Welcome to Orston

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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

Gardeners beware – Japanese knotweed has been spotted in surrounding villages, this handy leaflet tells you how to spot the plant, a nightmare for gardeners!. Download the guide here

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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

The Villager 2 bus timetable has changed slightly from 1 August 2016:

  • Buses to Bingham come 5 minutes later at 51 minutes past the hour (9.51 – 15.51)
  • Buses from Bingham still leave at 25 minutes past the hour but come through Orston 1 minute earlier (9.38 – 14.38) then on to Nottingham
  • for more information visit the buses

Neighbourhood Watch – Latest Priority Setting meeting with local Neighbourhood Police Team (October 2016) – here

Neighbourhood Watch – Safer Cycling & road etiquette – the facts here

Bus Timetable – Find out more about the changes to the buses timetable here

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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

French conversation at The Durham Ox (Le Rosbif!)

Some of you might be aware of LANGUAGE CAFES – People meet and chat away in the appropriate language – some need a dictionary, some are more fluent, with the levels ranging from near beginners to native speakers.
We would like to give this a go in Orston – starting with French.
WHEN: 1st meeting Thursday 10 September – drop in anytime from 7.30pm onwards (those going to Choir can join in once that’s finished). We are hoping to do this fortnightly – probably on a Thursday and another evening (depending on demand).
CONTACT: If you’d like to express an interest or find out more… email Fiona Winfield on fmwinfield@aol.com or telephone 01949 851602.
Link to flyer here. Link to full details here

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

Plea for Jam Jars

If anybody has any Jam Jars Jean would appreciate them as she makes jam and sells it for The Air Ambulance. Jean can collect or if you are passing in Orston – Wheelwrights Barn, on Hill Road – Please leave inside her gate. Her number is 01949 851662.

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

2016 dates now added for the Paris Folk Club which meets at the Durham Ox – see here for details

Future Village Hall events – Details here