Newark and Sherwood District Council
Newark and Sherwood is a local government district and is the largest district in Nottinghamshire sitting at the heart of England. The district is predominantly rural, with some large forestry plantations, the ancient Sherwood Forest and the towns of Newark-on-Trent, Southwell and Ollerton.
Newark offers excellent connectivity via major road and rail links and nearby ports. Other settlements in the west of the district, such as Ollerton are former coal mining villages. Southwell is a small Georgian town with a Minster. The south-eastern settlements are home to many people who commute into Nottingham for work. Newark-on-Trent, together with Balderton, forms the largest urban concentration. Newark-on-Trent has many important historic features including Newark Castle, Georgian architecture and a defensive earthwork from the British Civil Wars. It is an ideal location with ambitious growth plans, committed people and partners and a talented workforce.