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The Electoral Commission has launched a consultation to gather views on the system and processes involved in standing for election in the UK. Mansfield District Council's customer payments system is having a major computer upgrade installed on 8, 9 and 10 October. Issued by Nottinghamshire Police The search for missing Ciaran Sweeny is continuing with the support of the Mansfield community. Businesses in Mansfield have praised gates that have been erected at either end of a town centre pathway to help reduce anti-social behaviour ASB , improve security and make staff feel safer.
Mansfield District Council has seen a dramatic rise in the number of household goods such as fridges, cookers, ironing boards and even a toaster being left on the highway.
With less than eight weeks to go until Mansfield switches on its Christmas lights, planning is well underway to make this year's event as special as ever!
As autumn has now arrived, tens of thousands of leaves will begin to fall and Mansfield District Council's annual leaf clearance operation is gearing up for the busy season ahead. The hunt is on to find Mansfield District's unsung sporting heroes to give them the recognition they deserve.
Beauty treatments in Mansfield have been given a makeover after Mansfield District Council and Vision West Nottinghamshire College teamed up to agree new practice guidelines.
Mansfield District Council is looking for people to join its Housing Panel to scrutinise the Council's performance and give views on the way the Council runs its Housing Service. To mark last year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, four parks in the Mansfield District are now designated as Queen Elizabeth II Fields, which means they are now permanently protected so everyone can enjoy them for generations to come.
Scores of people gathered around the scene of a road traffic accident in Mansfield town centre on Saturday 14 September as fire officers worked to free casualties who were then treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics, police officers surrounded the scene and council wardens helped clean up the area. People visiting Mansfield Woodhouse Cemetery, on Leeming Lane, will not be able to able to access the site in their cars during the week commencing Monday 23 September, due to essential tree works at the entrance.
A group of graduate and undergraduates have been recognised for their achievements at a celebration event after completing work placements with local employers. Jobseeker's in Ashfield and Mansfield will be able to find out about job vacancies and training opportunities at jobs fairs later this month. New businesses and people thinking of starting a business are invited to attend FREE seminars aimed at addressing some of the challenges they may face.
The Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Panel wants to recruit two more independent members to help oversee the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner. There are just four weeks remaining to help Age UK Notts reach its target of knitting 12, miniature woolly hats. Mansfield parkrun - the free, weekly, 5km timed run at Manor Park, Mansfield Woodhouse, is celebrating its first anniversary on 28 September The hunt is on to find the nation's favourite park and Mansfield District Council wants your vote.
Mansfield District Council has teamed up with Nottinghamshire County Council Trading Standards Service to sign up to a national campaign which aims to tackle the problem of counterfeit goods sold on markets. It will reopen again at 8. As the August bank holiday weekend approaches, neighbours are being reminded to be considerate to one another when it comes to noise. Would you like to play a part in ensuring Mansfield's impressive industrial past is preserved forever?
Would you like to let future generations know what the world of work was like when you were on the shop-floor? A balloon printing business is expanding to take on new staff and buy new machinery thanks to Mansfield District Council helping with new commercial premises. Nottinghamshire County Council is publishing a fracking fact sheet for residents following a surge in enquiries prompted by recent media coverage on the issue.
Whether you use the internet for boosting your business, downloading your favourite songs, defeating zombies and gaming or streaming TV and film, faster broadband will make being online easier, as well as safer. Mansfield District Council is reminding dog owners across Mansfield District of their responsibilities when it comes to looking after the family pooch. A group of young people who took part in this year's Summer Job Shop have graduated with success at a celebration evening held on Friday 9 August.
Work to transform the former bus station in Mansfield into a temporary car park began this week. A group of enterprising women recently completed the first in a series of workshops aimed at helping them build their confidence to consider taking their business ideas forward. With so many young people not on the electoral register, an Innovation Fund has been launched to encourage people onto the electoral roll.
More disabled people living in Mansfield District are now eligible for grants to adapt their properties following a change in Council policy. People living in privately owned properties, who are on a low income, can receive help to insulate their homes thanks to a grant available from Mansfield District Council. It has been announced today 29 July that four of Mansfield's parks have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award. Mansfield District Council is making it easier for people to become homeowners by giving more people the opportunity to buy shared ownership properties.
Mansfield District Council is warning members of the public of the dangers of entering the former General Hospital after Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue were called to the site following a trespassing incident. The Crimestoppers team in Nottinghamshire has launched a campaign to thank the public who have given anonymous information over the years leading to the arrests of thousands of criminals.
Jobseeker's can pick up valuable help to find a job at two free workshops coming up in Mansfield and Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Ashfield and Mansfield's key influential stakeholders came together at a Youth Summit to discuss employment and training issues facing young people in a bid to help tackle youth unemployment.
Mansfield District Council has made changes to its Neighbourhood Warden service to ensure it is providing support to areas within the District where it is needed most. Green fingered pupils from Sherwood Junior School in Warsop spent the day learning about the environment with help with officers from Mansfield District Council's Parks and Street Cleansing departments. Information about hundreds of leisure, cultural and fun activities to keep kids entertained throughout the school holidays is now available in the summer What's On Guide.
Representatives from Mansfield District Council have been using their business experience and knowledge to help pupils at Queen Elizabeth's Academy to develop their employability skills ready for when they leave school.
Posters asking "Guess what crash will happen in Mansfield town centre on Saturday July 27th" have appeared in pubs, clubs and other venues in the town. Mansfield's new bus station will be stepping up the mark this summer as the focal point for replacement bus services which are running while improvement work is carried out on rail lines in the Nottingham area.
Homes in Great Britain use nine billion litres of water every day, the largest and most comprehensive study of water use ever has revealed. Young people in Mansfield have another opportunity to secure an apprenticeship during the summer holidays while being paid to gain employability skills. The sun shone down on Mansfield today 9 July as judges from the East Midlands in Bloom committee were given a guided tour of Mansfield as they assessed the District for the East Midlands in Bloom competition.
Summer has finally arrived and gardens are in full bloom, so why not save time and hassle of having to take your garden waste to the recycling centre by joining Mansfield District Council's garden waste scheme? A new Nottinghamshire County Council campaign to increase apprenticeship opportunities in Mansfield and Ashfield is calling for businesses to get on board. The start of the Mansfield Arts Festival is only a few days away and with a two-week programme packed with events and activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The pink poo fairy waved its wand on Oak Tree open space and play area in an attempt to shame irresponsible dog owners into picking up their dog mess. The grand final of the Inspiring Mansfield Multi-Skills Festival was a great success, attracting an estimated people.
A schoolboy from King Edward's School has won a competition for his design of a flowerbed in the shape of a crown to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Mansfield Arts Festival is just around the corner and people are being reminded to book for their chosen events and activities now to ensure they can make the most of the two week festival.
The March edition of Mansfield District Council's residents' magazine, My Mansfield is currently being delivered to all households across the District. A Council awards ceremony held at Mansfield Museum has praised the amazing efforts of schools, businesses, friends and community groups to make Mansfield one of the cleanest places on the planet.
Inspiring Mansfield fever is spreading, as the Grand Final of this community sports event approaches. More than 70 women attended the launch of an exciting new programme offering free support to women who want to explore the possibility of working for themselves or develop a new business idea.
The tenth annual Recycle Week takes place from 17 - 23 June and to celebrate, Mansfield District Council is holding an information roadshow at Mansfield Museum.
Nottinghamshire County Council has upped the stakes in the war on grass in the Mansfield area by sending in extra staff to tackle what is - quite literally - a growing problem. Photography, art, theatre, fashion, singing, brass bands, dance, comedy and circus skills are just some of the things that will feature in the Mansfield Arts Festival, set to take place between 6 and 21 July.
Pupils from primary schools across the District proved they are the fastest kids off the block, when they took part in the annual Fastest Kid in Mansfield competition at Berry Hill Park. Young people in and around Mansfield Woodhouse will be jumping, springing, bouncing and having hours of fun at the new play park at Hornby Plantation. Mansfield District Council would like to remind members of the public that the former General Hospital site on West Hill Drive, Mansfield is an unsafe building and any public access to the site is strictly forbidden.
Inspiring Mansfield community sports events are underway across the District, as over 20 primary schools compete to reach the semi-finals and finals of this Multi Skills Festival. The Mansfield Volunteer Awards provided an opportunity to say a big thank you to all the volunteers across the District, who work tirelessly throughout the year to make a difference to their communities. The former Mansfield General Hospital, which has been dubbed an eyesore by local residents, is set to be demolished and redeveloped after Mansfield District Council successfully negotiated its sale and purchased the site.
The number of people employed by businesses based at three innovation centres in Nottinghamshire has increased by a third in the last year. To mark national Food Safety Week June 10 to June 16 , Mansfield District Council is asking people to take a home kitchen test to see how good their food hygiene habits really are. The Counterfeit Sixties come to the town's Mansfield Palace Theatre this month with a fabulous show highlighting the very best of those magic moments of the 60's.
The show is on Thursday 20 June at 7. A senior executive from one of the UK's largest construction firms will be in Mansfield this month to give tips to Jobseeker's about ways into work.
We often hear about child abuse cases in the media, but how many of us would know how to report concerns about adults who may be at risk? Trust is a more important factor than price for householders hiring a tradesperson, a new Energy Saving Trust survey has revealed. An exciting new programme offering free support to women, who want to explore the possibility of working for themselves, or develop a new business idea, is being launched this month June.
A Mansfield town centre pub has had its licence suspended for two months after Councillors were presented with a damning dossier detailing a history of drug activity and violence at the premises.
Mansfield Palace Theatre is thrilled to have the classic John Godber play, Teechers, feature this season. A multi-agency group set up to help cut crime by sharing information and evidence about individual offenders and locations is expanding to cover the whole of Mansfield after its work proved successful in the south of the district.
Residents are being reminded that recycling and garden waste collections will take place as normal on the Spring Bank Holiday 27 May. Cllr Andy Wetton, ward councillor for Meden, was appointed as Vice-chair.
Artists, musicians, singers, dancers, Thespians and entertainers have until Monday 20 May to register their event for Mansfield Arts Festival. Foster carers in Notts will be going online to share their experiences of fostering during Foster Care Fortnight 13 to 26 May.
A new placement scheme organised by Mansfield and Ashfield councils is helping local employers to recruit talented graduates to take on projects, which bring real benefits to their businesses. Residents in Ravensdale, Mansfield have welcomed partnership work that has seen a dramatic decrease in anti-social behaviour ASB in the area. The old bus station site in Mansfield is set to become a temporary car park while discussions continue on the long-term plans for the site.
The results for the Nottinghamshire County Council election for the Mansfield Division are as follows:. Property owners in Mansfield District are being reminded to ensure their properties are properly maintained and insured following an increase in the number of dangerous structures being reported.
Free reusable paint is on offer at special monthly open evenings at Warsop, Beeston, Calverton and Newark Household Waste Recycling Centres rubbish tips.
Mansfield District Council's new housing support service called ASSIST, which helps people to live independently in their own homes, will be officially launched at an event on Monday 29 April. Mansfield Town has confirmed the route for the club's open-top bus parade this Sunday through the streets of Mansfield.
It is with regret that we inform you that this performance of Soldiers' Wives on Wednesday 22 May at 7. Artists, musicians, singers, dancers, Thespians and entertainers are being invited to come together once again this summer to celebrate the best of Mansfield, when the Mansfield Arts Festival returns for a second year.
Acclaimed Britain's best matinee show, this celebration show is once again on it's nationwide tour and comes to the Mansfield Palace Theatre as a special Midweek Matinee on Thursday 25 April. Internationally acclaimed children's theatre company, Blunderbus, are bringing their new production of "How to Catch A Star" to Mansfield Palace Theatre on Saturday 27 April at 2pm and 4pm.
Mansfield District Council has taken action to clean up Mount Pleasant, following problems with mounting piles of rubbish in the area. This unique extravaganza showcases only the best in entertainment; witness acrobats defying gravity in an array of elaborate, explosive and highly choreographed presentations of power, poise and agility.
Mansfield District Council has decided that the introduction of a Late Night Levy in Mansfield is not a viable option at this point.
A Mansfield man says the support he received from a Nottinghamshire County Council run Work Club was invaluable in helping him land a job at the town's new bus station.
Each year Mansfield District Council carries out a survey to find out which of our services you find helpful and areas where you think we could make improvements. A week of activities and events are planned to take place in Forest Town, Mansfield, which aim to bring the community together and let people know what services are available to them. A Mansfield District Council electrician is planning to raise awareness of the baby charity Tommy's after his family won a national award.
It is rare that any production should demand a queue from the early hours of the morning just to secure the seats of the eager audience member. But one star who attends the Mansfield Palace Theatre creates such a buzz, a particular routine is in place especially for him. The nation's favourite tattyfilarious funny man is the one and only, Ken Dodd. Staff from Mansfield District Council will be taking to the streets, as part of a global clean up event, in an attempt to make Mansfield the cleanest place in the world.
The Mansfield Palace Theatre is thrilled to announce that family entertainment star Dave Benson Philips will be returning to this year's panto, Cinderella, as everyone's favourite loveable friend, Buttons. This is the only show of its nature to be endorsed by the Cash family! The September edition of Mansfield District Council's residents' magazine, My Mansfield is currently being delivered to all households across the District. People across the Mansfield District are being encouraged to take part in a global clean up event, in an attempt to make Mansfield the cleanest place in the world.
Trees are being planted in three of Mansfield District Council's parks and a Local Nature Reserve thanks to volunteers from local Friends groups. A business selling handmade jewellery looks set to open to the public in Mansfield town centre, after it received a grant towards improvements to its premises. Residents are being urged not to disclose any personal information to bogus callers ringing about Mansfield District Council's Garden Waste Collection Service.
Mansfield Palace Theatre is playing host to Swansea City Opera as they make a welcome return with a production of Donizetti's popular and uproarious comic opera, Don Pasquale on Sunday 24 March at 7. Swansea City Opera are now known throughout the UK for their sparkling performances of comic opera and their Don Pasquale will be no exception. A 41 year old woman has been given a three month prison sentence after being found to have breached an injunction for anti-social behaviour on seven occasions.
Mansfield District Council is making changes to its Shopmobility scheme following a review of the service. Mansfield District Council has signed a declaration showing its commitment to work with partners to help provide more affordable housing in the District.
Irish music and dance shows often conjure up images of flat caps, waist coats and comely maidens dancing at the cross-roads. The Irish House Party is a welcome antidote to these often cheesy portrayals of Irish music and dance.
The Mansfield Palace Theatre are thrilled to welcome Dublin's number one award winning show to our town on Wednesday 13 March at 7. Mansfield District Council is appealing for information following an increase in graffiti in the District over the past year. As part of its Education programme, the Mansfield Palace Theatre has a workshop group called The Write Track which aims to encouraging new writing.
The play focuses on the life of Graham, who has Aspergers Syndrome, and explores the way he maintains a successful life whilst coping with the challenges that go alongside living with Autism. We want your views on the priority issues facing our two districts and particularly those whose success depends upon partners working together. Houses2Homes H2H , a charity that re-builds the lives of veterans by employing and training them to transform derelict properties into homes for ex-service families, is holding a Charity Concert to raise vital funds.
Mansfield District Council is reminding people that it's time to sign up for the garden waste collection scheme. Mansfield District Council is extending its garden waste collection service to areas of Newark and Sherwood, as part of a pilot scheme. Mansfield District Council is reminding people that there are restrictions in place in relation to drinking alcohol in the District's parks, open spaces and town centre streets, following reports of increased cases of people drinking in the streets in recent months.
Mansfield District Council has today 15 February published a notice that sets out the minimum number of signatures which would be needed to support a valid petition requiring the Council to hold a referendum on whether the District should change to a different form of governance. Mansfield is leading the charge against domestic violence after becoming the third authority in Nottinghamshire to be given a special award for its work with the national White Ribbon campaign.
This weekend 16 February pubs and clubs in Mansfield will start to advertise the fact that free drinks are available in their premises. Back with a fabulous brand new show for all those who love nostalgia, they take you back to the great days of entertainment, starring the fabulous Sheps Banjo Boys, stars of stage, ITV's 'The Comedians' and the London Palladium. This is the band's third appearance at The Palace Theatre with their last performance being in Fans are advised to book early for their next appearance.
Issued by Nottinghamshire Police Residents are urged to not let strangers into their homes after two distraction burglaries in Warsop. Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to help others within the local community? Officers from Mansfield District Council will be asking shoppers to join its Citizens' Panel next week, in a drive to reach 1, members. People who own a second home or an empty property within the Mansfield District will soon be receiving a letter notifying them of changes to their Council Tax payments.
From 1 April there will be changes in the way Housing Benefit is calculated for people living in local authority properties or registered housing association accommodation. The Youth Mayor of Mansfield has welcomed a group of international military strategists to the town.
Mansfield District Council is hoping for a blooming good response to the launch of its Best Kept Garden Competition Press release issued by Framework The Mansfield Big Snore sponsored sleep-out, scheduled for Friday 25 January, at St Mark's Church, has been postponed because of the ongoing freezing conditions. Jobseeker's in Mansfield and Ashfield will have the chance to get expert advice from major employers on finding work at two events later this month. Mansfield District Council's Licensing team organised a day of spot checks on taxis and private hire vehicles to ensure that they are mechanically sound and safe to travel in.
People who received new mobile phones, laptops, bikes, sat navs and TVs are being reminded by Ashfield Community Safety Partnership and Mansfield Partnership Against Crime to make sure they take actions to keep these items safe. Fans attending the Stags v Liverpool match at the One Call Stadium in Mansfield on Sunday 6 January are reminded that there a number of council car parks within walking distance of the stadium.
Was this page helpful? Shop lifter given two year ASBO A shop lifter who has plagued Mansfield town centre for more than ten years has been given an antisocial behaviour order. Trade waste Christmas collections There will be no collections of trade waste green sacks in Mansfield Town Centre on Wednesday 25 December and Wednesday 1 January Did you see Emiel? Issued by Notts Police. Woman arrested on suspicion of murder Issued by Notts Police.
Demolition of the General Hospital Contractors moved onsite in November to begin the process of demolishing the General Hospital, which has remained derelict for the past 20 years. AMbassadors' Programme launched with Vision An exciting, new programme designed to celebrate the many successes of local businesses in Ashfield and Mansfield was launched yesterday Monday 9 December at the Derby Road site of Vision West Nottinghamshire College in Mansfield.
Mansfield's sporting heroes celebrated Another incredible year for Mansfield sport was celebrated at the Mansfield Sports Recognition Awards tonight Monday 9 December. Posters scoop up prizes Posters designed by three children from High Oakham Primary School in Mansfield will be used as part of campaign to encourage people to be responsible dog owners.
Characters' roles reversed People out in Mansfield on Saturday night were approached in town centre bars and on Leeming Street by Fa gin, the Artful Dodger and a pickpocket performer who has worked with the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. International Volunteer Day This year International Volunteer Day falls on Thursday 5 December and events will be prepared on an international scale to mark the achievements of volunteers' efforts worldwide.
Mansfield nature reserve project gets underway Work has started on a project to restore the pond at Quarry Lane Local Nature Reserve, Mansfield.
Small Business Saturday The UK is celebrating its first Small Business Saturday on 7 December and to mark the event Mansfield District Council is encouraging entrepreneurs to take advantage of the range of support services it has on offer. Recycle it right Glass bottles and jars, plastic trays, textiles, nappies, garden waste and plastic toys are just some of the things that have been found in recycling bins collected from homes across the Mansfield District in recent months.
Retail expert comes to Mansfield The future of the high street will be the topic at a free talk organised by Mansfield and Ashfield Development Forum. Grants available to help independent living This year 28 private homeowners across the Mansfield District have had their home adapted to allow them to live independently, thanks to a grant from Mansfield District Council.
Tailored advice to help boost job seekers success in Mansfield Job seekers in Mansfield and Kirkby are being offered the opportunity to learn how best to present themselves at interviews to increase the likelihood of landing that all important job. Winter brown bin collections During the winter months of December, January and February, the usual fortnightly garden waste collection service will be changed to a monthly collection.
Help available to tackle empty homes It's National Empty Homes Week next week 25 November to 1 December and to mark the event Mansfield District Council is encouraging local landlords to take advantage of a loan fund to bring empty properties back into use. Seasonal service remembers loved ones Mansfield and District Crematorium is hosting a special event for families, who wish to remember loved ones at Christmas.
Could you help shape the future of leisure in the District? Thousands flock to Mansfield's Big Switch On Mansfield Town Centre was a hive of activity yesterday Sunday 17 November when more than 8, people enjoyed a day of festive activities culminating in the town's Christmas lights switch on. Bulldozers move in on Mansfield General Hospital After 20 years of being derelict, work has now begun to bring the former Mansfield General Hospital to the ground as the contractors move onsite to start demolishing the building.
Facing up to the litter problem Mansfield District Council is joining forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy to highlight the real cost of litter. Persistent offender given three year ASBO A well known nuisance in the Mansfield and Worksop areas has been stopped from terrorising the community through his drunken, abusive, behaviour.
Ribbon to be cut on the "crowning glory" of Mansfield's town centre regeneration vision Mansfield District Council will cut the ribbon on Mansfield's 2. Have your say - Mansfield District Council's budget consultation Residents and businesses in Mansfield are being asked for their views on how Mansfield District Council should balance its budget.
New car park opens in Mansfield town centre A new temporary car park, which is located on the site of the former Mansfield bus station, will open from tomorrow Wednesday 13 November , ready for the Christmas shopping season.
All set for Sunday Switch On! Family facilities improved at Water Meadows The first phase of a project to upgrade the changing facilities at the Water Meadows Swimming Complex has now been completed. My Mansfield is on its way! Remembrance events A number of Remembrance events are taking place throughout the Mansfield district on Remembrance Sunday November 10 Leisure Centre health suite facilities rationalised Mansfield District Council has taken a decision to rationalise the health suite facilities available across the District's leisure centres.
Arrests in Forest Town murder inquiry Issued by Nottinghamshire Police A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Mansfield couple in Partners join force to strengthen alliance A range of organisations and departments from them are joining forces to help Mansfield stay a safe and worry-free place over the Halloween period.
A touch of magic in Mansfield this Christmas Santa and the stars of the Cinderella pantomime will arrive at The Big Switch On in style as magical unicorns pull a pumpkin carriage along Westgate. Free seminar for business start-ups New businesses and people thinking of starting a new business are invited to attend a FREE seminar on the challenges they may face in collecting cash from their customers. Graduate scheme can give your business a major boost A successful graduate placement scheme, which brings together talented young people who have recently graduated from university and local employers, is looking for more recruits.
Mansfield General Hospital set to be demolished Work to demolish Mansfield General Hospital, which has been dubbed an eyesore by local residents, is set to start next month after a contractor was appointed. Multi-storey car park reopens The multi-storey car park on Walkden Street in Mansfield reopened today 22 October after it was closed on 1 October while Mansfield District Council carried out an extensive survey of the building.
Human remains inquiry - Did you know Patricia Moore? Ways into work at free events for Jobseeker's A series of free workshops being held at libraries across Notts over the next fortnight could be just the job if you're unemployed.
Find out what's on this half term in Mansfield Information about a range of leisure, cultural and fun activities to keep kids entertained throughout the October half term school holiday is available now in the What's On Guide. New children's play equipment opens in Rainworth New play equipment has been installed in a children's play area in Rainworth.
Looking for a low cost home? Elderly couple may hold clue to human remains found Issued by Nottinghamshire Police The 'disappearance' of an elderly couple is central to the inquiry into human remains found buried in Mansfield last week. Queen's Place a welcome boost for local construction industry Work on Mansfield's prestigious new town centre gateway building, Queen's Place, has generated nearly half a million pounds for the local construction industry, new figures show.
Human remains found in Forest Town An investigation is underway following the discovery of human remains in Mansfield. Cashback incentive proves a cut above for new barbers A traditional Turkish barbers has opened in Mansfield town centre thanks to Mansfield District Council's help with new commercial premises.
Free advice on keeping warm and reducing energy bills this winter Residents in Mansfield District can get free advice on how to keep their homes warm in winter and save money on energy bills.
Hundreds attend jobs fairs Jobs fairs held in Ashfield and Mansfield last month September saw a huge turn out with more than Jobseeker's attending each of the events. Body identified as Ciaran Issued by Nottinghamshire Police The body of a teenager found in Mansfield on Tuesday 1 October has been confirmed as that of missing school boy Ciaran Sweeney. National Family Arts Festival - Mansfield takes part.
The race is on to be Mansfield's new Youth Mayor Three candidates are on the campaign trail, as they prepare to battle it out to become Mansfield's next Youth Mayor on Thursday 17 October. The Hound of the Baskervilles There's a beast on the moors, a crime to be solved, and with the Ha Ha team on the case - what can go right?!
Newest, greenest commercial development opens up prime town centre hotspot to retailers The first green commercial development to be built in the heart of Mansfield is set to open up one of the busiest retail locations in Nottinghamshire's largest town.
A guide to the Green Deal Mansfield District Council has created a simple guide to assist residents, who want to take advantage of the Green Deal, which is a government backed energy efficiency scheme.
Update on search for missing Mansfield teenager Issued by Nottinghamshire Police Investigations surrounding the discovery of a body in Mansfield yesterday Tuesday 1 October are continuing today. Walkden street car park closes The multi-storey car park on Walkden Street in Mansfield has closed today 1 October until further notice, whilst Mansfield District Council carries out an extensive survey of the building.
Local businesses invited to sneak preview of landmark eco-building THIRTY fast-moving business people will be the first to set foot inside Mansfield's prestigious new town centre gateway building in a series of tours being organised for the flagship regeneration project, Queen's Place. Mansfield parkrun celebrates first anniversary Mansfield parkrun - the free, weekly, 5km timed run at Manor Park, Mansfield Woodhouse, celebrated its first anniversary on Saturday 28 September The search for Ciaran continues Issued by Nottinghamshire Police Hundreds of Nottinghamshire residents have been urged to keep looking for missing Mansfield school boy Ciaran Sweeney.
Consultation on standing for election The Electoral Commission has launched a consultation to gather views on the system and processes involved in standing for election in the UK. Payment system changes Mansfield District Council's customer payments system is having a major computer upgrade installed on 8, 9 and 10 October.
Mansfield community help search for Ciaran Issued by Nottinghamshire Police The search for missing Ciaran Sweeny is continuing with the support of the Mansfield community. Feel free to do repeats. Some beautiful fern gullies. There are a number of play sections amongst the boulders here so come and explore.
The wombats here are most industrious. There is plenty of warm space inside so, regardless of the weather, come on out. Lima South can often have quite different weather to Mansfield so assume nothing. Bring the bike regardless! We need to elect a new President. Do you want to nominate? Or is there someone else you think would do a good job that you'd like to nominate? His last few have ended early but hopefully will see him get all the way around France with Ritchie taking yellow. Standing or sitting in Simon's and Ritchie's way will be Chris Froome aiming to win his fourth Grand Tour in a row, his fifth Tour de France and his inhaler.
Here we are in the depths of winter half way between the last and the next summer of mountain biking. I thought it would be a perfect time for an informal get together.
You know… where are we going? What do we want to do in the future? Then let's set a date and make it happen! The location will be Grundy's Farm, Lima South.
Riding will kick-off early afternoon. Ride options are extensive. Depending on who is interested, we can organise some various options of difficulty and speed. All will include plenty of single track. Dinner will kick off early-ish… around 5pm. Topics of conversation will be the usual tales of trails tall or true, next season's Dirt Crits and any other topics of interest. My beloved family tell me that Trump and asthma medications are forbidden topics!
I'll get back to everyone in good time with the final date. Please come along to discuss it all. In particular, the Gran Fondo and the Sunday road race are terrific! They work brilliantly on mountain bikes and so they seemed to be a great idea for the road too.
But Aqua Blue Sport on 3T bikes seem to have gone off the idea. MTBA have launched a new points system which brings together all mountain bike races into the one Australia-wide, year-long series - The National Cup. TAC insurance will cover a cyclists involved in a collision with a moving vehicle. Hopefully, they'll soon cover us for more. A few pics from Mansfield does Melburn Roobaix a couple of weeks ago.
In case you can't guess, we 'skied' it. Ben Ross rode the whole thing! Rumours of Alex Green's impending career change to modelling have been strenuously denied by the Fashion Police.
Been getting a bit chilly riding lately? As part of our available club kit, Seight also offer winter weight knicks and jacket. Email Bruce for the password. Kit sales have been extended till midnight tonight Sunday 1 July. Sunday 4 November - Preston Mountain Classic - one of the best road races of the year.
This used to be a winter race in late May or early June but is moving to a new date in spring. More details to come. The club no longer uses this and it will stop soon.
We highly recommend you subscribe through the current subscription service, on the club home page , which uses Mail Chimp. About now they should be riding up the Passo Stelvio. As mentioned in the last news update, in April this year Jodie passed the Elite National Commissaire Road and Track course held up in Queensland , making her the only female in Victoria at this Commissaire level. The scholarship will help Jodie get the experience required to hopefully be the preferred candidate for Cycling Australia, to then travel to Switzerland to attend the UCI Track Course in November Well done Jodie, we're all very proud of your achievement!
Kit will be available for purchase till Sunday 24 June. With platforms like Zwift and SufferFest making indoor cycling much more interesting, smart trainers are getting more popular than your run of the mill trainer of old.
Some of these overseas models mentioned might not be available in Australia. June next weekend - Melburn Roobaix - a hugely fun day through the Melbourne's back streets.
July - Tour de Beechworth - a Saturday morning ride around Beechworth, a mongrel climb up a steep, dirt hill for lunch, then a sensational French dinner at the brewery that night while watching the Tour de France on the big screen.
Now held the week before Amy's Gran Fondo. In that case, it'll be back to the Fruit Loop for Is anyone keen on some Seight club kit? Now that it's getting a bit chilly, it might be the time to order a pair of thermal bib knicks!
If you're interested, drop Bruce an email. First away was Craig Wilson and he looked to have a good lead till he got to the cows on the long paddock it was the gravel of Long Lane, actually and promptly punctured. Steve Flew, resplendent with musette bag and still on the club loaner bike, went past the stationary President and was never headed.
AJ Stepenson and Dave Moore filled the other steps of the podium. Results can be found here. A few more pics have been uploaded from the Two-Up Ride on Anzac Day; scroll down after using this link. Here is a first draft of a breakdown of the roles we need filled. Most of the work will be computer-based, so you need to be proficient with emails and probably spreadsheets too. If the Tour is to go ahead in , we need more of you involved. Have a read of the roles and then, if you can help, please email Bruce.
Dirt Crits Series winners, from left to right: Summer Road Series Championship, from left to right: Absent, equal 2nd Jodie Batchelor. Alain Guerin Crossover Trophy, from left to right: And ask any others who might be interested. Registration will open at 8.
Anzac Day saw the second annual Two Up Ride held. Eleven MMBCC members set off from the Bot Park on a planned route of approximately 85km with plenty of gravel sections, as is tradition.
However, due to too many punctures taking too long to fix Ian Conrick set a new world record for FIVE punctures in one ride! Black 'n' Tan, attracting eleven starters. The much anticipated 'tan' sections were in perfect condition for racing after rain on Saturday and didn't really have an impact.
The rain then stayed away for Sunday. However, the windy conditions, and Bruce's ordinary handicapping, meant it was a back marker's day. Dan Purcell and Josh Hopwood powered their way through the field and dropped even the last stragglers on the climb up the dirt on Mt Battery Road. Josh managed to get away at the finish to get the better of Dan. Bruce was a long way back in third. Ride of the day was shared by Darren Bakker and David Heatley, who both managed to hang on to Scratch until they accelerated up Mt Battery Road, and held on for 4th and 5th respectively.
Craig Wilson won the 'Sense of Direction Award' by taking a wrong turn onto Hallett's Lane, instead of Sculleys Lane and adding an unnecessary kilometre or two. Here are the results and below are Alex Green's pics. Come along and congratulate all the winners!
Why not come down for dinner and a chat Starting from outside Rodwell's and finishing on Graves Road, registration will start at 8. Entries on the day. Winners of each race will receive a voucher at ATC plus the glory and kudos of a grateful nation. Why not come down for dinner and a chat?
This Sunday is the Amstel Gold Race. SBS will show it on Viceland from It's Tour of Flanders Day. One of the best pro races races of the season is on SBS Viceland tonight from 9. MTB details to come soon-ish. At this point of the year it has become very difficult for the fast ones in Scratch and 'Block to catch the outliers in the Limit groups, as they seem to have learned how to ride in a group! Smooth is fast folks! Vice president Bruce, alas, was away for this race and this may prove telling in the final wash-up.
Handicapper Eisner would be happy with the way the race came together in the finish, but not so close that a bunch sprint was required. The youngsters stayed away, mostly, with the exception of a very strong ride from Cam Dobson, who pulled away from his group to secure his first win. An avalanche of junior talent followed Cam over the line with Matilda Reeve in second place, Elise Empey rounding out the podium, closely followed by Bella Green for fourth place.
Talia Appleton arrived in 9th place picking up a couple of valuable points in the aggregate race. Damian Grundy prevailed, over Steve Duke and Judi Duke with the rest of the small field in age order, oldest coming in last!
Thanks to all our volunteers over the season and especially during the Mansfield Tour last weekend. The stakes were high for several riders with club championship points and all-important sponsorship contracts at stake. As predicted it was a fast 25km out to Sawpit Gully Road and back. Wilson was energetic and rode off the front of his bunch but was unable to bridge the gap to the well organised Condie group.
Similarly, Empey rode well, in her restricted gears, off her bunch to mix it well in the final ten. With lots of hard work most of the faster groups merged by the return to the Barwite hill leaving a few casualties along the way.
Payne placed second with Manning third, Judi Duke fourth and Reeve fifth. A big thanks over the whole season to our crew of helpers and to the Delatite Hotel. Speaking of the Delatite, that's where the club will be be hosting the Summer Presentations at 6pm on Thursday 19 April. Invitations are cordially extended to all members, family, friends and miscellaneous hangers-on. As mentioned briefly above, you're all invited to the Summer Presentations at the Delatite Hotel at 6pm on Thursday 19 April to find out who's won.
Being a small club, the plan will be used promote membership and organise events, communicate to our local community and the broader cycling community and use in conversations with potential sponsors and agencies such as local government and state government. And, most importantly, here is your invitation to view the race in comfort and style Next weekend is another of the best races of the season, Paris-Roubaix, the Hell of the North.
We have two more road races left this season! We have our Autumn Gravel Series races click here and scroll down a bit Get inspired by the cobbled classics and get into it! This isn't related to our local races, the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix. It's an interesting little film about Graeme Obree. I just wanted to write a quick few sentences to really thank all the mmbcc members and volunteers for the support over the weekend. From a rider perspective the whole race was incredibly well organised and ran super smooth, I didn't hear a negative comment all weekend.
I know the challenges the organising committee faced in planning the race so congratulations Di, Bruce, Wil and everyone involved for pulling it off. Old Tolmie Rd Col du Tolmielet - as it is now known has become famous overnight and is really being talked about through cycling circles. Cycling mates of mine in Melbourne are already asking me "what's this crazy steep berg just out of Mansfield that everyone is talking about?
While I died a thousand deaths up there on Saturday afternoon, I think it was a terrific addition to the race and will no doubt improve Mansfield's status in the cycling tourism industry. If the course remains the same, I look forward to watching Kian and Josh really rip up there at the Tour. Maybe Kian can take his KOM back?
Shannon - Just quietly I think the Sprint classification was a great addition too! Thanks for sponsoring it. What a team effort by the club to deliver this awesome event. But based on differential, Damian took the win with only two seconds difference between his first and second runs.
Here are the results. Matty and David both finished overall 2nd in their respective categories. Bella Green came 4th in both Downhill and Gravity Enduro.
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