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 is reaching out to residents, businesses, partner agencies and wider groups to hear their thoughts.

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2024

In 2023, the District Council approved the introduction of a new kerbside glass recycling service across the district. Since then, preparations have been ongoing to roll out the scheme. 

Posted on: Monday, March 4, 2024

To help make sure no resident is left disadvantaged due to their lack of access to digital infrastructure, Newark and Sherwood District Council has donated 80 laptops to 19 community groups across the district as part of their digital inclusion scheme.

Posted on: Friday, March 1, 2024

The first installations to improve safety and security in Balderton have been installed through Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Safer Streets 5 partnership with Balderton Parish Council, Nottinghamshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

Posted on: Tuesday, February 27, 2024

On Friday 23 February, Newark and Sherwood District Council hosted its first inter-agency meeting to look at what it can do to tackle the severe flooding local communities have endured.

Posted on: Monday, February 26, 2024

District Councillors were invited for a tour of the ASI in Newark on Wednesday 21 February as they got a glimpse of the new building before it opens in the coming months.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Trail cameras installed to help engage young people and reduce wildlife crime have captured the wonderful wildlife living at Green Flag Award-winning Vicar Water Country Park!

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2024

The District Council understands that homelessness is a complex issue and a sad reality for some residents in the district. Therefore, they have introduced a new Homelessness Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy, which will see a person-centred approach to creating sustainable solutions based on individuals' needs and aspirations.

Posted on: Thursday, February 22, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council's new temporary accommodation, Alexander Lodge, is set to welcome residents as early as March 2024, four weeks ahead of schedule. The District Council will temporarily house those experiencing homelessness at the new facility. 

Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is committed to doing all it can to support residents and businesses across Newark and Sherwood with the rising cost of living, while still maintaining all its vital services.

Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

With cost pressures on sporting facilities widely reported on across the country, Newark and Sherwood District Council are bucking the trend by re-affirming its commitment to provide sporting facilities across the district, with 2 major new strategies being approved by the Cabinet on 20 February covering playing pitches and outdoor sports as well as an updated ‘Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy’.

Posted on: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A new Community Hub, which will provide a space for skills development, social activities, and support for local residents in Boughton, has been given the green light by Newark and Sherwood District Council's planning committee.

Posted on: Friday, February 16, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council has organised two business support events to help local businesses gain valuable advice and support on expanding their operations and keeping themselves safe from cybercrime.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2024

Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “The recent flooding has had a detrimental effect on people’s lives, I’m determined that our council will be proactive in getting all stakeholders around the table to tackle this issue rather than waiting to see what will happen next time flooding happens.

Posted on: Thursday, February 15, 2024

A huge milestone on the road to a greener future for Newark and Sherwood has been achieved as Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) for major developments set in from Monday 12 February 2024.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

With weather warnings issued up and down the UK, it was a close call this weekend as to what impact this may have on our communities across the district. Thankfully, Newark and Sherwood was relatively unscathed…this time. But sadly, we always know there will be a next time. A motion pledging to do everything possible to reduce the impact of local flooding will be presented tonight at Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Full Council meeting. Councillor Paul Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection and Community Relations, will put the motion forward, encouraging fellow Councillors to vote for its adoption and cement a promise that the District Council will do all it can to help minimise the catastrophic consequences seen in recent floods.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s new partnership with District Enforcement launched last week as work continues to tackle environmental crime.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council continues to make strides towards a greener and more sustainable future as plans to bring renewable energy to its Housing with Care Schemes are recommended.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Our Gypsy and Traveller communities form a longstanding part of Newark and Sherwood’s population.  As any population grows, Government legislation requires that Councils across the UK plan to meet the increasing housing needs of all sections of their local community. This is no different for our Gypsy and Traveller communities.

Providing land for any type of housing can be difficult, but for our growing Gypsy and Traveller communities it is often even more complex, relying on the right land in the right place being allocated for this purpose or being available. 

Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is undertaking a review of its Public Space Protection Orders and a report going to the upcoming Cabinet meeting (20 February) will recommend reaching out to residents, businesses, partner agencies and wider groups to hear their thoughts.

Posted on: Monday, February 12, 2024

Today, Councillor Paul Peacock, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council publicly declared his ongoing support for the A614/A6097 Improvement Scheme. This transport package, which has long been lobbied for and is long overdue, will enable the highway network between Ollerton and Lowdham to operate more efficiently by reducing congestion at key intersections.

Posted on: Friday, February 9, 2024

In 2021, Newark and Sherwood District Council (NSDC) took over the management of Southwell Leisure Centre. The Centre is owned by a Charity, Southwell Leisure Centre Trust, who could not afford to maintain it. The Centre is 60 years old and the swimming pool had to be closed as there was a substantial leak. The District Council wishes to build a new swimming pool and is committing £5.5m to do so. 

Posted on: Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Recycle your garden waste and help create a greener Newark and Sherwood by joining the District Council’s garden recycling service.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is supporting the empowerment of female students through a coaching and mentorship programme organised by Newark College to pair experienced female business leaders with female students studying on an industry-based course.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2024

A Closure Order has been secured by Newark and Sherwood District Council working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police.

Posted on: Thursday, February 1, 2024

Small and micro businesses across Newark and Sherwood can now apply for two grant funding schemes and access specialist advice to support the rural economy and help improve environmental sustainability.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Business owners across Newark and Sherwood can receive support and advice on how to grow their businesses by taking part in the District Council’s Business Support Programme. Delivered in partnership with The Consulting Room, the Programme will take place over 16 weeks and will provide business owners with knowledge and support on how to grow their business. 

Posted on: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

A letter sent to the Secretary of State from Leader Councillor Paul Peacock and Portfolio Holder for Biodiversity and Environmental Services Councillor Emma Oldham.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s work to decarbonise a number of its buildings powers on as Vicar Water Country Park is added to its list of sites fitted with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Tenants who live in a District Council- home and already owned an XL Bully dog before 31 January 2024 will be able to keep their dog(s), providing they comply fully with the District Council’s new policy and the legislation introduced by the UK Government.

Posted on: Friday, January 26, 2024

Ten brightly decorated benches will adorn Newark this summer and local artists are now being offered the chance to design them. Newark Creates have partnered with Wild in Art, the organisation behind the Lincoln Imp Trail and the Shaun the Sheep sculptures at Clumber Park, to produce the BookBenches and they’re now on the lookout for ten artists to give them their own colourful and unique flair.

Posted on: Friday, January 26, 2024

Winter works to enhance Sconce and Devon have kicked off as the District Council’s Street Scene Team, Park Rangers, community groups and volunteers team up to work on a host of fantastic new developments at the park.

Posted on: Friday, January 26, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s cabinet has passed proposals to widen the scope of the Empty Homes Council Tax Premium to include homes left empty for more than 12 months. This premium was originally introduced for homes that had been unoccupied for two or more years, to encourage property owners to empty homes back into use.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2024

Saturday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK, it is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945. To mark this poignant day, when communities can get together to remember all victims of genocide, Newark and Sherwood District Council will be hosting a wreath laying at the statue of Irena Sendler alongside the Polish Consulate and Newark Town Council.

Posted on: Thursday, January 25, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council, recognising the difficult financial climate and in its bid to do all it can to support its communities, has helped Newark Food and Wellbeing Hub with their successful National Lottery application to introduce a new scheme – Saturday Night Fakeaway Meal Bags.

Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2024

Many of you will be aware that the main pool at Southwell Leisure Centre has been closed since the end of October 2023.

Understandably, this has been extremely frustrating for people who use the pool and want to see it re-opened as fast as possible.

Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2024

Ambitious plans to create a new and improved visitor attraction at Newark Castle got another green light after plans were approved during Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Planning Committee last night (Thursday 18 January).

Posted on: Friday, January 19, 2024

Following the announcement that the UK government will be providing funding for households and business owners affected by Storm Henk, applications are now open. Grants through the Flood Recovery Framework are available to homes and businesses that have been flooded.

Posted on: Thursday, January 18, 2024

The District Council’s Environmental Team is hard at work this winter, with a scope of projects underway to protect, maintain and enhance the district’s biodiversity and landscapes, and create a greener Newark and Sherwood.

Posted on: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Newark Castle will be home to a team of archaeologists from this week as an exciting dig commences. Its aim is to reveal more about the Castle’s historic layout, tracing the structure of a stable building which was in situ at least 200 years ago.

Posted on: Monday, January 15, 2024

Following the success of the previous Clinic in 2023, Newark and Sherwood District Council, in partnership with NBV Enterprise Solutions, are offering another Start-Up Support Clinic for local businesses who wish to receive free specialist advice and local support to get their business idea off the ground.

Posted on: Monday, January 15, 2024

A mystery Roman object that continues to puzzle archaeologists is now available to view at the National Civil War Centre: Newark Museum.

Posted on: Friday, January 12, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is continuing to clear and clean up areas affected by Storm Henk.

Over the past few days, the District Council’s Environmental Team have been working to clean roads and footpaths of debris following Storm Henk and have been able to tackle the vast majority of areas affected. The waste crews have also been out and collected a number of bins that had to be missed due to the flooding.

Posted on: Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Work continues to support local communities suffering the effects of Storm Henk. Newark and Sherwood District Council officers are out in some of the worst-affected areas today with teams visiting homes on Kelham Road and Carlton Ferry Lane as well as the villages of Gunthorpe, Lowdham and Collingham.

Posted on: Monday, January 8, 2024

In May 2023, we worked with Newark Town Council and consulted with the public and other key stakeholders, such as local schools, college students and those living within proximity of Sherwood Avenue Park, on what they would like to see at the park in the future.

The outcomes of this consultation have informed the plans for the development of Sherwood Avenue Park. 

Posted on: Monday, January 8, 2024

Although flood waters are subsiding in various locations around the district, we are now aware that there are significant flooding risks to properties as a result of rising water levels at the Torksey Gauge. The levels have reached a point at this Gauge where it will impact our communities in the north-west of the district. 

Posted on: Saturday, January 6, 2024

Newark and Sherwood District Council is encouraging residents to stay safe during the severe flooding caused by Storm Henk. It is urging residents not to travel unless absolutely necessary and has set up a place of safety for anyone whose home is flooded or at risk of flooding. Information and advice has been provided in the Breaking News section of its website and support, advice and information are available by calling the District Council on 01636 650000.

Posted on: Friday, January 5, 2024

If any resident’s home is flooded or at risk of flooding and they need a safe space overnight, a place of safety is now open at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, Lord Hawke Way, Newark NG24 4FH.

Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2024