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

Looking for something in particular? With more than 240 pages on this website we host a mass of information. Hover over the menu to the left to get a more detailed overview of each section, but first explore this page for latest news...

Hurry! A suite of online support and guidance opportunities for anyone seeking employment in a range of sectors. Click NCS logo for details and links.

Want your local (and not-so-local) weather forecast?
Click the Sun!


Explore America and discover a new you.
The Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship (NRMTS) is a unique development opportunity, enabling you to spend six or more weeks in the USA immersed in American culture whilst exploring a project of your choice. Applications for the scholarship are now open until 4th March 2022. Click on the Statue of Liberty for details and to apply.

Health professionals at NHS Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) want to hear your views to help shape the future of urgent and emergency children’s care at Bassetlaw Hospital.

£17.6 million is being invested to develop a modern centre for urgent and emergency care services at Bassetlaw Hospital, creating an Emergency Village. This exciting new development offers an opportunity to locate the Children’s Assessment Unit and children’s Outpatient Department next to the Emergency Department to make best use of specialist nursing and medical staff within the hospital. Click on Have your say poster for details; this closes on 28th February.

Bassetlaw District Council is inviting representations on the Bassetlaw Local Plan 2020-2037: Publication Version Addendum and proposed submission documents for a period of six weeks, from 12pm Thursday 6 January to 5pm on Thursday 17 February 2022. Representations received after this time will not be accepted. This statement provides details on how to make comments.

Latest news! Watch this space for more on What Next

Clarborough’s December Vintage Tractor Club event raised £522 - read more here...

The Thursday Coffee morning from 10.45 to 11.45 at Clarborough Village Hall continues to thrive and we all enjoyed a Christmas lunch on December 9th. It is a real joy to meet, chat, have coffee 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.

Latest news - Government tackling violence against women & girls strategy here...


UK Covid Rules are changing over the coming week - but be cautious, face masks will protect you and others in ‘risky’ confined spaces. Bassetlaw is one of the most infected areas!


For the vast array of news, opportunities, links and new initiative, click on BCVS to see their weekly online Bulletins.



2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the Inspire Youth Arts team.
Click on poster for the latest What’s On Guide.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s latest Covid guidance across all sectors plus tips and advice, avoiding scams, testing, etc. click

Clarborough Post Office is open - normal times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Click on Post Office for times.
All P.O. services available here!


Click on Neighbourhood Watch’s logo for their January 2022 Newsletter


Click on Work Pays for much more!


Notts Carers Hub face-to-face sessions through January 2022 here...

Latest Inspire Libraries What’s On Guide here...

Local Gardens open for the National Snowdrops Festival. Click open for details

Bookworm’s Newsletters here...

Local flood advice and management - including riparian owners, click poster for details.



For more on local Muslim Charity donations, click on poster



Volunteering with Chesterfield Canal & River Trust’s Python. Click here for details!


Clarborough & Hayton church services and events here...


Nottinghamshire Plan launched in response to what you said in the Big Notts Survey.
Click poster for more


Grove Street, Retford Methodist Church & Centre, is seeking public views on its development plans. Click The Grove logo for more...

Bassetlaw Action Centre’s newsletters here. For their 2020-2021 Annual Report - click



D2N2 Growth Hub’s Webinar and Workshop for developing your business here...

Bassetlaw District Council’s 2020-2037 Local Plan invited comments but that is now closed. Click here for more...
For BDC’s latest news, click here...

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


For more on the Harmless initiative, click Harmless.


For updates to local Covid support and
information click here...

Latest jobs available here...

Decisionz resources for young people to be empowered to make the right decisions and successfully transition on to their next steps in education or employment, and their future careers. Click on Decisionz to explore their services and here for more on their latest newsletter..


If you’re aged 19+, unemployed on Universal Credit or other benefits, you can now get back into work with this FREE new solution.
Click on poster for details.

Lots more support opportunities if you are looking to get into work. Click here to explore and also, local Nomis (official) unemployment statistics.


New website offering local mental health advice and help for young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, all in one place

School Kids can often teach parents and grandparents a few things about computers. If you’d like to repay them with advice of your own, why not join your local IT Group’s classes? Click here for more...

Are you an employer seeking to increase your workforce’s digital skills? Find out how

Microsoft announces Windows 11. Read more here and join Clarborough & Welham IT Group to keep pace with Microsoft!


Latest news: Bassetlaw and South Yorkshire NHS to be split! Read announcement here... Need self-help links to the widest range of health and welfare services and support? Click here for over 100 links.

Retford Arts Hub Revamp

Exciting news! The Arts Hub, which was formerly The Hub, has undergone a revamp. On the second floor, the Mayflower Pilgrims Room has been converted into an Exhibition Room. The ground floor is still the shop offering unique local artefacts and food and drinks and refreshments are available. For more about the Arts Hub, click here...

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

Online Gaming has surged in popularity through and after Covid-19.
Read latest advice for parents here...

Join Amazon Smile to support Clarborough Village Hall charity, all at no costs to yourself! Click the heart for details

Clarborough Village Hall’s weekly programme here...

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

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

PCSO Dave Airey’s latest local Crime Report here...


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

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

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.

We are grateful to Ladbrook Insurance for their support for our website. See here for more...

With more than 240 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 2000-3000 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 and also The Great Reform Act of 1832 which started the long process of extension of the franchise to all.

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.