Anna supports funding to make Beeston Station accessible

Anna Soubry MP has written in support of a bid by Network Rail for money to make improvements at Beeston Station, including making it fully accessible. The bid is part of the Government's 'Access For All' scheme which has set aside £300 million to improve access at stations across the UK. Please read a copy … Continue reading Anna supports funding to make Beeston Station accessible

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: Anna urges Broxtowe to reduce plastic use

Anna Soubry has written to Broxtowe Borough Council to ask them to join her in reviewing their plastic use. Plastic use is rising globally and is continuing to pollute our environment and harm our wildlife. Anna is reviewing her own plastic use and has asked the Borough Council to join her, particularly single-use and long-lasting … Continue reading NEWS: Anna urges Broxtowe to reduce plastic use

NEWS: Christmas Card Competition Winner

Bramcote resident Mike Johnson has won Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry’s annual Christmas Card competition. Mike’s photograph of sledging in St George’s Park, Bramcote features on the front of 13,000 Christmas cards sent by post and email to constituents and Prime Minister, Theresa May. Anna Soubry pays all the costs of the card not the tax … Continue reading NEWS: Christmas Card Competition Winner

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

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”

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

Toton only location being considered for HS2 Hub

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, has welcomed the news that Toton is now the sole location being considered for the East Midlands HS2 Hub. The Chairman of HS2 Ltd, Sir David Higgins, attended the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board in Nottingham today, and has confirmed that after much deliberation, the Breaston location will no longer … Continue reading Toton only location being considered for HS2 Hub

Electrification of Midland Main Line paused

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, has responded to the Secretary of State for Transport’s announcement that the electrification of Midland Main Line will be paused.  Patrick McLoughlin MP has announced the pausing of the project as part of a major shake-up of Network Rail following recent poor performance and delays to current upgrade works on … Continue reading Electrification of Midland Main Line paused

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

Anna and Natalie Harvey welcome Nicky Morgan

Anna Soubry and Natalie Harvey welcomed Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education. Natalie, who is a Conservative Borough Council candidate for Toton and Chilwell Meadows, said "I was honoured that Anna had arranged a personal meeting for myself and Nicky, as I run an anti-bullying charity. Meeting somebody as instrumental as Nicky to … Continue reading Anna and Natalie Harvey welcome Nicky Morgan

Michael Fallon comes to Stapleford

I very much enjoyed a visit to Stapleford today, along with Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence. Michael and I visited a number of Stapleford businesses, including the wonderful Shabbylicious and All Things Pretty.Stapleford, like all of Broxtowe's towns, boasts some wonderful independent businesses! Michael was particularly impressed by the large variety of locally … Continue reading Michael Fallon comes to Stapleford

Anna Soubry welcomes Transport Minister John Hayes

Transport Minister John Hayes came to Broxtowe to support Conservative candidate, Anna Soubry, and local Councillors who have been campaigning against a planned open cast coal mine between Trowell and Cossall. Nuthall Councillor Philip Owen and Councillor Lydia Ball from Awsworth and Anna are working to persuade the Highways Agency to allow access to and … Continue reading Anna Soubry welcomes Transport Minister John Hayes

Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon and Anna Soubry MP visit Alderman Pounder’s “pod”

Pupils at Alderman Pounder Infant School in Chilwell had a surprise visitor when the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP popped in to see the work of 'the pod'. Alderman Pounder used Ministry of Defence funding to convert a bungalow on the school's premises into a special place for service children. With Chilwell Barracks down the … Continue reading Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon and Anna Soubry MP visit Alderman Pounder’s “pod”

Anna Soubry MP welcomed Minister for Women to Midlands Women’s Aid

Broxtowe MP, Anna Soubry, welcomed Women's Minister, Nicky Morgan, to Midlands Women's Aid. Nicky spent time with Cathy Saunders, who leads the local women's refuge, which runs a seven family unit in Broxtowe. Speaking of the visit, Nicky said, "I would like to thank Anna for arranging the visit to Midlands Woman's Aid. It was … Continue reading Anna Soubry MP welcomed Minister for Women to Midlands Women’s Aid

Anna Soubry MP backs calls for Cllr Richard Robinson to resign

Anna Soubry MP has backed Leaders of the Conservative and Lib Dem Groups on Broxtowe Borough Council in calling for Kimberley Borough Councillor Richard Robinson to resign from the Council’s Cabinet. Calls for Councillor Robinson to resign follow an interview he gave to BBC Radio Nottingham in which he admitted asking people to post pro-tram … Continue reading Anna Soubry MP backs calls for Cllr Richard Robinson to resign

Anna Soubry condemns Broxtowe Borough Council’s decision on Kimberley Tram

Anna Soubry MP has accused Broxtowe Borough Council of wasting council tax payers money after its cabinet voted to spend £20,000 on a feasibility study into extending the tram line to Kimberley.  Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry said; “Broxtowe Borough Council is not the transport authority so any report is of little value.  The construction of Nottingham’s … Continue reading Anna Soubry condemns Broxtowe Borough Council’s decision on Kimberley Tram

Council Backtracks on Toton promise

Anna Soubry has condemned Broxtowe Borough Council Leader, Milan Radulovic, for "backtracking" on a promise that Toton's Green Belt wouldn't be developed if the proposed HS2 station isn't built. Radulovic told the Nottingham Post on 27th October that: “If HS2 doesn’t come, we will be opposing the 500 homes.  If it doesn’t go ahead, nothing will … Continue reading Council Backtracks on Toton promise

Conservative Mia Kee wins Toton by election with 4.6% swing from Labour

Conservative Mia Kee has won the Toton & Chilwell Meadows by-election. Mia, who is a well known local campaigner against housing development in Toton’s Green Belt, took almost 55% of votes cast on Thursday achieving a swing from Labour of 4.6%.   Anna Soubry, Member of Parliament for Broxtowe, said; “Mia has been instrumental in … Continue reading Conservative Mia Kee wins Toton by election with 4.6% swing from Labour

Hope for Toton’s Green Belt?

On Tuesday evening Broxtowe Councillors debated the Council’s plans to build on Toton’s Green Belt. Conservative Councillors successfully argued that the Council should not be working towards its previous plans for a “strategic location for growth” following the recent announcement that the HS2 hub may not be built at Toton. Following a lengthy debate the … Continue reading Hope for Toton’s Green Belt?

Too little, too late – on Attenborough parking menace

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe, has criticised Nottinghamshire County Council’s plan to deal with ongoing parking problems in Attenborough as “too little, too late” Anna has been working with residents, the Police, the County & Borough Councils, East Midlands Trains and Network Rail to deal with dangerous and antisocial parking in Attenborough and has expressed … Continue reading Too little, too late – on Attenborough parking menace

Anna Soubry MP expresses disappointment over HS2 station plans

Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe has expressed her disappointment that Toton is no longer the preferred site for an East Midland High Speed Rail Hub. Speaking after HS2 announced they are considering other sites for the station Anna said; “I am clearly disappointed as I believe Toton would be an excellent location for the station, … Continue reading Anna Soubry MP expresses disappointment over HS2 station plans

Chancellor George Osborne criticises “Council incompetence” over tram works

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne paid a visit to Beeston on Friday following an invitation from Anna Soubry, MP for Broxtowe. Anna took Mr Osborne to see Chilwell Road businesses, the Local not Global Deli, and Relish Cafe where they discussed the challenges facing their businesses not least during the current tram works. Having … Continue reading Chancellor George Osborne criticises “Council incompetence” over tram works

Anna welcomes latest rise in apprenticeships

Anna Soubry MP has welcomed new figures showing 740 new apprenticeships were started by people in Broxtowe last year. In total 3,130 new apprenticeships have been started in Broxtowe since 2010. Across England more than 1.9 million apprenticeships have been started since 2010 – with the number of apprenticeships having more than doubled in this … Continue reading Anna welcomes latest rise in apprenticeships

Anna Soubry has branded the latest delay in reopening Chilwell High Road as “an absolute shambles”

The latest delay comes after nineteen months of closure and numerous missed deadlines to get the road back open to traffic. Anna said “Broken promises have plagued this project from the outset. Traders, residents and I were promised that the road would be open this weekend, traders have organised a reopening party alongside the Oxjam … Continue reading Anna Soubry has branded the latest delay in reopening Chilwell High Road as “an absolute shambles”

Transport Secretary calls on Nottingham City Council to consider compensating residents hit by tram works

Mr McLoughlin was invited to see the works for himself by Anna Soubry MP, Anna said; “I took Patrick, who had arrived at Beeston Station, to meet Allison Dobbs who chairs the Lower and Fletcher Road Residents Association. Alison didn't hold back in telling Patrick what life had been like for almost two years. Poor communication and … Continue reading Transport Secretary calls on Nottingham City Council to consider compensating residents hit by tram works

Broxtowe’s Decision on Field Farm Development Stands

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has condemned Broxtowe Borough Council for ignoring advice and sacrificing the Green Belt land at Field Farm, Stapleford to housing development.  Anna said: "Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis has today made it clear that because Broxtowe voted in favour of its Core Strategy last month, he is powerless to stop their plans … Continue reading Broxtowe’s Decision on Field Farm Development Stands