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

Want your local weather forecast? Click the Sun!

Retford Library will soon be closing for major refurbishment.
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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...

The Pilgrims Gallery, a £750,000 Lottery project at Bassetlaw Museum was opened on 19th September - read more on our Museum’s pages here...

Staying Well Programme for folks with long-term conditions - read more here...
Take Strides to a Healthier You! Idle Valley Nature Reserve have started fortnightly walking exercises - no matter what your fitness level! Next walk is on 13th November (10:00-11:00).
Coffee and natter afterwards!
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Bassetlaw District Scouts announced Christmas post service - click on poster for details

The Imagination Museum have dance performances telling the story of passengers who sailed on the Mayflower from England to America in 1620. Click on poster for larger view and local dates and here for more background to The Imagination Museum.

Retford Library has a host of groups plus special events including those for kids here...

Free Worksop Priory Tours - see our Local History page for dates here...

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.

Bassetlaw Action Centre is looking for volunteers for their elderly persons befriending service. Click here for details.

Retford Christmas Market details announced here...

Thursday CCC (Coffee & Chat) started at Clarborough Village Hall on Thursdays (10:45-12:00).
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VE75 commemoration planning has started - see VE75 Events page here...

There is so much more happening in Retford through November and December. Click here to be thrilled!

Forthcoming courses aimed at local businesses here...

Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s classes focus on Windows 10 since all Microsoft support for Windows 7 ends in January, 2020. Come to get Windows 10 experience with us! Click on logo for more including class dates through to July, 2020.

Local Cancer support networks and support events here...

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, f
or all Health Services across Bassetlaw see Health & Welfare page

Under 25 and need help or advice? Bassetlaw Youth Council meeting dates to March 2020 too! Click on the poster.


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For a page of useful local contacts, see that page
as a sub-page of Finding Us.

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.

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.