The newly named Palace Gardens (formerly the Education Garden) at Southwell Minster will play host to a series of outdoor events this summer.

It's been quite a year since the Come and Skate Day held early in 2020, which was attended by about 130 people. Since then, there have been much-needed repairs to some of the ramps. But now the focus is firmly on forming an enthusiastic user group, which can help inform design ideas for Southwell's skatepark and the area around it.

Read the June issue featuring:

Southwell Music Festival is back!
Local Councillor appointed Chairman of District Council
Introducing new Head for Girlguiding 

Beaumond House Hospice have launched a £100,000 fundraising campaign, Keep Our Hospice in Your Heart.

Lockdown brought many challenges but one of the advantages of living in the country was the joy of the daily exercise which for most is a walk, cycle or run.

Southwell and District Lions have set ambitious targets for their coastal challenge, both in terms of distance that they need to cover every day, but also the sum of £5,480 they want to raise for Brain Tumour Research.

Read the May issue featuring

Stellar line-up for Gate to Southwell Festival
Building Better Futures for Homeless People 
Southwell Flood Alleviation Scheme

Read the February issue featuring:

  • Open Studios celebrates 10 years
  • Love your local high street
  • Update from Southwell Medical Centre

We have received a letter from Bramley reader, Una Cater of Bilsthorpe, regarding a fire at Caudwell's Mill that took place in June 1893. Una's friend, Marion Whitby nee Mathews is the great grandaughter of Henry Blake, the foreman of the mill and her grandfather Harry who also assisted in putting out the fire. They were both praised for their efforts.

The Southwell and District Lions are missing the exercise from following Santa's Sleigh around the local villages, but now they will be stretching their legs even more with a 6,500 mile virtual challenge around the coast of Britain whilst trying to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.

FOR many people, nature is a place of solace and filled with a lifetime of memories. The team at Southwell Minster decided to reflect on how important nature is to us as part of the 'Leaves of Southwell' project funded by the National Heritage Lottery Fund.

People are being urged to take part in an annual Star Count to record our view of the night sky. CPRE, the countryside charity is working with the British Astronomical Association's Commission for Dark Skies to find indications of light pollution levels across the country.

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.