We would like to congratulate Cllr Ken Rigby for winning the seat for Kimberley with a bigger majority in the May Notts County Council election. It just goes to show that hard work can sometimes pay off. That is what Ken has been doing for Kimberley. Not in a political way, just working hard, in my opinion. It is excellent news for Kimberley that Ken has managed yet a again to put a strong case forward on behalf of Kimberley for the £200,000 revamp for the Stag Park. It must be noted that along with Ken, two previous Kimberley town councillor’s did a lot towards the project. Steve Brunt and Shane Easom, who sadly have now resigned from the council over disagreements. Two very hard worker’s on behalf of Kimberley now gone. Keep up the good work, Ken.
Kimberley Residents’ Association.
Change to festival
We have changed the name from Underwood Gala to the Underwood Festival for several reasons, but the main one is that a gala is mainly an arena event. We have so much happening on the day this year, Saturday July 6, that a festival of activities is the best way to describe the events. There is a young players’ football tournament, It’s a Knock Out-style attraction and line dancing in the arena. On stage we have Headlining for us The Spitfires, supported by Victory Belle, Climbing Babel, The Felley Players and another group yet to be confirmed. Side-show events include; birds of prey, classic vehicles, a dog show, Felley Players, a visit from the fire brigade, fun-fair rides, hideous histories, Punch and Judy, stocks and a licensed bar. As well as many various stalls, there will hot pork cobs with apple sauce or stuffing or both. To book a stall or for any further information, please contact Robert Sears-Piccavey on 07889085364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Find us at www.facebook.com/Underwood Festival.
Cllr Robert Sears-Piccavey,
Better than expected
Now that the elections for Notts County Council are over I should like to take the opportunity to thank all of those voters in the Nuthall electoral division (Nuthall, Strelley and Watnall) who gave me their support on polling day. The result exceeded my wildest expectations that my majority should go from just 11 to nearly 700 with well over 50% of the votes cast was a gratifying and humbling experience. To all residents of the Nuthall Division, whether you supported me or not on polling day, I will keep on supporting you and fighting your battles over the next four years. A reminder that, along with borough councillors, there are regular advice surgeries held on the first Saturday of the month at the Horsendale Community Room, The Temple Centre and the Spinney warden-aided complex at Watnall.
Cllr Phillip Owen,
Notts County Council.
Fundraisers are crucial
I would like to thank and congratulate our 126 runners from across the UK and the Sdvertiser area who ran for The Children’s Trust in this year’s Virgin London Marathon in April and will look to raise £290,000 for the Trust. We’d like to say a special thankyou to our 22 ballot place runers who joined the team through to our celebrity runners Sophie Anderton, Dr James Logan and Azhar Siddique. The Children’s Trust is a national charity that provides specialist care for some of the UK’s most severely disabled children, and rehabilitation to children with an acquired brain injury. The money raised from the marathon will help to enhance the lives of these very special children. Running for a charity, being part of a team and being cheered on by supporters at key sites around the marathon course adds to the enjoyment of taking part in this famous event. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who has applied for a ballot place in the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon and would like to run for The Children’s Trust next year. Runners will receive advice on training preparations and diet leading up to the marathon, as well as the opportunity to attend training days. For anyone wishing to run in costume, or perhaps attempt to break a Guinness Book of Records challenge, I would love to hear from you. Further information can be viewed at www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/londonmarathon or phone me on 01737 365018.