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Out and about in the Worksop area

Out and about in the Worksop area

Stretching from the south in Welbeck and Creswell, to the north at Oldcotes and Blyth, residents in over 29,000 house-holds call Worksop home. Located on the edge of Sherwood Forest, the town – also known as ‘The Gateway to the Dukeries’ – is steeped in local history and has many thriving community links.

The town’s historic journey is believed to reach as far back as at least Anglo Saxon times, when evidence of a settlement can be found. Throughout the centuries, the Worksop area has been home to nobility and royalty, and many of their estates are now renowned local tourist attractions, such as Welbeck Abbey, and the Hardwick, Rufford and Clumber estates.

If it’s shopping your after, then Worksop has much to offer. The North Nottinghamshire town is famed for its weekly markets, and regular farmers and continental markets too! The town centre is home to both high street chains and independent and specialist shops. Also in the centre is the Worksop Priory Church, which dates to 1103, and is the town’s most iconic landmark.

Worksop is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has many attractions. The Chesterfield Canal runs through its centre, connecting it to the River Trent and its local neighbouring town Retford. In south Worksop picturesque Creswell Crags can be found, and nearby country parks can be admired, such as Clumber Park and Rufford Abbey and Country Park. Worksop is proud of its town’s heritage and its community society is thriving. As such, it has many local clubs, charities and societies and you will find many of these below.

If you wish to have your community group or organisation listed on our website, please email community@worksoplife.com.

Little Black Book - Local clubs, groups and societies

Little Black Book - local clubs, groups and societies

Acorn Theatre Box Office 01909 501817
Age Concern Day Centre (Manton) 07872 839630
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw Alzheimer’s Society 01909 730886
Bassetlaw Astronomical Society 01777 702 800
Bassetlaw Breathe Easy 01777 704835
Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group 01777 818519
Bassetlaw Dyslexia Group 01777 816661
Bassetlaw Orienteering Group 01777 871762
Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Society 01909 730629
Bassetlaw Mind 01909 476075
Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum 01777 709034
Bassetlaw Play Forum 01909 482688
Bluebell Wood Hospice 0845 108 1579
Bluebell Pétanque 01909 486683
Bridge Club 01909 472777
Caledonian Society 01777 707526
Carlton-in-Lindrick Centre 01909 541127
Civic Arts Centre 01909 474458
Father Showry Orphanage 01909 731002/737726
Heartbeatz www.heartbeatz.org.uk
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
Myasthenia Support Group 0800 919922
North Notts Chamber Choir 01909 560160
North Notts Community Arena 01909 480164
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd 01909 533610
Rotary Club of Worksop 01909 474709
Priories Historical Society 01909 732485
Probus (retired business and professionals) 01909 501751
Royal Air Forces Association 01777 704056
Rural Bassetlaw Befriending Scheme 01777 871482
Second Chance Feline Rescue 07737 205938
Shireoaks & District Local History 01909 473146/01909 483443
Step2it Dukeries 01909 488704
The Association of Christian Writers 01777 710983
The Crossing Church & Centre 01909 473375
The Inner Wheel Club 01909 486251
The Majestic Theatre 01777 706866
Trust AM (Bassetlaw Hospital Radio) 01909 502929
Wellbeck Sailing Club www.welbecksailingclub.org.uk
Worksop Archeological Local History Society 01909 477575
Worksop Flower Club 01909 488036
Worksop Lions 01909 474332
Women’s Institute 01909 560289
Worksop Motor Club 01909 564383
Worksop & District Credit Union 01909 500575
Worksop University of the 3rd Age 01909 565944
Worksop & District MS Society 01909 474941/01909 473189
Worksop Photographic Society 01909 477483
Worksop & District Stroke Club 01909 487669
Worksop St Anne’s Scouts 01909 485937
Worksop Sea Cadets 01909 487498
Worksop Society of Artists 01909 481220
Worksop Fibromyalgia Group 07745 254497
Association of Christian Writers 01777 710983
Babworth Animal Rescue Kennels 01777 708707
Bassetlaw Astronomical Society 01777 702800
Bassetlaw Breastcare Fundraising 01909 502726
Bassetlaw Breathe Easy 01777 704835
Bassetlaw Cardiac Support Group 01777 818519
Bassetlaw Dementia Society 07502 143044
Bassetlaw Dyslexia Support Group 01777 816661
Bassetlaw Hill & Mountain Club 07751 038779
Bassetlaw Mind 01909 476075
Bassetlaw (North Notts) Railway Society 01427 880584
Bassetlaw Over 50s Forum 01909 709034
Bassetlaw Parkinson’s Society 01909 730629
Bluebell Petanque Club (Boules) 01427 884122
Cantate Choir 01777 702185
Civic Society 01777 700241
Daneshill Sailing Club 01777 870457
Darlton Gliding Club www.darltonglidingclub.co.uk
Dukeries Sugarcraft Guild 01427 880969
Dukeries Third Age Group 01909 730489
Girlguiding Retford 01777 700800
Grove (Retford) WI 01777 703527
Headon and Upton Theatre Club 01777 248053
Heartbeatz www.heartbeatz.org.uk
Idle Valley Society 01777 818478
Mayflower Animal Sanctuary 01302 711330
MS Society (Retford & District Branch) 01777 704687
Myasthenia Support Group 0800 919922
National Gardens Scheme www.ngs.org.uk
North Leverton Playgroup 07528 707624
North Notts Embroiders Guild 01777 707706
Ordsall Pre-school 07751 419157
Orienteering Club 01777 871762
Pippins Pre-school 07815 307029
Ranskill Bowling Club 01302 710410

Useful Numbers - local services and amenities

SERVICES
Worksop Fire Station 01909 485616
Worksop Police Station 0300 300 9999
Crime Stoppers 0800 555111
Electricity – Emergency 0800 375 675
Gas – Emergency 0800 375 675
Anglian Water 08457 145 145
Severn Trent Water 0800 783 4444
Flood Line 0845 988 1188
BT Faultline 0800 800 151
Bassetlaw District Council 01909 533533
Childline 0800 1111
Citizens Advice Bureau 0844 499 4199
MP John Mann 01909 506200
RSPCA 01302 719790
North Notts Community Arena 01909 480164
Worksop Leisure Centre 01909 473937
Worksop Library 01909 535353
Victim Support 01909 500455
Tourist Information 01909 501148
HEALTH
NHS Direct (24 Hours) 0845 46 47
Bassetlaw PCT 01777 274400
Drug Helpline (24 Hours) 0800 776600
Samaritans (24 hours) 08457 90 90 90
Bassetlaw Hospital 01909 500990
Bawtry & Blyth Medical 01302 710210
Carlton Surgery 01909 732933
Cresswell Care Centre 01909 721094
Larwood Surgery 01909 500233
Newgate Medical Centre 01909 500266
Woodsetts Surgery 01909 567342
TRAVEL
Travel line – Information 0870 608 2608
Ray's Travel 01909 489273/07926 325483
National Rail Enquiries 08457 484950