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We all know mums make the best cooks, so our recipes this month have all been handed down from our very own mums. If you have a favourite recipe, please let us know and we will share it with our readers. Happy Reading Ali, Cat, Sarah & Francine contents looking good, feeling great a helping hand 8 12 a helping hand directory business, IT & finance 14 - 15 16 free time adult community diary pets 18 20 - 22 23 kids kids diary eat, drink & be merry! 25 26 28 recipes safer neighbourhoods home and garden classifieds sudoku puzzle crossword puzzle solutions useful information index / list of advertisers Da yt Cr ime ui a se nd ro s a Ev un ll y en d ea in r g www.princessrivercruises.co.uk e e bl ir la h ai ate Av riv rp fo Princess River Cruises Cruising The River Trent In Nottingham 30 32 33 52,54 56 64 68 68 70 • Private Parties From £20pp • Daytime Cruise and Dine Packages • Monthly Forthcoming Events • Ideal For Corporate Entertainment • Fully Enclosed & Heated • Hen Parties Welcome • All Inclusive Evening Packages • Wedding and Anniversary Celebrations 0115 9100400/401 The Park Yacht Inn, Trent lane south, Colwick Nottingham, NG2 4DS 6 Please mention ng5 when responding to adverts HAYDN INTERIORS LTD KITCHENS | BEDROOMS | BATHROOMS Value & Quality have never been more affordable Stylish New Ranges Fully project managed service undertaken plastering, tiling, lighting & building work We are a family business established for over 30 years Open Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.00 & Saturday 10.00 - 2.00 0115 962 2600 www.haydninteriors.co.uk Haydn Road, Sherwood, Nottingham To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 7 Carbohydrates… and your diet! In an ever changing society, we constantly fight the battle of obesity that is now extending through into our younger generations. Many stand with a confused state of mind as to how they ‘let it slip’ and ended up at the unhealthy end of the scales. We see so many people these days jumping to attention with fad diets, looking for a quick solution to only then resort back to old habits. Nutrition is about educating yourself with some basic information, so firstly let us look at the primary culprit within your diet. CARBOHYDRATES. Generally, we see the modern diet over spilling with excess carbohydrates. This is the first problem as the excess carbs are not being converted into energy. The body can only uptake 15-25g of free glucose per meal and only 5g of that is in your blood, the rest is stored in the liver and muscle. The excess is then circulated and passed, if persistent over spillage continues it is then ‘stored’ by the body resulting in increased body fat. Your metabolic turnover is what will regulate how quickly the excess carbohydrates will become stored instead of being used. So the first piece of advice given is to observe your carbohydrate requirements. Less active people need far fewer carbohydrates than active people. See them as your fuel source, regulate them within your diet. Generally choose low GI carbohydrates to help prolong energy release resulting in a lower insulin spike which will also help control sweet tooth cravings. Generally speaking people who do not crave a sugary fix tend to eat more of the low GI foods. Making meals regular will also help stabilise carbohydrate requirements, resulting in correct body fat management. A great way to implement an alteration in carbohydrates is to try swapping white rice for brown rice, sweet potato instead of white potato. Try to reduce as much refined sugar from your diet as possible. Healthier options like cocoa chocolate come with added benefits as well as a lower GI content. As a rule of thumb your meals should have a 40% protein, 40% carbohydrates and 20% fats split to maintain your body weight. Reduce the amount of fruit in your diet and increase your greens. This way you get just as much from the 5 a day without the extra carbohydrates. Happy eating… © Andy Orridge Phone: 07581 311333 | Email: [email protected] | www.180healthandfitness.co.uk looking good, feeling great Foot . Problems ! Cycling Made Easy with Electric Motor Assistance Book a Test Ride & Demonstration Call 0115 950 2114 Kens Auto Spares Official Nottm Stockist Nail Trimming • Thickened Nails Fungal Nail Treatment • Callous Removal Corn Removal • Verrucae Treatment • Athletes Foot Home Visits / Evening and Weekend Appointments PHYSIO DIRECT FOOT CLINIC Wendi McKenna WMSch.MPS.PRACT. 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The 9 Holes currently open are available to play on the following days and times: Saturdays & Sundays from 2pm - 6pm Fridays from 6pm - 9pm 9 Holes £6 Includes free hire of football 18 Holes £10 Includes free hire of football Dress Code. Golf shoes or trainers suitable for grass surface. No football or bladed boots. Over 16’s Under 16’s Tracksuits, Trousers or golf shorts, Polo shirts with collars or jumper. Football clothing permitted, not football or bladed boots. To book phone the pro Shop on 0115 965 3545 Option 1 and book your tee/kick off time To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 9 looking good, feeling great Cycling for All gets set for Spring Rides Get showered with the colours of the rainbow in this crazy 5K run or walk! Saturday 2nd May 2015, 10.30am The Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham Promotion kindly supported by: To sign up visit www.rainbows.co.uk/rainbowrun or call 0800 952 1133 Cancer Research UK is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103) and registered as a company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 4325234. Registered address: Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD. © Copyright Cancer Research UK 2015. All rights reserved. Registered charity number: 1014051 NOTTINGHAM WE CHARGE TOGETHER 07·06·15 WALK/JOG/CHARGE Victoria Embankment 07.06.15 SIGN UP NOW AT RACEFORLIFE.ORG Supported by 10 #raceforlife Ridewise, the Nottingham based cycling charity have announced details of their 2015 Cycling for All events. These events will see all ages and abilities trying out bikes, some for the first time. The project runs for the third year following its huge success in previous years. The vision is to inspire more people to give cycling a go – be it for fun, health, or independence. Accredited instructors are on hand to help riders to build their confidence and learn cycling techniques in a relaxed, safe and informal setting. There is also the opportunity to join a guided ride along the River Trent for those with a bit more confidence. The sessions take place every third Sunday of the month, right through to October. Participants have access to free bike try-outs, one-to-one training and advice and guidance from friendly instructors. They can also get free bicycle health checks. Those with disabilities, people learning to ride for the first time or families practising to ride together are all catered for. A wide range of bikes will be available to try out including commuter bikes, fun and family bikes and specialist bicycles to accommodate different disability needs. Daniel, aged 9, said "It was awesome. I liked all the different types of bikes you can try out." The event takes place at Queens Drive Park and Ride between 10am and 1pm. Hot and cold refreshments are provided by the Pulp Friction Smoothie Bar Project, a social enterprise who employ and support young people with learning disabilities. For more information about Ridewise and Cycling for All visit www.ridewise.org.uk/ cyclingforall Please mention ng5 when responding to adverts looking good, feeling great Spring is on its Way Start Dancin' Mapperley Plains Social Club Foxtrot Workshop Sunday April 19th Beginners starts at 2 pm Further sessions at 3, 4 & 5 pm New Course A 7-week course teaching Foxtrot & Cha Cha starts on Thursday April 23rd Beginners start at 7.00 pm Intermediates at 7.45 pm Advanced at 8.30 pm Paso Doble Workshop Sunday May 24th Beginners starts at 2 pm Further sessions at 3, 4 & 5 pm Norma Thorpe Hypnotherapy Smoke? Want to save £2000 per year? Want to overcome a phobia, anxiety, depression or control your weight, plus more? 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The Nottingham North Branch welcomes people from Arnold, Gedling, Carlton, Mapperley & Sherwood areas. We meet the 2nd Thurs each month at St Georges Comm Centre, Victoria St, Netherfield at 1.30pm. Further info from Jim Bennett 847 7639. Nottingham Prostate Cancer Support Group - if you are affected by Prostate Cancer and would like to talk to others in a similar situation, you are welcome to join our group. We meet at the Nottingham City Hospital between 7 and 9pm on the 2nd Thursday every other month. Partners always welcome. For further information either ring Self Help Nottingham on 0115 911 1661 or email [email protected] NottsGOSH - (Nottingham Gynae - Oncology Support & Help group) offer support in the aftermath of various gynae cancers. Support, information, understanding or simply a cup of tea. Meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Tues of the month at Maggies Cancer Care Centre, Notts City Hospital from 6.30-8.30pm. For more info call Sue Mills on 0115 969 1169 ext 56162 Nottingham Miscarriage Support - For anyone effected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy who would like to meet with other women and men who have shared similar experiences. Meet 3rd Thursday monthly 7-9pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive. For info contact Kymm 0115 8449484 or 07870 771326 or [email protected] ADHD - a support group for parents of adults with ADHD. Meet last Monday of month 7 - 9pm in Nottingham City Centre. Call 0115 982 2573 for more info. Cutting Back - Self-help group for women who self-harm. Weekly meetings in City Centre. For more information call 07930 713530 or email: [email protected] Dyslexia Action, Nottingham - specialist tuition for literacy and numeracy for all ages. Full psychological assessments. Exam access arrangements. Awareness training for schools, colleges, work-based trainers and employers. Our Nottingham Office is based at 2 King Street, NG1 2AS. Please phone 0115 948 3849 for more information and a free consultation. Debt Help & Advice - The Debt Advice Network is a registered charity offering free, impartial, professional, face-toface advice to people with debt problems. Contact your local counsellor David Hall on 07973 113882 or email: [email protected] thedebtadvicenetwork.org. Sherwood Stroke Club - meets every fortnight on Fridays 10.30am - 2pm. United Reform Church Hall, Edwards Lane, Sherwood. Offering friendship & support. New members welcome. For details call 0115 962 6410 or 0115 926 7853. Framework’s EVE Works - Helps unemployed people into work/training/volunteering. We help remove barriers to work. For free 1-2-1 appointments and training eg. confidence building/interveiw skills. Tel: 0800 111 4262 or email: [email protected] frameworkha.org Smile! Stop Hate Crime - raises awareness and tackles disability hate crime. People with learning disabilities should not have to put up with harrassment and violence. REPORT it to the police on 101. Marie Curie Helper service - Provided FREE of charge to people with any terminal illness and their carers. For a few hours each week, our trained volunteers will visit people in their homes offering companionship and support tailored to their needs. To request the service, call 0845 304 8730 or email: [email protected] Visit www.mariecurie. org.uk/helper for more information. Adoption Open Evening - first Thursday monthly. Adopt Together opens it’s doors for anyone considering adoption. Come along for a chat with our friendly adoption team between 5.30pm - 7.30pm at our West Bridgford office, 7 Colwick Rd, West Bridgford, NG2 5FR. Presentation at 6.30pm. For more info visit www.faithinfamilies.org or 0115 9558811 Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) Peer Support Group - offers help and support if you have been diagnosed with PBC - an autoimmune liver disease. Meet every first Tuesday of the month - 7pm - 8.30pm or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: [email protected] 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: [email protected] Alcoholics Anonymous - every Sunday 5pm - 7pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Just turn up. Positive Outcomes - a self help group for people who aim to control their drinking - cutting down or cutting it out. Meet Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm, Nottingham City Centre. For group contact details: Self Help Nottingham Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: [email protected] Aphasia Self Help Group - meet monthly at Sherwood Community Centre. For more information contact Kevin or Alison on 0115 962 1153 Nottingham Arthritis Care Self Help Group - meet the last Friday every month, 11am -1pm at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact the Arthritis Care Office: 0115 952 5522. Nottingham Self Help Group for People who Stammer - meet alternate Tuesdays at Sherwood Community Centre. Contact Mathew: 0115 953 2177. Irish Community Cancer Group - self help group for people affected by cancer in the Irish community. Meet the last Wed of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm at Self Help Nottingham, NG1 2EG. For more info call 0115 911 1661 Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. Allsorts - Do you have physical or sensory disabilities? Want to meet new people? Aged 18-40? Have fun with like minded people, join Nottinghamshire Allsorts. email: allsortsnotts.org.uk or visit: www.allsortsnotts.org.uk a helping hand TITHE GREEN NATURAL BURIAL GROUND “A meadow and woodland for remembrance in Sherwood Forest in the County of Nottinghamshire” 9 miles north of Notts City Centre | Salterford Lane, Calverton. NG14 6NZ Member of the Association of Natural Burial Grounds Tel 01623 882210 (Op 2) or 07800 635037 E: [email protected]tonestate.com | www.woodlandburialoxton.co.uk a helping hand - group directory Real Quality Care - Offers home help for over 65’s. First half hour free with promotion code RQC1 (1 hr min). Tel: Steph - 0115 854 7093 or 07947 424741 Notts Peer to Peer Network - information for users of Mental Health services in Nottinghamshire and their carers. Gateway Drop In, for mutual support, information, occasional outings and talks at St Peter’s Church, NG1 2NW (next to M&S) every Wed 1.30 to 3.30pm. For more information email: [email protected] or write: Self Help Nottingham, Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham St, NG1 2EG or visit: www.nottspeertopeernetwork.com ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - MESH is Nottingham’s self help group for people with ME/CFS. We have socials & run weekly relaxation, gentle moves & breathing sessions. Some joint events with people who have fibromyalgia. Contact Richard on 0115 925 2586 or email: [email protected] Loss of someone to suicide? - Loss is a self help support group for those who have experienced the suicide of a family member or someone close. For more information call 0115 911 1661 (mon - fri 9am-1pm) or visit www.selfhelp.org.uk Hard of Hearing/Deaf - Hard of Hearing Social Group (2nd and 4th Friday, 10am-2pm), Social Night (1st and 3rd Thursday, 7pm till late) and lip-reading classes (days and evening). For further details phone 0115 970 0516, text 07817275253, or email [email protected] Contact the Elderly - If you want to make a difference to the lives of elderly people in your local community, why not consider volunteering for Contact the Elderly? We are a national charity tackling acute loneliness among isolated older people, aged 75 and over, by organising free, monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties. Please contact Pamela Walker on 0121 603 1331 or [email protected] for more info. Chernobyl Children’s Life Line (CCLL) Nottingham - providing respite care holidays for children from Belarus & Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Interested? Tel: 01949 842383 or email: [email protected] or visit: www.ccll.org.uk/nottingham Fibromyalgia - Support groups, workshops and group meetings. Contact Charlotte - 0115 9676 434 or 07961 025780. Connecting Families - for family matters. We are passionate about parenting. Providing solutions through courses and personalised support. Contact Eileen Mignott for information on 07877 583529 or email: [email protected] Coping with Anxiety - meet first & third Tuesday, 7pm til 9pm, monthly at Sherwood Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Sherwood. For more info call Albert Godfrey on 0115 967 9409 or email: [email protected] 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. Open Wings - centre for adults with learning disabilities. Individual programmes and person centred learning @ Sherwood Community Centre - open Monday to Friday. www.openwingsadultlearning.co.uk. Call Anna 07828 268487 SMART Recovery Groups - help people to gain control over their drinking, drugs and other addictions. Peer-led meetings are held in Nottingham on Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings. New groups are also starting in the County. For meeting details please visit www.smartrecovery.org.uk/ or contact Self Help Nottingham’s Information Line 0115 911 1661 (Mon-Fri 9am - 1pm) or email: [email protected] Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group - a charity which is a self help group for people with these medical conditions. For more information please go to www.nottsandderbyia.org.uk Heydays Day Services - accredited day service provider. Socialising and activities for over 65’s. Mon, Wed & Thurs 10am - 3.30pm.Two course hot meal & daily refreshments. Tel: 0115 952 1421 (see our facebook page) Bariatric Support Group Nottingham - Nottingham’s first support group for those who are waiting for, or have had any type of bariatric surgery. Carers, friends and family welcome. We meet 2nd Tues of the month 7pm - 9pm at the Hyson Green Community Centre, 37a Gregory Boulevard, Hyson Green, NG7 6BE. For more infol: 0754 621 5757 1pm - 4pm Dizzy Self Help Group - is for anyone in the Nottingham area with balance problems, whatever the cause. The group’s bi-monthly meetings are a social occasion, with speakers on a variety of topics, to provide an opportunity to meet fellow sufferers and for mutual support. Meetings take place monthly, between 2 and 4pm at Self -Help Nottingham, 32-34 Pelham Street, Nottingham. Just turn up at a meeting or ring Jeff on 0115 8451360 business, IT & finance ALAN’S ACCOUNTING SERVICES Est. 1987 Online Filing Services Available Accountancy, Payroll & Taxation Services provided for individuals & Private Limited Companies Tel: 0115 9265556 384a Gedling Road Arnold NG5 6PD Just paid a big tax bill? Want better help to reduce it next time? We account for everything so you don’t have to! Sole trader package from £269 plus VAT Limited Company package from £399 plus VAT Based in Nottingham Hundreds of businesses in Nottingham and growing... 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Visitors £5 Info: [email protected] Saturday Singers Spring Concert Saturday 25 April - 10.15am Masonic Hall, Goldsmith St Nottingham Tickets £5 (available on door) or Dee 0115 9860559/Dick 0115 9312157 for ageuk the Sybil Leven Centre, Nottingham 18 Small family business Destinations to suit all age groups Local pick ups Call in or ring for a FREE brochure 0115 926 3138 30 Redhill Road, Arnold The Dover Beck Flower Club Burton Joyce Village Hall 7.30pm - All welcome April 16th - Glenda Bream (TBA) (visitors £5) May 21st- My World of Flowers Sue Smithson (visitors £5) For more information and tickets please call 0115 966 4771 Please mention ng5 when responding to adverts free time OAKMERE PARK GOLF CLUB THE ALL WEATHER COURSES “Probably the best membership facilities in the Country” 27 holes, floodlit driving range & restaurant Membership places available 1st April Full 7 day of both courses £495 5 day of both courses £350 Commanders Course only £200 Viewing Rounds half price with this advert Valid until 30/04/2015 To reserve a place pay a £50 deposit and fill out a membership application form, available online, at the Club or email [email protected] Promotion prices include membership and any joining fees to 1/11/2015 Oakmere Park Golf Club, Oaks Lane, Oxton, Notts NG25 0RH 0115 965 3545 • [email protected] www.oakmerepark.co.uk To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 19 Community Diary If you run a group or club and want people to know about it, why not list it here? If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: [email protected] Yoga - Mondays, Carrington. St John’s NG5 2DP Fun, uplifting, aerobic, relaxing, meditative. Contact - 07760886393 or [email protected] or www.yoganova.co.uk for details. Prospect Players - meet at 7.30pm on Tues & Fri at the Pondhills Lane Community Centre, Arnold from September to May. For more info call Donna Atherton on 953 2049 or visit www.prospect-players.com Spanish Mums in Nottingham - *join us on facebook* Are you a Spanish parent living in Nottingham? Would you like to meet other Spanish parents? Then we’d love to hear from you. Contact Susana on [email protected] Light Exercise - Gedling Asian Elders Association. light exercise (chair exercise) £3 including tea, biscuits & freshly prepared meal.. Every Tues 11am -2pm. St Marks Church Hall, De-Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe. Tel Surjitsingh on 0115 958 3244 for more information. Robin Hood Probus Club - For men who are retired, partly retired or nearing retirement. Monthly meeting on 3rd Tuesday at Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Calverton. Speaker & lunch. Do come along and meet a group of very interestimg, like minded people. Call Derek 962 1932 or [email protected] Wednesday Lunch Club - Arnold Methodist Church. Cooked meal, company & friendship. Contact Mavis Flewitt on 952 0919. Woodthorpe W.I - meets 1st Monday of the month (except January) @ Good Shepherd Church Hall, 7.30pm. New members welcome. Contact 0115 993 1796. Indian Classical Dance - one to one or small groups sessions. £5 per hr. Call Aparna on 920 3319/07737 897720. Woodthorpe Singers - friendly mixed voice choir. Meet every Monday 8pm - 9.40pm at St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe. All welcome - no auditions. Contact Majorie for more info: 0115 931 3965 Classic Cars, Bikes & Custom - Likeminded enthusiasts meet at Cafe Janais, Cattle Market, Nott’ham. 2nd & 4th Wed every month. For info call Brian on 07836 794541. City of Nottingham Probus Club - a club for men over 65, meeting at The New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St, Notts on 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10am, meetings start at 10.30am. Interesting talks on many subjects plus optional lunch. Just turn up or call Robin on 0115 916 4774 or email: [email protected] Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt - lectures held 6 times a year -plus special events & trips. New members welcome - expect a warm, friendly welcome. For further info call 01246 276771 or www.ssae.org.uk Sherwood Community Centre - Mansfield Rd. Tel: 0115 962 1153 for more information on a range of activities or room hire. Sherwood Craft Group - is a small friendly group of crafters. We cover a wide variety of crafts. For full details please phone Alma on 0115 841 0144. Nottingham Organ Society - Bonington Theatre. 1st Monday in the month at 7.30pm. Come along and listen to an evening of light musical entertainment. Tickets available at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold, Nottingham. Call 0115 956 0733 Friends of Bestwood Country Park - a community group for all interested in supporting the Park.For more details check www.fbcp.org.uk or email [email protected] Visit our park community cafe 10-noon Saturdays at Dynamo House, off Park Road, Bestwood Village. Nottingham CHA Walking Group - would like to invite new members to local weekday or weekend walks further afield. For more details please call 0115 927 4869 or email: [email protected] Gem Connection Ladies Barbershop Chorus - meet every Thursday at The Harrington Middle School, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ from 7.30pm - 10pm. Please visit our website: www.gemconnection.org for more information or just pop along & see us at one of our rehearsals - you’ll be made most welcome. South Notts Alive & Kicking - Every Thurs at Arnold Liberal Club. 7.30pm-11.15pm. South Notts N.C.D.S.W is for the divorced, separated & widowed. Hand in friendship to all. Tel Geoff or Margaret on 0115 9141076/07806 608032. Roundabout Social Club - for 50+ single, separated, widowed & divorced. Every Wednesday and a full monthly programme at Federation House, Claremont Road, Sherwood. 8pm -11pm. Tel: Joy on 07790 624374 or www.nottinghamroundabout.co.uk Complementary Therapies, Health and Well-Being - Every 4th Tuesday, 7.30 to 10pm, Arnold Library Meeting Room. Entrance fee. Refreshments. Contact- Jacky 01636 815739, Jayne 0115 926 2068. Phoenix Friends Group - we are a thriving group of outgoing, young at heart people mostly over 50 years of age, who enjoy a wide range of activities. If you are interested in forming new friendships & boosting your social life we would be delighted to hear from you. No membership charges. For further details email: [email protected] Notts Fuchsia Society - encourages the growing & displaying of Fuchsias. We meet at Wollaton Park Community Centre, Harrow Rd, Wollaton Park, NG8 1FG on the 4th Tuesday monthly from 7.15pm - 9.30pm for talks & demonstrations. All welcome. For more info call Derek on 0115 975 3365. Arnold Branch of the U3A - meet at 1.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Arnold Methodist Church - Chairman 0115 920 1160 or visit www.arnoldu3a.org Arnold Arts Society - at the Pond Hills Arts Society, Pond Hills Lane, Arnold. Meetings are on Tuesday/Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings. For more info call Eric Wileman on 01623 793923. Nova - new friends for single people. Call at the Mapperley Plains Social Club, Mapperley Top, Thursdays from 8pm & pick up our programme of monthly social events. For info: www. novanottingham.co.uk or phone Paul on 9404147. Community Diary cont..... FRIENDSHIP - I’m thinking of starting a group for single people, male & female with a view to making new friends, having days out etc. (we can make it up as we go along). The only criterion is to have a “positive outlook”. If you are interested in meeting for a chat to discuss this please email Sheila: [email protected] Card Club - Are you an old hand at card games, or want to give it a go? Come and learn Tichu, a game more strategic than poker, less complex than Bridge, and above all, great fun. We are a small and friendly group meeting once a month in Sherwood/Mapperley and welcome new members of any age. Contact [email protected] Bonington Players - meet for rehearsals at 7.45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August to May at the Old Peoples Welfare Centre, Nottingham Road, Arnold. Productions are staged at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold. For more info call Linda on 0115 953 2807 or visit www.boningtonplayers.co.uk. 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. Parents’ Footie For Over 35’s - come and join our friendly, non-competitive football team, meeting in Arnold Hill Sports Ground every Monday 8pm for an hour of 5 or 6-a-side play. All abilities welcome and we need more women on our team! Contact Phil on 07794 467545 or [email protected] Sherwood Chorus - is an informal choir consisting of people who enjoy singing but cannot read music. Meet every Monday at 7pm - 9pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 403 Mansfield Rd, Carrington, NG5 2DP. For more info email: [email protected] or just turn up. Admission £2 towards room hire. Nottingham Rotaract - 18-30 ish - Want to meet people? Try new activities & help in your local community, nationally & internationally through volunteering and fundraising? We meet 7pm central Nottingham on 1st and 3rd Thursday each month. Visit www.rotaract.org.uk/nottingham for further details. Saturday Singers - singing is good for you. Come and try us. Members from all over Nottingham. Meet Belgrave Rooms, 25 Goldsmith St, Nottm. 9.30 - 12.No auditions, all welcome. Lunch available on premises. Phone 0115 931 3965 or www.saturdaysingers.org.uk The Nottingham Mechanics - 3 North Sherwood St, Nottingham, NG1 4EZ. A centre for everyone. Meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. A host of groups to join including music, Writers’ Club, Poetry Society, Family History, Keep Fit, Film Shows etc. For membership details contat: [email protected] or 0115 941 7353 National Council of Women - Nottingham & Notts Branch - meet last Monday in month 1.30pm for 2pm-3.30pm at Sherwood Methodist Church, Devon Drive, Sherwood. For more info call 0115 950 3733. www.ncwgb.org French speaking group - French speakers, native or not, meet monthly at various venues in & around Nottingham to keep up with the language. Good conversation French required. Join our group on Facebook: “The Nottingham Frogs” or email [email protected] A bientot. The Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society - meet on the 2nd Friday monthly (Oct-April) at West Bridgford Community Hall, Church Dr, West Bridgford, NG2 6AY at 7.30pm. Programme of guest speakers. In summer coach trips to insirational gardens. Further info: www.hardy-plant.org.uk/groups/nottingham or call Sylvia Bennett: 01949 836882/e:[email protected] Tea Dance - run by Nottingham Osteoporosis Society. Every Thursday 1.30pm - 4pm at Sherwood Community Centre. £2.50 includes tea and biscuits. All welcome. Nottingham Backgammon Club - Meet Mondays at 9pm at the Horse & Groom (8 cask ales, sandwiches, friendly atmosphere), Radford Rd, NG7 7EA. No membership fees, no playing fees. Call Keith Gray - 07717 058856 for more info. Grand Central Chorus - Sing in harmony with the GCC. Every Wed, 7.15pm at Harrington School, Long Eaton, NG10 4BJ. Visit www.grandcentralchorus.com or call Martin on 07855 270803 or just turn up. All teach by ear materials supplied. Art Craft - Sherwood Depot Activity Centre, Melrose St (behind the old bus depot) - Art Craft, Music, Languages, Dance, Self improvement. Join in or hire space yourself. Tel: Jane or Jeremy 0115 985 6777. Nottingham Oddfellows - are you lonely & want to get out and meet people in a social & friendly atmosphere? Come along & meet us on the first Friday monthly @ 11am - Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ. For more info call Karen on 01949 843727 or [email protected] All welcome. Sherwood WI - meet last Tuesday monthly at United Reform Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood, NG5 3AA. New members warmly welcome. Contact via Facebook Group - Sherwood WI or tel: 01636 673550 Nottingham Cactus & Succulent Society - meet on 1st Wednesday monthly at Beeston Methodist Church Hall, Queens Rd, Beeston, NG9 2FF. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm finish 9.30pm. Friendly group, outside speakers. All welcome. Further details please call 013325 11970 or go to www.nottingham.bcss.org.uk Making Tracks Walking Group - is for single adults aged 40+ who share a love for the outdoors. We walk every Sunday throughout the year in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire. Own transport essential. For more information visit: www.walkwithmakingtracks.org.uk. All new members welcome. Nottingham City Petanque Club - play French boules at Valley Road, Sherwood, NG5 3HU opposite the Fiveways pub on Tuesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Visit www.nottinghampetanque.com or leave a message on 07972 424052. New members welcome, first 3 vists free. Drawing & Painting Classes - at Sherwood Textile Workshop on Mansfield Road, Sherwood. Classes to learn how to use oil paint, watercolours, acrylics and Chinese brush painting. Thursday and Friday evenings 6.30 to 9.30. We also do life drawing on Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6pm. For more info call Peter on 0115 931 2422. Come Dancing in Sherwood Every Friday night - 7.30 - 11pm Couples - Div/Sep - Singles - ALL WELCOME Ballroom • Sequence • Latin Big Band Sounds Music by John Federation House, Claremont Rd, Sherwood For more info call 07973 828632 Community Diary cont..... Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society - - meet at 7.30pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month at St Leonard’s Community Centre, Bramcote Lane, Wollaton Village. Bus no.30/parking at rear. Wed 2 April “Wollaton Historical & Conservation Society, the Past, Present and Future” by Andrew Hamilton. For more info. call Angela Gilbert 0115 928 3414 or see website www.spanglefish.com/WollatonHistorical Nottingham Playgoers - Interested in Theatre? We read the plays, visit the theatre & discuss them afterwards. We’re a very friendly group meeting Tuesday evenings 7-9pm at the Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nott’ham. Contact Sue Cullen on 0115 847 8423. Soroptimist International - a group of women who meet 1st & 3rd Monday monthly at Willoughby Hall, Notts University Main Campus. We carry out projects to support women & girls at local & international level. Join us for fun, friendship & to help with these projects. For more info & contact: http://sigbi.org/nottingham Arnold & District Camera Club - meet every two weeks on Thursday eve at Pond Hills Community Centre. Photography skills from the complete beginner to the accomplished amateur. For more info call Phil Howcroft on 0115 956 3850. Nottingham Flower Club - Invites you to discover a new talent by joining us on a Thursday evening at the Bluecoat School, NG8 5GY. For dates of meetings contact Janet-0115 9375861. Embroiderers’ Guild - anyone interested in stitching and textiles is welcome. We meet at The Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood St, Nottingham (close to the Royal Centre) on 1st Tuesday each month at 1.30 - 3.30pm. For more info contact Judith on 0115 953 1695. Lace City Chorus - UK/Netherlands’ Women’s 2014 Barbershop Champions - rehearsals every Weds, Frank Seely School, Calverton. All welcome, including potential members. Singing courses held. Call Lynn 07909 684178. See www. lacecity.net 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 contact Daniel Hayes on 07889 725 836 or email: [email protected] Age UK Notts Membership - over 40 social activities a month in and around Nottingham - everything from coffee mornings to table tennis! Call 0115 841 4473 for more information. Rotary Club of Sherwood Sunrisers - every Tues morning 7 - 8.30am at The Park Inn, Mansfield Road. For more info call Alan Bush on 07833 232215. Coffee Morning - every Tuesday - 10am til 1pm. Refreshments and a good old chat. New Testament Church, 173-175 Carlton Road, NG3 2FX. Carlton Male Voice Choir - is currently looking for beginners and experienced singers to join the choir in concerts in the UK and abroad. Wives travel too. For details call 01623 471401 or 01623 633881 or www.carltonmvc.org Meditation Classes - Weekly on Mondays, 7.30 - 9pm. Drop-in classes suitable for all, Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre, 5 Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, NG5 1AP. Tel: 0115 985 7356 Patterns & Plains Patchwork & Quilting Group - meet 2nd & 4th Weds monthly - 7.30pm - 9.30pm at the Salvation Army Hall, Arnold. Call 0115 9939106 after 7pm for info. New members welcome. The Major Oak Chorus - gents, sing in four part harmony with the MOC, every Tues at 7.30pm at Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley, NG3 6FY. For more info call Paul: 07966 910201 or visit: facebook.com/majoroakchorus Nottinghack - a place where you can make anything. Free open evening 6.30-9.30pm every Wed at Unit F6, BizSpace, Roden House Business Centre, Nottingham, NG3 1JH. For more info visit: www.nottinghack.org.uk pets Brave Luca Is Looking For A Home An extraordinary cat rescued by a local animal charity is appealing for a forever home. When found by Animal Accident Rescue Unit and taken to a vet, it was unclear if Luca would survive: several large growths in his mouth had stopped him from even eating. Living rough long-term, this pitiful feline was completely emaciated and weak – and shockingly it is likely Luca was abandoned because of his ill-health. Luca’s sickness was so severe, his recovery has taken since August 2013 – thanks to the volunteers’ and vet’s dedicated care. The growths were removed and now Luca enjoys his wet food, having had some teeth removed. His coat, muscles and trust are improving, as his fosterer says: ‘Luca enjoys a fuss, sitting and playing with our family, and so deserves a forever home with an older family and no other pets.’ Sweet-natured Luca is 8-10 years old and, as with all the charity’s cats, was bloodtested for FIV/Felv - for which he is negative - worm and flea treated, microchipped and litter-trained. Could you offer Luca a home? If interested contact the Adoption Volunteer on 01159985063 after 6pm, which must not be used for any other enquiry or emergency, or email [email protected] All adoptions need a successful homecheck, and no cats are rehomed near or on busy roads. Entirely supported by volunteers and donations, Animal Accident Rescue Unit constantly needs more cat fosterers; for details email as above, leave a message on 0115-9321555, which can also be used for other enquiries or visit www.aaru.org.uk. PADS4PAWS Small family run Cattery in Sherwood (nr City Centre) with individual personal care & attention given to your cat. Our insulated Cabins are spotlessly clean with a cozy sleeping area Please call Jayne Tel. 07989 120634 / 0115 9607073 or email: [email protected] Martins Farm ian Equestr & Feed Supplie s Tack Shop • Country Clothing • Accessories Animal Feed • Supplements • Hay/Straw Shavings • Electric Fencing • Gates Fencing Materials • Rug Room Tel: 0115 926 8703 www.martinsfarm.co.uk Dorket Head Farm, Arnold, NG5 8PU Approx 2000 healthy animals are put to sleep every week in the UK Low cost speying & neutering schemes for pets available in the Nottingham area [email protected] reg charity: 702569 Competition Winners Congratulations to: Mr Miller & Mrs Kernson who won theatre tickets; Mrs Stone who won a £25 Asda voucher; J.Millington who won £25 on the postcode lottery; A.Knowles & N.Atherley who won family day passes, Mr Jones who won a meal for two & Mrs Varney who won a Mothers Day bouquet! Thanks to our sponsors Theatre Royal, Nottingham Playhouse, Wheelgate, Nenes Flowers & Savai Restaurant To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 23 kids To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 25 KIDS DIARY If you run a group or club for kids and you want it publicising, this is the page for you. If your group is not-for-profit or a charity then your listing is free. All other groups pay just £5+vat per edition. Please get in touch either by phone on 0115 9269777 or email: [email protected] Shake, Rattle & Rhyme - songs, movement & rhyme for babies to pre-schoolers. Monday, St Marks Church Hall, Woodthorpe, 10am - 11am: Thur, Westdale Lane Community Centre. 10am-11am. Call Jo on 0115 960 9599. BMX Race Club - Nottingham Outlaws BMX club run regular races and coaching sessions. All ages welcome. Race bikes & helmets to loan for new members. Sellers Wood Drive, Bulwell. Call Phil on 07985 419101 or www.nottinghamoutlaws.com. Nottingham Boys Choir - does your son enjoy singing? NBC rehearses in St Paul’s Church, Carlton on Wednesday evenings 6.15 - 7.30pm. Take a look at our website: www.nottinghamboyschoir.co.uk or just drop in on a rehearsal. It’s great fun! Street Dance Classes - Culcha street dance for girls & The Force break dance classes for boys. Age 8 - 18yrs. Various times and venues. For more details call Gedling Borough Council on 0115 901 3605, email: arts&[email protected] or look on www.gedling.gov.uk/leisure Carlton Lifesaving Club - Sats 4.30 - 6.30pm at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.9yrs +. For more info call Dave 0115 961 4114 or Shirley 0115 956 8395 or visit www.carltonlifesavingclub.btik.com Outdoor Play Meeting - every Thursday 10am - 12 noon at Woodthorpe Grange Park. Meet at the Mansfield Road gates for nature activities, games and general mucking about in the fresh air. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/forestkidsnotts or email: [email protected] Little Lambs Mother & Baby Group- A fun and friendly group for babies and pre-schoolers. Friday 2-4pm (term time) at The Good Shepherd Church Social Centre, 3 Thackeray’s Lane, Woodthorpe, NG5 4HT. £3 per family. E: [email protected] or visit www.facebook.com/ littlelambswoodthorpe Rainbows, Brownies & Guides groups - call Sarah Spencer 854 5006. Beavers, Cub & Scout groups - call 952 3617. Marcia Jones School of Dance - Street, Tap, Ballet & Modern Theatre Classes. Every Wednesday, Lindsay Morgan Hall, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley. For more info tel: 0115 9226499 or visit www.marciajones.co.uk Absolute Triathlon Club - Expert swim, bike & run coaching for ages 8 - 14yrs, all abilities. We meet Thursdays 5pm - 7.15pm(term time) at Southglade Leisure Centre, Bestwood. Call 0115 960 7912 or visit www.absolutetriathlonclub.co.uk for more information. Notts & Arnold Amateur Cricket Club - Summer programme: Junior Training: Mondays 6pm-7pm and Fridays 6.30pm-8pm. Goosedale Sports Club, Moor Rd, Bestwood Village, NG6 8UJ. Contact Andrew Claye 07834 488663. Discover, Explore and Create Kids Art Group - at The Place Activity Centre, Sherwood. Be creative & imaginative using a range of different art materials & techniques. Take your Discover & Explore Arts Awards. Sat (term time) 7-9yrs-9.30-10.30am,10-11yrs-10.45-11.45am. Sessions are flexible for siblings. First session FREE. Contact Natasha 07742 949582 or e:[email protected] Nottingham Sea Cadets - Waterside Way, Nottingham, NG2 4DP. T: 0115 958 0528. E: [email protected] W: http://units.ms-sc.org/nottingham. Tues & Thurs 7pm - 9.15pm. Air Cadets - 2418 Sherwood Squadron - activities include flying, gliding, shooting.For 13-18yr olds. Tues & Thurs 7-9pm. Wesley St, Carrington. Tel: 0115 962 3318 or ww.2418atc.org St Judes Toddler Group - Tues & Thurs (term time only), 9.30am - 11.15am at St Judes Church Hall, Woodborough Rd. Call Jenny on 0115 985 6131. Bread & Bitter Bump to Baby Group - Monday (except Bank Holidays) 10 - 12. Friendly, busy group. Suitable from bump to crawling. Small play area with baby toys. Special offers during the group. Various events organised. Some weeks “chill and chat”. FREE admission. Contact Paula for details 07967 252784 or [email protected] 1st Nottingham Boys’ Brigade and Girls Association- Every Monday night (term time): 5.30pm - 8pm. Open to all ages 5-14 yrs - boys and girls. At St Andrew’s Community Hall, Chestnut Grove, Nottingham, NG3 5AD. Contact: [email protected] or 0115 912 0098 MESSY CHURCH- Fun activities & creative worship for the whole family followed by lunch. 10.45am - 1pm, second Sat of the month at Sherwood Methodist Church. Call Rev Paul Worsnop on 0115 953 1186 for more info. Ella’s Teen Talk: Health and Fitness T hese days everything seems so serious with health and fitness: has the requirement of five fruit and veg now changed to seven? Do we Ella Higginbotham aged 17 need to be running for at least 20 minutes a day just to keep in shape? What do we really need to do to keep ourselves healthy? I don’t think anyone knows! We all have our own personal challenges and goals when it comes to health and fitness and can I just say that if you’re still sticking to your new year’s resolution in this area then well doneI applaud you for probably doing better than the majority of the population. However, appearance obviously isn’t everything but it’s sometimes nice to feel more comfortable within ourselves so get fit and motivated for yourself and no one else! Health probably starts with the food you eat. A balanced diet is the key to any healthy lifestyle so that does not mean going on some crazy diet where you survive on a piece of lettuce a day because that’s the exact opposite of good health! Be sensible and remember the little changes make a big difference, for example just reducing portion sizes and cutting out a few snacks here and there will make a big difference to you feeling better in yourself. Next comes the dreaded exercise but worry not; fitness is all about determination and motivation! Remember that your body can do anything- it’s your mind that stops you so just push past that barrier (although obviously don’t exercise yourself to the point of sickness, that won’t help you at all!). Be optimistic and go for it whether you’re at the gym, on a run, on a bike, at a class or whatever you find yourself doing- just enjoy it! Find a way to make it easier for you by trying music or games or a gym partner to help keep you active and your fitness will increase in no time! At the end of the day, we all like the odd slice of cake or lazy Netflix day and who can blame us?! Life isn’t about counting calories or losing that last pound so don’t get too tied down by it. Enjoy being your beautiful self by taking care of your body and trust me, you will feel great! Next issue: Coping with exams eat, drink & be merry! 0115 9692977 | 328 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2EF WELCOME TO OUR NEW NEPALESE AND INDIAN RESTAURANT. 10% Bring this advert when you visit to enjoy 10% off your O F F food bill during April Name: ...................................................................................................................... Email: ....................................................................................................................... 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Pour into a mins 25 for e Bak . tin greased baking into cut d an l Coo . den gol or until squares. (Makes 12) 4 lamb leg steaks 1 onion - chopped 1 tbsp plain ﬂour 1 vegetable stock cube 1 lamb stock cube 500ml cold water 1 tbsp Worcester sauce 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp tomato puree Lancashire 2 carrots - sliced Hot Pot 1/2 swede - cubed 2 potatoes -thinly sliced Heat oven to 160º. Brown the meat in a large frying pan then er to a lidded casserole dish. Fry onion in pan until transf but not brown. Add ﬂour, stock cubes & water. Stirsoft until th & simmer for a few mins. Add Worcester sauce, sugarsmoo and tomato purée. Add the vegetables (except potatoes) to the meat in your dish. Season well then cover the gravy. Arrange slices of potatoes in a layer overwith the top of gravy until covered. Sprinkle with a little salt. Place on and bake in oven for about 3 hours. Serve with extralid mashed potato and a green vegetable and mint sauce. (Serves 4 to 6) Beef Crumble 500g mince beef 1 large onion - chopped 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 tbsp tomato puree 350ml beef stock 1 tbsp Worcester sauce 300g tin mixed veg 1 tbsp gravy granules For topping: 75g butter 150g plain flour 100g grated cheese 1 tbsp mixed herbs salt/pepper 200ºC. Fry Preheat oven to 200 beef & onions for 5 mins to brown. Drain fat off. Stir in toms, tom puree, stock & Worcester sauce. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile make topping - Rub butter into flour until resembles bread crumbs, then mix in rest of ingredients and leave to one side. Stir mixed veg into beef, simmer a further 5 mins. Sprinkle over gravy granules. Spoon into a deep oven proof dish, add topping, level off and bake for 30 mins or until brown.. (Serves 4) NOTTINGHAM'S VERY OWN Down by the riverside, set in an old Victorian schoolhouse you can find the stylish Tom Browns Brasserie. Named after the character in the 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes, ‘Tom Browns School Days’, also set in a Victorian Public School, Tom Browns Brasserie has, for the past 29 years, prided itself on serving fantastic quality, fresh, modern, world cuisine and providing superb service. Outside, the dining terrace boasts gorgeous views of the river making it a great choice for the warmer months. Fire pits and blankets are available to keep you warm whilst drinking or dining on those cooler evenings. Combined with the charm and character of an old Victorian school, décor is elegant, modern and welcoming. A contemporary gas fire, candles and relaxing music giving it a cozy and peaceful feel. Warmly welcomed by Dan, all the staff were professional and friendly. I had choices from either the Al a Carte menu, or the Early Bird menu. (2 courses £16.95 or 3 courses £19.95.) A good selection of cocktails and wines are also available. My starter of crispy brie, chorizo, beetroot slaw and a dressed salad was delicious and well proportioned. For main, melt in the mouth lamb shoulder, creamy mash, cavalo nero and a minted jus, overall a very tasty dish indeed. The meal left me well satisfied, but with just enough room to fit in a special dessert that has been designed for their Afternoon Tea menu. A creative and delicious burger and chips for dessert! Style and substance in equal measure. You'll just have to go and see for yourself! With the weather on the turn, down by the river, their Afternoon Tea is a must.(Available MondaySaturday lunchtime. Prices starting from £20) Tom Browns also run fabulous events throughout the year. (See their website.) Their biggest and very popular annual event is The Glitter Ball. This year it will be held on Saturday 4th July. Open 7 days per week and like the book of it's namesake, Tom Browns is quality with a great reputation. 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Undertaking these security measures this summer can be the difference between enjoying your leisure time in the garden or becoming a victim of crime. • An infra-red detector in the shed that picks up on movement and body heat. • A door contact system. Find your Safer Neighbourhoods team by entering your postcode • An alarm within the padlock on the homepage of www. itself, which sounds if the lock nottinghamshire.police.uk Special Constabulary Recruitment - Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable? 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So, next time you see something that needs fixing, be it a broken paving slab or a flickering streetlight, all you need to remember is FixMyStreet.com. 44 Please mention ng5 when responding to adverts home & garden Ideal for Lawns, Patios, Play Areas, Balconies, Pool Surrounds and Roof Terraces ARTIFICIAL GRASS FOR LESS BEFORE was from now from £19.99 £9.99 per Square Metre AFTER SHOW GARDENS REQUIRED DISCOUNTS GIVEN NO MORE MUDDY PAWS MUDDY FEET MAKE YOUR GARDEN PET and CHILD FRIENDLY WHATEVER THE WEATHER 10 Year Guarantee Looks Great All Seasons No Need to Mow No Watering / Feeding High UV Stabilisation Easy to Install Immediate Delivery VISIT OUR NOTTINGHAM SHOWROOM OPEN 7* DAYS A WEEK : 9am - 5pm *WEEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT PARK HOUSE, PARK ROAD EAST, CALVERTON, NOTTINGHAM, NG14 6LL FREE SAMPLE PACKS AVAILABLE 0800 148 8654 [email protected] www.artificialgrassforless.co.uk To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 45 home & garden Mike Thompson Joiner/Builder City & Guilds qualiﬁed Over 30 years experience All Woodwork Fences & Gates Painting & Paper Hanging Glazing Tiling (ﬂoors & walls) Flat Pack Assembly NO Arnold based VAT No Job Too Small For a free quote and advice call Mike on 0115 967 3331 or 07957 432172 APPLIANCE REPAIRS • Cooker • Washing Machines • Dishwasher • Tumble Dryers • Fridge Freezers 26 year service Same day repair No call out charge 0115 963 1111 www.nottsappliancesrepairs.co.uk 46 Incorporating Aerial Force Digital Upgrade Specialists Installation • Repairs • Multi Room, TV • Extra Points Storm Damage • Insurance Work Undertaken Usually Same Day Service • All Work Fully Guaranteed • No VAT or Call-out Charge • Covering All Areas 0115 911 4716 or 07866 857644 52 Second Avenue, Carlton Handyman Services Most households jobs/repairs undertaken bathroom & kitchen refurbs, ceramic tiling, plumbing, painting, decorating, fencing, roofing, flooring, gardening, flatpack furniture, pressure washing, gardening For a quote/advice ring Jason on 0774 116 4990 Please mention ng5 when responding to adverts home & garden To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 47 2418 Squadron News... 2418 Cadet Reaches The Top At Target Shooting On a cold frosty morning in February, Corporal Russell and Cadet Thurgood began their day by cleaning the weapons they would soon be using, the L98A2. Having finished stripping, cleaning, and putting back the weapons they were confident that they would perform properly and they were ready for the day's shooting. After a detail of firing to zero the sights they moved on to shooting the targets on the 25 mtre range at RAF Wittering. These shooting details ranged from rapid fire, where you have a set time to accurately shoot all your rounds, to application shooting where you have all the time you need but all the rounds need to be both precise and accurate. After the days shooting Cpl Russell had achieved the highest marksman of Corps Marksman, after gaining enough points from accurate shooting to receive this award. Afterwards they stripped, cleaned, oiled, and put the weapons back together to be placed back in the armoury, all in all a good day's shooting for 2418 squadron! Nottingham’s No.1 Race Ahead At Cross Country Several nights of cross country training in the cold and windy winter conditions, culminated in a race on Sunday 15th Feb. As the cadets hopped off the bus and began their warm up, the serious tone of the competition ahead hit them! The track was 3.5km for younger cadets and 5km for older cadets, and although it was difficult for them, the staff and substitute cadets encouraged them on. After some dangerous close calls at the finish line, overall 2418 squadron managed to get 3rd out of 29 squadrons, which is great! They also got to keep their favourite saying; ‘Nottingham’s Number One Squadron’! Double BTEC Award For 2418 Cadet Cadet Corporal Megan Perry was very pleased to receive her BTEC award certificates recently after all the hard work she has put in. She has been awarded a BTEC in both public services and Aviation studies. The BTEC in aviation studies covers what she has learnt through ATC syllabus lessons and exams in subjects such as Aircraft Handling. Whilst the Public Services BTEC Ex-Cadet Sails Ahead In The Navy covers subjects including leadership, teamwork, communications and also CV preparation to help After Time With 2418 Recently, 2418 Squadron was visited by a very special cadets improve on life skills. Cpl Perry said “both guest, ex-cadet Grant who is now a Sub-lieutenant in awards took a lot of work, but it’s very manageable the Royal Navy training as an aircrew observer. Sub- and really worthwhile!” Lt Grant gave a presentation on his life in the Royal 2418 Target Success Navy. Grant went through all his WO Bates of 2418 (Sherwood) squadron basic training including a capture set the cadets a target of achieving their exercise which he said “Wasn’t highest amount of marksmen in a year enjoyable, but an extremely and 2014 saw them achieve their goal rewarding experience”. Grant then gaining 26 Squadron marksmen, 11 moved on to his first deployment Wing, 11 Region & 3 Corps. Totalling and phase 2 of his training. Sub51, the second highest in the Wing. Lt Grant was deployed on a naval WO Bates said he is very proud of the carrier and was taken all over cadets and all their hard work. the world. The ex-cadet also told the cadets of all the adventure training expeditions he has had the chance to do such as skiing and karting which he described as “brilliant”. After the presentation and all the questions, the cadets were given the opportunity to try on and test some of the equipment. 2418 would like to thank Sub-Lieutenant Grant for coming in and speaking to us and we wish him all the best of luck in the future. Tried and trusted locally for over 80 years Thinking of Selling in Sherwood? For a FREE market appraisal or FREE marketing advice contact: Helena Jones Executive Branch Manager Valerie Pilgrim Senior Valuer Mobile: 07793 004 984 Email: [email protected] Telephone: 0115 950 5081 Email: [email protected] Sherwood is such a popular area for both local and national buyers. Due to many “ recent sales we urgently require more properties to sell in the Sherwood area. SO LD “ Osborne Grove, Sherwood Hillbeck Crescent, Sherwood A three double bedroom Victorian semi detached with accommodation over three floors. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, two reception rooms and a kitchen with utility room which could be knocked through to create a kitchen diner. There is a cellar. To the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. To the second floor there is a further double bedroom with sash windows to the side. Outside there is a garden to the rear with lawned area. The property is in need of some modernising and offers no upward chain. A well presented three bedroom terraced house. Accommodation comprises entrance hall, modern kitchen and downstairs wc. To the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a garden to the rear and a driveway to the front. This property is ideal for a first time buyer or a family. It is located in easy reach of local amenities and public transport. Guide price: £140,000-£150,000 Guide price: £130,000 - £140,000 £200 DISCOUNT For all new instructions in Sherwood listed with us by the end of April 2015. (Discount off our standard scale of charges). 33 Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NA Telephone: 0115 950 5081 ENERGY EFFICIENT BACKED WINDOWS YEARS GUARANTEED EXPERIENCE A - R AT E D OVER 15 INSURANCE UPVC WINDOWS • BI-FOLD DOORS • COMPOSITE DOORS • CONSERVATORIES • DOUBLE & TRIPPLE GLAZING • ALUMINIUM WINDOWS • PORCHES • SOFFIT & FASCIAS Due to the success in windows and doors K&A are expanding to a kitchen design/fitting service from just a basic kitchen fit to the full job tiling, flooring etc ALSO FITTING WOOD FLOORING FREE ADVICE & QUOTATION 13 Newton Close, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6RT Mob: 07528 710 291 Tel: 01159 560 599 Email: [email protected] Web: www.kandainstallations.co.uk Find us on Facebook home & garden Martin Page Carrington & Sherwood Area’s Local Tree Surgeon Have you considered? Just like the rest of your property your trees may need some maintenance from time to time? Are your trees too tall, unsafe or untidy? Are they blocking light from yours, or your neighbour’s property? With o v e r 25 years of experience working with trees in your area I would be pleased to offer you free advice and a free quotation. call me now on 0115 906 8672 HANDYMAN SERVICES and COMPLETE HOME MAINTENANCE! HANDYMAN SERVICES 0115 9655299 07903 354127 building repairs • roofing • joinery • gutter work • kitchen fitting tiling • flat pack furniture assembly • painting & decorating laminate & wood flooring • window and fascia replacement minor electrical work • upvc cleaning • pressure washing gardening • landscaping • fence erection, staining & repairs decking • block paving • slabbing • gravelling • bark chippings A well established family run business providing a reliable and trustworthy service in your area. Free estimates No job too small Sensible prices All work guaranteed If it needs doing, we probably do it Discount for senior citizens and the disabled. For immediate attention telephone 0115 965 5299 | 07903 354127 [email protected] To advertise call 07800 633101 or email: [email protected] 51 FOR SALE....... Sell your unwanted items for FREE. Call 0115 926 9777 Davina McCall Exercise Bike. As new. £45. 01773 770245 Brown Leather Reclining Chair. As new. £50. 01773 770245 DFS Large Brown Leather Storage Footstool. As new. £35. 01773 770245 Dry Buddi. Indoor drying appliance. Good condition. £25. 0115 963 8478 HP Printer. Good condition. £20. 0115 963 8478 Red Bull Leather Jacket. Size XXL (EU56). Excellent condition. Complete with shoulder & back protection. £50. 0115 9663 483 Solid Oak Desk. 5 drawers. Good condition. 4ft 6” x 2ft 6”. £10. 0115 956 2208 Dark Wood Corner Cabinet. Glass doors at top. Cupboards at bottom. Good condition. H68”, W32”, D16”. £40ono. 01773 719453 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet. Light wood effect. Drawers lockable. H29”, W19”, D26”. Good condition. £40ono. 01773 719453 Glass Top Hexagon Coffee Table. 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Perfect condition. £150 ono. 0115 926 4998 Notts County Programmes 1994-2014. All sales go to Notts Youth Academy. Offers. 0115 952 8849 PG Tips/Brook Bond Tea Picture Cards. 12 x full books. £3 per book. 0115 952 8849 Single Metal Bunk-Beds. VGC. Needs dismantling. £50 ono. 0115 953 6263 3 Suitcases. All new. Only used once. V.G.C. £35 all three. 0115 928 9174 Ladies Calf Length Coat. Debenhams. Size 14. Cherry red, black fur collar. Worn once. Cost £100. £25. 0115 926 3711 Ladies Black Coat. With fur collar. 3/4 length. Size 20. 0115 926 3711 Rowing Machine. £65. 07771 965921 1.5 Bowl S/S Sink. 1000 x 500. £55 07771 965921 Two Pirelli Zero Rosso Tyres. Size 225 x 45 R17 91W. Unused/never fitted. £150 07771 965921 Outwell Colorado 4 Frame Tent. Sleeps 4. VGC. Only used 4 times. £80. 0115 953 1620 Eco 5520 Flueless Gas Fire. Glass & brass front. Coal effect burner. Never used, only tested. Full user manual. £120. 07817 074788 White Work Top Freezer. 18 x 18 x 18”. 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Grand Central Chorus is pleased to host the 2013 Barbershop Harmony Society International Chorus Champions, Toronto Northern Lights Sunday 19 April 4.30pm Derby Theatre DE1 2PL Tickets £15 Under 12’s £10 Box Office: 01332 593939 www.derbytheatre.co.uk Woodthorpe Singers very warmly welcomes new members, of all abilities, both gentlemen and ladies. No auditions, no need to be able to read music. We sing a variety of light classical music and show songs. Rehearsals are in St Mark’s Church Hall, De Vere Gardens, Woodthorpe on Mondays 8 - 9.30pm, weekly, term time only, culminating in a fund raising concert for a chosen charity and a social evening for our members. Our next Concert is on April 25th in St Mark’s Church for The Acoustic Neuroma charity. Tickets available on the door. For more information please ring our Musical Director Marjorie Rogers on 0115 9313965 Imari Ladies Chorus ‘If you love to sing, Come and join us’ Imari is a Ladies Chorus founded in 1985 and we love to sing. The chorus loves to perform too and is available to sing at any event. We will gladly help raise funds for charity by performing songs from our repertoire. So, if you are female and over 16 years old, come along and sing with us. We rehearse on Thursday evenings 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Victoria Road, Draycott DE72 3PS. If you would like to book the chorus for your event, or want to ﬁnd out more information, please contact:- Jan Adamson (Events) 01332 674679, Linda Gourlay (Musical Director) 0115 932 5855 roundup Bingham and District Choral Society This term we are preparing a programme of English Choral Anthems which we will sing at Southwell Minster on Saturday 11th April at 7.30pm. This is a joint concert with Mansﬁeld Choral Society. Tickets available from Sylvia (01949 839991) Woolmart (01949 839792) BDCS members and Southwell Minster Shop 01636 812933. Tickets are £12 or £6 for children under 16. We are the training section of Carlton Brass (a contesting brass band). Our role is to teach beginners of all ages to read music and play a brass instrument. We are able to support players from all backgrounds and supply instruments and tutoring for the meagre membership of £5 per month. St George’s Concert 25th April - 7pm Carlton Baptist Church, Station Road, Carlton, NG4 3DA No ticket entry, donations welcome Homemade refreshments and rafﬂe The Community Choir of Brinsley present a charity concert entitled “Keep it Country” at Brinsley Parish Hall on Saturday 9th May 7.30pm and Sunday 10th May, 7.30 p.m. Tickets £5 Raffle and Bar All proceeds to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Contact Nicky on 07956955105 or Charlotte on 07581020959 Ladies Barbershop Chorus Gem Connection are busy polishing their performance ready for the National Voice Festival Final which is to held at Birmingham in April. The ladies are one of �ive choirs that have been chosen from around the country to compete in this �inal and they are very much looking forward to the competition. Any one interested in �inding out more about Gem Connection can visit their web site ; www.gemconnectio.org Do You Care About The Treatment Of Those In Prison? Art competition Painting by Louis Ayodeji-Bowen, Haydn Primary School – Winner 2014 Prizes for 3-18yrs Members of Independent Monitoring Boards do. To continue this vital work new members are required. Who are the Independent Monitoring Boards? Paint a picture on the theme of ‘All Seasons in Bloom’ and win a prize! For an entry form please visit: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/bloom or call: supported by 0115 915 2733 Closing date for entries Friday 17th April 2015 Inside every prison is an Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) made up of members of the local community. They care about people. They are volunteers with statutory duties and powers. Members of a Board are drawn from all sections, backgrounds and age groups within the community. Board members have access to all parts of the prison. They have a duty to see that the treatment of prisoners is fair and reasonable. Board members talk directly to prisoners and staff to find out what is really going on. What does it take to be a Member? THE PLACE Sherwood Depot Activity Centre (behind the old Sherwood Bus Depot) Art Group * Concerts * Drawing * Salsa Sherwood Writers Group * Pilates Life Drawing * Spanish * Thai Chi Yoga * Exhibitions * Laughter Club Pottery * Sculpting * Oil Painting Nottingham Clarion Choir To find out more about our classes and groups contact Jane or Jeremy on 0115 985 6777 The Place, 2a Melrose Street, Sherwood NG5 2JP Our rooms are also available to hire 60 IMB members come from all backgrounds and walks of life. Nationally members range from 20 to 82 years of age. Boards need a wide range of experience and backgrounds to be effective. We are not looking for specific formal qualifications. Common sense, a sense of fair play and an interested and caring outlook would help. We will train you in what to look for and how to deal with prisoners and their problems. It is expected that you will be able to give approximately 5-6 days a month. HMP Lowdham Grange is a Cat B training prison holding 910 adult male prisoners approximately 12 miles from Nottingham just off the A6097 at Lowdham. If you are interested, what next? Vacancies exist on the Board of HMP Lowdham Grange. For more information please visit http:// www.justice.gov.uk/about/imb. An application pack along with further details on how to apply is available by downloading a copy from http:/ www.justice.gov.uk/jobs/independent-monitoringboard. Or contact the IMB Secretariat on 0203 334 3265 providing your name and address and an application will be posted to you. Deadline for applications is 30 April. 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Teams from Noble Foods (Silver entry), Cardiology Dept, Grantham Hospital and Axis M&E Consulting Engineers have already signed up to take part and they are expected to be joined by up to 40 crews from all over the East Midlands, battling it out to be crowned Challenge Champions whilst raising much-needed funds for the Hospice. No previous experience is required to take part in the dragon boat racing, just plenty of team spirit so why not take up the challenge? The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races. Teams and spectators also benefit from being part of one of the region’s largest family festivals with a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world, staged by Nottingham City Council. The Challenge’s official charity, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, is the only children's hospice in the East Midlands. Katie Baxter, Events Manager, comments, "The Dragon Boat Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for Rainbows as it gives us a chance to raise essential funds with the help of the local community. Thanks to everyone involved, we are able to continue to be there for hundreds of families.” The top fundraisers for Rainbows will win the Charity trophy plus a special prize meal kindly donated by The Riverbank Bar & Kitchen, situated at Trent Bridge, not far from where the Challenge takes place. For more information and an entry form please call Gable Events on 01780 470718 or visit www. dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/nottingham. Deadline for applications is 24 July. home & garden Digital TV problems? Call Your Experienced, Affordable, Reliable TV Installation Service! Freeview Retuning Expert! NO SIGNAL, Picture Breaking Up, Wrong Local News, New/Lost Channels PANASONIC, SAMSUNG, SONY, LG, etc. HUMAX SPECIALIST! 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After a considerable delay Kingsman ﬁnally exploded onto the scene with nothing but a conspicuous umbrella and expertly tailored suit, reminding you of just how fun a globe trotting espionage ﬂick can be. Kingsman: The Secret Service follows Eggsy (Taron Egerton) as he is recruited to be a part of the secret spy organisation, the Kingsman. While trying to survive training he must also help to uncover a sinister plot to unleash destruction upon the world. The movie never takes itself too seriously, proudly standing out from the Bourne’s and Bond’s of the world, making this a more playful and exaggerated take on the life of a spy that is a blast to watch. This playful approach can deﬁnitely be seen in the wide range of characters that star in the movie. From the veteran Kingsman Galahad (Colin Firth) who executes tasks, sometimes literally, with such precision he can be seen to be more than human, to the quirky antagonists of the movie Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson) and Gazelle (Soﬁa Boutella); who bring back the great dynamic of gleeful mastermind and formidable femme fatal. The great interest cultivated for the characters is in great part to the excellent acting present on screen. This can deﬁnitely be said for Egerton’s portrayal of Eggsy, as he created a compelling character that we genuinely route for throughout. The action in this movie is a non-stop thrill ride of awesome. The combat and pace of the scenes are fast, ﬂuid and brutal as you see what’s hiding behind the unassuming guise of a Kingsman. The sequences are well choreographed, with none of the action being missed by awkward camera angles as you feel every motion of their chosen weapon, whether it be ﬁst, gun or umbrella. What makes the concept of this new spy-verse overall even more impressive is the amount of time and effort put into the lore behind it. The innovative history and inner workings of the secret service are well thought out making the Kingsman a well grounded and intriguing organisation. Possibly the greatest example of the ﬁlms innovative and deep universe can be seen within the gadgets at the Kingsman’s disposal. Turning an umbrella into a lethal weapon of mass destruction and a pair of shoes into a hidden lifesaver the Kingsman have weapon ingenuity that would even impress Q. One aspect of the ﬁlm that sadly constantly broke that feeling of immersion was the CGI. The ﬁlms adventurous scope creates many thrilling set pieces that just weren’t properly realised in the ﬁlm; ruining the stylish and sleek atmosphere the rest of the ﬁlm so brilliantly builds. Overall Kingsman: The Secret Service is a fresh and innovative look on the spy genre. With mind blowing action that will leave you smiling at just how cool the events unfolding in front of you are and characters full of personality in a deep and ﬂeshed out world, this movie is simply a joy to experience. Kingsman: The Secret Service = 8/10 © Sam Burton (aged 17) home & garden PHIL SARGEANT Painter & Decorator Mob: 07890 750585 Tel: 0115 960 7438 E: [email protected] BRIGHTWOOD FLOORING Hardwood & Engineered Wood Floors Parquet Sanding & Refinishing of Existing Floors Over 20 years experience For a free quote and advice call 0781 4919436 [email protected] Over 21 years British Gas experience TherMix (Gas Services) Ltd All areas of Nottingham covered ACS Qualified & time served Gas Engineer Competitive rates for installation of full systems, condensing boilers & other appliances. Specialist for older appliance, system repairs & servicing. 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