Iftar and launching Labour’s Broxtowe Borough Council election campaign by Beeston North candidate Ed Lyons This month we were honoured to be invited to share the Iftar, the communal breaking of the fast, with Broxtowe’s Kashmiri and Bengali community and launch our local election campaign with Labour Party chair Ian Lavery. This was a celebration […]Read More Iftar and launching of Broxtowe Labour Council Candidates
Bainy is the driving force behind north Broxtowe’s very own ‘Kimberley Jam’. This free day-long music festival was inspired by Ian ‘Jock’ Campbell, who told two friends – Bainy and Graham ‘Cookie’ Cooke – of his idea just a few days before his premature death in 2014. Bainy and Cookie developed that vision and […]Read More Brilliant Broxtownians!
The chaos of our rail network has been laid bare by the recent timetable changes. Commuters are missing work interviews and appointments, rejigging their schedules if employers are sympathetic – or facing disciplinaries if they aren’t. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has had to appear in the Commons with his job on the line. Brilliant […]Read More Northern fail & Govia rail chaos continues under Tories – re-nationalise now!
When it comes to a level head and expert opinion on fracking – I listen to Broxtowe Labour member Kristian Ravnkilde (who’s recently had an article published in professional magazine CIWEM). Kristian says that not only is fracking unnecessary, it is also an unacceptably risky addition to the impacts of recent human activity and […]Read More The risks of Fracking haven’t gone away
Broxtowe Labour hosted a fantastic community Iftar event earlier in the month with Labour Party National Chair Ian Lavery. The hostile environment created by Theresa May and her Tory cabinet have brought untold misery to many in our communities. It’s important to show there is another way and standing shoulder to shoulder at events […]Read More Launching our Broxtowe candidates
I met with East Midlands Campaign for Better Transport this week to share concerns and ensure that their correspondence with HS2 highlighted all the potential disruption to Broxtowe as HS2 comes to the constituency. There will undoubtedly be impacts to transport networks and I had a positive meeting highlighting the areas where we should […]Read More HS2 – Minimising disruption for Broxtowe
A damning report from the National Audit Office has poured scorn over the Tories flagship welfare programme – Universal Credit. The scheme has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report. The NAO said the scheme cost […]Read More Universal Credit shambles – “Not value for money” says the NAO
One year ago, the UK witnessed the horror of the Grenfell fire. Despite Teresa May’s hollow words, Grenfell survivors still languish in hotels and only around 1 in 4 of those who have lost their home have been re-housed permanently. Lets not forget this was about the rich and the poor, the haves and the […]Read More Remembering Grenfell – one year on
Homelessness happens to ordinary people and it can be devastating to the lives of those who experience it. There are long-term consequences beyond housing: physical and mental health, financial stability, education, employment and self-esteem are all affected. At BYH, we work tirelessly to mitigate the impact of youth homelessness throughout Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The project […]Read More Broxtowe Youth Homelessness