If you’ve had any experience or involvement in Trent Vale so far, we’d love you to join in with our Future of Trent Vale day.

Whether it’s a through a course, event, as a volunteer or visitor – we’d appreciate your ideas and recommendations for the future of the Trent Vale on Saturday 12th November at The Willow Works, Old Trent Road, Beckingham, DN10 4PY from 9.30 to 4pm.

This event is to celebrate the achievements of Trent Vale and to consider how we can build and develop in the future.

We would love it if you could be part of the planning for the future of Trent Vale. Please come and join us for this important event, see the new refurbished Willow Works and meet other community members from across Trent Vale.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be ample opportunities to put forward your ideas and network with other invitees.

We would be grateful if you could confirm you attendance, your dietary requirements and any transport requirements by 28th October to:

Hester Kapur, Tent Vale, C/O British Waterways, Mather Road, Newark NG24 1FB. Tel: 01636 675722
Email: Hester.kapur@britishwaterways.co.uk

Download full Trent Vale Forum invite here.


Women from Farndon Secure Unit came along to the River Devon last Thursday to try out fishing with experienced angling coaches Neville and Lenny from the Newark Piscatorials.

15 angling pegs including pegs for disabled anglers have been installed on the River Devon as part of the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership. We are running a host of taster sessions to get more people interested. The next ‘Try Fishing’ 2 hour sessions at Devon Park, Newark will be on:

27 October
3 November

Anyone interested please come along. All ages and all abilities welcome . Booking essential. Please contact Lenny at Newark Piscatorials on lenny.d@ntlworld.com

Trent Vale Vale’s Tales are running a willow workshop aimed at adults run by Roy Pearce on Saturday 29 October.

The workshop will commence at 10am until 1pm in the Gertrude Morris Hall, West Stockwith. All welcome!

Lincolnshire Community Foundation’s Thonock Trust is giving grants to indivilduals and community groups.

This is a Family Trust established to benefit people living in Gainsborough, Corringham, Blyton, Springthorpe and Lea. The Trust is managed by Lincolnshire Community Foundation. Applications should relate to: 

  • Education – grants to community groups, schools or further education providers that want to encourage educational/cultural activities or personal development opportunities.
  • Older people – support to improve health and wellbeing of older people (activities, dementia service, nutrition, exercise, transport)
  • Individuals – to assist people to access work, training or education (course materials, uniforms, transport, skills training)

Groups can apply for up to £2000, or individuals up to £200. The next deadline for applications is 15th November 2011. Sue Fortune, the Foundation’s Grants Manager, is happy to meet potential applicants to give advice and assist with form filling. Contact Sue on 01529 305825.

Hi all – there are still two or three places left on the Trent Vale lime mortaring course on Thursday 13 October 10 am to 3:30 pm.

It will be at West Stockwith – details to follow once your place is booked.

Come and learn new heritage skills. If you are interested contact helen.keating@britishwaterways.co.uk


Winter Wildfowl Walk

Sunday 16 October
2.00pm – 4.00 pm
Price: £2 per adult, £1 per child

Get wrapped up warm and come and visit the reserve as winter approaches to see what new visitors are residing at Langford. A great opportunity to appreciate the transforming landscape with the change of season.

Please be aware this is a 4 mile walk on rough terrain, please wear suitable footwear.

Booking essential. Contact Paul Bennett tel. 01636 893611; e-mail: Paul.bennett@rspb.org.uk


Christmas is coming…

Sunday 27 November
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm
Price: £2 per adult, £1 per child

Forget the shopping and the wrapping for an afternoon and come and take the opportunity for a last walk around the reserve before Christmas. We don’t have any pear trees but there is always the chance of a turtle dove!

Please be aware this is a 4 mile walk on rough terrain, please wear suitable footwear.

Booking essential. Contact Paul Bennett tel. 01636 893611; e-mail: Paul.bennett@rspb.org.uk

Directions to Langford Lowfields

RSPB Langford Lowfields, Langford Quarry, Newark Road, Collingham. Langford Lowfields reserve is accessible from the A1133 road just south of Collingham. Access is via the Tarmac quarry road. Car parking available.

For more information visit the Langford Lowfields website

Brick wall in need of some TLCTrent Vale is running two free lime mortar pointing training courses on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 October 2011 in the West Stockwith area, Nottinghamshire – hurry – places going fast!.

The courses are being run to improve heritage and traditional skills in the Trent Vale. You will learn all about lime mortar pointing from experts and get practical hands-on experience repointing heritage buildings in the Trent Vale.

There are only about 10 places available on each day so please be quick! Full details, location, directions, instructions etc. will all be issued once your place is booked.

For more details or to book a place please contact:
Helen Keating