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A tree of love and hope

30th January 2021
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Retford Textile Group

With lots of love in the air this month why not create a Tree of Love and Hope either for your front window or in your village or town? Retford Textile Group have developed this idea with special thoughts and love for all those suffering from any form of illness at present, be that COVID-related, mental health issues, cancer, etc. read more

Bassetlaw Hospice’s Support & Wellbeing Centre

30th January 2021
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Bassetlaw Hospice

Do you know about Bassetlaw Hospice’s Support and Wellbeing Centre for patients? Patients who are referred to the service have access to a range of support, and during the current pandemic that support can be delivered at home, in clinic, virtually on MS Teams or by phone. read more

Encouraging wild birds to your garden

29th January 2021
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North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

For all of us who love to go out into the countryside and spend time with nature, whether that’s just a pleasant stroll in a country park or a more focused birdwatching expedition, restrictions on our movements imposed in the name of coronavirus can prove very difficult. read more

The Rotary Club of Retford

27th January 2021
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The Rotary Club of Retford

Regular Zoom meetings continue to take place but, at the same time, the Rotary Club of Retford can also report on participation in an actual project (all still within the restrictions imposed by the pandemic): ie tree planting with local outdoor education company Take2Adventure at Hen Peck Woods near Laneham.
Stuart and Laura from Take2Adventure are committed to nurturing the environment whilst making it usable for families and school children to be involved with, and are therefore perfect partners for the Retford Rotary Club to be working with as the scheme is launched. Funding from the club’s General Account, which uses members’ contributions, has paid for this tree planting launch, working towards the long-term goal of more than 1,600 trees being planted over two years in the Retford / Bassetlaw district.
Socially distanced planting of the 75 whips took place with help from members of The Rotary Club. Trees were sourced locally from Green Mile Trees in Babworth, who have been a great support to the project. Rotary Club of Retford President Adrian Sumner was one of the team assisted by Esme Withers and Elizabeth Corrigan, grandchildren of Rotarian Paul Withers (Club Chairman of Environmental Services).
To further their environmental goals, the planting saw the use of eco-guards (strong cardboard) which protect the young trees from animals as they become established. The guards have a much lower environmental impact than the plastic guards we are all used to seeing.
The project is wholly supported by Sustainable Bassetlaw who, in conjunction with Retford Rotary, aim to support and plan future tree planting. Andrew Crossland, of Sustainable Bassetlaw, said: “We are delighted to see this tree planting take place at Take2Adventure and are thrilled by The Rotary Club of Retford driving this tree planting initiative forward.”
Retford Rotary Club is also busy collecting aluminium cans which, once sufficient numbers have been collected, will be used to generate income to fund further tree purchases to plant in and around the district. Please save your cans and contact the chair of the club’s Environmental Committee, Paul Withers, at p.withers@hbpwconsulting.co.uk to arrange delivery or collection.

Beckingham Bowls Club

27th January 2021
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Beckingham Bowls Club

Beckingham Bowls Club’s application to be one of the Lincolnshire Co-op Community Champions for a three months’ period in the spring made the shortlist for voting which opened on 18th January and will close on 31st January. read more

Retford Lions

27th January 2021
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Retford Lions Club

Retford Lions are pleased to say that efforts to ensure that Santa could visit Retford in his sleigh to see the children were successful and consultation with both the police and Bassetlaw local authority gave confidence regarding the viability of their intended protective measures. read more

#RetfordPOM – January winner

27th January 2021
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#RetfordPOM

Congratulations to Kez Adams, winning January’s #RetfordPOM competition! Kez wins a £25 gift card and our winning voter is Amy Duffin, who wins a £15 gift card! read more

Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire

25th January 2021
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Nottinghamshire County Council

A new, hassle free way for Nottinghamshire residents to benefit from energy efficiency and eco-friendly heating improvements. Nottinghamshire County Council has joined forces with the local climate change charity, Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP) and E.ON to launch the Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire. read more

Retford Scouts

24th January 2021
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Retford Scouts

“Why did Tigger look down the toilet? To look for Pooh”. Cubs and Scouts at 7th Retford enjoyed a Zoom meeting about Toilet Twinning to coincide with the International Day of the Toilet in November. They had a whole list of silly toilet jokes to keep them amused, as well as some serious stuff from the Toilet Twinning Organisation. read more

Help in hard times

24th January 2021
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St Vincent de Paul Society

A beacon of light during these dark and uncertain days has been the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP). This registered charity makes a huge difference to people struggling with hardship, and loneliness, both of which have been a really big issue during the coronavirus pandemic. read more