To view the Summer in Southwell leaflet - what's on in Southwell during June, July and August 2022 please click on the link below Summer in Southwell Leaflet
****WARNING FROM SOUTHWELL MEDICAL CENTRE****
“We have been made aware of a number of instances where local residents have been contacted by someone called John claiming to the from the surgery or from another surgery and asking for personal information. We can confirm that these calls have not come from Southwell Medical Centre or on our behalf.
We have taken the liberty of calling the number that was used on these occasions (01226 666898) to find out who was calling and have found that this number is for a Market Research Company in Asia.
We would advise all patients to be very careful about giving out information over the telephone and if there are any concerns about who is calling, do not feel pressured into giving this information.
If you would like to confirm with the practice before responding to questions, you can take down their details and then call the surgery to check. We will be more than happy to help you.
***URGENT COMMS – USERS OF WAR MEMORIAL GROUND***
Dear Local Residents and users of War Memorial Park, Southwell
Southwell Town Council and Southwell City Football Club will be restoring the main pitch off Bishops Drive in Front of the Club house. This will bring the pitch back to its “former glory” and enable it to be used by the youth teams. Southwell City FC are now the 2nd largest team in the County and are dedicated in providing the best facilities to the grass roots footballers coming through the rank, supported by Southwell Town Council.
Inevitably this will mean the main pitch will need to be closed off for a substantial period over the summer whilst out of season. Therefore, From Monday 20 June 2022 the pitch will be fenced off and will be treated accordingly to bring it back to life, this includes an extra 60 tons of top soil being spread across the pitch and specialist machinery working on the pitch. Please bear with us whilst this work is carried out and we respectfully request all users are reminded of the dangers of the machinery and therefore please keep out of the fenced off area.
The main senior matches of the Southwell City Football Club will be held in future at the Town Council owned ‘Centenary Field’ at Brinkley – land bought by the Council on its 100th year after being established. The War Memorial Ground will be used by junior sports clubs, but there will be a senior pitch laid out for other Southwell teams to access the War Memorial grounds.
A further communication will be sent when the area is back open for you to enjoy.
Residents Consultation Survey
Once every four years, Newark and Sherwood District Council carries out a major consultation exercise that aims to (a) identify priorities for local residents and (b) obtain feedback on the performance of the Council. The feedback informs how tax payers money is spent and to identify what the district council is doing well and where improvements are required. Click here for more information and to view the survey
Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Meat Free Mondays!
Southwell Town Council are supporting Meat Free Mondays – click here to view the first recipe suggestion
For full details about Meat Free Mondays please visit www.meatfreemondays.com
New Skatepark Designs – Have your say!
The core objectives of the new design are:
* To increase usage by providing a space which is inclusive to skaters, bikers, scooters, learners and differently-abled (wheelchair users, deaf/blind, learning difficulties).
* To enhance the appeal of the site visually, environmentally and in keeping with the vernacular context of Southwell.
* To create a destination skatepark for residents and visitors.
With the core objectives in mind, please view the proposed skatepark designs and fill in the online questionnaire.
Click here to view Skatepark Designs
Click here to complete the online Skatepark Questionnaire
Click here to view the Skatepark Questionnaire
We Have Moved!
Southwell Town Council offices have moved into the other side of the building, into what used to be the Police Station. Access to our office is now via the ramp or steps, through the single door. The office is open to the public Monday to Friday 10am – 12.30pm. Southwell Town Council, The Old Courthouse, Burgage, Southwell, NG25 0EP
Door 2 Door Service
Do you know someone who needs help with transport to get to the shops, visit friends, take part in leisure activities or attend medical appointments? Or are you looking for a volunteering opportunity to help others? Take a look at the Door to Door Service for more information
For more information click here
Squires Pond and Cludd Pond works information click here
Southwell Saturday Market
Southwell Market is now open for all traders.
To find out more click here
Long Stay Carpark
The carpark on Nottingham Road is open Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
For all roadwork information click here
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/
Community Response Hub
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
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