March 2023

New and improved lights to increase safety in Worksop

Bassetlaw District Council have installed a series of new lighting columns in the Memorial Gardens, Worksop to improve the safety of people walking through the park during hours of darkness.

New equipment at the Canch promotes inclusive play in Worksop

New inclusive play equipment has been installed at the Green Flag award-winning Canch Park in Worksop to encourage children with a range of abilities to play together.

Bassetlaw Spring Clean is Back

It’s Spring Clean Time in Bassetlaw! At this time of year, communities across the District come together and take action to improve their local neighbourhoods.

Project aims to ‘Grow it, Fix it’

A new community project is underway in Bassetlaw to produce fresh food, improve mental health and deliver education opportunities for local people.

Chairman welcomes new Karate Club to the District

Bassetlaw District Council Chair, Cllr Madelaine Richardson and Worksop Charter Mayor, Cllr Neil Sanders have welcomed a new Karate club to Worksop, meeting students and instructors at a training session.

Council Budget Agreed for 2023/24

Bassetlaw District Council’s budget for the next financial year has been agreed by Councillors at a meeting of full Council last week.

Work begins on Manton Housing Development

The building of 90 new Council houses on a vacant site in Worksop is just a matter of months away as the next stage of the project has been unveiled.

Bersahill Update

Statement regarding Bersahill Ltd.

Training lifted to new heights

This week, two of Bassetlaw’s councillors learned first-hand what it takes to scale a wind turbine as part of the launch of Certex UK’s new Training Platform.

Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

Bassetlaw District Council marked Commonwealth Day this week alongside communities in 56 other countries as part of the international celebration, which this year spread the message ‘Forging a sustainable and peaceful common feature.’

Roxy Clean Queen Machine

Pupils from Norbridge Academy in Worksop have given their seal of approval to Bassetlaw District Council’s new electric street sweeper, designing artwork for the side panels and coming up with a name for the battery powered vehicle.

Voters urged to check they’re election ready before it’s too late

With only a month to go until the voter registration deadline for local elections on 4 May, anyone wanting to vote must make sure they are election ready.

Retford Councillors call for Levelling Up Funds

Following the recent announcement by the Government about a third round of Levelling Up Funds – worth £1bn – being made available later in 2023, a pair of Retford Councillors are calling on the Government to review how the Fund is allocated in the future so that the town can put forward its own bid.

Partnership brings more homes back into use

Bassetlaw District Council has announced a partnership with energy and regeneration specialist Equans to bring more of its empty homes back into use.

New Bassetlaw Accessibility Guide is live

Bassetlaw District Council has partnered with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information to promote accessible venues within the district.

Bassetlaw celebrates its achievers

A series of awards have been given to Bassetlaw residents to recognise the positive contributions they have made within the district.

Action Centre service is ‘motoring’

One of Bassetlaw Action Centre’s most popular services is ‘motoring’ ahead thanks to a grant of £64,000 from the Better Care Fund.

Tenant evicted after failing to pay over £2,000 rent

A Bassetlaw Council Tenant has been ordered to give up possession of his property following months of drug-related activity and failing to pay over £2,000 in rent.

Fly-tipper Fined

A Gainsborough man who stored waste at his home which was later fly-tipped was ordered to pay £3,150.60 by Nottingham Magistrates Court after pleading guilty to three charges under the Environmental Protection Act.

Bassetlaw Councillors call for a better devolution deal for Bassetlaw

The Leader of Bassetlaw District Council is calling on local leaders to revisit proposals for an East Midlands devolution deal to ensure that the region does not get short-changed.

Bassetlaw invests in its future bin collections

Bassetlaw District Council has invested in new technology to help drive improvements to its future household waste, recycling and litter collections.

Councillors Call for Environment Agency Reform to ensure flood scheme delivery

The Environment Agency needs urgently reforming if flood alleviation schemes that protect residents and businesses in Bassetlaw are to be delivered, according to Bassetlaw District Council Cabinet Members, Cllr Julie Leigh and Cllr Sue Shaw.

Official opening of The Bridge Skills Hub

Bassetlaw District Council has officially opened its state-of-the-art skills and education hub, The Bridge Skills Hub, in the centre of Worksop today.

Aurora helping more people to be healthy

The Aurora Centre is helping even more Bassetlaw people to stay healthy and recover from serious illness thanks to a £65,000 grant from Bassetlaw District Council.

Residents get first look at Larwood House

Former residents of Larwood House Independent Living Centre got a sneak preview of the refurbished building prior to its opening in just a few weeks’ time.

Work underway at Westmoreland

Westmoreland House in Harworth and Bircotes is getting a major renovation as Bassetlaw District Council continues to invest in its homes for older residents. The project forms part of the Council’s drive to modernise its Independent Living Centre accommodation for over 60s as part of a five-year partnership with specialist design and build company Fortem.

New future for former school site

The future of the former North Border School Site in Harworth and Bircotes is closer to being decided following productive talks between key partners. The current owners of the site, Nottinghamshire County Council, recently met with representatives from Bassetlaw District Council and Harworth and Bircotes Town Council to find a way to regenerate the long-term vacant site.