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Explore your future! Wednesday 25 April 10.00am-6.30pm Djanogly City Academy Theatre, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham Road, Nottingham, NG7 7AR For further information please contact us 0115 942 1275

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

contents eat, drink & be merry recipes

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shops safer neighbourhoods pets

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looking good, feeling great crossword

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business & IT


home and garden sudoku puzzle classifieds kids kids diary Sherwood Library useful information puzzle solutions index / list of advertisers

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


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

Lamb and Spinach Curry

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

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

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

BEAT TEAMS Carrington

based at Sherwood PC Stephen Fletcher 07792 437302 PCSO Darren Booth 07545 701862 PCSO Peter Corten 07702 141671 Email - Carrington@


based at Sherwood PC Padraig O’hEochaidh 07792 437303 PCSO Lucy Allcock 07545 701861 CPO Dean Goode 07903 759497 Email - Sherwood1@

Edwards Lane

based at Sherwood PC Nicholas Hubbard 07792 437306 PCSO Liam Halford 07595 073966 CPO Lisa Mickle 07983 427895 Email - EdwardsLane@ Find your Safer Neighbourhoods team by entering your postcode on the homepage of www.

Everyone who knows Sherwood also knows the excellent community spirit in this vibrant and bustling part of the city. What many might not know about, however, is the importance of its wellestablished Neighbourhood Watch network. While our neighbourhood policing teams ensure they patrol their patches as effectively as possible, we still need residents to be the eyes and ears of the community. Neighbourhood Watch ensures that all of that essential local information is collated and shared with the police, enabling us to act upon it. If you would like information on neighbourhood watch schemes in Sherwood, you can speak to any member of your local beat team. We would also urge you to speak to our neighbourhood policing officers if you feel that there any particular areas of Sherwood that you would like us to patrol more frequently. We fully understand the concerns that were voiced about the closure of the police station, but we aim to have a contact point in the town centre within the coming months. In the meantime, our officers are making themselves as visible and accessible as possible. However, we need your input to ensure we continue to be in the

right places at the right times. Although at the time of writing Sherwood is not giving us any cause for undue concern, we are not prepared to become complacent. We have had officers conducting patrols in the town centre to deter would-be shop thieves. We are also urging residents to avoid becoming victims of vehicle crime by taking a number of simple steps. Firstly, do not leave valuable items like satellite navigation systems, iPods or even clothing in an unattended vehicle. Secondly, do not leave car keys on display in your home. As vehicle security has improved, the only way thieves can usually steal a car is to obtain the car keys. Keep them in a safe place at night, away from external doors and windows. After our homes, our cars are the second biggest investment most of us make, so it pays to take note of common sense crime prevention advice. If you have any information about crime, antisocial behaviour or suspicious activity in your area, or would like to discuss any issue about policing with a member of your neighbourhood beat team, just telephone 101. You can also contact us via our website www.nottinghamshire. or communicate with us via Twitter or Facebook. To report a crime you can also telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

pets Arnwood Veterinary Clinics Ltd ARNOLD BRANCH

130 Coppice Rd, Arnold Tel 0115 967 1117

Puppy and Kitten Vaccinations £9.99*


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

Martins Farm

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

Tel: 0115 926 8703

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

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• Includes full course of vaccinations Flu, Enteritis & Leukaemia for kittens & Full dog course inc. Kennel cough for puppies • Flea & worm control for 12 months (includes lungworm cover for dogs) • 10% off everything else in the practice • 20% off selected medications • 3 health checks in first 12 months • 20% discount off neutering • Buy 5 bags of puppy or kitten food and get a bag free *Pay £9.99 per month for 12 months by direct debit or all in one go if you prefer. Call the practice for further details.

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

Nottingham North Branch welcomes people from Arnold, Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre, Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info from Woody 911 4248 or Jim Bennett 847 7639. Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email Notts Gosh - (Nottingham Gynae - oncology support & help group) support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month in the Urology Seminar Room at Nottingham City Hospital from 7-9pm (meet in Maternity foyer at 6.45pm) For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone 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: Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-to-face advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: 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: Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to carers of people with terminal cancer or other life-limiting illnesses. For a few hours each week our trained volunteers are able to provide one to one emotional support, information and a short break from your caring role. For support, call 0845 304 8730, 0115 938 5906 or email: Visit for more information. Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up.

Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact 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.

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: Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 950 7836 from 9am to 9pm. Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Hard of Hearing/Deafened - for anyone who has a hearing loss & communicates in spoken English, Nottinghamshire Deaf Society runs a monthly Hard of Hearing Social Group (4th Friday, 10am-2pm) & evening lip-reading classes (next course starts 3rd Nov). For further details contact Rachael by phone 0115 988 7576, text 07817 275253 or email: 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.

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

For more info call Anne

0115 938 5362

Donations of wool or unwanted gifts also gratefully recieved.

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

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Prime Presentation in Sherwood

Sherwood Market is coming soon! And it’s returning to its favoured location outside Sherwood Shops. Here’s the chance to buy some crafty cakes, chunky chutneys, precious preserves, tasty titbits,and growyour-own by buying starter plants from a handsome variety of herbs and try other easy grow edible plants such as unusual beans, peppers and squashes. Enjoy a face-to-face chat and tips and advice from local producers, suppliers and your local community groups. Come along, on the first Saturday of the month, April to August, from 10 am - 2 pm, Sherwood Market at Sherwood Shops. Dates for your diary: Saturday 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July and 4th August. Come and support local people in your local market and bag some bargains!

Do you want to play football for a local team? Sherwood Under 12 girls team (Yr 7) needs more players. Call Dave Potter on 0791 2624794 or e: no experience required just a love of football! To find out more about the club go to


The Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers, which is a Breakfast Club, was able to present a cheque for £500 to the Prime Time Luncheon Club that meets at the United Reformed Church Edwards Lane Sherwood. Sherwood Sunrisers were responding to an appeal from Prime Time Secretary Mavis Crouch following reduction of local authority grants. The money will mean that the Prime Time Club that was originally formed in 1998 will be able to continue for a further year providing their twice monthly lunch to 20 vulnerable older people who live in the Sherwood area. David Hughes the President of the Prime Time Club and a Past President of the now dissolved Nottingham North Rotary Club thanked Sunrisers members at the presentation for their generous support The clubs next fund raising event will be an ABBA evening on Saturday 24th March at Arnold Town Football Club for information about the event or tickets call John Bray tel 07894 412 281 If you would like to join the Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers or one of the other 50plus Rotary clubs across the Nottingham area, visit . or contact the Club Membership Secretary Alan Bush on 07833 232 215.

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a helping hand Community fund pot up for grabs for Nottinghamshire residents Local communities across Nottinghamshire needing a helping hand to fund small projects, activities or improvements in their area could be entitled to a share of an annual £10,000 funding pot held by their local County Councillor. The Councillor’s Division Fund aims to benefit organisations, groups or individuals which are active in their community for one-off causes and the councillor decides which schemes in their ward should get a contribution. Recent grants include £250 for a Christmas party for local residents at a community centre, £1,000 to replace a charity shop’s glass frontage and £500 for an allotment group to develop a wild flower area. Councillor Reg Adair, Cabinet Member for Finance and Property at the County Council, said: "County Councillors are active in finding good causes in their ward for a share of their Division Fund money. However, we would encourage you to get in contact with your local councillor if you or your community group is struggling to find the money for a worthwhile one-off project or activity.” County Councillors are only able to use their fund for causes within their ward. People wishing to put forward a request for a Councillors Division Fund grant should contact their local County Councillor whose contact details are available by visiting the Council’s website at www.nottinghamshire. or by telephoning the authority on 08449 80 80 80.

Do you need help at home? Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire’s Home Support Service can help We offer: • Cleaning • Shopping • Gardening • Odd jobs • And much more! We provide trustworthy, reliable staff who are fully vetted & checked. For a competitive hourly charge a dedicated, friendly Home Help can help you or someone you care for. Just call... 0115 952 3509 or 01623 488219 Registered Charity number 1067881

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

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

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Community Diary

If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: 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 Pushy Mothers - Buggy workout in Woodthorpe Park. Fantastic way to improve your fitness & meet other mums. Tue 11-12 & Fri 10.30-11.30am. Call Vanessa on 07979 520085.

Yoga Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Assc. £1 inc tea & biscuits. Every Tues 11-12noon. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere

Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel: 0115 958 3244.

Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting Tues at Five Ways, Valley Rd. Call Derek 962 1932 or

Wednesday Lunch Club - Arnold Methodist Church. Cooked meal, company & friendship. Contact Mavis Flewitt on 952


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. 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.

Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details or visit our discussion forum website at 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 single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed, dancing & other activities at Federation House, Claremont Rd, Sherwood 8-11pm. Tel Viv 0115 953 8842. Interested in speakers on complementary therapies, health & well-being in mind, body & spirit? - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Open to therapists (inc. student therapists) & public. April 24th - “Business practice, digital marketing”, May 22nd - “Kinesiology”. Local FHT organisers - Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Card Club - a new card playing club based on the game TICHU. More simple & fun than bridge, more challenging & strategic than poker. Come & learn with us. Monthly meetings TBA. Contact:

Arnold 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. Card Making & Paper Craft Classes - held monthly in Arnold. If you can get a crowd together I can come to you! Contact Victoria to book 07748 707845 or

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

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.

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.

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 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 Tues in month 7pm-9pm. Also 3rd Wed in month 12noon - 3pm, lunch & speaker. Lunch venue - The Welbeck Suite, The Masonic Hall, Welbeck Rd, NG2 7QW. For more info call 0115 982 7989. French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email A bientot. 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, Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington

School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied.

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Mrs Brown Rides Again


Two Tickets Just answer the following.....

What is the actors name who plays Mrs Brown? Send your answer & contact details on or before Friday 8 June 2012 to:

ng magazines, 2 Goodwood Avenue, Arnold, NG5 7BB All correct answers will be entered into a draw. The winner will be notified by Monday 11 June 2012. The tickets are for the performance on Thursday 21st June 2012 at the Capital FM Arena.


WOODTHORPE NURSERY, WOODTHORPE PARK • Visit the Nursery • Tour the Tropical House • Plant Sales • Hanging Basket Workshops (*places must be booked in advance) • Activities for all the family • Refreshments

GARDEN COMPETITION £150 vouchers to be won! Categories for individuals, businesses and schools including special awards for

• Best Olympics Display • Best Jubilee Display

For an entry form contact Nottingham in Bloom on

0115 915 2733 or email For more information or to join a workshop call 0115 9152733



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Sherwood and Mapperley Park Neighbourhood Watch Association (SAMPNW) welcomes it’s new Chair As the newly elected Chair of the Sherwood and Mapperley Park Neighbourhood Watch Association (SAMPNW) I would firstly like to thank my predecessor Ivan Jacoby for the fine work he has done in making the organisation a force to be reckoned with not only in our own area but in Nottingham generally. The task for me and my colleagues on the committee is to build on this formidable achievement. Our first objective is to work with the the residents of Sherwood and Mapperley Park and the local Police to ensure our area continues to be a great place to live and work. I want to continue the drive to set up more Neighbourhood Watch Groups but I also want to link up with other community and residents groups to ensure that we pay attention not just to the importance of tackling crime but also to the wider issues that give rise to it. In this way, I hope we can become a true ‘Neighbourhood’ organisation with a broad view of what makes our area special and what we need to do to improve it. I would very much welcome your views so please get in touch either by e-mailing me: colin.barratt@sampnw or by writing to SAMPNW c/o Sherwood Business Centre 616a Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5 2GA and let’s get that dialogue going. In my opinion Sherwood and Mapperley Park are great places to be, with your help and participation we have a chance to make them even better.

Colin Barratt Chair SAMPNW To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email:




Sherwood Depot Activity Centre

A magical secret garden with music for Maggie's

(behind the old Sherwood Bus Depot)

Art Group * Concerts * Drawing * Salsa Sherwood Writers Group * Pilates Life Drawing * Spanish * Thai Chi Yoga * Exhibitions * Laughter Club Pottery * Sculpting * Oil Painting Nottingham Clarion Choir

To find out more about our classes and groups contact Jane or Jeremy on

0115 985 6777

The Place, 2a Melrose Street, Sherwood NG5 2JP

Our rooms are also available to hire

The Dover Beck Flower Club

Burton Joyce Village Hall, Trent Lane, Burton Joyce; third Thursday of each month. The demonstration commences at 7.30pm and is usually finished by 9.30pm. £4.00 for visitors. The next meetings to take place are:

April 19th - Earth’s Boundless Energy - Di Smith May 17th - Spring Kaleidoscope - Kath Doggett For more information and tickets please telephone 0115 966 4771

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


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The Notts and Arnold Amateur Cricket Club Girls Cricket Development

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

New Cricket Ground at Goosedale

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

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

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Waltz Workshop Sunday 1st April Beginners Session starts at 2 pm. Further sessions at 3 , 4 & 5 pm Cha Cha and Foxtrot New course for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced dancers starts on Thursday 19th April. Rumba & Quickstep Course starts on Thursday 6th June

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

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

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

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


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The Lazy Gardener.... gets down and dirty

As I explained in the last edition I am at best a reluctant gardener, however I harbour romantic notions of tiptoeing through the veggie beds picking plump cabbages and lovely comedy shaped we have dedicated a third of our garden over to growing our own food. Using offcuts of tanalised decking and other odds and sods of wood that we found we have fashioned four small raised beds. Digging the soil over and sieving the pebbles out was the best upper body workout I have had in ages. After covering with heavy duty polythene to warm the soil (advice from a library book) we are ready to plan exactly what to grow. Sarah Mulholland, a Grow Your Own enthusiast whose partner discovered allotmenting in his late thirties and now runs a small veg box scheme; Red Earth Organics (01636 812105) has kindly offered the following advice on picking seeds; “Seed buying can be confusing. There are hybrid or heritage seeds, organic and non-oganic. Put simply, hybrids are developed by crossing two different plants from the same family but with different qualities like colour, size or flavour. Heritage (or heirloom) seeds come from plants that were grown historically but have not been used in modern agriculture on a large scale. Heritage plants can be selected for their ability to grow in specific soil or because the flavour or appearance is appealing. From experience I can recommend the following heritage crops: Tomatoes - Brandywine and Ivoty Egg Beans - Cosse Violette Lettuce - Marvel of 4 Seasons and Black Seeded Simpson Hybrids are widely available and tend to assure reasonably certain results, predictable crops and familiar flavours, whereas heritage can give less uniform results but offer unusual flavours, colours and variety. By checking the preferred conditions of heritage you can optimise yield by selecting seeds best suited to

your soil and weather. Heritage fruit and vegetables can be relatively easy to grow and by doing so you are also helping to preserve the gene pool and prevent monoculturism. Do be prepared for mixed results. That is both the joy and the frustration of moving from the staple hybrid seeds available everywhere and the delight in discovering a new lettuce, an unfamiliar tomato or beetroot easily outweighs the frustration of a seed batch that does not flourish as you hoped.” WOW! I had no idea....

In my dreams!!! With raised beds it is better for the soil to rotate crops on a four year cycle and also to grow similar crops in each bed. So we will have carrots, parsnips & celeriac in one bed, kale, calabrese, radish and rocket in another, spinach, swiss chard beetroot and lettuce together and french beans and peas in the last bed. We are growing potatoes in a special grower and plan to use grow bags for tomatoes. After hearing what Sarah had to say about seeds I am going to try and grow some heritage crops as well as hybrids and report back. As I type there is snow on the ground so all work has stopped and we are doing plenty of research using library books and the internet to plan the various types of each vegetable we plan to buy. To read more of Sarah’s guidance on seed types go to www.redearthorganics. © Ali Wale

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

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Local Author Publishes Novel

Mapperley based story writer, Andy had his historical the Snow Stone' Publishing.

novelist and short Szpuk has recently memoir, 'Sliding on published by Night

“It is astonishing that anyone lived this story. It is even more astonishing that anyone survived it. Stefan grows up in the grip of a raging famine. Stalin’s Five Year Plan brings genocide to Ukraine – millions of people starve to death. To free themselves from the daily terrors of Soviet rule, Stefan and his friends fight imaginary battles in nearby woods to defend their land. The games they play are their only escape. ‘Sliding on the Snow Stone’ is the true story of Stefan’s extraordinary journey across a landscape of hunger, fear and devastating loss. With Europe on the brink of World War Two, Stefan and his family pray they’ll survive in their uncertain world. They long to be free.“

The book is available online at outlets including Amazon, The Book Depository and Smashwords, and at http://www., the online shopping facility of The Bookcase, Nottingham’s premier independent bookshop. Examples and links to more of Andy’s work, and other literature-related activities, can be found at http://andyszpuk.


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Our main interest is the enjoyment of perennial or hardy plants i.e. plants that usually die back over winter and pop back up in spring. We are an active and enthusiastic group. In winter months, from October to April, we organise a programme of talks by guest speakers on the second Friday of the month in West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Drive, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AY at 7.30 p.m. In the summer, when there are no monthly meetings, we arrange coach trips to inspirational gardens not generally open to the public. We have our own garden, known as The Secret Garden (pictured above), a small walled botanic garden at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park in Wollaton, Nottingham tended by a group of volunteer members for over 30 years! From Easter to the end of September the garden is open to the public on Sundays from 2-4pm. Plants grown in the garden or donated by members are sold at very reasonable prices to raise funds. Local groups/societies are welcome to visit the garden during summer afternoons or evenings. To find out more about our group, visit our website uk/groups/nottingham , or contact Sylvia Bennett tel 01949 836882, email muzb@

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Maths and English study programmes tailored to maximise your child’s development. Take advantage of our Free Assessment and see how Kumon can benefit your child. To unlock your child’s potential, contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment: Sherwood Study Centre Caroline Cochrane 0115 875 1271 Classes held at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood NG5 2EN Classes on Monday and Wednesday 3.30pm - 5.30pm



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If you run a group or club for kids and you want it publicising, this is the page for you. If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Monday, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Community Centre. 10am-11am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599. 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

Magical Movers - singing dancing and having fun in Sherwood, Mapperley and Arnold. Call Hannah on 07973 616793 -

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

- call Sarah Spencer 854 5006.

- call 952 3617. Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap & Ballet Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan

Beavers, Cub & Scout groups

Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. Enrol now to be part of our 2012 Dance Spectacular held at The Royal Concert Hall in November. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit

Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 16yrs, all abilities. We meet Sundays 2.45 - 4.45pm (term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit for more information. 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 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. Guitar and Bass Tuition - with Richard Woodward. All styles, acoustic and electric, beginners to advanced. Tel: 0115 960 9421

Looking for a school for your daughter? Thinking about school for the first time?

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You want the best for your daughter but which school is right for her? Maybe it is time for you to look at a school which helps girls develop their individual strengths and abilities, whilst ensuring they are safe, secure and happy.

Have you concerns about class sizes? Is your daughter getting overlooked? Do teachers really know what makes her tick? Are you pleased with the progress she is making?

Hollygirt School takes girls of all abilities. They all make excellent progress and we are proud of their achievements at whatever level. It is the unique environment of a girls’ school with small classes, where everyone knows each other and teachers have the time to get the best out of each child, that really works. All girls are stretched and achieve more than they thought possible.

It is never too late to make a difference to your daughter’s education. Wouldn’t it be lovely to find a place where she is happy and achieving the best that she possibly can? In today’s straitened economic times, there is great value to be had from having a daughter in Hollygirt even for a couple of years, and rapid progress can be made to ensure a girl reaches her potential.

Indeed, girls can join Hollygirt at any age from 3 up to the start of Year 10, subject to a place being available. There is a school that perfectly suits your child...…maybe Hollygirt could be the one. Our next Open Events are on Thursday 3rd May, please see below for timings. If you can’t make it, just call us to arrange a convenient time for you to come in for a chat and a look around. We look forward to seeing you.

Open Events at

Independent school for girls aged 3-16 Thursday 3rd May

Open Morning (Junior School ages 3-11) Please arrive at 9.30am Open Evening (Whole School ages 3-16)

Please arrive between 4.30 - 6.30pm

Elm Avenue Nottingham NG3 4GF 0115 958 0596

What’s On at Sherwood Library???

Regular Events:

Totstime Ryhme Time (0-2 yrs) every Friday 11.15 - 11.45am (term time only) Page Turners Book Group - First Friday of each month 18.00 - 19.00

Library Talk: A Victorian Time Capsule Thursday 19 April 10-11am, FREE Join us for a talk on the Ruddington Framwork Knitters Museum. Everyone welcome.

Library Talk: “Send them to the workhouse!”: The Story of the Workhouse at Southwell Thursday 17 May 10-11am, FREE Join us for a talk by Marian Wallwork. Everyone welcome.

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

Sherwood Library, Spondon Street, Sherwood

Tel: 0115 915 1155

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

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







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ART PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION- Images by Kim Bell at Arnold Library w/c 19th May 2012

Work includes black & white, colour, traditional, digital, landscape, seascape, urban, flowers and infrared including local images of Nottingham.

Prints and cards are available through Kim contact 07709 918161 or or from A & A Crafts & Stationery, 138 Front St, Arnold


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Index of Advertisers Accountants

Alans Accounting Select Accountancy

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Ist Astral Aerials Phil Chapman TV Confused Mr Harrison

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Bathrooms & Kitchens

Haydn Interiors Notts Kitchens & Bathrooms Prestige Kitchens & Bathrooms


Haydn Interiors

31 40 45 31

Blinds/Curtains Day Blinds


Building Services / Roofers / Fascias AKJ Contracts Arnold Build & Roof Brownz CnD Properties Ernehale Roofing Nottingham Roofing Notts Building & Roofing P.Hodgkinson Mick McGahon Roofer Roberts Builders PG Stapleton Traditional Roofing John White Builders

Careers Djanogly


Carers/Home Help Age UK Julie Severn

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Carpet Style


Chimney Sweeps Home Sweep



Belle Casa Domestic Cleaning Co Dustbusters Stainbusters

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Complementary Therapies Mindworks Barry Langton Sherwood Hypnotherapy Starlight Norma Thorpe

Computer Repairs/I.T Webtronix


Princess River Cruises

Dance Classes Start Dancing

Drainage/Pipe Clearance ADK Drains


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21 23 23 23 21


Arnold Electrical Atomic D.Brown Delectrix DJ Hill P.Kelleher S.Earnshaw Perkins & Sons Tony Simpson A D Thompson

Equestrian Martins Farm

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Estate Agents/Letting Agents Northwood Silver Properties


Capital Alliance CAP Money Courses


Brightwood Flooring

Foot Health

Mobile Foot Clinic


Arnold Garage

Gardening / Groundwork / Landscaping B & P Paving Davids Garden Services DF Garden & Property Gardenscene Landscapes Garden Upkeep Green Thumb Greeward Bros Heatherview Landscapes Littlegreen Landscapes

Gas Engineer Thermix

Gift Shops

a room full of Butterflies

Hairdressers/Barbers Butterfly Hair Design

Health / Fitness Personal Trainer Pilates Rosemary Conley

Home Improvements

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Oven Repairs 4U Renu

Painting/Decorating Burnt Oak Glen Birch James Room Revivors Phil Sargeant The Painting Lady


Bedale Plastering Richard Brooks CJ Plastering Matt the Plasterer

Plumbing & Heating

Agua Gas B & M Plumbing & Heating P Byrne Plumbing MCB Plumbing & Heating Nottingham Plumbing & Heating PC Plumbing

Property Maintenance DF Garden & Property Neil Kemp Home


Djanogly Hollygirt School

Solar Panels

Arnold Electrical


Tiling/Tile Retailers

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House Clearance/Waste Removal


Joiners/Bespoke Timberwork

Barker Evans

P Byrne Plumbing Creative Stone Grout & About

Training/Courses Mindworks

Travel Agents Forest Travel

Tree Surgeons Charnwood

Tuition Kumon


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Solicitors/Legal Services



Oven Repairs/Cleaning



Beecroft Joiners DD Joinery & Prop J M Joinery Glen Myers M.Thompson

Making it!

Psychic Medium 30 35 53 26 27 33 40 41 45

DCR Home & Garden DMG Handyman Greeward Bros Handyman Services Happy Home Handyman Man about the House

Dave the Rubbish Man

Kids Crafts


Arnwood Vets Orchard Vets

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