Robert Jenrick: Increase in jobs is helping give more people security and stability

Robert Jenrick: Increase in jobs is helping give more people security and stability

Robert Jenrick has welcomed new figures showing the number of people in work in the Newark constituency has risen by nearly 8,000 since 2010, with the number of people no longer relying on unemployment benefit falling by over 300. Robert Jenrick said: “There are now nearly 8,000 more people in work since the last general election, with over 300 fewer people relying on unemployment benefit. This is great news for our area – every new job means another family with the stability and security of a regular pay packet. “This is more evidence that things have been improving locally under the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan. It’s only by sticking with this plan that things will to continue to improve in our local area – securing a better and brighter future for people in Newark, Bingham, Southwell and Tuxford.”   Notes & attribution: The number of people in work in Newark has increased by 7,800 since 2010 – that’s nearly 8,000 more people with the security and stability of a regular pay packet. In April 2009-March 2010 (the last full period there are figures for under Labour) there were 44,900 people in work. In January 2013-December 2013 (the latest figures available) this had risen to 52,700. This means 77.4 per cent of people in Newark are now in work, above the average of the East Midlands of 71.7 per cent and Britain of 71.5 per cent (ONS, NOMIS Labour Market Statistics, accessed 14 May 2014, link). The number of people in work in Newark fell by 3,000 under Labour. In April 2004-March 2005 there were 47,800 people in work. This had fallen to...
Fraser Brown help change the face of Bingham

Fraser Brown help change the face of Bingham

The commercial property department at Fraser Brown has recently worked with a number of independent retailers to establish premises in Bingham town centre. Logburners Limited shop opened on Market Street at the end of 2013 and specialises in providing log burning fires, multi fuel stoves and fireplaces. Owned by Nick Stanford and Lucy Abel, the business was started out of a passion for home renovation, with Nick having been an architect for over 25 years.Pods, Petals and Presents, a shop selling gifts, cards and houseware has also recently opened on Market Street, owned by Di Langford.Zinnia flower boutique opened in Market Place. Owned by Maggie Forsyth, they provide made to order flower arrangements for all occasions.The Picture Café in Market Place offers homemade, high quality food. Owners Julia and Paul Williams have created a unique and welcoming environment for people to meet throughout the day.Julie Pope, a solicitor in Fraser Brown’s commercial property team, is based at the firm’s Bingham office. She said “I work with clients all over the country so it is especially nice to work with local businesses and see them set up and flourish. Bingham is now a lively market town and has had a lot of investment over the past year. The independent retailers definitely add to the appeal of the town and now rival West Bridgford for...
Cakes By Christina

Cakes By Christina

Christina Saccoh of Bingham runs Cakes by Christina, an independent cake company that was launched in August this year. Christina mainly focuses her cake making on wedding and corporate events but is hoping to broaden out to produce celebration cakes and cupcakes. She started out in 2010, casually creating unique and elegant cakes and since then has had a consistent flow of orders. Three months on and she is fully booked for the next couple of months and has wedding cake orders booked until 2015. This is no surprise after her cakes have recently been in the news after sealing a deal with the multinational company, Paypal to make a cake – certainly the cherry on top! Christina, who still works as a teacher, said: “It’s really exciting. Customers have commented on the quality of the cakes, which is brilliant because we wanted to provide a high quality service at a good price.” Not only does she bake cakes, she offers free consultations and creates scrapbooks for customers to gather inspiration for the design of the cake. Take a look at her website which includes a photo gallery and other useful information.  Also follow her on Twitter – @CakebyChris or like her...
Work experience for student leads to a job application from her Mother!

Work experience for student leads to a job application from her Mother!

Home Instead East Senior Care East Notts and Melton Mowbray are always keen to help those looking for a career in social health care to get a step on the ladder. Recently Jess, who is currently at school locally at Toot Hill in Bingham, spent a week with them for work experience in the office. Jess spent her time helping with office admin, networking to recruit new CAREGivers with the Recruitment Manager, preparing training sessions for new CAREGivers and also sitting in on some of that training. Although Jess is not looking for a career in the care sector, she must have been sufficiently impressed by what they do for her to talk about it in glowing terms to her mother to the extent that her mother who has now applied to become one of their CAREGivers! A spokesperson for Home Instead East Senior Care said, “The work we can offer is rewarding, not rushed or task-driven. It is about spending time with someone to help that person maintain their independence in their own home. “Each visit is for a minimum of one hour which means there is time to develop and meaningful and lasting relationship. Having the time to chat, run errands or take that person shopping for example can be as valuable and important as the care aspect to the visit.” A recent survey found that there are 800,000 people in the UK that are suffering from chronic loneliness and another 5 million who admitted they rely on the television for company. The amazing CAREgivers help clients enjoy the comfort, safety and benefits of living at home...
Local family run business celebrates 25 years of success

Local family run business celebrates 25 years of success

Sisters Tracey Bailey, Heather Gospel and Trudie Hennessy, owners of the Daisy Chain Florist in Bingham, are thrilled to be celebrating the shop’s 25th year of business this October. The anniversary will be marked by a celebratory “drop-in” day on Thursday 10th October where any customers will receive 10% off any purchases made on the day, a voucher for discount on future purchases and a “drink, cake and the usual chat” with staff past and present. The sisters took over the shop 5 years ago after Pat White retired from the business she opened 20 years before. The building itself, situated on Long Acre, has a history that far exceeds that of the floristry business it is today! The building is grade 2 listed and parts of it date back to at least the 18th century, based on available records. The Daisy Chain would like to warmly welcome any locals or customers from a little further afield to join in celebrating a family-run business that has managed, unlike many in the recent economic dips, to carry on successfully serving the local people! For more information please see their website or call 01949 831...
Home Instead are Looking for Part Time CareGivers

Home Instead are Looking for Part Time CareGivers

It is National Dementia Awareness Week this week and Home Instead Senior Care will be having a stand in Bingham Market on Thursday 23rd May to raise awareness of dementia within the Bingham community. They are also looking for 10 new Part Time CareGivers who could spare 4-10 hours a week to work with their clients to retain their independence in their own home. You need no experience but you will need your own transport. They provide a non-medical home care service to the elderly to ensure they retain independence in their own home. It is a non-rushed SAME CARER service to provide continuity to the person. They offer companionship, home help & personal care services. So why not drop by to meet us at Bingham Market under The Buttercross next Thursday 23rd May. Look out for the team wearing white t-shirts with ‘ask me about dementia’ printed on them.  ...