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Notts Rural Support & The Farming Community Network

Monday 25th January, 2021

FCN is teaming up with Notts Rural Support to provide continued support to the farming community during this period of immense change in British Agriculture.

Building on this collaboration a new FCN Nottinghamshire County Group will be formed, ensuring that support for those living and working in farming communities in Nottinghamshire continues uninterrupted. The full press release can be found in the Latest Posts page and also on FCN’s website.

2019 AGM Dinner – great night!

Thank you so much to everyone who attended and helped to organise our AGM dinner on October 31st at Newark Rugby Club! We had a fantastic evening which included a successful auction, the extremely captivating speaker Miss Emily Norton and an entertaining game of “Heads and Tails”. Pictures below!

We would like to thank the following suppliers who kindly donated their products to make-up the delicious menu. We really appreciate all of your support and generosity.

Thaymar Ice Cream and Tea Room
Starkey Bramley
Beetroot UK
Colston Bassett Dairy
Cropwell Bishop Creamery & Cheesemaker’s Shop
Westlands Farm Shop
W Moore and Son Potatoes

Pie & Peas – Farmer’s Social Night!

A great evening was had by all who attended our first Pie & Peas night in Sturton le Steeple on 19th September. Described as ‘a night in the pub and your friends just happen to all be there’, we plan to hold similar evenings in various pubs across the County so look out for advertising as there will be a Pie & Peas night near you soon!

New Development Worker Appointed.

Tamara Burton has been appointed as the new Development Worker for Notts Rural Support. Tamara grew up on a small farm in Scotland and is now involved in her husband’s family farm in North Nottinghamshire. The role includes raising awareness of the help NRS can provide to farming families throughout the County as well as investigating funding and support to ensure NRS can continue to provide this vital help.

2019 Golf Winners!

Here is the winning team from the NRS Golf Day on 17th June, about to enjoy their prize of a round of golf at Holinwell, kindly donated by that club.

Well done!

The winning team were: John Heathcote, John Starkey, Jan Heathcote and Mike Overend.


AGM 2019

We have set a date for our annual AGM Dinner. It will take place on 31st October at Newark Rugby Club – follow this link for further details :-http://www.nottsruralsupport.org.uk/?p=663


Our fund raising golf day went ahead on the 17th June and was a great success! Many thanks to everyone who took part and helped to make the day such a fun occasion.


AGM 2018

Our Annual dinner and AGM took place on Thursday 8th November 2018 at Newark Rugby Club. The after dinner speaker for the evening was Mr Peter Slack, “The Derbyshire Farmer”. The evening was Kindly sponsored by JH Walter. We all had a wonderful evening, thank you so much to everyone who sponsored and donated their goods, time and services to make the evening so fantastic.

Below is a copy of the absolutely delicious menu which was donated, cooked and served on the night. We would like to say a huge thank you to the following people and businesses  for making the night a success:

Thaymar Ice cream

Colston Bassett Dairy

The Extraordinary John Starkey

Fresh Gro


Pretty Little Extras

Mr Peter Slack

and last but absolutely not least, the sponsor of the evening, J H Walter


Norwood Park Mini Golf Tournament 08/03/2018

A nice day in the sunshine playing golf at Norwood Park Golf Centre. All money raised went to NRS. Our thanks to Sir John Starkey for organising the event and to Norwood Park for hosting.


Full Charitable Status 29/11/2017

We now have full charitable status –  Registered Charity Number: 1175840


Newark Livestock Market Health Clinic 01/10/2017

NRS are beginning an Appeal after the NHS removed funding for the health screening clinic at Newark Livestock Market.

This nurse led drop-in clinic has part of the livestock market for the past 7 years, helping hundreds of farmers and the rural workers with health related problems…

Many visited for checks on Blood pressure, Blood sugar, and Cholesterol, some for mental health related issues. Other visits included wound care, cancer screening and information, and general health concerns and advice…

We believe in the value of these clinics and are actively seeking to raise £8,000 per year to cover our share of the cost…

To find out more and how you could help following this link, Clinic Appeal

Also – see our EVENTS page for details of our upcoming presentation called “Keeping The Countryside Healthy” which will take place on Oct 4th at Newark cattle market.