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Make the world better, with chocolate!

10th February 2019
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Fairtrade 4 Bassetlaw

Any new year resolutions to give up chocolate have probably been abandoned by now. Good thing too. Fairtrade Fortnight — 25th February to 10th March — is focusing on cocoa producers this year and needs your support. ‘Fairtrade for Bassetlaw’ activists are currently looking at what will be going on locally and hoping that the district will embrace the message with enthusiasm. read more

Sherwood Forest Probus Club

8th February 2019
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Sherwood Forest Probus Club

What is that? It is a group of people who are retired or semi-retired and meet once a month for a talk, meal and a chat.
When? At 11.30am on first Thursday of the month. Where? At South Forest Leisure Centre, Edwinstowe. What can I expect? A wide variety of illustrated talks for all tastes, from life in music, poets and places, to Antarctica visited. With a light lunch or full meal to follow. read more

Winter wildlife gardening

7th February 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

So far this winter we’ve only occasionally had to endure icy cold temperatures and this, combined with the unseasonably dry weather, may tempt you to make a start on tidying your garden ready for spring. With late blooms still in flower and catkins bursting through, the temptation might be difficult to resist, but if you want your garden to be a haven for wildlife, I’d urge you to leave many of the jobs till spring arrives proper. read more

The Dukeries Singers

7th February 2019
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The Dukeries Singers

In what is usually a dismal month in the calendar, we had a lovely surprise in the garden — a small flock of long tailed tits (four!) feeding on the fat ball feeder. In 43 years in this garden we have never had this variety of bird in the garden before, but now see them regularly. We just hope they spread the foody news to all their relatives. read more

Edwinstowe celebrates the opening of new Library and Learning Centre

6th February 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

Staff and customers celebrated the opening of their new Edwinstowe Library and Learning Centre at their official opening celebrations on Saturday 26th January, with special guests and local professional storyteller, Nicky Rafferty.
Edwinstowe Library re-opened its doors to the public on Thursday 3rd January following an extensive refurbishment. read more

Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

5th February 2019
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Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

Bras to Africa
Anne Brooks is a Health Commissioning Manager and introduced to the intrigued members of the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest, ‘Bras to Africa’, a charity which works with the ‘Smalls for All’ charity. When visiting war zones, natural disaster areas and camps for displaced people she became increasingly aware of how not having underwear impacts on women and children. read more

Foodbank donations

5th February 2019
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AW Safety Management Ltd

AW Safety Management, a health and safety consulting and training company based in Edwinstowe, once again came together with the local community, to collect Christmas goodies and treats for the local food bank in Ollerton. With the help of Edwinstowe House Business Community, St Mary’s Church and both St Mary’s and King Edwin School the company managed to spread some Christmas cheer and donate to make someone else’s Christmas that little bit more special. read more

2019 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run

4th February 2019
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Retford Athletics Club

Local club, amateur and fun runners are being encouraged to sign up for the 2019 Retford Half Marathon which is taking place on Sunday 10th March. The annual event which is organised by Retford Athletic and Running Club, and also includes a popular family fun run, attracts around 1,000 entrants each year including local runners, and many from across Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and further afield. read more

Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club

4th February 2019
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Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club

Upcoming meetings of Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club are: read more

WIN tickets to Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants at Mansfield Palace Theatre!

3rd February 2019
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Competitions

We’ve teamed up with Mansfield Palace Theatre to give away a family ticket to see Oddsocks present Robin Hood and the Revolting Peasants during half term on 17th February. To be in with a chance of winning  email your details to competitions@sherwoodlife.com. read more