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25 Aug 2016

MANSFIELD GOES FOR GOLD IN THE GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET COMPETITION

Mansfield in Nottinghamshire is in the running to win up to £10,000 in prize money as part of a nationwide search for Britain’s best high streets. Although there is 3 weeks to go until applications close, Mansfield is one of the first areas off the starting block to apply for the town centre category. Mansfield is among the first fifty applicants in the national celebration of individual communities’ efforts to revitalise their local areas. Their hard work includes being awarded the town’s first Purple Flag (PF) award in 2014 for managing the evening and night time economy, ...

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25 Aug 2016

Mansfield’s Purple Flag event goes for gold in national High Street awards

A colourful initiative that helped celebrate Mansfield’s Purple Flag accreditation could itself win a prestigious national award.   In 2014, Mansfield was awarded Purple Flag status, a national endorsement of its work to create a vibrant, and safe, nighttime and evening economy.   The partners involved in getting the status included Mansfield BID, the district and county councils, Nottinghamshire Police, Healthy High Street businesses, the Mansfield Alcohol Licensed Venues group, and volunteers.   To celebrate, the partners worked on the Painting Mansfield Purple evening, which was a day of events in April 2015 to spread the word about Purple Flag. &...

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09 Aug 2016

RAF Flypast times released!

The Mansfield BID team are very excited to find out that the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial flypast past will take place on both days at this year’s Garden & Craft Festival.   Sue Rogers , event organiser at Mansfield BID says “This year is a special year for The Trustees for the Allotments for the Labouring Poor who commission the garden & craft festival, as they celebrate 100 years of looking after the charity and providing allotments. To mark this important milestone we applied to the RAF for them to perform a Flypast sometime over the weekend. We ...

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09 Aug 2016

THE INSPECTORS CALLED!

A police briefing, the leisure park, the CCTV control room and several town centre premises were among Mansfield locations visited by Purple Flag assessors on Saturday (August 6) night. The inspectors, one of whom came from Bromley in Kent and the other from North West Leicestershire, were working on behalf of the Association of Town Centre Management.   Their observations and report on evidence provided by the Purple Flag steering group will be considered with a lengthy application form submitted in June to determine if Mansfield retains its Purple Flag (PF) status.   Saturday night’s inspection saw the assessors ...

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02 Aug 2016

Settlement agreements on the rise

Corporate law specialists at Fidler & Pepper Solicitors have recorded a sharp rise in the number of settlement agreements it handles.   A settlement agreement is a contract used to end a relationship between an employer and an employee and is used when issues at work are not resolved effectively, if there is a request of compensation, for redundancy or for any other reason.   They are not binding under current employment legislation until an employee takes advice on it from an independent adviser, usually an employment law solicitor, who will review the contract and help to make sure that ...

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29 Jul 2016

Looking for some fun activities for your child to do during the summer holidays?

Well take a look at these exciting events being hosted by the award winning Instinctive Martial Arts & Fitness Gym:   4th August - the guys will be teaching teaching kids of all ages, some cool parkour ninja skills in the safety of their full time gym. After this fun couple of hours they will head out to the Mansfield Superbowl for some Burgers & Bowling fun!   9th August - there will be a fun Weapon Skills workshop using foam sticks and nunchucks... After this, the mayhem will begin with a high energy Nerf Wars event!!   23rd August ...

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19 Jul 2016

10k Marathon

Get Involved With The Mansfield 10K on Sunday 21st August Starting in the market square, looping and winding through the historic, traffic free streets of Mansfield with a sprint finish into the beautiful market place.Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to running, this event will reflect the qualities of Mansfield: Resilient. Proud. Friendly. For more information visit www.mansfield10k.co.uk    

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19 Jul 2016

Walking Challenge In Aid Of The Charity - Valley CIDS

At the end of July (25th – 29th) local charity shop worker Graham Martin will be taking on the challenge of walking 80 miles via the Hadrian’s Wall Path  to help raise money for the charity (Valley CIDS)  If you would like to sponser him  pop in to the Mansfield Lighthouse Charity Shop or you can make a donation online.  The website is virginjustgiving. Enter Graham Martin as the person you'd like to sponser.​ Good luck Graham!!   

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12 Jul 2016

Wills initiative from Fidler & Pepper Solicitors

Innovative law firm Fidler & Pepper Solicitors is hoping to reduce the number of people without Wills - by harnessing the power of Skype.   Skype is a web-based service that allows people to call, text, or make video calls using a mobile phone, a desktop computer or even web-enabled televisions.   Richard Howard, a partner at the firm who specialises in Wills and probate matters, believes that using this technology will help convince more people to make a Will.   According to Richard, a large proportion of the UK still don't have Wills, and one of the reasons ...

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30 Jun 2016

Down Town Magazine out now!!

The latest edition of the town centre's magazine, Down Town Summer 2016 is out now! The magazine features a selection of the town centre businesses with gift ideas for all occassions, beauty, fashion, dining out, professional services, events and activities. Copies are available at the library, the bus station, Four Seasons Customer Service desk and selected retailers from Friday 1st July 31st    Pick up a copy & see what Mansfield has to offer you!!

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