Links to other U3A websites and some (hopefully) useful resources.

Please note:  You should be aware, when accessing these sites, that if the website has the prefix https this means that the website can be accepted as safe with regard to sending personal information through it.  However, if the prefix is http, then this is generally accepted that the website is not secure enough to send personal information through it, so use with caution.

Also, Retford U3A are not responsible for external sites and, although we check links regularly, we cannot guarantee that they will all work all the time.

The Third Age Trust:                                           

East Midlands U3A:     

Notts Network of U3As 

Worksop U3A:              

Dukeries U3A:              

Southwell U3A:             

Mansfield U3A:             

Newark U3A:                                            


Useful Resources for U3A Members




BBC Webwise                  For all digital resources at the BBC

Foxit Reader                    A very useful PDF reader - and more !!

DuckDuckGo                    A popular and free search engine with added security.

Google                             Another popular search engine.

Libre Office                      A popular free alternative to Microsoft Office

Gimp                                A popular free image editor

Peazip                              A popular free .zip extractor


Around Retford


Retford Civic Society                 Caring for Retford

Bassetlaw District Council         One stop for your local council 

The Retford Hub                        Your local art gallery, cafe and more !!!

Bassetlaw Museum                    History on your doorstep.

Majestic Theatre                        Your local theatre.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve         Nature on your doorstep.

Kings Park                                  For a piece of peace and quiet !!!

Retford Canal Trips                    Relax on the local canal.

North Leverton Windmill             Go back in time !!!

St. Swithun Church                    Your local parish church

Retford Life                                 Your local magazine

Retford Weather                          Your local BBC weather forecast





Stagecoach                                For your local bus journeys

Trent Barton Buses                    For travelling a bit further

Marshalls Coaches                     For selected local bus travel

TravelWright                               For selected local bus travel

National Rail                               For train times and tickets

Petrol Prices                               For the cheapest local petrol prices (free account needed).






NHS                                            For local NHS services

Crimestoppers                            For giving your information about local crimes

Notts County Council                  For recycling centres - and much more !!!!!

Citizens Advice                           For advice on benefits and lots more !!!

Notts Libraries                            To find a library and more !!

Identity Theft Protection Guide   Advice about identity theft and what you can do about it.

Complete Cyber Security            Advice about Cyber Security for Beginners