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Charity fundraising walk success

13th July 2019
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Community Focus

Brian Hawkins and Michael Dickinson have just completed their latest fundraising walk for the John Eastwood Hospice. They have raised an incredible £15,797.75, walking from Leeds to the Humber Bridge, bringing the total raised in the last 15 years to over £325,000! read more

Charity Jaguars continues to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

12th July 2019
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Community Focus

Charity Jaguars is run by Stuart Dixon who each year takes his Jaguar car around the country and through sponsorship and donations, raises money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. read more

Edwinstowe Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting

11th July 2019
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Edwinstowe Historical Society

At the Annual General Meeting of Edwinstowe Historical Society held on 15th May, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of Mike Smith and Mac Mumford, two stalwart members of the society who died recently. In her report, Chair Shirley Moore, referred to the events that had taken place during the year. Additions had been made to the website, exhibitions had taken place in the local library, St Mary’s Church, and the Friendship Club. read more

Dukeries Third Age Group

10th July 2019
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Dukeries Third Age Group

The May meeting was the Annual General Meeting of Dukeries Third Age Group. Retiring officials Terry Woolnough, Doreen Jackson, Tony Brewer and John Wheeldon were each presented with a gift. The following members were elected to the committee: Ken White, Margaret Titmuss and Ann Street. read more

Summertime wildlife spectacles

9th July 2019
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

With the days still pleasingly long, July is a wonderful time to enjoy being outdoors connecting with nature. Whilst you’re just as likely to need a brolly to ward off a shower or stormy downpour as you are a hat and sunblock, a day out in the countryside at this time of year can be packed with delights. read more

Ollerton WI

9th July 2019
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Ollerton WI

At Ollerton WI’s June meeting the speaker was Ian Maher, giving them a talk about ‘surviving the sixties’. The group found it very entertaining and said it evoked lots of memories. Also, in June, there was line dancing with strawberries and cream and a walking group on 20th June in the evening with Eileen. Different times and days are arranged for some group events, so it enables as many people to go along if they wish to. read more

Patriotic pride

8th July 2019
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Ollerton Village Residents Association

There was only one event in town on Sunday 28th April, when Ollerton celebrated St George’s Day in patriotic style.
St George and his trusty henchmen duked it out with many a fiery dragon or would-be knight. However, they survived the day and plan to ‘do it all over again’ next year. read more

Edwinstowe Lions roar on

7th July 2019
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Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions

The Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions have been busy helping people physically and also helping people to achieve their goals, in addition to fundraising for the future. read more

Open Gardens in Wellow

5th July 2019
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Community Focus

On Sunday 7th July from 10.00am to 5.00pm, several private gardens on Potter Lane, Wellow, are opening in support of the National Garden Scheme and the nursing charities that it supports. Wellow, formerly Wellah or Welley, from the number of wells, has a green and a famous maypole. Not so well known is the Wellow Dyke, which surrounds the village and can still be seen in some places. read more

Open gardens delight visitors

5th July 2019
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Community Focus

Here in Nottinghamshire we are very fortunate to have a wealth of beautiful gardens and generous garden owners who are willing to open their gardens to visitors and raise money for the National Garden Scheme. It is a win win situation because visiting gardens and spending time in a garden is good for health and wellbeing. Here are the local gardens for you to visit this summer: read more