This can’t go on – enough is enough. General Election now!
So a bunch of multi-millionaire, privately educated MPs, who have nothing at all in common with the people of Broxtowe decide to suspend parliament and plunge us further into a constitutional crisis? Whilst they make millions betting against the pound, we’re worried about jobs, schools, NHS, housing, services, bills and transport. Let’s stop this crash-course government and elect someone who cares about Broxtowe. #FromBroxtoweForBroxtowe
Things we just didn’t accept 10 years ago
Two stories grabbed my attention this week that are an indictment of this ruthless Tory government and highlighted things we just didn’t see 10 years ago and that no society should have to tolerate.
The first was the news that Boris Johnson’s favourite think tank (The Centre for Social Justice) led by multi-millionaire Iain Duncan-Smith want to raise the state pension age to 75. The think tank who already came up with the hated Universal Credit now want you to work until you drop before even getting close to enjoying retirement after you’ve paid in all your life. I don’t want posties, construction workers and paramedics working at 75 whilst bosses get to retire at 60 – The Labour Party opposes these pension age rises and say our pensioners deserve better.
The second was the disgraceful news that thousands of homeless children are living in converted shipping containers with many thousands more living in B&Bs or “sofa surfing”. The culmination of years of no council house building, the introduction of the devastating Universal Credit and the rental crisis, has meant that many families are living in desperation. We wouldn’t have thought we would ever be in this position and we shouldn’t accept it as “the norm”.
The Labour Party nationally and locally have the ideas and the plans to tackle these problems with a mass house building programme, and a homelessness strategy to ensure people in Broxtowe will have a brighter future and a better security blanket.
The Labour Party – talking about things that matter to you.
- More NHS funding
- £10 / hour Living Wage
- 400,000 Green Jobs
- Free School meals & reduced class sizes
- Protecting our pensioners
- Sorting out Brexit
Let’s Talk Broxtowe Consultation – have your say on Broxtowe’s future
We’re consulting with residents to help shape our new Corporate Plan, which sets out our plans to improve the Borough over the next four years. We’ll also be asking residents about how satisfied they are with Council services and about where we should spend and save money.
Come along to one of these meetings, or you can complete the online survey(opens in a new window) by Tuesday 30th September.Chilwell – Tuesday 10th September 2019 at 7.00pm at Christ Church, 6 College Rd, Beeston, NG9 4AS
Beeston – Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 7.00pm at Old Council Chamber, Town Hall, Foster Ave, Beeston, NG9 1AE
Stapleford – Thursday 26th September 2019 at 7.00pm at Pastures Community Centre, 166B Pasture Rd, Stapleford, NG9 8GQ
Eastwood – Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 7.00pm at Plumptre Hall, Church Street, Eastwood, NG16 3BP
Just doing the day job
I love being a local Broxtowe Councillor and the Labour PPC for Broxtowe constituency – the privilege of representing the area where you’re from, helping people in difficulty and wanting a better future for your community is second to none. However, the day job can be pretty rewarding as well – here I was on the news this week talking about how the Environment Agency expect the water industry to “clean up it’s act” and improve the water quality of our rivers.
Society is a contract – expose the Inham Nook vandals
Broxtowe Borough Council is appealing for witnesses after the play area at Inham Nook was vandalised for the third time in less than a month.
“I am saddened by these acts of mindless vandalism” said Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee and Ward Member for Chilwell West.
“This selfish behaviour from just a few people not only affects all those who use the park and treat it well, but also the tax payer, who ultimately ends up paying for the repairs. I’d like to thank our Environment Team who work hard to repair damage on our parks as soon as they can so that children can get back to enjoying themselves at the play areas. I would urge any residents who witnessed this incident or any suspicious behaviour to report it.”
The play area is currently closed whilst being repaired. Broxtowe are working with the Police to review CCTV from the park. If you have any information, please contact the police non-emergency number on 101.
Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald
talks bus issues with Broxtowe residents
It was great to welcome Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald to Broxtowe earlier in the month. He listened to the benefits that major investment in the Tram and HS2 could bring to our communities and also reiterated how Labour’s re-regulation bus policy will help people across our borough. New funding of £1.3bn per year to reverse cuts made to 3,000 bus routes by the Tories since 2010 is a sign of intent. Andy also talked about how accessibility and standards can also be improved. This policy complements Labour’s plans to put communities in control of local services by regulating and bringing into public ownership local services, and introducing free bus fares for young people. Over 3,000 bus routes have been cut or withdrawn since 2010.
School cuts to Broxtowe – don’t get fooled by Boris
Just thought I’d remind everyone who may be taken in by Boris and his investment promises. Remember he was at the heart of cuts to our schools, police forces, hospitals and other services for the last 9 years. The image below is replicated across every school in Broxtowe and the Tories have been responsible.
DH Lawrence Festival, Eastwood – Saturday 31st August – Saturday 14th September 2019
The D.H. Lawrence Festival is back for 2019! Running at a variety of locations across Broxtowe this year’s festival includes: live music, open days, exhibitions, walks, talks and much more! Pick up a FREE leaflet from various locations around Broxtowe (including the Birthplace Museum) or download it here, for more information including timings, locations and pricing. Presentation of the festival leaflet at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum will entitle you to 10% off in the shop for the duration of the festival!
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 917 3824
Chetwynd: The Toton & Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan Consultation sessions
Saturday 31st August – 10.00am-12.30pm – Corn Mill, Swiney Way
Saturday 7th September – 10.00am-12.30pm – Chilwell Library & Community Centre
Saturday 14th September – 10.00am-12.30pm – Chilwell Scout Hall, Attenborough Lane
Friday 20th September – 10.00am-12.30pm – Toton Methodist ChurchThe CTTC Neighbourhood Plan details how the community wants to influence the development of Chetwynd Barracks and nearby areas. We are now holding consultation sessions to obtain views from local residents and all with an interest in the area.
End of Summer Event at Basil Russell Playing Fields, Nuthall – Sunday 1st September from 1.00-5.00pm
Come and join us for an afternoon of music and entertainment featuring: “Pure Steel” steel band; Hucknall and Linby Brass; free bouncy castle; crazy golf; Fairground rides; Games, activities and crafts; paddling pool and sand play (weather permitting); refreshments. Free entry.
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