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

Note: we have ‘greyed out’ events and activities on this and linked pages that the current Covid-19 emergency has suspended. This homepage is much bigger than usual with all of the latest news so please do scroll down to the bottom to explore everything that is going on locally!

Latest news - Retford Town Centre changes including one-way system through Grove Street, Bridgegate. Also, Public toilets reopen. For much more click here...
Retford Market is open for food only on usual days - read more here...

Check-out our Covid-19 latest hints & tips page here...
This also has latest reports from Healthwatch about difficulties local people have in deciding which risk category they fall in. We have also posted warnings about con-men targeting the elderly and vulnerable - keep your eyes open and report. This page also has links to online exercise classes to keep you fit + family activities for half-term! Retford Business Forum has also posted a range of useful contacts and information to keep abreast of the ongoing crisis. Go to their page here...

Transform Training are offering FREE online workshops for children, young people and staff to help with managing current anxieties. Click here for details.

Libraries latest news...click on from 6th July for more
Retford Library closed on 7th December for major refurbishment and remains closed. Worksop Library is closed due to flooding - click here for more... and even more about Worksop here...
For mobile Library Services click here...

Want your local weather forecast?
Click the Sun!

 Want good exercise? See local footpaths here...

Latest Science news including insights into Covid-19 here....

Parish Council have now opened football pitch behind the Hall as part of the pandemic regulations but play-park remains closed. Read the Chairman’s reasons for this here...

Local Cancer support networks and support events here...

Working with Bassetlaw District Council, the NHS and other partners, ‘Get out get active (GOGA)’ will support people with long term conditions to help people to access physical activity linked to Bassetlaw Action Centre’s ‘Staying Well Programme’. For much more on GOGA click here...

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s events and activities at Idle Valley Centre for January-April, 2020.  Although now out-of-date, this listing gives a feel for what the Reserve offers in ‘normal’ times. Click on logo for the full listing
Note: The centre is currently closed. Click here to keep up-to-date.

Local Newsletters: Clarborough & Welham Newsletter (Autumn issue) will be out again in August. Retford Life is also back in July.

Notts County Council will re-open all of its recycling centres from 1st June, 2020. Click on poster for details.

Notts County Council advice on waste disposal for self-isolating households here...
Want to check that you are putting the right stuff in your blue bin? Click here for details.

Chesterfield Canal Trust’s Walking Festival (September 2020) has been cancelled. Read more here... However, there are many walks available throughout Nottinghamshire, for details, maps, etc go to John Harris’s website here...

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

Looking for something to keep you busy? Take a look at our IT Group’s section lower down this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest news and vital links for local business: Retford Business Forum and Local Business pages.

 

 

For latest mental health guidance and support - including that for young people, click on the poster on the left.

Retford Charter Day (25th May) has also been cancelled. However, organisers are aiming to curate a collection of pictures, memories, promotional videos from our partners and the public. To keep up-to-date on the organisers plans, check their Retford Charter Day 2020 Facebook page.

Are you self-isolated in Clarborough, Hayton or Welham? If so, Clarborough SPAR can help. Click on their logo for details.
Clarborough SPAR opening hours are back to 06:00 - 22:00
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Clarborough Post Office is open each Monday morning in Clarborough Village Hall.

Notts Fire & Rescue Service ask that during the Covid-19 emergency you don’t have garden bonfires or ‘controlled burning’. Read their message here...

Need something to keep young minds active? Visit the James Dyson Foundation website by clicking on the eggs! Also, have you looked at BBC Bitesize’s daily lessons for ages 3 to 16+? Click here for more....

All of Bassetlaw Action Centre’s face-to-face activities are suspended but read more on their ongoing support services here... and click here for their Spring newsletter.

DVLA are not accepting paper applications until further notice. Read more here...

Local Academies help deliver PPE to local NHS & Care Homes but need help. Click here for their news and how you might be able to help...

Northern Railway announces revised timetable for essential workers here...

Maybe starting your family history could keep you busy in these times. Try our hints & tips page to make a start.

Something to keep the whole family gripped? Visit 12 world famous museums in this virtual tour here...

People fleeing domestic abuse anywhere in Britain during the coronavirus lockdown can apply for free train travel to refuge accommodation, through a partnership between train companies and Women’s Aid. Click on notice for much more
Notts Womens Aid contacts here... and Government support here...
For children/young people needing support click here...

 

 

Some good news from Notts Wildlife Trust! Read about this ‘Mum’ giving birth to quads by clicking on the photo.
The trust is also grateful to EDF for supporting their latest Wildlife on Your Doorstep Awards. Read more about this here...

Interesting report by a front-line doctor, an ex-pupil at Jamia Al-Karam/Eaton Hall, near Retford. Click here...

Severn Trent warn that they are seeing a surge (no semi-pun intended) in sewer blockages caused by kitchen rolls and wipes being flushed down the loo. These do not break down like toilet paper does - they need to be binned!

PCSO Dave Airey’s latest local Crime Report here...
Five important tips for avoiding online or telephone scams here... Also, latest Notts Police advice leaflet here...

Clarborough Village Hall is completely closed until Coronavirus issues have been resolved. This means that all groups currently using the Hall have been suspended.

Staying safe online during this emergency, particularly when working from home - click here...

Notts Victim Care have published contact and other details - go to our Law & Order page here...

Latest Government advice on the Coronavirus here... and Notts County Council advice here plus local Neighbourhood Watch advice here...

Nottinghamshire County Council has inaugurated a Community Volunteer and Support Hub. Click here for their Hub.

Notts County Council’s Guidance for employees, the self-employed, employers and businesses here... plus further employer resources here...

Notts County Council’s Registration Service update regarding Births, Marriages and Deaths certification here... Registration of births is suspended until further notice! The above link has Marriages & Deaths contacts too.

Sadly, Nottinghamshire has cancelled this year’s Robin Hood Festival..

Bassetlaw Community & Voluntary Service (BCVS) is co-ordinating local efforts to ensure the most vulnerable people get help. If you're healthy and at low-risk you can sign up here to become a Community Volunteer and help others in Bassetlaw. For more details and to sign up, click here...
BCVS has also compiled a list of Covid-19 Resources from organisations such as Mencap, Young Minds, National Autistic Society, Carers UK and others. Click here to explore these in more detail

Retford and Worksop Food Banks are currently closed but donations can be made in supermarkets across the District. Click on the banner for lists of items needed.
To make financial donations, click here...
Also, click here for a list of the Food Bank’s most urgent needs.

Action Fraud warn of phishing emails in the current emergency attempting to trick you into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing your passwords, bank details or other personal data. They claim to be from the likes of Tax Offices, NHS, Inland Revenue, etc. Click on logo for advice.

Bassetlaw District Council advice and contacts during Covid-19 emergency here PLUS BDC announces (27th March) that Retford & Worksop markets are cancelled until further notice.

Do you know anyone who could be considered ‘vulnerable? If so, read Neighbourhood Alert’s advice here... and also our Covid-19 Hints & tips page for latest scams here...

Got a health condition and need help finding and staying in work? Click on Workingwin for more including offers and support for employers too.

Plastic-free Retford? To find out more on this initiative and the differences between types of plastic that may be labelled ‘recyclable’, go to our Local Environment section here...

National Trust reopens parks but gardens and houses remain closed - read more here...

The Pilgrims Gallery, a £750,000 Lottery project at Bassetlaw Museum, opened on 19th September 2019 - read more on our Museum’s pages here...

Adrian Gray’s latest book explores the important of our local history in the struggles between state control and personal freedom that had global implications.

Bassetlaw Museum is seeking entries for its Open Art Exhibition scheduled for October, 2020 to January 2021. Click here for Bassetlaw Museum’s page. Something to occupy you in the present emergency?

Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Not for Profit Working in Partnership with the NHS’ at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2020, recognising their outstanding dedication to improving health and wellbeing. Read the press release on our Health & Welfare page here...

Better in Bassetlaw are launching a trial Mental Health Cafes scheme for anyone needing support - evening sessions at The Crossing, Worksop will run 17:00-21:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Just drop-in - but do check The Crossing’s website for latest details. Read more here...

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw NHS are running a range of screening programmes for all ages. Visit our Local Screening page here... which also has a link to check whether these have been suspended in the current crisis.

Parents play a key role in supporting their children through both crisis and recovery, but that they struggle to find the resources they need to do this. This website is for parents who are supporting their children with mental health issues.

Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s classes focus on Windows 10 since all Microsoft support for Windows 7 ended in January, 2020 and support for Office 2010 ends on 13th October, 2020. Come to get Windows 10 experience and alternatives to Microsoft Office with us! Click on logo for more including class dates through to July, 2021. Our IT Group is also looking to provide back-to-work skills - see the IT Group page...
Want to improve your IT skills during the current emergency? Take a look at the Learning Resources page on our IT Group’s website here...

Staying Well Programme for folks with long-term conditions - read more here...

Thursday CCC (Coffee & Chat) at Clarborough Village Hall on Thursdays (10:45-12:00).
Click on poster for more.

Clarborough Table-top sale - first Saturday of each month - see a snapshot here!

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?
Click on the poster.

 Click for bigger Shopper’s & Tourist’s map of Retford

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 wider issues affecting our community. Over the past few years this site has been servicing between 1500 and 2000 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.

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

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