Recent News

  • Mental Health Working Group

    Last month, the mental health working group met and agreed on a set of recommendations (see below) which will be put before the policy and performance committee in December. The first meeting centred around how the council can become a great employer for promoting positive mental health. Extension of mental health first aid training to…

  • Community Action Team (CAT) meeting announced

    Our next CAT meeting is Thursday, November 29th at 7.15pm at Toton Methodist Church.

  • Bardills Island Update

    Last week I mentioned that I’d been in touch with VIA regarding the flooding at Bardills Island. I have now received a reply from VIA and they have assured me that they’ll ‘be undertaking a full drainage investigation of the site shortly and then passing this information to Tramlink’.  I have also requested that Tramlink…

  • Bardills Islands flooding

    Residents have contacted me regarding the flooding at Bardills Island in Toton. I have chased TramLink to understand what the delay is and when residents can expect to see repairs complete. The piece of land in question is the responsibility of TramLink and has yet to be transferred to the Highways Authority. Given the fact…

  • Questions and Answers with Nottinghamshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping and Inspector Riley

    This evening, the Community Safety Committee invited Nottinghamshire’s Police & Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping and Inspector Riley to the committee to take questions from councillors. It was a very informative meeting, and I was most impressed with the way Inspector Riley and his team are tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in Broxtowe. At our last…

  • Greenwood Community Centre

    I have contacted the local police Inspector after residents contacted me regarding alleged anti-social behaviour and substance misuse taking place at the car park behind Greenwood Community Centre in Toton. I will also be working with the council, looking at ways we can prevent the car park being used as a ‘car cruising area’. As always,…

  • Stapleford Lane trees

    Last week a resident contacted me to discuss whether anything can be done regarding the overgrown trees at the top of Stapleford/Toton lane (just passed Cleve Avenue) The good news is that county councillor, Eric Kerry had already raised this matter with VIA/Nottinghamshire county council. I’ve requested a work date and I’ll update you as soon…

  • Local plan part 2

    Many of you will be aware that Broxtowe’s local plan part 2 goes in front of the Jobs and Economy Committee tomorrow evening at 7pm.  As a member of the committee, I’m in favour of the plan as it provides a balance between the demand to build new homes and the need to retain heritage and…

  • Successful CAT meeting

    I was very impressed with the turnout at our CAT meeting on Thursday and the substance of it – thank you all for attending and raising your concerns. I’ve summarised some of the points below (concerns relating to specific individual cases have not been summarised): The relationship between residents and the local police team: residents raised…

  • Manor Park resurfacing

    Great news! After speaking to residents in Toton, I have managed to secure funding from the Council to resurface an 80 meter stretch of path at Manor Park. It will be resurfaced within the next few weeks.