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Environment Agency hosts Regional Workshop at The Shed

Earlier this month, 50 representatives from the Environment Agency’s East Midlands team attended a Culture of Learning workshop at The Shed.

The Environment Agency team look after local environments in the East Midlands by regulating industry to control pollution and prevent waste crime.  They chose The Shed on Wood Street in Market Warsop as the venue for their regional event which took place on 10th October.  The event saw colleagues sharing knowledge and skills with each other to make them a better and more resilient team.

The event coordinators were very pleased with the accessibility and set-up of The Shed, and hope to use the venue again for future events.

The Shed has been converted using funding from Big Warsop into a venue for the whole community.  It is a versatile space that can be used for a variety of activities including events, classes, parties and workshops.  The space is well equipped for large team meetings, with kitchen facilities and plenty of on-site parking.

For details of hire charges and further information about The Shed please contact Halina Kochanowski, Chair of Warsop Youth Club on 01623 846281 or email

Fun Palace to Celebrate Creativity in our Community

A very special event is coming to Warsop this autumn. For one day only, The Shed will be transformed into the Warsop Fun Palace!  

In celebration of the culture and creativity in our community, individuals and groups will come together on 7th October to share their skills and passion for art, crafts, music, dance, science, sports activities, nature and heritage – all under one roof!

Fun Palaces will take place nationwide during the first weekend of October.  These free events are run by local people for local people, and celebrate culture at the heart of our communities.  The Warsop Fun Palace is being coordinated by the team at Vibrant Warsop who are lining up an exciting and diverse programme of activities for the day.  A variety of artists, musicians, teachers and performers will be sharing their skills with others.  From mad science experiments to wall graffiti, from karate to knitting, from ukulele-playing to drumming – there will be something for everyone of all ages and abilities to try out and get involved in

Event Co-ordinator, Mike Payne says, “Bringing fun, creativity and colour to The Shed, this free event will reveal the creativity and skills which lie hidden within Warsop.  Everyone is an artist and everyone is a scientist at our first ever Fun Palace!”

All are welcome to join in the fun from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 7th October at The Shed just off Wood Street in Market Warsop.  Hot food and hot and cold drinks will be available at affordable prices.

Keep an eye out for more information on the Vibrant Warsop Facebook page.

Stalls Available at Community Christmas Fair

Stallholders are invited to book a stall at the annual Community Christmas Fair held at The Shed on 1st December.

Last year’s event was attended by over 800 people who enjoyed the chance to buy Christmas gifts and crafts, visit Santa’s Grotto and hear performances from local school choirs.  This year, visitors will enjoy the same festive atmosphere, with a fantastic range of market and craft stalls, fairground rides, school performances and, of course, a visit from Santa!

To reserve your stall please complete and return a booking form together with your payment to Vibrant Warsop or to reception at Warsop Town Hall.

For more information, please email: or telephone Maddy Pritchard on 07984 367153.


Another Successful Year for Warsop Carnival

On a day which saw temperatures soar, thousands of people headed to the Carrs showground for the annual Warsop Carnival.

The day’s entertainment started earlier than planned due to the exceptional heat, with the marching band competition starting at 11am. Out of the 6 bands competing, there were 3 winners:

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Division 2 – The Carolinas division
Division 3 – The Lyndricairs division

The Parade was judged at 11.30am at Costcutter Swallows, before setting off on the mile and a half journey to the Carrs Showground.  The Parade winners were:

1st place – Warsop Poppy Appeal
2nd place – Eastlands Junior School
3rd place – Birklands Primary school

The dog show – which included 10 categories – was a popular spectacle later in the day, as was the adults’ 5-a-side football tournament.  Four teams entered and it was a penalty shootout showdown which ended with the “Crates and Grapes/Wine Bar” being crowned the winning team just ahead of “The Talbot” who came 2nd.

Sports4Kidz provided tCarnival 2his and a range of other children’s activities throughout the day.  One of the most popular attractions was the mobile beach area which the Carnival team decided to put under a marquee due to the heat. Families enjoyed the sandpit and many adults also enjoyed having some shaded area along with a beer or two from the bar which was provided this year by the Plough Inn.

People also enjoyed admiring a couple of classic cars which were showcased on the day, as well as the extremely popular annual flower tent and duck race.

Over on the music stage, Nigel Pinnick started the day off with a “Best of British” themed DJ slot followed shortly after by Charlie Starr who peformed some “Best of British” classics before coming back on stage as an incredible tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. Once Charlie had peformed as Amy Winehouse, the Carnival Chair (Luke Spence) took to the stage to reveal the results of the Warsop Carnival raffle which had over 20 prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. Once the raffle was complete, the brilliant “Ed Sheeran Experience” then took to the stage.

As always, the Warsop Carnival was organised by a group of volunteers.  The committee would like to welcome new members to assist with helping out either prior to the day or on the day itself. If anyone would like to join the committee, please either email or phone Luke on 07552219947.

Pop-Up Youth Roadshows Return for the Summer

The parks of Warsop Parish are once again playing host to a series of Youth Roadshows throughout June and July. 

The weekly pop-up youth club sessions are funded by Big Warsop and delivered by Warsop Youth in partnership with Sport 4 Kidz.  The Youth Roadshow programme runs monthly sessions in Meden Vale, Church Warsop, Warsop Vale and Market Warsop.  The remaining dates for Summer 2018 are:

Thursday 21st June  –  Warsop Vale
Thursday 28th June –  Market Warsop
Thursday 5th July     –  Meden Vale
Thursday 12th July   –  Church Warsop
Thursday 19th July   – Warsop Vale
Thursday 26th July  –  Market Warsop

The sessions – which run on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm-  are free and offer sports,  games, music and Xbox activities.  Young people from Year 1 upwards who are interested in attending can simply turn up and take part.

You can read regular updates and reports on the sessions at

Fun & Fundraising for the Friends of Warsop Vale

As part of a sunny bank holiday weekend in Warsop, the Friends of Warsop Vale held a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Teddy Bear’s Picnic on the village green.

The event, which took place on Sunday 27th May, was well-attended by local residents, who not only enjoyed and supported the activities, but also offered generous raffle prize donations.

Many local businesses also supported the event by kindly donating some amazing prizes for the raffle.  Through sales of raffle tickets and a ‘Name the Teddy’ competition, the committee raised a fantastic £95.50.

With the continued support of the community, the Friends of Warsop Vale are already busy planning future events.  Look out for details!


Free Taster Sessions of Qigong Shibashi

Join us for a free taster session of Qigong shibashi at the Shed on Thursday 7th or Thursday 14th June (10am-11am).

Whilst our pilates teacher is away for the next two weeks, we are offering a couple of taster sessions of Qigong shibashi which is a form of Tai Chi designed to improve the flow and balance of energy leading to an improvement in general health and wellbeing. The sessions will be run by Qigong shibashi instructor, Michael Grey.

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