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Conservation volunteering opportunities

10th January 2021
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Newark and Sherwood District Council

Park volunteers
Newark and Sherwood District offer conservation volunteering opportunities at four country parks and woods: read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

9th January 2021
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, join the Arts Society Dukeries. They are the local group of the National Arts Society Association.Usually, they have monthly lecture meetings at the Civic Centre in Carlton-in-Lindrick and two extra, Special Interest / Study Days. They have trips out to places of interest, newsletters, a national magazine and a holiday for members. read more

Letter from Windsor marks 100 years of Ollerton WI

9th January 2021
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Ollerton WI

Ollerton WI would like to wish all their members, and all of Ollerton, Boughton and surrounding villages, a happy new year. Their committee members are still busy keeping members informed and up-to-date on what’s been going on and they did manage to get their Christmas party on Zoom. read more

Celebrating 25 years of great work for nature, culture and community

7th January 2021
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Community Focus

The Sherwood Forest Trust – the only charity entirely focussed on the protection, preservation and promotion of Sherwood Forest – is 25 years old. The Edwinstowe-based charity plans a year-long celebration of what it has achieved and what it intends to do for the next quarter of a century. read more

Go wild this winter

5th January 2021
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Despite the cold and short days, winter can be an amazing time to connect with nature and there really is no excuse for taking your cue from the hedgehog and hibernating until the spring. The best way of brightening the dark days is to let nature into your life to warm your heart, and one of the simplest ways to do this is by taking a trip to a park or local nature reserve with a loved one or a close friend. read more

Dukeries U3A

4th January 2021
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Dukeries U3A

During the lockdown Dukeries U3A continued to take advantage of keeping connected by online technology and by telephone. Although they were not able to meet in person, members had fun with a varied programme of popular quizzes, casino nights, murder mystery nights and social meetings. read more

Santa visits Edwinstowe & The Dukeries Lions Club

4th January 2021
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Edwinstowe and Dukeries Lions

Christmas for the Lions has been difficult, has it as for the majority of Sherwood Life readers, but in true Lions spirit, Edwinstowe and the Dukeries Lions Club hope they gave a lot of children and adults joy seeing them with Santa and his sleigh. They visited various car parks Edwinstowe, Walesby, Ollerton and Bilsthorpe and were welcomed by everyone. Thank you to all owners of these car parks for allowing them on their property. read more

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

4th January 2021
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The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest

During the month of November, Sherwood Forest Rotary Club began their project entitled ‘Foodbank November’. With the closing of the foodbank, all donations were directed to Ollerton CAR based at Lifespring Church.
At the time of writing, over 40 bags and boxes had been delivered through the project and the club would like to thank all those members of the community who have helped make the project successful. read more

PCC opens the door to £250k funding bonanza to boost crime prevention

3rd January 2021
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Community Focus

New funding worth up to £250k is available to help communities protect the vulnerable and prevent people turning to crime and violence. Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has revealed details of his 2021-22 Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit Fund which will provide cash grants of up to £25k to charities and non-profit organisations that support his vision for a safer county. read more

Edwinstowe calls on the Robin Hood spirit

3rd January 2021
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St Mary's Church, Edwinstowe

The community of Edwinstowe are coming together to raise funds for restoration works at St Mary’s Parish Church where (according to legend) the outlaw Robin Hood married his sweetheart. The church encourages everyone to live generously, as Robin Hood and Maid Marion are believed to have done, and donate generously to their Restoration Fund as they need to raise in excess of £10,000. read more