March 2024

Independent Planning Inspectors find Bassetlaw Local Plan ‘Sound’

Bassetlaw District Council’s Local Plan is considered to be ‘sound’ by the independent Planning Inspectorate following examination, with the addition of some recommendations known as Main Modifications, which are a normal part of the Local Plan process.

Council Budget agreed for 2024/25

Bassetlaw District Councillors have agreed the Council’s budget for the next financial year at a meeting of full Council on Thursday 7th March, including setting the amount of Council Tax it will collect over the next 12 months.

Levelling Up funding on its way to Bassetlaw

Bassetlaw District Council has completed work with the UK Government and received the green light to invest £20 million of regeneration funding across the district through its Levelling Up Partnership.

Exciting improvements underway at Langold Country Park

Work is underway to make Langold Country Park more user friendly and accessible thanks to over £170k of funding secured and provided by Bassetlaw District Council.

New Shotokan Karate Club Opens in Retford

A brand new Shotokan Karate Club, led by Sensei Natalie Jordan, has opened in Retford and the town’s Mayor was on hand to provide a warm welcome.

Hat-trick of improvement for football clubs

Football clubs in Langold have benefitted from a hat-trick of improvements thanks to funding secured by Bassetlaw District Council.

Councillors provide CommuniTea donations

A duo of Retford councillors have donated £600 towards the BCVS and Rhubarb Farm CommuniTEA events, which supports people affected by the cost-of-living crisis and helps to eliminate food waste.

More jobs set to be created in Worksop

Plans to unlock £160 million in government grants have taken a notable step forward as the final steps are taken to formalise the East Midlands Investment Zone (EMIZ) - part of which will be on the edge of Worksop - helping to create new jobs, increase productivity and boost the local economy.

£3million upgrade to Bassetlaw town centres is on the way

Worksop, Retford and Tuxford town centres are getting an equal share of £3million pounds to smarten up its high streets and strengthen communities.

Calls for sites to help improve local biodiversity

As part of a movement to strengthen biodiversity locally, Bassetlaw District Council is calling on landowners across the district to put forward sites which could be used over 30 years to improve and extend its natural environment, manage climate change, or help with flood management.

Bassetlaw people to decide who leads a £4 billion boost for the East Midlands

The first ever election for a mayor for the East Midlands will take place on Thursday 2 May, and a campaign has been launched today to encourage people in Bassetlaw to vote.