Fancy being a DJ on your favourite local radio station?

Do you love music, love local and fancy yourself as a radio presenter?

Radio Newark – the home of Your Sunday Best of course! – is looking for new voices to join its team and one of them could be YOURS!!

Licensed by Ofcom and run by a dedicated team of volunteers, the station has been serving Newark and Sherwood with feel good music and local information since 2015 from state of the art digital studios at Barnby Road Academy.

It can be heard in Newark and nearby villages on 107.8 FM and elsewhere on Alexa, on its free phone apps or online here.

As a local radio station, it’s important that presenters have strong links with Newark and Sherwood so ideally you’ll live or work in the area or have previously lived or worked here.

Don’t worry if you’ve no previous experience – you’ll be given all the support and guidance you need – just follow this link to find out how to apply, get your applications in by Saturday 31 July and one of the team will contact you..

And if  you don’t want to be a presenter but would like to offer behind the scenes help, the good news is that Radio Newark is on the lookout for support in other areas too…

So if you have administrative and organisational skills, a leaning towards IT and technical or something else to offer, do please get in touch.

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…