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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

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


Hospice Support Group Coffee Morning and Spring Plant Sale

21st January 2020

Coffee Morning and Spring Plant sale in the Village Hall from 10am until 11.45am on Saturday 15th February. There will be various stalls with spring plants and bulbs including single and double snowdrops. Admission 50p. We hope to see you there.


Time for a Cuppa - Friday 6th March

20th January 2019

I am writing to you as the current Miss Mansfield & Sherwood Forest and throughout a 12 month period I am fundraising for Dementia UK. This is a charity that means a lot to me and I have so far raised over £3,500, which will help the lives of people with Dementia and their families.

I am currently organising a local bake sale project as part of Dementia UK’s National campaign ‘Time for a Cuppa’. This will involve local schools, businesses, cafes, care homes and hospitals who can hold their own events to raise funds and awareness for Dementia UK.

I am writing to ask for your support and if you would like to get involved in this exciting project. I believe it’s a great opportunity for the Mansfield community to do something amazing for people with Dementia.

The event can be as little or as big as you want, with homemade bakes or even shop bought! Perhaps you could donate a percentage of your sales for one day? Or offer a special product for one day where all profits are donated. Every penny counts! I will aim to attend each event throughout the day and will take photographs to share on my social media pages with over 2,000 followers. This is a great way to get your organisation recognised in the community.

With regards to funds raised, the cash can either be collected by myself or alternatively you can send online via my Just Giving page


Roadworks Bulletin

16th January 2020

There will be temporary prohibition of driving and no stopping on Merryweather Close, Edwinstowe – for its entire length on Tuesday 10th March 2020 from 07:30 hours until 17:00 hours. These works are subject to weather conditions.

For full details please click the link below.


Roadworks Bulletin - Road Closure in Edwinstowe

8th January 2020

The High Street, Edwinstowe - between its junctions with Mansfield Road and West Lane will be closed From 08:00 hours until 17:00 Hours on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

Parking restrictions will also be in place during this time on East Lane, Edwinstowe – (Both Sides) (At Any Time) – between its junctions with A6075 Ollerton Road and High Street.

For full details please click the link below.


Nordic Walking Beginners Course

3rd January 2020

This Nordic Walking beginners course, run by Tracy from Sherwood Nordic Walking is suitable for everyone.

The course will be at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and includes five dates: Tuesday 25th February, & 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th March 2020.

The course costs £75 (£60 for RSP members), online bookings may be subject to a booking fee. Find out more via the link below or to book in visit the visitor centre shop or head to the Visit Sherwood website via the link below.


Roadworks Bulletin

23rd December 2019

There will be 2-way traffic lights on the A6075 Ollerton Road, Edwinstowe (From Thoresby Colliery to Cockglode Cottages) from Wednesday 8th January 2020 until Friday 7th February 2020.

For full details please click the link below.


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.


Will Young and James Morrison announce co-headline Forest Live summer gigs

18th November 2019

Will Young and James Morrison have announced co-headlining dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

For full details please click the link below.


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.


Robert Woodhead Home at Rufford Pastures

14th June 2018

Robert Woodhead have launched a new section of their 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.


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:

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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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