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COMMISSIONED bee sculpture creations for the North Notts Nectar Trail are now in the wings, as the chosen artists prepare to put paint to recycled plastic ahead of the trail’s launch on 2 April.

The Nectar Trail is brought to the area by North Notts BID in partnership with Bassetlaw District Council and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Charity. The three partners are now calling for local businesses to sponsor individual sculptures – with the entire proceeds being donated towards the hospitals charitable trust.


North Notts BID Ballot Roadshows

Next month we will be hosting our BID Member Roadshows across the district. These roadshows are a chance for BID Members to hear about our existing projects, what support we can offer, hear about our exciting future plans and find out more about the ballot that will take place from 2nd-30th June 2022.
Ballot Roadshows:
Wednesday 2nd March, 7:30-9:30am , Worksop
Thursday 3rd March, 5:00-7:00pm, Worksop Town Centre
Wednesday 9th March, 7:30-9:30am, Tuxford
Wednesday 16th March, 7:30-9:30am, Retford
Thursday 17th March, 5:00-7:00pm, Retford Town Centre
Wednesday 23rd March, 7:30-9:30am, Harworth



BID Member Spotlight – National Kidney Federation (NKF)

National Kidney Federation are a non-profit organization based in Shireoaks, Worksop. The charity is extremely unique for the reason it is run by kidney patients, for kidney patients. This allows for the users of the services to be always at ease, as they can relate to someone who has gone through similar experiences. The main objectives of NKF are campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and national patient support services. Both of which they excel in.


New chairman appointed at North Notts BID

A new chairman has been appointed at North Notts BID as the organisation heads towards a ballot to see if it will continue for another five years.

George Buchanan, of Hodsock Priory, will be stepping into the role of chair while Helen Cope of Trans-Sport.TV in Treswell will be vice-chair. George was a member of the North Notts BID steering group and became its first chair in 2017. He has previously undertaken roles as chair of North Notts Envoys and was a board member for destination management organisation, Visit Nottinghamshire.


North Notts BID Newsletter – January 2022

A successful end to 2021 with promising signs moving into 2022…

This year was the most successful series of Christmas events yet. After last years cancellations no stone was left unturned.

We saw hundreds of traders take to the town centres of Retford & Worksop, serving over 14,700 members of the public.

Anyone in attendance could see the joy that it brought to both towns.


BID Member Spotlight – Worksop Town FC 1861 Coffee Lounge

Worksop Town FC proudly presents the newest addition in hospitality to the Windsor Food Service Stadium: The 1861 Coffee Lounge.

The 1861 Coffee Lounge boasts a brand new refurbished seating area in the Tigers’ signature grey, white and yellow, following work completed in October 2021. These changes have given the Lounge a sleek, modern feeling, with plenty of space and seating, and striking Tigers branding drawing the eye from every seat.


The Restart Scheme – Futures

What can the Restart Scheme and Futures do for employers?

What is the Restart Scheme?

The Restart Scheme offers up to 12 months of support to Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for between 12 and 18 months to help them learn new skills, increase their confidence and find work. The scheme is Government funded and is part of the “Plan for Jobs”.

Futures, in conjunction with Maximus, will be delivering a programme of tailored employment and skills support across the region and we are keen to engage with employers to ensure the Restart Scheme meets the local employment and skills needs.


North Notts Nectar Trail

Following the success of the North Notts Journeys Book Bench Trail in 2021, a swarm of 30 bee sculptures will be buzzing into North Notts during spring and summer of 2022.

Can you find all our bees, which are collecting pollen across Worksop, Retford, Harworth and Tuxford? Locate them all using our interactive app, and discover more about how amazing bees are, our environment and how you can ‘bee’ more environmentally aware.


Business Spotlight – Universal Coatings (UK)

Based in Misterton, Nottinghamshire Universal Coatings (UK) was established in 2007 and has since built up an impressive portfolio of clients and projects, from the infrastructure, construction, engineering, and petrochemicals sectors. During this time the business has been at the forefront of bringing innovative solutions to the UK market.

Over the years Universal Coatings have formed an impressive reputation through providing quality services with exceptional efficiency and professionalism. The vast experience and can-do attitude are what gives Universal Coatings their well-respected reputation. They’re regularly considered as the go-to company.