Love local – shop local – without leaving home!

Almost a week since the second national lockdown was lifted and, even though the whole of Nottinghamshire is still in Tier 3, isn’t it great to be able to support all those independent shops and businesses in person again?

But what if you can’t get out and about as much as you’d like to, if you can’t get to the shops to finish that all-important Christmas shopping?

Fear not – Emma Holden, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, has the answer you’re looking for…

Thanks to Shop Newark Online there’s a brand new, easy and convenient way to shop the high street from the comfort of your own home!

Emma will be on the phone to June just after 11.20am to talk about the website she recently launched, where you’ll find everything from food to fashion, sweet treats to toys, hair to home and lots more besides.

“Here in Newark we’re so lucky to have a wonderful selection of independent retailers selling a variety of beautiful products and now more than ever it’s important to give them all the support we can,” she says.

Find out how to do just that by tuning in to 107.8FM or listening online on Sunday

What’s the betting June won’t be the only one heading over to Shop Newark Online to get those orders in when the show finishes at 12 noon?!!

A feast of treats at Thoresby Park

No more excuses for using the word – with only 56 sleeps to go, Christmas is sure to be front and centre of everyone’s mind by now! Which means it’s time to give some serious thought to shopping…

And if last-minute gifts are on your list, you’ll want to hear what Teresa Molloy has to say when she joins the Girls Around Town in the studio this weekend.

The annual Winterfest Arts and Crafts Fair returns to Thoresby Park on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November and Teresa will be sharing all the details of the event with June and Rachel in the first hour of Sunday‘s show.

“One of Nottinghamshire‘s best-kept secrets no longer, last year’s Winterfest was the best yet with some fabulous handmade crafts on sale inside the Victorian Riding Hall and plenty of tasty treats to enjoy outside in The Courtyard too,” she says.

“We’re different from most Christmas fairs – supporting local crafters who put a lot of time and effort into their business is important to us so we only accept handmade items to sell at Winterfest.”

This family-friendly event runs from 10am to 4pm both days, with free admission and visits from Santa himself, along with carol singing from local choirs, music from brass bands and free craft workshops run by Thoresby Studio artists.

Tune in or listen online from 10am to 12 noon for a peek at what’s in store – rumour has it there’ll be some rather special brownies you might want to put at the very top of that shopping list!