Festive wreaths spread Christmas cheer at Middlebeck

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.

12th January, 2022

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10th January, 2022

Thank you to everyone who sent in entries to our OnStream competition... We are delighted to announce that the winner is .... Santa Labasauskiene We hope you & your family will enjoy your delicious goodies! #competition #communityengagement #middlebeck https://pic.twitter.com/S5bXYCoXfD

4th January, 2022

You still have time to win a festive hamper in 3 simple steps 1.Grab your copy of OnStream 2.Cut out the frame on the back page 3.Strike a pose and post your photo on social by tagging @Middlebeck_ & using the hashtag #OnStream Revised competition closing date 06/01/22 11:59pm https://pic.twitter.com/q9hvT8G5Nd

1st January, 2022

Happy New Year to everyone at Middlebeck! We are excited to see what 2022 brings and for our community to continue on growing! Wishing everyone a lovely day https://pic.twitter.com/SXjXYjKBeK

29th December, 2021

Don't forget to enter our competition for the chance of winning a festive hamper Head over to https://loom.ly/RDe4sF8 for more information on what to do! The competition closes at 11:59pm on 2nd January. Good luck!

25th December, 2021

Wishing everyone at Middlebeck a wonderful Christmas by a Christ Church C of E Primary School pupil https://pic.twitter.com/ZDM41jL7lm

24th December, 2021

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22nd December, 2021

Families of Middlebeck enjoyed a festive evening of singing & sweet treats on Friday. The free Community Carol Service was organised to bring the community together. Special thanks to Newark's family friendly café Beanblock for the providing the treats! https://pic.twitter.com/uXxEwo3BEq

21st December, 2021

The latest edition of OnStream is out! Find out what has been happening in Newark’s newest neighbourhood over the last 6 months and don’t forget to enter our festive competition Click here to read the latest issue: https://loom.ly/RDe4sF8 https://pic.twitter.com/qPCXICDiMM

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