Broxtowe News Update & Information – June & July 2020 edition
Trust you are keeping well, still in these very challenging times.
I wasn’t able to issue a newsletter in June, simply to the sheer volume of ongoing work I have – so this is a sort of bumper summer edition – covering both June and July.
You’ll notice below that I’ve reinstated the advertising for local businesses. I’ve refrained from this since March, but as lockdown is gradually being lifted, I wanted to start promoting our local businesses again.
If any of you who advertise here wanting any content updating, please let me know.
Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks – there’s lots to report on – so straight down to business.
Feedback is always welcome and if ever you need help with anything, please let me know.
Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.
1) Public wifi availability – Kimberley Town Centre
Before lockdown commenced a date was provisionally agreed for Monday 30 March 2020 for final installation and completion in Kimberley of all the technical equipment necessary for free wifi to operate in the town centre.
Due to COVID-19 the asbestos checks from ARC the contractor in this instance have had to be delayed during the last few months.
I have subsequently chased this again today and asked to be informed of a new date this is taking place.
For more information on this please contact myself or Matthew Batterham – Town Centre Manager – Broxtowe – firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Broken fence – adjacent to Cloverlands Drive & Hillcrest Close, Kimberley
Last year I did an estate tour to look at some of the council properties with housing officers from Broxtowe Borough Council. We came across a broken fence that was quite dangerous and protruding along a footpath that people regularly use to get through to Hillcrest Close. It’s taken ages to try and find ownership of the land in question (so the fence can be repaired).
We believe this now to be under the jurisdiction of Bellway Homes Limited.
I have duly contacted them about this, and when I have more information I will let you know.
3) Kimberley Leisure Centre
I covered the background to this in great detail in my previous May newsletter at item 4: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2020/05/broxtowe-news-update-information-may-2020-edition/
Last month on 23 June an Extraordinary meeting of the Policy and Performance Committee Tuesday, 23 June 2020 was held virtually. The meeting was Chaired by Milan Radulovic – who is the Leader of the Council. The meeting was specifically called to deal the matter of the future of Leisure Services in Kimberley, following the notice of terminations of the joint use agreements at Kimberley School, from Chief Executive of the East Midlands Trust, on 23 April 2020.
I am not a member of the Policy & Performance committee, but attended (as I am entitled to do) as Ward member for Kimberley.
I have been asked over the past few weeks, why the papers presented at the meeting were confidential. This is because there were confidential items contained relating to staffing, personnel and budget matters.
Before the meeting Ellis Tansley – Vice Chair of Events at Kimberley Town Council gave me some useful feedback in terms of comments he had received from members of the public. I was able to use these at the meeting.
My comments made were not lengthy but focused mainly on the need to ensure that leisure provision is maintained, and to ensure that Kimberley does not get left behind.
The main outcome of the meeting (and this was unanimous) was that discussions would start promptly in terms of securing a long term future for leisure facilities in our area.
The Deputy Chief Executive of Broxtowe – Zulfiqar Darr, & the Leader of the Council Milan Radulovic & the Leader of the Opposition (Conservatives) will form the main negotiating group from Broxtowe BC. The East Mids Trust met Broxtowe representatives Friday 26 June.
As soon as more substantive public information is available, I will let you know.
4) Hall om Wong Park – Kimberley
Two years ago I was asked by a number of residents for various improvements to the play area, and I duly made the appropriate representations.
- The play area has now been extended with new equipment and over fifty per cent of the area changed from a bark chip surface to a new rubber surface. The new equipment includes a play unit specifically for toddlers.
- Work is also being being carried out involving surfacing paths and steps in the woodland at the top of the site.
- There will also be some new fencing and entrance gates along Eastwood Road.
- Later this year the plan is to include volunteers planting woodland wildflowers and bluebells in the woodland.
For more information please let me know.
You can also contact:
Conservation & Green Spaces Development Manager – Broxtowe BC
I reported at the time that Western Power were due to undertake further work this summer, this time in the vicinity of Main Street (near Orchard Street) Kimberley – regarding an underground pipe
that is 70 years old, and is in need of replacement.
I’ve been in touch with Western Power again – to try and find out when the intended work will now take place, and to try and ensure that adequate notice is given and much better traffic flow is achieved.
We can’t have the traffic chaos that previously brought Kimberley largely to a grinding halt.
They undertaken to come back to me as soon as their definite plans are known, and I’ll update you all as soon as I have more substantive information.
8) Horse Fair Nuthall
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:10
To: Robinson, Richard
Subject: Horse Fair
I have seen this post today and have been liaising with other officers in Broxtowe to check if anyone has received contact from the organisers requesting any such meeting. It would appear that no such meeting has been arranged and no contact from the organisers has been received.
Contact will be made via the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to the organisers encouraging them to postpone any plans they may have for an event in July.
Senior Private Sector Housing Officer
Private Sector Housing
0115 917 3092
By way of background Eastwood has some of the highest childhood poverty rates in the East Midlands, in Eastwood St Marys ward childhood poverty rates are a staggering 34% and unemployment rates are also very high. The area of Eastwood also has some of the worst health statistics too as well as crime and premature deaths.
The aim is to get Eastwood included in the monetary allocations for the New Towns Fund https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/towns-fund-prospectus
The meeting between Milan & Lee is taking place on Thursday 23 July.
I will update you of progress in August’s newsletter.
Local Community Business Information
Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.
For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.
Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley
The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/
Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley
Alison Knight, Freelance PA
Admin getting you down? Too much paperwork, too many emails? Not enough time?
Need some support?
Running a business is hard work. It can be difficult keeping up with everything while you’re out there, doing what you do best.
If you need someone to lighten the load but don’t want or need an employee, outsourcing a freelance PA could be the solution.
I can help with event planning, office re-ordering, minute taking, proofreading, document preparation, personal and company correspondence, ad hoc projects, etc – either remotely or in your premises.
Alison Knight, PA
Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038
Pet Walk and Stay
Guitar/Bass tuition with a professional musician
Russell Saxton guitar teacher. Lives in Kimberley.
I’m currently taking Guitar, Bass, Ukelele and Mandolin students, all levels from total beginners to advanced players. I teach all styles, rock, blues, metal, indie, folk, country, jazz etc. I can offer lessons tailored to suit the individual in which you simply learn the basics and perhaps knock out a few of your favourite tunes, or a structured course from the ground up teaching all aspects of music and playing the guitar. I’m based in Ilkeston at Zebra Muzik, message me for details or call me on 07903 610487.
Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley
11 James Street
Im a fully qualified, HCPC registered physiotherapist with a keen interest in running related injuries and promoting health and physical activity in the community. I offer the following services:
*Chair based exercise classes
*Couch to 5k running courses
For more details on all of the above or to contact me/book an appointment please see my webpage
Sparkle and shine cleaning services
For a spotlessly clean home, weekly or fortnightly, deep cleans and one offs, also ironing. Competitive rates.
References available. Give Sarah a call on 07903 926432 (Kimberley).
LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome.
I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 .
Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.
Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.
Tel- 07783 314107
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
ADSR ROOFING & BUILDING 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 email@example.com
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
10 Chapter Drive, Kimberley, Nottingham, NG16 2QD
E mail: email@example.com
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.
155 Church Lane, Selston, Nottingham,
Tele: 0115 896 9690
Mobile: 07885 045080
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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/
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.
Pop Up Gallery 86 Eastwood Road Kimberley
Incorporating Kevin Tanner Photography has a selection of interesting and varied pictures for sale from street scenes to modern art and graphics together with merchandise including local postcards.
Professional photography also available.
Please see www.galleryeightysix.co.uk<http://www.galleryeightysix.co.uk> and also facebook page for times of openings or call 07714294324 for further info.
We look forward to seeing you!
Elaine & Kevin Tanner.
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 Offering *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 *Facials 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
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: email@example.com
Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
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