January 2017 Newsletter

Newark – Building on Success

David Lloyd, Leader of Newark Town Council (NTC) gave members a positive and insightful presentation into plans for the future.

David, explained that NTC remit had developed to include parks and the marketplace. In addition a Newark Plan was being developed for the next 10-20 years.

The consensus was that the Christmas lights and market had been a great success and the plan was to run more next year with a festive market every week for 4 weeks running up to Christmas. Free parking during the festive period (a key business club iniative), would also be repeated in 2017.

Coach parties were being encouraged with flexible drop off and free parking at the lorry park in order to further develop the visitor economy.

Alongside this, a ‘Whats on Guide’ has been developed with a broad circulation to highlight the wide range of events held in and around the town,again to attract more visitors.

Capital bids were being investigated to enable more maps and finger posts and a review was being conducted on the prolification of ‘A’ boards and banners around the town.

Festivals had been very popular, music and cultural. There were plans to repeat the very successful civil war reenactment held in May. It was also very positive to learn that Newark in Bloom had been awarded a Silver Gilt for its display.

An audit has been conducted on litter bins and 200 new ones are planned, whilst a pilot litter sweeper is being engaged with support from NSDC.

And finally the concept of a business improvement district (BID) is being explored.


When Two Became One: Local Web and Marketing Studios Join Forces

The union of web and design studio Nettl of Newark and bespoke marketing consultants Redlime is a refreshing match that bodes well for businesses in Newark.

With 25 years combined experience across marketing, print and design, the studio has experienced rapid growth in recent months, having recently rebranded from printing.com and expanded its offering.

The dedicated Nettl of Newark and Redlime creative studio signals a new, distinctly more digital direction for a much loved local business, which is keen to help put local businesses on the map – online and off.

“We’ve invested heavily in our online offering to better serve local businesses and organisations.” enthuses Lesley Pashley, Director. “Why? We’ve changed because business needs have changed – drastically.

“We’ve evolved to include responsive, interactive and e-commerce website design and build, marketing and PR, branding and design, and bespoke exhibition signage.”

“So when you hear ‘Nettl of Newark & Redlime’, don’t think we’ve replaced printing.com – we’ve simply improved it and added to our growing team with enthusiastic graduates, capable copywriters and project co-ordinators that offer customer service that is second to none.”

For more information about Nettl of Newark & Redlime visit www.nettlofnewark.com or www.redlime.co.uk and see why the local experts in creative communication, web work, graphic design and marketing can help generate more interest in your business.

Visit the studio at The Friary Business Centre, 18 Friary Road, Newark, call 01636 611 112 or email lesley.pashley@nettl.com.


Newark Waste and Water Improvement Project – Update

Work has resumed on Eton Avenue, Queens Road, Harrison’s Way, Quibell’s Lane and Crankley Point on the 3rd of January 2017 and the contractors are now preparing for the first major road closure at Sleaford Road.

From Monday the 9th of January, Sleaford Road will be closed to through traffic at the Junction of Lawrence Street. This closure is expected to remain in place until March at which point we will reopen Sleaford Road and close Beacon Hill Road.

Please also note that access to Lawrence Street will not be possible from Sleaford Road during this first phase of the works. However, access to Wellington Road will be maintained for residents to use.

Below is a plan of the Sleaford and Beacon Hill Road closure dates. The contractors are rotating the closures for reasons of public convenience and safety.


Nottingham Business Engagement Group

Nottinghamshire County Council is conducting a survey into new ways of working with the aim of working smarter in order to address a budget gap of nearly £55m over the next three years as a result of reductions in Government funding and a rising demand for many of its services.

This gap in their finances comes on top of successive years of budget reductions so achieving savings will become increasingly challenging. In order to address this challenge, the Council is working on a number of approaches.

Members can comment on their proposals/approaches by completing the suvey by following this link to the survey.