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Lynds Close Luncheon Club

20th February 2019
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Lynds Close Luncheon Club

During the week of Remembrance Day, Lynd’s Close Luncheon Club in Edwinstowe tidied up their garden, in preparation for placing crosses for each of the diners, that have passed over the five years, that the club have been serving lunches. Some of those diners were part of the conflicts that have been endured over time. read more

Sherwood Forest residents tell MP about local opposition to fracking and to the government’s fracking plans

18th February 2019
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Frack Free Sherwood and Edwinstowe

Local MP Mark Spencer was handed a petition at 11.00am on 14th December 2018, by the Reverend Deborah Hodson containing 3,030 signatures. These signatures were collected over the past year from people who are concerned about the very real possibility of fracking in this area, and about the Government proposals to expedite this industry by making exploratory drilling a permitted development and part of the NSIP regime. read more

The Mansfield ‘Team of the Year’

16th February 2019
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Mansfield Reds Walking Football

Mansfield Senior Reds (MSR) Over 50s Walking Football Club, topped a successful 2018 by winning the prestigious Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards ‘Team of the year’ for 2018. The awards, sponsored by local businesses and supported by Mansfield District Council and the ‘Armchair Club’ of Mansfield, were held at Mansfield District Council’s Civic Centre, in December. read more

Inner Wheel Club of Sherwood Forest

15th February 2019
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Inner Wheel Club of Sherwood Forest

The Inner Wheel Club of Sherwood Forest invited Jay Shepherd from the Pituitary Foundation, to explain this condition, as past president Margaret Grimshaw suffers from this disease. There are 100,000 people in the UK with this disease. It can take up to six years to diagnose properly, as it affects sufferers’ bodies in different ways. read more

Make Up and Mocktails Tropic Evening

14th February 2019
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Perlethorpe Village Hall

Perlethorpe Village Hall (NG22 9EP) will host a Make Up and Mocktails Tropic Evening on Friday 1st March. Admission is by ticket only. For more information call Emma on 07703 593688. read more

Beat the ‘bleak mid-winter’ blues!

13th February 2019
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Outside the Cave

Outside the Cave (OTC) in Edwinstowe offers a range of services that can help you battle the winter blues this year. Weekly Yoga, boxing and circuits and Tai Chi classes can help you improve your physical fitness. If you prefer learning new skills as you improve your fitness, why not get outdoors in their ‘Green Gym’ (aka the community allotment) and dig and hoe your way to better health? read more

Edwinstowe Historical Society

13th February 2019
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Edwinstowe Historical Society

In January, members of Edwinstowe Historical Society met for the New Year Lunch at the Forest Lodge Hotel. On 20th February they will hear Bob Massey’s illustrated talk ‘The Forest; its Highway Robbery’, which tells the story of the robbers and robbery on the lonely stretch of the road north through Sherwood Forest. Another interesting talk will be on 20th March, when Jo Golby presents the ‘Life of a Ladies’ Maid in the Great Houses of the 19th Century’. read more

Dukeries Third Age Group

12th February 2019
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Dukeries Third Age Group

The Dukeries Third Age Group’s General Meeting in December was their Christmas party, open to members only. All members contributed to a mouth-watering buffet and they were entertained by an excellent singer by the name of Clive Rudd. Members also danced to his music, in all it was an enjoyable afternoon. read more

Dukeries Community Band

12th February 2019
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Dukeries Community Band

The Dukeries Community Band are delighted to announce a Band Playalong Day which will take place on Saturday 9th March at the Dukeries Academy, New Ollerton. The Playalong will be open to woodwind, brass and percussion players of grade 3 and above and is open to students of secondary school age and adults. read more

Bras for Africa

11th February 2019
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Community Focus

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest are collecting underwear for women in Africa. They would like new or lightly used, laundered bras and new pants in adult sizes. Women who do not have a husband, father or brother, or whose family do not have enough money, to purchase necessary underwear often experience attention of an inappropriate and unwanted nature, which can lead to being socially excluded from a community resulting in restricted opportunities for work and education for their children. read more