Firstly we must congratulate Ben Wood from Lowe's Wong Junior School, Southwell for getting equal first in the Nottinghamshire Schools Championship.

A SPORTS and leisure hall for Southwell looks like going ahead following the Newark District Council Meeting held on January 5th, when the financial arrangements for provision of a hall were unanimously agreed.

That this has come about, is largely due to a combination of efforts by various individuals and bodies in the town who have continued to prepare, plan and raise funds for a hall that at times seemed a very remote possibility. The Southwell Leisure Hall Committee under the chairmanship of one of our County Councillors, Mr Brendan Haigh, initiated the present proposals after the Committee had approached Messrs. Loach Builders who produced plans for a hall at a very competitive price.

The fate of Burgage Hill was decided at a meeting of Newark District Council’s Planning Committee on January 12th when councillors decide by 15 votes to 5 to accept the proposed development brief prepared by the Conservation Officer, Mr Bob Harrison, and give outline planning permission for the land.


Villagers living in Newark District who have problems with transport are now being encouraged to make use of a new source of aid. The Community Council for Nottinghamshire are keen to help anyone set up a voluntary car service but this has been further encouraged by a grant made available to them by Newark District Council.

Rugby Juniors go into action + PIC
During September Southwell Rugby Club formed a Junior section for Mini
Rugby.  Since then they have been training hard for their first match
which took place on 22nd November when they played at home against a
recently formed Worksop team.
Two matches were played, one by the under 10’s and one by the under
12’s.  Southwell won the under 10’s and worksop won the under 12’s.
All in all a very satisfying and encouraging result for both sides.
Southwell are still accepting new members in their Junior section.
They meet at 10.30 every Sunday morning for practice and tuition which
is free.

During September Southwell Rugby Club formed a Junior section for Mini Rugby.