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Happy 2020 to all our readers!!!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas

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We are in the middle of winter now and it can

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2019 saw us launch our 9th magazine; NG Four

has been well received and we would like to

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Contents

Looking good, feeling great 10

Sudoku 11

Crossword 14

Free time and what to do with it 15

Community diary 16-19

Music group directory 22-23

Eat, drink and be merry 25

Recipes 26-27

Home and garden 28

For sale 42

A helping hand when you need it 63

Helping hand directory 66-68

Pets and their people 69

Kids - learn and play 71

Kids diary 71-72

Business and professional 75

Useful information 76

Puzzle solutions 76

Index/List of advertisers 78

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SETTING YOU UP

TO WIN IN 2020

COACH ANDY HERE...

2020… looks amazing right. Two round numbers

together, clean, even looking numbers. There’s

just something very satisfying about looking at this

number.

Its also a GREAT tempo number to train too. Two

second extension and a two second contraction with

no pauses… Now you know how to read tempo,

allow me to go a little deeper as this will be our last

interaction in 2019.

As we reach the end of the year, are you still saying;

I’ll start Monday, I’ll start January???

When will it be too late? 10 years down the line will

you still be saying the same thing? Wishing you’d

made the start in 2020?

Everyday we get to choose what we do; we aren’t

forced to make bad diet choices or choose the sofa

rather than the gym; we simply make these decisions

and excuse ourselves of our actions.

WAKE UP CALL

I’m here to help you, support you and allow you to

unlock yourself from the actions you’ve been taking.

I always feel there is never enough space to really

give you the good stuff within these articles which is

why I’ve committed to being everywhere you need

me in 2020.

• The Fit Flow Radio podcast

• Youtube

• Facebook Group, The Fit Flow Perspective

• Here in these NG articles

• And as always on Instagram @strength.physique

So why am I giving you all this access, information

and support? Because life is short, much shorter

than we realise. I want you to live your life to its

fullest potential with a healthy body and a healthy

mind. To really understand what you can achieve for

yourself with a little action and intention.

MY 2020 GUIDE

Don’t do resolutions, please!!

Instead of a resolution I encourage you to do this

simple exercise:

Set three intentions and write out three actions

needed for each intention and then have this

everywhere. On your phone, in the cupboard…

EVERYWHERE.

Wouldn’t it be great to say the year 2020 was

when I changed my entire future. That one article

encouraged me to take action instead of create

reaction.

You’ve got all the places listed on the left to find the

information you’ll need to help change your life, so

let my last message of 2019 be:

MAKE 2020 THE BEGINNING OF YOUR FUTURE!

Your Coach, Andy

In loving memory of Henry Bull

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NEW PART TIME COURSES

ACROSS THE CITY

Nottingham College’s community team offer

a range of short part-time courses for adults

across the city and county. Courses take place

at venues during the day and evening and are

designed for people who want to upskill to

further their career or for those who want to

learn a new skill with like-minded adults in a

welcoming setting.

A wide range of courses are offered to

beginners and improvers including Computing

and IT, Health and Wellbeing, Cake Decoration,

Arts, Crafts and Textiles, Stained Glass,

Beauty & Complementary Therapies, English

and Maths, First Aid, Food Safety, Health and

Safety, Employability Skills, and languages

including French and Spanish.

Nottingham College’s Community Faculty

Manager, Amanda Ball, said: “The College

continues to offer a wide range of part-time

courses for adults in different locations across

the community, promoting employability and

health and wellbeing. Some courses can even

offer free tuition for people who are aged 19+

and claim certain benefits. There is something

for everyone so get in touch and see what is on

offer. Adult classes run throughout the year,

with new courses starting each term. Contact

our enquiry team or check the College website

for the most up to date information.”

The College has released full details of all

courses in its new community course guide. To

find out more about part-time courses, contact

the College on 0115 9 100 100 or search the

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Community Diary

If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not

list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing

is free. All other groups pay just £5.50+vat (under 150 characters)

per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 926 9777 or

email: ali@ngmagazines.org.uk

Age UK Notts “Silver Pride” - a social group for older

gay & bi-men. Social activities, walks, discussions etc. Meet

at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1

4FQ. 2-4pm, 1st Fri monthly. Cost £1. For further info call

0115 844 0011 or email: info@ageuknotts.org.uk

Age UK Notts “Older Lesbian Network” -

opportunities for older lesbians 55+ to meet informally at

Age UK Notts, Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ

approx. every 2 months for networking and social activities.

Further info:0115 844 0011 or e: info@ageuknotts.org.uk

Broxtowe Ramblers Walking Group - we walk

all year round on Weds and Suns locally & further

afield in Derbyshire & Leicestershire. Occasional coach

trips. Everyone welcome. For more info visit: https://

broxtoweramblers.org.uk. Find us on Facebook.

Bootlace Buddies - walking group for single people

over 50. We walk in the Notts, Derby & Leics areas. Walks

between 7-11 miles, all grades, every Sun all year. We also

organise weekends away & week holidays in the UK &

Europe. Contact julieking1@hotmail.co.uk for the program.

City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men

over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North

Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wed monthly 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: r.west8@ntlworld.com

Chinese Brush Painting Class - runs most Wed nights

in Beeston - 7.15pm - 9.15pm. Not 2nd Wed of month. For

beginners & improvers & costs £5 a week for insurance &

basic materials. Tel: 0115 9224029 for more details.

Cardio Tennis - for adults - Sat: 11am - 12 noon. £5 per

session. For more info & to book a space call Luke on 0777

1785335 or email: minicoaching@outlook.com

Derby Roundabout Social Club - 50+ single, separated,

widowed & divorced. Every Thurs club night at Rolls Royce

Pavilion, Derby with a full monthly programme. Full details at

www.derbyroundabout.club. Please join us - it’s fun!

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 Tues monthly: 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact

Jenny on 01623 491331.

Ellenismos Greek Dancing – Mon: 8pm-9.30pm at

St Mary’s Church Hall, Wollaton Park Road. New members

welcome, call Margaret on 01332 391608 or email:

m.beedham@ntlworld.com

Erewash Valley Wood Turners Association - meet

2nd Wed monthly at Greasley St Mary’s Church Hall, NG16

2AB. For more info visit www.evwa.org.uk

Friends of Nottingham Museum - monthly meetings

with speakers, held at 2pm in The Mechanics, North

Sherwood St. For details of further meetings: Janet: 0115

922 1734 or janetlievesley@gmail.com

Greenwood STEP CLOG - rhythmic, percussive dancing.

Mon: 8pm, Queen’s Walk Community Centre, Nottingham,

NG2 2DF. Actively seeking new male & female dancers/

musicians! Our aim - have FUN, keep fit & uphold a long

tradition. Call Tricia: 07731 679072 or Joy/Eric: 0115 978

6858. E: joy.foxley@gmail.com. www.greenwood-clog.org.

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Kindred Spirits Notts - Many social activities monthly

in & around Nottinghamshire, inc. coffee mornings, day trips

& exercise classes. There are no fees. Find out more by

calling 0115 844 0011.

Learn to Dance - weekday evenings. No partner required.

18-80+yrs. Fun social night. Radcliffe-on-Trent, Hucknall,

Sandiacre, West Bridgford. For more info call Sue 07915

671688 or visit www.cerocheaven.com.

Line Dancing Group - we would love you to come and

join us having fun dancing (mainly at improver level) in New

Stapleford on Friday afternoons. For more info call 0115 914

0673 or email: p.brown633@ntlworld.com

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Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults

aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every

Sun throughout the year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire

& Leicestershire. Own transport essential. For more info

visit: www.walkwithmakingtracks.org.uk. All new members

welcome.

Middleton Townswomen Guild - meet 2pm, first Tues

every month at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow

Rd, Wollaton. Guest speakers, social events, art & craft

group. New members welcome. Call Jean on 0115 928 4530

for info.

Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We

read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss afterwards. We’re

a very friendly group meeting Tues 7-9pm: Mechanics, North

Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847

8423.

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 Tues monthly: 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks &

demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on

0115 975 3365.

Nottingham Branch British Cactus & Succulent

Society - meet on 1st Wed monthly at Wollaton Park

Community Centre, Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. Doors open

7pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All

welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to

www.nottingham.bcss.org.uk

Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to

get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere?

Come along & meet us on the first Fri monthly @ 11am -

Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For

more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or karen.pye-smith@

oddfellows.co.uk. All welcome.

Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society - meet

every Tues 7pm - 9.30pm (Sept-June) at Wollaton Park

Community Centre, 15 Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. Excellent

speaker programme & internal competitions. For more info

visit: www.nnps.org or call Steve Sulley: 07803 021198

The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St,

Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new

people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join

including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Keep Fit, Film

Shows etc. Now rated 4* on google. For membership details

contact: Robert@nottingham-mechanics.org.uk or 0115 941

7353

New Life Friendship Club - for active over 50’s. Full

programme of events monthly - (daytime only) day trips,

theatre, strolls, walks, meals out, places of interest. For

further details contact Joan 929 0902, www.newlifenotts.

org.uk or email: newlife.notts@virginmedia.com

Nottingham Writers’ Club - meets on the 2nd & 4th

Wed (evenings) monthly, city centre. We welcome everyone

who loves to write - aspiring, published or unpublished - all

genres are catered for. For info please contact Phil on 0115

938 4098

Notts LGBT+ Network - gay, lesbian, bi, trans? For info

& support on groups, pubs, meeting people, legal issues,

coming out, health or just need to talk, contact us on

0115 934 8485 (Mon to Fri 7pm - 9.15pm) or email: info@

nottslgbt.com or text 07481 344040

Nottingham Folk Dance Group - meets Tues at 7.15pm

at Lambley Village Hall, Lambley Primary School, Catfoot

Lane, Lambley, NG4 4QF. New members, singles & couples

welcome. No experience necessary. For more info call Mary

Hill: 0115 967 3878 or visit www.nfdg.org.uk

Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mon: 8.30pm

at The Lion, Mosely St, NG7 7FQ. No membership fees, no

playing fees. The Lion is a Real Ale Pub. Call Keith Gray -

07717 058856 for more info.

The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant

Society - welcomes everyone interested in plants &

gardening. Meet 2nd Fri monthly from Sept-April at St Paul’s

Church Hall, Boundary Rd, West Bridgford. Doors open @

7pm for a 7.30pm start. For more info visit: www.nottmhps.

org.uk, email: hps.nottingham.group@gmail.com or call

Carol on 0115 914 2474

Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything.

Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6,

BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3

1JH. For more info visit: www.nottinghack.org.uk

Nottingham Secular Society - meets on last Tues

monthly at the Canal House, 48-52 Canal St, NG1 7EH. For

details of meetings/speakers/debates see our website:

www.nottinghamsecularsociety.org.uk

Nottingham Flower Club - invites you to discover a

new talent by joining us on a Thurs evening at the Bluecoat

School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Jane

Walden - 0115 937 5343.

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Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club - New

members welcome to join our Sunday walks, usually

into the Peak District, but other areas too. We often

offer 3 different walks to suit all abilities. For more detail

contact John on 01623 469427 or see our website: www.

nottinghamwayfarers.com

Off The Cuff - adult drama and improv group meet at the

Commercial Inn, Beeston. Tues: 7.30pm - 8.30pm. For more

info: 07596 959326 or offthecuffnottingham@gmail.com

Phoenix Friendship Clubs, Nottingham Locksley

- Tues evening is DANCE NIGHT. Put your glad rags on and

join us. Have fun and keep fit. Entry £3.50. Try for 3 weeks

then if you like it, annual membership £5, then £3 per week.

At Oakleigh Lodge, 1 Highbury Rd, NG6 9DD. For more info:

Arthur 07775 725670 or Trish 07816 216418. All welcome.

Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ professional/

business single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wed

& a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont

Road, Sherwood. 7.30pm -10.30pm. Tel: Ken on 07769

834693 or www.nottinghamroundabout.co.uk

South Notts Phoenix Friendship Club - meet every

Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-10.30pm for social &

dancing evening, hand in friendship to all. Tel 01949 358154

or gmtyas@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday Assembly - are you non-religious but would enjoy

being part of a friendly community that celebrates the one

life we know we have? Different topics every month. Why

not join us on the 1st Sun monthly -11am-12noon at The

Canalhouse, Canal St, Nottingham.

Scrabble, Bingo, Film Club, Hard of Hearing

Group, Beetle Drive, Older Lesbian Network - all

groups meet at Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, NG1

4FQ. Please call 0115 844 0011 for further info. For info on

other activities call Nicky Newbury on 07872 839625 (Living

Well Coordinator).

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 www.egyptology-ssae.org

Soroptimist International - a group of women who

meet 1st & 3rd Mon monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts

University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support

women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun,

friendship & to help with these projects. For more info &

contact: http://sigbi.org/nottingham

TJFridays Dance - dancing in a fun & friendly atmosphere.

Ballroom, Sequence, Latin. Fri: 7.45 - 10.15pm, Awsworth

Village Hall. Contact: 01773 770973

Trent Valley Ladies Probus Club - meet at midday

first Mon monthly for lunch & a talk. Contact Angela Stanley

on 01159 619502.

Why Not Try Dinghy Sailing On The River? - sessions

on Thurs evening & weekends. Juniors from 8yrs welcome

Saturday mornings, they have fun! Go to www.nottinghamsc.

org.uk for more info or email: club@nottinghamsailing.club

Wollaton Line Dancing - Mondays: 12.15pm - 1.30pm at

St Leonards Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton. £4 per class.

For more info call Linda Davies on 07907 711282.

Wollaton Park Ladies Probus Club - meet 4th Tues

monthly at Harrow Road Community Centre at 10am for tea/

coffee, interesting speakers & outings. New members very

welcome. For more info call Linda on 0115 928 2956.

Wollaton Park Community Centre - welcomes new

volunteers to help in the Community Garden on Harrow

Road. We meet 1st Fri monthly from 10am. No special skills

are needed & we break for refreshments. Further details

from the wardens on 0115 928 8860 or just come along.

Wollaton Recorded Music Society - meet last Fri of

most months @ 1.30pm in St Leonard’s Community Centre,

Bramcote Lane. We enjoy listening to good music together

with varied, themed presentations. You are most welcome to

join us. Call Ron: 0115 916 1826 or Bill: 0115 928 6978

Wollaton Probus Club - for men 60+. Meet at St

Leonards’ Comm. Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 every 3rd

Tues, monthly. Talks, outings, visits, lunches & walks. For

more info contact Keith Dinsale: 0115 928 4643 or www.

spanglefish.com/wollatonprobusclub

Wollaton Dovecote Ladies Probus - meet at 10 for

10.30am on 3rd Mon monthly at St Leonard’s Community

Centre. Tea/coffee, speakers, outings. New members very

welcome. For more info call Daryle on 0115 928 5780.

Wollaton Art Group - indulge yourself! Come and

paint or draw weekly in peace & quiet. Every Tues: 2-4pm at

Wollaton Vale Comm. Centre. Call 07751 287096 for details.

Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society

- meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wed monthly at St Leonard’s

Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village. Bus

no.30/parking at rear. For more info call Angela Gilbert

0115 928 3414 or see website www.spanglefish.com/

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Wollaton Natural History Society - meet on the

third Wed monthly at 7.30pm at St Leonard’s Community

Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village (opposite the

library). Guest speakers & guided walks. See website www.

spanglefish.com/wollatonnaturalhistory or call Nigel

Downes on 0115 944 4671. Visitors very welcome.

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Tanya About Town

There’s no business

like show business,

and if the first part of

the year is anything to

go by in Nottingham,

then it looks like 2020

is going to be a great

year for entertainment.

The Kaiser Chiefs kick the year

off in style at the Motorpoint

Arena (Jan 17) along with special

guests Razor Light. Capturing

the unique ABBA sound and feel

with incredible attention to detail,

Waterloo – The Best Of ABBA

will bring a full live cast and band,

stunning costumes and breathtaking

choreography to the stage

(24 Jan) and the stars of last years

Strictly Come Dancing waltz in

after them for their annual glittery

visit to the city (4-5 Feb).

The 1975 stop by (15 Feb) and

James Blunt drops in too (20

Feb). Enjoy the classic sounds

of the Chicago Blues Brothers,

direct from London’s West End

with their 11 piece band, for a

brand new two hour all singing, all

dancing hit parade bringing you

the greatest movie anthems of all

time, performed live in concert (21

Feb) and Michael Ball and Alfie

Boe return to the city for another

visit (28 Feb).

A special, one-of-a-kind tour

visits the arena with a huge allstar

line up. The Blast Off Tour!

features live performances from

top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa,

Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell

(3 March) and we also see the

Stereophonics (7 March) and The

Script (9 March) visit the arena.

The entertainment doesn’t stop

there either. Down the road at

the Theatre Royal and Royal

Concert Hall, the world premiere

production of Kay Mellor’s thrilling

new play, Band of Gold runs (14-

18 Jan). Celebrate the life, legacy

and the music of Prince, as a

brilliant show featuring the world

class New Purple Celebration

delivers a non-stop hit packed

extravaganza (29 Jan).

With more glitter than ever before,

one of my favourites, the iconic

musical Priscilla Queen of the

Desert returns starring Strictly

winner Joe McFadden (27 Jan).

A powerful reinvention of the

family favourite, Riverdance also

visits for their 25th anniversary

(16 March). Another act I’ve seen

before who is definitely worth

seeing is Ben Portsmouth, the

World’s number one Elvis tribute

artist in The King is Back, (28

Feb).

There are a few new shows visiting

to look out for as well. Join Diva,

the 50 piece Limelight Orchestra’s

celebration on International

Women’s Day (8 March) as it

shares proceeds in support of

the charity, Nottingham Women’s

Centre. Enjoy the iconic anthems

of female superstars from Shirley

Bassey to Beyoncé as they are

celebrated in this uplifting live

music show. There’s also An

Evening With Whitney: The

Whitney Houston Hologram

Tour! Promising to be an iconic

and awe-inspiring live theatrical

performance, the show celebrates

Whitney’s life, work, and legacy.

The one of a kind holographic

experience will reunite audiences

with the queen of pop using

state of the art technology and

digitally remastered arrangements

of her classic hits – backed by a

live band, singers, dancers – all

surrounded by a spectacular and

cutting-edge stage and lighting

extravaganza. Sounds interesting!

(9 March). But maybe not as

interesting as the live divorcing

and beheading in the musical

‘Six’. Nominated for 5 Olivier

Awards including Best New

Musical, from Tudor queens to pop

princesses, the six wives of Henry

VIII finally take to the mic to tell

their tales, remixing five hundred

years of historical heartbreak into

an 80-minute celebration of 21st

century girl power (24-29 March).

You can also catch one of

Nottingham’s own queens of

the music scene, Georgie. With

her rich Americana soul sound,

Georgie has supported the likes

of Jake Bugg, Blossoms and Jack

Savoretti but will be appearing at

The Metronome (6 Feb).


If comedy is your thing then you’ll

be pleased to know we get a

visit from Sandi Toksvig to the

Royal Concert Hall (24 Jan) and

also Milton Jones (1 Feb) while

Stewart Lee enjoys a run at the

Playhouse (29 Jan - 1 Feb).

On a more serious note, what a

time for drama! To tie-in with the

Royal Shakespeare Company’s

visit to Nottingham in 2020,

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert

Hall are presenting their very

own Celebrating Shakespeare

Festival, taking over the Theatre

Royal for 10 days of activities and

events (24 Feb - 7 March).

For a couple of alternative

experiences, worldwide cult

phenomenon Ghost Stories will

thrill for the first time ever at the

Theatre Royal, after storming the

West End. Enter a nightmarish

world, full of thrilling twists and

turns, where all your deepest

fears and disturbing thoughts

are imagined live on stage. A

fully sensory and electrifying

encounter, Ghost Stories is the

ultimate twisted love-letter to

horror and an edge-of-your-seat

theatrical experience like no

other (21 - 25 Jan), or try Flight,

taking place at Lakeside Arts,

in a 40 foot shipping container in

absolute darkness, using binaural

360 degree sound and sensory

effects to put each audience

member at the centre of intense

evolving narratives. Flight explores

the Many-Worlds Interpretation

of quantum mechanics, taking

audience members through two

worlds, two realities and two

possible outcomes to their journey

(14 - 22 Feb).

If you’d rather listen to adventure

than be part of it, Sir Ranulph

Fiennes: Living Dangerously

offers a personal journey

through his life, spanning his

early childhood and school

misdemeanours, his army life,

the Transglobe Expedition

and his current Global Reach

Challenge; making him a pioneer

of exploration with an unparalleled

story to tell at the Theatre Royal/

Royal Concert Hall (23 Jan)

If you’re a foodie, keep a look

out for a series of ‘Food Talks’ at

Lakeside Arts during February

and March and if one of your

New Year Resolutions was to

take more care of your mind and

body, keep a look out for Sage

Therapy Centre due to open

at the end of January 2020 on

Western Boulevard. The centre

will offer five talk rooms and five

massage rooms, offering holistic,

complimentary and alternative

therapy.

If the festivities of Christmas and

the New Year already seem a

long way in the past, don’t forget

the Chinese New Year Gala

celebrations take place (6-8 Feb)

at Lakeside Arts. Celebrate

the beginning of the Year of the

Rat. A tenacious, successful

and optimistic zodiac animal,

the rat embodies much of what

we look for at the start of the

New Year. Expect a sweeping

array of entertainment ranging

from enchanting Chinese Erhu,

Guzheng and Bamboo Flute

music, to edge-of-your-seat

group Kung Fu routines, weaving

together a beautiful tapestry of the

contemporary and traditional.

Finally, of course, we have

Nottingham’s annual Light Night

to look forward to (7-8 Feb). This

year it’s going to be bigger and

better than ever before, with the

events spanning the length of two

days rather than one! Witness

the streets of Nottingham city

centre come alive with the work

of various artists and an incredibly

innovative augmented reality

trail. A trail of artwork by Jason

Wilsher-Mills will be scattered

throughout the city, and you’ll be

able to use your mobile phone

to bring the pieces to life with a

brand-new app. In partnership

with It’s In Nottingham, the city

will be showered with parades,

magnificent light sculptures,

breath-taking performances, a

large-scale projected installation

on the Council House from the

artists MBD and more! Following

the theme Life on Earth, this

year’s free event is not to be

missed.


Grand Central Chorus - sing in harmony every Wed:

7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit

www.grandcentralchorus.com or call Martin on 07855

270803 or just turn up.

‘In Accord’, chamber choir - mixed voice chamber

choir that rehearses at St Martin’s church , Sherwood on

Mon evenings. Director - Jon Wakefield 0115 9606236 or

wakefield337@btinternet.com.

Just Sing! - ladies community choir. If you love singing,

you’ll love our choir...cheaper than therapy! Tues: 7.30pm

(term time) at St Swithuns Church, Woodborough. For more

info call Cate 07717 582507/cate.actually@gmail.com.

Bestwood Male Voice Choir - Tues 7.30pm-9.30pm,

Bestwood Village Social Club, Park Road, Bestwood Village,

NG6 8TQ. For more details contact Colin Pursglove on 0115

979 4842 or visit www.bestwoodmvc.org.uk

Brinsley Community Choir - pop, soul, rock RnB. Tues:

7.15pm-9.15pm @ Brinsley Church, Church Ln, NG16 5AB.

£5 per session. No audition process. For more info call

Charlotte - 07581 020959 or email: yourcommunitychoir@

gmail.com or visit www.yourcommunitychoir.com

Burton Joyce Choral Society - welcome new

members. Friendly mixed choir. Rehearse in BJ Village Hall

– Mon: 7.45pm -9.30pm. For more info call Mary: 0115 931

2803 or pop in Sept-June (break for summer).

Carlton Male Voice Choir - are you interested in

singing? Come and join us. Wed: 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Gedling

Road Methodist Church, NG4 3EX. For details call 0115 987

4941 or visit www.carltonmvc.org.uk

The Carousel Singers - ladies choir, singing a great

variety of music. No auditions/no previous experience. Meet

in Grangewood Church, Grangewood Rd, Wollaton on Fri:

7.15-7.30pm. For more info call Sue England on 0115 925 7928.

Carrington Triangle Folk Club - meet every Wed:

8.30pm at the Gladstone, NG5 2AW. All singers, acoustic

musicians, poets & listeners welcome. For more info call

Martin/Marion 0115 9552935 or m.smalley@ntlworld.com or

visit: carringtontriangle.org.uk

Fun Chorus - welcomes everyone! Groups in Gedling,

Carlton, Kimberley, Bingham, Bramcote, Ravenshead &

Arnold. For a FREE taster session please contact penny@

funchorus.co.uk. All welcome. www.funchorus.com

Gem Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus - meet

every Thurs at The Harrington Middle School, Derby Rd,

Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ; 7.30pm-10pm. Visit:

www.gemconnection.org or just pop along & see us.

Kings Community Choir - every Mon: 7.30pm-9pm (term

time). Open to everyone, come along, have a sing & bring

friends. Kings Centre, NG5 7JX or call 0115 967 9997.

Lace City Chorus - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely

School, Calverton. All welcome. Singing courses held. Call

Lynn 07909 684178. See www.lacecitychorus.org

Lyrical soNGbirds - small, friendly women’s choir for

experienced or new singers. Currently have vacancies for

sopranos & altos. Meet Tues: 10am-12 (term time) Bramcote

Methodist Church, NG9 3HB. For more info call Heather -

07941 121091 or email: heather@ng7.org.uk

The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony

every Tues: 7.30pm at Carlton Central School, Foxhill Rd,

Carlton. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit:

facebook.com/majoroakchorus

Nottingham Clarion Choir - a welcoming & inclusive

choir, campaigning through international song for justice,

peace & freedom. No auditions! We practice Sun: 7.30-

9.30pm. For more info: www.nottinghamclarionchoir.net

Nottingham People’s Choir - singing for wellbeing

& fun. Meet: Royal Concert Hall every Thurs (term-time),

1pm-2.30pm. Only £2. We welcome all adults especially

those who may not ordinarily join a choir. Singing ability

not essential! Contact Theo: 07752536426/theo.stickley@

gmail.com

Nottinghamshire Rock Choir - Rock Choirs are run

in Beeston & Rainworth all on different days/times. Always

looking for new members. If you love to sing then come and

join! No need to audition or read music. Visit www.rockchoir.

com for more info and to sign up for a free taster session.

nuthall community choir - 7pm-8.30pm. Nuthall

Methodist Church. For more info: Charlotte on 07581 020959

Open Voices - friendly singing groups designed for adults

with learning difficulties. Meet weekly in Beeston, West

Bridgford (Tues 10am-noon) & Sherwood (Fri 10am-noon).

For more info call 0115 958 9312 or visit www.music-foreveryone/whats-on/adult-music/open-voices


The Rise - community singing group. No auditions, all

welcome. Thurs: 7.30pm-9pm. Federation House, Claremont

Rd, NG5 1BH. £4 (£2 concessions). First session free. Call

Angela: 07981 885013 or facebook.com/Sherwood Rise

Rock ‘n’ Soul Singers - if you enjoy singing and would like

to join us please get in touch on 01773 780192.

Soundswell - community choir meet Tues eve (term-time)

at Bluecoat Academy, Aspley. A wonderful way to make new

friends. Visit www.soundswell.org for more info.

Sherwood Clarinets - meets on Tues: 7.45pm-9.45pm

at Calverton Baptist Church Hall. If you enjoy playing clarinet

& are of Grade 4 or above, why not come along? Contact

Sue: ellis.sue@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

Sherwood Chorus - a friendly, relaxed group who enjoy

singing but do not read music. Meet every Mon (excl. Bank

Holidays) 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon

Drive, NG5 2EN. Admission £2. Email sherwoodchorus@

gmail.com for further info.

Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come &

try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave

Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30am-12pm. No

auditions, all welcome. Lunch available. Phone 0115 931

2157 or www.thesaturdaysingers.org.uk

Sherwood Tuneless Choir -for people who love

singing but think they can’t sing. Meet at Sherwood United

Reformed Church, 1 Edwards Lane, NG5 3AA, 1st & 3rd Tues

monthly: 8pm-9.30pm. For info call Binny:07884 005286 or

www.tunelesschoir.com/sherwood

Singsation Children’s Choir - ages 5-14. Tues: 6pm-

7pm. Eastwood Town Hall, 120 Nottingham Rd, NG16 3GD.

For more info call Charlotte on 07581 020959.

Sinfonia Chorale - friendly chamber choir. Rehearse

Tues: 7.30pm-9.30pm at Daybrook Baptist Church. For more

info call Sandra 0115 960 6236 or www.sinfoniachorale.uk

Torkard Ensemble - community music group in

Hucknall, we have an instrumental group (grade 5 & above)

& a choir. We make beautiful music & raise money for local

charities. We are always looking for new members, but

are particularly interested in hearing from tenor and bass

singers. Contact us at: jen.beaumont@hotmail.co.uk

Trent Valley Singers -a friendly mixed choir. Meet

Thurs: 1.30-3.30pm at Burton Joyce Comm. Church Hall. We

sing a varied programme from classical to show songs. No

auditions. Ability to read music not required. Call Heather

0115 844 0872 or Marjorie 0115 931 3965.

Woodthorpe Singers - warmly welcomes new members,

all abilities. No auditions, no need to read music. Rehearsals

in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe.

Mon: 8-9.45pm (term time). For more info:tinahewitt51@

hotmail.co.uk. New term starts 6 January 2020.

YesterYear - a small acappella singing group, rehearse

weekly from 7.15pm-9.15pm on 1st & 3rd Thurs monthly in St

Mary’s Church, Long Eaton, 2nd Thurs in St Luke’s Church,

Loscoe & 4th Thurs in Derby. For more info contact Chris

Nixon:cccnixon@aol.com or Rob Botham: robbotham@

tiscali.co.uk

Musical Director Wanted for Imari Ladies Chorus:

Enthusiastic music director to start from Feb 2020.

Rehearsals take place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Victoria

Rd, Draycott, DE72 3PS, Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm. For more

info call 0115 932 5855 or email: farndalers@gmail.com or

pollyteal@msn.com

Sunday 26 January: Gem Connection Ladies Harmony

Chorus are holding their ‘Be A Gem For A Day’ event at Long

Eaton School, Thoresby Rd, NG10 3NP -9.30am-4pm. A fun

day with drink and a lavish buffet included in the £25 price

(or £5 for full time students over 12yrs). To book or for more

info call Marilyn: 01332 761394/07917 312281 or visit:

www.gemconnection.org

Saturday 1 February: Come and sing ‘A Capella’. No singing

experience or music skills necessary. Supported by Cranmer

Company of Singers. 10am-4pm. £20. Thomas Cranmer

Centre, Main St, Aslockton, NG13 9AL. To book call Sarah:

01949 850303 or email: sylviaanddoug@btinternet.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS/NOTICES

Heron Music Cafes: Local live music sessions to enhance

wellbeing. All welcome - dementia friendly/inclusive. Free

entry and refreshments. All sessions 10.30 - 12.00

Mondays at the Poppy and Pint, Pierrepont Road, West

Bridgford, NG2 5DX. Jan 6th/20th, Feb 3rd/17th and March

2nd/16th

Wednesdays at the Willowbrook, 13 Main Road, Gedling,

NG4 3HQ. Jan 8th/22nd, Feb 5th/19th and March 4th/18th

Wednesdays at the Bread and Bitter, 153-155 Woodthorpe

Drive, Mapperley, NG3 5JL. Jan 15th/29th, Feb 12th/26th,

March 11th/25th

No need to book a place. For more information tel 0115 914

5879 or email info@musicworksnet.com


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Use mayonnaise straight from the jar to remove sticky

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rinse with water. No more sticky label – who knew? A Price

PEACEFUL SLEEP

Rub Vicks on the soles of your feet & wear socks

in bed to stop night time coughing.

J Fletcher

FRESH DRAINS

Put left over small pieces of soap in your drain.

Helps clean it and stops smells too!

C Alton

STREAK FREE

To keep bathroom mirrors steam free rub a bar

of dry soap over it…then buff with a dry cloth.

A Pearl

CRISP GREENS

To keep greens fresh for a long time put them in a

container, line it with paper towels and put it in the

fridge. This will keep them fresh for over ten days!

I Toor

STEAM FRESH

Mix a tablespoon of white wine vinegar with water

in a microwaveable bowl and turn on for 3 minutes.

Remove bowl and any dirt should wipe off!

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TopJokes

Why did the lady put lipstick on her forehead?

She wanted to make her mind up!

Miss Palmer

I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows to high

She looked surprised!

K Palmer

Why are cats so good at video games?

Because they have 9 lives!

R Hawkins

Why is tennis a noisy game?

Because each player raises a racket!

P Bell

What do you call two bananas on the floor?

A pair of slippers

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Why can elephants swim wherever they like?

They always have their trunks

Unknown

What do you call a prawn who eats the last sucker?

Shellfish

F Spencer

Two parrots are sitting on a perch.

One says to the other “do you smell fish?”

D Cox

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SLUG & LETTUCE OPENS ON MARKET SQUARE

Slug & Lettuce has unveiled its second venue in

Nottingham, as it brings another dose of glitz

and glamour to the city.

The Slug and Lettuce, formerly Yates, is

located just off Market Square. This lovely

old building has had a total facelift. The only

thing remaining from its previous life is the

huge clock that takes centre stage upstairs in

the gallery.

The make-over is pretty amazing and perfect

for the ‘insta” generation. From the cherry

blossom trees dotted about everywhere to

the pretty gilded cage booths, there are photo

opportunities everywhere.

We arrived on Friday evening to a warm

welcome and a real buzzing atmosphere.

This place is perfect for a group get together.

Grab yourselves a booth and order a porn star

martini cocktail tree. Happy days!

We sat upstairs in the gallery and ordered an

S & L Sharer. It arrived in a fancy three

tier gilded cage, and after a quick photo

(see what I mean...) it was polished off

very quickly. The stand out starter was the

glazed ribs.

Mains

followed.

Southern

f r i e d

chicken salad, some lovely sharing

plates, smothered chicken and lasagne.

This is good pub grub and reasonably priced.

Desserts were 3 for £7. A cute trio of

deliciousness washed down with a bottle of

fizz that was served with a fizzing firework

attached to it (yet more photos).

For a fun, lively night out right in the middle

of town, this place is perfect.

WIN ONE OF TWO

£50 MEAL VOUCHERS

Just answer the following question:

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Email:..........................................................................

Contact Number:........................................................

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CRESCENT, ARNOLD,

NOTTINGHAM, NG5 7AZ

Tick this box if you do not wish to

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For more information and to book a table, visit:

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DEADLINE

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2020

Slug & Lettuce Market Square, 49 Long Row, Nottingham NG1 6JB

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Lunch Bunch

2019 Top 3

H

Here at NGHQ we came up with a great idea

last year. Fed up with the same boring salad every

day, we decided that once a week (Wednesday)

we would take turns to cook for the team. It has

been a massive success and is still going strong.

We have enjoyed soups, toasties, warm salads,

risottos, noodles, jacket spuds and casseroles.

Trying to pick a top three was really diffi cult. We

all loved the sausage and bean casserole. The

curried chicken noodle bowls were delicious.

Jacket potatoes with homemade beans and

chorizo blew us away. In fact, we have had a few

stuff ed jackets and they were all amazing!

It’s a challenge to keep coming up with new and

original ideas, but we love it. I scour through my

cook books every month looking for suitable

dishes. Not too fi lling (we don’t want everyone to

fall asleep!), easy to cook in a toaster, microwave

or mini oven, and not too unhealthy. These

girls like to watch their waist lines. The recipes

opposite received the most votes and we hope

you enjoy them as much as we did.


Enchilada Lasagne

500g minced beef

1 courgette – fi nely chopped

1 carrot – grated, 1 large red onion – fi nely

chopped, 2 peppers – fi nely chopped

1 tin kidney beans in chilli sauce

1 small tin sweetcorn

500g passata, 100g tomato puree

2 x garlic cloves - crushed

2 x beef stock cubes

2 tsp oregano, 1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp dried chilli fl akes

1 tbsp paprika, 4 x tortilla wraps

1 x mozzarella ball – ripped in to pieces

80g cheddar - grated, Cooking oil

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease a

24cm spring form tin with oil and line the

bottom with greaseproof paper. Heat a

splash of oil in a pan, add the minced

beef to brown. Then add the vegetables

and garlic to the meat and mix well.

Turn down the heat and add the kidney

beans, sweetcorn, spices, stock cubes,

tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce

and passata to the saucepan and mix

well. Leave to simmer for 25 minutes

without covering.

Once the meat has cooked, and the

sauce has reduced, you need to layer up

the dish. Place a wrap at the bottom of

the lined tin. Place a layer of the meat

and veg on top. Continue this pattern,

ending with a layer of meat. Top with

grated cheese and mozzarella. Sprinkle

with a little paprika. Bake for 25 mins

until the cheese is golden. Once cooled

slightly, run a knife around the edge,

unclasp the spring form tin and carefully

lift the tin away. Cut a wedge, and

serve immediately!

Couscous with Roasted

Veg, Feta & Hummus

Dressing

Couscous – enough for 4 people

4 x peppers (mix of red, yellow, green)

2 x courgettes, 1 x aubergine

2 x red onions

olive oil & butter, squeezy honey

fresh basil, 125g pot hummus

3 tbsp Greek yogurt (plain)

½ lemon

feta cheese (optional)

salt & black pepper

Chop all veg into 2.5cm pieces. In

a bowl toss with 2 tbsp olive oil and

season well. Add to large baking tray

and roast at 230°C for about 30/40

mins. Check every 10 mins. They are

done when the veg is soft and slightly

charred. For the last 5 mins add a

squirt of honey and some chopped

fresh basil.

Cook couscous as per packet

instructions in an ovenproof dish.

Once all liquid absorbed – add juice of

half a lemon, butter and olive oil and

season with salt and black pepper. Mix

well and cover with foil. Bake in oven

for 10 mins (add 10 mins before veg

is fi nished).

Meanwhile make the lemon hummus

sauce. Whisk 3tbsp plain Greek yogurt

and juice of half a lemon with the

hummus and season to taste.

To assemble, spoon the couscous

onto a plate, top with the roasted veg

and drizzle the sauce over.

Optional – add some crumbled feta

cheese on top of the veg.

Sweet Potato &

Lentil Soup

2 tsp medium curry powder

3 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, grated

1 eating apple, peeled, cored and grated

3 garlic cloves, crushed

20g pack coriander, stalks chopped

thumb-size piece fresh root ginger

800g sweet potatoes

1.2l low-sodium vegetable stock

100g red lentils

300ml milk

Juice 1 lime

Put the curry powder into a large

saucepan, then toast over a medium

heat for 2 mins. Add the olive oil, stirring

as the spice sizzles in the pan. Tip in the

onions, apple, garlic, coriander stalks

and ginger, season, then gently cook for

5 mins, stirring every so often.

Meanwhile, peel, then chop the sweet

potatoes. Tip into the pan with the stock,

lentils, milk and seasoning, then simmer,

covered, for 20 mins. Blend until smooth

using a stick blender. Stir in the lime juice,

check the seasoning and serve, topped

with roughly-chopped coriander leaves.


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Nottinghamshire’s

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Door Company

Reputable & Reliable

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• Matching composite doors available

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Stonebridge Fireplaces

• Gas fires

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• Woodburning & multifuel stoves

• All types of fireplaces

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Gas & Electric Fires • Multi Fuel & Wood Burning Stove

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t: 0115 985 2828 • Mon-Fri 9-5 Sat 9-4 Sun 12-4

e: stonebridgesales@btconnect.com | w: www.stonebridgedire

0115 971 3590

07738 294453 / 01158 417438

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Trev’s

Concrete & Fencing Manufacturers

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Fence panels • Stepping stones

Gates made to measure

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Fitting service available

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WINTER GARDEN

bling

When the flowers have faded, the

autumn leaves have blown away

and stems turned brown, the garden

can look a dreary place; on hold and

waiting for spring to awaken it. But there

is plenty of sparkle and colour to be had as winter

takes hold. Walking round my garden last winter I

found so much to take my eye and delight me.

The fi rst eye-catcher is a big splash of colour from

the stems or berries of a tree or shrub. The fl owering

dogwoods (Cornus alba) are blazing with colour

from their bare stems. My favourites include the

orange “Midwinter Fire”, the deep red “Sibirica”

and even the black “Kesselringii” which looks

stunning with the wan winter sun shining through.

The snakebark maples are spreading their intricately

patterned branches against the winter sky with

red twigs and olive-green and cream trunks.

“George Forrest” has the best coloured twigs and

“Serpentine” the best trunk pattern. The trunks of

Himalayan birch (Betula jackmontii) is white like

bleached bones against the shadows. Another

favourite is the trunk of the Tibetan cherry (Prunus

serrula) whose dark red bark looks polished to mirror

fi nish and is fi lled with swirling patterns of colour.

Shrubs and trees are still covered with berries.

My favourite of all is holly with all its Christmas

associations and memories. The redwings will soon

fl y in from Scandinavia and strip the trees of this

winter feast. The fi rethorns (Pyracantha) are living

up to their name: the yellow-berried ones haven’t

been stripped yet and the stems of Cotoneaster

horizontalis are fi rmly vertical, splayed out against a

fence and studded with small red berries.

Evergreen shrubs and plants add some colour

through the winter, particularly the showy Heucheras

like “Caramel”, “Blackberry Jam” or “Geisha Fan”.

On a frosty morning the leaves are coated and

edged with ice and look like candied fruits.

Frost, ice and dew make the garden sparkle. Frozen

droplets hang, suspended from the wheaten seed

heads of giant oats (Stipa gigantea) and glisten

on the heads of feather grasses (Miscanthus and

Calamagrostis), shining brightly in the low sun.

Evergreen spurges (Euphorbia) become sprinkled

with a diamond-dust of dew and ice and this

will cause them to bow their heads as it melts,

recovering their pose when the weather warms up.

The crinkly leaves of the sun roses (Cistus) are edged

with frost and even the watering can and rabbit-wire

fences are transformed into sculptural shapes by the

frost.

The dead-stems of herbaceous plants are dusted with

frost and seemingly shining in the light. My favourites

are Turkish sage (Phlomis russeliana) with pepper pot

seed heads; sea holly (Eryngium) draped with silver

strings of frosted spider web; and the dead-heads

of conefl owers (Rudbeckia) like silver-edged spears

pointing to the sky.

Winter may seem long and cold, but there’s always

some bling to brighten the short days.

Janet & I run Special Perennials, our website

www.specialperennials.com. We sell at Plant Hunters’ Fairs

throughout the season. Please see www.planthuntersfairs.

co.uk

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2020 We will be at the Plant

Hunters’ Fairs at Carsington Water DE6 1ST on Saturday

14th March, Free Entry to Plant Fair; 1620’s House and

Garden, Nr. Coalville LE67 2FW on Sunday 22nd March,

Entry to Garden & Plant Fair £1; Patchings

Art Centre, Calverton NG14 6NU on

Saturday 28th March, , Free Entry to Plant Fair with

22 top nurseries & artisans attending; The National

Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas DE13 7AR on Sunday 29th

March, Free entry to Plant Fair & Arboretum. We are happy

to bring orders to plant fairs for you to collect.

Martin Blow


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Kitchen & Bathroom

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Plumbing & Underfloor Heating

Electrical

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ALL ASPECTS OF ROOFING AND

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Contact John for free quote or advice

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York Fitness DB4 dumbell

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Technics KN5000 keyboard.Easy

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928 4492

Low level shelved unit in

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Collection of Wedgewood

‘Country Days’ plates. No 1-8 &

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7 boxed men’s dress shirts. 14 ½”

neck. 5 x Viyella & 2 x Rocola. All pale

shades. £45 the lot.0115 926 1611

Pair of men’s Barker Brown

shoes. 7 ½ G fitting, would fit size 8.

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Amazon Echo Dot 3rd

Generation.Unused and still in

original sealed packaging. £25. 07955

997002

Vodafone Sure Signal.Unused

and in original sealed packaging. £15.

07955 997002

Hotter boots. Size 6. Purple leather

with purple turndown fur. As new. £20.

0115 944 3894

Brown leather boots. With fur.

Size 7. As new. £20. 0115 944 3894

Brown leather boots. Size 7. As

new. £20. 0115 944 3894

Samsung Combo DVD/VCR player

Model V6700. Very good condition.

£25. 07845 908896

Large decorative garden pots

Ideal for patios. £2.50 each or £10 for

5. 07845 908896

Vintage pine towel rail. 30.5”/76

cm high; 5 rails. £5. 07845 908896

Ford Focus 1.6. Blue. First registered

2002. 2 careful owners. 50,000 miles

on the clock. Full service history.

£1200. MOT Feb. 0115 923 2600

2 X Vintage Ladies Coats. 1 X

size 14, 1 X size 16. £25 each. 0115

914 5671

Girls single pink bed frame

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Ladies Flying jacket. Size 14. £50.

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Silky light beige roman blind.

1.8m x 1.4m. £15. 07552 044348

Aluminium cd rack. £5. 07552

044348

Tri-Star Outdoor digital

TV aerial plus mast & wall

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Was £51.97 new. Asking for £35.

07989 620794

Kampa Raleigh Pro 260 Caravan

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£50. 07745 877540

Master compact larder fridge.

H 84cm x W 49cm x D 50cm. Used for

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kenwood frost free fridge

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welcome to a new decade

by Helen Jones

Well here we are at the doorstep

of another new decade. Where did

the last one go? And where will

the next ten years take you?

Within the world of employment we have seen huge

changes since 2010. If you’re not active on social

media today do you even exist?

The days of being chained to your desk are long

gone – flexible, agile working is offered by many

employers.

Shared parental leave was also introduced in 2015

which is a huge (and welcome) leap forward in terms

of recognising that both parents have a part to play

in the early years.

In my volunteer role with a local secondary school

I am delighted to see that careers provision is

gradually being given the importance it deserves.

Still woefully underfunded, I’ve seen a definite

move toward engaging with outside organisations

to seek the expertise and support required. This is

the only way to tackle the skills gap – by effective

communication between employers and education

providers at all levels.

Having stated all of the above, as an employer, the

progress I’m most satisfied with is the recognition

within the workplace that mental health matters.

There is an awareness that definitely wasn’t there ten

years ago. Depression and anxiety is real for a large

proportion of the working population on a daily basis.

Talking about it can only help.

As I write, Brexit is still undecided and there are many

other challenges facing us over the next decade. We

must face those challenges head on with common

sense and positivity.

On behalf of myself and all my colleagues here at

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The Kia e-Niro First Edition:

Happy People

The very clever Kia e-Niro is

pointing the way towards the

immediate future of personal and

private transportation. But let us

not get ahead of ourselves here

as this is not a review of the e-Niro

just yet, rather a rumination

regarding the practicality of

electric vehicle travel right here

and right now.

TIP 1

Before going anywhere you

absolutely must download the

fantastic Zap-Map app which is

compatible with both Android

and IOS and is packed full of

invaluable features. Without going

into detail, you input your own EV

information and then have access

to a UK-wide charging point map

(constantly updated) currently

showing over 6,000 charging

locations and 19,000 connectors.

There’s also a superb route

planning feature that you can

customise to your own required

specifications. Believe me when

I say that this superb app helps

extinguish any doubts regarding

range anxiety.

TIP 2

Familiarise yourself with the type of

charger you need to find on the

journey so that you can access

maximum range for the time spent

charging. Turns out they’re not all

the same... Checkout the What

Car? EV charging guide online and

look for rapid chargers rather than

just fast on Zap Map.

TIP 3

Take a good look next time you

see an EV charge point at the

services. They all look the same

don’t they? Now look closely at

the charging cables available

and you’ll notice that some have

a Type 2 charger (capable of

charging from 7 kW to 22 kW, fully

charging an EV in 3-4 hours) on one

side and a Chademo on the other

and yet others have a CCS (rapid

DC units which are at least 50 kW

and will charge the majority of EVs

to 80% in around 30-60 minutes)

and Chademo charger. Which to

choose? It’s different for some EVs

(Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi and

Tesla) but generally and from my

own experience with the Kia, it’s

the CCS type charger that you

need when looking to maximise

recharging.

TIP 4

Don’t waste time charging twice

at a charge point (one 45 min

charge followed straight away by

another) trying to get the battery

up to 100%, as it takes longer than

just finding another charge point as

and when you need it. Most, if not

all, EV manufacturers recommend

that charging to 80% rather than

100% will help extend the real

world lifespan of the EV’s battery

pack. Indeed, Tesla themselves

recommend charging to 100%

only if a longer journey is to be

undertaken. And then there’s the

time it takes to fill the final 20%,

which takes longer to complete

relative to the first 80%. So charge

to 80% and off you go.

TIP 5

Download and register with a

number of the most popular EV

charging apps available on either

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You really don’t want to be wasting

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Whether we like it or not the electric

vehicle revolution is here to stay.

Prices will come down, range will

increase and charging times will

reduce, but until they do, take on

board the advice given and carry

on enjoying the drive. It’s going to

be a electrifying journey.

Where will you go?


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IT CHAPTER 2

Two years ago, a killer clown

set out on a mission to

torment some unsuspecting

kids, but everyone knows all you have

to do to scare a kid is poke two holes

into a white sheet and say “BOO”. Adults

however, now there’s a real challenge. At

least that’s what Pennywise thinks as he

returns to spook and murder the children,

now grown adults, that got away.

Unlike 2017’s nightmare factory reboot,

this second outing leaves too much to be

desired. While James McAvoy as group

leader Billy and Bill Hader as the hilarious

Richie capture the essence of their younger

counterparts perfectly, and Alexander

Skarsgård once again delivers a spine

tingling

performance, the

rest of the cast

just don’t quite

hit the mark.

Outside of

casting, the story

just isn’t as well

written or paced;

with an annoying

case of amnesia

ruining almost

every interaction of this reunion we’ve

been waiting two years to see. And the

main meat of a horror movie, the scares,

just aren’t that scary. With an over reliance

on CGI and no real stakes to back up the

threats, most scenes fall flat.

Overall delivering a conclusion that

doesn’t live up to its beginnings.

Writer: Sam Burton

6.5 / 10

GEMINI MAN

I expected this to be a confused,

watered-down blockbuster trope, yet

I walked out of Ang Lee’s Gemini Man

surprisingly satisfied.

Will Smith is a retiring assassin who faces being

chased down by government operatives after

uncovering a secret about his last killing. On the

run alongside two friends, he soon finds that his

main hunter is a younger version of himself. Now

the three have to try and discover the purpose

of this clone and uncover a dark government

revolution within.

Will Smith is often criticised for simply playing

himself in every film, however his charisma is

suited exceptionally well in this film rather than

slapped on for a selling-point. I enjoyed the

conflicting differences between the clones,

and the script made them stand out as unique

characters rather than Terminator clones.

What’s notable about Gemini Man’s action is the

use of slow-motion and first-person perspectives,

which shouldn’t usually work but somehow gives

a more unique immersive energy to what would

otherwise be hashed guns-blazing action shots.

Even a close-quarters hand-to-hand fight in the

Paris catacombs is made immersive with its stuntwork

and environment usage without ending up

as an over-edited mess.

What ultimately sold the film for me was its

punchy second act, where it balances welldirected

action with snappy witty dialogue and

character conflict. If only the first and third act

had this effort and didn’t carbon-copy Mission

Impossible with a layer of cheddar cheese then I

could say this was a genuinely well-produced film

rather than a guilty pleasure. I expected this to be

a grey bore, but its innocently-punchy energy and

charismatic cast, led by the Fresh Prince himself,

left me with a smile on my face. And if a film can

do that then it’s ultimately not a bad one.

Writer: George Neal

6 / 10


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Crowdpullers Events present Sponsored by Promoted by

2020 MAY 30th & 31st

WOLLATON Park will once again play host to an enormous

fleet of vehicles, both old and new, as the Nottingham Motor

Show 2020 races into town on May 30th & 31st

This two-day premier motoring event for the

East Midlands has something for everyone

– whether you’re on a serious hunt for the perfect

new car or simply want a fantastic family

day out in one of the most iconic locations in

the UK.

Organised by event specialists Crowdpullers,

the show will bring together the very best in

brand new cars, vans and motorcycles from

some of the world’s leading manufacturers.

Saturday is “new model preview day” – providing

the perfect opportunity to check out stateof-the-art

models from the largest number of

local dealers ever to have attended the events.

Experts will also be on hand to answer questions

and give visitors a rare chance to look

“up close” at a host of amazing cars including

prestige brands such as Lexus, Tesla and

Lotus. Luxury detailing brand, Car Gods 54,

will have a display once again including their

popular free race simulator!

Meanwhile Sunday is “family day” and will

include the brilliant Autokarna show, organised

by the Pre-War Austin Seven Club, bringing up

to 7000 members and their stunning classic

vehicles to the city.

Even if you’re not into motors, this is one event

that will have something for everyone.

There will be plenty for children to see and do,

with fairground rides, inflatables, climbing walls

and face painting.

Visitors can also browse great craft and charity

stalls, enjoy tasty food and refreshments and

listen to live music performances.

Sponsored by Nottingham Automotive Centre,

with support from Nottingham College and

Autocentral, this spectacular celebration is not

to be missed.

Grant Baker, from Crowdpullers, added: “We’re

expecting more that 20,000 people to attend

over the weekend and, with up to 30 new car

brands on display there will be something to

suit everyone’s taste. “Due to their popularity

in recent years, new motorcycles will be

displayed too.

“We’re really excited about this great family

event, which is completely free to enter, and

we’re very grateful to our sponsors, Nottingham

College, for supporting us once again.”

Entry to the event is free but a parking charge

will apply.


The

Social Media

Tale

I’m sure many of you will have had shiny new

phones, tablets and other devices for Christmas.

For me, and I am sure many others from my

generation, the whole technology thing and the

social media society that we now appear to live in

is sailing way over my head.

I try to keep up. I have a Facebook account but the

youngsters have moved on...It’s all Instagram and

Snapchat now. So, determined not to be left behind,

I set up an Instagram account and was immediately

blocked by both my kids. Charming.

Did you know...

• Facebook has 2.47 billion users

• 42% of the world wide

population use social media

• the average time spent on social

media is 142 minutes a day

We all have local community Facebook pages.

If you’re not a member, I wholly recommend you

search for your nearest group and get involved.

Whether your dog has legged it or your budgie has

flown the nest, fear not. Post an appeal online.

Someone will have spotted your furry or feathered

friend and chances are you will be reunited before

you can say “here Joey”.

There was the guy who asked if anyone had lost a

hamster as he had found one in his back garden.

He kindly posted a photo and received hundreds

of comments suggesting he put the fox cub back

where he found it!!!

Heard a loud bang? A siren? A leaf falling from a

tree? Fear not...within 5 minutes there will be an

explanation on Facebook.

It’s fantastic, heartwarming and occasionally,

hilarious.

Shuffling around the kitchen in my PJs recently, a

tiny voice called; “Hi Ali”, then another; “Hello”, then

a deeper, tiny voice; “Ayup Ali”. My son was cooking

his tea and seeing my confusion, he pointed to

the shelf and there was his phone with five tiny

faces waving at me. All a bit Willy Wonka for me.

Apparently it’s called Group FaceTime. Get with it

grandma!!

There is a lot of negative press surrounding the

abuse of social media. Cyber bullying, fake news

and online grooming to name but a few of the

unspeakable ways technology is misused. However

it can also be a great asset to communities.

I have to share my favourite post of last year with

you. It went something like this;

“BIG UP to the guy outside the library traffic lights

who pulled up behind me in the middle of the road

on a red mobility scooter. At first I thought, get

on the pavement before you get hit, until I heard

the engine and he overtook me, MANS GOT A

MOTORBIKE ENGINE IN IT! Post some pictures pal.”

Comedy gold right there.

© Ali Wale


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friends of wollaton park

news...

by Mark Jacobs

Rain, rain, rain...but the volunteer-members carry

on regardless.

The ‘Secret Garden’ is being transformed from

wilderness to civilised state, every Thursday morning,

with plans for fruit trees, pathways, a band-stand and

much more. The bovvies (sheds) could be a wine-bar,

the gardener’s cottage a reception area. Special

thanks to Moyra Cornish who raised more than £700

with her very successful fashion show, and to all the

staff of Wollaton Hall and Park for their continued

support, and to the volunteers.

Work also continues on the Park itself with Mrs.

Barlowe’s garden restored and soon to be planted,

chestnut-fencing along Thompson’s Wood, a Tudor

kitchen tidy-up, plus our amazing photographers

posting pictures on Facebook which we use for

our Christmas cards. See the volunteering events

courtesy of Kevin Beswick on Facebook. The

Camellia House with Pete Forster being interviewed

will be featured on BBC ‘Gardener’s World’.

Anyone who wants to become a member of the FoWP

group can join for the annual sum of £5, by contact

via email or phone. £5 covers insurance, parking

on task days and various perks. The committee

meets on the first Wednesday of every month and

invites anyone interested in joining to contact:

wollatonpark@hotmail.com or telephone Mark

Jacobs, the membership secretary, on 07747 616680.

You can also find us on Facebook.

Introducing a new look

nottswatch

by NottsWatch

Introducing Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood

Watch’s new website: www.nottswatch.co.uk

The new look website has all the information that

you would expect along with some that you might

not. It’s really easy to use and full of really useful

information.

The website includes advice on:

• How to keep safe

• Your local beat information and alerts

• How to set up a neighbourhood watch scheme

• Information on NottsWatch

It’s very user friendly and by clicking on the area

relevant to you, zone in on local news and local

initiatives. There is also a blog where you can

share good news stories from your area along with

information on how NottsWatch supports local

services and charities.

From the website you can sign up for free

Neighbourhood Alert and receive crime updates

from your neighbourhood policing team, current

guidance on Action Fraud, police etc... and also

NottsWatch blog and newsletter updates.

A recent newsletter included a photography

competition, information on an email scam alert,

loads of local news stories, advice on travelling

safely and a really useful article on how to become

a Scam Marshall - so if you are inundated with

scam mail you can register and send your scam

mails to the National Trading Standards Scams

Team, where it is used as intelligence and to help

with further investigations. To register visit: www.

friendsagainstscams.org.uk/scammarshals

www.nottswatch.co.uk

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Wollaton Care Group

Luncheon Clubs

An opportunity to get out of your house

for a couple of hours to enjoy a chat and

a 2 course lunch.

We operate two luncheon clubs

Wednesdays: Community Centre on

Bramcote Lane

Thursdays: The Vale Community Centre

(at the top end of Wollaton Vale).

We can now offer places and provide

specialist transport if required.

For more info call

John Tordoff: 0115 998 8306

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Group directory

If you run a support group or organisation and want people to know

about it, why not list it here? Free listing for not-for-profit or charity

groups. Call us on 0115 9269777 or email: ali@ngmagazines.org.uk

Aching Arms - is a charity that brings comfort following

the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after.

For more info visit www.achingarms.co.uk

ADHD - a support group for adults with ADHD. Meet 3rd Mon

monthly 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982

2573 for more info.

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:

allsortsnotts.org.uk or visit: www.allsortsnotts.org.uk

Adoption Open Evening - first Thurs monthly. Adopt

Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption.

Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team

between 6pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7

Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. For more info visit

www.faithinfamilies.org or 0115 9558811

Al_Anon - is a family group who meet twice weekly to

give support to family & friends who have or are living with

the stress of alcoholics. The meetings take place at 25

Clarendon St, Nottingham. Mon 7pm - 8.30pm & Fri 7.30pm

- 9pm. For more info call 020 7403 0888 or visit: www.

al_anonuk.org.uk

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: eileenmignott@

connectingfamilies.co.uk

Contact the Elderly - why not consider volunteering for

Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute

loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over,

by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties.

Please contact Tracy Parr on 01522 306565/07914 152679

or email: tracy.parr@contact-the-elderly.org.uk for more

info.

Cutting Back - self-help group for women who self-harm.

Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more info call 07930

713530 or email: mandynorth1967@yahoo.co.uk

Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a

registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, faceto-face

advice to people with debt problems. Contact your

local counsellor: david.hall@thedebtadvicenetwork.org or

call 07973 113 882

Dizzy Self Help Group - for anyone in Notts area

with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s

meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of

topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers &

for mutual support. Meet at The City Mission, Parliament St.

For more info ring Jeff on 0115 8451360.

Fibromyalgia - support groups, workshops and group

meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961

025780.

FREE legal advice clinic - at the CORE centre, Calverton

every Tues: 9.30 - 12.30pm. Lauren is a specialist family

resolution lawyer and offers a minimum 45 min confidential

free meeting. Call Lauren on 07990 806086 or email:

lauren@focusfamilylaw.co.uk

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@frameworkha.org

Gateway Women - a group to support women who don’t

have children by circumstances not by choice. http://

gateway-women.com was started by Jody Day. The

Nottingham group meet 1st Sat monthly at Sexy Mama Love

Cicchetti, 15 Carlton St, NG1 1NL at 11am. For more info

contact Sally on 07796 318046.

Heart Support Group - run by Nottingham City Primary

Care Cardiac Service. Meet on first Wed monthly from

2-4pm at Bakersfield Comm. Centre. Also groups in Clifton

and Hyson Green. Contact cardiac team for more info on:

0115 883 4733

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

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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 info call 0115

911 1661 (Mon - Fri 9am-1pm) or visit www.selfhelp.org.uk

My Sight Notts - provides support & advice for people

with sight loss including aids & equipment, IT support,

sighted guides & befriending, peer support & social groups,

arts & choir, sports & healthy lifestyle activities. For more

info call 0115 9706 806 or email: info@mysightnotts.org.uk.

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: nottshelper@mariecurie.org.uk Visit www.

mariecurie.org.uk/helper for more information.

MS Society - Nottingham and District Branch Drop-in

meeting, 2nd Wed monthly at Brookfields Garden Centre,

Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. Meet at rear of cafe.

An informal event with a friendly group of people affected by

MS including carers and family. No charge, no need to book.

Just turn up or contact Doug for more info: 0115 966 3582

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is a 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: riedd@btinternet.com

Nottingham Miscarriage Support - for anyone

effected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy. Meet with

other women & men who have shared similar experiences.

Meet 3rd Thurs monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist

Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 /

07870 771326 or kymmiestroud@hotmail.com

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society - hard of hearing/deaf

social group every Mon: 10am - 1pm. Lip-reading classes

on Tues (daytime & evening). Welfare rights advice for deaf/

hard of hearing. For further details phone 0115 970 0516,

text 07817 275253, or email nds@nottsdeaf.org.uk

Nottingham Eating Disorder Self-Help Group - for

anyone aged 16+ affected by an eating disorder, sufferers,

carers, family & friends welcome. Every other Mon: 6.30pm

- 8pm in the Think Tank at Nottingham Trent Students

Union. For info contact Maisie: 01332 367571 or maisie@

firststepsed.co.uk

Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit

service providing high quality affordable counselling

for anyone aged 16 & over in the Nottinghamshire area.

Accredited services include individual, couples & employer

assistance counselling. To find out more call 0115 950

1743 or email: info@nottinghamcounsellingcentre.org.uk.

Located at Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open

9am-8pm weekdays. Minimal waiting times.

Nottingham People’s Choir - singing for wellbeing

and fun. Sponsored by the Royal Concert Hall (where we

meet) & Institute of Mental Health. Every Thurs (term-time)

1pm -2.30pm. Only £2 (subsidised by sponsors). Highly

professional Choir Leader, Abi Moore. We welcome all adults

especially those who may not ordinarily join a choir & singing

ability not essential! Phone Theo on: 07752536426 or email:

theo.stickley@gmail.com

Nottingham Osteoporosis Support Group - Royal

Osteoporosis Society. Our volunteer group works closely

with clinical teams, meets monthly & runs a support line. We

also provide annual medical updates, weekly tea dances,

clinical support, awareness raising & newly diagnosed

events. For more info or support call 07459 649734.

Nottingham Aphasia Independent Self Help

Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For

more info contact June or Chris on 0115 927 9368

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 Thurs every other month. Partners

always welcome. For further details please contact Self Help

UK on 0115 911 1661

New Beginnings Art Group - community group for

people unable to work due to long term health issues. No

previous painting experience necessary. Meet Wed: 13.30 -

15.30 at The Oasis Centre, Union St, Beeston, NG9 2LU. £20

per half term. For more info call Caroline - 0115 925 1300 or

visit: www.newbeginningsart.co.uk

Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group

- support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease.

Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. Monthly meeting

with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm, 2nd Sat at Southwell. Email:

overtherainbowuk@gmal.com or call Sandra & Michael on

01636 812399

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Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) Peer Support

Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed

with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first

Tues monthly - 7pm - 8.30pm at Antenna, 15 Beck St, NG3

3BP. For info contact Wendy - wendywheat71@gmail.com

Run Talk Run - a running group where we chat about

mental health. Every Sun beginning at The Bridge Sandwich

Bar, Victoria Embankment, NG2 2JY at 10am. Contact

Maisie Cropley on 07717 007023 for more details.

Relate Nottinghamshire - offers family counselling,

relationship counselling, sex therapy and young peoples

counselling. Costs negotiated according to income. Tel:

0115 958 4278 from 9am to 9pm.

SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control

over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led

meetings are held in Nottingham on Thurs evenings & Sat

mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For

meeting details please visit www.smartrecovery.org.uk/ or

contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911

1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: info@selfhelp.org.uk

The Wolfpack Project - a Nottingham based support

group reaching out to younger people & adults (16-50)

to help reduce loneliness & social isolation through our

Buddy Scheme (online, telephone and/or face-to-face).

Contact: hello@thewolfpackproject.org.uk or visit www.

thewolfpackproject.org.uk

DOGLOST: REUNITING DOGS WITH

THEIR OWNERS

by DogLost

DogLost is the UK’s

largest FREE lost and

found dog service. It’s

an amazing resource for

anyone who has lost or

found a dog.

DogLost boasts an impressive track record in

reuniting dogs with their owners. The non-profit

organisation has provided free assistance to dog

owners nationwide since 2002, helping to reunite

around 80,000 dogs. Its automated alerts and poster

generation is supported by a network of volunteers

who offer advice and support on the ground as well

as the website. It works closely with the police, dog

wardens and rescues and it is at the forefront of

fighting back against the rising crime of dog theft.

It’s free to join this national community of thousands

of dog owners and volunteers. Simply register as a

member to receive alerts of dogs missing in your

area.

Anyone who has lost or found a dog can

see our handy guides of actions to take

here: www.facebook.com/DogLostUk/

posts/2432431010212795

Our website is: www.doglost.co.uk

Or you can call: 0844 800 3220

Samson was stolen

from NG3.

The link below

provides more info:

https://doglost.co.uk/

dog-blog.php?dog

Id=144633

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Join our

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Prevention is better than cure

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care marvellously simple, helping to keep your

dog, cat or rabbit healthy and happy at every life

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And if you join in January or February

2020 you will receive a voucher

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Your Wollaton practice

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Cropwell Bishop Circular Walk

Walk distance: 2.5 miles

Walks With Emily & Friends

Difficulty: Very easy (however there are two stiles, so

this might not be suitable for larger dogs).

Pub stop: We didn’t have a pub stop on this walk.

Starting point: Hoe View Road, Cropwell Bishop

Cropwell Bishop is a lovely little village about 25

minutes out of Nottingham. There are plenty of

longer walks you can also do from the path you

join on this walk, we just didn’t have enough time

to go further.

Keep on this path passing the backs of several

houses. This path will bring you back on to the

main road where we started. Turn left when you

reach the end of the road and Hoe View Road will

be on your left a few yards down the road.

We parked on Hoe View Road in Cropwell Bishop.

This is a housing estate, so parking is free, but

remember to park responsibly. As you come out

of Hoe View Road, turn left on to the main road,

passing the Cropwell Bishop Creamery a few

hundred yards down the road.

There is a lovely shop here that is open to the

public where you can pick up artisan cheese

amongst other items. Unfortunately this isn’t open

on Sundays- check the website for full opening

times.

To download the Ordnance Survey map route, and for

more dog walks around the Nottinghamshire area and

beyond:

visit www.greatbritishdogwalks.com

Follow us on social media for updates:

Facebook: @greatbritishdogwalks

Instagram: @greatbritishdogwalks

Twitter: @gbdogwalks

After passing the Creamery, carry on past the

church and up the hill. Just after the end of the

row of houses on the left you will see a stile and

a public foothpath sign pointing left into a field.

Cross the stile and follow the path down into the

field until you reach another stile, continue across

this and down the path.

The path winds round to the right a little, continue

following it, until it straightens again and meets

another path. Follow the footpath signs and turn

left along the stream.

Continue walking down this path until you reach

Cropwell Bishop Road (remember to put your dog

on the lead here as it is a fast road). Cross the

road and continue to follow the path. Keep walking

until you reach a t-junction, turning left at this point

to follow the path up a steady hill.

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Bilborough Baby & Toddler Group - every Mon (term

time) 9.30am - 11.30am. Just 50p, including drinks/snacks.

At St Martin’s Church, St Martin’s Road, NG8 3BH. Call

07929 013447 or visit www.stmartinsbilborough.org.uk

Beavers - St Margaret’s, Aspley Lane. Fri: 6.15pm - 7.30pm

(term time) in Pheonix Hall. Girls & boys aged 5-8 yrs. All

welcome. Earn badges, make new friends, have fun. Drop in

or ring 07910 038265.

Beechdale Toddler Group - every Tues (term time),

9.15am - 11.15am. 1st session free then £2 per session. At

Ambergate Community Centre, Ambergate Rd, NG8 3GD.

For more info call 07891 012086.

If you run a group or club for kids and you want it

publicising, this is the page for you. If your group is

not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free.

All other groups pay just £5.50+vat per edition (under 150

characters). Please get in touch either by phone on 0115

9269777 or email: ali@ngmagazines.org.uk

1st Wollaton Brownies- meet every Fri: 5.30pm - 7pm

at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8

2AF.

2nd Wollaton Brownies- meet every Mon: 6pm -

7.30pm and Guides meet Mon: 7.30pm - 9.15pm at St

Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, NG8 2AF.

The Ark Youth Club - 7-16 year olds. Thurs: 6.30pm-

7.30pm (term-time). Table tennis, pool, games, life lesson

stories and tuck shop! Glaisdale Gospel Hall, NG8 4GY. For

more info call: 07967 490318.

Aspley Youth Group - 7pm - 9pm (11-19yrs) at The

Aspley YMCA, Melbourne Road, NG8 5HL

Army Cadets - challenge yourself and learn new skills:

fieldcraft, navigation, camping, expeditions, shooting,

BTEC, DofE & much more. Young people 12-18yrs. Visit

Armycadets.com to find your nearest Detachment or

tel:0115 9837645

Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The

Aerodrome, Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Ages 13 - 18 yrs. Mon &

Wed: 6.45 - 9pm.

Absolute Triathlon Club - expert swim, bike & run

coaching for ages 8-14yrs, all abilities. Meet Thurs 5pm -

7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood.

Call 0115 960 7912 or visit www.absolutetriathlonclub.co.uk

for more info.

Birchover Play - every Wed: 3.30 - 5.30pm. For 5-13yrs at

Birchover Comm. Centre, 83 Birchover Road, NG8 4BW. For

more info call 0115 976 3777.

Cubs at St Margaret’s - Mon (term time) 6.30pm - 8pm

at Phoenix Hall, Aspley Lane. Girls & boys aged 8 to 10½ yrs.

Make new friends, earn badges, have fun! Come and visit or

call 07527 645839

Drop In Play Session - every Mon: 9.30 - 11.30am for

0-5yrs at Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston Drive, NG8

2FZ. For more info call 0115 876 2185

Diddy Dots - every Fri (term time only), 10am - 11am. For

0-18mths. Aspley Children’s Centre, Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ.

For more info call 0115 876 3777

Grangewood Carers & Toddlers - Tues (term-time) at

Grangewood Methodist Church. 1.30pm to 3pm. £1.50 per

session. For more info call Margaret on 0115 925 8093

Harrow Road Toddler Group - every Mon (term

time), 9.45am - 11.15am. From birth-5yrs, £2 per session at

Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, NG8 1FG. For

more info call Sue Tyrer on 0115 928 2421 or 07815 449876.

Inbetweenies Group - every Wed, 10am-11.30am (term

time). For ages 10mths - 2 years. Aspley Children’s Centre,

Minver Cres, NG8 5PJ. For more info call 0115 876 3777

Kingswood Toddlers - Wed & Thurs 10am - 11.30am.

Birth - 2½ years. £2 per session. At Kingswood Church,

Lambourne Drive, NG8 1GR. For more info call 0115 928

4086.

Lily & Co Day Nursery - provide childcare for children

aged 6mths-5yrs at Aspley Childrens Centre, Minver Cres,

NG8 5PJ. Flexible hours. Early Learning Programme. For

more info: 0115 970 5152

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Mucky Pups - every Fri: 1.15pm - 2.45pm for 0-5yrs. A

messy play session at Wollaton Children’s Centre, Arleston

Drive, NG8 2FZ. For more info call 0115 876 2185

Nottingham Youth Band - if you’re 8yrs+ and play a

woodwind, brass or percussion instrument to Grade 2 or

above, come along & try out our Youth Band. Rehearsals are

Tues (NYB West Bridgford) & Thurs (NYB Beeston). For more

info call 0115 958 9312 or admin@music-for-everyone.org

Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham,

NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: nottinghamseacadets@live.

co.uk W: http://units.ms-sc.org/nottingham. Tues & Thurs

eves 7pm - 9.15pm.

Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - October-

March. Notts Indoor Cricket Centre, Bar Lane Ind Est,

Basford Maltings. Mon U11 6-7pm; hardball net 7-8pm;

Friday Club Night for all ages 6.30pm-7.30pm. Indoor Cricket

League Saturdays 1-5pm U11 & U13. Contact Andrew Claye

07834 488663.

Nottingham Junior & Girls’ Voices & Nottingham

Youth Choir - choirs for children 7-21yrs. Rehearsals

take place Tues (term time) 6.15pm - 7.30pm (Junior &

Girls’ Voices) & 7.30pm-9pm (Youth Choir) at Nottingham

Emmanuel School. For more info call 0115 958 9312 or

admin@music-for-everyone.org

Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing?

NBC rehearses in Daybrook Baptist Church, Mansfield

Rd, Daybrook, Wed - 6.15-8pm. Visit our website: www.

nottinghamboyschoir.co.uk or drop in on a rehearsal. It’s

great fun!

Nottingham Outlaws BMX Club - run coaching

sessions Sat: 9.30am onwards. Gates Thur (Spring/

Summer) & Sun (Winter). Also BMX racing. For

more info:email@nottinghamoutlaws.co.uk or

facebook: Nottinghamoutlawsbmxclub or visit www.

nottinghamoutlaws.com. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell.

Pippins Playgroup - a fun & friendly baby & toddler

group. Fri: 10am - 11.30am at Wollaton Vale Community

Centre, NG8 2JA. For more info visit www.facebook.com/

groups/pippinswollaton

Spanish Tutor Online for Kids - save time travelling

and let your children enjoy while they learn Spanish

from the comfort of your home. Have a look at my

website: spanishtutorsonline.net and contact me: hola@

spanishtutorsonline.net

Strictly Ballroom/Latin American Dancing with

BW Dance - Chilwell Memorial Hall, High Road, Chilwell,

NG9 4AT. Saturday 11am - 12 noon. Groups for all ages 3 yrs

upwards. All teachers DBS checked. For more info contact

us 07940 783159.

St Leonard’s Dads & Kids Club - every 3rd Sat, monthly

for 0-11yrs. From 10am - 12 noon at St Leonard’s Community

Centre, Wollaton Rd, NG8 2AF.

Scout Association - 0115 952 3617

Song, Story & Rhyme - every Thurs: 11am-12noon. For

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Death in the

family

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t was always going to happen. We’ve had the first

death in our family which we had to explain to the

children. Even worse, my daughter was the one who

discovered the body and my wife and I had to deal

with the aftermath.

Fear not! Fortunately, it was one of the family Guinea

Pigs rather than a dead relative. We haven’t had

to re-enact a real life version of Cluedo, so we can

safely put the candlestick and lead pipe back in the

ballroom.

We’ve had the Guinea Pigs for about a year. Originally

we bought two and one morning we discovered that

another had appeared. Evidently one of the original

pair was pregnant when we bought her so we got

three for the price of two, which made me quite happy

about the inherent savings on the family budget. It

was also my daughter that discovered we had a new

arrival whilst I was preparing their breakfast, so in

some small way it’s appropriate that she was the first

to find the recent dead Guinea Pig. She appears to

have turned into some sort of child-like ferry person

who guides pets across the river Styx.

We’ve had animal deaths in our house before, though

this is the first time it’s been one of our pets. There

was the time when a dead rat fell out of the ceiling

during a bathroom renovation, that poor fella got put

in a bin bag and left on the driveway so that yours

truly could dispose of it in the dustbin. Then there was

the pigeon that flew straight into our patio door and

broke its neck. Cue Dad poking it with a broom to

see if it was definitely an ex-pigeon before putting it

in its own bin bag and disposing of it in a similar way

to the rat.

It turns out there’s a double standard of disposing of

animals depending on whether it’s your own pet, or

just some random wildlife. When I suggested to my

wife that we should follow the same procedure with the

Guinea Pig as we had with the previous animals I was

met with a very stern “I should think not”. Apparently

the bin was far too common a burial method for our

furry ex family member. So we found a cardboard

box big enough to put the now stiff Guinea Pig in

and resolved to bury it with full honours later that day.

When I returned from work the ceremony was already

over, it turns out the children had got over the shock

pretty fast. In fact they didn’t hang around much past

halfway through the burial leaving my wife to see out

the duties by herself in the rain.

In fact, aside from the immediate shock of finding

the dead pet the kids were pretty much okay. To

my complete surprise it was my wife who was the

emotional one, she seemed pretty upset when we told

her what we’d found which I think surprised her as

much as us!

In the weeks since we’ve returned to normal. The kids

bought some flowers which was nice, and the bright

side is that there’s one less Guinea Pig to clean up

after. Which is more of a benefit to my wife and I as

the kids do almost no cleaning up after ‘their’ pets.

Only having two left gives me at least a 50/50 chance

of remembering their names (the pets not the kids), so

that makes things easier too.

People used to say to me “get a pet, it teaches your

kids about life and death”. Honestly, I felt that was

quite a macabre way to look at it, and I hope that’s

not peoples primary motivation. But there’s something

in it, it’s been good to see how much pets mean to

us and also how the

children (and wife) have

coped. Me? I’ve still got a

spare set of bin bags and

a broom handle ready,

just in case.

Edging into my forties, I’m a wrangler of two young children

who are either going to keep me eternally young or drive me

to an early grave. I’ll be sharing some of my experiences of

parenthood and my terrible attempts at staying relevant!

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Kids Parties

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Dolittle

Call Of the Wild

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6th March

20th March

27th March

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(These are all subject to change and other films may

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This classic cinema is the perfect venue to

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children and parents alike.

Parties are available on a Saturday or a Sunday

at 10am or 12pm and by arrangement after 4pm

on some school days. For the party you get a

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The Savoy is a popular venue for parties so

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1st Astral Aerials Limited 38

TV Confused 51

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Appliance Repairs

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Bathrooms/Kitchens/Bedrooms

Colourhill 80

Dream Doors Nottingham 40

Gliderobes 35

Shower Doctor UK 33

Sliding Door Wardrobes Ltd 7

Blinds/Curtains/Shutters

Bella Blinds 32

Body Art

Dark Ritual 13

Building Services

AKJ Contracts 36

Arnold Building & Roofing Ltd 43

Nottingham Building and Roofing Ltd 37

Notts Building & Roofing Ltd 38

Pure Brickwork Limited 30

Trent Building & Roofing Ltd 30

WA Builders 39

Business Support Services

RS Media 72

Car/Van Sales

Draycotts 60

Your Local Motors 61

Dance & Drama Schools

Start Dancin’ 11

Dental Services

A & D Dental Practice 14

Domestic Services

Chewings Services 49

Dust Busters 30

MJ Cleaning 28

Drainage/Pipe Clearance

ADK Drains Ltd 39

Electrical Services

ARA Electricals 43

Doctor Electrical 29

Faraday Electrics Ltd 39

Lee’s Electrical 46

Employment Opportunities

Neil Codd Training 75

Estate/Letting Agents

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360 Fencing 46

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Sherborne Fencing 30

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Fireplaces/Woodburners

Stonebridge Fireplaces 33

Flooring/Carpets

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Foot Health

Foot Revive 13

Nahele Holistics 11

Nottingham Foot Care 12

Funeral Services

Nottinghamshire Funeral Service 63

Further Education

Nottingham College 15

Garage Doors/Repairs

Easyglide Ltd 53

JB Doors Ltd 31

The Garage Door Company 9

Garage Services

Andrew Price Motor Company 51

Automoto Car Care Centre 54

Garden Buildings

Arctic Cabins 5

Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited 55

Garden Services

Fairmead Garden Services 29

Groundwork Services

B & P Paving 51

Buffalo Driveways 58,59

Next Generation Home Improvements 41

Hair & Beauty

Embrace 11

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Bryn Tomlin Handyman 49

RH Property Services 28

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S & E Local Handyman Services 54

Interiors

World Wood Furniture 52

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Halls Locksmith 53

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Plumbing & Heating

MKSR Plumbing & Heating 37

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Ideal Alarms 29,31

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ALH Legal 63

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Charnwood Trees 52

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BEAT TEAMS

WOLLATON WEST

Neighbourhood Policing Insp.

Inspector Gordon Fenwick

Neighbourhood Policing Sgt:

Sgt 2996 Usha Madaraa

101 ext 802 4646

PC 2811 Dan Johnson

07584 185265

PCSO 7818 Louise Down

07525 226537

CPO 9760 William Davies

07702 141616

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LENTON ABBEY

Neighbourhood Policing Insp.

Inspector Riz Khan

Neighbourhood Policing Sgt:

PS 3043 Andrew Hallsworth

101 ext 310 3043

PC 1115 Jez Shaw

07792 437344

PCSO 8834 Helen Russell-

Tayor - 07595 074226

CPO 4638 Bethany Hill

07903 759510

CPO 4648 David Fowkes

07939 597317

Crime Update

Year to date the overall crime in

the City West continues to show an

8% reduction of reported crimes.

This equates to 412 fewer reports.

Acquisitive Crime

Burglaries, theft and vehicle

offences are showing a healthy

reduction however we still taking

regular reports of overnight thefts

from motor vehicles where the

vehicle has been left unlocked.

These thefts could be avoided if

the car/van is locked.

House Burglaries are down by 30%

(94 less reports).

Vehicle offences are down by 37%

(193 less reports).

Disappointingly we are showing a

year to date increase in personal

robbery with 8 more reports than

we had this time last year. This is

an increase of 21%. We have been

working hard in this crime area by

putting in additional patrols.

from your local neighbourhood

policing inspector, Gordon

Fenwick....

ASB

Anti-Social Behaviour continues to

be a concern with only a minor

decrease of 4%. Year to date we

have received 1522 reports of ASB

ranging from noise complaints to

off road bikes etc. I ask that these

reports continue as it allows me

to put the right resources into the

right areas at the right time. We

are working with our partners to

challenge ASB in all its forms.

**Please report ASB on 101**

Engagements

We have carried out many

community engagements over

the past few weeks. Our Mini

Police officers attended Force

Headquarters on Armistice Day to

perform a guard of honour in the

remembrance service.

And finally, our resident Body Worn

Cam celebrity PC Keith Parkes had

an audience at Jubilee Academy

where he answered questions and

provided crime prevention and

safety advice.

If you are having a community

event this winter please let the

local team know as we would like

to attend and engage with our

people.


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