HS2 in Stapleford

"I would like to repeat my request for work to be done to assess the possibility of a bored tunnel beneath Broxtowe, with an underground station at Toton Sidings" Anna Soubry MP Following a meeting with Stapleford's Borough Councillors and the Leader of Stapleford Town Council, Anna has written to the Chief Executive of HS2, … Continue reading HS2 in Stapleford

Chetwynd, Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum launch plan

Anna and Richard talk about the plan Anna has given her support to the the new plan put forward by Chetwynd: Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum for the future development of their area. Anna said: "This is a first class Neighbourhood Plan for Toton and Chilwell which has been created by the people and for the people. … Continue reading Chetwynd, Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum launch plan

Universal Credit

Anna has written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions after a review of Universal Credit after the benefits roll out in Broxtowe in November 2018. Anna has consulted the Citizens Advice Bureau and Broxtowe Borough Council who identified a number of problems which Anna is taking up with the Department for Work … Continue reading Universal Credit

Midlands Connect Meeting

Anna and Nottingham East MP, Chris Leslie met Midlands Connect this morning - it’s the group responsible for putting together a transport strategy for the East and West Midlands. Midlands Connect have ambitious plans to ensure the HS2 hub in Toton is directly connected to East Midlands airport and neighbouring cities (notably Nottingham and Derby) using the existing rail network. It would mean the  journey … Continue reading Midlands Connect Meeting

#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 believes there needs to be … Continue reading #TheTimeIsNow Lobby

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 170 Engineers from Chetwynd Barracks.  … Continue reading Armed Forces Week

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 last 12 months from 157 … Continue reading Meetings On Crime

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 route would be a tunnel … Continue reading Meeting On HS2

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 remains the most important issue and … Continue reading Friends of Beeston Station

Stagecoach Lose East Midlands Train Franchise

In a surprise announcement by the Department for Transport, Stagecoach have lost the franchise to run rail services in the area. The contract has instead been awarded to Abellio. They will run train services across the East Midlands and notably the service to London, for the next 8 years. Abellio have promised a new fleet of trains, free Wi-Fi and "significant … Continue reading Stagecoach Lose East Midlands Train Franchise

Fracking Meeting

Anna was delighted to meet two local campaigners who oppose fracking for shale gas. Jenny Langran and Maggie Roberts have persuaded her to write to the Energy Minister about the latest evidence from the USA and Canada about the adverse long-term effects of fracking on the health of local communities. Anna has been a firm supporter … Continue reading Fracking Meeting

Neighbourhood Forum

Anna was delighted to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Chetwynd, Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum. There were around 150 people there to hear more about the Forum's work this year and to see their plans for the future of the area. Anna described them as “bold, realistic and exciting” when she raised the matter … Continue reading Neighbourhood Forum

Anna Soubry MP supports garden community bid at Chetwynd Barracks

Anna Soubry MP has written to Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire MP in support of a bid by Broxtowe Borough Council and Chetwynd, Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum to have a new garden community at Chetwynd Barracks once the army leaves in 2020. Please find a copy of Anna's … Continue reading Anna Soubry MP supports garden community bid at Chetwynd Barracks

NEWS: Transport Secretary on funding for Beeston Railway Station

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has written to Anna Soubry in response to a report by the Friends of Beeston Station (FOBS) which puts together a business case for improving disabled access. Anna has been working on the campaign with FOBS and forwarded their business case onto the Secretary of State last month. Read the Secretary … Continue reading NEWS: Transport Secretary on funding for Beeston Railway Station

NEWS: Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower secure Heritage Lottery Funding

The Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower have secured Heritage Lottery Funding of over £350,000 to restore and enhance the Old Church Tower in Bramcote Village. Broxtowe’s MP Anna Soubry supported an application for Heritage Lottery Funding to save the 13th Century, Grade II Listed building which was in a state of disrepair. Anna said: … Continue reading NEWS: Friends of Bramcote Old Church Tower secure Heritage Lottery Funding

NEWS – Anna Soubry has won her campaign for fair HS2 compensation in Trowell

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has won her campaign for fair HS2 compensation in Trowell. The Government and HS2 have agreed to extend the planned rural communities compensation scheme to include the village. Anna organised Trowell residents to have their say and led the campaign. In a late night announcement in the House of Commons the … Continue reading NEWS – Anna Soubry has won her campaign for fair HS2 compensation in Trowell

NEWS – Anna Soubry supports the Send My Friend to School Campaign

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry today met with two year 9 pupils from George Spencer Academy in Parliament. Sophia Buxton and Eva Drummond are ‘champions’ of the Send My Friend to School Campaign which calls on the Government to increase the proportion of international aid going into education. Anna said "this is an excellent campaign that Sophia … Continue reading NEWS – Anna Soubry supports the Send My Friend to School Campaign

NEWS – Anna Soubry calls for an immediate review of safety at Beeston Weir

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has called for an immediate review of safety at Beeston Weir following the tragic death of 12 year old Owen Jenkins. The Beeston Rylands youngster drowned yesterday evening. It is believed he went to the aid of another young person in the River Trent by Beeston Marina. Anna said "this is a terrible … Continue reading NEWS – Anna Soubry calls for an immediate review of safety at Beeston Weir

NEWS – A52 Campaign

The Department for Transport have responded to Bramcote campaigner Tony Smith’s petition calling for traffic enforcement measures along the A52 in Bramcote and Beeston.  Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry presented Tony’s petition of over 1600 signatures to Parliament in February. In the response, Minister John Hayes confirmed that Highways England are reviewing the road and agreed … Continue reading NEWS – A52 Campaign

Anna Soubry adds her comments to HS2 Consultation

Anna Soubry MP has submitted her response to two HS2 consultations which asked for comments on the route and property consultation schemes relating to HS2. Anna's response focused on the impact the route will have on residents in Stapleford, Trowell, Strelley Village and Nuthall and also the lack of compensation schemes available to Trowell and … Continue reading Anna Soubry adds her comments to HS2 Consultation

A52 fatal crash sparks campaign for permanent speed cameras – UPDATE

03.12.16 - A petition calling for permanent speed cameras on the A52 has been launched by Bramcote resident Tony Smith following the death of two young men in a horrific collision.  It appears that speed was a major factor and a number of residents have contacted me to say that they have complained for some … Continue reading A52 fatal crash sparks campaign for permanent speed cameras – UPDATE

Field Farm appeal

Anna Soubry MP has written to the Secretary of State for Communites and Local Government, Rt Hon Sajid Javis MP, to ask for more support to protect Broxtowe's Green Belt after the Local Authority lose an appeal to prevent poor quality development on Field Farm. Residents and councillors universally criticized the development plans for Field … Continue reading Field Farm appeal

Consultation – Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan

Broxtowe Borough Council is running a consultation on the above until Friday 3rd February on The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum’s application & area plan. The consultation is for both the Neighbourhood Area in Toton and Chilwell, and for the designation of Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Forum as the relevant body to plan for … Continue reading Consultation – Chetwynd: The Toton and Chilwell Neighbourhood Plan

Times Article – It’s time to end the lies about immigration

People say it’s impossible to talk about immigration yet during our recent EU referendum there was talk of little else. It’s a reasonable conversation about immigration that’s impossible, one based on fact not myth, typified by our treatment of international students. Such students generate £18 billion a year for the British economy, according to government … Continue reading Times Article – It’s time to end the lies about immigration

HS2

Anna Soubry MP, has welcomed the announcement from the Secretary of State for Transport that the HS2 East Midlands Hub will be situated at Toton Sidings, Stapleford. Toton has been the preferred site of the East Midlands Hub since 2014 but until now HS2 had also been considering other potential locations for the station. Anna … Continue reading HS2

Autumn Statement

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015 The Autumn Statement delivers on the commitment we made to the British people that we would put their security first. It protects our economic security, by taking the difficult decisions to live within our means and bring down our debt. And our national security, by defending our country’s interests … Continue reading Autumn Statement

Yet more incompetence as trams “won’t run until Easter”

Anna Soubry has criticised Nottingham City Council after their Deputy leader confirmed Trams won’t be carrying passenger until Easter. The news comes just days after Chancellor George Osborne visited the area and said there had been “a lot of Council incompetence” over management of the tram scheme. Nottingham City Council’s deputy leader, Graham Chapman, told … Continue reading Yet more incompetence as trams “won’t run until Easter”

Toton Green Belt

Broxtowe Borough Council is writing to everyone in the area and Anna very much hopes if you live in Toton you will join in the consultation. The previous Lib Dem/Labour Council agreed to a minimum of 500 houses on the land by Toton Sidings and there are plans for 800 houses where is widely agreed, … Continue reading Toton Green Belt

New White Bull

The the new owners of the New White Bull have submitted an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate after the original planning application for ‘change of use’ was unanimously rejected by the Borough Council’s planning committee. Submissions were accepted up until the 16th October, and we are now awaiting the Inspectorate’s hearing which will occur in … Continue reading New White Bull

Shortwood Farm Update

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry is continuing her campaign to minimise potential disruption faced by local residents, despite Nottinghamshire County Council’s announcement that they have given final planning consent to UK Coal’s new opencast mine at Shortwood Farm, Trowell. The opencast mine, which received conditional consent from the County Council in December 2013, will extract 1.275 … Continue reading Shortwood Farm Update

Boots Job Losses

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry, has met Boots executives following the announcement that the company would be cutting 700 non-store based jobs, including 400 at their Beeston headquarters. Anna said: “This announcement is incredibly disappointing, particularly when the economy is moving in the right direction.” “When I met Boots, they did assure me that not all … Continue reading Boots Job Losses