January 2024

Major incident declared in Nottinghamshire due to flooding

A major incident has been declared along the River Trent in Nottinghamshire due to flooding and the risk of further flooding caused by Storm Henk.

Storm Henk - Support for flood-hit homes and businesses

The Government has announced a package of support for flood-hit communities impacted by Storm Henk (2nd Jan – 8th Jan)

Recycle More In 2024

If your New Year’s Resolution is to recycle more of your waste in 2024, Bassetlaw District Council have made it easy for you to keep that promise with their environmentally-friendly and convenient Garden Waste Collection Service.

Council Housing Rents Set to Rise

Rents for homes owned and operated by Bassetlaw District Council will rise in line with the Government’s National Social Rent Policy from 1st April this year.

Spread the word abroad! More Brits overseas can now vote.

Bassetlaw District Council is calling on residents to let friends and family living abroad know about changes to voter registration in UK general elections.

First steps in multi-billion-pound STEP project with planning permission granted for UKAEA base in North Nottinghamshire

A significant milestone preparing for a UK first in energy production, which will create thousands of jobs and attract investment in North Nottinghamshire, has been reached.

Multi-million investment in tenants’ homes

Bassetlaw District Council will be investing more than £117 million in tenants’ homes over the next five years to ensure they are safe, comfortable, and energy efficient places to live.

Work continues at Westmoreland House

Bassetlaw District Council is continuing to make significant investment in its accommodation for older people by modernising and improving its Independent Living Centre in Harworth and Bircotes.

Spring Clean is Back in Bassetlaw

The Great British Spring Clean returns to Bassetlaw for 2024 and across the district, communities will come together to keep Bassetlaw tidy and improve their local neighbourhoods.

Bassetlaw Signs Tobacco Control Declaration

Bassetlaw District Council is showing its commitment to reduce the harmful effects of smoking and secondary smoking on its residents by signing a new tobacco control declaration. The Council, along with Bassetlaw Place Based Partnership, have re-signed the Nottinghamshire County and Nottingham City declaration on tobacco control, which aims to support people to quit, prevents the uptake of smoking and reduces exposure to second hand smoke through clean air zones.

More funding for arts, heritage, cultural and creative activities

Grants of up to £5,000, to support communities in Bassetlaw with a passion for arts, heritage, cultural and creative projects, have been announced. Bassetlaw District Council’s Arts and Heritage Grant Programme, which is part of the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, is offering groups, organisations, and charities another chance to apply for a share of £28,000.

Residents delight at Larwood House refurbishment

Residents say they are happy and settled at Larwood House in Worksop, one of Bassetlaw District Council’s five independent living centres, which has been officially opened after extensive refurbishment.

Polling places made more accessible across Bassetlaw

Changes to make sure election polling places are safe, convenient, and accessible for voters have been approved by Bassetlaw councillors at a full council meeting on the 25th of January.

Member allowances to rise by 5% following Independent Panel recommendations

Bassetlaw District Councillors have approved an increase in members allowances for the first time in over three years at its full Council meeting on 25th January 2024.

Rural communities get more than £500k funding

More than half a million pounds of funding is on its way to support rural community groups and businesses in Bassetlaw after they bid for funding to help improve facilities for residents and support enterprise.

January 2024: Bassetlaw District Council Health and Well-being Blog

Financial Fresh Start: Your Guide to Budgeting in the New Year

East Midlands loses out on funding to protect against flooding

In the wake of recent storms, councils across the East Midlands are calling for more funding to protect against flooding.

Mixed Results for Retford Market Proposals following Public Consultation

A report to Bassetlaw District Council’s Cabinet on 8th February is recommending that plans for semi-permanent market stalls on Retford market are scrapped following the results of a public consultation.