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.

Council Tax 2021/22

Following approval at March’s Full Council, from 1st April 2021, Bassetlaw District Council is increasing its portion of Council Tax by £5 for Band D properties, which is equivalent to a 2.80% increase or 10p per week. Almost 51% of properties in Bassetlaw are in Band A, and they would see an increase of £3.33 or 6p per week.

Worksop Masterplan Launched

The Worksop Masterplan, a vision and strategy of how Worksop Town Centre can be re-thought, re-worked and transformed has been launched after it was approved at Full Council on 4 March 2021.

Bassetlaw Health Bus Hits the Road

Vulnerable residents who live in some of the most rural and isolated parts of Bassetlaw will be able to access vital healthcare thanks to a new Health Bus.

Nottinghamshire authorities top the charts on vital COVID-19 funding stream to businesses

Nottinghamshire is topping the charts for distributing a vital stream of COVID-19 central government grants to local businesses, according to a new report.

Skills Hub set for April start

A state-of-the-art Skills and Education Hub will start to take shape in just a few weeks’ time.

Bassetlaw District Council Statement

Response to allegations surrounding tenant evictions.