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Date published: 3rd January, 2020
Young residents of Newark’s newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, enjoyed a special visit from Father Christmas last weekend, thanks to the area’s developer Urban&Civic.
Santa took time out of his busy schedule for a series of ‘Breakfast with Santa’ mornings held at the community’s new café, Gannets Middlebeck, where he met little ones, handed out early Christmas gifts and posed for photographs.
Families also tucked into a complimentary breakfast freshly cooked by the Gannets team, which opened its doors just last month and now serves guests an extensive range of hearty breakfasts, tasty lunches and sweet treats.
It comes as the first amenity to be completed at the development and will become the heart of a bustling community hub.
With over 100 families now living at Middlebeck, the growing neighbourhood also celebrated its first Christmas tree lights switch on earlier this month, where friends and family stepped into Christmas with mulled wine and mince pies.
Johanne Thomas, Communications, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic, said: “We were delighted to welcome local families to our Breakfast with Santa event last week.
“Little ones had a fantastic time meeting Father Christmas and receiving an early gift, while enjoying breakfast courtesy of the neighbourhood’s newest addition.
“We’re dedicated to offering residents a variety of activities throughout the year to bring the wider community together, and this year’s Christmas celebrations proved to be the perfect way to celebrate the season together,” she added.
Once complete, Middlebeck will boast a new primary school, a café, shops, significant green infrastructure including a waterside promenade, walkways and cycleways, and formal open space and sports pitches, as well as over 3,000 new homes.
With five stunning show homes available two view, prospective homebuyers can choose from a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes from three quality housebuilders, Avant Homes, Bellway Homes and Countryside.
Formally known as Land South of Newark, Middlebeck is a 694-acre urban extension on the southern edge of the town.
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