March 2019

Charity Gig raises £1100 for Aurora

A fundraising music gig has helped to raise £1,100 for the Bassetlaw Aurora Wellbeing Centre that provides vital cancer care to local residents.

Extension of Worksop and Retford Town Centre PSPO

The Council is currently consulting on an extension to the existing Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) that were introduced to Worksop and Retford Town Centres in June 2016.

Cashless parking system to go live in the District

Residents and visitors to Bassetlaw will soon be able to use cashless parking in Council run car parks from the end of the month.

Rockware Glass Sports & Social Score £60k Grant

Rockware Glass Sports and Social Club have secured a £60,000 Club Changer grant towards the installation of new changing rooms on their Sandy Lane sports site.

Council boosts focus on jobs & skills with new Team

The Council has boosted its focus on job creation and skills with the creation of a new Economic Development Team, tasked with attracting more jobs, businesses and investment to the area.

School Sweep up and Spring Clean

A pupil from St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Bircotes has been given the honour of naming one of Bassetlaw District Council’s brand new Street Sweepers.

Dragons’ Den Winner

A Retford based International Athlete has won the 2019 Bassetlaw Dragons’ Den as his pitch saw him “run” away with a £5,000 investment for his business.

Car owners fined after failing to provide information

Two Bassetlaw residents have been fined after failing to provide Bassetlaw District Council with information relating to separate incidents of littering.

Council takes back possession of property

Bassetlaw District Council has taken back possession of one of its properties in Worksop following a successful application to Mansfield County Court.

Council supports new Start Up with Enterprise Grant

Bassetlaw District Council has supported Worksop based new business start-up, Indie Print & Design Ltd with an Enterprise Grant, as the company seeks to become established in North Notts.

Joint funding leads to improved signage

RETFORD Town Centre is set to benefit from improved signage and modernised street furniture thanks to £44,000 of new funding from Bassetlaw District and Nottinghamshire County councils.

Bassetlaw celebrates its Achievers

The Council is set to host its annual Achievers’ Awards, which recognise the accomplishments of individuals or groups whose efforts have improved the lives of Bassetlaw people.

Community grant helps bowling club

Members of the Flat Green Bowling Club at Worksop Cricket and Sports Club have benefited from a donation of £350, thanks to grants from Councillors at Bassetlaw District Council.

Partnership strengthened with Power Station visit

The Council has offered EDF Energy its support and assistance following the recent announcement that Cottam Power Station will cease generation at the end of September 2019.

Bright Future with High Streets Fund

The Council has submitted its bid to the Government’s £675 million Future High Streets Fund as it forges on with its ambition to reinvigorate Worksop’s Town Centre.

Giving residents some assistance

A partnership between the Council and the Bassetlaw Action Centre will help hundreds of elderly and vulnerable residents to stay in their own homes and make their daily lives safer thanks to Assistive Technology.

Tenant hails visit a lifesaver

When United Living’s Resident Liaison Officer Vanessa Welch turned up for work on 22nd February, little did she anticipate the drama that was about to unfold that day and how her actions would help to save someone’s life.

Improvement works are on track

A £115,000 upgrade of Retford Railway Station is on track to smarten up one of the town’s most prominent landmarks, celebrate the surrounding area’s heritage and improve customer experience.

Barnby Babes welcome Councillor donation

A Blyth play group has benefitted from a £100 donation from Bassetlaw District Councillor, Barry Bowles as part of his Councillor Community Grant.

Plans to be submitted for Council Housing Development

A planning application for Council Housing development that could help to regenerate a derelict patch of land in Worksop is about to be submitted.

Canch Consultation shows Toilets are Residents Top Priority

New public toilets for the Canch Park have moved a step closer after Bassetlaw District Council’s cabinet agreed to re-invest funding from future capital receipts into improving the Green Flag award winning park’s visitor experience.

Community Grants support Bassetlaw Triathlon Club

Bassetlaw Triathlon Club will be using a £300 donation from a collective of Bassetlaw Councillors to help ensure that local residents have the opportunity to get involved in triathlons at all levels.

Bassetlaw celebrates its Achievers (1)

Local people who have shown exceptional commitment to helping and supporting their community were honoured at a special ceremony held in Retford Town Hall.

New cashless parking system goes live

The Council is now offering residents and visitors to Bassetlaw the option to use a new cashless parking system in Council run car parks.