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From Sergeant Andy Browning... Now the nights are drawing in and we are experiencing the darkest evenings of the year it is important to take preventative steps to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime. These are simple precautions we can all take. Garages and sheds • Keep your garage door open ONLY for as long as is necessary. • Security mark ALL valuables stored in your shed and garage. • Large expensive equipment, like lawn mowers, should be fastened to something bulky. Alternatively, fit anchor posts attached to the floor to provide a fixed point for locking your belongings to. Vehicles • Don’t leave vehicle windows open while they are unattended. • When leaving your vehicle make sure there is nothing on show. • Lock ALL windows and doors, and activate an immobiliser. At home • Use strong locks on all external doors and easy to reach windows. • Don’t hang keys where they could easily be reached through a letterbox or window and never leave them on a sideboard where they are visible. • Keep valuable items away from windows where they could be seen by passers-by. • Close the curtains when it becomes dark to prevent people looking into your property. • Think about using timer switches so that your property is lit inside at various times especially with the darker nights. Yourself • Make sure when using cash points you keep your PIN secure at all times and be aware of others around you. • Be mindful of your surroundings when using your mobile phone. • Keep personal bags secured at all times.

team to see if SMARTWATER is available to you. This is a product designed to deter thieves, and in the event of a theft, assist recovered property in being re united with its owners. You can also register on Immobilise for free. To speak to our Pre Crime Unit about protecting your property and reducing your chances of becoming a victim of crime, call 101 ext. 800 3011 or email pre.crime@ Become part of your neighbourhood watch and work with the local residents association. If there isn’t one where you live, then contact us and we can help establish one with you. If you have any issues or see something suspicious we advise you to contact us on 101. Or if you want to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. There is some really useful crime prevention advice on the Notts Police website:www.nottinghamshire. in the section entitled ‘ADVICE’. Please take time to visit the site and see the simple steps you can take to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime. I am really keen that we listen to concerns from our community and welcome contact with the team or myself. If you are unable to access the internet and would like any crime prevention material or details of engagement opportunities please make contact with us and we can arrange to get the details to you.

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Ella’s Teen Talk: New Year’s Resolutions a good thing?....

New year is always an exciting time where you can look back on the past year with pride, memories Ella Higginbotham aged 15 and, in my case, relief that I can move on from last year’s me and hopefully grow into someone with a better hairstyle or more grown up persona. However, setting a new year’s resolution? What is the point? You never hear people three months down the line giving an update of their resolution; in fact it’s a surprise if they can even remember what it was in the first place. I believe it is just something we feel like we should take part in; there is really no gain from it except trying to seem more committed than friends and family who are equally determined to stick to their resolutions! So be careful, there is always that one competitive member of the family that will gloat about how they’ve lost 5 pounds with their new lifestyle or giving up alcohol for the month (I mean, does anyone really care?!) However, if your dad or mum own a gym then I bet you love the new year, you think new year’s resolutions are a gift from the gods because your parents will be raking the money in! If over 50% of members actually get their money’s worth from going to the gym then it will be a miracle. So some new year’s resolutions really just cause unneeded financial problems, why do adults spend money on silly promises when they could buy their lovely teenage ‘children’ new things?! That would be much more beneficial for everyone! If we, as teenagers, are the ones making the resolutions then we are always much more realistic than our parents. Most of us will simply aim to go to more parties and socialise and have a fun year; this is a much better idea than trying to be sensible by dieting or setting life goals as it is a lot more achievable! But whether you’re an adult or a teenager, if you Next have your heart set on a resolution and you are ready to be fully committed issue: then I say this; why wait for a new year to set yourself a target to do something? If you want to do something Getting the then just do it, no excuses. If you are that determined then surely you would most from like a head start…

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Where’s Santa? Send a letter to Santa - Royal Mail’s address for Santa is SANTA’S GROTTO, REINDEERLAND, XM4 5HQ. Post no later than Fri Dec 6th & include a SAE. Brookfields Garden Centre - Santa has arrived & will be in his spectacular grotto every weekend up to Christmas from 11am to 3.30pm. He will also be there every Tuesday and Friday in December between 1pm - 4.30pm. Costs £1. All moneys go to Nottinghamshire Hospice. Also Breakfast with Santa; sign up to the facebook page for updates. 431 Mapperley Plains, 0115 926 8200. Santas Grotto - Rufford Abbey Country Park. Now until 24 Dec. 11am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday, 11am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday and 11am - 2pm Christmas Eve. £5 per child (includes small gift). For more information call 01623 821338 or visit www.

Oceans of Fun - Santa will be in his beautiful grotto 7/8, 14/15 and 21/22 December from 11am til 3pm. You can have breakfast with Santa 16th - 23rd Dec, 9.30 til noon £5.95. Xmas fair on 5 Dec 4pm - 6pm. For more info call 0115 963 3961.

St Nicholas’ Yuletide Grotto - Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre now until 23rd Dec (weekends only). 11am - 4pm (last admission 3.45pm). £5 per child includes gift. Car park charges apply. 01623 823202. Sundown Adventure Land - Xmas Spectacular now on. For more info check out the website: or call 01777 248 274. Santa Train Rides - Nottingham Heritage Centre. Christmas drink for all, a toy for the child & mince pie for the grown up. £12 on 7,8, 14, 15 Dec. £14 on 21 & 22 Dec and £16 on 24 Dec. To book call 0115 940 5705. Gullivers Christmas - Christmas events and activities including Santa’s Grotto & Letters from Santa. From 7th - 23rd December. For more info visit Santa Cruise - with Princess River Cruises. Every Sat & Sun (inc 22nd) through December. Two sailings per day. Seasonal refreshment for the adults, quality gift for children up to 12yrs. Only £8.95 pp. Call 0115 9100 400/401 to book. Visit Santa - Nottingham Castle. 14, 15, 21 & 22 Dec. 12 noon - 3pm. £3. Come and visit Santa in the bastion of Nottingham Castle. Santas Post Box & Christmas Wishes - Wollaton Hall. 1 - 23 December (excluding Tues/Weds) 10am - 3.30pm. FREE. Deliver your letter to Santa, make a Christmas wish and place it under our Christmas tree. Broadmarsh Shopping Centre - Santa’s Grotto is now open, from 12.30pm. He will be in his interactive 4D grotto until Christmas Eve from 10am - 4.30pm (MonSat) and 11am - 4pm (Sundays). Prices start from £2.95 per child and £2 per adult. Additional gifts will be available. Floralands - Visit Santa in his magical grotto and meet Santa’s real reindeer and a baby fawn that was born earlier this year. Santa’s grotto is open every Fri (11am3.30pm), Sat (9.30am - 3.30pm), Sun (10.30am - 3.30pm) & Mon (11am - 3.30pm) Xmas eve (9.30am - 1.30pm). Catfoot Lane, Lambley. 0115 926 8137/ Christmas Cracker - 15 Dec. 11am - 5pm. Meet Santa in his grotto. Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Park. For all ages. White Post Farm - Farnsfield. Santa will be in his grotto until Christmas Eve. Call 01623 882 977 for more information.


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 ÂŁ5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Fancy Kids Parties - Princesses, pirates, games, magic and more available for your party or event. See or call 07970 402189 for more information.

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

Nottingham Boys Choir - We provide a structured environment for boys to sing some of the finest classical & modern music! Come and see why this makes us different. We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. Check out our website or call Michael on 01636 702054.

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. Scout Association - 0115 952 3617

Scribblers Art Workshops - Fun activities in painting, clay, sculpture, animation and much more.... Dora Phillips Hall, Eastwood. For children aged 7-11 years. Every Sat morning (term time only) 9.30am - 12.30pm. For further info contact Anita on 07895 357358 or email: info@scribblers-artworkshops., or FRESH Baby & Toddler Group- every Tuesday morning 9.30 - 11.30am at Greasley Community Centre, Dovecote Road, Eastwood. All year round, including school holidays. Kimberley Parent and Toddler Group - Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate St, NG16. Thurs 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only). From birth to 5yrs. For more info call Laura on 07985 167088.

New Horizon Tots - Parent and toddlers group, Assemblies of God, Nottingham Rd, Hilltop, Eastwood, NG16 3GR. Thurs 10am-12noon. For more information call 01773 768100

Rainbows - being a Rainbow is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, trying new things and having fun. For girls ages 5-7. To join any of the groups visit interested or call 0800 1695901. Nuthall Rainbows- Monday 5pm - 6pm at Watnall Womens Institute Jacksdale Rainbows- Tuesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Jacksdale Community Centre. Kimberley Rainbows- Tuesday 5.45pm -6.45pm at Kettlebrook Lodge. 2nd Eastwood Rainbows- Wednesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Dora Phillips Hall. 1st Eastwood Rainbows- Thursday 5.30pm - 6.30pm at Dora Phillips Hall Brownies- Brownies opens up a world of exciting challenges and the opportunity to try new things and make brilliant friends. For girls ages 7-10. To join any of the groups visit interested or call 0800 1695901. Nuthall Brownies - Monday 5.45pm - 7.15pm at St Patricks Church Hall. Eastwood Brownies - Monday 6pm - 7.30pm at Dora Phillips Hall. Newthorpe Brownies - Monday 6.30pm - 8pm at Newthorpe Baptist Church. 1st Kimberley Brownies - Monday 7pm - 8.15pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall. 2nd Kimberley Brownies - Tuesday 6pm - 7.15pm at Kettlebrook Lodge. Underwood Brownies - Wednesday 6.30pm - 8pm at Underwood Comm Centre. Westwood Brownies - Wednesday 6pm - 7.30pm at United Reform Church. Join Girlguiding: Guides- Guides get involved in everything from adventure sports to performing arts, travel & taking part in community action projects. For girls ages 10-14. To join any of the groups visit or call 0800 1695901. Eastwood Guides - Thursday 7.30pm - 9pm at Dora Phillips Hall. Greasley Guides - Monday 7.30pm - 9pm at Greasley Comm Centre. Nuthall Guides - Monday 7.30pm - 9pm at St Patricks Church Hall. Kimberley Guides - Tuesday 7.15pm - 8.45pm at Kettlebrook Lodge.

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St Johns Pre-School - operate from New Basford Community Centre, caring for children aged 2 5 years. We can offer up to 15 hours of funding dependent on circumstances. For more information contact Lynette on 0115 924 9569. Nuthall Methodist Church Toddlers Group - Nottingham Rd, Nuthall. Wed 1.30 - 3pm. Games, toys, singing & friendship. For more information call Barbara on 0115 977 1791. 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 or call 0115 963 3961 for more info. Hucknall Judo Club - meet Wed 7.15 - 9pm at National Junior School, Montague Rd, Hucknall. All ages welcome. Rumbletots Parent/Carer & Toddler Group - Rumbletots Cafe, Victoria St, Kimberley. Tues 1pm - 3pm.Free to participate. Special offer £2.50 for tea/coffee & cake in the cafe. For more info call 0115 945 9421. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs eves 7pm - 9.15pm.

Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 13 - 18 yrs. Monday & Wednesday 6.45 - 9pm. Join Girlguiding Senior Section- Girlguiding offers young women aged 14 - 26 the opportunity to make new friends, learn useful skills & take action on issues they care about. To join any of the groups visit or&call 0800 1695901. Arnold Beavers, Cubs, Scouts Explorers - Beavers 6.30-7.45 Fri | Cubs Panther Grp Eastwood Senior - Monday 7.45pm - 9.15pm at Dora Hall, 8-9.30pm Wood Street, 7-8.30pm District Tues | Cubs OtterSection Grp 7-8.30pm Thurs | Scouts 7.30-9pm WedPhillips | Explorers Fri. Eastwood. Contact Noel Yeatman 0115 956 9865/0787505 6784 Kimberley District Senior Section - Meet 1st Mon at St Patricks Church Hall and 3rd Tues at Kettlebrook Lodge. Greasley Baby and Toddler Group - A friendly group, meets Monday mornings in term time for play, singing, crafts and fun! £1 entry includes refreshments. Open Mondays (term time) 9.30am - 11.30am @St Mary’s Church Hall, Greasley, NG16 2AB. For more info email Claire: greasleytoddlers@yahoo.




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Two Guiding Awards for Eastwood Leader

A Guide Leader from Eastwood was amongst those honoured at a special Awards Afternoon held by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire in September. June Bingham was presented with both the Thanks badge and the Nottinghamshire County Brooch for her work as Residential Adviser by Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s County Commissioner Kate Royse. The event marked the hard work and dedication of some 60 members of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire and included long-service awards to 15 women who have devoted a combined total of over 530 years to Guiding. In addition to the awards marking 30, 40 and 50 years of service, the afternoon saw presentations of Oak Leaf awards to six Guiders and the Nottinghamshire Star to 12 non-uniformed volunteers, together with nine Queen’s Guide Awards and eight special ‘Thanks’ badges given by County Commissioner Kate Royse as a personal gesture of appreciation.

Vibe Youth Gym Awards BMX Determination and commitment has paid off for a young girl from Giltbrook after she was awarded a new BMX bike in exchange for points she earned improving her fitness at Broxtowe Borough Council’s Kimberley Leisure Centre. Ten year-old Saskia Bexon picked up her BMX Bike in October, alongside her family after earning over 10,000 points during the last nine months by completing various gym challenges including running distances of up to 5km on the treadmill and using the rowing machine. She is the 7th child to reach 10,0000 points since Kimberley Leisure Centre’s Youth Gym opened in 2009. Saskia’s mum, Maxine said: “Saskia was extremely motivated and committed to improving her fitness and visited the gym regularly. She showed real dedication to achieve the goals set for her and win the top prize.”

‘We all enjoyed a lovely afternoon of celebration,’ says Kate Royse, who presented all the awards. ‘Girlguiding Nottinghamshire is proud to acknowledge the service and achievements of its members, especially those who keep on Guiding under difficult circumstances. The commitment shown by our leaders and volunteers ensures that Guiding continues to provide opportunities for girls and young women across Notts to have fun and to develop their full potential in a safe, girlonly space.’

Children who attend the gym can exchange their points for a wide range of prizes. Vitality Vibe is a supervised gym for children and young people aged between 8 and 15 years. Vitality Vibe combines conventional cardiovascular and resistance machines with the latest interactive gaming fitness equipment to create a fun, exciting, safe and vibrant exercise centre for young people. Qualified fitness instructors are present at all times to make certain every child’s exercise and safety needs are met whilst using the facility. Structured exercise sessions are in place to ensure each child gets the maximum benefit from attendance.

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If you run a support group or organisation 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: 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 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 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: 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. 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 Carers in Hucknall & surrounding areas - meet at Hucknall Library Meeting Room on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday, monthly. From 1.30pm to 4pm. All welcome. 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: 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. 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: Web: or call 07905 586 910 or 07549 170490. 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. Nuthall Pheonix Community Group - Open to anybody. Trips, bingo, speakers & much more...Meet every Friday between midday & 3.30pm at St Patricks Church Hall, Back Lane, Watnall Rd, Nuthall. Lunch provided but not compulsory. To join call Linda on 0115 938 2650. 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. Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. 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 for more info. Breathe Easy Nottingham West - meetings held 2nd Wednesday of the month. 1.30pm - 3.30pm at our new venue: Catholic Church Parish Hall, Hill Top, 280 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 2AQ Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd - Are you a woman living in the North Broxtowe area? Are you or someone you know experiencing/have experienced domestic abuse? Do you need information, support or simply want to talk to someone about your experience? If so, we can help. Please call our support line: 01773 719 111/text: 07914 634190 (Mon-Fri 10-1pm). 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: 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. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit

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Eastwood Volunteer Bureau - we provide 3 main services for North Broxtowe - a volunteer transport scheme for those who

cannot use buses, to go to medical appointments or regular lunch clubs etc. - a furniture recycling scheme to collect unwanted furniture in good condition & deliver it to those who need it, for a small charge; and a befriending scheme in which volunteers visit isolated people usually weekly. We also need more volunteers to help us run these schemes. Please contact Susan on 01773 535255 or email: manager@ for more details 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: 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: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: 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: Nuthall Memory Group - a support group for people with dementia and their carers that meet fortnightly on a Wednesday at the Temple Centre - 10.30am. Games, activities & refreshments, mutual support & friendship including outings in the summer! Telephone Kate on 9278326 for more details of tghe group or 951 9717 for meeting dates. Age Concern Eastwood - over 50’s luncheon club. Contact Adele at the Colin Dyson Centre: 01773 714 596. Come along, meet new friends and enjoy delicious food: Mon to Thurs - 10am to 3pm Eastwood Neighbourhood Watch - hold packed quarterly meetings. Come and air your concerns. This is your voice in the community! Email: Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to Eastwood South Community First - provides £250 - £2500 funding for local community group projects. Why not claim your application pack! Email: or go to Day Centre - for the housebound/people who are unable to get out much held at The Spinney, Nuthall on Wednesdays 10am - 2.30pm where you can meet friends, have your lunch and enjoy bingo, raffles, occasional speakers/entertainment. Travel arrangements can be sorted. Please ring Sheila on 0115 938 2862 for more details. Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based on Bridlesmith Gate. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for more information and a free consultation. Crossroads Care East Midlands Eastwood Support Group for Carers - a carer is someone who provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability. All carers and their friends are welcome to come along, meet new people, make new friends, share your experiences, learn from others, relax and enjoy yourselves. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Eastwood Volunteer Centre, Wellington Place, Eastwood, NG16 3GB - 1.30 to 3.30. For more info call 0115 962 8920. Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page) Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101. Notts Peer to Peer Network - information for users of Mental Health services in Nottinghamshire and their carers. Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit:

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Anna is working to install more defibrillators in public places throughout Broxtowe. Speaking of her campaign, Anna said: “We already have a number of Defibrillators, but we need more. They cost about £1,500 each and EMAS has agreed to identify places where a defibrillator should be installed. I will then bring together Councillors and local businesses to raise money above the current £170,000 EMAS are spending on defibrillators throughout the East Midlands.”

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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 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. Back 2 Netball - Eastwood Community Sports Centre is welcoming new players and those returning to Netball at their Back 2 Netball session which is held every Tuesday evening from 8pm-9pm. A fun and informal session, which will include drills, fitness and an informal game at the end of the session. Come along and give it a go-no previous experience required. For further information please visit or contact Julie Bonser on (0115) 9173711. Broxtowe Bolts Ladies Football - Fancy playing football, but not played before or not played since school? Broxtowe Bolts are looking for new female players to join them on a Tuesday evening for a fun, informal and friendly game of football. We meet on a Tuesday from 7-8pm each week at Kimberley Leisure Centre, £3 per session. New female players, aged 16 years and over, welcome. For further information please visit the website or contact Julie Bonser on (0115) 9173711. Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details check or email Visit our park community cafe 10-noon Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village. 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: Watnall WI - meet the 3rd Tuesday in the month 7.15pm-9.30pm at Watnall WI Hall, Main Rd, Watnall. New members always welcome. For further information please ring 0115 953 7679. 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.

Brinsley & District Art Group - meet every Friday morning 9.30 - 12.30 at the Parish Hall, Cordy Lane, Brinsley, NG16 5BZ. Enthusiastic group with regular tuition and workshops. For further information call Angela on 07505 000715.

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.

Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday first Monday each month for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley on 01159 619502.

Eastwood Booktown Development Group - we wish to improve literacy amongst the young and to improve tourism by

appreciation of literature and the performing arts, with events & workshops. For more information email: or visit: www.eastwood-comp.notts.#CEF73D

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 Kung Fu - Mondays - 7pm - 8.30pm at Temple Centre, Nuthall. £3.50 per lesson. First lesson FREE. Friends of Colliers Wood - Environmental work and community events at Colliers Wood, Moorgreen. Meet at Durban House on second Wednesday of each month, starting at 7.15pm. More information can be seen on our website www. Kimberley Farmers Market - Ist Saturday of month. Toll Bar Square, Newdigate Street. 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. N.W Notts Ramblers Association - Meet 3rd Sunday, monthly.Walks mainly in Derbyshire. Bus collects anywhere from Ruddington to Heanor. Only £9. To book a seat or for more information call Trevor Bower on 01773 716760. Kimberley and Heanor Bridge Clubs - meet in the Schoolroom at Mansfield Rd Methodist Chuurch, Heanor. Car park at Howitt St entrance. Kimberley club meets 7pm, Tuesdays and Heanor club meets 7pm, Fridays. Both clubs welcome new members. For more details call Chris on 01773 710081 or Carmel on 01773 718929. 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 National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. Kimberley Pensioners - meet every Wednesday from 2pm til 3pm at the Parish Hall, Newdigate St, Kimberley. Bingo, entertainers etc. Only £1, includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. For more info call Anne on 0115938 5362. Eastwood Photography Society - meet Sept to April weekly on Thursday at 7.45pm at Eastwood Conservative Club. For information please call Roy Walters on 0115 927 8879 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 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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Zumba - Riverside, Bulwell on Tues at 7.45pm, Snapewood Community Centre on Wed at 6pm. Beginners welcome.

£4.50. Call Karen on 0790 5375067 Zumba Gold - low impact, easier to follow. Suits many including beginners to exercise and those with joint problems or hip replacements. Temple Centre, Nuthall on Tues at 10.30am; John Godber Centre, Hucknall on Tues at 2pm; Snapewood Community Centre on Wed at 9.30am. £4. Call Karen on 0790 5375067. Kimberley Historical Society - meets 7.30pm - 9pm on the 1st Thursday of month (Sept to April) in Community Room (on the side of Kimberley School), Newdigate St, Kimberley, NG16 2NJ. We host a variety of speakers. Non-members welcome (£2 per meeting). For more information call Steve Arundel 01773 785130. Nuthall Friendship Group - at the Temple Centre, Nuthall. Mondays 12pm - 3.30pm. Contact Jane 07794 980578. Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. 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. Sequence Dancing - Mary Jewitt School of Dance, St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall every Thursday evening. Beginners 5-6pm, improvers 6-7pm. For more information call Mary on 01773 860186. Greasley Minors Welfare Ladies Section - for women who wish to embark on a new path, take up a new interests/hobbies. Monday evenings 7pm - 9pm at the Greasley Minors Welfare. Meeting one week, dance the next. New members welcome. For more information call Eileen on 01773 764371. Broxtowe Sport Walking Football - the same as a normal game of football with only one difference, players can only WALK! For more information call 0115 917 3572 or check our Community Choir - pop, soul, rock, RnB. Wednesday’s 6.45 - 7.45pm at Brinsley Parish Hall, NG16 5BY. £4 weekly fee. No audition process. For more information contact Charlotte: 07581 020 959, Movement for All - is a dance and movement class held at Brinsley Parish Hall on Mondays 10am- 12 noon during term time. Specially designed for the 60+ to help them gently build up fitness & maintain independence. Come along to make new friends, meet & socialise with others. For more info call Norma Riley on 01773 786797. Iyengar Yoga - A whole body workout. Tones, strengthens, improves posture, aids quality sleep. St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall. Thursdays 7pm-8.45pm. £6. Contact

City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood

St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email:

Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre,

Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG 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 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 The Greasley Players - is a small amateur dramatics group. We welcome new members interested in acting, set construction, producing or any aspect of stage craft (e.g. props, lighting, prompt, sound, front of house etc). For details of our up and coming events or to get involved, please contact us via” or join us on Facebook. 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 Annesley & District WI - Meet the first Wednesday of each month at Forest Road Methodist Church Hall at 7.15pm. New members and visitors always welcome. Call in and see what we do. Indoor Car Boot Sales - Kimberley Holy Trinity Parish Church will hold an indoor car boot sale on the last Saturday of every month over winter. For more details ring 07765106610 or 07847472358. Brinsley Retired Persons Club - meet fortnightly on Tuesday afternoons, 2pm - 4pm in the Parish Hall, Cordy Lane, Brinsley. Speakers, outings & occasional bingo. Yearly subscription £3. Each meeting £1 includes refreshments & raffle. Very friendly group, all welcome. Call Maureen on 01773 762742. Kimberley Shokotan Karate Club - Tue 7-8pm (beginners), Thurs 6-8pm, Sat 10.30am-12.30pm at the Temple Centre, Nuthall, NG16 1DP. £2.50 per session. For details call 075844 20606 or 07547 382677 Nuthall WI - meet 2nd Tuesday monthly - 7.30pm at St Patrick’s Church Hall, Nuthall. For more information contact Mrs Gell on 0115 927 2232. Kimberley WI - Meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.45pm at Kettlebrook Lodge. Visitors & new members welcome. Come and see us or call 0115 938 4676. Ilkeston U3A - meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 10am-12.30pm at Ilkeston FC Function Room, New Manor Ground, Awsworth Rd, Ilkeston, DE7 8JF. Do come along, visitors always welcome. For further information email: or call 0115 932 3711. Wollaton Natural History Society - meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in St Leornard’s Community Centre, Wollaton Village for a programme of talks on all aspects of natural history. Saturday outing/walk also monthly. Call Pat Price for more info: 0115 938 4965 or email: Broxtowe Walk and Talk - offer a wide variety of FREE health walks every week throughout the borough of Broxtowe. Walk & Talk is led by a group of qualified & experienced walk leaders. We have walks that cater for all abilities. For further information visit: walking or contact Julie Bonser on 0115 917 3711.

Christmas Classics Snowy Christmas Log

This easy Christmas cake is based on a recipe from my friend Dena. It is easy and delicious. 40 ginger biscuits 600ml whipping cream 2 tbsp icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract sherry or orange juice decorations rectangular serving plate


Whip the cream with the icing sugar and vanilla essence until it is just holding it’s shape. Dip each biscuit in either sherry, orange juice or the tipple of your choice! Just a quick dunk - you don’t want them soggy. Then spread with a teaspoon of cream and sandwich together. You want two rows of 20 biscuits. Then cover the whole lot with the rest of the cream. Use a fork to make the bark pattern then refrigerate overnight if possible. Before serving decorate as you please - I used silver balls and glitter sprinkles.

Granny Annies Trifle

small swiss roll - sliced sherry for soaking sponge 150g fresh raspberries 110g tin raspberries in juice 300ml whipping cream 2 tbsp custard powder 1 egg 1pt milk 1 tbsp sugar grated chocolate for decorating glass trifle bowl Method

Place sponge slices on bottom of bowl and pour sherry over. Put fresh raspberries on top along with tinned raspberries and 2 tbsp of juice from tin. To make custard whisk egg with custard powder and sugar in a bowl. Heat milk in a pan til warm but not boiling. Add custard powder mixture to pan and heat, stirring until it thickens. Allow to cool - sprinke top with caster sugar to prevent a skin forming. When cool spoon over fruit. Whip cream and spoon over custard. Decorate with grated chocolate.

Mince Pies

These are quick and easy - you could leave out the lard and use just butter or marg. 225g plain flour pinch of salt 50g lard 50g butter 410g jar mince meat splash of brandy (optional) icing sugar for decorating


Heat oven to 200°C. Grease a tart baking tin. Add flour and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Cut the fat into small chunks and add to the processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Switch the processor to continuouslly on and a tbsp at a time add about 4tbsp ice cold water until you have a smooth dough. Roll out on a flat, floured surface. Using a 3” cutter make 12 x circles and place in the baking tin. Tip the mince meat into a bowl and mix in the brandy if using. Spoon into the pies. Using a 2.5” cutter make 12 x lids. Brush edges with milk and place on top of pies. Brush tops with milk and bake in oven for 20 mins or until golden brown. Dust with icing sugar. If you have any pastry left, repeat. Makes between 12 and 20 pies depending on how thin you roll your pastry and how big your tin is.

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The Golden Age by Gloria Morgan On my birthday recently I got an E-card. I opened it up and bluebirds chirruped a happy birthday song as they flapped their little virtual wings. It was very cute and much appreciated but I have to confess I do rather like the old fashioned greetings cards that you can stand on the mantelpiece and look at for a week. My cards are not, in fact, on the mantelpiece because I haven’t got one. That disappeared when I had gas-fired central heating installed instead of that charming old fire grate that needed sweeping out every time it was used. Oh, the nostalgic joy of crackling coals – and scorch marks on the carpet from falling cinders and a lungful of choking dust when you emptied the ash-pan in the morning.

I confess, I want to have my cake and eat it too. I love the idea of a traditional Dickensian family trudging home with a goose from the market and then gathering round the piano in the parlour, all warmth and good cheer and singing. What I actually do is order my Christmas dinner on-line and have it delivered by the supermarket, click on the web to buy the latest X-box or i-pad for my nearest and dearest, and collapse in front of the Strictly Christmas Special on the telly. I think perhaps we’re all time-travelling hypocrites at heart – picking out the best of long ago to daydream about. We wouldn’t have liked the real thing. My forebears would have been below stairs, the boot boys and the scullery maids, stuck fast at the bottom of a rigid social hierarchy, one day off a month if they were lucky, dining on crumbs from their master’s table. Now, in my opinion, is the golden age – the best time ever in history to be alive. We have the means to do so much to take care of ourselves and others. We can travel, relieve pain, pick and choose from a vast array of merchandise, keep in contact over the miles, have our voice heard via social media, enjoy wall-towall entertainment. So I ignore the prophets of doom and those who decry everything and everybody. I thank my lucky stars for all I have, and I look forward to 2014 with optimism – the best is yet to come!

But central heating seems so wimpish. It isn’t like winter in the old days in this cottage. That was somehow more authentic – stepping out of bed on to chilly lino and scraping the ice off the inside of the bedroom windows. The bracing air, the hand-knitted woolly jumpers, the bronchitis. Like many of us, I sometimes yearn for a touch of the past, particularly when Christmas is approaching and we all hark back to days of yore. The pictures of bygone Christmases are full of children throwing snowballs, real candles flickering on a real tree, a pudding stuffed with silver sixpences and topped with holly, skaters on a frozen pond – a world blissfully unaware of health and safety.


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A Festive Feast of Harmony On Saturday 14th December, Grand Central Chorus host their Christmas show at May Hall, Trent College, Derby Road, Long Eaton at 7pm. They will be joined by top local women’s barbershop chorus, Gem Connection, who recently finished 4th in the UK Championships, as well as the Grand Dads Quartet plus flute duo, Jenny Gooding and Lydia Leaf. Go to: for full details or contact Bryan at: bckc50@ for tickets (£8 each). Follow Grand Central Chorus on Twitter @ GrandCentralMen If you would like Grand Central Chorus to sing at your event, contact Peter on 01530243822 or e-mail publicity.gcc@ They can provide a quartet, small chorus or full chorus of up to fifty singers as required. Fees are negotiable but quality is guaranteed. The chorus welcome potential new members to come along to any of their weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm at Harrington School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ.

BESTWOOD MVC Following a very successful joint concert at the Royal Concert Hall on the 31 October with the Carlton Male Voice Choir, Newstead Brass Band and a combined School’s Choir, in aid of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, The Lewis Mighty Fund, Bestwood MVC are now rehearsing hard for a very busy pre-Christmas period. Wednesday 4 December at 2.30pm, Bestwood MVC are delighted to have been invited to return to Southwell Minster for the Age Concern Carol Service. Saturday 7 December, 7.30pm the choir performs at Kingswood Methodist Church for the Wollaton Rotary Club’s Carol Concert. Last but not least, to conclude the year’s engagements, Bestwood MVC joins Newstead Brass Band for the Gedling Borough Council’s Christmas Concert at St Paul’s Church, Daybrook on Saturday 14 December at 7.30pm. For more information about the above or to order tickets, please contact the website at www.

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Carpet Cleaning CUC Services Chimney Sweeps Homesweep

Domestic Appliance Repairs/Sales C.Moore Service Ltd

Farm Shops Watnall Farm Shop


Fencing Busy Bees Premier Fencing

47 31

Financial Services Robin Hood Surrenda Link

56 9

Foot Health Dawn Ireland Wendi McKenna

Opticians/Optometrists Kimberley Opticians 53

38 30 31 43 41

51 50

Pest Control MW Pest Control


Fuel Fernwood Fuels


Plastering Lynn’s Plastering


Funeral Directors Eastwood & District F.S


10 11

Furniture/Interiors Armstrongs Mill Contour Furnishings World Wood Furniture

5 47 2

Plumbing & Heating The Boilerhouse Ignis Heating MS Waterworks Peter Taylor

49 46 30 31 41


Garages Ezy Fit Autos

Removals/Van Hire Andy


Tiling/Tile Retailers EMC Tiles Dean Lockley

33 43

Trade Services Age UK


Travel Agents Midshires Coop Travel


Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees Mulhollands

38 41

Tuition Newthorpe IT Private Maths & English

23 16

Upholstery/Fabric Chris Hemmings


Volunteering Eastwood Vol. Bureau


46 47 48 39


9 11 23 23 38

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 31


Loft Ladders/Conversions More Than Loft Ladders 43

Legal Services/Wills J.M Wills & Legal Services 6

Painting/Decorating James P & D Lynn’s Decorating MJC Decor Dean Lockley Paul Tinsley

Clothing Alterations Prof. Clothing Alterations 50

Craft Supplies/Classes Bailey Brook Craft Not Just Crafty

Estate Agents/Lettings Martin & Co 1 Patrick & Co 35 Your Local Property Expert 7


34 49


Cleaning/Ironing Services Belle Casa 30

Computer/IT Repairs Giggle Computers Ink Tech Media

Joiners/Timberwork Beecroft Joiners

Oven Cleaning/Repairs Oven Repairs 4U Spring Fresh

Building Services / Roofers / Fascias Arnold Building & Roofing 30 Canterburys 30,49 Mick McGahan 47 Nottingham Roofing 46 Notts Building & Roofing 42 Patterson Builders 38 RSJ Roofing 35 Business Services NBV Synergy

Electricians DJ Hill Electrcial 41 DRP Electrical 38 Electrical Connections 42 Redhill Electrical Solutions 31

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping DJR 46 Littlegreen Landscapes 37 Mulhollands 41 Hair & Beauty Katrina Morley Nouveau Visage

50 51

Health & Fitness Revolution Fitness


Hobbies/Clubs Kimberley Art Group


Home Improvements Jason Craddock DJR Garden & Property JH Handyman Services

43 46 41

Hypnotherapy Julietta Marquez


Windows/Doors/Fascias Clear & Fresh 34 Trade Windows 28

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