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The following items were discussed at the latest Neighbourhood Management Board (NMB) meeting. Matters arising Hockey Farm Road improvements - Scheme has been agreed, there will be hard standing for approx 10 vehicles on corner of Wellinger Way and Hockey Farm Road. Bus Service 302 bus service stopped in March. First Leicester are introducing Service 19 which will join Service 18 to provide a circular route to link Braunstone to the City Centre. Residents will now have a direct link to Leicester General Hospital as service 70 joins service 16. Look up First Bus advert in this Alert for more info. Residents’ Network Update The Braunstone on the beach events were excellent. Over 200 people attended the beach party at the BRITE Centre. Our 1940’s themed event will take place on 29th November at the West End Club. Proceeds will be split between a number of charities. Bradgate Bakeries have supplied sandwiches weekly throughout the summer holidays for children at various venues. The children signed a Thank You card that was presented by Angie to the staff at Bradgate Bakeries on Friday 23rd August. Benefits Advice Group Clockwise will be starting on 13th September at b-working one day a week, to help with completing self-assessment forms. New Citizen’s Advice Service - delivered through Age UK. Provision will be ½ day a week across 2 sites, the BRITE and Oak Centre. Drop-in sessions and home visits will also be provided. SHARP will be offering specialist legal advice. Housing update There will be new houses built by Westleigh on the Hamelin Road garage site. 10 properties - 6x2 bed and 1x5 bed. One of the 2-bed properties will be an adapted home. Work starting very soon. Community Development Fund Angie outlined the scheme for the benefit of new members: Braunstone allocation is £67,000 so far, £30,383 has been spent, spend is on target. Community groups can apply for up to £2,500 which has to be match funded. Groups can reapply for a grant each year for different projects. Up and coming events/Community news Park Services would like to extend services by opening the stable block itself next year but its needs clearing and cleaning first. The mayor was very impressed with the History groups’ WWII interpretation Board and wants to roll it out across the city.

Oh my 2013 what a busy year the ResNet has had! Where do we start, well first of all the ResNet delivered the Braunstone Award night back January. What a brilliant night for bringing the community together to celebrate the achievements of local residents, organisations and businesses. Throughout the year the resent has supported, funded and worked together in partnership with local organisations, groups and charities in delivering events and services in Braunstone;

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£1000 donated towards Braunstone Carnival 2013

Community Volunteering Qualification £300 donated to support 2 events Family Easter and Beach

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All of the above was made possible from funds raised at the weekly garage sale at bconnected’s base 45 Wellinger way. Don’ t miss our garage toy sale on the 4th December. I would like to thank every one for supporting this worthwhile cause as all proceeds go back into supporting the Braunstone community. Don’t forget folks our charity 1940’s night at the WestEnd Working Mens Club on the 29th November, look forward to seeing you there. I would just to wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Eileen


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he Braunstone History group have celebrated a successful viewing of the Winstanley family heirloom collection at a exhibition at the Braunstone Hall stable block museum. Chair, Helen Catterwell said “I feel very proud to present the Winstanley Collection exhibition for the Braunstone community and its residents. The collection has come home to where it belongs . The opening of the museum is being trialed for a few months to gauge interest with the hope of making the event permanent. Your support for this would be greatly appreciated as it keeps Braunstone alive, and it is a very important part of Braunstone history. We should all be very proud to and share it with the younger generation.” Come and join us on we are open on Tuesday 26th November between 10 am - 12 pm.

ROUTING FOR THE COMMUNITY

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-connected would like to say a very BIG thank you to Route 1 Taxis and owner Johnny. For his generous service to the elderly residents. Providing free transportation made it possible for the Audley End residents to attend the 1940's tea party hosted by b-connected. Johnny mentioned that “ he will always be happy to help out with local events and would be willing to do it again”. Route 1 Taxis are based next door to the WestEnd Working Men's Club on Braunstone Avenue, and has now been running for two and half years. Route 1 has 12 drivers and are looking for more drivers to join their team. Johnny is currently putting 3 Braunstone residents through for their council badges (licenses). Route 1 delivers a friendly and competitive service including airport runs to the east midlands £24 and Birmingham £40. Contact them on 0116 289 89 85. Story by Anna & Yvonne Horton

On Saturday 5th October Hockley Farm Medical Practice threw open its doors to promote a ‘Breathe Easier Open Day’. A great big thank you to all staff and PPG members who donated gifts for the TOMBOLA helping to raise £143.00 for our chosen charity LOROS. Never have we seen so many spotty dogs and butterflies in one room – thanks to the face painting skills of Angelina. A big thank you to Eileen and Joy from the Braunstone Resident’s Network for serving the refreshments on the day. The Fruit Smoothie bike was a great success and it was enjoyed by all ages. Our Choose Better quiz gave staff the opportunity to meet with patients on a fun level whilst getting a very important point across. The kids Treasure Hunt entertained patients of all ages and invoked many a conversation. We all now know how to exercise whilst sitting down thanks to the talents of Felicity, and our singing skills were enhanced by the ‘Breath Better Choir’ representative Jan. Our nurses were on hand to give eligible patients their annual flu ‘jab’ and are pleased to say that we did over 50. All in all a good day was had by all… To help you stay well we have further Flu ‘jab’ dates for your diary book yours 4th November 13.45 -15.15pm 5th November 13.30 -14.30pm 11th November 8am- 9.40am 12th November 15.00 -16.15pm 13th November 10.50 -11.35am 18th November 8.15 -10am 19th November 8.40 - 10am 25th November 10.25 – 11-55am & 14.40 16.00pm

www.hockleyfarmmedicalpractice.co.uk Need some fresh air & exercise ? Come and join the Lets Walk Braunstone Park group every Monday morning from 11.00 am - 12.30 pm. We are a small friendly group who meet in the Stable Block car park. New members are welcome. To come and join us just turn up in appropriate clothing and footwear or ring 0116 2548467. Its free, healthy, fun, and a chance to meet new friends.

Walk 4 life


POLICE INFORMATION I would like to start by reminding you about the non-emergency reporting number 101. I would urge people within the community to ring 101 if you think a crime has been committed. This will help Leicestershire Police to further reduce anti-social behaviour crimes such as theft from motor vehicles, amongst others, within the Braunstone and Rowley Fields area. We have seen a rise in theft of food from stores within the Narborough Road area. If you have any information, or if you are offered food which you believe to have been stolen, please contact us on 101 so that we are able to investigate it further. With the Christmas period coming up, there are a few simple ways to reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of crime: ● Don’t leave your Christmas presents on show in your car. ● Don’t leave boxes for valuable Christmas presents outside your house – try to dispose of them as soon as possible. ● Avoid leaving presents under the Christmas tree, particularly if it’s near a window. ● If you’re going out during the festive season, only take out as much money as you need, if you need to use your phone be aware of where you are using it, have a plan for how you’re going to get home at night and keep an eye on your belongings To protect your valuables, register with Immobilise, which is a free registration database. This will then help the police return items if stolen and later recovered. For more crime prevention advice visit www.leics.police.uk or pop in and have a chat with a member of your safer neighbourhood team at your local policing unit. I hope you have a safe and happy festive Season. Sgt Julie Strong

NEW BRAUNSTONE CIRCULAR First Leicester is pleased to introduce Service 19 which will join Service 18 to provide a circular route to link Braunstone to the City Centre via Narborough Road and Hinckley Road. From Sunday 27 October, Braunstone residents will be more connected than ever with buses every 7-8 minutes during the day, Monday to Saturday. Braunstone Leisure Centre, Western Park, Braunstone Park, Westcotes Library and the shopping areas of Narborough Road and the City Centre are all now just a bus ride away! Look out for our circular leaflet through your door which has timetables and service details. 16 Is The New 70! Braunstone and Narborough Road residents will now have a direct link to Leicester General Hospital as Service 70 joins Service 16. Serving the current Service 70 route from Blackmore Drive, Service 16 will run to the City Centre and on to the General Hospital, Monday-Saturday. Look out for Service 16 from Sunday 27 October. New timetables and route information are available on our website at www.firstgroup.com/leicester or from our First Travel Shop in the Haymarket Shopping Centre.

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Gone but not forgotten

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have known Mike for many years, firstly as a mum of children who used to attend the Braunstone Adventure Playground, then as a Management Committee member since 1990. When my children used to go there I used to go in to the office and natter with Mike and then go home. The biggest laugh was one afternoon when my partner was helping do a bit of DIY and hit the water pipe. I legged it down to the playground to have a quiet word with Mike, about something and I walked into the office I saw him sitting with a bucket on the table with water coming through a hole in the ceiling. I got to know Mike as a friend and colleague, he was not just a manager. He was totally committed to keeping the playground running for the children of Braunstone. I will miss Mike deeply and I know that I speak on behalf of families, children and colleagues past and present in saying that he will be remembered as a dedicated ambassador for the Braunstone Adventure playground.

Story by Janet Statham

Bright opportunities at the Summer’s Cafe 0116 2333197

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regularly go down to the Summer’s cafe to have a coffee and chat with owners Mel & Kay. It was on one of my visits when I took notice of the placements they provide for members of the community living with special needs. Mel & Kay have been offering these placements since July 2013. They mentioned that opening up opportunities was their way to encourage social integration, which demonstrates and recognises the residents unique skills & talents. James & Marcus who took part in these placements have described their experience as delightful, positive, fun and friendly. Mel and Kay said that “this is a positive aspect of the community, to be celebrated and that they got so much out of it as the students. Not only do the students gain valuable life skills, but also gain friendships with each other and the wider community”.

Story by Linda Harper

Art in photography by Rob Chapman

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e at the Alert have heard some exciting news about local artist/photographer Rob Chapman. We went along to meet up with him to find out more. Rob has a unique talent for capturing spectacular images using the camera on his phone. Rob explained to us “ this form of photography (I-photography), is very new and different, and its not about taking photographs from your phone, it’s about the moment, detail and how you capture the photos”. Rob’s work has attracted interest from as far-a-field as the USA, and currently ten pieces of his work have been chosen to be shown in the ‘Creatives Rising’ exhibition, whereby his images will be shown in various locations around the world, including being projected on to skyscrapers in Times Square New York. To view Rob’s work you can visit his facebook page named ‘Art in Photography by Rob Chapman’. To hire his services for personal shoots or events then call him on 07528729368 or email on rob.c.artist@gmail.com. The Alert team would like to wish Rob all the best with his business.

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tars & Angels will open their Santa’s Grotto on Monday 2nd December and will run every Monday to Friday until Friday 20th December from 3.15 - 5.00 pm. This year organisers Barry and Maria Sawbridge will be running a gardening sale and a Christmas Raffle throughout and to be drawn on the 22nd December. All funds raised go to supporting Heart Research UK.


As we’re all feeling the crunch and having to tighten our belts, we at the Alert felt that we could all do with some money-saving ideas for you to have some fun with.

Braunstone Foodshare dates

Corn Beef Mash 3kg potato mash, 4 or 5 slices of corn beef, seasoning: salt and pepper. Mash corn beef and mix with potato mash. Serve with steam vegetables and gravy.

Thrifty Tips Remove oil from slabs Mix fairy liquid and hot water to remove oil from slabs.

Save the tea bags Empty out the tea bags and dry the tea - put in a tub and sprinkle around the roses and clematis- grows beautifully.

United Reform Church

St Peter’s

St Peter’s: November:11th 12th 25h 26h December: 9th 10th 23rd 24h January, 6th 7th URC: November:18th December: 2nd16th 30th January: 13th BRITE: November: 5th 19th December: 3rd 17th 31st

BRITE Centre

LEICESTER ADVICE SERVICE FREE - CONFIDENTIAL - INDEPENDENT IMPARTIAL

St Peter’s

BRITE Centre

ADVICE SESSIONS 2013 Monday mornings 9.30 - 12.30 AT BRITE Centre Braunstone Avenue Leicester LE3 1LE Dates: 9/9, 23/9, 7/10, 21/10, 4/11, 18/11, 16/12 OR The OAK Centre Bendbow Rise, Leicester, LE3 1QA Dates: 16/9, 30/9, 14/10, 11/11, 9/12, 23/12 Get Advice On: Benefits, Employment, Debt, Housing, Education, Consumer To make an appointment call Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 0844 417 1025 from a landine Tel: 0300 330 1025 from a mobile


get your good work recognised

Get a Volunteering Qualification

Contact: Lucie Barry 45 Wellinger Way Braunstone 0116 223 2245/56 lucie.barry@b-inspired.org.uk


Christmas Services Around Braunstone Park Braunstone Community Carol Service Blessed Sacrament RC Church, Gooding Avenue Tuesday 3rd December 7.00 pm Run by all the Braunstone churches, with school choirs. Refreshments after the service.

Gooding Avenue/Hamelin Road Christmas Eve 8.00 pm Reflective Carols by Candlelight & Communion Service 0116 284 9623 Hallam Crescent East/Narborough Road Sunday 22nd December 10.45am Community Carol Service Christmas Eve 11.15 pm Midnight Communion Christmas Day 10.00 am Christmas Day Worship 0116 289 2182 Woodshawe Rise/Cort Crescent Saturday 7th December 6.00 pm Carol Concert: admission free Saturday 21st December 3.00 pm Christmas Crafts and Crib Service mainly for children Christmas Eve 11.30 pm Christmas Midnight Eucharist Christmas Day 10.00 am Family Christmas Communion 0116 289 3377 Hallam Crescent East/Braunstone Avenue Sunday 22nd December 10.45 am Nativity Service Sunday 22nd December 6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight Service Christmas Eve 11.30 pm Short Christmas Eve Service Christmas Day 10.30 am Christmas Day All age Service 0116 289 6797 Gooding Avenue Christmas Eve 6.00 pm Family Mass 12.00 am Midnight Mass Christmas Day 10.00 am Christmas Mass 0116 289 8795


You’ve asked, we listened now read on…

Say hello to … Lucie Barry and Jane Diamond who have joined the b-connected team as Community Empowerment Workers – Volunteering and Training. Building on the established TalkTime and Befriending schemes Lucie and Jane are developing more services and activities for older residents in the community. Please don’t hesitate to offer your suggestions!

In Need of a Friend ? Befriending – is a scheme for over 60s who find it more difficult to get out and about. Volunteers go through security checks DBS, and attend training before they become a Befriender. Befriendees are matched with a Befriender and, if both parties are happy, weekly visits can start. If you would like visits from a Befriender or are interested in volunteering to be one, then please contact Jane or Lucie on 0116 223 2256

Ladies & Gentleman get those bus passes ready! TalkTime is currently a bi-weekly coffee morning / afternoon tea session open to the residents of two local homes. Their success and the enthusiasm of Mel & Kay at Summer’s Café means we are bringing it into the wider community. If you are over 60 years of age, fancy a cuppa and a chat then come along to the Community Centre on Cort Crescent. Bingo and a quiz are optional activities, and we welcome any other suggestions. The cost is just 50p. Our launch event will be held Monday 2nd December between 10.30 and 11.30 and then every Monday there after.

A Poem by Mary Ward “My knees feel a bit achy and my eyes blurred I think there is something wrong with my earring aid I can hardly hear a word Still I’m not complaining I don’t like to cause a fuss I’ve got my free bus pass so I’m going out and get the bus”.

NOTES FROM ST PETER’S Our annual Memorial Service is on Sunday November 17th at 2.30pm. A chance to remember those we love but don’t see any longer, to light a candle and pray together with others who have also lost loved ones. Our Christmas Carol Concert is on Saturday December 7th, at 6pm. The choir is joined this year by members of “Octave”, the singing priests of Leicestershire, and we’ll be singing some new music as well as old favourites. Entry free, but there will be a collection. Drinks will be served during the interval.

Are you 60 or over and worried about bills and other financial matters? Need someone to talk to? Well look no further… Get free confidential advice and help quickly with Julie from Checkpoint. Julie can provide advice on benefits, general money concerns and help you to get the best value for your money, e.g. accessing charitable grants, comparing energy suppliers and other financial help. To book a visit in the comfort of your own home call Julie on 0116 223 2256, or email checkpoint.julie@gmail.com This service has been brought to you in partnership with


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Sow & Grow Garlic Garlic is a must-have vegetable for cooking. It takes a tiny amount of space, is very easy to grow and has many health benefits. Garlic helps to maintain a healthy blood circulation and promotes the well-being of the heart and immune system.

Using a old bucket/big container make a couple of holes in the bottom & cover with a few stones or broken crocks. as this improves drainage.

Fill with compost & plant each clove 3 inches deep & 4 inches apart (in a 6 inch container you will be able to plant three cloves). Cover with compost & place in a sunny spot.

Plant garlic from October to December.

Autumn planted garlic can be harvested in the spring once the leaves start to turn yellow. Dry them off in a cool dry place for storing.


Braunstone Awards 2013 Do you know someone who deserves a Braunstone Award? A friend, family member, neighbour or worker who you feel deserves to be recognised for the things they do in Braunstone? If so, then just fill in the form below and return it to: b-connected base at 45 Wellinger Way, Braunstone, LE3 1RG. Alternatively, you can email anne.short@b-inspired.org.uk, or ring 2232256

Who are you nominating?

The Categories

Tick one

Services to the Community - Groups : Do you know Tell us their contact details so we can invite them to the Awards.

Address: Postcode: Telephone: What is your name? Tell us your contact details, so we can invite you to the Awards.

Address: Postcode:

of any local groups who provide a fantastic service for Braunstone? Nominations can be for direct involvement with residents, encouraging and sharing knowledge & skills in hobbies or interests or for improving the local environment.

Services to the Community - Individuals : It can be for individuals who work/volunteer tirelessly for Braunstone. Nominations can be for direct involvement with residents, encouraging and sharing knowledge & skills in hobbies or interests or in improving the local environment. Good Neighbours and Carers: Looking after disabled, elderly or needy neighbours, babysitting or childcare for neighbours, doing errands, helping others through troubles. Work with Young People: School volunteers, running sports teams, organising music/dance groups, volunteering in youth or play activities, holidays & trips.

Workers in the Community: doctors, police,

esel teachers, bus drivers, youth or community workers, housing staff - any paid staff who are doing a good job for Braunstone. Individual Achievement Award: New category for recognising personal achievements. Opportunity for friends and families to share their pride and to inspire Why do you think this person deserves a Braunstone Award? You can tell us things like how long they have lived or worked in Braunstone; what they do that is good for others, where they work or volunteer, what kind of people they help and what makes them special.

Thanks for your nomination


In the Spotlight Jane Diamond first came to b-connected as one of our Occupational Therapy Students, but she decided to stay and is now employed at bconnected part-time. What’s your idea of a good night out? A really good night out for me is good food and a little wine with great friends. A good night in? As above with slippers! What animal would you be? A blue whale. What is your pet hate? Cruelty and bullying. What was the last book you read? I’m reading ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman and also books on how to do a research project for my studies! What is your favourite film? Hope Floats. Describe Braunstone in 3 words? Welcoming, strong and proud. What words would people use to describe you? Probably a bit mad, but mostly friendly!!! What’s the furthest you have ever been from home? I’ve not strayed beyond Europe, the furthest I think would be Lithuania. What is your ideal holiday? That’s tough – just having some time out would be great. There are spectacular places in the UK - I enjoy being by the coast and in the Lakes and Peaks too, and you don’t have to spend hours waiting at the airport. What one thing you would change? I’d like people to be nicer to each other, more considerate and tolerant. What is your most attractive quality? I have a good sense of humour (most of the time). …and your least? Getting stressed. Have you a claim to fame? No, not at all. How do you want to be remembered? As someone who was kind and considerate, a bit mad but mostly friendly!!! In a movie of your life who would play you? Renee Zellwegger.

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Mondays 50+ Aqua Fit, Leisure Centre Talk time from Dec 2nd Summer’s Cafe Let’s Walk Braunstone, Stable Block, Braunstone Park Golden Years Group (Bingo!) Blessed Sacrament Church Indoor Bowling, Trinity Methodist Church Cheerleading, OAK Centre Bingo, Cort Crescent C.C. Theatre Craft Class 13 yrs up, Winstanley Centre Tuesdays Mums & Babies, Summer’s Cafe Stitch & B*tch, Summer’s Cafe Braunstone History Group, BRITE ER Crew Street Dancing for ages 5+, Oak Centre Theatre Craft Class 10-12 yrs, Winstanley Centre

Wednesdays Coffee & Chat, St Peter’s Garage Sale , 45 Wellinger Way K&T Performing Arts Street Dance, Winstanley Centre Thursdays Armchair Aerobics, Oak Centre Nappucino, Summer’s Cafe Nappy Library, Summer’s Cafe Women of Wisdom co-operative (Call Eileen 07881284498) Armchair Aerobics (& chat!), Winstanley Centre Knit & Natter, BRITE Centre Art Group, Summer’s Cafe Puzzle PM, BRITE Centre Friendship Club, Trinity Church Theatre Craft Class 3-9 yrs, Winstanley Centre Fridays Friday Pop-in, Blessed Sacrament Church Sew `n’ So’s Needlecraft, Oak Centre Golden Gloves Boxing Club Oak Centre


Dear Alert, We are Anna and Yvonne Horton, we recently completed the Community Volunteering Qualification course run by b-connected in Braunstone. We are both mums to young children, doing the course has given us the opportunities to meet new people, build on existing skills and learnt lots of new skills too. The course was fun; volunteering has given us a real good feeling and has made us see that we have achieved a lot by giving a few hours of our time. We are also looking into running our own classes (with the support of the b-connected team) teaching art. Completing the course and volunteering has built up our confidence, and given us the knowledge and experience to push ourselves forward and discover what we would like to do as our future careers. We recommend that any one who wants to become a volunteer or who is volunteering to give the course a go!

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Christ Church URC, Dumbleton Avenue, 6.00 - 7.00 pm Braunstone Housing Office, Gutheridge Crescent 12 noon -1.00 pm

Cort Crescent Community Centre 6.00 - 7.00 pm BRITE Centre Braunstone Avenue 6.00 - 7.00 pm Congratulations Congratulations to to Mary Williams Willams & Mazz & Darren Liquorish Darren Liquorish Who got got married married Who on on st 31 August 2013 at Leicester Cathedral

Dear Alert readers, I would like to thank everyone concerned and involved in the wonderful afternoon tea party event held at the Winstanley Centre on Friday 13th September. The party went with a swing and it was nice to see so many happy and smiley faces. Personally I met many nice people, especially the new PCSO Rick Ward and enjoyed taking part in the Armchair Aerobics, laid on by Ruth from K & T Performing Arts. Well done and a big thank you to all the volunteers and staff from b-connected for hosting such a fantastic event for Braunstone’s older residents. I am really looking forward to the next one. Mary Izzard

It’s That Time again!

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ell, that’s another year nearly over and time once again for us to wish all our readers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Our thanks to everyone who helped produce the Alert during the year - and special thanks to all of you who appeared in interviews and photos during 2013.

SO THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE TO WISH YOU ALL… Een Plesierige KerfeesRehus Gun Tso Sun Tan'Gung Haw Sun Sretan Bozic~Nollaig Shona Dhuit Cristmas-e-shoma mobarak bashad Kurisumasu Omedeto~Feliz Natal Maligayan Pasko~Boze Narodzenie A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM EVERYONE AT THE ALERT. SEE YOU IN 2014!

Your next Alert will be available at the start of January 2014 and we look forward to another year of bringing you stories from Braunstone.


PAUL PENDER AND SON Independent Funeral Directors

Stone Masonry Services Catering Buds Floral Designs p.penderandson@btconnect.com 0116 289 6608 2 Westover Road 24 Hour Service Leicester Forest East Leicester LE3 3DT

Braunstone Festive Summers Café, Monday 16th December 12pm -2pm , 3 course meal including soup, Contents traditional turkey lunch with a choice of desserts. Cost -£5.00, to book a place please call Mel and Kay on 0116 2333197 The Lunch club ,Tuesday 10th December , 12pm - 1pm, 2 course meal. Cost - £5.00, to book please call the BRITE Center on 0116 2995476 Mazzies cafe, Friday 20th December 12pm 3pm , 2 course meal, includes a present from Santa and a raffle. Cost - £10, ticket available from Mazzies cafe or cal Mazz on 07941997238 Apple a Day Xmas dinner on Friday 20th December, 12.30pm - 3.30pm, 3 course meal including pate/soup, turkey lunch with full trimmings with a choice of trifle/traditional mince pies and custard. All served with tea and coffee and after eight mints. Cost £10.50, to book a ticket please call Jo on 07950472369

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An evening o f 1940s nosta lgia, music, entertainme nt, raffle and lots more. In support o f The Braun st Network, Su pport our So one Residents’ ldiers Charit local campaig y, and n ‘Charlie S ays (Please H e lp Me Walk)’. Join us at th e West End Working Me ns on Friday 29 th o f November 2013 Doors open 7 pm. Tickets cost £5 and are a b-connected Neighbourho vailable from od Support B Wellinger W ase, 45 ay, LE3 1RG o r WestEnd W orking Mens available from the club on the d oor on the night. Under 12s Free

Garage XMAS sale Come & Grab a Christmas bargain

● Main course ● Dessert ● Tea & coffee

B alert no 6 2013  

Here is the November/December edition of the Braunstone Alert for you to enjoy.