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 and keep the information below as concise as possible.

A particular big “thank you” to all those who responded to February’s newsletter – especially with views on how we could make traffic improvements in Kimberley for various locations (see below).

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 Jobs, Business & Growth

7 Scargill AvenueNewthorpe, 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 – March 2015


1)   Swingate Action Plan and Hardy Street/Maws Lane Cliff Boulevard Action Plan

In February’s newsletter – https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/kimberley-awsworth-cossall-trowell-news-update-information-service-february-2015/ – I mentioned in detail about specific traffic problems that have been highlighted again in this area (Hardy Street).  This sparked off a range of comments and suggestions as to how things could (and maybe could not be improved) .

This then prompted discussion in other areas of Kimberley (ie Swingate) as to the persistent problems that occur when Greens Lane is blocked off for any reason.

In order to try to secure some long-term improvements and to allow for the maximum consultation with the public what I’ve decided to do is to draw up over the next few months respective Action Plans dedicated for example to Swingate and Hardy Street areas.  There’s lots of ideas out there of how to improve and change things, and what I want to do is work with local residents, Broxtowe and the County Council (and there maybe other bodies) in order to try and get some sort of consensus, of what realistically can be done.  I have raised specific issues with the County Council and want to keep some momentum going.

I’ve talked with Andy (Cllr Andy Cooper about this), and what we want to do is pull a series of meetings together after the elections on 7 May (providing that is of course we are re-elected) – in order to plan thoroughly what we are going to do.  Naturally these will be for all members of the public to attend and have an input.  We very much want this to be led by local residents for you to have your say.

Watch this space after 7 May for further details.  In the meantime if you any suggestions you would like to contribute, please do let us know – we’d be very happy to hear from you if you have not been in touch already.


2)   Car Parking problems – Iceland, Eastwood

From time to time I receive complaints from people who have parking ticket problems and recently I’ve received some regarding Iceland, Eastwood.  I’m keeping a log of these, and if anyone has had any particular difficulties here I’d be interested to know.


3)  Rumbletums – are looking for new Trustees

Rumbletums would like to appoint up to four new trustees by 31 July this year.

As a trustee of Rumbletums, you would use your skills and experience to make sure the organisation runs efficiently, to sustain and further develop their services and activities and to support and advise the staff team as and when necessary or appropriate.

These are both challenging and exciting opportunities to help Rumbletums further impact our local community.  For more information please contact Jeff Buck – 0115 9459421 – jeff.buck2768@btinternet.com


3a)    Rumbletums (RT) have a vacancy for a cook

Working for 25 hours per week – Tuesday – Saturday (£7.85 per hour) RT are looking for an experienced cook who can assist with the preparation, cooking and presentation of a range of food at the café in Kimberley and who can particularly assist, and on occasions run, the busy breakfast and lunchtime services.

You must also be able to support young people with learning disabilities undertaking training placements within the café.

Applicants must have worked in a commercial kitchen and have food preparation, cooking and baking experience, although further training will be provided where necessary. 

Please contact Jeff Buck for a full job description and application form (or for more details) by e-mail at 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

Completed applications must be received by 5 00pm on Friday 3 April.



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

There’s now a specific page on my website dedicated to the proposed tram extension:



5)    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 – you can find the timetable at: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2014/11/kimberley-awsworth-cossall-trowell-news-update-information-service-november-2014/

Also Andy (Cllr Cooper) and myself have contacted Nottinghamshire County Council to find out the latest position about the future of the bus service.  As you may recall the County Council intervened last year to put on the new service, however there is some uncertainty about how long the contract is for.  We’ve therefore asked for clarification on this.

When there’s more information we will let you know.


6)   New book released about Cossall

A new book has been released called “Cossall through time”, written by Awsworth resident Bryan Maloney, it costs £12.  You can contact Bryanby ‘phone on 0115 8494761 or via email: bryan.maloney@ntlworld.com


7)   The Gate Inn, Awsworth

A special evening is being held this coming Friday 27 March 2015 starting at 7 30pm.  This is to celebrate and make a presentation in respect of funds raised towards the Prostrate Cancer Research Centre.  Over £7,300 has been raised.

Entertainment on Friday will be provided by Rosie and Taylor (an acoustic duo).  There will also be complimentary nibbles and a choice of ten traditional beers, served from tapped and vented casks.

More information available from Stephen Fox at The Gate Inn, Main Street, Awsworth, NG16 2RN – email: thegateinnawsworth@hotmail.co.uk – tel: 0115 9329821


8)  Election day 2015

With working full-time for an MP apart from being a borough councillor, I sometimes forget that whilst election dates are permanently hard-wired into my system – the public don’t always take quite so much interest!

Just to confirm then on Thursday 7 May this year the General Election takes place – and if you live within Broxtowe you also have the opportunity to vote for your borough council candidates (and dependent upon where you live and if it’s being contested – town council as well).

If you are away on holiday on 7 May 2015, or would prefer to vote by post, and are not registered for postal votes already – there is some important information at the following link, including deadline dates for applying:

http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=599 (there’s information here too on proxy voting).


Next month I will issue a comprehensive newsletter covering some of the main issues borough council wise, names of candidates standing for all parties and other useful information.  There are some important changes to note (I’ll cover all of this next month) for example there are new wards – Cossall and Kimberley will no longer cease to exist from 7 May – Cossall goes in with Awsworth & Trowell to form one ward.  Whereas Kimberley will become one ward in itself – incorporating parts of Nuthall (around Larkfield Road) and Babbington Village.  There are changes in the south of the borough too, and I’ll go through these in April.

If you would like to help and assist campaigning for any of the Labour candidates standing in elections in Broxtowe please let me know.


9)    Broxtowe Women’s Project  (BWP)

BWP will be holding the Freedom Programme for all those wanting to learn more about how to combat domestic violence – with a specific 12 week programme taking place between April and July this year.

For more information please email: enquiries@broxtowewomensproject.org.uk

Website: http://home.btconnect.com/bwp/index.htm 


 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 inKimberley.

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 ofVictoria StreetandNewdigate 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 onDigby 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 inKimberley.  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

73Newton’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 onVictoria Street,Kimberley. I’ve just published a children’s book which is an historical adventure based aroundKimberley, Awsworth, Cossall, Ilkeston andNottinghamCastlein 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 forKimberley.

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 CloseKimberleyNottinghamNG16 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/33Wortley 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 inKimberleysince 1980. Kevin Tanner Photography, Studio House,86 Eastwood Road,Kimberley,NottinghamNG16 2HF



Email: Tannerfolio@aol.com


Nowt-Added Beautiful Hand Made Toiletries FromBathBombs 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 MansfieldRoadEastwood 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 CloseKimberleyNottinghamNG16 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? ContactKimberleyresident 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