Inspector Simon Riley’s Blog: October 2018

Insp Simon Riley

  Autumn is now well underway, with the usual myriad of different coloured trees all shedding their leaves and leaving the ubiquitous annual carpet of dead leaves across the floor everywhere. The final fling of the warm, summer weather now definitely appears to be over and with the clocks going back an hour this coming […]

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October 29, 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!/   Nationally: £2.8bn has been cut from school budgets since 2015 £185.2k average cut to […]

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Honoured to be your candidate


As many of you will know, Labour came within a whisker of beating Anna Soubry and winning Broxtowe at the last election. It is with great pride that I’ve been reselected as your Labour candidate for whenever the next General Election is called. We  gained 25,120 votes at the last election (the second highest in  […]

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February 12, 2018

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Beeston Square redevelopment

The plans for Beeston’s redevelopment (originally introduced by Labour) are taking shape and I’m pleased to say that cross party unity continues. A cinema led regeneration, complimented with bars, restaurants and housing remains the preferred option for the square and we are now in the crucial stages of securing an agreement. This will pave the […]

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February 12, 2018

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From your County Councillor, Kate Foale

I was delighted to be re-elected last May with a much increased majority – thank you so much for your support. Please make sure you stay in touch and keep me busy! Unfortunately, and despite all our promises delivered since 2013, Labour did not win the County again; we are now the main opposition party with […]

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February 12, 2018

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The excellent work of the voluntary sector

Just a short note to support the fantastic work that Voluntary Action Broxtowe (VAB) undertake. Janet is a trustee. Located at Oban House, Beeston, VAB provide (amongst many other services) a day service to those with disabilities to improve skills, a project to help integrate people form minority backgrounds in to communities and a befriending […]

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February 12, 2018

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Tory shambles at Broxtowe Council

The Tories on Broxtowe Council continue to lurch from crisis to crisis. They are missing crucial housebuilding targets, and they are haemorrhaging housing rental income following the closure of cash offices in Eastwood, Stapleford and Beeston. Staff morale is at an all time low following a series of incredibly costly and damaging investigations. Despite all […]

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Beeston Memory Café

Now in its third year, Beeston Memory Café regularly attracts around fifty people to its sessions which are held  from 2.00pm – 4.00pm on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month based at MiddlStreet Centre. Programmes include quizzes, musical groups, games and entertainers. Highlights have been the Christmas  party and entertainment by the […]

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News about Beeston Station

The developers of Beeston Business Park are hoping to construct a new public car park next to platform 2 in spring 2018. It will include CCTV and new lighting, along with removal of graffiti underneath the flyover. The car park will be operated by Broxtowe Borough Council. The County Council is undertaking parapet repairs at […]

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February 1, 2018

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