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  • Article: Aug 16, 2019

    The Winning numbers for July are 6 & 51

    Congratulations to the winners

  • Article: Jul 25, 2019

    April - 1st 22 2nd 07

    May - 1st 32 2nd 48

    June - 1st 24 2nd 47

    Congratulations to the winners!

  • Article: Jul 15, 2019

    Reporting back from District Cllrs Peter Harris and Malcolm Brock July 2019

    There was a meeting of the Economic Development Committee on 19 June.

    The Council agreed to make an Expression of Interest for funds to create a High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) applied for Newark but not, I understand, for Southwell

  • Lyn Harris
    Article: Jul 2, 2019

    Thank you for your support in the Town and District Council Elections on May 2nd.

    Apologies for not responding sooner but Election Expense Rules restricted communication during the European Election period.
    The warm welcome on the doorstep was very encouraging but many people challenged us to do more working together for the benefit of the town.
    Lyn Harris has been elected Chair of the Town Council with Independent Councillor Sally Reynolds as Deputy Chair.

  • Bill Newton Dunn at EU Parliament
    Article: Jul 2, 2019

    Bill Newton-Dunn has been elected as an MEP in the European Elections on May 23rd.
    In the East Midlands, the strongest Brexit leaving region in the Country, the Lib Dems leaped to second place overall with 203,989 votes.
    In Newark and Sherwood, the Liberal Democrats and Green Party together polled more votes than the Conservatives and Labour combined!
    Thanking voters for their support, Bill claimed the result was very significant saying "It's extraordinary. We are demonstrating that there has been a shift in public opinion since the Referendum. There is a real case that views have changed."

  • Climate Changes
    Article: Jul 2, 2019

    In May, the Government published a Climate Change Report which called for "a major ramp-up in effort" to tackle Climate Change. The Government is calling on Councils to review their policies.
    Listening to Southwell residents during the Local Elections, we know that there is growing concern about the environment.
    Malcolm Brock and Peter Harris will be raising the matter at the District Council. The Town Council has created a Climate Change Working Group and we have a number of local initiatives in mind.

  • Becketts Field
    Article: Jul 2, 2019

    Newly elected District Councillors Peter Harris and Malcolm Brock will be investigating Newark and Sherwood plans for spending its Community Infrastructure Levy. The issue was raised many times during the recent local Council Elections.
    Every major housing development must pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to the District Council. The charge enables the Council to invest in local infrastructure projects to support communities as they expand.
    Development in Southwell has resulted in £496,000 in CIL money since 2014 with more to follow from future new housing. The Town Council originally received 15 per cent of the levy but that increased to 25 per cent with the adoption of the Neighbourhood Plan.

  • Bill Newton-Dunn and Southwell Caravan
    Article: May 18, 2019

    We were honoured to have Bill Newton-Dunn visit our caravan on Southwell Market on Saturday 18th May. We handed out some of his Euro election leaflets to passers-by and many people stopped to have a chat.

  • Thank you party
    Article: May 18, 2019

    Last night we held a "Thank you" party for our candidates, deliverers and those with stakeboards.

    It was held at the appropriately named "Our Lady of Victories" church hall.

    A BIG thank you for all your help - and to those unable to come.

    We can now put up "Winning Here" posters again!

  • Article: May 4, 2019
    Thanks to all the hard work by our team, we have also regained seats on Southwell Town Council!!
    Sadly Keith was the only one of us not to get elected but here are the votes:
    Southwell West
    Peter H 544
    Steve 478
    Karen 500
    Peter Scorer 482
    Sally Reynolds Independent was also elected with 408
    North
    Malcolm 448
    Lyn 493
    Also elected were Penny Rainbow 502 (Con), Paul Handley 424 (Con) and Beryl Prentice (Independent) 469
    East
    Martin 392
    Stuart 386
    Also elected were Roger Blaney 319, (Con) Michael Jeffrey 332 (Con) and David Martin (Independent) 336.