NG15 July/August 2020


Local business directory and community magazine.




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So many good things have been happening in

our community during the crisis and we have

featured as many as we can in this edition. If

you have any unsung heroes that deserve a

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Eat, drink and be merry 9

Recipe pages 10-11

Free time and what to do with it 12

Community diary 14-18

Home and garden 20

Crossword puzzle 30

Pets and their people 60

Looking good, feeling great 63

A helping hand when you need it 65

Safer neighbourhoods 68

For sale 72-73

Helping Hand group directory 74-77

Sudoku puzzle 78

Kids - Learn and play 80

Kids diary 82-83

Useful information 84

Puzzle solutions 84

Index/List of advertisers 86



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Bouncing Back!

We are really happy that you’re reading this. It means we are back in print,

which is great news for us and the hundreds of businesses featured in the


The last few months have been challenging to say the least. Like many of

you we have had to fight to keep going. Some of the team were furloughed,

we diversified to an online interactive magazine, appeared on Notts TV,

quickly learned new skills and adapted to a new way of working. But we are

still here and stronger than ever!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us. Our lovely advertisers, loyal

readers, Gedling Borough Council and our amazing team. We feel very lucky

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With these very weird and

unprecedented times aff ecting

all of us, I, as thousands of

others, have now been laid off

work for the next few weeks at


Cooking was something that

I used to love and cookbooks

were my guilty pleasure, (Ali

can vouch for my obsession

and match it!) but working

full time meant cooking had

become a chore. Now with

all my free time, dare I say it,

I’m actually starting to enjoy it

again. Having to be creative

with ingredients when there is

little on the shelves and minimal

trips to the shops, using what’s

in the cupboard has never been

more important.

Marinating meat infuses so

much more fl avour into the dish

and the longer you can leave

it the better it tastes. Here are

three very simple recipes to

turn the humble chicken thigh

or fi llet into something tasty. If

you’re missing your favourite

restaurant or takeaway right

now (I know I am!) you can still

enjoy fabulous fl avours at home

at very little cost and minimum

eff ort.


Lisa Boaden

Chicken Tikka

(traditional recipe)

Serves 3-4

500g boneless thighs or 3

large chicken breasts

For the marinade

Knob of fresh root ginger

2-3 garlic cloves

2 green chillies (seeds left in if

you like the heat)

30ml rice vinegar

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp ground turmeric

1 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar

1 tbsp veg oil


Cube the chicken, place in a

large bowl

Marinade ingredients, blitz in a

blender or food processor to a

smooth paste

Spoon marinade over the

chicken pieces and turn them

to coat. Cover with cling fi lm

and place in the fridge for a

minimum of 2 hours but ideally

6 hours

Remove marinated chicken

from the fridge 20 minutes

before you cook it so it comes

back to room temperature

Put 2-3 chicken cubes onto

each skewer

Grill for 12-15 minutes or

bake in the oven 180°C for

20-25 minutes or until cooked


Serve with pilau rice and naan


Chicken Souvlaki

4 boneless chicken breasts

For the marinade

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

1 clove of garlic minced

2 tbsp of dried oregano

salt and freshly ground pepper


Mix all your marinade

ingredients together in a large


Cut the chicken into 2cm

pieces and place them in the

bowl. Use your hands to coat

the chicken with the marinade.

Cover the bowl with cling fi lm

and place in the fridge for 30-

60 minutes

Assemble the chicken on the

skewers and bake in the oven

for 20 minutes 180°C or until

cooked through

Serve with Greek feta salad or

warmed pitta breads

Asian style chicken

6 boneless chicken thighs or 3

large chicken breasts

For the marinade

4 tbsp runny honey

2 tbsp light soy sauce

1 clove of garlic minced

Knob of root ginger minced

salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tsp sunfl ower oil


Mix all your marinade

ingredients together in a large


Put the chicken pieces into the

marinade and coat each piece.

Cover the bowl and put in the

fridge for 2 hours

Pour the chicken and the

marinade into an oven proof


Cook in the oven 25 mins at

180° . Every now and then

spoon the marinade over the


Serve the chicken with any

remaining sauce from the

casserole dish with brown

basmati rice and steamed


nottingham holds its own in

city nature challenge

by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

national trust 2020/21

winter meetings

by National Trust Nottingham Centre

Back in April, nature enthusiasts from across

Nottingham took part in the City Nature Challenge,

an annual event documenting nature and helping

us to better understand urban biodiversity.

Nature spotters took to their back gardens,

allotments, ponds and sheds to use the mobile app

iNaturalist to record the urban wildlife that is usually


Over 2700 observations were made by over 100

observers in Nottingham city, including 673 different

species. Out of the ten areas across the UK that took

part, Nottingham was the smallest city, but held its

own, recording the most observations, species and

observers per square kilometre.

The most common recordings were of blackbirds,

cow parsley and herb robert, regularly spotted at

this time of year, but there were also some more

unusually named species, such as a zebra jumping

spider and farinose cartilage lichen. There was also

one photograph of a European Orchard Bee, a solitary

bee which was first recorded in the south east of

Britain in 2017, and which could be the first time one

has been spotted in Nottingham.

The City Nature Challenge originally began as a

competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles

in 2016, and has now grown into an international

competition with over 200 cities taking part. Even

with the global pandemic preventing events taking place,

over 41,000 people took part worldwide, recording over

800,000 observations and 32,000 species.

September seems a long

way off as we come to terms

with social distancing and

restrictions on our daily lives.

Something to look forward to

when we can meet again is our

Winter Programme of talks.

The programme runs twice a

month from September to April. Each talk lasts for

an hour with a variety of subjects and speakers. The

year starts with “British Garden Birds”; later in the

year, “Gardens Great and Small” and “Japan’s Wildlife”.

History buffs may enjoy “Cuba and Panama”;

“Independence, Revolution and Pirates”, or “Inn Signs

and Local History”.

If restrictions are relaxed, we hope to run some

minibus walks for small groups from August onwards.

Here are the first few provisional dates:

Wednesday 5 August: Harringworth to Fineshade

(Rockingham Forest)

Thursday 20 August: Brassington to Tissington

(Peak District)

Thursday 17 September: Deep Hayes to Froghall

(Churnet Valley)

You will need to be a member of the National Trust to

join the Nottingham Centre and you will need to be

a member of both to attend our other activities. Our

programmes and newsletters keep you informed of

what is happening and when.

It costs £6 per person per annum to join and £10 for 2

people living at the same address. The talks cost £3

per person and £4 for guests.

Our Web site is:

Our Membership Secretary is:

Barbara McDonald, Tel: 0115 9757800


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Reasonable rates for children’s parties,

CINEMA HIRE, one off & regular groups

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Community Diary - please note due to covid-19 groups may not

be running as normal . 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:

Abbey Gates W.I (Ravenshead) - meet every 2nd

Wed monthly at Ravenshead Village Hall at 7.30pm. New

members and visitors always welcome. For further details

please phone 01623 798606.

Adult Education Courses - beginners up to level 1; very

small groups. Under One Roof, Vine Terrace, Hucknall. Call

0115 884 2749 or email:

Age UK Notts “Older Lesbian Network” - provides

opportunities for older lesbians aged 55+ to meet informally

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

4FQ approx. every 2 months for networking and social

activities. For further info call 0115 844 0011 or email: info@

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

gay and bi-men. Offering a range of social activities, walks,

discussions etc. Meeting at Age UK Notts, Bradbury House,

12 Shakespeare St, NG1 4FQ. 2-4pm on 1st Fri monthly.

Cost £1. For further info call 0115 844 0011 or email: info@

Bulwell Foresters Archery Club - we are a small,

friendly group that cater for anyone interested in target

archery from 9 - 90 years! Pop along any Sun: 11am-2.30pm

to Bestwood Road Sports Social Club, NG6 8UA or visit: or call 07983 518915 for more


Badminton Club (ladies only) - needs more members.

Exercise & fun rather than high level play. At Papplewick &

Linby Village Hall, Mon: 4.30-6.30pm. Call in or ring Bernice

on 0115 963 7228

Byron Probus Club (Ravenshead) - spritely retired old

codgers meet second and fourth Thurs monthly. 12 noon

at Portland College off A60. Contact David Turner 01623


Blidworth & District Historical & Heritage

Society - Meet first Tues monthly at 7pm, Blidworth

Welfare. For further info contact the secretary Mrs Dale

Smallwood on 01623 479978.

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 for the program.

Bestwood Village WI - meet on the 4th Wed monthly

7.15pm-9.30pm March - Oct. At the Dynamo House off

Park Rd, Bestwood Village, NG6 8ZA. Nov - Feb at St

Mark’s Church, Bestwood Village, NG6 8UU. Visit www. or email:

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:

Classic Car Meet - Horse & Groom, Linby. 2nd & 4th Wed

in the summer months. On the rear field, free to enter & view.

Cottage Crafts Group - feeling lonely? want to meet

people and make new friends? Please come along to our

group Mon: 10am - 1pm for a chat and refreshments. No

need to be “crafty”. We meet at Under One Roof, 3A Vine

Terrace, Hucknall. Tel: 0115 952 1236 for more details.

Craft Club - alternate Wednesdays from 2-3pm at the

Salvation Army Community Centre, High St, NG15 7HJ. For

more info call 0115 963 4881.

Duke of Edinburgh Open Award Group - meet

fortnightly, Wed 7pm-8.30pm at Rolls Royce Leisure, Watnall

Rd, Hucknall. Open to all ages from 13 ½ to 23 yrs. For more

info Chris on 07906 312673.

Erewash Valley Wood Turners Association - meet

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

2AB. For more info visit

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:

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Edgewood Judo Club - meet every Mon: 6pm to 8.30pm

at Edgewood Leisure Centre, Christchurch Road, Hucknall.

For details call 0115 952 1346.

Eric Coates Society - Meets Wednesdays, bi-monthly 7

- 9pm at the Godber Centre. Contact Geoff 0115 9634662 or

Peter 0115 953 7393. Actively promoting the life and music

of Eric Coates.

Enjoy a game of Whist? - then come and join us at

6.30pm on Mon evenings at Papplewick Village Hall. Friendly

mixed ability group would welcome new players including

beginners. For further details ring 0115 963 4643.

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 at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact

Jenny on 01623 491331.

Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community

group for all interested in supporting the Park. For more

details check or email gillian.costello@ Visit our community cafe 10-noon Saturdays

at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village.

Ford Capri Club - meet at the Little John Pub, Main Road,

Ravenshead on the 1st & 3rd Thurs monthly at 8.15pm. For

more details call Alan Sutcliffe on 01623 438967, email: or

Friends of Moor Pond Wood - Papplewick. A

community group involved with woodland management and

archaeology along the River Leen. Meets last Wed of the

month in Papplewick Village Hall. Non members welcome.


Friends of Nottingham Museum - monthly meetings

with speakers in The Mechanics, North Sherwood St. For

details of meetings: Janet: 0115 922 1734 or janetlievesley@

Gedling Round Table - are you male, aged 18-45 with

some free time? Why not try Gedling Round Table. It’s about

having fun with a great group and trying something new

every fortnight. Our contact details on FB: @Gedling RT.

Email: Gedling

The Greasley Players - small amateur dramatics

group. We welcome new members interested in acting,

set construction, producing or any aspect of stage craft).

For details of our up and coming events or to get involved,

please contact us via” or join us

on Facebook.

Greenwood STEP CLOG - rhythmic, percussive dancing.

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

Hucknall Round Table - we are a group of ordinary

guys who get to do extraordinary things. Members have

the chance to embrace life to the full & in turn support their

local community. Do more. Learn more. For more info email:

Hucknall & District Ladies Probus - are looking for

new members due to moving to larger premises. Meet 2nd

Wed monthly at Cockliffe Hotel, Burntstump Country Park,

NG5 8PQ from 12 noon. For more info call Geri Atkinson on

0115 964 0934

Hucknall Judo Club - meet Thurs at National Junior

School, Montague Rd, Hucknall from 7.15 - 9pm (term time).

Contact 07785 530256.

Hucknall Men’s Probus Club - for retired men. Meet

1st Wed monthly at the Horse & Groom, Linby. 12noon.

Probus movement seeks to give opportunities to retired men

& women to meet socially & listen to speakers. For info call

Aubrey Smith on 0115 963 2424.

Hucknall Dolls House Group - every 2nd Thurs at

Bentinck Conservative Club, 5 Portland Rd, Hucknall from 7 -

9pm. For more info call Sofia on 07790 334540.

Hucknall Flower Arranging Group - meet on the

first Wed monthly (exc Dec & Jan). 7.30pm at the John

Godber Centre, Hucknall. New members & visitors always

welcome. Contact 0115 963 6894 for more info.

Hucknall Art Society - meet at Watnall Road

Community Centre on Wed. Beginners welcome. Session

lasts from 7pm to 9pm. Any queries please call Harry on

0115 9279 481.

Hucknall Over 60’s Social Group - Watnall Road

Community Centre, Hucknall. Sequence dancing (no

teaching given). Thurs 2-4pm & Mon, Fri & Sat 7.30pm -

10pm. All welcome. Phone Barbara on 0115 952 9783

Hucknall Heritage Society - meet second Mon

monthly (except June, July, Aug & Dec). At 7.30pm, Central

Methodist Church, Hucknall.

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Hucknall & Linby Dolphins Swimming Club -

enjoy swimming? learning to swim? looking to improve

stamina, speed & fitness? Are you interested in becoming

more involved in competitive swimming? If so we

are looking for new members. Please contact www. or find us on facebook:

Hucknall Leenside W.I - meet on the 3rd Tues monthly.

Central Methodist Church Hall at 7.15pm.

Hucknall 50+ Table Tennis Club - for all ages &

abilities. Wed: 7pm-10pm at United Reform Church, Hucknall,

NG15 6EG. For more info call Dick on 0115 953 2652.

Hucknall Rotary Club - is for fellowship, helping the

community & raising money for worthy causes both locally

and worldwide. Meet at the Horse & Groom, Linby Village

every Tues except after a bank holiday. For more details call

Rtn. Robert Copley on 07778 996939

Hucknall Taking Steps - meet at Under One Roof, Vine

Terrace, Hucknall twice a week. Mon walk starts at 10am &

lasts 1hr. Wed walk starts at 10am for 2hrs. For more info:

0115 963 1916 or

Hucknall titchfield park bowls club - get active

& make new friends. Qualified coach & friendly members.

Outdoor season runs mid-April to mid-Sept. Visit Bowls

Hucknall Facebook page or call Peter: 01159 630728

Interested in Clocks, Watches & Horology - get

involved in the work of the BHI Museum based at the home

of the British Horological Institute in Upton nr Southwell.

Free entry to museum events, regular newsletters &

opportunities to get involved in museum projects &

volunteering. New members welcome. £25 annual

membership. Please call or email for details: bhimuseum@ or 01636 817 601

Kimberley & district striders running club - an

inclusive, supportive & friendly running club for all abilities.

Come and give us a try. Meet at Kimberley Leisure Centre,

Wed 7pm. For more info:

Knit and Natter - newly formed craft group in NG15.

Come along & create your craft with fellow crafters over tea,

coffee, hot choc & cake! All ages welcome. At John Godber

Centre, Hucknall. Wed: 7pm-9pm. Session fee £2.50.

Kindred Spirits Notts - many social activities a month

in & around Nottinghamshire, including coffee mornings, day

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

calling 0115 844 0011.

Kirkby & District Hiking Club - we are a friendly hiking

club who meet every 3rd Sun for a 9-10 mile hike, mainly

Derbyshire. For more info call Brian or Cynthia on 0115


The Ladies Group - held in St Peter & St Paul’s Church

Hall, Ruffs Drive, Hucknall. We meet once a month, on the

3rd Thurs: 2pm - 4pm. For more info contact Mrs Chris

Wood on 01623 752308.

Leen Valley Conservation Volunteers - no special

skills, training given, variety of interesting sites. Weekdays

& weekends, refreshments provided. Tel: Lee Scudder on

07753 850758 or

Lively, Retired & Semi-Retired Professional/

Business Men - meet socially for lunch on the second and

fourth Thurs monthly. 12 noon at Portland College (off the

A60). Contact Clive Abrahams (Sec.) on 01623 409502

The Lovelace Theatre (amateur) Drama Group -

meet Mon & Thurs at John Godber Community Centre, Ogle

St, Hucknall. New members welcome. Also a junior group

meets Wed. Visit our website: www.lovelace/theatregroup. or call Linda on 0115 968 1011 for further info.

Linby Colliery Welfare Ladies Football Club -

Wed 6pm - 8pm. Hucknall National School. All age groups.

Always looking for new players. Competitive football played

on Sun am. Call Carol 07963 820612 or email:

Making Tracks Walking Group - for single adults

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

throughout the year in Derbyshire, Notts & Leicestershire.

Own transport essential. For more info visit: www. All new members welcome.

natter - a relaxed, friendly group for anyone aged 60+!

Meet every Wed in the coffee shop area of Watnall Road

Baptist Church, NG15 7LD: 2pm-3.30pm for drinks, cakes & a

good chat. For more info call Sue Clarke on 07443 914524.

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

programme of events each month - (daytime only) day trips,

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

further details contact Joan 929 0902, www.newlifenotts. or email:

the nottingham centre for the national trust-

Winter talks twice monthly at Nottingham Mechanics, 3

North St, NG1 4EZ. You need to be a member of the National

Trust to join. It’s £6 pp per annum. Talks £3pp or £4 guests.

For more info: Barbara McDonald on 0115 975 7800 or or

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Nottingham Socialising - social group for 20 - 40’s.

Events include pub nights, quizzes, walks, classical concerts

and any other social event - find us on facebook.

Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely? Want to get

out & meet people in a friendly atmosphere? Join us on the

first Fri monthly @ 11am - Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North

Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For more info call Karen: 01476

979572 or All welcome.

The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St,

NG1 4EZ. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A

host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry

Society, Keep Fit etc. Rated 4* on google. For membership

details contact: or

0115 941 7353 or

Newark Speakers - meet at the Newark Town Bowls Club,

NG24 1TS on Mon: 7.30pm. At your local speakers club,

become a better speaker and presenter in a welcoming,

supportive environment. Gain skills and confidence in public

speaking. For more info: newarkspeakersclub@hotmail. For meeting dates visit:

Newstead Garden Tours - enjoy the glories of Newstead

Abbey’s gardens on a walking tour with a knowledgeable &

friendly guide. Free to clubs, societies or family groups of 5 +

(charity donation appreciated). Dates to suit. Contact Philip

on 01623 793453 or

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:

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

Wed (evenings) monthly in the city centre. We welcome

everyone who loves to write - aspiring, published or

unpublished - and all genres are catered for. For info please

contact Phil on 0115 938 4098

Nottingham Wayfarers’ Rambling Club - new

members welcome to join our Sunday walks, usually into the

Peaks, 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:

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:

Nottingham rspb group - are you interested in birds &

nature? Why not join our group? We enjoy monthly meetings

with guest speakers, outings & walks. For more info visit:

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: or call Steve Sulley: 07803 021198

The Nottingham Group of the Hardy Plant

Society - welcomes all interested in plants & gardening.

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

Hall, Boundary Rd, NG2. Doors @ 7pm for 7.30pm start. For

more info visit:, e: hps.nottingham. or call Carol on 0115 914 2474

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@ or text 07481 344040

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.

Nottinghamshire footpaths preservation

society - guided walks every other Tuesday:10.30am.

About 8 miles. Non-members welcome. 07889 791910 or

Nottingham Flower Club - welcomes new members

for demos & workshops. Thurs evening at Bluecoat School,

NG8 5GY. For details or

Facebook or call Lucy on 0115 928 5117

Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet

people? Try new activities & help in your local community,

nationally & internationally through volunteering and

fundraising? Meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st & 3rd

Thurs monthly. Visit

Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st

Mon monthly: 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening

of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the

Bonington Theatre, Arnold. Call 0115 956 0733

Notts Fuchsia Society - We meet at Wollaton Park

Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on

the 4th Tues monthly. 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demos. All

welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365.

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Over 60’s & Friends - held in St Peter & St Paul’s church

hall, Ruffs Drive, Hucknall. Meet on 2nd & 4th Tues monthly,

2pm - 4pm. For info call Mrs Eileen Smith on 0115 837 0816.

Over 60’s Club – Thurs:1.30pm - 2.30pm at the Salvation

Army Community Centre, High St, NG15 7HJ. For more info

call 0115 963 4881.

Papplewick Gardening Club - meet on first Wed

monthly at Papplewick Village Hall at 7.30pm. This friendly

group will welcome new members, from surrounding areas

to enjoy speakers & outings. Contact Joan: 01159 632529

Papplewick & Linby Ladies Circle of Friends - meet

fortnightly from beginning of Sept to end of June on a Tues:

2pm - 4pm @ Papplewick Village Hall. New members &

visitors welcome. More info:Vera Preston on 0115 963 9990.

Phoenix Friendship Clubs, Nottingham Locksley

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

join us. 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

Ravenshead Flower Group - meet last Tue monthly

(excl Jan & Dec). NAFAS demonstrators showcase their

flower arranging talents. Come & join us at 7.15pm,

Ravenshead Village Hall. http://www.flowersnorthmidlands.

Ravenshead Calligraphy Group - friendly, informal

group. Meet Fri: 10-12 (term time). Beginners welcome. Day

workshops with tutors. Nominal fees to cover room hire &

tutor. For info: or 0744 3858485.

Ravenshead W.I - meet 3rd Wed, monthly. 7.45pm at The

Centre,St Peter’s, Sheepwalk Lane, Ravenshead. Call: 01623 751307.

Ravenshead petanque club - at Ravenshead Leisure

Centre. Winter sessions: Wed & Sat 1.30 - 3.30pm. Visitors

very welcome - no experience required. Refreshments

provided. Just turn up and give it a try - or contact Martin

07377 670728/e:

Robin Hood Probus Club - for retired, partly retired or

nearing retirement men. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tues at The

Vale Hotel, Mansfield Rd, Daybrook. Speaker & lunch. Come

along and meet a group of very interesting, like minded

people. Call Bob 0115 822 4642 or

Sequence Tea Dance - at Hucknall Leisure Centre on

Tues: 1.30 - 3.30pm. Cost £3. For more info call Lynn Davey

on 01773 813701

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

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 &


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


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.

Steady Netball Group- meets at Greasley Leisure

Centre, Thurs: 11am - 12 noon. For more info call: 0115 952

6487 or just turn up.

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. for more info or email:

Watnall W.I - meet on the 3rd Tues monthly 7.15pm-

9.30pm at Watnall WI Hall, Main Rd, Watnall. For more

details call 0115 953 7679.

Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society -

meet at 7.30pm 4th Wed monthly: 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

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does your family have a

‘photographs’ drawer?

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nottingham industrial


by Nottingham Industrial Museum

I am a photographer and have been all my working

life. As I can’t go out and take photo’s at the moment,

I am sharing some insider tips with you.

When I am not photographing rugby, or events, I scan

and digitise old photographs. I also renovate those new

digital images allowing old photographs to be seen by a

new generation (see above).

My mum had a photograph drawer. That is to say, a

big drawer in the ‘welsh-dresser’ into which all family

photographs went. I wonder how many of you have a

similar collection.

It was not until (sadly) she became incapacitated that

I had proper access to it and all it contained. What a

wonderful treasure trove I found. When you have a

collection of photos like this, it makes sense to try and

organise them. Ideally, one needs to:

1. Identify the people in the pictures. If one person can

be identified, perhaps they can tell you who the others


2. Ascertain when they were taken. It is worth noting

that machine prints often have the date of processing/

printing stamped on the back.

3. Identify where the snapshot was taken. Shop names,

landmarks, all can help. Sometimes the name of the

photo shop will be stamped on the back.

Photographs and photographic paper can be delicate

and sometimes difficult to write on so it might be a good

idea to obtain some sticky labels that you can write the

details on and then attach to the photo – preventing

further damage.

Nottingham Industrial Museum, the hidden

treasure in the courtyards of Wollaton Hall and

Deer Park have not let the Covid 19 emergency get

them down as their dedicated team of volunteers

continue to roll out the accolades.

Earlier in 2020, when travel was still possible, a team

from the World History Project travelled to the UK to

collect material for a series of videos that form part

of the curriculum in approximately 8000 schools

across the world.

To the delight of the researchers, presenters and

production team some of the most significant and

affecting of the videos features the story of the life

of ‘Nailers’ in Victorian times. The story adapted

and portrayed by NIM volunteer Avi Benn (aka Mrs

Mary Ann Bird in her Victorian Kitchen exhibit) has

been quoted by researcher, Professor Trevor Getz

from University of San Francisco State as ‘giving

an extraordinarily well-designed, pedagogically

intentional, and compelling history’.

This was further acknowledged as the Museum were

named as Finalists in both the ‘Volunteer of the Year’

and ‘Small Charity – Big Impact’ categories of the

East Midlands Charity Awards, on the same day! A

fitting response to their hard work and dedication.

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An Overveiw of Hucknall by Maureen Newton

In Saxon times a largish area of land belonged to

a Saxon man called Hucca. His land covered an

area including Ault Hucknall, close to Hardwick in

Derbyshire, Hucknall Huthwaite, a hamlet in the

parish of Sutton-in-Ashfield, and also our Hucknall

which was later called Hucknall Torkard after a

local landowning family. The name Hucknall then

means Hucca’s Healh or the nook of land belonging

to a Saxon called Hucca. Foundations of a Saxon

church were found by Canon Barber in the 1930s

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settlement appears in the Domesday Book. By the

late 1100s it had developed into a village known as

Hucknall Torkard until in 1916 it reverted back to

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Hucknall was just a middling sized village in

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agriculture and hosiery. Hosiery (stockings) were

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This was a cottage industry where frames were

located near windows enabling knitters to take

advantage of natural light to do fine work. In 1844

there were over 800 frames in Hucknall. Gradually

work in homes gave way to small hosiery factory

workshops some of which became world famous

for making fine Shetland shawls and falls.

The first railway station in Hucknall opened on the

Midland line between Nottingham and Mansfield

in 1846. Then in 1861 several men met on Watnall

Road and turned over a few grass turves to mark

the beginning of coal mining in the Leen Valley.

This was to change Hucknall completely and bring

it into the industrial age.

To encourage skilled colliers into the area houses

were built by the colliery company. Then individual

entrepreneurs bought parcels of land and new

estates such as Butlers Hill or Hazel Grove

came into being, followed by villa type houses

around 1900, all on greenfield sites. The village

grew rapidly into a town. By 1930 H.U.D.C. were

beginning to build council houses in the Central

Avenue area - enabling the clearance of some

of older unsuitable homes. A real spurt in house

building occurred in the 1930s when several more

new estates were built followed after WWll by

council housing on Ruffs Estate.

Dexter’s Cigar Factory

One of the few opportunities for female labour

before 1900 was work at Dexter’s Cigar Factory

which made the celebrated Key West Cigars.

Eventually the Duke of Portland sold off parcels

of land for industrial development and textile

manufacturers were quick to take advantage. The

Taylor brothers were first to build on King Edward

Street; followed by George Spencer on Farleys Lane.

Factories making global brands with names such as

Vedonis, Viyella, Jaeger and Montfort were located

in Hucknall employing hundreds of people - all on

new sites.

Rolls Royce came to the aerodrome in 1935

later extending into a testing establishment for

aero engines. The V.T.O.L. (vertical take off and

landing) engines were developed in the 1950s and

the prototype for the Harrier jump jet, ‘The Flying

Bedstead’, was born here.

One of the most used locations for leisure activities

was Titchfield Park which opened in 1922. Part of

the land was given to the townspeople by the Duke

of Portland but the major part was bought by the

Miners Welfare Committee. People enjoyed the

wonderful amenities such as boating lake, sand

pit, paddling pool, children’s amusements, flower

beds, band concerts, sports opportunities, etc.

These days it would be called a honeypot attraction.

Until recently it was said that anywhere you look in

Hucknall you can see the green fields. That really

isn’t the case now as most green sites are built

over. However, there are areas of Hucknall which

have changed almost beyond recognition. One area

morphed from a rubbish dump into the Leen Valley

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Pretty in Pink

We’re all spending more

time in our gardens and

it’s lovely to sit and relax

surrounded by soft, calming

coloured flowers and what

is more calming and pretty

than pink.

There are so many shades of

pink flower to choose, from

the palest blush through to

luxurious lipstick pink. Pink is

an easy colour to combine

– just avoid orange unless

you like jarring clashes. Here

are some of my summertime

favourite pink flowers.

Annual lobelias are usually

blue but there are plenty of

pink perennial types. These

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Pink (pale pink flowers), Lobelia

Russian Princess (shocking

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purple-pink flowers) are all

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This is achieved by adding lots

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loving Elke is particularly

tough and make a lovely

edging against a patio or path.

Sherwood is taller and has

intriguing, rolled up petals.

Scent in the garden is a

must have and the border

pink Devon Wizard has a

spellbinding fragrance and

bold, bright magenta flowers

that are also great for cutting.

If you keep him dead-headed

he will weave his magic right to

the end of autumn.

One of the most impressive

pink flowers in my garden

are the large, thistle-like,

fuchsia-pink heads of the

Stemmacantha that erupt from

ping-pong ball sized silver buds

in June and July. Once the

flowers have finished the seed

heads give prolonged interest

and feed finches in winter.

Another striking looking

flower is that of the Japanese

burnet (Sanguisorba obtusa),

affectionately known as the

Barbara Cartland flower in our

garden as the long, feathery,

We also organise Plant Hunters’

Fairs, specialist plant fairs at

wonderful locations throughout

the season. This year we had

planned plant fairs during July at

Middleton Hall, Tamworth and the

National Memorial Arboretum,

Alrewas and during August at

Carsington Water, Derbyshire and

Southwell Minster. At the time of

writing this they are all suspended

and we are not sure if they will be

able to run or not, so please keep

up to date with all our latest plant

fair information by visiting www.

candy pink flowers look just like the

one of the feather boas that might

have graced the great lady’s outfits.

The variety Rock and Roll is shorter

with masses of upright pink flowers.

Echinacea (coneflower) have

become very popular over the last

few years, but some of the new,

exotically coloured varieties aren’t

very hardy. I stick to the old, pinkflowered

favourites like Rubinstern

with its large pink daisy flowers and

prickly, honey-scented cones. A

must for bees and butterflies!

With so many lovely flowers and

shades to choose from there’s no

reason why your garden shouldn’t

be pretty in pink the whole summer


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Kia Stinger 2.0 T-GDI GT-Line S:

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The Kia Stinger is the fi rst car in a

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The rear of the car is even more

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18” disc brakes with Brembo® red

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Sitting inside the Kia Stinger 2.0

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being heated and ventilated

for front passengers and heated

for the outer rear. There are

also exceptional circular vents,

metal-ringed gauges and satin

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the unbelievably clear and

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A feature that really comes into

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mentioned the optional 15-speaker

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With rear wheel drive on offer for

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Libra, Aquarius, Gemini

(Judgment, King of Wands, The Hermit)

Home improvements.

More can be achieved and progressed from within

the home than you think, and you’re starting to

see your living space in a new light. This summer,

activate changes to update your pad to suit your

circumstances. Whether it’s a garden tiki bar, an attic

office, a year-round vegetable patch, or a window

seat for rainy day reading… DIY something magic in

your home, and feel great.


Capricorn, Virgo, Taurus

(Seven of Coins, Three of Cups, Queen of Swords)

Fly solo.

You want to be more independent, particularly

at work, and you’re starting to think about ways

and means of “going it alone”, be that an entirely

entrepreneurial route, or more of a side line venture.

You are strong, determined and resilient, you

were built for solo adventures. Make an effort to

research your options, this could be the beginning of

something big.


Leo, Aries, Sagittarius

(Two of Cups, Ace of Wands, Four of Wands)


It’s WHO vs WHAT you know that will get you ahead

and make a difference this month. Progress and

prosperity lie in store for you, if you put yourself in

opportunity’s pathway by mingling and reconnecting

with people who have influence. You know how to

make an impact, go do it someplace where it counts,

and reap the rewards.


Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio

(Six of Swords, Justice, Three of Wands)

Move on.

Something is drawing to a close, and you’ll be so

relieved. It’s an issue where you have been treated

unfairly, and received poor service. Soon, things

will be resolved in your favour, and then you should

just put it ALL behind you. No vengeful thoughts, no

gloating, no ~told you so~. Breathe a sigh of relief,

count your blessings, and put this mess behind you.

Kerry Ward is a Nottingham based tarot reader, and

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thoughts on life in


by Helen Jones



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As I write, we are entering the 11th

week of lockdown. The widespread

panic has eased somewhat but there

is still huge uncertainty and anxiety

about the future amongst my own

friends and colleagues.

Many of you reading this will be directly affected by

the virus itself or by the threat of job losses and the

financial hardship that may bring. The world economy

is forecast to shrink by 3.2% which is the sharpest

contraction since the Great Depression of the 30s. But

if nothing else, hasn’t this time given us all opportunity

to reflect and to evaluate what’s actually important?

Whilst the furlough scheme has protected a vast

majority of the population from redundancies this won’t

continue indefinitely. In my own immediate family there

are some furloughed and others working full time from

home and the conversations have been interesting. But

the common denominator is anxiety.

I work from home regularly so the transition for me

wasn’t so difficult. But I know of people who were

literally crawling the walls at first. Then they learnt to

adjust. A new normal. Speaking to clients who have

young children squabbling in the background has

somehow humanised professional relationships.

And over the past fortnight business confidence has

tentatively started to increase. Our clients are starting

to hire again. Both Public and Private sector. Life will

go on.

I sincerely hope that any changes you make or have

made during this period are positive ones which will

ultimately enhance your life experience. I’ll leave you

with a quotation from Kitty O’Meara which a friend

shared with me;

“And when the danger passed, and the people joined

together again, they grieved their losses, and made new

choices, and dreamed new images, and created new

ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been


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A garden room isn’t just a

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Lockdown Tale

By the time you read this we may, hopefully, be

starting to get back to normal. For now though,

here’s a lighthearted peek into our lockdown family


All back to ours – 15 minutes after arriving back

from university you couldn’t see an inch of the

eldests bedroom carpet, even the dog nearly broke

its neck trying to get in to say hello. The treat

cupboard emptied within a day and apparently I

have been under-feeding him for 19 years!!! On the

plus side he can now cook and miraculously he

no longer requires any of his clothes to be ironed.

Amazing that!

Son no.2 who is half man, half mattress, joined me

for a dog walk – unheard of BL (before lockdown).

It was lovely until the point he decided to ask if we

could stop so he could roll a cigarette!!!!! Guess he’s

figured out I’m too tired to argue with him (he was

right!). He’s also lost 3kg now he’s not shovelling

Doritos down at a rate of a family bag per day.

I do realise that family time is precious, but if I have

to listen to the futile scraping of a spoon on the

bottom of an empty yogurt pot one more time, while

I’m trying to watch telly, I am self isolating myself in

my bedroom for the next two months!!

Group chats – video chats are great for keeping in

touch, although I did wonder who the scarecrow

was on our work call yesterday, and realised it was


It took my mum and me 40 minutes to set up a

Zoom chat last Thursday. Finally we could see and

hear each other when the clapping started outside

so we had to say goodbye and rush out to join the

rest of the street. Running from the back door to the

front clapping like looneys. The drawbacks of an

over-looked garden.

Grooming – does anyone even bother washing

their hair anymore?...At least I can put mine in a

ponytail. Youngest son now looks like Oscar Wilde

and oldest like a Spandau Ballet throwback. Even

the dogs are suffering. Poor Harry looked like

an electrocuted sheep. Alarm bells rang when I

arrived home, turned on the lap top and saw the last

google search; “can you cut a dogs hair with human

clippers?” …fast forward three days and I can tell

you the answer is yes …but the poor thing looks like

he’s been in an industrial accident with a combine

harvester. Who knew there was such a thing as a

canine mullet??

Shopping – after the initial panic buying nonsense,

we have all settled into a resigned routine around

shopping. More of us are becoming inventive with

ingredients and experimenting. Mushrooms instead

of mince anyone? Rich Tea instead of Hob Nobs? –

actually, no, that is a step too far.

Garden centres are now open which is great news.

However, trying to locate a growbag proved a step

too far and I was reliably informed that compost is

the new toilet roll! The cycle of lockdown life!

Thankfully the shops seem to have remained well

stocked with wine and beer, especially Corona Extra

(mountains of that everywhere). However, we have

avoided shopping as regularly as we normally do

and this led to a red wine shortage and a small

crisis in our house. Whilst emptying the larder

looking for a cashew nut substitute (sunflower

seeds in case you were wondering) I found a

dusty bottle of mixed fruit cider circa 2011, kindly

gifted to us by a home brewing friend. We dusted

it off, popped the cork and convinced ourselves it

tasted perfectly lovely. In all honesty under normal

circumstances we would have probably used it to

clean the drains (sorry Sylvain!), however right now,

any port (or cider) in the storm will do.

© Ali Wale



by Andy Marshall, Managing Director

With over 35 years of experience in the garage

door industry, at JB Doors we pride ourselves on

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is crammed

full of gems, but, in my opinion, there is one

movie that perfectly blends all the elements

that have made this franchise so spectacular.

That movie is: Captain America Civil War.

Currently available on Disney+, Civil War

shows the Avenger’s darkest hour. When

a legislation proposes that the Avengers

become a government controlled team, the

Earth’s mightiest heroes are cracked in half

over the decision.

Even though the cast is large, every single

character is perfectly portrayed, both by

the incredible talent on display, and the

phenomenal writing. No matter how long their

screen time, every character has a clear and

compelling arc that is driven by motivations

that encapsulate their legendary character.

Directors the Russo Brothers impeccably

balance and pace the movie, allowing time

for the script’s complex and fascinating moral

debates to breathe whilst also giving every

character a moment, and let’s not forget those

hero on hero brawls.

Of which are jaw dropping. Every single action

sequence takes full advantage of a character’s

abilities and shows them off in the coolest way

possible with industry best choreography.

Whether it is the enthralling story, heart

pounding action, or ethical debate at the

backbone of this piece, you are never allowed

to be bored in this perfectly balanced and

concocted movie.

Writer: Sam Burton



10 / 10


Character studies are a tricky thing. Gaining an insight

into a dark mind to provide food for thought while

keeping your film entertaining with a unique style is an

achievement not too commonly found across modern

Hollywood. For a textbook definition on how to nail this,

one needs look no further than Paul Thomas Anderson’s

masterpiece from 2007: There Will Be Blood.

At the beginning of America’s roots in the 20th century,

a cynical self-made oilman makes it his mission to be

able to drill on fertile lands to make enough money to

set him up for life alongside his son. But when he butts

heads with an obnoxious land-owning preacher and his

drilling efforts go awry, Daniel Plainview’s inner demons

begin eating at him.

What makes this film exceptional is its subtle morbidity

in its cinematography and soundtrack (composed by

renowned Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood) which

turns a seemingly simple narrative into a rollercoaster

ride of emotion and characterisation. Right from the

start, with a very time-taking montage of a younger

Plainview’s gruelling mining efforts to striking black

gold, it’s clear this film sinks its teeth into well-crafted

symbolism and atmospheric-immersion. This is only

completed by Daniel Day Lewis giving, what I would

proclaim, the greatest performance of the 21st

century yet as Daniel Plainview with his phenomenal

John-Wayne-style vocal domination and bottled-up

monstrosity. If you have any interest into how films can

experiment with emotional ambiguity and character

study, this is a must-watch and one I will continue to

revisit for years to come.

There Will Be Blood is

available for watch on

Amazon Prime.


George Neal

10 / 10




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Jerry Green Dog Rescue is urging you to keep your

dog safe in the heat this summer. Whether you’re

off for a long trek through the countryside or

simply chilling out in your garden, they want you to

put your furry friend first.

Shelley Wilks, Head of Welfare for the charity said:

“It’s important to remember our dogs can’t cope as

well as we do in the summer heat. Dogs can very

quickly overheat and start showing signs of a heat

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So it is really important to be aware of the signs and

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“Our Dog Welfare Assistants will be ensuring our dogs

stay safe and don’t overheat this summer by walking

them while it is cooler, not over exercising them, and

doing fun things with them that use a minimal amount

of energy, such as, letting them splash around in

our paddling pools and treating them to frozen Kong

toys. These are all little things that you can also do to

ensure your pooch stays cool and healthy while the

sun is shining.”

The rescue charity has more advice on what you

can do with your dogs in the heat, as well as all of

the symptoms of heat stroke to look out for on their

website. You can see how the staff at the rescue

centres are helping to keep the dogs there safe during

this warm weather by checking out the charity’s

Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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Rabbits are particularly susceptible to flystrike if they are unable to keep themselves clean of urine

and faeces. However, even healthy, active rabbits can get dirty bottoms from time to time.

Obesity can make it very difficult for a rabbit to clean urine or faeces from its fur, and so can

arthritis, which is made even more problematic by obesity. Painful dental problems can make a

rabbit reluctant or unable to clean itself properly.

Flystrike occurs when flies lay their eggs on an animal. The eggs hatch into maggots, which eat

the flesh of the animal they are on. During hot weather maggots are more active and develop

more rapidly. When the maggots begin to feast on the flesh of that animal, the results can be

catastrophic. It only takes a few hours from flies laying eggs, to maggots hatching and eating into

a rabbit's flesh. Once they are established, huge damage can be done and many rabbits don't


How to prevent flystrike:

‣ In the summer months especially, rabbits must be checked at least twice per day. If their

bottom is dirty, wash with warm water and a shampoo for small pets. Rinse thoroughly and

dry as the smell of damp fur can attract flies too!

‣ Soiled bedding and litter must be removed regularly, preferably daily. Left in the rabbit's

home, it will attract flies and will itself soil fur.

‣ Apply a preparation to your rabbit's fur that will prevent fly eggs from hatching.

(Ask your vet for details of this product)

If your rabbit gets flystrike this is an emergency. You need to get your rabbit to your vet

immediately. Its life is in danger and it will be in great pain.

Our Healthy Pet Club Rabbit Scheme includes vaccinations,

flystrike prevention treatment, bag of hay/food per month and

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abbit care top tips

by Emily Tindall RVN FDSc


Emily Tindall, a nurse at

Scarsdale Vets, shares her

advice on how to care for your


Rabbits require large amounts of space with grazing

areas, access to outdoors and dry, well ventilated

indoor areas. The usual hutches you can get from

stores are usually not appropriate. Playhouses, sheds

or even aviaries can be converted to be much more

suitable accommodation for your bunnies. Rabbits

need to be exposed to natural light to prevent vitamin

D deficiency, so supplements or time outdoors needs

to be factored into their daily lives, especially for

house rabbits. Suitable housing is also necessary

to prevent health problems such as upper or lower

respiratory disease. Therefore avoiding small, dusty

and dirty environments is vital while ensuring there is

suitable weatherproofing.


The diet of a domestic rabbit should mainly consist of

three things:

• Hay/grass (timothy hay being the preferred type)

• Rabbit pellets

• Mixed leafy green vegetables/herbs

Hay and grass should make up the majority of the

rabbits diet (a minimum of a ball of hay the same

size as the rabbit or larger a day) but a handful of

leafy greens/herbs and a tablespoon per kg of ideal

bodyweight of pellets will lead to a well balanced diet.

Treats, vegetables and herbs can be given but must

be given in moderation and new food items should

be introduced separately – one new item per week

to allow time for any intolerances to show. Long term

changes to the rabbit’s diet should made slowly over

the time of 4-6 weeks to allow their sensitive digestive

system to adapt appropriately and reduce chances of

an upset stomach.


Rabbits are highly social animals and due to being

prey creatures, without a buddy to watch their back,

a rabbit may never fully relax. However, bonding is a

complicated procedure which can change for each

pairing – therefore patience is key. A fast bonding can

take as little as 2 weeks whereas more complicated

ones can take as long as 3-4 months or, on rare

occasions, 6 months to a year.

It is important to note that both rabbits should be

neutered before introducing to them to reduce

hormonal influence. Bonding should be started a

month after neutering to allow for enough hormones

to leave the other rabbit interested enough without

going overboard. A second cage will be needed near

the original cage alongside neutral spaces for both

rabbits to interact. Introductions should be gradual

and closely observed at all times.

Vaccinations and Health Checks

Your rabbits should be fully vaccinated every year.

There are two vaccinations available; a combination

vaccination covering Myxo (myxomatosis) and RHD1

(rabbit haemorrhagic disease) and a single dose for

RHD2 (a separate strain) – both are important and

should be given 2 weeks apart from one another. The

combination vaccination can be given from as young

as 5 weeks old whereas the single dose vaccine has

to be given from 10 weeks. These vaccines need to be

repeated yearly to ensure full coverage.

Frequent health checks with the vet will help to assess

your rabbit’s general growth and care. It is important

to monitor how much your rabbit eats, drinks and

poos to make sure you can spot any potential

problems early on. It is also a good idea to get your

rabbit used to being handled and having their paws

touched which will make health checks and nail clips

generally easier and less stressful.


Flystrike coverage is also important during the

warmer months and can be easily applied throughout

the year. Speak to your vet for when best to apply

flystrike protection.

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tfn triathlon club race to


by TFN Triathlon Club

Nottingham based TFN Triathlon Club have kept

active during lockdown by taking part in a duathlon

race to Kona, Hawaii (virtually, of course!) to raise

money for local charities.

Clubs from all over the UK entered the Corona to

Kona race. TFN entered two teams consisting of

novices right up to European and World champion

level athletes.

Kona is where the Ironman World Championships are

held. Ironman is an iconic race where athletes cover

2.4 miles swimming in the sea, 112km cycling and a

26.2 marathon run, all in one go.

The distance from Manchester (where the race

will start) to Kona saw a total of 570 athletes in 18

teams covering a distance of 2300km running and

13000km cycling. The first club to reach Kona won.

Jo Mallinson, from TFN said;

“It’s great to bring everyone together and contribute to

an event as a whole club. This is extremely important

now as we can’t have club sessions; it gives people

a sense of being in a community while still social


It was a fantastic achievement for the club, finishing

the challenge and they raised over £1500 for some

exercise equipment for the Nottingham Cancer Ward

at City Hospital.

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As gyms and health facilities around

the world are slowly beginning to

open their doors, I sit here writing

this wondering, will your approach

to your own health have changed?

Over the last few weeks we’ve been graced

with SO many free home workouts and

different ways to keep the pounds off and our

activity high.

Which way will you move forward?

Did you try something new recently?

Here are a few ways some of us have

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health focused;


• Home workouts

• Yoga

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• Calisthenics (body weight training)

Online Coaching

Using online coaching services, having

someone fully support and hold you

accountable to your custom fitness journey.

Online Fitness Programs


• The Body Coach

• Your local personal trainer moving into

online coaching sessions.

It’s been amazing to see so many people

focus on their health. Maybe an increased

awareness of the importance of a healthy,

active body and a focused, clear mind has

allowed so many of us to have such positive

journeys over the past few months.

If you haven’t tried any of the listed

recommendations, or you have but want to

explore others…. GO FOR IT!

Make life as rich and full as possible.

Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind

when choosing to make a positive health


To lose body fat you need to create a daily

deficit (intake of calories) by 300-500 calories

per day. 500 per day over a week is 3500

calories and that’s what it takes to burn 1lb of

body fat.

To gain some muscle is a surplus of 200-500

calories per day and expect to gain a little

body fat to, don’t believe the myths of you

can have it all. For most, 99% of us have to

choose a focus. The more muscle you have

the faster you’ll burn body fat…tip of the trade

right there.

Next, you can eat how you wish…but know

the more processed food we consume the

harder we make it for our body to process.

You’ll find greater volumes of food in

wholesome form. So, fill that plate up with the

good stuff as often as possible to help keep

calories low and food volume high.

Lastly, ENJOY what you do. Being healthy

should be a benefit to life, not a drain and

chore so find a way to exercise that fits your


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sing along with ellie is a big hit in care homes

by NG Magazines

Ellie Fessey has been busy during lockdown, live

streaming sing along sessions into care homes

and it’s proved to be a massive hit!

Residents and staff have really enjoyed the sessions

and the feedback has been really good. Even with

a few teething problems with the technical side

of things, Ellie has now reached out to all of the

care homes in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and

Chesterfield. One problem that kept cropping up

was the lack of equipment required to do the live

streaming (laptop with built in webcam and good

Wifi internet access). So Ellie’s husband suggested

making a DVD, using the webcam she bought for

the live streaming, to record the sing along session

within a little home studio.

Almost all care homes have a DVD player and now

all they need to do is put the DVD in and press play!

Ellie says; “this is a perfect solution for the residents

and the staff who are very busy during these difficult

times and might not be able to devote as much time

to recreational activities as they would normally.”

Fast forward six weeks and Ellie, with help from her

husband and friends, has now produced a DVD and

songbook. These are now for sale on her very own

website:, there is

a sample video of the DVD there for you to view for

free. Ellie has invested a lot of her savings into this

project and is keen to publicise it to all our readers.

You can also check out her facebook page “Sing

Along With Ellie “.

Ellie’s determination to reach out to residents in care

homes is fuelled by a painful personal experience

as she lost her mum recently to cancer. However,

because she was in a nursing home where there had

been confirmed Covid-19 cases, Ellie and her family

were unable to visit her during the last few weeks of

her life.

All of Ellie’s singing work has come directly from

her mum. Ellie explains; “we had countless sing

along sessions together for years, whether in

organised groups, in my car or just sitting at her

bedside, we always sang together. She always has

been and always will be my inspiration. Her journey

through dementia has been really tough, I can’t

begin to explain the impact this has on the person

and their loved ones, utterly devastating physically

and emotionally. So I am determined to make my

sing along sessions happen one way or another, as

I have witnessed time and time again, how music

breaks though so many barriers for people living with

dementia or indeed people without it.”

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Have your say on local policing priorities in your area

Thousands of people have been telling police

‘what matters’ to them after Nottinghamshire

Police encouraged communities to come forward

to help shape local policing priorities in their area,

as part of one of the force’s biggest-ever public

consultation exercises.

Nottinghamshire Police has been encouraging

communities to have their say in the force’s new

neighbourhood policing priority survey which is

already helping neighbourhood policing teams to

decide where they should be focusing their efforts.

Nottinghamshire Police Chief Constable Craig

Guildford said: “Neighbourhood policing is at the

heart of Nottinghamshire Police’s work and this

initiative is an extension of our commitment to

engage with the communities we serve to ensure

that we’re continuing to focus on what matters most

to local people.

“Focusing on specific priorities within each

neighbourhood is already helping to address issues

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that we can focus on more of what matters to local

people as our ambitious recruitment plans continue

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The results from the survey will be used to help

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Once agreed, each area’s priorities are published

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The survey complements the existing public

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alzheimer’s society reaches

out to thousands

by Alzheimer’s Society

“it’s ok not to be ok”

-introducing jonathan’s


by Val McCartney Founder & Trustee

People affected by dementia in the East Midlands

are experiencing crippling loneliness and are

struggling to cope during lockdown, a survey by

Alzheimer’s Society reveals.

The charity is helping to alleviate the anxiety

many face by making thousands of ‘welfare calls’

to provide support and information. In the East

Midlands more than 6,000 calls have already been

made by staff and volunteers determined to reach out

to those in need.

Jean Eastwood (pictured above), of Nottingham, who

has Alzheimer’s and lives alone, said: “Because of

living on my own the lockdown has affected my daily

regime by restricting meetings, gatherings and my

volunteering activities.

“It has also affected my memory. I am forgetting to

turn off electrical items such as the grill, the oven and

the hot water switch in the last few days.”

Alzheimer’s Society is calling for people to sign up

and become a Dementia Friend. For more information


Alzheimer’s Society’s funds have been badly hit by

the pandemic. Donations to their Emergency Appeal

can be made at

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Advisers provide

emotional support and practical

information during this difficult time.

The Dementia Connect support line

(0333 150 3456) is open seven days

a week.

Jonathan’s Voice is a registered charity that

was established in 2017 in memory of Jonathan

McCartney who tragically and unexpectedly took

his own life in October of that year. He was 35.

Jonathan was a successful patent attorney. We were

shocked when we subsequently learnt how many

people each year die by suicide. In 2018 there were

6,507 suicides registered in the UK, an average of

18 each day and sadly more than in 2017. Suicide is

more prevalent in men than in woman and is the most

common cause of death in men aged 20 – 49.

We came to understand that Jonathan had been

struggling for a long time but felt unable to seek

professional help. He felt that he should be able to

manage on his own. Research studies consistently

show how reluctant many people are to discuss their

mental health, particularly with their employer. There

may be many reasons for this but one is certainly a

sense that there is a stigma around the topic.

One of the prime aims of Jonathan’s Voice is to

reduce that stigma associated with mental health

and to empower people to speak up and reach out

for help when they need it. The charity aims to raise

awareness of mental health issues in workplaces,

provide resources and support organizations to

develop good mental health practice. We also offer

bespoke presentations and talks to both companies

and community groups. For further information

visit or email val@

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2 x blue canvas deckchairs. GC

like new. £15. 0115 840 3612

Aluminium Ladder. 9ft extending to

18ft. GC as new. £50. 0115 840 3612

Halogen oven (JML). Brand new,

never used. Was £60. £50. 07594


Collection of model cars,

lorries and buses. Corgi,

Matchbox, Ledo etc., some limited

editions, all boxed and in original

condition. £100 ono. Would suit new

collector. 0115 938 3975

Petrol Mower. Haytor Spirit 41

needs service/repair or use for parts.

£15. 07762 414080

Kitchen dining table. Circular

pedestal, solid pine. H 80cm. D 92cm.

Also 2 x fiddleback chairs. £50. 0115

891 0532

1950’s VW garage sign. £75. 0115

926 5204

Brass port starboard ships

lamps. £80 for the pair. 0115 926


Mahogany stick mercury

barometer. £85. 0115 9265204

CLIMA double-extending

lightweight wooden ladders.

Min H 3.04m to max H 5.30m. Inc.

tubular steel wall-mounting brackets

for storage. £50. 07845 908896

Pair of wrought iron gates

with hinges. W 1.16m x H 0.92m.

£50. 07845 908896

Jigsaw puzzles. 1,000 pieces.

“An evening in Paris” (68cm x 49cm)

& “Celestial Planisphere” (67.5cm x

47.5cm). £3 each or £5 the pair. 07845


Metal arched decorative gate.

H 6ft 3” x W 2ft 6”. Used. £35 ono.

07948 213696

Fireplace. Wood surround. Marble

back & hearth. VGC. £75. 07908


Roof Tiles (Roman). 100+. 50p

each. 07908 913842

Cream Cotton Crochet Double

Bed Spread. Wedding ring design.

Never used. £45. 0115 938 3956

Sony Digital Still Camera.

Cybershot. £25. 0115 938 3956

Classical Records & Music

Books. Very large collection. Rock,

pop, jazz etc. Offers. 0115 911 8862

Classic Opera & Ballet Books.

Large selection. Offers. 0115 911 886

Rock/pop/jazz books. Large

selection. Offers. 0115 911 8862

Isabella Awning. 725cm. Fit

around 12ft caravan. Easy carbon

frame. Inc. inner tent. Good cond.

£100. 0115 928 4492

Hohner Piano Accordian. Suit

child 8+yrs. £10. 0115 926 7425

10 x horse brasses. 8 on leather

straps. Assorted prices. 0115 926 7425

Single Divan Bed. 2 drawers.

Headboard. Amazing condition. £30.

0115 926 7425

Carron Phoenix 1000 x 500 bowl

and half inset stainless steel

sink top. Reversable including tap

and waste. Brand new still in box. Cost

£120, will accept £70. 07941 846331

Nearly new Bosch dishwasher.

£125. Extractor fan & hood. £25 ono.

07768 732074

Mahogany coloured drinks

cupboard. 72” high x 47” wide. Glass

doors & 3 separate drawers. VGC. £45.

07748 407987

Metal Shed. Very good condition.

Free to take down and take away. 0757

8647644 (afternoon)

Metal ladder. Converts to a step

ladder. £25. 0115 926 2948

White Schreiber Blanket Chest.

Immaculate. £60. 0115 926 2948

Collection of pottery,

glassware & wood carvings.

Best offer. 0115 926 2948

Bosch Dishwasher. Nearly new.

£100. 0115 978 6111

Extractor fan & hood. £25. 0115

978 6111

Large selection of football

autobiographies. Many different

clubs. All hardback in good condition.

£1 each. 07505 607222

Dyson DC40 Vaccum Cleaner.

No tools. Good condition. £35. 0115

891 5403

Roku Streaming Stick. Stream

HD 4K HDR. Includes McAfee live safe

premier. £30. 0115 891 5403

Pair Wrought Iron Gates with

fittings. 36” high X 50” each wide

£30. 0115 9653583

Set of four floor mats for a

Mercedes B Class. Hardly used.

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wrought iron gates.2 x driveway

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2 x Schreiber 2 drawer units.

Brown & cream. H 2ft6” x W 2ft. £30

ono for both. 07923 415320

Chaise Longue. Cream & gold. With

bolster and carved wooden legs.

L 4ft6” x W 2ft. £50 ono. 07923 415320

3 x Wardrobes. Cream. Will all fit

together. 2 x 6ft x 2ft6” hanging robes.

1 x 6ft x 2ft with mirrored doors & 3

drawers. 07923 415320

royal dalton yorktown full

dinner service. Nearly 100 pieces.

Serves 8. New condition. Offers. 0115

920 4728

copper log scuttle. £70. 0115

920 4728

sheritan television cabinet.

22.5” wide x 34” high. £30. 0115 920


oak reproduction cocktail

cabinet. £125. 0115 920 4728

bmx mongoose bike. With new BMX

tyres. £45. 0115 779 3150

matching mans & youths

raleigh max mountain bikes.

Call for more details. £120 the pair.

0115 779 3150

jacque vert trouser suit. Black

with tan trim. Size 16. Never worn. £55.

0115 920 4728

m & s skirt & jacket suit.

Houndstooth check. Size 16. Brand

new. £50. 0115 920 4728

2 x silver thimbles. £15 for both.

0115 877 4214

vintage oak cocktail cabinet.

Internal light & mirror, drop down

front. Beautiful condition. £150. 07816


singer 1920’s manual sewing

machine. With lockable lid & key.

Immaculate condition. £90. 0115 877


small child’s sewing machine.

Chain stitch. VGC. £20. 0115 877 4214


quality cowhide. Made in England.

Mint condition. Never used. £80. 0115

928 3295

brass coal bucket, brass

companion set & brass fender.

£65 the lot. 07788 486028

rupert bear stamp collection

& some parker pens. Offers. 07788


Electric keyboard. Pony synth

eko. £100. 0115 919 6938

Small pocket chess computer.

£15. 0115 919 6938

Partner chess computerised

2000. £15. 0115 919 6938

Brass hall lamp. With stained

glass shade & mahogany stand. Lovely

condition. £12. 0115 962 6883

Mahogany reading lamp. £15.

0115 962 6883

Hoover Turbo Power Vacuum

Cleaner. Very little used. £50 ono.

0115 9621 529

Porcelain Floral Jardiniere.

With pillar stand. £25 ono. 0115 9621


Ladies Handbags. Some leather.

Good quality. VGC. Various prices.

0115 9621 529

mamas & papas rocking horse.

Saddle, reins & stirrups. Beige fur. Suit

up to 5yrs. £45. 0115 875 0855

1st edition d’arcy bear. As new.

£25 ono. 0115 875 0855

3 piece suite. Settee + 2 x electric

recliner chairs. Beige/Brown machete

fabric. VGC. £400 ono. 0115 875 0855


HiFi stereo equipment, amps,

turntables, speakers, vinyl records also

musical instruments. 07855 994605

Old fishing items or full set-ups wanted

by collector. Anything considered.

07855 994605

Old tools ie: planes, chisels etc. Also

mamod steam items or similar. Shed/

garage clearance. Cash waiting.

07855 994605

Broken or unwanted gold jewellery.

Also costume collections. Top prices.

Cash paid on collection. Fast service.

07855 994605

Engineering machinery. Big or small,

single items or complete workshops.

Lathes, mills, drills, saws, grinders,

tooling etc. 07779 432060

Collector wants gents mechnanical

Swiss wrist watches and pocket

watches eg. Omega, Longines etc.

Best cash prices paid. 07973 815778

Bikes bought for cash. Old racers,

top brand bikes, carbons, fold-ups,

mountain bikes. Particularly interested

in old Raleighs, Specialized, Trek,

Boardman, Brompton, Dahon, Planet

X, Bianchi, BMC, Campagnolo, Colnago

etc. CASH WAITING. 07971 692815

Simply call us on 0115 926 9777 or email

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Group directory - please note due to covid-19 groups may not be

running as normal. 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:

Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities?

Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with

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

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.

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 or 0115 9558811

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

Al_Anon - family group who meet twice weekly at 25

Clarendon St, Nottingham to give support to family & friends

who have or are living with the stress of alcoholics. . Mon

7pm - 8.30pm & Fri 7.30pm - 9pm. For more info call 020

7403 0888 or visit:

arthritis action nottingham group - meet at St

Mary’s Church, Wollaton Park, NG8 1AF. 2pm-4pm. To

find out more & book your place - 0203 781 7120, info@ or

Ashfield Citizens Advice - we are at Hucknall market

place every Friday from 9.30am - 2pm. Just come along to

get the advice and info you need. See our website: for more info.

Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - support

group for those who are waiting for, or have had any type of

bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We

meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green

Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green,

NG7 6BE. For more info: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm

Breathe Easy Hucknall - meetings held 4th Tues

monthly 1-3pm at our NEW venue; Rolls Royce Leisure

Fitness Centre, The Pavilion, Watnall Rd, NG15 6EP. Ample

free parking. For more info tel: Mal Clarke on 07702 339618.

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

Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more info call 07930

713530 or email:

Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham

- providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus

& Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences

of Chernobyl. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: or visit:

cocaine anonymous - problems with drugs and/

or alcohol? So did we. We have weekly meetings across

Notts. For free help from people who have recovered from

their addictions please call 0800 689 4732 or visit https:// You don’t have to be alone with this.

Cornwater Evergreens - offers activities & friendship

for older people. Friendship club runs Mon, Wed & Fri, 10am

- 2.30pm. Memory club runs Thurs 10am - 2.30pm. Please

call 01623 491159 for further info.

Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til

9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield

Rd, Sherwood. For more info call Martha: 07948 191093 or e:

Connecting Families - for family matters. We are

passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through

courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott

for info on 07877 583529 or email: eileenmignott@

Carers in Hucknall & surrounding areas - meet

at John Godber Centre, Ogle Street on the 1st & 3rd Tues

monthly. From 1.30pm to 4pm. All welcome.

Depression - group meeting every month in Arnold, also

one to one meetings available, limited spaces available. To

find out more or to book your place please call Roxanne on

07988 083224 or email:

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: or

call 07973 113 882

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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


The Forget-Me-Not Dementia Support Group -

support group for people with dementia, their carers, family

& friends. Meet on 3rd Mon monthly from 1.30pm-3.30pm at

Kirkby Trinity Community Centre Point, Diamond Ave, Kirkbyin-Ashfield.

We welcome people from all areas to drop in for

information, support and to meet others over a cuppa. For

more info call Joan: 0776 3519196

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


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:

Gingerbread - friendship group for single parent families

from all walks of life, bringing up children on your own &

kids are always welcome! Join Gingerbread for free at www. and contact the Hucknall

group at;

email -; or text 07950


Gateway Women - to support women who don’t have

children by circumstances not by choice. The Nottingham

group meet 1st Sat monthly at Bill’s, 15 Queen St, NG1 2BL

at 11am. For more info call Sally on 07796 318046 or visit:

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

Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider.

Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs at

Herbert Buzzard Court, Hucknall. Fridays at Marion Murdoch

Court, Gedling: 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily

refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page)

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

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

Marie Curie Helper Service - provided FREE of charge

to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For

a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit

people in their homes offering companionship and support

tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304

8730 or email: Visit www. for more info.

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:

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/fibromyalgia -

MESH (M.E.Self Help) is Nottingham’s self help group for

people with ME/CFS and/or fibromyalgia and their carers.

For more info search for MESH Nottingham (M.E/CFS/

Fibromyalgia) on Facebook or email: meshnottingham@

Mark Spencer MP for Sherwood Advice Surgeries

- please phone the constituency office on 0115 968 1186 for

an appt or email: Surgery

2nd Sat monthly (10am-12pm) at Under One Roof, Vine

Terrace, Hucknall, NG15 7HN.

Mansfield & Ashfield Carers Support Group -

meet 2nd Wed monthly, 2pm - 4pm at St Peter’s Centre,

Churchside, Mansfield. We can offer friendship, info and

advice to carers who support someone with mental health

issues. Drop in for a warm welcome. For more info call Joy:

01623 459681 or Cleo: 07824 838574.

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MS Society - Nottingham and District Branch Drop-in

meeting, the 2nd Wed monthly at Brookfields Garden Centre,

Mapperley Plains from 2pm - 3.30pm. We meet in the rear

of the cafe. It’s an informal event with a friendly group of

people affected by MS including carers and family. Just turn

up or contact Doug for more info: 0115 966 3582


Road, Gedling, NG4 3HQ. Myotonic dystrophy is the most

common and variable muscular dystrophy of adult life. Please

call or email for more info: . 0115 987 5869. Email: contact@

Nottingham Miscarriage Support - for anyone

effected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who

would like to meet with others who have shared similar

experiences. Meet 3rd Thurs monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood

Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115

8449484 or 07870 771326 or

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

7-9pm on the 2nd Thurs every other month. Partners

welcome. For further info ring Self Help UK on 0115 911 1661

Nottingham Counselling Service - not-for-profit

service providing high quality affordable counselling

for anyone aged 16 & over in the Notts area. Accredited

services include individual, couples & employer assistance

counselling. To find out more call 0115 950 1743 or email: Located at

Unit 5, Victoria Centre, Kent St, NG1 3LZ. Open 9am-8pm

weekdays. Minimal waiting times.

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@

Nottingham Aphasia Independent Self Help

Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For

more info contact June or Chris on 0115 927 9368

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). We welcome all

adults especially those who may not ordinarily join a choir &

singing ability not essential! Phone Theo on: 07752536426

or email:

Notts Peer to Peer Network - info for users of Mental

Health services in Notts & their carers. Gateway Drop In,

for mutual support, info, occasional outings and talks at St

Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to

3.30pm. For more info: Self Help UK on 0115 911 1611.

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

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 07942 678692.

Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy &

Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a

self help group for people with these medical conditions. For

more info please go to

Over The Rainbow Parkinsons Support Group

- support for ANYONE affected by Parkinsons Disease.

Our aims are to enjoy life & have fun. 2nd Sat monthly

meeting with buffet lunch 11am - 1pm at Southwell. Email: or call Sandra & Michael on

01636 812399

Parkinson’s UK Nottingham Group - monthly support

group, meet 3rd Wednesday monthly (except Jan & June)

at St Judes Church Hall (405 Woodborough Rd, NG3 5HE).

Friendly, informal group for anyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Come along for a chat, make friends, enjoy a regular

programme of events inc. exercise classes, speakers,

outings and lunches. We hope to offer something for

everyone! To find out more email: parkinsonsnottingham@ or call 0808 108 8335

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 -

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.

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Ravenshead Memory Lane Group - at St Peter’s

Church lounge, Sheepwalk Lane, Ravenshead. Held on

2nd Wed monthly. Come along for coffee & chat between

2-4pm, you will be made most welcome. For further info call:

Margaret - 01623 798854, Kathryn - 01623 795886 or Jackie

- 01623 439019

the miles for maggie’s


by Maggie’s Centres Nottingham

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.

Reach Out Residents - we are a group that is for all

residents in West Hucknall. We meet about 5 times a year

to discuss issues affecting our area & many statutory

bodies including the police, Ashfield Homes, Trent Buses

& others attend our meeting. We invite you to come along

and have your say. Together we can make a difference! Find us now on Facebook.

SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control

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

meetings held in Nottingham on Thurs evenings & Sat

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

meeting details contact Self Help UK on 0115 911 1661.

Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles

disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should

not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT

it to the police on 101.

This month, cancer charity Maggie’s Nottingham

is encouraging people to walk 12,000 steps a day

to help them support the 1 in 2 people who will get

cancer in their lifetime.

As more people live longer with cancer, charity

Maggie’s Nottingham is seeing an increasing need

for practical and emotional support to help people

cope with the changes that cancer brings. Maggie’s

offers free support and advice on living well with

cancer. This includes ensuring that people with

cancer are really listened to, that they are offered

tailored individual support, group support and

practical advice. All of which is delivered by qualified

professionals in a comfortable setting that enables

people to meet others who understand what it

means to be living with cancer too.

All of the money raised through the Miles for

Maggie’s challenge will make sure Maggie’s

Nottingham can continue to provide free,

professional support to all those living with cancer

who need it, as well as their family and friends.

Do 12,000 steps a day for a month and help us

support the 1 in 2 people who will get cancer in their

lifetime. Register now and get a free t-shirt:


To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email: 77




If you’re told you have been exposed to an

infected person you must self-isolate for 14 days.



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row, every column and every 3

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to 9 with no repetition!!

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Holgate ACADEMY Student

helps with ppe

by Holgate Academy

Sharing the

incredible strength

and compassion of

some of our fantastic

Holgate students.

Thank you to everyone

who is out there

helping at this difficult


William is part of the 3D

printing UK group and

world scout group on

Facebook. When he became aware of the massive

work being taken on in the 3D printing community to

help with PPE for the NHS, he decided to take action.

Claire, Will’s mum said, “Will decided he wanted to

help! He is printing ear savers and has been in touch

with friends of the family who are working in care

homes in Hucknall. He then asked if I could post on

my Facebook page if anyone else needed these and

Hucknall Ambulance and Fire Station have asked for

them too”.

So far Will has sent them out to a pharmacy and

a care home and is now printing some for the

Ambulance and Fire Station in Hucknall with several

orders waiting. Will’s parents and everyone at The

Holgate Academy is so very proud of what he is doing

this to help those on the frontline and giving these out

free to all who need them.

If you are aware of anything that a Holgate student is

doing please send the information through to info@ we would love to know and share

with others in our community.




by Self Help UK

Earlier this year NG Magazines

allowed us an editorial to appeal

to anyone who would like to

volunteer with our service.

Self help UK, in partnership

with Macmillan, run the Beyond

Diagnosis service to provide

emotional and practical support

to anyone affected by cancer

whether someone with a diagnosis or a family

member, friend, anyone at all! Our volunteers can

support on an ongoing basis or as a one off.

Newly trained volunteer, Kathryn Holmes (pictured

above), came to us by responding to our NG advert.

She has been offering vital telephone support, at a

time when our service has been needed more than


We asked Kathryn why she replied to the advert

and Kathryn replied; “I hadn’t heard of the Beyond

Diagnosis team before and, if I hadn’t seen the advert

in the NG magazine I would never have realised how

my personal experience of supporting someone with

their cancer journey could help someone else in the


We recruited a number of volunteers thanks to the NG

advert, and our service is extremely grateful to the

magazine for supporting us and enabling us to reach

people all over Nottinghamshire.

We welcome self-referrals as well as those from

health professionals, so if you or someone you know

could benefit from this service then please send an

email to or contact Self

Help UK on 0115 9111662.

To advertise call 0115 926 9777 or email: 79

Three local young athletes share

their 5 top tips for fulfilling

Reach for the Stars! your potential in your chosen sport.



U16 England


Hi my name

is Olivia Lowe.

At the age of

7, I decided

to get involved in

football. The opportunity arose

via a friend of my Mum’s whose

daughters were training with Gedling

Southbank Girls football team. I

thoroughly enjoyed the training

and continued going on a weekly

basis. We had a really good team

and over 3 seasons we won

numerous competitions. I then

took the decision to trial for an

Academy and was offered a squad

place at Leicester City under 12s.

We had a great team and played in

the West Midlands Junior Premier

League and made some great

friends from across the Midlands

and beyond. I also won Managers

player of the year in my first season

at Leicester, something I am very

proud of to this day. I have remained

with Leicester to the present day

and have recently been offered a

contract with the under 16s, which I

have accepted. My football journey

then took another step recently

after being offered a place with

the England Schoolgirls FA under

15s, after 3 separate demanding

trials. The ESFA experience has

been amazing. I have been lucky in

my football career, having brilliant

coaches and playing alongside some

outstanding players. I personally

cannot wait to get things going

again and am so looking forward to

playing competitive football.

1. Always ‘listen to’ and respect your


2. Learn to use both feet.

3. Consider additional

training outside of squad training

and matches.

4. Respect your team mates, no

matter what, encourage at every


5. Work on areas where you know

you have been advised to improve. If

you don’t know what they are - ASK.





I joined Arnold


Club in 2011

aged 9.

After some success

in the County Championships

I was approached by Nova the

county swimming squad to go and

train with them. With lots of hard

work and dedication I qualified for

my first Swim England National

Championship aged 13. I came 16 th

nationally in my age group for 200

breast. This spurred me on and at 14

I qualified for 100 breast at the British

Championships. I was so nervous I

thought I was going to wobble off

the block!

I qualified for Swim England

Summer 2019 Championships in

100 & 200 breast and came second

in both races which was a great

achievement for me.

The season was on track, I

competed at Luxembourg in my

first international meet and I am the

current County Champion for 100

& 200 breast. I also qualified for

Olympic trials in 100 and 200 breast

which were due to take place in April

2020 at the Aquatic Centre, London.

Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened

due to coronavirus. There was

an outside chance of obtaining a

European Junior qualifying time but I

guess we will never know!

My sport requires me to train 18

hours in the pool with an additional

4 hours in the gym every week.

This requires me to be on poolside

5.30am 4 times a week and evenings

4pm – 7.15pm 6 days a week.

1. Take one stage at a time

2. Technique is king - master the


3. Obtain feedback from your coach

and act on it

4. Be resilient - it won’t always go

your way

5. Always give 100%, even when the

going gets tough





My sports

journey: I


triathlon at

the age of 7 at Absolute Triathlon

Club. I carried my love for training

all the way through and won the

British Elite National Championships

in 2015. In 2019, I competed at

the British Age Group National

Championships. And after a tough

year with exams, managed to pull

out a solid performance to win

my age group. Triathlon offers

great opportunities for people to

compete at both elite and age group

standards across a wide range of

distances. Moving forward, I am

looking at Universities where I can

study alongside training, to build

my fitness and mental resillance

further to hopefully progress onto

a career as a British Army Officer.

Sport has given me the opportunity

to train and compete across the

country and abroad, where I have

met people who are now my closest

friends, some of who plan to train

to the highest levels and are aiming

to compete in elite and professional


1 Find something you enjoy. There

are loads of local clubs and teams

for a range of sports. There is

something for everyone

2 Keep consistent. Getting into a

routine will help getting organised

for everything you do in your daily

lives and it is where you will see the

most progress in training

3 Make it social. The social aspect

of sport is amazing! It will keep you

motivated to train and every club

has amazing people to meet and

train with.

4 Stick with it!! The first few weeks

and months will be really hard as you

build fitness and skills. Stick with it!!

5 Find a balance between the ratio

of training and rest. Don’t overload

yourself or you will get mentally and

physically burned out. Take time to

balance work/ social/ training.

Nott’s Maize Maze will be open...

from the 25th of July until late October 2020.

This is our second year

of running this event.

2020’s Maze is sited over 12 acres of land

which is 3 x bigger than last year’s.

Our Maze is great fun for all ages – from

grandparents to the youngest toddler.

Welcome to LASER Maze - a Laser Tag outdoor

adventure game based in a 12 acre maize maze!

Take our outdoor maze to the next level.

Join us for a 2 hour session, where you'll

need to use strategic thinking and your team working

skills to get out alive!

Enjoy hours of fun walking around paths

stretching over 2 miles long with countless

games and hidden activities to do along the


We will be running daily maze sessions from

10-5pm every day of the summer holidays and

our special sessions which are listed below...

Laser Maze: the only one in the country!

Torch Nights

Have you already completed the Maize Maze

in the daytime and fancy a further challenge?

Or do you think that a maze is only worth

doing in the spooky black of night? Complete

the maze in the dark during our Torch Nights,

running from 9-11 pm on selected dates.

Don't forget your torch... or your courage!

Special Halloween


Nottingham’s only horror experience set

within a maize maze.

A certain group of inmates have escaped from

Darlington Prison and the army have managed

to detain them inside the maze - for now.

This is not a standard round-up operation.

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Hucknall Mini’s Basketball - Hucknall Leisure Centre.

Tues 7-8pm (7-10yrs) & 8-9pm (11-12yrs). £2.50. Call Adam

McGrory on 0773 2211696.

Hucknall Judo Club - meet Thurs: 7.15 - 9pm at National

Junior School, Montague Rd, Hucknall. All ages welcome.

Contact 07785 530256.

Hucknall Boys Brigade & Girls Association - fun,

games & adventure for ages 5-11yrs. Thurs evenings at Hucknall

Central Methodist Church. for more info.


CHECK FIRST. 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@

2nd Hucknall Scout Group - Mon: 6.30-8pm (Cubs),

Wed: 6-7.15pm (Beavers), Fri: 7.30-9.30pm (Scouts). For

more info please contact Dunvan Stagg 07484 126483

(meet at scout hut behind John Godber Centre)

Applegarth Day Nursery - Robey Close, Linby, NG15

8AA. Open Mon-Fri: 7.15am - 6.15pm. Exceptional care for

children, ages 6 weeks - 5 yrs & wrap around care for 8 local

schools. OFSTED - GOOD. For further details please call

0115 963 1296 or visit

Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike &

run coaching for ages 8 - 14yrs, all abilities. We meet

Thurs: 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure

Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit www. for more info.

Air Training Corps 1803 (Hucknall) Sqn) - The

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

Wed: 7pm - 9pm.

Army Cadets - challenge yourself and learn new skills:

fieldcraft, navigation, camping, expeditions, shooting, sport,

BTEC, DofE and much more. Young people 12yrs to 18yrs.

For more info visit to find your nearest

Detachment or tel: 0115 9837645

Edgewood Judo Club - meet every Mon:6pm to 8.30pm

at Edgewood Leisure Centre, Christchurch Road, Hucknall.

For details call 0115 952 1346.

Guides, Brownies & Rainbows - Nottinghamshire HQ -

0115 987 7220.

Hucknall Sports YCFC - always need new players, from

U8’s to U18’s. Well established club (est.1977) provides

organised junior football with qualified FA coaches in a safe

& friendly manner on both Sat & Sundays. Contact www. or ring 0115 9521122 for further info.

Hucknall Pre-school playgroup - Baptist Church,

Watnall Rd, Hucknall. Open Mon/Tue & Fri 9am - 3pm. Wed/

Thur 9am - 12pm. For more info call 07544 510610.

Hucknall Sports YCFC Soccer School - fun

environment for 4 to 6yr boys & girls. Now outside at The

New Wigwam, Kenbrook Rd, off Paplewick Lane, Hucknall,

NG15 8HR. From 9.30am til 11am Sat & Sun mornings.

Contact Alwyn Sears 07748 842156 or Derek Day 0115

9521122 or visit for more info.

Hucknall BABES Breastfeeding Group - Sure Start

Centre, Broomhill Rd, every Mon:1pm - 2.45pm. An informal

group for breastfeeding mothers & mothers-to-be who

would like info & support on breastfeeding.

Hucknall Bumps & Babies – Mon: 10am to 12pm at

Watnall Road Community Centre.

Kids Club - Thurs (term time) 5.30pm - 6.45pm at the

Salvation Army Community Centre, High St, NG15 7HJ.

Suitable for ages 5+. For more info call 0115 963 4881.

little signers club - use sign language alongside

speech to give your child the gift of communication before

they can talk! Find out more:

Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing?

NBC rehearses in Daybrook Baptist Church, Mansfield Rd,

Daybrook, Wed - 6.15-8pm. Visit our website: or drop in on a rehearsal.

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

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Notts County Ladies Development Football Club

- new players wanted to strengthen our successful squads

from U9s (year 3). Junior teams compete in the Notts Girls

& Ladies Football League. Join us for a training session

on Wed: 6-8pm at National Cof E Academy, Hucknall.

For more info call Carol: 07963 820612/secretary@

Nottingham Outlaws BMX Club - run coaching

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

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

more or

facebook: Nottinghamoutlawsbmxclub or visit www. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell.

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

Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham,

NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: nottinghamseacadets@live. W: Tues & Thurs

eves 7pm - 9.15pm.

Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - outdoor at

Goosedale Sports Club, Moor Road, Bestwood Village, NG6

8UN. Mondays & Fridays 6.30pm - 7.30pm, April - October.

Contact Andrew Claye 07834 488663.

Ravenshead Pre-School Playgroup - Swinton Rise,

Ravenshead. Open 9am - 3.15pm Mon-Fri, term-time only.

Learning through play for children 2-5years. OFSTED-GOOD.

Funded sessions available. For further details call 01623

490707 or visit:

Rolls Royce Soccer School - for 5 to 7 yr old boys &

girls every Sun:10 til 12pm. Watnall Road, Hucknall. Contact

head coach John Cheetham on 07920 154129 or www.

Rolls Royce Leisure JFC - Mon 6-7pm, Tues - 6-8pm,

Wed - 6-8pm, Thurs -6-9pm. All age groups. Always looking

for new players to join our family friendly club playing Sat

am/pm & Sun am. Call John on 07920 154129 or www.

St John’s Ambulance Cadets - (10-18yrs) Tues at 6.30

- 8.00pm approx. Seymour Road Baptist Church. Call Steve

Cross on 0115 952 9683.

Tumble Tots - Britain’s leading National Active Physical

Play Programme for children from crawling to 7 years. Visit for details.

Who Let The Dads Out?- group for dads, grandads or

male carers and their children aged 0-10yrs. Meet every 4th

Sat from 10-11.30am at West Hucknall Baptist Church. For

more info email:

Oceans of Fun Indoor Soft Play Centre - Spring St,

Hucknall - suitable for 0-11yrs. Open 7 days. Comfy area for

adults & cafe. Parties from £6.60 per child. Outdoor play

area with seating. Free car park. See www.oceansoffun. or call 0115 963 3961 for more info.

Oceans Day Nursery - Spring St, Hucknall, NG15 7BZ -

Mon - Fri 7.15am - 6.15pm. Full day care from 6 weeks to 5

yrs. Breakfast/After School Care. Ofsted Good. Call 0115

963 5651 or email: or


Parent & Toddler Group - Mon (term time) from 9.30am

- 11.30am at the Salvation Army Community Centre, High St,

NG15 7HJ. For more info call 0115 963 4881.

Papplewick Pre-School Group - Papplewick Village

Hall, NG15 8FB. Session times: 9am-3pm Mon-Fri (term time

only). Breakfast club from 8am Mon-Fri. We are a forest

school setting. For more info call Kelly on: 0115 963 4913 or


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On writing this I am acutely aware that I don’t

own a crystal ball so have no way of knowing

what the world will look like by the time this is

published. Right now, we’re in the midst of the

national Coronavirus lockdown and no one

can predict what’s going to happen. What I can

tell you, in no uncertain terms, is what the last

couple of weeks in my house have looked like,

and how far from the Apocalypse my little piece

of England is.

Forgive the hyperbole but I’ve gone straight to

a place where I’m basically imagining living

in a Mad Max movie. Hopefully this means I

get a great car and some utterly over the top

clothing, I think I could just about pull off postapocalypse

chic. But only just. But it seems like

a good time to rewatch all the films, just in case

I need tips.

Amidst all the uncertainty of what’s happening

right now I’ve been impressed by just how well

the kids have coped. Sure, they get bored of

being in the house every day and not seeing

their friends. Video chats help but it’s not the

same as actually hanging out with your mates.

Online games have allowed them another

way to keep in touch and my oldest plays his

mates at Fortnite with his headphones on which

ironically is the loudest thing in the house as he

has no idea just how loudly he is shouting to his

friends. The hardest thing has been that they

may well have broken up for the school year for

good which means they miss out on all the end

of term fun.

My wife and I have both been keen to keep some

structure in the house (more for our benefit than

the kids to be honest) and we’ve made sure they

still do their school work before they get the fun

stuff. We’re no Victorians though, we very much

spare the birch and don’t work them too hard.

It’s times like these you start to really appreciate

just what a skill it is to keep a classroom of 30

kids under control (nice one teachers, you know

who you are). But the structure definitely helps,

especially as both my wife and I work full time

so we can’t spend our entire days entertaining

our children. And while I’m on it, no one in

our house believes any of these idealised ways

that you’re told to plan your days with a full

house and no escape. I’m not pretending it’s

easy. We’ve variously had screaming, shouting,

doors being slammed, swearing, tantrums and

threats. But aside from the wife and I, the kids

have been amazing.

So far exercise has also helped. Like everyone

in the world we appear to be doing the daily

Joe Wicks exercises and it turns out that my

daughter is the fittest person in our house by

a country mile. This is quite a kick in the teeth

to be honest as my wife runs half marathons, I

cycle every day, and my son plays more football

than I thought was humanly possible. But every

day we are reminded of the boundless energy

of a 9 year old.

Amidst all this uncertainty we have managed to

spend an awful lot of time together, which in

and of itself has been fantastic. As the pace of

life has changed we have made sure that we

take things a little less for granted, do things as

a family unit, and make sure we keep in touch

with extended family more often. And it feels

like our local community is a little tighter, even

if that’s just knocking on the neighbours door to

check if everything is okay. Whatever happens in

the future we’re all hoping that these little things

stay with us. Although

I’m still hoping for Mad

Max’s V8 Interceptor.

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!

Dominic Murray

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Aerial/TV Services

AV Connect 43

Phil Chapman 40

Appliance Repairs

Nottingham Appliance Repairs 22


Bransons Aquatics 62


Bransons 45

Dream Doors Nottingham 23

Gliderobes 31

Shower Doctor UK 47

Sliding Door Wardrobes Ltd 34


Bella Blinds 50

Building Services

A Holmes Building Services Limited 37

Arnold Building & Roofing Ltd 40

Nottingham Building and Roofing Ltd 43

Notts Building & Roofing Ltd 49

Trent Building & Roofing Ltd 37

Care/Support Services

Children’s Family Trust 69

EMH Homes 65

Chimney Sweeps

Absolute Chimneys 33

Homesweep 22

Damp Proofing Services

Paul James Damp Proofing 51

Domestic Services

AquaBlast UK Ltd 33

JWS Window Cleaning 33

MJ Cleaning 29

Drainage/Pipe Clearance

ADK Drains Ltd 47

Electrical Services

DElectrix 20

Doctor Electrical 46

Seans Electrical Services 41

Estate/Letting Agents

Tristram’s Sales & Lettings 1


360 Fencing 33

Beechdale Fencing Ltd 35

F Martin Ltd 29

Malfords Limited 47


Kimberley Fireplaces & Stoves 4

Stonebridge Fireplaces 53


Byron Carpets 5

The Little Carpet Company 27

Foot Health

1 Step Foot Health 63

Funeral Services

Nottinghamshire Funeral Service 71

Further Education

Nottingham College 13

Garage Doors/Repairs

Garolla Roller Shutter Doors 29

JB Doors Ltd 57

Garage Services

Central Motor Services 7

Lindleys 39

Garden Buildings

Arctic Cabins 52

Garden Services

Artificial Grass For Less 28

Summerfields Landscapes 37

Groundwork Services

B & P Paving 59

Next Generation Home Improvements 88

Handyman Services

Complete Home Maintenance 48

Gary Simpson Handyman 43

Jason Craddock 47

Hot Tubs

Hydropool Midlands 44


DM Furnishings 55


Beecrofts Joinery 37

D Moore Joinery 40

Locksmiths/Key Services

AWM Locksmith 47

Halls Locksmith 59

Loft Conversions/Ladders

More Than Loft Ladders 41

Mobility Aids

The Lifestyle Centre 67

Priority Stairlifts Limited 65

Scootermania 71

Oven Cleaning/Repairs

Ovenu Nottingham North 46

Spring Fresh 51

Painting & Decorating

Emma Morley Painters & Decorators 37

James Painting & Decorating 47

Lee Wright 43

LP Decorators 22

MJC Decor 47

Paul Tinsley Decorating 48

Prep Decor 54

Pest Control

MW Pest Control 22

Plastering Services

CJ Plastering 37

Plumbing & Heating

All Weathers Plumbing & Heating 49

K Woods Plumbing & Heating 41

Kingfisher Plumbing and Gas services 2

M.Church Plumbing & Heating Ltd 20

Stellar Heating 26

Stonebridge Heating Centre 53

Removals/Man & Van

ACS Removals 22


The Cod’s Scallops 9

Roofing Services

Barker Roofing 30

Ernhale Roofing 22

Notts Roofing Services Ltd 26

WR Leivers 46

Tree Services

Ashfield Tree Care 51

Charnwood Trees 34

Jack Glenn Tree & Gardening Services 33

Waynes Tree Services 29

Weedon’s Tree Surgery & Garden Care 43

Veterinary Centres

Orchard Veterinary Centre 61


A & M Windows 20

Clear and Fresh 51

East Midlands Windows 3

Fixaglaze 26

KLG Rutland 25

True Window and Glass Centre 87

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