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World War I Heritage Day
Rufford Abbey Country Park

Wednesday 11 July – 10.00am until 3.00pm (official opening ceremony at 10.30am). Free entry, car park £3.50

Discover the story of Nottinghamshire during the Great War.
Get hands on with history at the Great War Heritage Day event at Rufford Abbey Country park.

The event includes demonstrations, quizzes, competitions, story telling and fascinating displays telling the story of life in Nottinghamshire during World War One.

Trace World War One war veterans with the help of our genalogists and find out more about the contribution the county made to support the war effort.

Message from Gedling Borough Council

Inspector’s Report on the Examination of the Local Planning Document

The Local Planning Document sets out the Council’s plans for growth and development in the Borough up to 2028. The document was submitted for examination by an independent inspector in October 2016.

The Inspector has now issued her report, concluding that the Councils’ plan provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the area over the next 10 years and is ‘sound’. During the examination process the Council proposed and consulted on a number of modifications to the Local Planning Document. These changes responded to concerns raised by local residents and other interested parties and also included updates to reflect the latest position. The Inspector has recommended that all of these modifications are made and has added two further modifications (which relate to detailed policy wording only).

The Inspector’s Report and recommendations have now been published and are available to view. Copies of the Report and recommendations can be found on the Council’s website ( and at the following locations during their normal opening hours:-

Civic Centre, Arnold Hill Park, Arnold
All libraries within the Borough, plus Hucknall library
Colwick Community Centre, Vale Road Colwick (call for appointment – 07954 163747)
Lambley Village Hall, Catfoot Lane, Lambley (call for appointment – 0115 926 2060)
Newstead Centre, Tilford Road, Newstead Village (by appointment)
Papplewick and Linby Village Hall, Linby Lane, Papplewick
St Mark’s Church, Bestwood Village (call for appointment – 07591 947432)
St Georges Centre, Victoria Road, Netherfield
Woodborough Village Hall, Lingford Lane, Woodborough

What happens next?

The next step will be for the Council to consider the Inspector’s Report on 18th July 2018 with a view to formally adopting the plan. We will then contact you again to inform you of the Council’s decision.

Once adopted, the Local Planning Document with the Aligned Core Strategy (adopted in 2014) will form the Local Plan for the Borough and will be used to help decide planning applications and guide future development in the Borough.

If you have any questions regarding the Local Planning Document, please contact the planning policy team on or 0115 901 3733/3734.

To Make You Smile……

A really good commercial featuring Catherine Zeta Jones and some naughty orangutans – go on, treat yourself to a smile!

Sent by Andrew Ball

Parkinson’s Support Group

Treasurer Lynda was busy for the first half of the monthly meeting preparing a pie & pea lunch for 18 hungry members. In addition she provided several desserts but the outstanding favourite was her home made Eton Mess. Marion & Julie served the food and others cleared up. While the food preparation was underway Stella kept members occupied playing Sticky 13 games.

Vice Chairman Gerry suggested individual members take on the task of organising a meal on a rota basis to take some of the workload from events organiser Sandra. He decided to do the first one and booked a lunch at his local pub, the Cross Keys at Upton.

Founding group member Stella recently set up a Bereavement Group for members who have lost their loved ones. It has proved to be of such great comfort to share experiences and talk openly about their feelings that Stella is now considering opening up this service to non-members. If you or someone you know who has lost someone who had Parkinsons and would like to access the Bereavement Group please contact Sandra (see below) and leave your telephone number and/or email address and Stella will reply.

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael & Sandra on 01636 812399 or email  We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH.