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The Brain Behind Behaviour; The Power of the ‘Connected Parent’ at Copper Cafe

Join ‘Well Within Reach’ on 1st May at Copper Cafe, West Bridgford for ‘The Brain Behind Behaviour; The Power of the Connected Parent’, an informal & accessible session helping parents to master behaviour challenges with less conflict and more ease.

Parenting is becoming more complicated and multi-faceted in the 21st Century, with screen time taking up a larger space in your child’s mind and having a bigger impact on their behaviour and mental health than we as parents can understand.

Consequently, too much of our time with our kids is spent feeling frustrated and shouting. but all our children’s behaviour has its roots in their brain, and so the solution lies in understanding how their brains work. This insightful, easy-to-understand workshop explains just that, enabling you to change behaviour with fewer bribes, threats and less ‘authority’.

By introducing simple techniques, this session will empower you to;

* Parent more confidently, and without comparing your child with everyone else’s

* Respond to the daily dramas with fewer conditions and more compassion

* Re-connect with your child by nurturing-rather than managing-your relationship with them

Essentially, this masterclass; aimed at parents of 3-8 year olds will help you to develop a healthier, happier relationship with your child by reconnecting with; rather than ‘managing’; them.

Limited tickets; £19.50 or £65 for a group of 4. Tickets will be available on the door subject to availability- to secure your place now, book here; http://bit.ly/connected-parent.

Please bring ticket proof of purchase, as well as a notebook and pen for taking notes if you wish. Additionally, the bar will be open so come along and enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink, with time to chat afterwards.

There is parking available within a 5 minute walk of the venue, plus regular bus links from Nottingham City.

Click interested on the Facebook event for more information, or contact the organiser by email on jo@wellwithinreach.co.uk  For details on the organiser and future events, follow the link www.wellwithinreach.co.uk.

Lady Bay Open Gardens

Lady Bay Open Gardens 2019

This year’s Lady Bay Open Gardens is taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019, between 1-5pm each day. There will be open gardens throughout Lady Bay, displaying beautiful blooms as well as entertainment, activities for children and refreshments.

The organisers are hoping to build on the success of previous years events, aiming to raise even more money for charity. Proceeds go to the Lady Bay Community Fund as well as various charities nominated by garden owners.

The events Chair Tony Papkiewicz said, “We have a fantastic mix of gardens opening again this year, some new and some of the old favourites as well as entertainment and tasty refreshments for all the family to enjoy.  We are excited to have three local businesses supporting this year’s event including Holy Calzone on Trent Boulevard, local Estate Agent Rex Gooding and CL4Women financial planners.”

The deadline for Lady Bay residents to enter their garden is 5 May 2019.  Email the chairman Tony on papthepole@googlemail.com.

To keep up to date with the latest information visit

www.ladybayopengardens.org.uk

https://www.facebook.com/ladybayopengardens/

https://twitter.com/LadybayGardens

Donate Blood This New Years Eve in West Bridgford

NHS Blood and Transplant are calling for people to donate blood in West Bridgford on New Years Eve.

It is important that blood stocks are replenished over the Christmas period to help in the winter months to come, and you can help to do so. Regular donors are urgently needed.donate blood

The session is running from 09:40 until 13:40 on 31st December and is appointment only. All appointments will take place in Rushcliffe Arena, Off Rugby Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7ER.

To book please ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit blood.co.uk.

What’s On- New Years Eve

Champagne on tap, party poppers at Midnight and Auld Lang Syne blasting out the speakers. There is no night that can compare to NYE, so make sure that this year, you celebrate in style.

Here are a number of events on in West Bridgford that will guarantee a good time.

Escabeche

Reserve a table for great music all night. Tickets start from £45, early bird tables also available between 5-6pm for £25pp.

More details here.

Southbank 

Join DJ Docta Dee of The Funk Surgery at Southbank, with free entry all night and 2-4-1 cocktails.

Dress to impress and dance the night away!

More details here.

Trent Navigation

‘Last Pedestrians’ will see the New Year in with their NYE Special, 7pm

You can also enjoy 50% off Main Meals and Burgers all night long – booking is essential.

More details here.

 

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