Bonfire Night is long gone, so that can only mean its time for the Christmas lights switch on! The annual West Bridgford Christmas lights switch on is taking place on Saturday 24th November 10am-6pm, sponsored by The Botanist.
Central Avenue, Gordon Road and Gordon Square will host an array of children’s fairground rides and activities, a food and gift market as well as festive theatre and live music. Many shops and cafes in this area will also be organising activities and events.
The YouNG Christmas Market will return for the second year on Gordon Square, featuring young entrepreneurs aged 13-21. In addition to stalls, there will be a free santa’s grotto, a christmas tree trail and performances from young musicians. For more information on the YouNG Christmas Market, click here.
Plumtree School will take the stage at 1:30pm, followed by The Tuneless Choir at 2:30pm, The Liberty Choir at 3:30pm and singer Katherine Dryden at 4pm. This leads up to the Christmas lights switch on at 5pm and big firework finale.
Don’t just head home after the finale! Visit one of the many bars or cafes in the town centre, including The Botanist who are hosting an after party.
In the last few days, Rogue Traders have approached elderly residents in the Edwalton and Lady Bay areas, to carry out unwanted gardening work. After carrying out this work, they demand large amounts of money from the resident.
Please be aware of these traders as a genuine trader will not: Call without an appointment, ask you to go to the bank to withdraw cash, offer to take you to the bank to withdraw cash, ask you to pay in full before the work is complete, insist you to make a decision about the work on the spot or scare you into doing the work.
To report problems involving an suspected Rogue Traders contact Citizens Advice consumer service through their website www.citizenadvice.org.uk for further advice. If you see any thing suspicious in your area you can also contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 non urgent or 999 if an emergency.
Sofus the cat has gone missing around the Epperstone Road area – see below message from the owner. Please share.
Help us find our LOVED cat Sofus. Please look in garages, sheds etc. He has been lost from Epperstone Road since December 7th. He is very adorable, trustful, amorous, and charming. He is quite big – guess 6-7 kilos! He is chipped and neutered.
Update 14/12/2015 – Sofus has returned home this morning safe and well. Thanks to everyone who shared.
The popularity of Scouts is going from strength to strength and with that success we need to recruit more volunteers to lead Beaver Scouts (aged 6-8) and Cubs (aged 8-10). We’re based in Edwalton on Alford Road and are looking for people aged 18+ to become leaders on Monday, Tuesday or Friday evenings.
Volunteers will need to be CRB checked and able to attend most weeks (term time) but in return get to inspire a generation and (if you wish) free training accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management to boost your CV.
The Beaver motto is ‘make friends and have fun’ and that’s a really good description of my experience. If you’re interested please email me, Kerry, on MeadowCovertScoutGroup@googlemail.com
The battle to open Splendour in front of 20,000 people at Wollaton Park on Saturday 19 July is hotting up – with West Bridgford songstress Joy Mumford down to the last six.
The six final acts are now preparing to win over the Future Sound of Nottingham top music industry judges and a live audience when they take to the Rock City main stage on June 22. With half of the vote being decided by the public on the night, fans are being urged to make their voices heard at the Rock City final, a free event open to 14+ with no ticket required.
If you would like to see Joy Mumford in action right here in West Bridgford she will be playing at Belle & Jerome on Friday 27 June.
Brit award-winner Tom Odell and party legends The Happy Mondays are headlining the main stage with the soaring anthems of Saint Raymond and the pulsing ska fusion rhythms of The Beat in close support with Scouting for Girls, Foxes and Ron Pope.
Tickets for Splendour start at just £15 and can be purchased online at www.splendourfestival.com or in person from various venues including Rock City Box Office; Royal Centre; Nottingham Tourist Information and Nottingham City Council leisure centres.
National Grid will be renewing gas mains in Boundary Road, West Bridgford, next week to keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area for decades to come.
The work is scheduled to start on Monday (13 January) and is expected to take around up to two weeks to complete.
National Grid is replacing old metal gas mains with modern hardwearing plastic pipes that are designed to last for at least 80 years. The work will be carried out in conjunction with Morrison Utility Services and Skanska.
So that the gas main replacement can be carried out safely and as quickly as possible, National Grid will be closing part of Boundary Road while the work is in progress. The section affected is between Selby Road and the entry that serves Rushcliffe School and the Rushcliffe Leisure Centre. A short diversion will be clearly signposted, and access to the school and leisure centre will be maintained while the work is being carried out. Gas supplies to homes and businesses will not be affected.