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Orston Soap Box Derby is back! 27 May 2018 – See ‘Events’ for more details
Thank you to all who helped with the litter pick, a great job done by all. We collected a pile of litter.
Because of the snow the Litter pick date has been altered, see poster
Many thanks to Lionel Reyes for the following pictures from the 2017 Pageant. Individual photographs can be downloaded from Flickr by clicking here.
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 French! We 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: email@example.com
Please upload your photos to our Facebook page here
Orston phone box goes floral
Red 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