Community Plan

Our Community Plan 2020-2023 (PDF File, 3,747kb) sets out our values, purpose and objectives for four years.

It details what we intend to achieve in that period to improve residents’ quality of life and enable those who live, work and invest in Newark and Sherwood to prosper and fulfil their potential.

We hope that the plan expresses our passion and enthusiasm to make a difference, giving a useful insight into what we’re striving to achieve and how we intend to go about that.

Our purpose

Newark and Sherwood already has much to be proud of. A captivating history, beautiful countryside, characterful market towns, world renowned businesses and an enviable location at the crossroads of the UK’s transportation network.

We want to do all that we can to enable local residents and businesses to flourish and fulfil their potential. We also want to encourage more visitors to enjoy all that our area has to offer.

We will be locally focused and nationally connected – driven by what matters most to the people we serve, but with a perspective and relationships stretching well beyond our boundaries.

Underpinned by your views

Between October and December 2018, we carried out a major consultation exercise, receiving 11,224 responses from local residents in addition to feedback from parish councils, local businesses and other partners. You can view the feedback from this consultation on our Residents Survey 2018 page.

Because the Community Plan 2020-2023 is underpinned by this feedback, we can be confident that our focus is on the things that matter most to the people who live and work in Newark and Sherwood.

Our objectives

The Community Plan 2020 to 2023 highlights our focus on the needs of the Newark and Sherwood community.

The seven objectives that underpin our work are:

  • creating vibrant and self-sufficient local communities where residents look out for each other and actively contribute to their local area
  • delivering inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • creating more and better quality homes through our roles as landlord, developer and planning authority
  • continuing to maintain the high standard of cleanliness and appearance of the local environment
  • enhancing and protecting the district’s natural environment
  • reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and increasing feelings of safety in our communities
  • improving the health and wellbeing of local residents

You can find out more about these objectives and our action plan to tackle each of them in the Community Plan 2020-2023 (PDF File, 3,747kb).

Working together

The Community Plan is not something that the Council can deliver on its own.

Tackling crime, improving health and providing new homes and jobs are just some of the many examples where we rely on the support from partners across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

And whilst our attention is on local priorities, it’s also crucial that we network and influence on a much larger scale in order to generate the investment that we need to provide major items of infrastructure such as the Southern Link Road and A46 northern by-pass.