Notice of Elections for both Southwell Town Council and Newark & Sherwood District Council are published. There are 15 seats on Southwell Town Council. Five in East Ward, five in North Ward and five in West Ward. This is a great opportunity to become involved in shaping your local community and is a rewarding volunteer role. There are a lot of opportunities at a local level for elected councillors to make a big difference. Currently the Council has three Statutory Committees responsible for the efficient running of all services. They are the Finance & Scrutiny Committee which is responsible for overseeing the finance, the policies, the risk assessments and employment. The Operations Committee which is responsible for overseeing the running of the Car Parks, the Market, the open spaces and recreational equipment as well as building maintenance. Planning Committee looks at all planning applications in the parish and submits comments to Newark & Sherwood District Council following consultation with the Southwell Neighbourhood Plan. If you would like to know more please contact the Clerk on 01636 816103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.