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North Notts Association of National Trust Members

14th November 2018
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North Notts Association of National Trust Members

North Notts Association of National Trust Members extend a warm welcome to all National Trust members, volunteers and staff living in the North Notts area including Retford, Tuxford, Ollerton, Worksop, South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire to join the association and become eligible to attend their winter talks and summer trips. Annual membership costs Single £4.50; Joint £6.00. read more

Road Crash Remembrance Service

14th November 2018
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St John's Church, Scofton

The Road Crash Remembrance Service and Thanksgiving for the work of the emergency services will take place on Sunday 18th November at 3.00pm in St John’s Church, Scofton-with-Osberton (well signed off the Worksop/Retford road). read more

Dance-a-thon

13th November 2018
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Worksop and District MS Society

A 12-hour charity dance-a-thon will take place on 23rd March 2019, at the Carlton-In-Lindrick Civic Centre (Oakham Drive, off Long Lane, S81 9RE). The dance-a-thon costs £15.00 per couple and the proceeds for the event will go to the MS Society. read more

Annual model railway exhibition

13th November 2018
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Bassetlaw Railway Society

This year, the Bassetlaw Railway Society will be hold its annual model railway exhibition at Retford Town Hall over the weekend of 17th and 18th November. Despite a somewhat chaotic year, due to the society moving to smaller premises on Retford station, preparations for this year’s exhibition are now complete. read more

Christmas Craft Fayre St Saviour’s style!

13th November 2018
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St Saviour's Church Retford

On Saturday 17th November, St Saviour’s Church are holding their fifth annual Christmas Craft Fayre. The venue is located on the corner of Lidget Lane and Welham Road, Retford DN22 6QW. The fayre will be open from 10.00am to 3.00pm, with lots of stalls full of beautiful, affordable, quirky and traditional gifts… all under one roof! read more

Research confirms link between tenant complaints and revenge eviction

12th November 2018
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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw

Private renters in England who formally complain about issues such as damp and mould in their home have an almost one-in-two (46%) chance of being issued an eviction notice within six months, according to a report released by Citizens Advice. The charity estimates this has affected about 141,000 tenants since laws attempting to ban revenge evictions were introduced in 2015. read more

Wheatley Local History Society

12th November 2018
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North and South Wheatley Local History Society

The Wheatley Local History Society welcomed back Lynda Hotchkiss on Monday 17th September, with her extraordinary tale of ‘A Family Tangle.’ Her own profile notes read as follows — “ I was able to work at my hobby and get paid for it when I became staff genealogist at Lincolnshire Archives. The old dusty records used to build a family tree, hide so many stories just waiting to be told.” read more

Retford in Bloom 2018 results are in

9th November 2018
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Retford Civic Society

Green-fingered successes were honoured with a presentation of awards for the best entries in the Retford in Bloom competition. The annual contest captured the imagination and gardening skills of businesses, residents and school children. A ceremony was held in the ballroom at Retford Town Hall, with the awards being presented on behalf of the Civic Society by the President of Retford Rotary Club, Eddie McGarvey. The Rotary Club of Retford — Percy Laws Memorial Fund having sponsored this year’s event. read more

Inner Wheel Club’s new site

9th November 2018
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Inner Wheel Club of Retford

Autumn brings the Inner Wheel Club back into action mode. Heather Reid is now the club’s international officer. A Friday market stall was organised to raise funds. A rota of helpers assisted. On the day, just over £300 was raised. Carol Lawrenson took items to a car boot sale and her efforts raised a further £50.00, which was added to the general fund. All left over items were donated to Babworth Animal Rescue and to the Salvation Army in Gainsborough. The members are always grateful to the husbands who help out.

Some of the money raised will go towards the club’s Baby Bundles expenditure and the charity Help Flush Away Poverty, which provides toilets in areas desperately in need of sanitation — along with the toilets, standpipes are provided for hand washing and hygiene.

The District Chairman, Linda Elkin, visited the club this time and she gave some insight into her background and career in insurance and banking. She reminded members of the theme this year, ‘Try Something Different, but Have Fun Doing It’. Linda also said clubs must move forward and encourage new members, but at the same time not to forget their history. Happily, they welcomed a new member at this meeting.

The club’s website is now live and can be found at www.innerwheelofretford.co.uk. Members continue their regular support of the Food Bank. In this centenary year, marking the end of the First World War, as a tribute from Inner Wheel, the Retford club is proposing to plant a tree in King’s Park for Remembrance and in recognition of the service and sacrifice of so many. Members hope to raise funds for this purpose by holding a Coffee Morning on Friday 26th October at the home of one of their members.

As a result of Retford Life magazine publishing its news, the club has gained extra knitting for its Baby Bundles. The club is very grateful. Every item given goes to those in desperate need. Thank you.

Join the British Naturalists’ Association

9th November 2018
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British Naturalists’ Association

Get involved with a small group of members who undertake to work on the canal side, and in local Wildlife Trust Reserves. The British Naturalists’ Association records insects from butterfly counts and moth trapping, to live trapping small mammals and recording their details. All our records are sent to national and county biological recorders. They do not get involved with the practical maintenance of any of the sites they work on. read more