Living life on the veg!

Did you know that across Northern Europe and Scandinavia there are over 3.5 million allotment gardeners?

Or that the National Allotments Society, which in 2020 is celebrating more than 90 years helping allotmenteers maintain, manage and enjoy allotments in the UK, has 125,000-plus members?

If the idea of growing your own produce is something that appeals to you, make sure you stay tuned for the second hour of Girls Around Town this weekend to find out how you can do so here in Newark and beyond…

Rupert Vinnicombe joins June and Rachel from 11am to talk about why he became one of the thousands of British allotment holders and how Newark Town Council offers support and guidance to local residents wanting to follow in his footsteps.

He’ll have information on getting started and what to grow, together with advice on some of the problems and environmental issues involved.

And above all, he’ll be sharing his thoughts on the social, health and wellbeing aspects of gardening…

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 11am to find out from Rupert how you can start living life on the veg!

Park, ring, go!

parked cars

No change for the machine in the pay and display car park? No problem…

Motorists using Newark & Sherwood District Council car parks now have a quick and easy alternative way to pay – no hunting for coins, no more trekking to and from the machine and no need to display a ticket on the dashboard, RingGo‘s mobile phone service takes care of it all.

Register for a RingGo account in advance online or via the free app then, when you want to park, just use your mobile phone to pay with your debit or credit card. You can even set up text alerts to let you know when your virtual ticket is about to expire and top it up from wherever you are if your meeting’s running over or you need a bit of extra shopping time!

Check out the video here to find out how hassle-free cashless parking works…