The NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service has now opened in Newark and Sherwood.

Tina Hall from Southwell Gallery is delighted to announce that the winner of their recent competition 'A Song for Southwell' is Martin Williams with his fantastic and uplifting song 'A Beautiful Day'.

Read the January issue featuring:

  • Winner of Song for Southwell
  • Memories of Nature Project
  • 2020 a year like no other!

Drivers and residents are being given the opportunity to influence plans for a new multi-million pound bypass. Highways England has shared plans to transform the last remaining section of single carriageway on the A46, which is part of the nationally significant 'Trans-Midlands Trade Corridor'.

NEW trees have been planted at a primary school in Newark as part of a campaign to recycle used Christmas trees with the proceeds going towards new whips and saplings around the district.

AFTER what has been a challenging year for everyone, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the production and distribution of the Bramley throughout 2020.

Read the December issue featuring:

  • Christmas all wrapped up
  • Virtual Christmas Tree Festival
  • Santa Float Route 2020
  • Festive What's On

Santa is out and about touring Southwell and the surrounding villages, but with the changing spread of the coronavirus and its impact on our communities, these arrangements could still change at any time.

Our local independent retailers have a fantastic array of gifts and festive items for Christmas 2020. Sadly they can't reopen their doors until after the lockdown, but we hope that the selection above gives you some ideas of what awaits you when they do.

Read the November issue featuring:

  • Our Local Christmas Gift Guide
  • Christmas Events and Activities
  • Takeaway Treats
  • The Bramley Apple Festival 2020


This year Reach Learning Disability is again taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge – a national matched funding campaign that enables people to have their donations to charity doubled for one week.

Many of the local retailers are staying open longer this week Mon-Wed - please try to pop down and support them if you can - They are the ones who keep our local high street looking as fabulous as it does and have worked extremely hard to create a safe and local shopping environment.

Green Men Crafting Exhibition: Way back in the early spring, a competition was launched at Southwell Minster – people were invited to create a 'green man' inspired by the incredible and world-renowned medieval carvings in the Minster's Chapter House.

Read the October issue featuring: 

  • The Bramley Apple Festival
  • Spotlight on St Michael's Court
  • Celebrating our 500th issue
  • What's On in Southwell this month

As with everything in 2020, this year's Bramley Apple Festival, has been adapted in order to comply with current restrictions.

500 and Counting . . .  LAST month we published our 500th issue - what a milestone!

FIVE local runners took part in the London Virtual Run 2020 on 4th October to raise money for Henry the Brave a fantastic five year old boy from Caythorpe.

Southwell Town Council's plan to brighten the town centre by displaying flags representing local voluntary organisations is now coming to fruition.

The recent hedgehog surveys in Southwell and Farnsfield conducted by Lauren Moore based at Nottingham Trent University, have come to a very successful close.
20 survey nights, 40 hedgehog boxes and 120 hours of hedgehog searching. The results are in!

Members of Southwell Community Archaeology Group have been supporting Philip Dixon, Consultant Archaeologist for the Minster, looking for possible finds by sifting through the rubble that has been lifted from under the floor of the Chapter House.

A PIONEERING set of proposals to boost Newark's economy, creating a vibrant town centre that attracts tourism and investment, is one of the main focuses of Newark's 'Town Investment Plan,' which has been submitted to the Government by Newark Towns Fund Board.