Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – July & August 2021 edition
A very warm welcome to my July and August newsletter, and especially those who have joined over the past few weeks.
I ran out of time to do a separate edition last month in July – so I’m combining a joint July/August edition, and I hope you find the updates information below helpful.
If anyone has tried to contact me via my Broxtowe email for the past few weeks, there are major problems with the council’s IT system for cllrs, so emails may well not have been answered. For now – I would ask you to contact me via email on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies for any delays.
Hopefully by September, the problems will have been fixed.
Turning to my latest update below – could I ask in particular that you take a look at item 2(a) Broxtowe Borough Council Community Governance Review (alterations to parish boundaries). This is really important as the proposed changes may well have an affect on where you vote locally and who you are represented by (locally) in future,- especially if you live in Awsworth, Cossall, Babbington, Nuthall & Kimberley.
This is *not* the same as the parliamentary boundary review (which is about which MP represents you), which I cover separately below.
As ever if you need help or assistance on anything do get in touch, and feedback is always welcome.
Richard S Robinson
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
- The promise to “level up and unite the country” has been a central message since the current Conservative government came to power in December 2019. During the election of that year, the slogan was the counterpart to the promise to “get Brexit done” (as they like to call it), providing arguably, one of history’s simplest plans for government. Step 1: get Brexit done. Step 2: level up. With Brexit officially “done”, the government then turned its attention to step 2 – level up.
- Although this agenda has been somewhat slowed by the pandemic, the phrase “levelling up” has steadily proliferated through various parts of England.
- It’s place-based. What do I mean this this? To level up is to reduce inequality between places while improving outcomes in all places. The UK has a long history of inequality between places. There are copious examples of this, anything from the East Midlands being bottom of the table throughout England for public transport investment, to people living longer (life expectancy) in more affluent parts of the country big disparities in funding for local government services, and in educational attainment.
- So on face value the levelling-up agenda is about ensuring people living in Kimberley, Eastwood, Langley Mill, Kirkby and Sutton in Ashfield for example, get as much chance to prosper as people living in wealthier Kensington, Buckinghamshire, Kent and Surrey.
- It’s about giving back to those “forgotten or left behind areas” you can hear references to on the news.
- Looking at the Levelling Up agenda with a sceptical or even cynical eye may lead you to think that the Conservatives are simply trying to ensure that in their marginal (or Red Wall seats) as they are referred to (those traditionally Labour) like Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield – that they stay Conservative at the next General Election (due December 2024) – due to having £20m thrown at them.
- Levelling up you might say is about then improving outcomes in certain regions.
- Should we get significant sustainable investment in Kimberley which brings wide benefits to the majority of our residents I will be pleased. I might not agree with some of the motives behind it as suggested above, however it’s the delivery that counts, and let’s see how all of this shapes up!
- (a) Broxtowe Borough Council are undertaking what is called a Community Governance Review (CGR). In essence these means that the existing parish boundaries are being looked at, which may mean in turn – alteration to borough council ward boundaries. Ok so far? Stay with me …………..
- To find out more about the detail (and yes in a meaningful way), there’s a Power Point presentation – that goes through all of the specific items, timescales, proposed changes (especially affecting Kimberley, Nuthall, Cossall, Babbington & Awsworth). There’s a lot of really important information here (click on the following link): CGR Briefing for Kimberley
- You have until 30 September to make your comments on the proposed changes outlined in the link directly above. Representations can be made in writing and addressed to The Head of Administrative Services, Broxtowe Borough Council, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB or by email to email@example.com
- See also: Community Governance Review : Broxtowe Borough Council
Relate Nottinghamshire is a local county wide independent charity providing a wide range of counselling services to couples, individuals, families and young people. When people hear the word Relate, they often think of Marriage Guidance. And for many years that was what we were known as and what we did. But times and needs change and so have we. These days Relate still provides relationship counselling, but our clients are as diverse as we are. Our highly skilled specialist counsellors will work with you regardless of your relationship status. Many of our clients come on their own to talk in confidence about their current relationship or sometimes to make sense and to understand previous relationships.
We often see people at transitional moments in their life. For instance, a partner has a new job, or you are moving home, or there is a death of a family member, one partner is made redundant, another maybe facing retirement all of these life changing events will benefit from the intervention of a trained counsellor to help you through. For many couples the birth of children and watching them grow up can put enormous strain on any relationship. Our specialist family counsellors will work with the parents and the young people to help find solutions and guide you through those difficult years.
For many of our clients, infidelity is often one of the biggest problems they must face. Here at Relate we try to work with you to bring you back together or if needs be help you separate safely and well ensuring the welfare of your children is put first.
We also provide a specialist mediation service for those who have decided to divorce.
The second largest part of our work is providing sex therapy counselling to clients who need support with loving and intimacy. We also provide sex addiction counselling to people whose behaviour and sexual activity is getting out of control.
We do charge for our services and our fees vary from £20 to £80 an hour depending on your income. We also provide a free 30-minute telephone counselling service which is available on Monday and Wednesdays.
Please do contact us as you may find that you may be able to access free counselling through some of the numerous contracts with hold with business partners.
He’s running the Robin Hood half marathon in September, to raise funds for Equation (who have, incidentally, just been given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service).
This is what the proceeds are going for:
From #MeToo to Everyone’s Invited, via the tragic death of Sarah Everard (and the other anonymous women who die every week at the hands of male partners), it’s very clear that there is still a long, long way to go to ensure women’s safety and to achieve real gender equality.
For the past three years, I’ve worked for Equation, a local charity that’s doing all it can to educate children and young people about safe, healthy relationships, and to both reduce the harm done by domestic abuse and advance the cause of gender equality. The work they do is creative, often ground-breaking and vital. To succeed, they need as much support as they can get. That’s why I’m getting my running shoes on again and doing this year’s Robin Hood half-marathon.
If you want to support me, and Equation, I’d be very grateful. Thanks.
Thanks very much. Jeff
Area Rights of Way Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council
Environmental Management and Design Team
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
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
Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley. Seventeen years experience.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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/
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
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