Welcome to Orston

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Orston Website. This website is run for the benefit of villagers and for those wanting to find out more about Orston and is funded by Orston Parish Council.

To submit ideas or advertise on the site please contact david.standard@icloud.com

Latest News

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Bonfire night 
Photographs from the Bonfire Night are available here courtesy of Orston’s resident photographer Lionel Reyes here

The results of the Orston Produce Show which took place on 11 September 2016 can be seen here

Neighbourhood Watch News
– Priority Setting meeting with local Neighbourhood Police Team (April 2017) – here
– Safer Cycling & road etiquette – the facts here
– Safety advice for horse riders and motorists – “Horse Sense for Motorists”

Follow link to find out what your Neighbourhood Watch team does for you – here


Le Rosbif – informal French conversation group

Fancy improving/keeping up your French? It doesn’t matter what level you are, you will be very welcome. This is not a class, so complete beginners might find it boring (but are still welcome to come for a drink!).  Usually people chat in pairs/groups, discussing anything of mutual interest: a recent holiday, a French/Belgian film or TV series they’ve seen or even the weather.  However, you don’t have to discuss France or anything French – the key thing is to try to communicate only in FrenchWe meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month (Bingham – Wheatsheaf) and the 4th Wednesday of the month (Orston – Durham Ox), any time from 7.30 onwards.

Fiona Winfield: fmwinfield@aol.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RosbifOrston/

Report from the 6th Orston Garden Club Produce Show
Sunday 13 September 2015

Oh what an amazing Produce Show it was – be proud everyone. We had a record 247 class entries and the Orston Village Hall was transformed yet again with a wonderful array of flowers, plants, veggies, home produce, arts and crafts, photographs and paintings. Huge thanks to everyone who entered – you did us proud. And a big round of applause to all the sponsors, supporters, volunteers and Orston and Thoroton WI for scrumptious refreshments – we couldn’t have done it without you. See you next year!

Please upload your photos to our Facebook page here

Orston phone box goes floral

IMG_1402Red phone boxes are a rare sight these days. Residents of a Nottinghamshire village have come up with a new idea for their redundant phone box by converting it into what they say could be the east Midland’s largest hanging basket.

The project was a real community effort says Orston Garden Club secretary Mrs Susan Marshall: “The original idea came from Mr Will Gunn who put in the infrastructure to hold the planting, Mr Nick Hammond painted the box, members of Orston Garden Club spent a day at a wholesale plant auction and bought 300 trailing plants. It took a day for our Garden Club team to do the planting. We think we have created the largest hanging basket in the east Midlands!” … Read More

Orston Walkers – Future walking dates – See see here for details

Future Village Hall events – Details here