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Welcome to the Autumn edition. We received hundreds of reader questionnaires back - so thanks. One thing you all wanted was more money off deals so our Live for Less voucher page was born...see page 45. Annoying as it may be we must mention the festive season...this is the last edition before the Christmas magazine so please get in touch as soon as possible if you have an event that you want to publicise. We are very excited to announce the launch of our sixth magazine! NG14 will be delivered to the villages of Lowdham, Woodborough, Calverton and Burton Joyce. This takes our circulation to 70,000 home and businesses. To get anything in this mag please give us a call. Happy Reading Ali, Cat and Sarah

contents eat, drink & be merry!


looking good, feeling great 6 recipes 10 home and garden 11 lazy gardener 16 crossword 20 a helping hand 29 helping hand directory 30,31 kids 34 kids diary 34 business & IT 37 safer neighbourhoods 38 community diary 40,41 classifieds 42 free time 43 useful information 44 puzzle solutions 44 live for less vouchers


index / list of advertisers




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BOX CLEVER Three Veg Pakora

2 med carrots - grated 2 med courgettes - grated 1 small sweet potato - grated 1 med onion - grated 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tsp dried chilli flakes (opt) 2 tsp garam masala good pinch salt 250g gram flour sunflower oil method Put all the grated vegetables into a large bowl. Add the spices, salt and flour & mix well. Gradually add enough warm water to make a thick batter. Best done by hand. The mixture should hold together and not be runny. Heat about 1cm oil in a deep frying pan. Once hot, fry spoonfuls of the mixture. Turn half way through so they are golden brown. This only takes a few minutes. Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a mint yogurt dip and mango c h u t n e y. You can vary the veg. These are a great way to get kids eating a variety of veg.

I really like the idea of a weekly veg box delivery, so when Red Earth Organics offered me a box I jumped at the chance. I have to say I was really impressed with the quality, variety and freshness of the produce. A box like the one pictured is ÂŁ11. I think this is great value. These recipes are all from the goodies I received in the box. Red Earth Organics can be reached on 07794 467545.

Warm Potato, Bean & Bacon Salad

850g new potatoes 150g green beans 1 clove garlic - finely chopped 6 rashers streaky bacon - chopped 1 red onion - halved & sliced bunch flat leaf parsly knob of butter 1 tbs olive oil 50g feta cheese (optional) method Half large spuds then boil until cooked but not too soft. Drain. Cook beans for 4 mins. Drain. Fry onion in olive oil. Add bacon pieces to the pan. Fry until onion is soft and bacon turning crispy. Add butter and garlic and continue to fry for 3 mins. Add beans and potatoes to warm through. Serve garnished with parsely and if you like, scattered with feta. Serves 4.

Cheesy Swiss Chard

2 tbsp olive oil small red onion - finely chopped 1 clove garlic - finely chopped bunch swiss chard - leaves & stems chopped half small glass dry white wine 50g gruyere (or cheddar) grated lemon juice method Fry onion and garlic in oil in a large pan until soft. Add the chopped chard stems and white wine. Bubble for 5 mins until they soften. Stir in chard leaves until wilted. Stir in cheese and lemon juice. Season to taste. Serves 2.

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IWR Handyman Services For all your maintenance needs in the home and garden Gardening | Woodwork Plumbing | General Maintenance

Call Ian on: 0115 9634651 or 07549 147230

Andy your local van man

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H NOTTS BUILDING & ROOFING LTD H FREE estimates and advice NO JOB TOO BIG OR SMALL Specialists in all aspects of building and roofing NEW ROOFS AND REPAIRS

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We can beat any genuine written estimate. For free estimates and advice call Lee Doran. No payment or deposit until completely satisfied.

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Chris Hemmings Upholstery Services

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The Lazy Gardener.... is turfed out!!

Whether your lawn is the size of a postage stamp or a football pitch, to keep it looking green and gorgeous requires some care and attention. In our house the most the lawn ever gets is a mow every few days during the spring and summer...and it does show.

Compaction and sub-surface thatch are two of the main problems on lawns by restricting water, air and nutrients getting through. Hollow-tine aeration is the most effective way of reducing these problems by removing thousands of cores out of the lawn, allowing the roots to spread enabling them to receive nutrients. Aeration stimulates and encourages root growth and can be done with a garden fork or a special mechanical aerator. Re seed Any worn/bare patches caused by the summer wear can be re-seeded now.

I have since learnt that grass never stops growing it just slows down and we should really keep mowing at least monthly through Autumn and Winter subject to dry conditions.

Leaves Prevent accumulation of fallen leaves by removing them from the lawn weekly otherwise the grass will struggle to survive and diseases may establish themselves.

For some more tips on improving the state of my lawn I contacted our good friends at Green Thumb and Mark Sutton has kindly given me some great tips which I am delighted to share with you.... Autumn is a very important time of the year for lawn maintenance. Scarification This is an essential part of lawn maintenance. We scarify to remove matted growth and thatch both of which are detrimental to a lawn, thinning out the thatch improves the plants growing conditions and it also reduces one of the causes of moss. It can be done with a specialist hand tool or a machine. Aeration Put simply aeration is making holes in the lawn to let carbon dioxide out of the soil and allow oxygen in.

....Blimey, thanks for all those tips Mark. I had no idea there was so much involved. For those of us with very little time (or inclination!) companies like Green Thumb offer a great lawn care service and it really doesn’t cost the earth. For more information on lawn care or to get Mark and his team round to help just give them a call on 0116 243 4606. Š Ali Wale

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The Boilerhouse Ltd Kimberley D.Langmaid

Plumbing & Heating & Electrical Engineer Est. since 1975

Apprentice trained tradesman with over 30 yrs experience you can trust.

Been told you need a new boiler because parts are no longer available?? We specialise in parts and repairs of older boilers

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Phil Chapman AERIAL SPECIALIST Digital • Freeview • DAB• Freesat CCTV • Tuning • TV Installations

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Handyman Services

Most households jobs/repairs undertaken

bathroom & kitchen refurbs, ceramic tiling, plumbing, painting, decorating, fencing, roofing, flooring, gardening, flatpack furniture, pressure washing, gardening

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Martin Page your local

Tree Surgeon

Have you considered your trees may need some maintenance from time to time. Are your trees maybe too tall ? blocking light, unsafe or untidy? Or maybe you need to remove that stubborn stump. Do your hedges, Conifers or shrubs need trimming. With 30 years of experience working with trees in your area, I would be pleased to offer you free advise and a free quotation.

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• East Midlands largest fabric store • Curtains, Blinds, Fabrics and Fittings • We Measure, Make and Fit • No obligation FREE home consultancy • 20% off all fabrics in stock - (quote NG ad) • Open 7 days a week - FREE parking

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Tel: 0115 9757204 Home Furnishing Consultant: Debbie Smith Glover. Telephone 0780 520 3364 Designer Fabric Store, Hucknall Lane, Bulwell, Nottingham. NG6 8AJ - 10 minutes from ring road

GEM Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus kick off summer with a bang!

On the 21 July, GEM ladies packed up their bags and headed up to Calver to take part in a Barbershop singing retreat with Sally McLean, the renowned chorus director of the White Rosettes, multiple time winners of UK barbershop competition. A lot of laughs, tea, singing and frolics were had by all and I would like to thank everyone who made it such a fantastic weekend. GEM also sang at the Derby Beer Festival on 11 July to encouraging crowds, startling them into silence with Bad Romance to begin with, and cheered into an encore after the last song. It was a successful night for all, including the two new recruits who completed their first sing out that night – congratulations!

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Open from 10.00am to 3.00pm Tuesday to Saturday 2a Victoria Street, Kimberley, NG16 2NH (on the corner of Victoria Street and Newdigate Street)

Telephone: (0115) 9384953 Rumbletums is a registered charity offering work experience opportunities to young people with a learning disability

GEM are now preparing for Biddulph music festival on 6 October and of course the UK Barbershop convention in October. The Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers (LABBS) holds a National Convention annually with many choruses taking part each year. Each chorus is marked on their choice of music, presentation and quality of the singing. GEM Connection have been practising hard and are looking to improve on last year’s scores. The Chorus meets every Thursday from 7:30pm at Harrington Junior School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. If you would like to find out more, come along to a rehearsal, become part of the mailing list or book us for an event, please email or contact Flin Tubby on 07545 316 986. Come along and see how GEM sparkles!


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Having problems with Condensation between your units? WE WILL BEAT ANY LIKE FOR LIKE QUOTATION * Door Locks * Door Handles * Window Hinges * Letter Boxes * Double Glazed Units * Patio Rollers * Cat Flaps * Velux Windows * Window Keys etc.

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Whatever your problem Canterbury has a specialist team of experienced installers & servicemen that can help. From small repairs to complete replacements. Most jobs can be undertaken on site, quickly & efficiently.

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Failed Sealed Units Cracked or Broken Windows Broken Handles, Locks & Hinges Gutter Repairs & Cleaning Conservatory Leaks & Roof Upgrades Many Thanks for a job well done. The door is excellent and the two gentleman who fitted it were great. The attention to detail was superb. Will you please thank them for me! Once again many thanks.

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Do you have difficulty getting out to your Optician? We are able visit you at home and conduct a thorough eye test using the latest equipment. Eye Tests are FREE to people over 60 and other qualifying groups, we can also arrange NHS glasses for those who qualify. Free delivery & aftercare. Fully Qualified NHS registered, based in Nottingham NHS & Private Home Visits Large range of stylish frames All types of the latest lenses avail. All glasses delivered promptly Friendly & Quality Service Housebound only

(unable to make your own way to a high street optician) Optometrist: Mr. Timothy Deakin, BSc, MC Optom GOC 01-18851

Tel: 0115 9261 694 (Office) or 07854 207384 (Mob)

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a helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people top know about it, why not list is here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: 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 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@ 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. 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 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. Visit 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 have a Parent Partnership Service drop in session every other week during school term. email: Web: or call 0115 952 5141. 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 - 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. Broxtowe Women’s Project Ltd - Are you a woman living in the Broxtowe Borough? Are you or someone you know experiencing/ have experienced domestic violence? Do you need information, support or simply want to talk to someone about your experience? If so, we can help. Please call our supoprt 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:

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St Mary’s Lunch Club Church St, Eastwood Let pressures fly....

Visit us on Tuesday’s from 12 noon 1.30pm approx. Home cooked food at low cost. Varying programmes each week. To reserve a place call in or tel:

0115 877 9785. ALL WELCOME!! Chernobyl Children's Life Line Nottingham Link


Voluntary Host Families for 1 or 2 Belarusian children aged 9 - 11yrs. 2 or 4 weeks 13th July - 10th Aug 2013. If interested please tel: 01949 842383 or

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a helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: 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 - 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. 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 supoprt 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: 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

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: Dyslexia Action - Empowering Parents FREE Course - On 10th November from 10am - 1pm at 1a Bridlesmith Gate, Bottle Lane, Notts, NG1 2GR. To book or for more information please call 0115 948 3849.

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Nuthall Luncheon Club celebrates it’s 30th birthday! COMMUNITY OUTREACH ADVISOR SERVICE. for all those aged 50+ in Broxtowe Borough WE OFFER A FREE HOME VISITING SERVICE Our community outreach advisor Ann is happy to visit and chat about issues that are important to you: • Voluntary groups & their services • Local lunch & activity groups • Benefits advice • Social Services/Council

Available in the office Friday mornings for queries. For Further Details contact Ann Rigby

0115 949 1175 07425 621177

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Nuthall Temple Centre Lunch and Friendship Club On Monday June 25th the Nuthall Temple Luncheon and Friendship Club celebrated 30 years of activity with a birthday party at the Temple Centre The club provides good lunches and entertainment every Monday afternoon to benefit elderly people who feel that a good natter with like minded people would add some pleasure to their lives If you are interested please telephone Russell on 9389682 or Sue on 9519717 We can promise a warm and friendly welcome to anyone who joins us. Lunch starts at 12.15pm and costs £5, entertainment at 2pm - £1


For local Lunch Club – 4 hours each Monday (except Bank Holidays) 11am – 3pm starting January 2013. Assistance needed with admin for this group of older residents of Nuthall who meet at the Temple Centre, Nottingham Road. Taking of cash, banking and arranging of entertainment for this long established group. If you think you could help or would just like to find out more, please contact Russell on 0115 9389682 (e-mail Russell. or Sue on 0115 9519717 (E-mail

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COMMUNITY SAFETY DROPIN SESSIONS IN EASTWOOD Avoid becoming a victim of crime by coming to one of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Community Safety Drop in Sessions in Eastwood for advice on how to stay safe and help prevent crime in the borough.

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All sessions will take place at Eastwood Cash Office, 15 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, NG16 3AP between 10am and 11am on the following dates: • Tuesday 2nd October 2012 • Thursday 11th October 2012 • Tuesday 16th October 2012 • Thursday 25th October 2012 Broxtowe Community Safety Partnership continues to work hard to reduce crime across the borough. Measures used to reduce crime include amongst others, highvisibility policing, covert operations, CCTV surveillance and project work within the community. For more information, full drop in dates or if you are unable to attend one of the drop in sessions, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3744. To find out about crime in Broxtowe checkout the Neighbourhood Alert System at www. or visit the Nottinghamshire Police website at www. To protect your property and belongings such as mobile phones, laptops, ipods/MP3 players you may want to consider registering the items with the UK’s National Property Register, IMMOBILISE by registering on-line for free at In an emergency or to report a crime in progress contact the police on 999. To report information and suspicious activity contact the non-emergency Nottinghamshire Police number 101. To report crime anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds will come to Capital FM Arena Nottingham on 4 December 2012! Tickets are priced from £42.50 (plus booking fee).You can book tickets online at, via the ticket hotline on 0843 373 3000 or in person at Ticketing & Customer Services, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham.

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If you run a group or club for kids and you want it publicising, this is the page for you. If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: 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 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 or call Michael Overbury 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. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs eves 7pm - 9.15pm. Scout Association - 0115 952 3617 Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

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Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 13 - 18 yrs. Monday & Wednesday 6.45 - 9pm. Nuthall Rainbows - Meet every Wednesday at Temple Centre, Nuthall from 5pm - 6pm. Call Jenny for more details on 0779 5551050 Scribblers Art Workshops - Fun activities in painting, clay, sculpture, animation and much more....Dora Phillips Hall, Eastwood. For children aged 7-11 years. Every Saturday morning (term time only) 9.30am - 12.30pm. For further information contact Anita on 07895 357358 or email:, or ScribblersArtWorkshops. Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Kimberley and Ilkeston. Call Emma on 07941 625793 - 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 groupf, Assemblies of God, Nottingham Rd, Hilltop, Eastwood, NG16 3GR. Thurs 10am-12noon. For more information call 01773 768100 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. 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:


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Junior Triathlon Sessions for kids aged 8-14 Following a successful summer of sport Absolute Triathlon Club based at Southglade Leisure Centre in Bestwood are now holding weekly training sessions for children aged 8 – 14 years. The triathlon sessions take place every Thursday evening from 5pm until 7.15 pm and cover swim, bike and run training. All children, including beginners, are welcome to come for a free trial however they must be able to swim a minimum of 100 mtrs without stopping and ride a bike. Head Coach Steve Lloyd commented “Triathlon has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years and took centre stage at the London 2012 Olympics where British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee took Gold and Bronze respectively. The sport is great for kids as the fun bit is training across the 3 different sports of swimming, biking and running.” The sessions form part of Nottingham’s successful Absolute Triathlon Club launched in 2009 and has subsequently raft of awards including the Nottingham Club of the Year.

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The club will cater for all abilities with three different training squads; Foundation, Development and Performance which will involve beginners to the sport as well as really push those showing talent in the sport. Leading the coaching will be Steve Lloyd who is the current British Triathlon Federation (BTF) Performance-Development Coach of the Year and is also the regional head coach for the BTF West Midlands Regional Academy. Children can trial for the club during the year that they turn eight, however they need to be able to swim 100 mtrs without stopping and ride a bike. The new club runs from 5 pm to 7.15 pm every Thursday evening at Southglade Leisure Centre throughout the year and the session covers all 3 disciplines. Sessions cost around £5.25 with a discount for siblings. For further information please contact the Club Secretary Jayne Lloyd on 0115 9607912 or e-mail jayne@

Girls Showcase Their Football Talent Girls aged six to eight years are being invited to showcase their football skills by joining weekly football sessions at Eastwood Community Sports Centre. The indoor sessions will be led by a qualified coach every Tuesday between 5pm to 6pm at the centre, on Mansfield Road. Each week, girls will have the chance to take part in a variety of fun games, drills and activities with others their own age in a non-competitive environment, as well as learning footballing techniques such as passing, dribbling and turning. The sessions are a great opportunity to get young girls active and all abilities are welcome, whether they play regularly or have never kicked a ball before. Each session costs £2 and participants should wear suitable clothing, footwear and shinpads. Advanced booking is recommended. For more information and to book your child’s place, please contact Eastwood Community Sports Centre on 0115 917 3573 or visit


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We’ve all gone a little bit Olympic mad over the last month, and that enthusiasm is reflected in the increased number of cyclists and joggers on the roads. Whether you think you could be the next Bradley Wiggins or are simply inspired by our national athletes to get fit, I’d like to remind you all of a few basic guidelines to ensure you stay safe on the roads. If you are on the roads as a pedestrian or a cyclist, make sure you can be seen. In the day or night, wear light, high-visibility, reflective gear and affix lights and reflectors to your bike. Wear protective kit, such as a helmet, run or ride in well-lit areas, and avoid walking or running on roads without pavements. Stay alert and avoid listening to music or using a mobile phone while cycling as distractions can cause accidents. Motorists should be aware of those who share the roads with them. Stick to the speed limit and use extreme caution when travelling on rural roads and around tight bends. Let’s make sure those of us who are hitting the roads in the name of a healthier lifestyle are able to do so safely. Crime in the area continues to fall with incidents of antisocial behaviour still dropping. A police operation dedicated to tackling nuisance behaviour at known hotspots in the

town will also continue in a bid to drive down incidents even further. A number of arrests have been made recently in connection with 21 cars being damaged in Church Street over night on Sunday 2 September. Wing mirrors were smashed and vehicles scratched in the spate of vandalism. Three people were arrested and have now been charged. Officers also recently arrested a man for fuel theft and handling stolen properties after six containers of diesel were found in a garden. I would like to remind residents to ensure their homes, outbuildings and property are left secure. Thieves capitalise on home owners leaving their doors or windows open or unlocked and will think nothing of sneaking inside, even in broad daylight. Also don’t leave keys on display as offenders will think of putting a hole through a window to reach in and unlock the door or snatch car keys. For more crime prevention advice, visit the Nottinghamshire Police website at www.nottinghamshire. Remember you can help to set our neighbourhood priorities by taking a moment to fill in our online survey and telling us what you want us to focus on. For more information visit www.

An Indian Summer by Gloria Morgan I was out in a tee shirt, walking the dog, today. It was beautiful – sunny, warm, not a cloud in the sky. In short, the sort of summer weather we should have had in June. Only a few days before I’d had to reach for the scraper first thing in the morning to clear the car windscreen of frost. So I guess what we’re enjoying now is what they call “an Indian summer”.

In Bulgaria it’s a “gipsy summer”. Elsewhere in eastern Europe – Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary – it is called an “old ladies summer”. Now, I like that. I’m all in favour of old ladies being given the credit for something nice that everybody enjoys. No “Indian summer” in China – they prefer a “tiger autumn” and in Brazil, regardless of what month it comes in, it is known as “little May summer”. Perhaps the most odd and fascinating version is “Pastırma summer” which is the name in Turkey. “Pastirma” is a kind of cured meat. It seems this is the best time of year for doing the curing process. Apparently pastirma is a delicacy which the the Turks like to eat for breakfast with fried eggs, or put on pizza. I’m sure it’s delicious, especially when it’s made out of camel, or goat, or water buffalo. I shall inspect the local deli counter with great care next time I go.

I’ve heard that term used all my life but I’ve never known the signicifance of it. Well, you know me – it was not long before I started wondering: Why not “an African summer” or “a Japanese summer”? And who were these Indians anyway, who gave their name to a late unseasonal spell of fine weather? Do you remember the old Saturday morning “Cowboys and Indians” movies? It seems that in America the season is named after the native “Indians” because apparently it was their favourite time of year for attacking convoys of covered wagons. Now, I think that should make the saying a “Hollywood summer” – but no, the “Indians” get the blame. But not everywhere. In former times in France, Italy, Spain and Portugal, an “Indian summer” was called “Saint Martin’s Summer” because it was supposed to end on the Saint’s day, November 11th, when they celebrated it with bonfires, roasted chestnuts and wine. Now, that sounds like the spirit to me! I wonder why we don’t call it a “Guy Fawkes summer”, but we don’t. The Swedes, living further north, expect it to end earlier. They call it “brittsommar” which links it to “Britt Mass”, an annual open-air market held on October 7th.

It seems there’s also a term for an exceptional cold snap in winter. This was a new one on me, but it’s my favourite expression of all: a “LinseyWoolsey Britches Winter”. (You try saying that after a few warming draughts of ginger wine!) After our own Indian summer this year, let’s just hope we’re not in for a LWBW later on.

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

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

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.

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: Mike 0115 920 0164 or

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 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/

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: Back 2 Netball - Want to play netball, but not played since school? Eastwood Community Sports Centre hold a Back 2 Netball session every Tuesday from 8pm - 9pm. Ladies of all ages and abilities are welcome, this is a fun and informal session. Coaching is provided wirh a fun game to finish each week. Re-starting Tuesday 11 September 2012. Contact or 0115 917 3711 for more information. Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. October 23rd - Full Movement Method. 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: ilkeston.u3a@ 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.

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 - Interested in walking? Broxtowe Walk and Talk provide weekly free walks across the Broxtowe Borough including Eastwood, Kimberley and Brinsley. All of the walks are run by friendly and enthusiastic walk leaders who have a passion for walking and an interest in the local environment. Visit or call 0115 917 3711 for further 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.......................................101 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 National Rail Enquiries..............08457 484950 Nottingham City Transport........0115 950 6070 Nott’ham East Midlands Airport.08719199000 DVLA........................................0870 240 0009 Tax Credits...............................0845 300 3900 Local Taxis Eastwood Cars.........................01773 770000 Local Community Centres Nuthall Temple Comm Centre..0115 951 9717 Eastwood..................................01773 770099 Greasley...................................01773 760072 Late Night Chemists P Williams (6.30pm), 2A Church Walk, Eastwood,.................................01773 716567 Tesco Pharmacy, Hucknall (6.30am -10.30pm) ................................................0115 980 7700 Local MP’s MP for Broxtowe: Anna Soubry............................0115 943 6507 MP for Ashfield: Gloria De Piero........................01623 720 399


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A family Christmas ice skating pass ! (for 4 people to be used between 10/12/12 & 6/1/13)

Send us your contact details to be entered into a prize draw. Deadline date: NOVEMBER 30th 2012

Send your details to:

Ice Skating Competition, 2 Goodwood Ave, Arnold, NG5 7BB

winners will be notified on 3 December 2012

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Index of Advertisers

Accountants ahbs


Funeral Directors Eastwood & District F.S


TVs/Aerials/Home Cinema Phil Chapman 17 TV Confused 24 New Wave Aerials 27

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping D.Barwick 23 Mulhollands 12

Bathrooms/Kitchens/ Bedrooms Concept Interiors 5 Contour Furnishing 13 CPS Kitchens 14,15 Freedom Bathrooms 24 Sliding Door Wardrobes 19

Hair & Beauty Karen’s Mobile Hair Nouveau Visage Top to Toe Urban Angels

7 7 45 7

Home Improvements Handyman Services IWR Handyman

18 11

Hypnotherapists Julietta Marquez


Joiners/Timberwork Beecroft Joiners JM Joinery

24 20

Kids Parties Lanky Bills


Building Services / Roofers / Fascias Arnold Building & Roofing 23 Canterburys 21,28 Mick McGahan 18 Nottingham Roofing 24 Notts Building & Roofing 12 Patterson Builders 11 Precision Builders 3 Cafes Dunn-Lite


Cars/Garages County Battery


Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep


Cleaning Belle Casa MJ Cleaning

20 11

Clothing Alterations Jacqui


Computer/IT Repairs GB Micros


Dentists Stephen Green


Design & Print Hucknall Print Domestic Appliance Repairs C.Moore Service Ltd

Electricians Arnold Electrical DJ Hill Electrcial Electrical Connections

21 23

Painting/Decorating James P & D Room Revivers

18 11

Pet Care Carols Pet Care Tubs n Suds

47 47


Plumbing & Heating The Boilerhouse A.Brown C & P Plumbing MS Waterworks

17 13 21 20


Removals/Van Hire Andy


Solar Panels Arnold Electrical


Tiling/Tile Retailers Room Revivers


Trade Services Age UK


Training/Tuition Kumon



22 17 27

19 12

Upholstery/Fabric Designer Fabric Store Chris Hemmings P & J Upholstery

25 13 11

Veg Delivery Boxes Parsnips & Pears


Windows/Doors/Fascias Clear & Fresh 18 Fab Fascias 27 Glass Exchange 27

Opticians/Optometrists Eye Tests At Home 29 Kimberley Opticians 6 Specsavers 48 Oven Cleaning/Repairs Oven Repairs 4U Renu

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 11 Drainscan 21

Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees Mulhollands

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A Lifeline for Animals in Need

Animal Accident Rescue Unit is a transport service for sick, injured or vulnerable animals and birds. It provides both transport to a vet surgery, arranging for their treatment and caring for them in foster homes until either their owner can be traced or new homes can be found. The Charity has no central base and is run entirely by volunteers working from their own homes. It has taken in so many cats over the last few months, it desperately needs new fosterers who can provide a temporary home for one of our rescued cats. If you think you can help, please ring the Recruitment Officer on 0115-956 3799 (recruitment calls only).

Volunteer Drivers and Phone Operators Needed!

Local Nottingham-based charity Animal Accident Rescue Unit is seeking volunteer drivers with their own car who have a couple of hours a week to spare during the daytime, evening or weekend. The charity needs help to transport rescued animals to and from vet practices and foster homes. Additionally, reliable people are needed to take calls from the public who require help with animals they find in distress. All roles are based from home. To learn more on how you can make a difference to vulnerable animals, please ring the Recruitment Officer on 0115-956 3799 (recruitment calls only). Many other volunteering roles are also available. Animal Accident Rescue Unit lifeline telephone number for dealing with animals in distress is 0115-932 1555. For non-urgent queries and information, email us at admin@, visit uk, or by post to PO Box 5414, Burton Joyce, Nottingham NG14 5DT.

• Offering a professional service in small animal boarding • Home boarding for small dogs • Parrot & bird boarding/home visits • Cat/Dog/Puppy visits • Dog walking I have a lifetime experience in animal/bird care Local council licenced | Fully insured|CRB checked For more information call Carol on

0115 979 5021

Tubs ‘n’ Suds

A stress free groom 20 yrs One


No cages

customer at a time

0115 945 9807

10a Bell Cottage, Kimberley Approx 2000 healthy animals are put to sleep every week in the UK Low cost speying & neutering schemes for pets available in the Nottingham area

T: 0115 987 8722

reg charity: 702569

Reg Charity No 701405 Vat No 916306634

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