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ALAN’S ACCOUNTING SERVICES Est. 1987 Online Filing Services Available Accountancy, Payroll & Taxation Services provided for individuals & Private Limited Companies

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Transport scheme puts people on the road to employment The job prospects of more than 100 people got a kick start last year thanks to the Nottinghamshire County Council funded Wheels to Work scheme. Wheels to Work provides a six month loan of a moped or helps fund other transport solutions for people who have been offered a job but have no other way of getting to and from their place of work or training. The moped loan scheme costs just £15 per week and includes: • A six month moped loan • Moped tax, insurance and breakdown cover • Servicing and maintenance of the moped • Protective clothing (including helmet) and heavy duty lock for your moped • Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) To qualify, users of the scheme need to be 16 or over, live in Nottinghamshire, have a provisional (or full) driving licence, been offered a job for a minimum of 16 hours per week and have no other reasonable means of getting to their place of work.

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Nottinghamshire County Council has provided £50,000 to fund the running costs of Wheels to Work this year which was used to buy the new mopeds and for other running costs. For further information visit the Wheels to Work website, or call 01623 727 620.


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Dear Readers Welcome to our Spring edition... It seems like only yesterday we were stuffing ourselves silly with Christmas treats and already the shelves are groaning under the weight of Easter eggs. Arghhhh We have included our own Easter egg hunt on page 19. Have fun! If you need a chocolate fix then why not try making the double choc muffins on page 28. So easy and absolutely delicious. As always please keep in touch with any community news. We love to hear from you. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Helen

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BEAT TEAMS Mapperley Ward PC James North 07702 141861 PC Andy Cochran 07792 437359 PC Brian Dacunha 07792 437358 St Ann’s Ward PC Jeanette Stasuik 07792 437306 PC Paul Whant 07792 437361 PC Paul Deane 07792 437357

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A Message From Temporary Inspector Simon Allardice... Firstly I would like to introduce myself as the new Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the NG3 area, covering St Ann’s, Sneinton and Mapperley. I’ve spent the majority of my policing career in the area, having started here as a response officer in 2004, and it’s great to come back as an Inspector to continue the excellent work the team has done in reducing crime and antisocial behaviour. I know much of this success has been achieved through excellent partnership working, which is focused on tackling the issues that matter most to you. I want to ensure this outstanding work continues to deliver the best possible service to everyone who lives, works or visits. I would encourage you to get in touch and let us know what matters most to you. You can do this by going to our website www.nottinghamshire.police. uk and visiting the ‘Your Local Police’ section. Feedback from the community has helped us set new policing priorities, which focus on tackling antisocial behaviour and drug use issues in the local area. We drug

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Neighbourhood Support Team recently had a good result when a local man was jailed for growing cannabis at his property. It was quite a surprise when officers discovered that Adrian James, 43, of Hungerhill Road, St Ann’s, had used a JCB to bury a freight shipping container in his garden in order to grow drugs. He was arrested in October 2011, after officers conducted a drugs warrant at his home. We found cannabis plants in one room in the house and then followed a tunnel that had been dug out from the house into the garden, where we discovered additional cannabis plants inside a huge metal shipping trailer. Hydroponics equipment with timer switches and an automatic watering system were also in place. Up to £86,000 worth of cannabis was seized from the house and container. Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on 29 January, Adrian James pleaded guilty to production of cannabis at a commercial level, and was sentenced to three years in prison. A confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act is also going through court to seize money and assets that James is likely to have acquired through criminal activity.


W Situated in the historic Park area of the city of Nottingham, Waltons Hotel provides the perfect retreat. Built as a hunting lodge in the early 1800’s, this unique residence has retained many of its original features whilst offering all of the conveniences of modern living. Enjoy a cocktail with tapas on our terrace or dine in the restaurant where we serve lunch, a special early bird menu or full a la carte menu. For Private Dining we can cater for 8-50 people, always in style.

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All Hallows Church, Arnold Lane, Gedling 24 May 2013 at 7.45pm Tickets ÂŁ13 per person For tickets call Paul Jeffries on 07980 284 294

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Rufford Art Society Exhibition Rufford Country Park 10 March – 16 April 10.30am – 4.30pm Closed on Mondays Admission Free

Many works from local artists for sale

The Dover Beck Flower Club Burton Joyce Village Hall 7.30pm - £5 for visitors - All welcome Mar 21st - Seasonal Delights - Barbara Smith April 18th - A Touch of Romance - Lorena Dyer May 16th - TBA - Alan Smith For more information and tickets please call 0115

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Nottingham Flower Club 28 Mar “Hold The Dream” by Beryl Cotton - National Demonstrator 11 April Workshop 25 April “Catwalk Calling” by Julie Woods of Cambridge

Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY Doors open 6.45pm for 7.15pm All Welcome. Visitors £5 For info: 0115 937 5861

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Community Diary If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: FREE ACCREDITED DISTANCE COURSES: Learn from home and achieve a qualification for free in: Customer Service L2, Health and Safety L2, Business Administration L2/L3, Equality and Diversity, Hospitality and Catering L2 and many more. No need to use a computer and learn at own pace to fit in with commitments. Dedicated access to a tutor. Call 0115 9352 080 or Minimum age 18. Mapperley Townswomens Guild - meet 3rd Monday each month. March to September at 7pm & October to February 2pm at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Call 07759575383. Mapperley Women’s Institute - meet 2nd Monday each month from 7.30pm onwards at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Call 01636 673550 for contact details. Mapperley Artists - meet at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Wed 9.30am and Thursday 1.30pm. Call John Tanner on 0115 960 2614. Porchester Garden Club - a social club for keen gardeners, meet on last Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Call Mrs Tanner on 0115 960 2614. Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at St Margarets Church Hall, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, NG8 5GE on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Mapperley Knit & Natter Club - first Monday of each month. 7 - 9pm at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. For more information call Ann Mathews on 0115 927 9365. Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: or phone Paul on 9404147. Arnold Arts Society - at the Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more info call Eric Wileman on 01623 793923.

Wesleyan Reform Church - Christian Ladies Fellowship meets every Thursday 2.30pm-3.30pm. We have a variety of speakers from different churches. For more info call Mrs Patricia Lyon on 0115 926 8590.

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. Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every two weeks on Thursday eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info call Phil Howcroft on 0115 956 3850. Friends of Coppice Park - meet every 2nd Saturday of the month, 11am - 2pm at the park to work or play. All welcome. For more info call June on 0115 960 5540. Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am at The Park Inn, Mansfield Road. For more info call Alan Bush on 07833 232215. Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to May. For more info call Donna Atherton on 953 2049 or visit Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents? Then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on Mapperley Scrabble Club - Arrive at 6.30pm every Thurs at Haywood Rd Community Centre. Newcomers & experienced players welcome.For more info contact Greg on 07910 048162 or visit Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday first Monday each month for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley on 01159 619502.

South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel 0115 914 1076 or 0115 915 9119 for details.

Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. March 26 - Philip Humphries; April 23 - Korean Hand Therapy; May 28 - Graphology - Pam Brown; June 25 - Crystal Therapy - Denise Pole. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. 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 Bonington Players - meet for rehearsals at 7.45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August to May at the Old Peoples Welfare Centre, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Productions are staged at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold. For more info call Linda on 0115 953 2807 or visit

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 Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU opposite the Fiveways pub on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit or leave a message on 07972 424052. New members welcome, first 3 vists free.

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: 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.

Card Making & Paper Craft Classes - held monthly in Arnold. If you can get a crowd together I can come to you! Contact Victoria to book 07748 707845 or

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 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 Coffee & Cake - every Wednesday 10.30-12noon at Foxhill Evangelical Church, Hill View Rd, Carlton. Drop in for a cup of tea/coffee, a cake and a chat. Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861. Card Club - a new card playing club based on the game TICHU. More simple & fun than bridge, more challenging & strategic than poker. Come & learn with us. Monthly meetings TBA. Contact:

Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities and help in your local community, nationally and internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot. 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.

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: or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/ 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 Arnold Townswomens Guild - meet the first Tuesday of each month (Feb to Dec). 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Jenny Green on 0115 926 3125. Burton Joyce Bowls Club - The Poplars Sports Ground, Station Road. Further information on 0115 844 7167

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. Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom (8 cask ales, sandwiches, friendly atmosphere), Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. Arnold Branch of the U3A - meet at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - Chairman 0115 920 1160 or visit Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX. Bonington Film Club - Membership £1 per year. Film admission £2.50. Films shown regularly to members in the Bonington Theatre. To join contact Pauline Allan: 0115 967 6722 or Yoga Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. Yoga exercise (chair exercise) £3 including tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal.. Every Tues 11am -2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more information. 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. Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome.

Tai Chi for Health and Self Defence - Dragon River Chen style Tai Chi at Arnold Hill School. Monday nights, 7-8.30pm. New starters always welcome. Website: For more info call Dave on 07981488890 or

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Hosted By DJ Danny K Live Music with Mark Elliot 3 Course Meal Included/ Auction / Photographer Adults £35 Children £17.50 - Formal Dress Code - 7.30pm till 1am Contact Details: Call 07989 546336 All Proceeds go to Nottingham City Hospitals Charitable Fund

NCT Nearly New Sale Top quality baby & children’s clothes & equipment at bargain prices

Saturday 23rd March 2013 St Judes Church, Mapperley 10am - 11.30am Admission £1

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Wonderland Classic & Sports Car Festival June 8th & 9th Ferry Farm, Hoveringham, NG14 7JP for more info:

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Lace Market Theatre presents....

The Winslow Boy Spring Bazaar Sat 16 March 11am - 3pm Sherwood Methodist Church

Sherwood, NG5 16

based on a true story of a father’s fight to clear his son’s name

11 - 16 March at 7.30pm matinee 16 March at 2.30pm Further info at

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Help us find the chocolate that the Easter Bunny left behind!!

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Decorating Easter Bunny Biscuits and cupcakes all wrapped up in a specially decorated box

Create your first few pages using photographs and items from special memorable days

Learn basic knitting techniques, choose your own wool and make a mobile phone cover or purse

This workshop will teach and develop children’s sewing skills using hand and machine stitching

Make a large torch to help Scooby & Shaggy find their way home in the dark

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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: Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Monday, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Community Centre. 10am-11am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599. St Judes Toddler Group - Tues & Thurs (term time only), 9.30am - 11.15am at St Judes Church Hall, Woodborough Rd. Call Jenny on 0115 985 6131. Calverton Road Playgroup - Tues - Fri, 9.30am - 12pm. 2 - 5 yrs. Pondhills Lane Community Centre. Call 0115 926 6760. Iona School Toddler Group - a gentle & supportive session for parents/carers and their little ones. Tues & Wed 9.30am - 11.30am (term time only) at Iona School, 310 Sneinton Dale. Call 0115 941 5295 or We are a registered charity. Mapperley Baby & Toddler Group - Every Thurs 2pm - 4pm at Mapperley Methodist Church, Woodborough Rd, Mapperley (ring for Hall). Relaxed play for babies and toddlers. £1.50 per family, includes tea and biscuits. Contact Claire on 07813 531804. Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10 - 12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from bump to crawling. Small play area with baby toys. Special offers during the group. Various events organised. Some weeks “chill and chat”. FREE admission. Contact Paula for details 07967 252784 or 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. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs eves 7pm - 9.15pm. 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. Street Dance Classes - Culcha street dance for girls & The Force break dance classes for boys. Age 8 - 18yrs. Various times and venues. For more details call Gedling Borough Council on 0115 901 3605, email: arts& or look on Air Cadets - 2418 Sherwood Squadron - activities include flying, gliding, shooting.For 13-18yr olds. Tues & Thurs 7-9pm. Wesley St, Carrington. Tel: 0115 962 3318 or Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for children aged 30 mths upwards. Children from all families welcome, with places available from September 2012. Please contact Melanie Saunders on 07971 382837 for more information. Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, Carlton.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 961 4114 or Shirley 956 8395 or visit Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap & Ballet Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket sessions for 7 to 11 yr olds every Sunday morning from 10am to 12noon. Contact Andrew Whitaker on 07891 654978.



Exciting research project for families in Nottingham Do you have a child aged 2 years 9 months to 4 years 6 months?


Does your child constantly move around, fidget and wriggle, not listen to you or talk too much? Is this behaviour difficult for you to manage at home during meal and play times or watching TV, and when you are out and about, shopping, or visiting? Researchers from the University of Nottingham are inviting local families to take part in an innovative research project with the chance to participate in parenting programmes designed to help you manage your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s behaviour and improve family life. This will take just 1 to 2 hours each week for a period of 12 weeks.

Our next parenting programmes will begin in April 2013 To find out more and take part in a short interview to see if your family might benefit from participating, contact 07881 280369 or email

EASTER EGG HUNT find the 5 Easter eggs hidden in the magazine jot the page numbers down and send them, along with your contact details to: Easter Egg Competition ng magazines 5a Stanhope Crescent Arnold, NG5 7AZ 1 lucky winner will receive a ÂŁ20 Argos voucher Closing date: Sat 30 March To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:


TEN TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS! It’s the start of a new year and for those with children in Year 9 (or year 8 at some schools) there begins the nail biting process of choosing the subject options that they will see through to their GCSEs or equivalent in Year 11.

Nottingham Centre (National Trust)

Spring Programme 2013

So the team at Arnold Hill Academy in Nottinghamshire have put together their top tips for parents to help them support their children at this important stage of their school career.

1. Check out which subjects your child really enjoys. Enthusiasm is a powerful motivator. 2. Take a look at your child’s progress. Doing well in a subject is a sign that your child is quite happy to meet the challenges of further study in that area. 3. Encourage your child to talk to their teachers or go for a chat yourself. They can give advice on what the course entails and whether it suits your child’s particular talents 4. But make sure that your child is not planning to choose a course based on their current subject teacher. 5.The same goes for friends’ choices. Keep an eye on decisions based upon friends’ options choices and influence. 6. Take a close look together at how the course is structured. Look at the balance of exams and assessment for each course and check that this suits how your child works best. 7. In fact balance is a good theme to follow. Your child’s choices will ideally represent a good variety of subjects that will keep their options wide open for the future. 8. If your child has ideas about what they might want to do as a career, then take a look at which subjects will best support them in this endeavour – it all helps! 9. Beware of falling into the pushy parent trap! Be open-minded about the paths your children will walk and embrace their talents! 10. Talk to the school about how they keep an eye on your kids as they start this new journey.


The Nottingham Centre year began well with a varied series of talks which continue until April 25th. All take place at the Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admittance: £2.00 members, £3.00 visitors, who are always welcome. March 14th – Stephen Wright will talk about Gardens and Palaces of Europe. Time :2.15pm. March 21st – Beccy Speight of National Trust will give an update on NT Midlands activities, followed by a talk on Octavia Hill (Co-founder of the National Trust). Time: 7.30pm. April 11th – AGM, followed by, My Farcical Career as the Liaison Officer on a Cruise Ship, by Colin Bower. Time: 2.15pm. April 25th – Stuart Bramwell will give the final talk of the winter programme, A Delightful Inheritance, taking in The Peak District, North Wales, Scotland, and The Alps. Time: 7.30pm. The Nottingham Centre’s summer activities of walks, excursions, and holidays book up early, so if you would like to get out more this year with a friendly group of people, contact the Membership Secretary, Heather Brooks, to find out more. Telephone no. 0115 9436272. email: or view the Nottingham Centre

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Now Ofsted registered! If you qualify for working tax or child tax credits you can use them to pay for tuition.

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umps Bou tique Bumps Boutique Maternity Clothing Library Bumps Boutique is an exciting new project for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Instead of buying expensive maternity wear, excellent quality clothes, nursing tops and bras are available to loan. Annual Membership is ÂŁ2 and clothes are ÂŁ3 per item to borrow for up to 12 months. This is a 'not for profit' scheme run and organised by volunteers to help local families. Our next event is on Friday the 8th March at the Nottingham City Hospital Maternity Unit. We urgently require donations of any unwanted maternity clothes, nursing tops and bras to re-stock before our next event. If you can help in any way please contact: twitter: @babysteps_uk

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Gedling Southbank FC Awarded Charter Standard Community Club Status Gedling Southbank FC, based in Gedling Borough have been awarded by Notts FA,Community Club status under the national Charter Standard system for well run clubs. This is the pinnacle award in the Charter Standard system and there are only 8 other clubs in Nottinghamshire who have achieved it. Above Club Chairman Adrian Hall (left)

The club currently run over 30 squads which includes 4 senior teams (including a Vets team), 4 girls squads aged 10 to 16, a section for players with disabilities in the 8 – 15 years range, separate development squads for both boys and girls aged 5 to 9, and boys teams for every age and Ken Steele Club Vice Chairman from age 7 through to 18. They were given the award (right), receive the Charter Standard And not least our newest at a club dinner held in the Community Club Award from Brian section for toddlers aged 2 upwards who can have a Wheeler Suite at Notts Hambidge from Nottinghamshire FA fun packed football themed County in November to celebrate the club’s achievements of 40 hour every Saturday morning in Lambley. years in senior football and 20 years in We have something for everyone and for junior football. every age! Players, volunteers, parents Since those days in 1972 when the very first – anyone interested in joining a local team was formed the club have progressed friendly club please contact Ken Steele steadily to where they are today providing on 07785727298, or go to our website for the opportunity to play for one club from age further details about all our sections and contacts 3 to 63!

NORDIC WALKING IN BESTWOOD COUNTRY PARK Why not try Nordic Walking? Classes are held in Bestwood Country Park. Poles can be supplied. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone who can walk whatever their level of fitness. Classes: Wednesday: 10.30 - 11.30am from Winding Engine Car Park, Park Road, Bestwood Village, NG5 8TQ Wednesday: 12.30-13.30 from Bestwood Lodge Drive Car Park, Arnold, NG5 8PD Friday: 10.30 -11.30 from Winding Engine Car Park address details as above. This session focuses on more advanced technique for those who have already learned to Nordic Walk. Saturday: 10.30-11.30 from Winding House Car Park - details as before. Followed by a visit to the Dynamo House Cafe for coffee and a chat. Newcomers to Nordic Walking are requested to contact Glynis on 07889 038495 to arrange a free 30 minute introduction to the technique before attending their first class. Cost is a voluntary contribution of £3 per class.


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Could you picture someone else in your family? A new campaign was launched in January to recruit an army of local carers to support adults who need help to live independently.

Volunteers Needed in Your Community

Shared Lives, which is being run by the County Council, aims to recruit carers from across the county to help support people with physical or learning disabilities, older people or mental health needs. All carers will receive training and ongoing support and will be paid depending on the needs of the person or people they care for. Shared Lives is looking for carers who can provide a range of support: • Long term accommodation and support: people who have room in their home and are willing to have someone to live as part of their family for some time. This may be months or years.

My sight Nottinghamshire, are looking for people who are: great listeners, friendly and committed to join our Volunteer Home Visiting Team. My sight Home Visitors help to support visually impaired people who live in your community by visiting them once a week for short walks, reading mail or just a cup of tea and a chat. Not only will this be an opportunity for you to help reduce the social isolation that can affect many visually impaired people, but you will also get the chance to meet new people, help your community and use your own people skills. If you’re interested in becoming a Home Visitor or if you would like any more information, then please contact us on: 0115 9706806.


• Short breaks: people who can offer a short break for someone while the people who normally support them are having a holiday or have to be away. • Regular short-term support: people who can offer support in the day to promote independence and help people become part of their community. Councillor Kevin Rostance, Chair of the Adult Social Care and Health Committee, said: “We are looking for caring people who have some time and space in their lives to help an adult. You may be a retired person who has room in your home; a parent who has spare time in the day or someone who works in the week, but has evenings or weekends free. “Shared Lives is a vital scheme which will help older or disabled people to experience ordinary life with real relationships. Please get in touch if you think you can help.” Anyone who is interested in becoming a Shared Lives carer can visit www.nottinghamshire., email: sharedlives@ or phone 0300 500 80 80.

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We have at present vacancies at Carlton Lifesaving Club for new members. The club runs on Saturdays 4.30pm-6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre, Carlton. You need to be 9 years old and able to swim 2 lengths front crawl, breast stroke, & tread water for 2 mins. The sessions are split into 2 x 1 hour depending on ability and age. It is fun but also serious as the training can lead to further qualifications.

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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: Breathe Easy - a support network for people with a respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers. The Nottingham North Branch welcomes people from Arnold, Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre, Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info from Jim Bennett 847 7639.

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 affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or 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:

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, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david.hall@ Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: eve@ 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: 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 helper for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Sam or Alison on 0115 962 1153

Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 962 1153.

Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - meet the last Friday every month, 11am -1pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact the Arthritis Care Office: 0115 952 5522.

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

Sherwood Lunch Club - £3.20 for a 3 course meal with tea or coffee. Contact Sam or Alison: 0115 9621153. 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

Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.

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:

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

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Access Group seeks new members The Gedling Access Group (GAG), a charitable organisation that seeks to improve life for disabled people in Gedling, is seeking new members. GAG aims to ensure that buildings and services across the borough are accessible to everyone who visits, lives and works there. The group has been around for the last 20 years and during that time has initiated many projects, including the creation of a sensory garden in Arnot Hill Park in Arnold. It’s also promoted making shops and offices more accessible in its booklet Getting about in Gedling, and has established a Shopmobility scheme in Arnold town centre that is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers. .

More recently, GAG has begun to review the accessibility of public toilets in the Borough and has begun to gather information abou accessible and flexible local transpor schemes. The group is now seeking new members who have experience of disability themselves, o who are carers or family members of someone with a disability. GAG meets every six weeks on Wednesdays from 3pm until 4.30pm at the Civic Centre in Arnold, and help with transpor can be provided where necessary. Anyone interested in joining GAG should contact Councillor Muriel Weisz on 0115 955 3211or Steve Wiseman on 0115 901 3779 or a

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: 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. Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Hard of Hearing/Deafened - for anyone who has a hearing loss & communicates in spoken English, Nottinghamshire Deaf Society runs a monthly Hard of Hearing Social Group (4th Friday, 10am-2pm) & evening lip-reading classes (next course starts 3rd Nov). For further details contact Rachael by phone 0115 988 7576, text 07817 275253 or email: rachael.ravenlock@ 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. Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood Advice Surgeries - Please phone the constituency office on 0115 968 1186 for an appointment or email Surgery 2nd Saturday monthly (10am-12pm) at Under One Roof, Vine Terrace, Hucknall, NG15 7HN. Carewatch in Nottingham - is a friendship centre for over 55’s living in the Nottingham area. We are open weekdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm & offer hot meals, drinks & snacks as well as activities like easy exercise, card making, speakers, bingo & party days. Based at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Westville Gardens, off Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 4QF. Tel: 0115 9856959 Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. We meet 6.30pm-8.30pm every 2nd Wed at Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thurs evenings & Sat mornings. Women only group meets Mon lunchtime.Also small group in Ollerton. For details contact Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email:

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method Heat oven to 200°. Put 12 cases in a muffin tin. Chop bacon and onion and fry in a little olive oil until cooked, set aside. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add pepper, chilli powder and cheese. Then add the bacon and onion. In a jug mix eggs, oil and milk. Pour into the dry ingredients. Mix to combine but don’t beat too much. Divide between the muffin cases. Bake for about 30 mins, delicious when still warm. Makes 12

Gooey Chocolate Muffins 250g SR flour 2 tbsp cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 250g choc chunks 180g caster sugar 2 large eggs 175ml milk 150ml sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla essence

method Heat oven to 190° or 170° fan. Put 12 cases in a muffin tin. Sift flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sugar and chocolate. In a jug mix eggs, oil, milk and vanilla essence and add to dry ingredients. Mix well and spoon into muffin cases. Bake for about 25 mins until well risen. Best served warm. Makes 12

Banana and Choc Muffins 225g plain flour 100g caster sugar 1 tbsp baking powder pinch of salt 100g chocolate chips 1 large eggs 4 tbsp milk 4 tbsp sunflower oil 2 ripe bananas

method Heat oven to 200° or 190° fan. Put 12 cases in a muffin tin. Sift flour into a mixing bowl, add baking powder, salt, sugar and choc chips. In a jug mix the milk, egg and oil. Mash the bananas and add to the liquid. Pour into the dry ingredients. Mix well. Spoon into muffin cases and bake for 20-25 mins.

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Are you thriving... or surviving..? Poor Self Esteem.. Lacking Self Belief.. Worn-out with Problems……. Sometimes, problems come and go. If we have strong personal foundations, and are resourced enough, we are more likely to move on quickly. If we are lacking self-esteem or, we are dogged by unhappy experiences and limiting beliefs - perhaps from childhood experiences - we may not thrive so easily. Parks Inner Child Therapy (PICT) provides a unique experience to offer thorough, rapid, lasting change. Available at Nottingham Natural Health Centre, Carrington. Call 07739 466318, or visit: / e: To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:


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St Ann's and Sneinton Football Club in the Community

When & Where? Tuesdays - 5.00-6.30pm @ Greenwood Academy School Sports Site & Thursdays - 4.30 - 6pm @ Mapperley Sports Village 2013 marks the start of an exciting new era for football in the St Ann's and Sneinton area. St Ann's and Sneinton Football Club is the first and only junior football club covering both of these areas and we currently run teams at Under 10 and Under 14 ages. We have recently been building and strengthening partnerships both locally and nationally to work towards our goal - to enable every child in the area to have the opportunity to get involved in football with their local club. Working closely with EPIC Partners, St Ann's and Sneinton Football Club will be holding open football development sessions every Tuesday and Thursday. This will give children in the area the opportunity to work with some of the best youth sports coaches

in Nottingham. The development sessions will take place at the Greenwood Road and Ransom Road sites of Nottingham Academy, who have kindly offered their continuing strong support by allowing the Football Club free use of some of the best sports facilities in the region. 'One day I would love to see one of the children who has played at our club on Match of the Day, or even playing in a World Cup Final! We know that we can give all children in the area the opportunity to enjoy playing football, at whatever level, and that for me, is most important of all.' Joe Cooper â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SASFC Club Manager (07854 021059 or

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Business Spotlight.... Your name: Dave How did you first get into your line of work? I used to be a milkman but trade fell off because of the supermarkets. I love being out and about and I really wanted to be my own boss so I went along to a franchise event and bought into a pet food delivery business. However in 1999 I decided I could do better being completely my own boss and gave up the franchise to run Door to Paw. How did you get to where you are now? I have gradually built up the business over the last 13 years through sheer hard work and determination. We now have our own label pet food and a massive regular customer base. My beautiful dog, Bran, accompanies me everyday which is great. He was a rescue dog and we have now had him nearly 7 years. How have you found advertising in ng magazines? I have advertised on and off with ng magazines over the last 7 years and have always found the girls very helpful and the adverts generate me plenty of new business. What’s the most embarrassing moment you’ve had whilst at work? Well once I was delivering some cat food and a large lady came to the door wearing nothing but a dressing gown and a smile! The dressing gown was not done up properly and the lady was wearing nothing but her birthday suit underneath......I made a rapid exit I can tell you!!! It was like something off a Carry On film. What did you want to be when you were growing up and would you still like to be that now? I always wanted to be a pilot when growing up - to be honest I still wouldn’t mind learning to fly now and obtaining my pilots licence. We will see. What’s your signature dish and what’s the recipe? Embarassingly it would have to be beans on toast and if I was trying to be very exotic I would add a fried egg to the top....


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Help in paying for treatment for a young cat called Belle, who has severe injuries, is being sought by a Nottinghamshire charity. Belle was found straying in Nottingham before being taken to a vet practice. Experts believe her injuries are consistent with having had boiling water poured on her – possibly deliberately – thus severely damaging her skin. The vet practice called local animal charity, Animal Accident Rescue Unit (AARU), which has agreed to pay for five month old Belle's treatment and to find her a home. The treatment costs are already mounting to hundreds of pounds. With a long road of treatment ahead of bathing, painkillers and antibiotics, AARU is appealing to the local community to help. Robina Varley from the charity explains: ‘Despite her injuries Belle’s doing well and is an affectionate and trusting cat. Her wounds are open and sore so she’s being bathed daily, she’s on constant pain relief but coping well. We’re committed to providing whatever treatment and care she needs.’ Belle is being fostered locally but will eventually need a new home. If you want to help this poor cat, please visit AARU's website at, email: or call 0115 931 4274 on how to donate and to find out about rehoming. All other calls to the charity must be made using its Lifeline number 0115 932 1555.

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Changes to Legal Aid From the 1 April 2013, save in very exceptional circumstances, people wanting to access legal aid for separation, divorce, dissolution of a civil partnership, private children matters (e.g. residence & contact) and/or financial matters will need to show evidence that they have suffered or are at risk of suffering domestic violence. These changes to the legal aid scheme will impact on those being abused today. Anyone wanting to obtain legal aid will first have to obtain evidence of domestic violence which can include: • • • • • •

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an unspent conviction for a domestic violence offence a caution for a domestic violence offence given in the preceding 2 years ongoing criminal proceedings for a domestic violence offence a current injunction order or one granted in the preceding 2 years an undertaking given to the Court in place of an injunction order within a family relationship in the last 2 years but excluding cross undertakings where there has been a multi-agency risk assessment conference a letter from the chair confirming there is a high risk of domestic violence and in the preceding 2 years a plan has been put in place to protect the person from domestic violence a copy of a finding of fact made in UK court proceedings in the preceding 2 years that there has been domestic violence giving rise to a risk of harm a letter or a report from a health professional confirming an examination in the last 2 years showing injuries or a condition consistent with those of a person suffering domestic violence and having no reason to believe that the injuries or condition were not caused by domestic violence a letter from Social Services confirming that in the preceding 2 years a person was assessed as being, or at risk of being, a victim of domestic violence .a letter or report from a UK domestic violence support organisation confirming that in the preceding 2 years a person was admitted for a period of 24 hours or more to a refuge, the date of admission and leaving the refuge and that admission arose as a result of domestic violence

Legal aid will not be available to assist people in gathering together this information so people need to be aware of what they will have to show to obtain legal aid from the 1 April. We remain committed to providing legal aid services and are happy to deal with any queries concerning eligibility. For those who are no longer eligible for legal aid we offer various fixed fee packages. Legal aid will continue to be available to help people deal with care proceedings and related matters. If you require any further information on these changes or family law matters generally please contact Paul Cobb on 0800 096 0998

Local Business is Thriving ETS Tyre & Autocentre on Haywood Road has recently benefited from an extensive revamp turning this once old fashioned looking building into a modern day automotive facility. It’s now over 12 years since ETS moved into Haywood Road Mapperley and in that time great improvements have been made taking it from a traditional tyre shop to today’s full automotive repair centre.

use only Castrol oils in all our customers vehicles proving our commitment to high quality products. Then in 2012 we appointed Mr John Murphy as master technician, John came to us after many years working with main dealers and highly qualified and experienced in all aspects of the industry this gave us great confidence in the quality of workmanship being produced for our customers”

Michael Staley branch manager who has been running the centre since 2005 said “This recent investment in the premises is the latest stage in a long running programme, following the opening of the MOT bay in 2010 and then in 2011 we appointed Linda Staples as customer advisor raising our already high levels of customer service even further at this same time the company took the decision to

Mr Nicholls operations Manager for the group commented “The company has also invested heavily in on-line technology giving our customers the option to pay for tyres online and book a time slot to suit themselves greatly reducing the need to wait around for tyres to be fitted and for those wishing to pay on the day in the branch we have online vouchers available to give even further saving.”


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Fundraising is at the forefront of the Chorus activities this year to support them in competing, as British Champions, at the International Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass Barbershop Convention in Toronto, Canada. travelled to Skegness Butlins in the snow to take part in the10th annual Butlins Mineworkers An auction is being held on the 6th April, 2013, at the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Hall, Salisbury Open Brass Band Festival. Street, NG10 4BA. Viewing 12 noon to 1pm when the auction commences. Come along and pick 105 bands from across the country competed in up a bargain, household goods and collectables 7 sections for the largest prize money awards in are coming under the hammer. the country. Hucknall and Linby played in the third section with the set test piece of music called “ The next concert is at 7.30pm on the 20th April, A Gallimaufry Suite by Philip Harper”. They were 2013 at the Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, awarded the magnificent N.U.M. Challenge Loughborough, LE11 3NW. On the bill is the Trophy for the best performance by a mining band Chorus, their two quartets ‘Grand Dads’, the in their section. They also were awarded second Chorus seniors and ‘Homespun’ featuring a Dad and his three lads plus the very talented Act One prize in the competion winning £1000. Youth Musical Theatre Group from Shepshed. One other act is to be announced. The Compere The bands musical director Paul Whyley will be BBC Radio Leicester presenter Dave (pictured)praised the entire band for the hard Andrews. Tickets £8 on the door or from Peter on work they had put in to achieve this high standard 01530243912. of technical playing. Needless to say this young band celebrated their winning streak well into the Draw tickets, with a first prize of £400, are being night! Paul praised the winning band Boarshurst sold. If you would like some they will be available Silver from Saddleworth who just pipped our at the above events or contact us at the e-mail address below. band to the first prize, he also reflected on what See the website our band had achieved in recent contests. for up to date information. Sponsorship is being sought from East Midland Bolsover Music Festival. Oct 2012. 1st Place businesses. Nelson on 07967091202 is the man Leicester Brass Band Open. Nov 2012. 1st to call if interested. If you are seeking an entertainment contact Peter Place Butlins Mineworkers Open. Jan 2013. 2nd on 01530 243822 or e-mail as below. Fees are negotiable. Quality is guaranteed. E-mail Place with any enquiry. Paul also thanked the people of Hucknall for their continued support and encouragement for this talented band.

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A Mill 1878 by Bob Massey For those of you that are expecting an article about windmills prepare to be disappointed. The Mill in this case is a 19th century expression for a bare knuckle boxing match. The one in question took place in March 1878 at Mapperley. At 7am on 21st March 1878 a police officer from Nottingham City Force B division was walking his beat when he noticed a crowd moving up Blue Bell Hill in the direction of Mapperley. Being of a suspicious mind, and due to the early hour, the officer guessed the crowd were all bent on some sort of mischief and he decided to investigate. He followed the crowd at a discreet distance until they arrived at Mapperley Plains. Here he found the reason for the Nottingham exodus. A tent and ring had been erected on waste ground and was laid out for a boxing match that was about to commence. Prize fighting was illegal at the time as it was considered to present a riotous and unlawful assembly. Past experience had taught the authorities that matches of this type could, and usually did, turn to arguments and violence with as much fighting in the crowd as in the ring. The officer called for reinforcements and when further officers of B division arrived they told the crowd to move on. This they did which with out argument or trouble. However they only moved a few yards along the road over the county boundry

and out of the city limits and so out of the jurisdiction of the city police. Having set up the ring again, with the police watching but helpless to act, the fight then started. This contest was being fought between Jemmy Brown also known as “Tom the Fiddler” and Johnny Gorse, both residents of Narrow Marsh in Nottingham. The name of the first combatant at least suggested that this was not being conducted by the most honest members of this notorious community. The stake was set at £2 per side and betting on both fighters was very heavy. As it was a Sunday morning, several additional laws were being broken. The constabulary could not stand by and watch this disregard of their authority. They therefore dispatched a runner to Arnold to call out the county force on whose “manor” the fight was now taking place. By the time the new force had arrived several rounds had been fought but a winner had yet to be decided. The county police stopped the fight and ended the event but surprisingly no arrests were made. The crowd must have been remarkably well behaved especially as many would have lost money as a result of the police action. There are no records of a re-match so perhaps we shall never know who came out on top but with money and reputations at stake it is unlikelty that this was the last contest of Gorse and Brown.

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Brightwood Flooring The Little Carpet Co. R.Taylor High Street Foot Clinic Suzanne Gratton-Fisher Physio Direct Foot Clinic

Gas Engineer Thermix

Gardening/Groundwork/ Landscaping All Ground Services Anderson Gardening Aurora Landscapes B&P Paving DF Garden & Property Floralands Fusion Garden Creations Garden Upkeep Greensleeves Green Thumb Heatherview Landscapes Highgreen Lawns Gary Kirk Home & Garden LittleGreen Landscapes WRS

Glass Specialist Sines Glass


Siobhan Connolly Lucy Savedra

Health & Fitness

The Body Lab The Health Food Store Mapperley Shokotan Mapperley Tennis Club

Home Improvements

Burtons Home Improvements Jason Craddock Man about the House Tony Smith Handyman




Ironing Service

31 32


Victoria Cooper

Domestic Appliance Engineers

Beecroft Joiners DD Joiners Glen Myers M.Thompson

Drainage/Pipe Clearance

Oven Cleaning/Repairs

C. Moore Ltd ADK Drains

Driving Schools

Budget Driver Training


47 13

Ovenu Oven Repairs 4 U Renu Spring Fresh

75 42 37 47 66 68 71 65 7 5 36 4 69 58 61 37 33 31 32 55

59 77 75 80 73 40 55 65 50,51 1 47 57 63 70 67 65 31 32 31 29 33 33

Painting/Decorating Glen Birch HMB James Karen Olley The Painting Lady Room Revivers Phil Sargeant P.Thorpe Decorators Paul Tinsley Nicola Tooley

71 66 69 73 77 47 54 65 75 37

Pet Care Zoolittles

Pet Food

Door to Paw

36 34,35


S. Bird C J Plastering GM Plastering Matt the Plasterer

Plumbing,Heating, Air Con All Gas Agua Gas P.Byrne B & M Plumbing Bryn Vernon Green Shield Tony Jones Plumbing PC Plumbing Woodthorpe Plumbing

69 47 55 66 37 63 45 68 67 58 71 55 75

Property Maintenance Services DF Garden & Property M A Britton JJ’s Jobs Marriotts

Removals/House Clearance Andy the Van Man

Research Projects C.O.P.P.I

Schools/Pre-Schools Hazelhurst


Home Shelving

Solar Panels

Arnold Electrical


Massers Solicitors Quality Solicitors Yates & Co Rothera Dowson

Tiling/Tile Retailers emc Tiles Grout & About Room Revivers

Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees WRS

73 70 73 69

65 19 17 62 53 25 23 2 62 42 47 56 67

43 55 77 64

Trade Directories





69 42 70 58


63 43 70 44

Age UK

Travel Agents Forest Travel Kip McGrath Simon Trumper

Leivers & Millership

25 13 21 7 41

Window/Conservatory Cleaning JWS


FOR SALE.......

Sell your unwanted items for FREE. Call 0115 926 9777 Brother Phone, Fax, Scanner, Printer All

Motorcycle Cargo Camo Rucksack.

in one. MFC-640CW. Includes instructions. £20.

Unused Xmas present. Padded straps. £40.

0115 926 9777 Oval Mahogany Mirror. Excellent condition. Size 85cm x 58cm. £20. 07714 362643 Mahogany Corner Display Unit. With light,

07894 078815 TOP TEN Bayflex Full Face Head Guard.

2 glass shelves, lower lockable cover with one shelf. Excellent condition. Size: H180cm, W66cm, D46cm. £30. 07714 362643

Technics Digital Ensemble SX-PR703 Electric Piano. With 3 pedals, stool & musical discs. Excellent condition. Size: W140cm, D61cm, H89cm. £400. 07714 362643

Stainless steel rad cover for Bandit. £40 ono. 07894 078815 IXS Skar Leather Gortex Motorcycle Trousers. Unworn Xmas present.. Size 38-40 (euro 58). £100 ono. 07894 078815 CUPRINOL Clear Wood Preserver. Unopened 5ltr tin. £30. 07894 078815 2 Seater Fabric Recliner. Perfect condition. £400 ono. 0115 925 6832 Singer Sewing Machine. Hand operated. FREE but must collect. 0115 968 0408 Wood Logs. Cut your own. A car boot full £10. 07891 136093

Mobility Scooter. 4 wheels. Solid tyres. Good condition. £400. 01773 719453 Small Dog Crate/Cage. 30” x 19” x 21”. Suitable for car. VGC. £20. 01159 502969 Double Duvet. Brand new. £15. 0115 993 5905

Cut Glass Vases. Three available. £20 each. 0115 993 5905

Light Oak Stool. £20. 0115 993 5905 Vintage Silk Double Eiderdown. Deep rose pink. Good condition for age. £20 ono. 07971 891972 Dimplex Electric Fire. Brand new. £50ono. 07743 213950

For boxing or martial arts. Never used, still packaged. £55. 07894 078815

TOP TEN 16oz Leather Boxing Martial Arts gloves. As new £55 ono. 07894 078815 T Sport Gloves, Head Guard and Foot Guards. 16oz gloves. £60 ono. 07894 078815 Rear Motorcycle Brake Pads. Unopened. £15. 07894 078815 Bunkbeds. Maeve colour. Approx 2 yrs old. Complete with new mattress. Hardly used. £100. 01159 608154

Sharp UXP410 Phone, Fax, Copier. Includes manual. Hardly used. £14. 0115 960

9011 Computer Desk on Wheels. H 34”, W 40”, D 25”. £50 ono. 01159 608154 Metronome. VGC. £15 ono. 0115 953 3910 Brand new LEC Fridge Freezer. H 48”, W 19.5”, D 20”. 2 months old. £250 ono. 01159 267233 Denby Pottery. Encore pattern. 9 large steak plates. £60. 0115 926 5856 Singer Sewing Machine No.99. Nearly 100 yrs old (1917) complete with original instruction book & box of accessories. In working order. Damage to wooden lid. £30 ono. 07971

891972 Brand New Adult Folding Wheelchair. Transit style. Includes carrying bag. £95. 0115 926 4427 Mitre Black Knee Pads. Size Medium. Brand New. £5. 07961 612131 BBQ. Medium sized. Used once. Will include 4 x packs of charcoal. £60. 07961 612131 3 Piece Leather Suite. Beige Includes electric lazy boy, 2 seater settee & manual recliner. VGC only 4 yrs old. £400. 0115 964 2973

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NG3 March April 2013  

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