Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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Clarborough & Welham community, your gateway to Retford, Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire and origins of the Mayflower Pilgrims

Looking for something in particular? With (currently) 232 pages on this website we host a mass of information. Hover over the menu to the left to get a more detailed overview of each section.

Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s classes are resuming w/c 21st June.
Click on logo for details and how to book your place.

Clarborough’s Outreach Post Office is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from beginning of May. Click on logo for times. All P.O. services available here!


CDCA (Clarborough Village Hall) are now registered with Amazon Smile which means CDCA gets spin-off from every Amazon order that folks decide to enable - and at no cost to themselves! Click here to read all about it...

Step 3 of the Road Map for Covid-19 comes into play from 17th May

Click on posters for details.




Want your local weather forecast?
Click the Sun!


Retford’s Make Music Day will be on 21st June. Click poster for more...


Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s latest news about planned V-Force national memorial.
The Trust is also seeking an Environment Expert to join their board. Click on the Vulcan to get up-to-date on all of this!

Retford Hub reopened April 12th

Some exciting Local History events planned for May, 2021
Click here... for details.

Clarborough & Welham Newsletter has a much wider
‘reach’ than you might expect. Click here for more on our advertising deals..
...and here to see how popular this website is - you will be amazed!

The Bassetlaw Health Bus is designed as a mobile clinical consultation room that will be operating in the district in the coming weeks - click on bus for details...


Great news - click on poster for details and all library services.

Retford Ramblers getting back into action! Details here...



Dr Bike Events in May - click on poster for details...

Watch out for Covid vaccination scams! Go to our Neighbourhood Alert page here... Remember - vaccinations are FREE so no personal details are needed!

Click on poster for details of testing at Retford Town Hall.

Want to donate to Bassetlaw Food Bank or to know more about this vital charity? Click on BFB now!


For all readers - Bookworm’s Newsletters here...

Transparent face masks help deaf people lip-read! Click here for more...

BCVS host loads of related jobs across the sector. For details click here... The latest is their own for a replacement C.E.O.

Planned Village Hall reopening schedules here...this also includes the 4 steps of the Government’s road map for all Covid restrictions!

Neighbourhood Alert warns about email Bitcoin investment scams - read details here...


Idle Valley is also re-opening its cafe - click on the Beaver for more...

Notts Wildlife Trust are aiming to reintroduce Beavers at Idle Valley Reserve - click on Beaver for more and here for latest press releases.





BCVS have an essential services driver available for a range of services.
Click on the poster for more along with contacts



Local support and advice for extremely vulnerable people here..

For information about local flood management - including riparian owners, click here...

Want good exercise? See local footpaths here... and also new, local, cycling initiatives here...

Royal British Legion’s Centenary here...



Aurora Centre is your local cancer charity
Click on poster for larger view


Have Covid lockdowns given you a need for mental health support? Nottinghamshire MIND may be able to help - see here for more...

Notts Recycling Centres remain open through current lockdowns - read more...

Want to know more about Mayflower Pilgrims links locally? Click here...

Want the latest news? Go to BBC News here...

PCSO Dave Airey’s latest local Crime Report here...

Solar Farm proposals at Tiln Lane.
See our Local Environment’s Energy Farms page


 Click for bigger Shopper’s & Tourist’s map of Retford
they’re open now!

For a page of useful local contacts, click here...

Our site is constantly evolving, so if you’ve got any comments or suggestions for possible additions or improvements, please go to our Contact us page and let us know. For a summary of how we have structured this community website, and how to get the best out of it, go to Site navigation by left clicking on the blue underlined words in this sentence.

We are grateful to Ladbrook Insurance for their support for our website. See here for more...

With more than 230 pages, our community website is your one-stop-shop for everything from local groups to national and wider issues affecting our community. Over the past few years this site has been servicing between 1000 and 1500+ pages viewed per week (not ‘hits’ - they run into hundreds of thousands!). We pull together public sector inputs from Health, Education, Social services, Law and Order as well as providing you with direct links to all of your elected representatives. We also provide emergency links to your utility suppliers as well as a range of advice centres. Watch out also for regular notices of employment opportunities, activities, entertainment and local courses. In fact - explore our site!

We also provide insights into life. both past and present, in Clarborough and Welham and also Retford. For the moment, have a look in our Local Groups pages to see just how much is happening right now. Local History has an expanding set of transcripts of Log Books (starting in 1871) of our village school in Local Schools Primary School History.
Local History also explores how important our area is in the history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and also The Great Reform Act of 1832 which started the long process of extension of the franchise to all.

Our Out and About section links to a huge variety of local events - local courses to holiday activities for youngsters.

If your computer does not have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (FREE and used to display pdf - portable document format - files) then use this link to download your own copy of this essential piece of software.