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GRAPEVINE NG9

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Issue 103

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Film Review La La Land

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Local teen Emma Snow writes about various topics and events each month in the Grapevine. “A voice for the young people in our Community”. Millennials You’re probably wondering what a millennial is. It sounds like an alien species. You could be right there! Many people don’t understand millennials because we are a different generation; the first generation to fully embrace new technology. The name ‘millennial’ is given to those born around 1984 onwards. What exactly are the problems with millennials? Well, we are the generation who are deemed hard to manage, narcissistic, unfocused and lazy. We apparently confound leadership. We grew up this way due to ‘failed parenting’ and because we were told we can have anything we want, just because we want it. Things like getting a reward even if you didn’t finish first, so that we wouldn’t feel discouraged. This has resulted in us not knowing how to work, for example, in businesses. Social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat hasn’t helped either and is a whole different issue. We are so good at putting filters on our lives! Not only that, but using social media makes us feel good. When you receive a text message or receive 100 likes on an Instagram photo, it improves your

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wellbeing. This is because it releases a chemical in your brain called dopamine, a chemical that is highly addictive and one that is also released when you gamble, smoke or drink alcohol. We want more of it. We then become addicted to social media where we need constant approval from our online ‘friends’. If our likes start to dwindle, or our followers start to decrease on Twitter, we get worried. We start to ask ourselves questions. What did I do? Am I not cool anymore? Does no one like me? So now, there is a problem. In workplaces, we have a new generation with lowered self-esteem, who want to give up after just a few weeks of starting a new job because they feel as though they aren’t making an impact. They aren’t gaining the instant gratification they would get from receiving likes on social media. The real world just doesn’t work like that. Of course, these are just sweeping generalisations. Take myself, as an example. Someone who uses social media every day, but for a different reason. I use social media to build myself as a brand and to promote my radio work, my writing or the latest interview I have carried out. It can become a tool, one that is very useful to create contacts and opportunities. But everything isn’t instant. Real life isn’t like the online world and I know that opportunities come with hard work.

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Sometimes things don’t work out and if that happens, I know that I have to pick myself up and try again or work towards the next project. I am not the only one. I know many people around my age that use social media in the correct way. I know people who are working tirelessly to get the grades they need for university or their chosen career path. I know people who are working their way up businesses. I know people who are working hard. Not all millennials are ‘self-interested’ and ‘lazy’. But I also know people who don’t use social media in the correct ways. I know people who can’t leave their phones for just a few minutes. The point I am making is that not all millennials are the same. We have helped to shape a different world. There are many businesses today that have a Facebook account or a Twitter account, which is the new way to attract customers more effectively than ever before. You can’t deny that it is just millennials who are supposedly addicted to mobile phones. When you’re next on public transport, take a look around and I guarantee that most people will be glued to their phones, no matter what their age. Maybe we are a generation that not many understand but there have been generations before us where people haven’t understood them. The world wouldn’t change and develop if successive generations didn’t change things. Without change, the world would be a boring place and not progress.

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Grown Ups Choice Florence and the Highwayman by Angela Rigley It’s always great to find a local author to support—and even better when the book

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Children’s Choice Letter to Pluto by Lou Treleaven

One for the older children this time, perhaps KS 1-2, this book is a series of letters from the lovely Jon here on Earth, to his intergalactic penpal Straxi— who is a GIRL… Jon isn’t really very keen on writing at all and certainly not to a strange alien, however his teacher Mrs Hall is quite definite. This is such a fun idea, and the letters are packed with pictures and extra information so it really doesn’t feel like you’re reading a whole big book. The creativity is really impressive and the story is very funny. Some of the language is quite complex, and we did read it together first so check some of the more unusual words and understanding. There are a number of alien words as well, which are great fun to play around with. w ww . mrsaverag eeval u ates. co .u k

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GRAPEVINE COMPETITION TO WIN TWO TICKETS to see legend WILKO JOHNSON Rock City on Friday 21st April 2017! 2017 - A dual celebration - The Wilko Johnson Band 30th Anniversary & Wilko Johnson's 70th Birthday. ‘I’m supposed to be dead!’. So said Wilko in a recent interview, having been diagnosed in late 2012 with terminal pancreatic cancer. But despite the doctors’ worst predictions he continued to perform and present himself with vigour and a new zest for life. In 2013, Wilko announced that, thanks to a second opinion and subsequent life-saving surgery, he was cancer-free. “Man, there’s nothing like being told you’re dying to make you feel alive.” The man from Canvey Island, who studied English at Newcastle University before doing a bit of travelling, could have been a retired teacher by now, sucking on a pipe and whittling away at his pension. But no, Wilko was lured into music by the dark magic spun by his first Telecaster, bought from a music store in Southend, Essex, soon after becoming the strutting, grimacing, six-string rhythmic powerhouse behind Lee Brilleaux in Dr Feelgood. Throughout the mid70s, Wilko duck-walked his way across countless stages and venues in the UK with Dr Feelgood in the vanguard of the pub rock movement, performing the gutsy down-to-earth rock and roll that was a welcome antidote to prog-rock. Heavily influenced by legendary guitarist Mick Green from ’60s rockers Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Wilko employs a finger-style, chop-chord strumming action (the ‘stab’, as he describes it). This allows for chords and lead to be played at the same time, giving a fluency and a distinctive sound very unlike the cleaner swat of a pick. With this economic sound, coupled with that black-suited, scowling look, and the yards he covered across the stage pausing only to twist the guitar lead out from under his feet, Wilko became one of the guitar heroes of the era. His influence was felt in bands up and down the country, and later in the emergent punk revolution (Joe Strummer of the Clash bought a Tele after

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seeing Wilko play). Feelgood had four successful albums in Wilko’s time, then followed a busy creative period playing in an early incarnation of the Wilko Johnson Band, the Solid Senders, before he joined Ian Dury’s band The Blockheads, in 1980.All through the ’80s, ’90s and into the new millennium he continued to gig in the UK, Europe and Japan. But it was when Julien Temple’s award winning Oil City Confidential came out in 2009, with Wilko emerging as the film’s star, that the world once again sat up and paid attention to his extraordinary talent. His career took another twist in 2010, when he was offered an acting part in the hit series Game of Thrones, playing the role of mute executioner Ilyn Payne. He appeared in 4 episodes shown in 2011 and 2012. In the same year, Wilko and biographer Zoë Howe released the book ‘Wilko Johnson: Looking Back At Me’, a coffee-table book of Wilko’s favourite memories and images. The book was published by Cadiz. 2014 saw the release of the hit album ‘Going Back Home’, Wilko Johnson’s collaboration with Roger Daltrey which went to Number 3 in the UK album charts. The pair decided to work on the album together not just because they were both huge fans of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, but because, as Wilko was still believed to be dying from cancer, it was believed that they’d

‘better get on with it’. Also on the album are Norman Watt-Roy and Dylan Howe, both members of the Wilko Johnson band, Steve ‘West’ Weston and Mick Talbot (Style Council). It was produced by Dave Eringa.In 2015, Wilko and Julien Temple teamed up again for the documentary The Ecstasy Of Wilko Johnson, a film which explored Wilko’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, and the unexpected reprieve that followed. The film would become quite the hit, captivating audiences whether they saw it on the big screen or on BBC 4, and earning a ‘Kermode’ award in 2016. Wilko’s new memoir, ‘Don’t You Leave Me Here’, was published in Spring 2016 via Little, Brown. TOUR DATES OVERLEAF WIN TWO TICKETS TO SEE WILKO JOHNSON AT ROCK CITY 21ST APRIL 2017 Send in your name, address and telephone number on a postcard to WILKO JOHNSON Competition, Grapevine Magazine 50 Beech Avenue, Sandiacre Nottingham, NG10 5EH. or email: sales@beechpublications.co.uk Closing date: 14th April 2017. No cash alternative. Winners will be notified by telephone by 15th April 2017.

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More 2017 dates for your diary 28 January - 12 March: The Wheel of Nottingham returns to the Old Market Square 17 March: St Patrick's Day celebration in Old Market Square 24 - 25 March: Nottingham in Fashion at Nottingham Council House 31 March: 17 April: Nottingham schools Easter holidays 23 April: St George's Day celebration in Old Market Square 1 May: 1940s Knees Up at Nottingham Castle 27 - 29 May: Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle 28 May: Dot to Dot Festival 4 June: Autokarna at Wollaton Park 10 - 18 June: Aegon Open at Nottingham Tennis Centre 24 - 25 June: Cycle Live at the Victoria Embankment

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LIBERTY LEISURE WIN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE SPORTS AWARD Liberty Leisure are celebrating after winning Sporting Project of the Year at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards for their ‘Broxtowe Girls Can’ campaign. Liberty Leisure’s Get Active Team picked up the award at the event on Wednesday 1st February from their campaign to inspire women across the Borough to get active. The campaign launched on International Women’s Day 2016 and thanks to funding through Sport Nottinghamshire’s Innovation Fund, consisted of a ten week programme of activities for women aged sixteen and over which was fully booked in just a few days. Twenty six women regularly attended the sessions where they improved their fitness, socialised and overcame their anxieties about their Dan Dickerson from Proludic, Frankie Freeman and body shape and size. Anna Smith-Clare from Liberty Leisure and Notts County players Scott Loach and Rob Milsom. The taster sessions included activities such as netball, archery and Clubbercise which were delivered by local clubs and groups. A number of the women who attended the programme joined some of the individual activity sessions once the programme had finished. The Get Active team are currently in the process of organising this year’s programme. For more information visit www.liberty-leisure.org.uk/blog/we-won or contact Liberty Leisure Get Active on 0115 9173572 or email getactive@liberty-leisure.org.uk

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East Midlands Flower Show is back - 1 & 2 July East Midlands Flower Show 2017 Following the success of the first East Midlands Flower Show at Newstead Abbey last year, the second one will be taking place in the beautiful abbey grounds on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July. With show gardens, expert talks, stalls, local food and drink and much more, it promises to be even better than last year. Tickets are on sale now but children under 16 will be admitted free. There are some still some stalls available to exhibitors. Find out more on this website. www.newsteadabbey.org.uk Tickets on sale for Lesley Garrett on 23 July Tickets are on sale for popular opera singer Lesley Garrett, who will star in ‘Magic of the Opera’ at Wollaton Park on Sunday 23 July – the day after Splendour making a whole weekend of music for all tastes in this beautiful setting. The show will also feature the English National Philharmonic Orchestra and principal singers from the Royal Opera House and English National Opera. ‘Magic of the Opera’ is a show for all the family and will feature all the best ‘bits’ from all the popular operas, including many that that everybody knows but probably don’t realise are opera, including the Toreador song from Carmen, Mozart’s Marriage Of Figaro, Time To Say Goodbye, Verdi’s Anvil Chorus, the Pearl Fishers duet and Nessun Dorma. There are some great deals on family and group tickets, so get yours from the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall Box Office. Box Office: 0115 989 5555. Hours: Mon to Sat 9am – 8.30pm Make sure you‛re registered to vote Nottnghamshire County Council elections take place on Thursday 4th May make sure you’re registered to vote.

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The Digital Memories Study

is a research study exploring bereaved people’s experiences with the digital traces left by the dead  Interview friends & family of people who have died & left behind digital traces.  Ask participants to keep diaries (optional).

What do we want to do? Who are we looking for?

 Adults (18+) who have been bereaved of a person who has left digital traces after death.  The deceased must have been 18+ at time of death & died no less than 3 months ago.

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A Message From Stapleford Community Group Please keep a look out as thieves have struck in Stapleford and stole tools from vans in the area. Two Makita radios, one Stihl saw, three impact drivers, one drill and one circular saw were stolen from a Ford van over night, and the doors were locked when the owner went to the vehicle and realised the tools had been stolen, this is why it is thought that thieves are using a Special Key which is widely available to purchase online. The key can open Ford vans, thieves can open the doors with the special key, steal the goods then lock the door afterwards. Councillor Richard MacRae has mentioned the use of such a special key at various meetings he attends and has made the Police fully aware of such a device, he has been made aware of several other such occasions when vans have apparently been broken into but the doors are still locked. A second van has also broken into overnight recently, as thieves completely removed the door lock to gain entry, this time Stihl chainsaw and a petrol blower were stolen. If anyone is offered such items please call 101 and report it to the Police asap. Of course keeping your van empty is always the best bet but unfortunately this is not always possible. Donna MacRae - Secretary Stapleford Community Group

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Leek, Sweetcorn & Smoked Haddock Chowder Serves 2 -Prep Time 10 mins Cooking Time 25 mins Knob of Butter 100g of Smoked Pancetta 1/2 Leek finely sliced 500ml Milk 2 Medium Potatoes cut into small cubes 300g Frozen Smoked Haddock 140g Frozen Sweetcorn Black Pepper to taste Chopped Parsley to garnish Heat butter in a large saucepan Fry pancetta until lightly browned Add leeks cook until softened Pour over milk and stir through potatoes, bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins Add the haddock & leave to gently poach for 10 mins (it should be ready to break up into chunks) Add sweetcorn & cook for another 5 mins until fish is cooked and sweetcorn is defrosted Place into bowls & garnish with chopped parsley - serve with crusty fresh bread to soak up any liquid Simple - but very tasty dish !! This recipe was sent in by Fiona Machin from the Little Larder Catering Company - see their advert on page 19.

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For the first time in its 30 year history, Treetops Hospice Care is welcoming visitors to it,s grounds on Saturday 29 April as part of the popular National Garden Scheme. The National Garden Scheme is the country’s biggest annual celebration of gardening and invites garden owners to open their exceptional gardens to the public to raise money for good causes.Treetops Hospice Care provides nursing care and emotional support for adults, their families and carers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire free of charge.On 29 April, from 10.30am to 4pm, the public will be able to visit the 12 acre site of woodland and grounds which has been developed over the last ten years taking into consideration the needs and fundraising activities of the hospice. The grounds boast thousands of daffodils and raised wheelchair walkways. Working really hard to get the grounds ready Spring at Treetops A team of twelve volunteers work twice a week, every week of the year, to ensure the grounds look their best for patients, visitors and staff. Sarah Butcher has led the ‘Garden Gang’ at the hospice for over 13 years as she explains:“Treetops supported my family eleven years ago when my husband Tony was terminally ill. I wanted to help them in return so I became a volunteer. “When I was asked to put together a group to tidy the front borders, I never in my wildest dreams did I think we would tame the 12 acre site! “Many of the original garden volunteers are still working here twice a week to this day and we have formed a great supportive team. They are working really hard to get the grounds ready and I would like to thank them all for their hard work. “Opening the garden and seeing it in the National Garden Scheme is like a dream come true as I never thought it would be possible to achieve the acceptable standard required.”

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A message from Cllr.John Mcgrath

Hi everyone, Once again I am confused with what is happening in Stapleford. Aldi, the Post Office, now the Cliffehill Community Centre? As a Stapleford Councillor for 10 years many of us were told the Cliffehill centre was hardly used, then the good people who run it were told without any consultation that the lease will run out in 2018. Richard and myself had a meeting with those people and council officials, a petition has been started and I will ask the question at full council, what has gone off ? HS2, at first I was very excited at this prospect, but the more people I have met in recent months, I now have many concerns. The viaduct over Trowell, the area around Bessell Lane, traffic arrangements through Stapleford, compensation throughout urban areas. I have spoken to Anna's secretary and suggested a meeting with the councillors involved, the Trowell group and the government minister involved and people from HS2 of course to try and resolve our concerns. I am still trying to get information on The Post Office and Aldi. Myself and Richard had a productive meeting with the FA, Broxtowe officers and many officials who run children's football in the Stapleford and Trowell area to talk about a community centre/3G football hub on possibly Ilkeston Road recreation ground. After all itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about time Stapleford had something new, instead of knocking things down. Yours Cllr. John McGrath - Maggie

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National Trust Nottingham Centre, Summer 2017 Nottingham Centre members have plenty of activities to look forward to over the summer months, including excursions, walks and holidays. Coach Excursions -These include a trip to Coventry Cathedral and Leicester Guildhall, Hughenden Manor(NT), Lichfield Cathedral and the National Memorial Arboretum, and in September, Waddesden Manor(NT). Walks - Several walks are planned, some of which start from Nottingham by public transport (that’s my kind of walk) to places of particular interest. In June there’s a walk from Bonsall to Rowsley in Derbyshire, in July, a walk from Knowle to Packwood House(NT), in August it’s Crich Stand to Cromford Mill, and finally, in September, Greetham to Edith Weston via Rutland Water. Holidays - The short walking holiday in May has become a popular annual event. This year members will enjoy the beauty of Tintern and the Wye Valley. Two other holidays

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two urns and plinths for the gardens. To Stoneywell - £500.00 for a wooden display cart for outdoor use.To Monksthorpe Chapel, Gunby,Lincs. £1120.00 towards restoration of the baptistry. The National Trust Nottingham Centre is a friendly organisation: visitors are always welcome to talks, which take place at the Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. To join you must be a member of National Trust. Cost is £6.00 for a single person, £10.00 for two people living at the same address. A bargain. Excursions and holidays are popular and quickly get booked up with priority given to Nottingham Centre members, but non members may be put on a waiting list. For more information about activities and membership contact: Barbara Mcdonald, 0115 9757800, e:bmcdonald351@btinternet. com or visit website: www.nottinghamnt.co.uk

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Free Admission At D.H Lawrence Museum On Welcome Wednesdays Calling all Residents of Broxtowe, you will now get free admission to the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood every Wednesday! Whether you've been before or it's always been on your to do list, visit us and see why we've been recently hailed by Visit England as a 'Hidden Gem'. Just quote this code DHLBRXZ18 and show us proof of address to claim your free tour of the museum on any Wednesday, and experience the humble beginnings of a literary legend. The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is an authentically recreated miner’s cottage, mirroring how a working class home would have looked like in Eastwood in the late 1800s. As part of your free admission, you will see our exhibition rooms filled with interesting objects, with lots of things to touch and play with (like Victorian toys and smelly Carbolic soap!). Before you enter the Lawrence family’s house you’ll also get to see a short video on D.H. Lawrence and Eastwood, setting the scene for your visit with us. It doesn’t matter if you have never read any D.H. Lawrence before, we won’t test you! Our experienced guides are able to tailor the tour to your interests. Hear tales of the working class family and the local community who inspired and influenced young D.H. Lawrence. Step back in time and don’t be afraid to keep saying “I remember my grandmother’s house was like this!” We also offer children’s trails, like our popular ‘Then and Now Trail’ where children can compare modern objects to Victorian artefacts. The museum is open by guided tour only, but don’t worry, our friendly guides won’t

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from our trip advisor page: ‘A great experience of the past’ ‘Part Lawrence museum and part social history of one family (Lawrence's) at the turn of the century in a Nott’s mining village, this museum deserves every support, and we were very glad we went…’ Our tours begin at 10.00am / 11.15am / 1.15pm / 2.30pm, admission lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is an award winning visitor attraction in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (not far from junction 26 of the M1 and the IKEA retail park). It combines D.H. Lawrence’s authentically recreated childhood home, with an exhibition space celebrating the author’s life, work and humble beginnings. From here you can also explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work. The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is open Tues to Sat, 10am to 4pm. For more information please contact Liberty Leisure on info@liberty-leisure.org.uk tel: 0115 9173915

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Attenborough Brownies make birthdays special Brownies in Attenborough have been busy packing up ‘birthday boxes’ for children whose cash-strapped families struggle to put on a birthday celebration. The 19 members of 4th Attenborough Brownie Unit – all aged between 7 and 10 - have packed eight shoe-boxes with party-themed goodies, raising over £100 to fund the project themselves by filling empty Smarties tubes with coins. Splitting into teams, the Brownies decided on the contents of each box and whether it would be for a boy or girl, making sure to include a cake tin, cake mix and icing. ‘It was a really useful exercise in working out how far their money would go and how to shop responsibly in our local supermarket,’ says Brownie Leader Sarah Cooke. The girls also made birthday cards and decorated the boxes. The Brownies’ birthday boxes have now been delivered to the food bank at the Haven Centre on Wadsworth Road in Stapleford, from where they will be distributed to local families. ‘

4th Attenborough Brownies with Liz from the food bank at the Haven Centre. Top row: Unit Leader Sarah Cooke with Liz from the food bank at the Haven Centre. Middle row: Chloe, Aimee, Natalie, Amy, Holly, Grace, Hannah, Lily and Young Leader, Chloe. Front row: Hannah, Lola, Holly, Melissa, Olivia, Katie, Rae and Destiny.

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‘Our Brownies are very pleased to feel they are helping other children celebrate their special days, and it’s been rewarding for the Leaders to see how seriously the girls have taken this challenge’ says Sarah.

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The Brownie units in Attenborough are hoping to recruit more adult volunteers from the local community in order to keep opportunities like this open to as many girls as possible. Anyone interested in helping – even if only on an occasional basis - is invited to contact Sarah Cooke at the_4th_attenborough_brownies@ yahoo.co.uk Enquiries about volunteering with Girlguiding across Nottinghamshire are always welcome: call 0115 987 7220, e-mail office@ girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk or visit www.girlguidingnottinghamshire. org.uk

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Services for domestic abuse victims gets £20m funding boost 76 projects across the country will get funding to support domestic violence victims including £100k for Nottingham. Projects across the country are to receive a share of £20m to support victims of domestic abuse, creating more than 2,200 new bed spaces in refuges. The funding will be shared by 76 projects that have committed to working across local authority boundaries and with other partners to improve domestic violence services. Communities secretary Sajid Javid said: ‘Domestic abuse is a devastating crime that all too often remains hidden. That’s why we’re determined that no victim will be turned away from the help they need, at the time they need it. ‘This significant investment shows our clear commitment to supporting and strengthening a resilient network of refuge services across the country, with further specialist support to help victims go on to rebuild their lives.’ As well as providing safe accommodation, the funding will also be used to provide further access to education, employment and life skills training. 72

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Chilwell Memorial Institute Lawn Tennis Club dates for 2017 are: First day is Saturday 15th April 2017 Our Open Day Saturday 22nd April for new members LTA Great British Tennis Weekend event Sunday 14th May LTA Great British Tennis Weekend event Saturday 22nd July Club's AMG Saturday 30th September Last day Saturday 14th October Club sessions remain Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:00 and Saturday afternoon from 2:00pm. New members always welcome. Visit http://clubspark.lta.org.uk/CMITennis for more details.

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DROP IN LEGAL SURGERY FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE FREE DROP IN LEGAL SURGERIES will be on offer for women who live in North Broxtowe and Stapleford, to access free legal information and advice in cases of domestic violence and abuse. Thanks to a partnership between Broxtowe Women’s Project and Nelsons Solicitors, family law specialist’s sessions will take place every other Wednesday starting on 4th May from 9.30am – 2.30pm. The sessions will offer: A private, safe space to talk through their concerns A chance to find out more about the legal options available to them An opportunity to obtain free legal advice in an emergency situation, in the time of a crisis Free impartial legal advice on a range of civil matters Many of the women who Broxtowe Women’s Project supports have a number of complex issues. This might mean they find it easier to remain in an abusive relationship. The sessions aim to make legal advice and support more accessible and to encourage them to move forward in their lives. The project is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Priority Plus areas. For more information please contact Broxtowe Women’s Project on 01773 718 555 or visit www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk Any women experiencing domestic abuse can call the Helpline Monday – Friday between 10.00am and 1.00pm on 01773 719111 or the 24 hour National Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

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Broxtowe Women’s Project website The project challenges domestic violence and abuse by increasing society's awareness of violent and abusive behaviour and offers support to all women experiencing domestic violence in the Broxtowe borough. Tel: 01773 719111 Midlands Women’s Aid website A registered charity, based in Nottinghamshire, that has given refuge, advice and support to thousands of women and children since 1976. Its refuge can offer accommodation for up to seven women, with or without children. Tel: 01159 257647 How We Can Help- We are a registered charity that has given refuge and support to thousands of women since 1976. There is always someone ready to talk to you with practical advice and support day and night on: Nottingham (0115) 925 7647 Admissions can be made to the refuge at any time. If we are unable to admit you we can always suggest other agencies to contact. Our refuge is a pleasant and secure home where women and children can be helped to cope and recover from the trauma of family breakdown associated with violence or abuse. We can accept up to seven families at any time. Each family has a private family room and the refuge is never overcrowded. Midlands Women’s Aid workers will not tell you what decisions to make or what to do with your life. Instead our workers will: support you and work with you to help you feel in control of your own life and your own decisions we have a lot of experience and information which we will use to help you find the right path for you if we can’t answer all of your questions or provide you with all the help and support you need, then we will know other agencies that can. Living in a violent relationship destroys confidence and self respect.

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