Fête

Saturday 10th September from 2 pm to 4 pm.
We have invited Ken Godfrey’s Central Jazz Band to perform again, tea and cake will be served and there will be all the usual stalls – plus some new ones!
Cat Hilder is kindly having a stall for NoS Village school, with games for the children too. If you can help in any way at the Fête or have any new ideas, please have a word with Brian & Sue or any member of the PCC.
Any items for the Raffle or Tombola may be left with Brian & Sue at The Willows Butt Lane, or left in the boxes at either the Church or in the Village Shop. We would also welcome plants and produce, and also items for the White Elephant stall – could these be brought along to the churchyard on the morning of Saturday 10th September please.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Harvest Festival Service

Sunday 25th September at 5 pm.
We would like to extend a welcome to everyone to come along to our Harvest Festival service at 5 pm on Sunday 25th September. As a rural community, it is good to celebrate Harvest Festival – to give thanks for all that is produced and to acknowledge all the hard work during the year by our local farmers.
This year, the service will be led by our Bishop, The Rt Revd Paul Williams, who was appointed as our diocesan bishop in May 2015, and has overall pastoral responsibility for our clergy and parishes of this diocese. Bishop Paul is married to Sarah, and they have three sons. They are also foster carers and closely engaged in the wider issues relating to the care of looked-after children. His wider interests include various sports, especially cricket and football. He has eclectic musical tastes, with a particular affection for jazz and blues.
In June 2022, Bishop Paul took his seat in the House of Lords as one of the 26 Lords Spiritual. After the service, the congregation will be invited to stay for a glass of wine and canapés. As usual, the collection at our Harvest Festival service will be for our Charity of the Year, Wenlo Riding for the Disabled.

Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022

Rules for all types of road users have been updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses.

Click on the Highway Code image below for detailed information.

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Ladies Walking Group

New Calendar of walks for 2022 is now available
Local Ladies walking group that has been running for many years & consists of ladies from various local villages. Originally it was run by the local WI but for past few years it has run independently. The walks take place fortnightly and we cover Monday to Friday so it gives those wishing to walk to be able to get to some of the walks on our program. The walks vary between 3 to 5 miles and usually across countryside locations. The walks are mornings usually finishing with a Light lunch. There is no joining fee. Just need an email address and contact number and we will add you to our mailing list.

Our program is available on this website by clicking this link or under Clubs and Societies, Normanton Societies, Ladies Walking Group with a link to view or print off.

If you would like further further information contact walks co-ordinator pat@gassor.com or Tel 01509 827028.

Historical information wanted

Information wanted

Dave Smith is currently collating information regarding the history of the village and would be grateful to receive any information, stories, recollections and photographs etc to help compile the records.

If you can help please contact Dave on 07932 643793 or email davidsmith646@btinternet.com.

Thank you for your help.

Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend

Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend

Walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults will be available from Friday 25– Monday 28 June in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire as part of Nottinghamshire’s Big Vax-the-Nation Weekend for vaccinations, where all eligible adults can come and grab a first or second jab from 8am-8pm.

Please let your friends and family know that all those eligible for their Covid-19 vaccine will be able to receive a Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine at nine sites across the city and county including:

  • Gamston Community Hall
  • Forest Recreation Ground
  • King's Meadow Campus
  • Richard Herrod Centre
  • Newark Showground
  • Ashfield Health Village
  • Mansfield Wickes site
  • King's Mill Hospital Vaccination Hub
  • Queen's Medical Centre

Those currently eligible include any adult member of the public as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable and carers.

All sites will be open from 8am to 8pm from Friday to Monday offering walk-in appointments to anyone eligible for their first or second dose. Second doses will be available for anybody who has had their first jab on or before 30 April.

Exciting new research study

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Is your child/grandchild aged 8-12 years?

Would they be interested in getting involved in an exciting new research study being carried out by the University of Nottingham?

If the answer is yes, follow this link .

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

National restrictions apply to England

  • You cannot meet socially with anyone indoors unless they’re in your support bubble.
  • There are changes to how many people you can meet outside
  • You must not travel in the UK or overseas, unless for a specific reason, like education, work or a caring responsibility
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable people are advised to stay at home, except for exercise or essential health appointments.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Our Normanton on Soar fund-raising Afternoon Tea at the Village Hall has had to be cancelled – just at a time when Christian Aid needs to support poorer countries worldwide who are battling Coronavirus, providing basic things such as soap, clean water and medical supplies.

Therefore, as Government advice allows us one daily exercise, Normanton’s fund-raising event this year will be a plant sale outside two houses in Main Street – Iain & Beth Cumming (Number 7) and Barry & Gill Hilsdon (opposite the school).

Please donate any plants you can by leaving outside the gates of these houses. And to purchase any plants please leave a donation in the collection box. Do remember to stay at least two metres from anyone else that isn’t from your household.

Also, each year, a team of volunteers distribute donation envelopes to houses in the village. As we can’t do that this year, Jenny Drury in Sutton Bonington, has set up a Just Giving page for our two villages, to enable online donations. If you can help this very worthwhile cause, please click on:

justgiving.com/fundraising/sb-normanton-christianaidweek

Thank you so much.