Local Links

News and Information

This is Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

AboutMyArea (NG9)


Local authorities

Broxtowe Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council 

Nottinghamshire County Council: Green Spaces

Derbyshire County Council: Countryside 



Banks Road Infant and Nursery School

Chetwynd Road Primary School

Bispham Drive Junior School

George Spencer Foundation School & Technology College


Indigo Bus Timetable (Trent Barton)


Long Eaton Natural History Society- Active local group whose area includes the 'other side of the Erewash' parts of Toton Fields. Check their website for local natural history events

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust- Includes information about all reserves in Notts....

Attenborough Nature Reserve 

Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group- Partnership organisation with almost 50 group members.  Check out their events page for lots of local events, and read their newsletter to get a flavour of all the conservation activity going on around.

East Midlands Butterfly Conservation - Local branch of national butterfly conservation society. Lots of useful links including a butterfly identification tool

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Entomological Society (DANES) - East Midlands premier organisation for the study of moths and insects

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

South Notts Ringing Group

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Greenwood Community Forest- The Friends of Toton Fields are part of this organisation, that provides helps and assistance within the Nottingham Greenwood Forest area.

Groundwork Greater Nottingham 

Other local interest

Beeston Civic Society- Among many other things, the society organises Heritage Open Days

Nottinghamshire: History and Archaeology- The recorded history of Toton is somewhat sparse, but this site has as much as I've seen anywhere. Search for 'Toton' and see what comes up.

toton-rail.co.uk - If you are interested in the sidings themselves, this site is filled with photographs and historical notes.