Southwell Market will be partly re-opening this Saturday 6th June. Strict social distancing will be in place and each stall will have a queue entrance and exit. All entrances and…
Information for Southwell residents from the Town Council
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The Emergency Communications Hub: how it works
The Town Council has set up the hub to connect residents in need with a local organisation who can help, such as Southwell Torpedos, Lions, Flood Forum, Live at Home, Army Cadets, Green Southwell, several churches (The Minster, Riverside and Methodist) and several known individuals. Each household should have received the help leaflet with three telephone numbers above. These numbers will connect residents to Town Council staff or a Councillor. The request for help will then be passed onto one of the organisations listed above. Whatever the request no one will be asked for any financial bank details from you such as a bank account or credit card numbers. We want residents to feel safe and secure when using this service.
Brown Bins – garden recycling collections to resume
NSDC will resume its garden recycling collections on Monday 1 June.
Customers are asked to leave their brown garden waste bin out by 6am on its usual collection day as set out on their calendar. Find out which day your bin is collected by entering your postcode here http://app.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/bincollection/
You will need a 2020 – 2021 sticker clearly placed on your bin.
Only bins with stickers will be collected.
Residents can sign up for the service, which costs £35 per year (1 April to 31 March), or order an additional bin by visiting the Council website here: https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/gardenrecycling/. Residents can also check their brown bin collection day using the calendar.
Customers who renewed or signed up to the service while it was temporarily suspended will be entitled to a reduced subscription for the following year 2021/22.
Car Park Charges
Charges in Southwell car parks are suspended until further notice. The car parks are free to use until further notice – all enforcement has been suspended. Please adhere to government advice on social distancing when parking your car and going to and from your car – we want everyone to stay safe.
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/.
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Community Support Information Please follow the link for up to date information.Read More
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Alvin Stardust (aka Shane Fenton aka Bernard Jewry) was a boarder at Southwell Minster Grammar School where he formed his first bandRead More
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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
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
Matthew Horne, actor (Gavin in Gavin and Stacey’ ) was a pupil at the Minster SchoolRead 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
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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
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
Burgage Manor at the top of the Burgage Green was used as a hospital for most of World War 1Read 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