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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

Specialist personal training to help support cancer patients in Bassetlaw

2nd January 2021
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Aurora Wellbeing Centre Bassetlaw

A local cancer charity has launched a new and unique exercise programme for people in the Bassetlaw area living with a cancer diagnosis. Aurora Wellbeing has launched a ‘personalised prescribed exercise programme’ providing patients with four complimentary one-to-one sessions with a cancer exercise specialist, either before, during or after their treatment. read more

Communities set to benefit from 97 new projects thanks to Nottinghamshire County Council funding

31st December 2020
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Nottinghamshire County Council

Worksop Christian Centre LIFE is among 97 projects in Nottinghamshire set to benefit from investment as part of a County Council scheme supporting local projects. They have been allocated £20,000 towards the renovation of a community building and the purchase of play equipment and a PA and sound system. read more

Bassetlaw community response to food poverty during the pandemic

27th December 2020
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Bassetlaw Food Bank

Having recently started as the new manager of Bassetlaw Food Bank I felt that this was a great time to reflect on the fantastic work the Bassetlaw community has done in response to the local impact of the pandemic. The food bank had seen growing demand for its services ahead of the pandemic that hit the country in the spring of 2020. read more

Bluebell Wood launches Christmas tree recycling service across the region

26th December 2020
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Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice will be easing people’s post-festive woes with an exciting new Christmas tree recycling service across Worksop in partnership with several community-spirited local businesses. For a suggested donation of £10.00, the charity and its team of eager elves will collect real Christmas trees from outside people’s homes and then recycle them in an ethical and environmentally friendly way. read more

A new vision for Worksop town centre

22nd December 2020
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Bassetlaw District Council

A bold new vision that sets out how the future of Worksop Town Centre can be re-thought, re-worked and transformed is being put forward by Bassetlaw District Council. The Worksop Masterplan will stretch forward towards 2030 and beyond, encompassing ambitions for new town centre living, shopping and leisure, with education and training facilities to make Worksop a destination for work, home and relaxation. read more

Your Health Your Way

15th December 2020
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Your Health Your Way

Has lockdown resulted in you eating more, sitting down all day and an increase in your drinking? We should not be hard on ourselves because this year has been unpredictable. But now is an important time to act and become fitter and healthier than ever before! Your Health Your Way (YHYW) are here to help that. read more

Supporting one another

14th December 2020
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The Wednesday (Memory) Group

Much as we’d all like to hear some good news as Christmas approaches, there seems to be very little of it on the horizon. Always, as we think things are about to improve, they seem to take a turn for the worse again and although the Wednesday (Memory) Group has done its best to keep contact with members by holding small, informal gatherings in gardens when it was allowed, they are no longer able to do that. read more