Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – April 2015 – Elections Special Edition
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 balanced information that will hopefully be useful when you come to vote.
It’s with some sadness that I let you know that Mary McGuckin has decided not to stand for re-election as a Labour Borough Councillor in Kimberley. Mary was first elected to Broxtowe in May 2011. Many of you may know Mary (she works at the Nelson and Railway) – yet she does not enjoy good health, and she has decided to devote her time to supporting her two young children. I’d like to thank Mary for all of her public endeavours over the last few years and wish both her and the family well for the future.
As Mary is not standing again for Broxtowe – I’m pleased to let you know that the third Labour candidate for Kimberley (apart from Andy and me) is Sue Cooper.
I trust you find the details below helpful. Feedback as ever is always welcome, as are requests for help with personal casework.
This is a long newsletter, but I hope you are able to read it in full (including all of the links contained) as there is a lot of important information to relay.
Labour Borough Cllr for Kimberley & Cossall
Cabinet Portfolio Holder Jobs, Business & Growth
7 Scargill Avenue, Newthorpe, Nottm NG16 2DZ
Tel: 0775 1970 640
Andy Cooper – Labour Borough Cllr Cossall & Kimberley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Cooper – Labour Town Councillor (Kimberley Town Council) – email@example.com
Kimberley, Awsworth, Cossall & Trowell News Update & Information Service – April 2015 – Elections Special Edition
1) General information about Thursday May 7
There is some useful information about the practical arrangements at the following link: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5240
If you are voting by post, many of you will get your papers this week. It’s too late to register for a postal vote, however if you are away on 7 May and not able to vote it is not too late for a proxy vote. You’ve got until 5 00pm on 28 April 2015 to get your form to Broxtowe. Again the details can be found at the above link.
Dependent upon where you live within Broxtowe – you will have 3 separate ballot papers when you vote, one for the parliamentary election, one for Broxtowe Borough Council election, and (if contested) for a town council election.
Additionally what is very important to note (for the Borough Elections) is that dependent upon where you live in Broxtowe, boundaries may well have changed since last time you voted. In some areas the candidates you have been able to vote for previously will now no longer be the case.
Let me give you one local example. Cossall is now no longer combined with Kimberley. A new ward has been formed combining Cossall, Awsworth & Trowell.
Kimberley is now a stand-alone ward, including Babbington (and has inherited parts of Watnall) – including Lime Close, Oak Drive, Woodside Avenue. If anyone wants the full list of new roads in the Kimberley ward please let me know.
For a list of each council candidate standing in all of the new wards for the Borough Council elections on 7 May 2015 – please see: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=32048&p=0
Polling stations are shown at the following link: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=32046&p=0
2) Parliamentary hustings
You will have a chance to meet all of the candidates for the parliamentary election in Broxtowe on Monday 27 April – 7pm – 9pm where a hustings will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Eastwood Road, Kimberley. This will be chaired by Reverend Canon Barbara Holbrook.
If you would like to ask a question of the candidates it would be helpful if you could please bring this with you in writing, stating your name on and hand it to Jeff Buck or Barbara before the meeting starts.
More information available from Jeff Buck: firstname.lastname@example.org
3) Parliamentary Election – Broxtowe Thursday 7 May
You have a choice of six parties in Broxtowe, and you have one vote.
A full list of all the candidates can be found at: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=32045&p=0
For Labour Nick Palmer is the candidate. Nick was our Labour MP in Broxtowe from 1997 to 2010 when he lost to the incumbent Anna Soubry by 389 votes.
It goes without saying that Broxtowe is a key marginal seat and I hope that as many of you as possible will vote for Nick. His message to voters particularly in the north of the constituency is as follows:
“If I’m elected on 7 May, I’ll be an MP giving equal weight to all parts of the constituency. Much of the campaign including both TV and radio debates have centred around Beeston and the tram there, but it is just as important to focus on the need to regenerate the economy in Kimberley and the surrounding area. A key to that is the transport issue. We need to work to get better communications with Nottingham and with other parts of Broxtowe, both for residents and for people looking at Kimberley as a potential place to establish new businesses. Whether a solution is an extension of the tram from Phoenix Park and/or better bus connections remains to be seen after the Feasibility Study, but I’m determined to ensure that Kimberley does not lose out.
We also need to protect the Green Belt in our area. As the MP before, I successfully campaigned against a massive housing development at Watnall – which would have clogged up the Nuthall roundabout altogether. I was successful too in the previous endeavours against the open-cast mine proposal at Cossall. The current MP has passively accepted the decision to allow open-casting at the adjacent Shortwood Farm site, and it’s odds-on that there will be a further application for the Cossall site in consequence. You can rely on me to fight it again!
I also strongly support the efforts of Cllr Robinson, Cllr Andy Cooper and Cllr Sue Cooper to see a brand new cinema in the Kimberley area”.
For more information about Nick please see: http://www.nickpalmer.org.uk/category/broxtowe/
4) Broxtowe Borough Council Elections – Thursday 7 May
There are 44 seats in Broxtowe and each of them is up for election on 7 May. For the borough council the area covers in the most northern part in Brinsley, through Eastwood, Giltbrook, Kimberley, Nuthall, Watnall, Awsworth, Cossall – then to more southern areas – Trowell, Stapleford, Beeston, Chilwell, Stapleford, Bramcote, Toton and Attenborough. I hope I’ve missed nowhere off – apologies if I have!
a) If you live in the Kimberley ward and vote Labour in the Borough Council Elections on Thursday May 7 – what’s the offer, what are the issues, and what can you expect?
If you decide to re-elect Andy and myself, and elect Sue too as Labour’s third candidate you will get people who are both passionate and committed about Kimberley, we love our work and want to continue representing you for the next four years.
The full list of candidates for Kimberley is on page 16 of: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=32048&p=0
You pick 3 candidates from the 9 listed in the link above. Labour is fielding 3 candidates, Conservatives 2, Greens 3 and Independent 1.
Neither Sue, Andy or me pretend we are perfect and always get everything right, however our dedication to people and our community is really important and something we cherish.
Apart from our role in representing Kimberley we realise that we are ambassadors for the whole of Broxtowe and we take our work very seriously.
b) the local issues – from knocking on as many doors as possible at present, and during the past few weeks (apologies if we don’t get to everyone – if you would specifically like a visit do let us know), some of the main issues that have been raised locally include the state of the roads (Church Hill, Beverley Drive especially), plus lots of disquiet on Swingate about access in and out of the area, and in the Hardy Street, Cliff Boulevard areas – lots of people have complained about continual traffic problems and congestion.
In our main election leaflet (coming out this week) – also shown if you click on the following: Broxtowe Leafleft CM 13-04-15 – you will see that we have highlighted a Swingate Action Plan and a Hardy Street Action Plan. Thanks to residents living on Kimberley Close, Swingate, and in and around Hardy Street who originally gave us some ideas about this.
After the elections (providing we are re-elected that is), we are going to start a major piece of work, working with the County Council and local residents to try and secure some long-term improvements that have been for too long neglected. We will fully consult and engage with you to make sure your voice is heard, and we very much welcome positive suggestions for change.
As to Labour’s achievements across the borough of Broxtowe – there’s been a huge team effort and our list of successes can be found at: http://www.broxtowelabour.com/
Andy, Sue and myself are certainly not complacent and realise that there are huge challenges ahead in terms of housing, transport, continuing in campaigning for a new cinema, the tram extension, loneliness and so on. Not easy to solve any of them – but we are up for the challenge!
c) what can you expect if you vote Labour? Just as Nick issues regular parliamentary email newsletters, we offer a monthly service – this has been going for some years now – backdated copies can be found at: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/
Apart from the campaigning issues above, we take on a large amount of individual casework for people. Whether it’s problems with council issues such as highways, housing, anti-social behaviour, or with benefits, funding for community groups etc – we always do our best to help wherever possible.
Finally in this section for those of you who like stats – these are the Borough Council election results from May 2011:
Cockburn – Elaine Lib Dem 390
Cooper – Andy Labour 1093 elected
Crow – Mel Conservative 942
Cubley – Ed Conservative 729
Easom – Shane Conservative 997
McGuckin – Mary Labour 1131 elected
Robinson – Richard Labour 1284 elected
Walt – Godfrey Lib Dem 166
Walt – Stephanie Lib Dem 149
5) Kimberley Town Council Elections – Thursday 7 May
A full list of candidates standing can be found at: http://broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=32050&p=0 – you pick 15 from the very long list.
I’m not on Kimberley Town Council, however one of the key issues being discussed with us on the doorsteps is Kimberley Cemetery Chapel. I think it is very important you know the facts and can make up your own mind about this very important issue.
– As part of the part of the Kimberley Cemetery Chapel Maintenance Handover Agreement the town council are responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the chapel.
– Doing nothing with the chapel is not an option. The issues that the council are facing are as follows;
– The chapel is in a state of disrepair and is not currently in use.
– There is clear evidence that successive town councils have supported the development of the chapel.
– There is clear evidence of a lengthy comprehensive successful and positive consultation process for this project with the project in Kimberley. Please see following link to timeline: Cemetery chapel TIMELINE
– The council has given a number of presentations to the public at its council meetings regarding the detailed proposals and plans for the chapel – please see: Cemetery chapel – proposed works
– During a number of presentations the council clarified the following points “on behalf of the people of Kimberley the council will respect and be sensitive to the location of the chapel in respect of its use. Furthermore the council hope that the chapel can become a focal point for the whole of the local community”.
I know that there is some disquiet in Kimberley about the future of the Cemetery Chapel.
I hope that the information that I have provided you goes some way to reassuring you that all potential plans are in keeping with the chapel’s sanctity, I am certainly reassured.
6) And finally
On behalf of Andy and myself as your Labour Borough Councillors – it’s been a huge privilege to serve you for the past four years, along with Sue – we hope to work with you for the next four years.
Do use your vote!
Local Community Business Information
Finances First Lady
Taking away your financial administration headaches by providing the following services:
Accounting preparation for sole traders, partnerships & limited companies, preparation of personal tax returns, corporation tax returns, payroll processing, and VAT returns.
11 Roxton Court
Tele: 0115 896 9690
Mobile: 07885 045080
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
Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based inKimberley.
For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.
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
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: email@example.com
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Tel: 0115 8544615 Mob 0792 1835 305
to chat about what you have in mind.
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 in Kimberley
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
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 –
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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
I’m a local author living onVictoria 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Close Kimberley Nottingham NG16 2LF
KHPhysiotherapy– fully 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.
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 email@example.com 07765 531388 or Peter Graboswki on firstname.lastname@example.org 07818 255107 or Stephen: email@example.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 2HY Tel: 0115 945 8553 (am only), firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 Mansfield Road Eastwood Nottinghamshire NG16 3AQ
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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
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Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
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