What’s on the menu this weekend?

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of these troubled times, it has to be the amazing support local food producers have been giving to people living in and around Newark

And of course the equally amazing support they’re getting in return from those same people!

One woman who knows as much if not more than most about this is Leisa Pickles. A dedicated foodie herself, she’ll be on the phone to Girls Around Town this weekend to share details of a new initiative in town that’s going from strength to strength.

From broccoli and  bread to jam and gin, melon and mince to chutney and cheese – and, joy of joys, chocolate! – NeighbourFood Newark is a convenient and easy way to buy the best quality food grown and produced locally.

And it’s not just edible items on offer – head over to the website and you’ll find body butter, bath soak, candles and more available there too…

Join June and Leisa from 11.20am on Sunday to hear about some of the other goodies you can add to your online basket, how to place your order and where and when to collect it.

And don’t miss the rest of show either – tune in to 107.8FM or listen online from 10am to 12 noon to catch what else is on the menu from your favourite weekend show…

Kids’ stuff

It’s all about kids on Girls Around Town this weekend…

Not June‘s specialist subject by any stretch of the imagination but luckily she knows a few local ladies who are definitely experts in this field!

Joining her on the phone in the second hour of the show is the co-owner of one of Newark‘s newest small businesses, Cate Martin from BeanBlock Café.

There’s  no shortage of great independent coffee shops in the town, of course, but if you’re a mum (or even a dad!) you’ll definitely want to hear what she has to say about the range of children’s activities hers has to offer.

And how giving Buggy Buddies a go? A chance to get out of the house and meet other mums while enjoying a socially-distanced walk, this regular event could be just what you’re looking for too.

Make sure you’re listening in from 11.20am on Sunday to catch what Cate has to say – and don’t miss the first hour of the show either, because there’s more specially for parents then.

June will be sharing all the details of Claire‘s latest course, Back to School – Positively! – which runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 August.

Whether your children are looking forward to returning, have some slight niggles or are full-on hating the idea of being separated from you, this course will help them to see the benefits of school and give them some coping mechanisms for if they wobble.

Tune in to 107.8FM or listen online between 10am and 12 noon for all this and more on the show that brings you the very best local news, views and interviews every Sunday morning.

Staycation or vacation?

As travel restrictions to some destinations gradually begin to ease, have you already started thinking about booking a holiday to make up for one that was cancelled earlier this year?

Perhaps you’re planning to stay close to home, here in the UK? Or maybe you’ll be flying further afield in search of sun, sea and sand?

Whatever your choice, you’ll want to hear what Travel Counsellor Gina Barton, this week’s guest on Girls Around Town, has to say on Sunday‘s show…

Gina will be joining June by phone from 11.20am to share her top tips for your trip – make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening online to find out what she has to say about some of the best places to go and the best bargains on offer…

And which destination is right at the top of her list for her own first post-lockdown holiday!

Earlier in the show, co-presenter Claire will be on the phone to June too, chatting about what she’s been up to since she was last in the studio back in February and no doubt sharing one or two of the WOWs she’s had over the last few weeks.

Join June, Claire and Gina between 10am and 12 noon for all this and more on Radio Newark‘s favourite show by, for and about women