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Anna Soubry MP

Working hard for Broxtowe

4 October 2019
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Hello again,

Parliament finishes on Tuesday when we will be (lawfully) prorogued for the Queen's Speech on Monday 14th October; this will mark the beginning of a new Parliament with a new legislative agenda.
There is quite a lot of news so please scroll on down and whatever your plans, have a lovely weekend.
As ever,

Where's the money? QMC and City hospitals miss out on "new" funding

Nottingham University Hospitals Trust (NUHT) which runs the QMC and City Hospitals will not be receiving any new money despite Government claims to have increased funding to rebuild 44 hospitals. I met members of the NUHT senior team this morning who confirmed that, although being in need of "critical maintenance" costing £104 million, our local hospitals will not be receiving more cash. Meanwhile, the number of people attending the Emergency Department has risen by 9% compared to last year and admissions are also up.
In better news, a new 30 bed assessment area, costing £5 million, will soon be up and running and NUHT is well prepared for the winter.
I specifically raised concerns about the Treatment Centre at the QMC which until recently had been run by the private company Circle. They began legal action after they lost the contract to run the Treatment Centre to the NHS. Although the legal case continues, Circle have handed over the Centre to NUHT who assure me they are offering full and good services to all patients. 

Police appeal for robbery witnesses

An elderly constituent was attacked in her garden on Wednesday (Oct 2nd) in Beeston. The attacker stole the victim's handbag and then left the scene on a bicycle; police are appealing for witnesses. The incident occurred on Winchester Avenue at 4.15 pm and if you have any information please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and refer to the incident number which is 674. 

Our senior officer (who I am delighted is back with us) Inspector Simon Riley, informed me of the incident. There may be no connection but I raised my concerns about a group of criminals that appear to be operating in Beeston town centre. A number of constituents have complained that the group are involved in drug dealing and bicycle thefts. I will of course update you with any further information.

Kimberley Town Council Update

Kimberley residents will be more involved with their local events following my intervention a few weeks ago. I wrote to Borough Council leader Milan Radulovic asking that the Town Council had more say over events like the Christmas Lights switch on and residents could continue to help run them.

Milan has assured me that this will be the case and there will be better working between the Borough and Town Councils. I raised the matter following a meeting I had with Kimberley Town Council. I am pleased that their plans to mark VE and VJ Day will be part of this new way of working.

Beeston Station looking even better

Exhibition style photographs have been installed on Platform 2 at Beeston Station to celebrate the history of the station and its surrounding area. 
The installation was opened today and I was delighted to take part. The project is the result of the continued hard work of the Friends of Beeston Station (FOBS). They have worked with Network Rail, East Midlands Trains, local businesses and councils to restore the 'tin bridge', clean up the platforms and install planters and hanging baskets.
FOBS has also successfully campaigned for better parking and disabled access. However, there is more to be done - notably to get lifts installed so the station has proper step free access for everyone.
If you would like to support their work please contact them here
New homes in Beeston Rylands

Barratt Homes have announced that work is underway to build 310 new homes in Beeston Rylands as part of the redevelopment of Beeston Business Park.

The development is long overdue and I am delighted that this brownfield site will finally be developed, delivering some desperately needed new homes. The sales centre for the homes should be open as early as February 2020.
Local charity Forever Stars will be turning Broxtowe and Nottingham pink and blue next week to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week. a number of charities support the week which supports families who have suffered the loss of babies during pregnancy, birth or infancy. Parliament will debate the topic on Tuesday and I very much hope to contribute. If you would like to find out more or get involved, visit the baby loss awareness week website here.

Energy bills advice on offer

Our excellent Citizens Advice is offering free advice on how to save money on your energy bills. You can book an appointment with one of their Energy Advisors on 01159173802. The CAB is in Broxtowe Borough Council on Foster Avenue in Beeston.

In Parliament

Whilst appreciating that overwhelmingly people are thoroughly fed up with Brexit, not only is it extremely important for our country's future, it continues to strangle much of the work of Parliament and Government. 

However, we did pass the second stage of the Domestic Abuse Bill on Wednesday. This important piece of legislation commands all party support and makes hugely important strides in safeguarding men and women from abusive partners and relationships. You can read my contribution here and learn more about the Bill here.

I am very grateful for all the messages of support and understand the "crossness" of many constituents at the failure to deliver on the referendum result. 

As leader of a political party I am called every so often in Prime Minister's Questions. With Boris Johnson at his party's conference, his deputy Dominic Raab stood in this week. I asked about trust in democracy making the point that the majority of people didn't vote to leave the EU and that the most democratic way to resolve the Brexit crisis was a confirmatory referendum. You can read my question here.

Yesterday Boris Johnson announced his proposed Brexit "deal" to replace the Irish backstop. The proposal is for the implementation of two borders on a four year cycle. Not surprisingly, only the hard Brexiteers in the Conservative Party and the DUP have given the plan a warm welcome. 
You can read my question to the Prime Minister here.

What's on in Broxtowe

Saturday 5th October

Stapleford Community Group Meeting: #Stapleford Remembers
4pm Start
The Equalized Club, Albert Ave, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 8ET
What's On: Meeting organised by Stapleford Community Group to discuss and prepare for the commemoration of VE Day, VJ Day and Remembrance Day 2020. If you would like to get involved, please email [email protected]  to register your attendance at the meeting.
Saturday 19th October 2019

Stapleford Community Group Day Trip to London
7:30am Departure from Stapleford
Leaving Washington Drive, Stapleford, NG9 8PY
 What's On: Leaving London at 5pm to return home. Drop off and pick up in London is near Parliament so easy access for shopping and sightseeing.  £15 per person per seat. If you need a car seat you can supply your own. Folding wheelchairs can be safely stored under the coach if you want to take one along. Contact us at [email protected] or call 07740344427 for further information.  
Term Time: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays

2nd Beeston Sea Scouts
Mondays: 6:45pm - 8:15pm Cubs (8-10.5 year olds)
Thursdays: 6:15pm - 7:30pm Beavers (6-8 year olds)
Fridays: 7:30pm - 9pm Scouts (10.5-14 year olds)
Where2nd Beeston Sea Scout Land HQ, Lilac Grove, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1PP.
What's On: Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative.  It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. To find out more, please click here.
Every Monday

Monday Munch Club
Arrive by 12:15pm for 12:30pm lunch 
Where: The Temple Centre, Nottingham Road, Nuthall, NG16 1DP
What's On: Come and enjoy a meal at the Temple Centre. As well as food, there are regular speakers and games such as quizzes and bingo for everyone to enjoy. Please call or email Sue on 0115 9519717 or [email protected].
Every Monday

Chilwell Age Concern Club
10am - 3pm
Where: The Scout Hall, Attenborough Lane, NG9 5JN
What's On: Club that cares for the elderly in a safe and friendly environment. Enjoy games and events, lunch can be provided. For further information, call Eileen on 0115 9677260.
Every Monday

Trowell Adult Activities Club (Badminton)
7pm - 10pm
Where: Trowell Parish Hall, Trowell
What's On: Badminton and table tennis in a fun, friendly social atmosphere. Open to all over 18 years old. Tickets cost £3.50. Call 07870216510 for further details.
Every Monday and Wednesday

Beeston Job Club
10.00am - 12.00pm
Where: Hope House, Boundary Road, Beeston, NG9 2RF
What's On: Drop in sessions to get guidance, help and support in any search for employment.
Every Tuesday

Beeston Job Club
10.00am - 12.00pm
Where: Beeston Library, Foster Avenue NG9 1AE
What's On: Drop in sessions to get guidance, help and support in any search for employment.
Every Tuesday (Term Time)

Art Group
1:45pm - 4:15pm
Where: Bramcote Memorial Hall,
Church St, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3HD
What's On: This friendly group now has more spaces, pop in any Tuesday and see if you would like to join us.  Beginners welcome, all mediums.  Free car park, refreshments included, small term fees. Contact; Pauline 0115 8376895.
Every Tuesday and Thursday

Wander the Waterways in Beeston
11:00am - 12:30pm
Where: Meet at Canalside Heritage Centre, Beeston, BG9 1LZ
What's On: Come and enjoy a walk along the canal in Beeston. All footpaths are suitable for wheelchairs and abilities. Children are welcome to come along too. Contact [email protected] or phone 0115 9221773 for more information.
Last Tuesday and Second Wednesday of every Month

Heart 2 Heart Cardiac Support Group

Where: Tuesday - 10am - 12 noon, Toton Tesco Community Room, Swiney Way, Toton, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6QX.
Wednesday - 7pm - 9pm, Highfields Fire Station, Hassocks Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2GQ.

What's On: Meeting group where those suffering from heart conditions or those who are caring for someone can share their stories and advice in a safe environment. Cardiac nurses from Primary Integrated Community Services attend each meeting, giving advice and one-to-one talks.

Lunch Club
Where: The Spinney Day Centre, Laurel Crescent, Nuthall NG16 1EW
What's On: A great opportunity to make new friends, play games and chat with coffee and biscuits. Lunch is provided and transport is available. Call Shelia on 0115 9382862 for further information.

New Beginnings Art Group
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Where: The Oasis Centre, Union Street, Beeston, NG9 2LU.
What's On: New Beginnings Art Group meets weekly, bringing together people who are unable to work anymore owing to illness or injury, and are interested in art (Fees may apply). Please click here for more information, or call Greg on 07847096141.
Alternate Wednesdays

Friendship Group for retired and senior citizens
Where: St Helens Church, Stapleford
What's On: A chance to socialise and have lunch together. There are quizzes and speakers are arranged to speak to the group. Please contact St Helens Parish Office on 0115 939 9958 for more information. 
First Wednesday of every Month

Stapleford & District U3A Monthly Meetings
Where: Stapleford Methodist Church, Eaton's Road, NG9 7EA
What's On: Are you retired or work part time? Do you want to share fun, friendship and informal learning in a vibrant, enjoyable and varied way? Then why not come along to find out what the U3A is about and join in the activities which includes monthly meetings, speakers and a wide range of interest groups. For more information click here. 
Every other Wednesday (Fortnightly)

WIGWAM Cancer and Wellbeing Support
10:45am - 12:15
Where: Middle Street Resource Centre, Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2AR.
What's On:  In association with charity, Yes To Life, which is at the forefront of a new movement to revolutionise the way cancer is viewed and treated in the UK, WIGWAM provides a place to learn and share. The meeting aims to provide a safe place for people to receive flexible, non-prescriptive support. For further information please click here.
Every other Wednesday (Fortnightly)

Where: Cliffe Hill House, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, NG9 8AA.
What's On: Gathering for needlecrafters to share their projects and learn from each other. Please come along to discuss what you would like to see happen at future meetings. Parking as available at the back of the building via Cliffe Hill Avenue. 

The cost is £3 and hot drinks and biscuits are included.
Contact [email protected] or phone 07850 985349 for more information.

Haven Eagles
Where: Haven Centre, Wadsworth Road, Stapleford, NG9 8BD
What's On: The Eagles is a Seniors Group that meet for talks, singalongs and trips out. Anyone over 50 is welcome. 

Outdoor Walking Netball
1:30pm - 3pm
Where: Chilwell
Memorial Hall Grass Courts, 129 High Rd, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4AT
What's On: Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. Current our sessions are facilitated by an England Netball coach to provide encouragement and support. Contact for further information: [email protected] or 07791878766.
Second Thursday of Every Month

Attenborough District Probus Club

10am - 12pm
Where: Bowls Club Pavilion, Attenborough, except in June and December when we meet at a local restaurant.
What's On: Attenborough District Probus Club currently has vacancies for new members. We welcome retired or semi-retired business or professional men to enjoy a friendly monthly meeting with a variety of informal talks, following which several of us take lunch together at a local pub. To find out more please contact our Chairman, Ron Glen on 0115
8750435 or the Secretary Martin Lippmann on 07504 068302.
Every third Saturday

Beeston Parkinson's Café
10am - 12pm
Where: Catholic Church Hall, Foster Avenue, Beeston, NG9 1AE.
What's On: Friendly, informal gatherings offering information and mutual support for people with Parkinson's disease. Drop in, no need to book.
For more details please call 07851 651 988 
Every First Sunday

Free Sunday Breakfast Club
Where: The Temple Centre, 44 Nottingham Road, Nuthall, Nottingham, NG16 1DP.
What's On: Run by the United Family International Church at the Temple Centre (Next to the Methodist Church) , this monthly group meets on the first Sunday at 9am to share a freshly cooked English breakfast.

Do you like playing Tennis ?

There are now places available at Chilwell Memorial Hall. There are three courts to play on, open over the summer period. All ages are welcome.

Cost including membership of Memorial Hall £80.00 + £2 each per session.
Please contact :- Christine Ball 01159225708.
Anna Soubry MP
97 High Road, Beeston, NG9 2LH
0115 943 6507
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