do you need a new job or just want to supplement your current income? If so, Jamie at Home is the answer for you.

Jamie Oliver’s thriving party planning business gives anyone the opportunity to try their hand at selling Jamie’s designer Jme range – with no previous experience necessary!

For more details on how, just by holding two Jamie at Home parties per week, you could earn an additional £520 per month.

To find out more information and book a Jamie at Home party, call Nicola (live on Digby Street, Kimberley) on 0778 6374 030

or email: miss-rice@hotmail.co.uk

or visit;  www.jamieathome.me/nicolarice


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


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.


BILLPLANT Driving School – Based in Kimberley.  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


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 inKimberley

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com


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



Personal Training

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

E: jacquesniemand1@gmail.com

Mob: 07912 868954



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 inKimberley

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


Neil M Brown Kimberley Home & Garden Services Blocked drains to untidy gardens: njbrown5@ntlworld.com

Tel: Mob: 0785 442 6766


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

Tel:  01773 604400




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


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


I’m a local author living on Victoria 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 for Kimberley.

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/


CRYSTAL CLEAR CLEANING SERVICE THE CLEAR CHOICE FOR ALL YOUR CLEANING NEEDS SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE Domestic/ Commercial Window Cleaning Industrial Cleaning Builders Cleans Guttering/Facia Cleaning Carpet Cleaning Patio Cleaning Also available for subcontract work

All areas covered Contact: Mr Richard Hill

‘phone 0782 4535 309

15 Ruislip Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2LF

E: crystalclear.cleaning@ntlworld.com


SHORT OF CASH? Sell your broken gold jewellery at Mike’s7 James StreetKimberley– Established 30 years. Watch batteries/straps fitted. Jewellery repairs undertaken. Wide selection of Gifts available. We also have Toys! Call in for a friendly, old fashioned, service.


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

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

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

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

Can provide treatment at home if unable to travel.

Kerstine Herbert

Mobile : 07584261193

Email: kerstine.herbert@ntlworld.com


Please get in touch to arrange an appointment.



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 _____________________________________________________________

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/33 Wortley Avenue, Trowell, Nottingham,NG9 3QP


Noah’s Ark Pre-School Playgroup Free places for 3 and 4 year olds. Holy Trinity, Church Hill,Kimberley,Nottingham, NG16 2HYTel:   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.


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



Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com


Nowt-Added Beautiful Hand Made Toiletries From Bath Bombs to Shower Gels

Opening times Monday 9.30 – 4pm Tuesday 9.30 – 4pm Wednesday 9.30- 3pm Thursday 9.30 – 5pm Friday 9.30 –  5pm Saturday 9.30 –  5pm

2o Mansfield RoadEastwood Nottinghamshire NG16 3AQ

Tel:   07866 48 21 85   www.nowt-added.com

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/nowtadded


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




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



Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? Contact Kimberley resident 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.


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


0115 919 2190