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Retford Mayflower WI

9th March 2021
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Retford Mayflower WI

As this was being written, we were all in yet another lockdown but Retford Mayflower WI’s committee continue to meet every month via Zoom to discuss future plans for the group. It is sad that they have not had actual meetings for a year, but they look forward to welcoming members back as soon as Government regulations allow and hope that everyone will rejoin when the new WI year starts on 1st April. The monthly newsletter will provide all the details. read more

Wheatley Local & Family History Society

8th March 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. Neither the North and South Wheatley Local and Family History Society nor its research group could meet in February. read more

Getting together again

8th March 2021
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The Wednesday (Memory) Group

The roll out of the COVID-19 vaccinations seems to be going well and is encouraging us to think of the time, not too far distant we hope, when we can get together again. Much as we look forward to resuming our normal lives and meeting friends and family, for some of us this may not be easy. read more

Retford couple’s GOSH fundraising

7th March 2021
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Community Focus

A Retford couple, Mathew and Hollie Bee have, raised over £6,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital in memory of their niece, who sadly passed away at only a few weeks old. They began fundraising after Hollie’s sister Rachael gave birth to Georgie early and with complex needs in December. read more

Bassetlaw Action Centre

6th March 2021
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Bassetlaw Action Centre

Would you like help staying active during the restrictions? Paula Graham and Sarah Bagshaw, from Get Out Get Active Bassetlaw, are here to help with meeting for a walk or having a chat. They support disabled and non-disabled people to take part in fun and inclusive activities together (where restrictions allow). Under the national lockdown, you can exercise in a public outdoor place: read more

Bassetlaw Food Bank

6th March 2021
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Bassetlaw Food Bank

Bassetlaw Food Bank is a non-profit, charitable organisation that distributes food to those in crisis in our community. They work hard within Bassetlaw to help those experiencing food poverty and hardship.  They rely on the local community for funding and donations to operate and have recently received charity status. If you can help with donations, you can find their donation points in numerous local supermarkets. read more

Mother’s Day makes

5th March 2021
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Retford Textile Group

Mother’s Day gifts don’t have to be expensive… what’s appreciated more is the thought and effort that has gone into creating something personal and special. With children at home at present why not get them on board to create something unique for a special granny / nanny they may not have seen for some time? read more

Why not choose a local book this World Book Day?

4th March 2021
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Retford Writers’ Group

Retford Authors Group has kept going throughout the pandemic, and although they have been unable to meet for their regular coffee morning in Retford’s Glasshouse, they have held monthly Zoom meetings to help inspire and motivate each other. read more

Retford U3A

4th March 2021
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Retford U3A

At Retford U3A, they have grasped new technology, including Zoom, over the last year, having not only virtual group general meetings, but also about eight or nine interest groups who meet virtually on a regular basis. As they can see no likelihood of future live get togethers taking place for some time, they are going to try an experiment of holding their general meetings twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursday afternoons. read more

Rapid COVID-19 testing for people without symptoms is now available in Bassetlaw

3rd March 2021
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Bassetlaw District Council

Anyone who lives or works in Bassetlaw can attend testing centres at Manton Sports, Retford Road, Worksop and Crown Place Community Centre, Sandy Lane, Worksop. One in three people with COVID-19 have no symptoms, that’s why a regular test – ideally twice weekly – can help protect colleagues, families and the wider community. read more