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Sad farewell to Ollerton Jubilee Gardening Club

2nd June 2019
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Ollerton Jubilee Gardening Club

At an extraordinary General Meeting held on 2nd April, the sad decision was taken, that the Ollerton Jubilee Gardening Club should close. The club had funds in the bank account, which, in line with the constitution of the club, had to be distributed to other local organisations with a connection to gardening or to the club. read more

WIN tickets to Jack Savoretti with Sherwood Life!

1st June 2019
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Competitions

Jack Savoretti will be performing in this region as part of Forest Live, the concert series organised by the Forestry Commission. Singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti released his sixth studio album, ‘Singing To Strangers’ on Friday 15th March and it entered the charts at No 1. read more

Bringing artists into view with Open Studios Notts

31st May 2019
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Community Focus

In June 2019 artists and makers from across Nottinghamshire invite you to visit their studios and events, with exhibitions also held at Retford Library, Mansfield Central Library and Beeston Library until 6th June. There is free entry to most events — a few make a small charge to help cover costs or for charity. Events local to us are: read more

The Dukeries Singers

31st May 2019
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The Dukeries Singers

We had the lovely May weather we hoped for and gardens blossomed beautifully. Rain was needed and our prayers were answered. However, the most grateful recipients of the rain seem to be weeds and snails. 106 snails were collected during three days and they went on their holidays in the garden recycling bin. Happy days! read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

31st May 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

The Arts Society Dukeries’ Wednesday 5th June meeting will be a lecture on ‘Antony Gormley: A Body of Work’. Antony Gormley’s career spans nearly 40 years, during which time he has made sculpture that explores the relationship of the human body to space, often using his own body as his starting point. read more

Walesby Party in the Park

16th May 2019
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Community Focus

The fourth annual family fun day takes place at Walesby Pocket Park on Saturday 25th May. The fundraising event, open from 12.00pm, raises money for the local park on Tuxford Road.  The organisers have built on this event year on year, with go-karts, zorbs, water walkers, fun run, giant slide, music and much more. read more

Lynd’s Close Luncheon Club

15th May 2019
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Lynd’s Close Luncheon Club

On Thursday 28th March the diners at Lynd’s Close Luncheon Club enjoyed a three-course meal, with a soup starter followed with roast pork and all the trimmings and a strawberry gateau dessert with fresh cream expertly plated by chef John to celebrate Mother’s Day. read more

Milton Mausoleum

14th May 2019
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Milton Mausoleum

The Friends of Milton Mausoleum would like to invite you to call in any Sunday when the mausoleum is open between May and September from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Visit and speak to the volunteers who will be pleased to show you around and give you an insight into the lives of the 4th Duke of Newcastle and his wife Lady Georgiana who lived at Clumber Park. read more

Initiative to tackle underage drinking awarded Project of the Year

14th May 2019
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Newark and Sherwood District Council

A new initiative to tackle underage drinking and anti-social behaviour has been recognised for its work using physical activity to help improve the lives, health and wellbeing of young people in Newark and Sherwood. Ollerton, Boughton and Edwinstowe Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) was launched in in October last year as part of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Cleaner, Safer and Greener campaign and was awarded Project of the Year in the inaugural Notts Getting Active Together awards. read more

Can we afford to relax fracking regulations?

13th May 2019
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Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe

The fracking gas companies have recently been pursuing an aggressive media and publicity campaign to get the Government to relax the 0.5 level seismic regulation — a limit they agreed at the outset but now state is making fracking production unworkable. A number of academics signed a paper saying it was safe to increase this limit. read more