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Half-term meeting of Broxtowe Council

With 12 members sending apologies last night, the council was depleted by more than 25%.  Absentees included three of the six Conservative portfolio holders. Not only was it half term but several councillors had sought refuge from the approach of … Continue reading

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My week: varied and challenging

Last week a rather lengthy Development Control Meeting at the Town Hall began at 7pm with a discussion about change of use of a private house to one in which teenagers in care would be looked after.  “No, no, no,” … Continue reading

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Living well with dementia

‘One in three will get dementia’ was a recent headline in the newspapers.  Living well seems a contradiction, a blatant impossibility:  we dread living with dementia even more than we dread cancer.  Yet in 2014 Broxtowe Borough Council accepted this … Continue reading

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Broxtowe and Syrian Refugees: update

Last Wednesday, the Borough Council agreed unanimously that Broxtowe ‘will engage positively and participate in meeting the needs of Syrian refugees, and will seek assurances that measures will be put in place to ensure that the impacts on this Council will be recognised’.  … Continue reading

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Broxtowe Borough Council and Syrian Refugees

At its meeting last night, the Borough Council unanimously agreed to respond to the Government’s initiative to take in Syrian refugees from camps in Lebanon and Jordan. The Leader of the Council, Richard Jackson, expressed the hope that residents would … Continue reading

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Happily growing old in Trowell

Recently I visited Trowell Parish Council to find out about Community Activities that help to combat loneliness. On a Tuesday morning I found a hive of activity. The Trowell Bowls Club were in full flow: mainly men but had a … Continue reading

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HS2 hub at Toton still in the frame

After weeks of rumour, the news was released today that alternatives to Toton are being considered as the East Midlands hub for HS2. David Higgins, HS2 chair, announced that Breaston was now in the frame, with the line running through … Continue reading

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Bring on the old warriers

We enjoyed a reminder of old-style politicking last night when Dennis Skinner, MP for Bolsover [and he relishes less-polite versions], came to address over 100 gathered troops at a Labour fund-raiser in Broxtowe. As standard-bearer of the far left [of … Continue reading

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