News Archive

This is a new website and the posts on my blog are from 2021 onwards but I have been active in the community for many years. Please click the links below to read news articles about issues I have previously been involved with.


The Stapleford street that’s become such a hotspot for dumping rubbish that residents want CCTV

Disgust as fly-tippers dumping rubbish in Stapleford street ‘every week’

Top Shops Tidy Up

Crawford Clean Up

Plans in the making to clear out a whole town’s rubbish

Improvements to Cookies Pond, Bramcote

Save Broxtowe’s Greenbelt

STRAG – Stapleford & Trowell Rural Action Group

Government overrule council on Broxtowe development plan

Vandalism ‘will not be tolerated’ after protected trees destroyed in woods


Stapleford double yellow lines ‘mistakenly’ put down after roadworks

Anger over pothole repair branded as ‘bodge job’ in Nottinghamshire town

Councillor ‘angry’ because proposed pedestrian crossing near new retirement complex yet to be installed

‘A long time coming’: Road in Stapleford to be closed while new pedestrian crossing is installed

Confusion as diversion sign sends motorists wrong direction down one-way street

Police close road as wall collapses on to busy route in Bramcote

Road in Stapleford will remain closed for weeks as ‘nightmare’ gas works continue

Traffic brought to a ‘standstill’ by heavy snow

Calls for removal of Stapleford speed humps in town centre to stop drivers using ‘rat run’

Giant inflatable crossing to be installed in Stapleford in ‘political protest’

Thefts of metal drain covers continue in Nottinghamshire

Emergency gas works to close Nottinghamshire road for 10 weeks

Stapleford residents force council to review speed limits

Double yellow lines would cause ‘nightmare’ for residents near new development

Stapleford residents baffled by ‘two and a half second’ cycle lane

Locals outraged by ‘two-second long’ cycle path in Nottinghamshire

Residents ‘bemused’ after cycle path appears on Notts road

Council mocked for ridiculously short cycle lane insists it’s not a cycle lane

Is this Britain’s most POINTLESS cycle lane? Locals slam council after 10ft bike route that takes TWO SECONDS to ride along is added to roundabout

‘Mini-Holland’ cycle network plan to transform Stapleford

Councillors call for Notts road networks to be reviewed after death of motorcyclist

Council mocked after creating 10ft long cycle lane that takes 2 seconds to ride

‘Two and a half second’ Stapleford cycle lane not a cycle lane, says council


Live updates as cordon set up and police on scene in Stapleford street

Residents react to news of early hours ‘stabbing’ on their doorsteps

Fears ‘someone could die’ as hundreds of nitrous oxide canisters found strewn across Stapleford

Eerie pictures show inside derelict Nottinghamshire police station before office transformation

Stapleford street in shock at ‘tragic loss of life’ after man dies from stab wounds

Police called after crash between two vehicles in Stapleford

Road re-opens as teenager is arrested over altercation involving 4 people

Stapleford neighbours react with concern after shooting took place ‘close to home’

Thieves using key tool sold online to steal from Ford vans across Nottingham

Pensioner, 78, threatened with a knife and left unconscious after Stapleford burglary

Elderly woman ‘attacked’ in own home

Two men arrested in connection with Stapleford shooting

Troublemakers banned from gathering near Stapleford park

community improvements

Cycle network and adventure play parks proposed for Stapleford regeneration after £25m cash injection

Restored bell at Stapleford cemetery will ring again after almost five decades

Major plans on the horizon for Stapleford town centre

Plans to turn former Stapleford police station into offices

Ilkeston Road park upgrade given thumbs-up by locals

Stapleford residents to get computer training

‘Happy to talk’ bench introduced in Stapleford to help people feel less alone

£10,000 of improvements made to Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground

Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground Officially Reopens Tomorrow After £49,999 Of Improvements

£187,500 Successful Bid To Help With The Flooding Issues In Trowell

Stapleford residents delighted over £54,000 improvements near shopping parade

Official Opening Of Hickings Lane Recreation Play Ground.

Peatfield Road Recreation Ground Improvements

Lifesaving device in place

Defibrillator Donated To The Old Mill Club, Stapleford

Montrose Court Improvements

New Bus Stop For Melbourne Road.


Award nomination for Stapleford councillor who provides for his community

Stapleford volunteer is our 2020 Community Star

Volunteer job fixer

Community Champions Hero Award

Tennant of the Year Award

Age Friendly Community Ambassador

Active Citizens Award 2019

Congrats to Richard MacRae who won tenant of the year at the Association of Retained Council Housing Tenants Conference and Tenant Awards

Community Stars ‘Best in Nottingham’ Awards 2017

Friday 12th February 2016 the Building Communities in the East Midlands Awards

Colin Smith Memorial Award in 2016

Community Learning Champion award

Good Neighbour Award 2018

community concerns

Stapleford Post Office saved from closure ‘at the last minute’

Pensioner ‘feared for her life’ after Trowell gas substation explosion

Town to raise funds in memory of teenager after stabbing in Stapleford

Anger as poppies put up to honour fallen war heroes are pulled down and ripped up

Staff put up in overnight accommodation ‘for safety’ as flooding hit Stapleford

‘It just beat us this time’: Homes flooded as Storm Dennis lashes county

Stapleford residents say gardens have become ‘getaway’ for criminals in cars

Petition to save popular woodland bike trails from ‘possible destruction’

Travellers cut lock on gate and pitch up on Bramcote park

‘Unfair’ parking charges at Nottingham College sites outside of city boundaries

Memorial bench unveiled to remember teenager who died of stab wounds

Jobs on the line as last bank in Stapleford faces the axe

Stapleford community plans to join ‘Red Box Project’ to tackle period poverty in schools

Vandals on motorbikes wreck Stapleford Town Football Club’s pitch

Calls for action on ‘dangerous’ Stapleford road prone to car crashes and dead cats

Community rallies to help elderly couple in need of bread and milk after daughter’s appeal

Flowers which ‘brighten up town’ ripped from planters and strewn across Stapleford by vandal

Friends pay tribute to ‘cheeky and smiley’ teenager who died after stabbing

Fight is on to save Stapleford Community Centre from redevelopment

Your Stapleford Your Ideas, Update.

Free CSCS training for Stapleford residents

Helped local residents with claims of over £13,000 for the Covid Winter Grant Scheme

Holiday Activities and Food Programme Easter 2021 supported by the #StaplefordFoodProject

Teaching life saving CPR to residents in Awsworth

Bramcote Probus Club Members #LearnCPR

Creating More Life Savers By Teaching CPR at Awsworth Youth Club

Local residents #LearnCPR At Hickings Lane Medical Centre

More People Taught How To Perform CPR in Stapleford

Teaching CPR to local businesses

Fight for Ilkeston Hospital

Mum says one-year-old daughter was nearly abducted from Stapleford park

Parents terrified after two-year-old daughter almost abducted from Nottingham park

Stapleford knife crime action plan welcomed by mum of stab victim

Local businesses

Shock as face of mysterious ghost called ‘Herbert’ seen on wall of old carpet shop

Local Councillor visits

Plan for former bank in Stapleford which closed and left locals ‘up in arms’

Aldi confirms work on new Stapleford store and homes to start ‘soon’

£250,000 luxury camping site at Stapleford farm site set to open by Easter

Nursery’s fears over ‘dangerous’ pothole caused by water leak

Queues for Farmfoods as Stapleford shop offers 50 percent off stock ahead of closure

Bakezilla’s Bespoke Cakes Now Open

Stapleford Iceland Store Application Forms

Stapleford Aldi Recruitment Day


Going Solo: Richard MacRae, Independent

Ep.32 – Councillor Richard MacRae

Talking with Notts TV and Broxtowe Youth Homelessness about #PeriodPoverty

Taken from Notts TV this evening, talking about the Crawford CleanUp

Recorded Live With The Chayah Development Project on Friday 5th June 2020

Recorded live on Friday 29th May 2020

BBC East Midlands News article on the #StaplefordFoodProject