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Apply and Join The Sensory Team At Sutton Bonington Campus

University of Nottingham is looking for beer tasters

APPLY AND JOIN THE SENSORY TEAM AT SUTTON BONINGTON CAMPUS!

Do you want to taste beer and get paid for it? At the Sensory Science centre of the University of Nottingham (UoN), scientists are looking for professional beer tasters to join their current beer tasting group. The job involves evaluating different types of beer and ingredients to help our researchers understand the science behind brewing and answer research questions such as ‘How does the aroma and flavour change if the alcohol content is altered?’ and ‘How does the flavour of a beer change over time?’.

Is this you?

  • You like to try new food and beverages, particularly beer
  • You have a curious nature and enjoy experiencing new sensations
  • You have good sense of smell, taste, texture, sight and hearing
  • You are a good communicator and keen to take part in group discussions
  • You have a general good health, no allergies or dietary restrictions
  • You are willing to consume alcohol your role as a taster (less than 1 unit per session)

What you can expect!

  • Taste different kinds of beers
  • Up to 2 training or test sessions per week (2 hours)
  • Opportunity to be a professional taster in a long term research project (3-4 years)
  • Disturbance allowance after each training and test session!

Please contact Christina

to request an application form by 20th September 2017!

Christina.Dietz@nottingham.ac.uk

We are also looking for people who want to join our database of consumers and take part in our studies. This involves a range of food and beverages. You will be invited to take part in studies every few months but this can vary and depends on how busy we are. Just send us an email sensoryconsumers@nottingham.ac.uk to express your interest!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Shopmobility

Shopmobility – not just shopping any more…

West Bridgford Shopmobility is a charity which helps people with mobility problems to enhance their quality of life; for an annual fee of just £10, it provides mobility aids (wheelchairs, walkers and scooters) to enable them to visit shops and places of interest in the central West Bridgford area.

However, over their 14 years of operation, needs have changed, and Shopmobility has broadened its range of services to operate a short-term hire scheme (payable weekly), so it’s now possible to take a scooter or wheelchair home with you.  Or indeed, away with you…

Look at the many benefits this provides:

Going on holiday in the UK?

You can hire a collapsible scooter, which can fit in the boot of a car (or the luggage compartment of a bus), so you can get around easily while you’re away.

Guest with mobility problems?

If you have a visitor with mobility problems, we can provide you with a wheelchair or scooter for as long as you need it.

Been poorly, or just out of hospital?

If you’ve been ill, or broken a leg, or are recuperating after a hospital stay, we can get you out and about again.

Blue badges? You don’t have to be registered as disabled to take advantage of the Shopmobility service; scooters are fully insured, and you’ll be given full training on how to use them.

The typical cost for the weekly hire of a lightweight scooter is just £30 for members, plus a refundable deposit.

West Bridgford Shopmobility is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 2pm, and you’re welcome to drop in to their office behind West Bridgford Library and chat to one of the volunteers.  Alternatively, call them on 0115 981 5451, or go online at www.wbshopmobility.co.uk

Next meeting of G&DLHS (17/11/16)

The next meeting of Gotham & District Local History Society, on Thursday 17 November 2016, will feature an illustrated talk presented by Dr Colin Groves entitled East Midland Country Houses.
Meetings and talks take place in the “Cheese Rollers” room at Gotham Memorial Hall, Nottingham Road, Gotham, usually on the third Thursday evening of the month, starting at 7:30 pm. Tea or Coffee drinks are included in admission price.
Email history@gothamvillage.org.uk for more information about Gotham and the Local Society.

Gotham Library Volunteers Wanted

GOTHAM LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS WANTED

Inspire Culture, Learning and Libraries, who are contracted to deliver library services by Nottinghamshire County Council, are looking at different ways to provide sustainable library services. This includes setting up partnerships with community groups and schools across the county. The Gotham Memorial Hall Trustees are looking for interested volunteers to help maintain the current opening times and potentially increase opening times in the future. So, if you would like to gain some work experience or meet new people and love books, we would be interested in hearing from you. Volunteering duties may include shelving books, keeping the library presentable and helping customers in the library. Inspire will offer full training and for those interested, the opportunity to work towards our volunteering certificate.

Please contact Mrs. Pat Dines on 01159830582 or email patriciadines@sky.com or Eric Perrell on 0115 9749023 or email ericperrell6@gmail.com for further details.

Rushcliffe Voluntary Transport Scheme

About the Scheme

Our Voluntary Transport scheme provides safe and affordable transport to people who experience difficulties accessing transport.

Volunteer drivers use their cars to provide a ‘door to door’ service to passengers who do not have access to personal transport or are unable to access public transport due to lack of service, ill health, frailty or poor mobility.

Here’s what some of our passengers say:

“Makes me feel safe knowing it’s a reliable driver”

“Excellent service, office staff and drivers very helpful and caring”

“Unbelievably helpful, you couldn’t have a better service” Mr S

“Without this service I would be housebound, it is really comforting to know that you are there” Mrs H

Who can use the Transport Scheme?

To use the scheme a person must be a resident of Rushcliffe who is unable to make their journey by public transport or other means. Reasons for eligibility might include geographical remoteness, a lack of public transport, disability or ill health. Passengers using the scheme do need to be able to get in and out of an ordinary car unaided or be accompanied by someone who can assist them.

How does it work?

To use the scheme, passengers must complete a registration form which can be requested by contacting our offices. Dial 0115 969 9060 and press 1 or email transport@rushcliffecvs.org.uk and we will send one out to you in the post.  It costs £25.00 to register for the year or £35.00 for couples and we re-register all our passengers annually in July.

Once registered on the Scheme, passengers can request up to 3 journeys a week. To book transport, passengers can telephone the office on weekday mornings (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 12.30pm). We need at least 2 working days notice to book transport so that we have time to allocate a volunteer driver. If a passenger needs to cancel their journey, it is important that they tell us as soon as possible, or in some cases, passengers may still be charged. Cancellations can be made at any time by telephoning the office; an answerphone is available 24 hours on which you can leave messages.

Calculating the cost of the journey?

£1 booking fee per journey
45p per mile for all mileage incurred by the driver

We endeavour to use the nearest driver to your home address. However, please be aware that costs may vary according to where the driver is setting off from as they may be completing other journeys on behalf of the scheme. If the driver has to come from further afield we will inform you.

Passengers may share journeys where this is possible or practical. Passengers who share a car will each be charged the relevant proportion of the total mileage cost.

Payment is made in cash to the volunteer driver who will issue you with a receipt.

Escorts travel free of charge.

Who are the drivers?

All the drivers are volunteers who use their own cars to take passengers on journeys. We have over 80 drivers who are reliable, trustworthy and dedicated. Many are retired and several fit their volunteer driving in around work and other commitments. Drivers choose how often they want to drive and are reimbursed for all mileage incurred. All our volunteer drivers are interviewed before they start, have references checked and a security check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. They receive support from the Transport Organisers. Here’s what a few of our drivers have had to say about the volunteering for the scheme:

“It is a pleasure meeting new people and giving them a helping hand”

“The passengers are so appreciative”

We always welcome new drivers to join our friendly team. If you have a couple of hours to spare a week, enjoy driving and have a telephone then please get in touch. If you would like to drive in Rushcliffe, please dial 0115 969 9060 and press 1 or email transport@rushcliffecvs.org.uk .

Passenger Feedback

Every year, we ask passengers for feedback about the scheme. This is then assimilated into a report which is available on our website. You can download last year’s report here.

First Contact Signposting Scheme

If you’re 60 or over First Contact gets you help from lots of organisations when you complete one simple checklist.
First Contact gets you advice on:

• Preventing falls
• Home safety and security
• Repairs, adaptations and specialist equipment
• Energy saving improvements to keep you warm and reduce bills
• Housing advice
• Claiming benefits
• Local activities and groups
• Community transport schemes.
• Fire prevention advice

Complete the checklist and you’ll be contacted by people who can help. They may offer a home visit, but will always contact you first (always ask for their ID).

The scheme is a partnership of key agencies and organisations including the police, fire service, NHS, Borough councils, voluntary sector, and operates in a number of areas of Nottinghamshire including Gedling.

” Mr D, of West Bridgford, was really impressed and said that it provided him with a lot of help and useful information. ” First Contact user

Below is a link to the Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service website for more information on First Contact:-

http://www.rushcliffecvs.org.uk/projects-projects-72/first-contact-signposting-scheme.html

To complete a checklist call Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 8080 or do it online at

https://secure.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/doitonline/first-contact-map/

Karl Stirland – Assistant First Contact Co-ordinator South Notts – firstcontact@rushcliffecvs.org.uk

First Contact is managed by Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service in South Nottinghamshire and run by Nottinghamshire County Council.