Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2021 edition

Hi all

Trust you are keeping well, still in these hugely challenging times.

Welcome all to my second newsletter of 2021 and to all those who have joined over the past few weeks. 

There’s lots of matters to update you all on so I’ll not waffle and get straight down to business.

Feedback is always welcome and if ever you need help with anything, please let me know.

Together, we will continue to get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

Best regards



Richard S Robinson
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
E mail: 
T: @drummerrich1
 Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2021 edition
  • Local policing matters
  • Update on Kimberley Leisure Centre
  • Awsworth Lane underpass, Kimberley
  • New markets coming to Kimberley
  • High Street, James Street Kimberley – resurfacing
  • Pedestrian crossing near Nine Corners Kimberley
  • Elections on 6 May 2021 – your chance to have your say
  • Various highway related issues – gritting


Policing matters in Kimberley, Nuthall, Eastwood & surrounding areas

Earlier this week I had a (virtual) meeting with Sergeant Alison Bryan to discuss local policing issues.  She is based at Eastwood police station.

  • With regards to Nuthall the main area of concern reported related to number of high value vehicles being stolen.  A residents group has been set up with a number of initiatives being deployed to try and combat the problems.
  • In Kimberley there have been several issues with shop thefts from the Coop on Maws Lane.
  • More generally there have been bouts of anti social behaviour reported ie egg throwing, also thefts of catalytic converters (though this is not unique to Broxtowe) and is a force wide trend.
  • Once lockdown is more generally relaxed then the police will consider utilising the Temple Centre in Nuthall again as a police point and similarly look to reinstate a presence in Kimberley.
  • I also explored with Alison the idea of joint police/councillor surgeries from the summer onwards in places like Sainsbury’s cafe, Rumbletums for example – where members of the public will be able to come and have their say on local policing/anti-social behaviour concerns   I’m very much aware also that the public often have really good ideas about good initiatives that can be taken forward (it’s not always negative) and there’s a lot of good public engagement that can take place this way.  All of this was something that Alison was certainly up for – look out for new initiatives later this year.
  • With regards to reporting crimes and incidents – a reminder that if you need a police officer to attend – you should ring 101.
  • If it’s non emergency – general anti-social behaviour, neighbour disputes – email:
  • David Ward – PC2596 covers Kimberley, Nuthall, Watnall & Strelley, supported by Laraine Holbrook: 
  • In Eastwood PC Rich Reynolds and PC Matt Leask work the area.
  • For Awsworth & Cossall it’s PC Becky Wilson (currently off until July) so other officers are generally picking up the work.

Any questions or comments on policing and in particular the relationship with the local councils – please let me know.


Kimberley Leisure Centre
I’ve been asked a few questions lately about the latest position with Kimberley Leisure Centre, and what the picture might look like moving forward.  This is the information that has been provided for me by the Deputy Chief Executive at Broxtowe:

1) can you explain what the exact current position is regarding the the negotiations on Kimberley Leisure Centre?  Negotiations are still on-going, and there are still a number of outstanding points remaining which require resolution (where we are required to protect the Council’s financial interests), and our main priority is to agree a new Community Use Agreement with East Midlands Education Trust (EMET).

2) can you explain  what timescales we are looking at in terms of how long the current provision of swimming, gym, football pitches (once we are out of lockdown) will remain available to the public one year, two or beyond that?  Again this is totally dependent on the terms of the new Community Use Agreement we are negotiating with EMET.

3) can you describe what options we are looking at to ensure there is a continuation of leisure facilities in the north of the borough?   Our leisure consultants, Continuum, are looking at a range of options for leisure facilities in the north, and will present their conclusions to members for consideration.  A cross-party leisure task and finish group has been established to consider all future options, before options can be considered by the relevant committee.

4) once lockdown is lifted what facilities will become available for the public to use?  This is dependent on the outcome of the negotiations, however we would insist that the current community use arrangements continue, until we have agreed a new Community Use Agreement.

Any further questions or comments, please let me know.


Awsworth Lane under-path – junction with Hayley Close and Goodwin Drive, Kimberley

At the beginning of February I received a number of complaints about flooding at the bottom of Awsworth Lane Kimberley – at the under-path – junction with Goodwin Drive & Hayley Close.  I reported it both to Broxtowe BC & the County Council.  The County Council duly went out to out to inspect.  There’s a number of issues (as there always are), finding out who owns the land in question, blocked drains etc.   There’s been a joint endeavour between the County Council & Broxtowe Borough Council to try and a) sort the blocked drains b) find out ownership of the land c) make some longer term improvements to the surfaces around here.

I’ve been told as I write this (Tuesday 23 February) that the County Council have now raised an order to jet wash the gulley – this should hopefully lead to some improvements.

Any ongoing problems, please let me know.






New outdoor markets for Kimberley

Last year Broxtowe Borough Council appointed a new Markets Officers to help boost trade and bring footfall into local towns across the borough.  I am always keen to see what new initiatives can boost Kimberley and the surrounding areas.

Some of you will remember the market that used to run in Kimberley that started in 2009 and finished several years ago.  It commenced very well with high footfall and was extremely popular for several years, before gradually declining in attracting footfall and reduction in number of traders.  I helped run this market together with a number of volunteers.  If I’m completely honest on reflection I probably made a few mistakes along the way.  However having learnt from this experience, there’s now an excellent opportunity to bring something better and more sustainable in the long-term to Kimberley.

One particular aspect that will help is having an officer specifically employed by Broxtowe to run the market.  

We were originally looking at starting the new market next month (March), however with the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions – we are now looking to commence in May.  The idea would be to have two markets per month in Kimberley (Saturdays) – one on Toll Bar Square (as before), and one in the car park by the Miners Return, Kimberley Fish Bar and convenience store.

If you would like more information please contact Clair Storey, Markets Officer Broxtowe Borough Council – Planning & Economic Development – – or myself.

I’ll update progress in March and April newsletters.


High Street, Greens Lane and James Street Kimberley resurfacing – notice of road closures

A number of residents have been in touch concerning the resurfacing work that is being undertaken on Greens Lane, High Street and James Street Kimberley starting next week 1 March 2021.
From the information I have been given – the work will be carried out in two stages over ten days.
Stage 1) From Monday 1 March – 7am until 5pm daily.
Location – junction of High Street & Laverock Close towards junction of High Street & Greens Lane (including a significant part of James Street).
Stage 2) From Monday 8 March – 8pm until 6am daily.
Location – Sainsburys petrol station towards the A610 bridge on Swingate.
Inevitably there will be some disruption whilst the work is being carried out.
Any particular problems – let me know.
Separately people have also taken the opportunity to raise the issue again about the ongoing problem singular lack of alternative for exiting Swingate. Whilst this is not something that can be raised directly with the workmen during the next couple of weeks – this particular issue is not going away, and I will return to it shortly once the planned roadworks have been completed.
I will be very interested to see what the road surfaces along High Street etc are like after resurfacing – I highlighted this last month, following complaints received (item 6)
Pedestrian Crossing Nine Corners – Kimberley
Earlier this month the County Council confirmed that they would revisit the need for a pedestrian crossing in this area. They originally turned down residents’ requests in 2018: IMG_7224
I duly received last week further residents’ requests for something to be done in this area, and the County Council confirmed they would look afresh at this.
If the crossing could not be on the actual junction with Nine Corners for safety reasons, but not too far away – as many residents have since pointed out, this still would be acceptable – say closer to Hall om Wong Park.  Essentially something that would help with the number of pedestrians wanting to cross safely the busy road (and obviously not contribute to more accidents).
There was a general feeling that this warranted further thorough investigation. More people are living in this area than 2018 and as highlighted below, a further 55 properties are due to be completed nearby on the former brewery site.
The County Council duly responded promptly last week but without having taken any further detailed up to date analysis, to reiterate their stance from three years which essentially states:
“The location in question (Nine Corners) is not suitable for the introduction of a pedestrian crossing for a number of reasons:
· Location of two junctions
· Bus layby
· Entrance to BBC Depot
· Proximity of S Bends in carriageway
Visibility is restricted for drivers approaching from both directions, and they would not see pedestrians waiting to cross the road so due to existing site constraints it would not meet current guidelines for the installation of a crossing.  A double white centreline is also in place which prevents overtaking and parked or waiting vehicle”.
Now I should point out that once the 55 extra dwellings on the former brewery site are built and habitable – there is an outstanding agreement to put a new junction near Nine Corners (details below) (and surprisingly not referred to by the County Council):
So a new junction should be in place in the future, but it won’t actually materialise for a while (there’s no current timescale for this).
How then all of this will affect safety for pedestrians crossing the road when lockdown eases remains to be seen.   Kettlebrook Lodge, Holy Trinity Church are all going to be in use, there will be more traffic on the roads than there is now.
I have yet to respond to the County Council’s comments latest response shown above.
What are your observations on the County Council’s reply?
Given that a new road layout will unfold (definitive timescale currently unknown) – what would you like to see implemented in the longer term to make this area a) safer for people to cross b) slow down traffic, and in what specific location?
At the end of the day we need to probe, question & challenge the decisions where appropriate and make constructive credible alternative suggestions. Thereby ensuring we get a better and safe outcome that works for the majority of local residents affected.
Please do let me know your thoughts and observations.


A series of important and very interesting elections on Thursday 6 May

As it currently stands the government have said that a wide range of elections throughout the UK will take place (COVID-19 securely).  There’s a lot at stake politically – not only locally here in Nottinghamshire, but also affecting the whole of the UK – with the outcome of the Scottish elections for example having a huge potential affect on the future of the rest of the UK as we now know it.  If the Scottish National Party do well – this will intensify their calls for a further Referendum on having an independent Scotland – and a potential breakaway from the rest of the UK.

A full list of elections including local council, police and crime commissioner (England and Wales), Scottish parliamentary elections can be found at the following link:

Upcoming elections | Electoral Commission

You’ll have your chance to have your say in Nottinghamshire on 2 elections a) the County Council elections – Nottinghamshire County Council elections | Nottinghamshire County Council & also b) Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Elections.  The Police & Crime Commissioner elections are interesting (well if you are interested generally in politics they are) – as the voting system used is different to the General Election (where you can only place one cross against a candidate/party).   A lot of people asked me to explain at the last PCC elections how the system works – it’s a bit early yet, so I’ll cover this in March and April’s newsletters.

In terms of the County Council some of the key wards affecting readers of this newsletter include:

Greasley & Brinsley


Stapleford & Broxtowe Central

Nuthall & Kimberley

I have decided to stand as an independent candidate for the Nuthall & Kimberley ward.  Current I am an independent borough councillor in Kimberley. 

What does this mean exactly – being independent? 

  • The vast majority of cllrs are made up from members of the major political parties ie Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green Party etc.  Being independent means quite simply that I stand in my own right as myself – working in and for local people.  I am not formally accountable to any political party.
  • If you are a member of a political party – you have to be first selected (against other candidates in that party) for the position.  Some political parties use quotas for example – to encourage more women (All Women Shortlists), or more Black & Ethnic Minority (BAME) representation.
  • The only selection committee I have to go before is my wife Sarah – (and believe you me this is a gruelling experience). 140923882_10159248943438969_1969806120686031045_n
  • I am not now a member of any political party, and have not been since February 2019.
  • As an independent candidate you have to fund your own campaign leaflets entirely, and find your own agent.  With the Labour Party I previously got funding from from the local Labour branch and also my Trade Union – GMB.

I am not now a member of any political party, and have not been since February 2019.

I remain a firm supporter of Trade Unions and am a GMB member, however I receive no funding from them at all as an “Indy”.

I was a Labour Party member (and of course Labour cllr for many years).  Many of you will remember that I resigned two years ago from the Labour Party:

Richard Robinson » 1981 – 2019 – why 38 years in the Labour Party for me has today come to an end ( 

I duly stood at the last borough elections in May 2019 as an independent candidate for Kimberley (see link for results below).

The decision to stand as an independent candidate for Nuthall & Kimberley for the County Council is not one I have taken lightly (having consulted with a number of close friends and mentors).  Whilst a number of people in and around Kimberley mentioned to me last year I should consider standing – at that time I was working full time, and I did not feel I could do the position justice (it’s very different to being a borough cllr) in a number of ways.  For example county council meetings (and there are plenty of them) are by and large during the day (which would clash with work) and I simply could not contemplate then giving the role the commitment it properly deserved.

The work undertaken as well as a county councillor also covers a bigger geographical area – in my case it will be Kimberley & Nuthall – and the level of services that Nottinghamshire County Council provide – education, social services, highways, transport etc has a wider remit than that in a borough cllr role.

However last month a remarkable chain of events happened very quickly – which has essentially afforded me the amount of time necessary to the county council campaign (and then hopefully) to serve as your County Councillor in Nuthall & Kimberley after May 6.

Up to 22 January I was working full time for a local MP, but I have now secured a new job working for AgeUK – Notts Welcome to Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire – as a Benefits Advisor (primarily focusing on providing help and support for those aged 55 plus on a wide range of benefits and related issues) – I can even give myself advice 🙂

It’s a fabulous job in many ways and I am really enjoying the new challenges.  As my contract is part time – this then allows me at least two full days every week to concentrate solely on council work.   I have never had this *luxury* before.

Now to win in Nuthall & Kimberley is a huge challenge.  Traditionally Nuthall (apart from one occasion around 1995) when an independent candidate stood and won, has  returned a Conservative candidate.

My natural base of support comes from Kimberley – having represented the area continuously since 1997.  I am however finding increasingly good connections with individuals in Nuthall and I believe there is a willingness for residents here to be represented by an individual who is free from party political constraints – simply working in and for the local community.

The links below show the election results from a) the last borough council elections in a) Kimberley 2019 b) Nuthall 2019 c) County Council elections last held for Nuthall & Kimberley in 2017:

Kimberley Results : Broxtowe Borough Council 

Nuthall East & Strelley Results : Broxtowe Borough Council 

Nuthall and Kimberley (

To the best of my knowledge others who are also contesting Nuthall & Kimberley are Reece Oliver (Liberal Democrat), Sheikh Assab (Labour), Philip Owen (Conservative) and current post holder.  Others may declare nearer to May.

The role of a county councillor is shown here: About County Councillors | Nottinghamshire County Council 

If you have any questions, or would like to help in any way in my campaign (delivering leaflets), please let me know.


News in brief

a) The Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council – Cllr Milan Radulovic has discussed with me a “Levelling up Agenda” for Kimberley – essentially this would involve a bid to the government for sums of money for investment in and around the town centre.  He has done this for Eastwood where the results from residents feedback will be included in a bid for up to £20 million from the Governments Levelling-Up Agenda.  The bid for Kimberley is to discussed at a future Jobs and Economy Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council.  

b) I have received many complaints about pot holes in various local locations and I have started to visit the sites and log all of these.  Individuals can of course raise them: Report a pothole | Nottinghamshire County Council 

I do believe however that there is a better way of collating all of the information across specific areas ie Kimberley, Eastwood, Nuthall etc – and especially highlighting smaller roads that often  get overlooked (Noel Street and Regent Street Kimberley) for example, and working out priority needs.  I will return to this after the new financial year commences (1 April) – if you have a local area you would like including for resurfacing, please let me know.

c) dangerous parking by cars making pedestrian safe crossing difficult – I have received a number of these requests in various locations – ie Awsworth Lane/Valley Road junction, and also Eastwood Road – near Kimberley Caravan Centre.   Again I will return to this after 1April.  Do send in your requests to be looked at where are current problems.


Local Community Business Information


LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

  • Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults
  • Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor
  • Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing
  • Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352
  • Email:


Kettlebrook Lodge, Kimberley – Home of 2nd Kimberley Scout Group

Beavers – Monday – 6.00pm till 7.00pm – 6 to 8 years

Rainbows – Tuesday – 5.45pm till 6.45pm – 5 to 7 years

Brownies – Tuesday – 6.00pm till 7.15pm – 7 to 10 years

Girl Guides – Tuesday – 7.30pm till 9.00pm – 10 to 14 years

Cubs – Wednesday – 6.30pm till 8.00pm – 8 to 10.5 years

Scouts – Thursday – 7.30pm till 9.00pm – 10.5 to 14 years

Explorers – Friday – 7.30pm till 9.00pm – 14 to 18 years

WI – 2nd Monday of month – 7.30pm till 10.00pm

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

Function room available to hire for wedding receptions, events, parties (except 16th, 18th & 21st birthdays) & fitness classes etc. Licensed bar available. See webpage for details or call 07527938877




Kettlebrook Lodge, Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Nottingham NG16 2HX

Note there maybe changes due to COVID restrictions. Please enquire.


Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood 

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too:
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496
Sugarlicious Cakeaway at 19 Main Street (next to Kelly’s nails).
It’s not a traditional cafe where you sit down and drink coffee and eat cake, rather there is a special local opportunity to order your celebration cakes to take away, for any occasion, and buy yourself some sweet treats like cupcakes, old school caramel (butterscotch) tarts, cornflake tarts, loaf cake etc.
For more information please contact Karen Mitchell 
e mail:
Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer


Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at:


Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley

Whitebeam photography studio offer a professional studio with services for newborn, family, pets, special occasions and much more.  Please contact Stacey Syson
– email:

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

07788 883788


Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038


Pet Walk and Stay

  *  Dog walking
  *  Dog boarding
  *  Cats and small animal care
  *  Day care and home visits
Awsworth and surrounding areas
I am a friendly reliable professional, insured, licenced, and checked
Affordable rates – text or call me on 07729 732555

Kind regards

Katerina Sykes


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.


KH Physiotherapy

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:

*Physiotherapy Assessments

*Gait Analysis 

*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).



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


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 :


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


E mail:

07771 545163


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,
              NG16 6FB

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:



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


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;!/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:


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: and the mobile number; 07847 786744  E-mail:


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

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



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   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on   07818 255107     or Stephen:


C & J UPVC Maintenance Specialists in UPVC Window, Door & Conservatory Repairs/Upgrades Contact Craig Harwood –   07999 599501, or   0115 849 8397   – 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),

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<> 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

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


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:


Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? ContactKimberleyresident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies –  0115 945 8672

email:  or

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 • 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     










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