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Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Reminder to charities and voluntary groups to apply for County Council funding-

Charities, voluntary groups and parish and town councils working hard to support vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by COVID-19, are encouraged to apply for emergency funding to help with extra costs incurred during the crisis.

This call is specifically aimed at groups supporting people in Mansfield, Ashfield and Gedling areas, as to date, fewer eligible applications have come from those areas compared to the [...]

Source: Bramcote Today
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Today's update includes:

How can I help?Funding boost for Broxtowe Borough CouncilBounce Back Loans for Broxtowe BusinessesBroxtowe Hero at Bramcote CollegeThumbs Up for Posties

My first question or one of my first questions when I speak to local organisations and individuals at my surgeries is “how can I help?”. So following a conversation I had with Ruth Hyde, Chief Executive of Broxtowe Borough Council, when she explained that in the First Tranche of Covid-19 [...]

Source: Bramcote Today
Wed, Apr 29, 2020

The Government is providing an additional £1.6 billion to local authorities so they have the resources they need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

· This is in addition to the £1.6 billion already announced in March.

· Broxtowe Borough Council is allocated total of £1,187,365 to continue providing essential services and support to those who need it the most.

Darren has welcomed news that Broxtowewill [...]

Source: Bramcote Today
Wed, Apr 29, 2020

“The anniversary of VE Day is such an important event and I know that many people, myself included, are very disappointed that the planned events have had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE, Leader of the Council.

“We might have to stay at home at the moment but that doesn't mean Broxtowe residents can't still mark this momentous occasion. 75 years ago, people across Europe came together to celebrate [...]

Source: Bramcote Today
Sat, Apr 25, 2020

A reader has reported the bike shown below as being dumped on Hillside Road. If this is yours, please email and I will put you in touch with Victoria, who reported it, to check it's still there.

Source: Bramcote Today
Sat, Apr 25, 2020Source: Bramcote Today
Wed, Apr 22, 2020

Covid-19 Advice for Tram Customers

Paul Robinson, Managing Director, Nottingham Trams, Operator of NET writes: Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to customers for your support and to our employees for their part in enabling us to continue running.

As we continue to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people travelling has reduced as people follow government advice and avoid non-essential travel.

Since last month, [...]

Source: Bramcote Today
Wed, Apr 22, 2020

trentbarton write: Here at trentbarton we know you trust us to get you to where you're going in a safe & comfortable manner and we take this responsibility incredibly seriously.

From Sunday 26 April we're making the following changes to timetables to ensure more journeys for key workers are available and to improve capacity, ensuring social distancing can be maintained as best as possible.

hourly service reintroduced.

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frequency increased to every 30 mins Mondays to Saturdays.

Sunday [...]

Source: Bramcote Today
Thu, Apr 16, 2020

While we can't be in the studio at the moment, we've decided we want to come out of this uncertain period with something positive to show for it!

With our schedules being unexpectedly clear for the time being, we thought this would be a great time to get people writing for a virtual project and add another publishing credit to their resumes!

We're asking for submissions on the theme of “the world outside” – what you [...]

Source: Nottm Writers Studio
Tue, Mar 31, 2020
We are in unprecedented times, where the word ‘unprecedented' is being used an unprecedented amount of times in both speech and print. Never before in history have those without any previous epidemiological experience styled themselves as epidemiologists. Never has there been such an exponential rise in those looking at exponential graphs. It's thrown everything into […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
In accordance with Government advice, all meetings (both open meetings and group meetings) and visits are cancelled until further notice. Some groups may be making plans to have virtual meetings or circulate newsletters and details will be published when available. You can still renew your membership and new members may still join online. Click on the relevant link. [...]
Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with COVID-19 Beeston Festival 2020 has been cancelled.

We will be back next year on 26 June 2021 for another great festival.

Stallholders who have already booked will be contacted shortly to issue refunds.

Source: Beeston Festival
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Dear All,

The spread of the Covid-19 virus is moving so quickly, and the Team at NWS have to react daily to any news updates we receive alongside new Government guidelines. We have already cancelled the Monthly Socials and postponed the AGM until its safe for us to meet.

Sadly today in the interests of safety for all our members', we have to go further and announce that NWS Studio will be closed from Friday [...]

Source: Nottm Writers Studio
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Dear All,

Like everyone else, we don't know how long COVID-19 will continue to have an impact on the community, but we do know there's a possibility it will negatively affect the Writers' Studio.

Over the past 12 months we've worked with great passion, enthusiasm and drive to not only run the studio, but give it a new lease of life as part of The Carousel while remaining a standalone focal point of the vibrant creative community in Nottingham. It [...]

Source: Nottm Writers Studio
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

In accordance with Government advice, all group meetings are cancelled until further notice. Some groups may be making plans to have virtual meetings or to circulate a newsletter. Details will be published when available. See below:

Theatre Group

Dear Theatre Group Members,

Thank you to those who have sent me a couple of sentences about a memorable play that you have seen at the theatre in the past (Whether it has been with U3A, or independently).

A few more [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Sun, Mar 08, 2020
The meetings below are cancelled. East Midlands Regional Conference – Making a Difference

Date: Tuesday 21st April.
Venue: Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Mansfield Rd, Eastwood NG16 3SS,
Speakers: Prof Chris French: The psychology of False memory, Sam Mauger: CEO of the Third Age Trust, + break out group. Cost including refreshments and Lunch £15.

For further information contact Margot Gale at

Murder Mystery

Date: Saturday, 18 July 2020.
Venue: Christ Church, Chilwell.
Look out for our Summer event which will be a [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Wed, Mar 04, 2020
This visit is cancelled. Visit to Warwick Castle

22nd April 2020.

Coach and Castle ONLY: £31.50p per person. Coach & Castle to include Dungeons £34.00 per person. See Lucy at the Open Meeting and to book. Departing from 9.30am Lace Road, Beeston and 9.45am Derby Road, Bramcote (opposite swimming baths). Click on Warwick Castle Booking Form for Complete details.

Also See Lucy at the Open meeting for more information or to book.

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

If you have already renewed – thank you!
If you haven't renewed, please do so before the end of March.

Any queries – please contact the Membership Secretary on who will be happy to help.

Please note, you don't need to complete a membership to renew: just the fee and your membership number.

Gift Aid – Information about this important source of income for Beeston U3A has now been added to the website, under the heading ‘Membership'. [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)