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west bridgford brownies

New Owl is needed in West Bridgford!

A call has gone out across West Bridgford for a new Owl! 14th West Bridgford Brownies are looking for someone to help run the unit when one of their current leaders – Laura Simmonds, aka ‘Chipmunk’ – moves out of the area at the end of this term.

The 18 Brownies – all aged between 7 and 10 – meet on term-time Tuesday evenings from 6.00 to 7.30pm at Paxdien on Rectory Road in West Bridgford. ‘We have great fun and are a really active bunch,’ says Brown Owl Deborah Phelps, who will continue to be in overall charge of the unit. ‘We just need another adult volunteer who is prepared to get involved so we can carry on doing so many different things.’

Recent adventures have included sailing, trampolining and rock climbing, cultivating allotments and a sleepover at White Post Farm. The girls also camped out with thousands of other members of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire and Nottinghamshire Scouts at the recent MegaMoot weekend.

In addition to looking for a new leader, the unit will also have room for more members next term as a couple of the current Brownies move on to Guides.

Anyone interested in either helping or joining 14th West Bridgford Brownies is invited to get in touch with Deborah Phelps via Girlguiding Nottinghamshire’s county office – call 0115 987 7220 or e-mail office@girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk

Elsewhere in the county, enquiries about volunteering with Girlguiding in Nottinghamshire at all levels are always welcome. ‘To put it bluntly, more adult supporters are vital if units are to continue offering such a breadth of activities to so many youngsters,’ says County Commissioner Jackie Brocklehurst. ‘As well as enjoying the company of like-minded adults and helping young people get the most out of life, our volunteers benefit from training, mentoring and invaluable experience – all of which come in very useful in other contexts!’

For details, explore www.girlguidingnottinghamshire.org.uk

Nottingham Concert Band

Nottingham concert band enquiries welcome as new season starts

Under the baton of Music Director Robert Parker, Nottingham Concert Band starts its new term of rehearsals at Jesse Gray School in West Bridgford on Tuesday 5th September.

Upcoming public events start with an afternoon on the bandstand in Nottingham’s Arboretum on Sunday 10th September, followed by the 2017 Eric Coates Society concert in Hucknall on the afternoon of Saturday 7th October. The band will then join West Bridgford Social Singers for a musical celebration on Saturday 18th November in West Bridgford Methodist Church.

Nottingham Concert Band Robert Parker

Music Director Robert Parker

Founded in 1991, Nottingham Concert Band comprises some 65 experienced adult players across woodwind, brass and percussion sections. The band performs all over the East Midlands and enquiries about events and membership – particularly from experienced trumpet and horn players – are always welcome. Call Jill or Jeff on 01949 860126 or e-mail music@nottinghamconcertband.org

The band is profiled on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Nottingham-Concert-Band-170793542698/ and at www.nottinghamconcertband.org

Air Cadets

Air Cadets to hold May recruitment week

Following on from a similar event in January, West Bridgford Air Cadets are holding a recruitment week in May. You need to be in School Year 8 (aged 12+) or above to join.

209 (West Bridgford) Squadron are opening their doors to prospective Cadets on Monday 15th May and Thursday 18th May. The Cadet Centre on Wilford Lane will be open from 7.15pm to 9pm on both dates – your chance to see what the Air Training Corps can offer! If you are interested in Flying, Aerospace, Sports, Duke of Edinburgh Award, BTEC Qualifications, First Aid, Fieldcraft, Camping, Radios or many other things this could be the thing for you! You will get the chance to meet the Squadron’s Staff and Cadets and be given the opportunity to ask lots of questions about all the activities that could be available when you join.

If you would like more information on this please check out the Cadets Facebook page or website.

Air Cadets

Air Cadets recruitment week

If you are in School Year 8 (aged 12+) or above you can join the Air Cadets! 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron are recruiting –  opening their doors to prospective Cadets on Monday 16th January and Thursday 19th January. The Cadet Centre on Wilford Lane will be open from 7pm to 9pm on both dates – your chance to see what the Air Training Corps can offer! If you are interested in Flying, Aerospace, Sports, Duke of Edinburgh Award, BTEC Qualifications, First Aid, Fieldcraft, Camping, Radios or many other things this could be the thing for you!

This week 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron had visitors from Air Cadet units in Australia. Both visitors popped in to have a look around, meet the Cadets and Staff but also look at how the Royal Air Force Air Cadets compares to Australian Air Cadets. Talks took place to see what we can offer each other in the future, with Staff hopeful to visit Australia with Cadets and Cadets visiting 209 Squadron from Australia!

If you would like more information on this please check out the Cadets Facebook page or website.