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Retford U3A

24th April 2021
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Retford U3A

Retford U3A had its AGM on Zoom. The committee were elected and they welcomed their new treasurer, Patricia Everitt. They still continue to use the dear old telephone to keep in touch with those members who are not on the internet, but they do use Zoom for about 10 of their interest groups. Some of these are quite tiny groups, but the Military History group now attracts about 10 members from other U3As around both the county and country. read more

Rotary Club of Retford

22nd April 2021
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Rotary Club of Retford

Rotarian Mary Saddington has come up with an idea that helps people keep fit during this time of social distancing whilst raising money for charity. With the help of other members of the Rotary Club of Retford, she has compiled a list of interesting walks around Retford. The first 15 have been mapped and are now published on the club’s website, www.rotaryclubofretford.co.uk, with the help of Rotarian Jaime Hitchcock, and on Facebook thanks to Rotarian Alan Hirst. read more

Launch of the new website for Bassetlaw Hospice

20th April 2021
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Bassetlaw Hospice

Bassetlaw Hospice has recently launched their exciting new membership scheme and now they have launched their new website, www.bassetlawhospice.org. Bonney, the Charity Operations Manager, said: “We are very excited about our new and improved website. It is user friendly, interactive, and attractive. read more

Inner Wheel Club of Retford

19th April 2021
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Inner Wheel Club of Retford

The Inner Wheel Club of Retford held a Zoom meeting in February, when their visiting speaker was the manager of Bassetlaw Food Bank. Inner Wheel has always supported the food bank and even provided volunteer help in the past.
It was an interesting talk which explained the organisation’s work since lockdown began last year. read more

Still hopeful in Ordsall

18th April 2021
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Ordsall Parish Hall

Ordsall residents are still hopeful of:

  • Jonny and Lynnette, the country and western duo, in Ordsall Parish Hall on Saturday 26th June in the early evening. Devotees will know the duo have been for several years, usually to a sell out. read more

Wheatley Local and Family History Society

18th April 2021
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Wheatley Local & Family History Society

With the continuing lockdown and the lack of knowledge on when the restrictions will end, forward planning is almost impossible – despite the ‘roadmap’ outlined by the PM in February. Neither the Wheatley Local and Family History Society, nor its Research Group, could meet in March. As soon as restrictions are lifted and the Village Hall can reopen then the society will post an update on their Facebook page, ‘Wheatley FHG’. read more

Clarborough Village Hall

17th April 2021
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Clarborough Village Hall

Clarborough Village hall is managed by Clarborough and District Community Association (CDCA), a registered charity – number 502076. Currently, they only have half a dozen committee members and with possible reopening of their hall starting to appear over the horizon as restrictions are relaxed, they are seeking more ‘hands to the pump’, so to speak, to manage reopening. read more

English Scout Groups can restart meeting outdoors

17th April 2021
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Bassetlaw Scouting

By the time you read this, local scout groups will be allowed to meet outdoors, according to the National Youth Agency guidance. At 7th Retford, they will be waiting until the Easter school holidays to start. Until then, they will continue meeting on Zoom with their Cubs and Scouts. read more

The Friends Of Milton Mausoleum

16th April 2021
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The Friends Of Milton Mausoleum

Further to the recent Government guidelines, the Friends of Milton Mausoleum are pleased to announce some date changes, and also some new events that they have arranged for later this year. Their Sunday openings for this year will now begin on 23rd May from 2.00pm to 4.00pm and events planned are: read more

Retford Lions sponsor Let’s Sing (In a Bag) for the Retford community

16th April 2021
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Retford Lions Club

Following a Zoom presentation from Jessica Brett and Vicky Waring, Retford Lions is delighted to sponsor their new project ‘Let’s Sing In A Bag’. ‘Let’s Sing’ was originally created and founded in 2017 by Jessica Mary Brett and sponsored by Home Instead –Vicky Waring. read more