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 nearly 250 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, roll down this page to get a feel for our provision...

For local support efforts for Ukraine go to our Local News Help Ukraine page here...

Latest Alert advising, particularly young people, from swimming in rivers and canals.

For a vast array of news, opportunities, links and new initiatives, click on BCVS for their weekly Bulletins - this has lots of information about how to donate to Ukraine!

The Bridge Skills Hub, Worksop, will be hosting a FREE drop-in event on 13th July to provide learners, parents, teachers and stakeholders with the information and knowledge needed to make informed decisions about HE progression, HE pathways, HE processes, etc. Click on Bridge for details.

Do you need a summary of UK’s Covid responses since early 2020? If so, click here...

With all official restrictions regarding Covid removed from 24th February, 2022 but with local rates on the rise again, check out all latest Covid guidance across all sectors plus tips/advice, avoiding scams, testing, etc.

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


Two exciting events coming soon to Retford! Click on posters for larger versions.


Retfest Comedy

Retford Library’s events are also back here...


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


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


Muslim Charity’s recent presentation of Platinum Jubilee Benches to six local communities here...


For Nottinghamshire County Council’s latest advice plus much more, click on their logo.

Tour of Britain cycling is coming to Retford on 8th September! For tour map and full details of Nottinghamshire’s involvement click here...

Bassetlaw District Council announces support for Ukraine. Click on BDC’s logo for details... and see BDC’s latest newsletter here...


Also, do you have a moving story? Click on poster below for details.



Retford Child Contact Centre has reopened - click here for details...


Volunteering with Chesterfield Canal & River Trust’s Python. Click here for details and for other canal-centred events!


Latest news for businesses including East Midlands Accelerator support for Bassetlaw businesses 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.
Click Julie for more...

Important note: our Autumn 2022 editorial deadline has been brought forward to 11th July!

Don’t risk catching or spreading Bird Flu! Read advice here...

Click What’s On for lots of courses available through July and August plus, on 7th July, a Tesco opportunity

Latest jobs available here... and business opportunities here...


Retford’s Bassetlaw Food Bank centre is looking for sewists to support their fund raising. Click here for details.


Retford Bookworm’s Newsletters here...

Significant changes to The Highway Code came into effect from 29th January 2022. There are changes in important areas many of which mean that drivers in particular need to be aware that other road users, particularly pedestrians, will often take priority, particularly at road junctions.

Click for full details of these Highway Code changes on the Government website.

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

The Thursday Coffee morning from 10.45 to 11.45 at Clarborough Village Hall continues to thrive. 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.

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


British Heart Foundation’s latest collections!

Click on poster for ways to donate/get collection of your clear-outs.


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



For more on local Muslim Charity donations, click on poster



D2N2 Growth Hub for developing
your business



For more on the Harmless initiative, click Harmless



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

Latest news: Bassetlaw and South Yorkshire NHS to be split with Bassetlaw now linked into Nottinghamshire. Read announcement here... 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


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


Clarborough Village Hall’s weekly programme here...


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

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

Latest local Crime Report here...

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

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


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

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

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 nearly 250 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 of more than 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 but do make sure you download just the READER.