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Bramley Apple Festival on Saturday 23rd October 2021
Southwell Neighbourhood Plan
Southwell Town Council is reviewing its Neighbourhood Plan which was made in October 2016. The primary purpose of the review has been to correct minor errors and omissions, to update text and maps in the light of developments since the initial Plan, to update the evidence base, to tighten up Environmental Policies in the light of the declarations of climate emergencies made by the County, District and Town Councils. We also wish to translate the Design Guide into Design Codes in response to the recent Government Planning White Paper “Planning for the Future”.
We now invite expressions of interest from qualified Town Planning Consultants who wish to tender for working with the Town Council to check the Review for soundness and to steer the Review through the Consultation stages. The Tender documents will list the tasks in more detail.
The existing Neighbourhood Plan, which includes background to the town itself, may be found on the Newark and Sherwood District Council Website here https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/southwellneighbourhoodplan/
Candidates must demonstrate experience of the Neighbourhood Planning Process.
Preference will be given to candidates who live or normally work within 90 minutes travelling time of Southwell and who are familiar with the area.
Please send expressions of interest to The Clerk, Southwell Town Council, The Old Courthouse, Burgage, Southwell NG25 0EP or by Email email@example.com.
The closing date is 12noon on 3rd November 2021
Southwell Civic Champions Award
Winners to be announced soon
Southwell Saturday Market
Southwell Market is now open for all traders.
To find out more click here
The Autumn newsletter will be delivered to Southwell residents inside the September edition of the Bramley Newspaper.
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Cabs for Jabs
Southwell Torpedos have set up a service with a private taxi company so that a free taxi service can be offered to the over 60s and clinically extremely vulnerable people who have no other way of getting to the Newark Showground Vaccination Centre.
For more details click here
Long Stay Carpark
The carpark is open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
How to Claim Universal Credit
Due to the impact of Coronavirus over 5.5 million people are claiming Universal Credit. If you are new to claiming Universal Credit, follow this guide to help navigate claiming Universal Credit. https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/
Further information about Covid 19 Support
More information about coronavirus plus help for residents and business is available on the Newark & Sherwood District Council website: newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/.
Nottinghamshire County Council has a Community Response Hub.
Call 0300 500 8080 Monday to Friday 08.00 – 18.00.
Council Office : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourism Office : email@example.com
Telephone : 01636 816103
There is a bricked-up malting oven (probably serving the local pubs on King Street) in the pathway beside the Bramley Centre (the library)Read More
Many innkeepers kept pigs and the piggery at the Hearty Goodfellow was so big that it occupied the whole garden area at the backRead More
The Crown Hotel on the Market Place (at the junction of Church Street and Westgate) dates back to the early 18th Century and at one time was owned by the Chapter of Southwell MinsterRead More
Admiral Rodney was known as Rodney’s Head in 1780 named after Admiral Rodney a naval hero in the Battle of Cape Vincent.Read More
Between 1780 and 1850 Southwell had three Coaching Inns – the Saracen’s Head, the Crown, and Admiral Rodney – all still open in the town. The coaches took passengers to and from destinations as far afield as Manchester, Birmingham. Gainsborough, Hull, Lincoln, Barton, Derby, Buxton as well as to more local places such as Mansfield and NottinghamRead More
The cultivation of the Bramley apple was pioneered by Southwell nurseryman Henry Merryweather junior whose nursery was sited off Halam RoadRead More
In the early 19th century, Southwell Races were held on the Burgage on a regular basis. The event at Whitsuntide being the most popular. In 1815 prizes included a saddle and bridle for the winner of the main race and a tea kettle for the winner of the Ass Race.Read More
Houses of Correction were not gaols but were places where people who were considered to be ’wantonly idle or disorderly’ could be set to work to try to reform their characters and act as a deterrent for others. The first Master of the Nottinghamshire House of Correction situated on the Burgage was appointed in 1611.Read More
Henry Merryweather senior moved to Southwell to become a gardener to Rev J D Becher at Norwood Hall before buying two fields and setting up his garden nursery on land adjacent to the HallRead More
Southwell Parish Workhouse (not to be confused with the National Trust managed Workhouse on the Upton Road) was built in 1808 on Moor Lane (now Nottingham Road) to accommodate 84 paupers. It is currently the home of Southwell Baptist Church.Read More
Burgage Manor at the top of the Burgage Green was used as a hospital for most of World War 1Read More
In the mid 19th century, stocking knitting was a common home employment and in 1844 it is recorded that there were 120 frames in Southwell with 65 workshops. Sunnyside (Westhorpe) was a row of knitters’ cottages. The row was partially demolished to widen the Halam Road)Read More
The Black Bull Inn was where Mix Mix and The Hen House shops are now, but some of the original outbuildings can be seen if you go through the alleyway into Bull YardRead More
Matthew Horne, actor (Gavin in Gavin and Stacey’ ) was a pupil at the Minster SchoolRead More
In World War 1 a total of 650 men from Southwell served their country. Nearly 250 died – almost twice the 10% average for Britain and the AlliesRead More
Alvin Stardust (aka Shane Fenton aka Bernard Jewry) was a boarder at Southwell Minster Grammar School where he formed his first bandRead More
Before the Court House was built, some of the local inns (including the George and Dragon, now the Bramley Apple pub) were used to conduct public administration and act as local courts.Read More
A large cotton mill built in 1784 can be clearly seen at Maythorne on the outskirts of Southwell. It was later converted to silk production and is currently apartmentsRead More
King Charles 1 spent his last night of freedom in the Saracen’s Head in 1646, on the Market Place before surrendering to the Scottish levelers at KelhamRead More
In the Middle Ages Southwell was visited by many pilgrims who came to see a supposedly miracle-working cross in the Minster? (which may explain why there are so many inns near the Minster!)Read More
After the end of WW1, the residents of Southwell raised the funds to erect Memorial Cross on the Burgage in 1921 at a cost of £446Read More
From the middle ages, Southwell had many groups of weavers who produced ‘plain linens, woolens and ticking’ both at home and later in textile-producing premises. Local names such as Weavers Yard in Farthingale reflect thisRead More