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April/May 2012


The Forum

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The Bestwood Lodge Hotel

Nottingham’s Premier Wedding Venue and licensed for Civil Ceremonies


Monday 9th April 12.30pm - 4.30pm

Family Fun DAY free entry

Ladies Night

An afternoon of family fun and laughter. Egg and spoon race, colouring competitions, games, easter egg hunt and much more. Bar and bbq.

Fri 20th July

An evening for you to relax and unwind with the girls. Arrive to Pimms and lemonade on the patio followed by a two course summer BBQ and dancing until midnight with our resident DJ (No Strippers!)

Nottingham’s Premier Wedding Venue Whether it’s a small informal function or a larger occasion for over 100 guests, The Bestwood Lodge offers the best in fine cuisine, elegance and comfort, and would like to offer you the opportunity of making your Wedding Day truly memorable, the perfect start to a long and happy life together.

A wedding at Bestwood Lodge will be a day to remember for all the right reasons

The All Inclusive Winter Wedding The Bestwood Lodge Hotel Bestwood Country Park, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8NE Tel: 0115 920 3011 • Fax: 0115 964 9678 Email:


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Welcome to the Spring edition another packed mag full of great businesses all eager to help you get your home, garden or body ship shape for summer! Also in this mag we have a couple of great competitions for tickets to some amazing shows at the Capital FM arena this summer, so why not try your luck? With money tight at the minute every little helps - check out the new voucher section on our website: for some great discounts from local businesses. Happy Reading Ali, Cat and Sarah


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Lamb is a tasty and versatile meat. Here are three recipes using different cuts, all easy, delicious and inexpensive. Enjoy!


500g minced lamb 2 tbsp olive oil (plus oil for brushing) 2 aubergines (500g) - sliced 1 onion - sliced 2 garlic - finely chopped 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tsp cinnamon red wine - splash 50g butter, 30g flour & 350ml milk 1 egg - beaten 100g grated cheese (cheddar or parmesan) nutmeg - grated salt & pepper method Pre-heat oven to 200°C. Brush augergine slices both sides with olive oil and place on a large baking sheet. Bake for 10 mins then turn and bake for another 10 mins. They should be soft and golden brown. Meanwhile - gently fry the onion and garlic til soft. Turn heat up and add the lamb. Break up and brown. Then add the cinnamon and red wine - boil til liquid is absorbed. Add tinned tomatoes and season to taste. Simmer gently for 20 mins while you make the white sauce. In a small pan melt butter - add flour and stir for a minute. Remove from heat and gradually stir in milk. Over a medium heat stir until the sauce is smooth and thick. Add 2/3 of the cheese and 1 tsp grated nutmeg. Leave to cool slightly while you assemble to dish. Grease an ovenproof dish and place a layer of aubergine slices on the bottom. Pour over the lamb sauce and top with another layer of aubergines. Then beat the egg into the white sauce. Pour over the top of the dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 45 mins in oven.

Lamb and Spinach Curry

This recipe is based on a dish from a book called “Curry”. 3 tbsp sunflower oil 300g boneless lamb leg steaks - cubed 350g bag spinach 2 x onions - chopped 1 x garlic clove - crushed 400g tin tomatoes 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin seeds salt to taste method Heat the oil in a pan and cook the onions until soft. Add garlic, tomatoes, chilli, cumin seeds, turmeric and lamb. Cover and cook gently for 40 mins. Meanwhile wash spinach and place in a pan until wilted. Drain and once cooled, chop. After 40 mins add spinach to the pan. Remove lid and simmer for a further few minutes until you have a thick sauce. Check for seasoning and serve with rice.

Moroccan Meatballs 500g minced lamb 1 x onion - finely chopped 2 x garlic cloves - finely chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp cinnamon breadcrumbs - good handful 1 egg 1 dsp tomato puree salt & pepper method Either use a food processor or manually mix the ingredients until well blended. Roll into walnut size balls and shallow fry until browned all over. Delicious with couscous and tomato sauce or stuffed in pitta bread with coleslaw.


Careers Exhibition For young people aged 14-19

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If you are a Gedling resident, business or if you just love visiting our area, why not register for your FREE Get it in Gedling Discount Card? The card will give you access to loads of great discounts and offers at businesses in our borough. If you are interested in finding out more, please visit and register for FREE.

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CARLTON LIFESAVING CLUB We have vacancies for new members, The club runs on Saturdays 4.30pm - 6.30pm

at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre You need to be 9 yrs 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. For more details ring Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit:

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Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work to unlock your child’s potential, building their confidence and independent study skills. To unlock your child’s potential, contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment: Carlton Hill Study Centre Karen Saunders 0115 953 2617 Sherwood Study Centre Caroline Cochrane 0115 875 1271

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FARM PARK Coffee shop • Picnic area • Play equipment

Open 7 days a week 10am - 4.30pm

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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. Calverton Road Playgroup - Tues - Fri, 9.30am - 12pm. 2 - 5 yrs. Pondhills Lane Community Centre. Call 0115 926 6760. BMX Race Club - Nottingham Outlaws BMX club run regular races and coaching sessions. All ages welcome. Race bikes & helmets to loan for new members. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Call Phil on 07985 419101 or Nottingham Boys Choir - We provide a structured environment for boys to sing some of the finest classical & modern music ever written! Come & see why this makes us different. We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. See: or call Michael Overbury on 01636 702054. Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs 7pm - 9.15pm.

Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 16yrs, all abilities. We meet Sundays 2.45 - 4.45pm (term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more information. Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Arnold and Woodthorpe. Call Claire on 07954 991963 - 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 Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit

- weekdays - call 07969 544137. - call Sarah Spencer 854 5006. Beavers, Cub & Scout groups - call 952 3617. 1st Redhill Scout & Guide group - meetings: Band Mon 7pm/ Beavers Wed 5.45pm/Cubs Wed

St Mary’s Pre-School

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups

7pm/Guides Thurs 7.30pm/Scouts Fri 7pm/ at 329 Mansfield Rd. Tel 953 7986.

Arnold Methodist Playgroup - Front St - Tues & Fri 9.45am-11.45am 2-5yrs. Tel: 07779610136. 2nd Arnold Girls Brigade - Wed 6.15pm-9pm.Call Elaine McPherson on 9109188.

MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) - Healthy lifestyle programme for children age 7-13. Wed 5-7pm @ Arnold Leisure Centre & 10-12pm @ Redhill Leisure Centre. Contact: 07966 875066. MESSY CHURCH- Fun activities and creative worship for the whole family followed by lunch. 10.45am - 1pm, second Saturday of the month at Sherwood Methodist Church. Call Rev Paul Worsnop on 0115 953 1186 for more information. Weaverthorpe Pre-School- Derwent Crescent, Arnold. 9am - 3.30 Mon - Fri. OFSTED registered. Funding for 3yr olds. Qualified staff. Contact us on 0115 926 5644, email: weaverthorpe@ Website: The Boys Brigade, 38th Nottingham Company-Every Tue 6-8.30pm. Open to ages 5-18yrs @ Arnold URC, Calverton Rd. Call Jennifer on 0115 9670034 or Killisick Pre-School- Coppice Farm Primary, Laver Close, Arnold. 9am - 3.30 Mon - Fri. OFSTED registered. Free funded sessions for 3 & 4 yrs. Contact us on 0115 859 8143, email: Little Lambs Mother & Baby Group- A fun and friendly group for babies and pre-schoolers. Friday 2-4pm (term time) at The Good Shepherd Church Social Centre, 3 Thackeray’s Lane, Woodthorpe, NG5 4HT. £1.50 per family. E: little. or visit

What’s On Easter 2012 At Making it! Discovery Centre, Littleworth, Mansfield TUESDAY 3RD APRIL

Reward yourself with a few hours peace – leave your children with our experienced staff Sessions suitable for ages 4-12 (under 5’s must be accompanied by an adult) ALL SESSIONS JUST £7 • 10am – 12noon

For further information go to • • NG18 1AH • Tel: 01623 473200

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Arnold View Pre-School- For children aged 2 to 4 years at Arnold Hill Community Centre, Arnold. OFSTED registered. Sessions Tue, Thurs & Fri am & pm including lunch clubs. Funding for 3yr olds. Qualified staff and a genuine love for children. Contact tel: 0115 967 1391 or 07919 025633. Dance Divaz - Dance for fun to all the latest chart hits and get fit at the same time. Classes priced at £3.50 each & are available from 3yrs to adults, held every Thurs at Bestwood Village Social Club. For individual class times see, also NEW Street classes now open in Arnold on Friday with J from Groundhogs. For venue & time please call 07954 418481 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 The Boys Brigade- Arnold Methodist Church. Exciting activites for ages 6-18yrs. Contact Neil Keighery 0115 956 7383/ or Glade Hill Primary Fantasy Playbase - (Chippenham Rd, Bestwood Park) Tiny Tots - Tues 9-10.45am|Stay’n’Play Wed 1-3pm. Soft & outdoor play £1 for refreshments. Call 9150298. Guitar and Bass Tuition - with Richard Woodward. All styles, acoustic and electric, beginners to advanced. Tel: 0115 960 9421 Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for children aged 30 mths upwards. Children 2nd Arnold Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers- Beavers 6.30-7.45 Fri | Cubs Panther Grp from all families welcome, with places available fro September 2012. Please contact Melanie 7-8.30pm Tues | Cubs Otter Grp 7-8.30pm Thurs | Scouts 7.30-9pm Wed | Explorers 8-9.30pm Fri. Saunders on 07971 382837 for more information. Contact Noel Yeatman 0115 956 9865/0787505 6784 Boys’ Brigade, 25th Nottingham Company - Every Tuesday night (term time): 5.20pm - 9.15pm. Open to all ages 5-18 yrs - boys and girls. At the Emmanuel Church, Church View Close, Warren Hill. Contact Adrian on 07857 897633 or email: Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap & Ballet Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. Enrol now to be part of our 2012 Dance Spectacular held at The Royal Concert Hall in November. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit

What’s On at Southglade Park Library??? Regular Events: Tots Time (under 5s) every Monday from 14.00

Reading Champions Help with reading for children. Every Thursday 16.00-17.00

Get Crafty! Children’s monthly craft session. Every Saturday 10.00 - 12.00

Councillors Surgeries Third Saturday of each month, 10.00 - 11.00

Looking into your family history? Visit Nottingham’s libraries to use Find my Past, The Times Online 1785-2006 and 19th Century Newspapers online!

Tel: 0115 915 5799

Community Cinema St Mary’s Church, Arnold Programme will be as follows:

Tue 10th April 2pm - Horrid Henry (U) Tues 17th April 7.30pm- Midnight in Paris (12) Tues 15th May 7.30pm - The Help(12)

All welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult & be old enough to watch the category of film being shown.



Craft Sale Easter Monday 9th April 10am - 3pm Temple Centre Nottingham Road, Nuthall, NG16 1DP

FREE Children’s Activity Room

Adults 50p, U14 FREE refreshments available in support of Transport for Local Luncheon Clubs

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Young people join together to transform their communities Hundreds of young people will hit the streets of Nottinghamshire this summer in a pioneering flagship scheme. National Citizen Service (NCS) is now recruiting hundreds of 15 and 16-year-olds in Nottinghamshire. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a broad range of skill building activities including team bonding events and creating their own social action projects to help their local communities in July and August. NCS is a flagship government initiative which aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing together young people from different backgrounds to make a difference in their communities. It is a voluntary summer programme that focuses on their personal and social development including challenging

activities, such as residential experiences and a self-designed social action project. Last year more than 8,000 young people were involved in the programme across England and this year there will be up to 30,000 places available nationwide. The scheme starts in earnest in July, when participants will take part in camping, canoeing, climbing, abseiling and archery, on a series of residential courses in the Peak District. Teams will also talk to their communities to find out about local issues and then shape and complete a project around the ones they are passionate about by the end of August. For a place on the programme or to find out more about it, get in touch with the team now at


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Cadet Burrows Brings Home Gold I am Jack Burrows and I am a member of 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron, I also short track speed skate for Nottingham Ice Racing Club and compete for Team GB. I got in to speed skating after watching Dancing on Ice and asked if I could have a go at ice skating with my brothers. I was taken to the Ice Arena in Nottingham by my parents where we all had a go. I enjoyed it so much that I bugged my mum for lessons on the UK skate programme. After a couple of months of lessons I was spotted by one of the short track coaches Mandy Worth who is also the club coach for Nottingham Ice Racing Club and an ex Olympic medallist. Mandy asked if I wanted to have a go at speed skating, which I did. At first I didn’t like it due to the boots hurting my feet but after having another go I started to enjoy the thrill of going fast and I joined the club and started to compete in local competitions.

Britain in Bormio, Italy. During this season I broke all three British Records that had stood for 8 ½ years. I won a few competitions being Junior British Open and Championships Gold Medallist and a Bronze Medallist in the European Junior Championships Finals. In my current season of 2011/12 I managed to qualify as one of the two spots to go to the Youth Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria in January 2012. At the youth Olympics I got personal best times in the 1000m and in the 500m. I broke the British record for Juvenile men that had stood for 11 years with a new time of 45.491 seconds. The last event was a mixed relay containing two boys and two girls. I was paired with a Chinese boy and girl, and a Korean girl. We qualified for the relay final as the second fastest team and in the final we won the gold. A first ever Youth Winter Olympic Gold Medal and the only one that team GB got.

As my skating improved and my times got quicker I qualified for the European Starclass competitions. In the season 2010/11 I was selected to be part of the Great Britain development squad where I represented Great

This was the best feeling in the world! The support and motivation the Staff and Cadets from 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron have given me has really helped me to achieve my goal but most of all a GOLD Medal.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Gedling To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee here in Gedling borough, there’s plenty to do during the extended bank holiday weekend between Saturday 2 and Tuesday 5 June. There’s a free 1950s jubilee themed fun afternoon taking place at Arnot Hill Park in Arnold on Sunday 3 June between 1-4pm. There’ll be arts and crafts, fun family races plus a 50s style band with dancing and a special award ceremony with the Mayor of Gedling. Come along and join in the family fun. If your community group or organisation would like to be involved in hosting a Jubilee event or street party, an event hosting pack can be downloaded from our website. Visit for all your Queen’s Diamond Jubilee related news, including events, bank holiday information, closures and street party information.

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Hannah Rotton

Swimming News... The Acorn Open Meet

The Acorn Open Meet is the clubs very first venture into organizing, holding and running an Open Meet. Swimmers from all over the Country are able to enter this event which has been granted an ASA Level 3 license allowing swimmers to record Midland District Qualifying Times. The club is organizing this event jointly with Mansfield SC who have years of experience of running Open Meets. The event will take place at Hucknall Leisure Centre on the 13th May and will be an all day event.

Nottinghamshire ASA Age Group Championships

Hannah Rotton

Well done to the 24 swimmers who represented the Club in the Notts ASA Age Group Championships where there were countless personal best times and overall top 10 age group finishes for Luke Archer, Kiran Watkins, Maisie Chung, Grace Perry, Kirsten Gilding and Hannah Drewett. Commenting on the performances in the Counties, Dave Palmer Head Coach of the Performance squad said “The success of the clubs swimmers who competed at the Counties are the rewards for their commitment and attitude in the training environment. Their achievements both mentally in preparing for the events and physically in swimming the events should not be underestimated.”

Age: 15 Sport: Swimming - Racing Stage 1 Notts ASA Gala County: Nottinghamshire This year sees the introduction to a new gala format for all Nottinghamshire ASA registered clubs and we competed in the first of How did you first get involved with your sport? these galas called Stage 1 at Bramcote LC in January. The club took

the opportunity to include some of its inexperienced gala swimmers I’ve always loved swimming. I within a team blend that was looking to create a good team sprint. did swimming lessons when I On the night there were 4 individual first places for Samuel King, was little and wanted to carry on. Thomas White, James Dwyer and Maisie Chung and a team first Who was the first person place for the 9 year old boys relay team of Jack Bannister, Joshua Merrifield, Samuel King and Thomas White.

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Sports Centre League

Colin Walton (Coach) saw In the first round of this season’s Sports Centre League the team me at swimming lessons and travelled to Sharley Park, Chesterfield and performed well finishing convinced me to join the club. 3rd on the night against strong teams from Rykneld and Newark. In the second round we swam at Beechdale. The team again perWhat is your greatest formed really well on the night and finished in 1st place with some sporting achievement? very memorable swims. This was our first top place finish in Division 2 since being promoted in 2011. On the night we achieved 11 Swimming for Nova and first places, 13 personal best times and 1 stunning Club Record set competing in the County by Rohan Watkins in the 100m Breaststroke, breaking the existing Championships. record that had stood since 1995.

What’s your earliest memory of competing in your sport? A gala

at Retford, I think, where I remember being in the first race!

Who’s your biggest supporter and why?

Masters Swimming

The Club is currently finalising details on the introduction of a Masters Swimming Squad. Further information will be on the Clubs Website shortly, or if you would like more details on our plans please contact the club via our email address which can be found on our website.

Arnold SC Training Times

So when and where do Arnold Swimming Club train?

Monday: 7-9 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre Tuesday: 7-8 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre

The whole team is like a family Wednesday: 7-8 pm - Southglade Leisure Centre to me and we all support each Thursday: 7-9 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre other. Friday: 7-8 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre

Friday: 7-7.30 pm - Southglade LC (land training) Friday: 7.45 - 9.15pm - Southglade LC Sunday: 5-7 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre

For more information on Arnold SC visit the Club’s website:

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A magical secret garden with music for Maggie's

Have you ever wondered what lies behind the townhouse on Angel Row? Well, in May you will be able to look around the secret garden at the back of Bromley House Library. We are having an ‘open garden’ event to raise funds for Maggie’s the cancer care charity as well as the conservation work we do at the library. Our walled garden (pictured above), a place of tranquillity in the city, is one of the remaining gardens in the town centre and will be looking its best in May. Maggie’s offers cancer patients and their families support to complement their medical care. Bromley House staff will be on hand to answer questions, and June Perry will be playing the Hammer Dulcimer. Cake and cordials will be available. Please contact Geraldine Gray on 0115 947 3134, or www. Admission £2.00 p.p £4.00 for families (2 Adults + children) Opening Time; Sat May 12th , 2pm – 5pm photograph courtesy of Martine Hamilton Knight/Builtvision


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Latest News.... Good Start for Arnold Town First Team Arnold Town first team have had an impressive run in the league since Boxing Day winning six and drawing two in nine games played. They have cemented a mid table position as they face the run in to the end of the season. Player and assistant Manager Martin Carruthers has led from the front and scored the winner against Thackley (pictured right), also impressing since he joined the Eagles is striker Ryan Whitehurst (pictured left) who scored twice in the 4-0 win at Selby, an unlikely hero emerged in the Selby game in midfielder Philip Buxton (pictured below) who played in goal for the suspended Martin Kearney, and kept a clean sheet.

Reserves The Reserves have a Reserve Cup Semi final date with Hucknall Rolls Leisure Reserves on March 31st at Wollaton FC and the U19 Academy side are also in the League Cup Semi final against Sheffield club on March 14th...

March/April First Team Home Games (KO 3pm) 24 March - Home v Barton Town OB 31 March - Home v Armthorpe 9 April - Home v Scarborough Athletic 28 April - Home v Winterton All images provided by official club photographer Mick Gretton

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Arnold Local Area Forum is a partnership of local authorities, community groups, agencies and organisations operating in the Arnold area. Hello. Wow, 10 years since the ALAF started – we are indeed living at a unique time when history is being created!! No, it’s not all to do with the ALAF celebrations. 2012 is unique when most of us will witness history in the making with the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The ALAF held a small 10th Anniversary celebration party at the end of 2011, that was attended and enjoyed by members past and present, and this edition of the newsletter brings you stories and news of what your ALAF and its members have achieved and aspirations for the future.

Issue No. 10

In This Issue

Introduction Queens Diamond Jubilee Arnold Arts Society Arnold Golden Eagles Vernon Coaker MP Gedling CVS Golden Amblers The ALAF is growing in numbers and it is delighted to be supported by the local authorities and local community groups. The Arnold in Bloom ALAF is not an exclusive organisation, and we would very much Olympics 2012 welcome your views on local issues and ideas for community Arnold U3A projects that could be undertaken by us collectively. AKRA If you would like to organise any small scale (or large) events in Gedling Play Forum the Arnold area to celebrate the Olympics or the Diamond jubilee Friends of the Hobbucks then why not share them with the ALAF – we may even be able Arnold Local History Grp to put you in contact with other local groups that can support you in the delivery of the events! See end of newsletter for contact Science on Stage details. Notts Postcard Club Best Wishes and enjoy any celebration that you may participate in. Arnold Library Contact Us Bob Tait, Chairman

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee In relation to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration the last one was that of Queen Victoria in 1897. It is highly unlikely that another Diamond Jubilee will happen in our lifetime. Again a once a lifetime historical event, the local councils are planning a range of play days and picnics in the park. However, it is suggested that the best way to celebrate this momentous occasion is to organise your own street party – a fantastic opportunity to get to know your neighbours and make new friends.

On the 4th June 2012 at 10pm, there will be 2012 beacons lit across the country – beacons are identical to large bonfires, and there will be 6 across Gedling. The sites are yet to be determined, so look out for details in the local media or council websites. Again do get involved – all beacons are expected to be community led and rely on your goodwill to be delivered. At 10pm when all the beacons are lit a space satellite photograph will be taken for the Queen as a mark of respect and to show Her Majesty how the citizens are celebrating her achievement.

The Arnold Local Area Forum Pages are sponsored by Ged Clark, Carol Pepper, Mel Shepherd and Bob Tait

The Arnold Arts Society The Society hold regular exhibitions at Pond Hills but have also exhibited at: Bonington Theatre; Gedling Civic Centre; Moorgreen; QMC; Nottingham Art Society; local garden centres; Red Cross, and in Vandoeuvre, France. In 2004 its members donated paintings for the newly built leukaemia ward at the City Hospital. The range of activities grows and the Society offer a friendly atmosphere to all interested in art. The recently refurbished display stands compliment the paintings put on show. At the spring exhibition, they had a section for alternative art, revealing new varied artistic talents. Their member-led sessions offer opportunities to try different techniques, materials and styles.

Art Society Award Winner pictured with the President

Plans for the next ten years? The Society would sincerely like to remain at Pond Hills; it is a centre that has high ceilings and offers wonderful light conditions for painting. It also hopes to improve the high standard of audio and visual aids that assist speakers, and wish to continue providing exhibition opportunities, indoor and outdoor sketching, workshops, life class, demonstrations, visits to London and social events. This Society plays a large part in the lives of its members and long may it do so.

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Arnold Golden Eagles The organisation known as the ‘Amold Golden Eagles’ has been in existence since 2002, and is intended to help people over the age of fifty to understand issues relating to the process of getting older, and of providing useful information for them and their needs. The issues may involve medical information, financial information, advice about housing or leisure interests or safety. Most importantly, the organisation is intended for the older people of Amold, and therefore often relates major concerns to local perspectives.

the police, liaison with local councillors about local issues, Council Housing and Tax Benefit advice, Health provision services in Gedling, the Gedling Community engagement worker, issues over the County Council cuts, which have affected the welfare of older people especially, information about County Enterprise Foods, with a taster event, and road safety for older persons’ powered vehicles.

The Amold Golden Eagles group usually meets on the first Friday of January, March, May, July, September and November. The meetings commence at 10.00 a.m. in the Wesleyan Reform Church at the junction of Furlong Street and Burford Street. All interested are welcome to attend.

On Tuesday 21st June there is to be a ‘Celebration of Older People’ event in Southwell Minster, which will be attended by some members of the Golden Eagles, although the event is open to all older people. There is an opportunity on that day for people to discover more about the Minster’s history and treasures through a variety of workshops, and there will be celebration service at 2.00 p.m., followed by tea.

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Message from Vernon Coaker MP

During the last 10 years I have continued to really enjoy my position as the Member of Parliament for Gedling. I have tried to work hard for my constituents holding weekly surgeries from where I have helped many people with a wide range of problems/issues. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity of visiting schools, organisations and groups and have met many of my constituents personally. I remain very proud to represent Gedling in Parliament and I will continue to fight for a fair share for Gedling. Congratulations to the Arnold Local Forum for supporting the community over the last 10 years.

GEDLING AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTARY SERVICES Congratulations to Arnold Local Area Forum on their 10th Anniversary. Ten years ago Gedling District Council of Voluntary Service, as it was then called, had its offices in Arnot Hill Park and ran a Transport scheme, a Gardening Scheme a Volunteer Bureau; held an annual Community Fair on Arnold Market and we were involved with Nottingham Health Action Zone. However, due to changes in funding and demand for differing services some of these services are no longer offered. In 2005 the organization changed its name to Gedling and Community Voluntary Services (Gedling CVS) and became a company limited by guarantee. In 2006, the GCVS celebrated its 40th Anniversary in style, by holding its Annual General Meeting in the Sharpes Vauxhall Showroom (now Pentagon), St. John Robinson Way, Arnold. There are two main areas of work that the Gedling CVS has always been keen to support - children and families and older people. Sure Start has been very successful in several areas of Gedling Borough. The Gedling CVS has helped many parents transform their lives through learning and volunteering; and engaged young people in volunteering activities through their “RU? Volunteering” project. The Gedling Asian Elders Association, Caribbean Elders and the Older People’s Resource Network are very positive outcomes of Gedling CVS. A Chair based exercise program is very successful and enjoyed by all who take part, and helped Shopmobility in Arnold receive funding for new scooters. The Gedling CVS has been involved in the Area Based Activities in Netherfield, Warren Hill and Daybrook and in the Local Strategic Partnerships. It has re-invigorated the Gedling Volunteering Forum, enabling local Volunteer Involving Organisations to meet regularly and improve their knowledge in a variety of areas. They shared and discussed best practice to the mutual benefit of all. In 2010, the Pam Clipsham Volunteering Awards was introduced by the Gedling CVS in memory of Pam who had worked for Gedling CVS for over 14 years as Volunteer Bureau Manager and was a resident of Gedling Borough. Pam had dedicated her life to community service to others but sadly died in February 2010. The Awards are given at an annual event that recognises and celebrates volunteering in Gedling Borough. The Award categories include: Young Volunteer (under 25) Award, Individual Volunteering Award, Employee Volunteering, Organisation Support Volunteer and Business Award for businesses contributing to the local community.

Golden Amblers The Golden Amblers were formed with assistance from the ALAF. Since forming as an independent walking group the Amblers have become a victim of their own success and they have gone from strength to strength with nearly 70 members. They are not in a position to take on new members as there are insufficient walk leaders and added logistical problems of transport to and from the starting point of some walks. If enough new people wished to form a new group, the Golden Amblers would be happy to advise them on the requirements of starting a walking group. The Golden Amblers will have information available at the Arnold Carnival on the 16th and 17th June 2012.

The Gedling CVS moved to new first floor offices on Main Street, Gedling in 2010 and opened a ground floor shop called the “Community Hub” in 2011. A range of new services including a weekly work club have started, and the Gedling CVS also have the use of a community café - Harrisons, Main Street, Gedling in the late afternoon and evening. The Gedling CVS look forward to welcoming you to their premises and supporting the local people for many years to come.

Gedling CVS, 22a Main Road, Gedling, Nottingham NG4 3HP Tel: 0115 987 1981 Email: admin@gedlingcvs.

ARNOLD IN BLOOM Arnold in Bloom (A-in-B) is a sub group of the Arnold Local Area Forum. It has a committee of five dedicated volunteers, and was set up with the key aim of making Arnold a better place to live and work by making people think about the local environment and to improve it. The A-in-B Group entered Britain in Bloom 2001 and the judges were very impressed with what Arnold had achieved since forming the group and awarded it “HIGHLY COMMENDED”. This inspired A-in-B to set up the annual Gardens Competition by encouraging local residents and businesses to enter their gardens and premises in the yearly competition. The number of participants has grown over the years. The A-in-B look forward to visiting all the participating gardens and to see all the lovely displays and results of all the hard work put in by local people in maintaining beautiful gardens. It is such a pleasure to meet old and new friends on their visits. Tony Tongue one of the A-in-B committee members spends a lot of his time and expertise in helping schools and encouraging them to become involved in a variety of projects ranging from planting bulbs to building water features to growing and maintaining fruit and vegetable allotments! The children love to watch the

transformation of a seed or bulb to a wonderful flower or something that they can eat! The A-in-B spend a lot of their time during the Summer encouraging local people to join in the A-in-B Garden Competition and also visiting participating gardens. They are very flexible and will only visit gardens by mutual arrangement, when participants feel happy about their garden and at a time that suits them. After the competition, an annual Presentation Evening is held at a local venue where all the entrants are invited and the winning gardens are presented a framed certificate. The evening concludes with a free buffet and networking with lots of people exchanging ideas and talking about gardening! If you live in the Arnold area and would like to participate in A-in-B Gardening Competition this year or want more details then please ring Joy on 0115 9566291 or Shirley on 0115 9208026. A-in-B will be at the ARNOLD CARNIVAL on the 16th and 17th June 2012 in the Craft Marquee. Come along and see their display, have a chat and or put your garden forward for the competition. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL, HERES TO A GLORIOUS SUMMER – HAPPY GARDENING !!!!!

Pictures from the Past

This photo is of the Allen Solley Volunteers from 1914. Does anyone recognise any faces? You may need a magnifying glass! Picture courtesy of Bob Massey.

Olympics 2012 The last two times that the Olympics were in UK was 1908 and 1948 – respectively 104 or 64 years ago. As Bob said in my intro, he’d be extremely pleased to meet anyone who witnessed the 1908 games!!! However, there must be some of you who can recall the 1948 games? Why not share your memories with the ALAF and we would be delighted to publish a selection in the next Forum newsletter. With the technological advances, it is estimated that 80% of the world population will see some part of the games – so the UK will be on the world news. The games start with the arrival of the torch in UK on the 19 May 2012 and this will be relayed for 70 days with 66 evening celebrations. There will be 3000 torch bearers each covering 300 metres. The torch will be in Nottinghamshire on the 28 June 2012 with 115 individuals bearing the torch over the route (yet to be made public). A huge number of celebrations are being planned, including a full day event – so keep a look out in the local news. At the time of going to press, the Gedling Borough

Council is planning a number of play days and picnics in the park type events. The 3rd June 2012, is “The Big Lunch”, so why not get together with your family, friends, neighbours, local community and have a picnic in the park on this day? People are also being encouraged to adopt a red, white and blue theme and our Chairman Bob Tait has suggested that Arnold in Bloom promote gardeners to plant shrubs and flowers on this colour theme!! Nottinghamshire County Council’s initiative “Knots in Notts” is encouraging local people to pledge to make a positive difference in their local communities and create a lasting legacy. There is also £200 up for grabs to help community groups make a difference – visit The County Council is also making sure there is plenty happening for everyone to get involved in sport, culture and volunteering during this summer of sport. In addition to the local torch relay celebrations the Council’s country parks and the National Water Sports Centre will have lots of events and activities for you, your friends and family to enjoy a fun day out. For all the latest torch relay, event and activity information, visit sportforall


'U3A' stands for 'The University of The Third Age'. It's not a university in the usual sense. Instead, it consists of self-help, self-managed, lifelong learning co-operatives all over the UK. Each local U3A is a charity in its own right, run entirely by volunteers. The Arnold U3A was formed in October 2010 and within 18 months has a membership of about 200 retired or semi-retired members who enjoy the wide variety of activities in one of its 19 interest groups!! All these groups have been formed by its members since the U3A was formed and range from Arts and Crafts; languages; Outings; Gardening; walking; discussion forums, etc. The U3A meets on the first Tuesday of every month between 1.00 and 3.30 pm at the Arnold Methodist Church, Arnold. Since the first meeting the membership has steadily increased and the members have had the opportunity to listen to a diverse range of speakers that have been educated, entertained, and tempted to sample new interest and hobbies. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome to join the group or sub interest group and share the fellowship of this growing local, national and international organisation For further details please contact Norma Simpson, Chairman on 0115 9202781 or visit www.arnoldU3A.og

Arnold and Killisick Resident Association - AKRA

AKRA was formed in 2002/03 when the community came together to protest against and overturn a proposal to build a football stadium on Killisick Recreation Ground. Over the last four years AKRA and the Friends of the Hobbucks have organised and delivered an annual ‘Community Fun Day’ in the summer. This has been hugely successful with lots of activities for youngsters to enjoy all FREE. There is something for everyone, with many stalls and various agencies attending. This year, the Community Fun Day is to be held on Saturday the 30th June 2012 from 1 pm – 4 pm in the Beacon Baptist Church Hall and Killisick Community Centre with activities on the playing field on Killisick Road, Arnold. All are welcome.For further details please contact AKRA on 07837952778 or e-mail:

Gedling Play Forum The Play Forum has seen many changes since 2002 – some excellent some very challenging. The Gedling Play Partnership was formed in 2006 with founding membership including county, borough and parish councils along with community and voluntary groups. This partnership has led to improved play parks and more free play days and community events in Gedling. In 2008, due to a sharp increase in building costs, the Play Forum moved from a factory building in Arnold into a redundant Community Centre in Gedling that provides better facilities such as: a better scrap store; training area; outside area; growing spaces; and their own car park. The office services have also been improved with a colour photocopier that in the first year alone has printed over 23000 copies of documents such as booklets and play activities. Other improvements include; a drop in area for parents with children with additional needs; craft workshops during parents drop in sessions; new play equipment loan service for these families; and extending the membership to include voluntary craft groups of all ages, including retirement homes and additional needs adults groups. The Play Forum, depending on funding secured has trained and supported between 30 and 450 individuals per year, and saved groups around £38000. Additionally, the Play Forum has helped many groups with funding applications and ideas training. Despite meeting and exceeding all targets the grant aid income has been reduced by more than 50% which leaves the Play Forum facing an uncertain future. The Play Forum only has one paid member of staff and an army of dedicated volunteers who freely give their time and expertise at the many community and play days run by the Play Forum. During 2012, the Play Forum is planning to deliver 16 free events. The Play Forum would like to thank everyone who has supported it over the last 10 years including Awards for All, Nottinghamshire County Council, Gedling Borough Council, and especially all the local businesses that have supplied their scrap store with end of lines, reusable waste and very interesting off cuts used by their members in creative play – their generosity has helped the Play Forum to provide play activities and resources to thousands of children and families in our borough. Lesley Rhodes Gedling Play Forum, Wollaton Avenue Community Centre, Gedling NG4 4HX Tel 0115 9560673

The Friends of the Hobbucks group was established in 2007 by local residents to improve an open space for community use. The Hobbucks area was badly maintained; neglected and used for many forms of anti-social behaviour (fly tipping, drug and alcohol taking). Over the last five years the Friends Group has, with help from funding through the Nottinghamshire County Council’s Building Better Communities and Local Improvement Scheme had two new footpaths installed and installed of a wild life pond for the local school children to do pond dipping. Two interpretation boards and two wild flower meadows have been introduced on the Hobbucks courtesy of Lottery funding. The Friends Group do regular litter picks and the verges adjacent to the footpaths are kept neat and tidy by the constant mowing by one of their hard working committee members. The improvements have attracted joggers, bird watchers, dog walkers and local families to walk and enjoy the local area. For further information please contact Jo Blackstock by email on blackstockfamily@

Opening of the Hobbucks Trail

Arnold Local History Group The Committee and members of the Arnold Local History Group would like to congratulate the Local Area Forum for 10 years of bringing together and supporting the various organisations that make its membership. The History Group held its inaugural meeting on 20th February 2007 and aims to: • Encourage and support an interest in the history of Arnold and its surrounds • Provide networking opportunities for access to and sharing of information • Help conserve and archive material providing a historical record of the area. Over the 5 years the Group has enjoyed many speakers on diverse subjects of local interest but occasionally other interests are introduced but all have been extremely well accepted. The Group is growing in strength and currently has 130 members. The Group meets at Bonington House (The Labour Club) High Street, Arnold and the programme for the next 3 months is as follows: • 17 April 2012 "Their Names will live on" by Andy Smart, Nottingham Post Bygones • 15 May 2012 "Nottingham's Forgotten Theatre" by Michael Payne • 19 June 2012 "The Victoria County History Project" by Eric Dove. There will be no meetings in July and August. Annual membership is £5 (Individual); £6 (Family) plus entry of £1/£2 Members/Non members. Everyone is most welcome, and the group looks forward to meeting you. For further information please contact John Ward - 0115 926 5627

SCIENCE ON STAGE Science on Stage is a non-profit organisation, founded by Jon Wakefield and Dave Quick in 1995, to bring together young people and adults in exciting venues with the very best in technical and musical support in order to fulfil two main purposes: extending performance skills, and developing a feel for the scientific concepts and principles that shape our modern world. Since it foundation, Science on Stage has worked with performers, many from Arnold, to put on a new science based production each year. Appearing at The Albert Hall, The Playhouse, Covent Garden and The Royal Centre, a cast of over 300 musicians, dancers, artists and demonstrators join together for a critical, scientific and artistic examination of important and controversial issues such as: global

warming, food waste and genetic engineering. On April 21st 2012 at the Royal Centre a new show “Fusion, Man and Machine” will be performed. The show takes a closer look into a near future where technology enhances, supplements or replaces biological systems within the human body itself. It could all add up to a world in which healthy (and wealthy) humans will have the opportunity to be much more than they are now. Just some of many questions: Will there be an underclass? Will some of us cling to natural raw humanity out of choice? Will conflict arise? A wide range of music used by Science on Stage is available direct from Science on Stage ( or Piper Publishing or a download from ‘Cadenza One’

Performance of “Double Helix”, 2011

Nottingham Postcard Club

The Nottingham Postcard Club is a new member of the ALAF. The Club meets at Arnold Library on the 2nd Tuesday of each month with the exception of August and November. If you have an interest in postcards, not just views or comic seaside cards come along and meet us. The Club is a small organisation but a happy one, and urgently requires new members so come along and see us. Its only £1 on the door and you are assured of a very warm welcome, so don't be shy! Our programme for the next three months: 10 April 2012 "From Mother's Boy to Killing Machine" A presentation on the National Service by Trevor Impey 8 May 2012 "Confessions of a Head Teacher" by Jim Sumner 12 June 2012 "Owd IIson" by Stephen Flinders. If you would like any further information contact John Ward 01159265627

At Arnold Library : April/May RHYME, RATTLE & ROLL TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 10.30 - 11am - Rattle, Rhyme and Roll - a twice weekly event for 0-3’s and their carers/ parents. A lively 30 minutes of singing nursery ryhmes and songs. THE EASTER HALF-TERM CRAFT ACTIVITY Join us on Monday, April 2nd from 2pm ‘til 2.45pm, for Spring themed stories and songs followed by the chance to make and decorate your own “baby chick” Easter card. This activity is recommended for 3 to 8 yr olds. No Booking required. LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND LANDSCAPES From May 19th we will be hosting a display of photographs by local photographer Kim Bell in our Gallery. There will be another display of his work, later in the year. CULTURAL OLYMPIAD From April 28th, for 3 months Redhill Academy will be displaying some of their work, inspired by the up coming Olympic Games, on the display boards in our Gallery. THE GALLERY Seen a display that you liked in our Library? Have some work you’d like to display? Then why not book our Gallery! Our rates start from £40 for 3 weeks. For more information contact Pam Gallagher (Tel: 0115 9202247) READING CAFÉ... Our popular Cafe is open every Wednesday morning at 10am til 12 noon where everyone is welcome to enjoy tea/coffee and a chat about books. The Café has a themed meeting once a month; April 11th – Scottish Authors May 9th – Female authors of the late 20th century No prior reading required. MEETING ROOM Need a meeting room? We have one for hire for an hourly rate of between £8 - £16. For more information contact Pam Gallagher (tel: 0115 9202247) THE GALLERY This is an area in the library that is available for hire for the showing of your work, whether that is paintings, photography or needlework. All of these have been exhibited during the last 12 months. Contact: Pam Gallagher – 9202247 or email NEVER USED A COMPUTER BEFORE? An IT course for complete beginners will be held at Arnold Library by NCN for 6 weeks every Wednesday from 1pm ‘til 3pm starting in April. Start date to be confirmed. As this course is ran by NCN there will be a tuition fee. For more details and to book your place on the course please contact Arnold Library on 0115 920 2247. ARNOLD CHILDREN’S CENTRE Arnold Children’s Centre will now have an office based at Arnold Library. Call in for more details.

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Whether it is vandalism, fly-tipping or drunken behaviour, antisocial behaviour can have a huge impact on the quality of your life. You have highlighted it as a key concern so the beat team here in Arnold has listed it as one of our three priorities for the next three months. A lot of work has already been done to combat incidents of antisocial behaviour with officers working closely with schools, the local authorities and parents. And over the coming months we will continue to conduct patrols in known hotspots in order to identify troublemakers and take appropriate action. One example of this being put into practice was how two PCSOs dealt with two teenagers caught spraying graffiti in Arnot Hill Park. PCSOs Anthony Sams and Darren Scatcherd caught the 16 and 17-year-olds spray-painting the skateboard area of the park. But instead of arresting them for criminal damage, the officers decided to pursue a new approach to resolving criminal matters, known as Restorative Justice. This method attempts to bring about a swift and meaningful conclusion

Both teenagers were very cooperative and their parents were very supportive of the course of action which saw the pair working alongside Gedling Borough Council Park Rangers to plant flowers around the park in preparation for Spring. They were also introduced to those people who pick up litter and who cleaned off their graffiti. Shop lifting in Arnold Town Centre is also among the top of our list of priorities. The theft of purses, handbags and items from stores was highlighted as a concern by you. We listened to this and have drawn up a plan of how to prevent and detect offences over the next three months. Officers will be working closely with camera control and also local shop keepers and managers to deliver crime prevention advice and stop known shop lifters in the area. Remember, you too can be kept up-to-date about what is happening in Arnold by signing up to Nottinghamshire Police’s Neighbourhood Alert system. By becoming a member, you will receive updates and can use the site to report information about suspicious behaviour and antisocial behaviour in your area. It is completely free to use, and you decide how and when you would like to receive alerts and control who can send you information. For more information and to sign-up visit https://www.

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Luke Barton

by Bob Massey

In the last cold spell most of us were glad to put on a pair of socks to keep our feet warm. Today they are readily and cheaply available; a shaped garment to fit the foot made in one piece with only the toe stitched on to complete the manufacture. Stocking or hose have been worn as either a fashion garment or for practical reasons for many centuries. They were originally knitted by hand, first on needles and then by machines as a flat piece of cloth which had to be sown up to produce the finished product. The fact that we now have a cheap ready finished produced is due in part to a little known man called Luke Barton, who by 1832 was living and working in Arnold as a Watch maker. Luke was born in Collingham, the son of Thomas and Mary Barton and Christened at St Johns Church, Collingham on 21st June 1800. Little is known of his early life. On 11th May, 1821, he married Sarah Oats from Watnall. Sarah was pregnant at the time and gave birth to a son who she named John Oats even though she was married to Luke by this time. This would suggest that John was not Lukes child. By 1824 Barton was in business in Kimberley with two others, William Wilkinson and William Bingham, as makers of twistmachines, bobbins, and carriages but the business was dissolved by mutual consent on 13th April 1825. Sarah and Luke had two children, James born 1826 and Mary born 1831. The family moved to Arnold around 1832. During their

time in Arnold they had two further children, George in 1834 and Samuel in 1836. In 1838, Luke Barton received a patent for the invention of the steam or waterpowered wide rotary frame machine. This knitting machine could automatically produce tubular cloth and had several workplaces side by side. Using the lengthening machine, the heel was attached to the length of the stocking, and then the foot top and sole were attached to the heel and length of the stocking with a hand-powered footing machine. With these over-length machines, it became possible for the start of factory production of socks and stockings. His work was not popular locally as it put framework knitters out of work and he had to move his family to Hyson Green. He continued to develop his ideas with other patents and this brought him to the attention of A.J Mundella who took him into the company of Hine and Mundella where he continued to develop machines for the hosiery industry. Barton separated from Sarah and when she died in 1862 he married his house keeper Mary Simmons by whom he already had two children, Matilda and Ann. Living quietly with his daughter Matilda ill health struck him in later life but he still continued to improve the machines, registering his last patent in 1874 just 5 years before his death at the age of 79.

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Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting Tues at Five Ways, Valley Rd. Call Derek 962 1932 or Wednesday Lunch Club - Arnold Methodist Church. Cooked meal, company & friendship. Contact Mavis Flewitt on 952


St Marys Tea Dance - every Friday 1.30pm - 3.30pm at St Marys Church, Calverton Rd, Arnold. Call 916 8928 or 920 1373 for more information.

Woodthorpe W.I - meets 1st Monday of the month (except January) @ Good Shepherd Church Hall, 7.30pm. New

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St Mary’s Womens Fellowship - meet at St Mary’s Family Centre every other Tuesday evening 7.30pm-9pm. We have a wide variety of speakers. New members welcome. For further details & programme call Margaret Burgess on 926 8581. Arnold Branch Royal British Legion - monthly meetings are held every 2nd Sunday in the month. At the Victory Club, Church Drive (opposite Sainsburys). Starts at 12.15pm. For more info contact Tony Pearsall on 0115 808 1984.

Killisick Autumn Club - every Tuesday 9.30am - 11am at Killisick Community Centre, Killisick Rd. For more info call 0115 956 8575.

The Fellowship - meets Thursday 2pm-3pm at the Wesleyan Reform Church, Burford Street, Arnold. We have a variety of speakers & tea & biscuits. For more info call Ms Patricia Lyon 0115 926 8590/07986892022. All welcome. 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:

Arnold Arts Society - at the Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tuesday/Thursday

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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.

Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am at the City Hospital Cityside Restaurant. For more info call John Gilby on 0115 967 0909.

Interested in speakers on complementary therapies, health & well-being in mind, body & spirit? - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30

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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

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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. 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

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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.

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National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm. Also 3rd Wed in month 12noon - 3pm, lunch & speaker. Lunch venue - The Welbeck Suite, The Masonic Hall, Welbeck Rd, NG2 7QW. For more info call 0115 982 7989.

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. Chair Based Exercise - new members welcome. Free weekly classes at 1.45pm Tuesdays at The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Call 0115 847 0551 for info on our other classes.

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 Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom, Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. 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.

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Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics,

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News Update “People at Leisure” Painting Competition

Members of the Arnold Art Society recently competed for their annual “Margaret Award”, an internal competition award in memory of former member Margaret Scard. The winner of this year’s event was Richard Simkins with his painting entitled ‘Girls at the bar’ (pictured, right)

Spring Exhibition, Sale & Craft Fair – Sat/Sun 5th & 6th May 2012

The Art Society’s Annual Spring Sale and Exhibition together with the popular craft fair will be held again at the Pondhills Community Centre, Pondhills Lane, off Coppice Road, Arnold NG5 8DR on Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th 2012 from 10am until 5pm each day. Admission and parking are free. Artwork, craftwork and refreshments will be on sale and members of the public will be invited to vote for ‘The best painting in the show’. The theme for this year’s exhibition is “Reflections”.

Enquiries & Applications for Membership of Arnold Art Society

New members are always welcome. Members meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am till 11.45am to practise their skills at the Pondhills Community Centre, Pondhills Lane, off Coppice Road, Arnold. For people in employment there is another opportunity to attend on Wednesday evenings from 7.15pm. Why not drop in and find out what’s going on? Applications are always invited from anyone with an interest and aptitude for art. Beginners especially welcome. Details may be obtained from the Society’s website: or by contacting the Membership Secretary Mr. Eric Wileman on telephone 01623 793923 or via his website:

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PROFESSIONAL TREE SURGEONS All aspects of tree work carried out to high standards Our team are fully qualified and trained over 15 years experience in horticulture and arboriculture we also carry out hedge trimming and shaping, tree planting and woodland management Covered by £5 million public liability insurance Lots of great reviews left by customers on our website We remove & recycle 100% of our waste Professional, trustworthy and affordable Contact Will Rawson for your free no obligation quotation 0115 752 1036 • 07815 681327

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PAINTING & DECORATING COVING & ARTEXING Fully City & Guilds Qualified 25 Years Experience Friendly Reliable Service Good Quality Clean Work Free Estimates • Competitive Rates

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Gardenscene Landscapes From maintaining commercial grounds right through to garden maintenance, hedge and grass cutting and tree/ conifer work, Gardenscene Landscapes can help with your outside space. With many years experience and a friendly, professional service why not give them a call for a free estimate?

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Are you buying a property in Notts?


Don’t ever buy without a proper survey! If you are buying a property, your Solicitor will always recommend that you have a thorough independent survey. You cannot simply rely on a quick valuation done by a mortgage lender and hope for the best. We are one of Nottinghams leading firms of Chartered Surveyors providing cost effective and friendly advice. We are experts in the following areas: • Detailed Property Surveys (residential and commercial) • House Sellers Surveys • Valuations • Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) • Inventories for Letting Agents We are Approved by Nottingham Trading Standards, Fully Insured and Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. You can see example reports on our web site: Call us today for advice about what type of survey is most appropriate for you and a no obligation quotation. One call could save you £1000s. 59 Lenton Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 2FQ

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Are you looking for expert advice, quality workmanship with competitive prices? Well look no further; Mark Severn is here to help you with all your specialist ground work needs. Mark has been in his trade for 22 years. All Grounds is a local, friendly business specialising in hard landscaping, fencing and paving. Mark also does footings and foundations for extensions. If you want your home and garden to have a whole new look please call Mark now for a free quotation on 0115 952 4729 or 07870 271643. To advertise call 07800 633101 or email:


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Spring into action and use a Buy With Confidence approved trader. If you’re thinking of carrying out roof repairs, gardening work and other seasonal jobs, why not spring into action and use our free approved trader scheme? Buy With Confidence, which is run by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council, is a list of local roofers, gardeners and other trades people who have been vetted by our trading standards officers. We carry out checks to ensure they are solvent, adequately insured and don’t have a history of ripping people off. Visit: or phone The Citizens Advice Consumer Service on: 08454 04 05 06 to find a local trader you can trust.

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The Notts and Arnold Amateur Cricket Club Girls Cricket Development

Simply Notts and Arnold Amateur Cricket Club are working with Trent Bridge Cricket Office supporting girls and womens Turn Up cricket. Over the last two summers a new girls team played softball in the North Girls Cricket League, and this season and Join In we are entering an U14 Girls Team in the Nottingham Girls or contact League and U12s Boys League also. Recruitment of new girls continued through the indoor team at Basford. This is Andrew a great opportunity to have some fun and meet new friends. Claye All the girls attend Friday Club evening training to enjoy the atmosphere, and start to learn new skills, socialise and on 07834 chat. • Thursday evenings from 6.30pm at Goosedale is 4466883 Girls cricket coaching. • Over the next five years the Club will develop girls teams at each junior age group based on the NAACC youth development model. • There are 7 girls who are currently in the County squads. If you are interested joining in women and girls cricket you are welcome to attend coaching Since April last year George Wilson and Mick sessions. By 2014 we should have enough Henson have been working on transforming a players to have an NAACC Ladies team. piece of waste ground on the Goosedale site into a new cricket ground. In July the first game is due to be played on the new wicket. With Junior Cricket thousands of hours of volunteer time the ground There is junior coaching every single Friday has been cleared, cleaned and improved with from 6.30pm until 8.00pm at Goosedale right through to the last Friday in October. the result that NAACC collected the National Goosedale Sports Club is on Goosedale Cricketforce Award at Lords. The lastest project Lane off Moor Rd, between Bestwood Village is to install water bore holes so that the site is and Papplewick, left at the Griffins Head in self sustaining. Thanks to all the Club volunteers Papplewick, postcode NG6 8UJ. who support the ground improvements with their If you are a new starter, or a young cricket valuable time. We have kids who are working novice then you are welcome to join the Club on the new ground who will be playing their first • 4 senior Bassetlaw Saturday teams, 5th games of senior cricket on the third square in team planned for 2013 season. 2013, and beyond. • 4 Newark Sunday development teams.

New Cricket Ground at Goosedale

• Monday night junior nets from 6.30pm until dusk • 10 Boys and Girls League sides at every age group through the summer. • Thursday 6.30pm Girls coaching • Friday Club Night from 6.30pm at Goosedale • NAACC has the highest number of registered cricket coaches in Nottinghamshire, and the juniors are invited to attend Trent Bridge County, T20 and International fixtures.

Holiday Scheme

Edge Sports Coaching are working with Notts & Arnold CC and will be running Holiday Camps throughout the Easter and Summer school holidays. Children of all ages and abilities welcome. Camps will be based in the countryside location of Goosedale, which is only 15 minutes from the city and NG5 locations. Visit or call Michael Rann 07921171177.

Cricket is an all year round sport, with a strong coaching structure for all participants to have fun and make new friends. If you want to get involved at anytime of the year please contact Andrew Claye 0783 44 66 883

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D &B Bathrooms Bathrooms fitted and tiled to a very high standard Including wetrooms, en-suites and steam rooms

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Al’s D.I.Y. Guide

Spring Cleaning?

Running into spring with such mild conditions as these gives us an opportunity to start some things early. Will we be having a really long summer? I hope so! While you can, I suggest getting out there and doing some of the prep work for the maintenance you should do in summer giving you more time to relax and enjoy when it’s hot. External painting will be covered separately in the next issue. If you have PVC-u windows, some of the older ones may have yellowed and become dirty. “De.Solv.It” make a specific cleaner which works really well on the white ones, it will really brighten up the look of your home. Clean your patios, decks and driveways of all the winter slime now, normally just jetwashing does the trick. If you have block pavers then it’s best to use a block paving brush, you don’t want to jet out the sand keeping them in place. This is laborious and time consuming but worth it. If your deck is more than 3 years old then use Cuprinol Decking Treatment and a roller/ brush with pole-really quick and easy! The inimitable Jeyes Fluid with the correct dilutions is great for much outdoor cleaningremember the distinctive smell? If you don’t have the time/inclination you can call in the friendly local experts on 0115 8377121. Feel free to ask any questions via phone or email ( “Like” our Facebook page for regular tips and competitions Atlanticorp

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Tree Surgeon

Have you considered? Just like the rest of your property your trees may need some maintenance from time to time? Are your trees too tall, unsafe or untidy? Are they blocking light from yours, or your neighbour’s property? With o v e r 25 years of experience working with trees in your area I would be pleased to offer you free advice and a free quotation.

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“Move fast without sacrificing the equity in your home” is the message from local property buyer, Oliver.

Many companies offer to buy your house quick, but expect a large hit on your sale price. It doesn’t have to be this way! Oliver offers a local home buying service that is fair, ethical and avoids the time and cost associated with estate agents, HIPs and readying your property for sale. Oliver will first seek to understand what you are trying to achieve by selling and deliver a tailored solution that works for you. What amazes people the most is how fast and simple the whole process is. From contacting Oliver to handing over the keys in less than 14 days is typical.

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Kim Bell - your local handyman 25 years experience From odd jobs to larger projects • Shelves/flat pack assembly etc • Painting & tiling • Patios, brick walls & fencing

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Many people fail to sweep their chimney or service appliances at regular intervals, either due to the fact that they are unaware of the maintenance requirements, the potential consequences, or for financial reasons. The use of an unregistered chimney sweep can be dangerous; it is only through established trade organisations such as the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps that a customer can have confidence that the job they are paying for is done correctly, and that safety checks will have been made. Upon completion, a registered chimney sweep will issue an approved certificate.

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UK fire statistics indicate that there are over 31,000 domestic chimney fires a year. These are largely due to infrequent sweeping which results in a build-up of flammable tar within the appliance or flue. Insurance companies may refuse claims due to chimney fires unless the chimney has been swept by a registered chimney sweep where a certificate has been issued. CLEAN CHIMNEYS DO NOT CATCH FIRE Greg Drozdowski: info@ Tel 01623 401128 / 07711 441459 HETAS registered and a member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps

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care fees bereavement ill-health or injury elderly and vulnerable adults FREE CONSULTATION

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Ask about our range of FREE seminars Learn how the law affects you and how to create effective strategies. Topics covered include: Wills and probate disputes Protecting family and business assets Long term care and mental incapacity Trusts for disability and personal injury Business exit and succession planning Call 0800 9788582 Venues in Basford, Arnold, Nottingham and Derby - various dates Book early to avoid disappointment. Member: Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Law Society and Solicitors For The Elderly Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority £10 booking and administration fee applies. Voucher for legal services available to attendees

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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 Woody 911 4248 or 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 ADHD - a support group for parents of adults with ADHD. Meet last Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info. Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call 07930 713530 or email: Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, faceto-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david. 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@ Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to carers of people with terminal cancer or other life-limiting illnesses. For a few hours each week our trained volunteers are able to provide one to one emotional support, information and a short break from your caring role. For support, call 0845 304 8730, 0115 938 5906 or email: nottshelper@mariecurie. Visit for more information. 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. Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: or visit:

Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs

negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 950 7836 from 9am to 9pm.

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. Contact the Elderly - are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Interested in volunteering? Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info.

Arnold Work Club - Meets every Tuesday 1pm-3pm at Arnold Library. Meet others looking for work, build new contacts, share experiences, get advice on interveiws/CV’s etc. For more details call 0115 911 1662 or email: Kings Money Advice Centre - offers free, impartial debt advice. Please go to or phone 0115 920 7399.

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KNITTERS NEEDED..... to make baby clothes for a stall at City Hospital to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care Notts.

For more info call Anne

Providing Social Care with Dignity Julie Severn Care worker and Cleaner

01159 603187 07943 954918

0115 938 5362

Donations of wool or unwanted gifts also gratefully recieved.

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Vernon Coaker Member of Parliament for Gedling 2A Parkyn Road, Daybrook Nottingham NG5 6BG Email: Tel: 0115 920 4224 Fax: 0115 920 4500 Please get in touch if you think I can help

Struggling with Debt? Money Worries? For free, confidential help and advice with your debt and money worries, go to or phone 9207399

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Volunteer Befrienders Needed

Community fund pot up for grabs for Nottinghamshire residents Local communities across Nottinghamshire needing a helping hand to fund small projects, activities or improvements in their area could be entitled to a share of an annual £10,000 funding pot held by their local County Councillor.

Alzheimer’s Society in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are looking to recruit volunteers for the side by side befriending service which offers one to one support to people in the early stages of dementia. If you are able to give 2 hours a week on a regular basis and would like to know more about the role of the volunteer befriender then please contact the Side by Side befriending team on 0115 9343805. Or email sidebyside@ If you are a person diagnosed dementia or a carer and would to know more about our side by befriending service please call above number.


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The Councillor’s Division Fund aims to benefit organisations, groups or individuals which are active in their community for one-off causes and the councillor decides which schemes in their ward should get a contribution. Recent grants include £250 for a Christmas party for local residents at a community centre, £1,000 to replace a charity shop’s glass frontage and £500 for an allotment group to develop a wild flower area. Councillor Reg Adair, Cabinet Member for Finance and Property at the County Council, said: "County Councillors are active in finding good causes in their ward for a share of their Division Fund money. However, we would encourage you to get in contact with your local councillor if you or your community group is struggling to find the money for a worthwhile one-off project or activity.” County Councillors are only able to use their fund for causes within their ward. People wishing to put forward a request for a Councillors Division Fund grant should contact their local County Councillor whose contact details are available by visiting the Council’s website at www.nottinghamshire. or by telephoning the authority on 08449 80 80 80.

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Locally based MOBILE! Solicitor for advice on: • Wills • Moving Home • Probate • Powers of Attorney • Charities and Trusts • Issues relating to Care & the Elderly We are happy to arrange a FREE initial appointment in the comfort of your OWN HOME. For more information or to book an appointment contact Tina Green on 07508 422494 or David Killingworth on 01773 599929 or 07789 988217. For services that are delivered with Integrity, Independence and no hidden cost.

Killingworth and Parrott is authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 557218

17 Bridge Street, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1AY |

WRVS Home Library Service Are you housebound and unable to visit the library to borrow books but still enjoy reading? Do you know someone who enjoys books and reading but is unable to leave their home easily to visit the library? In partnership with Nottinghamshire Library Service, WRVS deliver a Home Library Service, whereby books and audio tapes are delivered to individuals in their own home by WRVS volunteers. The service is free, and is available for anyone of any age who is unable to leave their home to visit a library, and who does not have anyone to choose and borrow books for them. If you would like to receive the Home Library Service, or know someone else who might, please contact Ask Libraries on 0845 0267972.

Free Money Management Courses and New Student Money Management Courses in Arnold The course teaches good money management skills, budgeting tips and overall advice on how to curtail expenditure. If you need to tighten your belt or have more serious financial difficulties, this course has something to offer. The new student course is aimed at those in or about to start university and aims to take the pain out of student finances.

The courses are held locally and are open to all To enquire about a forthcoming course, contact Colin / Hilda on 0115 9532584 or email:

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Gedling Borough Council.........0115 901 3901 Notts County Council...............0844 980 8080 Council Tax...............................0115 901 3950 Housing Benefits......................0115 901 3970 Waste & Recycling...................0115 901 3621 Tax Credits...............................0845 300 3900 Leisure Centres Arnold.......................................0115 956 0733 Redhill......................................0115 956 9996 Carlton......................................0115 987 2333 Calverton..................................0115 901 3800 Richard Herrod Centre.............0115 961 2949 Southglade...............................0115 915 1595 Police........................................0115 940 0999 QMC Hospital...........................0115 924 9924 City Hospital.............................0115 969 1169 NHS Direct................................0845 4647 Emergency Utilities Electric.....................................0800 056 8090 Gas...........................................0800 111 999 Water........................................0800 783 4444


National Rail Enquiries..............08457 484950 Nottingham City Transport........0115 950 6070 Nott’ham East Midlands Airport.08719199000 DVLA........................................0870 240 0009 Local Taxis Budget Mini Buses....................0115 9626572 DG Taxis...................................01159 500 500 Local Community Centres Arnold Hill ................................0115 901 3701 Pondhills...................................0115 901 3701 Killisick......................................0115 901 3701 Westdale Lane..........................0115 901 3701 Burton Road..............................0115 901 3701 The Brickyard............................0115 901 3701 Late night Chemists in Arnold M N Singh (7pm), 77 High St,..0115 926 2208 Sainsburys Pharmacy (10pm)..0115 926 4869 24 Hour Garage - BP Garage, Mansfield Rd Local MP - Vernon Coaker.......0115 920 4224 Arnold Market Days Tues, Fri and Sat....normal market Flea Market, Wed @ 6.30pm Trash & Treasure, Mon @ 8.30am


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pets Arnwood Veterinary Clinics Ltd ARNOLD BRANCH

130 Coppice Rd, Arnold Tel 0115 967 1117

Cat fosterers urgently needed! Animal Accident Rescue Unit was created to provide a free ambulance service for pet owners without the means to travel to the vets themselves. Since then, it has become a badly needed lifeline, also taking in sick and injured animals & birds, arranging for their treatment and caring for them in foster homes until either their owner can be traced or new homes can be found. The Charity is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers working from their own homes. We’ve taken in so many cats over the last few months that we desperately need new fosterers who can provide a temporary home for one of our rescued cats. If you think you can help us, please ring our Recruitment Officer on 0115 9563799.

Volunteer Drivers Needed! Local Nottingham-based charity Animal Accident Rescue Unit are looking for volunteer drivers with their own car who have a couple of hours to spare during the daytime. We really need your help to transport rescued animals to and from vets and foster homes.


Winchester St, Sherwood Tel 0115 962 1010 Also at Netherfield. 0115 940 4474

Martins Farm

ian & Feed Supplies Equestr

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

Tel: 0115 926 8703

Dorket Head Farm, Arnold, NG5 8PU Approx 2000 healthy animals are put to sleep every week in the UK Low cost speying & neutering schemes for pets available in the Nottingham area

T: 0115 987 8722

reg charity: 702569

If you’d like to learn more, please ring our Recruitment Officer on 0115 9563799. Other volunteering roles are also available.

For any other enquiries, please call our Lifeline Tel. No: 0115 9321555 or email us: Reg Charity No 701495 Vat No 916306634

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Index of Advertisers Accountants/Bookeepers Alan’s Accounting 37 Paul Keenan Accountants 37 Select Accountants 35 Aerials/TV’s 1st Astral Aerials Phil Chapman TV Confused

63 78 64

Bathrooms & Kitchens D & B Bathrooms Freedom Bathrooms Haydn Interiors Kitchen Design Studio Nott’ham K & B’rooms Prestige K & B

74 72 55 60,61 49 58

Beauty / Nails Nails & Co New Cutting Edge

20,21 19

Bedrooms Haydn Interiors KDS

55 60,61

Blinds/Curtains Day Blinds Highbury Design

7 62

Building Services / Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts 73 Arnold Building Services 53 Arnold Building & Roofing 79 S. Bird 84 Brownz Builders 63 C n D Properties 75 C M Ellis 59 D Fardell 46 Ernehale Roofing 86 P.Hodgkinson 59 Hudsons 50 Nottm Roofing 54 Roberts Builders 84 Roofer Mick 85 SBS 83 PG Stapleton 76 Traditional Roofing 58 John White Builders 81 Business Services Buy with Confidence Get it in Gedling

68 8

Careers Djanogly


Carers/Home Help Age UK Sasha Osborne Julie Severn

87 87 89

Car Repairs / Service / MOT Arnold Garage 95 Carpets/Carpet Fitter Carpet Style Steve Hart Carper Fitter The Little Carpet Co

48 59 51

Chartered Surveyors Proenergis


Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep


Cleaning/Ironing Services Belle Casa 76 Dustbusters 85 Michelles 59 Stainbusters 58 Complementary Therapies Barry Langton 26 Mindworks 25 Starlight 19 Computer Repairs/I.T PCM - IT Webtronix

35 37

Cruises Princess River Cruises


Hotels Bestwood Lodge Hotel


Dance Classes/Schools Spritzer 10 Start Dancin 26

House Clearance/Waste Removal Dave the Rubbish Man 57

Domestic Appliance Engineers/Sales Dave & Tony Farrell

Introduction Agencies Matchmates


Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 84

Solar Panels Arnold Electrical


Takeaways Sitar


Tattoo Studios Inochi Ink


Tiling/Tile Shops Creative Stone EMC Tiles Grout & About HMB

54 47 85 84

Training/Courses Bob Massey Mindworks

43 25

Travel Agents Forest Travel


Mobile Discos/Jukebox Hire Happy Days Lights 44

Tree Surgeons Charnwood W.R.S

79 64

M.P Vernon Coaker


Tuition Kumon



Upholstery P & J Upholstery


Vets Arnwood Vets


Windows/Doors Apollo


Window/Conservatory Cleaning JWS


Wool/Haberdashery Knitworking



Joiners/Bespoke Timberwks Beecroft 53 DD Joinery & Property 72 JM Joinery 47 Glen Myers 73 Mike Thompson 78 Timbertech 84

Electricians Arnold Electrical Atomic D.Brown Delectrix P.Kelliher DJ Hill LV Electrical N.C Electrical C.Orton Perkins & Son A D Thompson

65 73 84 83 47 69 76 85 86 81 62

Equestrian Martin’s Farm


Estate/Letting Agents RPB Property Smooth Moves

82 46

Financial Services CAP courses Capital Alliance Kings Money Advice

91 89 89

Flooring Brightwood Flooring

Oven Cleaning/Repairs Oven Repairs 4U OvenU Renu

85 72 64


Foot Health/Chiropody High St Foot Clinic Suzanne Gratton Fisher

25 19

Gas Engineers TherMix


Painting & Decorating Burnt Oak CM P & D Glen Birch James P & D HMB Phil Sargeant Trevor

82 68 66 58 84 76 49

Pest Control NBC


Plastering Bedale Plastering Richard Brooks C J Plastering GM Plastering Matt the Plasterer

66 54 86 82 85 73 54 82 56 57 69 66 53 49

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping/Ponds All Grounds 67 B & P Paving 45 Carlton Garden Services 74 DF Garden & Property 71 Floralands 11 Fusion Garden Creations 77 Gardenscene Landscapes 66 Garden Upkeep 47 Green Thumb 1 Greenward Bros 74 Heatherview Landscapes 58 Littlegreen Landscapes 72 Pauls Gardening Serv. 76 Pond Perfection 57 W.R.S 64

Kids Floralands Farm Park Making it!

11 13

Legal Services/Solicitors Barker Evans 87 Killingworth & Parrott 91

Opticians Specsavers

Glass Specialist Sines Glass


Plumbing & Heating Agua Plumbing All Weathers B & M Plumbing P.Byrne Hydra Heating Notts Plumbing & Heating PC Plumbing Redgate Plumbers Woodthorpe P & H

Hairdressing/Barbers Butterfly Hair Design New Cutting Edge The Cutting Edge

25 19 22

Property Maintenance DF Garden & Property Kim Bell Roberts

71 84 84

Health / Fitness Arnold Leisure Centre Body Masters Gym Rosemary Conley Zumba

26 19 23 19

Psychics/Mediums Neil Kemp


Removals/Courier Andy


Home Improvements DMG Handyman Greenward Bros Handyman Services House & Garden TLC JJ Jobs Kim Bell Man about the House Sanctuary H.I

63 74 71 83 47 84 66 57

Social Clubs/Comm. Centres Arnold WMC 39

Restaurants/Bars/Pubs Bestwood Lodge Hotel 4 Home 2,3 Sitar 5 Schools/Pre-schools Djanogly Good Shepherd Pre/Sc Hollygirt School

7 10 9

COMPLETE GLASSES FROM £25 Arnold 118 Front Street. Tel 0115 967 0856

Standard PENTAX single vision lenses. Other lenses and Extra Options available at an additional charge. SKU 25178180. ©2012 Specsavers. All rights reserved.

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