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Dear Readers... Well, we can’t really moan about this summer can we? Hot, hot, hot!!! Now time to dig the jumpers out again! In this edition, Tanya About Town gives us the low down on some great events taking place across the city during the autumn months. The fun really doesn’t have to end... Got some bananas going brown in the fruitbowl? Don’t chuck them, see our delicious recipes to use them up. Time seems to be flying this year and we need to remind you that the next edition will be the Christmas one... arghhhh. So if you have an event you want to promote please get in touch soon. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah and Francine

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e’ve enjoyed a spectacular summer which has been just perfect for everything from outdoor festivals to open air theatre, but as the nights draw in it’s time to swap those t-shirts for woolly jumpers. I love cosying up on an Autumn night, but with so much going on in Nottinghamshire it’s time to wrap up and head out.

You can’t beat the sights, sounds and smells of the Goose Fair. One of Europe’s largest travelling fairs, it dates back over 700 years. Visitors can enjoy more than 500 attractions when it returns from 3 - 7 October. The weather can’t dampen the spirits (or the 1000 real ales and 200 ciders) at this year’s Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival as it moves to its new indoor home of the Motorpoint Arena (17 - 20 October) and of course Nottingham’s best loved free fireworks display is back at the Forest Recreation Ground (5 November) Prepare to be spooked in the run up to Halloween this October. Not for the faint hearted, join the Original Nottingham Ghost Walk for an exclusive tour of the fantastic old Nottingham Arts Theatre. Hear the chilling tales of the site as well as discovering the labyrinthine back stage area (8 & 29 October). A brand new stage adaptation of Bram Stoker’s iconic novel, Dracula, is brought to life in a contemporary interpretation at the Theatre Royal (9 - 13 October) completely reimagined by a world-class creative team from London’s West End, discover the gothic thriller that started them all. Mayhem Film Festival returns to Broadway Cinema (11 -14 October) with premieres, previews, special guests and midnight screenings, the festival showcases the best in horror, sci-fi and cult cinema. Want to

get more involved? Join Hart’s Restaurant for an evening of murder, mystery and suspense. Work out ‘whodunit’ at a British Bake-off themed night. There’s a killer in the marquee, can you guess who? (26 October) Speaking of food, there’s plenty going on for foodies. Join the fungi foray at Sherwood Pines (3 October) or learn all about foraging and wild food cookery with the School of Artisan Food in Welbeck (6,27,28 October/1 November). TV Chef James Martin brings his legendary cooking skills to the Theatre Royal (10 October) and Southwell celebrates the origins of the Bramley apple with its festival (20 October). Want to know what to wash all that food down with? Join Notts/Derby Wine School at St James Hotel (28 October) for Nottingham’s very first wine festival. An opportunity to try and buy wines from all around the globe. There’s a heavy dose of nostalgia musically for the latter part of the year. Some of the leading stars of the 80’s join together at the Motorpoint Arena (27 October) for the Stepback! Concert and Culture Club pay a visit (9 November). Over at the Royal Concert Hall you’ll find The Proclaimers (16 October), Rick Astley (12/13 November) and Deacon Blue (28 November). We can almost see Christmas from the end of November. Festivities kick off with Nativity The Musical at the Theatre Royal (21 - 25 November) closely followed by Patchings Arts Centre’s Christmas market (23 - 25 November), Winterfest Arts & Crafts Fair at Thoresby Park (24 - 25 November) and Nottingham Playhouse launch their 2018 pantomime, Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood on 30 November. Doesn’t the year go fast when you’re having fun!

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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: Ernehale Townswomens Guild - (afternoons) welcomes new members. Meets 2nd Friday monthly at 2pm, Salvation Army Centre, High St, Arnold. For more info call Margaret Edwards on 0115 926 3624 Notts LGBT+ Network - gay, lesbian, bi, trans? For information and support on groups, pubs, meeting people, legal issues, coming out, health or just need to talk, contact us on 0115 934 8485 (Monday to Friday 7pm - 9.15pm) or email: or text 07481 344040

Arnold WI - meets 1st Tuesday monthly at Pondhills Community Centre at 7.30pm. New members welcome.Contact 0115 916 8806. 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 Arnold Methodist Church, 54 Front St, Arnold, NG5 7EL. Details: Email: or tel: 0115 920 0626 or write to:144 Surgeys Lane, Arnold, NG5 8GB Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to May. For more info call Fiona Shaw on 07984 987216 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 St Marys Tea Dance - every Friday 1.30pm - 3.30pm at St Marys Church, Calverton Rd, Arnold. Call 916 8928 or 920 1373 Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at The Vale Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook. Speaker & lunch. Do come along and meet a group of very interestimg, like minded people. Call Bob 0115 822 4642 or Woodthorpe W.I - welcomes all women to their meetings held at the Good Shepherd Church Hall on Thackerays Lane. Meetings are held at 7.30 p.m. on the first Monday of the month except January or Bank Holidays. Please contact the Secretary, Glenis on 0115 956 2823 for information about the programme of talks and visits. New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full programme of events each month - (daytime only) day trips, theatre,

strolls, walks, meals out, places of interest. For further details contact Joan 929 0902, or email: Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything. Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6, BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. For more info visit: 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 Branch British Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Wollaton Park Community Centre,

Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. Doors open 7pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. 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.

The Nottingham Mechanics - . 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Keep Fit, Film Shows etc. Now rated 4* on google. For membership details contact: or 0115 941 7353

Bootlace Buddies - is a small, friendly walking club for single people born in the 50s & 60s. We walk in the local area on Sundays & sometimes walk or cycle on Wednesdays. For more info visit or call 0115 958 1897 Friends of Nottingham Museum - monthly meetings with speakers, held on Sat Sept. 22 at 2pm in The Mechanics, North Sherwood St. For details of further meetings: Janet: 0115 922 1734 or

Mapperley and District U3A - meets 10am, 4th Thursday in the month at Mapperley Plains Recreation & Social Club on Plains Road, Mapperley. For more info call 07913 399362 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 visit 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: www. or phone Paul on 07973 872213.

Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 8.30pm at The Lion, Mosely St, NG7 7FQ. No membership fees, no playing fees. The Lion is a Real Ale Pub. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info.

Arnold Community Diary cont..... Spanish Lessons!!! - enjoy learning Spanish...Spanish tutor for all ages and levels. For more information contact Ms Daniela. Call or text 07463 545873 or email: Sunday Assembly - are you non-religious but would enjoy being part of a friendly community that celebrates the one life we know we have? Different topics every month. Why not join us on the 1st Sun monthly -11am-12noon at The Canalhouse, Canal St, Nottingham. 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 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: 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. Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every 2 weeks on Thurs eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info visit Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere? Come along & meet us on the first Friday monthly @ 11am - Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or All welcome. Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU entrance opposite former Fiveways pub. Meet Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit or leave a message on 07972 424052. Suitable for all ages. New members welcome, first 3 vists free. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ professional/business single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed & a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 7.30pm -10.30pm. Tel: June 01773 777 204 or www. Woodcarving Club - Tuesdays: 1.30 - 3.30pm & 7 - 9pm at Sherbrook Scout Camp, Mansfield Lane, Calverton (Sept to mid-June). Small friendly group, beginners very welcome. Tools & tuition provided. Contact Brian - 0115 841 6996 Bulwell Foresters Archery Club - we are a small, friendly group that cater for anyone interested in target archery from 9 - 90 years! Pop along any Sunday 11am-2.30pm to Bestwood Road Sports Social Club, NG6 8UA or visit: www.bulwellforesters. or call 07983 518915 for more information. 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. Arnold Branch of the U3A - for retired or semi-retired people. Meet at 1.30pm on the 1st Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - or Pat Jackson: 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 01949 358154. 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 Jane Walden - 0115 937 5343.

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. Soroptimist International - a group of women who meet 1st & 3rd Monday monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun, friendship & to help with these projects. For more info & contact: Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every Sunday throughout the year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire. Own transport essential. For more information visit: All new members welcome. Gedling Round Table - we are a group of ordinary guys who get to do extraordinary things. Members have the chance to embrace life to the full& in turn support their local community. Do more. Learn more. For more info contact Daniel Hayes on 07889 725 836 or email: 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 Calverton Cricket Club - welcomes players of all ages. Indoor nets on Thursday evenings at Nottingham High School have now started. Contact Derek Pickering on 07989 180499, tweet to @calvertoncc or visit for more information.

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

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

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Craft Club

every Thursday 2-4pm at Arnold United Reformed Church, Calverton Rd (opp. Surgeys Lane). Everyone welcome for an afternoon of craft & chatter. For info contact Val Moore on 0115 956 3843. Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society - meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village. Bus no.30/parking at rear. For more info. call Angela Gilbert 0115 928 3414 or see website Daybrook Bowls Club - friendly club, 4 league teams together with social bowling. Functions throughout the year. New members welcome. Green: Sir John Robinson Way, Daybrook (behind Sainsbury’s car park). Contact 0115 926 2705 or 0115 952 5692 Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays (evenings) monthly in the city centre. We welcome everyone who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - and all genres are catered for. For information please contact Phil on 0115 938 4098 Bestwood Village WI - meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month 7.15pm-9.30pm March - Oct. at The Dynamo House off Park Rd, Bestwood Village, NG6 8ZA. Nov - Feb at St Mark’s Church, Bestwood Village, NG6 8UU. To see what we get up to go to or email:



Ellenismos Greek Dancing - Monday evenings 8pm-9.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Park Road. New

members welcome, call Margaret on 01332 391608 or email: Mapperley Knit & Natter Club - first Monday of each month. 6.45 - 9pm at Killisick Comm. Centre, Arnold, NG5 8DB. New members welcome. For more information call Ann Mathews on 0115 927 9365. Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities a month in & around Nottinghamshire, including coffee mornings, day trips & exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by calling 0115 844 0011. Nottingham Secular Society - meets on last Tuesday of every month at the Canal House, 48-52 Canal St, NG1 7EH. For details of meetings/speakers/debates see our website: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Gedling Local Members’ Group - meets regularly throughout the year for local walks & hosts an informative talks programme each autumn/winter in Burton Joyce. For details of activities & events please visit: or contact Gay Wood on 0115 920 5940 Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 960 6570 after 7pm for info. New members welcome.

Phoenix Friendship Clubs, Nottingham Locksley - Tues evening is DANCE NIGHT. Put your glad rags on and join us. Have fun and keep fit. Entry £3.50. Try for 3 weeks then if you like it, annual membership £5, then £3 per week. At Oakleigh Lodge, 1 Highbury Rd, NG6 9DD. For more info: Arthur 07775 725670 or Trish 07816 216418. EVERYONE WELCOME

Woodthorpe Huffers & Puffers Running Club - for all abilities - 2 miles to marathon! Meet at Thackerays Lane Park (behind

Vale pub) 3 times a week. Learn to Run courses if you are new to running as well as walking group. See website for details:

Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am (except after Xmas day & Easter) at The

Westminster Hotel, 312 Mansfield Rd, NG5 2EF. For more info call 07894 412 281 or

Get Going In Gedling - provides volunteer-led short health walks most days of the week. If you enjoy walking and

socialising, how about joining us. These walks are a great way to start exercising in a safe and supportive environment. For more info call Fiona Hextall on 0115 901 3635 or visit and search for Get Going in Gedling.

Engineering - anyone interested in starting a small group for engineers of any ability or background. To meet once a

week to discuss workshop topics, engineering problems, inventions, experimental work & practice machining. I have an extensive workshop with machine tools etc. If you are interested & have any ideas email Tom:

Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tues every other month (Jan, March, May, July, Sept) 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Seated Yoga Class - Thursdays 2-3pm at The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Free. New members very welcome. Call 0115 847 0551 or just turn up!

Killisick Autumn Club - every Tues 9.30am - 11am at Killisick Comm Centre, Killisick Road. For info call 0115 956 8575. 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.

Nottingham CHA Walking Group - would like to invite new members to local weekday or weekend walks further afield. For more details please call 0115 927 4869 or email:

Keep Fit Association - exercise for mature ladies. At Mapperley Community Centre every Tues

10.30am. For more info 07979 866406 or 0115 943 0403

Walking - are you interested in doing “self lead” walks? Up to 5-6 miles. Local or other. Choose a

walk from book or web, turn up & follow together. Car owner/driver preferable to share transport/ driving. Kindness, honesty & respect essential. No fees other than fuel cost contribution to driver. Please contact: for info.

NG5 Arnold Community Diary cont..... Sherwood Bowls Club - Beginners or experienced bowlers welcome. Come along and give us a try! Roll-ups on Monday at 6pm. Free lessons. Valley Road Green. Contact Eileen 0115 920 3301 or Clive 0115 926 1460.

Age UK Notts “Older Lesbian Network” - provides opportunities for older lesbians aged 55+ to meet informally at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ approx. every 2 months for networking, sharing and social activities. For further information please call 0115 844 0011 or email:

St Jude’s Art Group - meet in St Jude’s Church Hall on Woodborough Rd from 9am to 12 noon each Wednesday. All abilities welcome. For more info contact Dave Prentice on 0115 962 3704.

Friends of Woodthorpe Grange Park - welcome anyone with a genuine interest in this local park visit: www.woodthorpefriends. also on Facebook & Twitter or call: 0115 9522669

Men in Sheds - a well equipped hobby workshop for men aged 60+. Members can put their skills to good use, learn

new skills, have a chat over a cuppa & help support the project. £2 per session. Daybrook Shed, The Stores Building, Nottingham Rd, NG5 6JR. For more info call Jim: 07872 839570 or Free Guided Health Walks - Best Foot Forward run friendly, easy walks across Nottingham city area every weekday. Walks last from 30-90 mins in parks/green spaces. If you are new to walking or wanting to regain your fitness why not give it a try? 0115 844 0011 for more info.

Mapperley & Arnold Rotary Club - meet Wednesdays@ 6.30pm at Mapperley Golf Club. For more info contact the secretary Peter Radford on 0115 966 3385 Woodthorpe Model Railway Club - meet Tues & Fri from 7pm at Sherwood Comm. Centre, Mansfield Rd, Sherwood, NG5

3FN (near Woodthorpe Park). We are a small friendly group & visitors are always welcome. You can find us on Facebook or call Bob Heath on 07889 031305 for more info.

Age UK Notts “Silver Pride” - a social group for older gay and bi-men. Offering a range of social activities, walks, discussions etc. Meeting at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ. 2-4pm on 1st Friday of month. Cost £1. For further information please call 0115 844 0011 or email:

Together@ARNOLD - friendship group for over 60’s. Looking to meet new friends & join in new & varied activities? Join us for a chance to chat, chill, have a laugh together & enjoy a 2 course lunch. We meet every Mon 10am-3pm at Eagles Nest Comm. Centre (Formerly Arnold Hill Comm. Centre), Gedling Rd, NG5 6NZ. For more info contact Kim on 07982 422392. 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 Jenny on 01623 491331. Gedling Climate Change Group - we are a group of people from all walks of life with one thing in common, we want to make a change! We organise events, share resources & meet regularly to inform, explain & campaign about climate change. To get in touch please email: or join our online community on facebook.

Chair Based Exercise - new members welcome. Free weekly classes at 1.45pm Tuesdays & seated yoga class Thurs 2pm-3pm at The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton. Call 0115 847 0551 for info on our other classes. Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club - New members welcome to join our Sunday walks, usually into the Peak District,

but other areas too. We often offer 3 different walks to suit all abilities. For more detail contact John on 01623 469427 or see our website:

Nottingham Folk Dance Group - meets Tues at .7.15pm at Lambley Village Hall, Lambley Primary School, Catfoot Ln,

Lambley, NG4 4QF. New members, singles & couples welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Mary Hill: 0115 967 3878 or visit Short Mat Carpet Bowls - join us on Mondays 10am - 12noon, 12.30pm-2.30pm & Wednesdays 10am-12noon at The Beacon, Birchfield Rd, Arnold. All standards welcome, especially beginners. Cost £4 per session. For more info call Geoff 07733 411193 or Arthur 0115 840 8358

Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society - meet every Tues 7pm - 9.30pm (Sept-June) at St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton

Hall Drive, NG8 1AF. Excellent speaker programme & internal competitions. For more info visit: or call Steve Sulley: 07803 021198

Erewash Valley Wood Turners Association - meet 2nd Wednesday everty month at Greasley St Mary’s Church Hall, NG16 2AB. For more info visit

The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants & gardening. Meet 2nd Friday monthly from Sept-April at St Paul’s Church Hall, Boundary Rd, West Bridgford. Doors open @ 7pm for a 7.30pm start. For more info visit: uk, email: or call Carol on 0115 914 2474

Bonington Theatre (Arnold Leisure Centre) in conjunction with

Nottingham Keyboard, Organ and Piano Society Presents top national and international artists Playing state of the art keyboards/organs First Monday of each month at 7.30pm Wide variety of musical genres Bar, free parking • Great entertainment from £6.50 Phone Bonington to book tickets

0115 901 3640 For more information and to find out about the artists visit: or call the Society on 0115 925 4204

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2 kg boneless turkey breast 2 kg raw gammon joint 1 kg topside joint or loin of pork 500g/1lb streaky bacon 500g/1lb sausage meat 1 Packet of sage and onion stuffing 500g/1lb pork pie 500g/1lb cocktail sausages Choose from 1 x jar of either; apple, cranberry or horseradish sauce

1 John Howe free range bronze turkey 1.5 kg rolled sirloin OR 2.5 kg chine on the bone 3 kg raw gammon joint 500g/1lb back bacon 500g/1lb best pork sausages 500g/1lb streaky bacon 2 x 1lb pork pies 500g/1lb cocktail sausages 500g/1lb sausage meat 2 x packets sage and onion stuffing 1 x jar cranberry sauce and 1 x jar horseradish sauce

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bbey, aka the Fishwife’s Kitchen, is having a well earned break and I am stepping up to the plate for this edition. While sitting racking my brain about what to cook, there was a fruit bowl with a bunch of very ripe bananas staring at me. Bingo! I don’t know about you, but my kids refuse to eat them unless they are bright yellow and blemish free. So we usually end up with some stragglers, especially in the tropical weather we have been enjoying. Bananas are high in potassium and a rich source of carbohydrate and they are a fruit

bowl staple for most of us so it is useful to have a few tried and tested recipes up your sleeve for those over ripe ones! You can peel and freeze bananas and use them in smoothies. Another great idea for a quick pudding is to make a slit through the skin and flesh on one side – don’t cut all the way through – stuff the slit with giant chocolate buttons. Wrap the banana in foil – sealed but not too tightly – and either BBQ until the skin is black or bake in an oven at 200°C for 20/25 minutes. Serve with ice cream.

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Best Ever Banana Cake

You can add pretty much whatever you want to this recipe and it usually works.

225g plain flour 100g caster sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg 4 tbsp vegetable oil 4 tbsp milk 250g mashed banana 85g white chocolate chips

This is kind of a healthy ‘ish cake.

90g golden syrup 135g butter 50g brown sugar 230/250g rolled oats 1 tsp cinnamon 250g (about 3) ripe bananas 100g dried fruit (I use cranberries) 30g cacao nibs/choc chips (optional) Method: Heat oven to 180°C. Line a 23cm square tin. In a saucepan, melt golden syrup, butter and sugar gently until all dissolved. Put oats and cinnamon in a bowl. Mash bananas in another bowl. Pour the melted ingredients into the oats and mix well. Add the bananas, fruit and cacao nibs (if using). I start with 230g of oats and add more at the end if the mixture looks too runny. Tip into the tin, smooth over and bake for 25 mins or until golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin and then cut into squares. Store in an airtight tin and they should last a few days - unless you live in my house!

Method: Heat oven to 200°C. Line a muffin tin with 12 x cases. Put all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. In another mix together the egg, milk, oil and banana. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones. Mix together but don’t over mix. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 mins. They should be golden brown and a skewer inserted in a muffin should come out clean.

150g rye flour 100 spelt flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp bicarb of soda 100g coconut oil, melted 200g brown sugar 4 small ripe bananas 200ml almond milk or coconut milk 1 large egg 2 tbsp cacao nibs Heat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 900g loaf tin. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and whiz until well combined. Pour the mix into tin and bake for 50mins. A skewer inserted should come out clean when it’s cooked. This is a gooey cake and doesn’t keep too long, so I tend to freeze half.

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Merchants Restaurant Truly Magical I had read great things and viewed fantastic pictures so I was dressed and ready for an evening at this boutique fine dining restaurant. I was not disappointed. We were greeted by the lovely staff who showed us to a table in the very stylish Saint Bar with its beautiful feature marble bar. Our Pornstar Martini and Strawberry Bellini cocktails looked stunning and tasted even better, what a great way to start the evening! Once seated in the very elegant restaurant we were served an amuse bouche which is compliments of the Chef for all diners. It included an amazing Watermelon Yoghurt Drink, Crispy Ham Hock with Lovage Emulsion and Steamed Buns with Cod Roe Emulsion. This was then followed by some delicious homemade treacle bread and yoghurt butter. Superb. We were made to feel right at home by the fantastic Maitre D’ who chatted through the menu and explained the intriguing dishes to us. The menu is divided into ‘The Beginning’, ‘The Middle’ and ‘The End’ and is a reflection of head chef Luke Holland's memories which include those of his late grandpa, Ivor who was a big influence in his life, as well as time spent in the Royal Marines where he first learnt his trade. Created with a focus on using fresh, seasonal and local produce, Luke says “I can see the lamb from my bedroom window”. It's also amazing value as prices start from £32 for 3 courses. To begin I chose the Isle of Skye Langoustine, Chrysanthemum| Carrot | Caper. A truly magical blend of flavours, beautifully presented and a real treat to behold. For the middle course it had to be Hogget, Fermented Turnip| Broccoli

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Join us as a Community Fundraising Volunteer and help to raise vital funds for Marie Curie!

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You could get involved with;  Coordinating a team of collectors at local supermarkets and on the high street.  Distributing and looking after collection tins in your area  Join a Fundraising Group and help plan fundraising events

We are looking to build our team of volunteer drivers, therefore, if you like driving and have a few hours to spare and you want to make a difference to the lives of those with lifelimiting illness, why not become one of our volunteer drivers?

You will have the chance to;  Meet new people  Have fun  Help support people living with a terminal illness in your community

We are looking for volunteer drivers to bring patients to the Woodborough Road centre for day care services from various locations in Nottinghamshire.

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“For some patients their first visit may be an anxious time, so a friendly face and understanding attitude from the driver puts them at ease. For some the journey may be their only trip out of the house for the week, so the driver becomes a regular part of someone’s life.” Most of our drivers make a commitment of at least once a week, however this can be flexible and it’s up to you how much help you offer. Volunteers need to have been driving for three years or more with no more than three points on their licence. Drivers receive a mileage allowance of 45p per mile, and full training will be given. If you or anyone you know could provide a couple of hours to help patients get from door to door with us at the Hospice, we would love to hear from you. Contact: Volunteer Services Team on and 0115 9101 008

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ARNOLD HOME LIBRARY SERVICE Free service operated by The Royal Volunteer Service. We deliver books from the library to anyone who has difficulty getting out to change their own books.

Contact any librarian or e-mail: or call the library on 0115 920 2247

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National Citizen Service Once again, I have been very busy in Parliament and across the Constituency of Gedling. I was invited to meet young people, many from Gedling, who were voluntarily taking part in the National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 2-4 week programme which takes place outside of term time in the spring, summer and autumn holidays.

At all stages of the journey, NCS partners with some amazing organisations including charities, college consortia as well as Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise (VCSE) and private sector partners across the country. Wherever you live in England or Northern Ireland, there will be a local NCS programme.

The programme is for young people aged from 15 to 17 years old and here in Gedling many young people get involved with the programme. In week one of the programme, they live away from home for a five-day residential; they go to one of the country’s most popular outdoor activity and residential centres. In week two, they will embrace independent living, typically in university campus dorms or university style halls. For the social action phase - weeks three and four – they return to their local area and give something back to their community and this was exactly what the young people I visited were doing. They were organising charity events to raise money and awareness from issues involving knife crime, to raising awareness about diseases, encouraging people to help and support the most vulnerable people in our communities, protecting the environment and making our communities a safe and happy place to live.

All too often young people get a bad press and yet there are so many young people living in our communities who are law abiding and want to make their life and the lives of others better. We should all take time to celebrate the amazing contributions many young people make. Congratulations to everyone in Gedling who has been a part of NCS and I look forward to seeing many more local young people involved in the future.

NCS strives to ensure all young people can take part in NCS, and they endeavour to make adjustments to the programme to cater for a wide range of needs.

For more information and how to enrol please visit the website or alternatively phone the number below:

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NCS is a once in a lifetime experience that helps build confidence and self – belief and it has been proven to have a massive impact on young people’s lives. NCS is a great addition to a young person’s CV. In fact, almost three quarters (72%) of NCS graduates feel more confident about getting a job after doing NCS. All NCS graduates receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister, and moreover, it looks great on UCAS personal statements.

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NG5 Arnold - helping hand - group directory If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know about it, why not list it here? Free listing for not-for-profit or a charity groups. Call us on 0115 9269777 or email: Breathe Easy Gedling - a support network for people with a respiratory condition, their families, friends & carers. We meet the 2nd Tues each month from 1pm-3pm at the Scout Hut, Calverton Road, Arnold, NG5 8DP

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 UK 0115 911 1661 or email

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 Nottingham Adult Sibling Group - do you have a brother or sister with life-long learning disability or autism? Would you like to meet others with similar experiences? Come along to our support group & gain information & support as a sibling. To register to attend the group visit Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-to-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor: or call 07973 113 882

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 at 2 King Street, NG1 2AS. Please phone 0115 948 3849 for more information and a free consultation. Recovery from Separation & Divorce Course - 8 wk course starting soon for anyone struggling with the effects of relationship breakdown. City centre location. Call Judy/Phil on 0115 779 1315 or e: 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: Carewatch in Nottingham - a friendship centre for over 55’s living in the Nottingham area. 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 Gdns, off Woodborough Road, NG3 4QF. Tel: 0115 9856959 Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments & training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE to people with terminal illness & their carers. For a few hours each week, trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship & support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or e: Visit for more info. Memory Cafe - anyone with memory problems, together with their carers, very welcome. Meet 2nd Wednesday of every month, 1pm-3pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive (off Mansfield Rd), Sherwood. For more info call Pauline: 01332 810366 or Alan: 01159 262232

Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5.30pm - 6.30pm 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 info: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm

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 - we support people with any type of arthritis. We meet last Friday of each month at Sherwood Community Centre from 11am - 1pm. For more info call Muriel Weisz on 0115 920 9100

Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Richard on 07968 951872.

MS Society - Nottingham & District Branch Drop-in meeting, 2nd Wed monthly at Brookfields Garden Centre, Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. We meet in the rear of the cafe. It’s an informal event with a friendly group of people affected by MS including carers & family. No charge, no need to book. Just turn up or contact Doug for more info: Tel: 0115 966 3582 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 Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780.

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:

NG5 Arnold - helping hand - group directory Nottingham Eating Disorder Self-Help Group - for anyone aged 16+ affected by an eating disorder, sufferers, carers, family & friends welcome. Every other Monday from 6.30pm - 8pm in the Think Tank at Nottingham Trent Students Union. For info contact Maisie: 01332 367571 or

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: Adoption Open Evening - first Thursday monthly. Adopt Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption. Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team between 6pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7 Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. For more info visit or 0115 9558811 Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group - support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease. Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. Monthly meeting with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm, 2nd Saturday at Southwell. Email: or call Sandra & Michael on 01636 812399 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 at Herbert Buzzard Court, Hucknall. Fridays at Marion Murdoch Court, Gedling: 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page) FREE legal advice clinic - at the CORE centre, Calverton every Tues 9.30-12.30pm. Lauren is a specialist family resolution lawyer & offers a minimum 45 min confidential free meeting. Call Lauren on 07990 806086 or email: lauren@ Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Tracy Parr on 01522 306565/07914 152679 or email: for more info. SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over drinking, drugs & other addictions. Peer-led meetings held in Notts on Thurs evenings & Sat mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit www. or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Info Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Arnold Methodist Church Mental Health Drop In Centre - befriending & support for sufferers of mental health

problems & their carers. We also offer crafts, games, information, refreshments, pastoral support & signposting. Open every Friday from 11am-2pm at Arnold Methodist Church, 54 Front St, Arnold. A warm, sympathetic welcome assured.

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 Cholangitis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been

diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Tuesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm at Antenna, 15 Beck St, NG3 3BP. For info contact Wendy -

Gateway Women - a group to support women who don’t have children by circumstances not by choice. http:// was started by Jody Day. The Nottingham group meet 1st Saturday of the month at Edin’s, Broad Street at 11am. For more info contact Sally on 07796 318046.

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 - for anyone in Notts area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s meetings

are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers & for mutual support. Meet at The City Mission, Parliament St. For more info ring Jeff on 0115 8451360.

Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit service providing high quality affordable counselling for anyone

aged 16 & over in the Nottinghamshire area. Accredited services include individual, couples & employer assistance counselling. To find out more call 0115 950 1743 or email: Located at Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open 9am-8pm weekdays. Minimal waiting times.

Notts Peer to Peer Network - info for users of Mental Health services in Notts & their carers. Gateway Drop In, for

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Aching Arms - is a charity that brings comfort following the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after. For more information visit 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:

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guides & befriending, peer support & social groups, arts & choir, sports & healthy lifestyle activities. For more info call 0115 9706 806 or email: Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 958 4278 from 9am to 9pm. Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Sam or Alison on 0115 962 1153 Men in Sheds - a well equipped hobby workshop for men aged 60+. Members can put their skills to good use, learn new skills, have a chat over a cuppa & help support the project. £2 per session. Daybrook Shed, The Stores Building, Nottingham Rd, NG5 6JR. For more info call Jim: 07872 839570 or

ADHD - a support group for adults with ADHD. Meet 3rd Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info.

Kings Money Advice Centre - offers free, impartial debt advice. Please go to or phone 0115 920 7399. Parkinson’s, Wilsons Disease & Similar Conditions - Tues drop in from 1pm to 4pm at Arnold Labour Club, 79A High

St, Arnold. Relaxed, friendly environment. Play games, chat & make new friends. Free admission, buffet provided. For more info call Peter on 07782 113841 Al_Anon - is a family group who meet twice weekly to give support to family & friends who have or are living with the stress of alcoholics. The meetings take place at 25 Clarendon St, Nottingham. Mon 7pm - 8.30pm & Fri 7.30pm - 9pm. For more info call 020 7403 0888 or visit:

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 Heart Support Group - run by Nottingham City Primary Care Cardiac Service. Meet on first Wednesday each month from 2-4pm at Bakersfield Comm. Centre. Also groups in Clifton and Hyson Green. Contact cardiac team for more info on: 0115 883 4733


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from your Neighbourhood Beat Team.... From banking to shopping, socialising to entertainment, the internet is an exciting feature of many of our daily lives. However, it can also be a playground for criminal activity. Your personal data is very valuable so follow this advice to help protect yourself when online. Keep safe online this autumn Regularly change your account and Wi-Fi connection passwords and don’t share these. They should be made up of a mix of letters, numbers and punctuation with a different password for each account. Never share your personal data such as bank details, identity details, passwords or where you live with anyone that you don’t know or can’t verify their details. Ensure that your computer antivirus and firewall software are kept up-to-date and enabled at all times. Take regular back- ups of important files to an external hard drive. It’s important this isn’t connected to your computer as any malware infection could spread to that too. Check the companies you are dealing with are genuine. Don’t download attachments or click links to web pages within spam emails as these often contain viruses. Make sure your connection is secure when making online purchases by looking for the padlock icon at the top or bottom of the internet browser or that the web address begins with ‘https’.

Hold on to your handset Whatever you use your phone for, be it to keep in touch with family and friends, for taking photos and videos, using social media, or for business purposes, you won’t want to lose your phone numbers and other data stored inside. Securing your phone Never leave your phone unattended. If you have to leave it, make sure it’s secure, out of sight and can’t be heard. Don’t draw attention to your phone by leaving it on view on tables in pubs, cafes and restaurants. A tactic used by thieves is to place newspapers or other items over the phone and scoop it up. They sometimes distract phone owners by asking for directions and taking the phone when they are not looking. Don’t leave your phone unattended in coat pockets or bags. If your phone is stolen - report it to the police immediately. Tell them your IMEI number, if you have any tracking apps installed or any markings on your phone. Tell your insurer and service provider too. For more crime prevention information please visit our website: http://www.nottinghamshire.police. uk/advice

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Muscle Selection As a rule of thumb, if muscle growth is your aim, hit each muscle group twice weekly. Yes, twice! Studies have shown this is the optimum amount for growth. Some people respond well to three targeted sessions, especially on lacking areas. If time is the issue, full body push, pull routines work well or push, pull and legs, then repeat this protocol.

This is how long you should take to do 1 rep or an entire set. Let’s keep this simple, aim for 40-60 seconds, as this is the ideal window for muscle growth. Yes, that means slowing things down a little and controlling what you are lifting.

Muscle selection should be kept balanced. Try to hit a muscle in each direction it contracts at least once a week to maintain balance. Don’t stop training a muscle in one specific lift like a shoulder press because you may be advanced in to focus on the weaker movement for example, a lateral raise. The press still needs to be included to attain balance, just focus more on the lateral raise to improve the weaker movement.

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Reps and Sets For strength building programming, you want to keep reps under 8 and sets under 6 as an ideal. A common block you will see is 5 x 5, 5 x 3 and 5 x 2, then your 1 rep max efforts. With body building, it’s usually between 8-16 reps (or more for high volume work), 3-6 sets. As a guide, if you choose lower reps you’d generally choose higher sets to fill out the volume needed to progress. An example here is the common 3 x 10 most perform. Consider the TUT, aiming for 40 seconds or more and you’ll see positive improvements. For strength work, focus more on connecting with the movement and explosiveness of the movement.

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Sustainable Ways To Eat With increasing marine pollution, intensive farming and the ever declining bee populations there has never been a better time to become a little bit more environmentally conscious. The world's population is booming, in fact in the past 100 years, we have multiplied at unprecedented speed and with that, natural resources are under increasing pressure. Our food supply is probably the biggest area of concern owing to the fact that, well, we all want to be able to feed ourselves for basic survival. No bees = no plants; too much pollution = ill health, you get the gist. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to remain sustainable and still eat well. Here are a few tips:

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1. Pay more for organic or highquality free-range - yes, it's more expensive and yes that may mean you won't be able to eat meat every day, but actually, we shouldn't be. Organic farming practices are far more environmentally conscious and ethical, plus the latest research points to the fact that eating better quality meat and far less often than we are currently used to is better for overall, long-term health.

2. Consider British shellfish - We are an island nation so it should come as a bit of a no-brainer to look to the water that surrounds us for sustainable food sources, but we are missing a trick in a big way. Many of the farmed fish species come with as many environmental issues as factory farming (I urge you to look into salmon farming) and most fishing practices are major contributors to marine plastics and pollution. On the other hand, bivalves (oysters, mussels and clams) are amongst the most sustainable. Oysters, mussels and clams come with the added environmental advantage of cleaning the water around them. Yes, you are reading that correctly, they filter the water in which they grow, depositing impurities in silt and removing it from the water. Just ensure you are buying British. 3. Eat more British beans - A few years ago, the East Anglia Food Link asked an important question: Could Norwich feed itself? To cut a very long story short, they figured out the only sustainable way to feed a city, with produce grown around it, is to introduce more beans to peoples' diets. Beans are a good protein source, grow vertically, therefore, needing less space and they fix nitrogen, meaning they do their share for the environment.

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From those beans from Kenya, to the lamb from New Zealand, our food clocks up some serious mileage. In fact, if your food had a

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Buying local is a great alternative, however there is a slight catch. If the local farmer, whose produce you are purchasing, is heavy on the use of chemicals (fertilisers Don’t&expect pesticides), it could potentially have a greater environmental impact than shipping the product from a different country. The best option is to buy organic or if that is cost prohibitive, then speak to the farmer. Many of the smaller farms cannot afford the organic certification but they may also not be able to afford the chemicals, spraying crops only if they really have to.

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Let's be realistic, packaging is not It’s personal something that we can 100% get away from, but there is lots that we can all do to reduce our impact. Pick the fruit and veg that aren't in a plastic bag, make your own lunch, grab a reusable cup for your coffee and buy water in glass rather than plastic. It all adds up.

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Robert Mellors Old Boys

Local councillor and school governor, John Parr, has been overwhelmed by the response he has received after the article appeared in the April/May 2018 NG5 magazine. More former students have been in touch from all around the globe! The current head teacher has also invited John into school to show the films he made 20 years ago. Below are extracts from some of the stories from “old boys” that have contacted John, helping to keep the history of the school, and Arnold alive. More to follow!

Bill Town: 1950-1953

Discipline, respect and dedicated teachers was my experience of Robert Mellors and I look back at my time at the school with affection and pride. Like many of my pals, I was football mad and it was a big moment for me being picked for the school football team. I was also very proud to represent the school at athletics, running in the 440yds at the South Notts Schools Athletic Association meeting held on the Boots Sports Ground where I came in second. Towards my final year I became House captain for St Albans, I also became a prefect and finally had the honour to be head boy. In 1953 a local TV company installed a big screen TV in the assembly hall for the whole school to watch the Queen’s coronation. When I left school I started work with this company. My love of football was still a big part of my life, playing locally and watching Notts County at Meadow Lane and football became a major factor in the way my life developed over the next few years. After a trial match with Peterborough United FC I signed to play in their youth side. My parents agreed I could move to Peterborough where I also took an apprenticeship in the TV trade.At the end of my apprenticeship at the age of 21 I was called up to do my National Service serving in the Royal Signals as a Radio Tehnician. Just like my schooldays I also enjoyed my time in the army and look back on it with some good memories. I married a Peterborough girl in 1962 and we are celebrating our 56th anniversary this year. It was to be 30 years before a reunion with some of my old school mates but since then regular contact and watching Notts County together at Meadow Lane has been so special for me. Sadly my closest friend and old school pal recently passed away but I am left with such great memories of my school days and school pals. Pictured left: Members of the Arnold branch of Notts County supporters club before their outing to a game. Bill is sitting front far right. Do you recognise anyone?

Ronald Pearce: 1948-1952 I was a pupil at Robert Mellors from 1948 - 1952. In my final year I was made Head Boy and helped produce the school magazine. After school I took an apprenticeship with a construction company until I qualified and then was called up for National Service with The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery. On being demobbed I returned to my old firm for a few years and then joined a Government Dept responsible for maintenance of airfields. During my career I served on most of the airfields in and around Lincolnshire, and also overseas, twice to Cyprus and once to Berlin. During my 30 years service I had a few promotions and finished as a District Works Officer controlling over 300 staff. Now well into my retirement I am enjoying life in Lincs with my family close by and playing golf whenever I can. I have had a wonderful life, part of which must be down to the education we had at Robert Mellors.

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The Rock ’n’ Soul Singers We are pleased to announce that the amount we have raised this year for our charity the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, is a fantastic £4,350! Many thanks to all who have attended our events and have given so generously. We now look forward to rehearsing for our Autumn and Winter schedule. We are pleased to be joining once again the Greasley Elderberries on November 30th for an afternoon of song. Our Christmas celebrations begin with singing at our local Christmas tree switch on event at Underwood on December 1st at 6pm, look out for us there! Once again we are proud and pleased to present our annual Chrismas concert. This will take place at Selston Parish Hall on Saturday December 15th at 7.30pm. The concert will be a mixture of our usual rock, pop and soul as well as some Christmas classics and fun tunes o get us all in the Christmas spirit. Tickets will be available from members of our choir or contacting us via details below. This event has previously been a sell out, so bag your tickets early! Proceeds will be going to our named charity. Look out for us

Lace City Chorus Events... 3 October - dress rehearsal for international competition at Colonel Frank Seely School, NG14 at 8pm. FREE. All welcome. 5 week singing course at Colonel Frank Seely School, NG14. Starts 5 November from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. £10 for the whole course. With a chance to sing in their Christmas show at the Albert Hall, Nottingham. For more info visit: or email:


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Friday 12 October – St Luke’s Church, Loscoe, with Howitt Primary School Choir Saturday 20 October – Brinsley Parish Hall. Concert to commemorate the end of WW1. Sunday 4 November – St Mary’s Church, Eastwood with Leigh Orpheus Male Voice Choir, from Essex. Tickets on sale from 15 September. ECMVC are recruiting new members and there are leaflets and more info on the Facebook page and website to help those thinking of giving choir membership a go. Come along and have a listen at one of the practice nights – every Tuesday at St Mary’s Church, Eastwood, 7-9pm - or call 07802 758223 for a chat. Email; call 07802 758223; visit the website; Facebook page

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Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ; 7.30pm - 10pm. Please visit: for more info or just pop along & see us at one of our rehearsals - you’ll be made most welcome. Bestwood Male Voice Choir - Why not join Bestwood Male Voice Choir? Come to a rehearsal, no obligation or pressure, Tues from 7.45pm-9.45pm at Bestwood Village Comm Ctre, Moor Rd, NG6 8TL. For more details contact Colin Pursglove on 0115 979 4842 or visit Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony 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. Sherwood Clarinets - an informal group that meets on Tues, 7.45pm-9.45pm at Calverton Baptist Church Hall. During the year we arrange concerts to support charities. If you enjoy playing clarinet & are of Grade 4 standard or above, why not come along? Contact Sue: for more details. Sherwood Chorus - a friendly, relaxed group of people who enjoy singing but do not read music. Meet every Mon (excl. Bank Holidays) 7-9pm at the Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, NG5 2EN. Admission £2 towards room hire. Email for up-to-date details and further info. Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come & try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30am-12pm. No auditions, all welcome. Lunch available. Phone 0115 931 2157 or Lace City Chorus - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely School, Calverton. All welcome. Singing courses held. Call Lynn 07909 684178. See Carlton Male Voice Choir - Are you interested in singing? Come and join us. Wed 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Gedling Road Methodist Church, NG4 3EX. For details call 0115 987 4941 or visit The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony with the MOC, every Tues at 7.30pm at Carlton Central School, Foxhill Rd, Carlton. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit: facebook. com/majoroakchorus Woodthorpe Singers - warmly welcomes new members, all abilities. No auditions, no need to read music. Rehearsals in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Mon, 8-9.45pm, term time only For info contact our musical director Tina Hewitt on 07742 670732. New term commences Sept 3rd. The Carousel Singers - ladies choir, well est. singing a great variety of music. No auditions/no previous experience. Meet in Grangewood Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton on Fri, 7.15-7.30pm. For more info call Sue England on 0115 925 7928. Trent Valley Singers -a friendly mixed choir. Meet Thurs 1.30-3.30pm at Burton Joyce Comm.Church Hall. We sing a varied programme from classical to show songs. No auditions. Ability to read music not required. Call Heather 0115 844 0872 or Marjorie 0115 931 3965. Kings Community Choir - every Mon 7.30pm-9pm (term time). Open to everyone, come along, have a sing & bring friends. Kings Centre, NG5 7JX or call 0115 967 9997. Brinsley Community Choir - pop, soul, rock RnB. Now on Tues 7pm-9pm @ Brinsley Church, Church Ln, NG16 5AB. £5 per session. No audition process. For more info call Charlotte - 07581 020959. www. Singsation Children’s Choir - Ages 5-14. Tuesday 6pm-7pm. Eastwood Town Hall, 120 Nottingham Rd, NG16 3GD. For more info call Charlotte on 07581 020959. Lyrical soNGbirds - Small, friendly women’s choir for experienced or new singers. Currently have vacancies for sopranos & altos. Meet Tues 10am-12 (term time)Bramcote Methodist Church, NG9 3HB. Just turn up or call Heather - 07941 121091 or email: Rock ‘n’ Soul Singers - If you enjoy singing and would like to join us please get in touch on 01773 780192. Nottingham Clarion Choir - a welcoming & inclusive choir, campaigning through international song for justice, peace & freedom. No auditions! We practice Sundays-7.30-9.30pm. For more info: www. Just Sing! - Ladies community choir. Traditional, pop, musical theatre, folk. Cheaper than therapy! Tues, term-time at 7.30pm at St Swithuns Church, Woodborough. For more info call Cate 07717 582507/cate. Open Voices - choirs especially suitable for adults with learning difficulties. Beeston (Tues), West Bridgford (Tues) & Sherwood (Fri). 10am - 12 noon. For more info call Music for Everyone on 0115 958 9312 or email: Nottinghamshire Rock Choir - Rock Choirs are run in West Bridgford, Beeston and Rainworth all on different days/times. We are always looking for new members, if you love to sing then come and join! No need to audition or read music. Visit for more info and to sign up for a Free taster session. Torkard Ensemble - Community music group in Hucknall, we have an instrumental group (grade 5 standard & above) & a choir. We make beautiful music & raise money for local charities through concerts. We are always looking for new members, but are particularly interested in hearing from tenor and bass singers. Contact us at: jen.beaumont@

Carrington Triangle Folk Club - meet every Wednesday 8.30pm at the Gladstone NG5 2AW. All singers,

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The Rise - community singing group. No auditions, beginners welcome. Thursdays, 7.30pm-9pm. Federation

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Sing It BOLD Gospel Choir are recruiting! We’re a no audition choir who sing pop, rock, soul and gospel, all gospel style! All abilities welcome, 18yrs & over. Thursdays at 7.30pm at St Marks Woodthorpe. Sing for fun, learn to sing in 3 part harmony, be a part of our gigs, Christmas concert and the recording of our charity single (money raised going to Emmanuel House) Head over to to book a taster session and see you there!

The choir was delighted to welcome several new singers when rehearsals began in September for our Autumn programme, which will culminate in a concert at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe-on-Trent on Saturday 17th November 2018 at 7.30pm. Marking the centenary of the Armistice which concluded the Great War, the concert will follow the themes of War, Remembrance and Peace. Tickets will be available from Tim (0115 8780642), Bingham Library (01949 837905), Pen2Paper, 6 Main Street, Radcliffe-on-Trent (0115 9335810). Visit for information about further concerts plus plenty of information about the choir, including useful contacts.

Mirabilé Vocal Ensemble are performing a concert at 6pm on Sunday 14th October at the Queen Elizabeth School in Mansfield – a mix of light classical and contemporary music. We are also recruiting for a couple of new singers – We rehearse in West Bridgford, Nottingham, on Monday evenings, from 8-10.00pm. For enquiries or audition details please contact or phone 07860930642.

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At Arnold Library - October/November 2018 Wednesday 3 October 10.30am-11.30am - Author Visit - Maria Dziedzan Maria Dziedzan is a local author who was born in Grimsby to a Ukranian father and a Welsh mother. Her series “My Lost Country” is set in the Ukraine during WWII and is a sad story, harrowing at times, but it is no exaggeration of what happened during this time. Hear about how she became a writer and the people she spoke to for her research. Free event, no need to book. Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be available and is charged at 50p per cup. Thursday 4 October 2pm - 3pm - Heritage Talk - The Story of Papplewick Pumping Station For 50 years Arnold-born engineer Thomas Hawksley delivered pure and constant water to the people of Nottingham. In 1880 he was working on his last project for Nottingham - the Papplewick Pumping Station; but why did another engineer complete it?” Tony Keyworth of the Institution of Civil Engineers will provide the answers. Booking is Advised. Monday 29 October 11am - 11.45am - Half Term Craft Activity Get creative and make your own badge. Drop In Event, no need to book. Wednesday 31 October 11am - 11.45am - Half Term Poppy Craft Activity Make a poppy to remember the men who fought in WW1 and display it on our cascade. Drop in event, no need to book. Friday 2 November 2pm - 4pm - Big Draw Workshop Join artist Emma Reynard and produce a piece of art with an Automata theme as part of this year’s Countywide Big Draw Wednesday 14 November 10.30am - 11.30am - Author Visit - Elizabeth Carney-Marsh Elizabeth is a new local author whose first book, Bonnets to Breeches, has recently been published. The book is a story about the Women’s Land Army and how they helped in the war effort. The book was recently turned into a play and shown at Clumber Park. Free event, no need to book. Tea/Coffee & biscuits will be available and is charged at 50p per cup.

RATTLE, RHYME AND ROLL....Fun with your babies and toddlers at our lively 30 minute sessions for 0-3 year olds and their parents/carers. Sing, rhyme and “If you’re happy and you know it, shake a shaker!” Every Tues and Thurs 10.30 - 11.00 am

READING CAFÉ...Come and join our Reading Café, which is always ready to welcome new members and visitors. Open every Wed morning from 10am-12 noon. Tea/coffee & biscuits are available at 50p per cup. KNIT AND NATTER...Meeting every Monday 2pm - 3.30pm. Join our friendly group to knit, crochet, craft and natter; borrow books and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee & biscuit for 50p! POLICE SURGERY...An opportunity to meet with your local contact officer to discuss issues in your area. Come along and tell us what matters to you. Please contact Arnold Library for the upcoming dates.

LOCAL HISTORY SURGERY...Need help researching your family tree? Drop in to speak to one of Inspire’s

Local Studies Librarians for an informal chat. This session runs on the last Wednesday every month. Wed. 31 October and Wed. 28 November: 1.30pm - 4pm

INSPIRE LEARNING - have courses running throughout the NG5 area, from Baby Yoga & Creative Bag

Making to Functional Skills, English & Maths and Confidence For Work. Our Autumn Course Guide is available now or visit

MY SIGHT...Monday 1 October 10am - 12 noon and Monday 5 November 10am - 12 noon. For further details on any of these events or to see any recently added events please visit our website 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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The Touring Tale I have always been a camper - although over the years we have ditched the tent for a white box on wheels. These days, understandably, the kids are reluctant to come. Sadly, teenage boys and the outdoor life don’t mix well in our household. I think the damage was done with one too many cub camps! In desperate need of a couple of days away, we decided to head off with just the dogs. I picked a site not too far away, it was adults only, so peace and quiet were guaranteed, right? As soon as we got there my heart sank. The rule an outdoor activity involving list was longer overnight stays away from than my arm and home in a shelter such as a tent everywhere there (or white box on wheels!!) were signs telling you what to do, or what not to do more precisely. This was camping on another level. In fact this wasn’t camping at all. This was touring. No tents here, thanks very much.

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The set ups some of our fellow tourers had were pretty impressive (if you like that sort of thing). Vases of plastic flowers adorned their awnings - and bloomers billowed majestically off their rotary washing lines. And since when did having your own fence become a thing? The whole place felt like a cross between the set of The Prisoner and a retirement home.

Don’t get me wrong, the facilities were 5 star. Actually, the toilets were the best on a site I have ever seen, but it was boring! Unless you wanted to discuss the latest edition of Practical Caravan or compare the literage of your water tanks forget it. To kill some time, we decided to go for a long walk around the fishing lakes with the pooches. Nowhere could you let them off the lead, which was frustrating for the dogs and us, but as ever, we made the best of it. Strolling along the side of one of the lakes, sun shining and at peace with the world, suddenly Herbie (remember the gusset munching maniac?) made a bolt for it. The lead flew out of my hand and the dog dived, four feet first, into the lake after a duck. Feathers flew and in the pandemonium that followed, Harry (normally a well behaved dog who doesn’t really like water) decided to dive in as well. As we fished them both out and quickly walked away from the crime scene, we could feel the eyes of twenty angry fishermen burning into our backs. I think we can safely say that such sites have a place in the world, but not for us. Although we may no longer be under canvas, in our hearts we are still campers. Campsites need kids. They need laughter, energy and noise. Luckily, prosecco and chocolate cake got us through, and on the last night we entered the pub quiz and came second, winning a tenner. Well, if you can’t beat them, join them!!! © Ali Wale

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Local Parks Among the Best in the UK Gedling Country Park and Arnot Hill Park continue to be recognised as two of the UK’s very best green spaces. Both parks have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as some of the very best in the world. Arnot Hill Park has retained the flag for the 12th year running and Gedling Country Park for the 3rd year in a row.

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New Heritage Nature Trail To Open At Gedling Country Park A new heritage nature trail, complete with handcrafted wooden sculptures and interactive booklet is now open.

Four Remembrance Tommy Soldiers figures were unveiled at Gedling Country Park in July as a tribute to men and women who died during WWI. This is part of Gedling Borough Council’s plans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of the war. The six foot aluminium Tommies are believed to be the first to be installed in Nottinghamshire and will be a permanent fixture at the park. The Tommies were the brainchild of the There But Not There Campaign, an organisation who are supporting a number of armed forces charities by making the soldiers to raise money. The soldiers have been made by army veterans, employed by Royal British Legion Industries. The council has also announced plans that on Saturday 10 November at Arnot Hill Park from 11am, it will host a WWI commemorative event. On Remembrance Sunday, the council will be lighting beacons at Arnot Hill Park and Gedling Country Park and bells will be rung across the borough at 7.05pm.


The trail features eight 3ft wooden sculptures of the wildlife found across the park – a heron, badger, hedgehog, fox, rabbit, mole, pipistrelle bat and a green woodpecker. These were created by artist, Peter Leadbeater. Each carving will have information signs with facts about each animal set at wheelchair friendly height and interactive ‘rubbing plaques’ where children, using crayons, can create animal impressions in their booklets. The booklets will be available from Café 1899, along with crayons. The trail follows the ‘High Hazels’ accessible footpath, which is a 1.4km (0.87miles) wheelchair and pushchair friendly circular route.

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Entertaining Patients by Bob Massey

During WW1, the house in Arnot Hill Park was used as an auxiliary hospital for the treatment of servicemen from early 1915 until the end of the war. It was a civilian hospital run by the Red Cross and was not as rigidly controlled as military hospitals. The recovering patients were provided with a lounge with armchairs and games and activities of all types. They were allowed to smoke, and the smoking materials were also provided. Patients were also given a considerable amount of liberty within the park and allowed to venture out into Arnold town. All these perks were designed to make their convalescence as quick and comfortable as possible. Entertainment was provided by visiting professional and amateur companies. The first recorded one was on August 20th 1915. Another group entertaining the troops was organised by Mrs Wilson Moulds who was a great supporter of the hospital throughout the war. A number of young ladies were included in her show on October 19th 1915; Misses D Wilson, G M Howsham, E Hall, E Watte, M Smith and Biddy Thompson, with Miss N Whitehorn as the accompanist, all much appreciated by the residents. They were supported by humorists, Syd Fillingham and L Archer. These shows were not short. On May 1 1916 it lasted over three hours and had a very mixed content! This show was arranged by Mr H C Hill and featured a Shakespearian recital from Jack Houghton, monologues from Syd Melton, West Country songs from John Rees with the Marshall brothers provided the humour. All accompanied by a piano in the hands of Ernest Bee. These concerts continued throughout the war, usually on a weekly basis. Forty

concerts were performed within the first year of the hospital opening. One of the consistent performers was Herbert Cumberland who always brought a parcel of books for the patients on each of his visits.

Social events were also organized outside the hospital for the general public to raise money for both the comfort of the patients as well as more material items. On October 8th 1915 there was a whist drive at the Arnold Institute (now the church hall of St Paul’s Church). This was to raise money for an extra bath for the wounded men. Other local venues used for raising money for the hospital included the Empress Picture House which had a stage and dressing rooms so could also be used for concerts. One such event was given on February 23rd 1916. A mixture of musical items from Dorothy Wilson soprano, Biddy Thompson elocutionist, Mable Withers violin and Ernest Fisher tenor. Dramatic entertainment was provided by the Mapperley Folran Society. The hospital held sports days which included fun events like apple ducking, pillow fights, wheelbarrow races and hair trimming contests. Everyone, nurses and patients alike, joined in the fun with prizes for each event. One of these events that took place in June 1918 had 125 out of 150 patients taking part with music provided by a military band.

I am writing a book on the Arnot Hill Hospital during World War One and this should be available in November.

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Win a fantastic family day out for up to 5 people at Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre! Up for grabs is an amazing day out for a family of 5 including a private ski lesson, 30 mins tubing, 5 viper slides, 4 toboggan rides & a hot meal in the Alpine Lodge. Swadlincote Ski & Snowboard Centre, which is in the heart of the National Forest, bustles with activity and has so much to offer. Not bad to say it started its life as an old spoil heap left over from the highly productive coal mining days. It was transformed by John Nike whose estate also owns many other ski centres in the UK. If you’re a budding skier or snowboarder they offer lessons on a nursery slope, and for those with a little bit more experience they have the main ski run of over 160 metres. You can book lessons or open sessions whatever suits you. Swadlincotes Cresta Toboggan Run didn’t disappoint with 500 metres of exciting twists, tunnels and turns. It is something I have always wanted to try since watching ‘Cool Runnings’ and boy was it fun. Age restrictions

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On The Ball Football Coaching - NEW Tuesday evening sessions at Park Vale Academy, age 4-12yrs (FREE TRIAL) PLUS October hlaf term fun days. or call 07803 123411 Nottingham BMX Race Track - Nottingham Outlaws BMX Club run coaching sessions Saturdays: 9.30am onwards. Gates Thur (Spring/Summer) & Sun (Winter). Also BMX races. For more info:email@ or fb: Nottinghamoutlawsbmxclub or visit Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing? NBC rehearses in Daybrook Baptist Church, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook, Wed - 6.15-8pm. Visit our website: or drop in on a rehearsal. It’s great fun! 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. 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 5pm - 6pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.8yrs +. For more info call 0115 808 4508 or visit Arnold St Mary’s Pre-School - Church Lane, Arnold (behind St Mary’s Church). Call 07969 544137. Open every morning and all day Wed. Free places available for 2,3 & 4 year olds. Email: Or visit or try facebook. Registered as GOOD with OFSTED. 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. Mapperley Junior Netball Club - Are you in school years 7,8 & 9 and love netball? New junior netball club. Mondays 6pm - 7pm at Carlton Le Willows Academy, Wood Lane, NG4 4AA (Indoor). £2 per session. Coach led. Contact Sarah - Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - Outdoor at Goosedale Sports Club, Moor Rd, Bestwood Village, NG6 8UN. Mondays & Fridays 6.30pm-7.30pm, April to October. Contact Andrew Claye 07834 488663 2nd Arnold Girls Brigade - Wed 6.15pm-9pm.Call Yvonne - 07954 402258. Gedling Colliery Cricket Club - run Kwik cricket sessions for 7 to 11 yr olds, along with hardball teams for ages 11-15. Please contact Andrew on 07891 654978 for details. Weaverthorpe Pre-School- Derwent Crescent, Arnold. 9am - 3.30 Mon - Fri. OFSTED registered. Funding for 2, 3 & 4yr olds. Qualified staff. Contact us on 0115 926 5644, email: weaverthorpe@ Website: Little Lambs Baby & Toddler Group- A fun & friendly group for babies and pre-schoolers. Mondays 10.30am-12.30pm (term time) at The Good Shepherd Church Social Centre, 3 Thackeray’s Lane,NG5 4HT. £3.50 per family. E:, visit or follow on Twitter @littlelambsng5 Energize- after school sports & active games club every Tues (term time) from 4-5pm for ages 7-11yrs at St Mary’s Family Centre, Church Lane, Arnold, NG5 8HJ. Burn off some energy, learn something new & make new friends. Organised & delivered by qualified & DBS checked sports leaders. Tuck shop. FREE entry. 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. 8.50am - 3.35pm Mon - Fri. OFSTED registered. Free funded sessions for 2, 3 & 4 yrs. Breakfast & afterschool clubs also available.Contact us: 0115 859 8143, email:

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Mum2MuM Market Nearly New Sales - Sat 17 November 2pm - 4pm at Arnold Hill Academy, Gedling Rd, Arnold, NG5 6NZ. Email: for more info or to book a stall.

Who Let The Dads Out! - 2nd Sat every month (except August) at St Mary’s Church Family Centre from 10am - 11.30am. For children from 0-5 years with their dads for fun, toys & refreshments.

2nd Arnold (St Mary’s) Scout Group - Calverton Rd, Arnold. Beavers Monday & Wednesday, Cubs Tuesday & Thursday, Scouts Monday & Wednesday, Explorers Friday. Contact 07982 247 147 or for more information. Arnold Town Youth FC Under 17 Boys - want to play football? Saturday U17s recruiting players for 2016/17 season. Born between 1/9/99-31/8/00 them come along & join in. For more info call Malcolm 0115 967 3489/07500 874926 or Rob Mc Lachlan 0115 926 9171

Army Cadets - challenge yourself and learn new skills: fieldcraft, navigation, camping, expeditions, shooting, sport, BTEC, DofE and much more. Young people 12yrs to 18yrs. For more information visit to find your nearest Detachment or tel: 0115 9837645 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.

- call 952 3617. - call Sarah Spencer 854 5006. Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10 - 12. Friendly, busy

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Air Cadets - 138 Sqn, Carlton TA Centre, Carlton, NG4 3DX. Tues & Thurs 6.45pm-9pm. Girls & boys 12-17yrs. Drill, flying, sports, adventure training, Duke of Edinburgh, BTECs & much more. Tel: 0115 940 4308

1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association- Every Monday night (term time): 5.30pm 7.30pm. Open to all ages 5-18 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD. Contact: or 0115 912 0098 Forest Kids Nottingham - every Thursday 10am - 12 noon at Woodthorpe Grange Park. Meet at the golf hut/cafe for nature activities, games and general mucking about in the fresh air. Find us on Facebook: or email: Tiddlywinks - Christian parent & toddler group. Bible stories, crafts, signing & free play. A friendly place to bring your under 5s. Wednesday (term time) 10m - 11.15am at St Mark’s Church, Woodthorpe. Call Jackie on 07305 073898 for more info.

Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - Mondays (term time) 9.30am - 10.30am at St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Songs, instruments & movement fun for babies to pre-schoolers. £4 per family, drinks & biscuits inc. Call Karen: 07846 176064 or visit Facebook shake rattleandrhyme.

Home Rangers Drama - for ages 4-14yrs. Home Rangers is a creative drama session tailored for the home educated community. Fridays 10am-12 at Nonsuch Studios. Contact: getinvolved@ for find out more! Good Shepherd Pre-School - OFSTED registered for children aged 30 mths upwards. Children from familiesBeavers, welcome, with places available now. -15Beavers mths group; parents toddlers welcome. 2ndall Arnold Cubs, Scouts & Explorers 6.30-7.45 Fri & | Cubs Panther Grp Weds 1-3pm £3.Please contact Melanie Saunders on 07971 382837 for more information. 7-8.30pm Tues | Cubs Otter Grp 7-8.30pm Thurs | Scouts 7.30-9pm Wed | Explorers 8-9.30pm Fri. Boys’ Brigade, 25th Nottingham Company - Every Contact Noel Yeatman 0115 956 9865/0787505 6784Tuesday 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

The Boys Brigade 39th Nottingham Company- Arnold Methodist Church. Exciting activites for ages 5-18yrs. Contact Neil Stevenson :

British Summer Championships


Arnold swimmers Freya Colbert, Liam Dawson, Cira Fletcher, Polly Holden and Thomas White finished of the season with strong performances at the British Summer Championships achieving 6 personal best times between them and 3 first places. Congratulations to them all.

Summer Success Big congratulations to Arnold swimmer Polly Holden who has spent her summer representing Great Britain. On the 8th August she competed in the 5k Open Water event in Loch Lomond at the European Championships representing Great Britain. Following this in the first week in September she is set to compete in a 10k Open Water swim at the FINA Junior Swimming Championships in Israel.

New Season Arnold swimmers are returning from their summer holidays to gear up for the new season of competitive swimming. September will see the swimmers kick of the gala season competing in the Sports Centre League and a variety of open meets. Good luck to all Arnold swimmers as they prepare for the new season, swim fast and enjoy.

Club Championships September will also see Arnold swimmers competing in their own club championships. Look out for more information on how the swimmers do in the next issue of NG5 when we will have a full report.

Club Awarded SwimMark Network Accreditation Congratulation to all Club Members. The Club has been awarded SwimMark Network Accreditation which is used to quality assure clubs and recognises the hard work that clubs undertake collaboratively to deliver the athlete pathway plus identifying gaps and provision and enhancing opportunities to increase and sustain membership. Thank you to all involved for your contribution and commitment

Arnold SC Training Times

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Fatherly Faux Pa 's - part 1 A friend of mine recently became a dad for the first time and once he climbed out of the bunker of paternity leave it really struck me how quickly time flies. It seems only yesterday that my two were babes in arms, dependant on us for everything when we were knee deep in nappies and onesie’s. It struck me how encountering a new parent is like watching a war movie. You know the scene, the new recruit joins up with his regiment on the front line for the first time full of optimism and youthful vigour, asking where the enemy is. He’s met with silence by the grizzled veterans, each with a five o’clock shadow you could light a match on. Between the silence someone takes a long drag on a cigarette and mutters: ‘kid, you don’t know nuthin’. And how could we know anything? There’s no instructions, just an industry of baby books and advice from friends and family. Not to mention the occasional unwanted insight from random people who think it’s great to tell you how to raise your child. So far, I think we’re doing okay. There’s been up’s and down’s. We’ve got plenty wrong and plenty right, and somehow we’re muddling through. I’ve noticed that we’ve made one fantastic faux pa year on year, which I will share should anyone need to take some unwanted advice. I was really looking forward to sharing some of my interests with my kids, where you create a strong bond that will define your relationship. Not in a pushy way, I’m not going to force my children to share my interests, but it happens through a sort of osmosis. In the last few years my son has variously liked Star Wars, Harry Potter, computer games, toy soldiers, football and now superheroes. This is great, I’m super happy about this. But what we forget every time is that ‘OH MY GOD, MY KIDS ARE OBSESSED!’ They never stop talking about a subject they’re into. Once they start you just have to grit your teeth and strap yourself in because they aren’t going to let this go for a while. On a long car journey talking about Star Wars? Good luck, you’re going to have to explain every plotline and character and then be told why you’re wrong by someone who thinks Jar Jar Binks is the funniest thing in the galaxy.

Planning on watching a football match? You might as well put it on mute for 90 minutes as the miniature John Motson pulls out stat after stat whilst telling you just what the problem with VAR is (even though you’re pretty sure he’s just repeating what Alan Shearer said at half-time). There isn’t a subject your kids can’t put you off. But it’s brilliant, funny and insightful to see how they absorb information and understand it whilst simultaneously having no social awareness of how annoying it can be. My favourite was when my son (not yet ten) calmly asked me why the sword Anduril was renamed after it was reforged from the shards of Narsil (an obvious question for all the dad’s who love The Lord of The Rings right?!). I had no response, so he kept asking. And kept asking. And. Kept. Asking. Until I lost the will to live. I was tempted to put him on a one way flight to New Zealand to ask Peter Jackson. So here’s my advice for new dad’s. Take advice from where you need it. Enjoy the ups, learn from the downs. And for God’s sake, don’t let your kids near your hobbies!

Edging into my forties, I’m a wrangler of two young children who are either going to keep me eternally young or drive me to an early grave. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences of parenthood and my terrible attempts at staying relevant! Dominic Murray

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Most Glittering Flying High Trust Awards Yet!

Focus on the Senior Section Gedling Southbank’s senior men’s section have had a major restructure over the summer with new management installed for the 1st & Reserve teams and a team joining the newly established U19 midweek floodlit league. The club continues to run two vets teams in the East Midlands Vets League and also has an U17 team in the Notts Youth U18 league. Carl Muggleton has taken over as 1st team coach and homegrown coach Alex Rylott will be running the reserves and U19 teams assisted by senior player, Andy Hammond. Carl joins the club from Boston United where he was lead coach at the Centre of Excellence Academy. New venues as well for the senior section, as the majority of the teams will be playing at Arnold Town this season. Winter training will continue on Wednesday evenings at Redhill 3G. Contacts, fixtures and results can be found for all teams on the website link below: club-contact Southbank FC

Nottinghamshire’s Flying High Trust welcomed 21 primary schools from around the county to the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham for their biggest annual awards event yet. Recently rated as the fourth highest performing Multi-Academy Trust in the country, and the highest performing in the East Midlands, the celebration at The Royal Concert Hall became a fitting way to look back on an unforgettable year for its schools said Nick Layfield, Operations Manager at The Flying High Trust. “Our awards evening recognises the achievements of children and school staff in several categories reflecting the Trusts’ ethos of Aspiration, Responsibility, Creativity, Pride, Confidence, Perseverance and Enjoyment.” Organiser of the mammoth event, Executive Officer Jenni Dunne said she was thrilled at the atmosphere in the theatre. Head Teacher of Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School (Sutton-in-Ashfield), Mr Karl Clowery, said this was the first time his school attended the awards. “My impression of the event was extremely positive. I thought it was a fabulous occasion and our pupils described it as ‘sensational’. It was the pinnacle to an excellent year and what a great way to celebrate those individuals within our community who continually exhibit those values that the Trust stands for, and for bringing all of the communities within the partnership together to celebrate.”

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

90 62

Hair & Beauty The Cutting Edge Hair Sculpture Just Cutting

45 61 47

Aerials/TV’s/CCTV 1st Astral Aerials Phil Chapman

105 99

Aquatics Barracuda


Architects/Plans Casey Designs

Drive/Gutter Cleaning Aqua Blast



Artificial Grass Supergrass


Electricians Delectrix DJ Hill JAN Electricians Perkins & Son R2D Electrical Lee Walters

96 91 62 90 95 108

Equestrian Martins Farm


Home Improvements/Handyman Chris the Handyman 108 Jason Craddock 104 Man about the House 58 Marriotts 93 Tony Marshall 90 Gary Simpson Handyman 95 Tony Smith Handyman 59

Estate Agents/Lettings CDF Estates Ltd


Job Opportunities Hillarys Blinds

Events/Gigs/Concerts Arnold Heritage Week Museum of Timekeeping Notts Organ Society

13 8 20

Fashion Retailers Armstrongs Mill


Fencing Ace Fencing Ainsley Fencing Beechdale Fencing

108 91 59

Financial Advisors Tudor Court


Fireplaces Stonebridge Fireplaces


Auctioneers/Antiques Dealers John Pye 10 Bathrooms & Kitchens Branch 77 Brighter Kitchens DD Joinery Dream Doors Haydn Interiors Shower Doctor UK Vin Rouge

119 81 78 77 107 95 79

Bedrooms Gliderobes Haydn Interiors Sliding Door Wardrobes Vin Rouge

97 107 69 79

Bike Sales/Repairs The Bike Shop


Blinds/Curtains/Shutters Bella Blinds 52 Building Services / Roofers AKJ Contracts 80 Arnold Building & Roofing 103 B & P Paving 73 Canterburys 68 DMI Roofing 91 Ernhale Roofing 87 Mick McGahan 108 Notts Building & Roofing 51 Notts Roofing Services Ltd 79 J.Power 89 Premier Roofing Solutions 85 SBS 84 Trent Building & Roofing 58 John White Builders 87 Business Support RS Media


Butchers Chambers


Care/Support Services Grand Care Notts City Homes Radford Care

29 31 29

Chimney Sweeps Neil Anderson Homesweep

51 99

Cleaning/Ironing Services Capital Cleaning 101 Derwent Cleaning 104 Dustbusters 58 Homemaid 64 JWS Window Cleaning 85 MJ Cleaning 89 Computer Repairs/Sales Final Teck 43 Sola Computer Solutions 41 Dance & Theatre Schools Start Dancin 47 Dentists/Denture Clinics Kevin Manners 48 Design & Print Nottingham Printing


Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains 62

Flooring/Carpets Branch 77 Brightwood Flooring King’s Carpets & Flooring The Little Carpet Co Terry’s Carpets

119 55 53 65 93

Foot Health/Chiropody 1 Step Foot Health Beloved Feet Nott’ham Foot Care

47 47 48

Funeral Services Nott’ham Funeral Service 36 Furniture/Lighting Armstrongs Mill Branch 77 Fine Finish Furniture

11 119 50

Garages/Car Sales/Repairs C J Bull 100 FSG 80 Pro Mech 63 Garage Repairs JB Garage Doors


Garden Retailers/Centres Floralands 57 Internet Gardener 5 Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping/Ponds All Grounds 83 Anderson Gardens 89 B & P Paving 73 DF Garden & Property 100 Fusion Garden Creations 105 Greenthumb 75 Hardcore Construction 95 Heatherview Landscapes 55 Littlegreen Landscapes 79 Marriotts 93 M.Phillips Building 81 NRT Development 99 Principal Contracting 106 Resin Drives 4 Walkerscapes 58 WRS 93

Health / Fitness / Wellbeing Energie Fitness 49 Gedling Leisure 48 Kiddy Krav 111 Lighthouse Pilates 45


Joiners/Bespoke Timberwks Beecroft 87 DD Joinery & Property 78 Mark Flight 51 Hopewells Joinery 89 Mike Thompson 85 Locksmiths AWM Locksmiths


Loft Ladders/Conversions More Than Loft Ladders 84

Plumbing & Heating Agua Gas All Weathers B & M Heating P.Byrne M Church Mapperley P & H MS Waterworks Stonebridge Woodthorpe P & H

93 106 58 78 64 85 108 55 80

Property Services DD Joinery DF Garden & Property DMI Man About The House Martyns Prop. Services

78 100 91 58 78

Removals/Man With Van ACS 90 Restaurants/Takeaways/Pubs Live & Let Pie 24 The Longbow 24 Merchants 26 Schools/Colleges Nottingham College


Solicitors/Barristers Gladstones Solicitors 30,61,85 Haresh Sood Law 1 Solid Fuel Fernwood Fuels Salterford Logs

3 104

Tea Rooms/Catering Dotties Tea Rooms Special Deliveries

24 25

Tiling/Tile Shops Grout & About

87 9

Mobility Aids The Lifestyle Centre Liftec Mr Mobility

27 32 29

M.P Vernon Coaker


Museums Museum of Timekeeping

Travel Agents Co-op Travel


Music Tuition Chris Pidgeon


Nurseries/Pre Schools St Marys Pre-School


Tree Surgeons Charnwood Trees 107 Tindle Tree Care 103 Weedons 104 Woodthorpe Tree Services 96 W.R.S 93

Opticians/Optometrists Specsavers 120

Tuition/Training Female Tutor Nottingham College

111 15

Oven Cleaning/Repairs OvenU

Venues John Nike Leisuresport


Wills/Legal Services J M Wills



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95 96 51 89 90 108 64 93 99

Pest Control Confirm A Kill


Pet Services Petstay


Photography Sasha Larcombe


Plastering S.Bird Richard Brooks C J Plastering GM Plastering Matt the Plasterer Star Plasterers

62 104 96 90 87 89

Windows/Doors/Conservatories A & M Windows 83 Apollo Windows 86 Fixaglaze 101 KLG 67 We Fix Windows 105 Window Repair Man 96 Woodburners/Stoves Installations Homesweep





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