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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw looks back over 2020

16th January 2021
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Citizens Advice Bassetlaw

The decorations are down, the Christmas tree replanted in the garden (for the green ones of us) and the diet has started. Yes, it’s January 2021 and for most of us, we are glad to see the back of 2020 and start afresh with positive news and life getting back to as normal, as possible. read more

Beckingham Bowls Club

11th January 2021
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Beckingham Bowls Club

Clarrie Brumby, a long-time member of Beckingham Bowls Club, has sadly passed away. He was 90 years old and died peacefully in his sleep on 18th November. As a member of the village bowls club, he was an accomplished bowler who contributed a lot to the club as a player and through his efforts in the upkeep of the bowling green site. read more

Your Health Your Way

10th January 2021
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Your Health Your Way

Your Health Your Way is Nottinghamshire’s new integrated wellbeing service. It is a free service available to support residents of Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City) to lose weight, get more active, eat healthier, drink less and quit smoking. read more

Retford in Bloom 2020

9th January 2021
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Retford Civic Society

Unfortunately, the pandemic has meant that Retford Civic Society’s annual project, Retford in Bloom, has not fully happened this year. In most cases shop fronts did not have their usual magnificent floral displays, although many of the pubs, despite the restrictions on their profitability, managed to cheer us up with colourful and welcoming displays. read more

The Arts Society Dukeries

9th January 2021
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The Arts Society Dukeries

If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, join the Arts Society Dukeries. They are the local group of the National Arts Society Association.Usually, they have monthly lecture meetings at the Civic Centre in Carlton-in-Lindrick and two extra, Special Interest / Study Days. They have trips out to places of interest, newsletters, a national magazine and a holiday for members. read more

Retford residents urged to be part of plan consultation

7th January 2021
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Bassetlaw District Council

Residents in the Retford area are being urged to have their say and sign up for a series of digital consultation events as part of the latest stage of formal consultation on the Draft Bassetlaw Local Plan. The Bassetlaw Plan sets out Bassetlaw District Council’s priorities for housing, regeneration and other development in the district up to the year 2037 and, following consultation in January 2020, this latest stage takes account of those responses and any changes made. read more

Go wild this winter

5th January 2021
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Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Despite the cold and short days, winter can be an amazing time to connect with nature and there really is no excuse for taking your cue from the hedgehog and hibernating until the spring. The best way of brightening the dark days is to let nature into your life to warm your heart, and one of the simplest ways to do this is by taking a trip to a park or local nature reserve with a loved one or a close friend. read more

PCC opens the door to £250k funding bonanza to boost crime prevention

3rd January 2021
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Community Focus

New funding worth up to £250k is available to help communities protect the vulnerable and prevent people turning to crime and violence. Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has revealed details of his 2021-22 Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit Fund which will provide cash grants of up to £25k to charities and non-profit organisations that support his vision for a safer county. read more

Bassetlaw Hospice

3rd January 2021
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Bassetlaw Hospice

New year, fresh start is the approach that Bassetlaw Hospice are taking. 2020 was a challenging year for all retail and the Bassetlaw Hospice shops in Retford and Workshop were not any different. A spokesperson from the charity said: “Volunteers are the key to the shops success, and we are so grateful to all our volunteers that have returned to keep the shops running since the re-opening in December. read more

Mercian Archaeological Services

2nd January 2021
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Mercian Archaeological Services

At Mercian Archaeological Services they are looking forward to 2021, when they can get together with you all again and have more great times! Getting out and doing archaeology in the wonderful legendary landscape of Sherwood Forest, tranquil and breath-taking Yorkshire Dales, and / or the beautiful Leicestershire countryside should be just the tonic after months of lockdown and restrictions! read more