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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

Mercian Archaeological Services

2nd January 2021
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Mercian Archaeological Services

At Mercian Archaeological Services they are looking forward to 2021, when they can get together with you all again and have more great times! Getting out and doing archaeology in the wonderful legendary landscape of Sherwood Forest, tranquil and breath-taking Yorkshire Dales, and / or the beautiful Leicestershire countryside should be just the tonic after months of lockdown and restrictions! 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

A Community Garden Project in Ollerton is among 97 projects in Nottinghamshire set to benefit from investment as part of a County Council scheme supporting local projects.
It will receive £1,700 to develop an inclusive green space for local people to grow vegetables and fruit as a community activity. read more

Making the most of a ‘mast year’ in Sherwood

27th December 2020
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Sherwood Forest Trust

Chief Executive of the Sherwood Forest Trust charity, Patrick Candler, is a happy man. While 2020 was an awful year in many ways, it was a bumper one for Sherwood Forest acorns, and the Trust is putting them to good use as they create their Sherwood Seed Store. read more

Brian & Michael’s million steps to raise funds for John Eastwood Hospice

26th December 2020
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Community Focus

Like most people, Michael Dickinson and Brian Hawkins had plans for 2020. They intended embarking on a series of walks to raise funds for The John Eastwood Hospice. Events overtook all of our plans, including theirs.
When the COVID-19 lockdown came into force in March they resigned themselves to doing as we had been asked and remaining at home shielding for our own health and to do our part in protecting the NHS. read more

Sherwood Life December 2020 competition winners!

23rd December 2020
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winners from our December 2020 edition!

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Christmas presents given to the children and young people of Ollerton and Boughton

22nd December 2020
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Newark and Sherwood District Council

A community project is bringing a bit of festive cheer to the children and young people of Ollerton and Boughton this Christmas period. In December over 2,500 children and young people received a small gift bag, which will include, depending on age, a book, Christmas tumbler, water bottle, cracker and candy cane. The gifts were distributed through the local schools. read more