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29 November 2022

Bigger, better, brighter and louder!

The organisers promised the “biggest and best” Retford Christmas Market & Lights Switch-On ever, and they were right! Sunday 27th November saw non-stop entertainment from beginning to end, not only in the Market Square but along Carolgate as well, and people of all ages came out to take part.

21 November 2022

The Circus Elf visited Retford Big Market

On Saturday 19th November, Retford Big Market Day welcomed great entertainment for families from the Circus Elf and a free Christmas cracker and tree decorations workshop.

19 November 2022

Retford Business Forum donates to charities at Babworth Arts Festival

On Saturday 19th November, at the Babworth Arts Festival, Retford Business Forum donated £200 each to local charities: Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw and Bassetlaw Hospice. Cllr Sue Shaw, Retford Mayor, accepted the cheque on behalf of Focus on Young People in Bassetlaw and Bonnie Baggaley accepted on behalf of Bassetlaw Hospice.

21 August 2022

Bonkers the Clown makes it a second great event!

Bonkers the Clown visited Retford Big Market Day on Saturday 20th August, and amazed families on Market Square and Carolgate with brilliant displays of juggling, balloon-modelling and unicycling. The Vegetable Critters workshop also showed children and adults how to make amazing ‘animals’ from everyday vegetables.

16 August 2022

Mayor of Retford, Cllr Sue Shaw, helps Healthy Sunday launch successfully in Retford Market Square

Mayor of Retford, Cllr Sue Shaw, opened the first Healthy Sunday event on 14th August 2022 and launched the Mayor’s Marathon by riding an exercise cycle, along with the MyGym expert spin class, led by owner, Murtagh Mulholland.

08 June 2022

The party went on - and how!

The great English weather tried hard but did not dampen the spirits of the wonderful people of Retford who turned out to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June 2022.

24 November 2021

2021 Retford Christmas Market & Light Switch On

Retford Christmas Market and Lights Switch-On on Sunday 21st November 2021 was certainly one of the best ever!

08 August 2021

Retford Business Forum welcomes new treasurer and communications team

Retford Business Forum (RBF) announces its new leadership line-up and welcomes new treasurer, John Price. John is a trustee of Uniper UK Electricity Supply Pension Scheme and has recently retired from a career in the energy generation sector.

04 May 2021

Stay Safe

Retford Business Forum meetings are currently held virtually and the situation is being kept under review.
Please see the following links to access information that may be helpful – our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time: