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15 Feb 2017

Mansfield wins bid for National Lottery funding

The Townscape project management team is celebrating after its combined efforts have resulted in a grant of over £900,000 being awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to revitalise one of Mansfield’s best-known heritage areas.   Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) and Nottinghamshire County Council made the initial approach to the Heritage Lottery Fund for Townscape Heritage grants to apply for a Townscape Heritage grant to repair and restore some of the most iconic buildings along Leeming Street, which forms part of the ‘Market Place Conservation Area’.   The project was then backed by Mansfield District ...

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07 Feb 2017

Offers and discounts are flooding in!

Nearly time for the launch of a brand new 'I Love Mansfield' card   Businesses in the Mansfield town centre are busy putting forward offers and discounts ready for the launch of a brand new card in March 2017. There will be several touchpoint machines in place where card holders can register their card ready to print off offers and discounts whilst they visit the town centre.   All existing card holders will be automatically be issued with a new card via the post in readiness for the launch. All businesses have been sent out information on the new innovative technology ...

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23 Jan 2017

Help us Turn our Rags into Riches

The Cornwater Club Charity Shop today launched its Rags to Riches campaign to raise £1000 to support their older people's activity programme.    The shop on Queen Street, Mansfield, is inviting members of the public and local businesses to bring their 'rags'; worn out or torn clothing, underwear, shoes, bedding, tablecloths, towels, etc to the shop.  The rags are then sold to the local recycling merchant to raise funds.   Currently over 85% of textiles are going to landfill sites, which is environmentally harmful.  Of this, more than 90% could be re-cycled and given a new lease of ...

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23 Jan 2017

Training facility on the menu for disused former mill

A historic and once-popular Mansfield town centre venue that has stood empty for a number of years could soon be set to reopen its doors - as a pub food training academy. The Old Town Mill, in Bridge Street, was known for miles around as a live venue, with regular entertainment enjoyed by hundreds of people from far and wide. Following consultations in 2016, it is planned to establish a Pub Food training academy, which will provide freshly-cooked meals for a public restaurant at a reasonable price.  The £1.7m project will see the upper floors to be opened as ...

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17 Jan 2017

Jewellery shop proving it's a real gem

A Mansfield jewellery shop is proving to be a real gem in the town centre.   Figures show that Xibit, in Market Street, saw a 30 per cent increase in takings in the run up to Christmas when compared to the previous year.   Leon Smith, who co-owns the shop, said: “It just goes to show that with the right products great customer service and the right prices shops like ours in the centre of Mansfield can do really well.   "We strive to offer the customer what they want. We also concentrate on what we do at the ...

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17 Jan 2017

Glazey Place paints itself a colourful future in new premises

A growing trend in people wanting to make handmade gifts and enjoy crafts has resulted in a pottery painting shop having to move to new, larger premises.   The Glazey Place was launched in White Hart Street in Mansfield in March 2012.   Owner Sue Nelson had the idea to bring something different to Mansfield town centre and created a venue where people, young and old, could go in to paint their own designs on pottery items which would then be fired in the shop’s own kiln.   The White Hart Street shop has proved to be really popular, ...

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16 Jan 2017

The Glazey Place has moved!

Sue at The Glazey Place has moved premises from White Hart Street to 7-9 Leeming Street.   The Glazey Place is Mansfield's first and only paint your own pottery studio has recently moved from their first premises on White Hart Street to the bottom of Leeming Street, just off the market place.  It's a perfect place to entertain the kids, have a family get together, celebrate a special occasion or simply wind down and chill out. So why not check out their new home and have fun at the same time  

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