We are excited to welcome you to Wollaton Hall, which over the festive period, will be magically transformed into a Christmas wonderland! Come and enjoy this beautiful, fairy-tale location over two weekends.


Wollaton Hall, Nottingham – Nov 28th, 29th and Dec 5th, 6th – 10am till 5pm.

This magical Christmas experience will see a host of food and drink stands around the grounds with additional masterclasses in gift wrapping, handmade Christmas gifts and celebrity bakers showing you how to bake the perfect seasonal cakes. Whiskey and wine tasting will also be available with a wide range of spirits for you to try before you buy. ere will be outlets selling hot spiced mulled wine, cider and apple drinks. Our festive food and drink village will host a wondrous selection of festive feasts. Enjoy delicious crepes, a hog roast, gourmet burgers and a large selection of sweet treats like churros, donuts, fudge, chocolate and much more. And you can’t have a Christmas event without Santa, of course, so the big man himself will be attending both weekends of e Great Christmas Show.

Santa will be joined by Mickey and Minnie Mouse along with a visit from the wonderful Anna, Else and Olaf.
The Great Christmas Show also has 50 schools from around the region, attending to compete in a Christmas Carol Concert extravaganza over the two weekends.
The schools will be part of a carol singing competition. ere is a substantial host of prizes up for grabs, as well as the winning school choir having their very own single made and released into the music charts. All the schools will be performing their chosen Christmas Carol or Christmas song in front of a fantastic panel (to be announced at a later date). The competition is open for all ages from primary school right up to secondary school students.

Anthony Carver-Smith, NCT Marketing Manager said: “As Nottingham’s principal bus operator, we work closely with the city’s schools – educating young people on how to use public transport in a respectable and responsible way through our TravelSafe programme. Children from many of these partner schools located across our network will be performing at e Great Christmas Show, so it’s our privilege to show our support in this way. Wollaton Hall is very special to Nottingham and the perfect venue for such a fantastic event.”

X Factor winner, Sam Bailey, who is a big supporter of the two weekend festival of all things Christmas and musical, will be releasing a promotional video later in the year to support this event. ere will also be a lot of coverage from our other big supporter, The Nottingham Post.

Both weekends will be supporting 2 fantastic charities, Rainbows Hospice and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Free reusable paint is on offer at special monthly open evenings at Beeston, Calverton, Newark and Warsop Recycling Centres.

To take advantage of this offer, please call the Customer Service Centre on tel: 0300 500 8080 to reserve a time slot. Booking is essential.

This offer is available to Nottinghamshire residents only and normal permitting requirements still apply if you use a van, pick-up or car-towed trailer to visit the Recycling Centres. The paint has been donated to the Community RePaint Nottinghamshire Scheme and has all been checked by the site staff. Paint tins offered at these events are at least half full of good reusable paint and whilst we might not be able to guarantee the colours and types available, there is usually plenty of choice and it’s all free of charge. There isn’t a specific limit to the number of tins that you can take away but we may need to use a fair share policy when events are fully booked.



Upcoming dates

  • 8 April 4pm to 7pm – Beeston Recycling Centre
  • 20 April 4pm to 7pm – Newark Recycling Centre
  • 7 May 4pm to 7pm – Calverton Recycling Centre
  • 19 May 4pm to 7pm – Warsop Recycling Centre
  • 15 June 4pm to 7pm – Newark Recycling Centre
  • 16 June 4pm to 7pm – Warsop Recycling Centre
  • 17 June 4pm to 7pm – Beeston Recycling Centre
  • 18 June 4pm to 7pm – Calverton Recycling Centre
  • 9 July 4pm to 7pm – Calverton Recycling Centre
  • 21 July 4pm to 7pm – Warsop Recycling Centre
  • 9 September 4pm to 7pm – Beeston Recycling Centre
  • 21 September 4pm to 7pm – Newark Recycling Centre

More information is available here

IT WILL BE THE MOST wonderful time of year in Beeston on Saturday 29th November as the town’s annual Christmas Lights Switch on event takes place at Broadgate Park.

A giant Snow Globe will be unveiled in the morning outside Chilwell Road Methodist Church and visitors can have a photograph taken in a festive snow scene bubble. There will also be a host of music and street entertainment taking place from one end of Beeston to the other from 2.00pm.

At 4.30pm there will be an extra special lights switch on ceremony with Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Stan Heptinstall MBE and this will be followed by a fantastic firework finale at 6.00pm.

Events taking place throughout the day include a host of activities for the whole family, as well as the judging of the window dressing competition.

Highlights include:

  • A giant Snow Globe on Chilwell High Road outside Chilwell Road Methodist Church on the day and 11.00am – 5.30pm every Saturday throughout December.
  • Santa’s Grotto at Beeston Square on the day and 11.00am – 5.00pm every Thursday to Saturday throughout December.
  • The annual Season of Lights celebrations from 2.30pm until 5.00pm at Chilwell Road Methodist Church on Chilwell High Road.
  • A variety of musical and dance performers on the main stage on Broadgate Park to get you into the festive spirit including a very special Frozen show at 3.30pm from Dazzle Entertainment.
  • Fairground rides throughout the town centre and at Regent Street car park.
  • Street performers up and down the high street.

The winner of the shop window dressing competition will also be announced live on stage.



The event is organised by Broxtowe Borough Council, with support from NET, GEM 106 and Beeston Bid. Please note that car parking for the event is limited so please use public transport wherever possible.

For more information about the day contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3695, email arts@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/arts

Stapleford gathered to pay its respects at the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month and Remembered The Fallen. On this Armistice Day, we were called to gather on Walter Parker VC Square to Remember by a traditional summoning on the djembe.

As the meaning of djembe is said to be: ‘everyone gather together in peace’, it seemed appropriate for us to come together in peace and remember those who have fallen in the service of their country.

A wreath was laid in memory of the Unknown Soldier by retired service personnel and children from Sparkle Day Nursery, (right) laid a wreath, representing the young people of the Town.

The Rev. Susan Holmes, the local Methodist Minister, led the prayers and the Salvation Army played the Last Post.
Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Ray Darby, officially represented the Town and welcomed Past Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Mrs Iris White, Local Nottinghamshire County Councillor, Cllr Mrs Jacky Williams, together with representatives of Veterans Organisations, Nottinghamshire Police, fellow Councillors, and people of the Town.

Following this Act of Remembrance, Ray was delighted to welcome those in attendance to the Carnegie Centre for morning coffee.

7th June 2014
11a.m. to 4:30p.m.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to try out sailing for free, check out the facilities and find out more about our sport. Just bring along some soft-soled shoes and a sense of adventure!

Attenborough Sailing Club is located between Nottingham & Derby. The club enjoys the use of 65 acre Conneries Lagoon adjacent to Attenborough Nature Reserve. We pride ourselves on the friendly atmosphere of our club and new members are always welcome! Members enjoy a variety of racing, cruising and social activities.

Visitors to this event will be given an opportunity to go out on the water as crew, and maybe even try their hand as helm if conditions are suitable. There will be several boats of different types on the water to try. Buoyancy aids will be provided, but visitors should wear clothes they don’t mind getting a little wet.

Experts will be on hand to advise and answer questions about sailing in general, e.g. boats, equipment, clothing, etc. They will also help with specific queries about our club e.g. how to join, fees, days/times for sailing, etc.

Refreshments will be available on the day.

There are no entry fees, although refreshments will have a small charge.

For additional information contact Roger Day: 07800 883 955 or visit: http://www.attenboroughsc.org.uk/

Conneries Lagoon
Barton Lane