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Newark and Sherwood District Council is set to update their Consultation and Engagement Strategy to publicly demonstrate its commitment to ensure communities' and stakeholders' views are at the forefront of decision-making.  If adopted by Councillors at the District Council’s Cabinet meeting on 4 October, the strategy will guide the work of the District Council for the next five years.

Posted on: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The results of the Newark and Sherwood District Council Resident Survey 2022 has been shared with Councillors during a Policy and Performance Improvement Committee meeting on Monday 26 September.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Newark’s Cultural Consortium are delighted to be bringing over 40 free activities and events to Newark on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October!

Posted on: Friday, September 23, 2022

Following its huge success last term, the National Civil War Centre is delighted to announce the return of Mini Museum and this time, it’s even better; it’s free! Families with children under 5 are invited to come and take part in free Mini Museum sessions aimed at encouraging young ones to play and explore the National Civil War Centre in Newark.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The Newark and Sherwood Proclamation of the Accession of His Majesty King Charles III took place at 3pm on Sunday 11 September at Castle House in Newark.

Posted on: Sunday, September 11, 2022

Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Sue Saddington, said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we learnt of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty’s death is an enormous loss to the nation having spent an entire lifetime of devoted service and duty to the United Kingdom. The majority of us will have never known a time without our Queen. On behalf of Newark and Sherwood District Council and our residents, may I offer our sincere condolences and convey our deepest sympathies to the entire Royal Family.”

The period of National Mourning has ended after the funeral of our Sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, on Monday 19 September. 

Monday 19 September was declared a bank holiday.

Posted on: Thursday, September 8, 2022

This week Newark and Sherwood District Council hosted a celebration recognising the hard work of all those involved in maintaining the beautiful local parks that were recently, once again, awarded with Green Flag Awards.

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Work is complete on the refurbishment of the artificial turf hockey pitch at Magnus Church of England Academy which will secure Newark Hockey Club’s long-term future at the site, its home for the last 20 years.

Posted on: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Newark’s Fun Palace is back for a second year with a packed programme bursting with brilliant events, activities and workshops, all for free. From balloon modelling to belly dancing, cocktail making to cake decorating, there is sure to be something for everyone taking place at venues throughout the town from Friday 30th September to Saturday 1st October.

Posted on: Friday, September 2, 2022

Heritage Open Days is back this month with a range of free events taking place throughout the district from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September. Bringing people together to celebrate their heritage, community and history, the nationwide festival offers the chance to experience local attractions for free as well as attending special events and exploring places which aren’t usually open to the public.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Local young performers will once again have the chance to shine on stage as the Palace Theatre Newark brings back its junior panto auditions this September. On Sunday 11th, dancers aged between 8 and 18 years old are invited to attend an open audition at the Theatre for the opportunity to join the ensemble cast of this year’s festive show Cinderella, delighting friends, family and theatregoers this Christmas.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

A chance to see lost views of Newark is coming next month as the National Civil War Centre – Newark Museum unveils 10 artworks from their reserve collection. The free exhibition, running as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, will open for one week from Saturday 10th to 17th September and offers the opportunity to see scenes of the town through the years.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 23, 2022

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent carrier-neutral Full Fibre platform, has named Newark as the next town in line for a multi-million-pound investment into its digital infrastructure – a move that will see it join the nation’s growing list of Full Fibre enabled communities. 

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Transformative work on the Buttermarket in Newark town centre is nearing completion as part of Newark and Sherwood District Council's commitment to transform the building into a space suitable for the town. 

Posted on: Thursday, August 18, 2022

A physiotherapy clinic is continuing to grow its services after taking part in a series of business support programmes offered by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

With the Tour of Britain set to return to Nottinghamshire next month, ideas are being sought for how to make our district stand out.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Following the huge success of 2021’s Conference, Newark and Sherwood District Council will host its second Economic Growth Conference on 14 October at Southwell Racecourse.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Budding castle builders need their buckets and spades at the ready as Newark-on-Sea plays host to its very first free sandcastle competition in Newark Town Centre.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Swathes of bright sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine, are set to show local support for the country this month. The Friendship Sunflowers project has been launched by Newark and Sherwood District Council to help welcome the new members of our community.

Posted on: Thursday, August 4, 2022

The Newark Town Centre Races proved a hit with visitors on Friday 29 July as people packed the streets of Newark for an evening of fast paced entertainment.

Posted on: Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council and Active4Today held a Homes for Ukraine recruitment fair for Ukrainian guests within the district who are looking for employment while living in the UK.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

A planning application has been submitted for the construction of a new roundabout which will link the new Southern Link Road (SLR) with the A46 Newark Northern Bypass and which will not only ease congestion in Newark but will also unlock Newark’s and the region’s economic potential.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council has today submitted its plans to government in an effort to secure nearly £20million in funding for Ollerton and Clipstone.

Posted on: Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council is once again celebrating after Newark Castle Gardens, Sconce and Devon Park, Vicar Water Country Park, and Sherwood Heath Cockglode and Rotary Woods are included in the UK winners of the Green Flag Award for another year running.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Newark and Sherwood residents who are signed up to Green Rewards can benefit from a 15% discount for adult and group day tickets on Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses, plus be in with the chance to win a monthly NCT bus pass worth £60!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Plans to make people safe and feel safer on the streets of Nottinghamshire have been given a £3 million boost today.

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2022

Detailed plans for the regeneration of the Yorke Drive estate on Lincoln Road in Newark have been submitted for planning approval.

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2022

Two more Brompton bike docking stations have been installed in Newark, adding to the enhanced cycling offer in the town.

Posted on: Monday, July 25, 2022

A market specifically for young and ambitious entrepreneurs to experience market trading and showcase their abilities for free returns to the district on Saturday, 13 August 2022, in the Southwell Minster Palace Gardens in Southwell between 10 am to 4 pm.

Posted on: Thursday, July 21, 2022

Over the August bank holiday weekend, a collaboration between Newark Town Council, The Liz Hobbs Group and The Hustle Collective will see a vibrant and diverse spread of music, art, food, and family entertainment filling the streets and venues of Newark.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 20, 2022

A series of one hour sessions are being held for local businesses who wish to receive free, specialist and local support to help their business flourish.

Posted on: Monday, July 18, 2022

THIS week, Newark and Sherwood District Council has confirmed that it will continue its vital work to clamp down on environmental crime in the district. 

Posted on: Thursday, July 14, 2022

THIS week Councillors approved the adoption of a new Corporate Asset Management Strategy which provides an overview of Newark and Sherwood District Council owned land, property assets and its main priorities for managing and developing these over the next five years. 

Posted on: Thursday, July 14, 2022

A number of projects aimed at improving the community and supporting the lives of residents can now take place thanks to the Community Grant Scheme set up by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Posted on: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Today, the District Council has unveiled its proposed plans for the land adjacent to the Library Gardens, London Road in Newark.

Posted on: Thursday, July 14, 2022

A successful scheme that supports tenants with the decoration of their new home when they move into an empty property got approval to be rolled out permanently across the district by Newark and Sherwood District Council members at a Cabinet meeting yesterday.

Posted on: Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council has received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for its outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

This month marks four years since the launch of the Local Digital Declaration. This is a shared ambition for the future of local public services and has been written by a collective of 45 local authorities, sector bodies and government departments.

Posted on: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Earlier this year, Newark and Sherwood District Council announced its plans to meet the future housing needs of its gypsy and traveller population, as it does with other types of future housing need.

Posted on: Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Sign up and support a good cause today and not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes of up to £25,000, but if you enter before Saturday 27 August, you could win a £1,000 Currys voucher, all for just £1 a week!

Posted on: Monday, July 4, 2022

Crammed full of intriguing stories and sites of Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian Newark, Newark Through Time town tours run every two weeks from the National Civil War Centre, with prices starting from just £5.

Posted on: Friday, July 1, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council has secured three new tenants at the new Beaumond Cross development in Newark Town Centre.

Posted on: Friday, July 1, 2022

The long-awaited audit report into the circumstances surrounding the sale of Municipal Buildings and proposed extension to London Road car park has been received by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Work is starting this week to carry out important conservation work to Newark Castle. A condition survey was carried out earlier this year identifying necessary repairs to both the internal and external walls and care was then taken in finding a unique and specially trained team able to achieve the improvements.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Some of Britain’s top cyclists will be taking to the streets of Newark in a month’s time as they compete in the final of the British Cycling National Circuit Series.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The District Council are putting plans in place and teaming up with partners to tackle a variety of issues during an upcoming day of action in Bilsthorpe.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Since the energy rebate was announced in February 2022, the UK government has made a number of other announcements about ways in which it plans to support residents with rising costs of living.  However, there have been several questions raised and today the District Council is trying to ensure that they all get answered.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

A German-based kitchen manufacturer bringing high standard kitchen fittings with the latest technology is arriving in Newark after moving into one of the units at the new Beaumond Cross development in Newark Town Centre. 

Posted on: Friday, June 17, 2022

The whole district is being invited to time travel back 70 years this month at a fun musical event. The 1950s District-Wide Sing-Along will be taking place at Newark Town Hall on Thursday 30th June from 2pm to 3.30pm.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Work has begun on the refurbishment of the artificial turf hockey pitch at Magnus Church of England Academy which will secure Newark Hockey Club’s long term future at the site, its home for the last 20 years, as well as a great new facility for the academy students and the wider sporting community of the Town.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 15, 2022