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Tuna Fishcakes (makes 4 big fishcakes) 185g tin tuna 1 x large potato - cooked and dry mashed 2 tsp Djon mustard 4 spring onions - finely chopped 50g cheddar - grated salt & pepper to taste METHOD

Gently fry the spring onions in a knob of butter until soft. Mix the tuna into the potato along with the mustard, spring onions and cheese. Season to taste. Leave to cool down. Either shape into four fishcakes and shallow fry until golden brown both sides - or for a healthier option, shape into four fishcakes, top with breadcrumbs, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 200째C for 20 mins or until golden brown.

Tuna & Tomato Pasta (serves 2 to 3) 185g tin tuna 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 x onion - chopped 1 x clove garlic - crushed 150g pasta pinch of chilli flakes (optional) grated cheese to serve basil leaves (optional) salt & pepper to taste METHOD

Heat oil in a large pan, gently fry onion and garlic til soft. Add tomatoes and chilli, season to taste and let bubble and reduce for 10 mins. Meanwhile cook pasta until al-dente. Mix tuna into the tomato sauce and stir into the pasta. Sprinkle with cheddar and basil and serve. Quick and easy.

Warm Tuna & Potato Salad (serves 3 to 4)

500g new potatoes 185g tin tuna 150g green beans 125g ball mozarella - cubed 4 x spring onions 1 ripe avocado mixed salad leaves baby plum tomatoes 4 tsp pesto (any flavour) 2 tsp olive oil salt & pepper to taste METHOD

Cook potatoes until just tender, add beans for last 3 minutes. Meanwhile prepare salad leaves, halved tomatoes, chopped spring onions and avocado on plates. Mix olive oil with the pesto. Drain potatoes and beans. Slice spuds in half, put back in pan and add mozzarella pieces, tuna and pesto. Stir well, season with salt and pepper and add to salad plates. Serve immediately

Welcome to the first of our summer editions.... Hopefully by the time you read this, the dreary weather will have cheered up and we will have the flip flops out and the sun cream on! The main reason that our magazines are so successful is because we keep them local and relevant to you, the reader. To ensure we are giving you the best service possible we are asking for some feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete our reader questionnaire either on page 45 or online at www. You could win a ÂŁ50 voucher of your choice.

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Ladies, welcome to Penny’s Boutique.... First of all let me introduce myself. My name is Penny and I am very excited to have been asked by the team at NG Magazines to write a regular fashion page. I have been buying, selling and dressing ladies in Fashion for quite a while now and I LOVE IT! I had the great pleasure of being the Fashion Advisor at John Lewis, Nottingham and last October opened my own shopBoutique 11 on Plains Road in Mapperley, selling “real clothes for real ladies”. I not only want to talk about the coming season’s colours, styles and prints but also about how to put that fashion together to suit YOUR particular age, shape and uniqueness. First of all, I’d like all you ladies out there to start truly believing that age and size are really nothing but numbers. It’s not the clothes that you wear but how you wear them and that’s all down to carefully picking things from current trends that suit your individual shape. Believe me ...every single one of us ladies has something about our bodies which we hate and complain about. The thing we need to do is enhance our favourite bits and disguise our bad bits! So here goes................ This coming summer it’s all about colour....lots and lots of colour, from acid greens and pinks to soft blues and yellows. Bright, bright coloured jeans and skinny trousers are everywhere and when teamed with a lovely simple white top or blouse, can really suit everyone. The trick is to

get the right shape and length of the top to wear with them. Team that with a fabulous brightly coloured loafer and you are good to go. Dresses are also very, very popular this summer. Lovely feminine “Julia Roberts” style dresses. Just pick the correct shape and length for your own body shape. Again in all sorts of pretty colours and patterns from tiny little daisy prints to huge bold asymmetrical designs. I love this very feminine look, especially its versatility. It can be made to look a little funky with leggings and a flat ballerina pump or any height wedge. It can be dressed up to be sophisticated with a simple patent court shoe..... Voila a dress that can take you absolutely anywhere. All I ask ladies is please don’t dismiss any fashion look until you have experimented a little. I have lost count of the number of times I’ve suggested ladies try on something a little different from what they would normally choose. To their surprise they’ve absolutely loved it and say “I feel like a new woman in this” or “I would have never thought I could wear this and I love it” Just remember, enjoy yourselves, try to make buying yourself a new outfit fun and if I can help in any way you know where to find me. Until next time....Happy Shopping Penny x Boutique 11, 0115 960 2006

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The Lazy Gardener.... Hits the decks

Decking can really add another dimension to a garden. A few years ago we replaced our tired and depressing mixed level concrete patio with a lovely new deck. It was hard work but well worth it. Having it all on one level makes the garden seem so much bigger.

can covers 50 sq mtres of decking with two coats.

After a couple of harsh winters it now looks very dirty and scruffy and is in desperate need of some TLC. This is a good time of year to get on top of this job - so that it looks gorgeous for all those hot summer days and bbq parties (fingers crossed!)

Now would also be a good time to tart up any tired looking garden furniture. Luckily our small table and chairs are metal and glass so require little more than a good scrub with some soapy water.

One of the key things to bear in mind before you start is to check for a few days of dry weather. You need this to enable the products to dry properly. There are three main steps to deck maintenance; cleaning, restoring and protecting. Cleaning - There are loads of cleaning preparations specifically designed for decking. We use Swarfega Decking Cleaner, £9.98 for 5ltrs from B & Q. Most garden centres and DIY stores sell a good selection of branded and own label products.

So there you go - with a couple of days graft, the decking will look like new and you can sit back and enjoy a cold beer and admire your hard work.

Elsewhere in the garden - the runner beans are coming along nicely on the window sill and my mum has kindly donated various other vegetable seeds which will be going into the garden over the next couple of months. I received a lovely email from a reader recently. Gaynor runs a stall on Sherwood market called Sherwood Specialilty Herbs and Edible Plants. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month through til August from 10am til 2pm. Gaynor will be selling different plants every month. I can’t wait to get along and stock up.

First you need to get the deck clear of debris. We brush and then hoover the deck to get all the old leaves and dirt off. Then you can apply the cleaner following the manufacturers instructions. Restoring and Protecting - Once the decking is clean and dry we use Ronseal Decking Oil in Clear, £39.98 for 5 ltrs from B & Q. Decking oil is a special treatment/ preserver that penetrates the timber so as well as looking good it also protects the wood from the elements. We apply the oil using a large paint brush - which takes a while - after leaving to dry you need to apply a second coat. A 5ltr

If you are thinking of having decking and can’t face the thought of doing it yourself there are a number of businesses listed in the magazine who would be delighted to come and quote you. Many of these businesses will also restore old decking for you. © Ali Wale

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“Oh, Yea! Oh, Yea! Oh, Yea!” by Gloria Morgan My dog writes a blog. For those of you who don’t know what that means, it’s short for ‘web log’. It’s a diary typed on the computer that is put out on the internet, otherwise known as the world wide web (or www for short) for anyone to read. If you google ‘Cassie-rescue dog’ you will find Cassie’s blog which she updates once a week. I have to help her with the practicalities because she’s a bit of a clumsy-paws on the keyboard. Whenever she’s supposed to type ‘good’ it comes out as ‘food’, and ‘sat’ is always ‘eat’; ‘nice’ is transformed into ‘rice’ and ‘wish’ becomes ‘fish’. Hang on a minute – are you noticing the same pattern emerging here as I am? I think this dog is actually a better typist than I give her credit for. A couple of hundred years ago, if you wanted the public at large to know something you could arrange to have it ‘cried’, which involved someone walking about the streets shouting out your news. I once spent the day at the annual Town Crier Festival at Market Deeping in Lincolnshire. There were men from towns all over England, wearing fancy costumes and threecornered hats, ringing hand bells and shouting at the tops of their voices. They each took a turn on a rostrum in the market square, to see who could do it best. They all started off with “Oh, Yea! Oh, Yea! Oh, Yea!” to get people’s attention and then made their announcement. It was a lovely, colourful, noisy event and great fun to see. But there is a limit to how far even the loudest voice can carry. Nowadays, “Oh, Yea! Oh, Yea! Oh, Yea!” has been replaced by “www” and people hear your message far beyond the confines of the town square. When I recently checked who has been reading

Cassie’s blog, I was astounded to see that not only is it popular in the United Kingdom and the USA, but it has a big following in Russia. Her random musings are enjoyed across Europe, Australia and Canada and as far afield as India and Norway. She is even read in Latvia. I find that mind-blowing. Can you believe that Cassie’s blog is the subject of the same eager discussion in the saloon bar of ‘The Hammer and Sickle’ in Novgorod as it is in, say, the snug of ‘The Nelson and Railway’ in Kimberley? A hundred years ago the school curriculum was the 3 R’s and the school leaving age was 11. What hopes and dreams would the people living on our local streets then have aspired to, if they had had all the electronic gizmos that we have, literally at their finger-tips? And what further marvels might we expect to see, in much less than another hundred years? The futuristic gadget I would like to own is an electronic leash that invisibly tethers Cassie to me via an app on the mobile in my pocket and the microchip embedded in her shoulder. But what do I know? It’s quite possible that’s already been invented and is the top seller in pet shops throughout Latvia.

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C.P.S is proud to announce the opening of their 2nd showroom in Hucknall, following on from their well-established Kitchen / Bathroom showroom in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Mark & Patrick Yarlett, Jack Davies all live within 5 miles of the Hucknall area and know they can offer the community excellent value for money without compromising on quality, more importantly the highest standard of fitting with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We offer free surveys using the latest CAD design within your home or at the showroom where all aspects of the overall design can be altered until you are completely satisfied. This is then followed up by the compressive company survey, ensuring that the new installation will be hassle free. Unlike many companies, CPS offer a complete installation service covering all aspect of building work together with gas, electrical, plumbing, tiling, plastering. We are a genuine one fit company and not reliant on sub contract workers.

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Broxtowe Borough Council Cabinet member for Environment, Cllr Stan Heptinstall, welcomes representatives from each charity to the Town Hall, Beeston. Clockwise from bottom right are Paul Ward (Hope), Helen Murphy (Trent Vineyard The Arches Project) and Dilwyn Evans (Family First).

Each year, Broxtowe Borough Council performs over 1,000 collections of bulky waste items. A charge is made for each collection dependent on the price per unit. Residents will be invited to donate their unwanted bulky items to one of the three charities when arranging a collection through either the Council’s Customer Service Contact Centre or when booking a collection online. For more information and to donate your unwanted bulky waste items, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777 or visit www.broxtowe.


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There is lots of news to share with you, including an ongoing police operation around drugs that is already proving to be successful and work to reduce antisocial behaviour which has yielded significant results.

Officers have been working closely with partner agencies to address issues of nuisance behaviour and one example of this is what we have been doing in Princes Street. Antisocial behaviour in Princes Street was raised as a concern by you, with youngsters congregating, making noise, and impacting on the lives of residents. In partnership with the local council we set about trying to tackle the issue and in the past week a large miner’s wheel, surrounded by railings, has been installed in the area where people were known to gather. This is not only a nod to the heritage of Eastwood, a tribute to its mining history, but it is also designed to act as a deterrent by breaking up the open space which had been so inviting to the teenagers of the town.

For the past few weeks we have been running an operation aimed at tackling drug dealing in the town and a significant arrest was made recently. Our work to tackle drug dealing and supply is ongoing and I will keep you updated with our progress. I would like to take this opportunity to remind residents about the importance of ensuring vehicles are left secure with gadgets and other items removed from view. Four vehicles were targeted in one night in Nuthall, all of which had been left unlocked. When you leave your vehicle

unattended, regardless of how long for, lock the doors, shut the windows and where possible, activate the alarm. The same goes for your bicycles. As it gets warmer outside more people will be dusting off their pedal cycles and getting about on two wheels. Make sure your bikes are locked to something anchored to the ground, even if you are just leaving it for a minute while you nip inside. In that few seconds and opportunist thief could have ridden off on it.

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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: 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 and 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

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THANK YOU KNITTERS OF NOTTINGHAM!!! Marie Curie Cancer Care would like to thank everyone for their kind donations of knitwear for their hospital stall. They have been amazed at the response of all the ng magazine readers and would like to applaud their generosity. So far this year they have raised a whopping £2300. You can buy from their stall every week at City Hospital or look out for their stall at the Jubilee celebrations in Nuthall or the Awsworth Party on the Rec.


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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.

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0115 956 8823 or 07779 114745 Sherwood Sunrisers Move Home The Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers has a new home and now meets every Tuesday Morning at the Park Inn by Radisson, ( the old Savoy Hotel ) Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2BT. Our meetings start at 7:00 am with a discussion or talk and then Breakfast and will finish at 08:30 promptly so that anyone who needs to get to work generally is able too. We have over 30 members, Male, Female, Young and Old and are dedicated to helping others with our aim of “Service before Self”. We are part of Rotary International, a worldwide network of inspired individuals who direct their energy and enthusiasm to relevant social causes at home and overseas to change lives in communities. The almost unique aspect of Rotary compared with all other charities is that every penny we raise will be used to help others, as all other administration costs are met by member’s subscriptions. If you are interested in learning more about Sherwood Sunrisers Rotary Club and our activities please come along to one of our meetings where you will receive a warm welcome. Alternatively contact Alan Bush our Membership Secretary on 07833 232 215

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business & IT COUNCIL INTRODUCES REDUCED CAR PARKING CHARGES Following a review of car parks in the borough, Broxtowe Borough Council has reduced car parking charges in a number of car parks in Eastwood, Kimberley and Stapleford. From this month, residents can now park all day for only £1.00 in Eastwood’s Sun Inn car park, Kimberley’s Victoria Street car park and Stapleford’s Cliffe Hill Avenue car park and for £1.50 at Stapleford’s Halls Road car park. Improvements to the council’s website also mean you can find your nearest car park online using the easy to use LocalView mapping facility at locateit The Council’s Scrutiny Committee looks at issues that are important to local residents, reviews and challenges decisions taken by Cabinet and helps develop new policies. Recommendations made following a Scrutiny Review are backed by evidence and the review also enables the concerns of the local community to be raised with and considered by their elected representatives. A review of four underused long stay car parks in the north of the borough and Stapleford identified areas with parking problems and it is hoped the new charges will increase usage. For more information or to find your nearest car park, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3620, email env@broxtowe. or visit The public can get involved in Scrutiny by contacting the Scrutiny/Democratic Services Officer on 0115 917 3278 or by completing the Scrutiny Suggestion Form at www.


How would you like four weeks in Nepal at our expense?

Rotary International District 1220 are looking for four employed people between 25 and 39 yrs old who would like to travel to Nepal and spend four weeks on a vocational and cultural exchange. You will have time allocated there to see how they do your kind of work and share best practice, views and opinions. If you would like to apply: Have you been employed in your current vocation for at least 2 years? Do you have the permission of your employer to be away for 4 weeks? (maybe you could use part of your annual leave) Will you be over 25 and under 40 next February and in good health? Are you a UK citizen living or working in Notts, Derby, E.Staffs or N.Leics?

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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

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Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details or visit our discussion forum website at 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.

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

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 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month 7.15pm-9.30pm at Watnall WI Hall, Main Rd, Watnall. Come along to our first talk on Tues 17 January on Puppy Walking for the Blind. For more details call 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.

Kung Fu - Mondays - 7pm - 8.30pm at Temple Centre, Nuthall. £3.50 per lesson. First lesson FREE. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied.

Nuthall Friendship Group - at the Temple Centre, Nuthall. Mondays 12pm - 3.30pm. Contact 0115 938 9682. 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. 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 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. 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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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: Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room.

Entrance fee. Refreshments. June 26th - “Making aromatherapy products” Jan Benham, July 24th - “Meditation” Ruth Chambers. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068.

Nottingham Branch of the British Cactus & Succukent Society - Learn how to grow cacti & succulents. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, Nottm. Time: 7pm for 7.30pm start. Call Dennis Young on 01332 511970. 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. 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 The Greasley Players - is a small friendly drama group. We welcome new members who are interested in acting, set construction, producing or any aspect of stage craft. If you want to know more please contact us through our website at Our next production takes place 15th to 17th November 2012 (please quote NG MAGS when contacting us).

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. 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. March 31st then April 28th. For more details ring 07765106610 or 07847472358.

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 - started this year. Why not join now and help it develop? Monthly meetings on the

first Tuesday of the month, starting 10am at Trefoil House, Dale View, Ilkeston, DE7 4LD. For further information email: or call 0115 932 3711.

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.

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Broxtowe Borough Council......0115 917 7777 Notts County Council...............08449 80 8080 Ashfield District Council...........01623 457284 Kimberley Town Council...........0115 938 2733 Eastwood Town Council...........01773 719384 Greasley Parish Council...........01773 719665 Nuthall Parish Council..............0115 951 9717 Leisure Centres Eastwood.................................01773 770 099 Kimberley.................................0115 917 3366 Greasley...................................01773 760072 Police........................................0115 940 0999 QMC Hospital...........................0115 924 9924 City Hospital.............................0115 969 1169 NHS Direct................................0845 4647 Emergency Utilities Electric.....................................0800 056 8090 Gas...........................................0800 111 999 Water........................................0800 783 4444

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Fencing/Paving Busy Bees TDM Fencing

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Foot Health Wendy McKenna

Plumbing & Heating The Boilerhouse A.Brown Nott’ham P & H

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Funeral Directors Eastwood & District F.S

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Solar Panels Arnold Electrical Nuthall Electrical

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Tiling/Tile Retailers Room Revivers


Training/Tuition Kumon


Golf Clubs Ramsdale Park Golf Club 25

Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees


Hair & Beauty Top 2 Toe Zen Hair Studio

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Health & Fitness Slimming World


Cake Makers Celebration Cakes


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Childminders Munchkins

Home Improvements DMG Handyman Sanctuary H.I

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Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep


Introduction Agencies Castro & Vieira Matchmates

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Cleaning Belle Casa


Joiners/Timberwork Beecroft Joiners JM Joinery

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Opticians Kimberley Opticians Specsavers

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Dentists A & D Dental Practice


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Pet Care Carols Pet Care Tubs n Suds

47 47

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Aerials/Connections Phil Chapman TV Confused

Bathrooms/Kitchens/ Bedrooms Contour Furnishing 17 CPS Kitchens 22,23 Freedom Bathrooms 30 Sliding Door Wardrobes 13 Spacemaster 20 Building Services / Roofers / Fascias Hallam Builders 19 Mick McGahan 15 Notts Building & Roofing 12 Nottm Roofing 30 Patterson Builders 16 TDM Builders 29 Roy West 21 Cafes Rumble Tums

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