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Future Newark Writing Competition launched for Young Writers

Children aged 7-12 are being invited to share what they believe Future Newark might look like, in a newly launched competition.

Newark and Sherwood District Council have launched the new Future Newark Writing Competition, to get an insight into how our town could be made even better. Children should write letters explaining what they believe our town might be like in the future, and how they think it could be improved. 

The best letters for children aged 7-9 and 10-12 will each win an Amazon Fire Tablet, with another awarded to the young writer who offers the Best Idea. Four runners-up will each win a £10 book voucher.

This comes as Newark is chosen as one of 100 towns to bid for up to £25million as part of the Government’s ‘Town Deal.’ The Newark and Sherwood bid will set out a range of ambitious investment projects which are needed by the town and will aim to attract private investment.  

The Newark Town Board, comprising community members, businesses and representatives from both the Town and District Council, is busily working on plans for how the money will be spent in Newark.  However, the group is also seeking to hear from Newark’s future leaders.

Children can submit their ideas in letters, aiming to persuade a group of judges that their plans are the best. These should fill no more than one side of A4, handwritten and scanned or typed, and should be sent to newarktownsfund@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk by 5pm on Thursday 6th July. Full details and GDPR information, which should accompany entries, can be found at www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/futurenewark

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