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Dear Readers Welcome to the Spring edition although it doesn’t feel very spring like just yet - snow forecast for later!!! Lamb is traditionally eaten in Spring, so we have included a few of our favourite recipes for you. We also wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that we have added a great new VOUCHER section our website: www. ngmagazines.org.uk. Check it out for some really worthwhile money saving offers. Happy Reading Ali, Cat and Sarah

free time sudoku looking good, feeling great community diary kids kids diary a helping hand

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business, finance & I.T

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home & garden

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crossword safer neighbourhoods classifieds useful information puzzle solutions recipes index / list of advertisers

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Hucknall library

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Ravenshead Flower Arranging Group

The Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass band played in the recent Butlins Mineworkers National Open Brass Band Festival. This event is one of the largest contests in the country and is held at Butlins Skegness. This year’s event saw no less than 102 bands register to take part in this prestigious event. Hucknall and Linby who play in the third section of the national brass band grading system played against 15 other bands from across the country. Although not in the prizes, the band were praised for the quality of music in their performance. They were judged in 7th place. A band spokesman said: "The weekend had been a valuable experience for the band both musically and also the bonding of the young players in the social activities provided.” The band get straight back into work on their next contest piece for the National Regional Heats which are held at Bedworth in March. For all information about the bands engagements and rehearsals contact their musical director Paul Whyley on 07811448676

Craft Sale Easter Monday 9th April 10am - 3pm

FREE Children’s Activity Room

Temple Centre

Nottingham Road, Nuthall, NG16 1DP

Adults 50p, U14 FREE refreshments available

in support of Transport for Local Luncheon Clubs

Meet last Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm at Ravenshead Village Hall. New members and visitors welcome. Contact 01623 454520 for more information. 27th March- Whats in a Title - Judi Cripps 24th April - Angles & Tangles - Pat Billings 29th May- Just William - Bill Dixon

HUCKNALL TOURISM & REGENERATION GROUP FREE TOURS We are now fast approaching the time of year for bookings to be taken for our FREE guided bus tours. From April 1st 2012 bookings can be made by contacting the telephone number at the bottom of this advertisement. We are varying our tours this year particularly for Route 2. We are also introducing a new Route 3 tour for a longer duration. This new tour will take in 5 local churches and a talk and tour will be given at each venue by someone with detailed knowledge of the site. Sites visited will include St Mary Magdalene’s Church and Churchyard in Hucknall, Annesley Old Church, Beauvale Priory, St Mary’s Church, Greasley, and St John’s Church, Hucknall. The tour will take in a lunch at a cost of £5 per person which will be provided at the café at Beauvale Priory. As usual, all seats are on a first come first served basis and no bookings will be taken before 1st April. For further details and information, please contact 0115 9638566 or e-mail: htrgken_sheilarobinson@hotmail. co.uk


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All Day Spring Paper Craft Class Linby & Papplewick Village Hall, Sat 17th March 10AM – 4PM Booking essential – by 1st March Contact Victoria Rogers for more info or to book your place

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Under New Management

Baz and Nicky are Back at The Griffins Head!

Baz and Nicky are back doing what they do best at The Griffins Head, Papplewick. Much to the delight of locals this lovely couple make a welcome return to this delightful village pub. Chef Baz obviously loves what he does - his eyes light up when he starts to talk about food and the exciting new menu that the pub is introducing. Rather than pack loads of dishes onto the menu, Baz is refining the choices with the focus on quality rather then quantity. There will be about 15 main courses, so still plenty to choose from and something for everyone. Gary sampled the Pork Three Ways (a Pork Wellington, Chorizo and Pepper Timbale and the most amazing Black Pudding Scotch Egg) and I had French Trim Chicken with Genovesse (delicious chopped chicken in a herb and creme fraiche sauce), Roasted Vegetables and Saute Potatoes. As ever the presentation was stunning and it was all cooked to perfection.

I love the fact that neither of us had ever had anything like this before. It was a real delight. Nicky is front of house and explained that they will be hosting plenty of special nights in the forthcoming months. For March the dates for your diary are: Pie Weekend: 2nd - 4th March Big Grill Weekend: 9th - 11th March The Different Weekend: 16th - 18th March Fine Dining Night: 22nd March Check out the blackboard in the pub for future events. Now we really need to mention Baz’s pies these are all homemade, even the pastry and they will be the star of the regular Thursday Pie Night coming soon...with 4 or 5 different mouth watering flavours every week including a family pie which is served to the table for you to dish up. What a great idea! The good news is that plans are afoot for these pies to be sold to order along with artisan breads and the stupendous scotch eggs so that you can enjoy them at home as well as at the pub. Cosy in the winter and with a great outdoor space for the summer this is a pub for all seasons and now these two are back in residence it really is worth a visit. Š Ali Wale

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Childrens classes are held at the Baptist Church Hall, Watnall Road, Hucknall every Saturday morning (full details on request)

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Community Diary If you run a group or club and want people to 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: info@ng5.org.uk Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents and let the kids play with other Spanish speaking children? Then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on susana.fernandez@ntlworld.com Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday first Monday each month for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley on 01159 619502.

Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting Tues at Five Ways, Valley Rd. Call Derek 962 1932 or derek.cordle@btopenworld.com

Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details

email:bestwoodcountrypark@hotmail.co.uk or visit our discussion forum website at www.bestwood-country-park.co.uk

Classic Cars, Bikes & Custom - Likeminded enthusiasts meet at Cafe Janais, Cattle Market, Nott’ham. 2nd & 4th Wed every month. For info call Brian on 07836 794541.

Leen Valley Conservation Volunteers - no special skills, training given, variety of interesting sites. Weekdays & weekends, refreshments provided. Tel: Lee Scudder on 07753 850758 or leescudder@hotmail.com

Roundabout Social Club - for single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed, dancing & other activities at Federation

House, Claremont Rd, Sherwood 8-11pm. Full & varied programme each month. Tel Viv 0115 953 8842 or Mike 0115 920 0164.

Hucknall Dolls House Group - every 2nd Thursday at Bentinck Conservative Club, 5 Portland Rd, Hucknall from 7 - 9pm. For more info call Sofia on 07790 334540. Leenside W.I (Hucknall) - meet on the 3rd Tues monthly. Central Methodist Church Hall at 7.15pm. Linby Colliery Welfare Ladies Football Club - Wed 6pm - 8pm. Hucknall National School. All age groups. Always looking for new players. Competitive football played on Sun am. Call Carol 07963 820612 or email: carol@linbyfc.co.uk Adult Education Courses - beginners up to level 1; very small groups. Under One Roof, Vine Terrace, Hucknall. Call 0115 884 2749 or email: lisa.saunders@castlecollege.ac.uk

St Johns Ambulance (18+) - Baptist Church, Seymour Rd. Mon 7pm-9pm. Call Mr & Mrs Allcock on 0115 955 9755 Edgewood Judo Club - meet every Monday evening 6pm to 8.30pm at Edgewood Primary School, Christchurch Road, Hucknall. For details call 0115 952 1346.

Hucknall Men’s Probus Club - for retired men.Meet 1st Wed in month at The Horse & Groom, Linby. 12noon. For information contact Aubrey Smith on 0115 963 2424.

Eric Coates Society - Meets Wednesdays, bi-monthly 7 - 9pm at the Godber Centre. Contact Geoff 0115 9634662 or Peter 0115 953 7393. Actively promoting the life and music of Eric Coates.

Watnall WI - meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.15pm-9.30pm at Watnall WI Hall, Main Rd, Watnall. Speakers

for Jan/Feb/Mar 2011 include a talk on leprosy, life of a fireman & a child’s war. 26 March is Country & Western eve. For more details call 0115 953 7679.

Hucknall Judo Club - meet Thursdays at National Junior School, Montague Rd, Hucknall from 7.15 - 9pm (term time only). Contact 07785 530256.

Enjoy a game of Whist? - then come and join us at 6.30pm on Monday evenings at Papplewick Village Hall. Friendly mixed ability group would welcome new players including beginners. For further details ring 0115 963 4643.

Byron Probus Club (Ravenshead) - spritely old retired codgers meet second and fourth Thursday in month. 12 noon at Portland College off A60. Contact David Turner 01623 793039. Hucknall Wine Circle - meet 3rd Monday every month at National School, Hucknall at 7.15pm. For more information

phone 0115 952 7138.

Blidworth & District Historical & Heritage Society - Meet first Tuesday of the month at 7pm,

Blidworth Methodist Chapel. For further information contact the secretary Mrs Dale Smallwood on 01623 479978.

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.


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: info@ng5.org.uk Hucknall Flower Arranging Group - meet on the first Wednesday of each month (exc Dec & Jan). 7.30pm at the John Godber Centre, Hucknall. New members & visitors always welcome. Contact 0115 963 6894 for more infio.

Papplewick & Linby Ladies Circle of Friends - meet fortnightly from end of September to end of May on a Tuesday

afternoon. Further information from Maureen Slack on 01773 786725.

Ravenshead W.I - meet on the 3rd Wednesday, monthly. 7.45pm at St Peter’s Church Hall, Sheepwalk Lane. Newstead W.I - meet every 3rd Monday of the month at The Station Hotel, Newstead Village at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Come along and try our friendly WI. Further info on 01623 723437.

Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re

a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423.

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.

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 www.rotaract.org.uk/nottingham for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm. Also 3rd Wed in month 12noon - 3pm, lunch & speaker. Lunch venue - The Welbeck Suite, The Masonic Hall, Welbeck Rd, NG2 7QW. For more info call 0115 982 7989. www.ncwgb.org Kirkby & District Hiking Club - we are a friendly hiking club who meet every 3rd Sunday for a 9-10 mile hike, mainly Derbyshire. For more info call Brian or Cynthia on 0115 9680813 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 sylvaindrouhot@hotmail.com. A bientot. Abbey Gates W.I - meet every 2nd Wednesday of the month at Ravenshead Village Hall at 7.30pm. New members and visitors always welcome. For further details please phone 01623 793753 Kimberley Association of Artists - invites new members to attend our weekly meetings at Nat Puri Community Room,

Kimberley School, Newdigate St, Kimberley. We meet 7pm til 9pm every Monday (except bank holidays). Contact Ann Wheat on 07944 487278

Hucknall Heritage Society - meet second Tuesday of the month (except June, July, Aug & Dec). At 7.30pm, Central Methodist Church, Hucknall.

Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom, Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit www.grandcentralchorus.com or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied.

Interested in speakers on complementary therapies, health & well-being in mind, body & spirit? - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Open to therapists (inc. student therapists) & public. March 27th - “Shiatsu”, April 24th - “Business practice, digital marketing”. Local FHT organisers - Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068.

The Greasley Players Amateur Dramatics Group - welcomes new members for both on and off stage roles. Next production April 2011. Interested? Please contact us via www.greasleyplayers.co.uk

Friends of Moor Pond Wood - Papplewick. A community group involved with woodland

management and archaeology along the River Leen. Meets last Wed of the month in Papplewick Village Hall. Non members welcome. Visit: http://moorpond.papplewick.org/index.html

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. org.uk/groups/nottingham or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/e:muzb@btinternet.com


KIDS DIARY

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: info@ng5.org.uk

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 www.nottinghamoutlaws.com.

Nottingham Boys Choir - We provide a structured environment for boys to sing some of the finest classical music ever written - and modern music too! Come and see why this makes us different. We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. Check out our website www.nottinghamboyschoir.co.uk or call Michael Overbury on 01636 702054. Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 16yrs, all abilities. We meet Sundays 2.45 - 4.45pm (term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit www.absolutetriathlonclub.co.uk for more information. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: nottinghamseacadets@live.co.uk W: http://units.ms-sc.org/nottingham. Tues & Thurs eves 7pm 9.15pm.

Funky Feet Dance Class for Children - Street dance and dance games. Pay as you go. Call 0845 680 3865 or email: mapperley@funkyfeetunlimited.co.uk Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, Carlton.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit www.carltonlifesavingclub. btik.com Scout Association

- 0115 952 3617

Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Hucknall and Bestwood Village. Call Helen on 07947 350760 - www.magicalmovers.co.uk

Hucknall Pre-school playgroup - Baptist Church, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Open Mon/Tue & Fri 9am - 3pm. Wed/Thur 9am - 12pm. For more info call 0781 3476271.

St John Badgers - (6 - 10yrs) Fri at 6pm - 7.15pm approx. Seymour Rd Baptist Church. Call Victoria McIndoe: 01158598167. St John Cadets - (10-16yrs) Tues at 6.30 - 8.00pm approx. Call Katie White on 0115 963 1307 or Steve Cross on 0115 952 9683. Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

- Nottinghamshire HQ - 987 7220. - The Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 12-17yrs.

Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) Mon 7 - 9pm and Thurs 7 - 9pm. Hucknall Boys Brigade

- For more information and contacts see www.18thbb.org.uk

Hucknall Mini’s Basketball - Hucknall Leisure Centre. Tues 7-8pm (7-10yrs) & 8-9pm (11-12yrs). £2.50. Call Adam McGrory on 07732211696. Hucknall Judo Club - meet Wed 7.15 - 9pm at National Junior School, Montague Rd, Hucknall. All ages welcome. Dance Divaz - Dance for fun to all the latest chart hits and get fit at the same time. Classes priced at £3.50 each & are available from 3yrs to adults, held every Thurs at Bestwood Village Social Club. For individual class times see www.dancedivaz.co.uk, also NEW Street classes now open in Arnold on Friday with J from Groundhogs. For venue & time please call 07954 418481

Oceans of Fun Indoor Soft Play Centre - Spring St, Hucknall - suitable for 0-11yrs. Open 7 days. Comfy area for adults & cafe. Parties from £6.60 per child. Outdoor play area with seating. Free car park. See www.oceansoffun.co.uk or call 0115 963 3961 for more info.

Edgewood Judo Club - meet every Monday evening 6pm to 8.30pm at Edgewood Primary School, Christchurch Road, Hucknall. For details call 0115 952 1346.


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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 ÂŁ5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: info@ng5.org.uk Breathe Easy Nottingham West - Welcomes people with all forms of lung disease giving support for carers, friends & family. Plus weekly specially designed exercise group every Thursday. Meetings are held on 2nd Wednesday of each month from 1.30pm-3pm at Eastwood & District Victory Club, Walker St, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3EN. Call Teresa on 01773 769068.

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 npcsg@live.co.uk 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 in the Urology Seminar Room at Nottingham 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 effected 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 kymmiestroud@hotmail.com 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: mandynorth1967@yahoo.co.uk 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@frameworkha.org Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-to-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david.hall@thedebtadvicenetwork.org. Carers in Hucknall & surrounding areas - meet at Hucknall Library Meeting Room on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday, monthly. From 1.30pm to 4pm. All welcome. Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to carers of people with terminal cancer or other life-limiting illnesses. For a few hours each week our trained volunteers are able to provide one to one emotional support, information and a short break from your caring role. For support, call 0845 304 8730, 0115 938 5906 or email: nottshelper@mariecurie.org.uk. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/helper for more information.

Indigo Kids - is a charity & support group for children on the autistic spectrum & related social & communication difficulties including fragile x, their parents/carers and siblings. We have the Autism Resource Centre (The Arc) to help or just for a chat and a cuppa. We offer activities, youth club during school time and day trips during holidays. It is a safe place where the kids are not judged. We have a Parent Partnership Service drop in session every other week during school term. email: indigokids@live.com. Web: www.indigokids.org.uk or call 0115 952 5141.

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.ravenlock@nottsdeaf.org.uk 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: allsortsnotts.org.uk or visit: www.allsortsnotts.org.uk 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. Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or pamela.walker@contact-the-elderly.org.uk for more info. The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Group - Support group for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Meet on 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Kirkby Trinity Community Centre Point, Diamond Ave, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. We welcome people from all areas to drop in for information, support and to meet others over a cuppa. For more info call 01623 556065 Hucknall Library Work Club - Meets Thursdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm. Contact: hucknallworkclub@gmail.com


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a helping hand

COMMUNITY OUTREACH ADVISOR SERVICE. for all those aged 50+ in Ashfield DROP IN SESSIONS AT

“UNDER ONE ROOF” VINE TERRACE, HUCKNALL. FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH 10.30 – 11.30 DO YOU NEED HELP OR ADVICE WITH ANY THE FOLLOWING? Welfare Benefits, Home Adaptations and Living Aids, Approved Tradespeople, Gardeners, Cleaners, Handyman Services, Support Groups, Social Activities, Clubs and Groups, Shopping Services, Falls Prevention, Counselling Services, Carers Services …….and much much more.

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ROTARY SAYS “THANK YOU” The Rotary Club of Hucknall used one of its regular meeting nights to say “thank you” to local people and local businesses who had been involved with supporting it over the Christmas period. Help with towing the Santa Sleigh came from Toledo Kitchens and Bathrooms, Lasershape and Derek Howarth. Sweets for the children, provision of collecting locations and general support came from Wilkinson’s, Tesco, Specsavers and Ikea. This year, the ten local organisations benefitting from the fundraising were; ATC, Ashover Camp, Green Arrows, Cancer Research, The Inner Wheel Club of Hucknall, Inner Wheel’s Overseas Services section, Friends of Chernobyl’s Children, the Youth Section of Papplewick Cricket Club, the Brownies and the Thursday Club.

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The Lazy Gardener.... gets down and dirty

As I explained in the last edition I am at best a reluctant gardener, however I harbour romantic notions of tiptoeing through the veggie beds picking plump cabbages and lovely comedy shaped carrots....so we have dedicated a third of our garden over to growing our own food. Using offcuts of tanalised decking and other odds and sods of wood that we found we have fashioned four small raised beds. Digging the soil over and sieving the pebbles out was the best upper body workout I have had in ages. After covering with heavy duty polythene to warm the soil (advice from a library book) we are ready to plan exactly what to grow. Sarah Mulholland, a Grow Your Own enthusiast whose partner discovered allotmenting in his late thirties and now runs a small veg box scheme; Red Earth Organics (01636 812105) has kindly offered the following advice on picking seeds; “Seed buying can be confusing. There are hybrid or heritage seeds, organic and non-oganic. Put simply, hybrids are developed by crossing two different plants from the same family but with different qualities like colour, size or flavour. Heritage (or heirloom) seeds come from plants that were grown historically but have not been used in modern agriculture on a large scale. Heritage plants can be selected for their ability to grow in specific soil or because the flavour or appearance is appealing. From experience I can recommend the following heritage crops: Tomatoes - Brandywine and Ivoty Egg Beans - Cosse Violette Lettuce - Marvel of 4 Seasons and Black Seeded Simpson Hybrids are widely available and tend to assure reasonably certain results, predictable crops and familiar flavours, whereas heritage can give less uniform results but offer unusual flavours, colours and variety. By checking the preferred conditions of heritage you can optimise yield by selecting seeds best suited to

your soil and weather. Heritage fruit and vegetables can be relatively easy to grow and by doing so you are also helping to preserve the gene pool and prevent monoculturism. Do be prepared for mixed results. That is both the joy and the frustration of moving from the staple hybrid seeds available everywhere and the delight in discovering a new lettuce, an unfamiliar tomato or beetroot easily outweighs the frustration of a seed batch that does not flourish as you hoped.” WOW! I had no idea....

In my dreams!!! With raised beds it is better for the soil to rotate crops on a four year cycle and also to grow similar crops in each bed. So we will have carrots, parsnips & celeriac in one bed, kale, calabrese, radish and rocket in another, spinach, swiss chard beetroot and lettuce together and french beans and peas in the last bed. We are growing potatoes in a special grower and plan to use grow bags for tomatoes. After hearing what Sarah had to say about seeds I am going to try and grow some heritage crops as well as hybrids and report back. As I type there is snow on the ground so all work has stopped and we are doing plenty of research using library books and the internet to plan the various types of each vegetable we plan to buy. To read more of Sarah’s guidance on seed types go to www.redearthorganics. co.uk/news.asp?Article=88 © Ali Wale


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Mark Spencer:

Metal Theft

One of the issues which has gained real momentum over the year has been the campaign to stop metal theft and many of you in the constituency have been affected whether at work or at home. I got involved with the campaign against metal thieves last year after a spate of high profile crimes in the constituency. Distressingly, even the churches have been affected – Edwinstowe has been targeted seven times for lead theft and I met with Directly Operated Railways to discuss cable theft on our local lines. Sherwood is not alone, and so widespread is the problem that the Backbench Business Committee put aside time to discuss the matter in the House last week. Following conversations with a number of constituents, I put forward a number of practical suggestions to bring this practice to an end. The first is to inform our Police properly so they know exactly what they’re dealing with. For example, there is only one scrap yard licensed to recycle BT cables in the county and the same applies to rail track equipment – so by definition anyone else caught selling these things locally is doing so illegally. Simply briefing our officers properly could make a massive difference. Another obvious step would be to stop cash transactions at scrap yards which are often done without any proof of ID or proof that the individual legitimately owns the metal being sold. This would help deal with the problem without being a further onerous regulation on

small businesses. I am consistently wary of increasing legislation or paperwork but in the case of preventing scrap metal theft, there is a strong argument for improving licensing. Currently, the Council issues licenses to carry scrap metal. These licenses are cheap and relatively easy to obtain and do little to stop enterprising toerags setting up shop out the back of a transit van. Licenses need to be more expensive and better enforced, with specific registration plates attached to each one. In terms of the increased cost, I think legitimate businesses would welcome an improved, if more expensive, system if it prevented them being undercut by unlicensed dealers. My hope is that this debate will move us forward quickly and I feel that Government is on side and keen to rectify the situation. The Home Secretary has recently announced that the Government considers that legislation is the only sustainable, long term solution to the growing menace of metal theft. There is an urgent need to make stealing metal less attractive to criminals, and tackling the stolen metal market will act as a significant deterrent. Metal theft is more than an inconvenience or petty crime, it is damaging communities and hard working businesses but I was particularly appalled by reports of theft from war memorials, something the Prime Minister has condemned personally. Times are hard but there is no excuse for scrap metal theft and I will keep fighting to bring it to an end. My surgeries continue to be held on the second Saturday of the month in Hucknall and the fourth Friday at Dukeries – please ring the office 0115 968 1186 – if you would like to make and appointment.

I cannot encourage you strongly enough to get in touch: I was elected to represent Sherwood and that’s exactly what I want to do to the best of my ability. If you need help, if there is an issue local or national that you think I should be aware of or if I can support your group or project, let me know at mark.spencer.mp@parliament.uk or on 0115 968 1186. The Constituency Office address is: Under One Roof, Room 3, 3a Vine Terrace, Hucknall, NG15 7HN


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“AY UP MI DUCKS” - A HUCKNALLITE SPEAKS One of my greatest pleasures in travelling about the British Isles is hearing the different dialects and accents, but I feel television and radio have brought about changes to the spoken word that is gradually altering our language. Of course this is not always bad, since a living language needs to change and adapt. Imagine what it would sound like if we still spoke as Chaucer or Shakespeare did. Maybe though we should consider writing down sayings, mottos, poems, etc. in the local dialect so they will be saved for future generations, especially the ones remembered from our grandparents time. How do you spell dialect words? Who knows? For those Hucknallites newer to the town, I have tried to spell the words so that you can say them out loud without needing a full translation but if you are still baffled ask some of the older residents. I feel sure they will be pleased to help. Do you think our town used to be called Hucknall Torkard because that’s what the natives were good at - torkinard?

Do you ever get asked when you are away from home where you live? People seem to have great difficulty in being able to nail our accent to the area and when they try to perform D.H.Lawrence’s stories on T.V. the poor actors struggle very hard with the local dialect. We have a big advantage over the actors though because - “Weevbinlontahtotorkproppa”.

© Maureen Newton

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HOW TO CONTACT YOUR SAFER NEIGHBOURHOODS TEAMS HUCKNALL POLICE STATION Watnall Road, Hucknall Opening hours: 8am – 8pm Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm Sat & Sun Tel:101, ext. 804 4747

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HUCKNALL CENTRAL PC Shaun Radford Tel: 07872 678181 PCSO Simon Gazzard Tel: 07525 226763

Email: hucknallcentraltcbeat@ nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

HUCKNALL EAST PC Nigel Malik Tel: 03003009999 ex: 804 4747 PCSO Martin Chilton Tel: 07702 141847

Email: hucknalleastbeat@ nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

HUCKNALL NORTH PC Dave Nicks Tel: 07595 074407 PCSO Louise Higgins Tel: 07525 989445

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HUCKNALL WEST PC Steve Kirby Tel: 07702 141762 PCSO Simon Zacharia Tel: 07595 074207

Email: hucknallwestbeat@ nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk To find out more about events in your area visit www.nottinghamshire. police.uk and enter your postcode in the postcode search tool.

Insp Nick Butler

From Inspector Nick Butler.....

We are now approaching the end of the financial year and I am pleased to say we have continued the impressive crime reductions and detections into 2012.

another two antisocial behaviour orders being applied for with the help of our new Ashfield District Council Antisocial Behaviour caseworkers.

In this area, house burglary has dropped another 8% and we have arrested someone in a third of all offences. Robberies have fallen by another 11% and vehicle crime is also down by 18%.

The Street Pastors have also continued their excellent work and have now extended the patrol times.

You have been instrumental in helping us make this happen and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your contributions. Whether you have told us about suspicious activity or wiped the sat nav sucker marks off your windscreen, it has all had an impact on the prevention and detection of crime. However, in the past year we have seen a slight rise in the number of sheds and outbuildings being burgled and the number of thefts from shops. Many of the thefts have been either incidents of shoplifting or ornaments and bicycles being stolen from gardens. We don’t want this trend to continue and have an ongoing operation in Hucknall town centre to tackle this. All the shops are now members of the Shopwatch Scheme and have radios which link directly into the local Policing Teams. Prolific offenders are being given banning orders from the town centre and we currently have

We work very closely with the council and other partners and I am really proud of the joint work we do around supporting victims and keeping you all safe.

Neighbourhood Alert has also gone from strength to strength with nearly 1,000 members in this area. Please visit the site and register – it’s completely free and I will send you regular updates on what is happening and crime alerts. To sign up go to www. nottinghamshirealert.co.uk

As a result of the Neighbourhood Priority Surveys that you have all completed we have now set the new priorities for the first quarter of 2012. There are three for Hucknall and three for the rural area. Details of the priorities along with our plans to tackle them can be viewed online at http:// www.nottinghamshire.police. uk/local/mansfield_ashfield/ ashfield_south/ashfield_south/ Once again thank you for all your emails of support and suggestions and please drop me a line at my email address of nicholas.butler@ nottinghamshirepolice.pnn. police.uk


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We are proud to say we take full responsibility in the unlikely event you are not 100% satisfied. Come in and see what we can offer and for a limited time stunning new opening offers are available across the ranges. Phone Marie on 0115 8598693 to arrange for an appointment to suit you. Why not look at our web site which shows all aspects of work together with genuine customer photographs and their comments. Free CAD plan and design service, no hassle quotations. Compressive Technical Service. Prices to suit all Budgets. Members of Trusted Traders. HomePro, Fairtrades. Easy three stage payment All Credit Cards accepted.


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LOVELY LAMB!

Lamb is a tasty and versatile meat. Here are three recipes using different cuts, all easy, delicious and inexpensive. Enjoy!

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500g minced lamb 2 tbsp olive oil (plus oil for brushing) 2 aubergines (500g) - sliced 1 onion - sliced 2 garlic - finely chopped 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tsp cinnamon red wine - splash 50g butter, 30g flour & 350ml milk 1 egg - beaten 100g grated cheese (cheddar or parmesan) nutmeg - grated salt & pepper method Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Brush augergine slices both sides with olive oil and place on a large baking sheet. Bake for 10 mins then turn and bake for another 10 mins. They should be soft and golden brown. Meanwhile - gently fry the onion and garlic til soft. Turn heat up and add the lamb. Break up and brown. Then add the cinnamon and red wine - boil til liquid is absorbed. Add tinned tomatoes and season to taste. Simmer gently for 20 mins while you make the white sauce. In a small pan melt butter - add flour and stir for a minute. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk. Over a medium heat stir until the sauce is smooth and thick. Add 2/3 of the cheese and 1 tsp grated nutmeg. Leave to cool slightly while you assemble to dish. Grease an ovenproof dish and place a layer of aubergine slices on the bottom. Pour over the lamb sauce and top with another layer of aubergines. Then beat the egg into the white sauce. Pour over the top of the dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 45 mins in oven.

Lamb and Spinach Curry

This recipe is based on a dish from a book called “Curry”. 3 tbsp sunflower oil 300g boneless lamb leg steaks - cubed 350g bag spinach 2 x onions - chopped 1 x garlic clove - crushed 400g tin tomatoes 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds salt to taste method Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions until soft. Add garlic, tomatoes, chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and lamb. Cover and cook gently for 40 mins. Meanwhile wash spinach and place in a pan until wilted. Drain and once cooled, chop. After 40 mins add spinach to the pan. Remove lid and simmer for a further few minutes until you have a thick sauce. Check for seasoning and serve with rice.

Moroccan Meatballs 500g minced lamb 1 x onion - finely chopped 2 x garlic cloves - finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp cinnamon breadcrumbs - good handful 1 egg 1 dsp tomato puree salt & pepper method Either use a food processor or manually mix the ingredients until well blended. Roll into walnut size balls and shallow fry until browned all over. Delicious with couscous and tomato sauce or stuffed in pitta bread with coleslaw.


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What’s On at Hucknall Library??? How Nottinghamshire Remembers its Aviation Heritage Talk by Howard Heeley Friday 18th May 2pm-3pm Hucknall Library Meeting Room Free Event Celebrating 125 years of Hucknall Library

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Come along to a free drop in session at Hucknall Library on Friday 23rd March from 10 am - 12 noon One of the archivists from Nottinghamshire Archives will be available to talk about the documents we look after, answer your questions about family or local history or explain how we can help with your research and finding out more.

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