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The Dukeries Singers

5th July 2019
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The Dukeries Singers

Well, flaming June has come in flaming. We just need some gentle out of hours rain to refresh the dustbowl that is our garden, especially the lawn (just grass). The Dukeries Singers gave a super concert at The Jubilee Hall, Ollerton on 1st June. We had choir songs, ancient and modern, instrumentalists, soloists, duettists, huge enthusiasm, even audience participation and super refreshments. read more

Dog owners asked to take pledge

4th July 2019
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Newark and Sherwood District Council

Dog owners are being asked to take a pledge to be responsible and help others to do the same.
The PAWS campaign has been launched by Newark and Sherwood District Council to encourage dog owners to pick up their dog’s poo and walk and play with their dog regularly. The campaign also asks owners to help others to do the same. read more

Clumber Consultancy raises funds at Rufford

3rd July 2019
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Clumber Consultancy

Clumber Consultancy, the Edwinstowe based pension and employee benefits company, is delighted to have completed another amazing charity golf day, which was blessed with terrific weather and fantastic competitors. The day raised a staggering £3,600 for Children’s Links, a local East Midlands based charity which helps under privileged children and their families. read more

Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

3rd July 2019
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Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group

Gerald Price from Woodland Trust gave The Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group a very engaging talk on Friday 7th June. This was the group’s first meeting at their new venue at the Gymnasium, Bassetlaw Hospital, and Gerald was well received. Within a few miles, in any direction, our area is very fortunate to have so much ancient and managed woodland around us. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

2nd July 2019
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, please go along to one of The Arts Society Dukeries’ monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month, except for summer and winter breaks, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. The lectures are held at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick. The group also has two extra special interest days. You can also partake in their trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. read more

Library heritage events in July

2nd July 2019
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Inspire Nottinghamshire Libraries

‘Industrial Retford’ by Harry Foxley
Thursday 4th July, 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Having been a market town for six centuries, Retford embraced the industrial revolution in the 19th century with a plethora of manufactories to include iron and brass foundries; engineering works; brick and tile works; coachworks; rubber works; rope works; sack-cloth and sail-making and a host of supporting industry.
In this talk, local author Harry Foxley describes the rise and demise of all but a single survivor in the 21st century. Tickets for the talk are £1.00 (to include refreshments) and advanced booking is essential — please call Retford Library on 01777 708724 or email retford.library@inspireculture.org.uk.

‘Home Cooked Heritage’ by James Wright
Wednesday 10th July, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Historian and buildings archaeologist James Wright is the heritage expert behind our recent project ‘Home Cooked Heritage’ and has delved into Nottinghamshire Archives in search of interesting food-related stories. His background makes him ideally suited to reveal how food was prepared and served in earlier times.
Following previous sell-out talks, Worksop Library looks forward to welcoming back the engaging and entertaining James Wright for another fascinating presentation. The Home Cooked Heritage project is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, www.hlf.org.uk. There is no charge for this talk but advanced booking is essential — please call 01623 677200, book at Worksop Library, or go to the What’s On section of the Inspire website to book online, www.inspireculture.org.uk.

Is the Government serious about addressing climate change or exploiting fracking?

1st July 2019
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Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe

John Aston (former Envoy for Climate Change at the Foreign Office) said: “You can be in favour of fixing the climate, or you can be in favour of exploiting shale gas. But you can’t be in favour of both at the same time.”
The Government states that its climate change targets are to produce 30% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020, to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% on 1990 levels by 2025 and by 80% on 1990 levels by 2050. read more

North Notts Writing Competition

29th June 2019
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North Notts Literary Festival

The North Notts Writing Competition (formerly Short Story Competition) opened to entries on Saturday 1st June and closes at midnight on Wednesday 31st July. The theme this year is the Chesterfield Canal and Bassetlaw’s industrial heritage, there are three categories: read more

Knit and Natter Group

28th June 2019
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Knit and Natter Group

Please go along and join the Knit and Natter Group on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.30pm. This is held in the school room of the Methodist Church, Forest Road, Ollerton. read more

Parkinson’s UK

28th June 2019
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

56 members attended the June meeting of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK and enjoyed a splendid presentation by Doctor Fiona McKeviit (Consultant Neurologist), about Parkinson’s disease and its treatments. The presentation was very well received and was an informative afternoon for members who express their thanks are extended to Dr McKevitt for her talk and for answering a multitude of questions afterwards. read more