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.

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.