The float routes have been chosen to avoid any clashes with the school Christmas events and give all the opportunity to see Santa as close to Christmas as possible.
We have made some minor changes again to the routes to try to cover the area more effectively but some nights can be busier than others, so please bear with us if the timings are not spot on.

Nottingham County Council's Planning and Licensing Committee has approved the application to build an Incinerator on the former colliery site in Bilsthorpe.

We are delighted that the Chancellor has confirmed in his Autumn Statement that Southwell will be receiving Grant in Aid funding which, together with the Environment Agency funding covers about 54% of the total costs of mitigation to reduce our flood risk.

We were busy preparing for Christmas here at the Southwell Live at Home Scheme during November when members made lots of Christmas tree decorations at our regular Tuesday Coffee and Friendship Mornings (whilst enjoying a chat and a cuppa) for the Live at Home Christmas tree at The Christmas Tree Festival held at Southwell Methodist Church.

This year’s Lantern Walk will take place on Saturday 13th December, 5pm. Please assemble outside Southwell Minster.

During Southwell's remembrance commemorations, the town council presented a scroll granting the Freedom of Southwell to a representative of the 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters).

Members of Southwell Community First Resonders were delighted to receive 3 Gold Awards at the recent East Midlands Responders Conference. The Award is presented to volunteers, who achieve over 1,000 hours of service and was given to Mario Stankovic, Hilda Orme and Malcolm Kirk.

Museum chiefs are urging young people to help them test drive the brilliant new displays, trails and activities planned for the National Civil War Centre in Newark when it opens in Spring 2015.

It's been a superb summer at Southwell Preschool. Term finished in glorious sunshine with a wonderful Sports Day. Great fun was had and all events took place with great sportsmanship and camaraderie.

A 'Name the Boar' competition has raised £532 for the Sue Ryder charity.

We are fast approaching December Southwell & District Lions’ busiest time of the year with a number of key community events being organised for old and young alike.

Seventeen members of Southwell Guides had an early start when they caught the train from Newark for their visit to London.

After over 14 years of serving the people of Southwell and the surrounding villages, Dr Stuart Ockelford has left Southwell Medical Centre.

 

This year’s Bramley Festival saw hundreds of people visiting Southwell to sample the many events taking place round the town.

 

An Open Day on Thursday 9th October aims to encourage new volunteers to get involved in education opportunities at the newly refurbished Archbishop’s Palace and Southwell Minster.

Southwell Archaeology is pleased to announce that Trent & Peak Archaeology – part of the York Archaeology Trust has been chosen as the professional lead for the planned exciting new Burgage project in Southwell.

The Southwell Youth Club is proud to be opening on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm for Young People, initially in school years 7 to 11, at The Core Young People’s Centre.

 

During the first week of December, local charity Reach is going to prove yet again that it doesn’t sit back on its laurels to achieve its aim.

Ella Dale, Gemma Lannon and Toby Hyde Barker (pictured above) were recently presented with certificates for winning the best expedition log at a Duke of Edinburgh's Award presentation ceremony at the Minster School in Southwell.

Messy Church has become increasingly popular throughout the country since it began in 2004, successfully spreading family fun, fellowship and learning among people of all ages.

Notts. County Council are inviting your views on a proposal to quarry gravel in the rich farming pastures of the iconic Shelford Valley for the next 13 years or more.