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Spotlight on North Mansfield Contents

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Community Information 6 Personal Care Support 8 Thoresby Market 10 Sherwood Forest Healing Ctr 12 Puzzles 14 Business Integrity Group 16 Why Water Works! 18 Community 20 News From Your MP 22 Recipe 24 Garden View 26 Summer Savings 28 Index of Advertisers 30

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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 ever for your support for our local businesses and community

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Community Information

Whats happening in your area These are free pages to publicise your local events and information. We would love to hear from you if you know of any event in or around the Ollerton area; copy deadline is the 25th of each month. Please email The mens Sherwood Forest Probus Club, Edwinstowe held the Preisdents Lunch on Thursday at the South Forest Complex, Edwinstowe. The President, Peter Hull, welcomed members, wives, widows and guests. The next meeting of the Club will be on Thursday the 2nd August when the speaker is Ted Gray talking about “The Atacama Desert” in Chile, then on Thursday the 6th September the subject is “Whats That Then?” and the speaker is Mac Mumford. Any male over aged 50 retired or semi retired who would like to attend please contact P. Hull on 01623822138 or just come along at 11 a.m. and enjoy the company.

Please phone the Constituency Office on 0115 968 1186 for an appointment or email 2nd SATURDAY EACH MONTH* (10am – 12pm) at Under One Roof, Vine Terrace, Hucknall NG15 7HN 4th FRIDAY EACH MONTH* (5.30pm – 7pm) at The Dukeries Complex, Whinney Lane, Ollerton NG22 9TD *Except for August and some Bank Holidays

Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood MP Advice Surgeries

Art School Launches Spring Courses Imagine Arts Art School has launched its spring courses and workshops. New programme of art learning events launched for Spring at Imagine Arts. Ever fancied trying your hand at art or extending your artistic ability? Here at Imagine Arts we provide structured lessons in drawing, watercolour, acrylic, and life drawing. You can learn through ten week group classes, one off workshops or private lessons to your individual needs.

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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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Thoresby Sunday Market

elcome to Thoresby Sunday Market, the largest outdoor Sunday Market in the Region held on the beautiful country setting of Thoresby Park. There are new stall holders every week, so why not come and join us for a Shop in the Park. Thoresby Sunday Market is managed by Market Place Europe Limited. If you wish to become a regular or casual stall holder then please contact IanHill@ We have around 100 stalls with a vast range of products including clothing, electrical items, children’s toys and equipment, fresh meat, household goods, rugs, plants and bicycles to name but a few. With a variety of refreshments, catering and street food, with fun rides and games to keep the Children entertained, Thoresby Sunday Market provides a great experience for all the family.


The Market is open from 9am to 3pm every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (10am start) from March through to December. Entrance to the market is only 50 pence per person with children under 12 and blue badge holders free of charge. You are welcome to bring along your dogs for a walk. For further information about Thoresby Sunday Market or if you are interested in trading on the market please contact Market Place Europe on 0161 637 2523. We welcome traders of all shapes and sizes. Set your Satnav to NG22 9EW and follow the signs for the market. Come along and join us for a Shop in the Park! Like us on ThoresbySundayMarket Follow us on Twitter @thoresbymarket

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Local News


Sherwood Forest Healing Centre

herwood Forest Healing Centre is a new and exciting venture, which centres on a more than therapies, it focuses on creating a community of well-being. Built on a foundation of practitioners who are truly passionate about what they do. Are you currently thinking of turning your training into a business and want to be part of a new venture? You are not on your own, Sherwood Forest Healing Centre is the ideal opportunity for you to take the next step. We offer a supportive and nurturing environment, full of like-minded people who are just beginning like you, or are already on their path. The centre has a room for half / full day, evening or weekend workshops which allows you flexibility and at an affordable rate.


Marketing your business is both costly and time consuming and we at the centre aim to assist you with promoting your services with space on flyers, website and Facebook. The centre has the benefit of a full time receptionist, who will be available to make appointments for you, giving a professional service for the centre and your business. Clients using the centre will be introduced to all therapies and treatments available by everyone who is part of the sanctuary. For room hire prices please contact Angela Gripton on 07545 337852 Sherwood Forest Healing Centre The Old Library, High Street, Edwinstowe

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The Business Integrity Group

he Business Integrity Group (BIG) is a business networking group that meet every two weeks in Ollerton.

The venue for the latest meeting was a new experience for all members new and old because it was held at Ollies Funshack in the Sherwood Energy Village, New Ollerton.

chairman of BIG who said the venue made the meeting one of the most memorable to date. For more information about Ollie’s call 01623 860842 and to find out if you have a budding artist call Alligator Art 4 Kids 07735 524738.

All enjoyed a hearty breakfast as the business of the day was discussed. Maria Lawton – Spence (pictured) founder of Alligator Art 4 Kids runs sessions at Ollie’s Funshack each Friday. Alligator Art is dedicated to helping children enjoy creative experiences with exciting materials with the added bonus of no mess at home! Also pictured on Maria’s right is Chris Bramhall owner of the fantastic Ollie’s Funshack, which is now in full swing. Chris’s dedicated team make a visit to Ollies Funshack a joy for all. Also pictured is Kim Parkes

We meet every two weeks on Wednesday mornings at 8am at: OLLERTON HOUSE HOTEL Wellow Road, Ollerton.

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Why Water Works Experts tell us that we need to drink at least eight glasses of water a day, but have you ever stopped to wonder why? What happens if we don’t drink enough water? If we don’t maintain the correct water levels, our bodies will start to dehydrate. Like a car’s need for oil, if the oil level gets too low, the engine will start to run rough. If the oil runs out all together, the engine will stop running. It is the same with our body. Therefore it is easy to see why it is very important to drink eight glasses of water a day. Symptoms of mild dehydration include the following:


he human body is made up primarily of water. Around 85% of the brain, 80% of blood and 70% of muscle is water. Given these facts, it is easy to understand why maintaining our body’s water levels is so important. During a single day an average person loses around 2 - 4 litres of water in the following ways: urine 50%; sweating 34%; breathing 14%; and faeces 2%. In order to keep our body working at its optimum levels, this lost water needs replacing. Most of the lost water (47%) is replaced through drinks, a further 39% through food and the remaining 14% comes as a by product of metabolic activity. What does water do? Water helps remove the dangerous toxins that our body takes in from the air we breathe, the food we eat and the chemicals used in the various products we use on our skin and hair. It cushions and lubricates our joints and carries oxygen and nutrients into our cells. Water also helps regulate our body temperature and assists in digestion.


• Reduced alertness • Reduced concentration • Slower reaction times • Tiredness • Headaches • Feelings of nausea • Low blood pressure • Constipation • Dry skin Drinking water can help us lose weight Believe it or not, it’s true! If we are dehydrated the performance of the blood, liver and kidneys is affected, with the end result that the body can’t metabolise the fat stored in cells as effectively, so the fat remains in the body. In addition, water is a natural appetite suppressant so drinking plenty of natural water (not in tea, coffee or fizzy drinks!) will help us to feel full and not so likely to eat. So, let’s do what the experts tell us and look after our wonderful bodies by drinking plenty of water! By Debbie Singh-Bhatti

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Lions in the Spotlight The Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions Club were very pleased to to present Edwinstowes well renowned dance group The SPOTLIGHT STARS £ 400.00 which will help them with funding for the many events that they regularly participate in. In actual fact, it was payback for the wonderful support that the girls and their parents gave the LIONS in December, with the annual SANTA SLEIGH run, The lions really couldn’t have fulfilled our busy December schedule without them.

If you want to make a little band even more Lively or in fact help Tony control us ,why not check us out on our website www. FINALLY just a reminder that our annual RACE NIGHT is coming up on the 14 th of September so keep it in your diary.

So really its a big thank you and a little bribe to ensure that maybe they will help us again this year, Sorry girls no pressure ! In the picture with the Dancers is our NEW Lion President Tony Pink, who started his new Term in July. I am sure all the Lions will wish Tony the very best of luck for the next twelve months, and I think he will surely need it trying to control our lively little band.

DUKERIES U3A THE AWFUL WEATHER has not put a dampener on the activities of the U3A during July! Our numerous activities have kept everyone in good spirits – and I’m not just talking about our new group interest – wine appreciationJ. The new group has already attracted around 10 members and has an appropriate sub-title ‘Bottoms Up’, to indicate that instruction is starting from basics. Many of our activities take place indoors so we are not unduly affected by the inclement weather. Our interest groups include Scrabble, Bridge, Reading, History, Art Appreciation, Woodworking, Bell Ringing, Paper-Craft, Stitch Craft, Investments, Ten-Pin Bowling, Lunch


Outings and Theatre Visits, all of which enable us to keep a roof over our heads. For the hardier souls amongst us who prefer the outdoors, rain or no rain, we have two walking groups – the Amblers, 3 to 4 miles at a steady pace – and the Ramblers, 8 or 9 miles over more testing terrain. Other outdoor activities include our Outings and Day trips section, Gardening, Architecture, etc. August finds us celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Dukeries U3A. If you are retired or semi-retired, why not join us? We are a friendly group! We meet every third Monday of the month at the Jubilee Hall, Ollerton at 1pm. (new earlier time). For information – 01623 824789 or 01623 862827.

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News from your MP


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know the summer has been a bit of a wash out so far but it seems the market for stolen lawnmowers, garden equipment and bicycles continues to thrive. I spoke recently with local police who are keen to remind everyone with a garage or garden shed to remember to undertake some basic security precautions. You may not be spending time in the garden at the moment, but all too often burglars are, so make sure to keep doors locked, valuables out of sight (particularly if you have windows in your shed) and take the time to look out for your neighbours, especially if they’re elderly. Now that we’re starting to see some sunny spells, be sure not to leave anything on the lawn or in the garden, especially overnight.

While of course, if there is criminal damage, excessive drinking, swearing or aggressive behaviour the Police have committed to act, I support the rights of our young people to socialise outdoors and would ask residents to do the same, remembering that we were all young once and that young needn’t mean badly behaved. If we are to work effectively with the Police, then local involvement is crucial and it is really important that local people give their feedback on local problems. It will also be very important that local communities vote in the upcoming elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner so I would urge you to make sure you’re registered.

This is of course holiday season, so we can also help each other by taking one another’s bins out regularly and keeping circular catalogues off of each other’s doorsteps while neighbours are on holiday. These kinds of little steps take very little time and will give the impression that houses are occupied. I have been meeting regularly with local Police to discuss the issues you’ve been raising from the community, and it is clear from local feedback and with the nights now stretching out, that anti-social behaviour is something which should, and will, be actively addressed over the coming quarter as a priority. I do however want to be careful to draw a distinction between anti social behaviour, which our young people often take the blame for, and groups of local youths socialising outdoors. It seems clear to me that there is a real need for mutual respect here, with older residents often automatically assuming that groups of young people are up to no good and seeking to have them moved on. If no damage is being done and no residents are being made to feel intimidated or threatened, then that simply isn’t fair.


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Simple Summer Spaghetti Sometimes you don’t want to fuss. This can be a simple supper for one. If you need to serve more simply multiply the ingredients accordingly.

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Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

Put olive oil and onion in a large skillet over a low heat and cook, add anchovies stirring with a wooden spoon, until the anchovies dissolve. Add the garlic and cook for about 15 seconds, taking care not to brown it. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the tomatoes. When the sauce comes to a boil, turn the heat down and simmer: 5 minutes depending on the size of the skillet. Add capers.

Ingredients 80 g Spaghetti 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 anchovy fillets, chopped  1 finely chopped garlic  6-10 Cherry tomatoes, cut into halves  salt, pepper  1 tbsp capers  handful of basil leaves parmesan cheese – for grating over


Cook the Spaghetti al dente, drain and toss with the sauce in the skillet over a low heat, adding basil. Taste for salt and pepper and serve.

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Just a little squeeze!

ugust should be a month when most time in the garden is spent relaxing. The winter soil preparation is complete, the spring planting season has passed and the weed growth is slowing due to the shortening day length and the lack of available ground water.  So sit back and enjoy the garden, taking time out to gently potter around in the summer sun.

deliver. The extra colour, height and shape that bulbs such as Alliums provide is second to none. When selecting your bulbs make sure you give them a quick, but delicate squeeze.  This will ensure the ones you buy are healthy and will actually leaf up and flower.   I get so many questions about bulbs which are planted but never flower, and it’s not that these people are bad gardeners, but more likely that the bulbs were dead before they were even planted.

Gentle jobs for this month include dead heading, watering and a little light trimming. With the last summer bank holiday of the year looming we can sit Plant bulbs from September to November back, relax and ... think of spring!!! but the sooner the better really, leaving “Already?!” I hear your cries of protest. only tulips until November. Plant 2-3 Yes, already. Garden centres take delivery times the depth of their spring of the bulb and if bulb collections Other jobs for the month fed after flowering this month and to they should give ensure you get the widest choice and Cut down flowering meadows you pleasure for years and may even freshest stock, you and allow seed to fall spread around ... really do need to be As long as you don’t thinking about your selections right now. Harvest potatoes and dry before cut off the leaves until 6 weeks after storing in the dark flowering! I know spring doesn’t seem that long ago, but that’s a Harvest onions at the end of the Happy gardening. good thing, because month and dry before hanging Lee you should be able to remember Trim evergreen hedges such as which areas of the garden might have Yew and conifers By Lee Bestall benefited from a little more colour, Collect seed from annuals for Contact Lee sparkle and pizzazz Bestall at www. - and in my opinion, next year that’s what bulbs


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h the long glorious days of August. If you’re like me, all you really want to do is stretch out on a rug in the garden with a good book, host the odd barbecue and enjoy any sunshine summer deigns to throw our way. So you might think it odd that I’m now going to ask you to turn your thoughts to winter for a few minutes. I do have your best financial interests at heart though, and in these difficult economic times, that’s got to be worth a few minutes of anyone’s time…right? The long days of summer are not just lazy for us; they are also a quiet time for lots of tradesmen. Think about it; as soon as the temperature drops in mid October, people will begin to think about cold snaps and central heating. They’ll probably arrange for their boiler to be serviced...along with everyone else. Wouldn’t it make more sense to get ahead of the game and have your boiler serviced whilst there isn’t a queue? If your boiler is more than fifteen years old it probably needs to be replaced and you may well be able to negotiate a nice discount at this time of year. While you’re at it, if you have an open fire or a solid fuel range, order fuel now, in bulk, while you can take advantage of lower summer prices. Summer is also a good time to organise a chimney sweep. There aren’t too many about and they tend to be swamped in the autumn as people think about using their fireplace again.

to improve your cavity wall and loft insulation. Most energy providers offer a free home survey and advise where you could save money. Think about it now and you’ll have plenty of time to organise improvements before the first frosts. Kerching! By Sarah Davey

Other businesses with a quiet period during the summer Summer is traditionally a quiet time for financial advisers and companies specialising in investments. Perhaps you could benefit from a financial makeover. It might sound odd, but this time of year is also quiet for train and coach travel, so you might be able to pick up a bargain ticket or two. Summer has always been a quiet time for politics, so now is a great time to tackle your MP about any local issues which are bothering you. And finally, if any of your electrical goods have seen better days, now is the best time to check out your local high street for a great deal on an upgrade.

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