Southwell has enjoyed a successful season so far on and off the rugby field. The 1st team, led be captain John Latham, is now through to the semi-finals of the County Cup and Saturday fixtures have also seen good results with seven wins from eight games.
So the wintry weather has had a devestating effect yet again on the football fixtures throughout the land. Snow and ice have recently forced the pools panel to sit and deliberate over what might have been and decide whether or not hundreds of thousands of pounds shall change some fortunate punter's lifestyle.
Dr. Magnus Pyke officially launched INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY YEAR in the East Midlands on January 21st.
A SPORTS and leisure hall for Southwell looks like going ahead following the Newark District Council Meeting held on January 5th, when the financial arrangements for provision of a hall were unanimously agreed.
That this has come about, is largely due to a combination of efforts by various individuals and bodies in the town who have continued to prepare, plan and raise funds for a hall that at times seemed a very remote possibility. The Southwell Leisure Hall Committee under the chairmanship of one of our County Councillors, Mr Brendan Haigh, initiated the present proposals after the Committee had approached Messrs. Loach Builders who produced plans for a hall at a very competitive price.
The fate of Burgage Hill was decided at a meeting of Newark District Council’s Planning Committee on January 12th when councillors decide by 15 votes to 5 to accept the proposed development brief prepared by the Conservation Officer, Mr Bob Harrison, and give outline planning permission for the land.