Kings’ Park, Retford
Last week, a tragic incident in Kings’ Park,
Retford resulted in the death of a man as severe winds and gales
hit the district and caused a number of trees to be brought
The man, who has been named by Nottinghamshire
Police as John Arthur White, was travelling through the park on a
motorised scooter at around 1.50pm when he was struck by a falling
tree. An ambulance attended but, sadly, the 83-year-old was
pronounced dead at the scene.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to his
family and friends.
As a precaution, Kings’ Park will remain
closed until further notice whilst we complete all necessary works
and the footpath that exits the park onto Cobwell Road and
gives access to the ball court and skatepark on the Celery Field
will remain closed for further repairs.
Once the trees have been cleared we will be
working with Nottinghamshire County Council to ensure that the
footpath is safe before re-opening it to the public. Residents are
asked not to try and access the footpath and the Celery Field until
Have Your Say…..
Bassetlaw residents can have their say on a number of different
consultations that are currently underway.
Summer in the Park - Competition Winners
The competitions winning photographs can be seen on the Parks and Open Spaces page.
Small Business Saturday
The UK is celebrating its first Small Business Saturday on 7
December 2013. This is a great chance for businesses to
promote themselves and generate trade.
More information is available on the
Due to essential maintenance work the connection to the
Councils’ website will be lost for approximately 10
minutes between midnight and 6 am on Friday
13th December 2013.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Last Updated - 10/12/2013