Hi all, and a warm welcome to the second (and main) edition of my newsletter for January.

A special greetings to all those who have joined recently.   I hope that you find the newsletter both useful and stimulating.

I’ve changed the title of the newsletter to reflect the fact that residents spread throughout Broxtowe now receive the information.  Whilst the main focus will remain on the northern areas (ie Kimberley, Awsworth, Nuthall, Eastwood, Greasley, Cossall) etc – I’ll try and include information that relates to the whole of the borough wherever possible.

If you have any items you want including, please do let me know.

As ever there’s plenty to update you about and discuss, so straight down to business.

If you need help with personal casework do let me know, and please free to send feedback and comments.

Best regards


Richard Robinson

Labour Borough Cllr for Kimberley

7 Scargill Avenue, Newthorpe, Nottm NG16 2DZ

Tel: 0775 1970 640

E: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk

W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk

Twitter: @drummerrich1


Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – main edition January 2016


1)   Tram Extension Line 4 phase iii – Phoenix Park, Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley

Discussions continue with various parties behind the scenes on the possible tram extension out to Kimberley.  During the past few weeks, under the Chairmanship of Cllr John Handley (Broxtowe Borough & County Councillor) – the borough council have considered the findings of the Mott MacDonald feasibility study out to Kimberley.  Click on link below for more information on the Kimberley campaign.


Gedling Borough Council have this week announced that they are now interested in tram extension along the east side of Nottingham: http://www.nottinghampost.com/stop-Gedling/story-28556070-detail/story.html

Work will continue over the coming months to raise the profile of the Kimberley/Eastwood route, in conjunction and in collaboration with other areas in Nottingham such as Gedling, that have also expressed an interest in tram extensions, and widening the tram network in Nottingham.  When more specific detail is available I will let you know.

For more information contact: Steve Barber –  (Vice President elect of the Light Rail Transit Association) – steve_barber@ntlworld.com or Cllr Andy Cooper (Kimberley Town Council & Chair of Kimberley, Eastwood & Nuthall Tram Action Group) – usercp6695@aol.com – or myself.


2)   Stapleford Community Action Team

The venue for this is as follows:  The Meeting Place, Stapleford, Thursday 21 January at 7pm.

Paddy Tipping the Crime & Police Commissioner for Nottinghamshire will be attending.  Also there is due to be a  presentation on HS2, and local residents will have the opportunity to raise any issues.


3)   Swingate Action Plan & Hardy Street Action Plans – Kimberley

This is a major piece of work which I have undertaken and the report from the report resulting from consultations during 2015 has now been written.  I’ve also stood with residents both in the Hardy Street/Cliff Boulevard area and on Swingate and witnessed some of the problems that exist.
I would like to discuss the findings with all residents who are interested, so we can work together in trying to find some workable long-term solutions on traffic flow, parking, congestion and pedestrian safety.

I have organised some neighbourhood community sessions where can meet informally over tea and coffee to chat and discuss the issues.  These are to take place as follows:

– Wednesday 27 January 2016 – between 3pm and 7pm

– Saturday    30 January 2016  – between 10am and 12 noon.

Both sessions will take place at Rumbletums, Victoria Street, Kimberley.

Copies of the report can be found by clicking on the link below, and there’ll be some hard copies at the sessions above too.

Thanks in particular to Kimberley residents Sue Page and John Sykes for their help, hard work and suggestions in compiling the reports.

I’ve made Kimberley Town Council aware of the sessions in January and will value their constructive input and suggestions, as the weeks and months progress.

I look forward to receiving your comments – and please do feel free to come along next Wednesday or Saturday.



4)   Road markings Awsworth island under A610 bridge approaching Ikea Kimberley/Giltbrook

I have been approached about concerns with the poor road markings in the above location.  I have made contact with Nottinghamshire County Council and will relay to you any responses that I receive.

If any of you have concerns on this matter please let me know.


5)    Kimberley Swimming Club (KSC)

I met with representatives of KSC on Thursday 4 December 2015 and again on 5 January 2016 to learn more about their work and understand some of the frustrations they have in planning ahead with their programme of activities.  In particular there are concerns for example about their ability to be able to keep providing swimming lessons in the teaching pool at Kimberley Leisure Centre.

They also want to be able to maintain main pool swimming availability to a specified level.

KSC are a well established voluntary organisation that enjoy a large amount of public support locally, have a very good track record in supporting our youngsters and in achieving awards, and are a well run club.

KSC have more than 400 registered members from across the local community and provide swimming lessons, improvement sessions and competitive swimming for members of all ages regardless of race, sex or ability.   In particular they encourage mass participation in a fun sport and provide life skills which keep young people safe in water.

If you would like to learn more about Kimberley Swimming Club contact either Jean Granger: Hon Secretary – jean.granger20@yahoo.co.uk – website: www.kimberleyswimmingclub.com or Alan Pink: a.pink@ntlworld.com


6)  Kimberley Regeneration Group

Local businesses are invited to the next Kimberley Regeneration Group meeting on Friday 4 March 2016 – 8am – 9am

Venue: Kimberley Town Council – Kimberley Parish Hall.

More information available from Luke Cairney – Town Centre Officer Luke.Cairney@broxtowe.gov.uk

tel: 0115 917 3446

mob: 07920 278 295



7)   Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP)

BWP have a further Freedom programme starting in April 2016 and this will be in the Eastwood area.  This programme is an awareness group for survivors of domestic abuse and any women who want to generally improve their awareness of domestic abuse and how perpetrators of domestic abuse can control and manipulate.

The Programme is open to any woman from any area that is over 16, there is just a short risk assessment before they can give the exact location.

More information on BWP can be found at:

Broxtowe Women’s Project Limited

01773 718555


8)   Excess litter – The Precinct, Kimberley

I have been contacted over the past few weeks who are concerned about increasing amount of increased litter in and around The Precinct in Kimberley.

I have highlighted the concerns and the current letting agents (The Precinct is privately owned) are now aware of the issues.

I have been advised that steps should be taken now to improve matters.  If anyone notices continued problems however I would be pleased to be kept informed.


9)   Littering on Awsworth Lane

I was approached by the owners of The Gate Inn at Awsworth, recently who were increasingly concerned about the rubbish in the hedges all the way from their pub to the lay by just before the big White House near the Hoggs Head.  There have been fly tipping issues there as well for some time.

I understand that Broxtowe Borough Council have responded promptly to the concerns.

If anyone notices any further dumping please contact Paul Syson Operations Manager at Kimberley Depot: paul.syson@broxtowe.gov.uk


10)   Waste & Recycling Awareness

The Recycling & Environment Advisor at Broxtowe Borough Council Mrs Jane Hutchinson is available to talk to schools, uniformed groups and community/national organisations on issues relating to waste and recycling.

Working with school groups is rewarding and Jane is now able to take groups of children aged 7 plus to Veolia’s Materials Recovery facility.  It involves an informative assembly and then inviting the children to enter a competition.  This then enables an award to 30 children with a visit.  Younger children can participate and will be presented with recycled pens and pencils.

All this is free for the school as Veolia pay for the bus hire.

More information available from

Mrs Jane Hutchinson

Recycling & Environment Advisor x 3143



11)   Nottinghamshire County Council 2016/17 Budget Proposals

Have your input and say involving some very difficult decisions facing the County Council:



12)   North Midlands Devolution

I accept that if I mention the subject of reorganisation of local government – well it’s probably not the sexiest of subjects.  Not one also that comes up much on the doorstep.  Nonetheless this is a hugely important topic with significant implications for how councils especially in Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire deliver improved services in the future.  It affects us all therefore.

Next Wednesday at 7pm Wednesday 27 January – Broxtowe Borough Council will debate its response to a devolution deal for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.   Like with all Full meetings of the council, members of the public are invited to attend.

More information is available at: http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=33459&p=0


Local Community Business Information

Painting, decorating and general handyman services

Rob Hunt (lives locally) provides a comprehensive service.  No job too small.  References from customers available.

Contact: 07757 183867


A small local business for all roofing & building works.
EPDM rubber flat roofs, new traditional roofs slate concrete or clay tiles, fitted velux windows, new fascia and guttering, patios, garden walls.
To get a free quote call Adam on
07971849305 or email adsr10@hotmail.co.uk


Watnall PreSchool

A charity preschool which has been open since 1978 and caters for children aged 2 years up until school age.  We provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which children can learn and explore through play.
Victoria Institute, Main Road, Watnall, NG16 1HS

Tel : 0115 9458574 –

E-mail : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk



Rosewood Therapy Clinic

Has been offering bespoke Aromatherapy treatments, Indian Head Massage and Hopi Ear Candle treatments for over 20 years.  We welcome clients with stress, anxiety, depression, aches and pains, arthritis and anyone just wanting to relax.  (Ladies only please).  Located in Newthorpe.

Contact: Marie Wayte

Tel:               01773 771234

Mobile:         07951 599141

Email:          marie@rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk

Website:      www.rosewoodtherapyclinic.co.uk


Vision Property Maintenance
Offers a fast property maintenance service, responding to your call quickly and efficient to eradicate your property challenges at a cost to suit your budget.
We founded our business to offer multi trades to landlords, letting agents and homeowners across the East Midlands.  Our team are trained in all aspects of the building trade, so we  have someone at hand to respond to your call.
Whilst we are quick to attend your needs, we are a local company so we are able to work to your budget however big or small the job is.
Plumbing, general maintenance, joinery, fencing, windows and doors including locksmith service, roofing electrical.
We provide an emergency maintenance service, reacting to issues within two hours from your call.
Vision Property Maintenance
Nigel Bonham
10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD
07771 545163


BEDROOM ZONE – Kimberley

Unbeatable prices on beds, carpet & bedroom furniture, mattresses etc.

Bedroom Zone, 50-52 Main Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2LY

www.bedroom-zone.co.uk – 0115 9385533


Quality Interior & Exterior Decorator

Lives locally in Codnor, all aspects of home decorating undertaken – Mick Whetton

Free, no obligation quote: 01773 512646 or 07890 881667


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



NG16 2TE

Tele:               0115 896 9690

Mobile:          07885 045080

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.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 of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street, opposite Kimberley Parish Hall). Phone 0115  9384953.

Find all our information at http://rumbletums.org.uk/


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 in Kimberley

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 in Kimberley.

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



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 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  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/


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 2HY Tel:   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


Amanda’s Massage Room

I’m Amanda. Diploma & NVQ Level 3 Qualified in Swedish and Relaxation Massage. 
77, Larkfield Road Nuthall, Nottingham NG16 1EU. Tel: 07771330223
*Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage
*Full Body Massage
*Aromatherapy Massage
*Hot Oil Massage
*Ex-foliating Massage
*G 5 Massage  (mechanical massage)
*Indian Head Massage
*Foot Spas / Foot Massage
*Massage and Facial
From a 30 minute Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage to a 2 hour Body Massage. 
A lovely Therapy room in a homely setting. There is no need to rush after you’re massage, so you can truly relax and unwind in a quiet and peaceful environment.Prices start from £20.00
Gentlemen welcome
Open every day from 10 am – till 8.30 pm  Closed Sunday

CALL Amanda on 07771330223 for more info.    Answer phone available outside of working hours
Fully Licensed and Insured 



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? 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