The ninth series of the BBC programme 'Don't Tell the Bride' is currently being produced and they are looking to feature a couple from the Southwell / Newark-on-Trent area in the next series. The premise of the show - A groom is given £12,000 and three weeks to plan an entire wedding; from venue to cake to wedding dress. The catch – the Bride isn't allowed any involvement. To apply email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Were you flooded in July 2013?  You can claim up to £5K through a government grant to make your home more flood resilient and resistant. There will be an Information and Help day held on Saturday 17th January, 10am to 4pm at The Admiral Rodney.

Opening in January 2015: Dyslexia Action Outpost at Southwell Library on Tuesday afternoons. If you or your child struggle with any areas of Literacy or Numeracy and would like specialist help, please contact our Nottingham Learning Centre for more details and/or a free consultation.

A young black cat rescued by a local animal charity is promoting the rewards of adopting overlooked but fantastic felines ... and for good reason as it is commonly known that there are more black cats needing homes than any other colour.

Calling all artists - Submissions to The Harley Open Exhibition accepted 12th - 18th January 2015.

FILM-MAKERS have taken to the air to capture footage promoting a new 'digital age' history trail around Newark which is centred on the 17th Century English Civil War.

Are you interested in local archaeology? Would you like to know more about Southwell's Roman past? Or would you fancy being involved yourself? Well, here is your chance!

Congratulations to local hardware and DIY store, The Handicentre for winning this year's Customer Service Award at the Newark Business Awards.

Friends of Southwell Parks (FOSP) has been set up by a group of local parents to raise funds to improve Southwell's recreational areas.

A Bag Pack and Raffle held at Southwell Co-op raised £1,200 for Group funds.

For the past two years, The Woodman has collected and recycled christmas trees around Ravenshead and surrounding villages. The christmas trees are made into garden chippings and donated to local allotments, homes and community projects.

Do you think your team is the brightest in Southwell? If so, you may have a chance to prove it!

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.