Anna Soubry was more than happy to accept a canvas bag advertising Stapleford as part of the campaign to encourage more people to shop in the town.
This year’s carnival was under threat after Notts Police pulled out from marshalling the parade of floats through Stapleford. Anna brought the various groups together and met the police in an effort to make them change their mind. However, the police refused but the Carnival part of the annual event went ahead without the Parade.
“there was a good turn out this year but we all fear the loss of the Parade will have meant fewer people coming along than in previous years” said Anna. “We have agreed to sort things out earlier for next year and will stage the Parade with community volunteers as marshalls. I think it was wrong of the police to refuse to police the Parade in the future but am confident we can keep the Parade alive and well without them nexty year!”.
Meanwhile, Anna is set to meet Broxtowe Borough Council in an effort to boost the fortunes of Broxtowe’s High Streets in Stapleford, Kimberley and Beeston “The ‘I love Stapleford’ bags are a good promotion for the town but now we want to see real committment from the Borough Council along with some vision, action and imagination” said Anna.