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Secrets, curiosities and mysteries

20th January 2020
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Edwinstowe Historical Society

At a meeting of the Edwinstowe Historical Society on Wednesday 19th November, Chris Weir’s illustrated talk provided members with details of some of Nottinghamshire’s ‘Secrets, Curiosities and Mysteries’. These included reference to a stand-off at the Greendale Oak, Cuckney, in 1392 between villagers and the King’s officials when a request was refused for horses to free a cart stuck in mud, so the Court Rolls of the King’s Bench could proceed to Welbeck Abbey. read more

The Dukeries Third Age Group

19th January 2020
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Dukeries Third Age Group

Our names are Margaret and Richard and we moved to Ollerton just over three years ago. We needed to buy an affordable bungalow, so we found ourselves living in a village in Nottinghamshire, not knowing anyone.
We researched Dukeries Third Age Group, which meets at The Jubilee Hall, Wellow Road, Ollerton and off we went to our first meeting. read more

AW Safety Management Restart-a-Heart 2019 campaign

17th January 2020
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AW Safety Management Ltd

October saw the AW Safety team office manager Amanda Neuville and trainer Glyn Bagshaw visit the Football in the Community team at the Stags football ground during their half term holiday club, in support of the British Heart Foundation’s yearly campaign. The children attending enjoyed their short Restart-a-Heart workshop, learning vital skills like assessing a casulaty and performing CPR. read more

Parkinson’s UK

16th January 2020
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

Members of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK would like to wish all readers a happy and healthy New Year.
Branch activities for 2020 are very exciting with meetings, speakers, outings, computer classes and lunch club events already planned. The February meeting will welcome Jo Pritchard (Retford Physiotherapy and Pilates Clinic) and Elizabeth Proctor (Personal Health Budget/Complex Case Manager).

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 2.00pm at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Avenue, Worksop S80 1EN and a warm welcome awaits. They firmly believe that no-one should feel alone with Parkinson’s disease. The hand of friendship and support is always open, when hopefully members can show that there is life to enjoy despite some of the difficulties of the condition. For more information about the branch and its many activities, call Chris Coldwell on 01909 730629.

Dukeries Community Workshop

15th January 2020
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Dukeries Community Workshop

Volunteers and users from the Dukeries Community Workshop would like to thank the Co-op Community Fund for their generous donation. Alan Perry, trustee and volunteer, said: “This donation will help to fund our valuable weekly woodwork and glass sessions with MIND and the Dukeries Graduation Academy.”
Their weekly sessions are: read more

Retford Textile Group

15th January 2020
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Retford Textile Group

Retford Textile Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month (but not January) at Goodwin Hall, Retford at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. With the Christmas festivities at an end, maybe it’s time for some ‘me time’ — why not go along and join this lively growing group for a making session on 5th February? read more

It’s the little things that count

14th January 2020
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

The notion that little things count is fairly well accepted and when it comes to wildlife nothing could be truer. Some of the smallest creatures are vital to our survival and insects are the driving force for natural systems and provide food for larger creatures including human beings. read more

Sherwood Forest Rotary Club

14th January 2020
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Sherwood Forest Rotary Club

One of the great things about being a Rotarian is that you are a member of an organisation which exists to help others both in your own community and around the world. At Sherwood Forest Rotary Club, mostly they support local groups, either by donations to projects or by actively helping as much as they can. read more

New support service for stalking survivors first of its kind in Nottinghamshire

13th January 2020
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Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner

A support service designed to protect the safety and mental wellbeing of victims of stalking has announced it is ready to take on new clients as the UK marks a national anti-violence campaign. The Stalking Advocacy Service, funded by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Paddy Tipping and the first of its kind in the county, is a pilot project which has been accepting referrals from Nottinghamshire Police, who run a monthly stalking clinic, since July. read more

Men in Sheds

11th January 2020
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Age UK

Are you a man over 60 and a dab hand with a saw and chisel, or have you always wanted to know how to make a perfect dovetail joint? The Men in Sheds project in Blidworth is the place for you! Men in Sheds brings together local older men to share and learn new wood-working skills. The ‘shed’ is a well-equipped workshop where members can work on their own projects or make items which can be sold to help support the shed. read more