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The Friends of Milton Mausoleum

17th January 2021
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The Friends of Milton Mausoleum

2020 was a very quiet year for the volunteers of Milton Mausoleum due to the COVID-19 restrictions, however the building was open for the month of September, the last month of their season. They were pleased to meet visitors on each Sunday in September and have made some good contacts. read more

Beckingham Bowls Club

11th January 2021
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Beckingham Bowls Club

Clarrie Brumby, a long-time member of Beckingham Bowls Club, has sadly passed away. He was 90 years old and died peacefully in his sleep on 18th November. As a member of the village bowls club, he was an accomplished bowler who contributed a lot to the club as a player and through his efforts in the upkeep of the bowling green site. read more

There is light at the end of the tunnel…

10th January 2021
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Voluntary Centre Services

We’ve made it to 2021! If there is one word that sums up 2020 it would be ‘unprecedented’ – how many times did we hear it used? Something to celebrate were the vast numbers of people who volunteered, often for the first time, to help our local community. This tide of good will only magnified over the festive period as people stepped forward to fill the gap where more traditional services weren’t able to operate. read more

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

9th January 2021
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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Happy new year to Gainsborough Life readers. What a year we have left behind; 2020 it will certainly be a year that will remain in our minds for many years. The Gainsborough Heritage Centre wait in anticipation for the time they can open the doors and welcome you once again. read more

Local photographer Tom Ellis snaps Silver Street

7th January 2021
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Community Focus

Gainsborough Life reader Tom Ellis has been busy snapping photos of our town again and he has captured this image of Silver Street. Silver Street has seen a huge chunk of changes throughout the years. It has seen shops come and disappear; Woolworths was located on it at some point of its existence in the town, before it was moved into where Herons is now in the Market Square. read more

Local adviceline freephone

5th January 2021
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Community Focus

Citizens Advice Lindsey is urging people who are struggling due to the pandemic to get in touch online or on the phone. Their Adviceline number is now free to call. Its team of staff and volunteers are ready to answer questions on everything from housing, debt, unemployment and benefits issues. read more

St Barnabas Hospice

3rd January 2021
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St Barnabas Hospice

2020 has been a year like no other and most people will be so pleased to see that back of it. So, in 2021 it would be wonderful to focus on the inspiring, all the good and the possibilities of what 2021 will bring… read more

Riverside Indoor Bowls Club

3rd January 2021
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Riverside Indoor Bowls Club

What a year 2020 turned out to be, but members of Riverside Indoor Bowls (RIBs) are determined to face 2021 on a positive note. The RIBs trustees and fundraisers – Colin, Iris, Ron, Lynda, Linda, Carole and Denise – wish all their members and bowlers a happy new year. read more

Family learning initiative to improve prospects

2nd January 2021
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Mercer's Wood Academy

A Gainsborough primary school has launched an innovative initiative to help parents enhance their CVs and improve their prospects. Mercer’s Wood Academy on Ropery Road is working in partnership with Gainsborough Trinity Foundation and Lincolnshire County Council’s Family Learning Service to deliver its Family Learning Initiative. read more

Communities set to benefit from 97 new projects thanks to Nottinghamshire County Council funding

31st December 2020
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Nottinghamshire County Council

Refurbishment work planned by Misterton Parish Council is among 97 projects in Nottinghamshire set to benefit from investment as part of a County Council scheme supporting local projects. They have been allocated £11,386 towards the refurbishment of a sports field pavilion which is used by local cricket, football and bowls clubs. read more