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Latest News - January 2017

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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