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Welcome to the May/June edition... Finally it looks like the weather is improving. About time as well! We are sick of still having to put the heating on and dreading the bill.... money saving tips are always good news so we are loving the recipes in this edition. Three family meals from one chicken - what’s not to like! Don’t forget the next edition will cover the summer holidays so let us know if you have any events that you want to publicise. As always please keep in touch with any community news. We love to hear from you. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Helen

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Disco Lights to hire Ideal for parties Call Gary on 07977 457567



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The character Peter Pan was created by which novelist? Send your answer & contact details to:

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Entries must be received on or before Friday 30 August 2013

Starring the wonderful Stacey Solomen as Tinker Bell!!


All correct answers will be entered into a draw. The winner will be notified by Friday 6 Sept The tickets are for the 7pm performance on Friday 13 September 2013. * 2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children

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Bakes & Banquets is a small local cooking company with a passion for great food, specialising in beautiful cakes and bakes, and exclusive at-home dining, parties and celebrations. Whether a special dinner for two, or a buffet for fifty, call us for a no-obligation chat about all your catering needs, email, or visit the website for some great ideas.

Dinner Party Catering Special Cakes and Bakes Canapés, Buffets, Celebrations...

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Guided Walks Are Here Again

The 2013 edition of the Notts Guided Walks Programme is now being distributed round Nottinghamshire’s libraries, visitor centres, parks etc. It contains 159 short and medium guided walks, led by experienced ramblers and compiled from the programmes of the County’s leading walking clubs and organisations. This total includes many fascinating wildlife walks at Attenborough, the Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Wilwell and other well-loved sites. For those new to walking or trying to regain their health, the programme also contains even more short ‘health walks’ with contact telephone numbers for 13 centres around the County. The A5 booklet is free, as are most of the walks. If you cannot obtain one (and cash limits the number printed), you can find all the information on the partnership’s web-site at www. Get fit, get slim and enjoy our countryside!


Hot Air Balloon Club looking for new members

Nottingham & Derby Hot Air Balloon Club was started by a group of enthusiasts in 1978 and has been a regular sight around Notts and Derbys for 35 years. It is believed to be unique in the UK as the only balloon club with membership open to the general public. The club is a non-proft making sports club run by volunteers. Members get a chance to get involved in all aspects of flying balloons. No previous experience is needed as the club runs regular members training evenings and also other social events. We own two complete balloons and mainly fly locally from 6 different launch sites. In previous years members have attended balloon meets in the USA, India, France, Ireland and even Australia. In 2005 we flew our balloon across the English Channel for a charity event. In July 2011 we attended a meet at Chambley in France and helped set a new world record for the largest simultaneous launch of hot air balloons. The club’s balloon has been featured live on the BBC Breakfast Show and was also once used for an episode of the ITV drama Boon filmed in the grounds of Nottingham Castle. We sometimes get asked to inflate our balloons at local shows and fetes and also at wedding receptions. We are currently looking to recruit some extra members so we can fly more often. For enquiries about club membership telephone 0115 8541028.

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STEP Out with the family

Sunday 2nd June 2013 -12 noon Join us and Step out for Stroke at Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire starting at 12.00 pm. Step out for Stroke is event that everyone can be part of, and you can set your own challenge depending on your own abilities. Each Step out for Stroke event has a course, starting and finishing in the same location. Most are around 1 mile in length. Depending on your own ability you can set your own distance, 10 steps, 100 meters, 1 Mile or 10 laps. Walk with friends, family, a group from the office or on your own, whatever your reason, sign up today! Your support will help to change the world for people affected by stroke. Entry is just £7.50 which includes a Step out for Stroke t-shirt and fundraising pack. For more information contact alexa.wigfield@ or 0115 871 2471 or visit www.

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The Brickyard Community Centre, off Porchester Rd

50% off one off bookings until March 2014 & 50% off long term bookings (6 mths or more) booked between now and Sept 2013. Booking is quick and easy.... call 0115 901 3701 or email:

CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR FESTIVAL Ferry Farm | Hoveringham NG14 7JP

Sat Noon-4pm. Sun 10-4pm FREE entry £5/Adult U16’s FREE Car Parking £2/car each day

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Lace Market Theatre presents....

Women of Troy

a powerful play about women struggling to survive in wartime

13 - 18 May at 7.30pm matinee 18 Feb at 2.30pm Further info at

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Community Diary

If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Woodborough W.I - meet on 3rd Monday every month at Woodborough Village Hall at 7.30pm. For more information call President, Yvonne O’Donnell on 0115 965 5482.

Lowdham Pantomime Group - meet every Wednesday, 8pm - 10pm from Sept - February. Children from 10 yrs. See website for further details: or contact the secretary: Jan Fish - 0115 966 4207

Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance

fee. Refreshments. May 28 - Graphology - Pam Brown; June 25 - Crystal Therapy - Denise Pole; July 23 - Biomechanics Libby Upton;. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068.

Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Joy on 07790 624374 or South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel 0115 914 1076 or 0115 915 9119.

Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics,

North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Judith on 0115 953 1695.

Woodcarving Club - Tuesdays 7 - 9pm at Sherbrook Scout Camp, Mansfield Lane, Calverton (Sept to mid-June). Small friendly group, beginners very welcome. Contact Alan: 01949 837682 Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861.

Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome.

Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities and help in your local community, nationally and internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. Age UK Notts Membership - over 40 social activities a month in and around Nottingham - everything from coffee mornings to table tennis! Call 0115 841 4473 for more information.

French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to

keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot.

Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: or phone Paul on 9404147.

Chair Based Exercise - new members welcome. Free weekly classes at 1.45pm Tuesdays at The CORE Centre, 17 St

Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Call 0115 847 0551 for info on our other classes.

Burton Joyce Community Market - takes place in Burton Joyce Village Hall last Saturday morning of every month except December from 10am. Proft raised from table hire goes towards the upkeep of the hall. Any enquiries to: Sally Smith on 0115 9312766 or Deborah Penzer: 0115 931 4597 Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at Longbow, Calverton Rd, Arnold, NG5 8FQ. Speaker & lunch. Call Derek 962 1932 or Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom (8 cask ales, sandwiches, friendly atmosphere), Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. The Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society - meet on the 2nd Friday monthly (Oct-April)

at West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Dr, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. Programme of guest speakers. In summer coach trips to inspirational gardens. Further info: www.hardy-plant. or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/

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Cresswell Crags is hosting a colourful exhibition by a local artist inspired by the archeology of Cresswell Crags. The exhibition is open until September. Cresswell Crags Visitor Centre Crags Rd, Welbeck, Worksop, S80 3LH FREE admission All works are for sale

Community Diary cont..... If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Burton Joyce Bowls Club - the Poplars Sports Ground, Station Road are having an open day Monday 13 May for everyone to come along and ‘have a go’ and to meet existing members. For further info 0115 8447 167 Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. Burton Joyce Senior Citizens’ Club - meeting on the first Tuesday of each month in the Old Church Hall, Main Street, Burton Joyce at 7.30pm except February and August when we have outings. We have a varied programme and you don’t have to be ancient to join us - 55 is old enough! Visitors and new members always welcome. 0115 931 2413 Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at St Margarets Church Hall, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, NG8 5GE on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365.

Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities & help in your local community, nationally & internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wednesday monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to

Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU opposite the Fiveways pub on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit or leave a message on 07972 424052. New members welcome, first 3 vists free. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied.

a helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email Notts Gosh - (Nottingham Gynae - oncology support & help group) support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or Dyslexia Action - Empowering Parents FREE Course - On 10th November from 10am - 1pm at 1a Bridlesmith Gate, Bottle Lane, Notts, NG1 2GR. To book or for more information please call 0115 948 3849. ADHD - a support group for parents of adults with ADHD. Meet last Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info. Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call 07930 713530 or email: Dyslexia Action Nottingham - support for literacy and numeracy difficulties by specialist teachers. Adults and children welcome, we can help with dyslexia, dyscalculia & other learning difficulties. We can provide revision techniques, study skills, organisation & memory strategies fro school or the workplace. We can also do assessments & training. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for further details & a free consultation.

Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, faceto-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david. Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: eve@ Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Sam or Alison on 0115 962 1153

Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Sam or

Alison: 0115 962 1153.

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email: Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - meet the last Friday every month, 11am -1pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact the Arthritis Care Office: 0115 952 5522.

Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177.

Sherwood Lunch Club - £3.20 for a 3 course meal with tea or coffee. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 9621153. Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group - Meet on 3rd Tuesday of each month at Nottingham City Hospital

in the main waiting room at the Breast Institute from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Our aim is to offer emotional, mutual and practical support to each other, partners, family and friends. For more info call Jackie Wheeler on 01949 20460.

Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661

Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: or visit:

Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs

negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 950 7836 from 9am to 9pm.

Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email:

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a helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people top know about it, why not list is here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Hard of Hearing/Deafened - for anyone who has a hearing loss & communicates in spoken English, Nottinghamshire

Deaf Society runs a monthly Hard of Hearing Social Group (4th Friday, 10am-2pm) & evening lip-reading classes (next course starts 3rd Nov). For further details contact Rachael by phone 0115 988 7576, text 07817 275253 or email: rachael. Contact the Elderly - are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. Kings Money Advice Centre - offers free, impartial debt advice. Please go to or phone 0115 920 7399. Carewatch in Nottingham - is a friendship centre for over 55’s living in the Nottingham area. We are open weekdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm & offer hot meals, drinks & snacks as well as activities like easy exercise, card making, speakers, bingo & party days. Based at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Westville Gardens, off Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 4QF. Tel: 0115 9856959 Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also one to one meetings available, limited spaces available. To find out more or to book your place please call Roxanne on 07988 083224 or email: Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out. Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email: Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. We meet 6.30pm-8.30pm every 2nd Wed at Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email:

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a helping hand INTERESTED IN ADOPTION? Wednesday 12 June : 3 - 7pm with brief talk from adopters at 6pm at Family Care, 28 Magdala Rd, Not’ham Please join us for an informal drop in event. Members of the adoption team will be on hand to answer any questions you have. To talk to a member of the team

call: 0115 960 3010

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Voluntary Host Families for 1 or 2 Belarusian children aged 9 - 11yrs. For 2 weeks 13th July - 10th Aug 2013 The children are visitiing Nottingham for a recuperative holiday. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or

Nottingham NCT Nearly New Sales Where you can sell and buy nearly new clothes, equipment and toys for your little ones. Our 2013 sales are: 13 July: Beckett School, West Bridgford 14 Sept: Ravenshead Village Hall 23 Nov: St Judes Church Hall, Mapperley

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Nottingham NCT Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for volunteers who can offer any of their time to help the Nottingham Branch to continue to offer all the great support that we do. You would join a fab team of friendly and like minded people who just want to help, so if you have some spare time on your hands please contact us on our NCT Nottingham Facebook Page.


Calverton MW FC U18s Champions Calverton MW FC Under 18s have been crowned Nottinghamshire County Champions in a thrilling 3-2 win over Dunkirk FC. The first half saw Calverton play the more flowing football but saw them spurn some good chances to take the lead while they were in the ascendancy as they checked that the woodwork was in place! The Dunkirk keeper was forced into a couple of good saves to keep the scores level, and so it was against the run of play when Dunkirk scored a minute before half time. There’s an old saying that you are most vulnerable just after scoring, and so it turned out as less than a minute later, Calverton were level. So half time – Calverton 1-1 Dunkirk. A slow start to the second half and within 3 minutes of the restart, Dunkirk took advantage of a lapse in the Calverton defence to retake the lead. In a repeat of Dunkirk being vulnerable after scoring, Calverton went straight back up the other end and equalised. With 15 minutes remaining, Calverton scored a great oportunistic goal to take the lead for the first time, and they held on to win as Dunkirk threw everything at them. The win gives Calverton the first trophy of their season, as they chase a triple of 2 cups and the league. Deserved Man of the Match was Anil Singh as he was outstanding at the heart of the Calverton defence. That said, this was a great team performance as the lads worked really hard for one another for 90 minutes.

Fulltime: Calverton MWFC 3 - 2 Dunkirk Colts Well Done!

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Introducing the new Nottingham North Kip McGrath Education Centre at 35a Plains Road, Mapperley

Does your child need a little extra help to meet their potential? Kip McGrath centres offer tuition specially adapted to your child’s needs. Here at the Nottingham North Centre in Mapperley, as at all of the 250 plus UK branches we run classes after school and on Saturday mornings in English and Maths for students aged 5 to 16. We also offer special classes tailored to help students prepare for GCSE and A levels. These booster classes can make a real difference to grades. We begin with a free, no obligation assessment and the tutoring, based on the results of this, is at affordable and competitive rates. We are Ofsted registered. This means that if your family receive Tax Credits or Child Tax Credits you can use these to pay for the lessons. If your employer has a Childcare Voucher scheme you can use this to pay for tuition. In the latest budget

the government confirmed its commitment to supporting these schemes which they say will apply to 2.5 million families by 2015 so this funding is not going to disappear. All out tutors are qualified, experienced teachers and our maximum class size is 5. In this environment students have the opportunity to progress more quickly so self-esteem and confidence grow, which in turn enables een each individual only b h n has rat so G c y M M to transfer ing Kip Nor th attend am their new skills gh and in t s t k o N ee and knowledge ree w proving, h t r fo he is im nd to the school already confidence a y r f o environment. ing eve y full jo n e ly

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If you run a group or club for kids and you want it publicising, this is the page for you. If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Lowdham Pantomime Group - meet every Wednesday, 8pm - 10pm from Sept - February. Children from 10 yrs. Performance takes place Feb half term week. See website for further details: www. or contact the secretary: Jan Fish - 0115 966 4207 Calverton Under 5’s Toddler Group - meets Tues 1.30 - 3pm (term time) at Sir John Sherbrooke School, Flatts Lane, Calverton. £1 per family inc refreshments. Contact Pauline on 07973 220052 Calverton Toy Library - Baptist Church Hall, The Nook - Mon 1.30pm-3pm, Thurs 9.30am-11am. £1.25 per family inc refreshments. Contact Pauline on 07973 220052. Lowdham Colts Youth Football Club- FA Charter Standard Club - Ages 5-18. Friendly, fun football. Midweek evening training & Saturday league football. Academy (5 to 7yrs) 9.30am Sat mornings on Lowdham Playing Fields. For more info: or call Dave Johnson on 07733 310201. Email:

Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 14yrs, all abilities. We meet Thursdays 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more information.

St Helen’s Baby & Toddler Group - Old Church Hall, Main Street, Burton Joyce (next to chip shop). Mon & Thurs 9.30am - 11am (term time), email: Air Cadets - 2418 Sherwood Squadron - activities include flying, gliding, shooting.For 13-18yr olds. Tues & Thurs 7-9pm. Wesley St, Carrington. Tel: 0115 962 3318 or

Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket sessions for 7 to 11 yr olds every Sunday morning from 10am to 12noon. Contact Andrew Whitaker on 07891 654978. Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Monday, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Community Centre. 10am-11am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599.

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides - for information on groups in NG14 call free on 0800 169 5901 or visit Calverton MWFC - Calverton MWFC providing great facilities for boys and girls, and adult football. Check out the website: Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Hoveringham and Calverton. Call Rachel on 07753 884911

BMX Race Club - Nottingham Outlaws BMX club run regular races and coaching sessions. All ages welcome. Race bikes & helmets to loan for new members. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Call Phil on 07985 419101 or Lowdham Preschool - a charity providing term time pre-school education for 2-5 year olds. Mon, Wed, Thurs 9am - 3pm, Tues 9am-1pm, Fri 9am - 12noon. Rated “Outstanding in all areas” by Ofsted. Contact Louise or Julie 07960 859178 or visit

Sing and Play - baby and toddler group for parents/carers. Meet at the Methodist Chapel, Main Street, Lowdham. Wednesdays 10am - 11.30am, term time only. Play and craft activities, snack for children then a singalong with piano. £1 per family. Just turn up or contact Jeanette on 07925 011821 Lowdham and Epperstone Happy Tots - two village toddler groups; meet on Monday 9.45 - 11.15am Eppertone Village Hall and on Friday 9.30 - 11am Lowdham WI Hall. Contact us at or


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Nottingham Boys Choir - We provide a structured environment for boys to sing some of the finest classical & modern music ever written! We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. See: or call Michael Overbury on 01636 702054.

Beavers, Cubs & Scouts - in Calvertom, Burton Joyce & Trentside (Lowdham) & Beavers & Cubs in Woodborough. Contact 0115 952 3617 for more information. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs 7pm - 9.15pm. BJ Storytime - join Barbara and Judith at Burton Joyce Library on Monday’s 20 May, 10 June and 8 July for stories, rhymes, movement and songs. Mums, dads, grannies, grandpa’s bring your toddlers along from 11.15 to 11.45. It’s free and it’s never too early to start a reading habit.

Lambley Mother and Toddler Group - a friendly and welcoming baby and toddler group (0-5 yrs) for parents and carers. Every Tuesday 9.30 - 11.20am in Lambley Village Hall’s committee room. Inside and outside play, craft activities, singing/stories. £2.50 per family, includes snack for children and hot drinks for adults. For more information please contact Jen on 0115 931 4420.

2nd Arnold Scouts & Explorers - offer lessons - Beavers at Calverton 6.30-7.45 & Fri training | Cubs sessions Panthermost Grp Calverton AndBeavers, BinghamCubs, Swimming Club weekdays 7-8.30pm atTues Calverton, | CubsBingham, Otter GrpSouthwell, 7-8.30pm Cotgrave Thurs | Scouts or Portland 7.30-9pm depending Wed | Explorers on ability 8-9.30pm & space. For Fri. more Contact info email: Noel Yeatman 0115 956 or 9865/0787505 check out the6784 website:

Woodborough Pre-school - we are open Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri (closed Wed). 9.15am til 3.30pm daily. Woodborough Village Hall. £3.40 ph. 2.5 yrs upwards. Govt. places available. Full & part time places available. Email: Tel: 0115 965 5895.


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Papplewick & Linby Cricket Club off Hall Lane, Papplewick, NG15 8EY Fridays until 6 September All ages and abilities welcome Little Wickets 4-7yrs - 6.15 - 7pm Soft Balls 8-10yrs - 6.30-7.30pm Hard Ball 11-17yrs - 6-8pm

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Gedling introduces School Council Pack Gedling Borough Council is encouraging primary schools in the borough to teach children about democracy by establishing school councils using a specially designed pack. The initiative has been trialled at Westdale Infant School in Mapperley, where Gedling councillor Kathryn Fox has worked with teachers and pupils alike to develop the School Councils Pack that is now available to all schools in the Borough. The pack includes advice on how to set up a School Council, ideas for running an election, what individual members of the School Council do, and the benefits of having a School Council. Councillor Fox, who is Portfolio Holder for Community Development, said: “I have young children myself, and my inspiration for this initiative was that children should be helped to realise that they have a voice to bring about positive change in their school and community. “I also wanted to introduce and explore the concept of voting within the school environment, to encourage children to be part of the democratic process and to understand how this parallels with the role of local councillors and MPs.” Gedling Borough Council is now contacting all infant, junior and primary schools in the Borough to see if they would like a pack. Schools who get involved and set up their own School Council will also be invited to Gedling Civic Centre to have a tour of the council chamber and civic areas, and meet councillors for a question and answer session.

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Quite often I buy a whole chicken which can easily provide my family with three delicious meals and plenty of stock for freezing and making into soups and stews. These recipes are equally delicious with left over roast chicken, however I find poaching the bird keeps the meat moist. For a 2kg chicken (£7.40 from Beechdale Butchers)- place it in a large saucepan and add 1 carrot, 1 onion (halved), 10 peppercorns and 2 bay leaves. Cover with water, bring the lidded pan to the boil and simmer for about 1hr 30 mins. Remove the chicken and cool. Drain the cooking liquid. This is great stock and can be frozen in plastic soup containers. Then get all the meat off the bones and divide up for the recipes.


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Heat the oil in a large shallow pan. Add mustard seeds, when they start to pop add onions, garlic, ginger & curry leaves. Cook gently until onions are soft. Add turmeric, coriander & chillies. Cook for a minute then add chopped tomatoes and salt and 2 tbsp water. Stir well and cook until tomatoes are soft (about 10 mins). Add the coconut milk and chicken, stir well and warm through. Serve with chopped coriander. (serves 4-6)

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In a non stick large pan fry the chorizo slices until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and put to one side. Add onion, garlic and chilli to the pan and cook gently in the oil from the chorizo until onion is soft. Add the tomato puree and cook for 2 mins then add the tinned tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chorizo and chicken to the pan and warm through. Season to taste. For a bit more heat add a dash of tabasco. Serve with pasta. (serves 4)

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Brickyard Events by Bob Massey Mapperley has always had brickyards, from the time of the Romans right up to the present day. Throughout the Industrial Revolution bricks were in great demand and a number of private brickyards grew along Mapperly Plains.

want to press the case very severely. He had merely brought it forward, he said, as a warning to others. The magistrates then imprisoned the two boys for three days and cautioned them that if they did the like again they would be dealt with severely.

One by one these brickyards were taken over or sold so that in the end the largest employer in the area was the Nottingham Patent Brick Company. The brickyards were very open places and covered a large area. It was therefore very easy for people to gain access. On Friday 9th April 1869 two young boys named Chapman and Corbett were charged with stealing from the brickyard. A few days afterwards, a cutting knife and an iron bar were found to be missing. PC Loverseed was travelling down Woodborough Road when he spied the two lads, with Chapman trying to hide a knife and iron bar under his jacket. Loverseed was suspicious and stopped to speak to the boys.

The production of bricks was a dangerous business and accidents were common. Typical of these was one that happened on Wednesday January 15th 1879. A man named James Varney, aged 65, was working at the main site in Mapperley when a large quantity of clay fell on him. Varney was completely buried by the avalanche. Once extricated he was immediately taken to Nottingham General Hospital. When examined it was found that his thigh was fractured and his spine injured. Unfortunately these injuries were fatal and he died a short time after his admission.

The boys claimed they had found the items near the brickyard. Corbett grabbed the iron bar and ran off but was later arrested. Each of the boys then blamed each other. Mr Gripper, the Managing Director of the brickyard stated at their trial that he did not

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It was not only employees who had accidents. The brickworks were full of deep ponds where the clay had been extracted. These were very popular with local youths especially in the spring and summer months. In April 1886 three boys named Horace Simonds and Arthur and Enoch Kirk, all aged between 14 and 16yrs were amusing themselves by floating on planks on one of the ponds. Arthur Kirk and Simonds slipped from the planks into the water and both were soon in trouble. Enoch Kirk, who had been on the edge of the pond, dived in to help and caught hold of Simonds. With great difficulty he brought him out of the pond up its very slippery sides. Both were now exhausted. Arthur Kirk was not so lucky, unable to get out up the slippery sides he sadly drowned. As a result of this, and similar incidents, the Coroner ordered that all ponds were to be fenced off.

I am researching the history of the area and would be pleased to hear from any one with details of the people and places now long gone. Email bob.m.massey@ or post via NG3

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INNER WHEEL CLUB OF CARLTON Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough an ancient Sherwood Forest Village at is a comprehensive website devoted entirely to the history of Woodborough village, it’s people, places and events from as early as 1000 AD. There are 220 individual articles most illustrated with photographs, maps and plans. We would welcome contributions or corrections from people with knowledge of the parish and who can add to what we have already published in our website. Please contact all enquiries will be answered.


Glorious Celebration of British Music including: Elgar, Walton, Handel & Parry and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia with young pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason Burton Joyce Choral Society; Nottingham Hospitals’ Choir; Ruddington & District Choral Society and Djanogly Community Orchestra

ALBERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM SUNDAY 9TH JUNE 7pm Supporting Bursaries for Nottingham Young Musicians and Music Therapy for Nottingham Hospitals

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Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People celebrates the Year of the Snake with the launch of the 5th Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge! To celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Snake, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People has joined with Gable Events to launch the fifth Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge. The 2013 Challenge takes place on Sunday 4th August as part of the annual Riverside Festival and is one of the largest and most eagerly anticipated team events in the region. Up to 50 crews representing companies, organisations, clubs and groups of friends from all over the East Midlands are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course on the River Trent at Victoria Embankment. They will all be seeking to knock South Nottingham College off their pedestal as reigning champions whilst raising muchneeded funds for the Hospice. The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races. Teams and spectators also benefit from

being part of one of the region’s largest family festivals with a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world, staged by Nottingham City Council. Carol Lester, Director of Challenge organisers, Gable Events, adds; “The Challenge is a great chance to try something completely different, enjoy a fabulous day out and raise money for Rainbows. It is also a fantastic team building opportunity what better way to get to know what makes your colleagues and competitors tick? August may seem a long way off but we are expecting the Dragon Boat Challenge to be extremely popular this year so we strongly urge teams to sign up early in order to secure a place”. For further information and an entry form please visit: nottingham or call Gable Events on 01780 470 718.

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A Community Speed Watch scheme organised by Gedling Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police is calling for local residents to get involved to reduce speeding in their communities. The aim is to encourage drivers to adhere to the speed limit. Nottinghamshire Police will provide training and equipment so volunteers can monitor speeding in their areas. If drivers are caught speeding, letters are sent to registered keepers of offending vehicles asking for their help in keeping speeds down. Persistent offenders’ details will be passed onto local police for targeted enforcement by the volunteers monitoring the speeds.

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Volunteers must be over 18 years of age and be available for a minimum of one hour per week. The locations for monitoring are chosen by the community, based on people’s experience and knowledge of the area. For more information on the scheme or to volunteer, people should contact: Inspector Andrew Knight or Constable Phil Anelay at Arnold Police Station on 101, extension 853 4161.

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Coming out of a particularly dark and relentlessly cold winter feels like emerging from underneath a giant cloak, blinking in the daylight. In typical British fashion though, there won’t be many of us who haven’t already found an excuse to put on our shorts. And so, with the increase in daylight hours and sunshine our thoughts naturally turn to the garden. The hedges invariably need a trim and the lawn starts to grow again. Following a few burglaries in Burton Joyce of late, let’s start the new season as we mean to go on with our home and garden security. Lock your front and back doors, even if you are in the house or garden, and do not leave windows open in unattended rooms. You might only be in the next room but would you notice if someone snatched your mobile phone through an open window or hopped in and grabbed your laptop sitting on the coffee table? Never leave valuable items on display or near windows and doors, this includes keys. Don’t forget your sheds and garages, and check that your home insurance extends to the belongings you keep in them. Keep doors locked and when you are working in the garden or on your car close your shed or garage door so as not to advertise what you keep inside. Chain large items likes bikes and lawnmowers together so they are more difficult to steal, mark your property and register it on a free website such as www.immobilise. com. A thief is less likely to be able to sell something that is branded with the owner’s name. And if it does go at least you are more likely

to be reunited with an item if it is found. Where possible, install a burglar alarm for your house, a security light for your garden and a shed alarm. Report suspicious activity around yours or your neighbours’ houses or gardens to police. If you suspect someone of dealing in stolen goods call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Finally, I’d like you to take a moment to consider the process you go through when answering a knock at your front door. Do you know who is calling before you open it? Unfortunately, in this world there are people who are not as honest as you or I. Be wary of strangers who come to your home without an appointment offering a service or claiming to be from the council, a utilities company or the police. Look through the window or spyhole or call to that person to establish who they are before opening your door. Always ask for identification and verify this by checking it against the telephone directory and calling the company they claim to work for. If you have any qualms, do not let them into your home. If they are genuine they will be more than willing to arrange to return at a later date, by which time you can check they are who they say they are and ensure there is someone you know at home with you when they next call. If in doubt, keep them out. Report any suspicious visitors to us on 101.

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High Flying Fundraiser at Sellors Ltd Fed up with all the snow last month, staff at Calverton based animal feed specialists, Sellors Ltd decided to take matters into their own hands and brighten themselves up with a Yellow Fundraiser Week, all in aid of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. So from the 18 - 23 March, the shop on Main Street was transformed into a yellow wonderland complete with daffodils and fluffy Easter chicks. A raffle and a Guess the Mini Eggs in the jar competition were held to raise vital funds. There were prizes for pets like delightful dog beds and grooming kits. And for owners there was fine champagne and ipad accessories! Prizes were kindly donated by local businesses and customers all keen to support such a great cause. To date the amount raised is £350 and still rising! Store proprietor Claire Sellors said “We wanted to make it worthwhile, with a prize to interest every individual helping us raise as much as possible. We have been overwhelmed by our suppliers generosity and that of local companies such as PCM IT and Forge Physiotherapy plus customers Julia Michael and Maggie Kroll for their much appreciated support and w o n d e r f u l donations. An enormous thank you to them and to all our big hearted customers we really could not have raised such a fantastic amount for the Air Ambulance without your kindness and support.” ceiving the star Tracy Minion re trimmers lse prize of Wo ley


‘Please help me and my friends’ woofs Solo Readers may recall a Nottinghamshire animal rescue charity recently appealing for a permanent home for a friendly female dog who - from being rehomed, was homeless again. Despite best efforts, Solo is still waiting for that special someone and home – along with many other animals in the care of Animal Accident Rescue Unit. Aged nine years, this gentle-natured terriercross is playful and well-socialised. A true family dog, Solo likes plenty of company, routine and daily walks – and is already microchipped, spayed and vaccinated. Are you that special someone for Solo - or know someone who is? If so discover more about her by calling 07946-545256 – leaving a message if necessary with your postcode and contact details for the adoption volunteer’s response - or email As is standard for the charity, her potential home would be pre-checked to ensure a good match. Solo’s care continues to be provided meanwhile by Animal Accident Rescue Unit – which is entirely run by volunteers spanning drivers, telephonists and fundraisers. This small charity, however, urgently needs more volunteers and of all roles, fostering is currently the most pressing: a truly rewarding role making a huge difference to an individual animal’s future! If you can offer even a short-term refuge to care for a cat or dog until Animal Accident Rescue Unit can rehome it, please contact Chris on 0115-956 3799 leaving a message if necessary, with your contact details - or email Space in your home and heart are all that are needed – along with reliability, common-sense plus cat or dog care experience – though advice and guidance are given. Fostered cats need a safe and secure haven, as they are not allowed outdoors. For general information and all other matters, please call the charity’s lifeline number 0115-932 1555.

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Horticultural Engineers Sellors Ltd

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