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West Bridgford

th sinesses each mon u B d an es om H gford Delivered to Bay and West Brid y d La , n to al w Ed in Inside this issue: • Support With Confidence • Events Guide • Money Sense • Train Your Dog! • Computer Advice • Totally Locally • Puzzles • Your Community Info • Business Focus

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Spotlight on West Bridgford Contents

Postnatal Exercise 6 Roy De Wired Concert 8 W B Rotary Club 10 Community Information 12 Events Guide 14 Totally Locally 16 Support With Confidence 18 Business Focus 20 Money Sense 22 Puzzles 24 Totally Locally 26 Technology 28 Index of Advertisers 30 Published by Spotlight Local Media Ltd Company No. 6841257 Tel: 0115 822 4995 Suite 104, 1 Hanley Street Nottingham NG1 5BL Graphic Design and Layout: Spotlight Local Media Distributed by

Well the Olympics are almost over. Go Rebecca! To be honest I will be glad to see the end of it. Watching all that exercise and endeavour has quite worn me out. I think I will get back to watching the cricket. Our area has lots of events and places to visit, so let’s all make the most of the good weather and get out and about this summer. Thanks as always for supporting our local businesses and economy. Spotlight magazine is delivered to 6,200 homes and businesses in the West Bridgford area each month. To Advertise or contribute: T: 0115 822 4995 E:

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Postnatal Exercise

laire Mockridge is an Ante/ Postnatal Fitness Expert and is here to give you some exercises to try at home to help strengthen your pelvic floor/abdominals and relieve tension. Pelvic tilt This exercise helps relieve tension in your lower back, re-aligns your abdominals and strengthens your pelvic floor. Start with your legs bent, knees and feet hip distance apart, hands on your pelvis, and shoulders relaxed. Draw your abdominals in, activate your pelvic floor muscles and flatten your lower back into the floor. Breathe out as you push the lower back into the floor, and breathe in as you return your pelvis/lower back to a level position. Scissor arms Release tension in your shoulders from constant lifting, carrying and feeding. Start with your arms above your chest (palms facing each other). Ignite the abdominal muscles/pelvic floor and keep


these muscles held in. Slide your shoulders down away from your ears. Breathe out as one arm goes over your head, the other arm floats down by your side, then switch arms. Keep your abdominals actives, and the shoulders, lower back and ribcage must stay still. Leg lifts To strengthen the glutes. Lie on your front with your abdominals pulled in. Your shoulders are down, and your pubic bone/ hip bones are pressed into the floor. Keep the abdominals drawn up underneath you, lift your straightened leg off the floor and squeeze your bottom, then lower the leg back down without hunching the shoulders/moving the pelvis. Change legs to work the other side. For details on Claire’s mother and baby Pilates and Fitness Classes, see and www., or phone Claire on 07747 656550.

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The Roy De Wired Memorial Concert 2012 n memory of the great man and to raise funds for musicians of the future

In 2011 the Roy De Wired Scholarship Foundation was set up in honour of much loved local musician Roy De Wired who sadly died in January of that year. Wanting to create a legacy that reflected his love of music, and echoed the support he offered fellow musicians, the foundation was established to help children and young musicians develop their talents. With fundraising events being held throughout the year, the main occasion of 2011 was the memorial concert, where local musicians, family, friends, and fans came together to pay their respects and help raise money for the foundation. Almost 1000 tickets were sold, and the evening was an incredible and emotional celebration of Roy and his music. With fantastic performances by all, notably Jake Bugg, the Fab Four, and Stack it Up. The concert raised just over £7500, which was put to work in local schools where, with the help of the MLC Academy, the foundation has been able to roll out a number of projects. The aim is to bring as much free music as possible to the children of Nottingham. Helping with their early development, and clearing the burden of cost for parents who may not be able to afford it. The Junior Ukulele lessons and Sesame Street Workshops have been a great success, and through these projects the foundation has managed to reach over 3000 children in its first year. The aim of the projects is to give children a love of music, teaching them to express


themselves, gain confidence, and also to provide a means for parents and caregivers to make music with children regardless of musical training. Most importantly it’s free! In order to continue it’s work, and to pay tribute to the legacy of Roy De Wired, the Scholarship Foundation is extremely excited to announce that it is holding its second concert this September. Hosted by the BBC’s Mark Dennison, the line up includes the Pesky Alligators, Richie Muir, the Herb Birds, Joe Strange, the Money, the Riverbank House Band, and many many more. Date: Sunday 16th September 2012 Venue: Rock City – Talbot Street – Nottingham Ticket Price: £10 Tickets available from: Rock City – See – Ticketmaster - Alt tickets – Gigantic And from venues across Notts : the Approach (Friar Lane – Market Square) – Fuzz Guitars (Abbey Road – West Bridgford) – The Riverbank Restaurant and Bar (Trent Bridge) – Tom Browns (Gunthorpe) Doors Open: 6:30 Age Limit: 14 and above It’s expected this years concert will be even bigger and better than last year, so gather your friends, gather your family, and make sure you’re part of it!! Roy De Wired Memorial Concert 2011 - photo by Ross Bailey”

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Local News

West Bridgford Rotary Club


eorge Golledge, recently elected President of the Rotary Club of West Bridgford, is keen to dispel the misguided belief that Rotary is a gentlemen’s club which only enjoys long lunches. The West Bridgford club, which has both male and female members, is actively involved in making a real difference to both the local and International community. Locally the club supports drug awareness education in primary schools, provides job interview training in secondary schools, donates food and essential items to a drop-in centre and raises funds for the Maggies cancer centre and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

In addition to all of this club members also enjoy a very varied and active social life. If you would like to be part of the world’s largest volunteer network with 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries why not come along to one of our weekly meetings at the Country Cottage Hotel in Ruddington? To book in for a meeting please contact the President and Membership Officer George Golledge at

Internationally the club works with its twinned club in Cape Town to provide educational help and assistance to Aids orphans, supplies Aquaboxes to disaster areas and plays its part in supporting the Rotary International goal to eradicate Polio worldwide.

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Community Information

Whats happening in your area This is a free page to publicise your local events and information. We would love to hear from you if you know of any event in or around the West Bridgford area; copy deadline is the 25th of each month. Please email dave@ or write to The Editor, Spotlight Magazine, Suite 104, 1 Hanley St, Nottingham NG1 5BL. The Poppy Folk Club No meeting in August. The next meeting will be a singaround and music session on Sunday 16th September at The Poppy and Pint on Pierrepont Road in Lady Bay. For more details see the website www. or contact Julie & Phil 0115 9812861, email: POT, PRINT, PAINT, DRAW - Autumn Term Tel: 0115 9822681 Join us for our weekly classes for the 12 week Autumn term: POTTERY on either Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings or Tuesday evenings PAINTING & DRAWING on either Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings PRINT-MAKING on Wednesday evenings Also look out for our forthcoming programme of oneday Saturday soon to be advertised on our website. DATES for Autumn term: 10th September – 5th December with a break during school half term week beginning 22nd October The next meeting of the South Notts Flower Club will be the annual Charity Day on August the 14th at Edwalton Church, Edwalton Village, Nottingham. The event starts at 10.30 am. Tickets are £1.50 to include refreshments. Lunch is available for an additional £4.00. All welcome. Telephone Gail on 0115 9822070 for more information. Notts Orienteering Club is a not-for-profit community sports club run by volunteers. We offer beginners orienteering sessions in the community for people to learn how to read maps and get a bit of gentle exercise at the same time. We have three evening sessions available in Worksop, West Bridgford and Mansfield on Tues and Wed evenings. For more information call Catherine on 07940575758 or e mail hubclob@noc-uk. org Taekwon-Do (ITF) West Bridgford – www. New Class in Lady Bay @ Poppy & Pint Function Room (Upstairs). From beginner to black-belt. Training Twice A Week, Monday & Thursday evenings. Free Trial Session. One of the Top 10 Martial Arts in the World. Like Karate but with more emphasis on kicking. Great for Self Defence, Fitness & Suppleness, Self Confidence, Discipline & Respect. Contact Marcus Reilly (2nd Dan) 07973 405362,

1012 CRB Checked, Valid Insurance, First Aid Certificate. Wilford Karate school - www.karate-nottingham. com/ We teach traditional Shotokan Karate to people from 7 years through to adults. Our club is part of a world wide federation and offers the unique opportunity to train under Master Asano Hanshi, 9th Dan. All abilities 7yrs + Mon 7-8pm Thu 7:30-8:30pm Brown and Black belts (Honbu) Tue 7:30-8:30pm At Nottingham Emmanuel School – Wilford. Contact C Goronwy 0115 9814246 for more details Mirabilé is looking for quality trained and/or experienced soprano singers. We are a small ladies ensemble covering a wide range of repertoire from early music to contemporary arrangements, both in English and other languages. We rehearse Monday evenings from 8.00-10.00pm in West Bridgford. For enquiries or audition details please contact: Alison Smith on 0115 9143510

Nottingham Hardy Plant Society meeting at West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. Sugar and Spice and all Things Nice by Dr. Myleechreest explores the range of plants for the benefit of humans such as food, decoration and medicine. Members free. Guests free admission on first visit and £3.00 for subsequent meetings. For further information about the Group or meetings please contact Sylvia Bennett 01949 836882 or see

MODERN LINEDANCING CLASSES:- Daytime and Evenings Held in West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent, Plumtree (also Bakersfield and Stapleford) Suitable for Beginners, Improvers and Intermediate Levels. For further information please contact Pat on 0115 9140673. Rushcliffe Photographic Society is the areas leading camera club and we welcome all photographers over 18, whether novices or experienced. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm until 10 pm and offer a varied and exciting programme of events and activities from September to June.. You can find out more at’ Radcliffe Sword Club Learn the exciting modern Olympic sport of fencing at this local club, meeting at the Sports Hall at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont every Monday during term time for Juniors (age 10+) and every Wednesday throughout the year for adults (age 13+). 8-week Beginners courses for Juniors and Adults are run every September and January. Please contact Norman on 0115 911 0050 for more information or visit our website atwww.

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Saturday 11th August – The Shakes – Southbank Bar Sunday 12th August – Richard Howell – Southbank Bar Sunday 12th August – Baron Lewis – Copper Wednesday 15th August – Mood Indigo – Monkey Tree Thursday 16th August – Richie Muir – Monkey Tree Friday 17th August – The Salty Dog Band Fuse - 68 Special - The Brit Rowing Club Friday 17th August – The Richie Muir Band – Southbank Bar Friday 17th August – House Band feat. Tashaka & Iain – Riverbank Friday 17th August – Supermodels – Test Match Saturday 18th August – Dino Baptiste – Southbank Bar Saturday 18th August – House Band feat. Jennifer Garner – Riverbank Sunday 19th August – Wild Wood – Southbank Bar Sunday 19th August – Joe Strange – Copper Wednesday 22nd August – Mood Indigo – Monkey Tree Thursday 23rd August – Richie Muir – Monkey Tree Thursday 23rd August – Johnny Johnstone Quintet – Test Match Friday 24th August – The Joe Strange Band – Southbank Bar Friday 24th August – House Band feat. Tashaka & Iain – Riverbank Friday 24th August – Distillery Blues Band – Test Match Saturday 25th August – Urban Intro –


Southbank Bar Saturday 25th August – House Band feat. Jennifer Garner – Riverbank Sunday 26th August – The Paul Gibbard Band – Southbank Bar Sunday 26th August – Roy Stone – Copper Wednesday 29th August – Mood Indigo – Monkey Tree Thursday 30th August – Richie Muir – Monkey Tree Thursday 30th August – Kit Mason – Test Match Friday 31st August – The Joe Strange Band – Southbank Bar Friday 31st August – House Band feat. Tashaka & Iain – Riverbank Saturday 1st September – Deja Groove – Southbank Bar Saturday 1st September – House Band feat. Jennifer Garner – Riverbank Sunday 2nd September – Baron Lewis – Southbank Bar Sunday 2nd September – Kris Ward – Copper Wednesday 5th September - Ladies Night (£15 3 course tapas & half price cocktails all night) - Belle & Jerome Wednesday 5th September – Mood Indigo – Monkey Tree Thursday 6th September – Richie Muir – Monkey Tree Friday 6th September – House Band feat. Tashaka & Iain – Riverbank Saturday 8h September – Urban Intro – Southbank Bar Saturday 8th September – House Band feat. Jennifer Garner – Riverbank Sunday 9th September – Richard Howell – Southbank Bar Sunday 9th September – Tee Dymond – Copper Brought to you by West Bridgford Online – Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter - @westbridgfordol

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Choose your personal care assistant with confidence


eople in Nottinghamshire who need social care and support are being urged to use a directory of reliable paid workers.

Support With Confidence, which has been set up by Nottinghamshire County Council, is a web-based directory of potential employees who can help older and disabled people with things like: getting them out of bed, washed and dressed, taking them out for trips e.g. the pub or theatre, walking people’s dogs, helping out with shopping, housework or the garden.

Councillor Kevin Rostance, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “More and more people are now receiving personal budgets, which means they can manage their own social care. This is fantastic and it gives people real choice and control over which services they have and who helps them. “Support With Confidence gives people the reassurance that these carers are reliable, so we would urge anyone who is thinking of hiring a personal assistant to use this scheme.”

Everyone on the directory has received training and has been checked by the County Council.

To find out more about Support With Confidence and to use the directory phone 08449 80 80 80 or visit: supportwithconfidence

People who receive a personal budget* for their social care can then select who they want from the directory to provide a particular service. They will then interview that person and, if they are happy, offer them the job.

*Personal budgets are given to people who are eligible for long term social care support by the County Council. They have an assessment with a social care worker, where they decide how they wish to spend their money to best meet their needs.

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long way in helping your dogs’ behavior problems. Be confident, be positive, be a trustworthy and reliable pack leader. A good pack leader will not lead the pack into danger. If you are not a trustworthy reliable pack leader, the dog will not follow your lead, he will think you are crazy, he will have more stress, and you will have a damaged relationship with your dog. Dogs predominately learn from positive actions rather than commands, if you are a worried timid pack leader your pack will be worried an timid. The old adage a dog is like is like it’s owner couldn’t be a more true statement. If you need help understanding your dogs traits feel to call me on 0777 2277222

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et A Will Today is the largest home service Will Writing company in the UK, and I offer a personal service in the comfort of your home. Our Wills are fully legal, and drafted by a local solicitors firm with over 100 years experience. Most of the clients I see tell me that making a Will is something they have always meant do, but not got around to. I hope this will prompt you as the process is very simple and easy, and I am always available to answer any questions that my clients have. Increasingly, a Protective Will Property Trust (PWPT) is becoming our most popular product as people are concerned about the council selling their homes to pay for long term care. Thanks to advances in medicine, everyone is living longer, however they are not necessarily able to care for themselves. Figures now show that 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will require long term care at some point.


We work hard throughout our lives to be able to leave a legacy for our loved ones. However, anyone who owns a property is unlikely to receive state help with residential care fees. At an average cost of £700 per week for care homes fees, it is clear how quickly the value of an estate can be eroded. The PWPT is just £649 which is less than the cost of a week in care. The PWPT also benefits couples who have children from different partners, as it protects the children’s inheritance in the event of remarriage. Call now for a free consultation on 0843 5024600 or e mail at bina.chauhan@ One day in the near future, I hope that you can say, that I’ll rest a little easier because I Got a Will Today.

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Money Sense

Re-Pot Your Pension Fund


nlike years gone by when many people stayed in a ‘job for life’, I am finding that many of my clients now have moved jobs several times during the course of their careers. What this means is that they often have a number of pension pots dotted around. Clients have come to me recently to talk about their pensions, and handed me information on several different workplace policies that they have paid into during their careers. When I’ve investigated, some have been in expensive policies or in poor or average performing funds – which means that large sections of their pension funds are underperforming and therefore unlikely to deliver what they need on retirement. According to a study by Metlife, the average British 50 year old has less than half of the retirement savings they need to guarantee a minimum standard of income when they no longer work. The study discovered that the average 50


year old has £54,300 saved in pension funds. However this needs to be more like £122,800 in order to achieve a minimum annual income standard of £14,400 per year as defined by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. So if you have several pension funds that you haven’t reviewed lately, it could be worth getting in touch with an independent financial adviser to explore whether consolidating them would get your money working harder for you. For more information on this, or any other aspect of your financial planning, contact Justin Stockdale of Sense Financial Solutions on 0115 837 8620 or email Please remember that the value of the investment can go down, as well as up, and you may not get back as much as you put in.

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Community Information Totally Locally

The Magic Tenner (or how to turn £10 into £50) There’s a bit of maths that says if you spend £10 in a local shop or business that sells stuff from local producers the amount of money that goes back into the Bridgford economy can be over £50. Spend £10 - Create £50? How? Well if you imagine you get a cup of coffee and a lovely piece of locally made cake from an independent cafe, a big part of your money is past onto staff, cake bakers, the butchers, decorator, electrician, accountant, etc. Who turn source their goods from local suppliers, buy lunch from local deli’s etc. With each step in a case like this around 80% of each spend often goes back into the local economy. So in effect the money that stays in West Bridgford gets more and more. Local independent businesses are far more likely to use other local firms then any of the big national giants would. It’s what makes them tick and they know the


true value of keeping it ‘Totally Locally’. It’s also a lot easier! The more everyone spends within our area the stronger and vibrant our economy will be, which means more jobs, better facilities and a nicer place for us all to live. This can be applied to everything from a college, to a pub, a convenience store or public sector organisations. If you compare this with buying online outside the area - where none of the money comes back into the Bridgford economy - it seems to make sense really. Add to this a smaller impact on the environment due to less transportation and you have good reasons for keeping your purchases Totally locally. So when you go for your next purchase, be it eggs, a fridge, a new pair of shoes, consider the true effect of how you buy. Invest In Your Town - Invest In Your Future.

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Summers Coming.......

nd so are the Thunderstorms. Last month I talked about looking at your computer and where it is used to try and avoid it overheating. Another issue that you should look at is power for the computer. During the summer, we quite often have thunderstorms. These can cause power spikes or power cuts. To protect yourself from power spikes, ensure that you have a surge protector power rail installed, and your computer is connected into it. Some have a protector socket to help protect your router from the phone line. Surge protection rails can be purchased from £10 upwards. Another big problem is short power cuts lasting a couple of seconds or dips in power. If you have a laptop, it will automatically cut over to its internal battery and keep on working. As long as the laptop has a surge protection rail installed, you should be ok. With a Desktop PC, this will cause the PC to crash, which, in worst case scenario,


could cause the PC not to come back on again. To help avoid this, you should think about installing a battery backup unit or Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS). The UPS will automatically cut in if the power fails. Another benefit of a UPS is that it gives out a stable power supply to your computer, which in turn, helps to keep the internal components of your computer healthy. A UPS can be purchased from £70 upwards, with the better ones having some software that will interact with your PC. If you have a backup drive, only connect it to your PC and power when you want to back the PC up. If the PC’s power supply blows, it can send a surge out through the motherboard, which in turn sending a power surge through to your backup drive. By connecting it only when you need to do a backup, you are reducing the risk of it becoming damaged. If you have any questions, call Bryan from Midland Data Networks (01949 876 098) or email

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