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Small Business Saturday
Broxtowe Labour were out across the constituency on 1st December supporting and promoting our wonderful local businesses on Small Business Saturday. As the bedrock of our high streets and towns, it’s important that we support our businesses to help sustain the heart our communities.
Rail misery set to continue into 2019
The January 2019 fare increase is another kick in the teeth for passengers on Britain’s rip-off privatised railways. The Tories are trying to pin price rises on front line rail staff battling in all weathers to keep services running, and facing abuse and assault when the rail operators fail. With the vast majority of our rail franchises in foreign state hands this increase means the British people will be paying the highest fares in Europe on our rammed-out and unreliable services. The only solution to Britain’s rail fare rip-off is a publicly owned railway run solely in the public interest free from the greed of the private train companies. Broxtowe Labour will be campaigning against these rip-off rises at Beeston Train Station on 2nd January supporting ordinary commuters.
Brexit – A bad deal that nobody wants
It is clear that Theresa May’s deal does not have enough support in parliament or the country. Ploughing on is pointless, and it is damaging to jobs and for investment. She has so little support for her deal that the government is reduced to press releasing that Cabinet ministers are still backing the government’s deal. She is turning this into a season of anxiety and insecurity for million across our nations and regions. She should put national interest first and pull this bad deal. Her claims that under her deal Britain “can and we will strike ambitious trade deals” is claptrap – the deal on the table does not guarantee this. The reality is by the end of 2020 we will be either asking to extend the transition period, where the current EU rules will apply, all but ruling out these independent trade deals or we will be stuck in the backstop with no possibility of getting out, meaning the UK will have to abide by trade rules made by the entire EU, but with no British say. Move over Theresa May – it’s time for Labour to give hope back to Britain.
Inspector Riley’s Blog
Remembrance Day service, awards for PCSO Paula Hipkiss, tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary successes and much much more in Inspector Rileys blog. Read it here
Brilliant Broxtownians – Tom Day
It was an honour to meet the wonderful 99 year old Broxtowe resident and World War 2 veteran, Tom Day on Remembrance Day last month. Tom formerly of the Essex Regiment was on great form in talking to everyone in the British Legion after the very respectful and thoughtful service. Of course, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to Tom and his comrades, who was captured literally fighting fascists in occupied Italy in 1943. He saw out the end of war as a POW just outside Leipzig – which of was bombed heavily by the Allies towards the end of war.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
It’s a magical time of the year and it was great to get around to our Christmas light switch on events. The crowds in Stapleford, Kimberley and Beeston were fantastic and the community feel was evident. I wish everyone across Broxtowe a happy festive season with peace and happiness into the new year.
New Beginnings Art Group, Oasis Centre, Union Street, Beeston NG9 2LT – every Wednesday 1.30-3.30pm
This Art Group is for people no longer able to work through ill health or injury. Beginners and more experienced people very welcome. Further info. via newbeginningsart.co.uk, or call Geoff on 07847 096141 or Caroline on 0115 9251300.
Breakaway Arts, Beeston Youth & Community Centre, West End, Beeston NG9 1GL – every Wednesday 3.30-6.00pm
Breakaway is a unique participatory arts project for young people with learning disabilities. Our weekly sessions include music, dance, drama, visual arts and live performance, but they also support the personal development and progression of the young people.Contact Stacey on 07488596004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas at Canalside Heritage Centre, Weir Cottages, Canal Side, Beeston, NG9 1LZ – Sunday 9 December 10.00am-4.00pm
Join us at for a family-friendly festive day out! We have a lively programme of events happening across the day including: St.Mary’s Church Hand Bell Ringers in Attenborough, POP-UP CHOIR, stalls selling handmade and antique items. Mulled wine and cider will be on sale in the tearoom, and don’t miss Santa’s Grotto on a canal boat! Tickets cost £5 per child and must be paid for at the time of booking. Tickets can be booked on 0115 922 1773.
Christmas Tree Festival, Beeston Parish Church, Middle Street NG9 1GA – Friday 14 – Monday 17 December 10.00am-5.00pm (12.00-5.00pm on Sunday)
Visit the Christmas Tree Festival, look at the beautiful trees and browse the stalls for some Christmas shopping.
Christmas Carols at New Stapleford Community Centre, Washington Drive NG9 8PY – Saturday 15 December at 7.00pm
Join the Stapleford and District U3A at the Community Centre. Carol Singing is a great way to bring people together so we look forward to you joining us for a fun and musical evening.
Food & Craft Market, The Garage, 62 High Road, Chilwell, NG9 4AJ – Sunday 16 December 10.00am-3.00pm
Great atmosphere at this quirky indoor market in a former bus depot – historic buses and transport ephemera around every corner. Indoor – Pop Up Cafe – Child (and Dog!) Friendly – Free Admission – Some free Parking – Opposite Central College Tram Stop
Drumming up the Solstice Sun, Bramcote Park Woodland, 126 Ilkeston Road, NG9 3GG – Saturday 22 December at 7.30am
Nottingham Goddess Temple host this free, family and dog friendly event. Everyone welcome. Bring your drum, rattle or any other instrument you have to welcome a new solar year. As the Longest Night is finally over and the Sun strength slowly returns bringing new hope and ambition into our life. Following Sunrise we will head over to the Nursery Man pub for Breakfast with scrumptious Vegetarian and Vegan options. For ease and so no one gets lost meet at Bramcote Hills car park at 7:30am. Sunrise is at 8:16am.
28th Annual New Year’s Day Duck Race, Manor Farm Recreation Ground, Toton NG9 6LJ – Tuesday 1 January 2019 1.30-4.00pm
A New Years Day tradition since 1991! Come along and sponsor a duck and have a great New Year’s Day out at the 28th Annual Duck Race on the River Erewash. The main race is preceeded by a business Duck Race. Raising money for Age UK Derby and Derbyshire.
Healthy New Year – Wellbeing Showcase, Synergy NG9, 60 Attenborough Lane, Chilwell NG9 5JW – Saturday 5 January 10.00am-1.00pm
An opportunity to start the new year by discovering some of the fabulous people we have working with us who could help support your wellbeing.
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