Bulwell Olympics ready to roll

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BULWELL is under starter’s orders as preparations get on track for special events to coincide with the upcoming Olympic Games.

The Bulwell Forest Action Group is behind a programme of attractions it plans to launch on Saturday April 7 as part of the Bulwell Forest health and wellbeing day at the Henry Mellish Sports Centre on Highbury Road.

The group is holding regular meetings to finalise the details, with the next scheduled for Monday (March 26) at the United Reformed Church on Broomhill Road.

Other events planned as part of the Olympic celebrations include a different challenge each month at Henry Mellish Sports Centre, plus taster sessions in bowls and netball.

Bill Blackamore, secretary of the action group, also hopes that a sports dinner will be organised, with a guest speaker and a quiz involving teams from different generations.

As well as bringing the community closer together, he hopes to use the Olympic events to promote health.

A Bulwell Olympic ‘Big Picnic’ is planned for some time in July to coincide with the completion of new attractions on Bulwell Forest, including a pirate-themed children’s play area.

A brass band concert, ‘Bulwell’s Got Talent’ competition and a challenge to all churches to tap into the Olympic spirit are also suggested.