Clarborough & Welham community, your gateway to Retford, Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire and origins of the Mayflower Pilgrims
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The Mayflower Pilgrims story is of global importance - and Retford was, in many ways, a seedbed for the Pilgrims. Pilgrims Festival Lantern Parade walk along Carolgate to the Market Square, starting at 17:30 on Friday 22nd November 2019 launching this year’s Pilgrims Festival. Read more here...
Meet Kate Bottley, TV and radio presenter, at The Aurora Centre on 26th September - read more here...
Free Worksop Priory Tours - see our Local History page for dates here...
Aurora Centre ‘Run the Wall’ launch - click on poster for larger version.
Looking for advertising opportunities that blanket-cover our community as well as much wider impacts? Clarborough & Welham Newsletter has spaces for new advertisers - see here for current and back issues and here for advertising details.
Retford Christmas Market details announced here...
Local jobs at BCVS in Worksop - click here for details.
Thursday CCC (Coffee & Chat) starts at Clarborough Village Hall on Thursdays (10:45-12:00) from 29th August. Click on poster for more.
Retford Heritage Day is shaping-up to be part of a great weekend (14th-15th September).
Click here for full programme. This also sees the start of the Chesterfield Canal’s second annual Walking Festival - more here... For a bigger view of the Brass Band click on poster... and for the wider North Notts events, click here...
◄ John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, will be telling his personal story in Retford on Thursday 12th September, 2019. Click on John’s photo for more.
VE75 commemoration planning has started - see VE75 Events page here...
There is so much more happening in Retford through the summer - and beyond. Click here to be thrilled!
Fantastic live music in Retford; Click for details ►
Kings Arms Bingo resumed 22nd July - more here...
Forthcoming courses aimed at local businesses here...
Young kestrels at Idle Valley Reserve - click here for more and also latest news about Heritage Weekend activities.
Find out more at Retford Hub and, in the near future, Bassetlaw Museum*. Also, look at Pilgrim Trails newsletters here... *Pilgrim Gallery at Bassetlaw Museum is scheduled to open on 19th September - watch this space!
Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s Windows 10 classes resume in mid-September. With all support for Windows 7 ending in January, 2020 come to get some Windows 10 experience with us! Click on logo for more...
Well-cared for CD/DVD cabinet for sale. Click photo for details ►
Update: Cabinet 2 is the only one left!
Bassetlaw Action Centre’s Summer programme of minibus trips are suitable for wheelchair users. Programme and booking details here...
Local Cancer support networks and support events here...
Bassetlaw Action Centre is looking for volunteers for their elderly persons befriending service. Click here for details.
Tabletop Gaming Days at Retford Library - click here for more.
Clarborough Table-top sale - first Saturday of each month - see a snapshot here!
PCSO Dave Airey’s local Crime Reports here...
Got a health condition and need help finding and staying in work?
Click for more... about Workingwin.
Did you know that your pharmacist will delivery to your door and that you can save a packet on repeat prescriptions? Read more...
Also, for all Health Services across Bassetlaw see Health & Welfare page
◄Under 25 and need help or advice? Bassetlaw Youth Council meeting dates to November 2019 too! Click on the poster.
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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.
With more than 200 pages, our community website is your one-stop-shop for everything from local groups to national and European issues affecting our community. Over the past few years this site has been servicing between 2000 and 3000 pages viewed per week (not ‘hits’ - they run into the 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. 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.
Our Out and About section links to a huge variety of local events - local courses to holiday activities for youngsters.
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