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

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Will you be thriving or surviving this year? Lacking Self Belief…? Worn down with other problems or issues…?

Sometimes problems come and go. If we have strong personal foundations, and are resourced enough, we are more likely to move on quickly. If we are lacking self-esteem or, we are dogged by unhappy experiences and limiting beliefs perhaps from childhood experiences - we may not thrive so easily.

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Tai Chi: A Natural Change The graceful movements of Tai Chi come from observing nature - leaves falling from a tree, birds gliding on the breeze or water flowing around boulders in a mountain stream. Originally developed as a form of self defence, Tai Chi is now predominantly practised for its many health benefits. These are extensive and have been shown in numerous studies, and include reduced blood pressure, increased circulation, reduction in symptoms of arthritis, improved sleep patterns, improved health for patients with diabetes and a stronger immune system. Tai Chi is a series of slow controlled graceful movements which bring a feeling of peace, relaxation and tranquillity. The movements develop strength, balance, posture, reduce stress and instil a feeling of calm. © Jason Sewell, Turtle Lodge Tai Chi


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

Branch welcomes people from Arnold, Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre, Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info from Jim Bennett 847 7639. Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email Notts Gosh - (Nottingham Gynae - oncology support & help group) support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone effected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or ADHD - a support group for parents of adults with ADHD. Meet last Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info. Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call 07930 713530 or email: Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based on Bridlesmith Gate. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for more information and a free consultation. Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: david.hall@ Sherwood Stroke Club - meets every fortnight on Fridays 10.30am - 2pm. United Reform Church Hall, Edwards Lane, Sherwood. Offering friendship & support. New members welcome. For details call 0115 962 6410 or 0115 926 7853. Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: eve@

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.

Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. for more information. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: 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: Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out. Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Kevin or Alison on 0115 962 1153 Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Kevin or Alison: 0115 962 1153. Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - meet the last Friday every month, 11am -1pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact the Arthritis Care Office: 0115 952 5522.

Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177.

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

Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.

Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like

minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: or visit:

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Voluntary unpaid Host Placements for 1 & 2 Ukrainian children aged 9 or 10 years for 1 - 4 weeks

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

Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: 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: 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 Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. 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: Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. 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: 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: Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 950 7836 from 9am to 9pm. SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page)

Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting for, or have had any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm


Your Local Will Writer A professional and friendly service in the comfort of your own home. I also give FREE talks to local community groups Single Will £97 • Mirror Wills £177 Lasting Power of Attorney £350 (+ registration fee if applicable) No VAT Contact Amanda Harris – 0115 8780417

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

Tuesday 29 April : 7 - 9pm

at Family Care, 28 Magdala Rd, NG3 5DF

If you would like to attend or find out more please call: 0115 960 3010



“A meadow and woodland for remembrance in Sherwood Forest in the County of Nottinghamshire” 9 miles north of Notts City Centre | Salterford Lane, Calverton. NG14 6NZ Member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds Tel 01623 882210 (Op 2) or 07800 635037 E: | Nottinghamshire University Hospitals NHS Trust

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

We would like to hear from you! Volunteers are needed in the local area to give short term practical support to patients newly discharged from hospital. Expenses paid and training given. If you are interested contact Clare Turton, Assistant Services Coordinator On

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Why should I consider setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney? Lasting Power of Attorney is not just for the elderly. We know that we should write a will, but few people are aware that they should also consider a Lasting Power of Attorney. People sometimes take it for granted that they will be able to look after their own every day affairs and make decisions for themselves. Sadly the ability to do this often decreases as we grow older. This could be for a number of reasons such as an accident, physical illness or the onset of a mental illness; all of which could result in you having difficulties in managing your day to day affairs. Lasting Powers of Attorney are designed to be recognised by banks, financial institutions, care homes and local authorities as well as tax and pensions authorities. Although this is something that we do not like to think about, these difficulties can be overcome by the preparation of one document, a Lasting Power of Attorney. It is a serious and powerful document about which you will want straightforward and down to earth legal advice. A Lasting Power of Attorney gives someone you trust, usually a relative or friend, the power and legal authority to act on your behalf in the event that you aren’t able to do so for yourself. There are safeguards to make sure your wishes are carried out and you

will have peace of mind in knowing that these tasks will be undertaken by someone of your choosing. If you do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place and later become mentally incapacitated, your husband, wife, children or other relatives may face long delays and considerable expense in applying to the Court of Protection to get access and take control of your finances. Local firm QualitySolicitors Yates & Co have introduced a scheme to encourage local people to plan ahead by considering setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney. Concerned by the general lack of awareness of this issue, we have put together a very special offer to help people with the documents and the complete registration process. Present this advert to claim a full £50* discount against our usual costs.

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May 8 - Floral Workshop May 22 - “The Language of Flowers” dem by Ann Gater, Nantwich

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

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

The Lincolnshire County Show is held at the Lincolnshire Showground. This splendid event

Come Dancing in Sherwood Every Friday night - 7.30 - 11pm Couples - Div/Sep - Singles - ALL


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neat festival is back with a bang this May with 9 days of amazing events taking place across the whole city. Celebrating Nottingham and Europe, there is fantastic entertainment from our city and all corners of the continent. With exciting live theatre, music and dance there’s something for’ll be spoilt for choice!

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


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

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

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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 per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Yoga - Mondays, Carrington. St John’s NG5 2DP Fun, uplifting, aerobic, relaxing, meditative. Contact - 07760886393 or or for details.

Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to

May. For more info call Donna Atherton on 953 2049 or visit Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents? Then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. light exercise (chair exercise) £3 including tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal.. Every Tues 11am -2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more information. Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at Longbow, Calverton Rd, Arnold, NG5 8FQ. Speaker & lunch. Call Derek 962 1932 or Wednesday Lunch Club - Arnold Methodist Church. Cooked meal, company & friendship. Contact Mavis Flewitt on 952 0919. Woodthorpe W.I - meets 1st Monday of the month (except January) @ Good Shepherd Church Hall, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact 0115 993 1796. Indian Classical Dance - one to one or small groups sessions. £5 per hr. Call Aparna on 920 3319/07737 897720. Woodthorpe Singers - friendly mixed voice choir. Meet every Monday 8pm - 9.40pm at St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe. All welcome - no auditions. Contact Majorie for more info: 0115 931 3965 Classic Cars, Bikes & Custom - Likeminded enthusiasts meet at Cafe Janais, Cattle Market, Nott’ham. 2nd & 4th Wed every month. For info call Brian on 07836 794541. 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: 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 Sherwood Community Centre - Mansfield Rd. Tel: 0115 962 1153 for more information on a range of activities or room hire. Sherwood Craft Group - is a small friendly group of crafters. We cover a wide variety of crafts. For full details please phone Alma on 0115 841 0144. 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 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. South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel 0115 914 1076 or 0115 915 9119. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Joy on 07790 624374 or Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Card Playing - join our small, friendly group and learn Tichu, a 4 player game. More strategic than poker, simpler and more fun than bridge, it’s a game all ages can enjoy. We meet once monthly, Saturday evenings. Contact: sarah. Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Arnold Branch of the U3A - meet at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - Chairman 0115 920 1160 or visit Arnold Arts Society - at the Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more info call Eric Wileman on 01623 793923. Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: or phone Paul on 9404147. Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423. Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every two weeks on Thursday eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info call Phil Howcroft on 0115 956 3850. Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861. Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Judith on 0115 953 1695.

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Community Diary cont..... Bonington Players - meet for rehearsals at 7.45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August to May at the Old Peoples Welfare Centre, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Productions are staged at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold. For more info call Linda on 0115 953 2807 or visit Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. Sherwood Chorus - is an informal choir consisting of people who enjoy singing but cannot read music. Meet every Monday at 7pm - 9pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 403 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, NG5 2DP. For more info email: or just turn up. Admission £2 towards room hire. Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities & help in your local community, nationally & internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit for further details. National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot. The Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society - meet on the 2nd Friday monthly (Oct-April) at West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Dr, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. Programme of guest speakers. In summer coach trips to insirational gardens. Further info: or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/ Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom (8 cask ales, sandwiches, friendly atmosphere), Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied. Art Craft - Sherwood Depot Activity Centre, Melrose St (behind the old bus depot) - Art Craft, Music, Languages, Dance, Self improvement. Join in or hire space yourself. Tel: Jane or Jeremy 0115 985 6777. Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wednesday monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU opposite the Fiveways pub on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit or leave a message on 07972 424052. New members welcome, first 3 vists free. Drawing & Painting Classes - at Sherwood Textile Workshop on Mansfield Road, Sherwood. Classes to learn how to use oil paint, watercolours, acrylics and Chinese brush painting. Thursday and Friday evenings 6.30 to 9.30. We also do life drawing on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6pm. For more info call Peter on 0115 931 2422. Age UK Notts Membership - over 40 social activities a month in and around Nottingham - everything from coffee mornings to table tennis! Call 0115 841 4473 for more information. Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am at The Park Inn, Mansfield Road. For more info call Alan Bush on 07833 232215. Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX. Meditation Classes - Weekly on Mondays, 7.30 - 9pm. Drop-in classes suitable for all, Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 5 Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, NG5 1AP. Tel: 0115 985 7356 Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome.

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HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL BEAT TEAM To contact your local beat team telephone Nottingham Police on 101

Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant: Sgt 620 Nicholas Wealthall Team Phone No: 101 Ext: 802 4646 Team Members: PC 2820 Stephen Fletcher PC 1519 Padraig O’hEochaidh PCSO 4769 Martin Carter PCSO 4752 Tabraize Nazir PCSO 4671 Jenny Senette-Crofts PCSO 9640 Sean Towriess CPO 9769 Dan Camm CPO 9912 Lisa Mickle

from your Neighbourhood Beat Team... Spring has arrived! It’s a time for renewal, new starts and maybe even turning over a new leaf.

crime, licensing compliance checks and giving crime prevention advice.

In Sherwood we have a thriving community and I’m hoping the change in season might bring about a change in some of our residents.

Community Protection officers worked with us and also targeted dog fouling and environmental crime.

You told us that you wanted improvements in the area to tackle problems such as dog fouling, parking, cycling on the pavement, and environmental issues with domestic bins and also fly-tipping. All of these issues have a negative impact on communities. Irresponsible dog walkers who leave mess behind are creating potential health hazards for others, as is fly tipping and not properly disposing of domestic waste. It doesn’t look very nice either. We can help but it is important that people take responsibility for their part in maintaining the area they live in and treating it with respect. Maybe this is the time to turn over that new leaf. In the meantime, we listened to your concerns and in response launched a multi agency week of action with Nottingham City Council from 7 to 14 March in which we tackled some of the issues which can blight neighbourhoods.

I look forward to bringing you news of the outcome in my next column. In the wider area we also took action on burglaries and domestic violence, however, these are issues that are always high on the agenda across the force and we work hard to raise awareness within the force and with the public. We have also been working on crime prevention initiatives such as pet micro-chipping, neighbourhood surveys and neighbourhood alert registrations. Please feel free to contact us if you would like any information on how to help prevent antisocial behaviour and crime by visiting any of our public surgeries, advertised on the Notts Police website, or by e-mailing the beat team at basfordsnt@, or by dropping in to the Contact Point on Saturday mornings between 10am and 12pm where there will be a Neighbourhood Watch representative to speak to.

We particularly focussed on being visible in the community and getting out to speak to the public. Several operations ran to target a variety of issues including speeding, drug offenders, retail

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Readers may recall last year a homeless, blind cat called Angel. The good news was that Angel was rehomed - but sadly owing to her owner’s circumstances, she has since returned to the local charity which helped her.

Whilst change is challenging for any animal, imagine being blind and facing this upheaval? Vo l u n t e e r s at Animal Accident Rescue Unit are keen to get Angel a permanent home, as one explains: ‘Angel lives in a world of darkness and her life’s been turned upside down. But, like many blind cats, it’s astonishing how well she copes - and most importantly enjoys life.’

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Gedling want pet food donations for Women’s Aid ‘Pets Project’ Gedling Borough Council is asking for pet food donations to support a project that provides a foster home for pets from families who are affected by domestic violence. The ‘Pets Project’ run by Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS) helps women and their children who need to leave abusive relationships but are scared to leave pets behind with an abusive partner. Most refuges and hostels are unable to house animals, but the WAIS team can organise for a carer to foster pets and re-unite them with the owner once they are ready. The owner is required to pay for the pet food and the council are asking for customers and staff to give pet food donations to help ease the burden on the families. People can donate food at the council offices in Arnot Hill Park, Arnold and all donations will then be passed onto WAIS who will allocate the food to the foster homes. For more information people can contact Sarah at Women’s Aid Integrated Services on 07971 337 264 or email or visit


Blindness aside, the volunteers agree there is so much more to Angel! A beautiful dark ‘tortie’ with ‘an adorable nature’, she loves company and is suited to a home without pets or small children. Whilst adopting a blind cat may seem challenging, volunteers experienced with blind cats, agree: ‘Angel will soon learn her new home; all she wants is a lovely indoor home to enjoy a settled life.’ Blind cats use their whiskers and heightened senses to navigate with surprising ease. The experienced volunteers provide practical advice on blind cat care, whilst confirming care is easier than expected. For the chance to adopt fabulous Angel call 0115-9984307; this number is only regarding Angel. Leave your contact details and postcode or email For emergencies and other matters, use 0115-9321555, or the email. Meanwhile, the charity urgently needs more cat fosterers to help those it continues to help – like Angel.

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Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Monday, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Community Centre. 10am-11am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599.

BMX Race Club - Nottingham Outlaws BMX club run regular races and coaching sessions. All ages welcome. Race bikes & helmets to loan for new members. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Call Phil on 07985 419101 or Nottingham Boys Choir - We provide a structured environment for boys to sing some of the finest classical & modern music ever written! Come & see why this makes us different. We meet every Wed eve in Carlton. See: or call Michael Overbury on 01636 702054. Street Dance Classes - Culcha street dance for girls & The Force break dance classes for boys. Age 8 - 18yrs. Various times and venues. For more details call Gedling Borough Council on 0115 901 3605, email: arts& or look on Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups Beavers, Cub & Scout groups

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Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap, Ballet & Modern Theatre Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit 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. Discover, Explore and Create Kids Art Group - at The Place Activity Centre, Sherwood. Be creative and imaginative using a range of different art materials and techniques. Take you Discover and Explore Arts Awards. 7-9yrs Saturday (term time) 9.30-10.30am. 10-11yrs Sat (term time) 10.45-11.45am. Age ranges & sessions are flexible for siblings. First session FREE. Contact Natasha 07742 949582 or email: Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: W: Tues & Thurs 7pm - 9.15pm.

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

St Judes Toddler Group - Tues & Thurs (term time only), 9.30am - 11.15am at St Judes Church Hall, Woodborough Rd. Call Jenny on 0115 985 6131. Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10 - 12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from bump to crawling. Small play area with baby toys. Special offers during the group. Various events organised. Some weeks “chill and chat”. FREE admission. Contact Paula for details 07967 252784 or

1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association- Every Monday night (term time): 5.30pm - 8pm. Open to all ages 5-14 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD. Contact: or 0115 912 0098

MESSY CHURCH- Fun activities and creative worship for the whole family followed by lunch. 10.45am - 1pm, second Saturday of the month at Sherwood Methodist Church. Call Rev Paul Worsnop on 0115 953 1186 for more information.


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It’s a Wrap!

At around £1 for a pack of 8, wraps are a regular on my shopping list. As well as an alternative to bread for pack-ups they can be used for some delicious hot family meals and snacks. Here are some of my kids favourites...

Chilli Chicken Enchiladas

4 large flour tortilla wraps For the filling 2 tbsp olive oil 400g chicken breast - sliced into strips 1 red pepper - sliced 1 onion - halved & sliced 2 garlic cloves - finely chopped 2 red chillies - finely chopped salt & pepper For the sauce 5 tbsp passata 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp oregano tabasco sauce to taste salt & pepper For the topping 150g cheddar - grated 2 tbsp sour cream (optional)


Chorizo & Cheese Quesadillas

4 large flour tortilla wraps 2 tbsp olive oil For the filling 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 150g grated red leicester cheese 16 slices chorizo


Spread the ketchup over two of the wraps, place 8 slices of chorizo on top and cover both wraps with cheese, then place the other wrap on top so you have two large round sandwiches. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large non stick frying pan, when hot, add one of the quesadillas. Fry for a couple of minutes til golden, using a fish slice flip and fry for a couple of mins on the other side. Add the other tbsp oil and repeat with the other quesadilla. Remove, slice and enjoy!

Heat oven to 180°C. Grease a square oven proof dish. Make the filling first. Heat the oil in a large pan, cook chicken, remove with slotted spoon & place to one side. Fry peppers, onion, garlic & chillies until just cooked (add more oil if necessary). Put chicken back into the pan and season to taste. Now make the sauce. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and heat gently for 10 mins. Check seasoning and adjust accordingly. Now to put it all together...add 3 tbsp of sauce to the chilli chicken mix, spread 2 tbsp of sauce on the bottom of the dish. Warm the tortillas up to make them easier to handle. Split the filling between the 4 wraps. Place the filling in the middle of the wrap, sprinke a bit of cheese on, tuck the sides in and roll up. Place the four wraps in the oven proof dish. Use the rest of the sauce to cover the wraps, dot the sour cream over and sprinkle with the cheese. Bake for 20 mins until golden and sizzling.


Making samosas out of flour tortillas couldn’t be easier. The 7” size works best. A pack of 10 wraps will make 20 samosas. Before you start, make some glue out of 1tbsp flour mixed with 2tbsp water. Use this to stick the edges down. When you are ready warm the wraps up for 10 secs in the microwave (2 at a time is fine). When pliable - cut each in half. Using your finger put some glue down the flat side and wrap into a cone shape. Press the seam to make sure they are stuck. Spoon in your favourite filling leaving enough room at the top to seal with the glue. Now you can brush with oil and bake on a tray in the oven (200˚C) for 10 mins. Or you can shallow fry for a couple of minutes each side until golden brown. There are loads of different fillings you could use: traditional spicy potato and pea, beans and cheese, spicy rice and mince, even chocolate buttons and sliced banana!!

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We have fantastic displays and ideas to get you into the garden with loads of interesting projects no matter how experienced a gardener you may be. Come along and be inspired to create outdoor space the whole family can enjoy. With lots of activities in store for the spring, these are just some of the dates to put in your diary: 8th April

Paint your own bird house kids activity only £3. All proceeds donated to our charities. 30 Places available booked in advance. Bookings taken from 28th March.

10th April

Make a cress head kids activity £1 per head. All proceeds donated to our charities. No booking required.

15th April

Easter Bonnet making activity

19th April

The Easter Bunny arrives for the annual Easter Treasure hunt with chocolate eggs galore

5th May

Make a pebble bug kids activity. £1 per head. All proceeds donated to our charities. No booking required

27 & 29th May Kid’s craft activities - check our Facebook page for details near the time. We are delighted to welcome the extremely popular Nottingham Arts and Crafts Fair to Brookfields from the 11-13thApril. With loads of wonderful hand crafted products, many from local artisans it just gives another reason to visit the centre during the Spring holiday. With our fantastic new Pets and Aquatics department, the best colourful bedding plant selection in the area and our newly extended Coffee shop, Brookfields really should be your first port of call when shopping for the Spring Garden.

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Work has begun on the £1 million Gedling Country Park on the site of the former 300 acre Gedling Colliery site. Contractors North Midland Construction will begin work next week starting with remedial work to make the site safe for entry for members of the public. This is the first in a number of phases of works taking place in the park. Phase two is expected to commence in May 2014 which will be the installation of the access road and car park and then followed by the installation of the children’s play area in August. The park is expected to be open to the public in the autumn. Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clarke (pictured above right with Deputy Leader Michael Payne) said; “I’m pleased that after 20 years we’re finally in a position to transform the last of the colliery sites in Nottinghamshire into a country park that all the residents in the borough, county and city can use and enjoy. We are delighted that the first phase of works has begun.” For more information and ongoing updates on the Country Park people can visit gedlingcountrypark


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Nick Bealing (pictured right) and Chris Pemberton (pictured left)

How did you first get into your line of work? After leaving school in 2000, I found work at a very well established and respected company learning every aspect of block paving with my business partner Chris. Chris then went into surveying and I got qualified in brick laying before we started our own company, B&P Paving. How did you get to where you are now? Through hard work, perseverance, and by combining our experience and skills. We believe through this combination we have become one of the most skilled teams in Nottingham offering a quality product at a competitive price. There’s too many out of work builders and jobbers in the industry at the minute, that’s why we specialise only in block paving, patios, fencing and garden brickwork to insure quality in our work. What are your plans for the next two years? To grow our business. We’ve won awards for our work in Nottingham and we believe that by combining our quality of work with great prices we can continue to expand the business as it has been doing for the last 6 years. We rely on recommendation above all else so happy customers is the only way this is going to happen How have you found advertising in ng magazines? NG magazines has been a great out let for our company to advertise. People like to know that the companies they use are local and can be trusted. People need to stay away from door knockers and jobbing builders and use great trusted local companies, as supporting local business is what’s going to keep prices down and the market fair. What did you want to be when you were growing up and would you still like to be that now? I don’t think I knew what I wanted to be when I was at school, but I’m more than happy with what I do now. I think I always knew I’d like to be self-employed from an early age though. What three things would you like to do if you had the time and money? Travel, spend more time with my family and I suppose a couple of weeks a year in the sun wouldn’t hurt !

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

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2418 Squadron News....

Asda Hyson Green Bag Pack

On Saturday the 8th of February, 15 cadets from 2418 Sherwood squadron joined teams with Asda to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation. From bag packing, raffles, tombola and selling balloons, we all participated to play our part for the community regarding raising money for a good cause. All in all we raised £527.67. At the end of the day we received a pack lunch for a hard day’s work, but it was very much worth it and we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

Cadets Fundraise with RAFA

CDT Ashton and four cadets from 2418 Sherwood Sqn were chosen to take part in the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) fundraiser. The fundraising included collections in supermarkets as well as selling RAFA branded items to raising money. This money is going towards causes such as helping members of the armed forces to stay in contact with family and friends whilst they are away from home. CDT Ashton was awarded at the presentation evening in February for raising the most money for the association in the squadron and said; “This meant a lot to me and I cannot wait until next year to help the association raise money for those that need it.”

Cadets give it their all at Wing Cross Country

Recently 24 cadets form 2418 Sherwood Squadron competed in the wing cross country competition at RAF Wittering. First off was the junior boys with CDT Hudon, Domleo and Saunders, racing to the front. Followed by the junior girls then senior boys with cadet Scott making it into the regional cross country team. Last but not least the junior women and junior men to set off, Cpl Knighton also making it into the regional team. The squadron got some great results, with the junior boys class securing 11th place overall, senior boys coming 2nd, and junior men coming 17th. Whilst the junior girls achieved 4th place and junior women 7th place. Overall the squadron came 6th place in the wing. All the cadets put in 100% effort and the squadron were very proud of their results.

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With the centenary of the First World War approaching one way we can contribute is to take a closer look at our war memorials and ask ourselves who were the men behind the names? I chose a name at random from one Nottingham war memorial and set out to find out something about the life behind the name - William Eric Woodward. Through researching the census records, I traced his nephew living in Derby. War records, Scouting and other archives gave me a wealth of information allowing me to piece together much of Eric’s short life. Born in 1899, William lived on Gawthorne Street, New Basford. His father, a house decorator, died d ar dw oo W William Eric in 1908 and his mother took up this occupation to support Eric and his younger sister Agnes. Eric was a keen scout, joining the 1st Caledonian troop in 1909. The troop met at Blackwood camp close to the newly built Nottingham prison. A Memorial Gateway still marks the entrance to Blackwood commemorating all Scouts who died in the First World War. Eric’s sister, Agnes, later became Akela of the scout troop. Corporal William Eric Woodward, Durham Light Infantry died on the 29th June 1919 in Leicester Military hospital and is buried in Basford cemetery. He is one of 15 names commemorated on the memorial windows at St Andrews with Castle Gate Church in Nottingham. The charity War Memorials Online (www. seeks photographs and details of all memorials to assist them in compiling a lasting tribute to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Perhaps you can assist this project or uncover some details of the lives behind the names on your local war memorial? © Andrew Adam

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Spring/Summer 2014

Work Experience Pays Dividends

The Nottingham Centre’s winter programme of talks continues until the AGM on April 24th. April 10th at 2.15pm: Alan Tyler April 24th at 7.30pm: AGM followed by The Nottingham Centre Year 2013 During the summer months a variety of excursions and holidays are arranged. Activities for the summer of 2014 are as follows: Outings and Holidays Wednesday 16th April – An excursion has been arranged to the Macclesfield Silk Museums. Monday 12th May – Ironbridge Gauge Museums. Tuesday 10th June – Alford, and Gunby Hall, Lincs. Friday 18th July – Wrest Park, Beds. Thursday 21st August – The Bronte Museum, Yorkshire. Wednesday 24th September – Hampton Court Palace. HOLIDAYS Bonnie Scotland, 1st - 6th June 2014 Norfolk, 2nd – 4th October 2014 All meetings take place at the Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham. Admission is £2 for members, £3 for visitors, who are always warmly welcomed. To join costs £6 for one, £10 for two, but you must be a member of National Trust to join the Nottingham Centre and you must be a member of the Centre to go on the excursions, which are very popular. For more information contact Mrs.Heather Brooks, tel. 0115 9436272 or visit the Centre website:


Work experience is a vital part of any teenager’s curriculum as it opens up the world of work to students and prepares them for the job market, a message that NORSACA, the largest specialist autism charity in the East Midlands, is keen to promote. NORSACA provides a specialist day school (Sutherland House), based in Sherwood, and aims to place each of its 52 Key Stage 4 and 5 students (age 14-19) for a half day per week with a Nottinghamshire business. But they need more businesses to offer their time and experience to students. Red Earth Organics is one small business currently offering placements. Phillip Kadner, owner of the company, comments, “I currently have four students with two of their teaching assistants doing regular work experience at Red Earth. The students are enthusiastic and always ready to get stuck in. “I felt compelled to make a contribution back to society, and giving students a window into the world of work is a great way to do that. To any business owner considering taking on students with autism for work experience, I’d say ‘do it’ as it is a rewarding and enriching experience for both you and them.” Sutherland House School caters for up to 94 children with autism between the ages of 3 and 19, and provides each of its students with their own individual learning pathway which, for the older students, noticeably consists of more than the average two week placement most high school students will undertake.

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MUSICAL roundup

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

‘Come & Sing’ Mozart Requiem Good Friday - April 18th at Bottesford Parish Church All welcome - £5 to sing, donations on door from audience

Rehearsal 5pm, Charity performance at 7.30pm Singers please book your place by contacting Kate on 01949 843386 or Music provided if required - please state Money raised will go to the Tearfund Syria Crisis Appeal

Classical Music at The Old School Cropwell Bishop

Two great artistes - Two recitals

Lynne Dawson

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Get Behind Sherwood Art Week It’s well documented that when residents take an active interest in their community, crime rates fall. As a community group we believe that crime prevention measures are vital, but equally important are thriving community groups. With this in mind, we are keen to give one such group our whole-hearted support. We’re talking, of course, about Sherwood Art Week. This year’s event takes place between Sat 21st and Sun 29th June. Many people are already actively on board and making a contribution to the organisation of the event. All of us can pitch in though, even if we don’t have time to be fully involved in the organisation. Keen gardeners could think about sprucing up front gardens or putting out floral displays in time for the event. Local business


people could think about sponsoring Sherwood Art Week and offering their premises to display some of the art work. There are so many ways to get involved, from stewarding at the Craft Fair to knitting colourful items to adorn bus stops, trees and lamp posts! Offer to run a creative workshop or help distribute the publicity. To see photos from last year and find out how SAW 2014 is shaping up, go to Colin Barratt Chair SAMPNW Proud Sponsors of Sherwood and Mapperley Park Neighbourhood Watch Association

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Nottingham library opens private garden to raise awareness of dementia A Nottingham subscription library is opening up its private walled garden to the public on Saturday 24th May to support Alzheimer’s Society during Dementia Awareness Week.

Attenborough Nature Centre benefits from Business Partnership initiative

The Bromley House Library Open Garden Event will take place on Saturday 24th May from 1pm- 4pm. Entrance is £2 per person. Cake and refreshments will be available as well as a raffle and dementia information stand. A new pond dipping platform, as a part of Attenborough Nature Centre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, has been purchased and installed in time to allow the bird nesting season to begin without disturbance. The Rotary clubs of Wollaton Park and Sherwood Sunrisers joined forces on a pilot Business Partnership project and in co-operation with the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, who kindly agreed to release employees drawn from their Services Division to undertake the project. Nottinghamshire Social Services provided additional help giving young special needs people an opportunity to get involved in community work.

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


The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust oversaw the removal of an old wooden platform and the installation of a new plastic one. The pond dipping platform is an educational facility that is used by many local schoolchildren and youth groups learning about the wildlife living in the water. Rotary is for communities Many members say they join Rotary because it gives them a chance to give something back to their community. In local communities alone, each club raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities, often more. Members also volunteer their time - supervising and organising community events, running projects to promote the achievements of young people and coordinating educational programmes. If you want to know how you can join Rotary contact David on 01158751484.

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Martin’s Farm

Events/Festivals/Concerts Neat Festival

Premier Fencing


Brightwood Flooring

Foot Health

High Street Foot Clinic Physio Direct Foot Clinic


Furlong Street Garage

Garden Centres Brookfields

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping Anderson Gardens Aurora Landscapes B & P Paving DF Garden & Property Green Thumb Heatherview Landscapes Littlegreen Landscapes Marriotts Premier Paving

Gas Engineer Thermix

Glass Specialists Lady Bay Art Glass

Golf Clubs

Oakmere Park Golf Club

Groceries/Ethnic Foods Rajah Foods

Health / Fitness

Explore Nottingham Pilates Tai Chi

Holiday Lets

Calahonda Appt to Let

Home Improvements

T.Smith Handyman Services Jason Craddock Man about the House Marriotts

Hypnotherapy Lasting Change Norma Thorpe

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Kids Activities Making it!

Legal Services/Will Writers Ahl Legal & Will Writers

Market Research

Sensory Dimensions

Nurseries Busy Bees

Painting/Decorating Glen Birch James P & D MJC Decor Ready to Roll Phil Sargeant Paul Tinsley

Pest Control

MW Pest Control


Detail Photography


Richard Brooks CJ Plastering G & J Plastering Matt the Plasterer

Plumbing & Heating

Agua Gas All Gas B & M Plumbing & Heating P Byrne Plumbing Green Shield K2 Plumbing & Heating T & S Heating Tony Jones P & H

Property Maintenance


DD Joinery DF Garden & Property Man About the House



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Joiners/Bespoke Timberwork Beecroft Joiners DD Joinery Glen Myers J M Joinery M.Thompson

More Than Loft Ladders

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Curry Nottingham Le Bistrot Pierre


Quality Sols Yates & Co

Tiling/Tile Retailers

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Grout & About


Age UK


Trade Directories Travel Agents Forest Travel

Tree Surgeons

Charnwood Squirrel Tree Services


Arnold WEA First Class Learning Kip McGrath


Arnwood Vets


Chernobyl Childrens L.Line

Window Cleaners JWS

Windows/Doors/Fascias K & A Windows

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