Hi everyone,
Spring is here at last!

It’s a good time to take some great photos and email them in to Grapevine. Here
Must be your own work, I look forward to seeing them and placing them in the magazine. Enjoy the brighter weather!

See you next month,
Christine Gough. Editor



Hi everyone, I hope everyone is well, (lots of bugs and illnesses going around at the moment). Last month there was no entries for the poetry page, I would have thought there was at least one poet out there!

We would still like some more community events sending in, so please send an email through to us, for anything, jumble sales, car boots etc, these will be placed in free in our community section if they are for charity etc,

See you next month,
Christine Gough. Editor



The 5th Stapleford Jobs Fair will take place on Wednesday 11th March from 10am until 2pm at The Meeting Place, 22-26 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, NG9 8AA

With a mixture of employers and training providers available we hope there is something for all.

Trent-Barton have kindly agreed to offer a Zig Zag ticket for £3 instead of £6 on the day of the event to help people save money who want to attend from other areas.

The tickets are available on production of the cut of voucher found on the flyers which will be available at various locations. They can be used on the i4, 18, 15 Bus routes.



Hi everyone, We have had great feedback from our adveritsers this month, so thank you to our readers for supporting the Grapevine and our local tradespeople and businesses.

We are looking to start a Poetry Page very soon and want to start on comedy, this would be a great addition to our readers to cheer everyone up this time of year, please send your poems in to sales@beechpublication.co.uk

Beech Publications January edition of Grapevine Magazine 2015 is out now.

See you next month,

Christine Christine Gough. Editor


At the moment we are upgraing our mail systems, thus contact cannot be reached via our main mail address, sales@beecpublications.co.uk due to a server change.

We expect this to be resolved within the next few hours!

Thank you for udnerstanding, you can still reach or call us on :
Office Mobile No:07854 990608
Landline No: 0115 8373030

Christine, Editor.

Stapleford Town Council is delighted to promote Village Ventures. This wonderful programme of professional music and drama is your opportunity to see first class acts on your doorstep.

‘Guitar Whisperer’, Richard Durant

The atmospheric St Helen’s Parish Church is the venue and the first Show in Stapleford is a Candlelit Christmas Concert performed by, ‘Guitar Whisperer’, Richard Durant (above) with special guest Amy Kakoura. Expect an evening of beautiful festive music, suitable for all ages. The evening will feature both traditional and original compositions, sublime singing and specially commissioned visuals.

Save the date: Thursday, 4th December at 7:30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and £9.00 concession and are available from:

The Town Clerk’s Office, Carnegie Centre, Warren Avenue, Stapleford NG9 8EY

Lest We Forget

November is a time of the year to honour, & remember all military service personnel, men, women, civilians and animals who have been killed in conflicts and wars all over the world.

We will remember them…

See you next month, Christine Gough, Editor

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Local girl Kyra Edwards from Chilwell is a hugely talented and hard working young lady, her outstanding achievement in Rowing so far is more than
impressive. The Grapevine Magazine recently received this letter from her Coach outlining her success and ambition so far, Kyra would certainly benefit from local sponsorship , anyone wishing to help Kyra please contact Julie below, (see letter)

Dear Sirs,
Coaches Endorsement for Kyra Edwards

This letter is to provide some background information on Kyra Edwards who is currently 16 years of age, lives in Chilwell and trains at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham as part of the GB Rowing talent development scheme.

Kyra has now been in the sport of rowing for four years, having started in the junior section
at Nottingham Rowing Club. In August 2011, she was tested and accepted for the GB Rowing ‘Start’ programme based on the anthropometrics, power and physiology that she demonstrated in the selection testing. Her scores on the tests were outstanding for a 14 year old female and demonstrated that Kyra, with the right development, has huge potential in the sport of row- ing. This is aided by the fantastic level of motivation and dedication she has shown which have helped her to progress very quickly in a short space of time

Kyra’s first race was a national competition, the National Schools’ Regatta, in May 2012. Despite being very new to the sport compared to her rivals, Kyra got through to the final of the Women’s Junior 15 single sculls and finished 6th overall. Unfortunately, Kyra’s racing season in 2012 was cut short due to a back injury and she spent the next 6 months diligently improving her physiol- ogy whilst completing her physio exercises and improving her flexibility and core strength.

Since recovering from the back injury, Kyra has trained hard through the autumn and winter 2012/3 and has significantly improved both her fitness levels and her technique on the water. This led to a great start to the 2013 summer season, with a gold medal in Women’s Junior 18 double sculls at the Ghent International Regatta in April and a 9th place finish in the GB Junior U18 Regatta, despite still being an U16.

Kyra then raced in the single scull at the prestigious National Schools Regatta in May 2013 where she won a silver medal in the U17 category and, the following day, won the championship trophy and gold medal in the U16 event. This was preceded by two wins at Nottingham City Regatta in U18 and U17 single sculls and followed by two wins at Peterborough Regatta in U18 single and double sculls events.
Kyra’s main aim for this year was to represent GB at U16 level by being selected for the GB- France match in July 2013.Which she was successful at and won her race in a double scull. Alternatively, Kyra was invited to the GB U 18 final selection trials and may then qualify for the European Junior U18 team.

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From the start of the 2014 season Kyra has begun to learn how to sweep, she competed in an eight at eights head with seniors and won the provincial pendant (Non-Thames rowing club). This added more options to Kyra’s season. She then trialled in sweep for Munich international regatta and was selected to represent Great Britain in a four. The crew came 5th at this regatta to 4 German crews.

Kyra was then back in her single scull for National schools regatta and
competed in the Girls U17 single scull and won a Gold Medal and the scullery trophy. After this she is now focusing on making the junior world championships and looking forward to racing at Women’s Henely in the senior quadruple schools after winning the same even at fours head earlier in the season.

I expect that Kyra will be involved in the GB Junior team for the next 1 and half years and will encounter a great deal of expense (likely to be in the region of £2000 pa) to attend training camps, GB trials, regattas and international events. Any support you feel you could offer would help Kyra to cover the expenses of being part of a junior team and ensure her progress is not hampered by financial considerations.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on 07872 397116 if you need any further information. Kind regards

Julie Edwards
Talent Development Coach – Nottingham GB Rowing Team

Contact details: 48 South Road West Bridgford Nottingham NG2 7AH 07872 397116