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

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free time 49 adult community diary 50,51 a helping hand 53 a helping hand directory 54,55 looking good, feeling great 59 useful information 60 puzzle solutions 60 index / list of advertisers 62


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Arnold Building & Roofing Ltd FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES tel: 01158 494 863 mob: 07966 847 248


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Spring Clean Your Drive With AquaBlast As the days become longer and the nights lighter, our thoughts turn to our gardens and outside living areas. Now is the perfect time to get your driveways, decking, fascia’s and patio areas cleaned, ready to enjoy for the summer months ahead. At Aquablast we have the latest equipment in cleaning far superior to the average jet washer some households may have. We offer two cleaning methods: A Cold Wash – gets rid of moss, mould and yearly built up grime A Power Hot Wash – for stubborn grime, chewing gum, graffiti & more. It gets up to 150 degrees and brings most things back to like new. Aquablast also offers a sealant service, giving your drive protection from sun rays and weather. All work is guaranteed. Your driveway cost £1000’s to lay originally, so why not revive it today by calling Aquablast. Free quotes given on all jobs.


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Plantation Shutters Stylishly simple window dressings

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Richard Brooks Qualified Plasterer & Bricklayer

All types of work undertaken


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We also treat Rats-MiceAnts-Fleas-BedbugsSquirrels Moles & more

Handyman Services

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Family Business Since 1961

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Nottingham Roofing Services Over 20 yrs experience

All aspects of roofing Repairs, Full Roofs, Flat Roofs Slates, Tiles, Upvc Fascias, Velux All work fully guaranteed

For a Free Quote call Terry

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Specialising in landscaping, garden services and property maintenance Local, friendly, reliable and professional service We are happy to take on all jobs both big and small and can offer you expert advice and knowledge to ensure you get a beautiful garden and home

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Sell your unwanted items for FREE. Call 0115 926 9777 WANTED: Garaged car from the 1970/80’s for project (eg: Ford, VW). If you own a vehicle and are looking to clear garage space please call. Any make/model considered. 01158 401 645 R & G Aero Crash Protectors. Complete with all fittings/teardrop shaped bobbins for Suzuki GSF1250 GT (faired version). £95 ono. 07894 078815 T Sport Kickboxing Black Leather 16oz Boxing Gloves, Head Guard & Foot Guards. £60 ono. 07894 078815 TOP TEN Bayflex Full Face Head Guard. For boxing or martial arts. Never used. £55. 07894 078815 CISCO E4200 Dual Band High Power 450mbps Wireless Router. Boxed with instructions. £55 ono. 07894 078815 Challenge Hedge Trimmer. Blade length 500mm. Good working order. £25. 0115 952 5193 Fireplace. Oak wooden surround inset with maroon tiles. 5ft wide, 4ft high. £30. 0115 960 6484 Garden Shed. 75” high x 73” length. Good condition. Offers accepted. 07401 035862 Beer Brewing Equipment. Several items. Price on calling. 0115 964 0256 Taggart DVDs. 33 doubles. £20. 07876 238766 Exercise Bike. Roger Black recumbent. Back rest, feet forward pedalling, computer readout. VGC. Only £30. 07850 59 78 15 Outdoor Hardwood Table & 4 Chairs. Circular, VGC. £100. 0115 963 4111 IKEA Single Loft Ladder Bed. RRP £220. Will sell for £60.0115 953 4137 Silvercross Pram/Pushchair. Pistachio. All extras inc foot muff, rain cover, umbrella. Cost £360. From pet & smoke free home.Only £80 07796 198022 Boules Set . £20. 0115 963 4152 Canon 35mm Camera. EDS300V. VGC. £25. 0115 963 4152 Grundig Reel to Reel Tape. Pristine condition. £25 ono. 0115 987 7660

2 Wrought Iron Gates. Excellent conditiion. Each gate is 47” x 33”. £60. 0115 952 5713 Roll Top Bath. With 4 ornate feet. (22 resin). Stainless steel chrome taps. Immaculate condition. Offers. 0115 927 1285/07807088523 Silstar ET 13ft Match Fishing Rod. Plus one other rod. In a Kevin Nash Rod Holdall. £15. 0115 912 0735 Raleigh Ladies Roma Bike. Small wheeled shopper. New tyres fitted 1 yr ago. Front shopping basket & rear carrier. Includes pump & locking chain. £25. 0115 963 8206/07769576632 Gem Saphire Electric Organ. Includes instruction book. One careful owner. Offers around £200. Cheques to be made payable to Nottingham City Hospital Prostate Cance Treatment Centre. Buyer to collect from Lambley. 0115 931 3541 Two Storey Pet Cage. Inc. exercise wheel, ball & feeding bowls. L:70cm, W:43cm, H:36cm. Good condition. £25. 0115 953 3053 Black & Decker Shredder. Excellent condition. £25. 0115 945 9031 Qualcast Electric Lawn Scarifier. Good condition. £20. 0115 945 9031 Travel Cot - Boots Brand. Hardly used. Cost £40. £20 ono. 0115 779 0234 High Chair. Good condition. £10. 0115 956 3198 Tommee Tippee Breast Pump. Good condition. £5. 0115 956 3198 WANTED: Saxophone. For music student. Must be good condition & reasonable price. 0741 5327947 Headboard. Light grey, padded. Double, 4ft6”. 1 year old. (£139 new) £50 ono. 0115 985 8688 Louis Style Marble Fireplace. Surround, hearth & back. W35” X H54”. £150 ono. 0795 4437835 Coffee Table. Yew wood, Sheraton with 2 drawers. W48” X H21” X D22”. Good condition. £80 ono. 0795 4437835

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Active Property Maintenance Quality work at affordable prices

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We can beat any genuine written estimate. For free estimates and advice call Lee Doran. No payment or deposit until completely satisfied.

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BRIGHTWOOD FLOORING Hardwood & Engineered Wood Floors Parquet Sanding & Refinishing of Existing Floors

Over 20 years experience

For a free quote and advice call

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Martin Page

Carrington &

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

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Premier Paving Paving from £50 per sq.m All work guaranteed for 10 yrs No obligation FREE quotes

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For professional wall and floor tiling at affordable prices contact:

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Greg Drozdowski

Approved Chimney Sweep Member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps HETAS Approved Stove Installation Chimney Lining Bird Guards Supplied and Fitted CRB clearance and Full Public Liability Insurance

Tel: 01623 401128 or 07711 441459 Email:


Darren Newell Plumbing and Heating Engineer

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AURORA LANDSCAPES making your garden glow with colour, style & beauty


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Steve Earnshaw

Electrical Services Electrical Installation:

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Over 25 years experience No job too small

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Joinery, Tiling & General Building Call Julian now for a FREE quote

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PAINTING & DECORATING COVING & ARTEXING Fully City & Guilds Qualified 25 Years Experience Friendly Reliable Service Good Quality Clean Work Free Estimates • Competitive Rates

Call Glen Birch

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• Boiler & Fire Servicing • Central Heating • Bathroom Installations • Gas Safety Checks

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ROOFER Est. 30 years, CIS Registered Repairs and Re-roofs Flat roofs UPVC Fascias Fully Insured Quality work References available Competitive work

Free Quotes and Advice Call Mick 0115 926 9777 07941327357

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Registered Digital Installers Age UK & Buy with Confidence approved

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Stacks dropped or capped | Ridges re-bed | re-pointing | insurance work

Slating & Tiling | Flat roofs: new or repair | guttering etc... PAY NOTHING UNTIL ABSOLUTELY SATISFIED! Tel: (0115)

Over 21 years British Gas experience

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TherMix (Gas Services) Ltd

All areas of Nottingham covered

ACS Qualified & time served Gas Engineer Competitive rates for installation of full systems, condensing boilers & other appliances. Specialist for older appliance, system repairs & servicing. Landlord safety certificates

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For all your general building work

References Supplied Competitive Prices Local Tradesman

Plastering | Tiling | Patios & Block Paving | Extensions

For a FREE quote please call: 0115 952 6874 // 07759 487940

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

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

from your Neighbourhood Beat Team... Cyclists; love them or hate them you can’t deny that they are everywhere at the moment.

tight so that your bike is difficult to move around, twist or lever when it is parked.

Whether or not you like taking to the road on two wheels, you can probably appreciate that having a car crawling behind you while waiting to pass is just as frustrating for the cyclist as it is for the driver.

Never lock your bike to something that is weaker than your lock and never leave the lock lying on the ground where it could be smashed easily.

And as the weather perks up, you can guarantee that more and more people will be taking their bike out for a ride. So please, whether you are behind a wheel or at the handle bars, let’s all be patient and considerate on the roads and don’t forget those helmets. But it’s not just your own safety that you need to be mindful of, take a moment to think about the security of your bike otherwise you could be facing a long walk home. Most bike owners do the right thing by securing their cycles to allocated posts. The problem is the chains that are often used are very easy to cut.

Mark your bike’s frame via Bike Register or with Selectamark or CreMark. Always keep a record of the frame/ serial number and take photos of your bike, including details such as the make, model, frame size, colour and any other unique markings that could help us find it. Register those details at www. or www. as this will help us get your bike back to you if it is stolen and later recovered. Report suspicious or unusual activity around bikes to police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.

Putting a £5 padlock or chain on a £1,000 bike is a bit like closing your front door but leaving it unlocked. It isn’t enough to stop criminals. Take pride in your ride. Lock up your bike if you leave it, no matter how short your stop, and always park where it can be seen clearly. D-locks are stronger than cable locks or chains as they are a solid metal and very difficult to cut through. Make sure the lock is

Find your Safer Neighbourhoods team by entering your postcode on the homepage of www.

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

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We have your carpentry needs covered

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Fully insured with over 20 years experience Loft conversions Kitchen Fitting (new & upgrades) Flooring (real Wood & Laminate) Doors and windows • Decking • Fencing

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PHIL SARGEANT Painter & Decorator


Toilets | Sinks | Showers Baths | Manholes | Smelly Drains Unblock & CCTV surveys telephone Aaron

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All joinery work undertaken by a time served tradesman with 25 years experience. All internal & external doors, hard & soft wood, supplied & fitted. All types of wood flooring fitted. Kitchens supplied and fitted. Happy to undertake any job, large or small.

Call Brendan for friendly advice and a quote

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▪ UPVC Windows ▪ Bi-Fold Doors ▪ Composite Doors ▪ Conservatories ▪ Double Glazing Repairs ▪ A Rated Windows

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Nottingham Centre (National Trust)

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

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Tickets to be Won!! to see The Ghost Train Just answer the following.....

Who wrote The Ghost Train?

Send your answer & contact details on or before Friday 18 July 2014 to:

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Classic Thriller Season

will be at the Theatre Royal from 28 July - 23 August For tickets and info: 0115 989 5555 All correct answers will be entered into a draw. Winners will be notified by Monday 21 July 2014. The tickets are for the 7.30pm performances on 28 July.

For more information contact the membership Secretary, Heather Brooks, Tel: 0115 943 6272, (mobile/weekends: 07867563885)


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2418 Squadron News....

2418 Race to the Finish Line at Regional Cross Country

Recently, Sgt Jamie Knighton, 19, Cadet Darron Scott, 16 and Cadet Emily Ellis, 13 represented the Wing at Inter Wing Cross Country at RAF Cranwell. Throughout the tough, intense race Sgt Jamie Knighton managed to maintain a positive attitude working hard with his team members. Sgt Knighton came a staggering 7th place out of twenty-four runners. He said he felt overwhelmed and proud. Overall Junior Men came 2nd out of six teams in the Region. Sgt Jamie Knighton walked away with a silver medal and was honoured to be representing South and East Midlands Wing for the last time. Cdt Emily Ellis and Cdt Darron Scott on the other hand were running for the first time representing the Wing and they gave it their all. Overall South and East Midlands finished 3rd.

2418 Welcomes the National Cadet Coordinator of Ghana

On Thursday the 20th March 2014, 2418 squadron welcomed General Nicholas Nii Tettey-Amarteifio, the national cadet coordinator of Ghana, to sample a night with a British Air Cadet squadron. The General received a warm welcome from all the cadets and staff at 2418 squadron who were honoured to host him for the evening. He, along with his fellow guests, looked around the squadron and talked to the cadets to get an understanding of what a night on the squadron was like. He also talked to cadets about the Ghana cadet force and what they would normally do on a night at their unit. One cadet said “it was a great experience to be able to meet such a distinguished guest”. On the squadron’s final parade, the General spoke to the whole squadron and taught them a few of the Ghana traditions on how to thank people.


D OF E Success for 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron

2013 saw 2418 (Sherwood) Squadron achieve 43 Duke of Edinburgh Awards, consisting of 23 Bronze, 16 Silver and 4 Gold awards. Pictured are some of the squadron receiving their awards from Sqn Ldr Carl Wilson. Flight Lieutenant Donna Bates said “We have 50 enrolled cadets on the squadron, so that equates to 86%”. She continues “So what about the other 14%?”. “Well they were simply under the age to enrol them in the DofE Scheme!” replied Flight Lietenant David Wheeler. What an amazing set of results!

2014 should see the squadron continue this success as each cadet passing Bronze and Silver moves up to the next level.

Annual Presentation Evening

In March, 2418 Sherwood Squadron held their annual presentation evening at Ramsdale Golf Club. Many of the cadets and their families attended the awards ceremony. Wing staff officer Squadron Leader Wilson presented the cadets with their awards despite still being in recovery from a road accident. After this the Squadron Leader made a speech congratulating the cadets and staff on how organized and motivated the squadron was. Cadets were rewarded for all their hard work, achieving Duke of Edinburgh certificates, marksmen awards, commitment and dedication awards, and even some promotions! Not only were the cadets recognised, but also the hardworking staff were presented with flowers and awards for their dedication and giving up their own time to help run and manage the squadron. The squadron would like to thank Ramsdale for their services and a brilliant night.

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All work carried out is fully guaranteed.

For a FREE quote call Patrick on

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Electrical, plastering and joinery services also available. Emergency call out 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.

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HAYDN INTERIORS LTD KITCHENS | BEDROOMS | BATHROOMS Value & Quality have never been more affordable

Stylish New Ranges for 2014

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We are a family business established for over 30 years Open Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.00 & Saturday 10.00 - 2.00

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

Coronation Chicken

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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This year, Fall Out Boy have stormed back into the music scene and their fans proved how much they missed them by selling out their UK arena tour. No one can deny the excitement of the arena tour; tens of thousands of people screaming the same lyrics, balloons and confetti falling from the ceiling and the room being lit with lighters and phone screens during the classic ballads. I experienced all of these things at the Fall Out Boy gig and, without sounding too corny, it is magical. But you are so far away!

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Although this venue was significantly smaller than an arena, there is still a very distinctive, energetic atmosphere. If you like squishy, packed crowds then this is the place for you. For some, this might sound like hell, but being that up-close and personal to fans who are just there to enjoy the band creates what you could describe as a music community. This intimacy means that when the lead guitarist decides to jump into the crowd, you get the excitement of touching his hand just for a secondthat’s a good feeling that All Time Low captured perfectly.

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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

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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.


Sherwood Art Weeks is back! For the last week in June, artists will be showcasing their work and sharing their skills in a week to celebrate local creativity. So much is going on - all thanks to the voluntary efforts of local residents and artists coming together to promote the belief that 'Art is for Everyone'. There will be Art in Shops windows throughout the week, The Secret Garden Craft Fair (Sat 21st June at Sherwood URC, Edwards Lane), the Remarkable Recycling Gala (Sun 22nd June at Sherwood Community Centre), a range of affordable daytime and evening workshops, performances in a variety of unusual places, the 2014 Poetry Pamphlet and an Exhibition weekend from Friday 27th - Sunday 29th June. If you can knit then you are invited to help brighten up Mansfield Rd for the week and if you have any time to give as a steward - it would be much appreciated! Young Artists aged 5 - 18 are being invited to enter work in SAW's first Young Artists Competition (2D and no bigger than A2) and

all entries will be on display at St Martins on Sat 28th and Sun 29th June. Work needs to be taken to The Place Activity Centre (2a Melrose St) on either Fri 30th May between 10am - 12 noon or Sat 7th June between 12.30pm - 2.30pm. For more details call the Sherwood Art Week number 0115 824 0102. The main sponsors for Sherwood Art Week 2014 are Firth and Scott and Burlington Jazz. Burlington Jazz will be holding a concert at St Johns on Saturday 28th June at 7.15pm - tickets ÂŁ8 / ÂŁ6 from 0115 960 66236 (or pick them up at the Crimson Tree or A Room Full of Butterflies). We hope you enjoy all the opportunities to get involved during Sherwood Art Week. Look online for the full programme and details of the 120 artists exhibiting and selling work this year at Sherwood Art Weeks is entirely organised by local volunteers with the support of local businesses and Sherwood Councillors.

Ella’s Teen Talk:

Handling Friends

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


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


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Preparing For Interview

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

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May. For more info call Donna Atherton on 953 2049 or visit Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents? Then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. light exercise (chair exercise) £3 including tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal.. Every Tues 11am -2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more information. Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at Longbow, Calverton Rd, Arnold, NG5 8FQ. Speaker & lunch. Call Derek 962 1932 or Wednesday Lunch Club - Arnold Methodist Church. Cooked meal, company & friendship. Contact Mavis Flewitt on 952 0919. Woodthorpe W.I - meets 1st Monday of the month (except January) @ Good Shepherd Church Hall, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact 0115 993 1796. Indian Classical Dance - one to one or small groups sessions. £5 per hr. Call Aparna on 920 3319/07737 897720. Woodthorpe Singers - friendly mixed voice choir. Meet every Monday 8pm - 9.40pm at St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe. All welcome - no auditions. Contact Majorie for more info: 0115 931 3965 Classic Cars, Bikes & Custom - Likeminded enthusiasts meet at Cafe Janais, Cattle Market, Nott’ham. 2nd & 4th Wed every month. For info call Brian on 07836 794541. City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or Sherwood Community Centre - Mansfield Rd. Tel: 0115 962 1153 for more information on a range of activities or room hire. Sherwood Craft Group - is a small friendly group of crafters. We cover a wide variety of crafts. For full details please phone Alma on 0115 841 0144. Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. Call 0115 956 0733 Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details check or email Visit our park community cafe 10-noon Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village. South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel Geoff or Margaret on 0115 9141076/07806 608032. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Joy on 07790 624374 or Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068.

Bridge or Cribbage Players - looking for a new challenge? Why not join our small, friendly group and learn to play TICHU. We meet every 3-4 weeks in Sherwood/Mapperley. Contact: Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre,

Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Arnold Branch of the U3A - meet at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - Chairman 0115 920 1160 or visit Arnold Arts Society - at the Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more info call Eric Wileman on 01623 793923. Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: or phone Paul on 9404147. Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423. Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every two weeks on Thursday eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info call Phil Howcroft on 0115 956 3850. Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861. Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Judith on 0115 953 1695.

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

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

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

Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101.

Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: Visit www.mariecurie. for more information. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Wednesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also one to one meetings available, limited spaces available. To find out more or to book your place please call Roxanne on 07988 083224 or email: Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out. Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Kevin or Alison on 0115 962 1153 Carer’s Support Group - meet alternate Fridays 10am - 12pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Kevin or Alison: 0115 962 1153. Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - meet the last Friday every month, 11am -1pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact the Arthritis Care Office: 0115 952 5522.

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

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

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

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

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a helping hand Volunteers needed in Retail, Day Therapy & Many More Areas! Nottinghamshire Hospice is a registered charity that cares for people who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness To find out more please contact our Volunteer Officer Stephen Goddard on: 0115 910 1008 or

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

Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email: Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or for more info. Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham - providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus & Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: or visit: Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email: Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: Relate Nottinghamshire - Offers family counselling, relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel: 0115 950 7836 from 9am to 9pm. SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to

Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page)

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

any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm Dizzy Self Help Group - is for anyone in the Nottingham area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s bi-monthly meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers and for mutual support. The meeting dates for the rest of 2014 are June 10th, August 12th, October 14th and December 9th, all between 2 and 4pm at Self -Help Nottingham, 32-34 Pelham Street, Nottingham. Just turn up at a meeting or ring Jeff on 0115 8451360

MUSICAL roundup

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

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

Heather Foley 07954384987 or Gwen Woolley 07747 196808

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

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

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

Ravenshead Community Choir

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

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Sergio’s 24 Hour Challenge for SCOPE Sergio Seelochan has lived in Sherwood for over 20 years and has been cycling for the last 20 years. Since 2011 Sergio has raised over £4000 for Scope, one the UK’s leading disability charities, an amazing achievement.

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On the 5th July this year, along with another 299 cyclists, Sergio will set out from London on a quest to cycle to Paris in only 24 hours.

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

This 24 hour cycle challenge is to raise more moeny for Scope. Leaving Blackheath London at 12 Noon on Saturday 5th July the riders hope to cover the 280 miles to Paris, arriving at the Eiffel Tower by Sunday 6th July. Last year the ride took place on the hottest weekend of the year and Paris sweltered in 35° sunshine. Sergio remembers: “It was most unwelcome when you've been cycling all through the night! But it was worth it for the estimated £300,000 that we all raised for Scope.” This year the cyclists hope to raise even more for this fantastic charity. Readers can give on Sergios Virgin Money giving page L2P24hrSergio and you can follow the ride via Strava live.


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Driving/HGV Schools Neil Codd


Delectrix DJ Hill Electrical S.Earnshaw Redhill Electrical

19 18 10 20 33 23 33 31 9 20 6 29 8 4 20 11 14 19 22 25 21 47 57 17 10 49 48 61 37 63 63 47 21 16 26 7 47 15 13 17 21

Estate Agents/Lettings/New Homes Frank Innes Northwood Smooth Moves


Martin’s Farm


Premier Fencing


Brightwood Flooring

Foot Health

High Street Foot Clinic Physio Direct Foot Clinic


Furlong Street Garage

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

Gas Engineer Thermix

Glass Specialists Lady Bay Art Glass

Golf Clubs

Oakmere Park Golf Club

Health / Fitness

Explore Nottingham Pilates

Home Improvements

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

Hypnotherapy Caring Therapies Lasting Change Norma Thorpe

Painting/Decorating 32 1 3 43 22 15 63 63 6 19 17 29 11 13 11 21 16 20 13 5 49 63 8 10 17 21 39 61 61

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

Ladies Fashion/Shoes Shoe Mad

Legal Services/Will Writers Ahl Legal & Will Writers Quality Solicitors Yates & Co

Loft Extensions/Ladders More Than Loft Ladders

Nurseries Busy Bees



26 20 25 17 19 59 55 53 27 39 64

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

Pest Control

City Pest Control MW Pest Control

18 25 22 16 26 14 10 14

Physiotherapy/Sports Massage Physio Direct


Richard Brooks CJ Plastering G & J Plastering Matt the Plasterer

Plumbing & Heating

Agua Gas B & M Plumbing & Heating Brill P & H P Byrne Plumbing Green Shield Tony Jones P & H Reltub P & H

Property Maintenance

Active Property Maintenance DD Joinery DF Garden & Property Man About the House


Cash for Clothes

Restaurants/Takeaways Sitar


Quality Sols Yates & Co

Tiling/Tile Retailers Grout & About

Trade Directories Age UK

Travel Agents Forest Travel

Tree Surgeons

Brendon Tree Feller Charnwood Squirrel Tree Services


First Class Learning Kip McGrath


Arnwood Vets Oakhouse Vets

Window Cleaners JWS

Windows/Doors/Fascias K & A Windows

Woodburners/Stoves Homesweep

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looking good, feeling great

PHYSIO DIRECT FOOT CLINIC Wendi McKenna WMSch.MPS.PRACT. toenail cutting, corns, callus, verruca, fungal nails, arch pain, ingrowing toenails, diabetics welcome

Wednesday clinics at; Physio direct, 388 Gedling Rd, Arnold Tel: 01159562353 ÂŁ22, receipts given


Summer is Here

Start Dancin' Mapperley Plains Social Club

Quickstep & Rumba! A new course begins on

Thursday June 12th

Beginners start at 7.00pm

Followed by Intermediates and Advanced classes Summer School! A 4-week Argentine Tango Summer School

starts on

Thursday August 14th

Cranbrook St, Hockley Beginners/Improvers Ballroom Latin | Sequence | Freestyle | Rock n Roll

To register: register:!! email: Phone: 07760 112277!


0115 9264169 / 07516112545

MONDAY to FRIDAY 9.30am - 4.30pm Clinic Appointments & Home Visits Tel: 0779

903 7979

Disco Lights to hire Ideal for parties Call Gary on 07977 457567

Do you wish you had a flatter stomach? Do you suffer from back or joint pain?

.....then you should try


Everyone welcome

Daytime & Evening Classes in Mapperley & Sherwood

Call Vanessa on 07979


To advertise call 07800 633101 or email:


NG5 Sherwood June - July 2014  

Local community magazine and business directory

NG5 Sherwood June - July 2014  

Local community magazine and business directory