Gloria De Piero

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I know that for many people in the area potholes are a recurring problem and it is an issue that comes up time and again whenever I meet folk or open up my letters and e-mails.

Lots of Brinsley residents have been particularly concerned about the conditions at Brynsmoor Road and since it was brought to my attention I’ve been on to Nottinghamshire County Council. I’m pleased to say bosses in the Highways Department have now confirmed this problem road is set to be resurfaced between December 9-13. Result.

Over the summer holidays hundreds of youngsters across Eastwood and the surrounding area received their A-Level and GCSE results and it’s a day that is likely to stay with them for the rest of their lives. Their achievement reflects years of hard work and dedication and not only have they made their parents proud, their teachers proud, they’ve also made their MP and their local community proud too. Whether you are going on to university, college, employment or training I’d like to wish you all the luck in the world and I have every confidence that you will continue to be a credit to the area. Well done!

Some people reading this column might be shocked to learn that domestic violence is a hidden emergency for almost a million women up and down the country and sadly women in our own community too. The very nature of domestic abuse means it is often a hidden crime but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything we can do. Support is on hand to help victims of domestic violence thanks to a six-week support session starting in Eastwood next month. Broxtowe Women’s Project will run the programme every Thursday from September 12 -Thursday October 17, between 12.45pm-3pm, to give survivors of domestic abuse time and space to come together in a safe environment and to discover that they are not alone. To find out more about the sessions, please contact Broxtowe Women’s Project on 01773 719 111 or text 07914634190, 10am -1pm, Monday - Friday.