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New Equipment at Shopmobility

New Equipment at Shopmobility

Shopmobility in Bassetlaw has a series of new scooters and wheelchairs that will allow more residents and visitors with mobility issues to access the town centres of Worksop and Retford safely and independently.

Article posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Wampanoag Nation Welcomed to Bassetlaw

Wampanoag Nation Welcomed to Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw Museum presented a new side to the well-known story of the Mayflower Pilgrims during a unique cultural exchange in which representatives from the Wampanoag Nation were welcomed to Bassetlaw. The Wampanoag Perspective Project explores the culture, perspective and history of the Wampanoag Tribe, and their shared history with the Pilgrims.

Article posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021


Bassetlaw Parks fly the flag as two of the country’s best

Bassetlaw Parks fly the flag as two of the country’s best

Two of Bassetlaw’s outstanding parks have again been recognised by the Green Flag Award as some of the very best in Britain.

Article posted on Monday, October 18, 2021


Bassetlaw site makes reserve list for UK fusion energy plant

West Burton A, near Retford in Bassetlaw, has made the UKAEA’s reserve list to be the potential future home of the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, or “STEP”.

Article posted on Friday, October 15, 2021


Retford is uplifted as part of movement experiment

Retford is uplifted as part of movement experiment

In the lead up to World Mental Health Day, ASICS, together with the support of mental health charity Mind, transformed the UK town of Retford into “Upliftford”. The experiment demonstrated the power of movement to uplift the mood of a town, with residents recording a mental uplift of 27%.

Article posted on Monday, October 11, 2021


Submit comments to latest Local Plan Consultation

Submit comments to latest Local Plan Consultation

Residents, businesses and other interested parties who would like to submit their comments on the final version of Bassetlaw’s Local Plan are being encouraged to do so before the latest consultation period closes in around two weeks.

Article posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2021


Prison for injunction breach

A Retford homeless man has been sentenced to 28 days in prison after breaching the conditions of an Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction that had banned him from entering Retford Town Centre.

Article posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021


Carlton man banned from mother’s home

A Carlton-in-Lindrick man has been banned from visiting the home of his mother following a sustained period of harassment.

Article posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021


2020/21 Statement of Accounts - Delay Notice

In line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Bassetlaw District Council published a draft Statement of accounts, subject to audit on Friday 30 July 2021. The audit of the draft statement of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 has not yet been completed by the external auditors, Mazars LLP.

Article posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021


Council calls on Government to reconsider ‘unfair and unjust’ decision on Mine Workers Pension Schemes

Council calls on Government to reconsider ‘unfair and unjust’ decision on Mine Workers Pension Schemes

Bassetlaw District Council is calling on the Government to reconsider its ‘unjust and unfair’ decision that denies ex-miners from accessing £1.2bn of pension funds that would have given a £14 increase to the average weekly pension of £84.

Article posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021