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North Notts Writing Competition

29th June 2019
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North Notts Literary Festival

The North Notts Writing Competition (formerly Short Story Competition) opened to entries on Saturday 1st June and closes at midnight on Wednesday 31st July. The theme this year is the Chesterfield Canal and Bassetlaw’s industrial heritage, there are three categories: read more

WIN tickets to Madness at Doncaster Racecourse with Retford Life!

29th June 2019
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Competitions

Madness are back, announcing a string of outdoor racecourse shows for 2019. They play Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 20th July and we’ve teamed up with the organisers to give away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader.
Madness celebrate being one of the top 20 selling UK groups of all time, with seven top ten albums to their name. read more

Parkinson’s UK

28th June 2019
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

56 members attended the June meeting of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK and enjoyed a splendid presentation by Doctor Fiona McKeviit (Consultant Neurologist), about Parkinson’s disease and its treatments. The presentation was very well received and was an informative afternoon for members who express their thanks are extended to Dr McKevitt for her talk and for answering a multitude of questions afterwards. read more

Retford Life June 2019 competition winners!

27th June 2019
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winners from our June 2019 edition! read more

Retford’s Photo of the Month – June 2019 winner!

27th June 2019
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Jamie Manning on winning June’s #RetfordPOM competition! Jamie wins a £25 Gift Card and our winning voter is Annette Tutalo, who wins a £15 Gift Card! read more

Eaton Open Gardens

26th June 2019
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Community Focus

Following on from the great success of this event in July 2017, Eaton residents are opening their gardens on Sunday 7th July, at 5.00pm. The previous event attracted lots of people who greatly admired the 12 residents’ gardens. This year the total entry charge will be £3.00 for adults and free for children. read more

Sutton-cum-Lound and Barnby Moor Gardening Club

25th June 2019
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Sutton-cum-Lound and Barnby Moor Gardening Club

The Gardening Club is growing at such a rate not only plants but in stature, thanks to the efforts and energy of the club committee and members! It has been proposed and ratified by the membership, that the group have a change of name owing to the membership joining from destinations various. read more

Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Plan

25th June 2019
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Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Plan

Members of the Sturton Ward Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group have been asked what is happening with the Neighbourhood Plan, with some people in Sturton Ward wondering if the whole idea has simply died or gone away. To reassure everyone, the Neighbourhood Plan is very much alive and is progressing with a lot of work being done ‘behind the scenes’. read more

Village Harmony

24th June 2019
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Village Harmony

Village Harmony recently presented their May concert over two evenings in Sturton Village Hall. The proceeds were donated to Muddy Fork, a local charity based at Idle Valley Nature Reserve. The organisation provides gardening therapy for those with mental health issues and depends on donations and volunteers to provide mindfulness activities for users. read more

The Wednesday (Memory) Group

24th June 2019
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The Wednesday (Memory) Group

Life is never easy for carers of people with dementia and there is never a shortage of problems to be solved. It often seems that as soon as one problem is sorted out, another one rears its head. One carer told me she had accepted that her husband had such a poor memory that it was inevitable he would keep asking her the same things repeatedly. read more