Freedom Project Support Services come to Warsop

This November, the Freedom Community Project will start weekly sessions in Warsop Parish, offering benefit support, housing support, debt advice and a food bank.

The Freedom CommFreedom Project Posterunity Project works in communities across the North East Midlands and Yorkshire to support people with problems and crises and to strengthen communities.  At each of its support centres, Freedom offers a free drop-in cafe, support services (including benefit issues, debt and housing problems) and volunteering opportunities.  They also offer specialist support for mental health issues and to those affected by domestic violence.  In addition, Freedom runs social events throughout the year that bring the community together.

Big Warsop is funding the Freedom Project to run two support centres each week in Warsop Parish from November 2018.  The support centres will offer the full range of Freedom’s services, including access to client support workers and money advisors.  All activities offered by the Freedom Project will be free to those who use the services.

Freedom will based at Warsop Methodist Church from 9am to 1pm on Thursdays and at Meden Vale Methodist Church from 9am to 1pm on Fridays.  Sessions will start from 22nd November.

To find out more about the Freedom Community Project, visit

Musicians Needed to Support Warsop’s Remembrance Day Parade

Vibrant Warsop are seeking help from local musicians to support this year’s Remembrance Day Parade.
Maddy Pritchard from the Vibrant team, says:
“It seems that for Warsop’s parade of Remembrance on the 11th November, we have no band to support the parade. The Parish Council did have this covered, however the band booked has now unfortunately cancelled.
This is a call out to all musicians, ex Boys’ or Girls’ Brigade members. We would like to put a band together for the parade and believe that if enough people come together we can put something together over the next couple of weeks in order to support this event with drums, bell lyre and valved trumpets.”
Please contact or on 07984 367153 if you are able to support in any way.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.

A Celebration of Creativity at Warsop Fun Palace

The Shed was awash with colour and noise on Sunday 7th October as the community came together for Warsop’s first ever Fun Palace!

More than 100 people of all ages joined in the fun and took the opportunity to learn some new skills as part of the nationwide FFun Palace 1un Palaces weekend.  These annual free events are run by local people for local people, and celebrate culture at the heart of our communities.

The Vibrant Warsop team coordinated the event as part of their Strengthening Communities work funded by Big Warsop.  Groups who offered their skills and expertise at the Fun Palace included Warsop Scouts, Ecologic, Warsop Footpaths Group and the Rotherham African Drummers.  Local volunteers also shared their skills in cake decorating, jewellery making, card making and apple pressing amongst other activities.

Fun Palace 3Event Coordinator, Mike Payne, said, “We set out to bring fun, creativity and colour to The Shed and reveal the creativity and skills which lie hidden within Warsop – well, we certainly did that! We had graffiti art on the walls, African and snare drumming, giant bubble and slime making, guitar and ukulele playing, arts and craft and heritage stalls, making cards and jewellery, a games area and model trains, apple press, lighting fires, decorating cakes and building bird boxes and eating lovely food and loads of people generally having a really Fab time. Looks like we’ll be having a Fun Palace next year!”

In addition to bringing the Fun Palace back to The Shed in 2019, Vibrant Warsop is planning to bring out the creativity in Warsop through new art and music groups and community activities.  If you would be interested in joining an art group (painting), a drumming group or a music/singing group – or if there is another creative activity you would like to be able to access in Warsop – Vibrant would like to hear from you.  Please email or call Maddy on 07984 367153.