Avoiding town because you need to rest? Take A Seat in and around Southwell

Avoiding town because you need to rest? Take A Seat in and around Southwell

Do you avoid going into local town centres because you need to rest and are not sure if you will be able to?

In Southwell and the surrounding villages, we are extremely lucky. You are unlikely to be refused somewhere to regain your breath and recharge those batteries. However, not everyone is happy to ask especially if they have no intention of making a purchase and this is where the ‘Take A Seat’ intiative comes in. Below is some more information on how it has come to be in Southwell as well as across Nottingham-shire. On the map you will see the local businesses who have officially registered with the scheme.

The Southwell Live at Home have gotten everyone involved – they tell us more:

“Whilst chatting to members during activities we realised that one of the obstacles to visiting the local shops is needing to sit and rest regularly. Many members avoid visiting areas when they are not sure where appropriate seating will be situated. On exploring options we discovered the ‘Take A Seat’ Initiative led by the Nottinghamshire County Council group Age Friendly. 

Businesses are invited to officially declare that they are ‘Age Friendly’ and will happily offer a seat to anyone in need of it. You do not need to make a purchase or be a previous customer, you simply ask and you are guaranteed a warm response.

We’ve had a fantastic response from the Southwell area businesses, so do look out for this sticker in windows across town as well as the rest of Nottinghamshire. Details of all businesses involved can be found at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/takeaseat. Southwell area businesses who have registered for the initiative will feature on this Southwell Scoop page,  in future newsletters and on the Southwell Live at Home facebook page. “

We wanted to Thank everyone involved. This not only helps older people within the community, it raises awareness of the difficulties faced by others and helps to reduce loneliness and isolation by eliminating one of the obstacles to coming out.

CLICK ONTO THE MAP AND ZOOM IN AND OUT TO FIND ALL THE REGISTERED BUSINESSES. We will also be adding outside seats available so that you can plan your walking too.

Burley's

beloved@thebarn

TG's Hair Salon

Southwell Live at Home

Optique of Southwell

Tallents Solicitors

Alasdair Morrison Partners

Pinders Opticians

Southwell Live at Home - MHA
Unit 10
Southwell Business Centre,
Crew Lane,
Southwell
NG25 0TX

01623 816565

https://www.mha.org.uk/live-home/southwell/

southwell.liveathome@mha.org.uk

Are you a local business willing to provide a Seat for older members of the community to rest for a few minutes whilst walking into and around town? Then please join our ‘Take A Seat’ Campaign.

Here at the Southwell Live at Home Scheme we are in the fortunate position to spend time with older members of our community. The age of our members ranges from 60 through to 102 and their ability to visit Southwell town centre varies depending not on age but on a combination of environmental and physical factors.

Whether walking unaided or with assistance many of our members have told us that they avoid going into town simply because they need to stop regularly to rest and there is a lack of suitable seats on their journey. Ultimately this increases loneliness and isolation within individuals, resulting in increased health problems and depression.

We are determined at The Southwell Live at Home Scheme to tackle this growing problem and believe that the ‘Take A Seat’ Initiative is an easy first step for the community to become involved.

“I know that our local businesses would never refuse a request for a seat, but it is not something I like to do. Seeing the sticker would help me to feel more welcome and comfortable asking for help.” Local resident and lunch club member.

The Initiative overseen by The Age Friendly Nottinghamshire Team at Notts County Council is very simple. A local business registers online via Nottinghamshire.gov.uk/takeaseat or in person via ourselves.

By registering you agree to :
– Display a ‘Take a Seat’ sticker in the window;
– Provide a chair for someone who may need to sit and rest before continuing on their journey.
– Be listed on the Notts County Council Take A Seat website page.

In addition to this we will support the businesses involved and share details with our members and volunteers.

Please do get in touch with Southwell Live at Home on southwell.liveathome@mha.org.uk if you are interested in knowing more or when you register. Thank you for your support.

RELATED BLOG: Take A Seat in and Around Southwell – details of which businesses are involved.

 

Southwell Live at Home - MHA
Unit 10
Southwell Business Centre,
Crew Lane,
Southwell
NG25 0TX

01623 816565

https://www.mha.org.uk/live-home/southwell/

southwell.liveathome@mha.org.uk

Leading Independent Estate Agents in the East Midlands here in Southwell

Leading Independent Estate Agents in the East Midlands here in Southwell

Alasdair Morrison & Partners is one of the leading independent estate agents, letting agents, property auctioneers, chartered surveyors, valuers and land agents in the East Midlands area with offices in Newark and Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

They cover a broad range of property related services from assessing feasibility of possible land development through to Energy Efficiency Certificates, valuations and of course selling or letting of property. If you are a home buyer who requires more assistance in tracking down that perfect home or if you are new to the area, the home buyer service ensures a stress free experience with only one contact point and peace of mind that your interests are being represented.

In addition they provide experienced rural consultancy advice, Alasdair Morrison & Partners enable land owners to explore new ideas or reassess all aspects of existing projects with a focus on ensuring performance and profitability.

Alasdair Morrison have superb knowledge of the local housing market and are dedicated to ensuring that your personal circumstances and needs are taken into consideration when using their services. Do visit their website for full information and also for regular news blogs offering guidance on all property related issues.

22 KING STREET,
SOUTHWELL,
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE,
NG25 0EN

www.amorrison.co.uk/

E: southwell@amorrison.co.uk
T: 01636 813971

Alasdair Morrison and Partners - Estate and Letting Agents

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Nestled in the Nottinghamshire Countryside – Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop

Nestled in the Nottinghamshire Countryside – Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop

Southwell, Nottinghamshire is surrounded by villages, each with at least one hidden gem – a venue, shop or individual where you would happily travel to with a view to stay a while. The village of Farnsfield has all 3 within one destination – Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop. 

The Teahouse Cafe is easy to find and provides a welcome break to longer journeys. Whether by road or taking a slight detour if you are walking or cycling the Southwell Trail, it is guaranteed to be picturesque.

Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas are served alongside a specials menu. All freshly prepared and very reasonably priced. You will receive a warm welcome from the owners Clare and Danny and immediately see where the high standards, quirky yet elegant style of the surroundings originates from. With a range of beverages including pressed fruit juices, Prosecco cocktails and artisan spirits it really may be difficult to leave.

Another reason to visit Woodberry is the Home & Gift shop – an ever changing collection of unique items ranging from interior signature pieces through to cards and British hand-made jewellery is waiting to be discovered and taken home.

When planning your visit to the area or needing a break from the norm pop Woodberry Farnsfield down on your list, alternatively visit their events page or social media to be amongst the first to know dates for their speciality food evenings, craft workshops and future treats.

 

 

 

 

 

Teahouse Café I Home & Gift Shop
38 Main Street
Farnsfield
Newark
NG22 8EA

01623 883509

Woodberryfarnsfield.com

hello@woodberryfarnsfield.com

Woodberry Teahouse Cafe and Shop

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5 Easy Plastic Swaps in Southwell

5 Easy Plastic Swaps in Southwell

PLASTIC FREE SOUTHWELL SERIES …. 

Most people are now aware of the devastating effect plastics are having on our planet, in particular our marine life. Changing the packaging and providing alternatives within our consumer goods is not likely to happen over night but if each of us make a small change to reduce our plastic use the message to the suppliers and manufacturers will be loud and clear.

So to make it a little easier for you to swap your plastics here in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, a local resident Janina Harding shares 5 ways she has been making a difference and doing just that. Follow suit and you are not only helping the environment, you will also experience the superb customer service of some of our local independent businesses.

 

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The Butchers

Take your own Tupperware and they can weigh it straight in – F. Doncasters Butchers, are very helpful!

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The Bakery

Bread can go straight into a linen bag and be transferred into long life bread bags (Lakeland), Birds Bakery are very used to this!

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The Market

It’s easy to pick up fruit and veg without the packaging at Southwell Market. If you tell the person serving you that you wish to avoid plastic they do their best to tip things into your own bag. They will be only too pleased.

 

TOP TIP : For smaller items bags are just coming to the market (https://andkeep.com/collections/produce-bags/products/re-sack-large-organic-produce-net) that will help but if you want a very light one that can be weighed with the mushrooms etc. a white net bag designed for your small wash items is sold in the Handi-Centre. Light and washable.

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The Dry cleaners

Take your own suit cover to collect your items. Southwell Dry Cleaners provide excellent customer service.

Do let us know in the comments below if you have suggestions for suppliers of high quality eco friendly garment covers.

 

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The Pet Shop

Wayne at The Pet Store, Southwell will weigh any loose items like dog biscuits or bird seed into your own containers.

 

We said 5 but here is a bonus plastic free local shopping tip we are sure you will love….

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MILK

Just off the road to Oxton or Halam you will find The Real Milk Company – fresh organic milk is available daily from a special vending machine. Bring your own bottle (preferably glass – they do have some for sale) and simply fill it up.

Image taken from – follow link for a more detailed write up https://www.themummydiary.co.uk/2016/01/the-real-milk-company-new-way-to-get.html

 

Find the local business mentioned in the map below. … And do tell us about your plastic swap successes in the comments or on social media @SouthwellScoop #LocalandSocial

F. Doncaster Butchers

Birds Bakery

The Pet Store

Southwell Dry Cleaners and Laundrette

Southwell Market

The Real Milk Company

The HandiCentre Southwell

Strawberry and Goats Cheese Salad – A Perfect Summer Meal

Strawberry and Goats Cheese Salad – A Perfect Summer Meal

First published on facebook in honour of the football evenings during the World Cup 2018 – This red and white recipe is perfect for any summer’s evening get-together… with thanks to The Extraordinary John Starkey Bramley Apple Products – Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Who, incidently grow the juciest strawberries around!

Keep the delicious strawberry inspirations coming!

Strawberry & Goat’s Cheese Salad

1 punnet Starkey strawberries
2 bunches watercress
1 celery heart
2 tbsps olives
1 tbsp pistachio nuts
300g goats cheese
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 tbsps olive oil

 

Method: 

Place the watercress, celery and pistachio nuts in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and mix.

Scatter with halved strawberries, cheese, olives and salt & pepper.

Drizzle with a dressing made from marinated finely chopped strawberries, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper. 🍓

Was it delicious? Let us know, better still send us your pictures or videos to @SouthwellScoop on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – #LocalandSocial.

Extraordinary apple products from the orchards of Starkey's Fruit..

Here in Southwell, Nottinghamshire - The home of The Original Bramley Seedling.

Telephone 01636 819454

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