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Derby Driveways & Construction Ltd

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Masters in block-paved drives all types of brickwork Full range of traditional colours Complete service and site preparation if necessary Specialists in walling and drainage Fancy brickwork and red or black tarmacadum Fencing and other landscaping Fourteen day cooling off period


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Editor’s Note Hello everyone, Unfortunately I’ve had to remove the For Sale page this month due to the Corona Virus, as we all have to stay in, and stay safe, so I have put it on hold until next month. Good news: We have a winner for the Sunbirds albumMiss. P from Wollaton, the album will be posted from the band themselves. For the Slade concert I shall be in touch with the selected winner quite soon as it’s now been postponed until next year). Until next time stay safe!

Christine Christine Gough - Editor sales@beechpublications.co.uk

Full or Part Bathroom Installations Heating Repairs & Full Installations Any Plumbing Jobs Kitchen Installations Gas Safety Checks FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTE

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Pressurewash Cleaning Services

All Types of hard surfaces cleaned: Algae-Weed-Moss-Oil-Chewing Gum removed from: • Patios • Tarmac • Blockpaved Areas • Brick & Stone Walling • Concrete Drive & Slabs • Decking etc. • Full graffiti removal Customer service paramount Police CRB checked Only professional equipment used Please see customer 5 STAR reviews on www.pressurewashcleaning services .co.uk t: 0115 8754170 m: 07712 957839 e: M.Voce@outlook.com


JTWS DECORATING Professional Painting & Decorating

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Family run, local business

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Social Distancing Observed

All tree work undertaken including felling, sectional felling for those restricted areas, stump removal, pruning, Crown reductions & lifts, hedge trimming & removal 24/7 call out, fully insured & health & safety compliant.

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Forrest Multi Skilled Tradesman Quality workmanship at competitive prices

With over 20 years experience in joinery and construction, look no further than Forrest Multi Skilled Tradesman. We are an Ilkeston based company offering a wide range of services of highly qualified workmanship, tailored to suit your specific requirements and budget. We offer a friendly and reliable service, with customer satisfaction as our number one priority. We offer a wide range of services including: • • • • • • •

Full extensions & Loft Conversions Brick Laying & Concreting Carpentry Fitted Kitchens & Fitted Bedrooms Replacement UPVC windows Re-boarding & Plastering Decorating

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N ottingham Building & Roofing LTD A Local Family Business


Flat Roofs Roof Repairs Chimneys Leaks

• UPVC Fascias • Guttering • Fencing

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1st Class Garden Maintenance Service

If you're looking for a quality and reliable garden maintenance company in Nottingham choose landmark. Whether you need help with an unruly garden or keep a beautiful garden in top condition you can rely on our professionals to get the job done. We offer both regular, one off and contract garden maintenance services across the Nottingham area.

We offer 3 levels of service. The gold service is a once a week visit The silver service is Once a week in summer and once a fortnight in winter The Bronze service is once a fortnight either seasonally or throughout the year Our services are designed to develop, and not just maintain your garden over a period of time

If you are looking for a quality service from an experienced garden maintenance company call

LANDMARK on 07976 671231 Automoto is a lady friendly Nottingham based garage delivering a highly professional and efficient service. Fully qualified mechanics with over 25 years experience will deliver to you the best guaranteed service in the East Midlands !

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1. 10% off when quoting “GRAPE” 2. FREE Tracking when purchasing 2 or more Davanti tyres when quoting “GRAPE” 3. £5 off MOT Test (usual price £45) when quoting “GRAPE”

Here at Automoto we understand the importance of good quality customer service, therefore the majority of our work is gained through positive word of mouth and repeat custom. No other garage can offer you a smoother journey than what Automoto can offer you, so call us now on

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to book your vehicle in with us alternativelypop in to chat with our fully trained and competent staff (Covid 19 Aware). AUTOMOTO are proud to be part of the Good Garage Scheme & Trust A Trader


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A garden room isn’t just a room in your garden… it’s a room that adds value to your life, and your home. With 20 years experience in designing, manufacturing and installing garden buildings throughout the UK you can trust that Cabin Master will deliver you The Perfect Space for your garden.

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Visit Our Open Air Cabin Master Village With 22 Stunning Buildings On Display Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm The Rose Gardens, 251 Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7JA.

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HOW TO MAKE A FACE MASK We all know that we have to wear face masks in this current pandemic. There are exceptions of course, very young children and people with medical conditions etc, but how about making your own face mask? Some that you can wash regularly. Making a face covering is really simple.Face coverings can be made from things we all have in our homes, the most effective being a pillow case, an old sheet, duvet cover, or any old cotton t-shirt you may have lying around. You need a fabric that’s a good for filtration, breathability and comfort. And a few inches of elastic. Two layers is slightly more effective than one, and with just one pillow case will make approx six two layer masks. There is a brilliant website with clear instructions and advice on how to make them, it also offers some great advice: www.the bigcommunity sew.co.uk (Any fans of the Great Britsh Sewing Bee will be pleased to see Patrick Grant taking part ).For those of you who are not on the internet and would like to make your own: You will need : 1.Your chosen cotton fabric, (avoid stretchy or unbreathable fabrics) 2.Pins 3. Fabric scissors 4. A sewing machine or you can sew by hand with needle and thread 5. Two lengths of elastic 15cm long or you can use two hair elastics. For ear loops , you will need approx 1/4 wide elastic (or ribbon )For ties to go around the head make sure it ‘s long enough to go around your head twice.


Step 1: Cut out 25cm x 25cm squares of cotton fabric. Stack the squares on top of each other. Step 2: Fold over one side by 0.75cm and hem, then repeat on the opposite side. Make 2 channels by folding the double layer of fabric over 1.5cm along each side and stitching this down. Step 3: Run a 20cm length of elastic (or string or cloth strip) through the wider hem on each side of the face covering. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle to thread it through. Tie the ends tightly.

Step 4: Gently pull on the elastic so that the knots are tucked inside the hem. Gather the sides of the covering on the elastic and adjust so the covering fits your face. Then securely stitch the elastic in place to keep it from slipping. These elastic loops fit over the ears. Government advice/warning : Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions. Children should only follow these instructions under the supervision of adult.

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Tailored blinds & curtains FREE HOME SURVEY & QUOTATION

Choose your new blinds & curtains from the comfort of your own home with our free home survey or visit our showroom (Just 2 mins from IKEA)

C B Gardening Services With over 12years experience we are able to offer on-going garden maintenance or one-off jobs, covering: -lawn mowing -hedge cutting -borders -tree cutting -garden tidy ups -fence painting




Based in Stapleford, we cover surrounding areas. For a free no obligation quotation please call: 07950



CALL ANTHONY DORAN FOR A FREE ESTIMATE & ADVICE FREE PHONE: 0800 191 0810 TEL: 0115 871 4656 MOB: 07417 413 255


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Timber Craftsman Reliable Friendly Service Over 75 years Experience Professional and Insured 3 Years Warranty

Specialised Joinery Work Doors Gates Windows Staircases New & Refurbishments Summer Houses Decking & Pergolas Skirting & Architraves And other One off Jobs

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EBW Builders

Extensions and Renovations Building work carried out to the highest standards by a friendly and reliable team. We specialise in extensions, renovations and bespoke brickwork. Re-boarding and plastering Kitchen fitting Bathroom fitting Electrical work (full NIC certificated) Full central heating systems installed

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Nottingham Vehicle Restorations For all your Restoration requirements If you have a passion for old cars and would like to see them restored to their former glory then please give us a call to discuss your requirements. We cover everything from:- Full and Partial Restorations. Fabrication of Parts if required and lead loading. All paintwork is finished off in a low bake oven. We can also arrange your MOT.

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Felling, pruning, hedge cutting, planting, stump grinding to BS3998 Tree hazards surveys, mortgage reports and BS5837 surveys undertaken FREE QUOTES - FULLY INSURED AND QUALIFIED Trading since 2004

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Fully Qualified No Job Too Small Gas Cookers Installed No Call Out Charge City and Guilds

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Message from Councillor Richard MacRae. Both Councillor Don Pringle and myself have been helping the residents in Trowell with regards the flooding issues around Boundary Brook. We can now announce that a successful bid for ÂŁ187,500 has been approved and this will mean much need help and support for the residents will now be able to take place. I would like to thank both The Environment Agency and Councillor Don Pringle for all working together on this project. The Environment Agency (EA) have been successful in a bid for Local Levy funding from the Trent Regional Flood and Coastal Committee. They have bid for ÂŁ7,500 per property for a maximum of 25 properties to offer Property Flood Resilience (PFR) products. The next stage is to undertake appraisal work to support a business case which will go to independent assurance. The EA have identified eligible properties and will shortly be making contact with residents to invite them along to an online event and outline their proposal. Councillor Richard MacRae Stapleford North Ward, Stapleford Town Council, Broxtowe Borough Council @CllrRichMacRae


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Trading Standards Approved. Biggest & Best Showroom in Nottingham



NEW STAIRLIFTS FITTED FROM ONLY £800 Also Rise & Recliner Chairs & Beds Scooter & Stairlift Services Available Free lift to showroom & back home if required. Japanese Water Gardens, 251 Toton Lane, Stapleford, NG9 7JA.

Call Carol 0800 970 4813 or 07950 919 471

TK Computers

PC problems solved Installations, repairs, upgrades etc. Virus removal and protection Local repairer / Very reasonable rates Call Tom at anytime on 07950 708283 151 Derby Road, Bramcote, Nottingham NG9 3GZ

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AES Electrical -

Your local electrician

Do you find it difficult to get an electrician to come round and do a small job? New fuse boards (Consumer units). Additional Sockets. Extra lighting. New installations and electrical extensions. Landlord and homebuyer inspections. Solar pv repair and maintenance. EV point. Fault finding and repairs. Solar iboost and Battery storage. Electrical testing. Landlord Certificates. Qualified electrician. Fully insured. Reliable service.Tidy work. AES Electrical Your local electrician Free quotes. Flexible hours. Reasonably priced. Satisfaction guaranteed.

“I will assure you of a quick response and a reasonably priced service”. Call John now on:

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WANTED Motorcycles and Scooters, Runners, Non Runners, MOT Failures, Damaged or Just Parts CASH PAID Call Nigel: 07969507768 0115 9441666 CCS MOTORCYCLE SPARES Unit E6 , Ropewalk Industrial Estate Ilkeston DE7 5HX

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MOT’s—Class Servicing4, 5 & 7 MOT’s Servicing & repairs Repair & Bodyshop Body repairs and paintwork Accident Repairs Accident undertaken Fleetrepairs Management Fleet Management Batteries, Breaks,


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0115 925 9493

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Quality made-to-measure fitted wardrobes

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Sliding Door Wardrobes & Bedroom Furniture Factory showroom, southglade Business Park, off Hucknall road, nottingham ng5 9rA

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inter Book Quiz

1. Who wrote both novels Mrs Dalby in 1925 and To The Lighthouse in 1927? 2. Who wrote the famous book Moby Dick in 1851? 3. Who wrote The Great Gatsby in 1925? 4. Which one of the Bronte sisters wrote Jayne Eyre in 1847? 5, Who wrote the On The Road in 1957 ? 6. What nationality was J.M Barrie , the author who wrote the children’s book Peter Pan, ? 7. Who wrote the classic children’s book Little Women? 8. To Kill A Mocking Bird was written by Harper Lee, in what year? and what nationality was she? 9. What nationality was George Orwell ? and name two of his famous novels? 10. Name the first book in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling and the year it was first published ? Answers on page: 59


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Renu Oven Cleaning OVENS HOBS EXTRACTORS The Association of Approved Oven Cleaners

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Would you like to join the Stapleford WI? Lockdowns, furloughs and staycations? These are all new words to our everyday vocabulary! 2020 has certainly been a challenge for everyone, but at Stapleford WI we are feeling proud of ourselves. When circumstances cut across our exciting programme earlier in the year, we had two choices: give up or adapt and thrive, and at Stapleford WI we love a challenge! Instead of defeat, our small and friendly group decided to get busy and creative, so if you think you know the WI, think again! Even through lockdown our ladies stepped up and continued to collect donations for the local food bank at Montrose Court. Supporting the #EndChildFoodPoverty campaign we organised a special ‘baby bank’ collection and gave over 150 knitted hats to the QMC for their Neonatal appeal. Hearing about the impact and increase of domestic violence during the lockdown we decided to buddy-up with the Broxtowe Women’s Project. We made & filled beautiful wash bags with toiletries which were donated to the local charity who work with women experiencing domestic abuse in our community. We’re currently in the process of compiling our own cookbook with homespun recipes from the kitchens of our members. The cookbooks will be sold to raise funds for our Sunshine Fund which supports the wellbeing of our own members. On top of all the newsletters, magazines and quizzes that you’d expect from the WI we also have a full Zoom programme of monthly speakers ranging from: historical stories from Southwell Workhouse and life on a dairy farm to living on a narrowboat and learning all about the beneficial effects of Aloe Vera. It’s not just about jam and Jerusalem these days. To finish off we have a great value membership offer. Only £10.75 until the end of March 2021. That works out at less than the cost of a posh coffee each month: to get involved, make some friends and learn something new. So there really has never been a better time to join Stapleford WI. (see the form on the opposite page). If you are interested in becoming a member and want to have a friendly chat and find out a bit more about the things we do, then please contact Jane the Secretary via our Facebook page or Heidi the President at www.staplefordwi.com or @Staplefordwi on Twitter. We’ d love you to say hello!


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Erewash Foot Healthcare Practitioner in the comfort of your own home or in my treatment room

For the professional treatment of : • • • • • Contact Sharon Hall -

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Corns/Callus Cracked Heels Fungal and Thickened Nails Athletes Foot and Verrucas General Foot Maintenance


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GTO WINDOWS & CONSERVATORIES LTD OF ILKESTON We supply and fit high quality UPVC Conservatories, Windows, Doors, (UPVC or Composite Doors in many colours and designs) Bi-Fold Doors, Soffits & Fascias.

We pride ourselves by obtaining most of our work from client’s recommendations. We are a small business and can give a personal service, help & advice.

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NO SALESMENfor a free no obligation quote please call Gary

0115 917 2857 07970 172857

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Basic Electrical & Plumbing Jobs Furniture Assembly & Flat Packs Garden Maintenance General Household Repairs All Aspects Of House Cleaning Painting & Decorating Vehicle Cleaning Small Jobs Welcome - No VAT References Available If Requested Social Distancing Advised Call Oscar: 07800881032 email: oscarchambers20@gmail.com Covers all Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire

The Statue of Liberty used to be a lighthouse. About a month after the statue’s 1886 dedication, it became a working lighthouse for 16 years, with it’s torch visible from 24 miles away. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona. The Spanish city thought the design was ugly, so Gustave Eiffel pitched it to Paris instead, as a temporary landmark during its 1889 International Exposition. (The French critics didn’t like it much either).


All types of aerial & satellite work carried out Extra stations - extra points 7 day service No call out charge Free estimates 50 years experience in trade

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“ You Get The Most Thorough Clean Ever Seen Or It’s Free”! That’s right, the most thorough cleaning ever. My carpet and upholstery cleaning is the best and most thorough you could ever have – if you don’t agree I won’t accept your payment.

Along with the purchase of your home and family car, your soft furnishings are one of the largest investments you will make. Professional cleaning of your furnishings on a regular basis will extend their life considerably as well as keeping them hygienic and looking good.

4 Reasons Why You Should Choose My Company To Clean & Protect Your Family’s Health 1. Thorough Cleaning – My method doesn’t leave any residue or cause shrinkage. It cleans down to the base of your carpet removing harmful bacteria leaving your carpet clean and healthy.

2. Honest Pricing – I promise no high-pressure sales gimmicks. The prices I quote you are fully inclusive of cleaning products and labour. A full complete clean AND no hidden extras.

3. Protection of your soft Furnishings - Your valuable soft furnishings will stay cleaner longer, vacuum easier and have improved stain resistance with our carpet and upholstery protectors.

4. Long Standing Reputation – My company enjoys a reputation which is second to none, many of our customers not only come back to us time and again but recommend us to their family and friends.

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The Perfect Escape Holiday at home with a BBQ cabin. It can become the heart and soul of your garden. Our trademarked sloping wall design not only gives the cabins an unmistakable silhouette, it also makes them very comfortable and enables you to sit back and relax when using the internal seating.

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Visit our large open air show site Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm The Rose Gardens, 251 Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7JA.

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Faces of Nottingham by Peter McConnochie - New book out now!

Throughout its history, the city of Nottingham has been associated with Robin Hood, lace making and bicycles. However, there’s more to Nottingham than lace and legends. In 2015, the city was named ‘Home of English Sport’ and in the same year was named a UNESCO City of Literature, one of only a handful in the world. Today the city is a thriving hub of retail and commerce, with many independent shops and buzzing bars and cafés, and boasts two successful universities. Local photographer Peter McConnochie lives here and knows the city’s streets and squares, it’s lanes and alleyways. Charged with capturing the essence of Nottingham, he has turned his camera on it’s inhabitants, the people who make it what it is today. These are the people you’ll find in these pages: shopkeepers, school teachers, businessmen and women, nurses, buskers, restaurant owners, students, and street performers, all of whom take pleasure in being a part of this vibrant city and sharing their stories. To purchase a copy - £14.99 from shops or £13.49 online from : Amberley Books: Tel: 01453 847823 Web: http://www.amberley-books.com/ Facebook.com/amberleybooks Twitter: @amberleybooks *Grapevine Editors note: “I have this book and it opens up Nottingham in a more personal and diverse way. Nottingham is a great city and in these hard times, it’s refreshing to read about some of the people who live and work in this city. (What came to my mind was that these photographs were taken well before the current wave of Covid 19, a Nottingham before lockdown). Peter McConnochie has captured through his lens, everyday people, it’s a unique book, and interestingly enough, I think in years to come, will become in it’s own right, an historical record of life in our wonderful city”.


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Teacher led pre-school 4 outside play areas Separate baby unit Home cooked meals High quality childcare from specialist staff

Day Nursery and Pre-School Open 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday 26 Town Street, Bramcote NG9 3HA. www.bramcotevillagenursery.co.uk

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Why to choose Hydropool Midlands • Why to choose Hydropool Midlands • 15 experience within thethe industry • years 15 years experience within industry • • 40 years manufacturing in Canada • 40 years manufacturing in Canada • Self cleaning system with commercial based • Self cleaning system with commercial based• filtration forfor lowlow maintenance andand more filtration maintenance more time enjoying your hothot tubtub time enjoying your

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Visit our hot tub showroom Opening times: Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm The Rose Gardens, 251 Toton Lane, Stapleford, Nottingham NG9 7JA. 35

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Article by Mitchell Wilde Solicitors in Beeston. If you have a business with people working in it you need to think about the legal aspects. Written Statement of Employment Particulars Whilst having a formal employment contract is not required (although it is highly recommended), all employees and workers must be provided with a written document detailing the main terms of their employment irrespective of how long they will be employed for. This document is known as ‘a written statement of employment particulars’. You must give this to them on or before their first day of work. The contents of such a notice are set out in legislation and include details of pay, hours and days of work and holiday entitlement and many others aspects of the employment. Contractors or Employees? It is not always easy to be sure who is self-employed. You need to be aware of the legal distinction between employees and subcontractors. Workers and employees are entitled to substantially more rights than subcontractors. There have been recent high-profile cases of people claiming they are employees when the businesses who engaged them considered them subcontractors. In order to minimise the risk of claims from subcontractors who claim to be employees, businesses must take care as to how they treat their subcontractors in practice. For example, allowing contractors to use the business’ equipment for free or paying them a salary irrespective of the performance of the business may suggest they are an employee. It is not as simple as having the contractor sign a document headed ‘subcontractor agreement’ or inserting a clause into the subcontractor agreement. Any court considering whether the parties are employees or subcontractors will focus primarily on the substance of the relationship. You need to be careful to treat your subcontractors as genuine subcontractors and not as employees. 36

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Business Law Solicitors Mitchell Wilde LLP are an established, highly regarded commercial law firm covering the East Midlands region We pride ourselves on our responsive, good value, bespoke service and the close working relationships we enjoy with our clients and their other professional advisors. Whether you are just starting a business, expanding it or selling it we are here to help you every step of the way.

Our Services We provide a full suite of legal services to businesses including; Commercial Law

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Company Formation

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Debt Recovery

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Wills, Trusts and Probate Disputes

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Care and Support at Home – Coronavirus & Dementia By Primo Sule from Home Instead in Beeston. Since the lockdown started in March and despite it easing a couple of months ago, we have all been affected one way or another by the restrictions on movement and contact with others. The impact on people living on their own and especially those living with dementia is only now being acknowledged. Recent surveys and investigations reveal the shocking side effects of lockdown. An investigation carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society involving almost 2,000 respondents shows that since being forced to stay isolated and inside their homes more than 82% reported deterioration. Around half reported increased memory loss (50%) and difficulty concentrating (48%). More than a quarter had seen a loss in the ability to do daily tasks, like cooking or dressing (28%). Our experience shows that lack of exercise has also had a detrimental effect on mobility. Despite encouraging people to exercise within the home those we support are now finding it difficult to walk even short distances. A trip to the local shops or going out for a coffee helped many to get some fresh air and socialise as well as exercise but during lockdown this was not possible. As we start reintroducing the routines that existed before lockdown we are now encouraging our Clients to go out, even for short walks, as much as possible. As we take Clients out, observing some of the rules regarding face coverings can be a challenge. The distancing requirement means that the person being supported will sit in the back seat and both the Client and the CAREGiver will wear a mask. People living with dementia might have difficulty in understanding why they should cover their face so patience and clear and simple language is required when explaining the reasons behind it. We know that sometimes the texture and feel of the covering could be causing discomfort so it is worth trying different styles and textures. Finding a favourite scarf to use as a covering or, as we have suggested to our CAREGivers, making a covering as part of a home activity can be fun and reduce any anxiety those living with dementia might be experiencing. When asking somebody to wear a face covering try putting your covering on in front of the person and encouraging them to mirror this. Also make sure that it is done somewhere quiet as opposed to at the entrance of a busy supermarket or bus stop. Rather than talking about a pandemic when asking them to wear face covering mention that this is similar to having flu (something they have experienced and might remember) and that wearing the mask reduces the risk of infection. If despite trying different approaches the person with dementia refuses to wear face covering please bear in mind that the rules governing face covering in public places do not apply to people living with dementia if there is a “reasonable excuse”


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Look out for your neighbours People in Broxtowe are being encouraged to keep looking out for their neighbours as the winter nights draw in. Residents in Broxtowe went out of their way to look out for their friends, family and neighbours whilst we were all in lockdown. Sparing five minutes of your time and being considerate at home could make the world of difference to your neighbours.

garden or on balconies can disrupt others around you. Avoid bonfires - Coronavirus is known to cause serious respiratory problems, which could be made much worse with exposure to smoke from bonfires. Be a little more tolerant - With more of us staying at home, there will be more noise from children playing in the garden, or neighbours using this time to do some DIY. Try to be more tolerant of them.

Say hello - If you haven’t seen your neighbours in a while, or you know that they live alone, please find a way to say hello. Just talking can make a huge difference to how you and others feel and you might be able to easily help them with something that they’ve been struggling with. Even knowing someone cares can mean a lot. Make sure you follow all social distancing guidelines.

Clean up after yourself - If you’ve been in a communal area, or taken your daily walk, please take any litter home with you. Don’t dump bulky waste - Please be considerate to your neighbours and don’t leave dumped items for others to clear up. Dumped items cause a health and safety risk for you and your neighbours, especially at this time.

Offer help if you can – Some of us are able to get out and about again but others may be feeling anxious about going outside, which could leave them feeling lonely and isolated. Some people need support with simple tasks, like shopping or collecting medicines. Others might want help to get online to order something to make their life easier. Make sure you follow all COVID-19 guidelines when offering help.

Share information – Not everyone is online and not everyone follows the Council’s updates. We’re working with partners to get important messages to them in other ways but please help us by sharing our updates about the changing COVID-19 situation with people you know who may not have seen them. WhatsApp groups, emails, re-sharing on social media or telling a neighbour who isn’t online are all great ways to help get information to everyone in our community. For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus

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Easy Peasy Recipes Roasted Tomato Soup Serves: 4 as a starter or 2 as a main dish Ingredients

4 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1 large onion 1 sweet potato (medium ) 1 bell pepper 1kg (2 1/4 lb) plum tomatoes, quartered 1 tsp of tomato paste 3 tablespoons of olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 1L (1 3/4 pints) hot chicken or vegetable stock Good handful fresh basil 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar Method 1.Preheat the oven to 220C, then cut the tomatoes, pepper, sweet potato, and onion into large chunks and bruise the garlic cloves. 2 Arrange all the ingredients on a roasting tin and drizzle them in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. 3.Place the roasting tin in the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. 4.Take the roasted vegetables out of the oven and pour into a large pot. Add the vegetable (or chicken stock,) and tomato paste. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and let simmer with lid on for about an hour. 5.Use a hand mixer and blend the vegetables into a smooth, thick soup and garnish as you like. Serve with crusty bread.


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200g (7 oz) plain flour 140g (5 oz) caster sugar 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 egg whites (tip: whisk lightly beforehand) 3 bananas, mashed 4 tablespoons apple purée or sauce (You can add nuts or sultanas for a variation )


1.Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease a 20x10cm (8x4 in) loaf tin. 2.In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Add egg whites(see note), bananas and apple purée; stir just until combined. Pour into the prepared loaf tin. Tip:You can loosely cover with foil to stop the top from getting too hard or too dark. 3.Bake in preheated oven for approx 50 to 55 minutes, until a skewer inserted into centre of loaf comes out clean. Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool before slicing. Tip: If your bananas are already going black and you’re not able to bake the cake straight away, just place them in the freezer. Defrost the bananas whenever you’re ready to bake the loaf.

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Life Saving Defibrillators Installed In Beeston. A new community defibrillator has been installed at Lowes Estate, Beeston thanks to the hard work and persistence of local people to secure the life-saving equipment, working with the Community Heartbeat Trust Charity. The money for the equipment and its maintenance was secured via the County Council’s Discretionary Fund and applied for by local Councillor, Steve Carr. The new equipment is in one of only two locations in the Borough currently without easy access to a defibrillator and will provide 24-hour access to the vital lifesaving equipment to residents of the Lowes Estate and parts of Bramcote. Upon receiving a call the ambulance service will direct the caller to the machine and will issue the access code. Local Councillor, Barbara Carr said: “Too many people die each year from heart attacks. Access to this vital piece of equipment could be the difference between someone living and someone sadly passing away. I hope that local residents feel reassured knowing they have access to a defibrillator in this area now.” Sudden Cardiac Arrest happens around 100,000 times a year in the UK making it one of the UK’s largest killers. Statistics suggest that the CPR alone saves just 5% of people who suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest. However, CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) increases the chances of survival to 50%. The defibrillator delivers an electric shock to the heart in an attempt to re-stabilise the rhythm following a cardiac arrest. In the event of an emergency, the person who called 999 for an ambulance would be given the code to the cabinet and have immediate access to the device. Photo: Steve Carr and Barbara Carr.


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If you are vulnerable and need help to get food, medicine or community support, please get in touch with the Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityhub or call 0300 500 80 80 Financial support In some circumstances, if you are required by law to self-isolate, you may be supported by a payment of £500, payable from Broxtowe Borough Council. Find out more about this scheme and other financial support at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/testandtracepayment or call 0115 917 7777 Mental health The impact of the pandemic on you and your loved ones and not being able to enjoy all of the activities you would normally be involved in can all have an impact on your health. It is important to remember to look after yourself. Useful resources to support you, your family and friends can be found at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/wellbeing or call the Nottinghamshire Mental Health Helpline between 9.00am and 1.00pm, seven days a week on 0300 555 0730 Accessing NHS services If you have symptoms or a health concern you are worried about, please contact your GP practice. GP practices are still open and here for you. When you call your practice, you may be offered a consultation online or over the phone. If they feel they need to see you in person, they will invite you in for a face to face appointment. Read more for guidance at https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/gp-appointment-guidance/ Fake news There will be lots of speculation and rumour so it’s important to be aware of false information: Consider the source – where did you receive the information from? Cross check – are other reliable platforms sharing the same information? Follow accurate advice, from accurate sources: gov.uk/coronavirus www.broxtowe.gov.uk/coronavirus www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus A new hotline has been launched to stop fraudsters illegally targeting COVID stimulus schemes. Call the COVID Fraud Hotline (0800 587 5030) anonymously and free of charge to report suspected fraudulent activity. To advertise call 07854990608 or visit our website www.beechpublications.co.uk


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Hay Bales Left to Benefit Nature. In Nottinghamshire, Broxtowe Borough Council is managing a large proportion of the grassland at Colliers Wood and Brinsley Headstocks Local Nature Reserves as hay meadow, to benefit wildlife and increase biodiversity. In spring and summer, the meadows are left to grow, with grass tracks maintained to make space for residents and visitors to enjoy the wildlife. The Council have adopted a very different tactic at the end of the season when cutting the hay, to further help nature. In autumn, the hay is cut and collected into bales, which are left on site in selected locations to compost naturally. As the hay decomposes, it creates a small amount of heat. Reptiles are able to take advantage of this warmth when choosing a site for egg laying, providing an additional habitat for wildlife. Throughout the late autumn and early winter, the local Friends groups are introducing seed of once-common native wild flowers into the meadows, further enhancing biodiversity. Hay Cut at BrinsleyHay Cut at Brinsley Chris Riley, Conservation and Green Spaces Development Manager at Broxtowe Borough Council says: “An ongoing record of the species found at these sites is being made and, as time passes, there should be an increase in the variety and number of wild plants and animals, helping protect Southern Marsh the meadows for future generations. Already wild orchids have Orchid at Colliers. been recorded at both sites and butterfly numbers have increased which is great to see but we hope these species will be joined by others and this becomes an enriching place not just for people, but for wildlife too. Numerous studies have found access to nature to be very beneficial�. Hay Cut at Brinsley. Traditional hay meadows are extremely biodiverse, containing dozens of plant species in a square metre which provide food plants and nectar for a wide range of insects and invertebrates. These in turn provide pollinating opportunities to both wild plants and agricultural crops and a food resource for birds and other animals further up the food chain.Southern Marsh Orchid at Colliers Without a regular annual cut and removal of the hay, these meadows can soon become rank grassland, losing species diversity as they become colonised by coarse grasses, docks, thistles and scrub. A careful balance of mowing and leaving bales will mean the meadows will be managed well and become a place with more opportunities for nature to flourish. Photos: Broxtowe Borough Council


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Just a little over 35 years ago, I stepped into my local branch of Boots the Chemist in Kirkby-In -Ashfield, for my first ever job interview with a wonderful Branch Manager. A lot has happened since that successful day. My hard work paid off in that little store, in return I received a “Golden Award” reference and my entry pass into Boots head office in Beeston. It seemed my path was already paved out in the way of Community and Customer service. As the years passed, I worked my way through the ranks of Boots, mixing it up with some voluntary work for the local charity Hope Nottingham and their foodbank, and with the Arches at The Trent Vineyard Church. In 2017, I launched my community based “home help” business after becoming aware that there was little in the way of the practical support in the home for the over 65’s and vulnerable adults in the NG9 and NG8. Now we have grown through recommendation, we have new name, a clear ethos, and values along with a dedicated team of Customer Support Assistants. Our Ethos: To enable and support people to live independently in their own homes within our local community. At Caring Hands we understand that finding the right care and support for yourself or for a family member is hugely important. Equally, we believe that everyone should be in control of their own support when they most need it. Taking the time to get to know our clients is paramount, and we are proud to able to offer a truly “person centred” approach to support. To arrange a consultation at home please call Kerry Seaton on

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Toton and Chetwynd Masterplan Initial Consultation. Ambitious plans to create jobs, housing and transport links, connecting old and new communities on the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the next 20 years, are being unveiled. Residents in and around Toton, Chilwell, Stapleford, Sandiacre and Long Eaton, as well as the surrounding areas are being asked for their views on plans for the area. The consultation will run from Monday 12th October until Sunday 22nd November.Leaflets will be sent to over 80,000 residents over the next few weeks asking for their views. People can view the plans and leave their views in a ‘virtual’ display room which go into detail about the different aspects of the plans https://virtualengage.arup.com/totonmasterplan/ The scheduled closure of the historic Chetwynd Barracks in 2024 and the start of works at Toton East Midlands Hub has prompted planners to seek additional views ahead of a formal public consultation next year. The initial plans include the development of cycle pathways, green spaces, new schools, healthcare facilities and modern communities which offer affordable and carbon neutral homes.


Councillor Kay Cutts, Chair of the Toton Delivery Board and HS2 Executive Board, said: “This is a once in a generation opportunity to create a bright future for decades to come. The region has really come together behind these bold and ambitious proposals for Toton and Chetwynd. “A proposed new green village will create local jobs, new carbon neutral, affordable homes, and new community facilities including a new school. There will also be green spaces and more roads, paths and cycleways, including more traffic-free links to places for the family to enjoy such as the Attenborough Nature Reserve, Erewash Canal and the River Erewash. The Toton interchange is a catalyst for our wider infrastructure plans to make it much easier for people in all of our communities to move around and this matters to our towns and villages as much as our cities. These plans have the needs of the local community at heart of them. Our position as one of the best located counties in the UK means there is huge potential for job creation and skills development across our county and beyond. This is more vital than ever as we look to boost economic recovery in light of the pandemic. “We really want everyone’s views about these plans which aim to improve the way future generations work, live and spend their leisure time in this area.” Councillor Cutts added: “Proposals showcase new, clean and green models of development, with living, working and learning all overlapping. This will allow us to realise our ambitions to deliver a pioneering net zero carbon development.”

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The proposals for Toton and Chetwynd also form part of an ambitious longterm vision for the future of the regional economy which is being developed under the banner of the proposed East Midlands Development Corporation. The vision will see coordinated development around Toton and Chetwynd, Ratcliffeon-Soar Power Station and East Midlands Airport, with the aim of creating 84,000 jobs and adding £4.8bn to the value of the regional economy. Speaking about the Toton and Chetwynd proposals, Councillor Milan Radulovic, Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, said: “The pandemic has made us all look at how resilient and connected the East Midlands is to the rest of the UK. We have a lot to offer this country and we think it’s about time our transport links and connections were evolved into something ready for the future." "The jobs, the business opportunities and the economic boost this new link will offer, is an exciting prospect and something to look forward to in 2021 and beyond. Whether you are a business owner, resident or frequent visitor, we want to hear what you think about our Masterplan, so please take part in this virtual consultation and share your views. This is not just about those areas directly affected by developments. Job creation and connectivity will have positive affects across the whole of Broxtowe stretching from Toton up to Kimberley and Eastwood, across Long Eaton, Sandiacre and beyond.”

Councillor Tim Hallam said: “The Masterplan to support the development of the Toton hub has initial benefits but also some very long-term value for our region too.Job opportunities aren’t limited to the construction phase, this new transport link opens up the East Midlands, so that businesses can extend and flourish. The Masterplan supports HS2 but keeps the needs of Broxtowe very much at the centre of what we want to do. We are putting forward plans which take what is good about now and make it great for future generations, but, we want to know what you think too, so, if you live or work in Broxtowe, please share your feedback before the deadline.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions in place responses will be collected by an innovative ‘virtual exhibition’. This will allow people to view plans online as well as submit their views. In normal circumstances public meetings would be held, but under current restrictions this is not possible or sensible. However, the virtual exhibition will be available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week so people can drop in, view proposals and submit their comments. For those who cannot access the virtual portal, paper copies of the proposals and feedback form are also available on request by calling Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, and asking to speak to the Duty Planner .

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“Nothing I could say or do would ever replicate what she’s done for me, ever” Derbyshire teenager thanks ‘fantastic’ bereavement counsellor for help to live with death of brother 16-year-old Harvey, from Derbyshire, has thanked his bereavement counsellor forhelping him live with the sudden death of his older brother. Harvey took part in this year’s Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need, joiningTV host Matt Baker on a six-mile challenge around the Peak District. The expedition,aired in a special Countryfile feature on Sunday 1st November, including canoeing, two challenging rock climbs and two miles of orienteering, ending at the village of Gradbach. Harvey took part in the Ramble in memory of his older brother Ed, who died when Harvey was just ten years old. In June 2015, on Father’s Day, 17-year-old Ed was killed in a house fire that had been started deliberately by people Ed didn’t evenknow.Harvey explained that he felt robbed of his childhood when he heard of his brother’s death:“I can remember the day like it was yesterday. I was in the playroom and out came these words, your older brother’s been killed, been murdered. I can remember feeling a hot, burning pain within me.“I’ve not had a childhood since then. I have had a life, but I’ve not had a childhood.That was taken away from me.”


Following Ed’s death, Harvey became angry and isolated, getting into scrapes at school and started to have panic attacks.Harvey and his family found the support they needed through local charity, TreetopsHospice Care. Treetops, based in Risley, provides counselling and emotional support to children,young people, adults and families.

Harvey has just finished five years of bereavement counselling with Treetops counsellor, Jules Kirk. “I had no real coping strategy. There was nothing for me to get out of that, until I found Treetops.If it wasn’t for Jules, I wouldn’t be able to talk about this, I’d be extremely different. It’s hard to think where I’d be without her. Nothing I could say or do would ever be able to replicate what she’s done for me, ever. She’s just fantastic.The hardest thing about counselling for me was that it gets worse before it gets better. You don’t go and have one session and feel better. Counselling is about getting to a point where you can deal with it yourself and with your own tools, with your family around you. And I’m at that point now. Treetops is a very special place. They’re amazing. What they have done for our family is just unbelievable

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Jules, who is also the Therapeutic Services Manager and Head of Children’s Services at Treetops, was with his family to greet Harvey at the end of his Countryfile Ramble. She explained how ‘incredibly proud’ she is: “Harvey is an amazing young man. It was an honour to be alongside him in his grief journey and to see how far he has come. I know how much completing this challenge meant to him, and what a wonderful way to end our work together. I am so proud of the work we do here at Treetops. It is a privilege to be there for the many clients we support during their darkest times.”Harvey’s mum, Amanda, added: “As a family we’re so grateful for all the support Treetops has provided us and Harvey. We’re thrilled Harvey joined Matt on this Ramble, and we are all so proud of him and what he has achieved.”Treetops currently receives a grant of £30,000 from BBC Children in Need over three years to provide counselling sessions for children and young people who have lost someone close to them. During the pandemic, the charity received an

additional grant of £4,500 to provide care packages for bereaved children and young people.Last year, Treetops Hospice Care provided over 1,100 bereavement sessions for children and families, over 3,000 adult bereavement counselling sessions, and over 600 support sessions for people dealing with a life-limiting condition. Counselling is available to all users of Treetops Hospice Care services and people registered with a GP practice in Derby city or Southern Derbyshire. Treetops is doing all it can to continue to support those in most need. The hospice welcomes donations to their Treetops COVID-19 Appeal to ensure the future of the hospice and its services. Donations can be made at www.treetopshospice.org.uk/appeal Photo: Opposite- Harvey with his family, Jules and Matt Baker. Above: Harvey with Matt Baker.

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