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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

Notice of Co-Option - Vacancy For A Parish Councillor

16th November 2018

Following the death of Cllr Liz Benson, The Parish Council has a vacancy which could be filled by Co-Option.

Applications are invited from interested members of the public.

Details of eligibility criteria can be obtained from Mrs Alice Dunn, Clerk of the Council (contact details on the link below).

Applications will be considered by the Council at its meeting on the 8th January 2019. Applications must be received by the 28th December 2018.


Temporary Prohibition of Driving - Edwinstowe Christmas Light Switch On

12th November 2018

The following restrictions will be in place from 12:00 hours until 21:00 hours on Thursday 29th November 2018.

There will be temporary prohibition of driving on the High Street, Edwinstowe from its junction with A6075 Ollerton Road to its junction with West Lane.

There will also be a temporary prohibition of waiting, loading & unloading on the following:

  • East Lane, Edwinstowe (Both Sides) for its whole length.
  • Royal Oak Court, Edwinstowe (Both Sides) for its whole length.

For full details please click the links below.


Christmas Coffee Morning - 24th November

9th November 2018

The Hospice Support Group are holding a Christmas Coffee Morning in the Village Hall, Edwinstowe on Saturday 24th November from 10.00 until 11.45 with a range of stalls and Christmas merchandise.

Admission 50p. Proceeds to The John Eastwood Hospice.


Dukeries Singers December Update

7th November 2018

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


Cash in the Attic Sale (A Not for Profit Company)

7th November 2018

There will be a cash in the attic sale at the Abbey Road Community Centre on Saturday 17th November from 9.30am until 12 noon.

All proceeds will go towards Emily's Friendship Group of Support and Friendship Ltd, a not for profit company.


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.


The Beat - October 2018

26th October 2018

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

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.


Christmas at the Craft Centre

17th October 2018

Join the festive celebrations at Sherwood Forest Arts and Crafts Centre, the perfect place for finding handmade Christmas gifts on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November from 10am - 4pm.

For full details please click the link below.


Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event - Secure Your Stall

15th October 2018

The 2018 Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event will take place on Thursday 29th November from 4.30 pm until 7.00 pm.

The Parish Council invite you to participate by having a stall. This is a terrific opportunity to promote your organisation and, with a little creativity, ensure a successful event for the community and for you.

For full details please click the link below.


Fireworks at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, 2018

10th October 2018

Once again we will be entertaining our guests with exciting firework displays throughout the Guy Fawkes and Festive period. As one of our neighbours, we would like to make you aware of the display timings.

We will be holding 14 events between Sunday 4th November and Wednesday 19th December, 2018 on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm.

We will also be holding displays on Saturday 22nd, Wednesday 26th and Saturday 29th December, 2018 at 6pm and Monday 31st December, 2018 at midnight.


Arts Funding for older people

9th October 2018

This year, Newark and Sherwood District Council still have some arts funding left that has been ring-fenced for older people (50+ years). It is aimed for creative groups who need a helping hand with a project. Arts can include arts and crafts, music, drama, dance, photography – anything creative really.

We help with up to £300 per group / project usually and in the past we have helped with creative activities for needle-craft groups, men in sheds, community centre arts groups, painting groups, choirs, dementia care groups etc.

If you are part of a group that we might be able to help please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.


Art & Craft provision in Newark and Sherwood - Public Voice

9th October 2018

A fantastic opportunity for local people to shape a brand new offer of creative provision for all, and especially for young people to have a say in what they would like to see.

Please click the link below if you would like to take part in the survey.


Beat Surgery Dates

5th October 2018

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

Tuesday 23rd October at 11am
Monday 19th November at 11am


Rural Roundup - Autumn 2018

5th October 2018

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

For full details click the link below.


School Readers

3rd October 2018

Volunteers needed to listen to children read in local Primary Schools

Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? School readers has recently launched into Nottinghamshire and is looking for volunteers to carry out this important role.

For full details click the link below.


Consultation of the Submission of the Kings Clipstone Neighbourhood Plan

31st August 2018

The Kings Clipstone Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan has now been submitted to Newark & Sherwood District Council who are required to notify of this.

There is a consultation period for the plan from the 29th August until 12th October, during which time comments can be submitted on the plan and supporting documents.

The plan can be viewed at District Council Offices – Castle House, Clipstone, Ollerton and Warsop Libraries and Edwinstowe Parish Council offices during normal opening hours and also on this Councils website via the link below.

Any comments that you wish to make should be made on the representation form and returned by email to or by post to Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY.


Future First Expo 2018

11th August 2018

The Future First Expo 2018 is a Careers Expo in partnership with Lincoln College and the Newark Advertiser. Being held at The Lady Eastwood Centre, Newark Showground on November 7th.

For full details click the link below.


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 verterans 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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