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New TV show: Kids in the Wild


I have been contacted by a person from a television production company called Love Productions. They are the makers of The Great British Bake Off and Junior Bake Off. They are making a brand-new programme for Channel 4 and are looking to find children to take part in a once in a lifetime wild camping adventure this summer. They are looking for children ages 9-11 from all areas of the country, from a range of backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities.

They are contacting schools across the country to invite the parents of children in years 4, 5 and 6 to put their family forward to take part in this adventure. The experience takes place this summer holiday in rural location in Britain.

The programme will explore what children are capable of in an outside, wild environment. After the last few years of lockdown, they think it’s the right time to make a programme about kids getting to experience the great British outdoors.

Please note: the kids will be under constant supervision by trained chaperones/experts at all times. This project does not involve children taking any time out of school.

You can find more information at:      

Parents can also email us at     

Kids In The Wild flyer


Dear No Solar Desert Supporters


We are pleased to announce that our crowd funding page is now LIVE! 


As we've mentioned in our previous newsletters, in order to put up the best possible fight, as Island Green Power begin the formal planning process this year, we need the help and advice of industry experts. This might include planning consultants, flooding experts or ecologists. All intended to help us build the strongest possible defence and critique of their proposals when they land - probably in early Summer. 


Whilst our campaign has managed to build a team of very skilled individuals, supported by both Parish Councils and Bassetlaw District Council, there does come a point where specialist help does need to be bought in. 


We now need your help, more than ever, to enable us to do that!


Our upcoming coffee morning this Saturday, will help further boost the campaign coffers which started from the community walk we held in November. However, a number of you have approached us about how you can donate in other ways.


You can now contribute to the campaign funds in two ways:

  1. Visit our crowd funding page here to make a donation:
  3. No Solar Desert - a Community crowdfunding project in Retford by No Solar Desert Campaign (
  1. Make a direct bank transfer to the No Solar Desert community campaign bank account. If you wish to do this, please email us at and we will send these details to you.

Our crowd funding page is live for 8 weeks from today to ensure we have the funds and support in place ready for the next phase of consultation in the Summer.


All funds collected will go directly to help fund the campaign's activities. Our group is now constituted, and if you would like further information on this and the names of who are the appointed officers of the group, please get in touch.


We will of course keep everyone updated on how the campaign funds have been spent and are always happy to provide updates to individual donors as requested.


As always, many thanks for your continued support. 


All the best

The No Solar Desert Campaign Team




Dear No Solar Desert Supporters


We are delighted to announce that our MP, Brendan Clarke-Smith, along with the Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Simon Greaves, will be attending and supporting the No Solar Desert Coffee And Cake Morning Fundraiser next Saturday, 5th March, 10 - 12.30 at Clayworth Memorial Hall.  


Brendan and Simon will be able to update us on the activities they are working on in support of our campaign.




We have a brilliant array of prizes that have been donated by local businesses and individuals, thank you for the amazing generosity! These include a voucher towards a meal out locally, plenty of wine, bottles of port, beauty gifts, a sports massage, a voucher for yoga sessions and locally made cakes to name but a few!


Clayworth Boat Club have kindly agreed to open the gates to allow for parking. They are located on the left, just after the bridge as you head out of Clayworth towards Retford, their postcode is DN22 9AJ. Some of you will have parked here when you joined us for our big walk in November.


Scott Marriott from Marriott Coaches is also kindly allowing us to use his yard at the end of Mill Lane for car parking, postcode DN22 9AH. This is the same location as where we started our big walk from in November. PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF, OR LANE SIDE OF THE BUS GARAGE, OR IN THE LANE, just in case a bus or any vehicles need to go out. Please park neatly.


Please car share if possible!


Clayworth Memorial Hall is the venue for this event, postcode DN22 9AD. It is located on Town Street, half way into the village. We will have our banner up outside so that it is obvious to all attending.


We look forward to seeing you

The No Solar Desert Campaign Team

No Solar Desert Coffee Morning Update

Junior Bake Off application details

Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival - booklets avail from Hugo Dunkley