Friendly excerse classes for older adults designed to improve mobility, strength, confidence and independence.

Friendly excerse classes for older adults designed to improve mobility, strength, confidence and independence.

FAB/specialist instructor starting exercise classes for the over 50s in Bingham. There will be a regular weekly class at The Methodist Centre, Bingham from Thursday 7th September, 10am – 11am. They are friendly exercise classes for older adults designed to improve mobility, strength, confidence and independence. Exercise sitting, standing or chair support. All abilities welcome and the first class is FREE! Jeannette – 07811011634 –...
Nottinghamshire families are invited on a camping trip this Father’s Day – with YMCA Adventure Guides!

Nottinghamshire families are invited on a camping trip this Father’s Day – with YMCA Adventure Guides!

Nottinghamshire YMCA is inviting families from across the county to join its Adventure Guides programme and take part in a fun-packed camping expedition to Holme Pierrepont this Father’s Day weekend (17-18 June 2017). Adventure Guides is an activity based programme which focuses on strengthening bonds between dads, and their sons and daughters. The programme, which promotes community, nature, friendship and fun, has been popular in America for a number of years. Nottinghamshire is the only area in the UK to benefit from the Adventure Guides programme. Since launching a year ago with support from The Big Lottery, Adventure Guides groups have enjoyed Christmas at Chatsworth House, wooden car making for their a pinewood derby as well as archery, bowling and even a group trip to Planet Bounce. This Father’s Day Adventure Guides are heading to Holme Pierrepont for camping, paddle sports, laser tag, team games and loads more. This jam-packed weekend is generously subsidised by Nottinghamshire YMCA and The Big Lottery Fund – and the best thing is; there’s still space left for families to join them! Adventures Guides is open to all families with children, and there is no need to be a YMCA member to participate. Each Adventure Guides group, or ‘circle’, plan their shared monthly adventures together. Circles are member led. You can join a circle or form your own. Whichever circle you choose, you’ll get chance to meet all the other Adventure Guides at regular meet-ups and expeditions facilitated by Nottinghamshire throughout the year. Amy Oakes, Sports & Family Service Manager at Nottinghamshire YMCA and employee of 13 years says: “This is such a great...
Scoreboard Developed To Expose Good and Bad EU Laws

Scoreboard Developed To Expose Good and Bad EU Laws

An exciting new tool has been developed to help identify good and bad EU laws and regulations, East Midlands MEP Andrew Lewer MBE has announced. The news follows months of work to create an electronic Scoreboard to identify EU laws which are having the biggest negative impact and need reform. Using new and existing evidence, the prototype Scoreboard ranks and exposes the gap between the intended and actual effects of EU laws on businesses and Member States. Spearheading the Scoreboard project Andrew Lewer said: “This is an exciting development which will be useful in exposing both good and bad EU regulation. “I believe it could be invaluable as we Brexit the EU and help us to identify those regulations in need of urgent reform, those we want to keep and those which need changing. Mr Lewer said the Scoreboard was ready to be used and refined to fit the needs of government departments or Local Government policy-makers. “Ultimately, the Scoreboard could ensure the right decisions are taken at the right level of government. It should also help to design better laws which do what they are intended to do rather than putting unexpected burdens on business, local government and individuals.” The scoreboard uses evidence from a range of sources to: identify, ranks and prioritise EU laws for reform identify, ranks and prioritise EU laws for reform links the claims and concerns in the legislative process with the actual burdens and real world effects show which EU laws are likely to have the most negative effect on business. bring together data from many sources to a single platform reveal whether...