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Broxtowe deserves better
With the local elections just around the corner on May 2nd, look out for the brilliant Broxtowe Labour manifesto designed to address the housing, community safety and environmental issues that the Tories just haven’t been able to handle. Soon to land on your doormat. We will:
- Roll out a mass housebuilding programme
- Set up democratic forums to work with police in your area
- Drive investment in our town centres
- Protect and enhance our green spaces
Have your say!
If you’re not registered to vote, it’s not too late. Have a say in the issues that affect you and your family on a day to day basis.
Applications to apply to vote by post must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 15th April 2019.
Voter ID Pilot
Broxtowe Borough Council is taking part in this year’s voter ID pilots. This will require electors to take identification with them to the polling station on Thursday 2 May 2019.
Take either one form of photo ID (eg passport of driving licence) or two forms of other ID (eg utility bill plus council tax bill).
Omnishambles of a government
The Tory calamity in Westminster rumbles on. Whether it’s the Brexit mess made by David Cameron and Anna Soubry and so badly botched by Theresa May; “failing” Chris Grayling, his dodgy shipping contracts and collapsed privateers in the prison service costing us millions of pounds; or Amber Rudd and her casual racist comments, the crisis seems to lurch from bad to worse. We really cannot go on like this – Broxtowe and the country deserves so much better. We need a general election so we can boot these imposters out and begin to address the issues of housing, education, the environment, transport and the economy that are being so woefully handled at the moment.
Let’s declare a climate emergency!
I was pleased to speak alongside ex-Nottingham South MP and environmental advisor Alan Simpson and Extinction Rebellion campaign group recently supporting the need for local authorities and national governments to declare a “Climate Emergency” and take transformative action now. The science is not in question, but the political will is. I will do all I can to support a green transformative agenda led by a Labour Government.
Great news for Phoenix Football Club
I was so pleased to be able to help the wonderful Inham Nook, community club Phoenix FC secure their grant application from Broxtowe Council. The money granted will help towards new kits, portable floodlights and keeping subs affordable. I can’t praise the volunteers at the club highly enough who provide a wonderful opportunity for local kids.
Inspector Riley’s blog
Please follow the link to Broxtowe Inspector Riley’s latest blog here
…and Paddy Tipping (Notts Police & Crime Commissioner) newsletter here.
Well deserved award for Nottm NUH Trust
Fantastic news for the dedicated and brilliant NHS staff at NUH Trust who have just earned an “outstanding” award from the Care Quality Commission for caring. A massive thank you for all that you do for us.
Rumbletums Café on Victoria Street in Kimberley is a fantastic charity which offers supported training opportunities for young people with learning disabilities. The café is open from Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am-3.00pm and offers a wide and varied selection of breakfasts, snacks, soups, hot lunches, savoury tarts and cakes. All of the meals and cakes are made on the premises.
The café was opened in 2011 and as well as enabling the trainees to develop their work skills, personal independence and life skills it has also become a valuable part of the local community – also providing a parents and carers baby and toddler group incorporating baby self-weigh facilities (Rumbletots), Silver Screen – a regular film night for the over 50s, as well as social events for young people with learning disabilities. Many other local groups use the facilities and rooms for self-help and educational events
Up until now, the building has been rented, but the landlord is now wishing to sell it and so Rumbletums is currently in the process of fundraising and applying for grants to try to raise the £200,000 required to ensure that Rumbletums can continue to play a positive part in the Kimberley area.
Visit their website: www.rumbletums.org.uk or contact Rumbletums at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m so pleased to support them in this campaign and to highlight the wonderful place that they are. Thank you to all the wonderful staff, trainees and volunteers.
Broxtowe is taking part in a pilot scheme which will mean you must take ID with you to vote in May’s Borough, Parish and Town Council elections. One piece of photo ID (passport or driving licence) or two pieces of non photo ID (e.g. a benefits statement, polling card or credit card statement) is required from all voters. For more information click here.
Help fund our campaigns
The Tory party have a few very big donors; we fund ourselves by thousands of small donations. We appreciate anything you can give to help fund our election campaigns.