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Ransom for New/Coppice Road by Bob Massey

In the early part of the 19th century the working classes of Nottingham were in a poor way. One in 14 were on the benefits of the poor laws and dependent on charity to survive. They had no work or prospect of work. Work of any type was hard to come by and payment, if made, was low or in the form of bread. The Napoleonic wars had taken their toll on the country and the national debt was high. A public meeting was held at the Exchange Rooms (on the site of the now council House) in Nottingham on 2nd May 1837. This was to take into consideration the condition of the labouring classes and raise funds for their relief. A large number of people attended and ÂŁ5000 was raised. This fund was to be used to set men with families to work .The work consisted of levelling and paving a number of roads. One such road was to be a new road from Coppice Lodge to Mapperley Plains. The construction of the road, called New Road, began almost immediately and was completed by the end of the year. It had toll gates at both ends to control the traffic and raise money for its upkeep. There was a Toll Keepers house at the Nottingham end which after the end of the toll system became the St Annes Police Station. Near to each end of the road was a coppice. These were called Near and Far Coppice. They were all that remained of Nottingham Town Wood. New Road eventually changed its name to Coppice Road for obvious reasons. This road became very important for the brick works

that dotted the Mapperley plains. It was the main route to Nottingham for the bricks from these yards. The road was very steep however and arrangements were made that bricks which may be required in the winter were stored at the Nottingham end. For much of the winter it was impossible for loads of this type to be transported by horse and cart down the road except in very good weather. One of the other dangers was that the rifle range of the Robin Hood Rifles ran alongside this road and at practice times you could literally be taking your life in your hands to travel Coppice Road. The number of cartridge cases that littered this stretch of the road was evidence of this. In 1937 Arnold Urban District Council decided to rename Spout Lane in Arnold as building was taking place along its length and they felt that Coppice Road, the new name, was a better address than Spout Lane. This caused a problem for Nottingham City Council since there were now two Coppice Roads joining Mapperley Plains. They decided that they would have to change their road name to stop confusion. Ransom Road was the name decided and so it is called today. Why Arnold UDC did not see this problem coming and choose an original road name is unknown. So Coppice Road was no more and another link with the area’s history gone and forgotten. It also causes confusion for historians and the like.

I am researching the history of Mapperley and would be very pleased to hear from anyone with more details or information. Email: bob.m.massey@gmail. com or post via NG5 magazine.

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The Dover Beck Flower Club On 22 June 17 gardens in Mapperley Park will be open to the public. Edwardian traditional gardens of different sizes, a glasshouse restoration and an enclave of small plots are just some of the offerings. Family friendly activities, tea, cakes, champagne, strawberries and cream, plant sales, crafts, a raffle and a quiz. A great afternoon out. Enquiries to admin@

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The Robin Hood Probus Club is a club with ambition to grow. For pre-retirement, partially retired and retired men. Why not come along and sample a monthly Tuesday lunch at The Longbow Public House, Calverton Road, Arnold, Nottingham? What does the club offer? A relaxed monthly meeting with minimal business, on a Tuesday. • A quality illustrated topic. • An inter-club quiz against our long time rivals. • A Quarterly lunch at the Bestwood Lodge Hotel, with guest, or your partner. • A very special Remembrance dinner. • Social activities such as an enjoyable day out, with lunch, to the Loughborough Railway Museum (picture above). or a visit to the WW2 memorial flight at Conningsby, in Lincolnshire even indoor bowls at the Richard Herrod Centre! • Plans are in the pipeline to make a rail journey to Batemans Brewery at Wainfleet, in Lincolnshire. Then maybe onto Skegness!!. • Ladies Lunch at the Bestwood Lodge Hotel is 8th December 2014. • Remembrance Dinner-8th November 2014, at the Bestwood Lodge Hotel. So please come and join us and make some new friends. For more information contact either: John (President) on 0115 953 7118 Derek (secretary) on 0115 962 1932 Email:

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Nottingham library opens private garden to raise awareness of dementia A Nottingham subscription library is opening up its private walled garden to the public on Saturday 24th May to support Alzheimer’s Society during Dementia Awareness Week. The Bromley House Library Open Garden Event will take place on Saturday 24th May from 1pm- 4pm. Entrance is £2 per person. Cake and refreshments will be available as well as a raffle and dementia information stand.

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The Library, which was founded in 1816 and is home to over 40,000 books, is situated in the centre of Nottingham in a Grade II* listed Georgian town house and is home to one of the few remaining city centre walled gardens. Danielle Hindle, Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Society in the East Midlands said: “It’s fantastic that Bromley House Library is opening up the private garden to help raise vital awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s Society. It’s a wonderful venue and will be a great afternoon out for the whole family. It is local organisations like them that enable us to support more people living with dementia and their families and carers. We greatly appreciate their support and generosity.”

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Controversy at Gedling Country Park by Brian Cluff With some months to go before its official opening in the autumn, there is already considerable disquiet and controversy over the Borough Council’s landscaping of the former colliery site. Phase One of the work to turn it into a country park has demanded some widening and firming of paths to improve safety and ease of access. However walkers are finding the whole site criss-crossed with 3-metre wide unsightly roadways instead of the grassy footpaths that were a much-loved feature of the area, with many of the new trees destroyed in the process. It is difficult to reconcile such intrusive and destructive changes to the land with the Council’s declared intention of keeping it as a cherished nature reserve. Feelings are running high. Many local residents familiar with the site have agreed to serve on a ‘Friends of Gedling Country Park’ group, but even before the first meeting in April, several had already disassociated themselves from the group in protest at the insensitive nature of the changes. They believe that the Park deserves a much lighter touch that not only respects the wildlife that has populated the area since the pit’s closure, but more closely reflects the attitude of nature-lovers and walkers who want to feel part of that environment. They want to see the wild deer, stoats, hares, foxes and bats, the birds (both common and rare immigrants) and the wealth of wild flowers that have blossomed there as nowhere else. But not from wide roadways that look like an inviting race-track to cardrivers and motor-cyclists, some of whom have already used it and put walkers in danger. This Park could have been preserved as an attractive Nottinghamshire asset, managed with a light touch to preserve its distinctive qualities and allow residents to enjoy it under carefully managed conditions. The Council’s decision to make this an ordinary country park, with wide lanes and a children’s playground, lacks vision. It is a lost opportunity to make it something far more worthy of Gedling’s and Nottinghamshire’s residents. If you want to contact Gedling Borough Council about this telephone 0115 901 3901 or email: parks@ Councillor Peter Barnes, portfolio holder for environment said: “The park has been designed to make it accessible to as many groups of different people as possible, we’re particularly keen to create disabled access to the park and access to those with mobility difficulties and the wider paths makes this possible. “There is still plenty of landscaping to be done which will affect how the pathways look, including tree planting and the installation of verges along the paths. We’re also conducting extensive surveys over the summer which will outline our wildlife conservation programme for the park. “This site is at a very early development stage and we welcome comments from local residents, over forty people have joined the Friends of group and whilst we appreciate that we cannot meet everyone’s expectations, we’re working very closely with residents and our colleagues at Nottinghamshire County Council to ensure that this park is a place all local residents can enjoy.”

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Get on board with Walton & Allen today Our credit control team spot any payment delays immediately and collect around 98.8% of the rent due each month. All in all, it’s no wonder that our portfolio With a proven track record and over 40 years’ experience of rental properties is usually around 98% occupied. in rental property management, Walton & Allen are Whatever you’re doing with property, look for the always up-to-date with market trends, upcoming Walton & Allen logo. It’s a sure sign you’re in good hands. locations and the latest rental values. Your rental properties are probably the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so make sure they’re let by the right people.

We know the Nottingham rental property market inside out. So you can depend on us to find the best tenants for your rental home or apartment. We make the whole process easy too, starting with a free market survey to set the right rental value for your property, and a straightforward agency agreement with no complicated legal jargon.

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home & garden Nottingham Credit Union offers sounds financial advice to Gedling residents Residents in Gedling will now be able to open savings accounts, get financial advice and apply for low interest affordable loans at Gedling Borough Council. The council is working in partnership with the Nottingham Credit Union to set up a weekly drop-in surgery hosted at the council offices. Residents can call in or book an appointment to speak to one of the credit union financial advisors.

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The surgeries will be held in the civic centre building every Tuesday 10am-4pm. In order to open a savings account or apply for a loan then residents will need to become members of the credit union. They will need to bring in identification and they can sign up for just £1. Residents will also be able to make payments, withdrawals and apply for membership of the union directly through the customer services department at the council on any working day. Nottingham Credit Union is a cooperative that provides fair and affordable financial services to anyone who lives or works within Nottinghamshire. They provide affordable loans at competitive rates of interest to meet every day needs and even for larger purchases. Peter Cowley, Director of Nottingham Credit Union said; “Nottingham Credit Union is very happy to be working with Gedling to promote our services to the local residents and to the staff employed by the council. Sadly more and more residents are turning to high street, pay day and doorstep lenders which charge high interest rates. This collaboration will help to turn the tide and publicise the services of the credit union.”

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P.G Stapleton Building & Roofing Services

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Spring Clean Your Drive With AquaBlast As the days become longer and the nights lighter, our thoughts turn to our gardens and outside living areas. Now is the perfect time to get your driveways, decking, fascia’s and patio areas cleaned, ready to enjoy for the summer months ahead. At Aquablast we have the latest equipment in cleaning far superior to the average jet washer some households may have. We offer two cleaning methods: A Cold Wash – gets rid of moss, mould and yearly built up grime A Power Hot Wash – for stubborn grime, chewing gum, graffiti & more. It gets up to 150 degrees and brings most things back to like new. Aquablast also offers a sealant service, giving your drive protection from sun rays and weather. All work is guaranteed. Your driveway cost £1000’s to lay originally, so why not revive it today by calling Aquablast. Free quotes given on all jobs.


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COUNTY SHOWS County shows are a celebration of British farming and the countryside. These events are packed with interest, for the whole family. Thousands of visitors, from those ‘just down the road’, to foreign tourists, perhaps holidaying in the UK, enjoy our county shows – very much so. With hundreds of trade stands, a county show is a fantastic day out. The Nottinghamshire County Show is held at Newark Showground, with show jumping, horse competitions, livestock, events for dogs, plus other animals and pets. The magnificent Grand Parade shows off the prize-winning animals from the dairy and beef cattle, plus the sheep classes. The dog agility is always great fun. The superb displays of flowers and plants will interest many, too. Some of the attractions and displays vary each year, so visiting the website will give all the information required and make planning a great day out, most worthwhile. This year’s event is Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, 2014.

provides a fun-filled, action-packed day out for all the family. Spread over two days, the show attracts many thousands of visitors, each time. This venue has a purpose-built events' centre, with interlinked exhibition halls, meeting rooms and suites, all having the very latest technology. This year's event is Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 June, 2014. www. The Derbyshire County Show is held at Elvaston Showground. A great number of events involve horses and all types of cattle, plus other animals. The Most Elegantly Turned Out Horse and Carriage, and the Ladies’ Hunter Side Saddle events are really wonderful sights to see. The vintage tractors, cars, engines and motorcycles, hold much interest. With dog shows attracting a lot of interest too, plus other animals and the feathered section, there really is something for everyone. This year’s event is Sunday 22 June, 2014.

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The Grantham Canal Society Boat Trips Bank Holiday Mondays May 5th & May 26th

From Harlaxton Wharf, nr Grantham, NG32 1AE Come and enjoy a short 3/4 hour trip on our narrowboat “The Three Shires” through part of the lovely Vale of Belvoir. Trips run from 10.30am to 4pm and only cost £3 adults & £2 children. We also run 2-4 hour pre-booked trips. For more details please visit our website www.


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St Anns Allotments Spring is here – and there’s lots happening down at Nottingham’s unique heritage gardens

At the Visitor Centre

Spring Blossom Day Saturday 10 May 11 – 4pm Tours of the site, plant and local produce sales, workshops, refreshments

Heritage Tours

Last Wednesday of the month 1.30pm from visitor centre We welcome visitors to the gardens Wednesdays and Thursdays, other days by arrangement

At St Anns Community Orchard Activity days Sundays 11 - 4pm 18 May, 15 June Free fun for all the family School holiday play schemes – check with the office

Want to get involved in this great local project? We need help with the gardens and the Visitor Centre. Contact us for volunteering opportunities or information on our events: Tel: (0115) 958 9255,, or St Anns Allotments Visitor Centre 121 Ransom Road Nottingham, NG3 3LH

Entrance to Community Orchard on Ransom Road, opposite Hillview Community Centre. Bus route 42.


Nottingham & District Pre-Retirement Group Celebrate Their 47th Anniversary A charity in the East Midlands is celebrating its 47th Anniversary. They help people who are approaching retirement by providing seminars which cover finance, health, legal advice, safety, security, income tax, consumer rights, volunteering, pensions, benefits and how to occupy leisure time. There are many important changes in legislation which will affect State Retirement Pension date/ages and full details will be explained on the seminars. This will be particularly pertinent in relation to the Flat Rate State Pension which will start in April 2016. The recent budget proposals will also be explained in full during the sessions. During the course, each delegate receives a Resource Pack and a 1:1 with each speaker to discuss any personal queries. The Course Leader (always a retired person) is in attendance for the whole of the time and can give first hand experience and help. The 3 Day Seminars are held each month and a charge is raised to cover the admin. costs. It is recommended that people attend within 3 years of retirement so that they can plan ahead. The next Seminar is to be held on 23rd, 24th, 25th June and places must be booked in advance as lunch is included. All the dates for 2014 are on the website. Full details at www. or ring the office for an Information Pack. Tel: 0115 922 3824. Bookings can be made on-line for Pre-Retirement or Mid-Life Seminars. For NHS Staff, special courses are held 3 times a year in March, July and October. A Nomination form will need to be completed to book a place on these courses.

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Do you have an Elderly Relative who is feeling lonely and isolated? Would they like to meet some new and maybe old friends? Heydays is a service that’s available to the elderly in this area. We offer friendship, socialising and activities. Why not come along and join in with Arts and Crafts, Games, Chair based exercises, Quizzes, Bingo, Reminiscing or just enjoy a chat with friends. We provide tea and toast on arrival, and two course meal at lunchtime, and afternoon tea and cakes.

Bingo, Games, Crafts, Quizzes, Music, Reminiscing, Hot meals & Refreshments at: 10.00am – 3.30pm Full and Half Day sessions available. Places are filling up quickly, So don’t delay, call us today. For more information and prices, Charmaine and Jane

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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 at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone 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: 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: 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. 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. 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: Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based on Bridlesmith Gate. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for more information and a free consultation. Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email



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children. Drop into one of their forthcoming ‘First Thursday’ events on 5th June at their offices at 7 Colwick Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5FR, any time between 5.30 and 7.30pm. There will be a short presentation at 6.30pm, and parking is available onsite. You can find out more details by visiting the Faith in Families website or calling 0115 9558811. Alternatively email Adopt Together:

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We are a registered charity who offer support to recovering alcoholics and their family members. We offer 1 – 1 counselling, group support and relapse prevention. If you or anyone you know would like support please call us on

0115 9424484

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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 Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page) Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101. Notts Peer to Peer Network - information for users of Mental Health services in Nottinghamshire and their carers. Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham - providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus & Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: or visit: Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting for, or have had any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm

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How did you first get into your line of work? I did a Law Degree when I was younger and then worked in Human Resources for 15 years. When I was made redundant I returned to my legal roots and retrained as a Will Writer How did you get to where you are now? I founded the business in 2011 with the aim of giving a friendly professional service in the comfort and privacy of clients’ own homes. I soon gained a reputation for good service and now many clients come to me through word of mouth. Clients are also referred from local financial advisors. What are your plans for the next two years? I want to stick to what I am good at – a professional service that gives clients peace of mind. How have you found advertising in ng magazines? I am pleased with the design of my advert and the team are good at listening and meeting my needs. What did you want to be when you were growing up and would you still like to be that now? An actress! I did all of the drama exams. I have swapped the stage for clients’ sofas!

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What three things would you like to do if you had the time and money? Running my business and caring for my 7 year old son leaves me very little time. If I had more time, I would like to: 1. Get back into amateur dramatics. 2. Finish the novel I keep starting 3. Learn to play the piano – I started when I was young but didn’t like practising and gave up very quickly.

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Preparing For Interview

by Helen Jones

The UK economy is forecast to grow this year with most predictions running well above 2%. As the employment market becomes increasingly fluid the opportunity for interview becomes much more likely. There are many things that can be done to maximise the potential for success when connecting with a possible employer. In any situation preparation is key as the lack of it can seriously inhibit self-confidence. Before any type of interview give yourself plenty of time to • Research the role and the organisation – think about how your experience and skills fit the job and company ethos • Anticipate the questions you may be asked – prepare answers • Find out how the interview will be conducted e.g. single, panel, group Many employers will screen candidates by telephone initially. When preparing for this type of interview it’s important to consider: • Your tone of voice – be enthusiastic and use positive language • Battery life – charge your mobile fully before the interview • Location – find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed At a face to face interview it’s imperative that you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons by ensuring: • You arrive on time or better still, early • You are organised. Take along your application, CV and examples of work ( if appropriate)with you • You listen carefully to the questions and answer concisely • Your body language is confident and outgoing. It’s a proven fact that non-verbal communication is an important factor when considering applicants • You have practised the points that you want to get across. Build your confidence by hearing yourself speak before the actual meeting Time and time again we encounter candidates who have represented themselves poorly at interview because they did not get the basics right before attending. It is imperative that you • Plan the day of the interview, especially the journey. Take cash in case you need to take a taxi or bus unexpectedly, carry an A-Z map or put the destination postcode into Google maps on your mobile to prevent getting lost • Decide beforehand what to wear and set it out the night before – clean and pressed. Suits and business wear are the best option with clean, polished shoes • Get an early night – it makes sense! For further advice or help with your recruitment needs please contact me direct “Our Talent is Finding Yours” © Helen Jones


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Hospital to Home – Supported Discharge Service The British Red Cross is well known for helping in major disasters anywhere in the world, we also care about the personal crises that can arise for vulnerable people within our own communities. We are always looking for new volunteers. Could you help us make a difference? Could you: Assist someone with their shopping | Collect prescriptions | Provide company for someone who is isolated | Offer advice and guidance on benefits | Helping with light meals If you: Are a caring person | Enjoy meeting new people | Have an hour or two to spare

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From your Neighbourhood Beat Team..... The longer days and warmer weather makes us think about the summer holidays. But this year, as we look forward to a season of sport with the World Cup, don’t let crime kick off. As the days heat up and the evenings stay light the trips to the pub tend to increase. A quick pint after work, a few drinks in the beer garden on a Sunday afternoon, a pub dinner with the family. And of course we have some late nights coming up with the football. But don’t score an own goal by losing control. Drink in moderation and walk away from confrontation. Your judgement can be skewed under the influence of alcohol. Don’t lose your cool. Remember, we don’t hand out red cards, we deal in jail terms when it comes to violence. Also net a winner against thieves by making sure your house and vehicle doors and windows are secure at all times. It’s tempting to leave your windows open when you nip to the shop, or the back door unlocked as you lounge on the lawn. A thief can be in and out in minutes and the first you’ll know of the intrusion is your car missing from the drive or your laptop gone from the table. Tackle thieves by making sure valuables are out of sight. Even something as innocuous as a coat or lunchbox on the back seat of your car could be enough for an opportunist. They don’t care if it puts them off-side.

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Score a hat-trick against theft this season by doing the following: Lock up; Don’t leave valuables on display, including electrical cords; and Report suspicious or unusual activity around homes and vehicles to police on 101 or 999 if a crime is taking place. Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Remember, if you’re taking a trip to an unfamiliar place this summer, revise your defence strategy and read up on the Park Mark approved car parks which are an estimated 50 times safer than parking on the street. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of those odds? Follow this simple advice and blow the final whistle on criminals this summer. Remember to catch us at road show events across the county over the next few months, where you can get the upper hand on security by picking up some crime prevention advice from our officers. Visit our website for more details. Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter @NottsPolice, as well as like us on Facebook. You can also receive news of crime trends and incidents in your area by signing up to Nottinghamshire Alert at: www.nottinghamshirealert.

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Ella’s Teen Talk:

Handling Friends

They say that you can’t choose your family, but what about your second family? What about the family that you spend every ‘working’ day of Ella Higginbotham aged 16 the week with? This family can definitely be your own personal pick and for lots of us it takes many years to perfect; swapping and changing friendship groups in primary school and ending up with a new best friend every day. However in our teenage years we seem to have grown out of this and we all have friends that are there to stay- our second family. I am lucky enough to have found a group that are as wacky as me. You can’t have friends that don’t understand your weird ways (and you of course have to trust them to not tell everyone else these weird ways!). I see some friendship groups that constantly argue over silly things and it’s impossible to keep up with who is friends with who or who took who’s side- it must be exhausting! If you can’t stick with your friends for longer than a week without some sort of dispute then maybe they aren’t your ‘best friends for life’ after all. With the stress of school and families that some teens have to live with, a solid friendship group is needed for that support and release when you just need a laugh! In secondary schools, everyone always pictures the stereotypical friendship divide: the nerds, the jocks, the popular group. But is that realistic? Are we living in ‘Mean Girls’? Maybe to some extent but in the big picture, we are all just sleepy teenagers that turn up to school and complain together about being there. The biggest stereotypical problem is that you can barely walk down the corridor with a member of the opposite sex without being attacked with wolf whistles and questions about if you are a new couple. Sure, some people tease, but really, after five years in school, they should have realised that you Next are not a new couple and just friends! Basically, friends can torment you sometimes but that’s what they’re there for! Imagine how boring life would be if everyone was serious the whole time; that doesn’t appeal to me! If you can’t have a laugh with and get support from your friends then what is the point?!


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Help Wanted to Put Notts Brownies in the Picture Girlguiding Nottinghamshire is looking for help to build a library of pictures covering 100 years of Brownies across the county. This year marks the centenary of the formation of Brownies, which is the section of Girlguiding specifically for girls aged 7-10. Activities to mark the milestone are taking place all over the UK and one of the projects here in Nottinghamshire is to compile a digital photo-album showing Brownies in action over the decades. The pictures will also be used to support news stories about the Brownies’ celebrations, and the best ones will be sent to ITV Central News for a feature later in the year. ‘We’re asking people to scour their attics and old photograph albums to find archive pictures of local Brownies and their leaders,’ says Aspley Guide Leader Kayleigh Hunt, who is managing the project for Girlguiding Nottinghamshire. ‘The pictures should be scanned and sent to us by e-mail, accompanied by brief details as to who’s in the picture and when or where it was taken. The images will be added into our Big Brownie Photo-Album, creating a unique record of Brownies in Notts.’ K a y l e i g h stresses that she is not asking for treasured original photographs to be sent in. ‘We need digital files only, preferably jpgs,’ she says. ‘But anyone without access to a scanner is welcome to get in touch and I’ll do my best to help get their pictures added to our album!’ Images and queries should go to Kayleigh Hunt at uk


Volunteers needed to help children with their reading in Nottingham

Are you interested in a rewarding and fun role? Literacy Volunteers are looking for Volunteers to help primary school children with their reading and communicating. The Volunteers read, talk and play word games with selected children on a oneto-one basis away from the classroom, to give them confidence and help them enjoy reading and communicating. Volunteers need to be able to commit to visiting the school on the same morning or afternoon each week (preferably for at least a year). They do not need any formal qualifications - training and ongoing support is provided. Volunteers should like children, enjoy reading, be patient, flexible and reliable and be aged 18-80 years. Volunteers will be vetted through the Disclosure and Barring Service. If you are interested in making a difference, please contact 0115 876 5474 or email contact@literacyvolunteers.

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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:

LA School of Dance - all ages, all styles. Professional teacher. Classes at Mapperley Community Centre on Fridays 5 - 6pm. Only £3.50 per class. For more info call Lorraine on 07816 209839 or 0115 920 3558. Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap, Ballet & Modern Theatre Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit 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. Dance Divaz - NOW OPEN IN ARNOLD, dance for fun to latest chart hits and get fit at the same time. Classes priced £3.50 each from age 3 to adults, held every Monday at Arnold Welfare (opp Greyhound pub). Also Street classes with J on a Friday at Arnold Mill School age from 6 to 18. For class times and more information see or call 07954 418481. 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 10am - 12 at Mapperley Methodist Church, Woodborough Rd, Mapperley (ring for Hall). Relaxed play for babies and toddlers. £2 per family, includes tea and biscuits. Contact Michelle on 07730 009264 or Sophie on 07702 892362. 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 1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association- Every Monday night (term time): 5.30pm - 8pm. Open to all ages 5-14 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD. Contact: or 0115 912 0098 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. 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 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.


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In a previous life I used to own a sandwich bar and we always made all our sandwich fillings from scratch. Here are some of the best sellers. These would make great fillers for jacket spuds, cobs, wraps, salad bowls and of course sandwiches.

Coronation Chicken

1 chicken small onion - finely chopped 1tsp garam masala 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp tomato puree 5 tbsp red wine 1 lemon - rind & juice 2 tbsp apricot jam ¾ pint mayo

Poach the chicken. Once cooked & cooled strip meat from bones. Gently fry the onion in some oil. When soft add all the spices and tom puree. Cook for 1 minute. Add the wine, lemon rind & juice. Cook for 5 mins. Add the jam and leave to cool. When cool - strain and then mix with the mayo and pour over the chicken. Mushroom Paté

Corned Beef Crunch

200g tin corned beef ½ red pepper - diced 2” cucumber - diced 1 stick celery - diced ¼ red onion - diced 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp horseradish sauce black pepper

Mash the corned beef up with a fork. Mix with all the vegetables. Mix the mayo & horseradish and stir into the mix. Season to taste. The crunch mix works well with tuna, cheese and cream cheese.

200g mushrooms - sliced 1 small onion - chopped 15g butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 clove garlic - chopped small bunch parsley 1 tbsp sherry 200g cream cheese grated nutmeg, salt & pepper, lemon juice

Melt butter & oil in pan. Cook onion & garlic gently til soft. Add mushrooms & cook for 5 mins. Add sherry & boil rapidly until all liquid gone. Cool the mixture then add to a food processor with the parsley, seasoning & cream cheese. Whizz to desired consistency. Place in serving dish & refridgerate for 2 hours.

Le Bistrot Pierre has an excellent reputation as a leader

Throughout the menus, starters can include Saucisse

in authentic French cuisine, providing exceptional dining

de Toulouse (soft poached egg with pan-fried Toulouse

experiences. The splendid, homemade cuisine, offered

sausage and warm tomato dressing), plus Gratin de Polenta

by multi award-winning Le Bistrot Pierre restaurants,

(pan-fried with roasted aubergine, Provençal sauce, crispy

is complemented by a wide range of impressive wines,

basil and green herb crust).

spirits and other beverages. Established in 1994, Le Bistrot

All courses have ample choices and mains include

Pierre quickly gained its justly-deserved reputation for

Pan-Fried Chicken Breast with truffle oil and fricassée

high-quality food, beverages and service.

of wild mushrooms. Moules au Roquefort, plus Roasted

With the brand refurbishing and being warmly greeted

Fillet of Cod with crayfish are further popular dishes,

by Paul, General Manager, Nottingham, observation of the

all served with a selection of potatoes and seasonal

transformation was most impressive, now with an upstairs

vegetables. Dessert temptations have Délice au Chocolat

area, too. Le Bistrot Pierre has created really popular

(warm chocolate torte served with blackcurrant ice cream

dining, focusing on French cuisine and offers great value

and pouring chocolate). All food is responsibly sourced,

for money. Two and three course lunches (£10.95 and

cooked and presented to perfection. Impeccable service

£12.95 respectively) have ample selections. Evening menus

throughout, from Sarah, Dan and Tony, made a most

include Prix Fixe, À La Carte and Dine With Wine, where

memorable dining experience.

each selection for every course is paired with a different

All dietary requirements can be catered for at Le Bistrot

wine. Two courses are priced at £22.95 and three courses

Pierre, plus parties, events and occasions, accommodated

£27.95. Soirée Gastronomique, a 6 course Set Dinner for

with ease.

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A message from positively-perfect puss Archie A local animal charity is championing the rewards of adopting loving but overlooked cats.

1 Pair of Top Price Stalls

Tickets to be Won!! to see The Ghost Train Just answer the following.....

Who wrote The Ghost Train?

Send your answer & contact details on or before Friday 18 July 2014 to:

One such cat, rescued thanks to Animal Accident Rescue Unit, is six year old Archie (pictured). Found existing on Nottingham’s streets, Archie was in a bad state with a painful facial abscess - but following dedicated care is now fit and healthy. As with all the charity’s cats, Archie was FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) tested. As he tested positive, he and the charity are taking this opportunity to explain FIV – with the aim that he and others can enjoy new homes. As an experienced volunteer explains: ‘FIV should definitely not be confused with FeLV (Feline Leukaemia); they’re two entirely different viruses. They’re mentioned together as vets test for both together, but whilst FeLV affects health and lifespan, FIV most certainly does not.’

Classic Thriller Season

will be at the Theatre Royal from 28 July - 23 August For tickets and info: 0115 989 5555

FIV depletes white blood cells numbers, eventually making the cat less able to fight off infection. As the charity, which rescues many FIV-positive cats, emphasises however: ‘FIV is extremely slow-acting. These cats can enjoy a completely normal lifespan with no arising health problems. The only need is that as it’s solely transmitted between cats, FIV-positive cats are kept indoors, and only homed with other such positive cats.’

All correct answers will be entered into a draw. Winners will be notified by Monday 21 July 2014. The tickets are for the 7.30pm performances on 28 July.

Archie is a most friendly cat and is hoping someone will see beyond his FIV-status to the affectionate, healthy boy he is! He is neutered, micro-chipped, flea and worm treated and littertrained.

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To share your life with Archie, ring 01159984307 (only to be used for Archie enquiries), leaving a message with your postcode and contact details, or email For other enquiries email as above or call 01159321555 including offering cat fostering - which the charity urgently needs.


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Martins Farm

ian & Feed Supplies Equestr

Tack Shop • Country Clothing • Accessories Animal Feed • Supplements • Hay/Straw Shavings • Electric Fencing • Gates Fencing Materials • Rug Room

Join Deputy and friends on

Sunday 6 July 2014

Tel: 0115 926 8703

Dorket Head Farm, Arnold, NG5 8PU

for a Fun Sponsored Dog Walk & Get-together at Rushcliffe Country Park to help his friends and other vulnerable animals rescued by Cyprus Pride House

Meet up from 11am near the Lake; Walkies starts 12noon You (and your woofer if you bring one) can enjoy a varied route whilst raising funds for abused and neglected animals Non-dog walkers also most welcome so why not start getting sponsors now? Request a form from Fiona at or 07808-931289, or Anne-Marie at hettys_hat@ Just one dog’s tale … Thanks to Cyprus Pride House, Deputy’s life has been transformed Dumped and starving he endured a miserable existence but following months of dedicated care from Cyprus Pride House he now enjoys life as he always should have … in a loving home which happens to be in Nottingham! Rescue information at

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The National Gardens Scheme Gardens Open For Charity May has a lot to offer garden lovers in Nottinghamshire. The gardens have awoken from their winter slumbers and are offering exceptional visions of colour, perfume, textures and in some cases sounds. Take the opportunity to visit one of more of the local treasures and whilst doing so support The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) in raising money for good causes such as Macmillan Cancer Support and Help the Hospices. All NGS gardens are inspiring and enjoyable places to visit, ranging from small back gardens to spacious country ones. They will appeal to keen gardeners and casual visitors alike: everyone will enjoy and benefit from the beauty and peace of a lovingly tended garden. 7 COLLYGATE : Swingate, Kimberley, NG16 2PJ - Opening Monday 5th May 1pm to 5pm. Entry £3.00, children free - Disability information -Wheelchair access but some gravel paths This is a deceptively large garden tucked away at the end of a short narrow lane in Swingate. A great deal of love and effort has been put in by serious plant enthusiasts to develop a truly delightful garden that is full of interest and unexpected colour . Home-made teas and cakes available. Plants for sale. WOODPECKERS : 35 Lambley Lane, Burton Joyce, NG14 5BG - Opening Sunday 11th May 12pm to 5pm - Entry £3.50 children free - Disability information - Gravel and grass paths, steep slopes This is a large garden with mature woodland and formal gardens and spectacular views over the Trent Valley. It has more than 500 rhododendrons and azaleas and recently established rose gardens. There is a glade with 200 yr-old cedars overlooking ponds, waterfalls and a croquet lawn. Home-made teas and cakes available. Plants for sale. DUMBLESIDE : 17 Bridle Road, Burton Joyce, NG14 5FT - Opening Sunday 18th May 2pm to 6pm - Entry £3.50 children free - Disability information - Steep slopes towards stream This garden is a 2 acre site with varied habitat on a south-facing slope. Springs arise from the bank to provide a damp area for self-sowing candelabra and other primulae, snakes head fritillaries and ferns. The springs coalesce to form a stream which falls down a deep shaded gully to join the River Dumble. An orchard is kept as a meadow or garden in grass where bulbs and appropriate flowers seed and spread to give colour for 8 months. Home-made teas and cakes available. Plants for sale. WEST FARM AND CHURCH HOUSE GARDENS : Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham, NG14 7JH Two gardens Open Sunday 18th May 1pm to 5pm Entry Combined £4 children free - Disability information - Gravel at both gardens and narrow, uneven access at Church House, very difficult for wheelchairs This opening offers two contrasting gardens in the centre of Hoveringham village near St Michael's Church. Both gardens host a wide range of features and plants, with specialist collections in each. Home-made teas and cakes available. Plants for sale. PAPPLEWICK HALL :Blidworth Waye, Papplewick, NG15 8FE Opening Sunday 25th May 2pm to 5pm - Entry £3.50 children free - Suitable for wheelchair users but section of paths are gravel Papplewick Hall was built by Frederick Montague between 1781 and 1786. It is one of the finest Grade 1 houses in Nottinghamshire. It has an historic, mature, 8-acre garden, mostly shaded woodland, abounds with rhododendrons, hostas, ferns, and spring bulbs.

special occasions Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club Limited Did you know about Mapperley Plains Social Club? We are open to everyone as well as having function rooms for hire we also have many weekly events for our members including: General Knowledge quiz • Music quiz Play our Cards Right • Dancing and Bingo Country music night • Live artists There are also many privately run classes throughout the week where you can learn Line Dancing • Ballroom Dancing • Salsa & more!


There are a number of organisations who regularly meet here St John • Nova Club

Faded, torn, folded, ripped, damaged photographs (and negatives) Copied and repaired leaving a new print and an untouched original. Simply send your photos with £6.00 per photo and £3.00 return P&P

We also have a Cricket Club and Football Team based at the Club. Our membership is currently only £4.00 per year ans £2.00 for concessions. So gives us a try just call in for more information and pick up a membership form. We look forward to meeting you.


Amazing restorations possible from £6.00 Payment by cheque or PayPal: 07762 202268 •

Tel: 0115 926 5421


Detail Photography, 23, Corby Road, Mapperley NG3 5HF

Disco Lights to hire Ideal for parties Call Gary on 07977 457567

Competition Winners Congratulations to: Mrs Rawson & Mrs Thorpe who both won tickets to family shows Thanks to our sponsors:

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MUSICAL roundup

If you are involved in a choir, singing group or band then we would love to hear from you. Every month, space permitting, we will include the latest news, concert information and forthcoming events. You just need to email us at: by the first Friday of the month.

The Bluecoat Singers Concert at Kimberley Parish Hall, Newdigate Street on Saturday 31st May 2014 - 7.30pm Tickets £5 in aid of Kimberley Pensioners Contact Anne 0115 9385362





SUNDAY, 11 MAY 2014 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. IN TROWELL PARISH HALL Proceeds to

Tickets: £5 each

For tickets and further information contact:Carol Rigley 07837 646 078, or Jan Adamson 01332 674679, or

Whatton, twinned with Finland? The Cranmer Company of Singers, which rehearses in Whatton, is putting on a special concert with The Vanaja Chamber Choir from Finland. This exciting collaboration came about because while living locally and working as an au pair, Taru Perolta sang with the Cranmer Singers. Now Deborah Davies, their Musical Director, is welcoming Ismo Savimake and his choir all the way from Finland to the Vale of Belvoir. The two choirs will be performing in a unique concert on Saturday 7 June 2014, starting at 7.30pm. The beautiful parish church of Bottesford will be filled with delightful sounds – a varied programme, mixing sacred and secular, with organ and piano, and likely to include the combined choirs singing firm favourite Zadok the Priest (Handel), and royal wedding choice I Was Glad (Parry). Ismo is planning to take the audience on a journey from Finland to Engand through Sweden, Norway and Estonia – rare treats, plus parts of the hauntingly lovely Stabat Mater by Karl Jenkins. Ticket price: £8 adults, £5 children and those on income related benefits, to include a glass of wine/ juice at the interval. It is wise to book in advance by phoning 01949 850364, though they may be available on the door. Cranmer Company of Singers have engagements in Winchester, York and Spain this summer as well as being booked to sing at a few local weddings

Music For Everyone invites young people to sing at the Albert Hall, Nottingham! Nottingham based music charity, Music For Everyone, will be hosting inspiring singing workshops for primary school children on the weekend of Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 May, with an exciting concert in Nottingham’s prestigious Albert Hall on Sunday 18 May. The singing course and concert called Vocals, due to take place at Nottingham Trent University & the Albert Hall, Nottingham, is open to all singers aged 5 – 12. Conductor Helen Hayes said “Our Vocals courses are really good fun and a great introduction to singing. We invite

any young people interested, to come along and give it a try! This time we will be singing great songs for all ages including songs from Matilda the Musical, Jack and the Beanstalk (a musical inspired by the ‘Revolting Rhymes’ written by Roald Dahl) and for very young singers The Three Billy Goats Gruff!” It is a great event for beginners because they have plenty of time to rehearse before Vocals with the music resources we post out before the event. It also gives our returners the opportunity to build on their past experience.

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This summer you don’t have to go to Edinburgh to enjoy world class theatre, dance and art - neat festival is bringing it right to your doorstep. Plus, with tons of free activities and tickets starting from as little as £3.50, it is a fun affordable festival that everyone can enjoy!


Families will find lots to do over half term too, with a weekend of fun at Lakeside Arts Centre and Highfields Park. Expect wacky performers, BMX stunts, circus shows and free interactive activities for the kids.

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Honouring the centenary of WWI, a new show at Nottingham Playhouse called “Bolero” brings together the stories of Torvill & Dean’s gold-medal performance, the music that inspired it and the explosive events that began the war. Other shows on this theme include the tale of a soldier from the Sherwood Forresters regiment and a youth production of All Quiet on the Western Front.

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: Yoga - Mondays, Carrington. St John’s NG5 2DP Fun, uplifting, aerobic, relaxing, meditative. Contact - 07760886393 or or for details.

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. Arnold WEA Branch - education courses for adults. March 5, 10-12 “Introduction to Oil Painting” - 12 meetings. March 6, 10-12 “Spring Flower Arranging” - 5 meetings. April 24, 10-12 “Summer Flower Arranging” - 5 meetings. Contact 0115 962 8407 or 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 Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Arnold Local History Group - all new visitors or members welcome. We meet 3rd Tuesday of the month with a break in July, August & Sept. Meetings at Bonington House (Labour Club), High St, Arnold. Details: Email: or tel: 0115 920 4780. 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. Sherwood Chorus - is an informal choir consisting of people who enjoy singing but cannot read music. Meet every Monday at 7pm - 9pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 403 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, NG5 2DP. For more info email: or just turn up. Admission £2 towards room hire. Coffee Morning - at the Wesleyan Reform Church, corner of Burford/Furlong Street, Arnold. On the 2nd Saturday of each month. 10am - 11.30am. Cakes, home-made marmalade etc on sale. 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 Geoff or Margaret on 0115 9141076/07806 608032. Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. 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 check or email Visit our park community cafe 10-noon Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village. 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..... 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.

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: Joy on 07790 624374 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. Bridge or Cribbage Players - looking for a new challenge? Why not join our small, friendly group and learn to play TICHU. We meet every 3-4 weeks in Sherwood/Mapperley. Contact: City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: 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. Call 0115 956 0733 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 Thurs monthly. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733.

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. Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. The Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society - meet 2nd Friday monthly (Oct-April) at West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Dr, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. In summer coach trips to inspirational gardens. Further info: www. or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/ Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm 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 - www. or Mike Anthony 0115 920 8906 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 Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. Light 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

free time Volunteers needed in Retail, Day Therapy & Many More Areas! Nottinghamshire Hospice is a registered charity that cares for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness To find out more please contact our Volunteer Officer Stephen Goddard on: 0115 910 1008 or

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Accountants/Book Keeping Alan’s Accounting Jane Rose Accounting Select Accountancy

Aerials/TV’s/Audio 1st Astral Aerials ADI Aerials Phil Chapman TV Confused

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Bathrooms/Kitchens/Bedrooms DD Joinery Haydn Interiors Ltd Rightlove Bathrooms SLR Installations Spacemaster

Building / Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts Arnold Building & Roofing B & P Paving Brownz Builders C n D Properties Ernehale Roofing John White Builders LAX Building Services Nottm Roofing Service PG Stapleton Roberts Builders Roofer Mick RSJ Roofing S.White Builders

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Business Services

Office to Let Synergy Design & Print

Car Sales/Repairs/MOT’s Chips Away Pro Mech Garage

Care/Support Services

Age UK Heydays Day Services

Chimney Sweeps Homesweep

Cleaning/Drive Cleaning Aquablast Dustbusters Select Finish Spring Fresh


New College Nottingham

Complementary/Holistic Therapies Bowen Therapy

Computer Repairs/IT Byte Data Sytems PCM-IT

Counselling/Psychotherapy Nick Dear Lasting Change


Princess River Cruises


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Dance/Drama classes Knights Dance Studio Start Dancing

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Estate Agents/Lettings/New Homes Smooth Moves Walton & Allen Whitegates Estate Agents


Premier Fencing

Festivals Neat 14


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Gas Engineer Thermix

Glass Specialist Sines Glass

Golf Clubs

Oakmere Park Golf Club

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Health & Fitness The Bodyworker Pure Fitness Yoga For All

Home Improvements Jason Craddock Man about the House Tony Smith Handyman

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Joiners/Timberwork Beecroft Joiners DD Joiners Hopewells Glen Myers M.Thompson


Loft Ladders/Conversions

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Mobile Discos

More Than Loft Ladders NNP Disco

Oven Cleaning/Repairs

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ADK Drains

E-Cigarettes Smoke Free

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Photography/Restoration Detail Photography

Physiotherapy Physio Direct


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Plumbing,Heating, Air Con Agua Gas P.Byrne B & M Plumbing Bryn Vernon Green Shield K2 P & H T & S Heating Tony Jones Plumbing Woodthorpe Plumbing

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Removals/House Clearance Andy the Van Man

Residential Homes Seely Hirst House

Restaurants/Takeaways The Banyan Tree Le Bistrot Pierre Home



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Tiling/Tile Retailers

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Quality Solicitors Yates & Co Rothera Dowson DJ Cox emc Tiles Grout & About JNB Tiling

Tree Surgeons

Charnwood Trees Squirrel Tree Services WRS

Trade Directories Age UK

Travel Agents Forest Travel Laver Holidays


First Class Learning Kip McGrath


Turf Suppliers

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Property Maintenance Services


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Greendale Turf ALH Legal

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Windows/Doors K & A Windows

Woodburners Homesweep

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