PEOPLES Issue 52 July/August 2017
THE NUMBER ONE LIFESTYLE MAG FOR GRIMSBY AND CLEETHORPES
TEETHBRIGHT For a brighter smile LINCS VWA The engine tuning specialists HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS Fill your home with colour
KINGSWAY TYRES Tyres and so much more SHIRE CARE HOMES A warm and welcoming atmosphere
STYLISH AND CONTEMPORARY
New homes at Humberston Meadows
Landscaping Lawn Care Tree Work Fencing Hedges Garden Aid offer a wide range of gardening services including landscaping, fencing, weed control, lawn care, general maintenance and all types of tree work. We also donate 10% of our profits to Age Care Development Uganda, a charity which takes care of elderly people in the Kyenjojo district. So when you use Garden Aid not only does your garden look great but you really are helping to care for two communities.
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The Chester Electric Bed from Kelcol Sleepwell for the best night’s sleep you’ve had in ages!
ONLY £799 The Chester Electric bed from the Sleepwell beds range offers the ultimate in comfort at a price that you can afford. It has a quality foam mattress finished with a high level of quilting for a more luxurious sleep, the Chester can be adjusted to suit your requirements thanks to its unique five fold frame so you can be sure of a great night’s sleep every time.
Features include: • Pocket sprung mattress • High level quilting • Five fold adjustable frame • Low power consumption handset • Easy to use • Designed for comfort • Beech wooden legs • Ash corner blocks for added strength • Choice of elegant headboards
Why not call into our showroom and remind yourself just how comfortable a bed can be!
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The sun is shining in the sky, there ain’t a cloud in sight. As you may have guessed we went to see Jeff Lynne last week in Hull. What a great show. There are pictures on our Facebook page. In this issue we’ve got some ideas on how to combine colours to brighten up your home, a report and pictures from the Radio 1 Big Weekend and a picture feature from Armed Forces Day 2017 in Cleethorpes. Hope you’re having a great summer, we certainly are and we’ll see you in six weeks for the start of winter.
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In The Know
Whatâ€™s going on in your area?
Big Woolly Weekend
Knitting up a storm for the Jo Cox Foundation
Fall back in love with your high street
Make the most of the evenings that never end
Best Of British
Living In Colour
Standing The Test Of Time
The Best Party Ever
Images from Armed Forces Day 2017 Begone dull white and beige and magnolia Local businesses you can trust Get yourself out in the wolds this weekend! The peoples goes to the Radio 1 Big Weekend
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TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR NHS STARS
ave you had a good experience from your local NHS? Would you like to thank a particular member of staff or even a whole team who did their best to look after you? Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust is seeking nominations for the ‘Patient’s Choice’ award category at its annual staff awards ceremony, Our Stars 2017. At the event, staff who go above and beyond for their patients will be recognised and celebrated. The most coveted award on the night is the one chosen by patients and the public. Simon Dunn, people and organisational development lead, explains: “Each year we hold a special event to celebrate those staff members who add that extra sparkle to our patients’ experience with us. Whether it was someone clinical who provided you with exceptional care or another member of our team who contributed to making your visit a positive one, we want to hear from you.” “We’re inviting nominations from patients and their loved ones for the Patient’s Choice award so we can recognise those individuals and teams
who have made a real difference to patients and their families. “So whether it was a nurse, doctor, cleaner, therapist, consultant, volunteer, porter, receptionist, catering staff member, or someone else, if a member of our team has made a difference to you this is your chance to say ‘thank you’.” Last year’s winner was the whole team on ward C1 Holles at Grimsby hospital. Members of the team are pictured above, receiving the award. The patient who nominated them said: “My mother received excellent care at the end of her life on C1 Holles ward. As a nurse with over 40 years’ experience and having spent over 12 hours a day with my mother for the two week period she was receiving care in the hospital, I
am well placed to observe and show appreciation for such outstanding care. It really was some of the best nursing care I have seen.” If you have been a patient or visitor at Scunthorpe, Grimsby or Goole hospitals you can nominate a staff member, clinical or non-clinical, in one of the following ways: Go to the Trust website at www.nlg. nhs.uk/about/awards Email firstname.lastname@example.org Call 03033 302743. Please provide your name, contact number, the name of the staff member, the area they work in and the reason for the nomination. The winner of the Patient’s Choice award, will be revealed at the Our Stars 2017 event at the Baths Hall on Friday 10th November.
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IN THE KNOW
the big woolly weekend
KNITTING UP A STORM FOR A REALLY IMPORTANT CAUSE!
A Good Yarn
Needles were clicking and some excellent coffee and cakes enjoyed when Riverhead Coffee played host to The Big Woolly Weekend in its shops in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The Weekend was sponsored by wool manufacturers Bergere de France, who also supplied yarns for the event, and local organisation was courtesy of Nic Till of Riverhead Coffee and Kate Roberts of A Good Yarn. The end product of everybody's hard work was a copious supply of knitted bunting which was used to decorate the venues for the Jo Cox Get Together festivities over the following weekend, commemorating the loss of one of our bravest and best loved politicians.
A Good Yarn is a wool shop and so much more! It’s also a hub for everyone who loves knitting, whether they’re beginners or more experienced. There are knitting and crochet workshops, a regular crochet and knit club and a range of monthly activities which have covered techniques including lace knitting and finishing techniques. Kate Roberts is the owner and she’s a dedicated knitter with a real passion for her craft who likes nothing better than Good Yarn stocks fantastic brands to suit helpingAnewcomers to learn the basics all pockets and projects but it is more then so whether you’re novice oris an just your averageawool shop. It alsoexpert a place there’s tosure to be something for you be delighted, inspired, encouraged and at Try our knitin and natters, classes, A Goodsupported. Yarn - just pop and have a workshops and drop-ins to learn newlet’s things, chat with Kate and her team and share ideas and simply enjoy working on get those clicking. yourneedles projects with other like minded people.
Cambridge St, Cleethorpes 01472 508707 www.agoodyarn.co.uk
We’re pleased to announce that we’re moving to new premises in September and even more pleased that they’re just across the street at 50 Oole Rd. We’ll still stock your favourite brands and we’re sure that A Good Yarn will continue to be a place to be delighted, inspired, encouraged and supported - a real community of yarn workers!
TIME TO CELEBRATE!
You are invited to join us at the opening of our new shop at 50 Oole Rd Cleethorpes
Saturday 2nd September
IN THE KNOW
If you’re a local independent business owner then welcome to
t The Peoples we’re well aware that the key to the success of the local economy is local business so we were excited to hear about a new local business campaign coming our way soon. Organised by Nic Till from Riverhead Coffee and marketing expert Debs Cooper the Totally Locally campaign aims to promote the local economy by making us fall back in love with our high streets. Totally Locally isn’t a government scheme. It’s a grass roots movement aimed at helping local businesses make the best of themselves by co-operating with other local businesses, because they’re all independent but interconnected. Independent businesses are the bedrock of our communities, and when they thrive they create real jobs, cohesive towns and strong economies. How so? Well imagine picking up a pork pie for your lunch. If you buy a
local made pie from a local shop, a big part of your money is passed on to the local pie maker. The shop employs a local accountant or even a decorator. In turn the pie maker who sources his meat from a local farm spends a big percentage of his money with the farmer. The farmer then spends some of his money at his local garage, the garage owner then… well, you get it. With each step, around 80% of each spend goes into the local economy. So in effect the money that stays within the local area gets more and more. Local independent businesses are far more likely to use other local firms than any of the big national giants would – it’s what makes them tick. If you’re a local business owner and you’d like to get involved in Totally Locally then have a look at the TotallyLocallyNELincs Facebook group. There’s a big launch coming up soon and we’ll see you there!
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IN THE KNOW
GLOW IN THE PARK MAKES A WELCOME RETURN FOR 2017!
unners and walkers are urged to put the date in their diary for this year’s Glow in the Park event. More than 1,400 people took part last year and people are being urged to sign up soon to avoid disappointment for the 2017 event. The event is in aid of the Little Lives Fund run by The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity of Grimsby hospital which supports women and children’s services across Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS. People who register can run, walk, jog or dance their way round the action packed 5k course as they travel through six fun zones where they will experience light shows and obstacles. It’s all taking place at the Meridian Showground on Saturday 25th November. Gates will open at 5.30pm and the fun starts at 7pm. There will be a pay bar along with UV face painting stand and fun fair, if it doesn’t rain. Lauren Alexander, HTF community champion, said: “I am delighted that Glow in the Park is returning to Cleethorpes with this great event. The turnout last year was fabulous so we hope people will sign up soon to avoid disappointment. The event is open to all ages and abilities from ageing amblers to sprightly sprinters. It is all about having fun and raising as much money as we can at the same time.” Glow in the Park registration goes live on 1st July 2017 and you can sign up at www.glowinthepark. co.uk. If you wish to do online fundraising you can create a page on www.justgiving.co.uk by searching for The Health Tree Foundation. You need to tick that you are taking part in an event and pick ‘Glow in the Park Lincolnshire’. For more information please contact Lauren Alexander on 03033 330415, 07841 024814 or lauren. email@example.com
AND THE COLOUR RUN IS BACK TOO!
t was one of our favourite events of last year and we’re over the moon to hear that Cleethorpes Colour Run will be at the Meridian Showground on Saturday 10th September. You can find details of how to enter at the event Facebook page or at www.eventbrite.co.uk. The run will start from 11am, with registration open from 10am and warm-up from 10.30am. It’s an untimed 5k race which can be run, jogged, danced, skipped or hopped. It’s not about the time it’s about having fun whilst being blasted with colour at different intervals along the course. Fantastic for all the family!
IN THE KNOW A comedy triple bill comes to the Caxton Theatre The Baroque Theatre Company are on tour with their Comedy Triple Billi and they’ll be at the Caxtons on July 29th for one night only. The show features three short plays in one hilarious evening from an all female cast. More information from www.caxtontheatre.com.
Grimsby Town Hall Heritage Open Days
Grimsby Town Hall will be open to the public on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September from 10am-4pm as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. Visitors will get the opportunity to view the Council Chamber, Assembly and Banqueting Rooms and there’ll also be free entry to the Time Trap Museum, set in the old cells below the Town Hall.
There’s going to be an awful lot of fun happening at Grimsby Rugby Club on Saturday 29th July when they host a family fun day in aid of the SSAFA, the UK’s oldest national armed forces charity. There’ll be martial arts, music, dance, pony rides, canine agility shows, military vehicles and a whole lot more! Check their Facebook advert for more details. The event runs from 10am until 5.30pm and admission is free.
Operation Phoenix rises! Cleethorpes 1940s weekend
There’s going to be lots of dressing up and plenty of good old fashioned fun when the Cleethorpes 1940s weekend makes a welcome return on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August. It will be time to get your glad rags (and your uniforms) on and head down to Meridian Park for great live entertainment, re-enactments, military vehicles and plenty more. Pip Pip.
Lots of fun to raise money for the SSAFA!
TICKETS FOR OCEAN COLOUR SCENE AND THE FRATELLIS AT ZEBEDEE’S YARD IN HULL Two great bands performing together as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations. We’ve got a pair of tickets as prizes and you know the drill by now. Go to our Facebook Page and like or comment on this image to be in the draw.
Here’s a super easy way to cook gorgeous JCS salmon. Perfect for al fresco dining with new potatoes, salad and a crisp and refreshing glass of something white and sparkling.
Salmon Parcels Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Serves: 2 Skill level: Easy
Preheat the oven to 200˚C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Cut two large tin foil squares (they need to be big enough to hold the salmon fillets and be folded over.) Place the salmon in the centre of the foil and drizzle over with oil. Top with the chilli, garlic, lemon and rosemary (or other herbs) and a grind of black pepper. Wrap the foil around the fish to form a secure parcel and place on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes until the salmon is cooked through or alternatively crank up the barby and cook outdoors. Serve in the foil or transfer to a serving plate with the juices poured over.
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SUM MER NIGHTS
MAKE THE MOST OF THOSE HAZY, CRAZY, LAZY EVENINGS It’s that time of the year again, when the sun shines all day and the evenings seem to go on forever. Whether you fancy some fine dining, or something a little more exotic, or you like to dance the night away the world’s your lobster. And if you’d rather gets some friends round, power up the hot tub and stick some salmon on the barby, well that’s a good plan too. So have a great summer while it lasts and we’ll see you again in the rainy season. Situated on the A1173 on the outskirts of Stallingborough village, just 8 miles from Humberside International Airport, 5 miles from the ports of Grimsby and Immingham, 40 mins from Hull and 50 minutes from Lincoln.
AT STALLINGBOROUGH GRANGE If you’re looking for a memorable dining experience, that’s what you’ll find in our relaxed and intimate restaurant. Overlooking the Koi Pond and gardens you will feel the welcoming atmosphere of the oak panelling and beautiful fireplaces. Our menus offer a wide selection of traditional and modern cuisine all carefully prepared by Head Chef Daniel Blow and his team. Our menus change seasonally using only the highest quality ingredients and locally sourced suppliers are used where possible. A delightful Round the World wine list accompanies our menus. For a more informal dining experience our Thatchers lounge offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for catching up with friends and family or hosting an informal meeting with a pot of tea or coffee. A delicious snack and lighter menu is available daily. Catch up with the sport on our TV or just sit and read the complimentary newspapers which are available, along with free WIFI enabling you to work, shop and stay connected. RESTAURANT OPENING TIMES Monday – Saturday 12pm – 2pm 6pm– 9.30pm Sunday 12pm – 9.00pm THATCHERS INN Monday - Sunday 11am - 11pm
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Riby Road, Stallingborough DN41 8BU
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ARMED FORCES DAY
British best of
Armed Forces Day 2017 gave us the chance to enjoy the sunshine while saluting our military men and women. A fantastic day for everyone. See you next year!
Sweet Indulgence are stockists of traditional Amy Smith fudge, made in the old fashioned way in copper boiling pans to a time honoured recipe using no artificial preservatives. With its smooth consistency and creamy flavour Amy Smith fudge will be a firm favourite for anyone with a sweet tooth! We also now stock a fantastic alternative to sugary sweets genuine Spanish Tiger Nuts. Suitable for vegetarians, vegans & coeliacs Tiger Nuts are a real taste of the past and they’re good for you too!
Sweet Indulgence it’s time to give your sweet tooth a treat All your favourites everyday!
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All your favourites every day including dairy, sugar, gluten and gelatin free sweets and chocolate, plus a huge selection of all the wonderful flavours you remember from your childhood!
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Belgian Chocolates Handmade Fudge Tray Toffee Sweet Buffets Sweet Gifts Jarred Sweets Children’s Party Bags and Cones * Decade Boxes 1930s-1990s
ARMED FORCES DAY
“another great Armed Forces Day in Cleethorpes. It’s a real honour to be involved and to be cheering on our soldiers, sailors and airmen and women” Kath Twinkle
TWINKLES FANCY DRESS 01472 200127
ARMED FORCES DAY
Armed Forces Day Cleethorpes 2017
ALL PRESENT & CORRECT ARMED FORCES DAY 2017
ARMED FORCES DAY
Big news from Home Is Where The Heart Is. We’re excited to announce that we’re moving to number 4 Wellowgate in mid August! Come and pay us a visit and check out our great new shop!
Hme is where the heart is 25 Wellowgate, Grimsby DN32 0RA 07720 243075
HOUGH’S of Lincolnshire RUNNERS UP AT THE BRITISH COACH TOURISM AWARDS 2017 Why not take a break before our great British Summer comes to an end on one of our amazing trips? They range from seaside resorts to Scottish Lochs, Gardens to Stately Homes and we even have an outstanding value holiday to the beautiful Rhine region of Germany.
BUCKETS & SPADES IN SCARBOROUGH 4 nights DBB at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough. Excursions to Whitby and free time in Scarborough. Calling at Pickering and Beverley en route. 5 days Children aged 12 and under £199 when per person sharing with 2 full SRS £60 paying passengers.
HISTORY & HIGHLIGHTS OF STRATFORD
3 nights DBB at the 4* Mercure Walton Hall Hotel. Includes River Avon cruise, free time in 4 days Stratford and admission to Sulgrave Manor, inc house & garden tour per person SRS £60 with tea/coffee and cake.
DENBIGHSHIRE, ARLEY HALL & CHESTER
4 nights DBB at the Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold. Inc admission to Arley Hall & Gardens 5 days with guided tour and Ruthin Gaol. Free time in Ruthin and Mold plus per person an excursion to Chester.
RHS WISLEY GARDENS & KEW
2 nights DBB at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow. Includes admission into RHS Wisley Gardens & the Royal Botanic Gardens 3 days Kew & Kew Palace. Free time en route in per person Oxford.
£229 SRS £48
OBAN & THE WESTERN LOCHS 4 nights DBB at the Royal Hotel, Oban. Excursions to Fort William, Isle of Seil and free time in Oban.
£349 per person SRS £60
A WEEKEND IN LONDON
2 nights DBB at the Holiday Inn M4 Jct 4, free transfers to and from the hotel into central London, giving you the 3 days opportunity to explore our per person fabulous capital city.
£199 SRS £40
For more information about any of our holidays & day trips, or if you would like a free copy of our full colour 2017 brochure just give us a call on 01472 601088
4 nights DBB at the Country House Hotel, Didsbury. Includes excursions to Southport, Liverpool and Chester. Calling 5 days at Salford Quays on the outward journey per person and Leeds on the SRS £60 return.
11 ROLLING BACK THE YEARS 4 nights DBB at the Lion Hotel, Criccieth. Excursion to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, visit the Victorian resort of Llandudno, entrance into the Home Front Museum, ride on one of the trains at the Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog Railway, free time in Criccieth, voucher for Cadwaladers Ice Cream & nostalgic entertainment each 5 days evening from the 50s & 60s. Get your bobby socks on and jive the night away!
£299 per person
FANTASTIC DAY TRIPS SLEDMERE HOUSE 25th July - £23 (inc adm)
17 ROMANCE OF THE RHINE 1 night B&B, 4 nights DBB at the Hotel Wagner in Kamp Bornhofen. Excursions to Cochem, Rudesheim, Linz am Rhine & Koblenz. Welcome Schnapps on arrival, porterage, 3 course set dinner menu, wine tasting one evening, musical entertainment on two evenings, BBQ or buffet for one evening at dinner & free wine, beer, soft 6 days drinks (selected brands) or tea & coffee between 8.00pm – 9.00pm each evening. Ferry crossings Dover/Calais
£339 per person SRS £32
SHORT BREAKS AT GREAT PRICES! CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE GIVE US A CALL OR POP IN FOR YOUR FREE COPY OF OUR CURRENT BROCHURE!
YORK 1st August - £14 NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM ALREWAS 16th August - £15 BURNBY HALL GARDENS, POCKLINGTON WITH NEW YORK DANCE BAND 20th August - £18 BEVERLEY 23rd August - £13 BOLTON FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 27th August - £15 LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK, FRISKNEY 30th August - £23
Hough’s of Lincolnshire your first choice for coach holidays, city breaks and days out
80 Middlethorpe Rd, Cleethorpes DN35 9PR
PORN AND PREJUDICE SAVING THE STATELY HOMES OF ENGLAND? Alan Bennett has form with the heritage industry (since 1980’s classic Enjoy) and in People he revisits this fertile ground for satire but this time instead of a council house it’s a stately pile that comes under the acquisitive gaze of the National Trust. As the residents argue about whether or not they wish to open up their home to the visiting public an alternative option emerges with the arrival of a film crew, there to shoot a blue movie. There’s a visiting bishop on the loose too. And cue the laughter .... More information at www.caxtontheatre.com. Tickets can be purchased via the website or from NELC Tourist Information Centres on 01472 323111
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 15th July to Saturday 22nd July BOEING BOEING written by Marc Camoletti directed by Brian Blakey Saturday 29th July COMEDY TRIPLE BILL presented by the Baroque Theatre Company Saturday 2nd September to Saturday 9th September PEOPLE Written by Alan Bennett Directed by Jane Stolworthy
Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October INTENT TO MURDER Written by Leslie Sands Directed by Steve Skipworth Saturday 25th November to Saturday 2nd December TREASURE ISLAND A CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME Written by Robert Till Directed by Robert Till
AND LOTS MORE GREAT SHOWS ON THE WAY IN
FREE SECURE PARKING FOR CAXTON’S MAIN THEATRE PRODUCTIONS ON ORWELL STREET CAR PARK
C A X T O N T H E A T R E
ARE YOU TIRED OF WHITE WALLS? LIVE YOUR LIFE IN GLORIOUS
It doesn’t seem to long ago that minimalism was de rigeur. White walls. White floors. White furniture. A little bit of oatmeal to liven things up. Remember those days fondly? No. We didn’t think so. Nor do we. But you’ll be glad to hear that all that nonsense has been left far behind by a massive change in fashion which has seen colour take its rightful place once again as the key element in good interior design. All of a sudden palettes and swatches are all the rage and colour is being applied not just to walls and ceilings but to every part of your home decor. So we’ve brought together some of our favourite local businesses who certainly know about style and colour and can help you give your home that up to the minute technicolour make over.
because fabulous never goes out of fashion
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Grimsby Sewing & Knitting
sewing machines | fabrics | haberdashery patterns patchworking | wool
Grimsby Sewing & Knitting 212-216 Freeman Street, Grimsby, NE Lincs DN32 9DR � 01472 343921 www.craft-fabrics.com
We’ve pointed out before that Grimsby Sewing and Knitting is one of those TARDISlike shops that seem to be bigger inside than out – well now it’s even more true because proprietors Paul and Linda Haynes have expanded their empire to include the shop next door – giving them four shop widths of space to fill with top quality haberdashery. The new shop is exclusively devoted to woolcrafts and stocks a fantastic range of yarns from top names like King Cole, Stylecraft, Woolcraft, Cygnet and Sirdar plus needles, hooks, patterns and everything you might need to get the most out of your craft. They’re always happy to give advice too, so if you’re new to the world of woolcraft just drop in one day for a chat and they’ll sort you out with all you need to get started on a project that’s affordable and achievable too!
BE BOLD WITH FABRICS When it comes to making a colourful statement in your home there’s nothing quite like your choice of fabrics to really tell people how you feel. Whether it’s colourful curtains, or stylish bedding or elegant cushions and accessories A&D Curtains has just what you need to stamp your vision on your home. They’re stockists of a wide range of top quality designs from the likes of Clarke & Clarke, Swatchbox, Iliv, Ashley Wilde, Samuel Simpson, Belfield and Bill Beaumont but our favourites are their Orla Kiely designs like the ones on the right. Just gorgeous!
make your home more beautiful with
A&D Curtains a family business est over 35 years
bespoke curtains & roman blinds free quotations, home visits available a huge range of fabrics to choose from tracks & poles, quality nets & voiles plus a lovely range of giftware! www.adcurtains.co.uk or call 01472 694118 24-26 Highgate, Cleethorpes DN35 8NR
KNIT YOUR HOME COLOURFUL! Of course the most obvious way to put that splash of colour into your home is to buy it in but let’s not forget that there are alternatives, not least of which is to make what you need. That way you don’t have to compromise on colours or designs because you can create everything just the way you choose. On these pages we’ve put together some of our favourite retailers who supply fabrics, yarn and threads plus all the machinery you could ever need for turning your home into a rainbow paradise. If your skills aren’t all they might be they’ll be happy to give advice and you’ll always know that what you’ve created is simply unique! AT FRIARY STITCH WE STOCK EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR YOUR PERFECT PROJECT INCLUDING A SUPERB SELECTION OF PATTERNS YARNS BY SIRDAR, KATIA, JAMES BRETT, KING COLE, ERICA KNIGHT
KNITTING & CROCHET LESSONS IN SMALL GROUPS
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EMBROIDERY MATERIALS GORGEOUS FABRICS INCLUDING THE ENTIRE TILDA COLLECTION - NEW FOUR TIMES A YEAR! SEWING MACHINES BY BRITTANIA AND ALFA A HUGE SELECTION OF ACCESORIES
Friary Stitch Wool & Haberdashery
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USE THE COLOUR WHEEL TO SET THINGS ROLLING So you’re thinking about giving your home the splash of colour treatment but you’re not sure where to start or you’re not clear what colours go together. You can use a colour wheel like the one on the left to help. The wheel shows you how colours are made and how they work together. First thing to notice is that on the right hand side are warm or hot colours and on the left are cool colours. If it doesn’t look that way to you then try contacting our good friends at HHS Heating! At the top and at 4 and 8 o’clock you have the primary colours yellow, red and blue. Half way between each are the secondaries - green, purple and orange, made by mixing equal quantities of the primaries. Between the secondaries are six tertiaries made by mixing a primary and a secondary. As a general rule colours which sit next to each other on the colour wheel go well together - designers call them harmonious colours. If you pick your main colour and then build a palette around it you won’t go far wrong. Colours that sit on opposite sides of the wheel are called complementaries. They go well together but in a bolder and more striking way. You could use a small amount of a complementary as an accent colour.
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STILL GIVING THE BEST VALUE IN TOWN!
Kensway Classic Blinds FIND US IN PASTURE STREET, GRIMSBY TOWN CENTRE (OPPOSITE THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON PUB) At Kensway we offer the best value in town, with prices to suit any budget. So whatever kind of blind you’ve got in mind give us a call and see what Kensway can do for you.
They say that 90% of small business startups fail within a couple of years, but there are those that last the course simply because they give great service and they’ve earned the trust of their customers. On the next few pages we’re happy to suggest a few businesses that have shown they’re capable of
STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
Independent Funeral Home 17 Chantry Lane Grimsby DN31 2LP (01472) 242783
265 Grimsby Rd Cleethorpes DN35 7HE (01472) 601498
WORRIED ABOUT FUNERAL COSTS? It’s important to say goodbye the way you want to, be it traditional, informal or something truly individual. We can help you to ensure that your wishes are carried out with dignity and sensitivity.
Fair Pricing Guaranteed Call (01472) 242783 We’re here when you need us
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STANDING THE TEST OF TIME
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Keep your home safe and warm with Home Heating Services CENTRAL HEATING INSTALLATION & REPAIR BOILER INSTALLATION & REPAIR LANDLORDS’ SAFETY CHECKS SYSTEM UPGRADES
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C.A.Norman Plumbing & Heating
C.A.Norman is a family business with an outstanding reputation for service and integrity and their commitment to customer satisfaction is second to none. Father and son team Alan and Lee are both experienced plumbers, gas fitters and boiler engineers and they also specialise in installing kitchens, bathrooms, central heating and underﬂoor heating as well as solar systems.
They’re always happy to visit and give a free, no obligation quotation and for burst pipes and other emergencies they have a 24 hour call out service. So whether you’re thinking about investing in some home improvements or you’ve got a leak in urgent need of attention give C.A.Norman a call and let them take care of the job!
Central Heating & Plumbing • Boiler Servicing & Repair • Gas Appliances Servicing & Repair Underﬂoor Heating • Gas Safe Registered Installers Solar System Installation • Bathrooms & Kitchens • Landlords’ Certiﬁcates
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CARING What does it take for a business to really make a difference for the better to peoples’ lives? Well it takes expert knowledge for a start, and top quality service and it takes the dedication and commitment to put the customer first.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Cleethorpes Mobility Centre In a competitive industry like mobility, keeping your customers happy is essential so we asked Jo at Cleethorpes Mobility Centre how important great customer service is to his business. With such a big range in store it could be quite daunting for customers. How do you go about helping people choose the right product for them?
Every customer’s needs are unique to that individual so We ask them about their needs, including what distances they plan to travel, how important comfort or size might be, their budget and whether they have any special requirements. Do you give people the opportunity to take a test drive?
Cleethorpes Mobility Centre 11-13 High Street, Cleethorpes DN35 8LA 01472 600055
www.cleethorpesmobility.com Want to make life more comfortable? A lift or stairlift can increase your
If a customer has never owned a mobility scooter before we can rent them one so they can get used to it and we deduct the hire purchase from the price of the scooter. We also offer home demonstrations. How important do you feel your follow up service is to your customers, especially with regard to servicing & repairing scooters. It’s a vital part of what we do. If there is a problem with a scooter people feel vulnerable so we ensure that we send someone out straight away.
Stairlifts & Bathlifts Lifts & Platform Lifts New & Reconditioned Straight & Curved Installed, Repaired & Maintained Repairs undertaken to any make Supplied to Trade & Public Over 35 years experience
Grimsby Lifts Ltd (01472) 210200
We are not agents We are engineers!
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Our philosophy at The Grove is simple; our residents are at the heart of everything we do.... The Grove Care Home is nestled in the leafy village of Waltham, deep in rural Lincolnshire. Designed especially for people looking for both comfort and independence in their retirement. Our residents enjoy spacious rooms with plenty of scope for them to add any personal touches they wish. With lots of opportunities to participate in a lively schedule of events and activities, residents enjoy continuing to partake in their hobbies and interests. Supported by dedicated volunteers from the village of Waltham, residents are able to keep in touch with friends and local interests.
ABOUT THE GROVE CARE HOME The Grove has 51 bedrooms designed so residents can maintain a high level of independence. - Walk-in, ensuite showers - Well-equipped kitchenettes - Residential & dementia care
CONTACT US: 01472 821 127
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GREAT FUN FOR ALL AGES AT THE GROVE CARE HOME SUMMER FAIR!
he sun shone down on the Grove Care Home in Waltham when they held their annual Summer Fair and we went down to enjoy the festivities and to take some photographs of proceedings. There was plenty of good food and drink, games, music, dancing and laughter and there was a bouncy castle for the younger members of the community. The products of the residents’ gardening and craftworking sessions were on sale and there were stalls selling a variety of hand made and donated products. A fine time was had by one and all and we’ll be heading up to the Grove again soon to see what they’ve got going on.
IN THE KNOW Local history enthusiast? Barton has an app for that. There’s an exciting array of events planned for Barton over the summer as part of the Past Forward project which aims to help uncover the hidden history of a town brimming with stories, secrets and treasures. There’s a new Barton history app and a quiz trail and in August Performance In The Park brings adaptations of The Emperor’s New Clothes on Saturday 13th and The Wizard of Oz on Saturday 27th. Heritage Open Days Weekend (7th to 10th September) will see a return of the popular Buildings With Stories guided walks plus tours, talks, workshops, theatre, music and fun for all the family. For updates on all of these activities and more, visit the Barton Tourism Partnership website - www.barton-uponhumber.org.uk.
Oklahoma alt rock duo Skating Polly at The Yardbirds There’s a great night in prospect on Sunday 30th July when Skating Polly to town. Known for their minimalist approach to music making, combining influences including Johnny Cash, Nirvana and The Ramones to create a unique sound that’s all their own.
WE PREDICT A RIDE OUT THE KAISER CHIEFS ON THE WAY TO MARKET RASEN
arket Rasen racecourse has already played host to Olly Murs this year but that’s not the end of the music at the venue because Saturday 19th August will see a performance by none other than the Kaiser Chiefs. One of the best live bands the UK has produced in the past decade, the Brit Award winning, multimillion selling band’s new album Stay
Together marks the bands sixth top 10 album and they are about to take on a UK Arena tour and play all the major festivals of Europe and beyond. The band first shot to recognition with their breakout hit I Predict A Riot followed by smashes such as Oh My God, Everyday I Love You Less and Less, Modern Way, the #1 single Ruby, Coming Home and last years Hole In My Soul and Parachute. The band’s
irrepressible frontman, Ricky Wilson, was the first coach on The Voice UK to mentor the winning acts two years in a row in 2015 and 2016. The action will kick off earlier in the day with a six race card - giving fans the chance to enjoy the thrilling drama and spectacle of top quality racing before Kaiser Chiefs take to the stage in the evening. Tickets are available from the jockey club at www. thejockeyclublive.co.uk with prices starting at £30 adult /£20 child (under 18). Please note child tickets are limited.
SPOTLIGHT ON BRIGG
BRIGG HORSE FAIR 2017 One of the highlights of the equestrian year is expecting to draw bigger crowds than usual this year, because Brigg Horse Fair is on a Saturday - August 5th to be exact. The fair will take place on the site of the former railway station and there's no ticket needed. Horses have been traded at Brigg for hundreds of years and the town's Market Charter was granted in 1204 so it's a great opportunity to see a piece of living history in action!
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At Brigg Beds you’ll find a fabulous range of beds and mattresses by some of the biggest names in the business including Limelight, Serene, Birlea, Seconique and Julian Bowen. We also stock headboards and a wide range of quality bedroom furniture. You’ll always find a warm welcome and our friendly staff will be happy to help and advise so whether your taste is traditional or you’re looking for something some contemporary style, make sure you pay Brigg Beds a visit!
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ALL SET FOR A SUMMER IN THE WOLDS AND THEN THE TOUR OF BRITAIN? It’s the time of year when riding in the Lincolnshire Wolds really comes into its own and all over the county the roads will be packed at the weekends with riders out to test themselves against some of the best cycling terrain in the country. Of course it’s all the more exciting now that we’ve got the OVO Tour Of Britain on the way and North Lincolnshire will be hosting a full stage for the first time. Stage 3 of this year’s tour is on Tuesday 5th September and starts at Normanby Hall with a finish line in Scunthorpe. If you’re interested in becoming part of any of the tour events you can find out how by visiting the website - www.tourofbritain.co.uk/about/volunteer.
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QUALITY WORK AT YOUR CONVENIENCE no job too small, no more forcing the bike into the car or waiting weeks for the work to be done give us a call for a FREE QUOTE! FR MAJOR EE QUOTES
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ettridge cycles Giant • Bianchi • Roux • Forme • Land Rover Sales • Repairs • Equipment • Clothing 100 Cromwell Road, Grimsby DN31 2DF 01472 340755 www.ettridgecycles.co.uk Mon-Tues: Closed | Weds-Thurs 9.15am-1pm & 1.30pm-5.30pm Friday: 9.15am-5.30pm | Saturday: 9.15pm-4pm
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VALKENBURG THE PERFECT EUROPEAN DESTINATION IN SUMMER OR WINTER Make the most of Europe while you can! We have two fabulous tours staying in Holland at the 3* Hotel Palanka, situated in the picturesque village of Valkenburg, within easy walking distance of the main town and attractions. The hotel offers a warm friendly welcome along with dinner, bed & breakfast and free use of leisure facilities. We’re offering a fantastic six day summer holiday and a magical five day Christmas Market break with ferry crossings Dover/Calais.
Twins Walk Raises Funds For The Newborn Intensive Care Unit
ou could have been forgiven for thinking you were seeing double when a group of local mums and dads took their babies on a sponsored walk from The Discovery Centre to the Meridian Line on Sunday 4th June. The walk was organised other parents whose the Grimsby Twins group, children have been cared a social support group for for by the unit to get parents of twins. involved and help raise Leanne Raynor, mum of 21 money. month old twins Willow and The twins group meets Myla, said: “The neonatal unit every Wednesday at the is close to all our hearts. We Riverside Surestart Centre, want to help other parents, Sorrel Road, Grimsby who like us, have spent time between 11.30am and on the newborn intensive 1pm. Anyone wanting care unit with our babies. We further information about spent nearly 10 weeks there the group can call Leanne so it feels like home.” on 07710 619456. Ryan Harper, father of nine Money from the event will week old twins Pippa and be donated to The Health Harriet, said: “You don’t Tree Foundation (HTF). know what goes on behind Its Little Lives fund gives the doors until you need money to the newborn the services. The nurses intensive care unit to help are there throughout. One make a difference to local day, Kirsty, my wife was parents and their babies really poorly so was not by granting wishes. If you able to see the girls so the would like to organise nurses took photos and your own fundraising printed them out to show event please contact her at her bedside. The little Lauren Alexander on things they do mean a lot.” 03033 304514 or lauren. The group is calling on email@example.com
VALKENBURG & THE BELGIAN ARDENNES 6 days – 6th August - £369 Excursions include the historic city of Aachen, the picturesque town of Monschau and a scenic drive in the beautiful Belgian Ardennes. Free time to explore the bustling town of Valkenburg too. VALKENBURG CHRISTMAS MARKET 5 days – 19th November - £309 Includes two days to explore Valkenburg and the spectacular magical caves which house the largest and oldest underground Christmas Market in Europe. Our visit also coincides with the Christmas Fairytale Parade with a procession of illuminated Christmas floats and fabulous costumed dancers through the streets of Valkenburg.
Hough’s of Lincolnshire
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80 Middlethorpe Rd, Cleethorpes DN35 9PR
DRIVERS NEEDED TO HELP SUPPORT ISOLATED CITIZENS A new voluntary transport scheme in North East Lincolnshire is looking to recruit more volunteer drivers from the local community to help support isolated residents. Organisations in the area are working together with the North East Lincolnshire Total Transport Partnership to create a transport scheme that covers the whole of NE Lincs, building on the success of other schemes in the area. The scheme is being set up by Age UK among
others and will support isolated residents and those who are unable to access public transport services. Drivers are needed to drive minibuses and to use their own cars to transport people to health appointments and social activities or to deliver meals and small pieces of equipment. Volunteer car drivers use their own vehicles and are paid at 45p per mile for each journey they make. All drivers will be DBS checked, receive training and can identify the times that they are available to suit their own commitments. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Carole Foster, Administrator/Support Worker or any of the team at HWRCC by telephoning (01652) 637700 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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WELCOME TO THE BEST PARTY EVER! THE PEOPLES GOES TO
From the top left: Anne-Marie, Little Mix, Emeli Sande, Lorde, JP Cooper, Kings Of Leon, James Arthur, Zara Larsson, Rag‘n’Bone Man Facing page: Katy Perry
magine the best party you ever went to. Perfect venue. Great music over four stages. Excellent food. Add in some fairground rides and your favourite radio personalities to make the whole thing go with a swing. Arrange it so it’s free admission (albeit with some minor ticketing and transport expenses). Then arrange for the sun to shine like it’s never going to stop. Add that all together and you’ve pretty much got the Radio 1 Big Weekend which this year came to Burton Constable Hall, just outside Hull, as part of the City of Culture Celebrations, and in the opinion of many, the highlight of the whole cultural shebang. The Peoples was lucky enough to shushed by everyone around him. get an invite and we were treated It was a day dominated by pop and to fabulous performances by the all the better for it. I don’t get to likes of Little Mix, Rita Ora, Lorde, Kasabian, Imagine Dragons, Rag’n’Bone Man, Haim and of course the headliners, Kings of Leon and Katy Perry. What more could you wish for? Well Alt-J, Biffy Clyro, Emeli Sande, Clean Bandit and Stormzy would be a start. The line up offered something for all tastes, from synth beats to rock, from pure bubblegum to grime and hip hop, and from electro-folk to seventies disco (that last one courtesy of the extraordinary Christine and The Queens, all the way from France and absolutely brilliant). Of course with such a line up spread over a huge field you can’t see everything and you can be sure that everyone shoot a lot of chart acts. I see a lot missed at least one of their favourites, of punk and heavy metal and lo-fi but hey that’s festivals for you, and and alt-country but pop just seems at least at this one you could be sure to pass me by so seeing the likes of that whoever you were missing them Little Mix, Lorde and Clean Bandit for was probably pretty great. was a big thrill. Of course it was all happening In the end it was the women what within the week of the Manchester won it. Some I’d seen before like attack and while no-one was going Anne-Marie who played her own to let it dampen their spirits it was set early in the day in the Where It ever present, the elephant in the Begins big top and then came onto field. People were cautious and the main stage to join Clean Bandit surprisingly well behaved. I didn’t for Rockabye. She gets better every see any trouble at all during the time I see her. Some, like Dua Lipa whole weekend and police reported and Charli XCX were new (or even no arrests. Security was tight at the news) to me but they were great and perimeter but once you were in it real ear openers. was unobtrusive and everyone was Highlights? Well it seems a bit helpful and the minutes silence was redundant to even talk about them incredibly moving even to an old because it was one highlight after cynic like me. I felt really sorry for the another all weekend. guy near me who didn’t realise it had Best new (to most people) band: started and who suddenly laughed Life who I could only hear and not and swore loudly, only to be angrily see from my position backstage. A
great Hull band on their way to the top and with a new album out. The Amazons were good too. Best new (to me) band: Alt-J. How did I manage to go this long without listening to Alt-J? I remember all the praise heaped on An Awesome Wave but for some reason our paths never crossed. I’m ashamed to admit that with the keyboard reference for a name I think I assumed they were another of those techno acts that play laptops and dance on tables. Anyway the good thing is I now have a new favourite band. Best playing laptops and dancing on tables: Galantis and The Chainsmokers joint winners. Impressive balancing skills. Most awesome vocal: Rag’n’Bone Man. The man is a genius. Best dancing: Lorde. I’m going to practice till I can do it too. Lorde also gets the most photogenic performance award. I could photograph Lorde all day and never get bored. Nicest surprise: Little Mix. Little Mix pretty much sum up the kinds of bands I don’t get to see but they were great, even if they did get themselves temporarily thrown off the iPlayer. Ah, the exuberance of youth. Best bubblegum bubble blown live on stage: Nathan Followill, drummer from Kings of Leon. Impressive size and symmetry and great breath control, blowing, bursting and retrieving all in perfect time to the music. And the highlight of the weekend? Well that has to be Katy Perry. She brought the set from her world tour with her and just lit the evening on fire. It’s a fact that some performers don’t give it a hundred percent for festival stages, but Katy Perry gave it everything. Sensational. I can’t remember ever seeing a performance so perfect. So thanks to Radio 1 for arranging the best party Hull has ever seen and if you could arrange to bring it back next year that would be just great.