Further round of free school meals planned for upcoming half-term
Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed that it plans to again offer free school meals to thousands of eligible schoolchildren during the next half-term in May and June.
Help your business grow with free financial support
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. Organised in partnership with Newark and Sherwood District Council and First Enterprise, the sessions will be held on a one-to-one basis with a First Enterprise Business Advisor. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive valuable and up-to-date advice and ask questions specific and relevant to their business to help them expand and flourish.
Castle Gatehouse Plans March Forward
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.
District Council to host Falklands event for veterans
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.
Important update from Newark and Sherwood District Council on the energy bill payment and discretionary funding
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.
Ukrainian families welcomed to district
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.
Let it grow this No Mow May
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.
Photo competition launched to celebrate Nottinghamshire in 2022
A special photographic competition which celebrates Nottinghamshire and all it has to offer has been launched to help mark a Jubilee year of landmark events in the county – including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, County Day and the Tour of Britain.
The Tour of Britain cycle race is returning yet again and will pass through rural villages and towns across the district.
This year’s race returns to Nottinghamshire on Thursday 8 September and will see the fifth stage begin on Central Avenue in West Bridgford and end on Chesterfield Road South in Mansfield.
It’s a win-win situation - Play the Newark and Sherwood Community Lottery today
Sign up and support your local community today and not only will you be in with the chance of winning weekly cash prizes up to the £25,000 jackpot, but, if you enter before Saturday 26 February, you will be in with the chance of winning a £1,000 Sainsbury’s Gift Card, all for £1 a week!
District Council pledges to welcome more Afghan allies
Newark and Sherwood District Council have pledged to support three more families who are in immediate danger after serving with the UK government and British troops in Afghanistan.
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