Month: June 2019

Great War Memorial Opening

Anna was honoured to attend the opening of Nottinghamshire’s Great War Memorial at Victoria Embankment. The memorial, which is a first of its kind in the country, not only carries the names of all those members of our armed forces who died in World War 1 but also civilians who

#TheTimeIsNow Lobby

Anna met with many campaigners who had made the trip down to London from Broxtowe as part of The Time Is Now Lobby on Climate Change. Among the campaigners were local members of Oxfam and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Anna welcomes the Government’s ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2050. However, she

Armed Forces Week

On Monday Anna joined veterans, soldiers from Chetwynd Barracks and Broxtowe’s Mayor Mick Brown to raise the flag of our Armed Forces in Beeston Square to commemorate all those who have served and continued to serve our country. This event marked the beginning of Armed Forces Week which culminates in tomorrow’s Freedom Parade through Beeston by the

Meetings On Crime

This morning, Anna had a meeting with Broxtowe’s most senior police officer before he takes up new duties in North Nottinghamshire. Inspector Simon Riley reports that recent stats show crime is down in the majority of categories. By way of example, Dwelling House burglaries in Broxtowe are down 63% in the

Meeting On HS2

HS2 Minister Nus Ghani has agreed to meet Anna to discuss her campaign for a tunnel to deliver the railway in Broxtowe. Yesterday Anna also raised the new plans in Parliament making it clear that whilst she welcomes the abandonment of the planned 60 foot viaduct through Trowell, the best

Changes at Change UK

As you may have heard there have been a number of changes at Change UK (The Independent Group), the political party Anna co-founded a few months ago.  6 of the 11 MPs have left believing the party should not be standing candidates in elections and preferring to sit as Independents.

Friends of Beeston Station

This morning Anna had a meeting with Councillor Trish Roberts-Thomson and Sarah Hampton from the Friends of Beeston Station.  FOBS has already achieved a great deal and this summer will bring more success, including better signage. A display of historic and modern photographs celebrating the station’s history is planned for the early autumn. Better access

HS2 Viaduct Campaign Success

Anna is very pleased that HS2 have abandoned plans for a 60 foot viaduct through Trowell as part of the line’s route through Broxtowe, as a result of her campaign against the viaduct! She has been campaigning for a tunnel to deliver the route through Broxtowe with the East Midlands