Broxtowe News Update & Information Service August-November 2022
Welcome to my latest newsletter.
Trust you are well.
It seems an eternity since my last local newsletter for June and July. I don’t make a habit of quoting Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, however his famous quip that there are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen seems particularly appropriate today. On 7th July Boris Johnson resigned as Prime Minister, then we had a Conservative leadership contest during the summer with Liz Truss becoming Prime Minister on 5th September – only for her to resign today as I write this 20th October. That’s around 45 days in office (less of course than Brian Clough’s 44 day spell at Leeds all those years ago).
I genuinely believed I’d witnessed most events that could ever happen in politics having worked for a number of MPs, and having been a Labour Party member for 38 years until 2019.
During the past few weeks I’ve realised again just how utterly unpredictable politics, as life can be.
Anyhow enough waffle from me, straight down to business now, plenty of local items to let you know about and discuss.
As ever if you need help or assistance on anything, or ever want to talk through something please let me know.
Please do note that the email address from which this newsletter is sent has changed to: firstname.lastname@example.org – the previous address you had – email@example.com – no longer works.
My official Broxtowe email address remains firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard S Robinson
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Tel: 0775 1970 640
E mail: email@example.com
Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – August – November 2022
– Should Maws Lane be made a One Way? Most current opinion appears to be No.
– County Council by Election in Eastwood.
– Maintenance of bridge on footpath from Chilton Drive to Flixton Road, Kimberley.
– Integrated Care System (ICS) Partners Assembly
– Have Your Say on Broxtowe’s Budget
– News in Brief
1) Should we look again at a One Way system for Maws Lane? Most recent opinion appears to say No.
I mentioned in my last newsletter: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2022/07/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-june-july-2022/ that a number of people had been asking again about the possibility of making Maws Lane One Way earlier this year.
Readers of this newsletter for the past few years may recall the very extensive work that was undertaken in 2016: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/08/submission-to-nottinghamshire-council-regarding-suggested-highways-improvements-in-kimberley-swingate-and-maws-lane-areas/
to try and establish a way forward and present arguments to the County Council for a serious programme of action to ensue.
In 2016 there appeared to be a slightly stronger body of local opinion that supported the possibility of making Maws Lane One Way.
The most recent feedback I have now had from residents however seems rather more against the idea of a One Way system than for it. To be honest what I can gather from most of the feedback is more concern about congestion along Cliff Boulevard, and the state of the roads and footpaths in this area. Happy to course to discuss further, but as it stands there does not appear to be a groundswell of support to change the flow of the traffic in this area. Please do let me have further feedback, and I would welcome any suggestions for improvements that people have.
2) County Council by-Election – Eastwood Thursday 3 November
A keenly fought by-election will take place on the above date, due to the very sad news that the incumbent Ed Cubley passed away in August.
If you live in Eastwood and require more information please click here.
The declared candidates for the election are as follows:
Conservative – Mick Brown
Independent – Kane Oliver
Labour – Milan Radulovic
Traditionally this seat was held by Labour for many years. However of late both Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have been successful in Eastwood.
It will be very interesting to see the result here, and to see if what the opinion polls show nationally is translated into a victory for Labour, against stiff local opposition.
3) Maintenance of bridge on footpath from Chilton Drive to Flixton Road, Kimberley
I have been asked by Kimberley Town Council to support the expedition of work in the above area, particularly to tidy and maintain the area.
I have contacted Broxtowe Borough Council about this, and when I have more information I will let you know.
4) Integrated Care System (ICS) Partners Assembly – Tuesday October 25 from 2-5pm
Members of the public are invited to attend the first ever Integrated Care System (ICS) Partners Assembly where you can help shape the future of health and care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The event is being held at Mansfield Civic Centre and more information is available by clicking here.
5) Have your say on Broxtowe’s Budget
As part of its annual budget consultation, Broxtowe Borough Council is asking residents to complete a survey to show your views on services like waste and recycling, parks and leisure facilities and how you think the Council should use its budget to maintain these services. Details of how to have your say are shown by clicking here – together with information on a prize draw available.
6) News in brief
Fairgroves (FG) – I still continue to receive a large number of complaints from residents about the After Care Service offered by FG at the former Brewery Street site. I went with one resident to meet Customer Services at FG this week, alas no one was available to speak with then. Residents have had to put up with copious instances of unfinished work going back in some cases several years. I’m not sure at this point what the eventual resolution will be, but will keep you updated on progress (or otherwise).
Local Community Business Information
Is available for all gardening jobs – eg lawns, strimming, edging, also painting fences/sheds, digging etc.
Based in Heanor, all rates very competitive.
Call: 01773 714923 or 0793 8747 246.
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.
Tim Elmer – now teaching automatic, as well as manual.
Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley
The Facebook Page showing events hosted by the Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/
Whitebeam Photography – James Street Kimberley
Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration
Based in Heanor
Contact Mick Short 07976263038
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/
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
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), email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for spare parts for your solid fuel appliance? Contact Kimberley resident Peter Grabowski GAP Supplies – 0115 945 8672
email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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