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Bags of Help at Tesco

6th December 2018
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Tesco New Ollerton

Your vote can help decide which project receives up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000, in the next round of the Tesco New Ollerton Bags of Help scheme. A total of 41 projects voted on, in the Ollerton store have received a total of over £142,000 since 2016 and 1,189 projects in the East Midlands have received over £3.9 million since 2016. To apply for a grant, please nominate a project, or for more information visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp. read more

Parkgate Academy shows pride

6th December 2018
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Parkgate Academy New Ollerton

Using different artistic techniques, the children of The Parkgate Academy, New Ollerton, created a river of red poppies for the 100 years commemoration of the end of World War I. Each child, right across school, had the opportunity to hand-craft a unique poppy. read more

Charity Christmas Concert

5th December 2018
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Dukeries Community Band

On Saturday 8th December at 7.00pm, the Dukeries Community Band will be joined by the popular Major Oak Pop Choir for a Christmas concert at the Dukeries Academy. Tickets are £6.00 each and proceeds will go to the Nottingham Children’s Hospital Big Appeal and the Trussell Trust. The tickets can be purchased from the Dukeries Academy on 01623 860545 or from Pinders Opticians, New Ollerton. read more

Ollerton WI

4th December 2018
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Ollerton WI

Ollerton WI held their monthly meeting as usual in November. The November meeting was also the group’s 98th birthday, so happy birthday Ollerton WI. On entry, members all had a glass of wine or orange juice for the toast. The speaker was John Whitfield talking about ‘The Mitford’ — what a family they were, it was very interesting. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

4th December 2018
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The Arts Society Dukeries

The December meeting of The Arts Society Dukeries, on Wednesday 5th December, will be a lecture by Rupert Willoughby on ‘Basingstoke and its contribution to world culture — post war development in a typical English town’.
One of the most derided towns in England, renowned for its dullness, Basingstoke is distinguished only by its numerous roundabouts and absurd Modernist architecture. read more

Knit and Natter Group

3rd December 2018
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Knit and Natter Group

Please join members on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm, at their friendly Knit and Natter Group. This is held at the Methodist Church, Forest Road, Ollerton. They knit and crochet items for charity or our local community. Tea and biscuits are provided. You can also do your own knitting or crochet. Wool and needles are provided if needed. read more

Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

3rd December 2018
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

The November meeting of Bassetlaw Branch Parkinson’s UK was well attended and, once again, new members joined the group to a warm welcome. Tricia Richardson gave an excellent presentation on the importance of exercise for people with Parkinson’s and the various levels available. read more

Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club

3rd December 2018
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Ollerton Jubilee Garden Club

On 6th November the members of Ollerton Jubilee Gardening Club and a number of visitors were pleased to welcome Rachel Barrowcliffe of Worksop as their speaker. Rachel, who trained at Brackenhurst College and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, is a very experienced gardener. She maintains gardens for a number of clients as well as working on the garden at Hodsock Priory and acting as greenkeeper at Shireoaks Miners’ Welfare Bowling Club. read more

Energy bills help from your local Citizens Advice

3rd December 2018
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Citizens Advice Newark and Sherwood

If you have been wondering whether you could save money, or you are unhappy with your energy supplier, now is the time to do something about it. Maybe you have found yourself turning up the heating lately and you are dreading a big bill, or your energy supplier has increased your direct debit payments — Citizens Advice Sherwood and Newark could help you get a better deal. read more

The Dukeries Singers December concerts

30th November 2018
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The Dukeries Singers

After a mild autumn so far, I wonder if we shall have any of the deep and crisp and even stuff. A light dusting would accompany all our carol singing… but not the slippy stuff. Recovering from a broken wrist, I’m considering deleting the previous sentence! read more