Walk this way

If you’ve ever wondered what Nordic Walking‘s all about, here’s your chance to find out – and if you live in or near Newark and fancy giving it a go, here’s how you can!

Deb Watts joins June and Claire in the second hour of this weekend’s show to talk about the benefits of this total body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity and by athletes as a sport.

She’ll have details too of her Newark Nordics group whose members enjoy  workouts with a difference in the beautiful surroundings of Fernwood, Balderton Lakes and other local areas.

And that’s not all – if you’ve lost your zest for life and want to get back on the right track, make sure you tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11am on Sunday to hear what Deb has to tell the Girls Around Town about Teepee Life.

She’ll be describing how events such as the one taking place in Brighton this very week help participants get ready to embrace life again by finding the fulfillment and happiness that’s key to the zing…

Just the ticket


Back in September, a campaign for better public transport links between Fernwood and Newark finally bore fruit when Nottinghamshire County Council and bus operator Travel Wright joined forces to launch the trial of a Saturday service for village residents.

The news came hot on the heels of the announcement that operator Marshalls had extended its Fosseway Flyer between Newark and Nottingham to include Fernwood, with a new two-hourly Sunday return service also added to the existing timetable.

“We’ve been fighting for a better deal for the 2500-strong Fernwood community since the start of the development nearly 18 years ago,” said Julia Smith, who was one of those leading the call for improvements. “The new services are a step in the right direction and hopefully they will be well supported so we can prove the demand for more comprehensive provision.”

Three months on, Julia will be in the studio with June to report on progress, sharing feedback on the take-up from the two operators and comments from some of those who are taking advantage of the new services.

Tune in or listen online between 11am and 12 noon on Sunday when Julia will be describing the campaign, the impact the recent improvements have had both on her and on fellow residents – and where they go from here…