The catchily named ‘Beeston Feed Aggregator’ (wait till it loads..)

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Earlier
Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Record levels of employment Unemployment in Broxtowe has fallen yet again. There 512 more people in work since last July and 1,058 people looking for work in the constituency. The rise in employment is very good news – we have over 500 people more people in work, earning a wage and building a better future. I am particularly pleased that youth unemployment is dropping at a record pace. Meeting with the Environment Agency It was a pleasure to meet Environment Agency officers to discuss a number of issues – notably problems of flooding in Trowell and Thorn Drive Giltbrook, and the future of the former bund in Attenborough. The EA were very helpful and will be writing to residents with details of our discussions. I am pleased to say that I have finally secured a meeting with the County Councillor responsible for flood related issues to discuss the long standing problem at Boundary Brook in Trowell. BT say landlines will be restored by the end of the week Hundreds of people in Beeston, Bramcote, Chilwell and Attenborough remain without their land lines and many have also lost their internet connection. BT assure me they worked through the weekend and hope to have everyone reconnected by the end of the week.
My thanks to everyone who has passed on details of loved ones and neighbours who need urgent assistance and we have had some success with BT and other providers. Please do check with your neighbours and forward on any problems to me. View from my office on Friday. Tram works latest – “Park and Ride” coming to a street near you? traffic chaos and ranting on !

I met a group of people from Cator Lane North who are campaigning for a residents only parking scheme. They have severe problems with commuters blocking drives, taking spaces and so on who then catch the bus into the City and avoid the Workplace Parking Levy.
Things will only get considerably worse when the tram finally opens because there has been poor planning; commuters need public car parks in Beeston town centre so they can take the tram and use the town's shops and businesses on the way home.

This lack of foresight means there is a danger Beeston and parts of Chilwell will become a huge, free, park and ride in residential streets, with no advantage to our shops and businesses. I have written to the leaders of the City, County and Borough Councils urging them to address this problem as a matter of urgency In the meantime I will help residents on Cator Lane North and Dovecote Lane who have been battling with commuter parking problems for far too long!

Road chaos
After a rather sharp email I sent to Notts Council, they have decided not to add to the traffic nightmare in Chilwell/Beeston and will defer the repainting of the pedestrian bridge on Bye Pass Road until after the tram works have finished. Meanwhile there will be road closures and more lane restrictions on University Boulevard and Queens Road.
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E-newsletter| August 18 2014

Hello again,
I was out and about in Kimberley on Saturday; thank you to everyone who filled in my survey and a warm welcome to new subscribers to this newsletter.
I popped into Sainsbury's to do some shopping and came across members of the Parachute Regiment Veterans Assoc who were raising funds in the lobby. It was a treat to meet them and our combined thanks [...]

Source: Rylands Today
Sun, Aug 17, 2014
Short length of new tram track by Central College

Short length of new tram track by Central College

I took another set of photographs over the tram route through Broxtowe on 12 and 16 August 2014. Click on this link to see them.

Road works are underway for the entance to the park and ride at Toton Lane Track and overhead wiring seems to be complete from Toton Lane to the middle of Eskdale Drive. The contractors are still dealing with the groundwork between Bramcote [...]
Source: Bramcote Today
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Anna Soubry writes: This afternoon County Councillor Richard Jackson was informed that Bye Pass Road will be subject to lane closure from Monday 18 August until Friday 5th September from 9.30 to 3.30 pm from Monday to Friday.

Given the plans for total road closures in the Beeston area we have expressed our very grave concerns about the timing of this work.


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Source: Bramcote Today
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Councillor Steve Barber: Road Closures

I'm afraid it's more bad news. They intend to severely restrict traffic flow around the Queens Road/University Boulevard junction the week after next. From Monday 25 August to Friday 29th there will be no right turn from Queens Road towards town. You will have to turn left to the University roundabout then come back. However, this won't be good as there is then only a single lane through the works. Then [...]

Source: Rylands Today
Fri, Aug 15, 2014

BEESTON AND DISTRICT CIVIC SOCIETY AND RSA NOTTINGHAM NETWORK;

NET 2 CLIFTON LINK WALK

MEET AT 5.45PM FOR 6.00PM WEDNESDAY 20 AUGUST, 2014; MIDLAND STATION BOOKING HALL, CARRINGTON STREET, NOTTINGHAM

Very Shortly part of the NET phase 2 Clifton link will be tested for the first time.

Find out more about Nottingham Midland Station improvements and walk down the Clifton link across Wilford Bridge to Wilford Lane. Find out about how Meadows Community Groups are embracing the [...]
Source: Beeston Civic Society
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
15/08/2014 - The Big Wheel and Sustrans will be bringing a car free event to Hockley, Broad St on Saturday 20th September, as part of European Mobility Week. The event is funded by Nottingham City Council, through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF). [...]
Source: Broxtowe Council – News
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
This room would be suitable for a creative enterprise like ourselves, keen to take advantage of our prime location at the heart of Nottingham's Creative Quarter. Suitable for up to eight people, there is separate street access, and access to the main Studio space is via a lockable door. The tenants of this office would… [...]
Source: Nottm Writers Studio
Fri, Aug 15, 2014
Here are the details of 4 new outings including booking forms: Bingham Christmas Tree Festival, January Sales at the Potteries, Proposed Visit to The Globe and Proposed Visit to London.

Bingham Christmas Tree Festival

Date: Friday 5 December 2014

Visit Bingham and see the spectacular display of decorated Christmas trees in the Church of St Mary.

In the square enjoy the festivities of the Christmas Town Fair where you can browse amongst the colourful stalls selling gifts, crafts and [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Wed, Aug 13, 2014
13/08/2014 - Its on your marks, get set, go for the Mayor's champion, Luke Cairney as Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE took time out yesterday to help train him for the upcoming Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, where he will be running to raise funds for the Mayor's Charities, Cancer Research UK and Hope Nottingham [...]
Source: Broxtowe Council – News
Wed, Aug 13, 2014

Hello again,
This is a short email about a somewhat serious situation in parts of Chilwell and Beeston.

Around 500 homes and businesses are without their phone land lines and for many, their internet connection. This evening I spoke to BT who have confirmed that 250 metres of cabling has been seriously damaged and needs replacing. Apparently water has got into ducting on Chilwell Road; this may be connected to the tram works. BT cannot say [...]

Source: Rylands Today
Tue, Aug 12, 2014

That Junction again

Overnight work started a week last Monday and frankly did not get off to a good start. Monday morning (4 Aug) was dreadful caused by traffic light failure compounded by a broken down car at the worst possible point, representations were made to the top. Tuesday and Wednesday were a bit better but Thursday was a disaster. I cycled there at 08:15 to find a queue back to Toton and worsening due to [...]

Source: Rylands Today
Tue, Aug 05, 2014

Click on August 2014 Open Meeting Announcements to see the presentation running at the meeting.

These additional announcements were made at the meeting:
1. John Lloyd has had a serious cycling accident but is now getting better. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
2. Lucy Bearsdley gave the following information about visits:
The Doddington Hall trip is fully subscribed.
New trips – Day visit to Bingham Christmas Tree Festival. Friday 4 December 2014. January Sales at the Potteries. Wednesday [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The latest report dated 29th July 2014 from Peter Robinson, Chairman of the Blue Plaque Group is now on the website.


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Source: Beeston Civic Society
Wed, Jul 30, 2014
Shonkygate rolls into its second day. Several thousand readers picked up on yesterday's blog, compared to just a few hundred for the blog this whole thing is predicated around. Support has been terrific, and some interesting facts have percolated through. A few people have questioned Browne-Jacobsons rates here: charging £1,500 + VAT for pursuing a […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Tue, Jul 29, 2014
Nick Palmer

Hi all,

We're going back to Yiannis at 132 Wollaton Road, Beeston NG9 2PE for the next eat'n'debate on Saturday August 2, 12.30-14.00. The subject this time is whether we are over- or-under represented with:

Euro-MPs
MPs
County councillors
Borough councillors
Town and parish councillors (in some area but not others)
Police commissioners
Consultative NHS bodies
School boards

…and maybe some other elected bodies too. How much is too much? Could we merge some levels without losing accountability? Or is sharing the way forward?

As [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Tue, Jul 29, 2014
A solicitors letter appears. This could be interesting. I wrote several months ago how in the last general election Soubry had received a donation from David Wilson, big cheese at Bell Pottinger, who are a pretty scummy unit, being secretly filmed claiming how they span reputations of oppressive regimes and could get access to Cameron's […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Tue, Jul 29, 2014

Beeston U3A Members are invited to join Long Eaton U3A's Visit to Victoria Baths, Manchester and Bakewell on Wednesday 24 September 2014.

Full cost £20.00 including lunch. Deposit of £5.00, balance to be paid by 15 September 2014. to Mrs D West, 54 Lancaster Avenue, Sandiacre, Derbys NG10 5GW.

Depart 9.00 am from West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton.

Victoria Baths is a Grade II listed building situated in Manchester, which secured £3.4m when it won the first [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Sun, Jul 27, 2014
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Traffic Chaos

Yes it's the University Boulevard traffic management once again to blame; thanks for your feedback it has been most useful. The week started badly with queues back to Dunkirk due to an unnecessary traffic light on the Queens Road filter; I pointed this out immediately but unfortunately it took two days to change it to a give way sign; how many hours of peoples time was wasted? Then they again got the phasing [...]

Source: Rylands Today
Fri, Jul 25, 2014
Beeston Man Statue

Many many thanks to everyone who voted in the Town Centre Improvement Poll.

You can see the results of the poll over on the page now.

Peoples preferences will be strongly taken into account, and this “phase 1″ of selected improvements will be completed in time for the tram opening – we hope to communicate the planned improvements by Broxtowe Borough Council as soon as we hear from them.

Beeston Continuum [...]

Source: Beeston Civic Society
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

The Government Inspector's report on the Nottingham+Broxtowe+Gedling Aligned Core Strategy Plan is out, and can be found here:

http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=30582&p=0

It confirms that

the Government's planning framework required them to build all the homes they planned the councils need to plan jointly, and cannot each assess their own needs separately Broxtowe should have the smallest housing requirement (because of the lack of suitable brownfield land) the Government's 5-year expectation for new housing requires building on Field Farm even if the Boots [...]
Source: Broxtowe Labour