Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – September 2021 edition

Hi all

A very warm welcome to my September newsletter, and especially those who have joined within the past few weeks.

It really is starting to get really busy locally, with lots of news and information to share with you all.  I won’t therefore waffle on, and will get straight down to business.

To give you an indication of the sorts of individual issues I’ve been dealing with in August, these include enquiries on footpaths and highway issues, social services, police matters, planning and building control problems etc.

If you have feedback, or need help with personal casework, as ever, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Trust you find the newsletter before both helpful and stimulating.

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 – September 2021
–  Visit to Swingate, Kimberley by Broxtowe’s MP Darren Henry
–  Precinct parking charges, Kimberley
–  Footpath closure process in Newthorpe/Greasley
–  New street signs in Kimberley
–  Kimberley Leisure Centre
–  Could Kimberley gain from £20 million pounds of government investment?
–  Relate
–  News in brief
1)  Swingate, Kimberley
I’ve been made aware of a visit by Broxtowe MP Darren Henry to Swingate this coming Friday 1 October – at 10am – meeting at the White Lion.
This has been arranged by Sam Boneham who is very active volunteer in the local community in Kimberley (he’s a governor at the primary school on Swingate), for example.
The purpose of the meeting is to draw Darren’s attention to the large scale neglect of much of Swingate for many years – with many traffic and highway related issues.
If you would like to attend and have your say on Swingate issues, please contact Sam: 
2)  Parking charges – The Precinct, Kimberley
I have received a number of complaints from local residents regarding fines for alleged parking infringements in this vicinity.  Some residents are clearly very annoyed as they have not overstayed their allowed parking time, but have received quite significant fines.
I have made representations to the company involved on several cases so far.  One I have managed to get the fine squashed, and one is still pending, with more to deal with still.
Due to the number of ongoing complaints, and following separate requests for help via Sam Boneham (as above) on behalf of local residents, I have this week written to the Operations Director (OD) at Smart Parking Limited, asking for a meeting on site to discuss the company’s policies, and CCTV operation.
Alongside Sam, we both hope to meet the OD next month.  
If anyone has been particularly affected by such “fines”, or if anyone wants more information please let me know.
I will update progress in subsequent newsletters this year.
3)  Greasley Footpath 32 and  40 – Main Street – Newthorpe
I have received some strong complaints surrounding a long standing issue regarding the “misuse of the footpath closure process”.   Essentially this particular footpath above has been closed since early 2019 for building work (that has never subsequently materialised). 
The County Council have stated the following:

“The history to Greasley Footpaths 32 and 40, and to Greasley FP32, in particular, is complex. At the root of this it appears that part of the line originally recorded on the official records between 1953 and 1956, at the request of the Parish Council, has not been available for use since the mid-1960s. Instead, a slightly different line was used at various points. While this did not present any issues for many years, changes to the landscape on site have prompted the Council to look at ensuring that the best line (both for the public and for the landowners) is available for use.

This can only be achieved by a Diversion Order to change the legally recorded line. The path will not be permanently closed. The Diversion Order was made on 6th November, 2019 and was subsequently sent to the Planning Inspectorate with a request that the Secretary of State’s Inspector confirm the diversion. At present, the Nottinghamshire County Council is awaiting a timetable from the Planning Inspectorate which will set out how and when the Inspector will decide whether to confirm The Nottinghamshire County Council (Greasley Footpath No.32 and No.40) Diversion Order 2019.

The Planning Inspectorate’s progression of this has been delayed by the Covid pandemic but it is hoped that progress will soon resume. As the matter is with the Planning Inspectorate, there is nothing more that can be done by the County Council to progress matters more quickly. Please be assured that, when the Inspector confirms the timetable, the County Council will publish formal notices of this so that interested parties can make representations within that process”.

After contacting Nottinghamshire County Council my understanding is that the Planning Inspectorate (PI) still have to process this and four other cases in the county. 

The PI have 80 cases in total on their books at the moment, with a backlog building up due to the COVID pandemic.

If anyone wants more specific information they contact contact Neil Lewis at Nottinghamshire County Council – – or myself.
When I get any more information I will update you accordingly.
4)   New street signs in Kimberley
 I have been asked recently for some new street signs for Tip Tree Close and Lulworth Court, by local residents.IMG_8107 IMG_8112
It appears that Broxtowe Borough Council have done a good job in putting new signs up, and I have received positive feedback from local residents about this.
5)  Kimberley Leisure Centre
I have got a meeting with the Deputy Chief Executive at Broxtowe Borough Council next Monday at 5pm to ascertain the full position on what is (and is not) happening regarding Kimberley Leisure Centre.  I have received a number of comments, questions, messages including via social media about various matters, and I want to establish the full facts and get as clear position as possible on a number of points.  These include a) what the current position in terms of the staff employed there b) the level of service that will continue at the Leisure Centre, and for how long c) what precisely the position of East Midlands Education Trust is on the negotiations that have taken place.
(See also item 6 below in bold in italics).
If anyone has any questions – please get in touch.
When I have substantive information I will let you know.
6) Could Kimberley receive £20million pounds worth of investment from the government?
You may (or may not) have seen lots of references on social media recently to this during the past few months (known as levelling up money) for Kimberley.
I’ve certainly received plenty of comments from local residents when I’ve been out and about chatting with people.  If you live in Kimberley, you may also have received information through your door earlier in the summer.
So what’s the background to this nationally, how might this pan out locally, and what might we actually see as a result?  Let me try and give a bit of a wider context, before coming back to us here in Kimberley and the surrounding areas.
The national background
  1. 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.
  2. Although this agenda has been somewhat slowed by the pandemic, the phrase “levelling up” has steadily proliferated through various parts of England.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.  
  5. It’s about giving back to those “forgotten or left behind areas” you can hear references to on the news.
  6. 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.
  7. Levelling up you might say is about then improving outcomes in certain regions.
  8. 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!
So what’s happening locally?
The town council in Eastwood have put forward earlier this year ambitious plans as part of their bid to secure £20m in Ashfield:
Subsequently Broxtowe Borough Council (who are the principle bidding authority) for Levelling Up want to secure a similar amount of money for Kimberley.
All bids for Levelling Up have to be signed off by the respective MP (in Eastwood’s case that is Lee Anderson), and in Broxtowe it is Darren Henry.
Broxtowe Borough Council undertook a survey in respect of Kimberley: Investment Consultation in Kimberley now open : Broxtowe Borough Council – (the consultation period expired on 2 July).
Kimberley Town council also showed significant interest in the Levelling Up monies that could be available, and they did their own consultation with members of the public locally: The Future of Kimberley – Kimberley Town Council ( 
I am on what’s called a “Task & Finish Group” which includes representatives of the Town Council, business, borough and county cllrs and Darren Henry MP – that will draw up a short list with a number of projects finally to be submitted (via the MP) in respect of Kimberley.  The final decision will then be made in Westminster by government ministers.
There are a number of Task & Finish groups that will meet between now and Christmas with the next meeting of this “Task & Finish Group” is next week – where we will be trying to reach a consensus on what projects to progress.  Kimberley Town Council have suggested a number of projects be prioritised such as:
– Victorianisation of the Main Street and associated shopping area 
– the redevelopment and re-siting of the existing cricket ground -combined with a cultural park, offices, business start up and internet café
– improving cycle networks
– improving traffic flow in and around Kimberley
Personally in terms of Levelling Up I’m keen to ensure that we have continuing provision for Leisure Centre facilities in Kimberley, and I am happy for some of the £20m to be used to support Kimberley Leisure Centre.  I have specifically raised these points at the meetings I have attended thus far.
I’m also a supporter of increased facilities for new business networking, new offices, and supporting initiatives that will draw more footfall and investment into Kimberley – to support in turn, our existing businesses.  Also for more community spaces, safe places for young people, and improving our parks (and toilet provision).
I don’t think any of this should be about what my priorities are however, the driving force should be the people of Kimberley.  I do have a bias towards young people admittedly, but if we can get major investment that both benefits younger people and families, whilst not disregarding the needs of the elderly, I will be very pleased.
7)  Relate
Some of you will have heard of the charity Relate.  I have been appointed by the Borough Council – to serve on its local board.
Here’s just a little information of the work of Relate:

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.

For more information visit or call us on 0115 9584278 and email 


8)    News in brief
I have been trying for the past 7-8 years probably, following approaches by local residents to try and get a wall reduced in size or knocked down.  It’s proved a nuisance to local residents with bouts of anti social behaviour, and drug taking taking place behind it..  The local police previously signalled their support for the wall demolition.
There have been disputes between the borough council and the county council on ownership.  Finally the County Council have admitted it comes under their jurisdiction.
I asked our County Cllr Philip Owen to see whether he could help, and I am pleased to say that he visited the residents affected during the past few weeks.
The County Council are now as I understand it considering what the costs would be in either reducing or demolishing the wall.
When I have more information I will let you know.
Recently I have had complaints about problems near Oaklodge Drive and Hall om Wong Park (now sorted), around Swingate Tower, between Swingate Tower and West Street, between Hall om Wong – Wentworth Court and Maws Lane and around Awsworth Lane, Kimberley.
The outstanding issues are being dealt with by:
Helen Spencer
Area Rights of Way Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council
Environmental Management and Design Team
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak last year a petition was raised by several hundred local residents wanting a zebra crossing near Gilt Hill school.  I have been approached again for assistance with this, and have started some new enquiries to find out if we can take this matter forward.  The County Council originally refused the request for a crossing,  but there appears to be growing local support in the community for a campaign to help bring about some meaningful improvements, across a very busy Eastwood Road, near to the school.   Support is also coming from Sam Boneham (see item 1 above) – he is assisting Kimberley Primary School with their endeavours to get some action taken there – and as both schools involved come under East Midlands Education Trust, we are joining forces to see what can be done collaboratively.
If anyone wants more information please contact myself or Sam  – 

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 

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.  Seventeen years experience.

For more details visit or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer


Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by the 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




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


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

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