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

Special Offer: Ski chalet in French Alps available to rent for February half-term – Feb 17th – 24th – £1995. Lots of snow. Huge ski area with great variety of runs. Family friendly. 3 bed-room chalet, sleeps up to 10, log fire, parking, easy access to pretty village. Located in Samoens, part of the Grand Massif ski area. Also available Easter and other February weeks. Contact Pauline Davidson pauline.davidson@tiscali.co.uk

Many thanks to Lionel Reyes for the following pictures from the 2017 Pageant. Individual photographs can be downloaded from Flickr by clicking here.


The Orston Music Festival at the Durham Ox 9th – 10th September 2017

The Orston Produce Show 2017

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

Neighbourhood Watch News
– Latest Priority Setting meeting with local Neighbourhood Police Team (January 2018) Here
– Gypsies / Travellers entering land illegally – What does the law say? Here
– Domestic use of CCTV (Government guidelines) 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/

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