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

This page combines recent posts from a variety of Beeston sources with RSS feeds, so that you can keep an eye on all the sites in one place. More details…
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Earlier
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
You may be furiously working on your writing, or you may just be furious with your writing – whatever it is today, Nottingham Writers Studio have workshops that will help you nudge your writing in the right direction. Nottingham Writers Studio launches its Summer taster courses tomorrow – two hour workshop sessions on everything from flexing… [...]
Source: Nottm Writers Studio
Fri, Jul 18, 2014
Let's get some self-promotion out the way: my latest column for the Nottingham Post is here, if you fancy clicking ‘Like' on it, if, y'know, like it, I'd be grateful. There isn't a ‘dislike' button so hate mail and boxed turds to the usual address please. ______________________- Also a shout out to the magnificent Beestonian […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Tue, Jul 15, 2014
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University Boulevard

It was scheduled to significantly alter the layout at the University Boulevard and Queens Road junction over the weekend as more road space became available. However, this didn't seem to happen and there are still people working on it today. I also understand that there will be some lane closures between 09:30 and 15:30. I have asked to be kept up to date with this work and expressed concern about the lane closures, [...]

Source: Rylands Today
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

Click on Interim News July 2014 to read about a Memory Course, Macmillan Coffee Afternoon and Sixties Evening.


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Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Sat, Jul 12, 2014
steve barber

The latest round of consultation has now closed and your representations are being considered and compiled. There is some fine tuning of the application as a result of comments made but I understand the application substantially remains as that viewable here.

It is hoped that the application will be decided at the Development Control Committee meeting on 11 September (which I chair), this is a public meeting but only limited public speaking is [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

A quick note to say that sadly Eric Pickles of the Department of Local Government has declined to “call in” the proposal to build an open-cast mine at Shortwood Farm, so it is now likely to go ahead. The difficulty is that the government has subtly watered down the guidance, making it harder for either the county council or the Department to reject new proposals.

History has repeated itself here, though with a different outcome. In [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Hurrah! It's nearly Beeston Carnival time. Booo! I won't be there. Nope, instead I'll be off to Trent Bridge to watch England struggle against India, a birthday present from 7 months ago. Will be a real shame to miss the carnival, I was hoping to help out on a joint Beestonia/Oxjam stall, as well as […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

The Tram

This major City/Government project was always going to be very disruptive for local residents and businesses. As your local Councillors, before construction began, we discussed how to address day to day problems, and it was decided that the best way forward was for Residents/ Businesses to talk directly to the Contractors outside their front door!

This approach has worked quite well, and has avoided the delays of residents speaking to us, us speaking to our [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Sun, Jul 06, 2014

Beeston Bay!!

Broadgate Park is being turned into a Beach from the 5th to 9th August, with stalls and events. Treat yourself and the family to an ice cream. We all love the seaside! There will be a Food & Drink Weekend on the 19th & 20th September, especially promoting the Real Ale Pubs we now have in the area, the Vic, The Crown, the Malt Shovel, and The Star. Beeston is becoming quite a CAMRA [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Fri, Jul 04, 2014
kate2

There will be a new off peak bus service from Long Lane, Attenborough to Beeston bus station from 4 August 2014.

With the help of your many requests and suggestions I have managed to persuade Nottinghamshire County Council to begin this new 510 Service, the route will run between Beeston, Toton and Stapleford.

More details of the route and a timetable including peak time buses will follow shortly from the Council, but in the meantime thank [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Latest from Nick Palmer's blog

Hi all,

This post is a bit of an experiment. It's widely believed that it is actually impossible to get serious consideration of detailed policy because (a) the media aren't willing to report it and (b) most people don't seem to have the attention span. This leads directly to one-sentence politics: Labour will curb your energy bills, the Tories will fight Mr Juncker, etc. It also leads to playground trivialisation. Who [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

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

These additional announcements were made at the meeting:
1. There will be no Quiz Group Meeting in August or September.
2. Please let Lucy Beardsley know if you have suggestions for furture speakers and/or outings.
3. The existing entrance to CRMC car park will be blocked for a month. The car park can be accessed during this time by approaching CRMC down Chilwell [...]

Source: Beeston U3A – (University of the 3rd Age)
Mon, Jun 30, 2014
This is one of those rare posts where I talk about something personal. Not about the tram, Continuum, local politics, events, oddities or whatever has so far propelled this blog to a rather worrying amount of reads. I have done this before: when I recently got married the elation of the event, with the community […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Sat, Jun 28, 2014
Tram (Nottingham City)

“This message is going to be mainly about the tram – apologies to those who aren't affected or interested, but there is a good deal to report, both good and bad.”

First some good news. Following my last post and the Telegraph interview with the Cabinet Office Minister, Francis Maude, there was a flurry of letters and the Department has now explained that the impression given was wrong: they accept (and apparently always [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Fri, Jun 27, 2014
Been quite a day since the news broke at 6am that the City Council believed the tram would not be up and running until somewhere in the first half of 2015. There statement also compared it to the Edinburgh tram fiasco in a ‘hey, at least we're not that bad'. I imagine a fair few […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Fri, Jun 27, 2014
At last, some official notification that the tram project is delayed. Check through my archives and you'll see this has been predicted for a while, yet I've never been legally able to say it as fact. I know, you know, anyone with eyes knows that the tram is not going to be completed on time. […] [...]
Source: Beestonia
Fri, Jun 27, 2014
EMBARGOED TILL 6AM! [...]
Source: Beestonia
Thu, Jun 26, 2014
It's been a busy couple of months!

The Open Homes days in May are now over but if you missed out and would like to join the waiting list for next time, just email wbecohouses@mail.com. (Scroll down to find a summary of each home which opened its doors this May.)
Visitors and householders alike enjoyed the days, with some people just visiting out of curiosity and others taking notes and picking up tips for their own homes.
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Source: West Bridgford Eco-Houses
Tue, Jun 24, 2014
Glenis Willnott East Midlands MEP

“Let me assure you that I would not support any measures at EU level which would encourage privatisation of the NHS.”

Glenis Willmott MEP writes on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

I am delighted to have been re-elected to the European Parliament. I now lead a group of 20 Labour MEPs and you can be assured that we will work hard to deliver progressive policies.

With regard to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership [...]

Source: Broxtowe Labour
Tue, Jun 24, 2014
Beeston Man Statue

Be sure to vote for your preferred improvements to Beeston town centre by Broxtowe Borough Council. The poll is hosted on our website, and closes on the 30th June where the results will be handed over to the Town Centre Manager at the borough council. Peoples preferences will be strongly taken into account, and this “phase 1″ of selected improvements will be completed in time for the tram opening.

Beeston [...]

Source: Beeston Civic Society