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Local News and Events
Edwinstowe Christmas Lights Switch On Event - Parking Information
27th November 2019
Additional parking is provided in the RSPB Car Park, open till 7pm for the Edwinstowe Christmas Lights Switch on event.
Parking Enforcement to patrol the High Street required for Market Stall holders and East Lane which is required for emergency access and Buses between 12 – 9pm.
Public parking provided in both East and West lane Public Car Parks.
Half of the Mansfield Road Public Car Park for Market Stall Holders only from 2 – 7pm.
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 email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event
4th November 2019
This years Edwinstowe High Street Christmas Event will be held on Thursday 28th November from 4.30 till 7pm.
There will be a Christmas Market with crafts and games, Santa's Grotto, Rides & Stalls along with music by local bands and choirs.
Fireworks at Center Parcs Sherwood Forest, 2019
22nd October 2019
Centre Parcs will be holding 15 fireworks events between Sunday 3rd November and 22nd December, 2019 on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 6pm.
There will also be displays on Thursday 26th December, Sunday 29th December, 2019 at 6pm and Tuesday 31st December, 2019 at midnight.
Dennis Tattersall Obituary
21st August 2019
It is with sadness that I have to let everyone know of the death of Mr. Dennis Tattersall, aged 91. Dennis died on August 14th and will be missed by all who knew him. He was very well known in the village and was a much respected member of our community.
Dennis had lived in the village of Edwinstowe since 1952, 67 years, for many of those years on Abbey Road, where he was still living at the time of his death. He always loved to chat and was a mine of information on a wide range of subjects, particularly to do with politics and local government.
As a young man, immediately after the Second World War, Dennis spent two years in the army in the Middle East. His military service over, he trained and worked as a butcher for most of the rest of his working life. Many of the people who knew him will remember Dennis as a local Parish Councillor. He was first elected to the Parish Council in 1979 and had served as a Labour Councillor, including many years as Chair for a total of 34 years between then and last May, when he decided not to stand for re-election. Right up until that time Dennis undertook the role of Vice Chair of the Council and Chair of the Planning Committee.
He was actively engaged in all aspects of Council work. Although he had health problems Dennis, even after standing down as a Councillor, still enjoyed political debate and took an interest in both local and national politics.
His other interests in the village included serving as Vice Chair of the Patient Participation Group at the Major Oak Medical Practice for many years and he also served on the Village Hall Management Committee.
His wife, Kit, died in 1998. He leaves two daughters and five grandchildren. Dennis’s funeral is on August 30th at 1pm St. Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe.
Celia Brooks – Chair
Edwinstowe Parish Council.
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.
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.
Temporary Road Closure in Edwinstowe
15th February 2019
There will be the following temporary road closures in Edwinstowe:
Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe outside former Thoresby Welfare Social Club.
From 07:00 hours on Monday 18th March 2019 until 23:59 hours on Tuesday 31st December 2019.
For full details please click the link below.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Edwinstowe Parish Council