Caunton Parish Council

Caunton is a parish in the Newark and Sherwood District of Nottinghamshire, about 6 miles north-west of Newark, just off the A616.  The village stands where the ancient road from the “north well” (Norwell) to Southwell crosses the significant little river whose only name is “The Beck”.

The village is a cluster of houses in typical Nottinghamshire red brick, with a fine stone church in a picturesque riverside setting.  There are two pubs serving meals.  Residents are proud of the attractive 1930’s brick bus shelter and the many ducks who seem to have right of way on the roads and have been known to attend church services.

The parish covers 1254 hectares (nearly 5 square miles) and had a population of 483 in the 2011 census.  It is served by a parish council of seven elected members and a clerk.  The modern primary school building also serves as a community centre for the numerous organised activities run by village groups.

All parish councillors are residents in the Caunton parish. 

The parish clerk is responsible for the council’s administration and finances.

The responsibilities of the parish councillors include:

  • setting the parish precept
  • using the precept for the benefit of our community
  • providing and maintaining play equipment for our younger residents
  • responding to local planning applications
  • representing our community’s interests in highways, footpaths and local services
  • responding to consultations
  • looking after parish council assets


Clerk: Lisa-Jayne (L-J) Campbell

Tel: 01623 238712/07434 809435


Office hours: Mon-Fri 9-2pm


  • Mr Chris Jagger– Chairman
  • Mrs Sylvia Michael
  • Mr Adrian Baugh
  • Mr Peter Wilson
  • Mr Steven Routledge
  • Mrs Rea Edwards
  • Mrs Charlotte Webb

District and County Councillors

Find your district councillor (Muskham)

Find your county councillor on the Nottinghamshire County council website


Meetings every second Wednesday in the month (except August and December) at Dean Hole School, Manor Road, Caunton.

General documents

Annual Internal Audit Report 2020/21 (PDF File, 190kb)

Notice of public rights and publication of annual governance and accountability (PDF File, 23kb)

If you would like to view previous agendas, minutes or documents, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Local organisations

Through the hard work, commitment and enthusiasm of those involved, the village benefits from many active and well supported organisations. These include:

  • Caunton Cricket Club
  • Caunton Garden Club
  • The Village Singers
  • Caunton Lawn Tennis Club
  • Caunton Local History Society
  • Ladies’ Luncheon Club
  • Church Bellringers
  • Caunton Women’s Institute
  • Caunton Community Centre
  • St Andrew’s Church
  • Caunton Young Farmers

The village is also served by Dean Hole Church of England Primary School.

If you represent a village organisation and would like a contact link for your group to appear on this page, please contact the Parish Clerk.

Useful links

Notify a highways issue, a pothole or a faulty street light to Nottinghamshire County Council.