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• New menu, improved kids menu • New online booking • Lunch served 12pm-3pm • Dinner served 5.30pm til 10pm • Early bird 12pm-3pm / 5.30pm-7pm (2 course £10.95/3 course £12.95) • Home-made Sunday roast (2 course £10.95 / 3 course £12.95, Under 7 years eat for free)

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LOUNGE BAR • New bar menu, new exciting classic cocktail menu • New refreshing mocktails • Hot & cold drinks from 9.30am until late • New Happy Hour everyday 3-7pmbottle house wine £7/2 bottle beers £5.50 2 pints £5.50/2 classic cocktails £7/bottle prosecco £14.95 • Bar snacks available • Large outside seating area


FUNCTIONS We can cater for functions of any size, from a small intimate meal to a large corporate event. A fantastic venue for wedding and engagement parties. Capacity up to 350. Range of functions menus from finger buffet to 3 course fine dining. Home Bar & Restaurant, 1-5 High St, Arnold, Nottingham T: 0115 920 0025 / E: for further info Find us on facebook

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Dear Readers Wow - suddenly summer is upon us and boy are we glad to see some sunshine! As well as some great competitions we have included loads of ideas for things to do over the next couple of months. If you are out for the day - why not take a picnic? Our recipe page is full of delicious fillings for your cobs. Please keep your ideas for future articles for the mag coming remember you could win a £25 of your choice. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine

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All weather heathland courses. “Probably the best membership facilities in the county.” 27 holes, floodlit driving range & restaurant. • Regular comps & social / fun games • Meet & make new friends of similar standard

Membership places available; • Full 7 day of both courses £999 • 5 day of both courses £899 • 5 day of both courses £699 • Commanders Course only from £399

Monthly d/d options available from only £29 per month Phone, email or go online for details of membership benefits and application form. All prices include joining fee and subscription until 1/11/2015

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

Coronation Chicken

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

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

Corned Beef Crunch

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

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

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

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

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Drayton Manor Park has always been a family favourite of mine and with fond childhood memories of the rides and the zoo there, when we were asked to review the park for the magazines I jumped at the chance. Now with four children of my own ranging from 3-15 years and even Grandad joining us for the day, I was excited to be visiting the park again. It had everything for a great day out with Thomas Land for the littlies and the big rides for the older two but surprisingly there were a number of rides we could all enjoy together, including the Flying Dutchman, Drunken Barrels, Wild West Shoot Out, Buffalo Coaster and the Big Wheel. So if you go as a family don’t forget to check these out as well as the zoo and reptile house. As with all theme parks there are height restrictions on some of the rides, for more information visit their website, which is also the best place to buy your tickets as they are cheaper bought online before you go. Š

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ottingham has a lot to offer. Many visitors from the UK and globally enjoy the city, which boasts excellent entertainment venues, including the Royal Centre and Capital FM Arena. Retail therapy is another major attraction, for visitors to Nottingham. Fashion (many designer), independents and high street names satisfy today’s requirements, very well indeed. The Council House, with its 200ft high dome, overlooks the Old Market Square. Nottingham Castle, the caves, Robin Hood, Nottingham Forest and Notts County Football Clubs, plus Trent Bridge cricket events, draw many people to Nottingham, every year. Perhaps a boat trip on the River Trent appeals or a visit to the National Water Sports Centre, at nearby Holme Pierrepont. Nottingham is home to the National Ice Centre, too. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, reputed to be the country’s oldest inn, is a popular venue amongst many very interesting properties, in and around Nottingham. The Bentinck Hotel, Bar and Brasserie, is in a perfect location, next to Nottingham’s rail and tram stations. Following a £1.5m restoration and refurbishment, this Grade II listed building offers luxury bedrooms, which have retained many beautiful, original features and also enjoy views of Nottingham Castle, as well as having the technology requirements, for today’s living needs. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, to both residents and non-residents. The menus utilise many ingredients and produce from the Nottinghamshire area. Healthy and hearty breakfasts satisfy all tastes. Lunch and dinner menus can include popular starters of Smoked Salmon & Prawn Salad


Just answer the following question: How much did the Bentinck restoration cost?

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and Seafood Risotto. Mains have Sirloin Steak served with king prawns, peppercorn or blue cheese sauce. Chicken Milanese is served with spicy tomato sauce and olives. These are favourite choices for many diners. Main courses are plentiful and come complete. Black Cherry Cheesecake is amongst desserts available. The ‘Express Menu’ has Croque Madame, Minute Steak and Season Risotto, amongst ample choices, if time is a limiting factor.

Hotel guests enjoy a discount in the Brasserie, which also stocks a very good range of wines/drinks. Booking is advisable, particularly during busy periods. The Bentinck Hotel, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3AJ Tel: 0115 958 7701 Email: reservations@ As Always. Enjoy! Trevor Langley

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LIVE MUSIC IN LOWDHAM Wed 18 June at the Old Ship Inn KEN NICOL & BECKY MILLS Tickets £8 Sat 28 June at St Mary’s Church COOPE BOYES & SIMPSON/IN FLANDERS FIELDS - Tickets £12.50 Sun 29 June at Lowdham Village Hall WARTHOG WORLD OF MUSIC feat. LARKIN POE, HAT FITZ & CARA, AYNSLEY LISTER with ANDRE BASSING Tickets £24 Wed 23 July at the Old Ship Inn GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR Tickets £8 For tickets, call Mike or Jacky on

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The Tony Farrell Big Band

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Performing at the newly refurbished Bonington Theatre, 161 Front Street, Arnold, NG5 7EE

Saturday 7th June 2014, 8pm Tickets in advance £10/u16’s £5

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The Park Yacht Inn, Trent lane south, Colwick Nottingham, NG2 4DS

Girls’ Night Out

Oscars Themed Evening Tuesday 24 June - doors 6.40pm Tickets £6 (3 course meal, byo drink) Dressing up, fun but not essential! St Mary’s Church Family Centre, Church Drive, Arnold, NG5 8HA

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16 June - 21 June at 7.30pm matinee 21 June at 2.30pm Information and tickets from

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Woodborough Open Gardens

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

June 17th - 7.30pm Enough Said (12) July 15th - 7.30pm The Railway Man (15)

Sunday 22 June 1pm to 5pm

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

Over 10 village gardens open Treasure Hunt for children Teas and Pimms Tent


Programme (access all gardens) Adults £5 Children Free available from the Four Bells Pub and P.O in June


For more info go to:

Registered charity numbers 216401 and SC037717.

Arnold United Reformed Church Calverton Rd (bottom of Surgeys Lane)

Summer Fayre Saturday 5th July 11am - 2pm

Various stalls including Bric-a-Brac/ Home Made Cakes/Tombola Coffee & Light Lunches


Proceeds for Church Funds Everyone Welcome


Ernehale Infant and Junior School Derwent Crescent, Arnold

ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR Saturday 5 July 2 pm – 4 pm

Bouncy castles, bungee trampolines, football goal shoot, hula hooping, craft activities, cakes, BBQ, beer tent, tombola, giant slide + much more

Entrance is £1 for adults and free for children

Please come along, join us in supporting your local school

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Primary School and Nursery Gedling Road, Arnold

P.J’s Driving School • Extremely Patient, Friendly and Reliable Instructor • Nervous Beginners Welcome • Student and Block Booking Discounts • Theory and Hazard Perception Coaching • Fully Qualified DSA Approved Driving Instructor • Theory and Practical Mock Tests

SUMMER FAIR Friday 13th June 3.30pm - 5.30pm

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It’s time to treat Dad on Father’s Day • Choose a gift from a terrific range on our displays; maybe one of our Gift vouchers could be a perfect present so he can choose himself? • Bring Dad in for Sunday breakfast and we will give him a free hot drink or freshly pressed juice. • A special offer just for Dads, £10 off the Barbecook Optima charcoal Barbecue usually £125 plus a free pack of Gourmet smoking chips worth £7.99 Just bring this ad with you to claim your offer.

23-29th Strawberry Fair Week June • To celebrate the first week of Wimbledon join us in celebrating our favourite soft fruit, the Strawberry! • Strawberry treats and freshly made Pimms in the coffee shop an unbeatable combination! • Tastings of jams and other foods in the food hall; check our facebook page for times. • Ideas on how to grow and get the most from your crop from our Gardening team. • Children’s strawberry planting session on Saturday 28th. A charge of £1 per child will be donated to our adopted charities. Children aged 3 and above. No booking will be required but will be dependent upon space. 14th July

Travel with Santa Competition Launched • Enter to win 1 of 4 places for your child to travel with Santa to open his Grotto

23rd July

School Holidays Begin around the 23rd July • We have activities planned to keep kids entertained during the holidays. ‘Like’ our facebook page for updates, or join our Premier club for advance notification and booking of our holiday activities • All this plus our fantastic newly extended coffee shop, free parking and unbeatable range of products make us the perfect place to spend some leisurely summer time.

Look forward to seeing you, bring on the sunshine! Sign up to our Premier club on the website for News and updates and Like our Facebook page to keep up with what’s on in store. 431 Mapperley Plains, Mapperley, Nottingham, NG3 5RW Telephone: 01159 268 200 Email:

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 (under 125 characters) 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. Website: Arnold Local History Group - all new visitors or members welcome. We meet 3rd Tuesday of the month with a break in July, August & December. Meetings at Bonington House (Labour Club), High St, Arnold. Details: Email: or tel: 0115 920 4780. 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 Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Assoc. Light 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 info. 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 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. Call 0115 956 0733 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 John Todd on 0115 926 5244. Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm - 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. Meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tues monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Coffee Morning - at the Wesleyan Reform Church, corner of Burford/Furlong Street, Arnold. 2nd Saturday of each month. 10am - 11.30am. Cakes, home-made marmalade etc. on sale. Crafty Craft Club - every Thursday 2pm - 4pm at Arnold United Reformed Church, Calverton Road, Arnold. All welcome. Bridge or Cribbage Players - looking for a new challenge? Why not join our small, friendly group and learn to play TICHU. We meet every 3-4 weeks in Sherwood/Mapperley. Contact: Woodthorpe Singers - friendly mixed voice choir. Meet every Monday 8pm - 9.40pm at St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe. All welcome - no auditions. Contact Majorie for more info: 0115 931 3965 Sherwood Parents Football - plays at Arnold Hill Academy on Monday evenings. 8pm. Aimed at men and women aged 35 +. All abillities welcome. The group is non- league with the emphasis on a friendly, fun kickabout. 5 or 6 a-side. No need to play every week. For those interested please contact Phil: 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. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. Very friendly group meeting Tues evenings 7-9pm, 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 - www. or Mike Anthony 0115 920 8906 Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX. Arnold Townswomens Guild - meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Meeting Rooms of Arnold Library. New members are always welcome. For more details please contact 0115 960 2596 or 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.

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City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood

St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: Nottingham Reiki - teaches reiki in weekly classes every Thursday. All welcome. 7pm - 9pm at St Johns Community Hall, 1 Nottingham Road, Hucknall, NG15 7QN. Call 0789 627 9350 for details. Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details check or email Visit our park community cafe 10-noon Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village. 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. Sherwood Chorus - is an informal choir consisting of people who enjoy singing but cannot read music. Meet every Monday at 7pm - 9pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 403 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, NG5 2DP. For more info email: or just turn up. Admission £2 towards room hire. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Joy on 07790 624374 or Woodcarving Club - Tuesdays 7 - 9pm at Sherbrook Scout Camp, Mansfield Lane, Calverton (Sept to mid-June). Small friendly group, beginners very welcome. Contact Alan: 01949 837682 Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel Geoff or Margaret on 0115 9141076/07806 608032. 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 Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot. 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. 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. Summer coach trips. 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.

Woodthorpe Singers - friendly, mixed voice choir. Meet every Monday 8pm - 9.40pm at St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe. All welcome - No auditions. Contact Marjorie 0115 931 3965

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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Gedling Book Festival – 20-22 June 2014 Following the success of last year’s Book Festival, Gedling Borough Council is presenting the event for a second year, again in partnership with New Writers UK. The days will be themed with guest speakers giving talks on History and Crime on Friday, 20 June, Children’s writing on Saturday 21 and Sci-Fi and Fantasy on Sunday, 22nd. The venues will be the Bonington Theatre and Gedling Civic Centre, both in Arnold. Over the course of the weekend guests will be Helen Hollick, Elizabeth Chadwick, Stephen Booth, A J Dalton, Pete Johnson, David J Howe, Sam Stone, Cherie Zamazing, Alex Davis, Steve Dean and Steve Mosby. Scriptwriter and film director Raj Pathak and journalist Jeremy Lewis will be giving advice and the benefit of their experience for anyone interested in a career in writing.

An agent and publishing companies will also be visiting to advise aspiring authors. Pebble painting, Magic show, Puppet show and a fantastic Katy Perry Tribute Act are just a few of the other activities taking place over the weekend. Julie Malone, author and President of New Writers UK said, ‘We are delighted to have so many eminent authors participating who will encourage and nurture imagination, interest and writing skill and the event promises to be a lot of fun. The members of New Writers UK are proud to be involved in the organisation of this wonderful annual event which we hope will continue well into the future.’ For more information on the Gedling Book Festival, please visit www.newwritersuk. or the Gedling Borough Council website.


Summer Fair

Saturday 5th July 11-2pm

Entertainment from

Mike O’Regan on Piano Accordion

St Mary’s Church Family Centre, Church Lane off Calverton Rd

Saturday 28 June

homemade cakes, refreshments freshly grown produce, BBQ traditional stalls and games, bouncy castle

with tea, coffee & cakes

Admission free!


2.30pm - 4pm at

Arnold United Reformed Church

Calverton Road

(Bottom of Surgeys Lane. On No.58 bus route.)

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pets Join - and make a real difference to local animals Readers are invited to make a real difference to local, vulnerable animals by joining a local ‘lifeline’ animal charity. Nottingham based Animal Accident Rescue Unit provides a literal lifeline to injured, abandoned and neglected domestic animals plus wildlife. Its work is only made possible from a mixture of donations: financial from kind members of the public - and time from its volunteers. For a modest annual subscription, membership of this small charity is potentially the best way to help it continue - and brings with it benefits such as newsletters. Whether for yourself or as a present for another, this gift ‘keeps on giving’. Alternatively, weekly or monthly payments, direct from a bank account or by cheque can be arranged. Yearly membership is currently OAP/student/unwaged at £3.50, single at £7 or family at £10 – whilst tax can be reclaimed on Gift Aid status donations. As one volunteer explains on costs: ‘If, for example, existing members gave just £1 a week, this would buy a year’s supply of insulin and needles for a diabetic cat, or microchips for fostered animals.’ As a registered charity, donators can be assured that every donation goes where it should; helping dogs like Ellie (pictured) who readers may recall was found in an appalling state … but thanks to the charity’s supporters was rehomed to a lovely home. To join or donate to help Animal Accident Rescue Unit’s work, visit to join securely online using Paypal, email, call 0115-932 1555 or write to Animal Accident Rescue Unit, PO Box 5414, Nottingham NG14 5DT for a membership form.


Join Deputy and friends on

Sunday 6 July 2014 for a Fun Sponsored Dog Walk & Get-together at Rushcliffe Country Park to help his friends and other vulnerable animals rescued by Cyprus Pride House

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

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apas is a non-profit organisation offering a free service for those experiencing alcohol, drugs or gambling addiction problems. We operate from Nottingham city centre providing support throughout Nottinghamshire, and neighbouring counties. We also receive and respond to enquiries via our telephone and internet services. We offer immediate, independent, accessible and confidential advice in relation to all aspects of problematic drinking, gambling and drug use and associated issues.

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Family Care are holding an Information Evening for anyone who is thinking about adoption and wants to find out more. You will meet members of the team and people who have adopted in a relaxed and informal setting on:

apas is an immediate access walk-in service. You can talk to one of our advice workers with no appointment necessary. Our telephone advice service is staffed by trained advice workers.

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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 at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, City Hospital from 7-9pm. 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. Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based on Bridlesmith Gate. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for more information and a free consultation. 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.

Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting for, or have had

any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm 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:

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Notts Peer to Peer Network - information for users of Mental Health services in Nottinghamshire and their carers.

Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780.

Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and

3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email 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. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page)

Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also one to one meetings available, limited spaces available. To find out more or to book your place please call Roxanne on 07988 083224 or email: Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out.

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

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

meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email:

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101. Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham - providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus & Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: or visit:

Dizzy Self Help Group - is for anyone in the Nottingham area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s bi-monthly meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers and for mutual support. The meeting dates for the rest of 2014 are June 10th, August 12th, October 14th and December 9th, all between 2 and 4pm at Self -Help Nottingham, 32-34 Pelham Street, Nottingham. Just turn up at a meeting or ring Jeff on 0115 8451360

Nottingham & District Pre-Retirement Group Celebrate Their 47th Anniversary

A Club with Ambition...

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


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

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Preparing For Interview

by Helen Jones

The UK economy is forecast to grow this year with most predictions running well above 2%. As the employment market becomes increasingly fluid the opportunity for interview becomes much more likely. There are many things that can be done to maximise the potential for success when connecting with a possible employer. In any situation preparation is key as the lack of it can seriously inhibit self-confidence. Before any type of interview give yourself plenty of time to • Research the role and the organisation – think about how your experience and skills fit the job and company ethos • Anticipate the questions you may be asked – prepare answers • Find out how the interview will be conducted e.g. single, panel, group Many employers will screen candidates by telephone initially. When preparing for this type of interview it’s important to consider: • Your tone of voice – be enthusiastic and use positive language • Battery life – charge your mobile fully before the interview • Location – find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed At a face to face interview it’s imperative that you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons by ensuring: • You arrive on time or better still, early • You are organised. Take along your application, CV and examples of work ( if appropriate)with you • You listen carefully to the questions and answer concisely • Your body language is confident and outgoing. It’s a proven fact that non-verbal communication is an important factor when considering applicants • You have practised the points that you want to get across. Build your confidence by hearing yourself speak before the actual meeting Time and time again we encounter candidates who have represented themselves poorly at interview because they did not get the basics Arnold Local History Group right before attending. It is imperative that We aim to encourage and support an interest you in the history of the Arnold area and help • Plan the day of the interview, especially the conserve and archive material of local interest journey. Take cash in case you need to take a taxi or bus unexpectedly, carry an A-Z map During the next few months we will be or put the destination postcode into Google taking part in a number of events: maps on your mobile to prevent getting lost Arnold Carnival | Gedling Show • Decide beforehand what to wear and set Nottingham History Fair | Gedling Book it out the night before – clean and pressed. Fair | WW1 Events in October Suits and business wear are the best option History Walks in June & October with clean, polished shoes Local History Courses begin again in September. • Get an early night – it makes sense! If you are interested in the history of the area please For further advice or help with your come along and see us at these events. You would recruitment needs please contact me direct be also be most welcome at our meetings. For full “Our Talent details of these and many other events please visit: is Finding Yours” © Helen Jones

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New Skate Park Opens in July King George V Park in Arnold will soon be home to a new £110,000 skate park which will complete the recent major refurbishment of the park and facilities. This is the last phase of works at the park on Hallams Lane. The park has undergone a major £350,000 refurbishment, which has included new children’s play area, outdoor gym equipment, footpaths, football pitch, park furniture and soft landscaping. When consultation began, over 500 young people signed petitions asking to have a skate park. As well as being heavily involved in the implementation of the skate park, young people from the area also raised nearly £600 organising a skate jam in Arnot Hill Park and a fundraising visit to a local indoor skate park.

The project cost in the region of £110,000. £50,000 came from the Nottinghamshire County Council local improvement scheme, £5,000 from Gedling Homes, £48,500 from WREN through funds

donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund, and £5,000 from Gedling Borough Council. Councillor Peter Barnes, Portfolio Holder for Environment said; “The new skate park is a great example of partnership working and also an example of young people getting involved in their local community. Not only were they heavily involved in the consultation but they also raised money to make sure they had the skate park they wanted and we’re sure they’ll enjoy it for many years to come.” Cheryl Raynor, Nottinghamshire Grant Manager of WREN, said; “WREN makes a difference to people’s lives by awarding grants to community, environmental and heritage project across the UK. We’re delighted to support Gedling Borough Council and hope the skate park will be a valuable resource for local children.”

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ARNOLD LEISURE CENTRE IS NOW OPEN!! The £1.2 million refurbishment of Arnold Leisure Centre is now complete. The theatre works and the improvements to the bar area were completed last September. The reception area has been completely revamped and a new pagoda canopy installed outside the main entrance. Work has also been done to repair the roof, new ventilation, new lighting, spectator area and a major redesign of the swimming pool changing rooms.



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


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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. 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. www. 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. 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 102nd Nottingham Scout Group - meet Mondays (term time only) at Top Valley School (Dance Academy). Beavers (ages 6-8) 5.15pm - 6.30pm and Cubs (ages 8-10½) 6.30pm - 8pm. For more details contact Mike: 07773 685237 or Jenny: 0115 977 1345, or pop along Monday night. 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 Arnold St Mary’s Pre-School - Church Lane, Arnold. Call 07969 544137. Open every morning plus all day Wednesday. Free places available for 2,3 and 4 year olds. Email: Or visit OFSTED registered. 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. Sarlouto Dance Academy - dance classes for age 2 upwards in ballet, modern jazz, tap,acro, musical theatre. 80 Nottingham Road, Arnold, NG5 6LF. For more info call Sarah - 07939 391898 or email: 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. 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. £2.50 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 - NOW OPEN IN ARNOLD, dance for fun to latest chart hits and get fit at the same time. Classes priced £3.50 each from age 3 to adults, held every Monday at Arnold Welfare (opp Greyhound pub). Also Street classes with J on a Friday at Arnold Mill School age from 6 to 18. For class times and more information see or call 07954 418481. Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap, Ballet & Modern Theatre Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. Come along and join us now, starting rehearsals for our spectacular dance show at the Royal Concert Hall 15th February 2015. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit The Boys Brigade 39th Nottingham Company- Arnold Methodist Church. Exciting activites for ages 6-18yrs. Contact Neil Keighery :

Glade Hill Primary Fantasy Playbase - (Chippenham Rd, Bestwood Park) Tiny Tots - Tues 9-10.45am|Stay’n’Play Wed 9am - 10.30am & 1-3pm. Soft & outdoor play £1 for refreshments. Call 9150298. Beavers, Cub & Scout groups - call 952 3617.

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups - call Sarah Spencer 854 5006. 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 2ndNottingham Arnold Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers - Beavers | Cubs Grp - Every6.30-7.45 Monday Fri night (termPanther time): 5.30pm 1st Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association Tues | Cubs | Scouts 7.30-9pm Wed | Explorers 8-9.30pm Fri. -7-8.30pm 8pm. Open to all ages Otter 5-14 Grp yrs -7-8.30pm boys and Thurs girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Contact NoelNG3 Yeatman 0115 9865/0787505 6784 Nottingham, 5AD. Contact: or 0115 912 0098 Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for children aged 30 mths upwards. Children from all families welcome, with places available now. Please contact Melanie Saunders on 07971 382837 for more information. 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 the vicarage on 0115 920 8879


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Nottinghamshire ASA County Championships 2014

Well done to all the swimmers who represented Arnold Swimming Club in the Notts ASA 2014 BAGCAT’s (British Age Group Categories) Championships. Congratulations to Thomas White, Grace Perry and Henry Osborne who gained an amazing 10 club records between them. These three swimmers and Ellie Blakey also finished in the top 10 overall in their respective age group. Our other swimmers who took part in the Championships were Jack Bannister, Andrew Tsolakis, Maisie Chung, Hannah Davies, Samuel Williams, Robyn Galloway, Aimee Glendenning, Emily Keen, Maddison Mason, Joshua Merrifield, Grace Forward, Ben Cuthill, Samuel King, Eloise Towsey, Keira Winter, Latrell Wynter, James Simpson, Albie Stapleton, James Dwyer, Gabriel Hutton, Morgan Green and Georgia Bramley. Well done to all of you.

Senior Captains, Vice-Captains & Junior Captains 2014 - 15

Further to the Annual General Meeting, Arnold Swimming Club are delighted to announce the appointments of Harry Martin and Natalie Bacon as Senior Club Captains, Philip Isherwood and Hannah Drewett as Senior Vice Captains and Sam Williams and Robyn Galloway as Junior Club Captains.

Presidency at Arnold Swimming Club

Bill Hammond decided to step down from his role as President of Arnold SC at this year’s AGM and we wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a bit about him and his work for the club. Bill is a life-member of Arnold swimming club and has been associated with the Club for over 60 years. He joined the Club at the age of 8 and represented the Club in swimming competitions in the 1950’s before going on to coach swimmers poolside for 17 years including his two children (Jonathon and Andrew, both now in their 40’s). As well as holding discos, picnics and bonfire parties at his farm, Bill also took many swimmers to galas in the back of his Land Rover (Health and Safety wouldn’t allow this now!). Bill was also an active member on the Committee being Chairman for 5 years before becoming President of Arnold SC and has always been a regular at our Annual galas and presentation evenings. Whilst Bill has taken the decision to stand down as President of Arnold SC, he will still be a regular visitor to the Club when he takes his granddaughter, Daisy to training. We would like to thank Bill for his contribution to the club in the many different roles he has held over the years. The Committee are also pleased and honoured to announce that Bill Hopkins has accepted the role of President of Arnold SC. Pictured is Dave Palmer being presented with the Coach of the year 2013 award by Bill Hopkins (left) and Bill Hammond (right).

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home & garden 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.

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ARNOLD POLICE STATION High Street, Arnold 101 Ext: 853 4164 YOUR LOCAL BEAT TEAMS Neighbourhood Policing Insp. Inspector Andy Knight 101 Ext: 853 4161 Beat Team Sgt PS Dave Wardle 101 Ext 853 4160 david.wardle@nottinghamshire. ARNOLD TOWN CENTRE PC 3639 David Stafford Tel: 07917 270504 PCSO Derek Tyson Tel: 07702 141595 Email: arnoldtowncentre@ ST MARY’S & KILLISICK PC Kulvinder Dosanjh Tel: 07702 141556 PCSO Mark Careless Tel: 07702 141554 Email: killisickward@ WOODTHORPE, MAPPERLEY PLAINS & KINGSWELL PC Martin Blake Tel: 07595 011966 PCSO Liam Marshall Tel: 07887 868749 PCSO Kirsty Szeluk Tel: 07525 989401 Email: mapperleybeat@ DAYBROOK PC Louise Carbon Tel: 07702 141988 PCSO Gavin Whittle Tel: 07702 141913 PCSO Nicola Bates Tel: 07702 141913 Email: daybrooksnt@ BONINGTON PC Oona Marriott Tel: 07525 226542 PCSO Sarah Atkinson Tel: 07702 141748 Email: bonnington@

from your Neighbourhood Beat Team.... Cyclists; love them or hate them you can’t deny that they are everywhere at the moment. Whether or not you like taking to the road on two wheels, you can probably appreciate that having a car crawling behind you while waiting to pass is just as frustrating for the cyclist as it is for the driver. And as the weather perks up, you can guarantee that more and more people will be taking their bike out for a ride. So please, whether you are behind a wheel or at the handle bars, let’s all be patient and considerate on the roads and don’t forget those helmets. But it’s not just your own safety that you need to be mindful of, take a moment to think about the security of your bike otherwise you could be facing a long walk home. Most bike owners do the right thing by securing their cycles to allocated posts. The problem is the chains that are often used are very easy to cut. Putting a £5 padlock or chain on a £1,000 bike is a bit like closing your front door but leaving it unlocked. It isn’t enough to stop criminals. Take pride in your ride. Lock

up your bike if you leave it, no matter how short your stop, and always park where it can be seen clearly. D-locks are stronger than cable locks or chains as they are a solid metal and very difficult to cut through. Make sure the lock is tight so that your bike is difficult to move around, twist or lever when it is parked. Never lock your bike to something that is weaker than your lock and never leave the lock lying on the ground where it could be smashed easily. Mark your bike’s frame via Bike Register or with Selectamark or CreMark. Always keep a record of the frame/serial number and take photos of your bike, including details such as the make, model, frame size, colour and any other unique markings that could help us find it. Register those details at www. or www. as this will help us get your bike back to you if it is stolen and later recovered. Report suspicious or unusual activity around bikes to police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

Special Constabulary Recruitment - Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? To find out more about our prerecruitment awareness events please contact us on 101 800 2429 or visit and follow the Specials links

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Christ the King student wins county Young Coach of the Year Rio Henley, Year 13 at Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy in Arnold, was nominated for the Gedling Area Awards last November by her PE teacher Mr Riding who attended the awards and was very proud to see her pick up the title and award for Junior Coach of the Year. This in turn led to being shortlisted for the County awards held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in January where we are very proud to announce Rio once again was recognised for the outstanding attitude and dedication she shows to her coaching and won the title of Nottinghamshire Young Coach of the Year. Rio coaches the disability sport Boccia working with the Boccia England Talent Squad and The Lion Squad. She has also been recognised by the sport’s national governing body Boccia England as their young coach of the year. They describe Rio’s manner as “Outstanding - she takes the initiative and gets stuck in!” Locally, Rio is the lead coach at Nottinghamshire’s Boccia Club Rainworth and Head coach at Rushcliffe Boccia Club. The youth sport trust also utilised Rio’s talents last year and asked her to become a mentor for national young coaches at Loughborough University a role she thoroughly enjoyed. Earlier this year Rio was involved in the skills testing for Paralympics GB. Rio hopes to continue to develop as a coach through Buxton University later this year. We wish her well and look out for her name in the next Paralympics!


Nottingham Centre (National Trust)

Summer 2014 The Nottingham Centre (supporters of National Trust) has enjoyed a very successful twelve months under the excellent leadership of Sylvia Hale, who took over as chairman last year. This year’s summer excursions got off to a good start with a visit to the Macclesfield Silk Museums, and Cuckoo Clock Museum. This was followed by a trip to Iron Bridge Gorge museums in May. In June, members are looking forward to a day in Lincolnshire, visiting Alford Manor House, reputedly the largest thatched manor house in England. After lunch the party moves on to Gunby Hall. There are no booked tours here so visitors are free to explore the lovely gardens at leisure. Keen walkers can also enjoy an organised ‘TV’ walk through Lyme Park in the Peak District. Then in August a three day walking holiday is planned. The thriving Garden Interest Group will visit Doddington Hall Gardens, near Lincoln, Park Farm, Southwell, and Penarth Gardens, Sherwood, a beautiful garden found in the unlikely setting of the old Nottingham Brickwork quarry. The Nottingham Centre is affiliated to National Trust and takes pleasure in contributing financially to NT properties in need. Over the past year donations have been given to several properties, including Belton House, Croome Park, Rufford Old Hall, and Stoneywell, a beautiful ‘Arts and Crafts’ house in Leicestershire, a recent acquisition. The cost to join the Nottingham Centre is £6.00 for individual membership, £10.00 per couple, but it is necessary to be a member of National Trust to join. It is a friendly organisation offering something for everyone. In winter meetings are held at The Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. For more information contact the membership Secretary, Heather Brooks, Tel: 0115 943 6272, (mobile/weekends: 07867563885)

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Year 8 Netball Success at Christ the King Christ the King year 8 netball team came 3rd in the Nottinghamshire Schools Netball Plate Finals on Wednesday 5th March. The tournament was held at Trinity School. The team were placed in a pool with Toothill and Carlton Le Willows. The girls had a steady start to the tournament drawing against Toothill with a final score of 2-2. They were then up against Carlton Le Willows in which they showed some great attacking play finishing the game 6-1. Unfortunately due to goals scored Toothill progressed through to the finals and the Christ the King girls were to play for the bronze medal against Trinity. The girls started strong finishing the first half at 4-0 but Trinity started to come back at them in the second half, the CTK girls were able to hold their own and the final score was CTK – 5, Trinity – 2.

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Smashing the Frames by Bob Massey During the latter part of the 18th Century, framework knitting had become the main industry in the Nottingham area, especially in Arnold. Over ž of the population were employed one way or another in the production of stockings.

On March 11th 1811, a large crowd of framework knitters assembled in Nottingham market place and after a number of very angry speeches the crowd dispersed and began moving up Mansfield Road toward Arnold.

Framework knitting had started as a side line for the agricultural community to earn money especially during the winter months. The frames they used were rented to them by hosiers who also provided the materials all at a cost to the workers. Framework knitting was a skilled trade and workers had to serve a seven year apprenticeship. The Napoleonic war produced a great demand for cheap hosiery for the troops but the war also produced huge shortages in raw materials. These shortages affected the poorest workers most of all.

Arriving in Arnold, they entered the premises of hosiers who had “rendered themselves the most obnoxious to the workmen� and destroyed a total of 63 stocking frames. No other damage was done and no violence was reported.

In order to produce cheaper products some hosiers introduced wide frames that could be operated by semi skilled labour known as colts. They also reduced the wages paid to all employees. The framework knitters still had to pay to hire the frames and received a fine if they did not produce stockings even if the hosiers did not provide the raw materials. These changes to the industry combined to produce great poverty amongst the knitters. The time-served knitters were worried about a decline in the quality of the hosiery and saw it as a threat to their skill and craftsmanship. The knitters decided to take action. After an appeal to Parliament failed, they decided to take direct action against those hosiers who employed colts.

A report on 15th March in the Nottingham Journal named a hosier, or ex-hosier, Bolton, as the man who had particularly suffered from the attacks. Bolton had written to the Journal in January of that year to state that his frames were rented to Brocksopp and Parker, and warned anyone against frame-breaking. The legal limitations on the Nottingham authorities prevented an effective response to the events of Arnold in March. The Nottingham City authorities simply had no remit to stray over the Nottinghamshire County borders without obtaining permission from the Home Office - obviously impossible at such short notice. This attack became known as the start of the Luddite movement. Over the next six years the attacks became worse and the authorities became more and more concerned. Over 200 frames were destroyed in Arnold alone. The local militia were called into the affected areas and at one point there were more soldiers involved in the fight against the Luddites than there were on the continent fighting Napoleon. Eventually a combination of Parliament, fashion and world events conspired to improve the framework knitters status and pay and the industry continued through the 19th Century.

I am researching the history of Arnold and would be very pleased to hear from anyone with more details or information. Email: or post via NG5 magazine.

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

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At Arnold Library : June - July 2014

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. These sessions will carry on as usual during the Summer holidays. MY HERO The week beginning the 9th June is National Bookstart week; to celebrate we will be holding a special Hero themed Rhyme Rattle and Roll in place of our usual session on Tuesday 10th June. READING CAFÉ... Our popular Café is open every Wednesday morning from 10am - 12 noon. (No prior reading required.) On the 11th June we will be celebrating the Reading Cafes 10th Anniversary. On the 9th July, join Charlotte, for a lively discussion about ‘Classic’ Authors. THE CRIME CAFÉ... ...meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 10am - 12 noon, in The Gallery. THE KNIT AND NATTER CAFE This is open every Monday from 2.00-3.30 pm. Come along to knit, natter, borrow books and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee + biscuit for 50p! INTERESTED IN LOCAL HISTORY? From 1.30pm - 4pm on Thursday 26th June and Thursday 31st July our Local Studies Librarian Ursula Ackrill will be in our local history section and available to help with local or family history enquires. No booking required. For more information call 0115 9224986 or e-mail Ursula Ackrill at ursula.ackrill@nottscc. THE ARNOLD CREATIVE WRITING GROUP Will be meeting in the Gallery at Arnold Library on Thursday the 26th June and Thursday 31st July. New members welcome! THE MEETING ROOM & GALLERY Need a meeting room or exhibition space? For more information contact the library on 0115 9202247. ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS The Mythical Maze: From the end of July until early September all Libraries will be hosting The Summer Reading Challenge, with this year’s theme being The Mythical Maze. All children who register will receive a summer reading challenge pack to get them started and every time they finish a book they get stickers and rewards! The challenge is aimed at children aged 4 – 11 years and is designed for all reading abilities! A Taste of China On Monday 28th July Ling Peng will be hosting a storytelling, music and craft activity for ages 5 +. This event is free, but tickets need to be booked to attend. Tickets will be available at Arnold Library from 1st of July. (Unfortunately, we are unable to take bookings for tickets over the phone). Arnold Library, Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EE T: 0115 9202247 Mon & Fri 9am - 6pm; Tue & Thur 9am - 7pm; Wed & Sat 9am - 4pm |

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

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

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ARNOLD TOWN FC Latest News..

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Arnold Town are already busy preparing for next season following a successful season in the EMCL where they finished sixth. Off the field the Club would like to thank all the businesses and supporters who have helped with sponsorship and fund raising during the season. Vo l u n t e e r s like 83 year old Trevor Reynolds (pictured) who raised over ÂŁ1000 doing match day raffles, are the lifeblood of the Club and without people like this the Club would not survive. For the latest news visit our main website or facebook pages at:

Arnold Town Ladies had their best ever season and will be looking to do even better next time around. For news visit: http://www.arnoldtownladies.

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

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

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Foundation Unit runners up in National Award Robert Mellors Foundation Stage Unit recently came runners up in the national Communication Friendly Spaces Awards. The school have been working hard since September to set up the new Unit for 3-5 year olds, with new wooden furniture and cozy spaces. Their approach is based on research showing that children learn best when their environment is not over stimulating. Neutral colours were used rather than bright displays and visual clutter was reduced. Robert Mellors are working with Nottingham Trent University to research how the environment for children impacts on their speech, language and communication development. The school also have close links with the local Sure Start Children's Centre to work together to make sure children get the best start to their lives. The team are delighted to be considered for the award and will continue in making Robert Mellors an outstanding school.


Two council car parks are now open to the public in Arnold and as part of the launch there will be free all day parking at both until July. The car parks, which will have over 100 spaces between them, are on the sites of the former Druid’s Tavern pub and on Croft Road. The Druid’s car park is a brand new car park and has 74 spaces with four disabled bays, four secure cycle lockers and two electric vehicle charging points. Croft Road, which is being reopened following the completion of the new health centre, will have 47 car parking spaces with three disabled bays and suitable access for Motability users. The Druid’s Tavern car park was developed with funding from the Department of Communities Growth Point Funding and Gedling Borough Council. Both cark parks will have free all day parking until July and then after that they will be free for the first two hours in line with other parking arrangements in the area. Councillor John Clarke, Leader of the Council said; “The opening of these two car parks will be a great boost to the local economy and local businesses. By offering free all day parking between now and July we hope that local residents will use the facilities and help support local businesses. The electric vehicle charging points at the Druid’s car park are also an example of the council delivering on its promise to develop our sustainability plans and provide better access to renewable energy in the borough.”

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MUSICAL roundup

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

Introducing Carlton Brass.. Our roots date back to the old Netherfield Railwayman’s Silver Band formed in 1902 at the Colwick Locomotive Depot, part of the Great Northern Railway. Carlton Band Organisation now consists of two sister bands Carlton Brass (Nottingham) 2nd Section Band, and Carlton Brass Training Band. Both bands attend a wide range of events from contests to weddings and Christmas Carols. Carlton Training Band have just started sending out their requirement squad to local schools, providing an interactive assembly and getting children interested in their local brass band. With having the two sister bands we cater for a wide range of abilities and age groups ranging from 8 to the over 50s. You are never too old to learn a new skill! If you fancy giving it a go for further information please contact:

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Music for Everyone gets Sherwood singing! Nottingham based music education charity, Music for Everyone, is recruiting for singers to join their daytime choir in Sherwood. Especially designed for singers of all abilities and experience, the choir rehearse on a Thursday afternoon from 2pm - 4pm at Sherwood Methodist Church. So is Music for Everyone’s aim to get everyone in Nottingham Singing? Angela Kay of Newark, founder and Artistic Director of Music for Everyone for the past 30 years exclaimed “Let's hope so, we started with just one group in 1983 and now we have numerous choirs and other ensembles rehearsing and performing all over the city and county, so who knows!” Anyone interested in joining Daytime Voices can try out a session for free on Thursday 12 June at Sherwood Methodist Church (2pm - 4pm). For more information contact Music for Everyone on 0115 9589312 email or visit their website

Eastwood Collieries’ Male Voice Choir – 93 years old and still going strong!

Founded in 1920, ECMVC is still very much alive and kicking all these years later. ECMVC is not only very proud of its history but continues to innovate and promote the very best of male voice singing as it performs for local groups and audiences, hosts visiting choirs and joins others as guests elsewhere. In 2008, ECMVC took a bold idea and turned it into reality. What about inviting a few other local choirs to join in and raise some much needed funds for charity? Sounds Sensational was born and has raised thousands of pounds for charity over the years. As important as these events are, the choir have at their heart the need to promote the enjoyment of singing whilst performing on their own for local organisations. For the very latest news and concert details, please visit the choir’s website – www.

Ravenshead Community Choir

Concert - 20 July Doors open 2.30pm Tickets £4 adults/£2 children 01623 431674 for tickets

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Domestic Appliance Engineers/Sales Dave & Tony Farrell N.A.R

Aerials/TV’s/CCTV 1st Astral Aerials ADI Communications Phil Chapman The Teletuner TV Confused

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 55

87 99 68 89 101

Bathrooms & Kitchens DD Joinery GB Drury Haydn Interiors Rightlove Bathrooms Shower Doctor UK Vin Rouge

87 71 53 63 82 77

Beauty/Nails Tees Mobile Urban Sanctuary

37 44

Beer/Real Ale/Cider Sales Flipping Good Beer Shop 13 Bedrooms Haydn Interiors Sliding Door Wardrobes Spacemaster Vin Rouge

53 101 65 77

Building Services / Roofers AKJ Contracts 54 Arnold Building Services 89 Arnold Building & Roofing 78 B & P Paving 70 S Bird 87 Brownz Builders 65 Canterburys 67,74 C n D Properties 59 C M Ellis 78 Ernhale Roofing 78 Hudsons Roofing 60 Nottm Roofing 69 Roberts Builders 79 Roofer Mick 85 SBS 85 PG Stapleton 79 RSJ Roofing 95 John White Builders 62 Business Services Daybrook Business Ctre Synergy

35 35

Care/Support Services Age UK Hey Days

27 27

Carpets/Carpet Cleaning The Little Carpet Co 82 Chimney Sweeps Homesweep Sweep Suckcess

57 81

Hearing Aids Notts Hearing Centre


E-Cigarettes/Liquids Mirage Smoke Free Smokin’ Hot

7 13 12

Electricians Cameleon Electric CDM Electrical Delectrix DJ Hill Perkins & Son Redhill Electrical Sols Wing Electrical

61 79 57 94 58 77 56

Home Improvements/Handyman House & Garden TLC 97 Jason Craddock 79 62 JJ Jobs Man about the House 101 Marriotts 96 Tony Smith Handyman 97 S White 79

Equestrian Martins Farm


Estate Agents/Lettings/New Homes CDF Estates 5 Davidsons Homes 103 Sell Your House Fast 71 Smooth Moves 52 Events/Gigs/Festivals Arnold Carnival Oscars Night Warthog Promotions

19 14 13

Fencing Premier Fencing


Flooring Brightwood Flooring


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

42 41 42

Garages/Car Sales Chips Away FSG Pro Mech

81 69 73

Garden Centres Brookfields


Gas Engineers TherMix


Crafts/Stationary Oona Kays


Glass Specialist Sines Glass



Golf Clubs Oakmere Park Golf Club


Hairdressing/Barbers Cutting Edge Urban Sanctuary

41 44

Complementary Therapies Bowen Therapy 39 Computer Repairs/Sales PCM - IT 33

Cruises Princess River Cruises

Dance & Theatre Schools Knights Dance Studio 50 Start Dancin 41



Driving Schools PJs Driving School

Counselling/Psychotherapy Annette Carney 41 Lasting Change 39

Cleaning/Ironing Services The Iron Ladies 79 Select Finish 101

43 38 40,51 39 40 39 37

Drive Cleaning Aqua Blast

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping/Ponds All Grounds 75 Anderson Gardens 57 Aurora Landscapes 87 B & P Paving 70 DF Garden & Property 61 Fusion Garden Creations 67 Garden Upkeep 99 Greendale Turf Supplies 78 Green Thumb 1 Heatherview Landscapes 54 Littlegreen Landscapes 61 Marriotts 96 Premier Paving 55 WRS 78

77 74

Health / Fitness Arnold Leisure Centre Energie Fitness Gedling Leisure Pilates with Claire TEK Kickboxing Zumba with Charm Zumba with Jackie

Hypnotherapy Caring Therapies Lasting Change

45 39

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Joiners/Bespoke Timberwks Beecroft 71 DD Joinery & Property 87 Hopewells 77 JM Joinery 67 Glen Myers 54 Mike Thompson 81 Kids Activities The Big Wheel YMCA Holiday Clubs

15 4

Ladies Fashion/Shoes Boutique 11 Shoe Mad

37 36

Loft Extensions/Ladders More Than Loft Ladders 95

Plumbing & Heating Agua Gas All Weathers B & M Heating Brill P & H P.Byrne Ignis P & H MS Waterworks Reltub P & H Woodthorpe P & H

65 73 69 89 55 87 99 93 94

Property Services Active Prop. Maint. DD Joinery DF Garden & Property DMI Man About The House Roberts

85 87 61 93 101 79

Recycling Cash For Clothes


Removals/Couriers Andy


Restaurants/Bars/Pubs Bentinck Hotel Home The Longbow The Major Oak

10 2,3 9 11

Schools/Colleges Arnold Hill Academy Hollygirt School New College Notts

47 45 17

Social Clubs/Comm. Centres Arnold WMC 12 Tiling/Tile Shops D J Cox DB4 Tiling EMC Tiles Grout & About JNB Tiling

64 67 62 74 79

Trade Directories Age UK


Mobility Aids Stair Ability


Nurseries/Pre Schools Arnold St Marys Busy Bees

Travel Agents Forest Travel


51 50

Tree Surgeons Charnwood Squirrel Tree Services W.R.S

75 97 78

Opticians/Optometrists Specsavers 104 Oven Cleaning/Repairs OvenU


Painting & Decorating Glen Birch James P & D MJC Decor Phil & Co Phil Sargeant Paul Tinsley

64 54 61 79 87 57

Pest Control City Pest Control Expel Pest Control MW Pest Control

71 54 62

Pet Sitting/Care Animals at Home


Plastering Richard Brooks C J Plastering GM Plastering Matt the Plasterer

55 74 81 99

Tuition/Courses/Training First Class Learning 45 Kip McGrath 47 Upholstery/Fabric P & J Upholstery


Vets Arnwood Vets Oakhouse Vets

23 25

Windows/Doors/Fascias Apollo Windows Bridgfords H & G K & A Windows Sky View Windows

93 89 64 99

Window/Conservatory Cleaning JWS


Woodburners/Stoves Homesweep



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