Full Council - Tuesday, 16th July, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY

Contact: Nigel Hill  Tel: 01636 655243 Email:


No. Item


Notification to those present that the meeting will be recorded and streamed online


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest by Members and Officers


Minutes from the meeting held on 21 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 436 KB

Additional documents:


Communications which the Chairman, Leader, Chief Executive or Portfolio Holders may wish to lay before the Council


In accordance with Rule No. 3.1 to receive the presentation or the debating of any Petitions from Members of the Council (if any)


Questions from Members of the Public and Council

In accordance with Rule No. 3.3.2 the following questions have been submitted to the Council from members of the public:


Proposed Changes to Meeting Dates pdf icon PDF 522 KB


Notices of Motion

Out of Hours Medical Care in Newark


In accordance with the Rule No. 3.4.3, Councillor S Crosby will move and Councillor M Spoors, will second a motion to the following effect:


The difficulty in accessing out of hours medical care is an increasing concern for people in Newark and its surrounding area.


NHS Nottinghamshire discontinued its Accident and Emergency service in Newark Hospital in 2010. At that time, a specific commitment was made that NHS 24-hour urgent treatment would be available at Newark Hospital so that urgent cases of a lower severity could be treated locally, including at night, without the need for patients to travel outside the town for care1.


Between 2011 and 2021, the population of Newark grew by 9.8%. This is greater than the District or National increase, and this population growth is projected to continue2.


In October 2023, the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) review of the Urgent Treatment Centre in Newark resulted in a plan to close the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at night. During this 2023 Engagement Exercise over 70% of people in Newark and the surrounding area were opposed to closing the UTC at night. Such a change is against the wishes of the population and contrary to commitments made to the people of Newark in 2010.


Newark and Sherwood District Council supports the view that provision of NHS urgent medical care and urgent treatment, 24 hours a day, free at the point of need, should be made available in Newark, based on the criteria of accessibility, patient safety, and clinical effectiveness.


This Council calls on the ICB to continue to work with the Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder at Newark and Sherwood District Council, alongside other stakeholders, to ensure that NHS capability and capacity for urgent treatment is maintained in Newark, with due regard to the needs of the people of Newark and its surrounding area”.


1.          “Retaining A&E is not possible (see page 2). But the PCT has commissioned a 24/7replacement. As a result, up to 85% of patients will still be treated at Newark, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For the first time, there will be a GP presence at Newark Hospital through the night. This means people will no longer have to travel outside the town to see a doctor.”

Newark’s Healthcare Review 2010.


2.          Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities, Local data Profile for Newark on Trent, March 2024.


Flood Mitigation


In accordance with the Rule No. 3.4.3, Councillor P Taylor will move and Councillor E Oldham will second a motion to the following effect:


“It is almost a year since Newark and Sherwood residents suffered a services of devastating flooding events including Storm Babet and Storm Henk. We are rapidly approaching the next flood season.


As a Council we are committed to not going back to business as usual until we resolve the flooding issues, as flooding is devastating so many of Newark and Sherwood  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.


Minutes for Noting


Cabinet - 14 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 433 KB


Cabinet - 4 June 2024 pdf icon PDF 585 KB


Policy and Performance Improvement Committee - 24 June 2024 pdf icon PDF 488 KB


Planning Committee - 28 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 413 KB


Planning Committee - 6 June 2024 pdf icon PDF 553 KB


Planning Committee - 19 June 2024 pdf icon PDF 541 KB


Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider resolving that, under section 100A (4) of the Local Government

Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items

of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt

information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.