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Date published: 15th December, 2020
Newark’s newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, has spread Christmas joy to its residents by delivering extra special gifts to the growing community this year.
Residents have received a free Christmas wreath for families to enjoy and proudly display on their front doors throughout December.
Organised by master developer Urban&Civic in partnership with Sustrans, the initiative has seen Middlebeck community engagement officer Sim Duhra team up with local florist, Lynne Earl-Pont, who will supply the wreaths as part of the launch of her new town centre store
Johanne Thomas, Communications, communities and partnerships for Urban&Civic at Middlebeck, said:
“Although Middlebeck is a new neighbourhood, we’re very proud of its strong sense of community and it has been wonderful to see our residents support one another throughout this challenging year.
“Christmas is a time for expressing gratitude and spreading joy, so we wanted to say a special thank you to all of the families here for being such kind, caring and resilient neighbours.
“We also know that, now more than ever, it’s important to support local independent businesses and we’re delighted to have partnered with Lynne to deliver these beautiful wreaths to Middlebeck homes.
“We hope this small gesture will bring a much-needed touch of festive cheer and magic to the neighbourhood.”
Lynne, who plans to open her new store, “A Little Flower Shop,” in Newark this month, added: “I was very pleased to be approached by Sim to supply pine Christmas wreaths for the residents of Middlebeck.
“With thirty years of floristry experience of creating contemporary and traditional designs in the Newark and Nottinghamshire area, I feel that now is the perfect time to start my new venture.
“I hope that with the support of local residents and customers old and new that my new little venture will succeed, and I look forward to welcoming the community to my store when we open our doors.”
A Little Flower Shop is now taking orders online at www.alittleflowershopnewark.co.uk and the store opened at 17 Baldertongate, Newark on the 2nd of December.
With over 160 families now living at Middlebeck, the community continues to grow. Prospective homebuyers can now reserve plots for a range of three, four, and five-bedroom houses from four prestigious housebuilders; Avant Homes, Bellway Homes, Countryside Homes and Ashberry Homes.