March 2021

Rapid Community Testing Initiative to Launch for Retford and Villages

Testing to begin in Retford to help protect people most at risk, using rapid turnaround tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace.

Community testing for people without symptoms in Worksop moves to a single location

All Rapid Community Testing for Worksop will move to a single location at Manton Club as part of a plan to enable even more Bassetlaw residents and businesses to access asymptomatic testing.

Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

Bassetlaw District Council marked Commonwealth Day in a flag raising ceremony along with communities in 53 other countries as part of the international celebration which spread the message of “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.

New Mayflower Play Facility for King’s Park, Retford

New play equipment inspired by Bassetlaw’s links to the Mayflower, the ship that transported Pilgrims from Plymouth to America in 1620, will be taking shape Kings’ Park over the next few weeks.

Custodial sentence for former Council employee

An ex-council finance officer who stole more than £60,000 from her former employer to help pay off her accumulated credit card debts has received a 12-month custodial sentence.

Home test kits available from rapid community sites

All Bassetlaw households with children of school age are now able to get two rapid Covid-19 tests per person, per week from the district’s two Rapid Community Test sites.

Council to invest £72m in housing

Over the next five years, Bassetlaw District Council plans to invest a total of £72.65m into the homes of its tenants to ensure they are safe, comfortable and meet the Government’s ‘Decent Homes’ standard.

Grand designs for Independent Living

An exciting new project to redevelop and refurbish the Council’s Independent Living Centres, beginning with Larwood House in Worksop, will begin this summer.