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Local News and Events

Temporary Road Closure in Kings Clipstone

16th November 2017

There will be a temporary prohibition of driving B6030 Main Road/Clipstone Road, Kings Clipstone from its junction with Archway Road to its junction with Access Road to Eastfield Farm.

This will be in place from 23:00 hours on Wednesday 17th January 2018 until 05:00 hours on Thursday 18th January 2018 inclusive.

For full details please click the links below.

Dog Bins & Grit Bins in Edwinstowe

16th November 2017

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

Public Consultation on the Introduction of Mixed Crewing & Alternative Crewing

16th November 2017

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a public consultation on behalf of the Fire Authority on proposals to introduce two new crewing models in Nottinghamshire.

Full details of the consultation can be viewed via the link below, the process closes on the 17th December 2017. The Fire Authority will consider the outcomes from the consultation process at its meeting in February 2018.

Hospice Support Group Autumn Fair and Coffee Morning

14th November 2017

There will be an Autumn Fair and coffee morning in aid of The John Eastwood Hospice on Saturday 25th November in the Village Hall from 10 - 11.45am.

There will be lots of stalls and Christmas merchandise. Admission is 50p

Sherwood Forest Vistor Centre

updated 14th November 2017

Latest Newsletter

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

Temporary Road Closures

Effective from Monday, June 19, a short stretch of Swinecote Road between Forest Corner and the site on which we are building our new visitor centre car park will be closed for a period of five days.

We are closing the road on the safety advice of Via who represent the highways department at Notts County Council. They are concerned at the width of the road and the accessibility of buses whilst we carry out resurfacing works.

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

Statement of Community Involvement Second Review

6th November 2017

Nottinghamshire County Council has prepared a review of its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI). The SCI sets out how the County Council will consult and involve communities in the carrying out of its planning functions. A review of the SCI is now taking place in the light of changes to legislation and planning guidance, progress on the Minerals and Waste Development Plan Documents, County Council restructuring and an increased emphasis on cost effectiveness.

The County Council is seeking comments on the Draft Review of the SCI. Comments on the Draft review of the SCI can be made in writing to Nottinghamshire County Council, Planning Policy, 1st Floor, County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP or by . The closing date for receiving representations is 12pm (midnight) on 18th December 2017.

The draft document be viewed via the link below. The County Council will consider the comments received and will amend the document as appropriate. The final draft will then be taken to County Council Members for approval and adoption. Once adopted this version will replace the existing SCI.

A History Mystery

2nd November 2017

Come along to A History Mystery event at Edwinstowe Library from 3.30 - 4.30pm on Friday 24th November.

Sam Millard returns to tell a collection of stories from history, tickets are £1.50 including refreshments, booking is advised.

For full details click the link below.

Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event

2nd November 2017

The Edwinstowe High Street Christmas event will take place on Thursday 23rd November 2017 from 4.30-7pm.

Organised by the Parish Council this will include Coffee and Choir in the library, crafts and games on the High Street, Tree festival at St Mary's Church, craft stalls in the Church Farm Courtyard and craft stalls at Bargain Booze Courtyard and outside the Cave.

Hang a bauble on the Village Christmas Tree

2nd November 2017

Bring your bauble to the High Street Christmas Event on Thursday 23rd November and hang it on the Village Christmas Tree.

After Christmas baubles will be kept in the Parish Council Office until Friday 12th January 2018.

Temporary Traffic Restrictions in Edwinstowe for Christmas Light Switch on Event

2nd November 2017

The following restrictions will be in place from 12:00 hours until 21:00 hours on Thursday 23rd November 2017.

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

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

  • 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.

Your Nottinghamshire, Your Future, Your Say

29th October 2017

Have your say on the Nottinghamshire County Council services. Complete the residents survey between 19th October and 24th November at the web link below.

For full details click the link below.

The OVO Energy Tour of Britain - Thank You!

updated 26th October 2017

I think we can safely say that Nottinghamshire did Stage 4 of the Tour of Britain proud. Thank you for all that you and your communities did.

We have just been asked to send out a quick note to remind everyone to now remove bikes etc from the Highways. Nottinghamshire is in talks regarding the routes for next year, so you might want to consider putting items into storage to be used again.

Now that the dust has settled after the OVO Energy Tour of Britain visited our district we would like to pass on our sincere thanks for your involvement.

The district looked fantastic on television and we have received excellent feedback from the Tour of Britain Team as well as local residents and visitors.

Thank you for your hard work in planning for the big day, decorating our towns and villages, keeping the routes clear of parked cars and encouraging local residents to come out and cheer on the cyclists.

Read the full article via the link below.

Masked Charity Ball

26th October 2017

There will be a masked ball raising funds in aid of the Dawson Willcock charity on the 17th November from 7.30pm - Midnight at The South Forest Leisure Centre.

For full details click the link below.

St Mary’s Church Christmas Tree Festival

23rd October 2017

Come and see our wonderful historical church with beautifully decorated Christmas trees from 23rd - 26th November 2017.

local businesses, social or charity groups, families and individuals have decorated trees inside the church.

Entry is FREE, Opening Times:
Thursday 4pm-7pm
Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 11:30am-5pm

Please click the link below for full details.

Fireworks at Centre Parcs Sherwood Forest 2017

20th October 2017

Centre Parcs will be entertaining guests with exciting firework displays throughout the Guy Fawkes and Festive period.

There will be 15 events between Wednesday 1st November and Wednesday 20th December, 2017 on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm.

There will also be displays on Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th December, 2017 at 6pm and Saturday 31st December, 2017 at midnight.

St Mary’s Church Christmas Tree Festival

16th October 2017

St Mary’s Church are holding their annual Christmas Tree Festival from the 23rd-26th November 2017.

Could you help transform St Mary's Church with beautifully decorated Christmas trees?

The festival is open to businesses, social or charity groups, families and individuals. Taking part is free. All that is needed is a real or artificial tree (no taller than 5ft), decide on your theme for your decorations, use battery operated lights and be respectful of the church environment.

Please click the link below for full details on how to apply. The closing date is the 10th November.

Thoresby Miners’ Memorial

9th October 2017

We have reported previously about the Parish Council decision to set up a fund to create a memorial to those miners who died working at Thoresby Colliery. A working group has been set up consisting of Parish Councillors and ex miners and representatives of mining families. So far, about £5500 has been raised through donations. A location has been agreed. There is a garden at the side of the Village Hall on Mansfield Road which is owned by the Parish Council. The tree (which is diseased) and the shrubs will be removed to enable the memorial garden to be created, which will include the memorial, seating and a plaque telling the history of the colliery. The fencing and retaining wall will be refurbished.

The Chair of the working group, Councillor John Peck said, "We now have a site which we will clear shortly. We will be obtaining quotes for a suitable memorial in due course. We are extremely grateful for the generous donations we’ve received so far, but we do need to raise more money to create a memorial garden the village can be proud of. We will be applying for further grants, but individual donations from Edwinstowe residents or businesses would be very welcome." Cheques can be made out to "Edwinstowe Parish Council" and sent or dropped in to the Parish Council Office.

Christmas at the Courtyard

9th October 2017

In association with Creative Ribbon & Bows, DT Collectable Toys & The Village Kitchen. Come along to Christmas in the Courtyard on Thursday 23rd November from 4pm to 7pm at the Church Farm Centre (Next to St Mary's Church).

There will be a Santa's Grotto, Queen Elsa from Frozen, Choir, Facepainting, Tombola, Hook a Duck, Craft Stalls, Food and Hot Drinks. Free entry with all proceeds for charities Joel, Sherwood Trust and St Mary's Church.

Volunteer for your local hospice!

4th October 2017

Volunteer for your local hospice and help add life to days, please click the link below for full details.

If you would like to book a presentation to discover more about Nottinghamshire hospice, who they are, who they help, what they do and how you can support them, click the link below for more information.

Beat Surgery Dates

2nd October 2017

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

Thursday 12th October at 11am
Thursday 16th November at 11am
Wednesday 20th December at 11am

School admissions key information

2nd October 2017

Will your child be 5 years old between the 1st September 2018 and the 31st August 2019?

If you live in Nottinghamshire you need to apply for a school place between: 6th November 2017 and 15 January 2018.

Nottinghamshire County Council are providing free information sessions for parents covering the key aspects of the admissions process. Places are limited, to register visit or call 0300 500 80 80.

For full details please click the links below.

Newark and Sherwood District Council have moved

updated 26th September 2017

Newark and Sherwood District Council have moved to a new office opening to the public on the 25th September 2017 at Castle House, located on Great North Road, Newark.

Did you know you can carry out most interactions with N&SDC online, take a look at their website via the link below.

Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event - Book Your Stall

21st September 2017

The 2017 Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event will take place on Thursday 23rd 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.

As last year we plan to extend the event for the full length of the High Street by positioning Santa’s Grotto at the top by the Royal Oak. There will be live music and street entertainers along the High Street. We are inviting local organisations and craftspeople to participate and plan to have more stalls and entertainment to keep building on last year’s success. This can only happen with your support and by working with businesses and the local community we hope that everyone will take part. £15.00 will secure the stall and where possible, you will be given preference in where this is located.

For full details please click the link below.

East Midlands Regional Support Worker for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

21st September 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27th January each year, and is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, through Nazi Persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we honour the survivors of these atrocities, challenge ourselves to work to end discrimination and prejudice, and pledge to help create a safer, better future.

The theme for HMD 2018 is ‘The Power of Words’ It recognises that spoken and written words from individuals, corporations, community organisations or the state, can have a huge impact, whether good or bad. The theme for this year explores how language has been used in the past, and how it is used in the present day. Guidance on our 2018 theme is available on the HMDT website.

Wheels to Work Nottinghamshire

20th September 2017

Wheels to Work is a transport solution scheme aimed at helping you get over the initial problem of getting to work, training or education.

Wheels to work can provide, a bicycle or moped training if you have your own moped.

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.

Oil Club

13th September 2017

The Oil Club has launched a club for Mansfield and the surrounding area. If you would like to join or find out more about the club please visit the website via the link below.

For full details please click the link below.

Dukeries Singers October Update

11th September 2017

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

Woodhead Homes Begin Work on 67 Brand New Homes in Edwinstowe

5th September 2017

Woodhead Homes, part of the Edwinstowe-based Woodhead Group, has started work on 67 brand new homes at its Rufford Pastures site in Edwinstowe.

This landmark project is the first time the company has built its own homes for sale in more than 20 years.

For full details please click 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.

Combatting Rural Crime

7th August 2017

The NFU is committed to making sure that farmers are not seen as a ‘soft target’ for criminals. Peaceful rural places may seem to be the last place to find criminal activity, but farming communities are often subject to a range of serious crimes.

For full details please click the link below.

INEOS Shale - East Midlands Survey 2017

13th July 2017

INEOS Shale is the division within INEOS Upstream Limited dedicated to exploring for gas within the shale layer of rock some 2,000 to 5,000 metres deep underground.

INEOS Shale have launched a three dimensional (3D) seismic survey as part of their plans to develop the nation’s shale gas resources across a 250km2 area of the East Midlands. The data from this extensive survey will provide a clear image of the underground rock structure and assist us in determining our future drilling activities.

Please download the booklet from INEOS Shale below which provides details about the survey which began in June 2017.

Emily's Friendship Group

10th July 2017

Emilys friendship group is on Mondays at the Abbey Road Community Centre in Edwinstowe from 10am - 2pm, £8 per person.

A day to relax and enjoy the company of friends. You can enjoy the activities or simply have a chat. Tea/Toast on arrival, activities, coffee, biscuits, light lunch and refreshements.

For more information contact Emily Knowles on 07702 192 935.

Temporary Speed Restriction in Edwinstowe

13th June 2017

There will be a temporary 30mph speed restriction on the B6034 Swinecote Road, Edwinstowe from its junction with Forest Corner for a distance of 50 metres in a northerly direction. This will be in place from 00:01 hours on Monday 26th June 2017 until 23:59 hours on Sunday 9th December 2018.

For full details please click the links below.

Are you looking for support into work, education or training?

5th June 2017

The team at Inspire support with those vital steps to overcome barriers. Through a personalised service they support you on the path towards work.

For more details click the link below.

Dog Bin Locations

18th April 2017

For a full list of dog bin locations around the village please click the link below:


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.

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.

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!

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.

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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