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Garden visitors spoilt for choice

30th June 2018
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Community Focus

Visiting gardens in the height of summer is becoming something of an institution, and in July there are lots open locally, including:

East Markham Gardens
Church Street, East Markham, NG22 0SA
Sunday 1st July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Four gardens in the village of East Markham situated in the proximity of the village church. Including a lovely cottage garden, a large country garden with beautiful views, an exotic garden and a spring/summer garden. Some wheelchair access, plants for sale, homemade teas.

National Holocaust Centre and Museum
Laxton, NG22 0PA,
Sundays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th July, 10.00am to 4.30pm
A memorial garden, planted with over 1,200 highly scented white roses many of them dedicated by Holocaust survivors and their families. Museum open, separate charge. Wheelchair access, dog friendly, parking, homemade refreshments.

Clumber Park Walled Kitchen Garden
Clumber Park, Worksop, S80 3AZ
Saturday 14th July, 10.00am to 5.00pm
This historic, famous four acre walled kitchen garden opens for the NGS once a year. Featuring 400-foot double herbaceous borders, 450-foot glasshouse, old varieties of vegetables and fruit, bring a picnic! Wheelchair access, dog friendly, plants for sale, parking, homemade teas.

Rhubarb Farm
Hardwick Street, Langwith, Mansfield, NG20 9DR
Sunday 15th July, 10.00am to 4.30pm
Two-acre, social enterprise garden offering visitors to see gardening for mental health and wellbeing in action, meet the volunteers who come to gain skills and confidence. Timed tours throughout the day. Some wheelchair access, plants for sale, parking, homemade teas.

The Elms
Main Street, North Leverton DN22 0AR
Sunday 29th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
A very different garden, exotic palms, bamboos and bananas planted to evoke memories of holiday destinations. Peaceful and calming, the garden is an extension of the living space. Some wheelchair access, plants for sale, parking, homemade teas.

5A High Street
Sutton on Trent, Newark, NG23 6QA
Sunday 29th July, 12.00pm to 5.00pm
Trees form the frame for this plantsman’s garden, ponds run through the area, 600 named plants including 100 types of fern. Ornamental grass borders and succulents together with colourful herbaceous borders.
Plants for sale, homemade teas.

Norwood
Carlton Lane, Sutton on Trent, Newark, NG23 6PH
Sunday 29th July, 12.00pm to 5.00pm
New Garden for 2018. Combined with 5A High Street. Quirky oriental themed garden developed over 35 years featuring ferns, palms and native/non native plants. Explore the cave! Plants for sale, homemade teas.

Lodge Mount
Town Street, South Leverton, DN22 0BT
Sunday 29th July, 1.00pm to 5.00pm
A garden specifically designed to open for the NGS to raise money for cancer charities. Half acre, organic vegetable and fruit garden with orchard. Clematis, roses and climbers create peace and tranquility. Dog friendly, parking, plants for sale, homemade teas.

The biggest free event in Worksop this summer is back…

30th June 2018
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Community Focus

Worksop Pride is a small group of volunteers who work throughout the year to organise the annual free event to show solidarity with the LGBT+ community. The Worksop Pride Team hope, that in its third-year, the event will be bigger and better. It will take place on Saturday 7th July on the Old Market Square in Worksop from 12.00pm.

There will be some amazing acts performing. Set to headline the event are BBC’s ‘All Together Now’ finalists ‘The Sundaes’ and X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels will also be appearing. Local acts Little Drama Group, Katie Greaves and Katie Lucas are amongst the line-up. Award winning drag act Funky Beavers and fabulous original artists Smashby and Stevie Moore will also be there to entertain you. Tribute acts ‘In the Mix,’ ‘Lopez Live’ and ‘Amazing Faith’ are as close as you can get to the real thing and will be adding to the performance programme.

The organisers have some new additions to help them with their mission of creating a family fun environment, so for the first time there will be funfair rides and lots more activities for younger children, including horse riding.

A Pride Parade will start at 11.00am from Worksop Train Station which the community can get involved in, with lots of flags flying and whistle blowing. There will also be an after-show party where tickets are available at the main event.
This year the theme is ‘#BeYourself #BeIncluded #BeProud’, with the hope that this will help to raise awareness of important issues.

Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Councillor Simon Greaves, said: “I am proud to support Worksop Pride and it gives me real pleasure to see how the event is growing year on year, it’s a real testament to the vision and commitment of Crystal and her team. The event is a celebration of LGBT+ life, of love and inclusivity. Sadly, some LGBT+ people do still face prejudice on a daily basis, Worksop Pride gives us another opportunity to show our support for the ongoing fight for true equality.”

To find out more see @WorksopPride on Facebook or see www.worksoppride.co.uk

Retford Life June 2018 edition competition winners!

29th June 2018
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Competitions

Congratulations to our competition winners from our June 2018 edition! read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

29th June 2018
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The Arts Society Dukeries

The Wednesday 4th July meeting of The Arts Society Dukeries will be held at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick S81 9AP, which is now the society’s new venue. In this jubilee year celebration of NADFAS (now The Arts Society), the theme of our meeting will be ‘gold’. read more

Les Francophiles de Tickhill

29th June 2018
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Les Francophiles de Tickhill

Les Francophiles de Tickhill’s usual ‘end of term’ party, la Fête de la Bastille, will take place on 4th July at 7.30pm at the Tickhill Parish Room, DN11 9HZ. This comprises party games with a French flavour plus a ‘Bring and Share’ buffet meal. Visitors are welcome at a charge of £3.00 but will be expected to provide a contribution of food and please let the group know you are coming. Please contact Jan Murray on 07463 007789. read more

Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

29th June 2018
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Parkinson’s UK Bassetlaw Branch

Some 40 members attended the June meeting of Bassetlaw Branch Parkinson’s UK and enjoyed a splendid talk by Mike Ogden on the Royal Blood Line. It is always a pleasure to welcome Mike and his wife and they never fail to give a great presentation. read more

Retford Ramblers

29th June 2018
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Retford Ramblers

You’re welcome to join Retford Ramblers Group on any of their walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member. Make a date with Retford Ramblers. read more

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

28th June 2018
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Huw Ap Conwy Evans on winning the June #RetfordPOM competition! Huw wins a £40 meal voucher at The Boat Inn at Hayton and our winning voter is Clare Evans, who wins a £15 Gift Card to spend locally! read more

Bassetlaw Triathlon Club

28th June 2018
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Bassetlaw Triathlon Club

Bassetlaw Triathlon club was started in 2012 following the success of the London Olympics and the desire by a few local sportsmen and women to grow a local legacy from those Games. Members are extremely grateful for the support of Bassetlaw Council who helped set up the club in 2012 as part of the Olympic Legacy. read more

Inner Wheel Club of Retford

27th June 2018
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Inner Wheel Club of Retford

Many Inner Wheel Club of Retford members recently enjoyed the hoedown organised by the Rotary Club. The funds raised were going to help pay for ten treadle sewing machines which were part of an Inner Wheel project in Africa instigated by Marion Tasker who is the District International Service Committee Chairman. It is so worthwhile when these two organisations can support and enjoy each other’s events. read more