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Edwinstowe Resident Information

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


22nd March 2017

Drug and or Alcohol misuse may be happening in your home or affecting someone close to you. You may feel alone, unable to cope, frightened, angry or confused. However you are not to blame. Families are often crucial to recovery and Hetty’s can offer you strength to feel you can cope better.

Hetty’s provides a free confidential telephone support line 08000 850 941 or 01623 643 476 which is open seven days a week, all year around, between the times of 9.00a.m. to 7.00p.m.

For full details and useful information on drug, alcohol and kinship please click the links below.

You Said We Did - NHS Feedback

22nd March 2017

Your local NHS held events in September 2016 and would like to share the results of these events with you.

Why not come along, listen to updates and have the opportunity to have your say on future services.

Please click the link below for dates and venues and contact details to book a place.

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.

Temporary Road Closure in Newark & Sherwood Area

updated 21st March 2017

Proposed start dates have been provided for these roadworks. Please click the full details link below.

For details on road closures taking place on the A1133, Newark Road Boughton & the A614 Blyth Road between Tuesday 18th April and Friday 30th June please click on the links below.

Living History at Rufford Abbey Sunday 30th April

20th March 2017

Come along and enjoy some colourful living history at Rufford Abbey. Meet costumed characters from our past, from a Roman to a WW1 soldier. Also in the park this weekend is Gary the "Wobbly Bodger" who will be demonstrating woodcraft skills.

Make A Willow Berry Basket at Rufford Abbey Saturday 29th April

20th March 2017

A fun one day taster course in basket making using natural willow. Join friendly local tutor Ray Lister and make a lovely Berry Basket to take home and impress your friends. Small size class will ensure that you get individual help and attention. Course is designed for over 18s. Ground floor room so wheelchair friendly. £50 includes all materials.

Children's Holiday Craft at Rufford Abbey Tues 11th & Fri 14th April

20th March 2017

Ideal for keeping the little ones amused this Easter holiday!
Join friendly bushcraft leader Martin and make a Stick Man to take home for your garden. Indoors - so no need to worry if the weather isn't sunny.
£5 per child (1 accompanying adult free) Tickets on sale on the day from the Craft Shop. Sessions 2pm and 3pm Come and enjoy a fab day out in the park. The Easter Trail is also running, 1st - 17th April.

Silk Painting & Lunch at Rufford Abbey

20th March 2017

Join friendly local tutor Jessica Kemp for a silk painting taster course. You'll take home a lovely silk painting in an embroidery hoop. After your morning of craft, enjoy a tasty lunch in Lord Saville's Victorian kitchen. £45 includes all materials, tuition, AND lunch! Bring a friend (or two) and enjoy a relaxed day out learning something new.

Time: 10.00 am. - noon then lunch.
Dates: Wed 5th April, Thurs 13th April
BOOK NOW on 01623 821338

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.

Extension of the Robin Hood Line to Edwinstowe & Ollerton

17th March 2017

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

BBC Flog It is Coming to Nottingham

13th March 2017

The BBC program 'Flog It' will be at The Trent Building, The University of Nottingham, University Park, NG7 2RD on Friday 14th April from 9.30 - 4.00pm. Admission is free and free car parking will be available. A maximum of 3 items per person for valuation.

Dukeries Singers April Update

6th March 2017

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

Bassetlaw Junior Cricket League Finals Day

24th February 2017

The Bassetlaw Junior Cricket League Finals day will be held on 16th July at Thoresby Colliery Cricket Club Fourth Ave Edwinstowe..U11's @ 10.30am. U13's @1.30pm and U15's @4.30pm This years event is sponsored by the Edwinstowe & Dukeries Lions.

Site Preparation Work at Forest Corner

updated 23rd February 2017

With planning permission now in place, the RSPB and its partners are set to push forward with the development of the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. While construction work is not due to start until the spring, contractors are now beginning to prepare the Forest Corner site.

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

Thoresby development planning application

22nd February 2017

Full details on the Thoresby development planning application are now available on the Newark & Sherwood District Council website via the link below.

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!

Laxton History Group Booklets

10th February 2017

In January Laxton History Group members launched three more booklets based on their research into Laxton in 1900 - 1920. The work was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. In June the first four booklets in the series were launched and copies were given to people who attended our event then.

The print run of the new booklets was sufficient for everyone who had the original four to have the new ones as well and we invite anyone who would like copies to make contact via or on 01777 871506.

Beat Surgery Dates

31st January 2017

There will be Beat Surgeries held at the Parish Council Office on the following:

Monday 27th Feb at 11am
Thursday 23rd March at 11am
Thursday 27th April 11am

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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Crime Statistics

27th October 2015

You can view the latest crime figures for Ollerton, Clipstone and surrounding villages including Edwinstowe at the link below.

Edwinstowe Skate Park

Updated 16th September 2014

The Edwinstowe Skate Park operational management plan is released.

This plan include details of the signage to be erected (appropriate usage, emergency contact numbers and how to report defects), the maintenance arrangements for the site, management oversight arrangements and possibly the establishment of a user group as a liaison mechanism between the providers and those who benefit from the skate park.

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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