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Broxtowe News Update & Information Service – March, April & May 2022

Hi all

Welcome to my latest newsletter.

Well it’s definitely been a busy old time since my last newsletter in February, personally as well of course with council work.   I particularly emphasise old as I’ve now reached one of those milestones in life – becoming the grand old age of 60 earlier this month.  Yes, and since you ask, I can’t actually believe it. 

Nevertheless I am now a proud owner of a Senior Citizens Rail Card  (which really brought my age home to me), and I am making good use of this.

Also in a bit more personal news – in March Sarah and I became grandparents for the first time.  If you are friends with me on Facebook you might have noticed a subtle change of track from the occasional political pondering or something connected with Leeds United to proud doting Grandparent posts.

Then additionally on top of this last month I’ve been offered (and accepted) a new job.  This starts next month on 16 May working for the Public Affairs Company – About Us | The Public Affairs Company – as a Government Relations Consultant.

So all in all, it’s been a pretty busy time.

There’s now plenty of news to update you all on locally, and I hope the information below is useful for you.

As ever if you need help or assistance on anything, or ever want to discuss something please let me know.

Trust all of the information provided below is helpful.

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, April & May 2022
 
– Broxtowe Borough Council launches Ukraine appeal
– Around the world in 80 days
– Are you interested in sport?
– Fly tipping in Kimberley
– Knowle Park play improvements 
– Kimberley Food Festival
– New litter bin on Knowle Hill
– Tram extension – Kimberley, Eastwood & Langley Mill – improving public transport in Broxtowe and Amber Valley
 
 
1)  Broxtowe Borough Council launches Ukraine appeal
 
Anyone who wishes to offer a financial donation and or much needed items to support the Humanitarian Aid Work taking place in Ukraine and Poland, is now able to do so under a special scheme set up by the council.  
 
Specifically in Broxtowe – the borough is in friendship with the town of Myszkow, Poland who are currently experiencing an influx of refugees, due to being located close to the Ukrainian border. 
 
Please click on the following link for more information on how to offer support: Broxtowe Borough Council Launches Ukraine Appeal : Broxtowe Borough Council 
 
2)  Around the world in 80 days – Holy Trinity Church, Eastwood Road, Kimberley, Saturday 30 March, 1830
 

A reminder of this community event taking place tomorrow in Kimberley, please see details by clicking on the link:

Raib or Shine Leaflet 80 Days

This is a joint venture between Kimberley Church and Kimberley Institute Cricket Club. 

The theatre company Rain or Shine have performed three times in Kimberley previously, each one a great success.   

Call Jim Dymond for more information and tickets on 0115 854 4734, email: james.dymond1@ntlworld.com 

 

3)  New sporting memories group starts today

A new sporting memories group at Chilwell Olympia starts today 10am.

The group is free of charge and ideal for anyone in the local community who is isolated, dementia, Alzheimer’s or just wants to talk sport and meet like-minded people.

Please see the poster below for more information

 

 

4)  Fly tipping in Kimberley

Earlier this month I was alerted to instances of fly tipping in Kimberley – mattresses and a whole load of other stuff which looked pretty disgusting, dumped at the back of Edgwood Road, near to the nature reserve.   I reported this and it has now been removed.

If there are any other instances of fly tipping you come across, please let me know.

 

5)  Knowle Park improvement survey

There’s some great work being proposed by Kimberley Town Council, with a lot of work being put in especially by Cllrs Ian Wilson, Sam Boneham and Neil Doherty to try and get some major upgrades to Knowle Park recreation ground in Kimberley.

Some of the suggestions include a small cycle track, more play equipment specifically for people suffering learning disabilities, benches for parents, a zip-wire (definitely not one for me), general upgrading of the play equipment etc.

Around 7-8 years ago when I was a Community Governor at Kimberley Primary school – we initiated a project to get some new equipment on Knowle Park, which we wereduly  successful with, however it is looking a bit tired now, and work now being undertaken should provide a very welcome boost for users of the park.

There is a survey you can fill in here Knowle Park Improvement Survey (surveymonkey.co.uk) – to give your views.

For more information, please contact either Cllrs Ian Wilson – or Sam Boneham:

ian.wilson22@ntlworld.com

samuel.boneham101@gmail.com

 

6)   Kimberley Food Festival

Last May when I sat down with Dave Fewster (joint owner of the Doghouse pub in Kimberley), and Sam Boneham and discussed how Kimberley might start buzzing again, little did we probably realise about how successful a food festival in the town might be.

Fast forward then to 13 March this year and over 3,000 visitors came to the Food Festival.   Every stall holder and vendor either sold out (some even twice) or were left with very little stock by the end of the day.

Business saw a dramatic and much welcomed uptake in business.  There were sell-out services at the Chip Shop on James Street, Mucky’s and Sugarlicious Cake, pubs and cafes up and down the town centre were absolutely packed all day.

The credit for this huge piece of work goes largely to Kimberley Town Cllr – Sam Boneham who worked tirelessly late into the night on many occasions leading up to 13 March, in order to make the Food Festival a success.

Also Matt & Sarah Haslam were a brilliant support to Sam, alongside many volunteers who helped on the day, giving up their time in order to make the event a success.

So what’s next?  Well after some reflection and looking at what can be improved upon for next year, Sam is looking for the Kimberley Food Festival to become an annual event for Kimberley, bigger and better with some improvements.

Please contact Cllr Sam Boneham for more information and if you would like to help with the organising: samuel.boneham101@gmail.com 

…..as a footnote to this – both Sam and Dave are now members of Kimberley Town Council – and I am sure both will continue to be excellent ambassadors for the area in the weeks, months and years ahead.
 
7)   New litter bin Knowle Hill, Kimberley
 
I was asked earlier this month for a new bin at the top of Knowle Hill, and this has now been put in place.
If anyone else would like new litter bins in your area, please let me know.
 
8)  Improving public transport in the north of Broxtowe and Amber Valley
 

Last month I asked the Chief Executive Officer at Broxtowe to look at ways it would still be possible to look at new funding channels for improving public transport in the area, and specifically now Hs2 at Toton has been mothballed from the original concept.

There are still some opportunities for us in Broxtowe to look at tram and light rail connectivity, and I for one do not want to see the campaigning work in Kimberley and surrounding areas that has been undertaken over the past 12 years go to waste!

Richard Robinson » Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley (richardsrobinson.org.uk) 

If you would like to get involved in new campaigns to secure the tram out to Kimberley, Eastwood & Langley Mill – please get in touch.

 

News in brief

a) Fairgrove – former Brewery site Kimberley – I am meeting residents next week to talk about some ongoing concerns on the site.

b) Smart Parking – The Precinct Kimberley – the car parking management of this site has been in new hands for several months (EuroParks).  I continue howeverto receive complaints about residual fines from the previous managers Smart Parking – in some instances the “offences” were detailed as people parking there for 24 hours when in fact it was only 6 minutes!  If anyone is still being troubled by Smart Parking, please let me know.

c) Sainsburys Cafe – Kimberley – this is now closed.  Lots of speculation about what might come in its place.  When I have more definitive information I will let you know.

 

 

Local Community Business Information

 

STEVE HODGKISS

Is available for all gardening jobs – eg lawns, strimming, edging, also painting fences/sheds, digging etc.

Based in Heanor, all rates very competitive.

Call: 01773 714923 or 0793 8747 246.

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults

Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor

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

Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352

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.  Seventeen years experience.

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

Tim Elmer – now teaching automatic, as well as manual.

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by the 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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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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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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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 on Victoria 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 for Kimberley.

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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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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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? Contact Kimberley resident 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 and February 2022

Hi all

Welcome to my first newsletter of 2022.  

There’s plenty of information to relay to you, so straight down to business.

Just to quickly emphasise that there is a new market coming to Kimberley next Tuesday 1 March (please see item 2 below) between 9am and 2pm.  It’s been organised by Broxtowe Borough Council.

As ever if you need help or assistance on anything, or ever want to discuss something please let me know.

Trust all of the information provided below is useful.

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 – January & February 2022
 
– Kimberley Food Festival – Sunday 13 March
– New market coming to Kimberley – Tuesday 1 March
– Support for unpaid carers in Nottinghamshire
– Garden Waste Subscriptions 2022/23
– Rent a space from Decathlon, Giltbrook
– Drains Hardy Street
– Former brewery site, Hardy Street
– Parking on Kimberley precinct 
 
 
1)  Kimberley Food Fare – Sunday 13 March
 
Coming to Kimberley on Sunday 13 March is the first ever Kimberley Food Festival, made possible through various funding sources.  Local Kimberley resident Sam Boneham has organised this, with the assistance of Matt Haslam of Kimberley Christmas Market.  This one day festival that is guaranteed to be a great day out for the while family!
 
Starting at 11am visitors will be able to sample the best local food stalls and street food vendors in locations around the Town centre as well as visiting the local businesses for unique and delicious food offerings. Live music performances will be on throughout the day alongside fun filled activities for children including clay modelling activities and a magic show! 
 
This is a fabulous community event showcasing the brilliant plethora of food and drink establishments in Kimberley and most importantly is an opportunity for our communities to come together and support local! 
 
Keep up to date with latest news and reveals via https://www.facebook.com/kimberleyfoodfest/
 
More details available from Sam Boneham: samuel.boneham101@gmail.com 
 
2)  Tuesday 1 March, Toll Bar Square – 9am – 2pm new market coming to Kimberley
 
Organised by Broxtowe Borough Council, there’s set to be various stalls including fruit and veg, eggs, gifts, sweets & chocolates, cakes.
For more information please contact:
Clair Storey
 
Markets Officer
Broxtowe Borough Council
Planning and Economic Development
 
3)  Support for unpaid carers in Nottinghamshire 
 
I have received some information which maybe of particular interest if you, or anyone you know is an unpaid carer providing care and support to a family member or
loved one in Nottinghamshire.  The full details are provided here: Carers Space Session 2 March 2022
 
 
4) Garden waste subscriptions for the new financial year starting April 2022
 
Residents in Broxtowe are now able to renew their garden waste subscription for the 2022/23 season. This will run from Monday 4 April through to 2 April 2023. Letters detailing the fee for the year, along with information on how to pay should be with you by now with an example copy shown here: Garden Waste Letter 2022 (002)
The charge for the upcoming season is as follows; £37 for one bin and £23 for each additional bin. Bin stickers identifying subscribers will be sent to residents after payment and those paying before the 18 March will receive their stickers towards the end of March as these will be sent out as a batch from the printers. Subscriptions made after that date may take up to 10 days to process and residents may not receive their stickers until after the new season has begun. The quickest and easiest way for householders to subscribe is online and details on how to sign up to the service are provided on the back of the letter.

To make you aware, those residents currently subscribing to the 2021/22 season will see their garden waste collections return to fortnightly in March.

If you have any queries regarding the service please contact Emma Georgiou, Waste and Climate Change Manager: Emma.Georgiou@broxtowe.gov.uk 

 

5)  Rent a space from Decathlon store in Giltbrook
 
They want this space to be available and accessible to rent out for a variation of activities such as; fitness, dance or yoga classes.  They want to make this as accommodating as possible for a wide variety of people and activities, we would love your input on how best to achieve this.
If you have any ideas, or interest you would like to express in using this space please contact Decathlon on the email address below
thomas.hodson@decathlon.com 
If you are on Facebook – the details are also at:
 
6)  Drains on Hardy Street, Kimberley

 

I continue to receive plenty of complaints about this, having first reported the problems in this vicinity last year.

I’ve made further representations about this matter, after receiving more complaints from local residents this week.  When I have more information I will let you know.

 

7) Former brewery site, Hardy Street 

 

I had my latest walk around the site this week with some local residents, following numerous ongoing problems with unfinished work, health and safety issues, protruding wires and environmental concerns.  To try and move matters forward again I am looking to take the Director of Planning At Broxtowe around the site next month for a detailed inspection.  I am hoping that resulting from this we will be able to get some realistic and proper timescales in place to rectify some of the key concerns.  When I have more detailed information I will let you know.  Any questions in the meantime please get in touch.

 

8) Precinct Parking, Kimberley

Readers of the this newsletter for a while will no doubt be well aware of the problems with parking fines that at one stage this month appeared never ending!  I nearly lost count with how many complaints have been submitted to the previous company in question – Smart Parking – not only by me I should add, but also Sam Boneham (Kimberley Town Council).

Eurocarparks have now taken over the car park management system, with new signage in place.

Both Sam & I appear to have been successful with the vast majority of complaints we have submitted on behalf of local residents regarding Smart Parking.

Attention has now turned to ongoing issues – like, why have bollards been inserted which appear to benefit very few residents using the car park?  The key matter of trying to get a separate access for vehicles coming out of the car park is something both Sam and I are trying to find a way forward on.  When there is more information we will let you know.

Any questions in the meantime please get in touch.

 

 

Local Community Business Information

 

STEVE HODGKISS

Is available for all gardening jobs – eg lawns, strimming, edging, also painting fences/sheds, digging etc.

Based in Heanor, all rates very competitive.

Call: 01773 714923 or 0793 8747 246.

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults

Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor

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

Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352

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.  Seventeen years experience.

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

Tim Elmer – now teaches automatic as well as manual.

www.elmerdriving.co.uk

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Miners Return – Eastwood Road, Kimberley

The Facebook Page showing events hosted by the 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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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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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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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 on Victoria 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 for Kimberley.

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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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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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? Contact Kimberley resident 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 – December 2021

Hi all

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

Looking back it’s been quite a year in many ways – some things now seem an eternity away – recalling just a few examples:

  • in February Captain Sir Moore who raised over £32m for NHS charities died at the age of 100.
  • in July England reached the final of a major football international tournament for the first time since 1966.
  • in September British tennis player Emma Raducano won the 2021 US Open Women’s Singles at her first attempt and is the first female British player to win a major since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977.
  • in October Conservative MP Sir David Amess died after being stabbed multiple times during his constituency surgery at Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh on Sea.
  • in October and November the UK hosted a summit called COP26 (COP stands for Conference of the Parties) – about climate change and how countries are going to tackle it.
  • in November Marcus Rashford was awarded an MBE for his campaigning to help vulnerable children.
  • Europe officially generated more electricity through renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time during the past 18 months.

It goes without saying that COVID has dominated much of the year, as it did in 2020 – affecting every part of our lives and seems set to do so well into the New Year.

It’s been a hugely difficult year for many of us and in different ways and this Christmas time may not be an easy one for some.  I recall two people we have so sadly lost during the past year this year – Andy Tibbitts who lived on Chapter Drive and Russ Saxton from Hardy Street.  Both were legends in their own right and highly respected and loved by many people locally in the wider community.   Andy was a local driving instructor and Russ was a professional musician (and my son’s guitar teacher).   My thoughts and prayers go to their families this Christmas time, and for others who have lost loved ones during the past 12 months.

My hope is that the New Year can bring more of the compassion, community and civic responsibility that I have witnessed locally (and especially during the pandemic). Even therefore despite the difficulties and challenges we all face I remain in an optimistic mood for 2022.

As ever if you need help or assistance on anything let me know.

Can I take this opportunity to wish you all well for Christmas and the New Year.

 

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 – December 2021
 
–  Christmas market in Kimberley
–  Kimberley Leisure Centre
–  Update on parking charges The Precinct, Kimberley – meeting successfully arranged with Smart Parking Limited
–  Is there a Plan B for the tram extension to Kimberley and Eastwood?
–  Relate
–  News in Brief
 
1) Christmas market in Kimberley
  
Broxtowe Borough Council have organised a market in Kimberley – tomorrow Tuesday 21 December between 8am and 3pm at James Street Car Park.
Music is being provided by the Punjabi Roots Academy, with a range of stalls set to be in operation.
For more information please contact:
 
Jonathon Little
Economic Development & Regeneration Manager
Broxtowe Borough Council
E: jonathon.little@broxtowe.gov.uk 
 
 
2)   Kimberley Leisure Centre
 
I reported in last month’s newsletter on the discussions I had on 27 October with East Midlands Education Trust (EMET) to understand fully their position as it then was regarding Kimberley Leisure Centre:
 
 
Last week I was updated by EMET on the progress that had been made since October with Broxtowe Borough Council on plans going forward in 2022 and beyond.  The information I have now been sent is shown here: Leisure Centre Update 
 
Discussions are ongoing over the next few weeks in order to conclude a final agreement, and as you will see from the Leisure Centre update directly above, there has been solid progress with a more promising outlook set for the next three years, than that was originally mooted by some earlier this year.  The name of Kimberley Leisure Centre will change, however it appears now that an agreement seems to be in sight that includes community and day time use for several years ahead.  This in turn allows the council and others time to bid for funds to secure leisure funding for a longer period into the future.
 
I would like to thank all of those working hard behind the scenes currently on the final agreement (Liberty Leisure, EMET and Broxtowe BC), and on the work that they have done previously and collaboratively during the past few months.
 
As soon as there is more information available in 2022 I will let you know.
  
3)  Parking charges – The Precinct, Kimberley
 
I reported on this matter in last month’s newsletter and together with Sam Boneham (Chair of Swingate Residents Association) – we have both spent many hours fielding complaints from residents, and liaising with Smart Parking (who have been issuing the fines) and also the owners of the car park itself.
 
We originally met Smart Parking (who were then operating the restrictions and responsible for issuing fines) on 19 November last month at the precinct in Kimberley where we discussed in detail the problems that local residents and shoppers were facing.
 
Both Sam and I have dealt with multiple complaints about fines (and got a good number of them rescinded), including a handful today 20 December.
 
On a wider note Sam and I have asked the owners of the site (LCP) as to whether a separate exit could be made to avoid some of the congestion, and this is now being looked into.
 
As those of you who are regular users of the precinct will no doubt have seen there is now a new company (operating the parking restrictions) Euro Car Parks.  However some of the old Smart Parking fines are still coming through.  If anyone experiences any problems please let Sam or myself now.
The contact for Sam is: samuel.boneham101@gmail.com 
 
4)   Is there plan B for the tram extension through Kimberley & Eastwood?
 
Many of you will be aware of the work that has been taking place ever since 2009 on getting the tram out to Kimberley and beyond:
 
We had originally hoped that this would be able to coincide with the Hs2 station at Toton.   However you will no doubt have heard about the change of mind that the government has had with the Eastern leg of Hs2 now being scrapped (affecting the whole of Broxtowe – not only Toton).
 
We are now looking at alternative ways that tram connectivity and better public transport through Kimberley and Eastwood could be realised.  I had a meeting two weeks ago with some key stakeholders looking at the possibilities for linking a tram extension with a reopening of the Maid Marian line (contact me if you want more specific details of this).
 
There is so much uncertainty at the moment, however we have not given up the fight.  In my email folder there is a very large file entitled “2025 – tram extension to Kimberley”.    I and many others hoped that we might have started to build in 2025.  This clearly is not going to happen.  Whilst this is disappointing we need not to dwell on what could have been, but what potential there is to adapt plans for the future.
 
As 2022 develops I will keep you posted on any realistic opportunities for the tram extension from Phoenix Park to be developed – in whatever form that takes.
 
 

5)  Relate Nottingham

Some of you will have heard of the charity Relate.  I have been appointed by the Borough Council – to serve on its local board.
Here’s just a little update on their work:
 
Starting in the New Year, Relate Nottinghamshire who provide couple counselling, marriage counselling and family counselling as well as individual counselling have been awarded funding from Nottinghamshire County Council to provide free or reduced rate counselling to anyone over 18 living in Broxtowe. We are the experts in relationship therapy and want as many people as possible to benefit from our highly trained specialist counsellors.
 
The counselling sessions last for about an hour and each person, or couple will be entitled to between 4 and 6 sessions depending on your need. The counselling sessions will be online via Zoom and available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5 pm.
 
If you would like to speak to a counsellor, in confidence about anything to do with your personal relationships we have a free 30-minute telephone counselling service available on Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Please email  support@relate-nottingham.org.uk. 
 
To speak to our trained customer advisers call us on 0115 9584278 or email info@relate-nottingham.org.uk. Our team are here between 9am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.
 
6)  News in brief
 
– Drains on Hardy Street, Kimberley – I have had lots of complaints over the past 4-6 weeks on blocked drains in this location.  I have been assured that action will be taken on this.  If problems persist, please let me know.
 
– Blocked drains and flooding at the bottom of Awsworth Lane, corner of Hayley Close Kimberley – I have had many complaints about this during the past year, but I am told by a number of residents that matters have improved as of late.  Should any issues occur again please let me know.
 

Local Community Business Information

 

STEVE HODGKISS

Is available for all gardening jobs – eg lawns, strimming, edging, also painting fences/sheds, digging etc.

Based in Heanor, all rates very competitive.

Call: 01773 714923 or 0793 8747 246.

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults

Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor

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

Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352

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.  Seventeen years experience.

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 the 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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Four Seasons preservation joinery, window replacement & building restoration

Based in Heanor

Contact Mick Short 07976263038

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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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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 on Victoria 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 for Kimberley.

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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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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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? Contact Kimberley resident 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 and November 2021

Hi all

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

Apologies for no update last month, I ran out of time.   It was exceptionally busy, especially with work involved on Kimberley Leisure Centre (see below), so this is a joint October and November update.  

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

Trust you find the newsletter below both helpful and stimulating.

 

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 – October and November 2021
 
 
–  Update on parking charges The Precinct, Kimberley – meeting successfully arranged with Smart Parking Limited
–  Kimberley Leisure Centre
–  Relate
–  News in brief
 
  
  
1)  Parking charges – The Precinct, Kimberley
 
Many of you will be aware of the ongoing problems local residents have experienced with the way parking fines have been issued in Kimberley.
I have received many complaints from local residents who have used the car park above legally, only then to receive arbitrary and hefty fines.  Some of the fines have been overturned from the representations I have made (but not all of them).
 
Later this month I have arranged a meeting on site with a senior representative of Smart Parking Limited – to discuss the concerns, and in particular the use of the cameras in situ.   I am looking forward to this and hoping that the problems that people have been experiencing will be fully addressed and the types of fines that are currently being issued will stop completely.
 
Please get in touch for any more information.
 
I’ll update you on progress in due course.
 
 
 2)  Update on the future of Kimberley Leisure Centre 
 
I spent a significant part of last month dealing with requests for information from local residents on the future of the leisure centre.  I held a meeting on 27 October – with the full findings shown here: Richard Robinson » Kimberley Leisure Centre – update November 2021 (richardsrobinson.org.uk)
 
3)  Relate
 
Some of you will have heard of the charity Relate.  I have been appointed by the Borough Council – to serve on its local board.
Here’s just a little information of the work of Relate:
 

Relate Nottinghamshire is a local county wide independent charity providing a wide range of counselling services to couples, individuals, families and young people. When people hear the word Relate, they often think of Marriage Guidance. And for many years that was what we were known as and what we did. But times and needs change and so have we. These days Relate still provides relationship counselling, but our clients are as diverse as we are. Our highly skilled specialist counsellors will work with you regardless of your relationship status. Many of our clients come on their own to talk in confidence about their current relationship or sometimes to make sense and to understand previous relationships.

We often see people at transitional moments in their life. For instance, a partner has a new job, or you are moving home, or there is a death of a family member, one partner is made redundant, another maybe facing retirement all of these life changing events will benefit from the intervention of a trained counsellor to help you through. For many couples the birth of children and watching them grow up can put enormous strain on any relationship. Our specialist family counsellors will work with the parents and the young people to help find solutions and guide you through those difficult years.

For many of our clients, infidelity is often one of the biggest problems they must face. Here at Relate we try to work with you to bring you back together or if needs be help you separate safely and well ensuring the welfare of your children is put first.

We also provide a specialist mediation service for those who have decided to divorce.

The second largest part of our work is providing sex therapy counselling to clients who need support with loving and intimacy. We also provide sex addiction counselling to people whose behaviour and sexual activity is getting out of control.

We do charge for our services and our fees vary from £20 to £80 an hour depending on your income. We also provide a free 30-minute telephone counselling service which is available on Monday and Wednesdays.

Please do contact us as you may find that you may be able to access free counselling through some of the numerous contracts with hold with business partners.

For more information visit www.relate-nottiingham.org.uk or call us on 0115 9584278 and email info@relate-nottingham.org.uk 
 
4)    News in brief
  
GILTHILL SCHOOL KIMBERLEY – ZEBRA CROSSING
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak last year a petition was raised by several hundred local residents wanting a zebra crossing near Gilt Hill school.  I have been approached again for assistance with this, and have started some new enquiries to find out if we can take this matter forward.  The County Council originally refused the request for a crossing,  but there appears to be growing local support in the community for a campaign to help bring about some meaningful improvements, across a very busy Eastwood Road, near to the school.   Support is also coming from Sam Boneham (see item 1 above) – he is assisting Kimberley Primary School with their endeavours to get some action taken there – and as both schools involved come under East Midlands Education Trust, we are joining forces to see what can be done collaboratively.
If anyone would like a copy of the original report that the County Council produced regarding a Zebra crossing at Gilthill, please let me know.
 
The Head Teacher at Gilthill – Nicky Allison has recently written to parents last week to seek their views on how to improve road safety in the vicinity around the school.
 
I will update you on progress once I receive more information.
 
DRAINS ON HARDY STREET, KIMBERLEY
This appears to be an ongoing issue, with further complaints coming in during the past two weeks.  I have made representations as appropriate, and am told that work will be undertaken to improve the current position for local residents.
If the problems still persist into December, please let me know.
 
 

Local Community Business Information

 

 

STEVE HODGKISS

Is available for all gardening jobs – eg lawns, strimming, edging, also painting fences/sheds, digging etc.

Based in Heanor, all rates very competitive.

Call: 01773 714923 or 0793 8747 246.

 

LAURENCE SUGARMAN – (based in Kimberley)

Socially Distant Expert Personal Training for mature adults

Dedicated home visiting personal fitness instructor

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

Call Laurence on 0795 7420 352

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.  Seventeen years experience.

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 the 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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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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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 2021 edition

Hi all

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

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

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

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

Trust you find the newsletter before both helpful and stimulating.

Best regards

Richard

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

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

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

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

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

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

If anyone wants more specific information they contact contact Neil Lewis at Nottinghamshire County Council – neil.lewis@nottscc.gov.uk – or myself.
 
When I get any more information I will update you accordingly.
 
4)   New street signs in Kimberley
 
 I have been asked recently for some new street signs for Tip Tree Close and Lulworth Court, by local residents.IMG_8107 IMG_8112
 
It appears that Broxtowe Borough Council have done a good job in putting new signs up, and I have received positive feedback from local residents about this.
 
5)  Kimberley Leisure Centre
 
I have got a meeting with the Deputy Chief Executive at Broxtowe Borough Council next Monday at 5pm to ascertain the full position on what is (and is not) happening regarding Kimberley Leisure Centre.  I have received a number of comments, questions, messages including via social media about various matters, and I want to establish the full facts and get as clear position as possible on a number of points.  These include a) what the current position in terms of the staff employed there b) the level of service that will continue at the Leisure Centre, and for how long c) what precisely the position of East Midlands Education Trust is on the negotiations that have taken place.
 
(See also item 6 below in bold in italics).
 
If anyone has any questions – please get in touch.
 
When I have substantive information I will let you know.
 
6) Could Kimberley receive £20million pounds worth of investment from the government?
 
You may (or may not) have seen lots of references on social media recently to this during the past few months (known as levelling up money) for Kimberley.
I’ve certainly received plenty of comments from local residents when I’ve been out and about chatting with people.  If you live in Kimberley, you may also have received information through your door earlier in the summer.
 
So what’s the background to this nationally, how might this pan out locally, and what might we actually see as a result?  Let me try and give a bit of a wider context, before coming back to us here in Kimberley and the surrounding areas.
 
The national background
 
  1. The promise to “level up and unite the country” has been a central message since the current Conservative government came to power in December 2019. During the election of that year, the slogan was the counterpart to the promise to “get Brexit done” (as they like to call it), providing arguably, one of history’s simplest plans for government.  Step 1: get Brexit done. Step 2: level up.  With Brexit officially “done”, the government then turned its attention to step 2 – level up.
  2. Although this agenda has been somewhat slowed by the pandemic, the phrase “levelling up” has steadily proliferated through various parts of England.
  3. It’s place-based.  What do I mean this this? To level up is to reduce inequality between places while improving outcomes in all places. The UK has a long history of inequality between places.  There are copious examples of this, anything from the East Midlands being bottom of the table throughout England for public transport investment, to people living longer (life expectancy) in more affluent parts of the country big disparities in funding for local government services, and in educational attainment.
  4. So on face value the levelling-up agenda is about ensuring people living in Kimberley, Eastwood, Langley Mill, Kirkby and Sutton in Ashfield for example, get as much chance to prosper as people living in wealthier Kensington, Buckinghamshire, Kent and Surrey.  
  5. It’s about giving back to those “forgotten or left behind areas” you can hear references to on the news.
  6. Looking at the Levelling Up agenda with a sceptical or even cynical eye may lead you to think that the Conservatives are simply trying to ensure that in their marginal (or Red Wall seats) as they are referred to (those traditionally Labour) like Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield – that they stay Conservative at the next General Election (due December 2024) – due to having £20m thrown at them.
  7. Levelling up you might say is about then improving outcomes in certain regions.
  8. Should we get significant sustainable investment in Kimberley which brings wide benefits to the majority of our residents I will be pleased.  I might not agree with some of the motives behind it as suggested above, however it’s the delivery that counts, and let’s see how all of this shapes up!
So what’s happening locally?
 
The town council in Eastwood have put forward earlier this year ambitious plans as part of their bid to secure £20m in Ashfield:
 
Subsequently Broxtowe Borough Council (who are the principle bidding authority) for Levelling Up want to secure a similar amount of money for Kimberley.
All bids for Levelling Up have to be signed off by the respective MP (in Eastwood’s case that is Lee Anderson), and in Broxtowe it is Darren Henry.
   
Broxtowe Borough Council undertook a survey in respect of Kimberley: Investment Consultation in Kimberley now open : Broxtowe Borough Council – (the consultation period expired on 2 July).
 
Kimberley Town council also showed significant interest in the Levelling Up monies that could be available, and they did their own consultation with members of the public locally: The Future of Kimberley – Kimberley Town Council (kimberley-tc.gov.uk) 
 
I am on what’s called a “Task & Finish Group” which includes representatives of the Town Council, business, borough and county cllrs and Darren Henry MP – that will draw up a short list with a number of projects finally to be submitted (via the MP) in respect of Kimberley.  The final decision will then be made in Westminster by government ministers.
 
There are a number of Task & Finish groups that will meet between now and Christmas with the next meeting of this “Task & Finish Group” is next week – where we will be trying to reach a consensus on what projects to progress.  Kimberley Town Council have suggested a number of projects be prioritised such as:
 
– Victorianisation of the Main Street and associated shopping area 
– the redevelopment and re-siting of the existing cricket ground -combined with a cultural park, offices, business start up and internet café
– improving cycle networks
– improving traffic flow in and around Kimberley
 
Personally in terms of Levelling Up I’m keen to ensure that we have continuing provision for Leisure Centre facilities in Kimberley, and I am happy for some of the £20m to be used to support Kimberley Leisure Centre.  I have specifically raised these points at the meetings I have attended thus far.
 
I’m also a supporter of increased facilities for new business networking, new offices, and supporting initiatives that will draw more footfall and investment into Kimberley – to support in turn, our existing businesses.  Also for more community spaces, safe places for young people, and improving our parks (and toilet provision).
 
I don’t think any of this should be about what my priorities are however, the driving force should be the people of Kimberley.  I do have a bias towards young people admittedly, but if we can get major investment that both benefits younger people and families, whilst not disregarding the needs of the elderly, I will be very pleased.
 
7)  Relate
 
Some of you will have heard of the charity Relate.  I have been appointed by the Borough Council – to serve on its local board.
Here’s just a little information of the work of Relate:
 

Relate Nottinghamshire is a local county wide independent charity providing a wide range of counselling services to couples, individuals, families and young people. When people hear the word Relate, they often think of Marriage Guidance. And for many years that was what we were known as and what we did. But times and needs change and so have we. These days Relate still provides relationship counselling, but our clients are as diverse as we are. Our highly skilled specialist counsellors will work with you regardless of your relationship status. Many of our clients come on their own to talk in confidence about their current relationship or sometimes to make sense and to understand previous relationships.

We often see people at transitional moments in their life. For instance, a partner has a new job, or you are moving home, or there is a death of a family member, one partner is made redundant, another maybe facing retirement all of these life changing events will benefit from the intervention of a trained counsellor to help you through. For many couples the birth of children and watching them grow up can put enormous strain on any relationship. Our specialist family counsellors will work with the parents and the young people to help find solutions and guide you through those difficult years.

For many of our clients, infidelity is often one of the biggest problems they must face. Here at Relate we try to work with you to bring you back together or if needs be help you separate safely and well ensuring the welfare of your children is put first.

We also provide a specialist mediation service for those who have decided to divorce.

The second largest part of our work is providing sex therapy counselling to clients who need support with loving and intimacy. We also provide sex addiction counselling to people whose behaviour and sexual activity is getting out of control.

We do charge for our services and our fees vary from £20 to £80 an hour depending on your income. We also provide a free 30-minute telephone counselling service which is available on Monday and Wednesdays.

Please do contact us as you may find that you may be able to access free counselling through some of the numerous contracts with hold with business partners.

For more information visit www.relate-nottiingham.org.uk or call us on 0115 9584278 and email info@relate-nottingham.org.uk 
 

 

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

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.  Seventeen years experience.

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 the 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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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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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 – July & August 2021 edition

Hi all

A very warm welcome to my July and August newsletter, and especially those who have joined over the past few weeks.

I ran out of time to do a separate edition last month in July – so I’m combining a joint July/August edition, and I hope you find the updates information below helpful.

If anyone has tried to contact me via my Broxtowe email for the past few weeks, there are major problems with the council’s IT system for cllrs, so emails may well not have been answered.  For now – I would ask you to contact me via email on: rrobinson@richardsrobinson.org.uk 

Apologies for any delays.

Hopefully by September, the problems will have been fixed.

Turning to my latest update below – could I ask in particular that you take a look at item 2(a) Broxtowe Borough Council Community Governance Review (alterations to parish boundaries).  This is really important as the proposed changes may well have an affect on where you vote locally and who you are represented by (locally) in future,- especially if you live in Awsworth, Cossall, Babbington, Nuthall & Kimberley.

This is *not* the same as the parliamentary boundary review (which is about which MP represents you), which I cover separately below.

As ever if you need help or assistance on anything do get in touch, and feedback is always welcome.

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 – July & August 2021 edition
 
–  £20million uplift for Kimberley?
–  Important potential changes to parish and parliamentary boundaries
–  Ruislip Close, Kimberley
–  Tram extension
–  Relate
–  Can you support Jeff Buck?
–  Footpath between bottom of Norman Street and Brendon Drive, Kimberley
 
  
1) Could Kimberley receive £20million pounds worth of investment from the government?
 
You may (or may not) have seen lots of references on social media recently to this during the past few weeks (known as levelling up money) for Kimberley.
I’ve certainly received plenty of comments from local residents when I’ve been out and about chatting with people.  If you live in Kimberley, you may also have received information through your door.
 
So what’s the background to this nationally, how might this pan out locally, and what might we actually see as a result?  Let me try and give a bit of a wider context, before coming back to us here in Kimberley and the surrounding areas.
 
The national background
 
  1. The promise to “level up and unite the country” has been a central message since the current Conservative government came to power in December 2019. During the election of that year, the slogan was the counterpart to the promise to “get Brexit done” (as they like to call it), providing arguably, one of history’s simplest plans for government.  Step 1: get Brexit done. Step 2: level up.  With Brexit officially “done”, the government then turned its attention to step 2 – level up.
  2. Although this agenda has been somewhat slowed by the pandemic, the phrase “levelling up” has steadily proliferated through various parts of England.
  3. It’s place-based.  What do I mean this this? To level up is to reduce inequality between places while improving outcomes in all places. The UK has a long history of inequality between places.  There are copious examples of this, anything from the East Midlands being bottom of the table throughout England for public transport investment, to people living longer (life expectancy) in more affluent parts of the country big disparities in funding for local government services, and in educational attainment.
  4. So on face value the levelling-up agenda is about ensuring people living in Kimberley, Eastwood, Langley Mill, Kirkby and Sutton in Ashfield for example, get as much chance to prosper as people living in wealthier Kensington, Buckinghamshire, Kent and Surrey.  
  5. It’s about giving back to those “forgotten or left behind areas” you can hear references to on the news.
  6. Looking at the Levelling Up agenda with a sceptical or even cynical eye may lead you to think that the Conservatives are simply trying to ensure that in their marginal (or Red Wall seats) as they are referred to (those traditionally Labour) like Ashfield, Bolsover, Mansfield – that they stay Conservative at the next General Election (due December 2024) – due to having £20m thrown at them.
  7. Levelling up you might say is about then improving outcomes in certain regions.
  8. Should we get significant sustainable investment in Kimberley which brings wide benefits to the majority of our residents I will be pleased.  I might not agree with some of the motives behind it as suggested above, however it’s the delivery that counts, and let’s see how all of this shapes up!
So what’s happening locally?
 
The town council in Eastwood have put forward earlier this year ambitious plans as part of their bid to secure £20m in Ashfield:
 
Subsequently Broxtowe Borough Council (who are the principle bidding authority) for Levelling Up want to secure a similar amount of money for Kimberley.
All bids for Levelling Up have to be signed off by the respective MP (in Eastwood’s case that is Lee Anderson), and in Broxtowe it is Darren Henry.
   
Broxtowe Borough Council undertook a survey undertook a survey in respect of Kimberley: Investment Consultation in Kimberley now open : Broxtowe Borough Council – (the consultation period expired on 2 July).
 
Kimberley Town council also showed significant interest in the Levelling Up monies that could be available, and they did their own consultation with members of the public locally: The Future of Kimberley – Kimberley Town Council (kimberley-tc.gov.uk) 
 
I am on what’s called a “Task & Finish Group” which includes representatives of the Town Council, business, borough and county cllrs and Darren Henry MP – that will draw up a short list with a number of projects finally to be submitted (via the MP) in respect of Kimberley.  The final decision will then be made in Westminster by government ministers.
 
There are a number of Task & Finish groups that will meet between now and Christmas with the next meeting of this “Task & Finish Group” is tomorrow – where we will be trying to reach a consensus on what projects to progress.  Kimberley Town Council have suggested a number of projects be prioritised such as:
 
– Victorianisation of the Main Street and associated shopping area 
– the redevelopment and re-siting of the existing cricket ground -combined with a cultural park, offices, business start up and internet café
– improving cycle networks
– improving traffic flow in and around Kimberley
 
It was very interesting to note that on the Broxtowe Borough Council consultation there were 133 references to the Tram extension from Phoenix Park through Kimberley in the feedback from residents to the borough council (concerning transport improvements).  The overwhelming majority of comments were in support of the tram extension.  It’s unlikely that the tram extension as such will be included as part of the Levelling Up bid – however please see item 4 below for an update of where we are on the tram, and what the next steps are.
 
Personally in terms of Levelling Up I’m keen to ensure that we have continuing provision for Leisure Centre facilities in Kimberley, and I am happy for some of the £20m to be used to support Kimberley Leisure Centre, should this indeed be necessary.
I’m also a supporter of increased facilities for new business networking, new offices, and supporting initiatives that will draw more footfall and investment into Kimberley – to support in turn, our existing businesses.  Also for more community spaces, safe places for young people, and improving our parks (and toilet provision).
 
I don’t think any of this should be about what my priorities are however, the driving force should be the people of Kimberley.  I do have a bias towards young people admittedly, but if we can get major investment that both benefits younger people and families, whilst not disregarding the needs of the elderly, I will be very pleased.
 
I’ll update you in September on what progress that is made during the next few weeks.
 
2) “I am very confused – I have seen on social media talk about Broxtowe Borough Council and parish reviews, and then something else about review of parliamentary boundaries.  What really is happening”?
 
I’ve heard this refrain many times over the past few weeks, and a number of people have been in touch asking for clarification on the current position.
I’ll try and make this as straightforward as possible.
 
First thing to say is I understand why there is some confusion, there are two different things happening at the same time.  Both are complex in their own right a) Borough Council review of existing parish boundaries and b) parliamentary review.
 
  • (a) Broxtowe Borough Council are undertaking what is called a Community Governance Review (CGR).  In essence these means that the existing parish boundaries are being looked at, which may mean in turn – alteration to borough council ward boundaries.   Ok so far?  Stay with me …………..
  • To find out more about the detail (and yes in a meaningful way), there’s a Power Point presentation – that goes through all of the specific items, timescales, proposed changes (especially affecting Kimberley, Nuthall, Cossall, Babbington & Awsworth).  There’s a lot of really important information here (click on the following link): CGR Briefing for Kimberley
  • You have until 30 September to make your comments on the proposed changes outlined in the link directly above.  Representations can be made in writing and addressed to The Head of Administrative Services, Broxtowe Borough Council, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB or by email to cgr@broxtowe.gov.uk 
  • See also: Community Governance Review : Broxtowe Borough Council
  
         (b)  The review of Parliamentary Boundaries is being undertaken by the Boundary Commission for England & that is proposing that the 3 borough wards of Kimberley, Nuthall East & Stelley & Watnall & Nuthall West are in a new Nottingham & Kimberley Constituency.  All the other borough wards would be in the Broxtowe Constituency.  The closing date for comments on the new suggested parliamentary boundaries has now passed (it was 2 August).
   
This would also see Eastwood moving out of Ashfield (where it currently is for parliamentary voting) and coming into a new Broxtowe parliamentary constituency.
 
Why is this happening?  The Boundary Commission for England has a task of periodically reviewing all the Parliamentary constituencies in England. It is currently conducting a review on the basis of rules most recently updated by Parliament in 2020.  
 
Currently, the number of electors in some constituencies is much higher than in others. The BCE is redrawing the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies to make sure each one has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors (there’s an exception to that rule for the Isle of Wight); as part of this process, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
 
2023 Review | Boundary Commission for England (independent.gov.uk) – provides a lot more detailed background information.
 
Under the current proposals the number of constituencies in the East Midlands will increase from 46 to 47 with each constituency containing between 69,724 and 77,062.  Currently Nottingham North has 64,578 electors.
 
If the current proposals go ahead this means that the next General Election (scheduled by Fixed Term Act of Parliament) would be December 2024, would be then fought under these new boundaries.
 
Should for example the proposals for Nottingham North go ahead – Kimberley and Nuthall would have an MP with around 2/3 of the electorate under Nottingham City, with the rest (Kimberley and Nuthall) within the county of Nottinghamshire.  There is a unitary authority in Nottingham City for all local gvt services (from Housing to Transport, Planning, Education, Refuse and Social Services) – whilst in Kimberley and Nuthall their local gvt services are provided by both Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.  Told you it was complex!
 
I hope both separate issues are now a little clearer for you.  Any comments, please let me know.
 
3)  Ruilsip Close, Kimberley
 
I have been trying for the past 7-8 years probably, following approaches by local residents to try and get a wall reduced in size or knocked down.  It’s proved a nuisance to local residents with bouts of anti social behaviour, and drug taking taking place behind it..  The local police previously signalled their support for the wall demolition.
There have been disputes between the borough council and the county council on ownership.  Finally the County Council have admitted it comes under their jurisdiction.
I asked our County Cllr Philip Owen to see whether he could help, and I am pleased to say that he visited the residents affected during the past few weeks.
The County Council are now as I understand it considering what the costs would be in either reducing or demolishing the wall.
 
When I have more information I will let you know.
 
4) Improving public transport – Tram extension to Kimberley (and beyond)
 
The borough council was set to undertake a further Feasibility Study in respect of the Tram Extension in 2020.  Funds are in place for this.  Covid-19 then struck, and the government have then continually delayed the decision on the Hs2 hub station that has been planned for Toton.  The Hs2 hub at Toton is a very important consideration in order for the tram extension to successfully go ahead.
We now understand that the latest decision on Toton will be made in October this year, meaning that next stage in the Tram Extension: Richard Robinson » Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley (richardsrobinson.org.uk) – being the Feasibility Study – will be delayed further.
When there is more information I will let you know.
 
5)  Relate
 
Some of you will have heard of the charity Relate.  I have been appointed by the Borough Council – to serve on its local board.
Here’s just a little information of the work of Relate:
 

Relate Nottinghamshire is a local county wide independent charity providing a wide range of counselling services to couples, individuals, families and young people. When people hear the word Relate, they often think of Marriage Guidance. And for many years that was what we were known as and what we did. But times and needs change and so have we. These days Relate still provides relationship counselling, but our clients are as diverse as we are. Our highly skilled specialist counsellors will work with you regardless of your relationship status. Many of our clients come on their own to talk in confidence about their current relationship or sometimes to make sense and to understand previous relationships.

We often see people at transitional moments in their life. For instance, a partner has a new job, or you are moving home, or there is a death of a family member, one partner is made redundant, another maybe facing retirement all of these life changing events will benefit from the intervention of a trained counsellor to help you through. For many couples the birth of children and watching them grow up can put enormous strain on any relationship. Our specialist family counsellors will work with the parents and the young people to help find solutions and guide you through those difficult years.

For many of our clients, infidelity is often one of the biggest problems they must face. Here at Relate we try to work with you to bring you back together or if needs be help you separate safely and well ensuring the welfare of your children is put first.

We also provide a specialist mediation service for those who have decided to divorce.

The second largest part of our work is providing sex therapy counselling to clients who need support with loving and intimacy. We also provide sex addiction counselling to people whose behaviour and sexual activity is getting out of control.

We do charge for our services and our fees vary from £20 to £80 an hour depending on your income. We also provide a free 30-minute telephone counselling service which is available on Monday and Wednesdays.

Please do contact us as you may find that you may be able to access free counselling through some of the numerous contracts with hold with business partners.

For more information visit www.relate-nottiingham.org.uk or call us on 0115 9584278 and email info@relate-nottingham.org.uk 
 
 
6) Can you support Jeff Buck running the Robin Hood half marathon?
 
I’ve known Jeff for many years and he has been instrumental in helping Rumbletums in Kimberley flourish.

He’s running the Robin Hood half marathon in September, to raise funds for Equation (who have, incidentally, just been given the Queens Award for Voluntary Service).

This is what the proceeds are going for:

From #MeToo to Everyone’s Invited, via the tragic death of Sarah Everard (and the other anonymous women who die every week at the hands of male partners), it’s very clear that there is still a long, long way to go to ensure women’s safety and to achieve real gender equality.

 For the past three years, I’ve worked for Equation, a local charity that’s doing all it can to educate children and young people about safe, healthy relationships, and to both reduce the harm done by domestic abuse and advance the cause of gender equality. The work they do is creative, often ground-breaking and vital. To succeed, they need as much support as they can get. That’s why I’m getting my running shoes on again and doing this year’s Robin Hood half-marathon.

 If you want to support me, and Equation, I’d be very grateful. Thanks.

7)    Footpath between bottom of Norman Street and Brendon Drive, Kimberley (footpath 26)
 
I’ve received some complaints about the state of the overgrown bushes, hedges etc in this location.  I have contacted the County Council – and they in turn have confirmed that Broxtowe Borough Council carry out a surface vegetation cut there twice a year. They’ve done the first cut and are starting second cuts imminently.  The hedges are overgrown and the County Council are due to write to the property owners nearby and get them to cut their hedges back.
More information available from:
Helen Spencer
Area Rights of Way Officer, Nottinghamshire County Council
Environmental Management and Design Team
E: helen.spencer@viaem.co.uk
 
 

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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* 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.  Seventeen years experience.

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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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 – June 2021 edition

Hi all

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

I’m drafting this newsletter at 10:44 on Tuesday 29 June.  By the time you receive this we will have played Germany and ………

Whatever the result I’ll be back with a further update in July.

As ever if you need help or assistance on anything do get in touch.

Trust the details provided below are useful.

 

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 – June 2021 edition
 
–  Licensing applicating in Kimberley
–  Will we lose Kimberley & Nuthall to Nottingham North?
–  Kimberley Leisure Centre
–  News in brief
 
 
 

 1)   License Application 23 – 27 Main Street (next door to the Gate Inn)

 
I have received a number of representations both for and against this application.
 
The information I have is shown below as follows:
 
  • This is a licensing application and dealt with by the Broxtowe Borough Council Licensing Team.
  • I understand that the Police are in consultation with the applicant to agree conditions under which they will need to operate. However if the application goes to a hearing, a number of options are open to the licensing panel.
  • They can grant, refuse or amend the application. Any refusal or amendment will be subject to appeal to the Magistrates Court. The deadline for making representations is 2 July 2021.

More information is available at the following two documents: – A Guide to Making Representations Jan 2019 (1) (1) (click on link and then on Word Doc), 

 and also –  Form of Representation May 2018 GDPR (1)

More information is available from John Miley Licensing Manager, Public Protection Division: Broxtowe Borough Council: – john.miley@broxtowe.gov.uk

 
 
2)   Parliamentary Boundary Review undertaken by the Boundary Commission for England (BCE)
 
Some people have expressed strong individual views about the proposals what is being proposed here.
 
You have until 2 August 2021 to have your say on the new suggested parliamentary boundaries (which under the current proposals would see Kimberley & Nuthall come out of Broxtowe) and become part of Nottingham North.  For more information please see:
 
This would also see Eastwood moving out of Ashfield (where it currently is for parliamentary voting) and coming into a new Broxtowe parliamentary constituency.
 
Why is this happening?  The Boundary Commission for England has a task of periodically reviewing all the Parliamentary constituencies in England. It is currently conducting a review on the basis of rules most recently updated by Parliament in 2020.  
 
Currently, the number of electors in some constituencies is much higher than in others. The BCE is redrawing the boundaries of Parliamentary constituencies to make sure each one has between 69,724 and 77,062 electors (there’s an exception to that rule for the Isle of Wight); as part of this process, the number of constituencies in England will increase from 533 to 543.
 
2023 Review | Boundary Commission for England (independent.gov.uk) – provides a lot more detailed background information.
 
Under the current proposals the number of constituencies in the East Midlands will increase from 46 to 47 with each constituency containing between 69,724 and 77,062.  Currently Nottingham North has 64,578 electors.
 
If the current proposals go ahead this means that the next General Election (scheduled by Fixed Term Act of Parliament) would be December 2024, would be then fought under these new boundaries.
 
This is however *not a review* of local government boundaries – where Kimberley and Nuthall would remain within the borough of Broxtowe (as indeed would Eastwood).
 
Confused?  I’m sure that a visitor from Mars would scratch their head trying to grasp some of the many anomalies surrounding how we are governed both locally and nationally.
 
Should for example the proposals for Nottingham North go ahead – Kimberley and Nuthall would have an MP with around 2/3 of the electorate under Nottingham City, with the rest (Kimberley and Nuthall) within the county of Nottinghamshire.  There is a unitary authority in Nottingham City for all local gvt services (from Housing to Transport, Planning, Education, Refuse and Social Services) – whilst in Kimberley and Nuthall their local gvt services are provided by both Broxtowe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.  Told you it was complex!
 
If anyone has any questions do get in touch.  Do have your say, by clicking on the link above.
 
3)  Kimberley Leisure Centre
 
I have seen various (and futile) attempts to scaremonger local residents by local Conservative cllrs regarding what is happening with the negotiations between Broxtowe Borough Council & East Mids Education Trust (EMET).  These are the facts: an agreement has been reached between the council & EMET regarding the outdoor five a side & synthetic pitches (EMET to manage).  The internal facilities ie gym & swimming pool are to remain in council control until April 2022.  Negotiations will continue regarding what happens post April 2022.
Any final agreement reached will be subject to Broxtowe Borough Council approval.
 
News in brief
 
  • Several businesses in Kimberley (from the Post Office downwards) have complained that they do not benefit from the new wi-fi available more towards the centre of Kimberley.  I am currently liaising with Matthew Batterham – matthew.batterham@broxtowe.gov.uk – Business Growth Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council for updates and to see how we can improve the connection for *all businesses*.  Anyone requiring more information please get in touch with Matthew or myself.
  • Digby Street, Kimberley – I have been asked for a “No Ball” sign to be placed towards the bottom of Digby Street.  I am awaiting a response on this currently from Nottinghamshire County Council.
  • Alma Hill, Lulworth Court and Tip Tree Close – I have been approached by residents for new street signage in all of these areas – where the current signs have worn away.  Work should be completed during the next couple of months.
  • Kimberley Cemetery – I met with the Parks Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council earlier this month, following concerns from some residents about the general upkeep of the cemetery, use of weed killer near gravestones and various other matters.  I learnt that the use of weed killer is not unusual in these situations.  On a separate note – Kimberley Town Council and Broxtowe Borough Council are working together on a project to promote plans for maintaining strong wildlife projects.
  • Adjacent to Kimberley cemetery is the footpath that runs between Broomhill Road and Chapter Drive, Kimberley.  Responsibility for cutting part of the hedges are the responsibility of the Town Council, and a request has been put into them to undertake some pruning.
 
 

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.  Seventeen years experience.

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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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 – May 2021 edition

Hi all

A very warm welcome to my main May newsletter, and especially those who have joined very recently.

Thank you to many of you who have provided some interesting, constructive and very helpful feedback following the County Council elections earlier this month.

Much for me to personally learn from and reflect on, several areas for improvement and still much to do!  In Kimberley alone there’s plenty of work necessary still to address traffic issues around Swingate, Maws Lane & Hardy Street and road safety issues on Eastwood Road.  At some point too – we need to get a final indication of whether the tram extension will get the green light to go ahead: Richard Robinson » Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley (richardsrobinson.org.uk)

I think moving forward it’s very important to focus on what can be positively achieved in Kimberley, Nuthall and the surrounding areas.

I’ll continue working hard to ensure I can to make a positive difference in the weeks and months ahead.

As ever if you have questions or feedback, need help with anything do let me know.

I would encourage you to complete the questionnaire below (item 1) that Broxtowe Borough Council are carrying out – on how for example investment in Kimberley could be best utilised.

Separately as we come out of COVID and (hopefully) full lockdown restrictions are lifted on 21 June, if there are specific things you would like to see in our local communities – Kimberley, Nuthall, Eastwood and the surrounding areas in particular – maybe where there are gaps in current provision – do let me know.  This could be related to opportunities for younger or elderly people, or families for example.  I would very much welcome your views on this.

Anyhow there’s plenty of news to relay and I trust you find the information below useful.

Keep in touch.

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 – May 2021 edition
 
–  Investment consultation in Kimberley
–  Rain or Shine Theatre Production
–  Request for new CCTV provision 
–  New road signs in Kimberley
–  Garages – Chilton Drive
–  Improving wi-fi for businesses in Kimberley
–  Business networking Kimberley
–  Kimberley cemetery
 
 
 1)  Investment in Kimberley – consultation now open – your chance to have your say
 
We have an opportunity in Kimberley to make a bid for not an insignificant sum of money to help boost local investment in our area.
There is a consultation currently taking place, and you have your chance to have your say – see the link immediately below for more details.
  
 
You will then be asked to take part in a survey – with the link for this being here:
 
I specifically asked that Kimberley Town Council be made aware of this funding opportunity and I know that they have had discussions with Rebecca Ogden (see below) on some exciting potential initiatives they would like to see being developed.
 
In order to be considered for the final round of bidding then a local financial contribution needs to be made – and more information on this and anything else related to this particular consultation can be obtained from:
 
Rebecca Ogden, Major Projects Officer, Broxtowe Borough Council – rebecca.ogden@broxtowe.gov.uk – or myself.
 
2)   Rain or Shine Theatre Production
 
I’ve been asked to pass on this information as follows:
Kimberley Institute Cricket Club – Newdigate Street, Kimberley Nottingham – presents:
“She stoops to Conquer”
 
a Rain or Shine Theatre Production.
An 18th century farce for all of the family.
Thursday 22 July at 7pm. Tickets £15 Adult, £14 concessions,
£7 children (aged 5-15).
Seating provided, bar, hot drinks, ice creams, ground open 6pm for picnics.   For more information – call: 0115 8544734.
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3)   Requests for CCTV Kimberley (& Nuthall)
 
Since February this year I’ve received two separate requests for CCTV to be deployed in two specific parts of Kimberley (& Nuthall).  One is near to Awsworth Lane subway (Kimberley) – and the other is close to the top of Drummond Drive (Nuthall) with a cut through one of the local schools.
Currently there is a particular group at Broxtowe BC looking at how CCTV can be deployed in the future across the borough (it’s called a Task & Finish Group) – I’ve asked that both areas above be considered – and when I have more information I will let you know.
 
If you have an area you would like to be considered for CCTV please get in touch.
 
 4)  New road signs – Kimberley
 
I’ve been asked by residents for two new road signs (where the current ones are badly fading) – these are at Tip Tree Close and Alma Hill respectively.
Hopefully within the next couple of months these will be completed.
If anyone else has problems similar to this please let me know.
 
5)   Garage provision – Chilton Drive
 
I’ve been asked by local residents to clarify the current official position from Broxtowe Borough Council regarding potential development for housing on Chilton Drive – and how this would affect in particular two garage sties.
 
Two garage sites have been identified under the council’s Housing Delivery Plan for potential development on Chilton Drive – see documents here (South and West):
 
 
Last year consultations were carried out with local residents and garage tenants for the Chilton Drive (West) site, with a view to developing two council houses, and it is anticipated that a planning application will be submitted later this year. 
 
There have been no consultations on the second garage site at Chilton Drive South as surveys need to be undertaken in order to assess the viability of developing the site.  The garage tenants at Chilton Drive South have been contacted to explain that the council are carrying out these surveys.  If this site is viable for housing a consultation will be carried out with local residents and garage tenants later this year.
 
More information available for Rachel Shaw – Head of Housing – Broxtowe BC – rachel.shaw@broxtowe.gov.uk 
 
 
News in brief
 
  • I have contacted Nottinghamshire County Council regarding the state of the road surfaces on Cloverlands Drive.  I’ve been advised there are no plans currently for any substantive work to be undertaken.
  • I have received some complaints about the general appearance of Kimberley cemetery – particularly in relation to the ground immediately surrounding many gravestones.  I’ve got a visit arranged there for next month (with those responsible at the council for its upkeep) and will report back in due course any improvements that can be made.
  • I am arranging a networking meeting for all Kimberley businesses (after the expected easing of all lockdown restrictions on 21 June) – we’ll be looking to hold this at the Dog House pub in Kimberley – and all Kimberley businesses are welcome to attend.  Date to be confirmed.  More information is available from Matthew Batterham – matthew.batterham@broxtowe.gov.uk – Business Growth Manager – Broxtowe Borough Council, or myself.
  • Several businesses in Kimberley (from the Post Office downwards) have complained that they do not benefit from the new wi-fi available towards the centre of Kimberley.  I am currently liaising with Matthew Batterham (as above) – to see how we can improve this for *all* businesses.
 
 
 

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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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 – May 2021 – County Council election results

Hi all

For those of you who haven’t yet seen the local election results from Thursday in Nuthall & Kimberley – I’ve shown them below in a special article I’ve written below:

 

 

Nuthall & Kimberley County Council elections – bronze medal for Independent – feedback & poll

I’ll be back with a full update on community matters later this month.

Best regards

 
 
 
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
 
 

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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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 – April 2021 – special elections edition – Thursday 6 May

Hi all

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

For those of you who have been receiving my newsletter for some years, you may remember that when it comes to election time, I dedicate one specific newsletter to the relevant elections taking place (usually in May).  In this case the elections in Broxtowe (as elsewhere across Britain) are to be held on Thursday 6 May. 

Copies of my on-line newsletters going back month by month to 2007 can found at: Richard Robinson » Work in Broxtowe (richardsrobinson.org.uk) 

For an on-line version of my leaflet being delivered to Nuthall & Kimberley – please see: Richard Robinson » Richard Robinson Campaign Manifesto – Nuthall & Kimberley Nottinghamshire County Council elections Thursday 6 May (richardsrobinson.org.uk)

Some of you who vote by post will be receiving your ballot papers very shortly.

I’ll try to cover as much comprehensive information as possible in this edition – especially about all of the elections taking place locally including the Police & Crime Commissioner in Nottinghamshire (at the foot of this newsletter). For the County Council elections I do concentrate mainly on Nuthall and Kimberley, though I do make reference to other areas too in some of the links provided.

I’ve endeavoured to provide a balanced account on all matters and I do hope that you find the information below useful.

If anyone has any questions, comments or needs help with anything do let me know.

I’ll be back with my next edition in May.  Hopefully I’ll be your County Councillor in Nuthall & Kimberley in addition to being Borough Cllr in Kimberley.  There’s just the small matter of 6 May to negotiate first 🙂

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 – April 2021 – special elections edition

 

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 on 6 May.  I covered some of the key general background to all elections next month in some detail in both my February and March edition, so I won’t repeat all of the information again, please see the following links below:

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

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

Nuthall & Kimberley

I am standing as an independent candidate in Nuthall and Kimberley.  

A full list of candidates standing is shown below as promised below.  You elect one candidate in this ward.

  • Sheikh Assab (Labour Party)
  • Perry Hill-Wood (Green Party)
  • Reece Oliver (Liberal Democrats)
  • Philip Owen (The Conservative Party Candidate)*              * Current post holder*
  • Richard Robinson (Independent)
  • Clare Wilkins (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

There are currently over 1300 people on my email distribution list (the majority of which live around Nuthall & Kimberley).  So in a spirit of fairness to all of the other candidates I contacted them all personally and offered them the opportunity to contribute 500 words which I would then publish in this edition.  You as a voter could then see at a glance all of the candidates (apart from getting separate election literature you receive through your door).  I didn’t want to make this newsletter solely about me. 

All candidates have both strengths and weaknesses and my hope was that everyone would oblige by providing material which would then help provide you with an  informed choice of what each they each in turn, offer to you as a voter.

Unfortunately the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives all failed to submit any information.  The only candidates to oblige were Clare Wilkins (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition), and Perry Hill-Wood (Green Party).  I have provided their respective information beneath my own statement.

 

Richard Robinson – Independent candidate

Why am I standing, what motivates me, what do I want to achieve and what experience do I have and what do I see as some of the key issues?

a) what is an ‘independent candidate’?

  • 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.  I am not a party candidate.  I am Your candidate, accountable only to the public.  I work with you and for you and I stake my reputation on it.
  • I was previously 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) 

b) why am I standing?

  • A vote for me won’t always mean I get everything right all of the time.  However it will guarantee that you have a County Cllr in Nuthall & Kimberley who works passionately for you and with you, is transparent and does not give up easily. 
  • I appreciate that there are always things that I can improve on.  For example I’ve made a particular effort for the past few years to communicate better and attend Kimberley Town Council meetings.  I am not a town councillor and do not have to attend their meetings, however I realised my own errors in the past in not communicating with them fully.  Since May 2019 I have either attended in person (for the past year of course virtually), or sent very comprehensive reports to every monthly town council meeting.  This has resulted in much better working relationships, having acknowledged areas where I had previously fallen short.
  • I want to be your County Councillor as I am motivated to working hard, putting the needs of Nuthall and Kimberley first and want to tackle the key issues locally that residents have raised with me.

c) what do I want to achieve?

Some of the key issues locally that I am determined to tackle as your County Councillor in Nuthall that I have identified from talking with residents are as follows:

  • The general feedback I get is that people rather feel that local politics is done “to them” rather than “with them”.  People are ready for a change.  The overall sense I get (and borne out by residents) is that politics in Nuthall has become very stale, with little vibrancy and residents being told often what can’t be done, rather than local people being encouraged to come forward with new ideas.  Providing I am elected on 6 May this will change.   I will be holding regular sessions in various locations in Nuthall – including pubs – where you will be able to come and have your say, and I will answer questions on local issues affecting Nuthall, and give you the opportunity to state how you want to see Nuthall developed.
  • Then I have heard on the doorstep so many times questions lately on why only certain roads get resurfaced (and then only near election times), in those “fashionable areas” – known to the current County Councillor.  Providing I am successful on 6 May, this will change.  I will be ensure that that there is a proper, recognisable and transparent system applied to all areas for resurfacing.  Priority will be given to those areas that have been neglected the longest.
  • There’s many comments about pavements remaining untreated for years, inadequate lighting prevailing in parts of Nuthall, and lots of complaints from in and around in Cedarlands and Horsendale on the bus plug.  I have put in a Freedom of Information Request to the County Council on the amount of money raised since the outset of the scheme, and this has duly revealed huge sums of money being raised.
  • Providing I am successful on 6 May I will be looking to review the current operation of the bus plug, and achieve some easements within two years (see below). In particular I want to look at at what can be done for residents in and around Cedarlands and Horsendale by the way of residents permits, or using the best new technology on number plate recognition, to prevent the instances of multiple fines that frequently occur.
  • Elderly and disabled residents in a different part of Nuthall especially around the Larkfields area have asked whether a community transport scheme could be made available as Covid-19 restrictions are gradually lifted.    I will work with the County Council and other agencies for example AgeUK to see what new scheme could emerge that would help the elderly and disabled get out and about.

 

Some of the key issues locally that I am determined to tackle as your County Councillor in Kimberley that I have identified from talking with residents are as follows:

  • There has been a collective failure by the County Council to tackle a number of highways issues in Kimberley on both a small and large scale for a number of years.  Let me cite a few examples:

1)  Less than five years ago I undertook a major consultation exercise in conjunction with local residents and schools to look at addressing two key traffic hot spot areas in Kimberley.  One being Maws Lane, Cliff Boulevard, Hardy Street, and the other from Sainsbury’s on Greens Lane upwards towards Swingate, Little Lane, Babbington Lane, Knowle Lane etc.  A team of local volunteers plus myself held public meetings, distributed consultation letters and produced a substantive report which was duly sent to the County Council:  Richard Robinson » Submission to Nottinghamshire Council regarding suggested highways improvements in Kimberley – Swingate and Maws Lane areas (richardsrobinson.org.uk) 

It took the volunteers and myself some six months to compile the report above, and complete the consultations which produced lots of pragmatic suggestions on how simple improvements could be considered by the County Council.

The response from the County Council: they failed to take any action.

2) Then on other smaller scale issues – the County Council have made it extraordinarily difficult to get any meaningful progress with resurfacing the car park for residents near Bassett Close, removing a wall nearby that acts a magnet for anti-social behaviour, and have refused numerous requests to move the bus stop on Eastwood Road (direction towards Ikea) – (where buses queue over the Maws Lane junction).  

Several years ago just before the bollards on the bottom of Maws Lane were completed, several residents and myself met with the County Council to ask why the bollards were being implemented.  The answer we got was astounding “it is the quickest and cheapest option”.

When asked whether the £30k bollard scheme would not have been better spent looking at a comprehensive transport study for both the Maws Lane and Swingate areas – there was no response.

There are then lots of requests for zebra crossings in several locations in Kimberley and multiple areas that need pothole repair.

 

Some of the key issues locally that I am determined to tackle as your County Councillor across both Nuthall and Kimberley that I have identified from talking with residents are as follows:

  • Delivering a young people’s manifesto for Nuthall and Kimberley – I want to ensure that our young people can help shape their communities – where they live in Nuthall and Kimberley.  I will work alongside our schools and look to facilitate a young person’s conference to be held in November this year.  This will be run by young people where they can come together and have their say and share their ideas on how they want to see their local community developed.
  • I also want to create “community hubs” safe venues where young people in Nuthall and Kimberley can come together and meet.

 

So as your County Councillor in Nuthall and Kimberley – how will I tackle these challenges?

In terms of highways matters whilst “the buck will stop with me” or so to speak (highways issues are predominantly a County Council function), this will very much be a collective endeavour with me working together with groups of residents in order to see some positive results. 

Together we will be able to ensure that these very important issues are no longer ignored, and that proper attention is given to fully costed proposals to make major improvements in both the Maws Lane and Greens Lane, Swingate areas of Kimberley – please see below.

 

My four year plan of action

County Councillors are elected on a four year term of office – this will be 7 May 2021 – May 2025.  This is the timescale I would like to work to:

  • Highways between May 2021and March 2022 – undertake major consultation exercise with Nuthall and Kimberley residents, schools, businesses etc, in order to get an up to date consensus on what they want to see going forward.  This will take place though public meetings, on-line surveys, hard copy letter distribution.  Work closely with County Council Highway Officers in order to produce a detailed, realistic and report (see below).
  • Highways between April 2022 – March 2023 – in April 2022 submit the detailed report to Nottinghamshire County Council Highways officers (with realistic timescales) for work to be undertaken once the appropriate funding has been found.
  • Education – in November 2021 – hold a major young people’s conference in Nuthall and Kimberley (see above).
  • Working together with the police and other agencies on anti social behaviour  between 2021 and 2025 hold regular public surgeries together with the local police where residents can come and discuss any problems.
  • Pot hole and pavement improvements – identify *all* problem road and pavement surfaces (including those areas that traditionally get neglected – smaller roads like Regent Street and Noel Street, Kimberley).  By the summer of 2022 – produce a transparent programme up to May 2025 on what areas will get treated year by year as a priority, with plans then for how the remaining areas will be tackled post May 2025.
  • By March 2023 – having carried out a full review of the current bus plug scheme for Cedarlands & Horsendale – to work with the County Council to offer a new revised scheme (with easements for residents living within the areas above).

 

So essentially I’ll be kept pretty busy for the next four years 🙂 

That of course is in addition to other issues and campaigns such as the developments of the potential tram extension from Phoenix Park: 

Richard Robinson » Langley Mill Super Hub – Tram extension Line 4 phase III to Kimberley, Eastwood & into Amber Valley (richardsrobinson.org.uk)

the future of Kimberley Leisure Centre, policy issues on social care that affect so many people, and so on.

For a copy of my manifesto being delivered door to door – please see: Richard Robinson Campaign Leaflet 2021 (7)

 

d) What experience do I have for the role?

In both Nuthall and Kimberley – these are examples of individual requests for help I have received from local residents, thus far in 2021:

  • grants for local businesses
  • recycling matters
  • moving of gas meters on domestic properties
  • dangerous parking
  • social services assessment for vulnerable adults
  • pavements, new and existing footpaths
  • moving of bus shelters
  • CCTV installation in several problem areas
  • multiple issues around housing on the former brewery site in Kimberley
  • provision of new litter bins
  • complex planning matters
  • recycling issues
  • anti social behaviour and police matters
  • dog fouling issues
  • requests for new road signs – some people in the Stocks Road area of Kimberley were having problems getting deliveries – due to lack of proper signage.  I was able to get a new sign that identified both Stocks Road and Edinboro Row properties. IMG_7368

 

 

 

And finally – do I have a life outside of council work?

The answer to that is yes 🙂

I am married to Sarah.  She works for Derbyshire County Council.  We have two children – Laura who is a nurse and Joseph who is a policeman.  They are both married and live in Newcastle.

Sarah and I are members of Trent Vineyard church in Nottingham.

We love walking in the Peak District.

I am a passionate Leeds United supporter, like good red wine and real ale, and love the country of Greece, especially the island of Rhodes.

If you want to see something a little more light hearted from me – there’s a video of me below from over 15 years ago when I once met Johnny Vaughan and Westlife 🙂 

Party Tricks – YouTube 

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Statement from Clare Wilkins

Representatives of both major parties have spoken in public about getting a ‘fair deal’ for their divisions, but behind closed doors they remain committed to enacting brutal cuts to public services.

This means any attempt to get a ‘fair deal’ is little more than fighting for scraps and inevitable cuts and closures. You deserve better.

 Local government was set up to provide services, representation and accountability to people, it needs to get back to doing this. That is why TUSC is committed to both a local and national programme of fighting cuts and ensuring a truly fair deal for ordinary people.

Protect the Kimberley Leisure Centre

The Leisure centre has been threatened with closure as the owners of the building, the private company EMET, have decided it is ‘no longer fit for purpose’. TUSC will fight to ensure that this – and many other buildings threatened with similar fates – remain accessible to local people.

Fight Privatised Foster Care

With the threat to Kimberley Leisure Centre, we can see how privatisation of our local facilities has already damaged them. Now, Tory Councillor Philip Owen (cabinet member for Child and Youth services) is seriously considering introducing private companies into Foster Care. TUSC will fight the invasion of the profit motive and instead advocate for a fully funded public service.

No to Fracking

The current Council has already suggested drilling for natural gas near the historic and beautiful Sherwood Forest. Aside from being an eyesore, fracking can cause earth tremors and release harmful cancer-causing gases into the air. TUSC will reject this plan and protect the local area.

An Integrated Transport Strategy

The current council seem content to fill potholes while roads go unsurfaced, continue to support HS2 despite its spiralling costs and leave Nuthall and Kimberley floating as Toton becomes a ‘travel hub’. TUSC believes in an integrated, transport plan linking up with other local authorities to create a national network which serves everyone.

TUSC will

  • Oppose all cuts and closures to council services, jobs, pay and conditions.
  • Support all workers’ struggles against government policies making ordinary people pay for the crisis.
  • Fight for united working-class struggle against racism and all forms of oppression.
  • Reject council tax, rent and service charge increases for working class people to make up for cuts.
  • Use councils’ powers to begin a mass building programme of eco-friendly, affordable council homes to tackle the housing crisis.
  • Vote against the privatisation of council jobs and services.
  • Use all the legal powers available to councils to oppose both the cuts and government policies which centrally impose the transfer of public services to private bodies.
  • Vote for councils to refuse to implement austerity.

Clare Wilkins, the TUSC candidate, is an active and committed trades unionist and socialist and a member of the Socialist Party. She is a tireless fighter against injustice and austerity and for a better life for ordinary people.

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Statement from Perry Hill-Wood – Green Party

My name is Perry Hill-Wood, and I am your Green Party candidate for the upcoming County Council elections on May 6th. Within this segment I am going to give you three key reasons why I believe you should cast your vote for Broxtowe Green Party and myself 
 

So, why vote Green during the County Council elections? 

One of threasons to vote Green is that we are the fastest growing party in the country. During the last local elections as a party, we have more than doubled our number of local councillors across the country.  This green wave is shown again in the number of votes we are receiving reaching historically high levels across Britain.  As more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of taking informed and effective action on climate change and a disillusion with the lack of action from other parties.  People are voting Green and showing their want for real and meaningful change. During this election and for the first time Broxtowe Green Party is standing a candidate in every seat and with your support, our people-powered green wave can continue to grow and together we can turn Nottinghamshire green. 
 

A second reason to vote Green is that we act on our pledges. Within Broxtowe, under Teresa’s (the Green Party Town Council leader) leadership. Stapleford Town Council has since 2020 declared a climate emergency, calculated its carbon footprint and offset these emissions whilst also actively devising and implementing a strategy to reduce them to zero. Teresa says “offsetting isn’t the answer but understanding where our emissions come from is the first step in reducing them. I hope that other councils, local businesses and residents will follow our example and, by doing it ourselves we have the experience to help other”.  If elected, I will follow her lead and the lead off the hundreds of other Green councillors across the country and work to not only declare a climate emergency within Nottinghamshire but also work cross party with others in the county council to find solutions to ensure can take steps in fighting it.   
 

A third reason to vote Green is that we work cooperatively as we know we are in this together. As a Green Party candidate, I stand on the idea and wish for cooperation. Cooperation between parties and cooperation on a wide range of ideas, policies and issues. I have found that local and national politics has become far to tribal and dysfunctional. If we are to make real and lasting change locally and nationally, parties need to come together to find solutions to our common problem 

 

Vote for a sustainable future, vote for change, vote Green on May 6th. 

 

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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.  

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&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 – 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     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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