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Trading Standards have been alerted to a website that is offering to assist with Blue Badge applications for a charge of £49 to residents. The website concerned has been appearing in google searches. This website is not associated with the Blue Badge scheme.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind people that applications for a blue badge should only be made via:

If any Nottinghamshire resident requires further assistance with their application please see:

For consumer advice or to bring a matter to the attention of Trading Standards, please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 03454 04 05 06.


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Daniel Smith (Nottinghamshire County Council, Trading Standards Officer, Nottinghamshire)

Talented Gardener!

Supplied by Andrew B


Hi – just to confirm that tickets are now on sale for the film weekend and you can book on our box office line 0115 966 3219 or over the counter at The Bookcase, 50 Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BE

Tickets: £6 full, £5 concessions, £4 Festival Friends and under 16s

Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd March
A weekend of films of books!

Lowdham Village Hall, Main Street, Lowdham NG14 7BD
Saturday 2nd March
Peter Rabbit PG (1 hr, 35 mins) –  a live-action/computer-animated comedyfilm based on the stories by Beatrix Potter, and starring the voice of James Corden as the title character.
There will be fun craft activities from 10am!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (12A, 2hrs 14mins) – reuniting Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston, and starring Jude Law as Dumbledore. The powerful dark wizard has escaped custody, and is gathering his followers. Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore must stop him.
(This film can only be shown by special license so we are thrilled to have obtained that!)

The Children Act (12A, 1 hr 45 mins) – based on the novel by Ian McEwan and starring Emma Thompson. As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.

6.30 – 7pm 
Discussion of the film (and book if you’ve read it!) over a free glass of wine.

Sunday 3rd March

Christopher Robin (PG, 1 hr 44 mins)- A working-class family man, Christopher Robin (played by Ewan McGregor) encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life. 

Colette (15, 1 hr 51 mins) – the story of a wife forced to stand in her husband’s shadows. While he enjoys success and wealth, she must keep quiet about her part in helping him gain it…Starring Keira Knightley.

The Happy Prince (15, 1 hr 45 mins)  The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humour. Starring Colin Firth,  Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson.

There will be a short talk on Oscar Wilde at 3.45pm to set the scene…

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A, 2hrs 4 mins) 
In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Courtenay. 

As always there will a café running throughout the weekend serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes, popcorn and ice-creams – and there is a licensed bar too!

Please note that there are concerts on Friday 1st March and Saturday 2nd March in the evenings, hosted by Warthog Promotions – please see for booking details.

We look forward to welcoming you to what is always a fun weekend!