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Welcome to the Edwinstowe resident home page, check this page regularly for all the latest news and events around the village or use the links to find information on local organisations, our village hall, safer neighbourhood our village magazine and much more.

Local News and Events

Temporary Road Closures in Edwinstowe

18th January 2019

There will be the following temporary road closures in Edwinstowe:

  1. East Lane, Edwinstowe from its junction with A6075 Ollerton Road to its junction with Greenwood Avenue.
    From 08:00 hours on Sunday 24th February 2019 until 15:00 hours on Monday 25th February 2019 inclusive.

  2. B6034 High Street, Edwinstowe from its junction with A6075 Ollerton Road for a distance of 30 metres in a southerly direction.
    From 08:00 hours until 21:00 hours on Sunday 3rd March 2019.

  3. B6034 Church Street, Edwinstowe from its junction with A6075 Ollerton Road to its junction with The Wheelwrights.
    From 09:00 hours on Monday 18th March 2019 until 22:00 hours on Tuesday 19th March 2019 inclusive.

For full details please click the link below.

3-Way Temporary Traffic Signals

18th January 2019

There will be 3-way temporary traffic signals on the A614 Old Rufford Road, Rufford at its junction with Edwinstowe Road on Saturday 3rd February from 07:00hrs until 12:00hrs.

For full details please click the link below.

Nest Box Building at Sherwood Forest

17th January 2019

Spring is on the way, and the birds will soon be starting to check out the local property market!

Drop into Sherwood forest during National Nest Box Week and make a nest box for the feathered friends in your garden.

Come along on Tuesday 19 February, any time between 11am and 2pm, and our friendly team will help you build your own nest box to take home.

You'll also have the chance to join our free guided bird walks at 12 and 1 o'clock, to learn about the residents your new bird box could soon have.

Price: £8 per nest box, or £6.40 for RSPB Members. Suitable for children, however they must be accompanied by an adult.

Due to a limited number of nest boxes, booking is required for this event. Please book via or in person in the Visitor Centre.

The Night Sky at Sherwood Forest

15th January 2019

Join us for an evening of stargazing at Sherwood Forest!

Learn about the night sky in general, particularly naked eye celestial delights such as the planets, aurora, meteors and stars.

Nigel Cunnington will provide his in-depth knowledge of all things radio astronomy, and will have a fabulous display of meteorites for visitors to look at and hold, each having its own story to tell. We also hope to listen to meteors in real-time using an antenna & computer software.

The evening will include a talk about the Moon, and if we're lucky enough to have a clear night, will include viewing it with telescopes provided by Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society.

£8 per person, or £6.40 for RSPB Members. Not suitable for children under 8. Please book in advance via (booking fee applicable) or in person in the Visitor Centre.

Parish Clerk Vacancy

10th January 2019

Edwinstowe Parish Council is a forward thinking and progressive council. We are currently recruiting for a Parish Clerk for 25 hours per week, over 5 days.

For full details please click the link below. For more information and an application pack, please contact the Parish Council Office on: 01623 824 243 or

Senior Amenity Worker Vacancy

10th January 2019

Edwinstowe Parish Council is a forward thinking and progressive council. We are currently recruiting for a Senior Amenity Worker for 32 hours per week to supervise the amenity team and ensure that maintenance of the village and its open spaces is carried out to the standard required.

For full details please click the link below. For more information and an application pack, please contact the Parish Council Office on: 01623 824 243 or

A6075 Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe - 30mph Speed Limit Order

9th January 2019

Via East Midlands Ltd, working on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council is proposing to introduce a new 30mph speed limit on Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe. The lower speed limit, which would replace the existing 50mph speed limit, is being introduced as it would be more in keeping with the road type and location once the new housing development is complete.

Before proceeding further, views from residents and organisations wish to be considered who may be interested in this matter by the 11th February 2019.

For full details click the link below.

Occasional Hire

7th January 2019

Host and event? Getting married? Catering for a party? Occasional hire are specialists in hiring quality tablelinen, glassware, crockery and cutlery.

For full details click the link below.

Dukeries Singers February Update

8th December 2018

Find out the latest from the Dukeries Singers via the link below.

Nottinghamshire Police - Stakeholder Update

7th January 2018

For all the details on the latest Nottinghamshire Police stakeholder update, click the link below.

Edwinstowe Library and Learning Centre Official Opening Ceremony

4th January 2019

You are invited to the official opening ceremony of your NEW Edwinstowe Library and Learning Centre.

Join us on Saturday 26 January 2019 at 11am!

Come along for the official ribbon cutting by Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Sue Saddington. And of course…lots of cake and refreshments!

PLUS we will be joined by a special guest- local professional Storytelller, Nicky Rafferty. Expect an animated and lively session with plenty of opportunities for children to join in.

For more information on the library and the refurbishment please click the links below.

Special Gruffalo Storyhullabaloo

4th January 2019

Join us on Friday 25th January 2.00pm – 2.30pm for a special storyhullabaloo for under 5's based on the favourite children's book by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Say hello to the special guest The Gruffalo at our special story session at 2.00pm.

Don't forget your camera!

For more information on the library and the refurbishment please click the links below.

Phil Beer

4th January 2019

Phil Beer will be playing live at the British Horological Institute, Main Street, Upton, NG23 5TE.

Tickets are £18 from 01636 822 742 or online at Eventbrite. Doors open at 19:15 and the event starts at 20:00.

For more information visit the website via the link below.

MIND - Mansfield & Ashfield Memory Support (MAMS)

31st December 2018

Mansfield and Ashfield Memory Support runs three days per week and is held at the MIND Centre on St John Street between the hours of 9am and 3pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For full details, click the link below.

Notes from the meeting concerning recent incidents in the village including the High Street

20th December 2018

Please click the link below to view the notes from the meeting concerning recent incidents in the village including the High Street held on Tuesday 18th December 2018 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

Join Zog on his magical forest adventure at Sherwood Pines

18th December 2018

Following the success of the Gruffalo, Stick Man and Highway Rat trails at Forestry Commission sites across England, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s magical children’s picture book, Zog, will be the new activity trail for families to enjoy in Sherwood Pines this winter. Launching on 11 January 2019, the trail will follow the premiere of the animated special from Magic Light Pictures, on BBC One this Christmas.

For full details please click the link below.

Buying alcohol for someone under 18?

11th December 2018

Supplying alcohol to an underage person is illegal. You could get a £90 on-the-spot fine or end up in court with a criminal record and an unlimited fine.

For full details click the link below.

Jess Glynne announces Forest Live dates

3rd December 2018

Jess Glynne has announced dates as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

In 2014 a guest spot on Clean Bandit’s omnipresent pop-house smash ‘Rather Be’ brought Jess Glynne to prominence and with her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ the following year, she delivered one of the defining British pop records of the era.

For full details click the link below.

Edwinstowe Safer Neighbourhood Group Meeting

28th November 2018

There will be a Safer Neighbourhood Group Meeting held on Wednesday 13th February 2018 at 6.00pm in the Edwinstowe Village Hall, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe.

Safer Neighbourhood Group meetings bring together representatives from local communities to identify and tackle issues of concern in your neighbourhood, such as crime, anti social behaviour, graffiti, noisy neighbours, vandalism, inconsiderate parking, dog fouling, footpath obstructions, etc, and to bring these to the attention of police, councillors and partners to find solutions to your problems.

We want to hear what you think are the main safety issues affecting your community.

This meeting will be attended by representative/s from Nottinghamshire Police and all Edwinstowe representatives and residents are urged to attend so that you can decide what your Community Safety priorities are.

Paul Weller announces Forest Live dates

5th November 2018

Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Paul’s latest release ‘True Meanings’, entered the UK charts at No 2. It is his fourteenth solo album and the twenty-sixth studio album of his career that began in 1977 with The Jam’s debut album ‘In the City’.

For full details click the link below.

Help Protect the Heart of Our Community

22nd October 2018

Criminals are targeting places of Worship and stealing lead and copper. St Mary's Church is at risk and we need your help to report any suspicious activity.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around the Church, don't be afraid to call the Police on 101 or in an emergency ring 999.

Evening and Weekend GP Appointments Now Available

9th July 2018

Did you know you can now book an evening or weekend GP appointment?

From October 2017, patients registered with a GP practice in Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood can book GP appointments on weekdays between 6.30pm and 8pm and on Saturday mornings.

For full details please click the link below.

Dog Bins & Grit Bins in Edwinstowe

Updated 22nd June 2018

For the location of all dog bins and grit in Edwinstowe, please download the map via the link below.

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

updated 15th June 2018

Local MP gives thumbs up to ‘safer’ barrier thanks to Woodhead.

Latest Newsletter

Please find a link to the Spring newsletter for the Visitor Centre Project below.

Visit Sherwood Website

The RSPB have released a new website promoting Sherwood Forest. Please visit the website via the link below.

Read the full story on our dedicated page via the link below.

Robert Woodhead Home at Rufford Pastures

14th June 2018

Robert Woodhead have launched a new section of thier website dedicated to the new Rufford Pastures development in Edwinstowe.

To view details on the houses please visit the website via the link below.

The Cinnamon Trust

8th June 2018

The national charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets.

Does your dog miss his daily walk? If you are an elderly or terminally ill owner and would like some help please contact The Cinnamon Trust.

For full details please click the link below.

Nottinghamshire Women's Aid - Domestic Abuse Drop-Ins

1st May 2018

Nottinghamshire Women's Aid provide domestic abuse drop in sessions, providing confidential support and information for women by women.

Female Support Workers provide one to one information and support to women regarding domestic abuse issues. No appointment is needed.

For full details please click the link below or call The Farr Centre on 01909 533 610.

There is a 24 hour free phone helpline in Nottinghamshire for women experiencing domestic abuse / violence. To talk to someone about what you are going through or to get help to leave contact: 0808 800 0340

Join the Veterans Together Network

8th March 2018

Have you served in the armed forces? Are you over 65?

There are over 43,000 veterans in Nottinghamshire, so lets get together.

For full details on the Veterans Together Network please click the links below.

UK Government Smart Meters Rollout 2020

22nd February 2018

The Government is rolling out smart meters into all homes and businesses before 2020. However, research shows that a huge percentage of the population are still not aware of the options available.

Provided below are links to full guides for domestic and non-domestic smart meters.

Care & Share Support Group

29th January 2018

Do you support someone living with dementia?

Join the Care & Share Group at their self-help support group based in Mansfield on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1pm - 3pm at St Peter's Church, Church Side, Mansfield, NG18 1AP.

For full details click the link below.

Extension of the Robin Hood Line to Edwinstowe & Ollerton

updated 13th September 2017

Help support the idea of reopening the railway by writing to the Department for Transport no later than the 11th October 2017. Please click the 'Let's Get the Trains Back' link below for full details.

Find out the latest update on petition requesting the extension of the Robin Hood Line to Edwinstowe and Ollerton via the link below.

Fracking survey firm gets injunction to stop unlawful protests

7th August 2017

Energy giant Ineos has secured a High Court injunction prohibiting unlawful activities such as trespass or obstruction at its shale gas sites.

Read the full article from the Nottingham Post via the link below.

Whats On at The Abbey Road Community Centre

updated 21st March 2017

Find out what activities and groups are at The Abbey Road Community Centre. For full details click the link below.

Bulky waste collections

20th March 2017

Newark & Sherwood District Council provide a collection service for items of household waste which will not fit into the green bin such as furniture, garden rubbish and additional sacks of waste.

For full details on this service please visit the Newark & Sherwood District Council web page via the link below.

Information about the Planning Process at Local Level

20th March 2017

Please click the link below for details on the planning process at local level.

Dog Fouling

21st February 2017

Dogs are valued members of families, companions and friends to many. They should not cause serious problems for others but thousands are received every year by council dog wardens accross the country. The most common complaint? Fouling.

Dog dirt is unpleasant, smelly and may carry diseases and parasites which can affect both humans and dogs alike. Leaving your dog's mess in public places is an offence against the law and you can be fined up to £1000.

Newark and Sherwood District Council dog wardens are giving offenders Fixed Penalty Fine: DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!

Nottinghamshire County Council Statement - Fracking and Sherwood Forest

3rd January 2017

Sally Gill, Head of Planning at Nottinghamshire County Council said: "Any reports of fracking in Sherwood Forest are without foundation. The County Council has not received any planning applications for shale gas development which involve fracking, either at Sherwood Forest or anywhere else in the county."

"We have not received planning applications for any oil or gas extraction in or near Sherwood Forest Country Park."
"We want to reassure residents that any planning applications for shale gas development made in Nottinghamshire that are forthcoming in the future would be widely publicised and consulted on before decisions are made on their suitability."

"Our world famous Sherwood Forest Country Park, which is also home to the Major Oak and many other ancient oaks, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Area of Conservation and is part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Conservation of its ecology and natural habitats are paramount and the County Council will do everything in its power to ensure its heritage and conservation is protected now and for future generations."

"The planning process is part of a comprehensive regime of regulation involving a number of agencies."

Citizens Advice - Ollerton Drop in Advice Sessions

26th May 2016

The Citizens Advice hold drop in sessions at 5 Forest Court, New Ollerton on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9.30am until 2.30pm.

Find out about the services provided by the Citizens Advice via the link below.

Mansfield District Local Plan - Consultation Draft

8th January 2016

Mansfield District Council want to make sure that you have the opportunity to let them know what you think, so they are consulting on the Local Plan for a six week period. This is in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Town and County Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

You can make comments on the Local Plan Consultation Draft from 11th January 2016 to 22 February 2016. All comments received will be used to inform the Publication Draft of the plan which will be published later this year.

You can view a copy of the document at the Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South Mansfield, NG19 7BH, as well as at all libraries across the district during advertised opening hours throughout the consultation period.

We are holding a number of public exhibitions, highlighting what is happening in various parts of the district. The timetable for these and full details of the Local Plan are available on the Mansfield District Council website via the link below.

Walking Routes around Edwinstowe

updated 30th November 2015

Please download the map via the link below for a comprehensive map of all the walks around Edwinstowe.

A new 5 mile circular walk along the River Maun and through Sherwood Forest has been added below.

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Trading Standards - No Uninvited Caller Stickers

4th June 2014

If you would like a 'No Uninvited Callers' doorstep sticker, you can request one free of charge from Trading Standards via the following methods:

Online: Here >>>

Telephone: 01623 452005

For further advice or if wish to report a matter to Trading Standards, please call Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 08454 04 05 06. Textphone users can dial 18001 and then 08454 04 05 06.

Nottinghamshire Alert

Updated 1st January 2014

Nottinghamshire Alert is a messaging system that allows Nottinghamshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other public organisations to distribute messages concerning community safety to members of the public quickly and efficiently. It is a web-based secure system that allows authorised administrators, including Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Crime Reduction Managers, to log in and send messages to registered members. If you would like to receive all the latest information for Edwinstowe you can register Here.

The Facts About Fracking

15th August 2013

Nottinghamshire County Council is publishing a fracking factsheet for residents following a surge in enquiries prompted by recent media coverage on the issue.

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