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Partnership in the Trent gives the critically endangered European Eel hope for the future

20th June 2018
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The Environment Agency

EDF Energy has joined forces with conservation groups in the Trent Valley to help migration for the critically endangered European eel. At Idle Valley Nature Reserves near Retford, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has worked with Aquatic Control Engineering to install an ‘eel pass’ to help baby eels to migrate from the River Idle into the Belmoor Lake area of the Nature Reserve. read more

Events at Milton Mausoleum

20th June 2018
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Milton Mausoleum

The 2018 season of events organised by the Friends of Milton Mausoleum was opened recently with the fourth Friends Lunch at the West Retford Hotel for 80 guests. It was a great opportunity to inform friends of the group’s plans and events for this year. The first two events are: read more

Retford U3A

20th June 2018
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Retford U3A

Retford U3A has been running now for eight years. There are around 600 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.
The Military History Group have just returned from a very successful trip to Holland and Germany. read more

Climbing Ben Nevis

19th June 2018
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The Wednesday (Memory) Group

“I’m going to climb Ben Nevis and see if I can raise some funds for the Wednesday Group.” So, said Andy Jones, who’s been bringing his mum to the group for several years. That unbelievably generous offer left the group’s members speechless — but not for long. The organisers were soon discussing what they’d do with any money Andy managed to raise. read more

FoYPiB Charity Golf Competition

19th June 2018
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Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw

This year Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw are holding their annual Charity Golf competition at Kilton Forest Golf Club on Saturday 23rd June. They are looking for companies to support the charity by sponsoring a hole at the golf day. They are asking for a donation of £50.00 for hole sponsorship. read more

Ryton Chorale

19th June 2018
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Ryton Chorale

Ryton Chorale will host a Strawberry Fayre on Saturday 21st July, from 2.00pm to 5.00pm at the Hewitt Arms, Shireoaks (take the Thorpe Salvin road opposite the church and the Hewitt Arms is a short distance along the Thorpe road, on the left). read more

Retford Life stalwart calls time

19th June 2018
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Retford Life

All of us here at Retford Life would like bid farewell to our longest-standing distributor, John McGill. John, who, after tirelessly helping deliver the Retford Life magazine since we first started over 10 years ago, as well as our Worksop Life magazine for a number of years, has hung up his delivery bag. read more

Citizens Advice Bassetlaw warns of pitfalls of high-cost credit

18th June 2018
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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw

Sarah came to seek advice after falling into debt when her partner had an accident and could no longer work nor — as an immigrant — claim benefit. With a sudden drop in income and two young children to provide for, things started to get out of control. read more

Askham Parish Church Concert

18th June 2018
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Askham Parish Church

Askham Parish Church and the Classical Music Group of Retford U3A are organising a concert at Askham Church on Saturday 23rd June. Students from the Royal Northern College of Music will perform ‘Fun Music for a Summer’s Evening’. Tickets, costing £8.00 including refreshments, are available from B Cane on 01777 838528 or Bookworm, Spa Lane, Retford. read more

Littleborough Unplugged in June

15th June 2018
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Littleborough Unplugged

Littleborough Unplugged are acoustic music concerts featuring the best of national and international performers. These are held, from April to September, in the tiny Norman Church of St Nicholas, Littleborough (DN22 0HD); an acoustically and aesthetically excellent intimate venue. The concert proceeds support Britain’s historic architectural heritage via the Churches Conservation Trust. read more