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22 Dec 2014

Record breaking Panto!

This year’s pantomime Sleeping Beauty is set to break all Palace Box Office records and is well on course to reach an impressive 97% sold over the five week run – with over 32,000 people from the local area having come to watch what is being described as one of the Palace’s best panto’s ever. and there's still time to book - call the Box Office on 01623 633133 or book online at www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre .

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11 Dec 2014

Christmas Evening Market - Cancelled

Due to the adverse weather reports for this evening, and for health & safety reasons the Christmas Evening Market planned to take place on the Market place and Westgate from 6-8pm tonight is to be cancelled, we apologise to everyone who was planning to come along, but we are arranging another special market on Saturday 21st February in the Big Marquee so listen out for details  on Mansfield 103.2 in the New Year or visit mansfieldtowncentre.co.uk It is still late shopping tonight in the Four Seasons shopping Centre and many other shops and businesses in the town ...

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03 Dec 2014

FOUR SEASONS WRAPS UP CHRISTMAS

Volunteers will be helping shoppers in Mansfield transform their purchases into beautifully wrapped gifts this Christmas, all in aid of a good cause.   Volunteers from the local branch of Samaritans will be visiting Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield every day from the 8th to the 23rd December to wrap shoppers Christmas gifts in return for a donation to the charity.   Rebekah O’Neill, Centre Manager at Four Seasons Shopping Centre, said:  “We are delighted that the volunteers from the Samaritans will once again be coming to Four Seasons during the festive season, it offers ...

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24 Nov 2014

Success already for new Mansfield bistro

The success of Mansfield’s evening economy has prompted one town centre cafe owner to open Bistro evenings at his premises. By day, Casey’s Coffee Bar on White Hart Street is popular with shoppers and workers alike. But on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, with seating changed, dimmed lighting and special menus, the venue becomes a bistro. Owner Ros Key said: “Mansfield has a thriving night-time economy, which has been proved by its recent Purple Flag award. “We were often asked if we could hold special evenings and so we decided to go for it ...

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24 Nov 2014

Academy’s Christmas “shop and drop” to help fund bank

A Mansfield martial arts gym has come up with an innovative idea to help parents do their shopping while at the same time help people in need this Christmas.   The Instinctive Martial Arts & Fitness Gym, at 3 Stockwell Gate, has launched a Christmas shopping “drop off service”.   The idea is that parents drop their children off at the gym for a few hours, and then go and do their Christmas shop.   And, as the gym has committed to helping the Mansfield Food Bank this year, the only payment in return for children having fun in ...

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24 Nov 2014

NEW GROUP FOR DOOR SUPERVISORS

A new group set up in Mansfield to support door supervisors working at pubs and clubs in the town is thought to be the only one of its kind currently operating in England.   Called Mansfield Doorwatch, it has been created with the help of money from Mansfield Partnership Against Crime (MPAC) and is being run by Nottinghamshire Police licensing officer Kate Ansty.   Area managers for companies providing venues with door staff have been invited to join, along with head door supervisors. It will work through quarterly meetings with Nottinghamshire Police, the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and other partners ...

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14 Nov 2014

BUSINESSES VOTE A HUGE YES TO MANSFIELD BID

The team behind the Mansfield Business Improvement District are celebrating this afternoon after the BID was given a clear mandate to operate for a new five-year term. Following a statutory vote, businesses in the town centre have given the BID the green light to continue delivering on its bold vision to make Mansfield town centre a vibrant place. More than 560 levy payers in the town’s BID area were able to cast their votes, which were counted today, with Mansfield District Council as returning officer. The outcome of the ballot was: •       &...

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10 Nov 2014

Mansfield handed its Purple Flag

Mansfield was presented with its official Purple Flag certificate at an awards ceremony in Kingston last night, (November 5) marking its success in the accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town centres at night. Two Saturday night visits by Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) assessors were made to Mansfield this year and paperwork providing evidence of achievements in the town was submitted.   The Purple Flag Panel endorsed the recommendations of the Assessors and awarded Purple Flag status to Mansfield at the end of September. A report outlining the decisions and conclusions of the Accreditation Panel ...

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02 Oct 2014

HIGH STREETS TO BATTLE IT OUT TO BE NAMED TOP OF THE SHOPS

We've made the short list!!   BID Manager Sarah Nelson, who compiled the awards submission, said: "This is fantastic news for Mansfield and highlights the fact that the town centre has so much going for it. "There is variety, with a mix of independent shops and high street names. There is also the contrast between the heritage, the night life, and the introduction of pioneering free wifi for the town centre. "Through teamwork and a co-ordinated effort, footfall is rising, crime is falling and there are fewer empty units. Mansfield can, quite rightly, shout about its ...

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01 Oct 2014

MANSFIELD CAN FLY THE PURPLE FLAG

Mansfield is a great place to enjoy an evening out – it’s official!   After two visits by assessors from the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) and the submission of a wide range of evidence, the town has been awarded prestigious Purple Flag status.   Purple Flag is an accreditation scheme that recognises excellence in the management of town centres at night. It can be seen as the equivalent of the Blue Flag awarded to good beaches.   A team involving representatives from Mansfield Association of Licensed Venues (MALV), Mansfield BID, Mansfield District Council, Mansfield Partnership ...

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