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Cameras give us a privileged window on wildlife

18th April 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

For over a decade I’ve been involved in a project to monitor and protect a peregrine nest and cameras have been key to ensuring that the nest remains undisturbed. The cameras were originally installed on Nottingham Trent University’s Newton Building solely for security reasons and whilst functional, the cameras were very basic. read more

Mad Hatter’s Ball

15th April 2019
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Inner Wheel Club of Warsop

By buying your ticket to the Warsop Inner Wheel President’s Charity Ball, you can help raise money for the club’s chosen charity which supports those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The Mad Hatters Ball will take place on 24th May from 7.00pm to midnight at the John Fretwell Centre, Mansfield NG19 8LL. read more

Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group

14th April 2019
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Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group

At Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group’s busy Coffee Morning on Saturday 16th February members were pleased to receive a cheque for £85.00 from the Sherwood Forest Rotary Club, presented by Don and Mary Brown. This made it a double pleasure for the group, as Don and Mary were instrumental in forming the Hospice Appeal and its Support Groups in the early 1980s and in driving forward the ambition of creating a local hospice for the palliative care of cancer patients. read more

Ollerton set to host biggest St George’s Day event yet

12th April 2019
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Community Focus

Ollerton Village will host the annual St George’s Day celebrations on Sunday 28th April, from 11.00am to 4.00pm, promising an exciting mix of music and myths, children’s activities and family fun. Last year’s event saw thousands of people enjoy a family day out in the spring sunshine, and this year is gearing up to be even better. read more

The Friends of Thynghowe

12th April 2019
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The Friends of Thynghowe

Everybody is welcome to come along to events organised by The Friends of Thynghowe to share the stories of Sherwood’s Viking heritage. On Saturday 27th April they will be holding their annual perambulation when they will visit archaeological features along a route through the woodlands leading to Sherwood Forest’s Viking Age assembly site where they will revive ancient customs on the hill of Thynghowe. read more

Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

11th April 2019
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Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

Fingerprints
The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest members and members of the public have been treated with a trilogy of talks relating to crime. The first was a talk given by the forensic scientist Roger Summers, who brought along a collection of bits found in the rubble after fires and we were asked to identify them. This month a Nottinghamshire policeman and scene of crimes officer, John Clark, treated the club to a fascinating insight of the history and methods of crime detection. Members’ finger prints were taken and compared with one another. They learnt that our fingerprints fall into four main categories and the chances of two fingerprints being the same is one in 100 million! In 1909 it was decided to adopt finger printing as the main source of identification and replace the previous widespread use of identifying features such as body shape, gait, height, hair and skin colour, sex, etc. In 1905 the Stretton Brothers from Wales were convicted of murder on the strength of fingerprint identification.

Crime Fiction
At the last Wednesday of the month ‘open’ meeting, Trevor Negus, a local retired police inspector from Mansfield, introduced the club to a series of crime books he had written since retiring. His first book, the ‘Coal Killer’, is based on events that happened during the 1984 miners’ strike. Rotary members who bought the ‘Coal Killer’, following Trevor’s talk, said it was a great read with lots of local interest.

Trevor experienced a variety of roles and duties during his career in the police force. He had a narrow escape when as beat officer in Hyson Green, whilst on his round, he heard a swishing noise just before a refrigerator fell from a tower block and landed 10 feet away from him. During his career he did a six-year stint as a special operations sniper in Birmingham. He was part of the police team protecting Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the Queen’s Medical Centre and he also undertook close protection duties for Members of Parliament. Altogether an amazing man, with plenty more stories to tell in the future.

Edwinstowe Hospice Support Group
Rotarians Don and Mary Brown presented a cheque for £85.00 to Phil Robinson, the Chairman, and Pat Bamford of Edwinstowe John Eastwood Hospice Support Group. This money is given by Rotary members in lieu of sending each other Christmas cards. Don and Mary’s relationship with Phil, Pat and other long serving members of the Edwinstowe Support Group goes back over 40 years, before the hospice was built. Don was founding Chairman and Mary founding Hon Secretary of the hospice, when many volunteers worked together to build the Hospice at Kings Mill that opened in 1990. On display at the Coffee Morning was the ‘Edwinstowe Support Group Scrap Book’ containing newspaper cuttings from the Hospice Appeal inception and showing the continuation of the Support Group’s wonderful commitment which has raised over £100,000 since the mid-1980s. The Coffee Morning was well supported and the club’s thanks go to everyone who came and to those dedicated people who have given their time over so many years to help make other people’s lives easier in their hour of need.

Please support Sherwood Forest Rotary as they help charitable causes in Ollerton, Edwinstowe and surrounding communities and overseas humanitarian causes and disaster relief. Learn more by visiting www.rotary1220.org/she, follow the Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest on Facebook or email sherwoodforestrc@btinternet.com.

Warsop club celebrate Inner Wheel Day

10th April 2019
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Inner Wheel Club of Warsop

To celebrate World Inner Wheel Day, 19 members from the Warsop Club met at Langwith Village Hall, in keen anticipation of a lovely faith lunch and an afternoon making decorative slates under the guidance of their President Ruth. After locating the missing bread and the aforesaid President (who had had to return home to collect the aforesaid slates), members tucked in to a choice of three soups (with bread… lots of bread), followed by an array of desserts. read more

Rent-to-own cap a win for people paying over the odds

9th April 2019
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Citizens Advice Newark and Sherwood

Sherwood and Newark Citizens Advice was very pleased to learn of the FCA’s recent announcement that it will cap the cost of rent-to-own goods from 1st April 2019, which will help local people struggling with repayments. Jackie Insley, Chief Officer, said: “This cap, which the service has campaigned for, is a win for those struggling with the runaway costs of rent-to-own agreements. read more

North Notts Association of National Trust Members

9th April 2019
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North Notts Association of National Trust Members

North Notts Association of National Trust Members extends a warm welcome to all National Trust members, volunteers and staff living in the North Nottinghamshire area to join the association and become eligible to attend the winter talks and summer trips arranged each year. read more

Edwinstowe Historical Society

9th April 2019
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Edwinstowe Historical Society

On Wednesday 20th February a well-attended gathering welcomed Bob Massey to the Edwinstowe Historical Society meeting. He presented an illustrated talk entitled ‘The Forest — Highway Robbery on a Lonely Stretch of Road through Sherwood Forest’. read more