2024

Did you know that an idling car produces enough exhaust emissions per minute to fill 150 balloons with harmful chemicals including cyanide and nitrogen oxides (NOx)?

Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Nominations for this year’s Newark and Sherwood Community and Sports Awards are open until 6 July 2024, so make sure to get yours in!

Posted on: Thursday, June 20, 2024

Local teenagers who love arts and performing won’t have to wait until they get back to school this summer as free workshops have just been launched, offering a chance to fill the looming expanse of summer with some brilliant opportunities to act, get creative and dance.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

While the National Civil War Centre has, well, national appeal, its heart really and truly lies in Newark and Sherwood.  And that is why its latest initiative is set to make sure that families really are at the heart of what it delivers.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

A successful Great Big Green Week has come to an end, and what a busy week it was for Newark and Sherwood!

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Newark Market Place was abuzz last Sunday as around 2500 visitors descended on the cobbles to enjoy a fun-packed day. The ‘Streets Ahead!’ event was the first organised by Newark Creates this year and was a massive success.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

On Friday 14 June 2024, Newark and Sherwood District Council hosted the first of what it hopes will be regular events to bring together the different organisations offering support to veterans across the District.

Posted on: Monday, June 17, 2024

Have you joined the sustainable behaviour platform, Green Rewards, yet?

Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is offering local businesses the chance to boost their performance and growth with free one-hour sessions with an expert Business Adviser.

Posted on: Friday, June 14, 2024

Earlier this year, Newark and Sherwood District Council launched a birdbox giveaway for local primary schools, aimed at engaging younger generations in protecting and enhancing biodiversity. The initiative has been a success, with over 20 birdboxes distributed to enthusiastic students and teachers across the district!

Posted on: Thursday, June 13, 2024

An intensive program of activities to clean, tidy and improve Southwell, using sustainable alternatives, is being undertaken this week as part of Great Big Green Week!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Pupils studying Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers will have the chance to see it brought to life on a local stage this October. The GCSE English Literature curriculum text will take to the Palace Theatre Newark stage from 22 to 26 October as part of a national tour of the spectacular Bill Kenwright Ltd West End production.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Are you ready to make a difference in your community and for the environment? Newark and Sherwood District Council is thrilled to launch Green Champions, a scheme inviting residents who are dedicated to improving their local area to become community litter pickers.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Join knowledgeable guides from the National Civil War Centre for two walking tours, alternating weekly, to discover the fascinating stories behind places you see every day.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Newark and Sherwood Community and Sports Awards are back again and this year it’s being organised by Newark and Sherwood District Council in partnership with Radio Newark. The district is home to incredible individuals who go above and beyond to support our community and champion the growth of sports.

Posted on: Monday, June 10, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council invite businesses across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to attend its fourth annual Economic Growth Conference on Thursday, 10 October, in The Renaissance at Kelham Hall. This year’s conference theme is ‘Technology, skills and the future of business in Newark and Sherwood.’

Posted on: Monday, June 10, 2024

Help make a house a home for those in need whilst helping create a greener future for Newark and Sherwood by donating your unwanted household items to the Furniture Project.

Posted on: Monday, June 10, 2024

Newark and Sherwood continues to set new highs for recycling, with almost 19,000 residents signed up for the District Council’s garden recycling service.

Posted on: Sunday, June 9, 2024

As part of its commitment to create a more sustainable future for Newark and Sherwood, the District Council is supporting Great Big Green Week 2024 and today kicks off its weeklong campaign!

Posted on: Saturday, June 8, 2024

2024 marks the 40th year of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) and Newark and Sherwood District Council have joined thousands of charities and voluntary organisations recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK.

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council has once again partnered up with Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to host educational sessions dedicated to safety.

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2024

Ukrainians hosted within the district due to the ongoing conflict continue to receive help through Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2024

A brand-new summer installation has been installed in Newark Market Place which aims to animate the town centre and add some colour for visitors while they shop.

Posted on: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council have agreed to support five key charities and not-for-profit organisations by granting three years of funding to help provide security and stability for services being delivered in the district. The charities have historically received funding from the District Council through Service Level Agreements.

Posted on: Thursday, June 6, 2024

On June 16th, Newark Creates, in association with SO Festival, are welcoming two international Street Theatre & Outdoor Arts shows to Newark. There will be juggling, Hip Hop dancing Hippos, and the chance to have a go at activities across the market. An enjoyable day out for the whole family, and it’s free too!

Posted on: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council has received confirmation that they have successfully completed the validation process for the funding bid for Ollerton and Clipstone. This confirmation takes the council into the final stages of securing the £20m cash injection after the initial ‘in principle’ announcement in November 2023.

Posted on: Monday, June 3, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to providing defibrillators in the community, across the district.

Between the existing locations in Hawtonville at the Co-Op on Churchill Drive and the Tom Mann Pavilion at Devon Park, a need for new defibrillator was identified to provide greater coverage in this ward.

Posted on: Monday, June 3, 2024

Through Newark and Sherwood District Council’s allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Newark R&M Cricket Club has been awarded funding of £100,000 to help them achieve their £450,000 plans for site improvements.

Posted on: Friday, May 24, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is cracking down on vandalism and anti-social behaviour following a spate of incidents at parks across the district and is asking residents for their help protecting our much-loved parks.

Posted on: Friday, May 24, 2024

A new 80-space car park has opened at Newark Hospital, bringing immediate benefits to patients, visitors and staff.

Posted on: Friday, May 24, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council appointed a new Chair and Vice-Chair during the Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 21 May.

Nominations were invited for the Chair by Councillor Celia Brooks as her final duty as Chair.  Councillor Jean Hall was nominated by Councillor Rowan Cozens, Deputy Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council and seconded by Councillor Susan Crosby. She was then elected unanimously by council members. She will remain in office for the coming year.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Chair of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Celia Brooks, presented a cheque to her chosen charity, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, a critical service providing emergency medical transportation across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Last week, Newark and Sherwood District Council received a grant of £1.4million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for its ambitious plans to create a new and improved visitor attraction at Newark Castle.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Jive into June at The Palace Theatre with an array of music acts. Whatever your musical tastes, there’s something for you, so check out this month’s roster of entertainment.

Posted on: Monday, May 20, 2024

A new Community Hub, which will provide a space for skills development, social activities, and support for local residents, is now open in Boughton.

Posted on: Saturday, May 18, 2024

As part of their work to help young people access new exciting opportunities, Newark and Sherwood District Council has awarded Volunteer it Yourself (VIY) £60k of UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to complete two further volunteer skills development projects.

Posted on: Friday, May 17, 2024

On Monday 13 May, Newark and Sherwood District Council hosted its very first meeting with the sole purpose of celebrating and promoting the benefits music can offer our community.

Over 70 people attended and Councillor Rowan Cozens, Deputy Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council and Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and the Arts chaired this important inaugural meeting. 

Posted on: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Tomorrow, Newark and Sherwood District Council continues its work to create safer communities as it hosts the fourth Anti-Social Behaviour Summit alongside community safety partners from across the district.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is reaching out to residents asking them to help the investigation into multiple incidents of vandalism to Sconce and Devon Park.

Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024

Today, Newark and Sherwood District Council received a grant of £1.4million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for its ambitious plans to create a new and improved visitor attraction at Newark Castle.

Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024

A number of Newark and Sherwood’s Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) will come to an end in 2024 and as such, a review of the PSPOs and the related information is being undertaken, and the Council has been reaching out to residents, businesses, partner agencies and wider groups to hear their thoughts.

Posted on: Monday, May 13, 2024

Southwell Leisure Centre is owned by the Southwell Leisure Centre Trust. The District Council took over the management of the Centre in October 2021 because the Trust could not afford to run and maintain it. The centre is over 60 years old, and the main swimming pool had to be closed in October 2023 due to a substantial leakage of water of almost 9,000 litres per day caused by heavily corroded pipework.

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Community groups and charities across the district can now apply for up to £20,000 to help deliver projects and schemes that improve the lives of residents through the District Council's Community Grant Scheme.

Posted on: Thursday, May 9, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is holding its very first meeting to celebrate our district’s passion for music, while looking to what the future could hold for music enthusiasts.

On Monday 13 May, Councillor Rowan Cozens, Deputy Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council and Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Culture and the Arts is chairing this important inaugural meeting. 

Posted on: Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Time to Connect Arts Trail is officially open at all six sites across Nottinghamshire, including Newark and Sherwood’s very own Vicar Water Country Park!

Posted on: Tuesday, May 7, 2024

No Mow May is back for 2024, and this year the District Council is leaving more areas to grow than ever before!

Posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2024

On 29 October 2023, the main pool at Southwell Leisure Centre was closed. The pool was leaking 9,000 litres of water a day and the safety of users of the pool could not be guaranteed. Southwell Leisure Centre Trust, the owners of the leisure centre, supported the closure of the pool.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council have awarded Newark and Sherwood CVS £33k of UK Shared Prosperity Funding (UKSPF) to support and enhance the delivery of their ‘Golden Thread’ project.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The National Civil War Centre needs your votes!  If you have enjoyed our family friendly galleries and activities, please nominate us as Family Friendly Museum of the Year! 

Last year, The National Civil War Centre was shortlisted for this award in the Best Small Museum category of the Family Friendly Museum Award 2024, and we would love to be shortlisted again!

Posted on: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The National Civil War Centre will play host to ‘May the Fourth Be with You’ - a special ‘Family Saturday’ event that promises to be a fun day for all on Saturday 4 May, between 10am and 4pm.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 30, 2024