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Dec04

Christmas Holiday 2017 Bin Collections in North Notts

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Christmas Holiday 2017 Bin Collections in North Notts

As every Christmas, there will be some changes to the dustbin collection services by our local Councils over the Christmas holiday.

Here's a handy guide to the changes in Christmas Bin Collection Dates for Bassetlaw, Newark & Sherwood and Mansfield in North Nottinghamshire which affect bin collections normally made from Monday 25th of December onwards.

Nov15

Find out where the Christmas Lights Switch on Events are in North Notts

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Find out where the Christmas Lights Switch on Events are in North Notts

For many of us it’s a bit early to be celebrating Christmas, so if you’re like me and need something to get you into the Christmas spirit or, perhaps you might just love Christmas and can’t wait to get stuck into the festive fun – here's a list of local Christmas Lights Switch On events.

There are over 10 big Lights Switch On events happening across the North Notts region during November and December, each with it's own unique flavour and accompanying activities and entertainment.

There is one person that unites them all - Santa!  

So if your little ones would love to meet Santa, their wish just might come true at one of these events.

Nov01

The Top Bonfire & Firework Display Events in North Notts

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The Top Bonfire & Firework Display Events in North Notts

Bonfire Night is always the most popular family night of the year and each year it gets bigger and better.

November 5th this year falls on a Sunday and, happily, our local bonfires and fireworks displays are spread out over 6 days so there’s something to enjoy from Thursday 2nd all the way through to Tuesday 7th November.

We’ve made it easy for you to find the best Bonfires and Fireworks Displays in our round-up of large and smaller bonfire events across the region.  We list bonfire lighting & fireworks display times, whether food and drink is available, locations, maps and more.

Oct13

Halloween Events & Activities in North Notts

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Halloween Events & Activities in North Notts

Are you ready for the scariest night of the year?

If you’re up for having some hair-raising fun this Halloween there are loads of Halloween events to keep everyone in the family happy with scary outdoor cinema screenings, spooky craft activities, terrifying trails, and general ghostly goings on.

Check out our In North Notts round-up of the spookiest Halloween events happening in Retford, Worksop, Southwell, Newark and across North Nottinghamshire this October.

Aug01

Summer Holiday Fun in North Notts

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Summer Holiday Fun in North Notts

The summer holidays have arrived and August is packed with exciting things to do for children and families across North Nottinghamshire!

There are plenty of events and activities indoors and out so, even if we don’t get wall to wall sunshine, there’ll always be something to do to keep your little ones entertained.

Jul06

July is just one long festival!

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July is just one long festival!

Do you view the word Festival in horror, picturing mud, crowds and portaloos?  Or do your thoughts turn to more pleasant things like good times spent with friends and family, hot and sunny weather, incredible live music, amazing new foods and exciting new experiences?

Hopefully your summer this year will be all about fun, laughter, enjoyment and good times and, to help you have the best summer yet, we’ve compiled a list of the many festivals being held this summer across North Nottinghamshire.

May17

The Best News for Bassetlaw & North Notts - ever!

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The Best News for Bassetlaw & North Notts - ever!

North Notts BID results are in - and it's a YES!

The North Notts Business Improvement District (BID) team have just learnt that the North Notts BID has been voted to go ahead by Bassetlaw businesses.   This will mean a huge investment to improve Bassetlaw over the next 5 years of over £3 million pounds.

May04

Pilgrim Visitor Centre Opening in Retford

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Pilgrim Visitor Centre Opening in Retford

The new ‘Mayflower Pilgrims Visitor Centre’ opens its doors to the public for the very first time during the Retford Arts Festival on Saturday 27th May 2017.

Located at The Hub (North Notts Artisan & Tourist Information Centre) in Churchgate, Retford, the centre will feature the stories of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Separatists – many of whom came from Retford and the Bassetlaw area in North Nottinghamshire - and who changed the world.

Apr27

See the Tour of Britain Cycle Race near you in North Notts!

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See the Tour of Britain Cycle Race near you in North Notts!

There's great excitement in North Notts since it was announced that The Tour of Britain cycle race will be running a whole stage in Nottinghamshire on Weds 6th September!

And the news gets even better!  Not just through Nottinghamshire but 120 of the world’s top cyclists will be racing 175 km mainly in North Notts!

Apr04

The Best Easter Egg Hunts in North Notts

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The Best Easter Egg Hunts in North Notts

Easter Egg Hunts certainly are popular in North Notts this Easter and you’re really spoilt for choice. In fact there so many that you could easily end up with a chocolate overload!

If you’re looking for a lovely family day out most of the hunts are combined with other family and children’s activities.

Find an eggciting Easter Egg Hunt near you in our guide to the best ones in North Notts!

Mar30

What a YES vote for the North Notts BID means to Bassetlaw

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What a YES vote for the North Notts BID means to Bassetlaw

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) aren’t new – towns, cities and industrial areas across the UK have been successfully running BIDs since 2005, and voting to renew them every 5 years – a very positive endorsement of the value of BIDs. There are currently over 250 BIDs in the UK with our close neighbours Lincoln, Mansfield and Nottingham already BID towns.

But there is something new about North Notts’ exciting and ambitious plans for Bassetlaw – we’re aiming to become the very first area-wide Business Improvement District (BID) in the UK!

Feb22

Skills & Support for your Business in this Digital Age

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Skills & Support for your Business in this Digital Age

We all want to make our businesses the best they can be but do you sometimes find it challenging to keep your business up-to-date with the latest in digital marketing and technology and to take advantage of all the benefits they offer?

Fortunately practical help in the way of high quality training and support is at hand for businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and, incredibly, it is free!

Jan13

Bassetlaw Dragons' Den

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Bassetlaw Dragons' Den

Are you brave enough to step into the Bassetlaw Dragons' Den? If so, you could be in the running to win £5000 for your business to help develop a new and innovative product or idea.

Jan05

Get Snapping! New Year... New Hobby!

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Get Snapping! New Year... New Hobby!

Photographer Simon Gaddes has been instructing and tutoring photography for over twenty years and you will be able to take advantage of his experience at special photography classes in Retford this January and February.

Dec30

Another Local Artist makes a welcome return to Retford Arts Festival 2017

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Another Local Artist makes a welcome return to Retford Arts Festival 2017

Retford Arts Festival is delighted to welcome back local artist Polly Warren, a member of local art-group Artempo and Lincoln & Retford Art Societies, to the second Retford Arts Festival which is being held in venues across the town over the Bank Holiday weekend of 27-29 May 2017.

Last year the first Festival brought together artists of all genres, historians, actors & poets and delivered a memorable 3-day celebration of art, creativity, theatre, music, poetry and more and, once again in 2017 Polly, along with many other artists, will be featuring their work and demonstrating live at venues across the town.

If you're an artist (of any kind) and would like to include your work in Retford's own Arts Festival you've still got time to sign up!

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