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sp tlightOn JULY 2011

West Bridgford

Inside this issue: • Landlord Tips • Sell Your Car • 5 E’s for Better Health • Computing - Tablets • Transition West Bridgford • Puzzles • Your Community Info


Spotlight on West Bridgford Contents

Health and Wellbeing 5 E’s for Better Health 6 Beat Computer Stress 8 Photo Tips 10 Motoring Sell Your Car 12 Lifestyle and Leisure Good Financial Advice 14 Business Focus 16 Home & Garden Landlord Tips 19 Puzzle page 20 Garden View 22 Computer 24 Community Information 25 - 29 Index of Advertisers 30 Published by Spotlight Local Media Ltd Company No. 6841257 Tel: 0115 882 9892 Suite 104, 1 Hanley Street Nottingham NG1 5BL info@spotlightlocal.co.uk www.spotlightlocal.co.uk

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Hello and welcome to our July edition of Spotlight magazine. I hope this issue finds you well and enjoying some warmer weather. It is now more than 2 years since the first Spotlight was delivered to West Bridgford, so a big thank you to all of the contributors and advertisers that have supported us during that time. This month we have great articles on subjects such as tips for budding landlords, how to sell your car, how to get better financial advice and photography tips, as well as the usual puzzles and local information. Please help to support all our local business who are advertising each month. As always please feel free to comment or contribute by emailing to: info@spotlightlocal.co.uk. Have a great month.

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ncient Chinese and Indian medicines, with meridians and chakras, have long been aware that health and well being are dependent on the free flowing energies that are each one of us. Their practices, whether herbs, meditation, exercise, acupuncture, remove blockages in our energy systems that prevent the body from naturally healing itself, as do homeopathic and flower remedies and Reiki Healing. Try using my 5 E’s, one for each finger, to maintain your health and happiness. Eat right, only highly nutritious food, what you need so your energies remain free flowing, ensuring your body can perform its many complex tasks with ease. Check for food intolerances. Eat a great variety of vegetables and fruit. They are the antioxidants; carotene, lycopene, lutein, their colour a useful guide, needed to mop up the aging free radicals that our bodies are constantly bombarded with. They are the alkaline–forming foods that our blood needs to balance the many acid-forming foods we eat. Eat raw as often as possible. Essential enzymes are destroyed during cooking. Include at least one salad meal a day, with fruit, nuts and vegetable

sticks between meals. Obtain most of your fluids this way, and top up with water and herb teas between meals. Grow your own salad leaves and sprout seeds. Eat less. Most of us in the West eat more than we need, overburdening our digestive system, ageing us, making us physically and mentally tired and unable to function optimally. Check portion sizes. Go for quality not quantity. We need to experiment and challenge our habitual and conditioned way of eating. If sugar cravings are a problem use a chromium supplement. Exist in the present. Don’t shoulder the burdens of regret and guilt from the past. They deplete our energies, cause illness and prevent us from enjoying the present. Learn from past mistakes and try to move on. Forgive and forget. Choose to only remember the good times. You’ll be more focussed and able to cope with life’s challenges. Plan for the future but don’t live for it. Hope for the best and free yourself from your anxieties. Don’t keep longing for what you don’t have, be grateful and appreciate what you have. If needed, seek therapeutic help, as described above. Energise! Shake off the negativity. Choose to be happy by being purposeful and creative. Go out, help others, exercise, and appreciate nature. Choose absorbing activities that inspire and uplift you, releasing endorphins and providing a sense of achievement.

Don’t be too dependent on material things or other people. Be happy with yourself, as we’re meant to be, and then share this happiness with others. So start each day, the 5 E-asy way! Sue Blain

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Computer Stress

f you spend a large amount of time on a computer most days, then chances are you are doing yourself some harm. Maybe you haven’t got any obvious physical symptoms like a sore back, tense neck and shoulders or numbness and tingling in your hands but, at the very least, significant periods of time spent at the computer are likely to be adding considerably to your stress levels. And studies are showing that this extra workrelated stress can be surprisingly harmful in the long term. The good news is that there are a number of easy steps you can take to counteract these problems. I’ve compiled four tips which I believe can greatly reduce the risk of injury from regular computer use. Tip number 3 is contained in this article.

Tip 3 - Chill Out!

Stress is undoubtedly contributes to the work-related soft tissue injuries commonly experienced by computer operators. The strain put on muscles and joints from excessive computer use causes these tissues to “tense up”. It’s the body’s way of protecting itself from harm. This muscular tension adds to an individual’s stress levels. At the same time, many people who spend large amounts of time on computers are often subject to other forms of stress. The need to meet deadlines, deal with the demands of supervisors and fellow workers and cope with increasing workloads in times of tight budgets all contribute to your general level of stress.

other areas. Pretty soon, a vicious loop is formed whereby physical stress from keyboard use is adding to mental and emotional stress, and visa versa. Fortunately, there are variety techniques available to break this cycle and reduce stress levels. We have already looked at one of these in a previous article in this series which is stretching and, if that’s all you do to combat the problem of stress, then you’ll have taken an important step. My all-time favourite resource for ways to control stress is an inexpensive little book by the well-known author, Paul Wilson, called, “Instant Calm”. The reason I like this book so much is that it offers a multitude of simple steps anyone can take to relieve or reduce stress, many of which can be practised at work or in the car or just about anywhere. They all work; it’s just a matter of picking the ones that suit you and your circumstances. Don’t ignore this problem of stress; it is one of the significant but often overlooked issues contributing to physical damage from computer use. Randy Barber is a massage and Bowen therapist based in West Bridgford. Visit www.nottinghammassage.com for more information or ring 07743495588.

Even if stress at work is not an issue you may be experiencing stress and anxiety in other areas of your life, especially personal relationships. Whatever the source, stress tends to be “stored” in the body through muscular tightening, typically around the shoulders, neck and jaw but also in

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Top Tips for Profile Pics

he last two month’s front cover photos have been supplied by Beverley Perkins LMPA, a local wedding and portrait photographer, who likes a bit of a challenge!

Bridgford, romp around the park with a football or if you’re really posh, and have a pool...I’m sure you’ve got the idea! Use a real smile! This is one of my key aims when I am photographing someone...’cheese’ just doesnt’ hack it. Get a fun conversation going with your friends, and get them to say or do something to make you laugh. A natural smile wins every time! Be Serious. if you’re aiming for something more serious, or even mysterious, try taking a picture of only a portion of your face. Include your favourite pet. If you don’t have one, nip down to Holme Pierrepont and feed the ducks! Not only will you get some great photos, but you’ll have a fun time into the bargain!

Bev has a small photographic studio in Edwalton, where she lives, with husband, 2 daughters and dog.! To check out her work visit her website at: www.portraitsathome.net This month she is offering some advice on a very popular topic for photographing.... yourself!

Avoid the deadly ‘red-eye’ When shooting with flash, by looking at a nearby light source just before the photo is taken, it will make your pupils shrink giving less opportunity for red eye.....if its too late why not have a bit of fun with some of that art software you’ve never used on your pc. Not only can you delete the red eye in one click but you can have a lot of fun, creating special effects - a bit of Andy Warhol for example!

One of the most popular uses of portrait photographs these days is for profile pictures on the web. Social networking things like facebook, flickr and linkedin all want you to upload your photo. If you want your profile picture to stand out and show a bit of personality, here are a few ideas to have fun with your photos: Let your personality shine! Choose your mood:- let’s face it, you’re a complicated person with many sides and many moods, and here’s your chance to share them all. Go ‘vogue’. Purse your lips; try a pout or just stick out your pierced tongue for all the world to see! Choose your background carefully! It can say a lot about you! If you’re sporty, why not pop to the tennis court in West

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How to sell your car

t might be time to bid a fond farewell to a trusty workhorse that has served you well, or you might just want to get shot of a malevolent mechanical menace you wish you’d never laid eyes on! Either way, you need to make your soon-tobe-departed car as attractive to potential purchasers as possible. Whether you’re offering the vehicle for part exchange at a dealer, taking out an ad in the classified section of your local newspaper or placing it with an online sales service, it’s important that you get maximum value to put towards your new wheels. So here are four essential tips that every seller should adhere to: Say goodbye... No, we don’t just mean get out of the driver’s seat! Inevitably, you will have enjoyed, or endured, some sort of relationship with your car. That relationship is now at an end, so it’s time to clear the dash and remove any remaining traces. Sling your CDs into that box under the stairs, remove all boiled sweets from storage areas and consign lucky charms, cuddly toys and nodding dogs to the dustbin. You may think they are hilarious, but a buyer will view them as silly items that still mark the car as yours. Clean the machine... Give the car a thorough clean, inside and out. Pay particular attention to the steering wheel, switchgear and seat adjustment controls - the first things a potential buyer is likely to touch on a test drive. Clean the inside of the windows as well as the outside to let as much light into the cabin as possible. Spending a few pounds on proper car cleaning products is a sound investment don’t be tempted to make do with washing up liquid and an old tea towel. Try to

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avoid cleaning agents with a strong smell - it makes the fact that the car has only recently been tarted up far too obvious. Brush excess grime from the engine bay but don’t be tempted to have the whole lot steam-cleaned, your engine bay should be tidy and cared for, but not too clean! Now, the boring bit... No matter how much elbow grease you expend on making the bodywork shiny and the wheels sparkling, it could all come to nothing unless you’ve put in some legwork on the paperwork. Hopefully, as a good owner you will have kept a comprehensive record of all the vehicle’s trips to the garage and will have a servicing record with plenty of reputable stamps and no blank spaces. Even if your records are incomplete, a thick pile of paper can provide buyers with valuable reassurance that they are dealing with someone who has taken care of the car and is not just selling it on after a short stint of problematic ownership. Do your homework... You are certainly not the only person currently selling a car and you’re unlikely even to be the only person in your area selling any particular model, so a little awareness of the marketplace can be a great help. One of the easiest and cheapest ways for you to find out the value of your car on the second-hand market at any one time is to find another one in the Auto Trader listings that is similar and take it from there. You can of course ask for as much as you like for your car, but unless it’s in line with the market value you will not sell it – it’s as simple as that. Good luck.

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Money Sense

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Good Financial Advice

he Panorama programme ‘Can you trust your Bank?’ highlighted some poor practices amongst several High Street Banks. My clients will be please to hear that I haven’t adopted the policy of ‘Looking into a clients eyes’ in order to obtain their Attitude to Investment Risk. I wouldn’t say that the practices highlighted are widespread and I daresay as well that if Panorama were to do something similar within the IFA world they would find a few poor advisers if they looked hard enough. Sales Culture The thing that stood out for me within the programme was the Sales Culture within High Street institutions and the targets that such Financial Advisers live with. If you go into your bank you could be asked about your credit card or your mortgage. They sell products and services. If you are happy to be sold to then they offer a convenient way of obtaining a financial product. However if you prefer Independent Whole of Market

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Financial Advice then your needs would be best served elsewhere. Feel Comfortable You need to feel comfortable discussing your personal matters with someone and you need to know that the Adviser is sufficiently qualified and will be the same person who will look after you in the years to come. This may sound obvious however Advisers within High Street Institutions have a tendency to move on and you may be left with someone else looking after you. So shop around. Dont Rush or Feel Pressured Don’t rush or feel pressured, spend time to get the right Investment or the right Pension and the right Adviser for you. Feel free to contact me Justin Stockdale of Sense Financial Solutions by telephone 07817 618823 or by e-mail justin@itmakessense. net because I am passionate about clients finances and I will help you plan for your future.

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Are you fully insured? •Some Public Liability insurance cover extends only to cover third party damage. •In some cases, this may not cover the item being worked on, should an accident/ incident occur. Do your cleaning materials contain caustic? •Caustic soda based oven cleaners are corrosive and are not suitable for use on glass, painted surfaces, ‘stay-clean’ liners, heating elements or aluminium. •Some companies may use caustic soda outside in their vans. Will I have to pay extra for cleaning my racks, trays or grill pan or VAT? •You may receive a quote to clean the oven. Shelves, racks and trays are extras •Companies must be VAT registered to charge VAT . We trust that you’ve found this information useful in helping decide which oven cleaning or oven valeting supplier to use.

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Lifestyle and Leisure

Major Oak Sports Coaching Major Oak Sports coaching are pleased to announce that their Little Acorns multi sports coaching pre-school program for children aged 18 months to 5 years old is coming to West Bridgford! Our Little Acorns sessions are split into 2 classes - Toddler classes are for children aged 18 months to their 3rd Birthday and Pre-School sessions are for children between the age of 3 and their 5th birthday. In our Toddler sessions we predominantly focus on balance, agility and co-ordination activities to develop children’s motor skills. Alongside this, we gently expose children to a range of sports to begin to build an understanding of what sport is and how it benefits them. At each of these sessions we work with 3 separate stations (Movement, Striking and Throwing). Various sporting equipment is available for children to explore and play with. These sessions require parental participation.

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In our Pre-school classes for children aged 3 to 5 years old, children build on these skills with the introduction of a wide range of sports. The sessions focus on developing generic sporting skills as well as essential life skills such as listening, sharing and communication. Parental participation is not required at the pre-school sessions. Classes will commence in July at the following days/times: Wednesday 12.30 – 1.15pm = West Bridgford Scout Hut (18 months – 3 years old) Wednesday 1.30 – 2.15pm = West Bridgford Scout Hut (3 – 5 years old) Saturday 11.30 – 12.15pm = Rushcliffe Leisure Centre (3 – 5 years old) The first session at all our classes is FREE. To reserve your place, please email info@ majoroakcoaching.com or visit www. majoroakcoaching.com for full details.

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5 Top tips for every budding landlord

f you’ve ever considered becoming a landlord, now could be the perfect time. There are now over 1.5m landlords in the UK and this number is continuing rise. 2011 should provide a great opportunity for property investors. 1. First impressions count Ensure the property is spotless before you show any prospective tenants around. If possible, paint the walls in neutral colours – not everyone will be a fan of bright blues or shocking pinks. Also look to invest in good-quality fixtures and fittings – they will be worth it in the long run and will give your property the edge over more crudely fitted out places. 2. Legal Requirements Before you rent out your property, you will need to obtain the following documents: Energy Performance Certificate – shows the property’s energy efficiency. It costs between £70 - £80 but is valid for ten years. Gas safety certificate – from a Corgi registered gas engineer

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3. Do the sums add up? Research the rental prices for similar properties in your area, and then assess them to make sure they are financially viable. The rent should ideally be at least 125% of your mortgage payments or between 7%-10% of the purchase price on an annual basis, to make it a sensible option. 4. Don’t over price your property It is better to have a tenant in the property for a lower rental price than to have the property empty while you are holding out for a higher figure. 5. Allow yourself to stand back You will have invested a lot of time and energy into it the property, however when you rent it out you have to look at the property like a business and run it as such. You should not allow your emotions to come into play. If you would ever like any help or advice on property rentals please contact Nick Parker at Saint Property Services on 0115 9608822 Suppliers of quality Kitchens and Bedrooms. To both the Trade and Public. Family run business. Established since 2001. Showroom open Mon-Fri. (Sat by appointment). 527 standard kitchen unit sizes in 350 door styles. Full design service. We also specialise in accessible kitchens catering for various abilities

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Across 7 Volume of knowledge (13) 8 Produces helicopter seeds (8) 9 Remains (4) 10 Evolve (7) 12 Body part (5) 14 Dodge (5) 16 Present a ticket (5-2) 19 Prison (4) 20 Blanket (8) 22 Waiting area (9,4) Down 1 Resentment (4) 2 Revolve (6) 3 Potent fizzy drink (7) 4 Binge (5) 5 Peddler (6) 6 Educated elite (8) 11 Photographic tool (8) 13 Course woolen fabric (7) 15 Persistent (6) 17 Waldorf salad component (6) 18 Pier (5) 21 Dung (4)

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Gone to Seed!

ardening is a hobby and, after a while, most people with hobbies find themselves experimenting. They get a bit creative and want to see if they can do something on the cheap, or for free, or simply find to out whether it’s possible to do something just for the simple pleasure of trying. Seed collecting falls into this category for me. Most seeds are not particularly expensive to buy, so why would I or anyone else want to collect our own? Well I can’t speak for anyone else, but I get a real buzz from collecting seed, knowing that I can perpetuate a favourite plant without any outside involvement. Sometimes I’ll collect seed with a fair degree of certainty that I’ll be able to raise hundreds of little seedlings, and sometimes I do it for the challenge, as not all seeds are easy to propagate. If you want to have a go at seed collecting (and be warned, it’s a highly addictive pastime) then here are a few tips. You will need: Large paper bags I had real problems locating these until I remembered eBay. I bought 100 large bags for around £3. Plastic bags won’t do as they retain moisture and cause the seeds to develop fungus or go mouldy. Felt pen - for labelling. This is important as you will forget what you’ve collected even if you think you won’t!

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Box or trug - for carrying the bags of seeds around the garden. Small pair of scissors or secateurs – for snipping the heads. Choose a dry day with little or no wind. Select a healthy, pest and disease-free plant with seedpods which look as though they’re about to split. Label a paper bag (it’s much easier to do this first) then cut off the seedhead and turn it upside down into the bag. Place the bag into a dry place and wait for the seeds to ripen. Check regularly. When most of the seedpods have opened, tip out the contents on to a dry surface and separate all the seeds from any remaining bits of pod. Store the clean seeds in a small, labelled paper bag or envelope, in a cool dry place until ready to be used. Easy seeds to collect and grow Nigella damascena (love-in-the-mist) Aquilegia (ladies bonnets) Papaver (Poppy) Digitalis Purpurea (Foxglove) Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Cosmos bipinnatus (Cosmos) Lunaria annua (Honesty) You’ll soon discover many more. Happy collecting.

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Computing on the Move ast month we looked at Documents on the move, but what about the new emerging computing format – the tablet PC?

The Tablet PC has been around for a number of years. In early days it was a laptop which had a fold flat touch screen, these are still available. Next came the iPad range of devices. The iPad, and now iPad2, set the standard for the new style thin and portable tablet computing. In recent months the Andriod Honeycomb 3 software has been released which has given rise to a lot of PC manufacturers providing Tablet computing – Acer, Toshiba, Motorola, Dell, HP to name but a few. So, what does the tablet PC give me. It is not to be thought of as a main computer replacement, but more of an extension to it. Their functionality sits somewhere between the laptop/desktop computer and a smart phone. They typically

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There is a great atmosphere amongst the traders, you can regularly see them nip into each others’ shops to support each other. Ash from Signature buys his fish from Paolo’s, his meat from Brumpton and his vegetables from Slades. Mark from Taste picks up some of his ingredients

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Visiting shopping streets up and down the country makes me appreciate how fortunate we are to have such a wide variety of quality independent businesses on our doorstep. Even some of the produce comes from only a few streets away. Taste on Clumber Road has a daily fresh supply of home made cakes and cup cakes, locally grown lettuces and home made chutneys and relishes whereas Steve Brompton, the butcher rears his meat on his in farm Cotgrave. Cheeses, cordials and honey sourced locally can be found in the Tall Frog and Canterbury’s and for local ales visit Bipin of the Clumber Road Off licence.

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West Bridgford Dramatic Society

est Bridgford Dramatic Society’s final production of the season is comprised of two short, light-hearted plays – The Revival written by Edward Murch and The Droitwich Discovery by Nick Warburton. The production will take place at The Studio Theatre, Stamford Road, West Bridgford (down path between the Willow Tree and the Rugby Club) on 7, 8 and 9 July. Tickets are £7 (£6 concessions) including free hot drink at the interval and are available either on line at www.wbds.org.uk and www. ticketsource.co.uk/wbds or you can call the Box Office on 07960 992196.

Absolutely no experience is necessary to join the society – just enthusiasm and a desire to help run West Bridgford’s only theatre. Turn up on a Tuesday or Saturday or ring 077866 75371.

New members are always very welcome. Every Tuesday there is a club night at the theatre from 7.45 and most Saturdays there is set-building to be done from 10.30am.

The picture shows Tim Farrow, Rob Dixon and Jacky Tivers in the Society’s May production of Copenhagen by Michael Frayn.

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Community Information 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 12th of each month. Please email dave@ spotlightlocal.co.uk or write to The Editor, Spotlight Magazine, Suite 104, 1 Hanley St, Nottingham NG1 5BL. Lady Bay Website The new Lady Bay website is now live! Please visit at www.ladybay.co.uk Calling all Crafts People Following last years’ successful craft fair, we will be holding another one on Saturday 22nd October at All Hallows Halls from 10am to 4pm. Stalls will be £12.00 each (and it is anticipated that there will be 35 in 2 large halls). If you would like to book one please contact Sylvia Wilkins 0115 9815102 or e-mail: sylvia. wilkins38btinternet.com. Free drinks will be available for all stallholders. Poppy Folk Club Sunday 17th July, 7:30pm - Vicki Swan and Jonny Dyer. The Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford. For more information and tickets, please call Dave on 07790943893, Julie and Phil on 0115 9812861 or E-mail: phil@poppyfolkclub.co.uk. For more details see the website: www.poppyfolkclub.co.uk. We are also meeting on Sunday June 19th and Sunday September 11th for a singaround / session. No meeting in August. All are welcome, everyone who wants to wil get a chance to sing or play some tunes, or people are more than welcome to come along just to listen. The ladybay karate club have classes in traditional shotokan karate at the scout headquarters in mona road,in lady bay. every monday & friday, from 7.00p.m -8.00p.m We welcome everyone from 8years to the more mature person who wishes to learn what this fascinating art has to offer.for further details please tel.01159821161 or visitour website. www.ladybaykarate.org.uk Friends of Bridgford Park need volunteers of all ages to help keep our truly beautiful amenity in really good condition. The Friends plant, clear wooded areas, help all wildlife survive and increase. We work closely with Rushcliffe Borough Council staff and take advice from Notts Wildlife Trust. We meet bi-monthly at the Civic Centre planning our ongoing work and any new projects. A summer Meadow is planned and a tree trail. We are also interested in installing a beehive. So we need people from all walks of life to join us Interested? Please contact Linda on 9819146 or Lorraine on 9816646 Female singers needed! Mirabilé, a ladies ensemble, is looking for trained/ experienced ensemble/solo singers. We are a small ensemble covering a wide range of repertoire from early music to contemporary arrangements, now under the new directorship of Roselise Gentile, a renowned conductor in Italy. We rehearse Monday evenings from 8.00-10.00pm in West Bridgford. For enquiries or audition details please contact: Alison Smith on 0115 9143510 or alisonsmith20101@hotmail.co.uk “Calling Rushcliffe based Artists. Would you be interested in forming a Rushcliffe Arts Group for networking, learning, mutual support and organising events? With the cooperation of Notts County Council

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Communities Dept, Rushcliffe Arts Dept and Creative Greenhouse, I am hoping to gather together a group of artists from across the borough. If the idea appeals to you, please call Robert on 0115 9747743 or email rob@zephyr-arts.com.” LINE DANCING CLASSES .. DAYTIME AND EVENINGS.....Held in West Bridgford, Radcliffe on Trent and Plumtree (Also Bakersfield and Stapleford) Suitable for beginners, improvers and entermediate levels. For further information please contact Pat on 0115 9140673. Mosaic Workshops, Edwalton Sat 10 Sept - one day workshop to make an exterior wall plaque for your garden Sat 26 Nov - a two hour workshop to make mosaic Christmas decorations Further information call 0115 9234563 www.julievernonmosaics.com ZUMBA Fitness Classes-Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves create a one of a kind fitness class that will blow you away! Suitable for all levels of fitness. Come along and party yourself into shape. Classes held TUESDAY, West Bridgford Community Hall, 6.45pm-7.45pm-contact: gemmajewel2002@ yahoo.com/WEDNESDAY, Abbey Road Primary School, 7.00pm-8.00pm. Contact: Jackie at cunningham. family1@ntlworld.com WEST BRIDGFORD ADVICE CENTRE is open every Wednesday morning from 9-30am to 12-30pm. at St Giles’ Church Hall, Stratford Rd, West Bridgford NG2 6AZ. Tel: 0115 9821475. No appointment necessary – we operate a drop in system. We can help with benefit claims, form filling, consumer, debt, and housing issues etc. HEALTH: Classes offer slow, controlled, meditative Tai Chi and Qi Gong exercises, for beginners over 50 years of age. Every Monday afternoon, St Giles Church Hall, West Bridgford. Newcomers welcome to the 1 - 2pm session. Classes also in Bramcote and Ruddington. Tel Joy Parsons on Nottm. 9743542 or visit www.taichi-joy. co.uk LADY BAY KARATE GROUP meetevery monday & friday at the scout h/q on mona road,lady bay,at 7.00 p.m.-8.00 p.m. For more information contact chris on 01159821161. SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB All Hallows Church Hall Pierrepont Road Lady Bay Meetings start at 2pm 2nd Wednesday of the Month. We have a full programme of events new members welcome. Please contact Mrs Anne Barnes Tel : 0115 914 0141 for further details THE ROTARY CLUB OF WEST BRIDGFORD meets every Wednesday 6.30pm for 7pm at the Country

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