20 Facts About Mansfield


Mansfield is a market town and the administrative centre of Mansfield District in Nottinghamshire, England.

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Mansfield is a market town with a 700-year-old market tradition; a Royal Charter was issued in 1227.

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Mansfield has a temperate oceanic climate, with a narrow temperature range, an even spread of rainfall, low levels of sunshine and often breezy conditions throughout the year.

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The closest weather-station records for Mansfield come from Warsop in Meden Vale, seven miles to the north.

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Mansfield has a large market place within its commercial and retail centre.

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In 2015 Mansfield BID moved out of its offices in the old Town Hall to allow structural repairs, relocating nearby.

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Funding for the scheme, named Mansfield Connect, will be determined by a Levelling Up grant.

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In 2009 Mansfield made a bid for city status, appending redevelopment plans for retail, residential and leisure facilities with road improvements gradually being made; still pending as of August 2020.

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Mansfield was one of these places with the aim of receiving £25 million for its regeneration and development.

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Buses in Mansfield are operated mainly by Stagecoach, with Trent Barton and National Express working the area.

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Mansfield Rugby Club is a rugby union club based at Eakring Road and currently plays in Midlands 1 East, a sixth-tier league in the English rugby union system.

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Mansfield Giants is Mansfield's Premier Basketball Club, and has a three-star Accreditation and Club Mark from the English Sports Council.

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Mansfield has two indoor swimming centres and a third, smaller pool attached to a school, which has been under threat of closure since 2011.

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Mansfield is one of three outlets for the Nottinghamshire County Council Swim Squad, which competes as Nova Centurion.

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Mansfield's success boosted swimming interest in the area, leading to expansion of swimming classes to encourage young people to begin swimming.

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Mansfield has a large multiplex cinema on a new retail and entertainment park outside of the town centre.

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Mansfield had an oak tree and a plaque in West Gate to mark what was the centre of Sherwood Forest.

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Historically, Mansfield has been part of the BBC North and Yorkshire Television regions.

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Mansfield receives its television signals from various transmitters: Waltham from East Midlands, Emley Moor from South and West Yorkshire, and Belmont from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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On 5 May 2019, Andy Abrahams was elected as the Mayor of Mansfield, winning by just 2 votes, and became the first directly elected Labour Executive Mayor.

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