website design software

Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

We are united!

Clarborough & Welham  

Version 3.52
Click here for our website’s latest visitor statistics

Our website is funded & managed by
Clarborough & Welham IT Group with
support from
Ladbrook Insurance

With nearly 260 pages, our website hosts a mass of information about Bassetlaw - and more! Hover over the left-hand menu to get a more detailed overview of each section, but first, roll down this page to get a feel for our latest news...

2024 UK General Election is almost upon us! Thursday 4th July.
Official information here...

Retford’s Heritage Open Day (part of the national programme) will take place on Saturday, 14th September, 2024. Watch this space for details!

Latest news, legal updates, advice and resources for anyone with safeguarding on your mind!

M o r e    i n f o r m a t i o n


Next Government urged to Prioritize Community Transport to Cut Local NHS Waiting lists. Read more by clicking on Bassetlaw Action Centre’s Car Scheme Plus.


Want your local weather forecast? Click the Sun! Replace ‘Retford’ with almost any destination on earth to get their forecast - ideal for holiday planning!


Nottinghamshire Love Your Leftovers Cookery Book - a ‘must read’ here...

New Notts Observatory data and local insight website is launched here...

Lots of very useful tips & info including
a latest WhatsApp group warning.


Notts Local Account launched: Our new Adult Social Care Strategy, called the Local Account, was launched earlier this month. It follows on from The Big Conversation in spring last year, where we sought people’s views on their experiences of using adult social care and what they thought social care should look like in the future

Are you in need of advice or support for alcohol or drug addiction - or know someone who does? Support is here...

BDC’s latest news here... and Housing Newsletter for Tennants here... plus BDC have recently started doing drop-in sessions at the Children’s Centres in Harworth and Bircotes and Retford Central (near the bus station). The sessions are for any tenants who need to talk to someone face to face regarding any housing matters or advice. As the sessions are in a Children’s Centre there is provision to keep children occupied which gives parents an opportunity to have time to talk about any issues they are having. For dates/times click poster.
Also, BDC’s latest Newsletter for businesses here...

Notts County Council’s Declaration of Tobacco Control here...

Do you have a disability and want support in getting into employment? See more...

Local school holidays to July 2027 - here !

Bassetlaw Action Centre’s latest newsletters and services updates plus latest job opportunities

Retford Town Centre Neighbourhood Plan’s Examination Report here...

Retford Big Market Days pull folks in from
far and wide - much more here

Are you a business? Explore the latest funding and other opportunities

Latest Pilgrims & Prophets Walk here...

Latest (May 2024) Flooding warnings and advice here...

Scams are always around - get latest advice here...

Retford Family History course plus latest from Retford Library including Love Reading newsletter - read more on all of these here...


For a vast array of news, opportunities, links and new initiatives, go to BCVS for their weekly Bulletin - this is also a key source of volunteering opportunities across all sectors. Latest jobs too!

Do you recognise local folks receiving thanks in Pakistan for Muslim Charity’s 2023 Rickshaw Challenge plus forthcoming 2024 Tuk Tuk Challenge in Kashmir!


Read plus BDC’s 2040 Vision here

Neighbourhood Watch’s June OUR NEWS here...

West Burton Nuclear Fusion STEPs forward to zero-carbon here...


Does your business or event need advertising? Clarborough & Welham Community Newsletter has a much wider ‘reach’ than you might expect and offers exceptional value. Meet Julie for more

Retford Arts Hub latest including need for new artists and artisans here...

Clarborough’s weekly CCC (Coffee, Cakes & Chat) from 10:45 to 11:45 at Clarborough Village Hall continues to thrive. It is a real joy to meet, chat, have coffee (or tea) and cake and make new friends and have time to catchup with all the news. Do pop in and bask in the warmth of meeting our lovely local residents. Everyone welcome - you don’t need to be ‘local’!

Retford’s Theatre’s latest

Latest Nottinghamshire news and information about local Family Hubs and other services for young families here...

Retford Life’s website has links to most local events/activities through this (and next) month!


Aurora Centre is your local cancer support centre. Lots going on too!



Both Clarborough & Welham and also Hayton Parish Councils are keen to establish local Speed Watch teams - get in touch with your council if you are interested. Read a bit more here...

Notts Wildlife Trust’s latest project to create a Wilder Nottinghamshire Network is already exploding! Click our logo for our full press release - and much more too!

UK Government’s Levelling up initiative’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is providing some local fundings. See our Public Sector section to explore any funding currently available from Bassetlaw District Council or Nottinghamshire County Council.

Click chopper for Air Ambulance support
and also support for our 30th Anniversary!


Clarborough Post Office at our Village Hall - Click on Post Office for opening times
All P.O. services available here!


Citizens Advice needs more volunteers! They also have a Rural Household Survey on the Cost of Living plus household Energy Saving tips. Also, watch this space - Citizens Advice for our area has changed to Citizens Advice North Nottinghamshire. Finally, if you are struggling with debt, get in touch with Citizens Advice. North Notts Citizens Advice team also did a Boat Pull on 19th May - click their logo for much more...


Volunteering is not just good for those on the receiving end - it can be a very effective way to boost your own CV when seeking job promotion as well as a very effective way to improve your own wellbeing! Click RECRUITING.


Chesterfield Canal Trust’s latest news here...
including some wonderful Wildlife Watch photos!

Nottinghamshire recycling centres operating times here for details.


For Nottinghamshire County Council’s latest advice plus much, much more, go to their Newsroom or join Family Life email bulletins.




Notts County Council’s Cost of Living Support page plus Support for Carers. Click for details.





Your Health Your Way has a number of local programmes. Their FAB (Food, Activity, Balance) programme is aimed at children too.


Clarborough & District W.I.’s 2024 programme


For latest local history books see Bookworm’s Newsletter here...


Click poster for link to all of Inspire’s current courses - it’s not too late to enrole!

Clarborough Table-top Sales on first Saturday of each month - see more here...



Our Food Bank have started their mobile Community Shop to Clarborough on Fridays! Read more here...


Retford’s Child Contact Centre has reopened - see here for details...


British Heart Foundation’s Spring cleaning - get in early!

D2N2 Growth Hub for developing
your business here



Click for more
about the Harmless initiative.


New NottAlone website offering local mental health advice and help for young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, all in one place - click poster.


Looking for self-help links to the widest range of health and welfare services and support? Click here for over 100 links.

Mayflower Pilgrim Trails Newsletters here...
and Bassetlaw Museum’s Pilgrims Gallery detail

Want the latest news? Go to BBC News here...

Want good exercise? See local footpaths here... and also new,
local, cycling initiatives here...

For a page of useful local contacts, click here...


 Bigger Shopper’s & Tourist’s map of Retford


Clarborough & Welham IT Group both finances and manages this community website and is also a member of Retford Business Forum.

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 some 260 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 an average around 4000 pages viewed per week (not ‘hits’ - they run into hundreds of thousands!) by more than 200 visitors every day! 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 and also The Great Reform Act of 1832 which started the long process of extension of the franchise to (currently) all over 18-year-olds.

We are very grateful to Ladbrook Insurance for their support for our website. Click Ladbrook’s logo for more on their Charity Insurance and also here for more local business information and links.

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 but do make sure you download just the READER - not the  ‘free trial’ of the full Acrobat app!