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West Bridgford Christmas Lights Switch on 2018

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.

 

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Win tickets for West Bridgford Ginmas Festival

West Bridgford’s gin festival, which first took place in August, returns again on Saturday 24th November at Nottingham Rugby Football Club, Holme Road.

However, this time with a festive twist! Once again, there will be 36 gins to sample as well as mulled wine and sloe gin available to help get you merry. As well as a vast array of gins, there will be Christmas craft stalls, hot food and live music to enjoy- a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done before the festive period!

Tickets are £12 each, which includes one free gin. However there will be a £5 fee on the day in order to use a poly-carbonate gin glass, which will be fully refunded upon the return of the glass at the end of the night. Tickets are available for the Saturday 5-11pm session, and can be bought here.

We’ve teamed up with the festival to give away two tickets for Saturday 24th November, 5-11pm.

To enter, please leave a comment tagging a friend on Facebook or Instagram, or retweet on Twitter. For Instagram, you must be following @westbridgfordonline and @gincident_nottingham. And for Twitter, please make sure you are following @westbridgfordol and @Gincident_Notts.

One entry per person, minimum age to enter is 18. Competition closes Wednesday 21st November 5pm. Winner will be drawn at random and direct messaged via the social media platform used. Please make sure to check these on the day!

Please note the session originally planned for Friday 23rd November has been cancelled.

 

Nottinghamshire Police

Beware of Rogue Traders

***BEWARE OF ROGUE TRADERS***

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.

New pizza joint Holy Calzone to open this weekend

‘Holy Calzone’, a new pizza restaurant and cafe, is opening this weekend in West Bridgford. It is taking over a former Methodist Church in Trent Boulevard, Lady Bay. The building was previously empty, after the closure of cycle cafe Spoke & Co last November.

To celebrate, the restaurant will be throwing its doors open on Saturday 22nd September for pizza and much more!

Proprietor Nigel Garlick said: “Our overall concept, like all our venues, is to offer exceptional products, awesome service but without taking ourselves too seriously.”

“Holy Calzone will be heavily inspired by the pizza joints and laid back bars of the West Coast of America. A quick bite or a special treat; in big groups or on your own, we should be able to cater for all your needs and most importantly you always leave happy.”

Holy Calzone will be open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 8am-10pm. Alongside pizza, the menu will feature craft beer, wine, gelato, charcuterie and cheese boards.

Signature Steakhouse closes after repossession

‘Signature Steakhouse’, once rated for it’s ‘fabulous’ food has suddenly closed. A notice was posted on the restaurant in Melton Road, West Bridgford outlining the repossession of the property.

Landlords Melton Road Properties LTD have repossessed the property after forfeiture of the lease by peaceable re-entry. The notice states that the locks have been changed and any attempt to enter the property is prohibited.

Signature clothing boutique was attached to the restaurant and sold women’s clothing and accessories. Meanwhile, the restaurant was most popular for it’s steaks and champagne afternoon teas, with the restaurant stating that “we serve only the best steaks available and prepare and cook them to perfection.”

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Win tickets for new gin festival coming to West Bridgford

Live music, street food and masterclasses will come together at the new two-day gin festival taking place in West Bridgford.

The West Bridgford Gin Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26 at Nottingham Rugby Club, Holme Road.

Tickets cost £16 each which gives you access to a free gin, a gin glass, masterclasses and samples from over 60 different gins. After the alcohol, you can try the vast array of street food options such as gourmet hot dogs, burgers, pizza, curry and a pop-up bakery for something sweet!

There will also be live music and entertainment with the likes of Goldie Locks Marie Watson and Paracoustic on Saturday and Rebecca Lomas and Gaynor Smith with soul and jazz classics on Sunday.

Image: Gincident

Tickets must be bought in advance, printed out and brought along on the day. They are available through festival partner gincident.co.uk.

We’ve teamed up with the festival to give away two tickets for Sunday 26th August, 6-11pm. Competition closes Sunday 19th so be quick, it’s due to be a success!

To enter, please use the form below. Minimum age to enter must be 18.

Win two tickets for West Bridgford Gin Festival

Air Ambulance to open new shop

Your local Air Ambulance, the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, is opening a new Charity Shop just off Trent Bridge in West Bridgford to raise funds to help save lives in our communities and volunteers are urgently needed to run it.

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

The shop is a large, newly built premises and will sell furniture, lighting, pictures and other household goods. LNAA Nottingham Shop Coordinator, Cadi Lambert, has grand plans for the shop. “This is the first time we have gone into the furnishing market and the emphasis will be on top quality goods” said Cadi. “We are planning the layout to look like a true Furniture Showroom with only the very best of donated furniture and household items being offered for sale. Delivery can also be arranged for a small fee to cover the cost of fuel and staff time. Any donations of furniture and household items to sell in the shop will be welcome and if items are large I can arrange collection free of charge”.

It is hoped the new shop will be open in early April but that is dependent on people coming forward to volunteer their help in the shop. “All Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance shops are run by volunteers and that means the profits go directly to our service” commented Lynn Jones, Nottinghamshire Volunteer Coordinator. “For a shop of this size we will need about 30 volunteers and hope the people of West Bridgford and surrounding areas will come forward and donate their time, maybe a day or even a few hours a week, to help make this shop the success it deserves to be”.

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

The helicopter and crew are on call every single day of the year airlifting people of all ages including babies and young children. Averaging 4 missions a day, they attend everything from road traffic accidents, industrial and sporting accidents, serious illnesses and people who are injured in inaccessible places. The helicopter is kitted out with the latest medical equipment and carries two highly trained flight paramedics and often a volunteer Doctor as well.

Each year it costs the Charity £1.7million to provide this vital, life-saving service and with no Government or Lottery funding it relies on donations of money, goods and time from the people of Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire to keep the helicopter operational.

“Our volunteers are highly valued members of our team and their contribution is vital in helping raise the necessary funds to keep the helicopter operational. If you are interested in volunteering at the new shop please do get in touch” added Lynn.

For more information about volunteering please contact:

Lynn Jones on 0115 941 2255 and press option 1. Alternatively email L.Jones@ambucopter.org.uk

If you have any donations for the shop please contact:

Cadi Lambert on 0115 941 2255 and press option 2. Alternatively email C.Lambert@ambucopter.org.uk