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

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April 2021

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

This homepage has been ‘cleaned up’ with long-term notices relating to local Covid-19 matters moved to our new Local Covid-19 page. Note: we have also ‘greyed out’ events and activities throughout our site that Covid-19 emergency have suspended - but please do check with organisations for very latest situations.

Step 2 of the Governme nt’s Road Map for Covid-19 comes into play from 12th April.

Click on posters for a bigger views.


Great news! Bassetlaw Youth Mayor
appointed -


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...

From Tuesday 9th March a new Asymptomatic Testing Centre for 18-65 year olds in Retford and surrounding villages opened at Retford Town Hall. Click on Go with the flow! above for timings and here for BDC’s press release.


Great news - click on poster for details

Significant road works on M1 Junctions 23a-25 from
15th March - 20th April - read more here...

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!

Free online training for Heritage and Tourism organisations - click here for details.

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


Retford Hub reopened from April 12th -

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

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

Want your local weather forecast?  Click the Sun!.

BCVS host loads of related jobs details across
the sector here...

Possible Village Hall reopening schedules here...

This also includes the 4 steps of the Government’s road map for all Covid restrictions!
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 is this website - you will be amazed!

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



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 Council Elections will go ahead on 6th May - bring your own biro!


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...

Clarborough Post Office is open each Monday morning in Clarborough Village Hall.


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...





Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s latest news about planned V-Force national memorial. Click on the Vulcan to get up-to-date.

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...

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.