The Radcliffe on Trent Branch serves members in Radcliffe on Trent, Shelford and Newton. We meet on the first Thursday of the month. Before COVID we met at the Dining Room, Old Hall, British Legion, 17, Main Road, Radcliffe from 19:30 to about 21:00, no we use Zoom. Members are informed of meetings by means of a Newsletter sent out every month by the Branch Secretary. All members are welcome to come along and take part.
We try to make our Branch meetings as interesting and varied as possible, often inviting guest speakers or having discussions about topics of general interest. When the meeting finishes we adjourn to the nearby Royal Oak to carry on discussions, but widening our brief to include other important topics such as sport, local gossip, anything that hasn’t been discussed in the meeting, etc.
The fact that the village is twinned with a town in France, Bussy St. Georges, is mainly thanks to one of our previous Labour Parish Councillors, Win Douglas and the supporting hard work of fellow members, prominently Malcolm Thompson.
We show our faces in the village at the Radcliffe Carnival, where we always have a stall and raise funds for the branch. We also hold street stalls every now and again, when there is something of particular importance to campaign about. We publish a local newsletter named the “Radcliffe Voice” two or three times a year and deliver it to every home in Radcliffe. Although a Labour Party publication it publishes a lot of news items and features of a non-political nature and has earned a good reputation in the village, often being referred to as “the local newspaper”. We have raised funds for it by holding a pub quiz in the village amongst other things.
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We have made an attempt to enter the 21st century by having a presence on Facebook and Twitter for both the branch and the “Radcliffe Voice”. Our Facebook pages can be found below.