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.
Remember - British Summer Time ends at 02:00 on Sunday, 25th October - put your clocks back!
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...
Applying for a secondary school place for September 2021? You need to hurry because Nottinghamshire’s closing date is 31st October! Click here to apply.
Pilgrim Festival 2020 Online Babworth Arts Exhibition - for details and entry details go to our Local Faiths ► Mayflower Pilgrims page here...
Local Cancer support networks and support - The Aurora Centre (Worksop) is relocating for about six months - read more here...
Bassetlaw Action Centre reopened on 5th October. Click on their logo for much more PLUS Lynn Tupling’s Annual Report.
Latest additions include Walking Tennis, help with anxiety or depression and getting active!
Want to know more about Mayflower Pilgrims links locally? Click here...
Want your local weather forecast? Click the Sun!
Want the latest news?
Go to BBC News here...
Breaking news! Catherine Burn, Director of BCVS, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her work for our communities during Covid-19.
BCVS has two new jobs advertised. Click here for details.
Next Bassetlaw Youth Council meeting on 12th November will be a ‘virtual’ (online) event - a good opportunity for students to get to grips with this sort of activity.
Click here for details...
PCSO Dave Airey’s latest local Crime Report here...
Muslim Charity’s latest press
The charity is based at Eaton Hall, near Retford.
Want good exercise? See local footpaths here...
Clarborough Post Office is open each Monday morning in Clarborough Village Hall.
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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