Christmas Wreaths

Middlebeck Spread Festive Cheer

Newark’s newest neighbourhood, Middlebeck, spread the joy last December to residents by delivering special gifts to the community.
 |  Jon Rogers  |  Construction

Last year residents received a free Christmas wreath for families to enjoy and proudly display on their front doors throughout December. Organised by master developer Urban&Civic in partnership with Sustrans, the initiative has seen Middlebeck community engagement officer Sim Duhra team up with local florist, Lynne Earl-Pont, who will supply the wreaths as part of the launch of her new town centre store.

Johanne Thomas, Communications, communities and partnerships for Urban&Civic at Middlebeck, said: “Although Middlebeck is a new neighbourhood, we’re very proud of its strong sense of community and it has been wonderful to see our residents support one another throughout this challenging year. We also know that, now more than ever, it’s important to support local independent businesses and we’re delighted to have partnered with Lynne to deliver these beautiful wreaths to Middlebeck homes. We hope this small gesture will bring a much-needed touch of festive cheer and magic to the neighbourhood.”

Lynne, who plans to open her new store, “A Little Flower Shop,” in Newark this month, added: “I was very pleased to be approached by Sim to supply pine Christmas wreaths for the residents of Middlebeck.

“With thirty years of floristry experience of creating contemporary and traditional designs in the Newark and Nottinghamshire area, I feel that now is the perfect time to start my new venture. I hope that with the support of local residents and customers old and new that my new little venture will succeed, and I look forward to welcoming the community to my store when we open our doors.”

A Little Flower Shop is now taking orders online at and the store is open at 17 Baldertongate, Newark.

Located just minutes from Newark town centre, Middlebeck will eventually offer 3,150 new homes, as well as a bustling community hub with an independent café, Gannets, which opened its doors in November 2019, plus a primary school, and extensive outdoor space.

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