Village Events

Costock is a small village in a conservation area and therefore as a rural community forthcoming events in Costock and the surrounding area can be limited. The Village is situated close to East Leake, Rempstone and Keyworth all of which have regular events that Costock residents share and in many cases take an active part in. Costock has a primary school which works closely with the Church of England to provide educational opportunities for children in the village. Pictured below are the children wearing their Easter Bonnets!

Social life in Costock rolls on at a nice steady pace, and our local organisations continue to provide a varied among of activity for residents.

The Women‘s Institute is popular and offers a wide range of subjects for members – and visitors – to enjoy at its regular meetings.    The parish church is active and is one of the few in the district that has two ladies at its helm, as churchwardens, being Kath Owen and Gill Starmer.  They organise a varying  number of activities based on church life including the Village Open Day in June this year which was a tremendous success.   There is usually an opportunity for those interested to assist the church with flower arranging, and a rota is  maintained.  And for those who perhaps feel they don ‘t have the flower arranging gene there is still the opportunity to help by providing seasonal flowers.

Whilst not in the village itself Costock residents have easy access to at least three events that are of high interest, one being the annual Rempstone Steam Rally and the two in neighbouring East Leake, in the form of their annual Carnival and the Christmas Lights Switch-on. the latter being in November.


Forthcoming Events

Football Remembering

Notts County Council are publicising a Games of Remembrance Day planned on November 8 involving football matches at Notts County and Nottm Forest grounds and played between  Men and Women of the British Army and similarly teams from German Armed Forces.

The two games   –Ladies at Notts ground at 12 noon and men Forest at 7:00 pm—are meant to replicate similar games that took place on Christmas Day 1917 when a WW1 24 hour truce was agreed between England and Germany and which resulted in football being played between the Army personnel of the two countries. The two games on November 8 will be attended by VIPs and sporting legends from both countries and there will be fan zones, music and exhibition areas at both grounds.

A family ticket for the women’s game will cost £5 (1 adult and 2 children) and for the evening game two adults and two children will be admitted for £10.  There will be a concession price of £2 50 to either game for any uniformed services, under 16’s, students and senior citizens.

Tickets are on sale on-line and from the box office of the host clubs.

Contact gamesofremembrance@gmail.com for further information.

The Games of Remembrance through the power of football, aims to bring WW1 stories of courage and sacrifice alive, 100 years after the guns fell silent.