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28 Jun 2012

Mansfield welcomes the Torch

  Thousands turned out in the Mansfield Town centre to watch as the Olympic Torch convoy made its momentous journey through our town, from West Gate through the Market Place, onto Church Street and finally Bridge Street. Flags were handed out to the crowds as they began to gather along the Torch route from around 10 o’clock this morning. Despite a torrential downpour their spirits weren’t dampened on this special once in a lifetime occasion. The Mansfield BID gave away spot prizes to people who came dressed wearing all the Olympic colours. The winners of a gift ...

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25 Jun 2012

Up our Street - Church Street

“Where Everything Just Tastes Better” Established in 1958, the Family Bakery of Geoff Webster continues to serve the public of the Mansfield & Sutton District with Our Own Quality: - Craft Made Pastries, Cakes, Fruit Pies, Sausage Rolls, Pork Pies, Meat Pies & Sausage. Traditionally Roasted Beef, Pork, Turkey, Haslet & Copper Boiled Boneless Ham.  All Traditionally Prepared & Made In Our Mansfield Bakery To Geoff’s Original Recipes. Visit Us At “Our Shop”, 21 Church Street, Mansfield; “The Stall”, Market Hall, Idlewells Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield; or “The Bakery”, 71 Derby Street, Mansfield. Contact ...

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20 Jun 2012

New Website Launched

  Acton’s Jewellery of Stockwell Gate have recently launched their brand new website, with an on-line order facility. You can find the website at  

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19 Jun 2012

Wear Olympic Colours!

  When the Olympic Torch comes to Mansfield, people are being encouraged to dress in Olympic colours when they come to line the route on 28 June. Mansfield Business Improvement District (BID) will be handing out spot prizes to those in the town centre dressed in blue, yellow, black, green and red. The competition has been supported by Mansfield District Council. Prizes include various gift vouchers to be used in Mansfield Town and I Love Mansfield goodie bags. You will also be able to pick up a free flag to wave as the Torch passes by from the ‘...

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07 Jun 2012

Hey Good Looking, what you got cooking!

  Hundreds of people came along to the Jubilee Food Fair Bank holiday on Tuesday, 5th June. The event organised by the Mansfield BID on behalf of the town centre businesses kicked off at 10.30am with a range of food stalls giving tasters and samples of their produce. Local chefs took part in live cookery demonstrations and over 250 children decorated their own cookies and made badges to take home. Earlier this year the BID held an event where children entered a competition to design a canvass bag for the Queen’s Jubilee, the two winner’s bags ...

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29 May 2012

Best of British dressed window competition

  Please vote for your favourite shop window and enter into the free prize draw to win one of three ‘Best of British’ goody bags.  Closing date is Sunday 1st July 2012. All winners will be notified. Participating shops: The Works Hair and Beauty, White Hart Street Cornwater Club and Charity shop, Queen Street Republic, Four Seasons Centre Mansfield Museum, Leeming Street The Shabby Hut, Regent Street Beales Department Store, Stockwell Gate Wild Orchid Florists, West Gate Forever Young Fancy Dress, Toothill Lane Johnsons Cleaners, Regent Street Cottage Cakecraft, Queen Street Zest Florists, Market Street Top Shop, ...

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23 May 2012

Best of British dressed window competition

  To celebrate the exciting events happening this year such as the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympic Games the town centre shops are decorating their windows in a red, white and blue theme. We want you to choose the winner by voting for your favourite shop. A list of participating shops will be added here from 29th May and details how you can vote. The winning shop will receive a prestigious trophy, an advert in the Chad and an advert on Mansfield Radio 103.2 donated by the Mansfield BID. We will also give three people who vote ...

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16 May 2012

BID manager's Special Day

  Sarah Newton, BID manager gets married on Saturday 19th May 2012 to her fiance Dave Nelson. Sarah, who goes on leave today will take a short mini-moon to Rome after the wedding. Due to Daves work committments and involvement in the Olympic Games, the big honeymoon will be taken in September when the couple fly off to Brazil for two weeks. Good Luck & Best Wishes to Sarah and Dave, have a day to remember

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01 May 2012

'Pop Up Shop' is launched!

  The first retail incubation unit or what is affectionately know as a ‘pop up shop’ was launched in Mansfield Town Centre on Thursday 26th April. It is a joint initiative between MDC and Mansfield BID and being project managed by the BID. For a small contribution towards utilities we are giving the chance for potential new businesses to have part of the shop space to experience trading in a town centre retail environment. They are able to occupy the space for up to two weeks to get a feel for how successful their product/ business ...

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26 Apr 2012

We had fun on St George's Day!

St George and his Dragon rode around the town on Monday, as we celebrated St George's Day. The kids had a great time too making helmets and masks to wear.

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