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Stan Heptinstall

County Councillor for:

Bramcote and Stapleford

Cllr Stan Heptinstall

Stan Heptinstall MBE
8 Cranston Road
Bramcote
Nottingham
NG9 3GU

Telephone:
Home: 0115 9164588
Daytime: 0115 9774857
Mobile: 07710 234086

Fax: 0115 9773954/w 0115 8231017

Email: cllr.stan.heptinstall@nottscc.gov.uk

liberal.democrats@nottscc.gov.uk


Committees

  • Audit Committee

  • Standards Committee


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In the February 2009 update:


It’s budget time again

This is the time of year when councils make their spending plans for the next financial year – priorities are identified and council tax is set. This is currently happening at Nottinghamshire County Council, Broxtowe Borough Council and Stapleford Town Council. In addition, the Police and the Fire Authority are making their own plans which will also impact on the total council tax levels that are payable.

This year, as a product of the financial situation nationally and the resulting shortfall in funding, there are some hard decisions to be made. At the County the Liberal Democrats will be commenting on the priorities that have been put forward by the ruling Labour group and making some alternative suggestions. At the Borough, where there are particular difficulties this year, councillors will have to decide on unpalatable things such as partial closure (at least for a time) of Durban House, Eastwood (part of the DH Lawrence heritage) and the possible introduction of charging for use of the Borough’s car parks. A public consultation will take place as part of the decision-making process. The least contentious issue was at Stapleford Town Council where a 3% increase in council tax was agreed by all councillors irrespective of party affiliation, the money to be used to fund the very local services that are provided by the Town Council.

There will be an opportunity to hear more about all of this at the next meeting of the Bramcote Community Action Team to be held at 7pm on Monday 2 March at the Memorial Hall, Church Street Bramcote.

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Broxtowe’s Art Exhibition 2009

This will be held at Durban House Heritage Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood. Public viewing is as follows: Saturday 14th March 2.30pm – 4pm; Sunday 15th March – Saturday 21st March 10am – 4pm There are also participatory workshops details of which are available on 01773 717353. This annual exhibition of local talent attracts over 100 local artists each year and over a thousand visitors from the Borough and beyond.

Friends of the Bramcote Ridge

The Bramcote Ridge Group is meeting at 7.30pm on Monday 30 March at the Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bramcote. The main part of the evening will be a discussion on an application for a Green Pennant Award. Those present will receive copies of local maps showing how the area has developed over the last 170 years. New members are always welcome.

Fun at Stapleford Library

Fun, piracy and the splash! An evening of poetry and story-ing in performance and possible noise-making. Rosemary Sheehen and Dave Wood (and possibly a drummer!) will be raising money for Mental Health Charity, Mind with an unconventional performance-in-the-round based on seafaring, water and murder-mystery. May contain adult-pirate-like issues.

Free entrance, voluntary monies collected at the end. Feel free to dress as pirates and say, arr jim laad! at the door. 9th March 2009 at Stapleford Library, Church Street, Stapleford, 6.15pm – 7.15pm.

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Residents parking scheme consultation

Residents who live in a number of roads in Stapleford are being consulted on the possible provision of a residents parking scheme covering those roads. The consultations follow representations to the County Council from local councillors on the County Council, The Borough Council and Stapleford Town Council.

Community news

I have produced a second monthly page for OUTLOOK [PDF KB], the magazine produced by and for the congregation at St Michael’s Church. Bramcote. This month I write about the arrangements for keeping our roads and footpaths safe during the recent cold and snowy weather, using information provided by John Emsley, the Highways Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council.

New gates at Archers Field, Stapleford

These newly erected gates were designed by Groundwork with help from the pupils at the George Spencer School. The new gates serve as signage for the park with an imaginative design incorporating the outline of people taking part in various sporting and recreational activities.  The erection of the gates is the final part in an extensive programme of improvements which have taken place over the last two years. Improvements have included: a multi use sports facility with football, basketball and cricket together with a teenage shelter facility; replanting of the avenue of trees and  repairs to walls on the Vista; replacement of a bus stop and upgrading of street furniture on New Eaton Road; major shop frontage improvements at Archer Road; planting improvements to verge areas. The Project was made possible with funding of from EMDA, Big Lottery and Broxtowe Borough Council.

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Prizes for recycling artwork

Broxtowe Borough Council recently asked the primary and comprehensive schools in the area to design a new refuse vehicle sign to encourage recycling. The winners of the competition were the Priory Catholic Primary School – pupil Saffron Spellman, and the Eastwood Comprehensive School – pupil Bethany Wolverson. Two schools also had a pupil whose entry was highly commended; these were the Bramcote Church of England Primary School – pupil Suraya Nadeem and the Bispham Drive Junior School – pupil Charlie Valentine. The aim was to involve young people in recycling issues and to raise awareness and provide education on the importance of all waste and recycling matters. You can also view photographs of the prize winners [PDF KB].

Unsolicited thanks

I receive this email from a Bramcote resident: “Dear Stan, I felt I should offer a comment on the recent refuse collections and the excellent way the council has managed to continue to provide a service.  The council web site has provided an excellent source of information about changes to collection days. A big thank you is in order to all the staff involved.” I have passed this on to the people at Broxtowe Borough Council who are responsible for the refuse collections.

Real-time information on the Rainbow 4 bus route

There have been problems with real-time displays on the Rainbow 4 bus route but I understand that these are now resolved. There were technical problems following the introduction of new ticketing machines!

Update on crime in South Broxtowe

View the latest summary of crime issues in south Broxtowe [PDF KB]. It is produced by Inspector Richard Stapleford, the local commander.

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January 2009, part 2
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