Stapleford Road, Trowell will be closed from midnight on Monday 20 April to 7am on Tuesday 21 April for work on the railway bridge. See below:
This morning on the BBC Politics Show East Midlands there was a discussion on how to encourage young people to participate in elections, and I mentioned a new website that has recently become available that is specifically designed to inform younger people. I am adding the information on the site below:
Whitehouse launches tool for young voters. 7 April 2015. Westminster-based political communications and media relations agency The Whitehouse Consultancy has re-launched an online tool, de-mob, that aims to encourage young voters to engage with the issues that affect them ahead of the May General Election. De-mob, which stands for democratic mobilisation, includes bite-sized, unbiased information of the seven main parties’ positions on policies that affect young voters in the UK. It provides voters with accessible information to help them make an informed decision on May 7th. The online tool, which was first launched ahead of the 2010 General Election, is also supplemented by a Facebook and Twitter account to encourage all voters to share and discuss their views. De-mob can be accessed at www.de-mob.co.uk.
Stapleford Post Office at number 11 Church Street is set to move to number 1 Nottingham Road. The new premises will be more spacious and on Monday to Saturday post office functions will be available for longer. The main post office will be open from 9am to 5.30pm each day and selected services also available from 8am through to 6pm. The office will remain closed on Sunday. There is a public consultation on this that starts today and ends on 27 May. Comments can be sent to email@example.com. My own view is this is good for the town.
A new website is being created where Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates in the Nottingham area say why they are Liberal Democrats. I have added an item to the site and I am also reproducing my contribution below:
Actually I joined the SDP started by the Gang of Four. I knew nothing about politics at the time and I was asked to join by David Morton, who was already a local councillor. After a short time the SDP joined with the Liberals and the Liberal Democrats were formed, so I was there at the very beginning. At that point I stood for Broxtowe Borough Council and was elected. That was 24 years ago and now I am also a County Councillor and a Town Councillor. Currently I am the Mayor of Broxtowe and also the parliamentary LibDem candidate for the Broxtowe constituency.
I have really enjoyed being a councillor and Mayor. I love representing people and trying to solve problems and make life better. For me, the “politics” is secondary. It’s important to do what is right. But I have discovered over the years that I really do agree with LibDem values of fairness and equality. It is so important that everyone is valued for who they are and what they do. Everyone had the capacity to contribute to society and community and should be encouraged to do so. Do think about joining the LibDems. I promise you that you will not regret it.
A Puffin Crossing is proposed for Pasture Road, Stapleford between Northwood Street and Crawford Avenue, details below. Clearly this is intended to increase pedestrian safety. However, it will mean restricted parking for some residents and a bus stop will also have to be moved. If there are any comments or concerns do let me know and I will pass them on to the County Council.