Hi all

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2015.  A special welcome to those who’ve joined recently.

There’s lots of news and information to relay so straight down to business.

If you need help with any individual casework issues, as ever please get in touch.

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 – January 2015

1)  Gritting

I’ve been approached by a number of people in Kimberley about problems with gritting (or lack of it) over the past couple of weeks.  The areas that I’ve had contact from people who’ve had problems include Knowle Hill and Hardy Street.

I’ve made urgent representations to the County Council about this matter.

If you are affected by the lack of grit at all, please let me know and I’m happy to make representations on your behalf.


2)   Flixton Road Park & Open Space

Thank you to those of you who have got in touch with positive remarks about the refurbished play area at Flixton Road.   Following representations I received in 2013 I did make a specific bid for new equipment to be installed.

The improvements have been in place some weeks now which include moving the play area into a more central location, new equipment and a mix of new rubber and bark safety surfaces.

I know this area is very popular with local people and I’m pleased that there’s been a positive outcome here.

If anyone has suggestions for improvements in parks in other parts please let Andy or myself know.


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

On 29 July 2014 Cabinet at Broxtowe Borough Council approved plans for a Feasibility Study for a tram extension outwards from Phoenix Park.

This matter was then debated at two separate meetings of Cabinet on 16 December 2014 and 6 January 2015 as the council was being asked to contribute £20,000 towards the study.

This has now been agreed and a Feasibility Study will go ahead to consider the possible tram extension.

At the same time Broxtowe Borough Council are to engage with the Highways Authority in order to consider potential solutions to various traffic issues along the A610.

The Feasibility Study will also be tasked with learning the lessons from the major delays with the Phase Two Tram out through Beeston.

For more information please contact Andy (Cllr Andy Cooper) – Chair of Kimberley, Eastwood & Nuthall Tram Action Group (KENTAG) or myself.

Additionally KENTAG are offering a further opportunity to walk the proposed route on Sunday 8 February, meeting at Phoenix Park at 11am.  More details available from Andy (Cllr Andy Cooper) as above.


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

On Tuesday 11 November 2014, 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

f) other highways related matters in north Broxtowe area

The County Council responded to me last week advising that they are working through all of the issues and they will provide a full update on all of the above issues as soon as possible.  When I receive the details I’ll cover this in a future update.

Whilst on the subject of the County Council and highways issues – I’ve been sent some interesting suggestions for improving the road layout affecting Greens Lane, Swingate and High Street Kimberley.

I have also been asked to investigate the possibility of more pedestrian crossings in several locations in and around Kimberley.  I’ve alerted the County Council to all of this and will be presenting the suggestions to them in due course.


5)   High Speed 2 (Hs2) East Midlands Hub – Toton (Broxtowe), Nottingham

Some of you may already be aware that there is a proposal for Toton to be a new railway station on the Leeds branch of Hs2.  The intention is that the station would be located on the existing railway sidings in Toton.  There would be a connection to the Nottingham tram system and new connections to link the station to Nottingham, Derby and Leicester railway stations.

Sir David Higgins Executive Chairman of High Speed 2 is to visit Broxtowe next week on Monday 2 February and it is expected we will get a clearer indication of whether Toton is likely to be the government’s preferred choice for the Hs2 hub.

For more background reading on Hs2 – you can read for example reports at:



6)  Grants available for local businesses

I’ve been approached by a number of people who live in the Kimberley, Giltbrook, Eastwood, & Nuthall areas over the past few weeks to see what financial help maybe available for local businesses.

I’ve found out that Nottinghamshire County Council have announced that grants from £20,000 upwards can be applied for.  For more information you can email: ecdev@nottscc.gov.uk

Also see: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/living/business/capitalfund/

I have additionally asked the Planning Department at Broxtowe Borough Council to investigate any additional help or advice can be given to businesses, new or existing.

For more information please contact myself or Ryan Dawson – Planning Development and Regeneration Manager at Broxtowe BC – tel: 0115 917 3653 – ryan.dawson@broxtowe.gov.uk


7)   Cinema Project – Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)

On Wednesday 7 January 2015 Cllr Andy Cooper and myself met with a number of people to discuss progress on a possible location for a cinema in the vicinity of GRP.   Many of you may remember a survey carried out in 2013 which very strong backing for this initiative – see:


There are several options being discussed and when there is more information available we will let you know.


8)   Ilkeston Railway station

On Thursday 8 January 2015 I visited the open exhibition at Ilkeston library covering the new station planned for Ilkeston.

I’ve found out some useful background information for you as follows:

When Derbyshire County Council applied for funding early in 2013 it was hoped the new station would open in December 2014.

However extra work to protect the station and car park from flooding pushed up the proposed costs.  Added to this the unexpected discovery of protected Great Crested Newts in the immediate area also contributed to delays in starting the work, both of these things being unforeseen.

I understand that to meet the Environment Agency’s requirements for flood storage mitigation the station car park (which lies within Broxtowe’s area) would have had to be raised significantly above new box culverts to provide an unhindered route for flood water in times of flood.

Over several months officers from Broxtowe BC have been discussing alternative options with Derbyshire County Council, Erewash Council and the Environment Agency.  The outcome is that three revised planning applications were due to be submitted just over two weeks ago.

a)    One (in Broxtowe) relates to a reduced size of car park (approx. half the size of the approved one) – this may include the already – approved swale which is designed to be a flood balancing pond.

b)   The second (in Erewash) will be for the station platforms, a new car park, taxi rank, and improved access from Station Street, Ilkeston (going under the Coronation Rd road bridge)

c)   The third will be an application submitted in duplicate to Broxtowe and Erewash for the replacement footbridge, as this development straddles the county/borough boundary.

For more information please contact either Ed Murphy Development Control Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council, tel 0115  9173451 – ed.murphy@broxtowe.gov.uk

or alternatively – the Ilkeston Station Project Manager – Gary Thompson – gary.thompson@derbyshire.gov.uk – 07825 748235


9)   Rumbletums – new vacancy

Rumbletums – is a social enterprise providing vocational training and work experience to young adults with learning disabilities through the operation of a café based on Victoria Street in Kimberley.

They are looking for someone who will build on the success that Rumbletums has achieved as both a café and training project since it opened in 2011 and will lead its future development and growth, managing a small staff team and a group of dedicated volunteers.  They also need someone who can maintain and expand their training programme and oversee its delivery.

Applicants must have experience of working within a catering and/or an adult training environment together with proven experience of effective management, with excellent leadership and motivational skills They must also have a positive attitude towards young people with a learning disability and a clear understanding of the issues they may face in a training environment.

For more details or an application form, please contact Jeff Buck by e-mail: Jeff.buck2768@btinternet.com

or by telephone on (0115) 9459421.

Alternatively, you can pick up an application pack from:

Rumbletums Café, 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2NH

Closing date for applications is 500pm on Friday 30 January 2015 and interviews will take place on 4 and 5 February.


10)    532 Notts Bus Connect timetable

Just a quick reminder about the new timetable for the 532 service affecting the Hardy Street/Cliff Boulevard area in Kimberley.  In case you missed my November 2014 update I’ve shown the timetable again for the new service right at the bottom of this e mail,  below the local community business information.


Local Community Business Information


Proline Print Services Ltd

Great offers on leaflets, business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, newsletters, flyers, postcards, invitations, booklets, posters, menus, roller banners, pop up displays & much more.

Specialists in digital print at competitive prices.

Unit E3 , The Ropewalk Industrial Estate,

Station Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5HX

Tel: 0115 837 0200

Email: hello@prolineprint.co.uk

Website: www.prolineprint.co.uk


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 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://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.


BILL PLANT 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



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



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

This was replaced by a 532 Notts Bus Connect service towards the end of last year and the timetable is shown as below: