It’s hard to believe it, but Retford Charter Day is 25 years old this year!
It all started in 1990 with a meeting between 3 far-sighted local gentlemen, Mr. Richard Sutton who was there on behalf of the Scouts and the Retford Lions Club, Mr. Gordon Hamilton-Clark and Mr. Gerry Archer. The first event they ever organised was the Easter Extravaganza which was held on the Market Square with just 6 stalls and a gentleman pushing a children’s roundabout!
Easter wouldn’t be complete without the thrill of an Easter Egg Hunt for the little ones and there are loads of egg-cellent Easter Egg hunts and trails to choose from this Easter holiday across Nottinghamshire.
Check out all the best Easter Egg Hunts in Nottinghamshire in our egg-stremely useful Easter Egg Hunt guide for 2018.
On the 29th June 1938 Retford gained, what we now fondly describe as "the jewel in the heart of the town", the beautiful Kings' Park.
Now, some 8 decades later, there are exciting plans afoot to mark Kings' Park's 80th Birthday.
Bassetlaw District Council, in partnership with EES Showhire and supported by Retford Business Forum, Retford Civic Society and other bodies, are inviting everyone to join them in celebrating the 80th Anniversary of this outstanding, national accredited, Green Flag site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Despite the rain this afternoon I’ve had a brilliant drive through Bawtry and Austerfield enjoying their ‘yellowness’ in honour of Le Tour de Yorkshire which passes through our region this coming Saturday 30th April.
There’s yellow bunting galore and a wonderful array of yellow bicycles fixed to fences, propped up against walls and even on top of buildings, together with a few blue bicycles, all lining the route that Le Tour will be taking.