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Mansfield England Council, Staff Step Up To Help Those In Need During COVID

16 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Publisher’s Note: Over the last year, we have been happy to share posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond. This story was posted on Monday in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:

The Mayor of Mansfield, Andy Abrahams, has spoken of how proud he is of the authority’s response to helping vulnerable residents and people in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. More…

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All Things Business

Mansfield’s Sister City Supporting Its Businesses In COVID Lockdown

15 Nov , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our relationship with the Mansfield, Ashfield,and Warsop News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond. 

By 1812Blockhouse

Great minds think alike, they say.

Like their sister city businesses in the United States, the small businesses of Mansfield, England are seeing local governments and institutions mobilize to provide financial support during a period of serious spikes in the number of COVID-19 cases.

England is in the midst of a second lockdown after the country hit the one million mark in COVID cases.

Saying “We must act now to contain the autumn surge,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced measures that include the closing of restaurants, pubs, and non-essential businesses, as well as restrictions on outdoor excursions. Citizens may leave their homes for specific reasons only, including education, shopping for food, work if it cannot be done remotely, or for health and exercise. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield In A Single Photo

26 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

If you had to choose one photo that would represent the place that is Mansfield, Ohio, what image would you choose?

The Ohio State Reformatory? A view of downtown? The Richland Carrousel?

Or our favorite — the Blockhouse in South Park? More…

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All About Richland

News From Mansfield, England: Listen To Nottinghamshire Bangers

3 May , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond. This story after our introduction was posted recently in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:

By: Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Today we’re sharing something quite different. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield District Council Takes Steps To Ensure Coronavirus Information Is Available

19 Apr , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our new relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond. Note that the original UK spelling has been retained throughout.

Mansfield District Council is writing to more than 10,000 vulnerable people in the district to ensure they have information to access extra support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The letter from chief executive Hayley Barsby, which will start arriving at homes from Tuesday, 21st April, encourages anyone who needs extra help and support to contact the countywide community hub on 0300 500 8080. Signposting is also made to a local befriending service, to local councillors and to the Mansfield Community Hub. More…

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All Things Business

News from Mansfield, England: Campaign Supports Hospice Workers During Pandemic

7 Apr , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our new relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond. This story was posted on Sunday in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:

Nurses and healthcare assistants at Nottinghamshire Hospice are continuing to provide crucial end of life care in patients’ homes across Nottinghamshire, keeping hospital beds free for Covid-19 patients, as the charity launches a special appeal to replace lost income.

The ‘Forget Us Not’ campaign aims to recover funds for a projected shortfall of £150,000 caused by loss of income from the hospice’s 10 shops and cancelled fundraising events. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield, England Faces Pandemic With Resolve And Sense Of Community

3 Apr , 2020  

Publisher’s Note: We are happy to be sharing posts from Mansfield’s Sister City, Mansfield, England, in the county of Nottinghamshire, through our new relationship with the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal. We are posting these both to acquaint our readers with how the coronavirus is impacting those in other parts of the world and, in particular, in a city with which we have a close bond.

Across the pond, the United Kingdom is facing the coronavirus epidemic with clear resolve and a strong sense of community.

On Thursday, the current figure of those infected with the virus in the UK stood at 33,718 with a total of 2,921 deaths.

This story was posted on Thursday in the Mansfield and Ashfield News-Journal:


Nottinghamshire County Council, working alongside the seven district and borough councils, has launched Phase Two of the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub. The Hub has been designed to offer advice and support to communities over the coming weeks and is a lifeline for vulnerable people, families and residents who can’t leave their homes or who are self-isolating at home. More…

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All About Richland

Making Merry In Mansfield

26 Nov , 2019  

The lights started going up in central Mansfield in September, put up by dozens of electricians. According to nottinghampost.com, 0ver 300 miniature Christmas trees, 100 decorated columns, half a mile of icicle-style lights across storefronts, lights strung across streets, and even a “light curtain” in one corner were installed. All of these to add to a 30 foot community Christmas tree ready to welcome some 10,000 people each day through Christmas.

The decorations were activated on November 17 in an event called the big “Switch On.” More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

It’s Christmas Time In Mansfield – England, That Is

4 Dec , 2018  

Mansfield’s Sister City in the United Kingdom – Mansfield, England – has much in common with its Ohio counterpart. Both celebrate the holiday season with a community tree lighting as a centerpiece. More…

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