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TO ALL OUR READERS!!! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday... lots of eating, drinking and awful TV. You can’t beat it. If, like us, you feel a bit deflated now the festivities are over, have a look at all the wonderful businesses in our looking good section for some inspiration and ways to shape up, cheer up and feel good about yourself. A hearty homemade soup on a cold winters day can be just the ticket we have included 3 of our favourites in this edition. ENJOY!

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On a cold dark night nothing warms you up like a steaming bowl of soup with some crusty bread. All these recipes are easy to make and taste delicious.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Curried Lentil Soup

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This soup is mild, thick and very creamy. 30g butter 1x onion chopped 1x cauliflower cut into florets 250ml milk 600ml veg stock 150g mature cheddar grated salt & pepper 1 tsp paprika


Melt butter in a large saucepan. Cook onions gently until soft. Add the cauliflower and stir. Add stock. Bring to boil and simmer until florets are just tender. This will only take a few minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool for 10 mins. Add grated cheese and milk and stir. Liquidise until smooth. Place back in pan and heat gently. Season to taste. You shouldn't need much salt due to the cheese. Once in bowls sprinkle with paprika. Also delicious with crispy bacon scattered over.

Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and fry gently for 10 mins, add garlic and fry for another 5 mins til onions are soft. Add curry powder, stir and cook for 1 min. Add carrots and mix well. Cook for 1 min. Add lentils and stock and stir well. Bring to the boil and simmer until lentil and carrot are soft (about 20 mins). Liquidise and place back in pan. Taste and season accordingly. I find no salt needed if I use stock cubes. If you want the soup to have an extra kick add a few drops of Tabasco. To serve add a swirl of Greek yogurt to each bowl.

French Onion Soup

30g butter 2 tbsp olive oil 700g onions thinly sliced 1 ltre beef stock 250ml white wine 2 cloves garlic crushed salt & pepper to taste French stick 200/250g gruyere cheese grated Method

Heat oil and butter in large saucepan and fry onion and garlic gently until browned and soft (about 30 mins). Be careful not to burn the onions. Add the stock and wine and bring to the boil then simmer for 20 mins. Season to taste. Thickly slice the baguette and lightly toast both sides. Sprinkle cheese on top of the slices and grill until the cheese is bubbling. Put soup in bowls and float the baguette slices on top to serve.

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A Lifeline for Animals in Need

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


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

Volunteer Drivers and Phone Operators Needed!

Local Nottingham-based charity Animal Accident Rescue Unit is seeking volunteer drivers with their own car who have a couple of hours a week to spare during the daytime, evening or weekend. The charity needs help to transport rescued animals to and from vet practices and foster homes. Additionally, reliable people are needed to take calls from the public who require help with animals they find in distress. All roles are based from home. To learn more on how you can make a difference to vulnerable animals, please ring the Recruitment Officer on 0115-956 3799 (recruitment calls only). Many other volunteering roles are also available. Animal Accident Rescue Unit lifeline telephone number for dealing with animals in distress is 0115-932 1555. For non-urgent queries and information, email us at admin@, visit uk, or by post to PO Box 5414, Burton Joyce, Nottingham NG14 5DT. Reg Charity No 701405 Vat No 916306634

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Local MP stands up to prejudice by signing Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment In January Vernon Coaker MP signed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who died during the Holocaust.

January 27th marked the 68th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and extermination camp which is the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the weeks running up to the day, the Holocaust Educational Trust placed a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons, giving MPs the chance to honour those who were persecuted and killed during the Holocaust and encouraging constituents to work together to combat prejudice and racism today. In signing the Book of Commitment, Vernon paid tribute to those who perished during the Holocaust and honoured the extraordinary

Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people about what they endured, through the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Outreach programme. In the weeks leading up to and after Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events were arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. This year, people will also be encouraged to honour those communities that have been destroyed by genocide and reflect on the importance of coming together to oppose prejudice and hatred. Vernon Coaker MP: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity to remember the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. I encourage all constituents to mark the day and to join members of community in the fight against prejudice and intolerance.” Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust, said: “We are proud that Vernon is supporting Holocaust Memorial Day this year. It is vitally important that we both remember and learn from the appalling events of the Holocaust – as well as ensuring that we continue to challenge all forms of hatred and bigotry.”

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

North Branch welcomes people from Arnold, Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre, Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info from Jim Bennett 847 7639.

Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email

Notts Gosh - (Nottingham Gynae - oncology support & help group) support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month in the Urology Seminar Room at Nottingham City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or Dyslexia Action - Empowering Parents FREE Course - On 10th November from 10am - 1pm at 1a Bridlesmith Gate, Bottle Lane, Notts, NG1 2GR. To book or for more information please call 0115 948 3849. 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 people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. 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.

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email: 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. Nottingham Breast Cancer Support Group - Meet on 3rd Tuesday of each month at Nottingham City Hospital

in the main waiting room at the Breast Institute from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Our aim is to offer emotional, mutual and practical support to each other, partners, family and friends. For more info call Jackie Wheeler on 01949 20460.

Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661

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.

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

a helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people top know about it, why not list is here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: 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 07775588756 or email: Kings Money Advice Centre - offers free, impartial debt advice. Please go to or phone 0115 920 7399.

Carewatch in Nottingham - is a friendship centre for over 55’s living in the Nottingham area. We are open weekdays from 9.30am - 2.30pm & offer hot meals, drinks & snacks as well as activities like easy exercise, card making, speakers, bingo & party days. Based at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Westville Gardens, off Woodborough Road, Nottingham, NG3 4QF. Tel: 0115 9856959 Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email: Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. We meet 6.30pm-8.30pm every 2nd Wed at Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) Depression - support group, workshops and group meetings - contact Roxanne on 07988 083224 Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out.

Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email:

SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led

meetings are held in Nottingham on Thurs evenings & Sat mornings. Women only group meets Mon lunchtime.Also small group in Ollerton. For details contact Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email:

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

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

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People caring for a relative or friend who lives in Gedling are being urged to sign up to a carer’s card which offers 24-hour support in the event of an emergency. The free card helps to ensure care can be provided on the carer’s behalf on an emergency basis.

Currently, 334 carers have signed up to the Carer’s Emergency Card scheme which is now solely managed by Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Nature reserve tidied up by council, friend group and fast food giant Gedling Borough Council and McDonalds have joined forces to tidy up a popular Arnold nature reserve. Cllr Henry Wheeler and Neighbourhood warden, Niki Pekal, from Gedling Borough Council worked with McDonalds staff from various branches and the Friends of the Hobbucks, to take part in a litter picking exercise to clear up the Hobbucks.

The popular site benefits from native flora, hedgerows, wild flower meadows, scrubland grassland, veteran trees and plantation woodland, which are a valuable habitat for the sites vertebrae, species of bird and small mammals. Cllr Wheeler, from Gedling Borough Council, said “We are pleased to be working in partnership with McDonald's and The Friends of the Hobbucks, to help restore the original look of this popular nature reserve and help clear the site of litter and other rubbish as part of the Love Where You Live Keep Britain Tidy Campaign. The Hobbucks has been blighted by a lot of flytipping and vandalism from various different sources, so we are pleased that the volunteers today put their efforts into doing something positive for the Gedling community.”

The volunteers removed numerous waste and fly tipping from the site located on the urban fringe of Arnold. The Hobbucks, owned and partially maintained by Gedling Borough Council, is in the council’s Killisick ward and covers an area of approximately 14 hectares.

The Friends of the Hobbucks, was formed in 2007 by local residents to make improvements to the site, with the hope of making it an educational resource area. If you would like to volunteer to help preserve the Hobbucks, please contact the Friends of the Hobbucks on 07805 629654.

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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. 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 - 14yrs, all abilities. We meet Thursdays 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more information. LA School of Theatre, Dance & Drama - all ages, all styles. Professional teacher. Classes in Arnold town centre. For more info call Lorraine on 07816 209839 or 0115 920 3558.

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 Magical Movers - singing, dancing and having fun in Arnold and Woodthorpe. Call Claire on 07954 991963 -

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 St Mary’s Pre-School - weekdays - call 07969 544137. Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups - 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 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. Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket sessions for 7 to 11 yr olds every Sunday morning from 10am to 12noon. Contact Andrew Whitaker on 07891 654978. 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@btconnect. com. 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 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.


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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

Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap & Ballet Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit www.

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.

Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10 - 12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from bump to crawling. Special offers during the group. Various events organised. FREE admission. Contact Paula for details 07967 252784 or

Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for children aged 30 mths upwards. Children from all families welcome, with places available fro September 2012. Please contact Melanie Saunders on 07971 382837 for more information. 2nd Arnold Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers - Beavers Fritime): | Cubs Panther Grp Boys’ Brigade, 25th Nottingham Company - Every Tuesday6.30-7.45 night (term 5.20pm - 9.15pm. 7-8.30pm Cubsyrs Otter Grpand 7-8.30pm | Scouts 7.30-9pm Wed | Explorers 8-9.30pm Open to allTues ages|5-18 - boys girls. AtThurs the Emmanuel Church, Church View Close, WarrenFri. Contact Noel Yeatman 0115 956 9865/0787505 6784 Hill. Contact Adrian on 07857 897633 or email: Discover, Explore and Create Kids Art Group - at The Place Activity Centre, Sherwood. Be creative and imaginative using a range of different art materials and techniques. Take you Discover and Explore Arts Awards. 7-9yrs Saturday (term time) 9.30-10.30am. 10-11yrs Sat (term time) 10.45-11.45am. Age ranges & sessions are flexible for siblings. First session FREE. Contact Natasha 07742 949582 or email:


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. Arnold Study Centre Donna Kelly 0115 822 4711 Sherwood Study Centre Caroline Cochrane 0115 875 1271 Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

King George V Playing Fields Improvements Works by Gedling Borough Council to improve King George V playing fields in Arnold began on Monday 21 January. Gedling Homes and Nottinghamshire County Council have contributed funding of £150,000 for the development that includes the installation of a new children’s play area, outdoor gym and sports facilities. The council has developed its plans for improvements following consultation with a range of stakeholders including residents living close to the park, local schools, the Arnold Local Area Forum and the cricket and football clubs. Over 90% of residents asked were in favour of a new play area, garden area, and footpaths whilst nearly 75% were keen on a new outdoor gym and additional football pitches.

funding, the council plans to carry out further improvements later in the year, including: • A garden rest area with seating, sensory shrub beds and hedges • A skate park with specially laid out mounds and tree planting to provide a visual and sound barrier for both the skaters and local residents concerned with noise levels People can see artists’ impressions of how the new play areas will look on the council’s website, The drawings will also be on display at the Civic Centre in Arnot Hill Park, Arnold.

The new play areas will be installed by the end of March. The main drive within the park will be closed to vehicles whilst works are taking place, but pedestrian access to the playing fields will be available as normal. Subject






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Start Dancin' Mapperley Plains Social Club Cha Cha Workshop Sunday 10th February Beginners Session at 2 pm Further sessions at 3, 4 & 5 pm

Foxtrot & Cha Cha New 7 week course begins on Thursday February 21st Beginners start at 7.00pm Followed by Intermediates and Advanced classes Waltz Workshop Sunday 17th March To register:! email:! Phone: 07760 112277; 0115 9509378!


Why not try Nordic Walking? Classes are held in Bestwood Country Park. Poles can be supplied. Nordic walking is suitable for everyone who can walk whatever their level of fitness. Classes: Wednesday: 10.30 - 11.30am from Winding Engine Car Park, Park Road, Bestwood Village, NG5 8TQ Wednesday: 12.30-13.30 from Bestwood Lodge Drive Car Park, Arnold, NG5 8PD Friday: 10.30 -11.30 from Winding Engine Car Park address details as above. This session focuses on more advanced technique for those who have already learned to Nordic Walk. Saturday: 10.30-11.30 from Winding House Car Park - details as before. Followed by a visit to the Dynamo House Cafe for coffee and a chat. Newcomers to Nordic Walking are requested to contact Glynis on 07889 038495 to arrange a free 30 minute introduction to the technique before attending their first class. Cost is a voluntary contribution of ÂŁ3 per class.

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Redhill Ladies Hockey Club Inspired by Team GB?

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For more information contact Tracey 07939 224105

Following the success of GB ladies hockey team in last years Olympics and their Bronze medal success, much interest is now being shown in the exciting sport of field hockey. Redhill Ladies Hockey Club wish to build upon the success of the GB Team and the ever growing Hockey Nation and are now dedicated to building up a girl’s junior section of the club. The junior section will take place on Mondays at Southglade Leisure Centre 18:00-19:00 at a cost of £1 per session. There will be a dedicated coach and team members supporting the juniors to becoming fully fledged hockey players and part of an exciting sport. Now is the time to become a part of the hockey family and become a member of Redhill Ladies Hockey club! Contact Tracey Barton on to book a place now! Please note if you wish to join our club, Adult training takes place on Tuesdays 19:00-21:00 at Southglades-all levels of ability catered for and all new players warmly welcomed.

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Kevin Brocklehurst and his associate Richard Povey from Arnold Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic are in training to complete the 26.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon for Get Kids Going! Neither of them has ever run a marathon but it has always been an ambition. After watching all the endeavours of 2012 (The Olympics & The Paralympics) they were inspired to enter the Virgin London Marathon, and chose Get Kids Going! as their nominated charity.

Get Kids Going! is a national charity which provides sports grants and sports wheelchairs for disabled children and young people so they can play and participate in sports at all levels. With the help of Get Kids Going! disabled children and youngsters can participate in marathons, athletics, rugby, tennis, skiing and lots of other sports. A sports wheelchair costs approximately £4,000 and the average sports grant ranges from £500 upwards. Get Kids Going! not only provides disabled children and youngsters with desperately needed equipment, but it gives them

independence, a life of their own, a fantastic interest and participation in sport. Get Kids Going! also helps with sports therapists, sports training, physiotherapy, travel to sporting events and design of sports wheelchairs with the aim of helping British children and youngsters become World & Paralympic champions! The President of Get Kids Going! is Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE and Vice Presidents are Baroness Tanni GreyThompson DBE and David Weir CBE. There are over 200,000 disabled children and youngsters in Britain who need the help of Get Kids Going! Kevin and Richard are aiming to raise £4,500 for Get Kids Going and your help would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be made in the clinic or online at RichardPovey. All donators will be entered into a raffle to win a free chiropody/podiatry treatment. (If donating on line please put NG5 in the message box and fill in your name if you wish to be entered into the raffle). Kindly fuelled by NRG FUEL Sports Nutrition.

Arnold Chiropody & Podiatry Clinic We have 5 practitioners, Sarah Williams, Kevin Brocklehurst, Richard Povey and Temujin Eradhun and Carlie Bayes, all of whom are registered with the Health Professions Council. This is the only registration accepted by Health Cash Plans such as Westfield Health Insurance and Simply Health (formerly HSA). We provide general chiropody/podiatry treatment, gait analysis and biomechanical assessments. We also administer local anaesthetic to remove painful/infected ingrowing toe nails. Whatever your foot problem, we are here to help. To make an appointment, please call us.

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with your local Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Classes in Arnold and Sherwood Do you want to loose weight and shape up for your special day?

Why not read about Suzette’s story: Suzette joined one of the Arnold Rosemary Conley classes in January 2012 in order to loose weight for her wedding. She had tried other diet’s previously without success and loving exercise decided the Rosemary Conley classes would be an ideal way to loose weight and tone up as they combine weight loss with exercise. All classes offer a combination of dietary advice and exercise, which has been central to the life changing successes that many members have seen. Suzette set herself the target to loose weight before her big day, having already bought her dress, she new how much she wanted to loose. Suzette was very successful in her weight loss shedding 21lb, but she was staggered by the huge amount of inch loss particularly on her waist – 14 inches!! Her dress virtually had to be remade in order to fit her on the big day. Suzette dropped from a size 18 to a size 10, she says “I was getting married in August and I felt very overweight and had no confidence at all. Jo and the other members in class were so supportive. My wedding day was amazing and I felt like a princess – thanks to Jo!”

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Arnold Hill Comprehensive School (Lower School), Gedling Road, NG5 6NZ 6:00 - 7:15 pm (Kardy-O-Fun Aerobics)

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Age: 18 Sport: Swimming - Racing County: Nottinghamshire How did you first get involved with your sport? I first got involved by attending crash course sessions at the local pool. Who was the first person to spot your talent? The first person to spot my talent was Nottinghamshire development who helped me achieve my goals from the age of 10. What is your greatest sporting achievement? Winning a bronze at the National Championships in 2009. What’s your earliest memory of competing in your sport? Competing at County Championships with Jorge Phenix Coyne at the age of 8. Who’s your biggest supporter and why? The coaches at Arnold Swimming Club, friends and family.

Swimming News... Presentation Evening

This year’s presentation evening was attended by approximately 250 swimmers and their relatives and friends at Arnold Working Mens Club on Friday 7th December 2012. A big thank you to Ian Tomlin, Teresa Kelly and David Fortescue for all the preparation which included several rehearsals to ensure the evening went without any glitches. This was the first year each swimmer who competed in the Club Championships was presented with their awards and all their achievements were displayed on the big screens to everyone present. Well done to all the swimmers for their achievements and to Teresa Kelly who was voted Volunteer of the year and Dave Palmer who was voted Coach of the year. Trophies were presented to swimmers by Bill Hopkins, President of Nottinghamshire ASA and Dave Palmer, Head Coach Performance Squad. The Club would like to extend its considerable thanks to Arnold Working Mens Club, in particular Sylvia, Paul and all the bar staff for making the evening so memorable.

President Nottinghamshire ASA - Bill Hopkins Further to the Nottinghamshire ASA Annual General Meeting held at the Arnold Civic Centre in November 2012, we are delighted and very proud to announce that Bill Hopkins was elected President of Nottinghamshire ASA. Bill has been coaching swimmers at the Club for almost 20 years and is still coaching swimmers most nights of the week. This is a fantastic achievement for Bill and richly deserved. Pictured above is Bill (wearing his chain of office) with the out-going President of Nottinghamshire ASA, Bernie Walker.

Swimming facts for 2012 courtesy of David Fortescue

As a Club, we have swam in 69 swimming competitions over 39 competitive weekends this year, claiming an amazing 54 Club Records and 1351 Personal Best Times (that's 223 up on 2011). In achieving all of this we have successfully completed 304,425 metres of competitive swimming.

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 Wednesday: 7-8 pm - Southglade Leisure Centre Thursday: 7-9 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre Friday: 7-9 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre Friday: 7.30 - 9pm - Southglade Leisure Centre Sunday: 5-7 pm - Arnold Leisure Centre

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NHS GP SURGERY CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR SUCCESS Our state of the art NHS GP Surgery in Bestwood celebrated its first anniversary by reaffirming its mission to tackle health issues in the local community. Southglade Health Centre NHS Surgery in Bestwood opened in January 2012 after the local Primary Health Care Trust identified the need to increase GP services in the area. The surgery has already attracted over 800 patients and is continuing to grow. Practice Manager Margaret Moore commented; “The new surgery is bright, welcoming and very accessible with a range of services and flexible appointments”. People are really impressed when they enter the building. One of the early challenges we had was the place was so nice some people didn’t think that we were part of the NHS!” Regular patients at the surgery have said “Everyone is very friendly and the building is lovely. Getting an appointment is quick.”


Southglade Health Centre is one of a number of NHS surgeries operated by the military charity SSAFA Forces Help who also provide health care to British Forces and their families based in Germany and other locations. Services available at the Southglade Health Centre are:• Consultations with General Practitioners and Practice Nurses for all acute and long term conditions, including heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, epilepsy, stroke. • Treatment for minor ailments such as small cuts and burns, ear syringing and dressings. Childhood immunisations, adult flu, travel vaccinations. • Ante natal care, family planning, contraception and smears. • Health Lifestyle advice

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looking good, feeling great LA SCHOOL OF THEATRE, DANCE & DRAMA All ages | All styles Professional teacher Dance classes in Arnold Town Centre For more info call Lorraine:

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

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Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital People Caring For People When patients choose the Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital for their treatment, we aim to provide the highest quality patient care modern medicine has to offer. We constantly strive to provide a clean and modern environment which is both welcoming and friendly. We pride ourselves on delivering a caring approach whilst ensuring a safe and calm environment. “Nottingham Woodthorpe is proud of its 0% MRSA and C Diff rates, demonstrating the high levels of infection control and cleanliness throughout the service” We have 39 private en-suite bedrooms and recently invested in a new 2-bed High Dependency Unit which is supported by a 24hr Resident Medical Officer, dedicated Critical Care Lead and a trained nursing team. Alongside this we have a dedicated Ambulatory Daycase Unit, Endoscopy Suite.

Did You Know? The Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital offers a wide range of specialities and services, all of which are provided by a dedicated team of Consultants, Nursing Staff, Radiologists and Physiotherapists. Accessing Treatment Visiting a hospital can be stressful, we aim to make you feel you are our guest as well as a patient. To access this treatment, tell your Doctor if you have Private Medical Insurance or telephone our dedicated Hospital Services Advisor who will be able to provide you with further information on the costs of treatment. For information on our Services and Consultants visit our website or telephone our Hospital Services Advisor on 0115 9932 015.

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Tackling antisocial behaviour continues to be a priority for police in the Arnold area and we are working hard to make it a nicer place to live. The beat team is currently putting extra focus on the town centre once the schools close, engaging with youngsters, who congregate in groups, to help discourage any antisocial behaviour. These high-visibility patrols have had a big impact on the community during the Christmas period and into 2013 with officers deterring potential offenders and getting the chance to meet with members of the public to offer reassurance. Patrols will continue to further reduce any antisocial behaviour. The beat team has also been working closely with children during school time to increase their awareness of the impact of antisocial behaviour. Officers have held assemblies at a number of secondary schools and spoken with students about a whole range of issues including antisocial behaviour, drugs and alcohol. The interaction has increased students’ awareness and has been well received by the schools.

As well as talking to young people about drug misuse, the beat team has been targeting drug-related offences. Several warrants have been executed across the Gedling area with drugs being discovered and taken off the streets leading to a safer community. Multiple arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. Officers are working hard to tackle drug crime. If you have any information you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact us on 101. Further to this we are continuing to work with local businesses. The New Year brings a renewed focus on both Pubwatch and Shopwatch with the aims of managing late night disorder and preventing shop theft. Forcewide, our annual Drink Drive Campaign resulted in more than 130 motorists being arrested. Throughout December and the New Year, officers stopped motorists suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Scores of breath tests were carried out and information from the public was followed up, leading to 135 people arrested for being over the legal limit while at the wheel. The limit is 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, and motorists can still be over the limit the morning after a night drinking.

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POSITIVE OUTCOMES For many of us alcohol can be an enjoyable part of everyday life. For others it can cause difficulties. If you are trying to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink, or to stop drinking altogether and you’re finding it harder than you had imagined, a support group might be the answer. Positive Outcomes is one of only a handful of independent alcohol support groups in Nottinghamshire run wholly by and for people who aim to control their drinking – cutting down or cutting it out. We are not health professionals, just ordinary people who have stopped drinking or who want to control their drinking. We meet each week in Nottingham city centre to listen, discuss and help each other in a safe, confidential and nonjudgemental environment. We are a drop-in group - there is no charge and you can come to as many or as few meetings as you like. We hope that we can help you but if you find we are not right for you, there is no pressure to come back. So if you think we can help and you would like to find out more, contact us for information on these numbers: Oxford Corner: 0115 948 5505 Mon, Tues & Fri, 9.30am-5pm Wed:9.30am-8pm,Thursday1pm-5pm Self Help Nottingham: 0115 911 1661 Mon to Fri 9am – 1pm E-mail:

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ARNOLD TOWN FC Latest News..

Under New Management Arnold Town FC recently welcomed Graham Walker (pictured) as their new Manager following the departure of Gary Hayward in December. Poor results have left the First Team in the bottom two of the NCEL Prem going into 2013. Graham was assistant to Brett Marshall last season at Retford Utd who went on to win the NCEL Prem’ Division title before the pair moved on to Hucknall Town in the Summer. Graham brings with him another local lad Frank Corrigan as his assistant. Arnold boys Sunday under 10's team are currently looking for players to strengthen their squad.

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First Team Fixtures 5 Feb - Greenwood Meadows NSC 3rd Rd 9 Feb - v Bridlington Town 23 Feb - v Brighouse Town 26 Feb - v Long Eaton Utd 9 Mar - v Glasshoughton 16 Mar - v Armthorpe 30 Mar - v Lincoln Moorlands All images provided by official club photographer Mick Gretton


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Mark Maggs has over 20 years experience in the plumbing and heating industry. He is locally based in Arnold and is happy to deal with all your plumbing and heating needs, from replacing a tap washer to a full All your plumbing and heating needs heating system. catered for ...whatever the weather ! Mark prides himself on his high quality workmanship and his competitive rates. Full central heating systems with It’s always nice to hear a friendly voice on condensing combi boilers Boiler replacements, repairs and servicing the other end of the ‘phone, and with Mark All types of plumbing work undertaken that’s exactly what you get. Why not ring High quality service - no job too small for a FREE estimate and see for yourself. Over 20 years’ experience in the industry

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At Arnold Library : February - March 2013 RHYME, RATTLE AND ROLL.... ...a lively 30 minute session with singing and nursery rhymes, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 10:30 – 11am for 0-3 year olds and their carers/parents. READING CAFÉ... Our popular Café is open every Wednesday morning from 10am - 12 noon. Everyone is welcome for refreshment and to chat about books. The café has a themed meeting once a month; 13h February: ‘Irish Writers; A perusal of the Emerald Isles’ authors’ with Fran 6th March: Books into Films; a look at books that have been made into films with Tracy. No prior reading required. THE KNIT AND NATTER CAFE This is now a weekly event, open every Monday from 2 - 3pm, where you can knit, natter, borrow books and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and biscuits for 50p! INTERESTED IN LOCAL HISTORY? From 1.30pm - 4pm on Thursday 28th February and 28th March our Local Studies Librarian Ursula Ackrill will be in our local history section and available to help with local history or family history enquires. No booking required. For more information call 0115 9224986 or e-mail Ursula Ackrill at ursula.ackrill@nottscc. THE GALLERY Do you have some work you’d like to display? Then why not book our Gallery! For more information contact Pam Gallagher (Tel: 0115 920 2247) THE MEETING ROOM Need a meeting room? We have one to hire for an hourly rate of £8 or £16. For more information contact Pam Gallagher (Tel: 0115 920 2247) ONCE UPON A STAR On Monday 18th Feb from 11am - 12 noon Booster Cushion Theatre will be at Arnold Library performing “Tall Tales”, followed by an opportunity to make your own mask.This is ideal for children aged 4-11 accompanied by their parents/carers. Tickets are FREE and will be available from Arnold Library. Please contact us for more information about when tickets will be available. TRY IT+ In addition to our sessions about how to use the Ancestry website, we are now offering lessons on how to get started on Facebook and Twitter. The sessions are free, last for 1 hour and are usually one-to-one. For these sessions you must have basic computer skills and an email address. Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EE T: 0115 9202247 Mon & Fri 9am - 6pm; Tue & Thur 9am - 7pm; Wed & Sat 9am - 4pm | We look forward to your visit!

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home & garden The Dynamo House Cafe Bestwood Country Park

The Dynamo House Café is open every Saturday morning from 10am to 12 noon. It is situated by the Winding House in Bestwood Country Park, just off Park Road, Bestwood Village. The cafe is run by community volunteers from the Friends of Bestwood Country Park, the Bestwood Village Women's Institute and the Bestwood Village Vision. Serving coffee, tea, hot chocolate, juice and home-baked cakes and biscuits, it also provides a place to dry out, warm up and make a loo stop for those using the park. The cafe has a wealth of information about the history of the park and maps to give away so you know where you are going on your walk. They welcome well behaved, friendly doggies and have even been known to hold the reins of horses whilst their riders pop inside to buy a drink and a cake. All profits go to the Friends of Bestwood Country Park who use the funds to provide extra amenities in the park.


Nottingham Centre (National Trust)

Spring Programme 2013

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

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Nottingham Turnpike In 1764 the road from Nottingham to Mansfield was described as being very bad and dangerous for travellers resulting in many accidents, and it was stated in the press at the time; “for want of more conspicuous marks strangers have frequently mistaken their way, been benighted and lost for many hours. A good turnpike road would effectually remedy these evils by making it easier and safer for travellers than it now is, and would likewise be a certain guide to them over the wide Forest even in the night time.” It took over twenty years for the turnpike to come into force. In 1787 the Act for making the road was passed which stated; “Whereas the Road leading from the south end of Boot Lane (Milton Street) in the Town of Nottingham to the Town of Mansfield in the County of Nottingham is in a ruinous condition, and incommodious for travellers and carriages and cannot be effectually made amended widened and kept in repair by ordinary course of law," To carry out the act, a turnpike company or trust was formed. This company had the right to impose tolls on the road users. The tolls were to be used for the upkeep and maintenance of the road. Toll gates and bars were installed at regular intervals along the route. The first gate was at Nottingham Forest near the present Rock Cemetery. The next was at Daybrook, where the road bends near the present city boundary. A side bar was installed at the Scout Lane (Woodborough Rd) junction and another side bar at the White Hart Inn at the Basford Lane (Oxclose Lane) turning. Tollhouses were often built to house the pikeman or toll collector beside the toll gate.

by Bob Massey

The people of Arnold were charged half tolls if going to Nottingham but most avoided the toll gates by using the side road where possible. In 1849 the Daybrook Toll Bar was broken into and £20 stolen. The burglars were caught and transported to the American penal colony for fifteen years. The new road allowed the fast and safe travel of mail, goods and passengers so that regular services could now be undertaken. The lowering of Redhill also greatly improved the route. The Nottingham Directory of 1825 shows the Sheffield Coach, "Royal Hope," as leaving the "Black's Head" in Nottingham every morning at 10.45am. The "White Lion" a Sheffield Express Post Coach ran every morning at 8am. By 1840 the Sheffield "Brilliant" had been added running every day at 4pm. The "Robin Hood" ran from Nottingham to Mansfield every afternoon at 4pm. Other coaches ran along this road to Mansfield at 6.30am, 10.30am and 11am. Trips further afield were now possible as the "Rapid" a coach to Manchester, via Mansfield, left every morning at 7am, while the "Robin Hood" left in the afternoon at 5pm. Regular wagon runs of goods meant more reliable deliveries with wagons from Nottingham going northwards daily at 2pm. Nottingham to Arnold trips were carried out seven times a day by both Nottingham and Arnold based carriers. With the arrival of the railways turnpikes declined. Train journeys were faster and more comfortable. In 1877 the act was finally removed and the roads eventually became the responsibility of the new county councils.

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

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chorus roundup Bestwood Male Voice Choir’s Diamond Jubilee year drew to a close with a very successful run of high profile concerts. On 5 December, the choir were invited to the magnificant Southwell Minster to take part in the Age Concern and Age UK Support Group’s ‘A Christmas Celebration’. The following evening saw the choir singing to a capacity audience at St Leonard’s Church, Wollaton for the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park’s Christmas Music Concert. On 12 December the choir returned to Southwell Minster, where it had been invited to take part in the Emergency Services Carol Service, along with the Nottinghamshire Police Band. St John’s Church, Mansfield was the setting for the next concert on 13 December, the BBC Radio Nottingham’s Christmas Carol Service, led by Sunday Breakfast Show Presenter, Sarah Julian. The service was broadcast on BBC Radio Nottingham on Christmas Eve at 6pm and Christmas Day at 12 noon. The choir’s final contribution of the year was at St Mark’s Church, Bestwood Village on Sunday 16 December, joining in the service of Lessons and Carols and singing two carols alone. A very fitting end to a very exciting and rewarding Diamond Anniversary Year. Grand Central Chorus... A Champion year ahead

A wedding in the ancient and romantic Newstead Abbey, was the scene of a small Chorus performance in December. The Novotel, Long Eaton was the more mundane setting for the Chorus’s next appearance and proved an exacting start to the New Year. It was the venue for the National Barbershop Directors Academy, the chorus being used by the American educator to display the skills and techniques required of a successful Director. The New Year sees the members selling draw tickets, with a first prize of £400, to raise funds for the visit to Toronto where the Chorus are representing the U.K. in the International Barbershop competition. If you would like some, contact us. An auction is planned, sponsors being sought and a concert being arranged, the latter at Emmanuel Church in Loughborough on the 20th April, 2013. See the website for up to date information. If you are seeking an entertainment contact Peter on 01530 243822 or e-mail as below. Fees are negotiable. Quality is guaranteed. E-mail: with any enquiry. Rehearsals are at Harrington School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ at every Wednesday. If you are a potential singer, sponsor,

A Happy New Year from all the ladies at GEM Connection!

LABBS’ National Bronze Medallists, GEM Connection Ladies Barbershop Harmony Chorus finished 2012 on a high with their sell out charity concert in November. They raised £1,650 for Harrington Junior School and Treetops Hospice. GEM Connection also hosted a fantastic festive ladies evening on 12 November with an ever – successful hand bag auction, raising over £500! Congratulations to everyone who made it a successful night and thanks to everyone who came. GEM Connection’s 15th Birthday Show on Saturday 11th May 2013 at Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ, has a line up including BABS Gold medal champions - Grand Central Chorus, and BABS Youth Quartet Champions – March 4. It looks like it will be a fantastic show! Book now to avoid disappointment as our last show sold out in a record-breaking 2 weeks! Why not make it your New Year’s resolution to take time out for yourselves ladies, and either come along to one of GEM’s events or even join the chorus? GEM Connection meets every Thursday from 7:30pm at Harrington Junior School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. If you would like to find out more, come along to a rehearsal, sponsor us, become part of the mailing list or book us for an event, please email pro@ or contact Flin Tubby on 07545 316 986. Check out our website for news, photos and booker or just curious you will be further information at www.gemconnection. welcome. org

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Community Cinema St Mary’s Church, Arnold

Programme will be as follows: Feb 19th 2pm - Ice Age 4 Continental Drift (U) Feb 19th 7.30pm - Untouchable (15) Mar 19th 7.30pm - Hope Springs (12A) All welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult & be old enough to watch the category of film being shown.

This year the event includes some exciting new entertainment, music, installations and projections and the return of some family favourites. St Andrew’s with Castle Gate Church on Goldsmith Street will be providing affordable meals and light refreshments during the evening. Come into the city and take a look.....


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Community Diary

If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Arnold WI - meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Pondhills Community Centre at 7.30pm. New members welcome.Contact 01159 201 621. Mapperley Rotary Club - new members welcome. Further details call John Berrington on 01623 479 577. Mapperley Townswomens Guild - meet 3rd Monday each month. March to September at 7pm & October to February 2pm at Haywood Rd Community Centre, 46 Haywood Rd. Call 07759575383. Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to May. For more info call Donna Atherton on 953 2049 or visit Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents? Then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on Yoga Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. Yoga exercise (chair exercise) £3 including tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal.. Every Tues 11am -2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more information. Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at Longbow, Calverton Rd, Arnold, NG5 8FQ. Speaker & lunch. Call Derek 962 1932 or 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 members welcome. Contact 0115 993 1796. 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. Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham 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. Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wednesday monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at St Margarets Church Hall, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, NG8 5GE on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. 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 920 0485/07986892022 or patricia.lyon246@ All welcome. Crafty Craft Club - every Thursday 2pm - 4pm at Arnold United Reformed Church, Calverton Road, Arnold. 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 mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more info call Eric Wileman on 01623 793923. 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 Park Inn, Mansfield Road. For more info call Alan Bush on 07833 232215. Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Feb 26 - Cranio-sacral therapy; March 26 - Philip Humphries; April 23 - Korean Hand Therapy; May 28 Graphology - Pam Brown; June 25 - Crystal Therapy - Denise Pole. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423. Arnold 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 Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities & help in your local community, nationally & internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. Arnold Townswomens Guild - meet the first Tuesday of each month (Feb to Dec). 7pm to 9pm. New members welcome. Contact Jenny Green on 0115 926 3125. Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU opposite the Fiveways pub on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit or leave a message on 07972 424052. New members welcome, first 3 vists free.

Community Diary cont..... If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Freeward Thinking...100 types of beginner 6 month language courses online - £24.50 PTTLS Level 3 - 1 week intensive: Freeward Thinking...from Arabic to Zulu. Tel: 0115 9352 080

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

Classic Cars, Bikes & Custom - Likeminded enthusiasts meet at Cafe Janais, Cattle Market, Nott’ham. 2nd & 4th Wed every month. For info call Brian on 07836 794541.

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

Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at

Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Mike 0115 920 0164 or South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel 0115 914 1076 or 0115 915 9119. 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.

Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities and help in your local community, nationally and internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Tues in month 7pm-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot. 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 (8 cask ales, sandwiches, friendly atmosphere), 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. Burton Joyce Bowls Club - The Poplars Sports Ground, Station Road are having an open day on 28 April for anyone to come along and “have a go” and to meet existing members. Further information on 0115 844 7167 Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Judith on 0115 953 1695. The Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society - meet on the 2nd Friday monthly (Oct-April) at West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Dr, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. Programme of guest speakers. In summer coach trips to inspirational gardens. Further info: or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/ Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or Bestwood Village WI - meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month 7.15pm-9.30pm at Bestwood Village Community Centre, Moor Rd, NG6 8TL. To check out our programme of events go to or email: Bonington Film Club - Membership £1 per year. Film admission £2.50. Films shown regularly to members in the Bonington Theatre. To join contact Pauline Allan: 0115 967 6722 or

Age UK Notts Membership - over 40 social activities a month in and around Nottingham -

everything from coffee mornings to table tennis! Call 0115 841 4473 for more information.

Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX.

Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm

at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome.

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Index of Advertisers Accountants/Bookeepers Alan’s Accounting 13 JR Accounting 13 Select Accountancy 14 Aerials/TV’s/Home Cinema 1st Astral Aerials 63 Phil Chapman 35 New Wave Aerials 59 TV Confused 65 Bathrooms & Kitchens AHM Installations GB Drury Haydn Interiors Kitchen Design Studio Rightlove Bathrooms Vin Rouge Wood & Water

69 33 44 54 39 56 59

Beauty / Nails Karen’s Mobile Beauty Nails & Co Urban Sanctuary

27 23 21

Bedrooms/Wardrobes Haydn Interiors KDS Sliding Door Wardrobes Vin Rouge

44 54 58 56

Blinds/Curtains Highbury Design


Building Services / Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts 35 Arnold Building Services 69 Arnold Building & Roofing 38 S.Bird 36 Brownz Builders 51 C n D Properties 61 C M Ellis 57 Ernehale Roofing 67 Hickling Builders 65 P.Hodgkinson 68 Nottm Roofing 65 Roberts Builders 67 Roofer Mick 42 SBS 42 PG Stapleton 60 Traditional Roofing 45 John White Builders 47 Business Opportunities Avon Gedling Estates Nottingham Network Grp Sue Parker Assoc

13 17 13 14

Caravan Servicing Camelco


Carers/Home Help/Support Sasha Osborne 9

Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep


Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 65 Electricians Arnold Electrical ARR Electrical Delectrix P.Kelliher DJ Hill LV Electrical Perkins & Son Tony Simpson Equestrian Martins Farm

40 67 63 57 58 36 47 50 7

Fencing Gary Kirk Home & Garden 67 Premier Fencing 33 Financial Advice S.Bateman


Flooring Brightwood Flooring R Taylor Flooring

53 43

Florests Nene’s Flowers


Foot Health/Chiropody Arnold Chiropody High St Foot Clinic Physio Direct Foot Clinic Suzanne Gratton Fisher

24 31 31 27

Fostering Compass Childrens Serv 5


Introduction Agencies Matchmates

Trade Directories Age UK



Job Opportunities Avon

Travel Agents Forest Travel



Tree Surgeons Charnwood W.R.S

48 37

Tuition Kumon


Upholstery/Fabric Highbury Design P & J Upholstery

43 50

Vets Arnwood Vets


Joiners/Bespoke Timberwks Beecroft 64 60 DD Joinery & Property JM Joinery 68 Glen Myers 43 Hopewells Joinery 51 Mike Thompson 57 Kids Mousetrap Soft Play


Legal Services/Solicitors Barker Evans 9 Massers 12 M.P Vernon Coaker


Opticians/Optometrists Eye Tests @ Home 31 Specsavers 80 Oven Cleaning/Repairs Oven Repairs 4U OvenU

42 50

Painting & Decorating Glen Birch James P & D Phil Sargeant The Painting Lady

38 50 36 64 73


Pet Care Zoolittles


Plastering S Bird Richard Brooks C J Plastering GM Plastering Matt the Plasterer

36 50 33 68 60

Plumbing & Heating Agua Plumbing All Weathers B & M Plumbing P.Byrne Eco Energy Hydra Heating Tony Jones PC Plumbing Matt Redgate Woodthorpe P & H

51 57 69 45 55 42 60 36 63 58

Property Services DF Garden & Property Roberts

56 67

Removals/Courier Andy


Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping/Ponds All Grounds 53 AM Garden & Handyman 65 Aurora Landscapes 33 DF Garden & Property 56 Fusion Garden Creations 47 Garden Upkeep 50 Gary Kirk Home & Garden 67 Heatherview Landscapes 63 Hickling Garden Services 67 Littlegreen Landscapes 51 Pond Perfection 53 W.R.S 37

29 27 21


Health Centres Southglade Health Centre 30

Dance & Theatre Schools Ann Culley 27 LA School of Dance 31 LC School of Dance 31 Start Dancin 22

37 33

Palmist Philipe


Computer Repairs/Sales PCM - IT 15

Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy

Tiling/Tile Shops EMC Tiles Grout & About



Complementary Therapies Bowen Therapy 27


Gas Engineers TherMix

Hairdressing/Barbers Headstrong Styling Lucy Savedra Urban Sanctuary

Cleaning/Ironing Services Belle Casa 33 Dustbusters 36 Michelles 69

Hospitals Notts Woodthorpe

Fuels Fernwood Fuels

Glass Specialist Sines Glass

Car Repairs / Service / MOT Arnold Garage 79 Carpets/Carpet Fitter The Little Carpet Co

Domestic Appliance Engineers/Sales Dave & Tony Farrell

Health / Fitness Arnold Leisure Centre Combat Masters Redhill Ladies Hockey Rosemary Conley TEK Kickboxing

22 27 23 25 28

Home Improvements/Handyman AM Gardens & Handyman 65 House & Garden TLC 64 Jason Craddock 60 JJ Jobs 36 Man about the House 50 Prestige Home Imp. 36 Tony Smith Handyman 48 S White 60

Restaurants/Bars/Pubs Home 3 The Longbow 5 Social Clubs/Comm. Centres Arnold WMC 4 Soft Play Centres Mousetrap


Solar Panels Arnold Electrical


Tattoo/Tattoo Removal Laser Tattoo Removal


Windows/Doors/Fascias Apollo 59 K & A Windows 35 Leivers & Millership 41 Window/Conservatory Cleaning JWS



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