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 virus emergency has suspended.

Check-out our new Covid-19 latest hints and tips page here...
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!

Want your local weather forecast? Click the Sun!

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!

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

Clarborough & Welham Newsletter have cancelled their Summer issue. Watch this space for details of later editions. Life Publications have also suspended their magazine publications but online resources remain open. Click here for details...

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

Nottinghamshire Police are seeking to recruit more officers. Click on poster for full details
Retford Police report (3rd April) on some lack of social distancing here...

PCSO Dave Airey’s local Crime Reports 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.

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. Nottinghamshire have announced that all 12 of their recycling centres have closed with immediate effect (24th March).

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

Are you self-isolated in Clarborough, Hayton or Welham? If so, Clarborough SPAR can help. Click on their logo for details. SPAR has also amended Clarborough opening hours to 07:00 - 20:00.

Retford and Worksop Food Banks are currently closed but donations can be made in supermarkets across the District.
For details click on the Food Bank banner.

Clarborough Post Office will be open each Monday morning in Clarborough Village Hall starting 23rd March. However, Play Park behind the Hall is not to be used as part of the pandemic regulations.

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...

All of Bassetlaw Action Centre’s face-to-face activities are suspended but read more on their ongoing support services here...
Bassetlaw Action Centre announces minibus trips for January-April, 2020.
Bassetlaw Action Centre is also looking for volunteers for their elderly persons befriending service. Click here for details.

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

All Nottinghamshire Libraries closed from 23rd March. For more about all of Inspire Culture’s current provision click here... It is worth noting that Inspire Online’s many resources are still available - and you can join online too! Follow the link above.

Clarborough’s VE75 events scheduled for 8-10th May have been cancelled due to coronavirus.

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 closes all parks and gardens - read more here...

Adrian Gray’s latest book was released on 7th March at BCH’s latest Freedom & Tolerance Forum. Click on book cover for more...

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?

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...

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.

Retford Library closed on 7th December for major refurbishment and Worksop Library is closed due to flooding - click here for more... and even more about Worksop here...
However, monthly Tabletop Gaming continues - relocated to Retford Fire Station, click here for dates.
For mobile Library Services click here...

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

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s events and activities at Idle Valley Centre for January-April, 2020.  Click on logo for the full listing
Note: The centre is currently closed. Click here to keep up-to-date.

Clarborough & Welham IT Group’s classes focus on Windows 10 since all Microsoft support for Windows 7 ends in January, 2020 and support for Office 2010 ends on 13th October. 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...

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.

Local Cancer support networks and support events here...

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 European 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. 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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