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Michaelmas Fair

21st September 2018
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St Michael the Archangel Retford

Enjoy all of the fun of the fair at St Michael the Archangel Church, Retford, on Saturday 29th September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. There will be stalls, games, home produce and refreshments all day, including bacon butties with at this year’s Michaelmas Fayre. Ten percent of all proceeds will go to the Salvation Army. read more

The Inner Wheel Club of Retford

21st September 2018
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The Inner Wheel Club of Retford

During the summer, it is a time of change for officers in the Inner Wheel Club of Retford. Outgoing President Maureen Lilley thanked members for their support during her year in office. She now takes on the role of President of the Rotary Club of Worksop and so will still be part of the local circuit of events. Club members wish her a happy year. read more

Elkesley Memorial Hall

21st September 2018
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Elkesley Memorial Hall

The Memorial (Village) Hall
The Hall in Elkesley is available for hire, for parties and other activities, to all individuals, groups and organisations. Booking enquiries shall be made direct to the bookings secretary on 07593 871577 from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mondays to Saturdays, by letter addressed to The Bookings Secretary, Elkesley Memorial Hall, High Street, Elkesley, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8AJ, or email elkesleymemorialhall@gmail.com.

Urgent appeal to Elkesley residents
Please, if you have spare time on your hands, consider helping out at the Memorial Hall either as a volunteer or committee member call 07593 871577.

Rainbows, Brownies and Guides
Groups meet on Monday evenings at the Hall and are aimed at varying age groups: Rainbows five to seven years, Brownies seven to 10 years and Guides for over 10s. Times vary from 5.30pm through to 8.00pm, depending on the group. This is a great opportunity for young ladies to meet new friends and discover new activities. For further information contact Clare on 07941 625794.

Dog Training
Start-Rite Canine Training classes for dogs and their owners take place on Wednesdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For further information, contact Mrs Dean Johnson on 01909 591442.
‘Little Monkeys’, an Elkesley parent and toddler group (pregnancy to five years)
At the hall on Fridays from 1.00pm to 3.00pm, Little Monkeys Stay and Play will take place. Donations towards hall hire and snacks will be much appreciated. Thank you all for your support. See the hall notice boards for further details

Tae Kwondo
Classes and exercises in this sport, for adults and children, take place at the hall on Fridays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm and on Sundays from 11.00am to 12.00pm. For further details, contact Danny Pearson on 07883 774057.

Post Office
Services are in the hall on Mondays and Fridays from 1.00pm to 4.30pm.

Les Francophiles de Tickhill

21st September 2018
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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

Are you interested in France and all things French? Our meetings take the form of visiting and local speakers, social events and activities and are given in English. We meet in the Tickhill Parish Room at 7.30pm, on the first Wednesday of the month. The annual subscription is £15.00. Non-members are charged £3.00 per meeting but this is refundable if you decide to join. read more

Heroic paramedics honoured

20th September 2018
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Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance paramedics Jane Pattison and John McKenzie have been presented with an award by the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in recognition of their ‘heroic actions to save a man’s life’.  Every day, the charity’s highly skilled pilots, paramedics and doctors are dispatched to some of the most serious and time-critical accidents and medical emergencies in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire. read more

Lions go sailing

20th September 2018
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North Notts Lions

Year Six Leverton Primary Academy students experienced sailing at Daneshill Sailing Club. They were taking part in a taster day in June. The funding for this activity was provided by North Notts Lions. This is the third school in the Retford area who have enjoyed this very worthwhile experience provided by North Notts Lions. read more

End of First World War Commemorations

19th September 2018
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Clarborough and Welham Parish Council

Nearly 100 years ago, on 11th November 1918, the guns of the First World War fell silent for the first time in four years.
On 11th November 2018, the anniversary of the end of ‘The Great War’ will be marked across Great Britain. Clarborough and Welham Parish Council has taken the decision to take part in these national events as well as organising some more local events to commemorate parish people who took part in ‘The Great War’. read more

Retford Bowling Green

19th September 2018
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Retford Bowling Green

Retford Bowling Green members have been making the most of the long summer heatwave with their annual weekend bowls tour to Sunderland and a day bowls trip to Bridlington. Both trips were highly successful and lots of fun was had by all. The club has hosted a number of touring sides in return and, as usual, have been congratulated on its hospitality. read more

Retford U3A

18th September 2018
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Retford U3A

Retford U3A has been running now for eight years. There are around 550 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.
At their General Meeting on 27th September the guest speaker is seriously not to be missed. Mike Storr is giving a talk entitled ‘Masters of Mirth’. read more

Rotary Club of Retford

18th September 2018
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Rotary Club of Retford

July, and all change at the Rotary Club of Retford. The Rotary year begins in July, and outgoing President Geraldine handed over the chain of office to Eddie McGarvey. President Eddie’s second in command is President Elect Judith Longden. The third member of the team is Junior Vice President Adrian Sumner. read more