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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

Forest Cemetery Car Park Signage

26th May 2020

New signage has been erected at the Forest Cemetery Edwinstowe.

Please can vehicles vacate the Forest Cemetery Car Park by 4pm as the barrier is locked at this time. Also, the limited car parking spaces are for the use of Cemetery visitors only.

For images of the new signs, please click the links below.


Sherwood Forest Car Park to Re-open

20th May 2020

We would like to share an update from the RSPB at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

Following the updated government advice, we will be reopening our car parks with a limited capacity from tomorrow (Friday 22nd May). The Visitor Centre and all facilities including toilets, shop, café and play area will remain closed until further notice.

Car parks will be open 10am – 4pm, usual charges will apply. In order to facilitate social distancing, we are implementing a one-way system for pedestrians to and from the main car park.

Like many organisations, the RSPB is accessing the Government's Job Retention Scheme and many of our staff remain on furlough. The site will be operating a much-reduced team and so we appreciate your patience and support while we work to make the site safe for visitors, staff and volunteers.

These are difficult and unsettling times for all of us, we know nature can provide a welcome respite and hope that visitors will continue to enjoy the forest and the incredible wildlife it has to offer while observing social distancing measures.

More than ever, your support for nature is vital, and greatly appreciated. Our latest updates will be shared on our social media channels.

You can find the RSPB’s latest response to coronavirus on our website via the link below.


Life in Lockdown - Young Photography Competition

18th May 2020

What have you been up whilst at home these last few weeks? Have you been for walks, seeing nature & wildlife? Have you spent more time with your pets? Learned new skills? Home-schooling? Spent time exercising?

The Rotary Club of Sherwood Forest want you to share your photographs of the activities you have taken part in over the last few weeks – consider nature, walks, exercise, time spent with pets, new things you have learnt & home schooling amongst others.

For full details, please click the link below.


Kings Mill Hospital – Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment

15th May 2020

Back in January and February 2020 the Trust underwent an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to assess our progress and to review our current overall rating of Good, Outstanding for Care which was awarded in August 2018.

We are delighted to announce an improvement in the rating of both King’s Mill Hospital, from Good to Outstanding, and Newark Hospital from Requires Improvement to Good. Services at Mansfield Community Hospital were not visited as part of the assessment, with the site remaining Good overall and Outstanding for Care.

Our overall rating as a Trust remains as Good and we remain Outstanding for the Care that we provide.

For full details, please click the link below.


Roadworks Bulletin - Stop & Go Boards

13th May 2020

There will be stop & go boards on Mansfield Road & Church Street, Edwinstowe on Sunday 31st May 2020.

For full details, please click the link below.


The £1M Community Fund

13th May 2020

130 Voluntary groups and charities have been awarded £357,000 (so far!) from the £1M Community Fund.

You can apply now via the link below.


Six Recycling Centres Will Reopen in Nottinghamshire on the 18th May

13th May 2020

Six recycling centres will reopen in Nottinghamshire on 18 May 2020

  • Beeston
  • Bilsthorpe
  • Calverton
  • Hucknall
  • Newark
  • Worksop

These sites will be open 7 days a week 10am-6pm apart from Newark which will be open 10am-4pm, for garden waste, wood, metals, electrical and electronic equipment, cardboard and general waste only.

Please consider if your journey is essential and only take waste that is causing a health and safety issue if it’s stored at home. There will be a one car in one car out system and no trailers, vans or pick-ups will be allowed.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place and queues are expected, if necessary people may be asked to come back later if the queue is dangerous.

For full details, please click the link below.


Roadworks Bulletin - Two Way Temporary Traffic Signals

29th April 2020

There will be two-way temporary traffic signals on the A6075 Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe from Mon 25th May until Fri 5th June 2020.

For full details, please click the link below.


Coronavirus (COVID-19): What You Need To Do:

28th April 2020

STAY AT HOME

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home.)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

  • The cemetery will not open until 10.00am to allow our groundsman time to carry out his work
  • Do not approach anyone working in the cemetery
  • If you wish to contact someone on cemetery issues do so by phone or email. Avoid touching surfaces such as gates, taps, seats as Covid-19 can exist for many days on solid surfaces

Silent Solution - contacting 999 but you can't speak

7th April 2020

What to do if you need urgent police help through the 999 service, but can't speak.

  • Dial 999
  • Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
  • Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can
  • If prompted, press 55. This lets the 999 call operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police.

For more details please click the links below.


Edwinstowe Parish Council and the Coronavirus

6th April 2020

Edwinstowe Parish Council is having to adjust the way things are done on its behalf at this time of national crisis.

For full details on how, please click the link below.


Nottinghamshire Police will be recruiting police officers soon

1st April 2020

If you want an exciting and rewarding career with opportunities to develop and experience something new every day, you can book now for our next information webinars.

For full details on the webinars and links to book please click the link below.


WOODHEAD GROUP PRESS PAUSE ON-SITE AMIDST COVID-19 CRISIS BUT EMPHASISES “WE’RE STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS

1st April 2020

The Government has advised that construction and housebuilding sites should remain open at the current time.

However, the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, our supply chain, our clients and the public has always been our top priority. With that in mind, the Woodhead Group has decided to pause activity on our construction, housebuilding, conferencing and minor works projects until further notice from the close of business Tuesday (Tuesday 31st March).

Some ‘essential works’ may continue where project teams are working to strict Covid-19 operating procedures.

And we’re not closed, though our sites may not be operational, throughout this period we’re keen to continue to support our clients wherever we can.

For full details please click the link below.


Guidance on the use of allotments during this period of social distancing

31st March 2020

The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners has put guidance on the use of allotments during this period of social distancing on their website.

For full details please click the link below.


Thoresby Colliery Cricket Club Presentation Evening 2019

27th March 2020

Saturday October 12th saw a well attended event at the Fourth Ave clubhouse.

For full details on the presentation evening click the link below.


COVID-19 briefing update for Parish/Town Councils

25th March 2020

As Leader of the Council, I have been undertaking to keep our Councillors abreast of developments on a regular basis. These have taken the form of emails, daily or twice-daily, but as and when there have been significant developments. I am now aware that some of our Councillors are self-isolated or committed to voluntary activities and so might not be able to relay relevant information to you as speedily as they would prefer so some Councillors have asked that I send a direct email to Parish Councils with information that is pertinent and relevant to you. I am grateful therefore to colleagues for producing a punchier version of my messages to be sent to you. Hopefully these will give you information to disseminate and/or keep you up-to-date.

These do not replace or overlay direct messages from HART - our community response team - as they work with you on the crucial food, medicine and care requirements ahead of us.

May I please take this opportunity, on behalf of all Councillors and colleagues, to congratulate and thank you all for the speed, focus and cooperation that you are bringing to localising and caring for our communities. The task ahead, not least of coordinating activities, is not a straightforward one but it is a measure of proper recognition for you all that you are in many ways ahead of the game, and geared up for the weeks ahead. It is nothing short of exemplar of the vitality and altruism of our communities.

So .... thank you! For all you have done, are doing with us, and will be doing going forward.

I hope that these additional updates are of some use. We are taking the view that we must convey as much information as possible rather than assuming what might or might not interest people.

Cllr David Lloyd
Leader, Newark & Sherwood District Council
Councillor for the Newark Beacon Ward


How to stay safe on the allotment during coronavirus

25th March 2020

Gardeners world have released an article on how to stay safe on the allotment during coronavirus, please click the link below to view the article.


Issue 26 of The Edwinstowe Village News

24th March 2020

The latest edition of the Edwinstowe Village News is now available to download.


Guidance on Neighbour Deliveries

24th March 2020

Are you delivering shopping for someone else or receiving shopping?

To keep everyone safe please click the link below for guidance on how to safely deliver or receive shopping.


Forest Holidays: Important information relating to Coronavirus

24th March 2020

In light of the Government's recent announcements, we have made the difficult decision to close all Forest Holidays locations from today, Monday 23 March, until Sunday 26 April 2020.

The welfare of our guests and our team is our number one priority, and we have been working hard to speak to everyone who is personally affected. To allow us the time to speak to everyone, we will be issuing credit notes. Guests will then receive a follow up call from us to discuss their booking.

The vast majority of our guests accept our policy and are being very supportive, for which we are hugely grateful. Others are understandably upset that we have closed and think it’s unfair that we are not offering full refunds. We understand this too. But our priorities are to do what we can to prevent the spread of the virus, and to ensure we don’t add to the burden on the frontline of our NHS. Additionally, we all want the travel and tourism sector to be able to survive and to be available after we have won the fight against coronavirus, and that is the reason we are asking for guests’ support to postpone their breaks or to accept a credit note so they can take the time to decide when is the right time to travel and have something to look forward to.


Citizens Advice - COVID-19 Update

23rd March 2020

In light of current events, as of Monday 23rd March 2020 The Citizens Advice will be unable to offer a face to face service for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to offer advice by telephone and web chat.

For full details on services please click the link below.


Nottinghamshire County Council COVID-19 Update

20th March 2020

Please click the link below for the latest Coronavirus update from Nottinghamshire County Council.


Here to Help During the Corona Virus Crisis

20th March 2020

Should you find yourself in a desperate need for specific food, medicines or other important items, but are unable to leave the house, then the Edwinstowe community are here to help.

For full details please click the link below.


Support for Businesses and Residents

19th March 2020

For all the latest information on support available for businesses and residents from Newark & Sherwood District Council please download the press release via the link below.


Supporting our vulnerable and elderly residents who are self-isolating

19th March 2020

Edwinstowe Parish Council are working with local groups and organisations to help support our vulnerable and elderly residents who are self-isolating.

We want to create a list of volunteers and the help available, so this information can be passed on to local co-ordinators to support residents when needed.

If you are willing to help please tap on the link below and complete this simple form. Thank you for your continued support and take care.


Hello, if you are self-isolating postcards, I can help

18th March 2020

Edwinstowe Parish Council has printed and dropped off orange "Hello, if you are self-isolating postcards, I can help".

These are located at the CO-OP and Edwinstowe Pharmacy.

Please also print your own and place in shops and post through letterboxes.

Thank you.


The Beat - February 2020

25th February 2020

The latest edition of The Beat from Notts Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is now available.

For full details click the link below.


Roadworks Bulletin

25th February 2020

There will be temporary road closure on Welbeck Drive – between its junctions with Mansfield Road and Thoresby Drive from 08:00 hours on Monday 2nd March 2020 until 17:00 hours on Wednesday 4th March 2020.

For full details please click the link below.


Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship - 2020 Applications now open

21st February 2020

Did you know there’s a scholarship to travel to America that’s only open to Nottinghamshire residents?

It’s called the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship. It’s focused on young people (aged between 21 and 35).

The idea behind the scholarship is that the more people travel and meet other cultures the better we all become. It was set up in Nottingham to honour President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and so focuses on travel between Nottinghamshire and the USA.

Applicants choose a subject that they are passionate about which will benefit from development by a visit to the US. This can be any subject, it does not have to be related to their work.

For full details and where to apply online please click the links below.


Lead Theft Alerts

7th February 2020

Churches are being encouraged to check their security arrangements following lead thefts in the south of Notts.

Lead downpipes were stolen from Bunny St Mary this week, and there was a similar incident at Ratcliffe on Soar. Just over the border in Leicestershire, lead was taken from the roof of Knipton church.

Please be alert and report any suspicious activity to the Police.


Fundraiser for Early Pregnancy Unit, Bassetlaw Hospital

28th January 2020

There will be a fund raising event in the Village Hall on Sunday 8th March from 11am until 4pm to raise money for the Bassetlaw Hospital Early Pregnancy Unit.

There will be makeup & manicure sessions (limited availability), home made cakes, refreshments, raffle, Tombola, lucky dip, wine and water games, plus home crocheted butterfly brooches to sell along with a live singer.


Five Week Lent Course

23rd January 2020

If you thought you had to give up chocolate for Lent, then think again. Edwinstowe Methodist Church is using the film Chocolat as the starting point for discussions on faith during Lent. The five-week Lent course will explore issues of God, the world and what it means to be human. The course will take place at Abbey Road Community Centre, Edwinstowe, NG21 9LQ on Fridays 10am - 11.30am on the following days:

28th Feb,
6th March,
13th March,
27th March,
3rd April.

The course will be led by Methodist minister Deacon Dave Keegan.

So, if you enjoyed the film come along and join in the discussion. Oh, and there will be chocolate at every session.

The sessions are free but booking is required. Tel: 01623 825469


Forestry England - Volunteer With Us

21st November 2019

Our wonderful volunteers help us improve the local Sherwood Forest Community Woodlands for the benefit of wildlife, visitors and the trees.

There are groups on Wednesday and Thursday every week, along with one session a month on Sunday. The sessions are for four hours but you don’t have to stay for the full session. Hot drinks and biscuits are provided.

Learn new skills, meet new people and help your local woodland!

For details please contact brian.pollard@forestryengland.uk


Parking Conditions Proposal

19th November 2019

The Parish Council is looking to bringing parking conditions in all car parks in the village, in line with those at the car park behind the village hall.

If you wish to comment on this proposal, please get in touch with the Parish Council by e-mail; info@edwinstowe.co.uk, or by phone 01623 824243.


Dukeries Singers December Update

8th November 2019

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


Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe

8th November 2019

Frack Free Sherwood Forest and Edwinstowe have released two articles - 'Isn’t it about time Fracking was banned?' and 'Is the Fracking Moratorium for life or just for Christmas?'.

Please click the links below to download the articles.


The Evergreen Club

31st July 2019

At the Abbey Road Community Centre The Evergreen Club meet Mon, Wed & Fri and play dominoes and bingo. We have regular meals in the centre using local caterers Tracey and Jason of Culinary Delight and often go on small trips.

We are a group of varied ages from 60s into the 90s and all very young at heart. Why not come along and join us.


Amenity Diary - June 2019

26th July 2019

Click the link below to find out what work has been undertaken by the Amenity Team in June 2019.


Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre

updated 9th June 2019

‘The Major Oak Woodland Festival’ has become a favourite Nottinghamshire event celebrating Sherwood Forest’s natural resources and traditional woodland skills. It took place this year on the weekend of 8th and 9th June, at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Organisers were local charity the Sherwood Forest Trust and the RSPB, who manage Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre.

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.


Whats On at The Abbey Road Community Centre

updated 25th April 2019

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


Have your say at Sherwood

15th March 2019

Staff at the new Sherwood Forest visitor centre are asking local residents for their thoughts on the future development of the site, particularly in telling Robin Hood’s story.

The team are busy developing the way they share Robin Hood stories with visitors, and want to find new and innovative ways of doing this.

It’s a big and important job at Sherwood to continue the legend, and they want to do it in ways that visitors find engaging and enjoyable – so please have your say!

Local residents are welcome to go along to the centre, speak to a member of the team and fill out a survey, or even easier, can go on-line and do it on the Sherwood Forest website

Residents may also like to know that the car park at the new centre will soon be open from 7.30am, in response to requests from dog-walkers and those heading out for an early morning stroll in the forest. Please check the website for details. There’s also full updates on the work being undertaken at the former visitor centre too.


Parking

14th March 2019

A police officer doesn’t have the powers any more to ticket for parking issues. We would now only report someone for an offence such as unnecessary obstruction and this has to be done with a driver present. So this method wouldn’t work with an unattended vehicle.
There would also need to be a full obstruction such as you physically couldn’t get past. If you are able to walk around the vehicle, either on the path or by crossing the road it isn’t an obstruction.

The only thing I can see there that would be a police issue is the vehicle parked in front of a gate. So for example if there was a parked car behind the fence and they couldn’t get out because of the parked car, I would advise that person to report this to the police at the time and it could then be dealt with. We have police powers to move the car if the driver /owner cannot be located and the person blocked in HAD to get out.

We obviously don’t deal with ‘what ifs’ I’ve had past incident where someone repeatedly complained about a fence/gate being parked in front of, but it was never actually used. So we obviously deal with individual incidents on the circumstances surrounding each one.

This looks to be a clear council issue. The area outside of the shops is a large area and it needs to be clarified between with the shops and council what the use of that area is actually for.

Parking on a pavement is NOT illegal outside of London.

Since 1974, Highway Code rule 244 has stated that drivers "MUST NOT park partially or wholly on the pavement in London and should not do so elsewhere unless signs permit it."

The key things to note here are the words must not and should not.

In London, you must not park on the pavement, the must indicating there is legislation behind this rule and you could receive a fine for breaking it.

However, outside of the capital or “elsewhere”, the Highway Code states drivers should not park on the pavement, meaning it is advisory and not, therefore, backed up by any legislation.

Parking on a Junction is a breach of the Highway Code however the Highway Code isn't the law and responsibility of this would usually lie with the council. The Traffic Management Act 2004 allows local authorities to control parking enforcement on yellow lines, resident parking, public car parks and on-street parking. A Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) might be issued and enforced through the civil justice system, rather than the criminal justice system. Individual councils can make Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) to impose local bans on pavement parking - but few do this, and even fewer enforce them.


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.


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.


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.


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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