News from Nottinghamshire County Council Feb/March 2018

Councillor Kate Foale

  Councillor Kate Foale, Labour County Councillor for Beeston Central and Rylands reports; Being in opposition is a constant fight to hold the Tories to account. We are working well together as a group, with fortnightly spokespersons’ meetings and Group meetings around once a month.   The County Council budget The Tories presented their budget […]

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April 24, 2018

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Out and about in Awsworth

Out and about in Awsworth

  Our Broxtowe Labour volunteers took to the streets of Awsworth this weekend, knocking on doors with our candidate Greg Marshall and finding a very warm welcome from local residents. With Awsworth Primary and Nursery School set to lose almost £60,000* in funding by 2020, protecting local children’s education from cuts was high on the […]

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April 15, 2018

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Mental Health – Time For Action

Rachel Bannister with her 18 year-old daughter Lucy

“Decades of underfunding”   Newly formed campaign group ‘Mental Health – Time For Action‘ will hold their inaugural conference here in Nottingham on 19th May, in conjunction with the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ). We spoke to founder and local Bramcote resident Rachel Bannister about the group, the conference and […]

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March 26, 2018

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Feed The BEAST!

Feed the Beast

Have you fed the B.E.A.S.T. yet…? The Broxtowe Election Action Savings Tin is HUNGRY! Lots of our members and supporters have already signed up to donate £2* each month straight into our election fighting fund, and help Labour win in Broxtowe in the next election. For less than the price of a coffee each month, […]

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March 25, 2018

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Broxtowe Labour says no to fracking – here’s why

Broxtowe Labour Fracking

Almost everybody has heard of fracking. Most people know it might be dangerous, but it is difficult to untangle the competing claims of the drilling companies, a pro-fracking Tory government, scientists and campaigners, and the people who live and work just metres away from fracking sites. Brian Davey and Dennis May from campaign group Frack […]

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March 18, 2018

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Letter to Anna Soubry 12 March 2018

Greg Marshall Free School Meals

Free School Meals – Broxtowe Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate Greg Marshall’s letter to Anna Soubry MP Tory MP Anna Soubry urged by Labour to vote against her Government’s plans to leave 17,000 of Nottinghamshire’s poorest children without a free school meal Greg Marshall, Labour’s candidate for Broxtowe in the next general election, has written to Anna […]

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March 13, 2018

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International Women’s Day

Women only

  #pushforprogress #IWD2018 International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us all to consider that half of the population that suffers most simply by virtue of its sex. It’s pleasing, particularly, to see our MP, Anna Soubry, Tweeting today on this question. Given Anna has previously dismissed initiatives for and by women of Broxtowe Labour […]

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March 8, 2018

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School cuts are a national scandal – they are hitting Broxtowe schools hard

SOS Save our schools

Nine in 10 schools across the country are facing billions in real-terms funding cuts. In Broxtowe that figure is even worse.  Thirty three of our 35 schools,  a massive 94%, face funding cuts according to the School Cuts website https://schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/   Nationally: £2.8bn has been cut from school budgets since 2015 £185.2k average cut to […]

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