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New £2.7m broadband boost for Nottinghamshire

20th July 2018
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Nottinghamshire County Council

People living in some of the most rural parts of Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from a further £2.7m boost to fibre broadband. More than 2,500 homes and businesses in the Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood districts will be included in the next phase of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) scheme, after Nottinghamshire County Council awarded Openreach, Britain’s largest telephone and broadband network, a contract to deliver a third phase of work. read more

Ollerton WI

19th July 2018
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Ollerton WI

The Ollerton WI ladies held their monthly meeting in June, which was once again well attended, and the speaker was Leigh Woods from Derbyshire, with ‘We’re not Llamas’. The talk was all about alpacas, and was so interesting, I think members all learned a lot. The competition was a funny animal, which was won by Jenny Bryant, well done. read more

Edwinstowe Scarecrow Festival 2018

18th July 2018
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Edwinstowe Scarecrow Festival

Join in the fun this summer, from 28th July to 19th August, as the residents and businesses of Edwinstowe display their scarecrows throughout their wonderful village. The festival, organised by Royal Oak Allotment Association and Outside the Cave, will give families the opportunity to follow the Scarecrow Trail around the village and find out more about what Edwinstowe has to offer. read more

Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

17th July 2018
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Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

The Rotary year starts and finishes in July each year and Sherwood Forest Rotary has been helping this community for 46 years! Before the club welcomes in a new president we look back over the past year and look forward to the coming year. read more

Warsop Inner Wheel Club Masquerade Ball

16th July 2018
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Inner Wheel Club of Warsop

Warsop Inner Wheel Club was formed in 1972 and is one of 29 clubs in District 22, which covers the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas. The club was supported at its first Masquerade Ball by its sister clubs from Kirkby in Ashfield, Mansfield and Sherwood Forest. read more

Public archaeology digs at Clumber Park

14th July 2018
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Community Focus

In an attempt to find out more about the magnificent but lost ‘Clumber House’, the National Trust will be holding exciting public archaeology digs on the mansion site this summer. Despite Clumber House being one of the most impressive buildings in the country during its heyday (the late 18th and 19th centuries), the National Trust holds very little in the way of material culture from the building as it is believed that that the house and gardens was stripped of all its masonry and fittings prior to its demolition. read more

Festival footwork

13th July 2018
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Mansfield Senior Reds

Mansfield Senior Reds Over 50s Walking Football Club were in recent action in a Derbyshire Walking Football Festival held at Belper. They strode to success, pipping hosts Belper by one point, with four wins from their five matches, including victory over the two teams representing Derby County and the one from Mansfield Town. read more

Inner Wheel Club’s Knitters’ Tea

12th July 2018
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Inner Wheel Club of Warsop

Every year a dedicated group of knitters from around the Warsop area volunteer to create beautiful garments, toys and blankets. Sue Lunn, Warsop Inner Wheel’s International Service Officer, and fellow members of the club collate these knitted goodies, together with other donated items and put them in to baby bundles. These are then sent off to recipients in need all over the world, by Nottinghamshire Police Aide Convoy. read more

Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group

11th July 2018
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Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group

Once again Edwinstowe Village Hall was the venue for the Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group’s regular ‘end of winter’ Coffee Morning, which this year was held on Saturday 17th February. A combination of ‘new faces’ and regular supporters enabled them to raise the very pleasing amount of £665.00, maintaining their rate of fundraising for this time of year. read more

Presentations to top photographers

11th July 2018
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Retford and District Photographic Society

Retford and District Photographic Society President, Jenny Smith had the pleasure of making the club’s presentations at the recent annual dinner at Retford Golf Club. The top award, Photographer of the Year was presented by Geraldine Matthews, President of the Rotary Club of Retford, to Des Lloyd who won outright this year, having been joint winner in 2017. read more