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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

Ollerton WI

19th July 2018
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Ollerton WI

The Ollerton WI ladies held their monthly meeting in June, which was once again well attended, and the speaker was Leigh Woods from Derbyshire, with ‘We’re not Llamas’. The talk was all about alpacas, and was so interesting, I think members all learned a lot. The competition was a funny animal, which was won by Jenny Bryant, well done. 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

Another exciting year for Welbeck WI

18th July 2018
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Welbeck WI

After a successful first year, members of Welbeck WI are set to enjoy another year of exciting, informative and unique meetings. The planning committee has been hard at work and it has recently unveiled the 2018/19 programme to our members, which is as follows:

  • July — Let’s Dance
  • August — Health and Wellbeing (Standing Pilates)
  • September — Not So Holy Spirit
  • October — What a Pickle with Lindy Wildsmith
  • November — Tea and a Turn (featuring BGT finalist, Jonny Awsum)
  • December — Big Fat WI Christmas
  • January 2019 — Second Birthday Bash with guest speaker, Matthew Fort (Great British Menu)
  • February — Defend Yourself
  • March — Sex and the Tudors with Lesley Smith
  • April — AGM/Pretty Patterns

All meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at the Lady Margaret Hall at Welbeck unless otherwise notified. The group’s membership list is now full, but guests are welcome if capacity of the hall permits, please email welbeckwi@gmail.com to express an interest in attending a meeting. The cost for guests is £5.00 per meeting.

The Greendale Oak Remembers Ray ‘Stringy’ Stringfellow

17th July 2018
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Worksop Royal British Legion

Locals from one of Worksop’s best kept secret pubs have recently raised a whopping £500.00 for The Royal British Legion at a memorial evening held in memory of Ray ‘Stringy’ Stringfellow. A former member of The Parachute Regiment and a patron of The Greendale Oak on Norfolk Street, Ray sadly passed away suddenly on the 5th November 2016. read more

Shireoaks and District Womens’ Institute

16th July 2018
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Shireoaks WI

The May meeting of Shireoaks and District WI welcomed Mr David Bell from Eyam, who spoke about the Plague Doctor. He was quite knowledgeable, as he had lived in the village for some time and obviously learned all about its history. He was an entertaining and interesting speaker. read more

Public archaeology digs at Clumber Park

14th July 2018
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Community Focus

In an attempt to find out more about the magnificent but lost ‘Clumber House’, the National Trust will be holding exciting public archaeology digs on the mansion site this summer. Despite Clumber House being one of the most impressive buildings in the country during its heyday (the late 18th and 19th centuries), the National Trust holds very little in the way of material culture from the building as it is believed that that the house and gardens was stripped of all its masonry and fittings prior to its demolition. read more

Sustrans bike ride in Clumber Park

13th July 2018
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Sustrans bike ride in Clumber Park

Join volunteers from the Sustrans Bassetlaw Group on Sunday 22nd July for a short-guided bike ride. This is the first of a series of rides arranged particularly for anyone new to cycling and those who have perhaps not cycled much recently, or prefer to cycle shorter distances. Come along to meet a friendly bunch of cyclists and enjoy the fresh air and scenery from your bike. read more

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw thanks their volunteers for making a huge difference to people’s lives

12th July 2018
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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw celebrated the work of their volunteers — who dedicate their time to solving people’s problems and making a difference to the lives of people within our community. Volunteers Week 2018 ran from 1st to 8th June and highlighted the work of our local office — helping people in the community struggling with issues which include debt, housing, benefit and employment queries. read more

Inner Wheel Club of Retford

12th July 2018
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Inner Wheel Club of Retford

At their last meeting, Inner Wheel members from Retford and Worksop heard from speaker Jenny Blizard from Blizard Physiotherapy in Bircotes. She was supported by Kate, her colleague. In their daily work they deal with all aspects of physiotherapy needs, sports injuries, post-operative exercise and massage as well as general health and wellbeing, nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. read more