RESIDENTS are being asked to 'think big' as a major consultation is launched to discover how Newark could benefit from a multi-million pound cash boost.

In honour or VE Day and Rip, the first search and rescue dog of WWII, Andrea Lloyd and her dog Felicity (Fliss) from North Muskham walked around their local villages to raise money for Help for Heroes.

The clothing designer and judge of the BBC's Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick Grant, has called on the nation's sewing community to help people adapt to new Government guidance by producing millions of home-made face coverings.

More than 50 members of Southwell Cricket Club have taken part in a fun #PasstheBallChallenge film, from juniors to 'seniors' and even across the globe! A brilliant effort and so good to see everyone come together.

It's disappointing that the original plans to celebrate VE Day on Friday 8th May have had to be cancelled. However, there is still a lot we can do to commemorate the date and create a great community spirit - while keeping our distance!

Southwell Yarn Bomb Group was planning to Yarn Bomb the town to commemorate VE Day. As this can no longer go ahead due to current restrictions, they plan to share photos of their bollard hats each day on Facebook leading up to VE Day.



Charities, voluntary groups and parish and town councils working hard to support vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by COVID-19, are encouraged to apply for emergency funding to help with extra costs incurred during the crisis.



Severn Trent Water has stepped in to support a local wildlife charity and volunteers by donating vital funds towards an annual road closure in Oxton.

New research led by Keele University will explore how lockdowns across the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak are impacting the lives of urban animals.

BOXES full of craft equipment are being handed out to help families in Newark and Sherwood get creative during the Covid-19 lockdown.

At all times Beaumond House Hospice works hard to keep its patients and staff safe whilst continuing to provide much needed care for people who are at the end of their lives and this has not changed.

Children from the local community in and around Newark Hospital have been posting their beautiful rainbow paintings to the hospital to help brighten things up.

Southwell Cricket Club is helping Southwell Torpedos with their fantastic work in supporting the local community in these challenging times.

Salt & Light Community Group in Lowdham is running a fantastic Scarecrow Competition.

WORK to distribute food and other essentials to Newark and Sherwood residents isolated by the Coronavirus pandemic is under way.

The Bramley Newspaper comes to you a little differently this month and under extremely difficult circumstances for everyone.

Sherwood Forest Hospitals has launched a dedicated patient helpline for people with questions about their treatment and care after changes to appointments in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Newark and Sherwood District Council is keen to support its business community and their employees in these unprecedented and difficult times as a result of the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Given recent central Government announcements, and to assist in understanding the raft of support available we have collated the key measures, including how the Council will be responding. We remain committed to being as flexible as possible in administering relief for qualifying business and people affected.

Southwell Town Council will be arranging the delivery of the following information over the next few days to all households in the town. Please feel free to call any of the numbers if you or a member of your family need some help. 

Since Support Refugees in Southwell (SRiS) was formed to help resettle refugees coming to this country, under the government's resettlement scheme, three Syrian families have been welcomed here.

Blues, Ska, Soul, Country, Reggae, Americana, Jazz, Classical, World... the fourteenth Gate To Southwell Festival will be the most diverse and eclectic in its history!