After the relative summer calm, the Southwell Lions are now back in action planning events for the next few months. The Macmillan coffee morning, where we supported the Rotary club, was again a success. Thanks to all of you who had a go on our Human Fruit Machine or tombola to raise a record amount.

This year marks the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War. Local groups will be commemorating this with various local events and initiatives.

Hockerton Housing Project is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion it iwelcomed the Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Keith Walker to unveil a plaque commemorating the legacy of the three parties behind their ground-breaking housing development.

This year's Bramley Apple Festival on Saturday 20th October is very special as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of the event, which was set up to celebrate the town's unique connection with the nation's favourite cooking apple.

It is back! Alehouse Rock 2018 - Charity Music Festival will be running over the weekend of the 12th-14th October! Taking place across three venues: The Hearty Goodfellow, The Old Coach House Southwell, and The Bramley Apple.