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Prime minister recognises Misterton teacher

5th April 2020
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Community Focus

The Prime Minister has recognised teaching assistant and author, Helen Cousin, with the Points of Light Award. Helen’s award coincided with Time to Talk Day on 6th February, the national day encouraging conversations and changed behaviour and attitudes about mental health. read more

Lincolnshire community activity and volunteering

1st April 2020
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Voluntary Centre Services

Voluntary Centre Services have a vital role in coordinating the community response to the current Coronavirus situation.

Find up-to-date information about local schemes looking for volunteers on their website – https://voluntarycentreservices.org.uk/community-activity-and-volunteering-information-coronavirus-response/

Events and Local Groups updates from Gainsborough Life

24th March 2020
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Gainsborough Life

As always, your Gainsborough Life magazine is full of details of local events and local group meetings but with the challenging times we’re experiencing lots of these are being cancelled. Everything in recent magazines was accurate at the time of going to print, but these are the updates we have received about confirmed changes. read more

Microsoft announced end of Office 2010

23rd March 2020
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Clarborough and Welham IT Group

Well, not exactly — but they have announced that support for Office 2010 will end on 13th October 2020. Although this doesn’t mean that Office 2010 will cease to work on that date, it does mean that, as Microsoft says, ‘you could expose yourself to serious and potentially harmful security risks.’
From 13th October, Microsoft will no longer: read more

Local author pens villages’ WWII stories

21st March 2020
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Community Focus

Local historian David Seymour is writing the story of the involvement of people from Misterton and West Stockwith in World War II. The two-volume account will cover, first Misterton and West Stockwith in the 1930s and then how the villages fared in the early years of the war. The second book covers civil defence (‘Dad’s Army’) wartime restrictions, local casualties in the war at sea, the war in the air, and the final push to take Germany. read more

Trent Valley Mini Owners Club diary dates

20th March 2020
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Trent Valley Mini Owners Club

LINCOLN BIG MINI DAY
Brayford Wharf, Lincoln, on Sunday 19th April 2020 will be the 13th year for this event with 200 Minis on display. This is a very popular event with both Mini enthusiasts and the public. Entrants need to be in position by 10.00am but be there early as space is at a premium. This is a pedestrian area, so entrants have to stay in position until 4.00pm. read more

Live music in Springthorpe

18th March 2020
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Springthorpe Village Hall

The next event coming up at Springthorpe Village Hall will be a welcome return visit by the wonderful Dan McKinnon on Saturday 28th March. Dan hails from the Canadian Maritimes, an area rich in the musical and cultural traditions of the North Atlantic. His warm baritone voice, superb guitar arrangements and original compositions have won this native Nova Scotian widespread praise. read more

Rose Leisure Bowls Club

18th March 2020
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Rose Leisure Bowls Club

Rose Leisure Bowls Club are holding an Open Bowls Drive on Saturday 28th March at the North Warren Sports Ground at 2.00pm. Everyone is welcome. For further details contact John Coy on 01427 615711. read more

New members wanted at Marton Bowls Club

17th March 2020
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Marton Bowls Club

The new lawn bowls season will be starting in April and Marton Bowls Club is looking forward to welcoming some new faces! Seniors, juniors and ‘in-betweeners’ are all welcome to join them: keep fit, play sport, have fun, find new friends and enjoy playing outdoor bowls this spring and summer in Marton village. read more

The Royal British Legion Retford and District Branch

17th March 2020
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Royal British Legion Retford and District Branch

The Royal British Legion Retford and District Branch’s annual quiz will be held on Friday 27th March at The Babworth Road Sports and Social Club. The event will follow the lines of previous quizzes, with a selection of general knowledge questions, an interval quiz, refreshments and a raffle. The cost to enter is £5.00 per person and you can enter as a team of up to six members. Alternatively you can enter as an individual and join a team on the night. read more