Town Hall Tours pictures and text

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PROJECTS COMPLETED IN 2014  

Kings Park Gate Post Lanterns

 

PROJECTS COMPLETED IN 2013

Promotional Feather Banners for the Bassetlaw Museum

Town Centre Map information panels in the major car parks

 

SWEET EXPECTATIONS COMPLETED

The latest Newsletter promised a fabulous trompe l’oeil of a sweetshop window to brighten up the passageway from Grove Street to Dyers Court. Local artists Ann Everitt and Frank Canning painted the window and the shop sign respectively; the project was funded by Cllrs Mike and Wendy Quigley through Notts County Council. The window was installed on 27 February 2013, and you can see Civic Society members Butch Barnsdale and Roger Jones carrying it from Ebsworth Hall, Ann’s studio, across to its position and putting it up; Ann was there to keep an eye on them!

 Close inspection will reveal numerous witty local references. It is there for the people of Retford (and visitors to the town) to enjoy.

 

HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL  PROJECTS COMPLETED THROUGHOUT RETFORD by RCS FROM 2001 TO 2012

 

 

  • RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF ST SWITHUN’S WALL AND RAILINGS

 

  • RESTORATION OF SEBASTOPOL CANNON, INSTALLATION OF INTERPRETATION PANEL , LIGHTING AND LITTER BINS

 

  • RE-ENACTMENT OF CANNON BEING BROUGHT TO RETFORD INVOLVING WHOLE COMMUNITY

 

  • ESTABLISHING FARMERS MARKET WITH BDC

 

  • WELCOME TO RETFORD SIGNS ON BOUNDARIES OF TOWN

 

  • IMPROVEMENTS TO CHESTERFIELD CANAL ROUTE THROUGH THE TOWN – INTERPRETATION PANELS, SEATING, LITTER BINS, PLANTERS, BRIDGE PLAQUES

 

  • RESTORATION OF PAWNBROKERS SIGN

  

  • IMPROVEMENTS TO BUTTER MARKET - INTERPRETATION PANEL, HANGING BASKET BRACKETS, HERITAGE LIGHTING

 

  • CAST IRON FINGER SIGNS TO KINGS PARK AND BUTTERMARKET

 

  • RESTORATION OF FOUR LISTED TOWN HALL LAMPS AND POSTS

  

  • REFURBISHMENT OF ALL CAROLGATE STREET FURNITURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BDC

 

  • NOTICE BOARDS FOR MAJESTIC, KINGS PARK AND TOWN HALL

 

  •  GRANTS OBTINED FOR BAT AND BIRD BOXES AND BULBS FOR SCHOOL PLANTING IN KINGS PARK

  

  • NOTICE BOARD, WELCOME TWINNING SIGN, LEAFLET STAND, RETFORD RAILWAY STATION

 

  • RETFORD DISPLAY PANELS FOR WAITING ROOM AT RAILWAY STATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RETFORD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
  • MARKET SQUARE DEVELOPMENT WITH BDC

 

  • RESTORATION OF WAR MEMORIAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHERS

 

  • INTERPRETATION PANEL FOR WAR MEMORIAL

 

  • HERITAGE TRAIL GUIDE

 

  • HERITAGE TRAIL DVD

 

  • ANNUAL HERITAGE DAY

 

  • RESTORATION  OF TOWN HALL GATES

 

  • FLORAL BARRIERS ALONG ARLINGTON AND AMCOTT WAY

 

  • ORGANISING AND SPONSORING RETFORD IN BLOOM

 

  • BENCH FOR RETFORD OAKS SCHOOL

 

  • JOHN WESLEY PLAQUE ON BRIDGEGATE

 

  • RESTORATION OF GEORGIAN CAST IRON BALCONY 7 GROVE ST, WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JACKSON QUINN SOLICITORS, WHO UNDERTOOK REPAIRS AND PAINTING TO THE BUILDING

 

  • RESTORATION OF SLOSWICKE PLAQUES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SLOSWICKE TRUST

 

  • RESTORATION OF ENTRANCE WALLS, GATES AND RAILINGS TO KINGS PARK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHERS.

 

  • GRANTS OBTAINED FOR ST SWITHUN’S CHURCH FOR RESTORATION OF ROOF, ONGOING SUPPORT TO HELP ESTABLISH ST SWITHUN’S FUTURE

 

  • FUND RAISING AUCTION FOR ST SWITHUN’S RESTORATION

 

  • ASSISTING IN BRINGING IN A GRANT FOR 6,8 &10 CHURCHGATE  ROOF AND CHIMNEY REPAIRS AND ST SWITHUN’S CAST IRON DRAINPIPES

 

  • RESTORATION OF LAUNDRY MOSAIC WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OWNERS OF 19 AND 21GROVE ST WHO UNDERTOOK REPAIRS AND PAINTING TO THEIR PREMISES

  

  • KINGS PARK AND GOODWIN HALL COMMUNITY GARDEN IN

      PARTNERSHIP WITH BDC

 

  • GRANTS FOR REPLANTING AND MAINTENANCE OF PLANTERS ON JUNCTION OF AMCOTT AND ARLINGTON WAY

 

  • REFURBISHMENT OF ALL STREET FURNITURE ALONG CAROLGATE

 

  • RE-PLANTING OF ROSE BED AND INSTALLATION OF SEAT AT ST SWITHUNS

 

  • GREEN LANDSCAPING OF ENTRANCE TO CHURCHGATE CAR PARK

 

  • SPONSORSHIP OF ISLAND PLANTERS AT JUNCTION OF ARLINGTON AND AMCOTT WAY

 

  • RESTORATION AND IMPROVEMENTS TO DYER’S COURT WORKING WITH PRIVATE, PUBLIC AND VOLUNTARY SECTOR

 

  • CLARKS OF RETFORD MURAL

 

  • YOUNG PERSONS HERITAGE GUIDE

 

  • RESTORATION TO FRONTAGE AND IRONWORK OF PUBLIC LIBRARY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NOTTS COUNTY COUNCIL

 

  • CHRISTMAS TREES, LIGHTS AND BRACKETS ALONG CAROLGATE AND SPA LANE WORKING WITH TOWN CENTRE BUSINESS FORUM

 

  • RETFORD IN BLOOM, BEST PUB DISPLAY, FRONT GARDEN, SCHOOL PROJECTS, SHOP FRONT, COMMUNITY PROJECT, BULB PLANTING

 

  • LITTER PICKING AND MAINTENANCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

 

  • RETFORD CIVIC SOCIETY COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD

 

   GRANTS AND FUNDING TOWARDS THE VARIOUS PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE FOLLOWING:

 

RETFORD CIVIC SOCIETY

ALLIANCE SSP

BUILDING BETTER COMMUNITIES

ENGLISH HERITAGE

IRONMONGERS HALL LONDON

NOTTS COUNTY COUNCIL

BASSETLAW DISTRICT COUNCIL

VEOLIA

LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEME

MR BARKER

MR CLARK

ROTARY CLUB OF RETFORD

RETFORD LIONS

PERCY LAW TRUST

HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND

EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND