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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

To mark 40 years since the end of the Falklands War, Newark and Sherwood District Council held a special anniversary event honouring those that fought in the conflict.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

A barking new bakery has opened at Gateway Lodge, a former disused building based at Forest Corner in Edwinstowe, which was renovated by Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Just over a year since the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery launched, 62 good causes have signed up with all receiving a share of more than £33,100 in funds in the first year.

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Tributes have been paid to Newark and Sherwood District Councillor Michael Brown who has sadly passed away.

Posted on: Monday, June 13, 2022

Recommendations to continue conversations on the relocation of Newark Lorry Park and the redevelopment of the Newark Gateway site were yesterday presented at Newark and Sherwood District Council’s Cabinet meeting.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council will submit a bid to the Government for round two of the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) for Sherwood.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

To help reach the requirement for future Gypsy and Traveller provision in the district, Newark and Sherwood District Council will be applying for potential Government funding this month.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council is urging residents to take responsible steps to stop their pets becoming strays after eight stray dogs were collected by Community Protection Officers (CPOs) in just seven days.

Posted on: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Do you live or work in Sherwood? If so we want to understand your priorities and ideas on how to make it better. 

Posted on: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Last week the District Council, alongside partners from Newark and Sherwood neighbourhood policing team, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and the Environment Agency, took to the roads to crack down on illegal waste carriers.

Posted on: Monday, May 30, 2022

Newark has a vibrant football scene at both youth and senior level and today Newark and Sherwood District Council, in partnership with YMCA Newark and Sherwood, is making a firm commitment to not only strengthen community football provision in the district but to also provide a venue for larger scale cultural events.

Posted on: Monday, May 30, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council held a Homes for Ukraine Information Evening on Tuesday 24 May for sponsors and guests within the district who have registered with the government’s resettlement scheme.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2022

The Great British Spring Clean (GBSC) has been a success around the district once again thanks to the 248 dedicated residents who took part.

Posted on: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council Officers shared some of their environmental plans and projects to guests at the Lincolnshire Co-op sustainability event in Newark.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

A survey to collate the opinions and comments of local residents has been launched by Newark and Sherwood Council to help them in shaping their future service.

Posted on: Monday, May 23, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council formally elected a new Chairman and Vice-Chairman during their Annual Council meeting on Tuesday 17 May.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

From today, Newark and Sherwood District Council is changing its governance structure.  As a political body, its governance structure determines how it makes the decisions which affect local people.  It is moving away from a Committee system to a Cabinet style of governance.

Posted on: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

In June this year, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives with more people working from home and more people communicating via digital channels often at unsociable hours.  This week, the District Council has launched new digital tools that will improve the way residents can communicate and interact with them.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A workshop is being held for businesses based in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire to learn more about the logistics sector and how they can benefit from the latest trends, research and technological change.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

A series of one hour sessions are being held for local businesses who wish to receive financial advice aimed at helping them grow their business.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Newark and Sherwood District Council’s licensing authority has recognised the negative impact that COVID-19 restrictions and closures since March 2020 has made to the night time economy nationwide.

Posted on: Monday, May 16, 2022

The drawbridge has opened another few notches for Newark Castle’s Gatehouse development this week. The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded a grant of £196,719, enabling plans for the visitor attraction and community hub to be further developed.

Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2022

A recent performance report has shown crime in Newark and Sherwood has reduced by 15% during 2021 and 2022, which is the greatest reduction rate across Nottinghamshire.

Posted on: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Feedback gathered from the 62 businesses who attended the Global Innovation and Nimble Thinking event, hosted by Newark and Sherwood District Council last month, indicates it was a huge success.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

To mark 40 years since the end of the Falklands War, Newark and Sherwood District Council will be holding a special anniversary event honouring those that fought in the conflict.

Posted on: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

British families hosting Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, and refugees who have already resettled, were both invited to an evening meal last night to socialise and meet each other face to face. Organised by Newark College and supported by Newark and Sherwood District Council, the aim of the evening was to help the refugees feel part of the Newark and Sherwood community and connect hosts and refugees together.

Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2022

Janette Moffat, a 66 year old local Newark resident, has been issued with an indefinite Criminal Behaviour Order by Nottinghamshire Magistrates Court after a joint application from Newark and Sherwood District Council and Newark Police was made.

Posted on: Friday, May 6, 2022

Recently, the Chancellor announced the Energy Bills Rebate to help households with rising energy bills. This rebate is a £150 one-off payment to be made directly to a household in Council Tax Band A-D and to those who live in Band E properties who receive a disabled band reduction.  It does not have to be re-paid.

Posted on: Thursday, May 5, 2022

The District Council are once again joining the No Mow May initiative and letting the grass grow in certain areas of local green spaces and country parks.

First launched in 2019 by the botanical charity Plantlife, the No Mow May campaign asks people to let nature flourish and lock up their lawnmowers for the month of May. The aim of the campaign is to let the grass grow and wild flowers bloom, in doing so a ‘nectar feast’ is provided for pollinators such as honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies and moths, and beetles.

Posted on: Monday, May 2, 2022

There will be national and regional media coverage of scheduled local elections and whilst some local authorities are holding elections, residents in the Newark and Sherwood district are advised that no local elections are scheduled to be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.

Posted on: Friday, April 29, 2022

Newark Castle was a hub of entertainment for all ages on Saturday as it hosted its Newark Castle Comes To Life: Medieval Marvels event. The local landmark saw over 4000 visitors pass through its gates to enjoy archery, falconry, inflatable jousting and more.

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2022

The National Civil War Centre has celebrated its busiest year yet for school visits. Since summer 2021, the Centre’s Learning Team have welcomed 3131 students to enjoy their fantastic sessions, helping them to better understand this fascinating period of history with fun foam pike drills, the chance to put King Charles I on trial, character-led town tours and more.

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2022

For the first time since the pandemic began, local film fans can finally return to the stunning atmosphere of the National Civil War Centre’s Tudor Hall for a specially selected season of movies.

Posted on: Thursday, April 28, 2022

The first of four Brompton bike docking stations has been installed at Castle Station in Newark, signalling the beginning of an enhanced cycling offer in the town.

Posted on: Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Residents are being urged not to touch or pick up dead or sick birds after avian flu was detected in wild birds at Vicar Water Country Park, Clipstone and near Car Dyke in Southwell.  

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2022

Local young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts have just a short time left to apply for the Palace Theatre’s new legacy fund. Launched as a thank you to the community and in celebration of the Theatre’s 2020 centenary, the Our Past, Your Future fund closes for applications on Saturday 30th April.

Posted on: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Some of Britain’s top cyclists visited Newark Market Place to promote the Newark Town Centre Race which is planned to take place this summer.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Visitors to Newark Castle will be able to travel 800 years back in time on Saturday 23rd April as this local landmark plays host to a medieval fun day for all the family.

Posted on: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Over the past week six fires were deliberately set ablaze in wooded areas around Clipstone, three of which targeted Vicar Water Country Park. The most recent incidents from over the weekend are the latest in a series of deliberate fires set in the park by reckless individuals.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Male employees of local businesses in Newark are taking part in training to better understand their role in identifying and challenging harassment or violence against women. The Stand by Her training is being conducted by Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid and Communities Inc addresses misogyny in the earliest stages. The training aims to empower men to become allies to women and to challenge harmful behaviour they may see in their environment.

Posted on: Thursday, April 7, 2022

The Tour of Britain cycle race is returning yet again and will pass through rural villages and towns across the district.

Posted on: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

OUR Gypsy and Traveller communities form a longstanding part of Newark and Sherwood’s population.  As the population across the UK grows so will the need for additional housing for these communities.

Posted on: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Arts and culture has been one of the sectors of the economy hit hardest by the pandemic. Following the Government’s announcement in March 2020, Newark saw its Palace Theatre, National Civil War Centre and Newark Castle all closed to members of the public. While these services adapted over the following two year period, some helping isolated and vulnerable residents to maintain their sense of community through online projects, our much-loved attractions experienced significant challenges.

Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2022

A beacon for arts and culture in Newark, the Palace Theatre has entertained audiences from across the district for over 100 years. Now, as a thank you to the community and in celebration of their 2020 centenary, they’ve launched a new fund supporting the local talent of the future.

Posted on: Friday, March 25, 2022

The District Council has adopted a new Criteria for identifying Non-Designated Heritage Assets in Newark and Sherwood. As a result, the conservation team can now begin a three year project to assess potential heritage assets to create a ‘Local Heritage List’.

Posted on: Thursday, March 24, 2022