Festive market planned for Forest Town

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A Christmas market is planned for this Saturday, 16th November at Forest Town’s Kingsway Hall.

Organised by the Forest Town Community Council, it will feature cards, soaps, candles, jams, chutneys, wood craft, jewellery, knitting and needle craft and flowers.

Funds raised through the Forest Town Nature Conservation Group’s stall will be donated to their Spa Ponds Appeal.

The event is on from 10am to 2pm with free admission.

The Christmas Market follows on from the Forest Town Community Council’s very successful pie and pea supper which raised nearly £450 towards the purchase and improvement of Spa Ponds. More than 100 people gathered to eat pies and peas, hear a bit about the Spa Ponds nature reserve, and dance to local band The Fall Gize.

The chair of the nature group, Shlomo Dowen, explained that: “The Spa Ponds Nature Reserve, near Garibaldi Woods, has been leased to the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust since 1984. This mediaeval heritage site is currently up for sale, and as a community we want to purchase the site to improve it for nature conservation, community access, and as part of the heritage work taking place throughout Nottinghamshire.”

The Spa Ponds Appeal has received more than £8,500 in donations and pledges, including £500 from the Forest Town Community Council.