A group of local fitness instructors are uniting for the second year running to showcase the multitude of health and fitness classes and services available in Southwell and surrounding areas with an event that provides the opportunity to try a variety of local exercise classes and fitness services during the course of one evening.

With Skateboarding being included in the Olympics for the first time at Tokyo 2020, it's no surprise it's become one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide.

On 18th January 2020 over 40 people from Southwell, Newark and Rainworth will unite at the Joseph Whitaker School to participate in a four hour long sponsored Drumfitt Drumathon to raise thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust and John Eastwood Hospice.

Recycling your Christmas tree when the holiday season is over can help grow a greener future for Newark and Sherwood. Come Twelfth Night when the festive decorations are packed away, why not arrange for your unwanted tree to be picked up for a small fee with the proceeds being used to pay for planting whips and saplings around the district.

Southwell Methodist Church would like to thank everyone who visited its annual Christmas Tree Festival and helped to raise £600 for the Southwell Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group.

The British Food Fortnight National competition is now in its seventh year, and looks for the best community celebration of British Food.

ROGUE waste operators, illegal scrap services and unroadworthy vehicles were targeted in an operation to seek out criminals involved in rural crime.

Wheels 4 Farnsfield is a community action group that has been set up with the goal of creating a high quality, well designed and environmentally sympathetic skatepark in Farnsfield.

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 (3rd to 10th December).

You may have seen Santa making his first appearance this year at the Late Night Shopping event switching on the Christmas Lights. The big man himself is now out and about with his cheerful helpers and the Southwell & District Lions float and will be touring Southwell and the surrounding areas until 23rd December. The routes have been changed this year due to the temporary road diversions and the extra houses especially in Farnsfield.

The 122 berets that were attached to posts in Southwell last year by Southwell Yarn Bomb with the names of the service men who lost their lives during WW1 have now been given their final resting place.

A free tree scheme, handing out thousands of trees to households across the district, is under way as part of Newark and Sherwood District Council's strategy to protect, promote and enhance the natural environment.

The National Pet Show – the UK's ultimate day out for animal lovers of all ages is back for its sixth year! It returns to Birmingham's NEC on the Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Our Meeting on Wednesday evening, 21st August, was our Annual General Meeting & Buffet Supper.

The Newark and Sherwood link of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline (CCLL) is looking for new members, willing to host children from Belarus within their homes next summer.

Building on the success of last year's 25th anniversary, Southwell will welcome another important Japanese visitor, Yuri Shotton, to this year's Bramley Apple Festival.

In celebration of International Day of Older Persons (which officially takes place on Tuesday 1 October), Active4Today is running a series of free physical activity sessions during the week commencing 30 September that will showcase the many programmes we have on offer encouraging older people to keep active. We would also like to introduce two new members to the team.

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the celebration of the century as Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic!

It is almost that time of year again - for the Annual Southwell Ploughing Match and Show! This year the event will be taking place at Thoresby Park on Saturday 28th September, 8.30am to 6pm, and plans are well underway to deliver an amazing day out for all the family.

Special tour days with opportunities to climb the bell tower and learn about the rich history of the Minster and Archbishop's Palace are taking place on Thursday 19th, Saturday 21st and Saturday 28th September.

Featuring celebrated poetry stars, regional favourites and cutting-edge newcomers this year's Inspire Poetry festival promises a plethora of poetry delights at venues around the county.