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.

27th October, 2021

Are you feeling toastie? Today is national cheese toastie day! Get your toastie on and share a snap of your cheesy treats with us! #NationalCheeseToastieDay #ToastieTogether. https://loom.ly/Bdqizg0 https://pic.twitter.com/1TGh5Gt5KP

21st October, 2021

Staying active and getting back to nature is great for wellbeing. Surrounded by countryside, and National Cycle Route 64, why not get outside and get active with a walk, run or cycle? Share your routes with us on here for others to enjoy too https://pic.twitter.com/QGPO8RVN4Z

20th October, 2021

Nigel Hugill, Chief Executive of Urban&Civic attended to greet Robert and his team. Shown below is the new staff room and main hall, which will soon be available for community use. https://pic.twitter.com/ThYQvjpSPr

20th October, 2021

We were delighted to welcome @RobertJenrick to Christ Church School Primary School, in the heart of Middlebeck. Mrs Richardson, Headteacher, led the tour around the new classrooms, through both halls, outdoor space, and library. @DioceseSchools https://pic.twitter.com/aVtIfkprhS

19th October, 2021

Halloween puppet making workshop! Are you looking for some free, spooky family fun? Come along to Newark Library on Thursday 28 October, 10am – 12 noon - book your free place now https://loom.ly/HTMZbZ4 https://pic.twitter.com/lKcbImL4zV

15th October, 2021

Weekly led-walks If you are looking to get outside & stretch your legs, don’t forget there are weekly led-walks available to join at Middlebeck! Suitable for all levels of walkers – and dogs too – to find out more, & get involved, email: Newark@urbanandcivic.com https://pic.twitter.com/iNeUuos2Ot

12th October, 2021

Have a roar-some time at Dino Kingdom From 15 – 31 October, from 10am to 7pm daily, Dinosaurs will be taking over Nottinghamshire, turning Thoresby Park into a wondrous Jurassic world! To find out more, and buy tickets, visit https://loom.ly/M8gxmfw

7th October, 2021

There is always time for cake! As the temperatures are starting to fall, what better way to warm up than with a hot coffee and cake with friends! Gannets offer a great range of cakes, pastries and hot treats so if you are passing, why not pop in for a cuppa? https://pic.twitter.com/lJmuccu9eK

4th October, 2021

Our community is growing We’re still excited about the opening of our new school to support the growing community of Middlebeck. This fantastic new building provides an environment for pupils to flourish. If you missed it, take a look https://loom.ly/5oS7Uq0

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