Richard Robinson

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Richard Robinson is constituency office manager for Andy Reed MP, borough councillor for Kimberley & Cossall (Broxtowe) and voluntary campaigns co-ordinator fo Nick Palmer MP. In 2005, Richard was Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Charnwood. Richard is married to Sarah and has two teenage children, Laura and Joseph.

Home page: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk

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Broxtowe News Update & Information – May 2020 edition

Hi all

 

Trust you are all well in these continuing hugely challenging times.

This newsletter features details about much of the work I have been involved in regarding Kimberley Leisure Centre during recent weeks.  I endeavour to set out the facts, a timeline and clear account of what happened, with a statement as to where we are at now.  Some of you on social media, may have seen this information already, so please bear with me (item 4).

Thank you to all those who have been in touch over the past month on other issues, there’s been lots of comments about planning issues, fly tipping and good feedback about what a local recovery plan might look like in Kimberley and throughout Broxtowe.  Going back to fly tipping I have reported all of the areas mentioned to me to Broxtowe, if there are any ongoing matters that have not been resolved please let me know.

There’s some good news for business locally (please see item 1 Reopening High Streets Safely Fund).

If you need help with anything, of have any feedback please let me know.  

Together, we can and will get through this.

Best regards

 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
E mail: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk 
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information – May 2020 edition 
   
 

 

1)  Reopening High Streets fund – COVID-19

 

Broxtowe Borough Council have been awarded £101,458 under the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund. The Fund will help councils in England introduce a range of safety measures to kick-start local economies, get people back to work and customers back to the shops. It will also support a range of practical safety measures including new signs, street markings and temporary barriers.  Councils will also be able to use this money to develop local marketing campaigns to explain the changes to the public and reassure them that their high streets and other commercial areas are safe.  The council is  now developing an action plan as the money will imminently become available provided our requirements meet the government guidance.

If you are involved in a business in Broxtowe and want any more information, please let me know.

 

 

 

2)  When will Broxtowe Borough Council plan to re-open their doors to the public?

 

The council are aiming to re-open our offices (Beeston) to the public on a limited basis from Monday 14 June onwards 9am -12noon only – subject to further discussions with employees, unions, councillors and partners.

Comprehensive risk assessments will be produced and applied before opening takes place.

The council is working with partners CAB and Police to agree a comprehensive approach to cover:

  • Police drop-in service
  • Council appointment only
  • CAB aiming for appointment only but may well encounter those who need immediate help

Social distancing markers will be needed inside and outside.

The cash payment kiosk will remain closed for the foreseeable future (council)

There will be reduced toilet capacity on ground floor as only 1 person at a time in each toilet area (ie 1 male/1 female).

 

More information available from Chief Executive – Mrs Ruth Hyde

ruth.hyde@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

3)   Kimberley Recovery Plan

 
As we increasingly come out of lockdown, there will undoubtedly be a “new normal” that we will all have to adapt to.
 
What I am very keen to do though is to establish now what sort of initiatives you would like to see in a Kimberley Recovery Plan.  I feel this will be hugely important.
 
This might be in terms of support for businesses in Kimberley, health and community initiatives, support for individuals, local clubs, public transport and so on.  
 
The best ideas more often than not come from members of the public, so do send me your thoughts, comments and ideas.
 
I’m aware too that people outside of Kimberley and throughout the borough receive this email, so if you have ideas for your areas do let me know, and I can pass the details on.
 
 
4)  Kimberley Leisure Centre
 
This issue took up a huge amount of time this month, and I’ve tried to clarify things, exactly as they happened below.
I might add that I spoke today (Thursday 28 May) with the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Broxtowe – Zulfiqar Darr – and he indicated that the date for the special council meeting (Kimberley Leisure Centre) next month has not been finalised yet, other than to say it should be the second or third week of June.   Any questions on anything do let me know.
 
Here’s the chronology – starting with the earliest occurrence first: 
 

(a) Friday 15 May – as soon as press release issued – I put this on social media.

Kimberley Leisure Centre: statement from Broxtowe Borough Council today:

15/05/20 – Broxtowe Borough Council has received notice from the East Midlands Education Trust (EMET) to end the current provision of leisure services at Kimberley Leisure Centre.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE said:
“The Council was shocked and disappointed to receive this notice. We will be working with the trust and our leisure company, LLeisure who operate the facility to come to a resolution amicably and consider options for the future.  Our Leisure and Health Committee will consider this matter on 10th June.
Supporting people to live well is one of the Council’s main priorities. I want to reassure residents that as part of work to develop our Leisure Facilities Strategy, we will be making sure that leisure provision is maintained, including the prospect of establishing a leisure facility in the north of the Borough.
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My comments – Cllr Robinson:
Obviously should this indeed go ahead – and the current Leisure Centre in Kimberley does close, this is massive loss for the area. I am hugely disappointed with attitude of the Education Trust which has left the council in a hugely difficult position.  There are however a number of significant possibilities presented now about how we can secure new facilities in the area, which albeit will be in a different format. I will be working tirelessly with Kimberley Town Council and members of the public to get the best deal for Kimberley. I will cover this topic in greater detail in my next newsletter out later this month

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(b) Sunday 17 May 2020 – I posted this on social media:

Kimberley Leisure Centre update:

This might be quite a long post, but I want to be ultimately transparent and candid, provide you a timeline and give some more context on everything related to the Kimberley Leisure Centre.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to answer a few of the questions that I’ve been asked publicly over the past couple of day’s and hopefully shed some light, rather than heat and provide some clarity.

I’ve had lots of people message me private message me on various technical matters regarding the leisure centre. I’ll respond individually and privately, once I have sought clarification from officials at Broxtowe tomorrow.

I was contacted by Darren Henry – Broxtowe MP yesterday afternoon – I had a long conversation with him, and will send him this information too.

Timeline

  • So a lot of people have asked (generally and privately) just how long Broxtowe Borough Council has known about this.
  • The council was first notified on 23 April – when the Chief Executive received an email from the school which was a termination under the joint use agreement, from Kimberley school relating to all the main aspects of the agreements effective from 31 August 2020 . The situation with regard to the running of the swimming pool was ambiguous.
  • I was notified of this later that day, as were other Broxtowe Borough councillors.
  • With regards to the 2nd bullet point above, this news was a complete shock to the council, came completely out of the blue – with absolutely no prior warning or heads up before.
    As there are 120 staff employed either directly or indirectly with the Leisure Centre, there were clearly important (and confidential) aspects of of staff contracts, employment issues, finance and legal procedures which the council need to look at in order to determine its own position.
  • *All* councillors were asked specifically to refrain on putting any information out in the public domain, as there were for example private and confidential matters relating to staff and their contracts that needed to be clarified, as well a complex legal position to define fully.
  • Some mention of the pending closure of the Leisure Centre was put on a social media in the meantime. It shouldn’t have been, but as is often said “we are where we are”.
    Last Thursday evening The Chief Executive held a virtual session with a group of councillors (of all political parties), senior officers, to inform us of the latest position, and to invite comment on the way forward and when the basic information was to be made public.
  • On Friday 15 May a letter was formally sent to EMET by the council. The council also issued a press notice (meaning this would now being the public domain).
    I wanted to be as transparent as possible and let people know what the press statement said straight away, so I simply copied & pasted the details as an information item to Facebook, to let people know, adding my own comments.
  • Not everyone reads the Broxtowe Borough Council website, or uses the social media platform Twitter where some press releases are issued, which is why I used Facebook to try and get to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.

I’ve been sent by a number of people the rebuttal from EMET. Lots of people will have their own ideas and form their own opinions, on what has subsequently happened.
I will be seeking to clarify the latest & exact position tomorrow morning.

In terms of moving forward – I’d like to openly acknowledge that I am certainly not the font of all knowledge. Neither do I have the monopoly on the best ideas – *should* it be the case that the current Leisure Centre does not operate after the summer (when general lockdown restrictions may have been lifted) in the form it did prior to 23 March, I know that lots of people have good ideas. There are some industrious people on Kimberley Town Council, some members of the public i.e Pete Thomas – who think outside of the box and offer bold suggestions (and pose challenging questions)!

This will very much be a Team Effort by all residents in and around Kimberley pulling together.

I’ll come back later in the week – with a further update. In the meantime – any questions or comments please come back to me – email: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk
or if privately tel: 0775 1970 640 – or private message me on FB.

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(c) Tuesday 19 5 20 – I put this on social media:

I spoke with the the Deputy Chief Executive at Broxtowe today at length, plus the Leader of the council to hopefully get some clarity on where things stand now.

I’ve received scores of messages, apologies for those I have not responded to yet.

The report by the Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser out today is not wholly accurate: please lease see bullet point four below – it will be a special meeting of the Policy & Performance Committee (date to be decided), that will make the relevant decisions.

Here’s my summary:

  • Broxtowe Borough Council will not be rushed into a decision regarding the future of the Leisure Centre, following the original notification they received on 23 April terminating the joint use agreement from the school. It’s better to make the right decision for local people rather than a short sighted and incomplete one.
  • To clarify from previous comments the basic current arrangements at the Leisure Centre cover a Joint Use Agreement between the school and the council for use of gym, pool, 5 a side, dance studio etc. The gym pool etc are operated by Liberty Leisure.
  • Broxtowe Borough Council in this instance is a tenant with the asset belonging to the school.
  • Given the importance of this issue the and scale of the challenges for the whole of the borough and to ensure best deal for Kimberley, yesterday the Leader of Council & Chief Exec agreed at looking to hold a special Policy & Performance (most senior committee outside Full Council) next month. There will be a special report for the committee members to consider, aided by specialist leisure consultant, who will guide Members through all issues, looking at all of the fully costed options.
  • There are complex legal, financial and personnel matters that the council officers are working on now – in order to give the Members of the Council a complete picture in order that the best long term decisions can be taken.
  • Copious work is being undertaken now and will be up to the date of the meeting next month to cover all of the information required for Members of the committee.

 

I will be looking to speak as a Ward Member at the committee next month, representing the views of Kimberley residents and those outside the area who use the facilities.

This will be a virtual meeting of the council next month, and when the details are available I will let you know.

I am both determined to see and confident that we will get a good result for our area.

Any questions in the meantime please get in touch.

 

 
 
 
5)  Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley
 
I had a virtual meeting with Nottingham City Council in April last month to understand the latest position (as much as is possible) with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.
 
A lot of work continues behind the scenes with the roll out of HS2 in the East Midlands set to develop further this year.
 
I’ve now released within the link below detailed new documents (aLangley Mill Hub 07 02 19 draft 2 doc) click on link in first paragraph:     
 
Nottingham City Council have agreed to work alongside Broxtowe Borough Council, who will in turn commission an in depth Feasibility Study, looking at the economic case, final route, environmental assessment and benefits, links to other public transport initiatives and so on.  The Feasibility Study will be undertaken in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council.  The Feasibility Study was due to take place by 31 December this year (having taken between 3 and 6 months to complete).
 
I am often asked about timescales for the tram (bearing in mind the campaign started in earnest in 2009).  I was advised this week, that if COVID-19 had not come about, we could have been looking for substantial work to be underway by 2030 (just over nine years from now).
 
The onset of COVID-19 naturally changes timescales in the short, medium and long-term.  We don’t know for example what work, leisure and travel will look like in the future, and there are other factors that will need to be taken into account post-COVID-19.
 
There is the hugely related matters of Hs2 at Toton, developments around East Midlands Airport and the whole “free port” concept”.  If you want any more information on the latter please let me know.
 
I have a further meeting planned for the first week of July this year to see what timescales – certainly in terms of the Feasibility Study might be.
 
This is the most up to date information I have at present.  Naturally any questions or comments- as always please do get in touch.
 
 

 

Broxtowe News Update & Information – April 2020 edition

Hi all

It appears like an absolute eternity since I sent out my last newsletter on 24 March.  I wrote at the time that there are massive challenges on a scale many of us will have never experienced before.  However at the same time there are brilliant opportunities when we can all come together and support one another.  There’s been some wonderful initiatives that I’ve seen during the past few weeks – for example Kimberley and District Mutual Aid Group and Kimberley Creatives (Rebecca Goldthorpe) – more about them both respectively below.

This newsletter concentrates mainly on COVID-19 – what’s happening locally in and around Broxtowe, but there are some important other updates below too.  For now I’ve taken the local business section off my newsletters, but will restore them as soon as businesses can reopen in whatever form this is.

If you need help with anything, of have any feedback please let me know.  

Together, we can and will get through this.

Best regards

 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
E mail: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk 
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information – April 2020 edition 
   
 
1)   Celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May (virtually)
 
I know that lots of people had events planned for next Friday, including Kimberley Town Council who of course, like other organisation have sadly had to cancel.
In Broxtowe however there are still five things that you can do.  Please see:
 
 
For more information please visit:
 
or contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3210
 
2)   Kimberley Recovery Plan
 
We will of course at some point come out of lockdown, partially, then on a gradually increased phased timescale  My own view and after talking with a number of leaders is that at stands currently there won’t be that many vastly significant easements from next Thursday and Friday when the government is due to review the end of the current period of stasis.
 
There will undoubtedly be a “new normal” that we will all have to adapt to.
 
What I am very keen to do though is to establish now what sort of initiatives you would like to see in a Kimberley Recovery Plan.  I feel this will be hugely important.
 
This might be in terms of support for businesses in Kimberley, health and community initiatives, support for individuals, local clubs, public transport and so on.  
 
The best ideas more often than not come from members of the public, so do send me your thoughts, comments and ideas.
 
I’m aware too that people outside of Kimberley and throughout the borough receive this email, so if you have ideas for your areas do let me know, and I can pass the details on.
 
3)  Fly tipping
 
I have dealt with a number of complaints regarding fly tipping during the past few weeks.  If you see any items dumped anywhere, please let me know, together with the location.
 
4)   Kimberley and District Mutual Aid Group (KADMAG)
 
I am in regular contact with Steve Robinson-Day – Founder of KADMAG.  Both he and they are doing an amazing job!

(KADMAG) is now into it’s 7th week of operations.  As a mutual Aid Group working across Kimberley, Watnall and Nuthall, they continue to help people who are shielding because of the Coronavirus with shopping, prescription pick ups, dog walking or lifts to GP appointments.

All of their services are free, with help coming from friendly people who live on your street.  To access their services simply ring: 0115 6480916

They also offer a listening service for those who want someone to have a friendly chat with during isolation. All their listeners are trained and the service is confidential. You can call that service at any time between 9am and 8pm on 0115 6480932.

 
5)  Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley
 
I had a virtual meeting with Nottingham City Council earlier this week to understand the latest position (as much as is possible) with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.
 
I’ve now released within the link below detailed new documents (aLangley Mill Hub 07 02 19 draft 2 doc) click on link in first paragraph:     
 
Nottingham City Council have agreed to work alongside Broxtowe Borough Council, who will in turn commission an in depth Feasibility Study, looking at the economic case, final route, environmental assessment and benefits, links to other public transport initiatives and so on.  The Feasibility Study will be undertaken in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council.  The Feasibility Study was due to take place by 31 December this year (having taken between 3 and 6 months to complete).
 
I am often asked about timescales for the tram (bearing in mind the campaign started in earnest in 2009).  I was advised this week, that if COVID-19 had not come about, we could have been looking for substantial work to be underway by 2030 (just over nine years from now).
 
The onset of COVID-19 naturally changes timescales in the short, medium and long-term.  We don’t know for example what work, leisure and travel will look like in the future, and there are other factors that will need to be taken into account post-COVID-19.
 
There is the hugely related matters of Hs2 at Toton, developments around East Midlands Airport and the whole “free port” concept”.  If you want any more information on the latter please let me know.
 
I have a further meeting planned for the first week of July this year to see what timescales – certainly in terms of the Feasibility Study might be.
 
This is the most up to date information I have at present.  Naturally any questions or comments- as always please do get in touch.
 
 
6)   The Kimberley School, Newdigate Street, Kimberley
 
I was approached by the school this month to try and assist with a matter relating to the National Voucher Scheme, in lieu of Free School Meals, via Edenred (supermarket vouchers to their eligible families (117 students) or a food parcel (at the school). 
 
It’s probably fair to say that school meals families are the most vulnerable of a school community as it is essential that such a system works efficiently and effectively to support them at this critical time.
There were problems with The Kimberley School being able to receive the vouchers, so I got in touch with Edenred on the school’s behalf.
 
I’m pleased to say that there’s been a significant improvement of late that The Kimberley School have reported to me, and whilst it’s not perfect, at least some of our most vulnerable people are being looked after now in this way.  
 
If you are aware of problems in any other schools please let me know.
 
7)   Resurfacing – Little Lane, Kimberley
 
I was asked earlier this month about the completion of resurfacing for the area around Little Lane in Kimberley.  I approached VIA(East Mids) who undertake highways related work for Nottinghamshire Council – and their response was as follows:
 
“As you are aware, the nation currently finds itself in an unprecedented situation due to COVID19, particularly with the recent Government advice regarding mandatory self-isolation and social distancing. As I am sure you understand, we want everyone at Via to stay safe and well. As such, our Operations resources have been diverted from the programme of planned works and our Operations team will now concentrate on delivery of the essential site visits and highway asset inspections, to ensure the highway network is kept safe.
 
As a result, unfortunately the planned scheme listed above will not be delivered as planned and will be reprogrammed for delivery in the future”.
 
This will apply to other areas around Kimberley and also elsewhere where resurfacing work was due to be undertaken.
 
For more information you can contact:
 
Dave Walker
District Manager Ashfield & Broxtowe
Via East Midlands Ltd
Tel 0300 5008080
dave.walker@viaem.co.uk | www.viaem.co.uk
 
  
 

8)   Covid Creatives – Kimberley – on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.goldthorpe.7

Another fantastic initiative, this time set up by Rebecca Goldthorpe.

The place for all who fancy creating art and new friendships here in this wonderful community.

If you are not on Facebook and want information on this, please let me know.

 

9)    Bin Collection Day & rubbish for the household tip

A number of residents have been in touch to raise the issue of overflowing bins.  This apparently is because some people have put their bins out at night – the day before collection in the morning – only then to find in the morning the bins overflowing with rubbish that others have put in.  This is rubbish that would have normally gone to the tip, but because the recycling centres are shut, they are putting the stuff instead inside neighbours bins.   This causes extra problems for the refuse operatives – as the bins are then extremely heavy to manoeuvre.

I should state that this is not acceptable.

If anyone else experiences any problems with this please let me know.

 

10)   Former Kimberley Brewery Site – Hardy Street, Kimberley

I had a virtual meeting this week with Fairgrove managers following a range of concerns that had been raised with me by local residents living nearby.  I’ve responded individually to the general concerns regarding dust, drainage, health and safety etc.  

I’m advised that a team of bricklayers is planned to return to work next week.

Any points or questions, as always please let me know.

 

 11)  Blogs

I wrote 3 blogs earlier this month (will do some more when I get the chance).  I try to inject a sense of humour into what are extraordinary difficult times.

You can catch a read at the links below:

COVID-19 Blog – Day’s 3, 4 & 5 – The really good side of technology & social media, my good friend Bryan, turning 58, Labour’s new leaders, Sainsbury’s plastic bags & my Leeds United mug

 

 

 

The sheer exhilaration of listening to music on a mini disc, Tom Watson’s brilliant book, Scrabble & Racko, Generation Zoom, Gas Street Church & the return of the Marigold’s – COVID-19 Blog – Day 6 to Easter Monday

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The sheer exhilaration of listening to music on a mini disc, Tom Watson’s brilliant book, Scrabble & Racko, Generation Zoom, Gas Street Church & the return of the Marigold’s – COVID-19 Blog – Day 6 to Easter Monday

When you are in Lockdown and it’s Bank Holiday Monday afternoon , with no football to look forward to it’s definitely time to catch up on your blog.  So what has happened since days 1-5?  (See foot of this blog for previous musings).

 

Today, Bank Holiday Monday

When the boss (AKA Wife) tells you it’s cleaning day again, I needed a pick me up, and for the second time in less than a fortnight I grappled with changing the bed, having to don another pair of marigolds for another bathroom clean and so on.  Added to this I checked my diary and it was additionally my day for cleaning the window sills outside (which were absolutely filthy).  The cleaning was made much more bearable by listening to music on my mini disc (they sort of came and also went and in a flash) several decades ago.  Anyhow I’ve still got mine – picture below.  Listening to Faith Hill, Paul Young, and Big Country blasting out of my mini disc was simply epic and nostalgic (both at the same time).

Before the cleaning I read a few more chapters of a brilliant book by Tom Watson (he was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party).  I’ve admired much of Tom’s work as a Labour MP, and in particular the significant role he played in the News International phone hacking scandal by helping to bring the series of events at the News of the World into the open.

He did not stand for election as an MP again last December).  His book is a funny, self-deprecating, yet very candid account of how he came to grips with his obesity – and yet turned his life around through embarking on some not altogether “conventional” ways of dieting.  Anyhow the proof is in the pudding – and certainly as far as Tom is concerned – he is a transformed man.

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The last week or so

Apart from Easter Sunday – which of course to all Christians is an extraordinarily joyful day (more on this below) – much of the past week has merged probably into one single continuous day.  Or at least it’s felt like that.  We’ve been to work (at home), played Scrabble and Racko, done a pop quiz on our street (via Zoom of course).  We couldn’t get Zoom to work from the outset of the quiz – so we joined half way through.  It would have made no difference to the outcome and overall result.  Unless the questions focus on Leeds United, politics and 70’s soft rock music – I don’t really know that much.  Though Sarah is far better at General Knowledge than me.  We’ve got another Zoom quiz tonight – being hosted by a Facebook Group (Friends of Pefkos) – I hope I can get the technology to work (I will definitely recall this period in history as Generation Zoom).

 

So finally, to Easter Day – yesterday.  Christians celebrate this day as the day when Jesus triumphantly rose from the grave, three days after being crucified (Good Friday).  One of the highlights of yesterday was watching Songs of Praise (we don’t normally indulge).  This time however we had a heads up that Gas Street church in Birmingham were being featured.  The church is led by Tim Hughes and his wife Rachel.  The worship was really inspiring and caused me to reflect that in these most difficult of times, there is always, always hope.

So back to today – Bank Holiday Monday, work tomorrow, the now daily and familiar Government briefing later – wow – these remain extraordinary times.

 

COVID-19 Blog – Day’s 3, 4 & 5 – The really good side of technology & social media, my good friend Bryan, turning 58, Labour’s new leaders, Sainsbury’s plastic bags & my Leeds United mug

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COVID-19 Blog – Day’s 3, 4 & 5 – The really good side of technology & social media, my good friend Bryan, turning 58, Labour’s new leaders, Sainsbury’s plastic bags & my Leeds United mug

Day One and Day 2’s musings are shown here: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2020/04/covid-19-blog-day-2-getting-dressed-up-to-go-to-morrisons-radio-4-just-a-minute-community-heroes-dragons-den-masterchef-why-mps-matter-jeremiah-ch-6/

So it’s Sunday 5 April and Her Majesty the Queen has addressed the nation.

Also I shared my 58th birthday yesterday with the announcement of Labour’s new management (more of this below).  For now – what else has been happening the last few days? 

 

Day 3 – Thursday 2 April

In itself maybe not so eventful as days one and two above.

It was literally non stop work-wise (I work for an MP).  I’m so thankful to have a job and to be able hopefully to making a positive difference in a small way.   It does break my heart though to see so many people have such an uncertain future with regards to a job and financial security.  Livelihoods of the many appear in jeopardy.

We did manage to get a Sainsbury’s home delivery at 5 30pm.   In normal times we’d have a Sunday delivery slot night at 5pm (when the football is on & I’m not too chuffed to have to help unpack).  These are not normal times however.  The lovely delivery driver rang Sarah from his van outside our house to say the shopping was in plastic shopping bags at our front door.  We’ve now inherited loads of plastic bags.

At night Sarah and me did our church Small Group via Zoom.  Our church is Trent Vineyard in Nottingham.  For those of you reading this who don’t normally do church (or God) let me say a few brief words about Trent Vineyard https://trentvineyard.org/ – we are basically very imperfect people who meet together on Sunday’s (when COVID-19 isn’t around).  It’s maybe not quite church as you’d expect.  We meet in a warehouse (there’s quite a lot of us), worship God and serve the poor.  The church is led by John and Debby Wright (two of the most humble people I have met in my lifetime).

As a lot of people go to our church – it’s not always easy to be needed and known at a Sunday service (maybe around 1800 attendees all in all).  This is why we have Small Groups.  They are essentially groups of between six and twenty people who meet together on a weekly or fortnightly basis.  We (that’s Sarah and me) lead a Small Group at our house.  There’s around fifteen in ours.  We aim to encourage one another and build relationships through prayer and practical support.  So we all met virtually (thanks to Zoom) on Thursday – we were able to share each others difficulties and fears, pray and encourage one another.  We also even managed some virtual worship.  Let’s hear it again for Zoom.

 

Day 4 Friday 3 April

Social media – Facebook and Twitter in particular are often maligned because they are used so often as platforms to spread much so much vitriol and personal abuse.  You have to be extremely disciplined, wise and be careful not to get sucked in.

It’s not all doom and gloom though – a well known British TV presenter and political columnist tweeted one of my blogs.  This in due course reached its way through the Ethernet to Dawn – a friend in Scotland who I haven’t seen for almost twenty years – and she’s been in touch. We’ve been reacquainted. How social media can be a force for good.  Thanks @steverichards14 – I’m forever indebted to you.

I also chatted this time on Facebook video messenger (I really am that tech savvy) with Bryan.  He’s a lovely guy.  He lives alone in Arnold (Nottingham).  He had a stroke a few years back which leaves him with extremely limited movement down one side of his body.  We put the world to rights – he’s very politically astute and is not afraid to tell me if he thinks I’m wrong.  The world needs more folk like Bryan.

Day 5 Saturday 4 April

So now I am 58.  I celebrated this with a 4(ish) mile run in the morning.

Sarah and me had a lovely day – we even got our best clothes on to have a birthday tea in our kitchen at home at night.  See below: 18b3857d-74ce-4153-83fd-cd2186e71555

One of my favourite presents was a Leeds United mug – shown here: Image-1

Earlier we went on a walk, which was interrupted by this time a WattsApp video call from my brother in law Tim wishing me happy birthday. We were in Heanor (that’s just a tad over the border from us in Amber Valley) at the time.  It was lovely to catch up virtually – whilst at the same time walking and trying not to walk into lampposts.

Something else also happened yesterday – the Labour Party announced a new Leader and Deputy Leader – Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner respectively.

In February 2019 I left the Labour Party – see below.  I was asked yesterday to rejoin.   What a conundrum.  Forty eight per cent of me wants to rejoin today.   Fifty two per cent of me is a little unsure about this.

Should I have a second referendum?  I’m now an Independent councillor having taken on both the Tories, Labour & Green’s at last May’s election and won.

I miss meeting and the camaraderie with so many friends over 38 years and the sense of solidarity.  I do want the Labour Party to own its Christian Socialist roots again.

I need a huge amount of wisdom before rushing to any decisions.

 

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

The raw facts are about the Labour Party are this – in less than a decade it lost 4 elections (in 2019 of course catastrophically).

If you take Tony Blair out of the equation (for whom in large measure I have tremendous admiration) the last time Labour won a General Election was 1974.  

I was 12 at the time and Leeds United were in the First Division (the precursor to the Premiership), for those of you reading this who belong to Generation Z & Millennial.

Wow – these are extraordinary times.

COVID-19 Blog – Day 2 – Getting dressed up to go to Morrisons, Radio 4 & Just a Minute, Community heroes, Dragons Den, Masterchef, why MPs matter & Jeremiah ch 6

So Day 1 – Tuesday 31 March went something like this: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2020/04/covid-19-blog-day-1-working-for-an-mp-my-greek-friend-from-yiannis-being-a-cllr-cleaning-the-toilet-talking-with-friends-my-daily-run-new-statesman-psalm-23/ 

So what happened yesterday day 2 – Wednesday 1 April?  Here goes: 

 

a) I got dressed up to go to Morrisons

The clothes that I’d normally wear for going out going out (if you get my drift) I adorned to walk up to Morrisons in Eastwood with Sarah.  Not many folk were around to say how smart I looked.  I’d even had a shave too, so that was particularly disappointing that no one was around to notice.  I couldn’t go in Morrisons as I live in the same house of Sarah.  I flicked through my ‘phone outside whilst she bought essentials (we already have toilet rolls).

 

b) Radio 4 and Just a Minute

Probably my favourite all time radio programme.  Hosted for decades by the late Nicholas Parsons.  You have to speak for a minute without repetition, hesitation or deviation.  I find it difficult to do that for 10 seconds.    I heard that some of the best shows over the past few years are being played at 7pm on Sunday nights.  It’s definitely a MUST LISTEN.

 

c) Community heroes

MPs and cllrs often get their pictures and coverage in local newspapers and other sections of the media.  Community heroes rarely do.  In Kimberley (my council ward) there’s a guy called Steve Robinson Day – who is masterminding community initiatives to support vulnerable throughout the area.  He’s doing a brilliant job and I’m supporting him in whatever official ways I can as a cllr. He telephoned me yesterday. 

It’s people like Steve who are unsung heroes.  I shall nominate him for an award and recognition when all of this is over (though he probably won’t thank me for it).

 

d) Dragons Den & Masterchef

We’ve got some old editions of Dragons Den on the Planner.  Managed to catch up with some of them before Masterchef came on at 9pm.  Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire after that.

 

e) Why Members of Parliament matter

Members of Parliament often get criticised, occasionally fairly.  More often than not unfairly.  MPs of all political parties mostly try their best for constituents.  Our MP took up a case for Sarah and me on an extremely difficult issue and his intervention has helped achieve a very positive result after a long previous impasse.  Let’s hear it again for the Good Constituency MP (GCMP).

 

 

f) Jeremiah ch 6

The book of Jeremiah can be found in the Old Testament – flick roughly half way through a Bible, and you’ll find it.  I read this yesterday (ch 6 v 16)  “The Lord said – stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls”.

It’s in times like this, we realise that we have sadly forsaken the ancient paths.

g) and finally

My first blog yesterday got through a blast on social media – 14,072 impressions on twitter,  216 views on my website and got batted about a bit on Facebook.

It doesn’t really matter – today 2,921 people have died in the UK and 34,000 tested positive for COVID-19.

Wow – these are extraordinary times.

 

COVID-19 Blog – Day 1: working for an MP, my Greek friend Yiannis, being a Cllr, cleaning the toilet, talking with friends, my daily run, New Statesman & Psalm 23

Yes these are absolutely extraordinary times.

I thought I’d start a public daily blog – that will hopefully offer some encouragement and optimism tinged with a sense of humour to lighten the day.

I’ve kept my private own journal (not always daily) since 2011.  It records days when I’ve had deep disappointment and records my personal feelings, when I’ve made many mistakes, and even when I’ve had glorious successes.  It’s also littered with the ups (and mainly downs) (until of course this season) of Leeds United.

So what happened yesterday Tuesday 31 March?

a) working for an MP

My full time job is working for an MP.  I’m working from home and started at 630am.  There is a relentless and endless stream of emails from extremely worried residents and businesses about a multitude of issues.  Not just about the future, but for many their everyday existence.  One very local small business has around £30 left in the bank, with bills to pay.  How really will they survive?

b) my Greek friend Yiannis

My favourite place in the world (apart from Elland Road) is the Greek island of Rhodes.  There’s a small village on the south of the island near Lindos – it’s called Pefkos.  Possibly not much larger than Matlock Bath – but much prettier (and no motorbikes or chippy’s).  Me and Sarah have visited every year since 2010 (I was working for Ed Miliband at the time).  Pefkos is a wonderful place.  We’ve got some Greek friends out there where we stop who own a bar and apartments.  I got a message from Yiannis (although TBH there are any literally thousands of Greek guys who share the same name).  Anyhow it’s definitely our Yiannis.  His livelihood depends on us Brits visiting them.  He’s worried about the loss of income, how he’ll survive and realises that he’ll have to open later this year.  I love Yiannis.

c) being a local authority cllr

I’m a Borough Cllr in Broxtowe (Nottingham).  I love the work and am passionate about serving my local community – my ward is Kimberley (it’s got an IKEA near it), which usually helps people recognise the area.

I get a telephone call from a council officer to say that council meetings may have to be conducted virtually in the future and asks whether I am ok with this?  Naturally I agree.  I might be able to mute cllrs who persist in talking and talking and talking.

d) cleaning the toilet

To show some solidarity with Sarah (my wife by the way) I thought it was time to show willing.  I put on the marigolds and cleaned the toiler (and shower).  I then changed the bed.  But I did take the marigolds off first.

e) talking with friends

I had telephone conversations with two dear friends in Nuthall (Nottingham).  They are both keen Labour supporters.  One also supports Sheffield Wednesday (never mind).  We talk about Brexit, Hs2 and whether either of them will really still happen.  We did not reach a satisfactory conclusion.

f) my daily run

Me and Sarah can’t go to the gym.  We’ve resorted to going a 3-4(ish) run down the Erewash Valley trail near us.  It’s wonderful.  I find running a stress-buster after a tough day at work.  Sarah’s not always so enthusiastic.  She always finishes a country mile ahead of me though.

g) New Statesman

I’ve been a subscriber for around 150 years.  I love reading my weekly subscription.  One of my dear friends Adrian Pabst is a contributing writer.  I read quite a bit of last Friday’s edition last night – there’s some excellent articles.  My favourite was one from Jonathan Powell (Downing Street Chief of Staff between 1997-2007) on how COVID-19 will change the British state for ever in 10 ways.

I’d love to be a contributing myself writer one day.  Who knows?  I’m ever the optimist.

h) Psalm 23

I read this passage at 630am this morning.

One of the most famous Psalms of King David.  One of my favourite Psalms.  The first four verses read “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me besides still waters.  He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even through I walk through he valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and staff, they comfort me“.

Wonderful, wonderful words.  No extra words needed.

i) & finally (for now) I’l blog again tomorrow

Our children Laura & Joseph being either millennial’s or Generation Z are of course more tech-savvy than me.  I keep getting Marco Polo and Zoom messages.  It was my daughter in law’s birthday yesterday.  She said thanks for the present on Marco Polo.  When I was a kid I’d send a thank you letter and put a stamp on it.

Wow – these are extraordinary times.

Broxtowe News Update & Information – March 2020 edition

Good afternoon all

These are unprecedented times in the history of our country, and our communities, our streets and neighbourhoods.

Massive challenges on a scale many of us will have never experienced before.  However at the same time there are brilliant opportunities when we can all come together and support one another (and it’s already happening)!

Naturally this newsletter concentrates mainly on COVID-19 – what’s happening locally in and around Broxtowe.  

In Kimberley there is a fantastic on-line initiative been set up by Steve Robinson Day entitled Kimberley & District Mutual Aid Group.   Then another one by Rebecca Goldthorpe – Kimberley Creatives.  I cover both of these below.

For my part I’m working alongside the groups that have been set up, supporting them, passing on messages I have received for help.  Also I’m sharing official information I receive from Broxtowe, government agencies etc.

I’m aware of other groups been set up in different parts of the borough.  If you need any more information let me know.

I will keep you updated with all official information I receive from Broxtowe Borough Council, community groups and other government sources as I get them.  The frequency of my newsletters may therefore increase during the next few weeks.

If you need help with anything, please let me know.  I’ll pass you onto the right people to assist.

Together, we can and will get through this!

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Best regards

 
 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
E mail: richard.robinson@broxtowe.gov.uk 
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information – March 2020 edition 
 
 1)  Kimberley and District Mutual Aid Group
 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/KimberleyMutualAid/

A community group has emerged to help the those who are vulnerable or are self isolating.

The group is on Facebook and is called Kimberley and District Mutual Aid Group.  If you haven’t already joined and live in Kimberley, Nuthall or Watnall, then please consider joining so that you can provide much needed assistance to your vulnerable neighbours.

This is also a place where you can ask for help, whether for yourself or a relative or friend who may be isolated and could do with a bit of help.  They don’t need to be on Facebook, as long as you can give their details then the neighbourhood teams will do the rest.

Please check it out if you can help or need help during this crisis.

The key contact is Steve Robinson Day.  You can find him on Facebook.

If you are not on Facebook and you want to help out, or need assistance, please let me know and I can pass the details on.

 

2)  Covid Creatives – Kimberley – on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.goldthorpe.7

Another fantastic initiative, this time set up by Rebecca Goldthorpe.

The place for all who fancy creating art and new friendships here in this wonderful community.

If you are not on Facebook and want information on this, please let me know.

 

3)  Local information for Broxtowe businesses

 

As you will be aware, many business were recently told to close by Government until further notice, with a view to help reduce the further spread of Covid-19. This is to be reviewed on a monthly basis.

As a result some of the businesses have completely ceased trading indefinitely.

However, some are continuing to trade under revised opening hours, as well as variations to the goods and services regular customers may be used to and the way in which they are sold.

 

For example – some businesses have stopped customers entering their store, but are taking advance telephone orders for collection at the door. Others may be providing a delivery service, where they may not have previously.

 

What we are doing

The Council will shortly be listing details of all businesses in Broxtowe on it’s website. Here we will be sharing details of businesses and whether they are providing collection/delivery services, have reduced stock etc.

How you can help

We require a lot of detail from businesses across the entire Borough, as quickly as possible, to help keep residents informed of the goods and services they can still access safely and support the business during this tough time. We know you are often a first point of contact for businesses/people who need help, therefore if you are contacted please ask businesses to send details of:

 

  • are they still open,
  • are they offering a collection/delivery services,
  • current opening hours
  • reduced stock
  • what else they are doing to serve the community at this time

 

and send this to

towncentres@broxtowe.gov.uk

OR

Econmic.develpoment@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

This will allow us to collate all the information centrally. We can then post regular updates and you share this with the public.

As far as support and finances we are updating www.broxtowe.gov.uk/BusinessCovid19  with the most up to date Government guidance and would ask businesses are sign posted here initially.

 

More information available from:

Matt Batterham

Business Growth Manager

 

Broxtowe Borough Council

Neighbourhoods and Prosperity

Council Offices, Foster Avenue

Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB

Tel: 0115 917 7777 x3043

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/crime-safety-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/support-for-businesses/

 

4)  Latest official information received from Broxtowe Borough Council Chief Exeutive – COVID-19 as of 23 March 2020

 

We have made rapid progress with rolling out working from home. By Wednesday we will have almost full capability to work from home. We’re awaiting a final delivery of laptops but are enabling normally fixed desk employees to take desktops home, which should enable 100% of employees to work from home 100% of their time. This has been a massive logistical task but being achieved very successfully thanks to the ICT team’s brilliant work and a real “one team” effort by employees.

 Our offices will be closed for face to face public service from tomorrow – a general press release to the public was issued this afternoon. The offices will be checked daily despite being mainly empty for any risks or threats. Construction work on “new ways of working” will be paused from Friday. CAB will no longer need access to the building after this week. Police will require access which will be enabled. We will also channel any remaining need to access the building to Wednesday – hopefully a half day, to minimise the risk for any comings or goings and infection spread.

Our services are all still open for business by phone or online. Our website provides up to date information on which services are affected. https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/crime-safety-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/affected-council-services/

The main developments since the last daily update are as follows:

  • We will be closing and padlocking play areas from Wednesday. Parks owned by Broxtowe will remain open as in Broxtowe people seem to be respecting social distancing advice whilst using them. Notices regarding social distancing will be placed at the entrances to our parks.
  • Car parking charging; we are suspending the charging arrangements as this involves interacting with the car parking machines, which may help to spread infection. These will be covered up. The enforcement arrangements will move to very “light touch” to ensure the car parks are not abused.
  • Leisure centres have now closed completely. Staff from Liberty Leisure are being engaged in volunteer humanitarian relief and business continuity to support the response of the council to the Covid 19 outbreak. The Council intends to make up to 100% their salary, as the salary of compulsorily “furloughed” employees will be covered by an 80% government grant up to £2500 per month. There will therefore be a cost to the Council which will be reported to the next Policy Committee.
  • New taxi licensing applications will not be processed for the moment as the process involves a face to face interview which can’t happen at present.
  • Disabled facilities grants will continue to be processed as far as possible, and emergency grants will proceed normally,( eg to facilitate hospital discharge) but there may be some delay on processing non urgent new DFG requests because of the need for site visits.
  • Neighbourhood wardens: one employee is now self-isolating as he and his wife have both developed a cough. This means there will be a couple of days when there is no Warden provision. Babbington Kennels have been advised, as have our Call Centre, that on those days there will be no stray dog service and dogs will have to go directly to Babbington (as currently happens at weekend).
  • The licensing manager is writing to all premises involved in the requirement to close / not sell on the premises (pubs, clubs, restaurants, bingo halls, bookmakers, etc) to remind them of the new legislation.  He is also undertaking some checks to ensure compliance and following up on any reports that breaches have occurred. We will also do some media work on this warning people of the consequences of breaching the new rules.
  • Food hygiene inspections have been suspended on the basis of guidance from the Food Standards Agency
  • The only private sector housing inspections now being undertaken are in respect of emergencies. Inspection of HMOs for licensing has been suspended.
  • We are continuing our efforts to increase capacity and resilience at the crematorium by retraining employees to be able to operate at front and back of the operation. After a software upgrade over the weekend all services can be broadcast remotely. This means by Wednesday we will restrict attendance at cremations to 5 people to limit the risk of infection.
  • We are actively proceeding with plans to increase capacity for burials at Beeston cemetery by 80 plots by turning a narrow strip of land at the edge of the current site into useable space. This involves the felling of some self seeded saplings. Residents overlooking the area are being consulted by letter.
  • General Needs Housing –  We will not be undertaking home visits but will contact tenants by phone. We are contacting tenants who are over 70 or vulnerable to offer support. As at 4.30pm, we had contacted 268 households with over 70s in general needs (out of 544 households- 670 individuals). We will continue with this tomorrow.
  • Independent Living – Independent Living Coordinators will not be working on schemes but will contact tenants by phone- all 1700 tenants living in these schemes have already been contacted. All communal rooms, such as lounges, quiet rooms and hobby rooms will be closed. Activities in schemes have also been cancelled.
  • Housing Allocations – We will be contacting every applicant who has been offered a property to review their current situation and see if they are able to remain in their current accommodation at this time
  • Homelessness – The service will be offered via phone, anyone who needs to speak to the homeless team should contact 0115 917 7777.
  • Households that are self-isolating should follow the Government’s ‘Stay at home’ advice on waste disposal which states:
  • Store personal waste such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • Place these bags into another bag, tie securely and keep separate from other waste.
  • These bags should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external general waste bin.
  • Please do not take this waste to your local Recycling Centre.

           Other household waste will be disposed of as normal.

It is more important than ever to ensure that recycling is clean and dry, and that rubbish bags are all securely tied to help prevent spills and protect our collection teams and the public.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the Government will pay the wages of employees unable to work due to the coronavirus pandemic, paying 80% of the salary of staff retained by their employer up to £2,500 a month. The move, which covers gross pay, will be backdated to the start of March and last for three months. Mr Sunak said the coronavirus job retention scheme, which will be run by HMRC, would be extended “if necessary.” Mr Sunak also announced that VAT payments will be deferred until the end of June, while self-assessment income tax payments for July 2020 are to be deferred for six months. The Universal Credit standard allowance for the next 12 months has been increased by £1,000 a year, as has the Working Tax Credit basic element. The Chancellor said HMRC is working to ensure the first grants are available within weeks, with businesses able to apply for relief from Monday.
  • The software amendment enabling the retail business rates relief to be processed is now available and has been tested. We are looking to begin administering this tomorrow.
  • We’re awaiting the government guidance on the remaining grants and rates reliefs for business.

HUMANITARIAN RELIEF

  • Alex McLeish from the Communities team will be seconded into the effort led by the county to co-ordinate humanitarian relief in Notts. Information he has collated, made available last Friday on our website, will be made available to the Notts CC website. The County Council’s “hub” will be the main point of contact where all calls will be triaged and channelled to the right support in the community.
  • The Council’s economic development team is drawing together information from local businesses on their business offers in terms of home deliveries, meal delivery, takeaways etc. This information will be also added to our website and passed to the County Council.
  • The Council has agreed to make available immediate financial grants to key bodies working in covid 19 humanitarian relief. We’ll be making some press announcements over the next day or so about these. These include:
    • £10k each immediately to Hope; to Eastwood VB , to Eastwood Age concern, and to Middle Street.
    • £2,000 to each mutual aid group – we’re aware of groups operating in Beeston and Chilwell; Kimberley; Stapleford; Eastwood. We’ll be writing to these groups in the next day or two to make arrangements, and also contacting Parish Councils to see if they need any financial assistance in covid 19 response.

 

 

 

 

2019 Richard’s campaigning manifesto for Kimberley

65090 A4 4pp Councillor Leaflet

This was my May 2019 leaflet for the local elections in Broxtowe. 

Broxtowe News Update & Information – February 2020 edition

Hi all

Welcome to my second newsletter of 2020.  A special greeting to all those who have joined over the past month or so.

It seems (well to me anyway) an absolute eternity since my last newsletter which I sent out on 9 January.   I went on holiday for two weeks last month, and during this time I was receiving multiple messages on local issues such as flooding in Kimberley near Kettlebrook Lodge, planning applications, and the widespread disquiet regarding tree felling on the former brewery site amongst other matters.

This newsletter is therefore probably longer than some of my most recent ones as there is a lot of information to relay following the amount of questions I’ve been asked on the above and other issues too.  So please bear with me.  

I’ve been tagged in various social media (Facebook) posts during the past few weeks, in addition to emails, ‘phone calls and other messages.  I’m going to endeavour to cover in this one newsletter as comprehensive an update as I can.  However if I have missed anything out – I’m sorry – please do come back to me!  Additionally I started a new job on 3 February (see item 10 below) – so it’s fair to see it’s been pretty full on during February.  

There are other issues I’m working on in Kimberley – particularly concerning highways matters – I’m not going to go into specific detail now, but will cover them in depth in subsequent newsletters later this year.

If you need help with personal casework or anything else, or have any feedback do get in touch.  I am just about up to date now, so responses should be reasonably prompt.

A reminder that all previous newsletters going back to 2007 can be found at: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/

Feedback as always is very welcome.

Best regards

 
 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information – February 2020 edition 
 
 
1)  Petition to Broxtowe Borough Council regarding Ruilsip Close and Bassett Close car park
 
At the Full Council meeting at Broxtowe on 18 December 2019 I presented a petition to Broxtowe Borough Council on behalf of local residents, who are unhappy with the state of the adjacent car park.  Resurfacing has taken place elsewhere in this vicinity, but thus far this particular piece of land in question has been excluded.
 
As soon as I get an update with progress I will let you know.
 
2)    Severe disruption in Kimberley traffic flow in the run up to Christmas
 
I reported in January’s newsletter: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2020/01/broxtowe-news-update-information-january-2020/ – how i had met on
Monday 30 December 2019 at Sainsbury’s cafe in Kimberley two representatives of Western Power, after the recent severe traffic problems before Christmas on Main Street. They explained in details their roles and responsibility, that of their contractors Gallagher, and also the notification they had provided to the County Council.
 
Relating to this issue and in various subsequent conversations, I have received comments from local residents on how traffic flow could be possibly improved generally, when trying to exit Swingate.  One of the ideas I have received is to encourage the County Council to reverse the current One Way system on High Street (thereby allowing traffic to exit Swingate without being forced to come down Greens Lane past Sainsbury’s).
 
I am planning to write shortly to local residents in the immediate vicinity who would be affected by such a change, before putting any concrete proposals to the County Council.
 
If anyone has any comments or questions in the meantime, please get in touch.
 
3)   Flooding in Kimberley – Eastwood Road – water draining onto the highway – causing particular problems near Kettlebrook Lodge and the Broxtowe council depot
 
I have received much correspondence and much also concern about this matter.
 
I’m sure many of you in Kimberley will have seen the problems on a first hand basis.  I missed some of the worst occurrences whilst I was away in January.
 
I have arranged a meeting between several bodies including Severn Trent, Broxtowe Borough Council, and various community leaders who use Kettlebrook Lodge for Wednesday 11 March so we can get a joined up long-term solutions to the problems here.
 
If anyone has any questions or comments please let me know.
 
I will feedback the results of the meeting in my next newsletter.
 
 
4)  Free bulky waste collections in March for Broxtowe residents
 
Free bulky waste weeks will be taking place during next month for Broxtowe residents – please see: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/waste-and-recycling/bulky-waste/ for dates.  Please note that in March for the northern part of Broxtowe – the locations will be Nuthall, Kimberley & Brinsley respectively.
 
 
For more information please contact:
Paul Wolverson
Environment & Business Development Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council
paul.wolverson@broxtowe.gov.uk 
0115 9173189
 
 
5)   Former brewery site Kimberley
 
It’s undoubtedly fair to say that the shedding of the trees adjacent to Hardy Street, Nine Corners and Eastwood Road has caused much grief to many local residents, and I have received a stack of complaints and questions about this and generally about the former brewery site development during the past six weeks.
 
These are the questions (and subsequent answers) to the those raised: 
 
a) Have the owners of the brewery site paid proper rates on the empty buildings? – Answer: The Brewery was taken over by Greene King Brewing & Retailing Limited on 5 September 2006 and remained a fully operational concern, paying business rates, until it ceased operations until 24 April 2008.  From 25 April 2008 until 1 February 2018, when it was sold for housing development, no money was paid in business rates.  The property was put on a ‘Listed Exemption’ and no rates were payable. 
 
 
b) What are the S106 (developer contributions) going towards locally?  Answer: The only S106 monies from the development are those for affordable housing (£279,857). The S106 Agreement requires that these are paid prior to practical completion or occupation of 10 dwellings within ‘Area 1’ which forms part of the ‘woodlands’ area.
 
c)  Concerns were raised on the reports that were necessary concerning Arboricultural Assessment, Bats Amphibians, Breeding birds etc.  Residents in particular have commented on whether the reports were actually undertaken by the council and what the public access to them is?  Answer: The reports were submitted as part of the original planning application 13/00570/FUL and proposed mitigation measures which need to be adhered to. This includes bat and bird boxes. The Reserved Matters application only related to design, layout, scale and landscaping rather than the principle of the development.
 
d) What is happening with the Maltings and tower buildings?  Answer: The Maltings are being converted into 18 apartments (17/00825/FUL). The tower will also be converted into residential use (13/00570/FUL).
 
e)  What is the situation regarding the new houses that are sitting on a sheer wall of soil, and why is there no retainer wall?  Answer: The completed houses were subject to building control checks throughout the development. There is a drainage scheme for the houses on the former woodland area which will deal with existing or future drainage issues arising from the development.
 
f) A number of people have asked for dates of Planning Committees at Broxtowe that have sat over the past few years that have made key decisions pertinent to how the developments are taking shape now – please see immediately below:
 
There were two planning committees – 8 October 2014 and 7 October 2015 respectively where original decisions were made.  If anyone wants copies of the minutes please let me know.
 
Further points were raised about which decisions have been delegated to officers and which have gone to committee?
 
·       13/00570/FUL & 13/00571/LBC – ‘The original consents’ – this was a hybrid application, part ‘full’ (the brewery yard) and part outline (the woodland and former warehouse yard). All documents submitted can be found on the council’s website.
 
·       This application was determined by planning committee on 8 October 2014.  It was taken back to Committee on 7th October 2015 with the only alterations being to the wording/phasing of the conditions.
 
·       16/00333/REM – Reserved matters approval for phase 1 (of planning permission 13/00570/FUL) area of residential development to construct 25 dwellings including appearance, layout and landscaping. The application was taken to planning committee on 9th November 2016. It was determined to grant planning permission subject to minor amendments to the design and materials of some of the proposed dwellings.
 
·       17/00022/MMA – Minor material amendment of planning permission 16/00333/REM to allow for alterations to the design of plots 1-25. This was a delegated decision 13.3.17.
 
·       17/00118/ROC – Removal of condition 11 of planning permission ref: 13/00570/FUL. This was a delegated decision 12.01.18
 
·       17/00699/FUL (and corresponding listed building consent) – External alterations and conversion of Kiln Stores to two dwellings and associated parking. Delegated decision 28.1.19.
 
·       17/00700/FUL – Change of use from Kilns to create 8 duplex apartments and ancillary parking (and corresponding listed building consent). Delegated decision 28.1.19.
 
·       17/00701/FUL – Construct 14 four storey town houses. Committee decision. 21.3.18
 
·       17/00771/FUL – Revisions to the design of plots 9 and 10 approved under reference 17/00022/MMA and the construction of an additional dwelling to form a terrace. Delegated decision 23.3.18
 
·       17/00825/FUL (and corresponding listed building consent) – Change of use from Maltings building to 18 apartments with parking. Committee decision 21.03.2018
 
·       18/00857/REM – Construct 55 dwellings (approval of reserved matters relating to planning reference 13/00570/FUL). Delegated decision  28.11.19
 
 
If you have sent me a question, and it’s not been answered please come back to me.  Email is preferred or you can message me privately via Facebook, or ‘phone me.
Please note I don’t respond to every post I am tagged in on Facebook.  I do not believe it’s always the most judicious way to respond and have constructive dialogue.
Posts can be at times highly charged – generating more heat than light.  
 
Moving forward I am keen to take fully onboard the ongoing concerns that people have for the the coming months and years and into the forseeable future. I know some are concerned for example about the availability of school places, the immediate impact on the fragile roads and road systems in and around Kimberley – especially the problems in and around Hardy Street, Maws Lane & Cliff Boulevard for example.
 
I am happy to arrange a public meeting if you feel this will be both productive and constructive – I can invite Broxtowe Planners, Fairgroves, County Council – and other relevant bodies as appropriate.  
 
Please do come back to me with your views, and specifically state if you would be prepared to come to a public meeting.
 

6)   Penalty charges for charging in The Precinct, Kimberley

The arrangements for parking in The Precinct, Kimberley have changed, and now there is a limited free parking for a set amount of time.  I have received some complaints about people being charged excessive fees when they have overstayed  the limit – even when it is only for a matter of minutes.  If you have experienced any problems please let me know.

 

7)   Publicly available WI-FI in Kimberley

This is now set to be installed in the town centre next month after consultations with the various partners.

If anyone wants any more detailed information please let me know.

 

8)   Tram extension from Phoenix Park through Kimberley & Eastwood

 

Many of you will have heard the news that the Hs2 High Speed Rail link is now planned to go ahead.  The Government have confirmed this.   There is a major impact in Broxtowe – with the Hs2 station at Toton, with manifest opportunities for jobs, investment, growth and connectivity in the north of the borough.

I will be doing whatever I can working with colleagues from various bodies and from different political parties and local authorities to expedite the tram extension plans out from Phoenix Park, and to make sure that we are connected with Hs2 at Toton.

We have an internal meeting at Broxtowe Borough Council next week to look specifically at this, and I hope to report back in next month’s newsletter as to what timescales we might be looking at going forward.  An in depth and comprehensive Feasbility Study is due to take place later this year to help with the planning of this project – including other public transport options along the A610 corridor.

Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley

 

9)  Return of the Farmers Market in Kimberley?

I reported a while back that interest was being shown again in reinstating a monthly Farmers Market taking place in Kimberley.  I’ve been told that a local market operator is keen to explore some options, and I am due to meet with them next month.

I’ve also received interest from local traders who are willing to participate at the market with a stall.

As soon as there is any more information I will let you know.  

Please get in touch for any mor information.

 

10)   My new full-time job

Some of you will be aware that my full time job for a number of years has been working for a Member of Parliament – see https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/ for full details.  For seven years I worked for Gavin Shuker in Luton South and when he lost his seat at the General Election in December last year – I duly lost my job.

I was duly asked earlier this year by the new MP for Ashfield Lee Anderson to join his staff team – working for him in the constituency office helping with casework (based in Sutton in Ashfield).  I have been working here since 3 February this year.

My position as in Independent Cllr in Kimberley remains unchanged.

I am not a member of any political party.

 

11)   News in brief

 

a) I’m supporting Kimberley Bowls Club with regards to funding for a defibrillator.  More developments in future newsletters.

b) I’m looking at new possible options for a cinema and operator at Giltbrook Retail Park.  More developments in future newsletters.

 

 

Local Community Business Information

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
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: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk
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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: Sugarliciouscakes@hotmail.com
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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/

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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 http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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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

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  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

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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 : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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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/

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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

E: nygel73@me.com

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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

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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

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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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  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.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/

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Softwurkz

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 richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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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

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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), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

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.

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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.

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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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 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

uk.neil@gmail.com     

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Broxtowe News Update & Information – January 2020

Hi all

A very warm welcome to my first newsletter of 2020, and of course this decade.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

Local politics will always bring its challenges with many competing interests.  I will continue to work hard for you all, and attempt to be an Ambassador not only for Kimberley, but for Broxtowe as well, with the different hats I wear from time to time.

There’s a number of things to update you on, so straight down to business.                       

Please do not hesitate to get in touch before then if you need help with personal casework or anything else.

Feedback as always is very welcome.

Best regards

 
 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information – January 2020 edition
 
 
 
1)  Petition to Broxtowe Borough Council regarding Ruilsip Close and Bassett Close car park
 
At the Full Council meeting at Broxtowe on 18 December 2019 I presented a petition to Broxtowe Borough Council on behalf of local residents, who are unhappy with the state of the adjacent car park.  Resurfacing has taken place elsewhere in this vicinity, but thus far this particular piece of land in question has been excluded.
 
As soon as I get an update with progress I will let you know.
 
2)    Severe disruption in Kimberley traffic flow in the run up to Christmas
 
Last Monday 30 December 2019 at Sainsbury’s cafe in Kimberley I met with two representatives of Western Power, after the recent severe traffic problems before Christmas on Main Street. They explained in details their roles and responsibility, that of their contractors Gallagher, and also the notification they had provided to the County Council.
 
I went through the particular many problems that people in and around Kimberley experienced, and we talked through how these could be avoided in future, and also the need to repair the pavements properly on Main Street (with the original surfacing). The latter is the responsibility of Gallagher, and they will be reminded about their obligations.
 

I am advised that further major work is planned in Kimberley in this year because a cable underneath Main Street (near Orchard Street) that is 70 years old, is in need of replacement.

I asked whether this work could be undertook within the 6 week holidays in summer 2020 (it will take around 4 weeks to complete) – to avoid as much congestion as possible. I have also suggested some proper diversions that could be formally consulted upon in Kimberley – (for example lifting one way restriction on High Street) on a temporary basis, to let cars come out of Swingate more swiftly). This would probably involve a temporary light control. Western Power will come back to me, and when I have this information I will liaise with the County Council and consult with the Town Council and get as much prior feedback as possible.

Residents have also put forward to me the idea of reversing the one way system on High Street as an alternative, so drivers would be able to get straight through to High Street on leaving Swingate, rather than having to go past Sainsbury’s and the precinct.

On Tuesday this week I met with the Head Teacher at Kimberley Primary School Lisa Turner-Rowe, to discuss in particular the problems that both the school and parents experienced before Christmas.  There’s some interesting proposals that she has for traffic improvement towards the bottom of Swingate and Greens Lane that I will be hoping to take forward in due course.

I’l be doing some consultations with local residents in the High Street area on the different One Way ideas to see if there is a consensus on a sensible way forward and I’ll publish these in due course.

It is of course really annoying that the County Council failed to take any action whatsoever before 4 years ago, after a lot of time and energy by local residents and myself was put into making a case for traffic flow improvements coming in and out of Swingate – click on:

 
Safe to say a more robust approach will be adopted this time.
 
I will report back further as the year unfolds with progress.  If you have any views, comments and suggestions I will be very pleased to hear from you.
 
3)   2020 priorities
 
Some of the other major work I will be involved in this year will involve the following projects and initiatives;
 
ensuring the public wi-fi for Kimberley Town Centre is fully implemented – the latest information I have been given, is that this should be up and running by the end of next month.
 
ensuring a range of highway & traffic related items in Kimberley is properly tackled – this includes a possible one-way Maws Lane system, Eastwood Road safety issues and community transport availability for older people in Kimberley.
 
supporting local businesses in Kimberley through networking events, taking action on ideas such as a local discount voucher scheme, grants for new businesses etc, improving parking facilities.
 
working further on plans for a cinema complex – in the Eastwood, Kimberley area.
 
taking the plans for the tram extension to Kimberley to Eastwood and Langley Mill Super Hub/link to Hs2 – to the next stage:
 
 All, in all I expect I shall be kept fairly busy.  If you have separate items you would want addressing please let me know.
 
 
4)  Free bulky waste collections in January for Broxtowe residents
 
Free bulky waste weeks will be taking place during w/c 27 January and w/c 3rd February 2020. 
Bookings for these weeks will start at 8.30am on  6 January 2020.
 
 
For more information please contact:
Paul Wolverson
Environment & Business Development Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council
paul.wolverson@broxtowe.gov.uk 
0115 9173189
 
 
5)   State of road surfaces – Swingate and Knowle Lane, Kimberley
 
 Below is one of the ‘photos I took yesterday of the state of roads near Kimberley Primary school.  I have raised the matter with the County Council today.
If you have areas that need attention, please let me know.
 
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Local Community Business Information

 

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
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: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk
 
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 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: Sugarliciouscakes@hotmail.com
 
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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/

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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 http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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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

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  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

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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 : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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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/

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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

E: nygel73@me.com

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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

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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

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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&nbsp; E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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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  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.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/

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Softwurkz

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 richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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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

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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), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

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.

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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.

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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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 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

uk.neil@gmail.com     

 
 
 
 
 

Broxtowe News Update & Information December 2019 (General Election edition)

Hi all

Welcome to the December edition of my local newsletter.  A special welcome to all those who have joined during the past few weeks, and thank you to everyone who has been in touch recently.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and peaceful 2020.

This newsletter content is somewhat different information to usual – as I will concentrate more on party politics, the candidates and the up and coming General Election next week – 12 December.  I’ll cover some brief non-election issues first, then get straight down to the main business.

I acknowledge that some of you will have already voted by now – due to having postal votes, so the information here maybe somewhat redundant!

However for those that are voting on 12 December, and still have to complete their postal votes – I hope the information provided below is useful.

I’ll be back in January with a full community news bulletin and update.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch before then if you need help with personal casework or anything else.

Feedback as always is very welcome.

Best regards

 
 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information December 2019 (General Election edition)
 
1)   News in brief
 
a) Kimberley business networking session – Wednesday 27 November, The Dog House.
We had our busiest session yet – with lots of local businesses attending – both new and old.
It was an excellent event with lots of suggestions as to how to try to make improvements for local businesses and boost trade in Kimberley.  These included the introduction of a loyalty card, completion of the broadband scheme for the town centre, reintroduction of a monthly market, looking at how parking restrictions could be eased, better signage for Free Parking, advertising and promotions, how to engage more business in Kimberley from shoppers at Giltbrook Retail Park.
 
I’ve got a meeting planned tomorrow with officers from Broxtowe’s Business Growth team to follow these items up, and I’ll update with progress in the New Year.
We’ll also have further networking sessions during 2020.
 
Any questions please contact myself or: 
 
 
Matt Batterham, Business Growth Manager 
Broxtowe Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Prosperity
Council Offices, Foster Avenue
Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
Tel: 0115 917 7777 x 3043
matthew.batterham@broxtowe.gov.uk 
 
 b)  Tree planting in Broxtowe 
I’ve had a number of enquiries about tree planting recently.
The Council has a policy to plant 2,000 new trees in the Borough each year.  This follows on from our previous successful campaign over an eight year period to plant 100,000 trees in Broxtowe.
Last week 700 trees should hae been planted in one of our parks, however the weather and ground conditions has meant this has had to be rescheduled.  The trees will still be planted though.  In 2020 there will be 500 free fruit trees handed out to Broxtowe residents, and it is intended to continue this scheme into 2021.
 
More information is available from Tim Crawford – tim.crawford@broxtowe.gov.uk 
 
c)   Gilt Hill, Kimberley – parking
I have continued to receive a steady stream of complaints about obstructive parking (on the left hand side of the road – going down) towards Ikea.
This matter has been raised both with the County Council and Broxtowe.  The former have advised that they cannot take any action, however Broxtowe are specifically dealing with this matter now – from a nuisance/anti social behaviour perspective.
 
Please get in touch for more information.
 
 
2)  The General Election on Thursday 12 December
 
Important basic information.  Polls are open 7am until 10pm.  There is no voter ID scheme in Broxtowe this time, unlike the local elections in May this year – when you had to take personal identification with you.  I’m aware that some of you live in other nearby parliamentary constituencies like Amber Valley and Ashfield.  Again it’s the same voting times, and there is no other ID needed.  It’s always helpful to take your polling card with you to vote, but it’s not compulsory.
If you have a postal vote you can hand it in on 12 December at a polling station within your respective borough.
 
The General Election 2019 – a really simple guide – (source the BBC) https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49826655
 
Amber Valley (parliamentary constituency) was Labour from 1997 to 2010 but has returned a Conservative MP in the 2010, 2015 and 2017 General Elections.
It currently has a Labour controlled borough council (this will not change as a result of the elections next Thursday).  Neither will this affect the borough council and county council leadership elsewhere throughout the country.
 
Ashfield parliamentary constituency (including Eastwood and Brinsley) has traditionally been a Labour stronghold – though its majority has weakened over recent years.
It is currently Labour – Gloria De Piero has been the MP since 2010 (and has worked extremely hard) but she has decided to stand down at this election.  Previous incumbents include Geoff Hoon and the late Frank Haynes.
 
So to Broxtowe – where the parliamentary constituency covers areas in the southern parts such as Beeston, Attenborough, Chilwell, Bramcote and Stapleford, through to the more northern hemisphere of Trowell, Cossall, Awsworth, Nuthall, Greasley and Kimberley.
 
Broxtowe was Labour from 1997-2010 when Nick Palmer was the MP, who many of you will remember.  Anna Soubry won the seat for the Conservative Party in 2010 and again in 2015 and 2017.  Earlier this year Anna resigned from the Conservative Party.  She is contesting this election as “The Independent Group for Change” candidate.
 
The full list of candidates standing in Broxtowe can be found here: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/media/7062/statement-of-persons-nominated-and-notice-of-poll.pdf
 
So in Broxtowe you can choose from one of 7 candidates:
 
MILITANT ELVIS: David Bishop
GRN: Kat Boettge
ENG DEM: Amy Dalla Mura
CON: Darren Henry
IND: Teck Khong
LAB: Greg Marshall
TIGFC: Anna Soubry
 
I approached Anna, Greg, Kat and Darren Henry (via the Conservative Association in Broxtowe) to let me have 200 words stating why they they think they would make the best candidate for Broxtowe.  The Conservatives failed to respond.  The statements for Anna, Greg and Kat are shown below.
I did not ask the other candidates for statements primarily because I did not find it that easy to locate any contact details.
 
Kat Boettge – Green Party
Kat Boettge is originally from Germany but came to the UK 20 years ago. She has been working as a psychotherapist within NHS services.
Kat was the East Midlands lead candidate for the European elections in 2014 and 2019. You may recognise her from Wife Swap Brexit Special where she argued passionately to remain in the EU. “The Green Party want to remain in the EU to strengthen our fight on issues like climate change and social injustice.”
Kat has been Councillor in Kimberley and has successfully managed to protect the Chapel on the Hill by getting it listed. She has contributed to the neighbourhood plan in Kimberley which has helped to prevent development on Green Belt land.
“Climate catastrophe must be a priority. It is the greatest threat to humanity. We in the Green Party have been fighting to tackle climate change for decades now. We must act now.”
“A vote for the Greens is a vote for the reform of our broken political system. Currently the Conservatives and Labour are an embarrassment to our country. It’s time to move away from the two-party system, it’s time to do politics differently.
 
Greg Marshall – The Labour Party candidate
I’m standing to represent Broxtowe because I believe I am the truly local candidate who is best placed to represent our community.  I say this because I was born here, went to school here and now live in and serve on the local Borough Council. 
Representing the place I call home for nearly 10 years has been a vocation rather than a career opportunity and stepping-stone to parliament. I’m definitely not the kind of professional politician that is all too common in modern politics and we should be wary of anyone trying to use Broxtowe for their own ends. 
Throughout my life I have been involved in activities involving my visiting every part of Broxtowe.  Long before I got involved in politics I used to play local football regularly often playing against Kimberley Miners Welfare. But those days are gone.
Since I was first elected to Broxtowe Borough Council I have always enjoyed coming to and working hard for Kimberley.  It’s incredibly important that our towns gain there fair share of investment and that the whole of Broxtowe prospers rather than just the south of the Borough. A great example is The Kimberley Jam which has now become an unmissable event in our calendar. I love attending and hearing the many acts that perform at the great pubs and venues in the town. As your MP I will always support plans that put Kimberley firmly on the map.
 
 
Anna Soubry – The Independent Group for Change
I am standing on my record of hard work for everyone in Broxtowe and my long held principles and values.  Our country is divided, neither Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn are fit to be our Prime Minister and both main parties are in the grip of the political extremes. I have stood up to the threats and abuse and stuck to my principles. I believe we need, more than ever, MPs in Parliament who will hold back the extremes and speak truth to power from the moderate, centre ground of British politics. I believe this is why people across Broxtowe of all political views are backing me in this election – even Leave voters who don’t share my views on Brexit.  The Lib Dems have stood aside for me and I have won the support of senior Conservatives like Ken Clarke and lifelong Labour voters. I will always be your voice in Parliament and continue to fight for Kimberley. I believe I have worked hard for the town, supporting the Town Council, traders and helping secure the future of the Chapel. There’s more to be done and I would be honoured if I were re-elected on December 12th.
 
Party manifestos
 
I’ve listed below links to the Conservative, Green, Labour, Lib Dem and SNP details as follows:
 
The Conservative Party manifesto – can be found by clicking on the following link: https://vote.conservatives.com/our-plan
The Green Party manifesto is at this link: https://campaigns.greenparty.org.uk/manifesto/
The Labour Party manifesto is here: https://labour.org.uk/manifesto/
The Liberal Democrat manifesto: https://www.libdems.org.uk/plan

The Scottish Nationalist Party manifesto: https://www.snp.org/general-election-2019/

 

For me personally this General Election (on my daughter Laura’s 28th birthday) seems mightily strange.  For every year since being able to vote I have campaigned vigorously for Labour – as an activist, cllr, and parliamentary candidate.  As many of you know I resigned from Labour in February this year – see link below:

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

I am not a member of any politcial party, and remain in Independent councillor in Broxtowe.

I have been asked to re-join Labour, join the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative Party.  I have politely declined all three requests.

I remain a member of the trade union GMB  and am supporter of trade union involvement and engagement to help achieve a more productive and safer workplace.

The national policy issues I am interested in include:

  1. Increasing power from Westminster to the most appropriate level, trusting and involving local communities
  2. Giving every child the best start in life through investment in early years provision
  3. Electoral Reform
  4. Fairer & genuinely re-distributive Taxation (looking at the idea of a Land Value Tax)
  5. Public transport investment
  6. Preventative measures to reduce health inequalities
  7. Promoting renewable energy
  8. Restorative Justice

Some of you have asked whether the result in Broxtowe on 12 December will affect me as an Independent Cllr.  I was re-elected in May this year, with the current term of office expiring in 2023.  My work and role as cllr therefore carries on regardless of the result.

 

3)   Interesting reading

And finally, some reading you may find thought provoking.    You might not agree with everything that’s written, but it may prompt some wider thinking and stimulate discussions: 

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/nov/15/how-immigration-became-britains-most-toxic-political-issue?CMP=share_btn_tw

https://www.politico.eu/article/the-uk-british-election-independent-candidates-fighting-for-political-survival/

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2019/11/how-britain-was-sold

 

Local Community Business Information

 

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
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: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk
 
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 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: Sugarliciouscakes@hotmail.com
 
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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/

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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 http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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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

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  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

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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 : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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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/

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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

E: nygel73@me.com

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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

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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

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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&nbsp; E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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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  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.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/

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Softwurkz

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 richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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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

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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), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

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.

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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.

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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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 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

uk.neil@gmail.com     

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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service November 2019

Hi all

Welcome to the November edition of my local newsletter.  A special welcome to all those who have joined during the past few weeks, and thank you to everyone who has been in touch recently.

There’s plenty of news to get through, so it’s straight down to business.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you need help with personal casework or anything else.

I hope that you find the content here both useful and stimulating.

Feedback as always is very welcome.

Best regards

 
 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
BUILDING KIMBERLEY’S FUTURE TOGETHER
Independent Borough Councillor Kimberley – Broxtowe Borough Council
4 Peacock Drive
Eastwood
Nottingham
NG16 3HW
Tel: 0775 1970 640
T: @drummerrich1
W: www.richardsrobinson.org.uk
 
 
 Broxtowe News Update & Information November 2019
 
 
1)   Business networking – boosting the high street: local shops and businesses in Kimberley
 
At the elections in May this year I made a clear commitment to trying to help boost trade in and around the area.
 
I’m pleased to say that we have a further business networking event for all local businesses and interested people in Kimberley.  This is to take place on
Wednesday 27 November – 5 30pm to 7 30pm at The Dog House pub in Kimberley.
 
On August 28 we held our first business networking session at Rumbeltums in Kimberley.
This was a really positive event with various businesses coming together to showcase what they do.  We also heard from Rumbletums (and in particular their successful funding news and what this means for them in Kimberley).  All those there appreciated just much they are an integral part of the local community.  We also heard from Cllr Trevor Rood (Chair Kimberley Town Council) who talked about the facilities available at The Chapel on the Hill: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/celebrate/find-a-venue/the-chapel-on-the-hill
 
The networking sessions allow established and new businesses to meet together, share experiences, problems, opportunities and good practice.
 
For more information you can contact me or:
 
Matt Batterham, Business Growth Manager 
Broxtowe Borough Council
Neighbourhoods and Prosperity
Council Offices, Foster Avenue
Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
Tel: 0115 917 7777 x 3043
matthew.batterham@broxtowe.gov.uk 
 
Please do feel free to come along.
 
 
 
2)  Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)
 
I reported in my last newsletter that a  major British multinational retailer is due to open on GRP in 2020 – next year.
More information can be found at both links below:
 
 
and the original planning application is shown here:
 
 On receipt of confirmation of a date of opening of a new store I will let you know. 
 
 
3)  The Rain or Shine Theatre Company
 
A performance of The Wind in the Willows will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Eastwood Road, Kimberley, NG16 2HX on Monday 30 December at 4pm.
I’m told that this particular theatre company is brilliant, and I am certainly hoping to get along.
For more information please click on the following link:download
 
 
 

4)   Thursday 12 December 2019

It’s my daughter Laura’s birthday on 12 December – you are probably not already aware of that.  I am sure however it will not have escaped your notice that this is also the date for the next General Election (so much for that Fixed Term Parliament Act that originally would have taken us to 2022).  By 12 December this year, we will have had three general elections since 2015.
 
I’m going to devote my the majority of my next newsletter in December to the General Election, who’s standing locally, Brexit, what the key policies of the different parties are on the major domestic issues.  Also I’ll look at the recent election results – and ask whether they are a good guide to what the outcome of 12 December will be.
 
For me personally  – many of you will know that I am no longer a member of any political party – having resigned from Labour earlier this year:
 
A number of people have asked whether I would stand in Broxtowe in December (as an Independent).  I’ve declined on this occasion for a number of reasons.  There will be another occasion for me in the future – I would not at all be surprised if there is indeed yet another General Election next year.  
 
For now there’s some important information on deadlines for postal votes and registering to vote – this is how it affects residents in Broxtowe:
 
Please don’t forget that because this election is going to be held during the Winter (and on 12 December 2019) it may well be dark from mid afternoon onwards, you may want to register for a Postal Vote (if you do not have one already).
 
a) The deadline for new applications to vote by post or to change existing postal or proxy arrangements e.g. cancellation or re-direction etc must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Beeston by 5pm on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.
 
b) New applications to vote by proxy must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.
 
c) If you are not yet registered to vote you must do this by Tuesday 26 November 2019.
 
For more informaton please see:
 
 
In Broxtowe you can chose from one of 7 candidates:
 
MILITANT ELVIS: David Bishop
GRN: Kat Boettge
ENG DEM: Amy Dalla Mura
CON: Darren Henry
IND: Teck Khong
LAB: Greg Marshall
TIGFC: Anna Soubry
 
 
5)   Langley Mill Super Hub – tram extension Line 4, phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley
 
There continues to be huge amount of work being put into making sure that the Langley Mill Super Hub (incorporating the tram extension from Phoenix Park through Kimberley & Eastwood) comes to fruition.
 
 
 
Please continue to keep in touch with questions, comments and feedback.
 
 
6)   Recent flooding in Kimberley   
 
The recent inclement weather in Kimberley has resulted in specific problems in various locations, for example parts of Eastwood Road and Main Street.  I reported recently the problems with the particular part of the pavement on Main Street due to the deluge of rain to the County Council – as below.IMG_3577 (1)
 
 
I’m pleased to say this has now been repaired under a VIA East Midlands Hams ref:  82758
 
Urgent enquiries in the future can be made directly by members of the public to 0300 5008080 so it can be logged and passed to the appropriate officer in the first instance.
 
VIA East Midlands are partners for the County Council in providing sustainable highway services in Nottinghamshire.
 
 
 
7)   Tree & Vegetation Management works A610 Kimberley
 
VIAEM (for Nottinghamshire County Council) are responsible for management of all trees, hedges and shrubs growing within the adopted highway. 
A scheme is due to start on 18 November for two weeks (between 8pm and 4am) whereby harzardous trees will be removed, crown lift trees to make clear the carriageway for high sided vehicles and to make clear the highway grass verge for annual mowing.
 
This work may well affect residents living in and around Swingate, Kimberley – especially around Angus Close.
 
If anyone has any questions they can get in touch with:
Kelly Douglas
Environmental Works Coordinator
Highways VIAEastMids (VIAEM)
0115 9773034
kelly.douglas@viaem.co.uk 
 
 
8)   The Ruislip Close wall, & traffic issues along Eastwood Road, Maws Lane and Hardy Street, Kimberley
 
I have reported on these separate issues often in the past. 
 
This year for example I’ve put a lot of work into trying to get some proper improvements on various matters for people who live in properties around Ruislip Close.  In July I met again with a number of residents who live in the Bassett Close, Ruislip Close area of Kimberley who clearly have long term issues they want resolving.
 
I met with the County Council in August to discuss various highways issues in Kimberley.
 
Whilst there is a current impasse with a section of Nottinghamshire County Council (blocking engagement with Borough Cllrs), I am hoping that there will be some  improvements and breakthrough in this next year.  If anyone wants more informaton on this please get in touch.  When there is finally a resolution I will let you know.
 
 
9)  Cinema at Giltbrook Retail Park (GRP)
 
At the recent borough council elections in my election manifesto (see leaflet at 4 above) – I made a clear commitment to promoting leisure opportunities in the area. 
 
Several years ago I undertook a survey to find out local support for a cinema at GRP: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/work-in-broxtowe/cinema-project-2013-giltbrook-retail-park/ – this demonstrated phenomenal public support.
 
On 17 July I met with the owners of owners of GRP to see what the latest position about the cinema is.  Originally it was planned to have a cinema in place by 2022, however various business priorities on the retail park have been subject to a few changes.
 
I am now undertaking further background work to see what now is a practical way to move forward to this project.  It may well take a few months, but I’m on the case again with seeing how we can actually make a cinema work here with a number of partners.   I wish these things could be achieved much quicker, and there’s lots challenges, but I’m in this for the long-term and I’ll come back when there is something concrete to report.
 
10)   Education Appeal Panel Members Needed
 

Nottinghamshire County Council are looking for people who are interested in supporting children’s education and can spare at least 10 days a year to serve as an Education Appeal Panel member.  If a child is refused a place at a school, they are entitled to an appeal against that decision through an independent appeals panel.

These panels are made up of volunteers who bring a range of experience, skills and views to the role. Panel members don’t need to have any legal qualifications  and they don’t always need a formal background in education. T raining is provided.  Applications need to be submitted by 22 November 2019.  For more informaton please see: 

11)    News in brief
 
a) Footpath improvement (KP35) – Broomhill Road to Chapter Drive, Kimberley – I am liaising with Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council with a view to securing funding for improvements and resurfacing of this footpath.  This follows on from requests I received from residents earlier this year to try and address various issues here.  The information I have received so far is that subject to the appropriate funding, the work here could be completed after April next year (2020) – with a report planned to be heard by appropriate committee at County Hall West Bridgford for consideration during the next six weeks.  Hopefully approval will then be granted so the work can be started within the timescales mentioned above.
 
b) Christmas light switch on in Kimberley (organised by Kimberley Town Council) this takes place on Friday 29 November, starting at 6pm with a children’s dance and singing group at Hold Trinity Church.  There are then further activities at Toll Bar Sqaure until 7pm when the lights will be officially switched on.  There will be plenty of stalls both in the parish hall and at Toll Bar Square – for more information please contact Kimberley Town Council: http://www.kimberley-tc.gov.uk/
 
c) Stapleford Christmas light switch on is Saturday 23 November – taking place from 430pm – 630pm, you can expect to be delighted with festivities in Walter Parker VC Memorial Square, Victoria Street and within Victoria Street car park.
 
d) Eastwood Christmas Lights Switch On event taking place on Tuesday 26 November along Nottingham Road, Eastwood from 6-8pm.
 

e) Beeston Christmas Light Switch On event (sponsored by Arnold Clark Nottingham), is due to take place on Saturday 30 November from 430pm – 630pm  around Beeston Square and Foster Avenue.

 

Local Community Business Information

 

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood – Maws Lane Kimberley
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: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
07546633846 or: 0115 8756496 sales@printintheuk.co.uk
 
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 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: Sugarliciouscakes@hotmail.com
 
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Elmer Driving

Patient, friendly and reliable driving instructor based in Kimberley.

For more details visit www.elmerdriving.co.uk or call Tim on 07916 269026.

Tim Elmer

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by he Miners Return can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/minersreturn/

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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 http://www.whitebeamphotography.co.uk/
– email: whitebeamphotography@live.co.uk
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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

alisonknight.alk@gmail.com

07788 883788

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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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Pet Walk and Stay

PET WALK ‘N’ STAY SERVICE with KATERINA SYKES
  *  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

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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.

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KH Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Clinic based in the heart of Kimberley

11 James Street

Kimberley

NG162LP

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

http://www.khphysiotherapy.com/

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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).

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LAURENCE SUGARMAN – SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINING AND EXCERCISE FOR ILLNESS RECOVERY AND COMMON CLINICAL CONDITIONS – (based in Kimberley)
I will travel to your home and take you through a structured nutritional advice  and exercise session routine,based on your body and its needs. Each and every illness or disability has its own hurdles,that we can work together to overcome. 
          I am qualified to teach exercise to those with COPD , Rheumatoid arthritis , Obesity , stress, Anxiety,Depression, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension , Osteoporosis, Diabetes and Asthma.
          Whilst also having experience with clients with a wide range of conditions from frailty to Parkinson’s disease.
Please get in touch and make the step towards a fitter , happier and healthier lifestyle.
Call Laurence on 07957420352 . 

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Reflex Bliss

Professional reflexology treatments by Angela Henson MAR, an AoR and CNHC registered therapist based in Nuthall.

Taster sessions and gift vouchers available.

Tel- 07783 314107

hello@reflexbliss.com

www.reflexbliss.com

Angela Henson

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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

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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 adsr10@hotmail.co.uk

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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 : enquiries@watnallpreschool.co.uk

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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

Web:    www.visionmaintenance.co.uk

E mail: contact@visionmaintenance.co.uk

07771 545163

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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

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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

Email: sarah@financesfirstlady.co.uk

Website: www.financesfirstlady.co.uk

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Woodside East Mids Ltd – MOT, Service, Repairs, free MOT with full service, Gate H Station Road/Hardy Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NR, 0115 9385523

www.woodsidelimited.co.uk

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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

email:- notjust.crafty@outlook.com

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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/

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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

E: nygel73@me.com

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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

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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

E:  stibbitts2@csc.com

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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

rmhomeservices@sky.com

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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: sales@cavendishsystems.com

Web: http://www.cavendishsystems.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

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John Sherwin Ltd Specialist Motor Engineers Somercotes Hill, Somercotes, Alfreton,Derby DE55 4JS

Tel:  01773 604400

http://www.jsherwin-vwaudi.co.uk/21565/jsherwin.htm

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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

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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&nbsp; E-mail: steve@tripletriple.co.uk

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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  glomo.vicstreet@ntlworld.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/

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Softwurkz

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 richard@softwurkz.com   07765 531388     or Peter Graboswki on softwurkz.peter@yahoo.co.uk   07818 255107     or Stephen: stephen@softwurkz.com

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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

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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), noah.ark.kimberley@live.co.uk

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.

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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.

 

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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 

www.amandasmassageroom.co.uk

www.facebook.com/amandasmassageroom

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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

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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: gregory.brian@virginmedia.com

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

email: gapsupplies@yahoo.co.uk  or  p.grabowski@sky.com

Parkray, Rayburn, Aga, Trianco, Baxi, Esse, Charnwood, Dunsley, Firemaster & many more. Front bars, bottom bars, single bars, deepening bars, firebricks, side bricks, front bricks, back bricks, throat plates, ash pans, thermostats, fan units, operating tools, single glass strips, glass panels, control knobs, draught stabilisers, fireplates, fuel regulators, door seals, fibre rope, ash carriers, fire cement, coal savers, flue brushes.

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MSC-Lifecoaching Personal, Professional & Academic coaching – Skills for Life • ONLINE CONSULTATIONS at www.msc-lifecoaching.co.uk • 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

uk.neil@gmail.com     

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