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Tapas originate from Spain. They are small plates of food usually served with drinks. In Andalucia, where we recently had a holiday, tapas are still served free with drinks! Why not throw a tapas night? Green olives and good bread are a must, along with a few other dishes. Here are some of my favourites. Oh and remember Patatas Bravas with the sangria and cerveza..... Hot, Hot, Hot Garlic Prawns Chorizo & Spicy 380g uncooked king prawns Tomato Sauce

1kg baby new potatoes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp paprika 170g chorizo - sliced for the sauce 1 medium onion - chopped 400g tin tomatoes 2 cloves garlic - chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 1 red chilli - chopped 1 tbsp tomato puree salt & pepper white wine/sherry (optional) method

Heat oven to 200°C. Boil potatoes in a large pan of salted water until cooked. Drain & place in a roasting tin. Crush slightly so they crack open. Toss in olive oil, sprinkle with paprika and bake until they have crispy edges (about 25 mins). Meanwhile, fry the chorizo slices in a non stick pan til they go crisp. Drain off some oil and mix in with crispy potatoes. For the sauce, heat oil in a small pan, gently cook the onion & garlic til soft. Careful not to burn. Add chilli & tomato puree & cook for 2 mins. Add splash of wine & boil til reduced. Add tomatoes, bring to boil then simmer gently til reduced to thick sauce (30 mins). Liquidise to a smooth sauce. Serve sauce on top of spuds or in a separate jug. (serves 6-8)

2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic -thinly sliced 1 - 2 red chillies - finely sliced 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 1 tbsp parsley - chopped


Heat oil in a pan and gently cook the garlic and chilli slices for a few minutes. Add prawns to the pan and cook until they turn pink. Add the sweet chilli sauce. Mix well and serve sprinked with parsley.

Baked Tortilla Squares

2 tbsp olive oil 2 med onions - thinly sliced 1 potato (250g) - thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic - crushed 6 large eggs 2 tbsp parsley - chopped salt & pepper method

Heat oven to 200°C. In a large non-stick frying pan gently fry the onion, potato & garlic until they are cooked. This may take quite a while so be careful not to burn. Cool the mixture down. Break eggs into a bowl, add parsley and the cooled potato & onion mixture. Season really well then tip into a well oiled 20cm square non-stick baking tin. Bake for 20 mins or until cooked and browned on top. Tip out of tin and cut into squares. (makes 16)

Welcome to our sizzling summer edition...

Finally the sun is shining and everyone is smiling. If, like us, you are having a staycation this year, why not get a taste of Spain by trying out the tapas recipes in this edition? Who needs to go abroad???? Now from sun to snow....Remember only one edition left before Christmas so if you want any festive events publicising please get in touch by midOctober. We are very excited to announce the launch of our seventh magazine! NG13 will be delivered to Bingham, Bottesford, East Bridgford and surrounding villages. For more information about the new mag please give us a call.

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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 - support for literacy and numeracy difficulties by specialist teachers. Adults and children welcome, we can help with dyslexia, dyscalculia & other learning difficulties. We can provide revision techniques, study skills, organisation & memory strategies for school or the workplace. We can also do assessments & training. Please phone 0300 303 8350 for further details & 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@ 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: 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.

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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 is here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: 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. We meet 6.30pm-8.30pm every 2nd Wed at Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) Hard of Hearing/Deafened - for anyone who has a hearing loss & communicates in spoken English, Nottinghamshire

Deaf Society runs a monthly Hard of Hearing Social Group (4th Friday, 10am-2pm) & evening lip-reading classes (next course starts 3rd Nov). For further details contact Rachael by phone 0115 988 7576, text 07817 275253 or email: rachael. Contact the Elderly - 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. 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: 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)

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 metal 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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This year hasn’t offered the best of summers, but members of the Nottingham Centre have been making the most of it. Excursions have included Ely Cathedral, Dudley and Moseley Old Hall, and Scampton Hall and Gardens. Future trips include Ickworth in August and Burton Constable in September. Members of the Garden Group had a great day out at RHS Harlow Carr, the most northerly RHS garden, near Harrogate, and in July visited the St. Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham. The Local and Family History Group also offers a variety of excursions throughout the year, and, in common with all Nottingham Centre outings, there is usually considerable emphasis placed on food (coffee breaks, lunch breaks, WI teas) so no one is likely to faint from lack of nourishment. Like walking? Various walks are arranged throughout the summer, with a minibus providing transport to exotic locations further afield. The Centre also offers short break holidays. The October holiday includes Covent Garden, a backstage tour, The Musical Museum and Greenwich – there’s a lot to look forward to! The winter programme of talks resumes at the Mechanics in September, starting on Thursday 12th with a talk at 2.15pm by Stephen Flinders: ‘Stanton – Gone but not Forgotten.’ This will be followed on Thursday 26th at 7.30pm by a talk by Peter Hammond: ‘So you Think You Know Nottingham, (pt 2).’ The Nottingham Centre is a friendly organisation affiliated to National Trust, and you must be a NT member to join. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Contact Heather Brooks for more information, tel. 0115 9436272, email: or visit the website:www.


Garden Delights Dover Beck Flower Club

The Dover Beck Flower Club have had an exciting few weeks! First they had a massively successful evening with NAFAS national demonstrator Bill Dixon and this was followed up by a garden evening in the grounds of Mapperley Old Hall. This took place at the garden of one of the committee members and as you can see was very much enjoyed. The delicious supper was provided by Judith Naylor and then members were able to wander around to view the delightful gardens of Mapperley Old Hall. There is no meeting in August but the autumn programme begins in September with Pat Billing “Angles and Tangles” on Thursday September 19th. All are welcome, doors open at 7pm and visitors pay £5. After the demonstration there will be a social time, a chance to partake of tea and a cake in aid of Macmillan before the arrangements are raffled off. If you would like more information on this friendly group of flower arrangers contact Carolyn 0115 9664771 or Glenise 0115 9267989.

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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: 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. 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.

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. August 27 tba; Sept 24th tba; Oct 22 - Helping Hands in Bosnia - Trish Drew; Nov 26 - Xmas social (members only). 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 St Margarets Church Hall, Aspley Lane, Nottingham, NG8 5GE on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. 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.

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

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 Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s. Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts and any other social event - find us on facebook. 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. 30 Sept: Lisa Newport-McCabe will speak about her work with young offenders. 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, includes guided meditations and a short walk on aspects of positive thinking based on Buddhist teachings. 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.

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. The Grand Central Chorus Foreign travel and an invitation to sing. The Chorus flew off to Canada on the 1st July for the long awaited International Convention being held in Toronto. The Chorus represented the British Barbershop Association and competed against the best Barbershop Choruses in the world. ‘The standard in North America is very high with the top choruses scoring over 95%, a standard which has never been reached by any UK chorus.’ says Zac Booles Chorus Director. ‘We are competing against the best in the world and hope to make everyone back home proud.’

On their return the Chorus members invite you to join them at an Open Evening on Wednesday, 4th September, 2013, to hear them sing the competition songs and to join them on the risers and learn the basics of four part harmony in the Barbershop style. It will be held at the usual rehearsal venue, Harrington School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ at 7.15pm. If interested contact Martin on 07855270803, 01664410400 or e-mail publicity.gcc@ See the website www. for further information. Weekly rehearsals will resume on the 17th July, 2013. Observers always welcome.

The Hucknall and Linby Mining Community Brass band had the privilege to play at the Armed Forces Day event that was held at Bridgford Park, West Bridgford. The concert that was part of a full day of entertainment by various local groups and entertainers with a theme of “Proms in the Park”. The band, conducted by Musical Director Paul Whyley and wearing their new uniforms for the first time in public, were on top form and entertained a large audience with a wide selection of music. This event starts a very busy summer season for the band who are trying to raise funds for their trip to Cheltenham where they will play as the Midlands third section champions in the national finals against other regional champions from across the country. A band spokesman said, “It is a fine balance to raise the substantial funds for this prestigious contest while continuing to supporting the community with their local events.”

Some of the events that feature the band are. Victoria Embankment Riverside - 4th August Eric Coats Evening - Central Methodist Church Hucknall - 14th September 7pm National Finals - Cheltenham - 22nd September For all information about the band please contact: Musical Director Paul Whyley 07811448676 or Band Secretary Jenny Barrow 07852976617.

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Animal Accident Rescue Unit lifeline telephone number for dealing with animals in distress is 0115-932 1555. For non-urgent queries and information, email us at admin@, visit uk, or by post to PO Box 5414, Burton Joyce, Nottingham NG14 5DT. Reg Charity No 701405 Vat No 916306634

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Ella’s Teen Talk:

Handling Money

We all know there’s nothing worse than making plans with friends and being forced to cancel them because our pockets are empty. I’m personally fed up of hearing my parents tell me that “money doesn’t Ella Higginbotham aged 15 grow on trees” (what a silly saying, it’s a bit obvious isn’t it!) when the majority of us under 16s can’t get jobs, but we really don’t want to miss out on a social life: we can’t win! When our purses are sparse there are just a few little things we can do to make sure we aren’t completely broke: 1) Get a Terramundi money pot- its saves money and looks pretty, genius! It’s different because what you put in you can’t get out until it’s full up and ready to be smashed. So you know that random change lying in your jean pocket or in the bottom of your bag? just chuck it into the terramundi and before you know it it’s time to smash it and you have a whole load of cash. Plus you get the added bonus of getting the hammer and whacking it open; it’s a lot of fun or can act as an excellent stress release which is perfect for all our teenage traumas! 2) Don’t buy food and drink-starve! No but seriously if you’re going for a day out in town or in the park don’t waste money on buying food, just take it with you. Wrap up a sandwich at home because it’s just as yummy and completely free! 3) Do little jobs- you’ve got to break the teen catchphrase of “can’t be bothered” (however heart-breaking it may be) and don’t be lazy, it only takes ten minutes to wash some pots or iron a few pairs of jeans. Ask your parents for just 50p every now and then by helping around the house and it will all add up. Oh and don’t forget the puppy dog eyes if you’re really desperate. 4) Compare where you shop- don’t buy the first thing you see. You can probably get the same thing elsewhere for a much better price. Be patient and window shop for a bit until you find the ideal, cheap purchase. 5) Babysit- it’s a doddle (Hopefully!) You get paid to spend your evening watching TV whilst the kids are in bed, plus everyone tells you to help yourself so that means free food! You can’t go wrong! You or your parents must know families with young kids so ask around and do a good job of it; that way word gets around and you will eventually have loads of Next business. It’s the little things that you can do to make sure you’ve always got some money spare to do the things that you want to do. Keep it sensible and realistic and you should never be searching for scraps of money around your bedroom again because, trust me, that’s a lost battle.

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Choosing the right secondary education for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make in supporting their development into young adulthood.

If you would like your child to:  Be taught by well qualified, enthusiastic and committed staff  Be taught clear Christian morals and values in a caring community  Be part of a school deemed to be good with outstanding features by OFSTED in September 2010  Attend a school with a history of good examination results  Experience a wide range of extracurricular activities  Be supported to be the best that they can be at whatever they try

Then Christ the King Catholic Voluntary Academy is the place for you! We are situated near Arnold town centre and are easily accessible by local bus services. Christ the King is an academy for the whole community. We welcome applications for places from parents of children who have not attended our partner primaries or who are not Catholic but whose parents wish them to be educated in the caring Christian Community. Indeed, the governing body offer places to such students annually and we celebrate this diversity.

If you are unable to attend the evening, please contact us. There are a limited number of places for a tour of the academy during the mornings of 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th September 2013. If you are still unable to attend, but would like to receive a brochure, please contact the school.

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Summer Holidays


Wednesday 24th July 2013 to Friday 6th September 2013, 8.00am-6.00pm

Lots of activities throughout the summer including trips out, tennis lessons and cookery. Monday 22nd July

Monday 29th July

Tuesday 23rd July

Tuesday 30th July

Friday 26th July

Wednesday 24th July

Thursday 25th July

Children’s Choice

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Wednesday 31st July

Thursday 1st August

Trip to Bestwood Lodge Friday 2nd August


£10 trip to Cleethorpes

Cooking Puddings

Thursday 8th August

Friday 9th August

Cookery week Cakes


Monday 5th August

Tuesday 6th August

Wednesday 7th August

Dance Lesson

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Tennis 9:30 Dance Lesson

Robin Hood Festival (free)

Dance Show

Monday 12th August

Tuesday 13th August

Wednesday 14th August

Thursday 15th August

Friday 16th August

How be safe with fire

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Trip to Gedling play days

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Tennis 9.30am Sports Day

Monday 19th August

Tuesday 20th August

Wednesday 21st August

Thursday 22nd August

Friday 23rd August

Messy day

Making cakes for charity

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Monday 26th August

Tuesday 27th August

Wednesday 28th August

Thursday 29th August

Friday 30th August

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Trip to Woodthorpe Park

Wednesday 4th September

Thursday 5th September

Creative Day

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Tuesday Monday 2nd September 3rd September £3.00 Bowling Tennis 9.30am End of summer Trip party

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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

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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.


Kumon’s maths and English study programmes work to unlock your child’s potential, building their confidence and independent study skills. To unlock your child’s potential, contact your local Instructor for a Free Assessment. Arnold Study Centre Donna Kelly 0115 822 4711 Sherwood Study Centre Caroline Cochrane 0115 875 1271 Fees vary. Please refer to your local study centre.

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What’s On July August 2013 At Making it! Discovery Centre, Littleworth, Mansfield TUESDAY 30 JULY 10am - 12noon

10am-12noon or1.30pm-3.30pm

THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 10am - 12noon

TUESDAY 6 AUGUST 10am - 12noon

PRINCESS & PIRATES Don’t be late for the Princess & Pirate hunt. You will be making a selection of the following – decorating a Princess Bag / tiara / making a pirate hat / eye patch / shiny sword / ship’s rat & cheese – chocolate coins for everyone. Don’t miss the boat – book early. £8/child

SWEET TREATS Create a fabulous “Sweet Tree” using chewy sweets, mallows, lollipops etc. The “Sweet Tree” is set in a ceramic pot which you can recycle into a plant pot holder. Use this as a treat for the family or a gift for a special friend. £10/child

PAINTED POTS Using acrylic paints and varnish – decorate 3 terracotta plant pots and plant with geraniums either for indoors or outdoor decorations to last throughout the summer. Get your children interested in gardening. Suitable for a gift for someone special. £10/child

TEA LIGHTS This workshop will teach children to recycle glass jars to create lovely tea light holders for the garden. Using paints, buttons and ribbon – create gorgeous decorations – includes tea lights. £8/child


THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 10am - 12noon

TUESDAY 13 AUGUST 10am - 12noon


10am - 12noon or1.30pm-3.30pm


UPCYCLE YOUR CLOTHES Bring along an item of clothing that you are bored with – upgrade jeans, jumper, cardigan, blouse, shirt etc. with applique designs – flowers, footballs, buttons etc. to create a garment you will be happy to wear again. £8/child

MINI CUPCAKE SHOP Join in this fun workshop – decorate lots of mini cupcakes using our huge choice of decorations and making your own “cupcake shop” – share the cakes with your family and friends – you could even get them to buy some from your shop! £8/child

THURSDAY 15 AUGUST 10am - 12noon

TUESDAY 20 AUGUST 10am - 12noon

MONSTERS & ALIENS Design your own Monster and Alien hand puppets using different materials and textures. You will also be going on a Monster hunt to find “gooey” creatures and things to eat. (Don’t be late for the hunt). £8/child

FUNKY FLOWERS Paint a glass vase using your own design in glass paints. Make colourful “funky” flowers to last all year round. Use your own colour scheme to help you with your choices. £8/child

TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 10am - 12noon


CAKE DECORATING Let’s celebrate – come along and decorate a 15cm square sponge cake with fillings and toppings of your choice – cherries, jam, chocolate, cream, icing, flowers etc. you will also be designing and decorating a cake tin to take your cake home safely. £8/child

DANGLY DOOR HANGERS Come along to this creative workshop and make cute “Danglies” characters for your door or window. Using cardboard, material, buttons and ribbon £8/child

10am-12noon or 2pm-4pm

MICKEY & MINNIE Have fun creating these two cute Disney characters to hang in your bedroom or in the car. £8/child

WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm

FABRIC CUCKOO CLOCK Come along and make a gorgeous shabby chic fabric cuckoo clock from a wide selection of decorative papers and materials – embellish with buttons and self-made decorative items complete with a working clock mechanism and mini fabric cuckoo. This 3 hour session includes squash and choice of scrummy cakes. £10/child

10am-12noon or 2pm-5pm

CANVAS TRIO Decorate three canvas frames with material, paint & buttons to create a Trio of wall art. Different designs to choose from. A lovely addition to any room in your house and something to treasure for ever. This 3 hour session includes squash and choice of scrummy cakes. £12/child

THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 10am - 12noon MOSAIC MIRROR AND PHOTO FRAME Using different shaped and coloured china pieces, make a matching mirror and decorate a photo frame – choose a colour scheme to match your room. £8/child

THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 10am - 12noon SPONGE BOB Join in the hunt for Krabby Patties. Make your very own 3D Sponge Bob Squarepants and create a picture for your wall using your favourite characters – Gary the Snail, Patrick Star, Mr Krabs, Squidward etc. £8/child

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I’ve had a busy start since joining the neighbourhood policing team for Sherwood and Hyson Green in May but I am settling in and enjoying my new role. I was delighted to be invited to the Sherwood and Mapperley Park Neighbourhood Watch meeting on 26 June 2013, which I attended with Sergeant Nick Wealthall. We listened to feedback from the public and as a result are working to find a way to get swift and accurate information out to you in the community. We hope to do this via the Neighbourhood Alert and the Neighbourhood Watch coordinators. During the meeting I attempted to clarify the difference between the uniforms and powers of the officers in my team. A Police Officer wears a black t-shirt with black epaulettes bearing the officers name and identity number. Men wear the traditional style helmets and women wear bowler style hats with black and white chequered banding. A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) wears a blue t-shirt and blue epaulettes with name, number and ‘Police Community Support Officer’ embroidered across them. Women will again wear bowler style hats with banding and men wear flat caps with blue/white chequered bands. A Community Protection Officer (CPO) wears a white shirt with grey epaulettes with number and Nottingham City Council badge. CPOs also wear high vis yellow stab vests. Men wear flat caps with grey and white chequered band and women wear bowler style hats with banding.

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Things have been going very well for SAMPNW since we moved into our new offices. We would like to extend our thanks to Mercury Fire and Security for donating and installing our CCTV equipment. It is this kind of community spirit that keeps organisations like ours such a success. Due to demand for our services we are pleased to announce that our opening hours have been extended to two hoursSaturdays 12.00pm-2.00pm No appointment necessary, we are here to help!

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At Neighbourhood Watch we are committed to projects which not only cut crime but improve the quality of life in our community. Our Sherwood in Bloom project has been given the official title of “Blooming Sherwood.” Michael, our project coordinator has been busy establishing links with local people, organisations and business to prepare for planting in the spring of 2014. If you have green fingers, wish to donate planters, seeds or your time to the project please get in touchBlooming Sherwood Coordinator is Michael Tracey: michaeltracey71@yahoo. or 0115 9623350 after 6pm. Proud Sponsors of Sherwood and Mapperley Park Neighbourhood Watch Association


60 years on from its inaugural meeting as Nottingham Horticultural and Floral Group, chaired by Mr Harry Wheatcroft, Nottingham Flower Club are celebrating our Diamond Anniversary. Nottingham Flower Club, affiliated to NAFAS, promotes floral art by fostering interest and inspiration through plant materials available from the garden, countryside, seashore and more recently exotic global materials. Members of Nottingham Flower Club have produced floral art at places such as Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Chatsworth House, Southwell Minster, Belvoir Castle and St. Barnabus Cathedral with individuals finding success at shows such as Newark and Nottinghamshire, Moorgreen and, of course, Chelsea and in May at the newly entitled Nottinghamshire Show they were invited to showcase a piece entitled “Images of Nottinghamshire” (pictured above). Nottingham Flower Club based at the Bluecoat School, Aspley, offers opportunities to learn the skills of floral art with a full calendar of traditional and contemporary design demonstrations, social activities and visits including David Austen Roses and Highgrove. If you are inspired to join us please contact for further details, you will be very welcome.

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

Kids Activities/Crafts Making It! The Lost City


The Lost City

Loft Ladders

Music Tuition

Robert Doughty Pro Drum Tuition


Busy Bees Leo’s Day Nursery

Oven Repairs/Cleaning Oven Repairs 4U

Painting/Decorating Glen Birch Richard Butcher James P & D Dean E Lockley MJC Decor Phil Sargeant Paul Tinsley

Pest Control

City Pest Control MW Pest Control


N.Bluff Richard Brooks CJ Plastering G & J Plastering Matt the Plasterer

Plumbing & Heating

Agua Gas All Gas B & M Plumbing & Heating P Byrne Plumbing Daniel Lee Green Shield Tony Jones P & H

Property Maintenance

DF Garden & Property Gary Kirk Man About the House

Restaurants/Take-aways Pizza Roma


Arnold Hill Christ the King


Mr Sheds

Solicitors/Legal Services 56 46 11 13 11

Joiners/Bespoke Timberwork

More Than Loft Ladders 46 41 39 49 59

1 3

43 53 59 39 45 41 44 34 17

17,33 51 21 21

Quality Solicitors Yates & Co

Tiling/Tile Retailers P Byrne Plumbing Grout & About

Trade Directories Age UK

Travel Agents Forest Travel

Tree Surgeons

Charnwood Squirrel Tree Services


First Class Learning Kip McGrath Kumon


Arnwood Vets Orchard Vets

Watches/Jewellery Simon Trumper

Window Cleaners Clear View Windows

Windows/Doors/Fascias K & A Windows

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560 Mansfield Road Nottingham NG5 2FS

0115 845 3002


2 x 8” Pizza with 4 Toppings £8.00 2 x 10” Pizza with 4 Toppings £11.00 2 x 12” Pizza with 4 Toppings £14.00 2 x 16” Pizza with 4 Toppings £18.00


Any 12” Pizza, Any 10” Pizza, 10” Garlic Bread with Cheese, Onion Rings & Large Bottle of Coke



Any 8” Pizza, Garlic Bread with Cheese, Portion of Donner Kebab & 2 Cans of Drink



3 x 10” Pizza with 4 Toppings, 10” Garlic Bread with Cheese, & Large Bottle of Drink



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including bank holidays Sun - Thurs 5pm - 11.45pm Fri & Sat 4.30pm - 12.45am



FREE Bottle of Wine or 10” Garlic Bread with cheese with orders over £18.00

*Offers not to be used in conjunction with each other * Please mention any deal when ordering

FREE Bottle of Soft Drink or 8” Garlic Bread with orders over

Ng5 Sherwood August September 2013  
Ng5 Sherwood August September 2013  

local business and community magazine