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Spotlight on Mansfield South Contents Mansfield’s Pod 6 Be Flu Savvy 8 6 Weeks of Sport 10 Interior Design Tips 13 Quarrydale School 14 Sat Nav Savvy 16 Firework Safety 18 Mineral Make-up 22 Puzzle Page 24 An Englishman in New York 26 Community Info 30 Be Kind To Your Boiler 34 Index 38

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Mansfield’s Much Needed Pod

ansfield ‘Pod’ (activity centre) is the latest addition to Southwell Care Project’s (SCP) centres for adults with learning disabilities. The charity started out in Southwell before evolving to include a ‘Pod’ in Newark and the latest which has opened this September at the St John’s Centre in the middle of Mansfield. SCP offers courses in vital life-skills such as money management and cookery as well as broader interest activities such as crafts, singing, dancing and drama. For many clients this is central to leading a fulfilling life and, perhaps as essential as the activities, it enhances self-esteem by engaging them with members of the wider community. Whilst SCP has some employed staff, they very much depend on volunteers. These come from diverse backgrounds and include retired teachers, youngsters completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award and even mums with young children.

Taster sessions across the summer have proved that there is a need for the service in Mansfield so anyone willing to lend a hand will be roundly welcomed. Funding for SCP’s work has become more challenged with recent government cuts. Consequently, SCP has a further initiative to generate income. This is a cut flower business and associated services running out of a new centre adjacent to Brackenhurst Agricultural College near Southwell. As well as being run as a Social Enterprise, Flower Pod will offer a range of learning and recreational activities in a scenic location. Mansfield Pod can be found at the St John’s Centre, St John St, Mansfield, NG18 1QH. Contact information: Web- www.southwellcare. org Email - tracy@ or info@ or alternatively ringing Anna Joyce or Steve Shatwell – 01636 819066.


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Be Flu Savvy!

ost of us know that certain groups of people should visit the GP for a flu jab: the elderly, diabetics, asthmatics etc.

What many people don’t realise is that even if you don’t fall into one of the ‘at risk’ categories a flu jab is still a sensible precaution. You’ll have to pay, but it’s inexpensive (generally under £10) and many pharmacists administer the vaccine on their premises so you won’t have to book an appointment with your GP or take time off work. Why might an otherwise healthy person request a flu vaccine? Well, seasonal flu is a substantial and unpleasant illness, far worse than the common cold, with which it’s sometimes confused. Flu generally requires a week or so off work to recover and can trigger other conditions like bronchitis or pneumonia. The average person with flu infects one or two other people through sneezing, coughing and touch. If you work with the

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general public, in a shop for example, you are more at risk of being exposed to the virus so you might consider a flu jab a worthwhile investment. A business owner may consider the impact a week off sick would have on his business and opt to protect himself or herself for that reason. Children are much more likely to pick up and pass on bugs as they are in such close proximity to each other all day. For this reason teachers and parents might think it wise to have a jab. Flu jabs are generally safe unless you have an allergy to eggs or have had a previous allergic reaction to a shot. So discuss protecting yourself with your pharmacist today. By Sarah Davey

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Mansfield District Council is offering six sessions of each activity for just £18 as part of the Council’s Sports Development team’s Back2Sport initiative to encourage people to play sport again or try something new. The activities are suitable for people aged 16 years and over. Handball is on Mondays from 15 October from 6.30pm to 8pm at Oak Tree Leisure Centre.   Golf, provided by Mansfield Golf Club, starts on Thursday 18 October from 6pm to 7pm at Mansfield Golf Club, Jubilee Way. Basketball is on Fridays from 2 November at The Samworth Church Academy, from 8pm to 9.30pm, and is provided by Mansfield Giants Basketball Club.

Fencing, provided by TSCA Swords Fencing Club, starts on Tuesday 13 November from 7.15pm to 8.45pm at The Samworth Church Academy. Martin Cook, Sports facilitator at Mansfield District Council, said: “The Back2Sport sessions are a great opportunity for adults to take part in sport and physical activity. “They are designed for anyone of any ability who would like to try a new sport or activity or perhaps want to take it up again if they haven’t done it since school. For further details or to book a place contact Martin Cook on 01623 463 026 or email

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Minibus Handover to Local School

t was a good day at Pentagon Mansfield last week when the kids and teachers arrived to collect the new minibus for the school.

The bus will be used mainly for transporting students for sporting events hence Mr Russell Lathall, Head of physical Education, was given the keys. Quarrydale Academy originally opened in 1969 as a comprehensive school. it most recently became the most improved school in the country (based on 3 year improvement) and results continue to be above the national average. It is now over subscribed and there is a waiting list to join. One of the key featues of the Academy is its sporting prowess, and the new minibus will be a regularly used acquisition. The school have expressed their gratitude to the professional staff of Pentagon Mansfield for all of their recent help and support.


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Sat Nav Savvy

hat do Brian Blessed, Kim Cattrall and Victor Meldrew all have in common? They are all voices of sat navs!

Satellite navigation systems – or sat navs – are an invaluable aid to driving in unfamiliar areas. Gone are the days of struggling to see a tiny road in an enormous atlas as you realise you’re in the wrong lane, going the wrong way. Now you can simply type in the postcode of where you want to go and concentrate on driving, while your chosen voice gives you directions and a map of your route is shown on the screen. There is a huge range of sat nav solutions available, costing anything from a couple of pounds to several hundred. So how do you choose the right one for you? All sat navs work in the same way. The ‘magic’ comes from the network of global positioning satellites that orbit the Earth. They can lock onto the receiver in your sat nav and locate its position to within 10 metres. This position is then overlaid on to a map to reveal your location. The first decision is which of the three basic types you want to go for. Integrated sat navs are part of the car’s dashboard and are fitted by the manufacturer. They normally have the best quality screens and sound systems. They are also secure, as they can’t be removed from the car. Dedicated sat navs are fitted to the car using either a suction pad on the windscreen or a stand on the dashboard. A lead into the car’s cigarette lighter provides the power. Their big advantage is that you can use them in any car. However, they are very popular with


thieves, so you must always remove your sat nav from the car when you leave and wipe away any

marks left on the windscreen. The cheapest option is an app for a smart phone. Bear in mind, though, that the quality may not be as good as other options. You will also have to buy a holder so you can see your phone as you drive, and you may need an in-car charger. It’s then a case of investigating the additional services that sat navs can offer, and trying out a few. Many will calculate how long your journey is likely to take and let you know of any traffic problems up ahead. You can also use them to locate nearby facilities such as petrol stations and restaurants. Finally, check the cost of software and map updates, and maps of other countries that you may need to download from the manufacturer’s website. And remember, sat-navs are not infallible and should not be a replacement for common sense. If the road suggested looks too narrow, dangerous or apparently cuts through someone’s front garden, choose another route! By Alex Brown

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Firework Safety and Etiquette

osting and planning a party can be stressful, what with checking there’s enough food and drink to go around and organising the entertainment. Fireworks are a brilliant way to entertain guests, but whilst they may look pretty in the night sky, they can also be extremely dangerous. Make sure that in between shopping for party-poppers and paper plates, you also have the right safety equipment needed for your display.

Last of all, don’t forget to tell your neighbours in advance that you’re having a party so that they aren’t inconvenienced by the noise, and if your party is not on November 5th itself do not set fireworks off after 11pm as it’s against the law and you could be fined! On November 5th you have until 12 midnight. Most importantly, make sure you have fun, enjoy yourself, and stay safe! Debbie Singh-Bhatti

Gloves and eye protection are a must have, as well as a taper for setting off fireworks at arm’s length - you don’t want to burn off your eyebrows by mistake! Make sure that everybody stands well back, and do not approach fireworks that have been lit - even if they haven’t gone off – as there’s a chance they still could. Store your fireworks in a metal box, away from flames, so that your party doesn’t go off with the wrong kind of bang, and always keep a bucket of water nearby to put out sparklers safely.

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ne trend in the beauty industry that just keeps on growing is mineral make-up. Mineral makeup has been hailed as being healthier for your skin and more natural than conventional make-up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all while giving a flawless complexion. Mineral make-up should contain 100% mineral such as titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, mica and iron oxide and be free of organic dyes, preservatives and fragrance. Based on the purity of these ingredients, mineral make-up is a great option if you suffer from skin sensitivity. Because titanium dioxide and zinc oxide have anti-inflammatory properties, certain mineral make-up can have a calming effect, particularly important if you suffer from inflammatory problems such as rosacea or acne.


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An Englishman in New York

t’s not just the accent that gives away An Englishman in New York; it’s everything he says. That idiomatic language, those strange turns of phrase… British English sticks out like a sore thumb. But don’t fret. Because if I can rework an old joke from Frasier, the Americans have always had an ear for our tongue! In fact, it’s just been announced that British language is infiltrating the USA faster than a rat up a drainpipe. So who’s responsible? Well, Doctor Who, for one. The huge success of Doctor Who, Downton Abbey and Top Gear have all helped fill an increasing appetite for Brit-speak, stateside. Oh, and we can thank JK Rowling for giving the Americans a ‘snog’ and for reacquainting them with ‘ginger’.


Topping eh? While it’s alarming to think that anyone, anywhere might look up to Jeremy Clarkson as a purveyor of Britishness, it’s heartening to hear that, far from being eroded by endless Americanisms as we’d feared, British language is actually holding its own. The way we talk is such a big part of our national identity, and the words we use are our closely guarded pillars of Britishness. So every time an American derides something for being “twee” or decides to “chat someone up” we should be chuffed to bits! Christopher Lomas Chris can be contacted at Clear Comms Copywriting t: 01636 918085 m: 07716 433078

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he popular Thoresby Sunday Market is the largest outdoor Sunday Market in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire regions. We have over 100 stalls with a vast range of products including clothing, children’s toys, fresh meat, household goods, plants, refreshments, catering, street food and much much more. Entrance is only 50p per adult with children, pensioners and car parking all free of charge. However, have you ever considered becoming a market trader, being your own boss and working for yourself in a vibrant and dynamic environment? In the current challenging economic climate, markets are again proving popular with public throughout the UK seeking bargains and a unique, friendly shopping experience. Whether you are an existing retailer wanting additional sales or a new independent retailer looking to start out, Thoresby Sunday Market represents a low cost, low risk platform to sell your products, develop your business and reputation along with obtain exposure to a wider audience.

What do you need to trade on Thoresby Sunday Market? A stall or tent such as a pop up gazebo. Why not grab attention with some flags and bunting around your stall? Your products to sell A completed Thoresby Market application form (either complete on the day or in advance) Public Liability Insurance Proof of name and address


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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 Berry Hill, Rainworth and Blidworth area; copy deadline is the 25th of each month. Please email Dance? Me? Music? Michael Buble, Amy Winehouse, Lady GaGa? ..... like them and dance to them. Learn every Tuesday night at Rainworth Miner’s Welfare. This is a PARTNER DANCE which is easy. Our lessons show you a dance which is a simplified mix of all the styles you have heard of. It’s simple and can be danced to most types of music. Bring both your left feet. No need to take a partner, they are already there !!! Get Sociable and Get Fit. Rainworth Miner’s Welfare. Tuesdays 1930 to 2230. 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 Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood MP Advice Surgeries 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 LLoyd schools of Taekwon-do For all ages from 4-70, families welcome to train together and get fit All instructors are fully qualified, CRB checked, first aid trained and insured Build self confidence and make new friends Classes available 7 days a week throughout the local area web: email: tel: 01773 819824 First lesson free Music and Culture Night at the Black Bull Blidworth every Monday eve from 8pm Music is mainly folk but all types of musicians are welcome Performance poets and storytellers also wlecome And of course - an audience! Free entry - a raffle is usually held for a couple of items to be won Dance Fanatic School of Dance Based in RAINWORTH VILLAGE HALL. Small and friendly all ages and abilities welcomed. Ages range from 3 through to adults and styles include Ballet technique, Gym dance, Freestyle and Street. . One to one tuition also available. Annual show, exams and is a ADFP competitive school. I.D.T.A and A.D.F.P registered, fully insured and crb checked. More info contact kerri mason on: 07849549291/ dancefanatic@ Zumba Blidworth Miners Welfare, Mansfield Road, Blidworth, Notts Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.00pm £3 per session All abilities welcome also St Andrews Mission Hall, The Crescent, Blidworth, Notts, NG21 0SE Sunday 6.30pm -7.30pm £3 per session All abilities welcome

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Opening September Places available for 0-5 year olds *Free sessions for 2, 3 & 4 year olds Professional, affordable and flexible child care to meet your needs

Hilltop Day Nursery is located on Crow Hill Drive which is a quiet conservation area. Coming towards Mansfield Town Centre, turn left opposite Tesco on Chesterfield Road (A6009). Follow the road round to the top of the hill and you will see us on the right hand side. We specialise in childcare for children aged 0-5 years and provide high quality care in a stimulating environment in which your child can learn and develop to meet their full potential, supported by qualified caring and professional staff.

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oilers, like cars, can run for years without being serviced, but if they aren’t checked regularly it could be costly in the long run. Boilers are subject to gradual wear and tear and if minor problems are left unchecked they could lead to major damage, hefty repair bills and even boiler replacement. An annual service takes about an hour and should be carried out by a fully qualified Gas Safe engineer, who will calibrate the boiler and check for leaks and soot build ups. The result will be a boiler that is operating efficiently and safely – and saving you money because it is using less energy!

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Index of Advertisers Aerials 1st Astral Aerials...................27 Beauty East Midland Laser...............37 Salon 68................................36 Alexsa...................................22 Classic Hair...........................34 Mansfield Electrolysis & Laser......31 Blinds Best Blinds............................31

Bridal Wear Angela Jane.........................19 Carpets and Flooring Carpet Bargain Centre...........3 Children White Post Farm...................35 Hilltop Nursery......................33 Ghost Promotions.................36 Electrical Rob Davies...........................27 EMI Electrical..........................7 Estate Agents Eazi Move.............................39 Fencing Steve Horsnall......................11 Funeral Directors W S Ingham..........................29

Furniture Progressive Furnishings.......21 Sliding Door Wardrobes.......20 Suite Designs.......................27 Garden Services Steve Horsnall......................13

Golf Riverbank Golf.....................14 Jewellery Actons....................................7 Joinery John Skelton.........................19 Keep Fit Mansfield Karate....................8 Kitchens & Bathrooms Interior Design Bureau...........9 Royale Cuisines.....................2 Impressions..........................25 Kitchen World........................5 Leather Repair Furniture Clinic.......................4 Leather Better.......................11

Markets Thoresby Market..................28

Motoring Mansfield Van Hire...............31 Pentagon Mansfield.............15 Menswear Clement Taylor......................19

Painting & Decorating Lee Wright............................38

Pets Dial a Dog Wash..................18 Mansfield Aquatics..............23 Sheps Dog Training.............17

Plumbing MCK.....................................32 Gas Care..............................26 Property Maintenance Abbey Drives.......................11 AHM Installations...................8 Sanctuary Home Imp...........25 Restaurants & Bars Browns................................40 Roofing Fletcher Roofing..................27 Sign Makers City Signs.............................12 Social Media Simon Hamer.........................7 Soft Furnishings Complete Curtains...............11

Atmospheric Interiors..........13

Stairlifts Liftec....................................10 Waste Removal Bag-It.....................................9 Windows and Doors Cloudy2Clear.........................1

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