LOCAL NEWS - April 2017


From Light Blue to Dark Blue. Pint Shop, the award-winning Cambridge beer house, has opened its second site in George Street, Oxford. A new beer, "Hoog and Doog" (High and Dry) featured at the opening, to complement the huge range of other beers on offer. Planned bar snack dishes include a slicing pie, trays of roasted vegetables, and hot chipped potatoes with curry sauce poured over them from a flask.


A scheme which involves the development of the former post office in Victoria Street, Derby, has been approved by city planners. The Post House will bring together a string of eateries in an old tramway office built in the early 1900s. The "rustic and industrial" venue features eight local independent operators set around a communal dining area and bar.


Newmarket's National Horse Racing Museum has opened to the public more than 25 years on from its original inception. The formerly derelict Palace House, which is set in five acres near the centre of the town, has become The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. The twelve galleries showcase its significant art collection dating back to the 17th century, while the King's Yard stables is home to exhibits telling the story behind racing .


The Hoste Arms in Burnham Market, Norfolk has opened a private 20-seater cinema, alongside a new gym and private dining room. The cinema room was opened by television film critic Barry Norman. There are three film showings per day featuring 100 classic films every month and guests are offered a personal waiter service throughout the duration of each film. The cinema will be available to all guests staying at the hotel and for private party bookings.




Winner Winner Chicken Dinner


The 18th Pinders Healthcare Design Awards were adeptly hosted by Jon Chapman in London last month. The Awards recognise excellence in the design of care homes and retirement housing and are regarded as one of the most enjoyable events in the healthcare sector. The 650 guests were superbly entertained by star ventriloquist Nina Conti, aided by her friend Monkey.




Best New Care Home – Elderly

Cuffley Manor, Potters Bar (TLC Care)

Best Independent Living Scheme

Priory View, Dunstable (Central Bedfordshire Council)

Best Care Facility – Younger Adults

Phoenix House, Manor Park, London (Precious Homes)

Best New Care Home – Elderly

Abbeyfield Winnersh, Winnersh, Wokingham (Abbeyfield Society)

Best Independent Living Scheme

Greenfields, Leighton Buzzard (Aldwyck Housing Group)

Best Regeneration Project

Lindsey Hall Nursing Home, Cleethorpes (Yorkare Homes)


If you or your clients are involved in an exciting healthcare/retirement housing project, details of how to enter for the 2018 Awards are on our website.


On The Bounce


The fastest growing area of the leisure sector is indoor trampoline parks. Numbers in England and Wales rose from six parks in 2014 to 98 in 2016.


In addition, the world's biggest trampoline park opens in Glasgow in late April. It will have 63,000ft² of trampolines, including a 'Ninja Warrior' course. There will be ten party rooms, a café and sports bar


By Easter 2017 the International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) estimates that there will be 150 parks in the UK with at least 15 million visitors per annum.


However, to date, the industry has been unregulated and there has been considerable press publicity about the frequency and seriousness of accidents.


As a result, the IATP has just launched a new standard, PAS 5000-2017, which came into effect on 31 March 2017, and provides guidance for the construction of fixed indoor trampoline parks as well as operating and maintenance requirements. Parks must still comply with other legal obligations such as the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.


The IATP is also asking customers, when choosing which trampoline park to visit, to be aware of factors such as attention to safety, staffing levels, cleanliness and maintenance, etc.


Legal Limit


The Alcohol Wholesale Registration Scheme (AWRS), introduced to tackle alcohol fraud, came into effect on 1 April 2017. Trade buyers of alcohol products should check that whoever they buy from has registered with HMRC and has an AWRS Unique Reference Number (URN). There is an online facility for checking suppliers' registration. Traders buying alcohol from a non-registered wholesaler may be liable to a criminal or civil penalty, as well as having the alcohol seized.


Smile Please


Come and see us at Stand A100 at the NEC Dentistry Show on 12th-13th May. Test your valuation skills in our competition, where you could win a £100 voucher towards a Red Letter Day Experience!


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