PEOPLES Issue 50 April/June 2017
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Soul legend Billy Ocean performing at the Auditorium in April
he May Day Bank holiday weekend is coming soon and bringing with it lots of excitement as the Mayor of NE Lincolnshire, Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell sets out on her charity cycling challenge, visiting the whole borough on a tandem bicycle, taking part in a wide variety of challenges set by local businesses and residents and raising money for two charities close to her heart, the Nidd Diabetes Fund and the CatZero project.
Events get off to an athletic start on Friday 28th April when St James School hosts a duathlon for local schools and then on Saturday 29th the Mayor and her team, accompanied by fitness experts from Lincs Inspire set out from the Prime Meridian at 11am, with their route for the first day taking them through Humberston, Waltham, Ashby cum Fenby, Hatcliffe and Irby. The day will conclude at Laceby Manor Golf Club.
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IN THE KNOW Dr Feelgood to headline the Cleethorpes Blues Festival
Martin and Eliza Carthy head a star studded line up for the Beverley Folk Festival 2017 FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.BEVERLEYFESTIVAL.COM AND THERE’S A COMPETITION TO WIN A WEEKEND FAMILY PASS WORTH £240 ON THE PEOPLES’ FACEBOOK PAGE!
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Beverley Folk Festival has a reputation for not only bringing the best in traditional folk music to East Yorkshire but also for acting as a platform for new and emerging artists. The 2017 festival will take place from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June at Beverley Racecourse with more than 80 acts scheduled to appear, ranging from traditional and new folk music, blues, jazz, world music, roots and Americana. Big names include Eddi Reader, Lau, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys and the incomparable Martin & Eliza Carthy.
Cleethorpes Blues Festival returns to Pleasure Island on Sunday 18th June and with the legendary Dr Feelgood headlining and eleven different artists on 2 stages this is definitely one to put in your diary. There’ll be performances by guitarist Aynsley Lister and superb soul from the Kyla Brox band too - check out the full line up and book tickets at www.cleethorpesbluesfestival.co.uk
Joe McElderry coming to the Auditorium in August
This year is the tenth anniversary of the Burton Agnes Festival and there’s an impressive line up including headliners Claire Martin and Ray Gelato, and multiaward winning Kaz Hawkins. There’s also a Caribbean theme with the best of Saint Lucian jazz talent on show as well as rum cocktails and Caribbean cuisine.
More information and online booking at www.grimsbyauditorium.org.uk
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X Factor winner Joe McElderry has a new album and single out and to celebrate he’ll be on tour later this year. He’s at the Auditorium on Friday 11th August with guests Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Do runners up Keith Jack and Ben James Ellis.
Former Fairground Attraction vocalist Eddi Reader plays Lincoln Drill Hall on Friday 5th May which should be just about perfect.
There are two fantastic nights of music on the way to the Lincolnshire Showground in May with Razorlight (supported by Feeder and Reverend & The Makers playing on Friday 26th and The Human League (with support from Marc Almond, Blancmange
and Hue & Cry) on Saturday 27th. It certainly sounds like a weekend not to be missed - further information and tickets at www.ticketline.co.uk
Razorlight and The Human League top the bill at the Lincolnshire Showground
Legendary blues guitarist Walter Trout is in Lincoln on May 5th as well but to avoid a clash he’s at The Engine Shed The Happy Mondays play Scunthorpe Baths Hall on November 29th and they’re in Lincoln at the Engine Shed on December 7th British soul legends Soul II Soul, best known for their 1989 UK chart topper Back to Life, play The Engine Shed, Lincoln on May 12th
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ALAN AYCKBOURN’S NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH COMES TO THE CAXTONS It’s been a great year so far for comedy at The Caxton Theatre and their next production continues the trend with Alan Ayckbourn’s, Neighbourhood Watch, a wry commentary on the idea of broken Britain. When they find an intruder in their garden brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie invite their neighbours round to discuss the formation of a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents. What could possibly go wrong? A lot more than you might think. 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 Tuesday 2nd May to Wednesday 3rd May STEPTOE AND SON written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson Saturday 3rd June to Saturday 10th June NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH written by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Debra West 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
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Following his intuition all the way to Meridian Park this summer ....
CRAIG DAVID WITH SUPPORT FROM SIGMA MERIDIAN SHOWGROUND FRIDAY 14TH JULY 2017!
t’s not too often that we get genuine A-listers in town so it’s really exciting that this summer Cleethorpes Meridian Park will play host to UK Garage pioneer and multi-million seller, Craig David. The Southampton born singer has achieved a lot in his ten year career. With over 13 million record sales, 2 number ones, 14 top ten hits, huge success in America and sold out shows across the world, Craig David is one of the UK music scene’s most successful male solo artists, and somehow he has managed to achieve all this commercial success without ever losing his professional credibility. Years before Disclosure, Rudimental or Clean Bandit arrived on Radio 1, Craig brought everything from UK garage, to stripped back acoustics and electro-edged R&B to the UK charts. His 14 top 10 singles, include Fill Me In, 7 Days, Walking Away, What’s Your Flava, Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance), and the incredible duet with Sting, Rise And Fall. They established David as an indisputable commercial success, and proved that British urban music had the power to go pop. He’s also a UN Goodwill Ambassador was part of the celebrity Desert Trek team who walked 100km across the Northern Kenya desert to raise awareness and money for Comic Relief in February 2011. 2016 saw David make a return to the charts. His recent single, When The Bassline Drops, a collaboration with grime artist Big Narstie entered the Official UK Top 10 six weeks after release and has now sold over 300,000 copies, remaining in the top 40 singles chart for over 3 months. With the release of his first studio album in seven years, Following My Intuition, Craig is back out on the road this summer, playing major festivals and gigs up and down the country and he’ll be in Cleethorpes at the Meridian Showground on Friday 14th July with support from DJ and producer duo Sigma. It’s going to be a great night and definitely not one to be missed! For tickets go to www.seetickets. com, for more information go to the Meridian Park Facebook page.
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The Council’s decision to turn a car park into a designated traveller site has cast a shadow over the future of one of the town’s most important cultural amenities. We offered our friends at The Caxtons the space to explain why their venue must be saved.
HELP US SAVE OUR THEATRE
he 75th Anniversary of The Caxton Theatre is approaching and in that time our little theatre has seen many changes and faced many challenges. Mostly they have been the inevitable ones such as maintaining audience numbers, attracting new members, maintaining the building and ensuring we comply with all the rules and regulations related to the running of the theatre but our latest challenge could potentially bring about the demise of the theatre, ironically at a time when we are in our best position for some time, with audience numbers and membership increasing and our standards of performance consistently high. The threat we face comes from a surprising development which threatens the loss of our parking facilities. Our theatre is situated close to Riby Square, in an area of town that has become very run down and consequently unattractive. The on street parking is insufficient for our audiences but there are two car parks in Orwell Street, without which our patrons would have nowhere near the theatre to park. To enable our patrons to park their cars securely, and at no cost to them, we provide a security guard to patrol Orwell Street car park during main house productions. This car park has recently been ear marked as a potential stop over site for travellers and whilst we fully understand the need for such a site and the Council's obligation to provide one, the loss of this facility will
cause huge problems in this area, not only to the theatre but also to other local businesses.
It is not a suitable place for a stop over site, and irrespective of the harm the loss of car parking will cause to the local businesses, the unsuitability of the proposed site is something the traveller's local representative also feels strongly about. We are not alone in feeling the Council has chosen this site, out of the five possible options, as the one least likely to cause objection, given the area it is in. We understand a decision will be made on this matter in June and with your help we hope to be able to persuade the Council that Orwell Street is not the most suitable location and show them that taking the easy option, without prior discussion or even notice to the local community affected by the loss of the car park, is not the way to proceed. We have had meetings with our local councillors and have been canvassing the support of the general public and already have a petition with over one thousand signatures. Please add your name to the petition, which can be accessed at Haines Watts, Hanover House, 117-119 Cleethorpe Rd, Grimsby DN31 3ET. You can find further information at www.caxtontheatre.com or via the Caxtons Facebook page.
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t's always time for a party down at Twinkles Fancy Dress so when their 23rd anniversary came around it was bound to be a cause for celebration. To mark the occasion they're offering a 25% discount on hires to all their Facebook friends and they've got a whole host of new and super trendy costumes to choose from. The business began on Ward Street as a dress agency called Take That, but changed its name to Trendy Togs and moved to its present location at the foot of Isaac's Hill. That was at about the time that the 70s and 80s nights were taking off in Cleethorpes so they extended their range to include more and more fancy dress and they've never looked back! Favourite costumes are pop stars and cartoon characters but they’re always changing so keep your eyes on their famous window displays and we’ll wish a very happy 23rd to Kath, Melanie and Tiffany. See you same time next year for your 24th.
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Ladies Of The Blues At The Yardbirds
There's a great night for blues fans in prospect on Friday 8th May when the Ladies Of The Blues tour featuring Elles Bailey, Gabriella Jones and Amy Khonsari comes to the Yardbirds. Bristol based Elles (pictured left) seamlessly weaves rootsy blues, country and soulful rock with a contemporary edge and her trademark smoky vocals taking the lead while Gabriella (right) is a singer songwriter from Birmingham who has played the Wireless and Hard Rock Calling Festivals and supported the likes of Bon Jovi and Slash. It certainly promises to be a great night and you can find more information and tickets at www.solidentertainments. com or by calling 01472 349222.
At The Peoples we’re always pleased to celebrate the work of talented young people from our local community, so when we were sent a collection of photos by Kaisha Jarratt we just had to make some space for them. You can find more on her Facebook page and if you’re a young photographer, writer or artist then why not let us know so we can feature your work in the magazine!
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY
pril sees United Nations English Language day - a day dedicated to the celebration of the role and importance of our mother tongue. There’s a total of six official languages at the UN and each of the others (Chinese, Arabic, Russian, French and Spanish) have their own days too, so it’s all perfectly fair. It’s a great excuse to revisit a favourite novel or poem or maybe even do a little bit of writing yourself, and it doesn’t have to be too arduous. Perhaps you could write a letter to a relative or an old friend - when was the last time you did that?
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Go on treat yourself People can argue about most things. It’s what we’re good at. But if there’s one thing that unites the world more than most it’s the belief that the best food in the world is definitely, almost certainly, probably ..... CHOCOLATE. Nothing else comes close really and it’s high time that chocolate had some recognition in the form of a special day all of its own. Well now it does.
ho’d have thought that the humble seed of an unremarkable looking tree could have such an impact on the world? Cocoa has been cultivated for thousands of years and was first encountered by Europeans when Columbus seized a canoeful on his fourth voyage to the Americas in 1502. Nowadays the average Briton eats nearly 20lbs of the sweet stuff every year and you can even buy chocolate coated crisps! Why do we love it so much? Some scientists believe that chocolate consumption triggers brain waves which cause us to relax. Others think it just tastes good. Most of the world’s chocolate now comes from West Africa - and they need to produce a lot because it takes four hundred beans to make one pound of finished product. So make sure you treat yourself to a nibble or two on World Chocolate Day and if you’re looking for a special treat then remember that our friends at Sweet Indulgence have a huge selection on offer, including sugar and dairy free varieties, and of course lots of other classic sweets to really make your day.
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It’s all looking great for Armed Forces Weekend 2017
ollowing on from the success of the Armed Forces Day National Event in 2016 the organisers of the 2017 NE Lincolnshire event are hard to work to make it a weekend of colour, pageantry and celebration. The event will run from Friday 30th June until Sunday 2nd July with the traditional parade on the Saturday. It is also hoped to include a visit from the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team and other celebrated aircraft. And of course there’ll be plenty of other activities on offer including rides and attractions for the children and the traditional Sea View Street Party. It certainly promises to be a memorable weekend so why not come down and show your support and appreciation for the JUN JUL wonderful work done by our armed forces! We’ll see you there!
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everends: art, music, text is a fascinating new exhibition in the Muriel Barker Gallery at the Fishing Heritage Centre which features collaborative work by artists from many disciplines, who have joined forces to consider the ways in which personal, industrial and recreational memories linger in place.
Saturday May 13th 2pm - 3pm TALK AND TOUR EVENT WITH ALF LUDLAM Discovery Centre Grimsby based artist Alf Ludlam talks about his work and life as he takes us around his retrospective exhibition in the Lakeside Gallery. £5 Booking advised.
Saturday June 10th Exhibits include works by Judith 10am – 4pm Tucker and Harriet Tarlo, (drawings ADVENTURES IN TEXTILES: & poetry) and Linda Ingham and SECRETS IN A BOX David Power (paintings, music, film Fishing Heritage Centre & participation), exhibited along Textile artist Nicky Dillerstone joins with place based work by David us for a full day workshop in which Ainley and a selection on loan from participants will create a small the Arts Council Collection by Andy 3D fabric-covered box, illustrated Goldsworthy, Richard Long, Martin with family images and memories. Parr, Jane Harris, Brian Alterio, Birgit Working from a range of samples, Skiold and Hamish Fulton. the workshop will focus on 3D To complement the exhibition there construction with paper, card and is also a fascinating programme vilene, hand-stitching and the use of of events including family craft images and mixed media to create a sessions, seminars, workshops unique 3D artwork. and talks, featuring many of the £35 Pre-course information artists who have contributed to the available. Booking essential. exhibition. There’s a lot going on so make sure you check the website for full details, but highlights include Saturday May 27th 10am – 4pm Fishing Heritage Centre ADVENTURES IN TEXTILES: INSPIRED BY THE SHORELINE Textile artist Nicky Dillerstone leads a full day workshop inspired by the colours of the beach and shoreline and local geography. Referencing the memorial quilt Nicky made for the Far & Near project, the workshop will focus on hand and machine stitching, fabric manipulation and distortion, plus the use of images and phrases to personalise the message in each artwork. £35 Pre-course information available, booking essential.
Saturday June 10th 10am – 1pm SECOND SATURDAY WORKSHOP: COASTAL BENCH & BEACH Discovery Centre Visual Artist Linda Ingham leads a short walk viewing and reviewing the Cleethorpes and Humberston foreshore and memorial benches prior to convening at the Discovery Centre for a practical session working in and out of sketchbooks. £25 – Pre-Course Information Available, Booking Essential Neverends runs at the Muriel Barker Gallery until 18th June. For more information visit the Arts Meridian website www.artsmeridian.com
Nowadays yarn crafts are social activities. So grab your wool and needles and let’s get
ou might expect the world of yarncrafts to be a bastion of traditionalism where nothing ever changed but in fact it's one of the most vibrant and up to the minute parts of our culture and in particular it's noticeable how sociable an activity knitting has become. There are lots of clubs and societies, knit and natters and classes and courses on offer and it's pretty clear that knitting has gone from being something that people did in the privacy of their own homes to something that is done in groups and among friends. Two important days in the social knitting calendar - Yarn Shop Day on Saturday 6th May and Knit In Public Day on Saturday 10th June - are on their way soon and together they show the extent of the change that has taken place in the sector and how well the shops in our area have risen to the challenge of the new knitting. Knit In Public Day is part of the Big Woolly Weekend (of which the other part is Yarn Bombing Day on Sunday 11th June so expect to wake up to some brightly decorated street furniture).
At A Good Yarn they’ll be marking Yarn Shop Day with competitions, mini trials, special offers, free patterns and goody bags. “We’ll be busy all day and it will be exhausting but a lot of fun. Hopefully we’ll see lots of new faces but also some old friends will come along to share their love of knitting”, says Kate Roberts. A Good Yarn will also be participating in Knit In Public Day with two events running from 11am until 3pm), one in Grimsby and one in Cleethorpes, both at branches of Riverhead Coffee, (Victoria Street and St Peter’s Avenue respectively). Knitters are invited to come along and use the free wool, supplied by Bergere de France, to knit bunting which will be shared between the Joe Cox Foundation and the Knit For Peace organisation for use at their own events.
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A Good Yarn is a wool shop and so much more! It’s also a place to be delighted, inspired, encouraged and supported, a welcoming 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 beaded and 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 helping newcomers to learn the basics. A Good Yarn stocks fantastic brands to suit all pockets and projects but it is more then just your average wool shop. Whether you’re a novice or an expert there’s sure to be something for you at A Good Yarn - just pop in and have a chat with Kate and her team and let’s get those needles clicking.
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At Friary Stitch (in top town opposite Pettit’s) they be celebrating Yarn Shop Day with coffee and cake and plenty of excellent discounts on yarns and there’ll also be a spinning wheel for
those who feel brave enough to try their hand at something new and who aren’t afraid of sleeping for a hundred years and being woken by a handsome prince. “It’s a big day for us” says proprietor Andrea, “a time to get together and
celebrate an activity that brings us so much pleasure”. So keep your needles sharp and your wool at the ready and put notes in your diary and if you head down to any of these events we’ll hope to see you there! Happy knitting!
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Time To Get Your Head Down For National Bed Month!
arch is National Bed Month, a time to think about the importance of sleep and to consider if we are getting enough. Good sleep is essential for keeping us healthy and well but lots of people don’t get enough. So what can we do to make sure that we get the rest we need? The first essential step is to establish a healthy bedtime routine. Going to bed and getting up at the same time every day will help a lot, lowering stress and making it easier to nod off. You should also avoid naps, especially in the afternoon, and exercise every day. It doesn’t have to be a major workout. Even light exercise is better than no activity at all. Avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and heavy meals in the evening. Eating spicy food can cause discomfort from indigestion that can make it hard to sleep. It is good to finish eating at least 2-3 hours before bedtime. Wind down properly before you try to sleep. Your body needs time to shift into sleep mode, so spend the last hour before bed doing a calming activity such as reading.
Brigg Beds Your bed isn’t just the place where you sleep - it’s where you finally unwind after a long day. It should be welcoming and comfortable, lulling you easily into slumber and helping you to forget your worries. If your bed isn’t doing any of these things, it’s probably time for a change. But which bed is just right for you? There are lots of factors to be considered including size, springing and hardness, but
If you have trouble sleeping, avoid electronics before bed or in the middle of the night. If you can’t sleep, go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel tired. It is best to take work materials, computers and televisions out of the sleeping environment. Next you should evaluate your room to see if it’s suitable for sleeping in. Your bedroom should be cool and free from any disturbing noise. This includes a bed partner’s sleep disruptions such as snoring. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, white noise machines, dehumidifiers, fans and other devices. Most importantly make sure you sleep on a suitable bed with good quality mattress and pillows. Your mattress should be comfortable and supportive. If you’re in any doubt about what type of bed and mattress you need ask an expert like our friends at Brigg Beds. They’ll be glad to advise you about what’s available to suit you exactly. Life expectancy is about ten years for most good quality mattresses. Have comfortable pillows and make the room attractive and inviting for sleep but also free of allergens that might affect you. If you’re still having trouble sleeping, don’t hesitate to speak with your doctor. You may also benefit from recording your sleep in a Sleep Diary to help you better evaluate common patterns or issues you may see with your sleep or sleeping habits. Sweet dreams and keep counting those sheep!
fortunately at Brigg Beds they don’t just have a vast range of beds, mattresses and bedroom furniture - they’ve got years of experience too! Their staff are happy to leave you to browse at your leisure but if you’re not sure about which bed is right for your needs you can be sure that they’ll give you advice you can rely on. Their aim is help their customers to find the bed that suits their needs perfectly so that they’re sure of a great night’s sleep. Sweet dreams!
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Le Tour de Yorkshire ANOTHER FANTASTIC RACE IN PROSPECT FOR 2017
or the past couple of years the Tour de Yorkshire has been one of the highlights of the sporting calendar, with more than 2 million spectators visiting the starts and finishes and lining the route and that looks set to continue this year when the third edition of the race takes place between 28th and 30th April, encompassing all four corners of the county and taking in Yorkshire’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Fountains Abbey and Saltaire. This year’s tour will be the biggest yet with a record 36 men’s and women’s teams competing and for the first time the number of women’s and men’s teams taking part will be the same. The event starts in Bridlington and the first stage covers 173 miles ending in Scarborough.
Day two runs from Tadcaster to Harrogate over 122.5km and the third and final day takes the riders from 194.5km from Bradford to Sheffield. If you haven’t visited the Tour before then you’ve missed out on some great entertainment. Spectators at the start of each stage get to see their heroes preparing for the day and the mechanics working hard on their bikes. There’s always a special buzz when the major stars are in the paddock area, and of course the finish line is always the place for drama and excitement. So if you’re looking for a great day out over the bank holiday weekend you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Tour de Yorkshire. For more information visit www.letour.yorkshire.com
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HOUGH’S of Lincolnshire RUNNERS UP AT THE BRITISH COACH TOURISM AWARDS 2017 We are delighted to tell you that thanks to the continued support of our loyal customers, Hough’s were runners up for the British Coach Tour Operator of the Year Awards. Thank you all very much indeed. We have lots of 5 day breaks coming up in May including ......
BRIGHTON & THE BLUEBELL LINE
4 nights DBB at the 3 Royal Albion Hotel. This trip includes a ride on The Bluebell Line Railway, a visit to Shefﬁeld Park 5 days and excursions to Worthing & Arundel.
£269 per person
4 nights DBB at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry. Includes excursions to Bourton on the Water, Stow on the Wold, 5 days Stratford upon Avon and Gloucester. Free per person time in Chesterﬁeld SRS £60 on the return journey.
BOURNEMOUTH & ABBOTSBURY
OBAN & THE WESTERN LOCHS
4 nights DBB at the 3Royal Bath Hotel, with visits to Abbotsbury Swannery & Subtropical Gardens, an excursion to Salisbury 5 days and free time in Bournemouth.
4 nights DBB at The Royal Hotel, Oban with excursions to Fort William, Oban and a scenic drive over the ‘Bridge Over the 5 days Atlantic’ to the Isle of Seil.
£265 per person
£339 per person SRS £60
DUNOON & THE COWAL PENINSULA
STAFFORDSHIRE & SHREWSBURY
4 nights DBB at the Esplanade Hotel with included excursions to Luss, Balloch, Cruachan, Oban and free time in Dunoon.
4 nights DBB at the North Stafford Hotel with a visit to Alrewas National Memorial Arboretum, a visit to Shrewsbury, Stoke 5 days on Trent, Trentham Gardens and Monkey per person Forest (admissions included)
£269 per person SRS £32
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ROMANCE ON THE RHINE
Includes one night B&B and 4 nights DBB at the family run Hotel Wagner in Kamp Bornhofen. Excursions include Rudesheim, 6 days Cochem, Linz and Koblenz.
BATTLEFIELDS OF EUROPE
Includes 3 nights B&B with visits to Vimy Ridge, The Somme, Ypres, The Menin Gate, Tyne Cot and 4 days Langemark.
BIG BAND SWING Includes one night DBB and fabulous big band entertainment at the 4* DeVere Venues Orchard Hotel. Either dance the night 2 days away or sit back, relax and enjoy the music.
£109 per person
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Includes 5 nights DBB with excursions to Aachen, scenic drive in the Belgian Ardennes, Monschau and free time in 6 days Valkenburg.
£369 per person
FANTASTIC DAY TRIPS CASTLE HOWARD & GARDENS 25th May - £25 (inc adm) BBC GARDENERS WORLD LIVE & BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW NEC Birmingham 17th June - £39 (includes admission into both shows) CHATSWORTH HOUSE & GARDENS including The House Style exhibition featuring 5 centuries of fashion 27th June - £25 (inc adm)
RHS FLOWER SHOW TATTON PARK Includes one night DBB at the Country House Hotel, Didsbury with entrance into the Flower Show and free time in Chester.
VALKENBURG & THE BELGIAN ARDENNES
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PICKERING, NORTH YORK MOORS & WHITBY 1st June & 6th July - £14 SLEDMERE HOUSE 25th July - £23 (inc adm)
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FINE LOCAL FOODS Hundreds of local exhibitors will be joining the action at the Lincolnshire Showground for the return of the much-loved Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June, to celebrate the best of rural Lincolnshire with a mixture of entertainment, food, shopping, music and farm life. As always the show will offer a fantastic taste of locally produced foods, including beer, sausages, cheese and vegetables and of course superb Grimsby fish. Attractions include Broke FMX, the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders who will be jumping up to 35 feet in the air whilst pulling acrobatic stunts over 100 feet gaps on both days of the event. A new attraction is the machinery parade, Man and Machines in Motion. The narrated display will demonstrate how farmers use machinery in modern farming, showing off the newest and latest machinery from harvesters to mowers. Advance tickets are £19 for adults, children are £6 and under fives go free. Family tickets, admitting two adults and up to three children are priced at £40. Car parking is free on both days. Go to www.lincolnshireshow.co.uk for more information and tickets.
Smoked Haddock and Spinach Frittata Ingredients: 200g skinless smoked haddock 50g Cheddar cheese, grated 10 fresh chives, chopped 1 x 15ml spoon sunflower oil 50g bag baby spinach, washed 4 large eggs 50ml milk
Method: Cut the haddock into chunks. Beat the eggs with the milk and chives. Gently fry the haddock for 2 minutes, turning it over. Add the spinach and allow to cook for 3 minutes, until wilted. Preheat the grill to medium. Pour the egg mixture into the frying pan, and make sure it spreads evenly
around the fish and cook over a low heat for 3-5minutes, until egg is set around the edges. Sprinkle over the grated cheese and grill for a further 3-5min until the egg is cooked and cheese is golden and bubbling. Perfect for a summer lunch.
“The most important thing is to ensure the independence and dignity of our clients.”
f you’ve ever had to search for residential care for a relative then you’ll know how stressful and worrying the process can be. It’s hard to know where to start and how to make a decision but we’d recommend that you put The Grove Care Home in Ings Lane, Waltham at the top of your list of premises to visit. Nestled in leafy Waltham, The Grove offers both comfort and independence for residents. It has 52 well appointed rooms each with an ensuite walk-in shower and well equipped kitchenette to allow maximum independence. Recently renovated throughout The Grove has a large, bright sitting room that looks out over extensive landscaped gardens and with its brightly coloured leather sofas you could mistake it for the reception area of a chic boutique hotel. The food is good too and relatives and other visitors are always welcome to join their loved ones for meals.
So what makes The Grove such a special place? For recently appointed manager Amanda Griffiths it’s the excellence of her staff and the contribution of the home’s many dedicated volunteers that makes the difference. “When I arrived one of the nicest surprises I had was the level of the staff commitment to caring” she explains. “And we’re very lucky to have so many volunteers. Many are relatives of past residents who are fond of The Grove and have chosen to keep coming in. It’s that kind of place – somewhere where people build new, happy memories.” “The most important thing, for myself and for the staff, is to ensure the independence and dignity of our clients. We also positively encourage visitors at any time of day, no need to make an appointment. That’s because we know that this is a good place and we don’t worry at all about surprise visitors.” If you’d like to look around The Grove then feel free to pop in for a chat. You’ll always be made welcome and they’d relish the chance to show you around.
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GROVE CARE HOME NEW CQC REPORT STAFF “LOVELY AND KIND”
anagers and staff at The Grove Care Home in Waltham are delighted with their recent overall ‘Good’ rating following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission. During the unannounced inspection the CQC inspectors spoke to residents and family members, as well as members of staff. The report quoted a resident who spoke of the staff saying, “They’re lovely and kind”. Commenting on the approach staff took with her mother one relative said “Staff helped to build up her confidence and got her to take a few steps.” Adding “Staff are very persistent in making sure she takes her medication when it’s required. I am very happy and have no concerns”. Manager Amanda Griffiths said “I am very proud of the whole team here at The Grove Care Home. The report’s findings are testament to the excellent care they consistently deliver every day.”
The full report is available online at www.cqc.org.uk/sites/ default/files/new_reports/INS2-2473800095.pdf
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
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HOMES Looking for a perfect present or that special something to make your home perfect? Take a look at A&D Curtains for gifts and accessories with that special
Home Style At A&D Curtains you’ll find a wide range of beautiful items to make your home just perfect - like their fabulous range of Ashleigh and Burwood fragrance lamps for example. These ornamental, hand crafted lamps represent quality, luxury and, above all, style and they make use of a century old catalytic combustion technique that filters away airborne odours. In addition the fragrance contained within the fragrance lamp is emitted to gently scent the room.
home, including figurines by CIMC and curtain poles by Rolls plus lots more. So if you’re planning to make your home a little more stylish remember to take a look at A&D Curtains - Cleethorpes’ very own home style experts.
And of course they’re experts in fabrics of all types. Whether you’re looking for curtains, cushions or bedding or blinds A&D have just what you need - including the superb Bill Beaumont range, from which Masilda, pictured above, is taken. They also have a selection of accessories and ornaments to beautify your
A&D Curtains A&D Curtains’ shop is bursting at the seams with top quality fabrics and home furnishings from big brands like Iliv, Clarke and Clarke, Belﬁeld and Ashley Wilde many with co-ordinating wallpapers. They also stock an impressive variety of nets and voiles, tracks, poles and accessories. So if you’re thinking about trying a new look for your home why not make A&D Curtains your ﬁrst port of call and make your view a bit more beautiful?
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Create Space And Order By Decluttering Your Storage! We all live cluttered lives - too much stuff and too few places to keep it all - and often our furniture does little to help. Standard cabinets can make for inefficient use of space. Shelves that have been installed by the builder are often spaced too far apart, leaving wasted space. One answer may be to add versatile expandable shelving. A free-standing stacking expandable shelf will give you two shelves, where before you only had one. When organising cabinets try and make your packets easily accessible, group similar items together in small bins that are see through, for quick identification. Canned food in a cupboard can often be forgotten because they have been stored at the back and are out of your view. Choose a tiered shelf organiser that provides you with a full view of your canned goods. Don't neglect the wasted space on the back of kitchen cupboard doors. Racks designed to fit onto the back of a door will provide you with useful storage space. For great ideas about creative storage visit www.theholdingcompany.co.uk and you’ll have all your stuff stashed away in no time and there’ll be lots of empty space for you to fill by going out and buying even more stuff. Happy shopping.
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NELC & ENGIE combine for lower fuel bills
May to register for the next auction with offers sent to residents on Monday 5th June. The scheme offers residents the chance to sign up for free and have energy companies bid low energy bill offers. The lowest bids re you paying too much for are then sent to the residents who your fuel? You could save a can choose whether to go with the fortune by joining the army new provider or stay with their own. of energy switchers and battle There is no obligation to sign up with the bills by signing up to the Big the winning bidder, meaning residents Community Switch. have nothing to lose by signing up. To find out further information, North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE, contact the Home Energy team on (01472) 326296 option 5 and you can has once again teamed up with iChoosr Ltd to help you cut your register now at www.nelincs.gov.uk/ home gas and electricity bills by up TheBigCommunitySwitch or for more to £200. information call the Home Energy team on (01472) 32 6296 option 5. The latest round of The Big Community Switch has launched and residents have until Monday 22nd
Say Hello To Lagom - It’s The New Scandinavian For Stylish Living
ast year saw many of us striving to reach the pinnacle of cosiness, by buying into the Scandinavian trend Hygge. Now there's an even better, more sustainable and gratifying lifestyle that we will all want a slice of in 2017. Lagom translates to “not too much, not too little,” and the idea is to be frugal, fair and lead the perfectly balanced life, allowing you to fully appreciate the things you already have, and what you can do with them. It isn't about buying items to create a way of living, it's about making the most of what is already in your home, embracing both happiness and frugality. In this way you can avoid the shops and use a little creative flair and imagination to bring those old pieces back to life and to appreciate your décor once again.
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Find The Mice At Immingham Museum Thereâ€™s lots to see and do at Immingham Museum and now theyâ€™ve introduced new way of encouraging young visitors to look more closely at the exhibits. Hidden around the displays are several clockwork mice and children can have loads of fun finding them all. Immingham Museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is by donation. More information is available at www.imminghammuseum.org.
Garden Aid offer gardening services including landscaping, fencing, weed control, lawn care, general maintenance and all types of tree work . We also donate 10% of our proďŹ ts 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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Try Low Maintenance Gardening - Get More Pleasure For Less Work
he perfect low maintenance garden has become one of the holy grails of gardening over the last few years and if you’re unable to get the most out of your patch, whether for reasons of health or age, or shortage of time then it may have the solution to your garden problems. No garden will ever be completely maintenance free of course but for most jobs there’s an alternative and easier way. Raised beds can make digging easier for example, weed suppressing membranes can help reduce the workload and look great when covered with a suitable mulch and choosing your plants carefully can reduce the amount of care and pruning required. Avoid having too many pots and containers - they need a lot of maintenance - and let the lawn grow a bit long. Maybe don’t collect the clippings. Maybe get someone in to do the mowing. You can also choose slow growing hedge plants like yew or plants that look good even when they’re a bit ragged, clematis and wisteria for example. Clever use of alternative surfaces like decking, tiles or gravel can also help to cut down on the amount of time needed to keep things looking smart. There are lots of styles and colours available and they can really brighten things up. If it sounds like it might be for you then give one of our experts on these pages a call and see how they can help and with a bit of care and planning you can have a garden that looks great but takes less of you time and hard work, leaving more time to put your feet up and admire the view.
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hat’s the dumbest thing you can do when driving to your summer holiday? Well believe it or not last summer over 2000 drivers had to be rescued because they had run out of fuel on the motorway! So before you set off a few basic checks – POWDER checks – are in order to make sure you arrive safely and on time. And if you’re not feeling confident you’ll find some excellent mechanics on these pages who’ll be glad to help.
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