of the May 2007 meeting were read and approved.
Slater – Town Centre Development Manager gave an interesting
presentation on the development of Retford and Worksop, covering Car
Parks, Markets, Museum & CCTV. Recent improvements are Retford Bus
Station, Priory Shopping
Centre redevelopment, Retford Museum. Ideas include Food Trail, Food
Festival, Retford Walking Guide. Over £1m is planned for redevelopment
of the Bassetlaw Museum (including restoration of the building)
of Taxi shortages
at Retford Rail Station and Russell will enter into dialogue with
could all help Russell by forwarding to him responses from our customers
as to what attreacts them to the area and what we have to build on.
Russell can be found on 01909 533269 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisson of Experience Nottinghamshire provided an update on the Robin
Hood bid, confirming that we were through to the final and requesting
everyone to publicise the importance of voting. In addition the Robin Hood
Trail launch was presented.
Withinghton of Bassetlaw covered the Pilgrim Fathers weekend and updated
the club on the airport, the new website developments for tourism.
was asked why focus
of financial support
was on new businesses when many existing
businesses were struggling. It was requested that a letter be sent to
Bassetlaw to request consideration of funding in the latest budget,
for strategies to supportexisting business.
potential problems with traffic flow at Ollerton Roundabout were
highlighted. Success in the Living Legend bid, and in any case increased
tourism, will put even greater traffic flows around the roundabout yet
there are no plans to address this issue. It would be appropriate for
members to lobby Notts County Council (Chris Charnley and David Pick)
and for links to the bid, Fay Booker and Austin Brady.
was provided on the club website, of particular note, the interactive
map on the front page.