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Retford’s Photo of the Month – July 2018 winner!

20th July 2018
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Joanne Warren on winning the July’s #RetfordPOM competition! Joanne wins a £40 meal voucher at The Blacksmiths and our winning voter is Mark Charlie Adams, who wins a £15 Gift Card to spend locally! read more

Retford Bowling Green

20th July 2018
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Retford Bowling Green

The first of the main internal tournaments of the year at Retford Bowling Green, the Secretary’s Fours, enjoyed an excellent turnout and resulted in a win for Mike Boon, Sue Bradford, Millie Satchell and John Peat. They held off the challenge of Trevor and Maureen Lewis, Ben Palmer and Joan Mather, to cap a fine day of bowling in warm summer sunshine. read more

New £2.7m broadband boost for Nottinghamshire

20th July 2018
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Nottinghamshire County Council

People living in some of the most rural parts of Nottinghamshire are set to benefit from a further £2.7m boost to fibre broadband. More than 2,500 homes and businesses in the Bassetlaw and Newark and Sherwood districts will be included in the next phase of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) scheme, after Nottinghamshire County Council awarded Openreach, Britain’s largest telephone and broadband network, a contract to deliver a third phase of work. read more

Notts Wildlife Trust Retford Branch

19th July 2018
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Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Retford Group

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s beautiful nature reserve at Clarborough Tunnel, had the greatest influx of visitors in its history on the first Sunday in June. Twenty members of the Trust assembled for the Tim Bowles Memorial Walk, an annual event that honours the work of a former chair of the Retford Local Group. read more

Tractor run’s fundraising brings over £1,200

19th July 2018
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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

An annual tractor rally in Askham, near Retford, has raised an impressive £1,257 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice. The Jeff Bloom Memorial Marshall Road Run is an annual event organised by the Bloom family with the support of Jones and Co Solicitors and Ballards Removals, Storage and Van Hire. read more

Open invitation evening at Retford Bridge Club

19th July 2018
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Retford Bridge Club

Bridge players of all levels of experience are invited to Retford Bridge Club on Tuesday 31st July for a relaxed game of duplicate bridge. A limited number of hands will be played and there will be a coffee break of about 15 minutes. No partner is required as one will be found on the evening if you come alone. read more

Nimrod talk

18th July 2018
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Askham Parish Hall

Askham Parish Room (Village Hall) presents a talk with slides by Chris Ashby entitled ‘Me, the RAF, and Nimrod’ on Wednesday 25th July at 7.30pm. The Nimrod is the RAF Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft (successor to the RAF Shackleton Search and Rescue). Tickets cost £5.00 and are available from John Kelly on 01777 838637. read more

Rotary Club of Retford

18th July 2018
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Rotary Club of Retford

Bank Holidays usually mean a day off for members, but May Day Bank Holiday is different. It is Charter Day in Retford and this year the weather was superb. Rotarian Tina Offer and her team did a splendid job supporting the event, particularly since it coincided with a walking holiday in Church Stretton, for a lot of the members. read more

Retford U3A

17th July 2018
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Retford U3A

Retford U3A has been running now for eight years. There are around 600 members and 50 interest groups. There is a group meeting, held once a month, at the Well Baptist Church, Retford, on the fourth Thursday of the month. The July meeting will cover presentations from most of the interest groups. read more

Sheep Fair mural is unveiled

17th July 2018
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Retford Civic Society

Passers-by had been admiring the Spa Lane mural since it was completed in early May, but 6th June saw its official unveiling with artists and sponsors celebrating its success. The Retford Civic Society community project was managed by Pam Barnsdale, who first approached Thomas Cook and Rubico Ltd, to gain their permission and support to have the wall, which was in desperate need of renovation, rendered and painted. read more