CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
The Centre’s AGM due to be held on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 7.30 pm has been postponed and will be rescheduled when the situation stabilises.
The Centre’s coach holiday to North Wales from 4th to 9th June 2020 has been cancelled. Members booked on this holiday will be contacted individually.
The Centre’s coach outing to Elgar’s Birthplace and Spetchley Park Gardens on Thursday 14th May has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a similar date in 2021. You can apply for a refund should you so wish.
The Centre’s coach outing to Dunham Massey on Wednesday 17th June has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a similar date in 2021. You can apply for a refund should you so wish.
The Centre’s minibus walk from Wetton Mill on Wednesday 6th May has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14th October 2020. You can apply for a refund should you so wish.
The Centre’s minibus walk from Brassington to Tissington on Thursday 11th June has been rescheduled for Thursday 20th August. You can apply for a refund should you so wish.
The Centre’s 2020 Walking Holiday in the Shropshire Hills, based in Shrewsbury, from Monday 29th June to Thursday 2nd July 2020 has been postponed until 2021. Members booked on this holiday will be contacted individually.
The Local and Family History Group visits to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and Museum on Thursday 9th April 2020 and the Nottingham City Council House on Wednesday 27th May have been postponed. Details of rearranged dates will be posted on this website when available.
The Garden Group visits to Floral Media, Caunton on Wednesday 29th April, and to Home Farm House, Keyworth on Friday 12th June have been cancelled.
All of the Centre’s remaining activities during 2020 are currently planned to occur as scheduled, but this situation will be kept under regular review. You will know that many of your fellow members fall into the ‘vulnerable+’ category (and are therefore at risk of more severe disease). Please do not attend Centre activities if you develop symptoms. Members are urged to follow the Government’s advice to self-isolate for 7 days if you develop a persistent cough or fever. If you are affected, please also notify the organiser of the trip you are booked on so that the viability of particular excursions can be assessed and refunds offered where possible.
Details of our remaining planned activities during 2020 can be found by clicking on the links above.
The date of the Local and Family History Group visit to Southwell Minster and the Bishops Palace has now been confirmed for Wednesday 19th August 2020.
The destination for the coach outing on Tuesday 11th August 2020 has been changed. We will now visit Burton Agnes Hall, North Yorkshire.
2020 Coach Holiday
Friday 9th October to Sunday 11th October 2020: London
Further details were in the latest newsletter sent to all members in late January, or can be obtained now by making a request via the Contact tab above.
The Centre’s 2019 AGM approved donations totalling £4233 from our surplus funds to support National Trust projects at Calke Abbey, Hardwick Hall, Mr Straw’s House and Dovedale.
Further photographs and letters of thanks from the individual properties will be posted in due course.
The Centre has received the following letters of thanks from Belton House, Dovedale, Hardwick Hall and Gunby Hall, as well as an update on the tree-planting project on the Longshaw Estate in response to our donations in 2018.
NEW WHEELCHAIRS AT BELTON HOUSE
Jo, Volunteering and Community Involvement Manager