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

Posts by Richard Robinson

Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March 2021 edition

Hi all

Trust you are keeping well, a very warm welcome to all those who have joined during the past weeks.

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch recently.  

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

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

Best regards

 

Richard

Richard S Robinson
 
 
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 Service – March 2021 edition
 
 
  • Western Power roadworks in Kimberley *postponed*
  • Elections on Thursday 6 May
  • Kimberley Health Centre, Newdigate Street
  • Free debt service being offered by Christians Against Poverty (CAP)
  • News in brief

 

Western Power road works in Kimberley *postponed*

I was notified last week by Western Power of some work they needed to undertake in Kimberley between 30 March and 9 April.
They were replacing an electric cable between the corner of James Street and Orchard Street (a 50 metre stretch).
Today (as I write Monday 29 March) Western Power ‘phoned earlier to say that the road works planned for the above period have now been cancelled by the County Council.  This is because of other road works – concerning pot holes (being done on Newdigate Street and beyond).  The work between the corner of James Street and Orchard Street, Kimberley will now be rescheduled for the summer.
 
Any questions to Western Power can be made on a freephone number: 0800 096 3089.
  

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

There are a wide range of important national and local elections taking place in May.  I covered the background in some detail in last month’s newsletter:

Richard Robinson » Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2021 edition (richardsrobinson.org.uk) 

Locally in Broxtowe – there are County Council elections, Police & Crime Commissioner elections, (and if you live in Beeston Rylands a borough by-election, if you live in Stapleford South West a borough by-election, and in Brinsley – parish council elections), please see: Upcoming Elections : Broxtowe Borough Council 

In terms of the County Council elections in Broxtowe the County Council divisions are shown as follows:

Beeston Central and Rylands                 1 candidate to be elected           you get 1 vote

Bramcote and Beeston North                 1 candidate to be elected           you get 1 vote

Eastwood                                              1 candidate to be elected           you get 1 vote

Greasley and Brinsley                            1 candidate to be elected           you get 1 vote

Nuthall and Kimberley*                         1 candidate to be elected           you get 1 vote    *(area includes Babbington Village)

Stapleford and Broxtowe Central*         2 candidates to be elected          you get 2 votes  *(area includes Strelley Village)

Toton, Chilwell and Attenborough        2 candidates to be elected          you get 2 votes

 

I have had several questions from residents in a number of areas asking which particular County Council division they fall under.  These include voters in Strelley Village (they come within Stapleford and Broxtowe Central), then for example in Nuthall & Kimberley there is a specific road named Little Holland Gardens (LHG).  Now for LHG the information I have been given by Election Services at Broxtowe is that 34 and 35 LHG fall into the Nuthall and Kimberley Division.  The rest of the houses on this street are under the Brinsley and Greasley Division.  There are other anomalies similar to this in various wards, so if you are unsure please check with Election Services at Broxtowe (shown below).

For residents in Babbington Village – they come within the Nuthall and Kimberley County Council division.

If you are unsure where you to vote – you can contact Election Services at Broxtowe:

elections@broxtowe.gov.uk 

tel: 0115 917 3276

See also:

Are You Registered For The May Elections? : Broxtowe Borough Council 

Upcoming Elections : Broxtowe Borough Council  (contains useful information on how to register for postal vote, proxy and timescales etc).

 

As I outlined in some detail in last month’s edition – https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2021/02/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-february-2021-edition-2

– I am standing as an Independent candidate for Nuthall and Kimberley.  To the best of my knowledge the candidates declared so far for Nuthall and Kimberley are as follows:

  • Sheikh Assab (Labour)
  • Reece Oliver (Liberal Democrat)
  • Philip Owen (Conservative)*              * Current post holder*
  • Richard Robinson (Independent)
  • Clare Wilkins (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

The full list of candidates for all County Council divisions will be available after 4pm on Thursday 8 April.

Nottinghamshire County Council list the duties of a County Councillor here: About County Councillors | Nottinghamshire County Council 

Turning now to: Police & Crime Commissioner Elections:

The current Police & Crime Commissioner in Nottinghamshire is Paddy Tipping (Labour).  He was first elected in November 2012 and then re-elected in May 2016.

With the Police & Crime Commissioner elections, the voting system is different to the General Election (where you can only place one cross against a candidate/party).

I’ve been asked to explain the system (Supplementary Voting), and I hope this brief summary helps:

  • You will be presented with a ballot paper with two columns – one for your first preference – and the other for your second preference.
  • How is the winner determined?  After voting has closed the following process then takes place to determine who has won:
  • If after the first count a candidate has got more than 50% of the votes cast, they are declared the winner.
  • If there is no candidate above 50% the vote then a second stage of counting takes place whereby the two candidates with the most first preferences go through.  Everyone else is eliminated.
  • The second preference votes on the papers for eliminated candidates are then counted for the top two candidates.
  • Whoever gets the most votes at this second stage is then declared the winner.

I hope this makes sense, I have tried to explain in as clear and full a way as possible. A briefer explanation is available at: Types of election, referendums, and who can vote: Police and Crime Commissioner – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Whilst this might sound slightly complex on paper – it’s a system that works in many organisations throughout this country and in different parts of the world in various organisations.

This is a more proportional system of voting (which incidentally I favour) as I believe the current First past the Post system for General Elections greatly distorts results and leaves lots of people’s views left both unrepresented and unrecognised.  

 

Kimberley Health Centre, Newdigate Street

I was asked by the Chair of Kimberley Town Council – Cllr Trevor Rood – to find out what the position was with Kimberley Health Centre – as there had been some uncertainty about its future.  The response I have received is duly shown below.

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From: PATIENTEXPERIENCE (NHS NOTTINGHAM AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CCG)
Sent: 11 March 2021 16:18
To: Robinson, Richard
Subject: RE: Kimberley Health Centre – Newdigate Street – South/20/075 (AW)
 
Dear Cllr Robinson
 
Thank you for your email. After making some enquiries with our CCG Estates Team,  I have confirmation from NHS Property Services that there is no intention at the present time to sell Kimberley Health Centre.  They also advise that the CCG would always be consulted with if there was any consideration in selling such a property because community services are still delivered from there.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in being able to provide this information.
Many thanks
Patient Experience Manager
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire CCG

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I will keep you updated on any other information which I receive.

 

Free debt service offered to local residents by Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

I was contacted earlier this month by Ian Robertson at CAP based in Ilkeston, asking me to pass on the information below as follows:

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Dear Richard
We are still operating our free debt service from our Ilkeston centre across postcode areas NG16 subcode areas1-4 in addition to the DE7 and DE75 postcode areas (also includes Eastwood, Awsworth & Langley Mill).

We have had to move to telephone appointments as opposed to home visits during the pandemic.  What we are finding however is that not all of our appointments are being filled.

Despite the reality of increasing debt all around us people are not reaching out for help.

Clearly many places where people attended and were encouraged to seek help have not been open and the very nature of this pandemic and its effects on peoples’ health has been to isolate people in their homes.  Anything that you can do in your area to encourage those struggling with serious debt to seek help would be appreciated.

To book a formal appointment with us they need to call 0800 3280 006 and will get an appointment with either myself or Lesley who works with me.
Kind Regards

Ian Robertson

ianrobertson@capuk.org

Tel: 07504507347

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Please do pass this information on to anyone who you think might benefit from this.

 

News in brief 

 

  • The two Kimberley markets planned for May – see item 4 https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2021/02/broxtowe-news-update-information-service-february-2021-edition-2/ – are set to to ahead.  If you would like more information, or know someone who would like a stall – please contact Clair Storey, Markets Officer Broxtowe Borough Council – Planning & Economic Development – clair.storey@broxtowe.gov.uk – Tel: 07510 304615.
  • Broxtowe Borough Council are currently awaiting the result of the governement’s review of Hs2 Eastern Leg and whether the Toton Hs2 station does get the go ahead.  The announcement was expected in January this year, then put back until March, and now we are told will be after the elections in May.  What happens (or does not happen at Toton) will have a direct affect on the feasibility of the tram extension through Kimberley and Eastwood to Langley Mill – see: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2015/02/tram-extension-line-4-phase-iii-to-kimberley-eastwood-into-amber-valley/  Should the Toton Hs2 station go ahead, part of any future study Broxtowe Borough Council undertake will need to demonstrate how a tram extension from Phoenix Park through Kimberley & Eastwood to the Langley Mill Super Hub (with a fast rail link to Hs2 at Toton) could be reliably delivered, plus meet key environmental and strict economic requirements.  I will update you when more information is available after May.

 

Local Community Business Information

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults

Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor

Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing

Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352

Email: laurencesugarman133@googlemail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

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

Email: Kettlebrooklodge@gmail.com

Web: https://www.2ndkimberleyscouts.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kettlebrook/

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

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

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

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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

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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – February 2021 edition

Hi all

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards

 

Richard

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 Service – February 2021 edition
 
 
  • Local policing matters
  • Update on Kimberley Leisure Centre
  • Awsworth Lane underpass, Kimberley
  • New markets coming to Kimberley
  • High Street, James Street Kimberley – resurfacing
  • Pedestrian crossing near Nine Corners Kimberley
  • Elections on 6 May 2021 – your chance to have your say
  • Various highway related issues – gritting

 

Policing matters in Kimberley, Nuthall, Eastwood & surrounding areas

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Any further questions or comments, please let me know.

 

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

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

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

Any ongoing problems, please let me know.

 

 

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New outdoor markets for Kimberley

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

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

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

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

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

I’ll update progress in March and April newsletters.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Upcoming elections | Electoral Commission

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

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

Greasley & Brinsley

Eastwood

Stapleford & Broxtowe Central

Nuthall & Kimberley

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

What does this mean exactly – being independent? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kimberley Results : Broxtowe Borough Council 

Nuthall East & Strelley Results : Broxtowe Borough Council 

Nuthall and Kimberley (nottinghamshire.gov.uk)

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

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

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

 

News in brief

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

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

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

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

 

Local Community Business Information

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

  • Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults
  • Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor
  • Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing
  • Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352
  • Email: laurencesugarman133@googlemail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

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

Email: Kettlebrooklodge@gmail.com

Web: https://www.2ndkimberleyscouts.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kettlebrook/

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

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

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

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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 Service – January 2021 edition

Hi all

Trust you are keeping well in these continuing very challenging and precarious times.

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

There’s a variety of matters to report on, and it’s been crazily busy of late, so I’ll not waffle and get straight down to business.

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

Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Service – January 2021 edition
 
 
  • COVID-19 UPDATE
  • New defibrillator provision for Kimberley
  • Request for provision of new pedestrian pathway between new industrial site Panattoni Park (Amazon & Hermes), Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3UA 
  • Footpath from Broomhill Road through to Chapter Drive, Kimberley
  • Business grants in Broxtowe
  • Various highway related issues

 

1. COVID-19 Update 

One of the most frequent questions I have been asked over the past few weeks surrounds why there is currently no Vaccination Centre in Broxtowe.

I am not happy with lack of provision in the borough particularly bearing in mind the numbers of elderly who are having to travel some distance for their vaccinations.

For example one Kimberley resident told me on Wednesday this week, that he took his 80 year old neighbour to Gamston for her vaccination (by public transport and uber), which took several hours altogether.  This was fantastic act of goodwill by a good neighbour – however it is not acceptable that people should have to travel this far.  Not everyone has neighbours who are able to help out in a similar manner.

I have contacted Nottinghamshire Clinicial Commissioning Group (NCCG) and asked them to urgently look at Vaccination Centre provision in Broxtowe.  I have suggested that Kimberley Leisure Centre be considered as a venue.  When I have more information I will let you know.

Some of the most up to date key information surrounding the current vaccination programme is from NCCG is shown immediately below, and I have also added the  he latest COVID rates for Nottinghamshire:

 

·       Over 75s and 80s can book their vaccine now

·       Over 70s will be receiving an invitation letter from yesterday (28 January) inviting them for a vaccine

·       Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will send out a letter inviting individuals to book an appointment

·       When you receive your letter, please act quickly to book your appointment

·       Please continue to follow all the guidance to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives 

 

NCCG are currently asking for all over 75s and over 80s to book their appointments. They will have details of how to do this in their invitation letter.

Letters to the 70-74 cohort have been dispatched and we will open the booking system to include this age group from yesterday Thursday 28 January.

Please urge relatives, members of the public, friends and family who fit into these priority cohorts to book by using the appropriate web link (below) or by calling

0115 883 4640.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Letters

Two types of letters are being sent out to those who are eligible – one from the local NHS and one from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service.

The local letter – sent out by  NCCG – will direct patients to Local Vaccination Services.  In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire there are now seven Local Vaccination Services offering vaccinations to the public alongside three Hospital Hubs. 

The national letter – from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service – will give the public the option of having the vaccine at a large Vaccination Centre, or potentially a community pharmacy depending on whether these are available locally.

It is important to note that the public will only receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service if they live within 30-45 minutes drive of one of these sites. Therefore, very few Nottinghamshire residents will have received one of these letters previously. However, now we have a large site in our patch we expect more people to receive these letters which has the potential to cause some confusion. Please see attached a simple graphic that you can use to explain the difference between the two types of letters.

Care Homes and the Housebound

The Covid-19 vaccination programme in care homes is successfully underway across the county and city.  Nearly all older persons care homes have now received the vaccine and the few that haven’t have been due to clinical reasons. Over the weekend GPs from a number of practices supported this collaborative work in a final push to vaccinate and protect our most vulnerable as quickly as possible.

The national directive is that we start to vaccinate homes for those with Learning Disabilities after 15 February, unless residents have specifically been flagged as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable which puts them in Cohort 4.  Our roving team and GPs are ready to start the process for Learning Disability homes in line with the national timetable.  

The NHS is contacting those who are housebound by letter. This letter, which has been dispatched, will have details on how they can receive a Covid-19 vaccine. Our dedicated ‘roving team’ will be delivering the vaccinations. Please find latest information on this service, including a detailed FAQ here

Pharmacies

This week we will see our first pharmacy go live in a positive step forward for our county.  NCCG are working with NHS England and Improvement to support the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in more pharmacies across the city and county.  More details will be available and duly updated in the coming weeks.

 

Key web links for further information

Please see 4 links below.

Vaccination programme for housebound residents.

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vpatient.php  

 

Appointments available for over 70s to receive Covid-19 vaccinations

COVID-19 Vaccination in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

 

Covid rates per 100k population in week to 24 January (Nottinghamshire)

Ashfield: 430.7 (-12%)

Bassetlaw: 374.6 (+67%)

Broxtowe: 338.5 (-7%)

Gedling: 301.1 (-22%)

Mansfield: 480.3 (-17%)

Newark & Sherwood: 275.3 (-12%)

Nottingham City: 385.4 (-8%)

Rushcliffe: 271 (+6%)

 

England: 353.7 (-25%)

 

See also: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/cases?areaType=ltla&areaName=Broxtowe&fbclid=IwAR2Iu_FsGv1yryJZDWsabz_OC0Pa_mVXtPVpDRj5vKw8qx28m4EEesDd-Yk

 

 

2.  New defibrillator provision for Kimberley

An application for grant aid made by Kimberley Town Council towards the purchase of a new defibrillator to be installed in a reconditioned former telephone kiosk and located in the Kimberley area, was considered by the Finance and Resources Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on 7 January 2021.

A grant of up to £1,200 was duly awarded to this extent.

More information is available from Martin Paine, Chief Audit and Control Officer Broxtowe Borough Council – grantaid@broxtowe.gov.uk

 

 

3.  Request for Provision of new pedestrian pathway between new industrial site Panattoni Park (Amazon & Hermes) Nottingham NG16 3UA, & Eastwood

 

I have been approached by a number of people living locally who are concerned about the lack of footpath for people working at the new industrial site (on the A610) just after Eastwood going towards Langley Mill & Ripley (where new the little roundabout is).  A number of workers on the site (home to Amazon and Hermes) walk to and from Eastwood Town Centre (and further afield) and to do that they have to walk alongside the very busy A610.

The information that Nottinghamshire County Council (VIAem) has provided indicates that a Feasibility Study was carried out which concluded that the cost of providing a footway would be extremely high (around £350,000). The added complication is that the A610 north of the brook is owned and managed by Derbyshire County Council.

Further enquiries are being undertaken to find out what possibly can be done to make the area safer for pedestrians.

This matter has been raised with Lee Anderson MP for Eastwood & Ashfield – lee.anderson.mp@parliament.uk – & also County Councillor Alex Stevenson (Greator Heanor) – stevenson93@msn.com 

If anyone needs any more information please let me know.

 

4.   Footpath from Broomhill Road through to Chapter Drive, Kimberley

Thank you to everyone who’s got in touch about the newly resurfaced foopath – completed before Christmas.  Seems to have had a positive impact all around.
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5.    Business grants – COVID19
This month Broxtowe Borough Council has thus far made business grants payments to 800 businesses throughout the borough including 59 of those in the Kimberley area.  More information on business support in Broxtowe is available at: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/crime-safety-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/support-for-businesses/#apply 
 
 
6.   Various highway related matters 
 
  • There seem to be intermittent problems with bin collections due to parking on Noel Street.  Anyone affected – please let me know.
  • Bellway Homes Limited – finally – after several months of trying – Bellway Homes (BH) have accepted land ownership of problem fencing and overgrown shrubbery affecting residents near Hillcrest Close, Kimberley.  They have promised to come back to me on what action they are prepared to take to improve matters.
  • Potholes – High Street, near Dale Road and Leslie Avenue Kimberley- I have contacted Nottinghamshire County Council this week regarding the state of road and the number of potholes in this area and have asked for resurfacing to be undertaken.  When there is more information I will let you know.IMG_7156

 

  • Parking problems – junction of Valley Road and Awsworth Lane Kimberley – I have received a request from local residents for white lines in this area.  There have been problems recently with cars parking over tactiles.  I have made contact with Nottinghamshire County Council.  When there is more information I will let you know.

 

Local Community Business Information

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

  • Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults
  • Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor
  • Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing
  • Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352
  • Email: laurencesugarman133@googlemail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

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

Email: Kettlebrooklodge@gmail.com

Web: https://www.2ndkimberleyscouts.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kettlebrook/

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

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

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

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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 Service – November and December edition

Hi all

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

Can I take this opportunity to wish you all a restful Christmas and healthy New Year.

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks – there’s a wide variety of matters to report on, and it’s been crazily busy of late, so much so that I simply ran out of time in November to issue a newsletter so this is a combined one covering the last two months.  I’ve been dealing for example with a large amount of planning applications, appeals, disputes and complaints, all of which can be quite time consuming.

However I am approaching 2021 with an optimistic mind set, looking forward to plenty of new challenges, as well as trying to work through some long standing problems in Kimberley and nearby on traffic flow, together with a major campaign to regenerate and boost local business – not just in Kimberley town centre, but at the outskirts too.

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

Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Service – November and December edition 
 
 
  • COVID-19 UPDATE
  • Footpath from Broomhill Road through to Chapter Drive, Kimberley
  • Request for Provision of new pedestrian pathway between new industrial site Panattoni, Park, Nottingham NG16 3UA – & Eastwood
  • Langley Mill Super Hub (incorporating Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley
  • New market in Kimberley March 2021
  • Various highway related issues

 

1. COVID-19 Update 

It has been announced earlier today that the whole of Nottinghamshire remains under Tier 3 restrictions.

Current guidance on what can and can’t be done in this tier and covering the Christmas period next week is shown here: https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-you/crime-safety-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19/

To give you some idea of the sheer scale of work undertaken by Broxtowe Borough Council regarding supporting local businesses I am enclosing a report from Full Council last night – click on: Leader’s Report Council 16 December 2020 (1) which proves an extremely interesting read. 

If anyone has any questions or comments please let me know.

 

2.  Footpath from Broomhill Road through to Chapter Drive, Kimberley

After 18 months of site visits, meetings & numerous emails – the footpath resurfacing between Broomhill Road & Chapter Drive Kimberley has been completed last week. Not quite has hard going as the Brexit negotiations, although it felt like it at times. A good job done hopefully!  Thank you to local residents who originally got in touch about this.  I should pay a big tribute Helen Spencer at VIAEM (Nottinghamshire County Council) who supervised this project and did a brilliant job.131204958_10159137909183969_6027584951368754766_n 131391212_10159137909103969_7655381284582672272_n

 

 

3. Request for Provision of new pedestrian pathway between new industrial site Panattoni, Park, Nottingham NG16 3UA – & Eastwood

I have been approached by a number of people living locally who are concerned about the lack of footpath for people working at the new industrial site (on the A610) just after Eastwood going towards Langley Mill & Ripley (where new the little roundabout is).  A number of workers on the site walk to and from Eastwood Town Centre (and further afield) and to do that they have to walk alongside the very busy A610.

The information that Nottinghamshire County Council (VIAem) has provided indicates that a Feasibility Study was carried out which concluded that the cost of providing a footway would be extremely high (around £350,000). The added complication is that the A610 north of the brook is owned and managed by Derbyshire County Council.

Further enquiries are being undertaken to find out what possibly can be done to make the area safer for pedestrians.

If anyone needs any more information please get in touch.

 

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

 

A  (virtual) meeting took place on Friday 30 October with Nottingham City Council, senior officers and cllrs from Broxtowe meeting to discuss (then as we anticipated) the next steps in this project with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.  Following on from the meeting we are now planning to work together with a Economic and Transport Consultant, alongside Nottingham City Council in order to make the strongest case possible for significant investment in the Kimberley, Eastwood Langley Mill area in terms of improving public transport links.

We were all set to launch a further in depth Feasibility Study and environmental and economic assessment in January next month.
 
This week though we have received a major set back with our plans.  One of the biggest body blows during the past 11 years this campaign has been running.
You may have seen on the news reports indicating that the proposed Hs2 station at Toton will be recommended to be scrapped, with termination at East Midlands Parkway.  Thousands of additional jobs which were expected in the East Midlands and the transformation of rail connections between East Midlands, Birmingham, Leeds, the North East and Scotland are all in jeopardy.
 
For us locally in Kimberley, Eastwood (areas that always miss out from major investment) – this means that the plans to link in the tram extension from Phoenix Park, through Kimberley and Eastwood to Langley Mill (with then a fast train link to Hs2 at Toton) are at risk.  So much of the work that has been put in thus far has centred around attracting the £165m needed for the tram extension – to fit in with the Hs2 station at Toton, via the Langley Mill transport exchange and super hub.  
 
As I mention above I’ve been battling for this for last 11 years.  I’ve lost count of the number of hours put in – early morning and late at night, writing reports, meeting with MPs, talking with constituents.  We’ve had many ups and down, some mistakes have been made along the way, but I can’t conceal the fact that it looks like a mountain to climb now, in order to realise the aim – huge improvement in public transport, major investment and jobs, growth and the environment affecting Kimberley, Eastwood and the surrounding areas.
 
Only last month I had a request from a resident of Kimberley who is taking his final engineering degree at Nottingham Trent University to talk through the project with him.  He is doing his finals and basing his dissertation on the tram extension.  We will need some creative and ambitious ideas now!
 
Is this as one might call it the End of the Line – so to speak?  Many of you would have never even dreamt of me writing these words!
Well we will find out definitely (I say definitely – according to the latest government announcement) in February next year, when the “final” decision on Hs2 will be made.  I have written yesterday to the Treasury, Secretary of State for Transport and Broxtowe’s MP Darren Henry, urging the government to not accept the recommendation to scrap Hs2 at Toton and the whole Eastern Leg.
 
I certainly have not given up the fight at this point, however – should Hs2 at Toton and the Eastern Leg be scrapped we will need some very creative ideas how to improve public transport locally!
 
I accept that Hs2 is probably seen to be as controversial as Brexit!  What has not been appreciated in my opinion is how important Hs2 was to the whole of Broxtowe (not just the south), there are huge benefits for us in the northern part, and also of course into Amber Valley & Ashfield.
 
Views, comments, feedback and questions, very welcome!
   
 
 

5)   New market in Kimberley

 

I’ve reported in previous newsletters that we are planning to have a new market in Kimberley – hopefully from March next year.  The sites we are looking at is near the chippy and Miners Return on Eastwood Road and Toll Bar Square.

Broxtowe Borough Council has a new markets officer looking to stimulate activity – Clair Storey, and she is investigating what stall holders will be available to come.

I’ll report more information in due course.  Any questions in the meantime, please let me know.

 

6.   Various highway related matters – Kimberley

  • Problem with bin emptying Noel Street.  There seem to be intermittent problems with bin collections due to parking on Noel Street.  This is something I intend looking at in 2021.  Anyone affected – please let me know.
  • Broxtowe Avenue (area), Kimberley have had their roads resurfaced recently.
  • I am currently awaiting a response on various highway related matters including resurfacing of Ruislip Close car park, and the scrap metal vans on Gilt Hill.
  • Faulty lighting on Maws Lane, Kimberley has been fixed!
  • Bellway Homes Limited – finally – after several months of trying – Bellway Homes (BH) have accepted land ownership of problem fencing and overgrown shrubbery affecting residents near Hillcrest Close, Kimberley.  They have promised to come back to me on what action they are prepared to take to improve matters.
  • Dog fouling – Hardy Street, Kimberley – following requests from local residents I have asked Broxtowe’s Neighbourhood Wardens to inspect this area more regularly.  If you notice any problems please let me know.

 

 
 

 

Local Community Business Information

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

  • Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults
  • Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor
  • Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing
  • Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352
  • Email: laurencesugarman133@googlemail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

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

Email: Kettlebrooklodge@gmail.com

Web: https://www.2ndkimberleyscouts.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kettlebrook/

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

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

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

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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 Service – October edition

Hi all

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

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks – there’s a wide variety of matters to report on, and it’s been crazily busy of late – so straight down to business.

A good deal of my work locally is on hold or being delayed due to COVID, however I’m trying to make progress wherever is practically possible.  I’m aware that I’ve still got some enquiries to come back on from some of you on a range of issues including parking, bins and vehicles obstructing the highway.  I’ll get onto these asap.

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

Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Service – October edition 
 
 
  • COVID-19 UPDATE
  • Western Power Distribution
  • Kimberley Leisure Centre
  • Request for Provision of new pedestrian pathway between new industrial site Panattoni, Park, Nottingham NG16 3UA – & Eastwood
  • Langley Mill Super Hub (incorporating Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley
  • Various highway related issues
  • Remembrance Day

 

1. COVID-19 Update 

Earlier this week Broxtowe Council was promised a comprehensive set of specific guidance for local business support and also rules for residents with Nottinghamshire going into the very highest tier of restrictions. It has been delayed on several occasions due to the confusion surrounding what parts of Nottinghamshire were going into this, and when from (as I write the information has still not been received) – safe to say we are all in Nottinghamshire in the higher tier from one minute from midnight Friday this week.  I have taken lots of messages from local business on what they can and can’t do and what support is available. As soon as I have it – I will send the information out.

For now some of the best information on a wide range of subjects including hospitality, what constitutes a support bubble, what constitutes a main meal in a cafe etc are available at the following links: 

https://www.local.gov.uk/our-support/coronavirus-information-councils/covid-19-service-information – see also: Tier 3 guidance note (1)

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

If anyone has any questions please let me know and I will endeavour to find out the correct answers.

 

2.   Western Power Distribution

Following on from the major disruption in and around Swingate and Greens Lane last Christmas, Western Power were due to undertake further major roadworks in Kimberley (the post office) during the summer (replacement of underground pipes). This has now been postponed until Spring next year.

Please let me know if you require further information.

3.  Kimberley Leisure Centre
I attended a recent meeting of the Leisure Strategy Task and Finish Group (Broxtowe Borough Council).  The council’s negotiations with EMET/Kimberley School are progressing well, and Broxtowe BC hope to agree a new Community Use Agreement within the next couple of months.

When there is more publicly available information I will let you know.

 

4. Request for Provision of new pedestrian pathway between new industrial site Panattoni, Park, Nottingham NG16 3UA – & Eastwood

I have been approached by a number of people living locally who are concerned about the lack of footpath for people working at the new industrial site (on the A610) just after Eastwood going towards Langley Mill & Ripley (where new the little roundabout is).  A number of workers on the site walk to and from Eastwood Town Centre (and further afield) and to do that they have to walk alongside the very busy A610.

The information that Nottinghamshire County Council (VIAem) has provided indicates that a Feasibility Study was carried out which concluded that the cost of providing a footway would be extremely high (around £350,000). The added complication is that the A610 north of the brook is owned and managed by Derbyshire County Council.

Further enquiries are being undertaken to find out what possibly can be done to make the area safer for pedestrians.

If anyone needs any more information please get in touch.

 

5)   Langley Mill Super Hub (incorporating Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley) – A further (virtual) meeting took place today Friday 30 October with Nottingham City Council, senior officers and cllrs from Broxtowe meeting to discuss the next steps in this project with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.  Following on from the meeting we are now planning to work together with a Economic and Transport Consultant, alongside Nottingham City Council in order to make the strongest case possible for significant investment in the Kimberley, Eastwood Langley Mill area in terms of improving public transport links.

We are continually making the point that with regards to HS2 – it is absolutely imperative that the forgotten parts of Broxtowe ie Kimberley and Awsworth  (and indeed places like Ashfield and Amber Valley) do not get left behind further, whilst all the major infrastructure investment goes to the south of the borough of Broxtowe – in and around Toton.
 
We are demonstrating how from this area – the north of Broxtowe, and with the New Super Hub in Langley Mill – connection could be made to the new HS2 station in Toton in less than seven minutes: PDFReport A-240718
 
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 (FS) will be undertaken in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council.  The Feasibility Study was originally due to commence before 31 December this year and will then then take six months to complete.  The actual date of the commencement of the FS should be clarified at the meeting on 30 October (as above) – taking into account upon a number of factors including how the COVID-19 pandemic pans out during the next few weeks.  
 
The MP for Ashfield – Lee Anderson has agreed to discuss in detail how the tram extension could specifically be of benefit to Eastwood.
 
Any questions, as ever please get in touch.

 

6.   Various highway related matters – Kimberley

  • Orchard Street, Kimberley is shortly due to have its Residents Parking Scheme implemented.  To give you some indication of how long things in local government take to materialise, I raised this matter directly with the County Council in the summer of 2018.  Wheels don’t half turn slow in local government!
  • Broxtowe Avenue (area), Kimberley is due to have its roads resurfaced during November.
  • I am currently awaiting a response on various highway related matters including resurfacing of Ruislip Close car park, and the scrap metal vans on Gilt Hill.
  • I have reported to the County Council faulty lighting on Maws Lane, Kimberley

 

7.   Remembrance Day 

 

There will be no parade and services around the War Memorial in Kimberley this year.  For more information on what the Town Council is doing (virtually) please contact their Chairman Cllr Trevor Rood:
 
 
 

 

Local Community Business Information

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

  • Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults
  • Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor
  • Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing
  • Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352
  • Email: laurencesugarman133@googlemail.com

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

 

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

 

Email: Kettlebrooklodge@gmail.com

Web: https://www.2ndkimberleyscouts.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kettlebrook/

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

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

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

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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 Service – September edition

Hi all

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

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks – there’s a wide variety of matters to report on – so straight down to business.

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

Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Service – September edition 
 
 
  • Anti-social behaviour in Kimberley Town Centre
  • Langley Mill Super Hub (incorporating Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley
  • Public wi-fi in Kimberley
  • Housing on former Kimberley brewery site and Nine Corners
  • A new outdoor market for Kimberley?
  • Various highway related issues

 

1. Anti-social behaviour – I reported in August that I had received lots of complaints surrounding incidents largely relating to the Queens Head Pub, Main Street in Kimberley.  Lots of work was undertaken behind the scenes and as many of you will now be aware this establishment is currently closed.

A Direction was served on Friday afternoon, 25 September, under Coronavirus regulations on the Queen’s Head preventing members of the public from entering the premises (which includes the land outside) from 6.00pm on 25 September. This is as a result of public health concerns and the action has been taken by the County Council (as the relevant authority for this legislation) following extensive discussions between officers of the district and county councils and the police. Evidence provided by officers of the district council, along with those of Nottinghamshire Police, has been key in securing the Direction. Reviews of the Direction will take place to ensure the public health concerns are addressed.      

More information is available from: 

David Gell
Head of HR and Public Protection
Chief Executive’s Directorate
Broxtowe Borough Council
Council Offices
Foster Avenue
Beeston
Nottingham
NG9 1AB
Email: david.gell@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

2)   Langley Mill Super Hub (incorporating Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley) – A further (virtual) meeting is to take place on Friday 30 October with Nottingham City Council, senior officers and cllrs from Broxtowe to discuss the next steps in this project with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.  We will be looking at setting a date for an in depth Feasibility Study, economic and environment assessment – looking at a range of transport options covering Nuthall, Eastwood, Kimberley & Langley Mill.

We are continually making the point that with regards to HS2 – it is absolutely imperative that the forgotten parts of Broxtowe ie Kimberley and Awsworth  (and indeed places like Ashfield and Amber Valley) do not get left behind further, whilst all the major infrastructure investment goes to the south of the borough of Broxtowe – in and around Toton.
 
We are demonstrating how from this area – the north of Broxtowe, and with the New Super Hub in Langley Mill – connection could be made to the new HS2 station in Toton in less than seven minutes: PDFReport A-240718
 
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 (FS) will be undertaken in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council.  The Feasibility Study was originally due to commence before 31 December this year and will then then take six months to complete.  The actual date of the commencement of the FS should be clarified at the meeting on 30 October (as above) – taking into account upon a number of factors including how the COVID-19 pandemic pans out during the next few weeks.  
 
The MP for Ashfield – Lee Anderson has agreed to discuss in detail how the tram extension could specifically be of benefit to Eastwood.
 
Any questions, as ever please get in touch.

 

 

3.   Public Wi-FI in Kimberley Town Centre – Free Wi-Fi should now be fully operational in Kimberley town centre. Many people around here suffer with poor or no phone signal, in a time when we use our phones to  check availability, pay for goods and now to check  into  venues internet access has never been more important. In addition, businesses have highlighted the limited phone signal means customers struggle to collect items using click and collect an invaluable resource to the modern high street. Free Wi-Fi will change this.

The  Wi-Fi will help support Kimberley as we look to navigate the high street through covid-19 and into a full recovery and we will be able to monitor this with GeoSense which gathers footfall data and dwell time, letting us know where we need to improve and what helps drive visitors into the town.
 
GEOSense
 
There is also a GEOSense system that has also been installed in Kimberley Town Centre.  GEOSense will allow the council to securely collect footfall data for Kimberley, using the same system which is also installed in Beeston, Eastwood and Stapleford. By using this system the council can now properly benchmark our town centres footfall results against each other, whereas before the Beeston footfall counting solution used a different system, method for counting etc – so fair comparisons couldn’t be made.
 
There are two counting points:
 
·         Bottom of steps up to Greens Lane shopping precinct from Main street 
·         On the junction on main street, James Street, Newdigate Street; outside The Gate Inn.
 
More information can be found at:
 

https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/for-business/town-centres/town-centre-performance/ 

 

More information is also available from Luke Cairney Town Centre & Regeneration Officer Broxtowe Borough Council – luke.cairney@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

4.   Housing on former Kimberley brewery site and Nine Corners – a number of people have asked what exactly what the position i with development and building.

The latest information I have received, on the number of properties still to be built is as follows:

10 new townhouses
2 kiln store cottages
8 Kilns apartments
1 Maltings apartment
7 old offices apartments
4 tower apartments
55 new homes at Nine Corners

 

The developers – Fairgrove have experienced a number of issues with getting various conditions approved (Nine Corners), funding finalised for other properties (Help to buy) and other various delays due to COVID-19.

If anyone needs further information you can drop me a line, or contact directly:

Steve Midgley

Managing Director
Fairgrove Group of Companies
t: 0115 944 6700

 

5.   A new outdoor market for Kimberley?

Last night the Personnel Committee at Broxtowe BC debated the merits of appointing a Markets Officer for the borough, see item  7: https://democracy.broxtowe.gov.uk/documents/g498/Public%20reports%20pack%20Tuesday%2029-Sep-2020%2019.00%20Personnel%20Committee.pdf?T=10

I am very pleased to report that the item was passed.  I have already received enquiries regarding how and where we could operate a new market in Kimberley, maybe in a new location to that we held previously on Toll Bar Square.

I am meeting (virtually) with the Business Growth Manager for Broxtowe tomorrow, as I want to make sure we can try and hit the ground running on this, as I would like to (COVID permitting) see this up and running next year.

If anyone would like further information you can drop me a line or contact:

Matt Batterham

Business Growth Manage Broxtowe Borough Council

Neighbourhoods and Prosperity
Council Offices, Foster Avenue
Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB

matthew.batterham@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

6.   Various highway related matters – Kimberley

 

I am currently awaiting a response on various highway related matters including resurfacing of Ruislip Close car park, and the scrap metal vans on Gilt Hill.

I’m also in touch with Western Power as they were due to undertake major road works in Kimberley in July/August – see item 2: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2020/01/broxtowe-news-update-information-january-2020/

I was informed last month that the work had inevitably been delayed to COVID-19. 
 
I’ll report back on all these highway issues (and others) in October’s newsletter. 
 
 

 

Local Community Business Information

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

  • Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults
  • Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor
  • Versatile, flexible timing and an holistic approach to your health & wellbeing
  • Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352
  • Email: laurencesugarman133@googlemail.com

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Playgroup – Monday to Friday – 8.00am till 3.30pm

Risen Life Church – Sunday – 9.00am till 2.00pm

 

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

 

Email: Kettlebrooklodge@gmail.com

Web: https://www.2ndkimberleyscouts.org.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kettlebrook/

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

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

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

The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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 – August edition

Hi all

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

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks – there’s a wide variety of matters to report on – so straight down to business.

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

Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

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 – August edition 
 
 
  • Anti-social behaviour in Kimberley Town Centre
  • Public wi fi in Kimberley
  • Additional Christmas lights in Kimberley
  • Scrap Metal van on Gilthill
  • Housing improvements – Ruislip Close and Bassett Close Kimberley
  • Miscellaneous – residents suggestions for Kimberley ie Boxing Club, various highways and traffic related matters, possible return of a monthly market 
  • Langley Mill Super Hub
  • New Town Fund Eastwood

 

1. Anti-social behaviour – I have received many complaints from local residents living near the town centre during the past few weeks – largely concerning incidents relating to the Queens Head Pub, Main Street. On Tuesday this week I had a detailed conversation with the new Police Inspector for Eastwood & Kimberley Alison Bryan.  Since lockdown was lifted on 4 July the police informed the pub that they should serve drinks only in plastic cups and have door staff on at weekends.  These measures have only been partly followed by the pub.  The police are watching this position very carefully – they have regular patrols and will be looking to take stronger action during the next few weeks if problems continue.  If anyone experiences any problems please let me know.

 

2. Public Wi-FI in Kimberley Town Centre – the equipment required to run then public WiFi network has now been installed. All the issues around gaining access to the Library building and installing the primary internet connection which provides web access to the connected devices, have now been resolved.  The WiFi is technically on and is undergoing testing, to ensure the coverage and connection speeds are as per the Council’s agreement with Elephants WiFi.

There is also a GEOSense system that has also been installed in Kimberley Town Centre. GEOSense will allow the council to securely collect footfall data for Kimberley, using the same system which is also installed in Beeston, Eastwood and Stapleford.  By using this system we can now properly benchmark our town centres footfall results against each other, whereas before the Beeston footfall counting solution used a different system, method for counting etc – so fair comparisons couldn’t be made.

There are two counting points:

  • Bottom of steps up to greens lane shopping precinct from Main Street
  • On the junction on Main Street, James Street, Newdigate street; outside the Gate Inn.

The GEOSensors essentially count the MAC addresses from mobile phone devices as people pass through the counting zones. This isn’t affected by the phone signal being poor (as it is in Kimberley) and is pretty accurate, as most people now have a mobile phone with them. There are also algorithms to remove double counting and counting from those passing in cars and busses. The data is fully anonymised.

More information from Luke Cairney Town Centre & Regeneration Officer Broxtowe Borough Council – luke.cairney@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

3. Additional Christmas lights in Kimberley – between Maws Lane and the Miners Return – this area will have Christmas lights this year.  This was asked for last year, and the bid was unsuccessful, however I am pleased that residents in this area will see some illumination over November/December 2020.

 

4. Scrap Metal Vans – Gilthill – I have received many complaints during the past year or so about this matter. The parking by the vans in this vicinity has served to add to the traffic congestion when leaving Kimberley and going towards IKEA and the A610.  Broxtowe Borough Council are now taking specific action now to try remedy these problems – more information available from Mrs Christine Danby – Senior Planning Enforcement Officer  –  christine.danby@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

5. Housing improvements – Ruislip Close and Bassett Close, Kimberley – there are a number elderly and disabled residents who live in this area, apart from young families. I had a site meeting there this week to address some of the issues including disabled handrails, cutting back of weeds, disabled ramps, improvements in appearance for the area.  A number of actions are planned over the coming weeks.  I will keep you updated with progress.

 

6. Miscellaneous –  I have received a number of requests for local improvements and initiatives in Kimberley during the past six weeks – including the possibility of a new monthly market in Kimberley, a Boxing Club and various traffic and highway related matters. I will report on progress with these issues in subsequent meetings.  Relating to the possible new market in Kimberley – there is a meeting of the Jobs & Economy Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council on Thursday 3 September, that will decide on the post of a Markets Officer for the whole borough (this person would in turn help facilitate activity in Kimberley) – see:

https://democracy.broxtowe.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=149&MId=489&Ver=4 

Any questions in the meantime on any of the miscellaneous items and more information required – please get in touch.

 
7.  Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley – a virtual meeting with Nottingham City Council, senior officers and cllrs at Broxtowe took place on Wednesday 29 July to discuss the next steps in this project with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.
 
We made a key point that with regards to HS2 – it is absolutely imperative that the forgotten parts of Broxtowe ie Kimberley and Awsworth  (and indeed places like Ashfield and Amber Valley) do not get left behind further, whilst all the major infrastructure investment goes to the south of the borough of Broxtowe – in and around Toton.
 
We demonstrated how from this area – the north of Broxtowe, and with the New Super Hub in Langley Mill – connection could be made to the new HS2 station in Toton in less than seven minutes: PDFReport A-240718
 
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 (FS) will be undertaken in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council.  The Feasibility Study was originally due to take place by 31 December this year and will then then take six months to complete.  The actual date of the commencement of the FS is yet to be decided – dependent upon a number of factors including how the COVID-19 pandemic pans out during the next few weeks.  When there is more information I will let you know.
 
The MP for Ashfield – Lee Anderson has agreed to discuss in detail how the tram extension could specifically be of benefit to Eastwood.
 
8.  New Towns Fund, Eastwood – I was asked Cllr Milan Radulovic – Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council to arrange a meeting with Lee Anderson MP for Ashfield, to see what funding can particularly be reached for Eastwood. By way of background Eastwood has some of the highest childhood poverty rates in the East Midlands, in Eastwood St Marys ward childhood poverty rates are a staggering 34% and unemployment rates are also very high. The area of Eastwood also has some of the worst health statistics too as well as crime and premature deaths.

The aim is to get Eastwood included in the monetary allocations for the New Towns Fund https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/towns-fund-prospectus

The meeting between Milan & Lee took place on Thursday 23 July.  

Representations have now been made to the appropriate government minister to see how not only Eastwood, but places like Kimberley can also benefit from new funding rounds during the next year, to help regenerate and boost growth in the respective areas.

 

Local Community Business Information

Print in the UK – The new start-up in our neighbourhood 
The place where design starts and print takes over:
* Business cards
* Flyers and leaflets – print and distribution
* Discount Cards
* Appointment cards
* Thank you cards
* Compliment slips
* Letterheads
* Bespoke envelopes
* Design and Redesign services
* Folders
Business cards – 450gsm silk – single sided print – design and delivery included
250pcs @ £33
Quick turnaround times for most services with a 2 working days from artwork receipt and order confirmation.
Please feel free to get in touch, if you are willing to get professional advice and quality printed products or if you simply want to make a change in the way your business looks. I am here to help
You can check some of my work on my business Facebook page too: https://facebook.com/PrintInTheUK
Mims Rusu
Account Manager
I live in Kimberley
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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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 – June & July 2020 edition

Hi all

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

I wasn’t able to issue a newsletter in June, simply to the sheer volume of ongoing work I have – so this is a sort of bumper summer edition – covering both June and July.

You’ll notice below that I’ve reinstated the advertising for local businesses.  I’ve refrained from this since March, but as lockdown is gradually being lifted, I wanted to start promoting our local businesses again.

If any of you who advertise here wanting any content updating, please let me know.

Thanks to everyone who has been in touch over the past few weeks – there’s lots to report on – so straight down to business.

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

 

Together, we can and will get through this COVID-19 pandemic.

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 – June & July 2020 edition 
   
 

1) Public wifi availability – Kimberley Town Centre

Before lockdown commenced a date was provisionally agreed for Monday 30 March 2020 for final installation and completion in Kimberley of all the technical equipment necessary for free wifi to operate in the town centre.

Due to COVID-19 the asbestos checks from ARC the contractor in this instance have had to be delayed during the last few months.  

I have subsequently chased this again today and asked to be informed of a new date this is taking place.

For more information on this please contact myself or Matthew Batterham – Town Centre Manager – Broxtowe – matthew.batterham@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

2)  Broken fence – adjacent to Cloverlands Drive & Hillcrest Close, Kimberley

Last year I did an estate tour to look at some of the council properties with housing officers from Broxtowe Borough Council.  We came across a broken fence that was quite dangerous and protruding along a footpath that people regularly use to get through to Hillcrest Close.  It’s taken ages to try and find ownership of the land in question (so the fence can be repaired).  

We believe this now to be under the jurisdiction of Bellway Homes Limited.  

I have duly contacted them about this, and when I have more information I will let you know.

 

3) Kimberley Leisure Centre

I covered the background to this in great detail in my previous May newsletter at item 4: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2020/05/broxtowe-news-update-information-may-2020-edition/ 

Last month on 23 June an Extraordinary meeting of the Policy and Performance Committee Tuesday, 23 June 2020 was held virtually. The meeting was Chaired by Milan Radulovic – who is the Leader of the Council. The meeting was specifically called to deal the matter of the future of Leisure Services in Kimberley, following the notice of terminations of the joint use agreements at Kimberley School, from Chief Executive of the East Midlands Trust, on 23 April 2020.

I am not a member of the Policy & Performance committee, but attended (as I am entitled to do) as Ward member for Kimberley.

I have been asked over the past few weeks, why the papers presented at the meeting were confidential. This is because there were confidential items contained relating to staffing, personnel and budget matters.

Before the meeting Ellis Tansley – Vice Chair of Events at Kimberley Town Council gave me some useful feedback in terms of comments he had received from members of the public. I was able to use these at the meeting.

My comments made were not lengthy but focused mainly on the need to ensure that leisure provision is maintained, and to ensure that Kimberley does not get left behind.

The main outcome of the meeting (and this was unanimous) was that discussions would start promptly in terms of securing a long term future for leisure facilities in our area.

The Deputy Chief Executive of Broxtowe – Zulfiqar Darr, & the Leader of the Council Milan Radulovic & the Leader of the Opposition (Conservatives) will form the main negotiating group from Broxtowe BC. The East Mids Trust met Broxtowe representatives Friday 26 June.

As soon as more substantive public information is available, I will let you know.

 

4) Hall om Wong Park – Kimberley

Two years ago I was asked by a number of residents for various improvements to the play area, and I duly made the appropriate representations.

  • The play area has now been extended with new equipment and over fifty per cent of the area changed from a bark chip surface to a new rubber surface.  The new equipment includes a play unit specifically for toddlers. 
  • Work is also being being carried out involving surfacing paths and steps in the woodland at the top of the site. 
  • There will also be some new fencing and entrance gates along Eastwood Road.
  • Later this year the plan is to include volunteers planting woodland wildflowers and bluebells in the woodland.

For more information please let me know.

You can also contact: 

Chris Riley

Conservation & Green Spaces Development Manager – Broxtowe BC

chris.riley@broxtowe.gov.uk 

Kimberley Depot, Eastwood Road,Kimberley,  Nottingham, NG16 2HX  Tel 0115 917 3507
 
5) Backlog of work on various issues in Kimberley – delayed due to COVID-19
 
There’s a range of projects I have been working on that have inevitably been delayed due to the pandemic including negotiations on the cinema proposal at Giltbrook Retail Park, transport specifically for elderly people in north Broxtowe, possible return of Kimberley Farmers Market, demolition of a wall on Ruislip Close and a number of footpath issues in and around the area.
Again, now as lockdown is gradually easing, I’m starting to find out how these matters can be taken forward.  I’ll update you in August on each of these matters – it’s not easy at this point to say which projects will survive, as the landscape ahead is somewhat uncertain, however I’ll be doing my best to ensure real progress is made wherever possible.
 
Some of you have also been in touch over the past few weeks with new projects and ideas, including range of matters around Hardy Street – again – I’ll cover this next month.
 
6)   Meeting with Darren Henry MP for Broxtowe
 
On Friday 12 June I had a virtual meeting with Darren – he wanted to learn more about Kimberley and specific areas he could help with.
We discussed the tram extension, issues surrounding Hs2 and Kimberley Leisure Centre.  I’ve sent Darren very detailed background reports relating to the tram.
He was especially keen to know about was any “quick wins” – where there are existing smaller projects and requests that he could apply to the government for to help on pressing matters during the next few years.  I mentioned in particular the need for extra funding to help with existing traffic problems in two specific parts of Kimberley.  I touched upon much of the consultation work that had been done in previous years – especially around Maws Lane, Hardy Street and also Swingate Kimberley – that regretfully the County Council had largely disregarded: https://richardsrobinson.org.uk/2016/08/submission-to-nottinghamshire-council-regarding-suggested-highways-improvements-in-kimberley-swingate-and-maws-lane-areas/
 
So I’ve  duly asked him for help for funding to the County Council for funding in both areas above.
I also mentioned the requests for more Zebra Crossings in Kimberley (especially near Gilthill Primary School).
I’m currently awaiting a response from Darren – and when I have more information I will let you know.
 
7)  Western Power – major work expected in Kimberley
 
Many of you may remember the serious traffic problems that occurred in Kimberley in the run up to Christmas last year.  I covered the details at item 2:
 
 
 

I reported at the time that Western Power were due to undertake further work this summer, this time in the vicinity of Main Street (near Orchard Street) Kimberley – regarding an underground pipe

that is 70 years old, and is in need of replacement.

I’ve been in touch with Western Power again – to try and find out when the intended work will now take place, and to try and ensure that adequate notice is given and much better traffic flow is achieved.

We can’t have the traffic chaos that previously brought Kimberley largely to a grinding halt.

They undertaken to come back to me as soon as their definite plans are known, and I’ll update you all as soon as I have more substantive information.

 

8)   Horse Fair Nuthall

I was contacted by some Kimberley residents earlier this week, following a social media post intimating a further Horse Fair may take place during the next few weeks.
I duly contacted Broxtowe Borough Council and the response I received is as follows:
 
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From: North, Sarah
Sent: 06 July 2020 15:10
To: Robinson, Richard
Subject: Horse Fair

 
I am emailing in relation to your email to Zulf regarding the post on social media about a further horse fair and claims of a meeting this week with the Council.

I have seen this post today and have been liaising with other officers in Broxtowe to check if anyone has received contact from the organisers requesting any such meeting.  It would appear that no such meeting has been arranged and no contact from the organisers has been received.

Contact will be made via the Safety Advisory Group (SAG) to the organisers encouraging them to postpone any plans they may have for an event in July.  

Kind regards

Sarah North

Senior Private Sector Housing Officer

Private Sector Housing

0115 917 3092

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I will keep you updated on any further information I receive.
 
 
9)  Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood, & into Amber Valley
 
A virtual meeting with Nottingham City Council, senior officers and cllrs at Broxtowe is taking place on Wednesday 29 July to discuss the next steps in this project with regards to tram extension from Phoenix Park.
We will be making a key point that with regards to HS2 – it is absolutely imperative that the forgotten parts of Broxtowe ie Kimberley and Awsworth  (and indeed places like Ashfield and Amber Valley) do not get left behind further, whilst all the major infrastructure investment goes to the south of the borough of Broxtowe – in and around Toton.
 
We will be demonstrating how from this area – the north of Broxtowe, and with the New Super Hub in Langley Mill – connection could be made to the new HS2 station in Toton in less than seven minutes: PDFReport A-240718
 
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).  The timescales may have to change due to COVID-19 – we will know more after 29 July.
 
The MP for Ashfield – Lee Anderson has agreed to discuss in detail how the tram extension could specifically be of benefit to Eastwood.
 
10)   New Towns Fund, Eastwood
 
I have been asked Cllr Milan Radulovic – Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council to arrange a meeting with Lee Anderson MP for Ashfield, to see what funding can particularly be reached for Eastwood.

By way of background Eastwood has some of the highest childhood poverty rates in the East Midlands, in Eastwood St Marys ward childhood poverty rates are a staggering 34% and unemployment rates are also very high. The area of Eastwood also has some of the worst health statistics too as well as crime and premature deaths.

The aim is to get Eastwood included in the monetary allocations for the New Towns Fund https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/towns-fund-prospectus

The meeting between Milan & Lee is taking place on Thursday 23 July.  

I will update you of progress in August’s newsletter.

 

 

 

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 – 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
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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

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

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.

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