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CORE is delighted to offer a new drop in computer class on Wednesdays between 10.30 and 12.30. This class proved popular in the past and we now have a very skilled volunteer, Amelia, who has restarted the sessions. They are ongoing and cost £3 for 2 hours.  You can learn how to email, Facebook, shop online, attach files, upload photos, YouTube and much more.

Amelia is also running one to one sessions for anyone needing help with their IPad and mobile phone so you can get the most out of them and use them effectively. For example, Amelia can help with initial set up, adding emails, taking and sending pictures, using apps, downloading items, using Facebook, using the charger and much more. You can make an appointment for a Tuesday or Wednesday. Just call-in to CORE or contact us by phone 8470551/ email

We have recently increased our craft classes. The twice weekly card making classes continue to thrive. We now run crochet/knitting, patchwork and bobbin lace classes. These are pay as you go classes for a small charge and you can learn or develop your skills in a small group, make new friends, whilst enjoying a social chat.

We have bingo, beetle drive and other games available and volunteers raring to get you started – do join us on a Wednesday or Monday afternoon.

In April we are welcoming back Trace Your Ancestors for Beginners for an 8 week course. This has been a very popular course for a number of years, but we have not run it for a few terms. Do you have any skeletons in your cupboard? How did your forebears earn their living? What caused their deaths? Now is the chance to discover your roots.

You will have access to many resources here at CORE along with a first class tutor to help you flesh out your family tree. It’s detective work at its best but beware it is addictive!

Lastly, don’t forget our twice weekly Job Club. If you are looking for a job or want a change to improve your life, please drop in Mondays or Thursdays between 11.00 and 1.00. We can help with CVs, job search, careers advice, setting goals, logging in to Job Centre and much more.

Whatever your age, concerns or needs, call in to see if our activities and services can help you. We re a community charity set up to respond to current needs.

Parkinson’s Support Group

The AGM and the group’s 7th birthday party was very well attended.  Not many Self Help Groups have 30 members so having 23  enthusiastic members and 1 visitor at an AGM was very encouraging.  It was the first time Danny Webb from Balderton had been able to attend a meeting and we ensured he felt welcome.

If truth be told it was probably the fantastic birthday cake, baked and exquisitively decorated by member Carol Brown, that pulled in so many members to the AGM.  Her mastery of sugar craft is wonderful to see and we always look forward to seeing her newest creation.   

We were blessed to have beautiful weather for a visit to Hodsock Priory to see the snowdrops.  Afterwards the 16 members had lunch at the White Swan at Blyth and took the chance to socialise.

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael &  Michael 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 – Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.