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Local News

  • PV Panels
    Article: May 3, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    Newark and Sherwood Lib Dems are calling on N&S District Council to support the Local Electricity Bill. This would empower our community to buy and sell locally generated electricity. Local Lib Dem, Keith Melton, is leading the campaign to support the Bill. Keith says, "Putin`s War of Aggression has shown us that we need to move away from our addiction to fossil fuels for strategic reasons in addition to the need to limit global overheating!"

  • Article: May 3, 2022
    By Peter Scorer

    After two failed attempts at creating a Unitary Authority for Nottinghamshire, the County Council promised to work more closely with the nine Borough and District Councils. Better local services were promised by devolving and combining responsibilities.

    Now, in a complete "U"turn, the County Council along with Nottingham, Derby and Derbyshire Councils have submitted a confidential and restricted bid to create a vast East Midlands Combined Authority. It follows the Governments own devolution plans publishes in February. This offered more local powers for Healthcare, transport, Education and Planning. However to get those powers a new combined authority would have to be created along with a directly elected Mayor. Borough and District Councils would no longer have any powers but could expect to be consulted.

  • Fly Tipping
    Article: May 3, 2022
    By Peter Scorer

    Rural Crime is a huge issue that affects our most vulnerable and isolated communities. The latest four year Police and Crime Plan for Nottinghamshire recognises that rural crime is often overlooked with communities like ours losing trust in the police. The Plan promises to "level up" the response to rural crime.

  • Ukrainian Banner
    Article: May 3, 2022
    By Peter Scorer

    A big thank you to everyone who has given time, money and support to help Ukrainians fleeing the invasion of their country. Once again there has been a caring and compassionate response with donations and the organisation of care packages.
    A number of local residents are willing to open their homes to Ukrainian families once the Home Office obstacle course of red tape has been overcome. From Syria and Afghanistan to Ukraine, we have continued our proud history of welcoming refugees into our local communities.

  • River Greet
    Article: May 3, 2022
    By Keith Melton

    In England, water companies have pumped raw sewage into waterways 772,000 times in the last two years. The one thousand discharges a day is entirely legal in extreme weather events.

    In the past such events were relatively rare. With the weather changing, local torrential downpours occur more and more frequently, leading to flooding and storm water overflows.