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.

Starting on the 6th December when Lions invite our local Seniors to a Christmas Concert on the 6th December at the Minster School at 2pm. This event is free and open to all Seniors will include entertainment and refreshments. Lifts are available for those unable to make their own way. Those requiring help in this regard should contact Lion Tony Johnson on 01636 816235 or 07968 266268.

Everyone’s favourite event in the lead up Christmas – Carols for Everyone - will take place at Southwell Minster at 7:30pm on Saturday 13th December. Tickets at £6 for Adults and £3 for Children will be available from The Cathedral Shop on Church Street Southwell. Net proceeds from this sell out event will be donated to ‘Reach Learning Disability’ a local charity.

Santa complete with Carol Sleigh will be making his way to visit you all in Southwell and surrounding villages from Thursday 11th to Tuesday 23rd December.

Santa and the float will be outside the Rodney on 20th December from approximately 8.30am to 1pm.

Santa Float Routes 2014

Thurs 11th Farnsfield

6.20 Far Back Lane, Broomfield, Goodwin Court

7.00 Alexander Road, Abbott Crescent

7.20 Station Lane, Spring Lane, Fletcher Court

8.00 Birch Avenue, Murdoch Close, Cockett Lane

8.30 Mansfield Road, Church Side

Friday 12th Southwell + Kirklington

6.10 Westgate, Handford Court, Micklebarrow Close, Landseer Road

6.40 Westgate, Halloughton Road, Nottingham Road

7.30 Westgate, Hillside Drive, Ashtree Close, Honing Drive,

8.10 Westgate, Lowes Wong, Dunham Close, Wands Close

8.30 Southwell Road and the Green, Kirklington

Mon 15th Maythorne, Gibsmere , Bleasby, Thurgarto

Changed to start off in Maythorne and then from Gibsmere via Bleasby finishing in Thurgarton

6.10 Maythorne

6.35 Gibsmere

7.05 Bleasby : Main Street, Gypsy Lane , Sycamore Lane , ,

7.35 Elmore’s Meadow , Hawthorn Close, Orchard Close , Manor Close, Station Rd

8.20 Thurgarton:, Bleasby Road, Beck Street

8.40 Priory Park

Tues 16th Southwell, Halam, Edingley

6.00 Ropewalk, Monckton Drive, Manor Close, Appletree Close, Private Road

6.35 Kirklington Road,

7.00 Woodland Drive, Pinewood Close, Fern Close

7.30 Glenfields, Hopkiln Lane

8.10 Halam: Radley Road and Back Lane

8.40 Edingley, Main Street, Station Road.

Weds 17th Villages inc Morton, Fiskerton, Rolleston

Changed to collect on Cottams Close, Ruby’s Walk and the new houses in Rolleston.

6.05 Cottams Close, Ruby’s Walk, Fiskerton Road.

6.30 Morton: Main Street, Daybill Close, Middle Lane, Manor Drive, Church Lane

7.00 Fiskerton: Gravelly Lane, Longmead Drive, Main Street

7.40 Station Road, Marlock Close, Green Lane

8.30 Rolleston: Fiskerton Road, Holly Court, Station Road, Manor Farm Close, Croft Farm Close

Thurs 18th Southwell

6.05 Halam Road, Humberstone inc Tathams Orchard , Brook Walk and The Jubilee and Adams Row

6.35 Woodland View, Hillcrest, Chatsworth Avenue,

7.10 Dudley Doy Road, Beaumont Avenue, May Hill, The Riddings

7.40 Allenby Road, Vicarage Road, Trinity Road, Westgate

8.15 West Lawns, Warrands Close, Westhorpe

8.40 Oxton Road, Allenby Road

Friday 19th Southwell

6.05 Lower Kirklington Road, Archers Field, Byron Gardens

6.35 Dover Street, Chatham Street

6.50 Riverside, Dornoch Avenue, Station Road, Cannons Close

7.25 Newark Road, Haywood Close, Meadow View, Greet Park Close,

7.50 Templemans Way, Chimes Meadow

8.10 Easthorpe, Crew Lane, Palmers Court, Bramley Close,

8.30 Church Street, Farthingate, Wakeling Close

Mon 22nd Farnsfield

6.20 Parfitt Drive, Irving Close, Carding Close

6.40 Main Street, Quaker Lane, Gregory Gardens, Gordon Close

7.00 Tippings Lane, Powell Court, Main Street, New Hill

7.30 Branston Avenue, Ridgeway Close

8.00 Dayncourt Walk, Meadow Close, Long Meadow

8.20

Ridgeway, Milldale Road, Woodland Close, Greenvale, Greenwood Close Woodside

8.40 Brickyard Lane, Nether Court

Tues 23rd Southwell

6.10 Leeway Road, Nursery End, Arnold Close

6.30 Silvey Avenue, Springfield Road,

7.15 Craft's Way, Stenton Close, Raysmith Close, Merryweather Close

7.40 Caudwell Close, Kirkby Close, Lower Kirklington Road

8.00 Norwood Gardens

8.30 Orchard Close, Ridgeway