Your Councillors

Local councillors are elected by the community. They decide how the council should carry out its various activities, including how local services are run. Councillors represent general public interest as well as the individuals living in the ward where they’ve been elected.

Newark and Sherwood District Council is run by 39 councillors who are elected by the local community. Each councillor represents an area within the district – known as a ward - and serves for a period of four years.

The work of a councillor includes:

Councillors have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to and talk their councillor face-to-face.

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances.

To find your councillor please use the below links:

Code of conduct and complaints

All councillors in the UK must follow a code of conduct which exists to ensure they do their job openly and honestly, and act as public servants.

If you wish to make a complaint about a councillor please read our complaint form guidance and then complete and submit a complaint form.