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The Chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council is Councillor Dennis Jones.
Cllr Jones was elected to the position by his councillor colleagues at a meeting on 14 May, 2013.
Cllr Jones, a medically-retired construction worker, is also a member of Newark Town Council. He was Mayor of Newark in 1997. He has worked as a miner at Bevercotes and Bilsthorpe collieries in the past. His political interests began as a member of the Boilermakers' Union
He was re-elected to the district council in 2011, having served on the council in the past but work commitments had forced him to relinquish his role.
Cllr Jones is currently studying for a degree in science and environmental issues with the Open University - a subject which he describes as a big interest in his life.
His hobbies include boating and, when the time permits, deep sea fishing. He has been married to his wife, Lorraine, for 38 years and they have three children and seven grandchildren.
Chairman's attendance at your event
If you would like the chairman to attend your event please email email@example.com, call 01636 655501 or write to the Chairman of the Council, Newark and Sherwood District Council, Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts. NG23 5QX.
Once the chairman's office has confirmed he/she is to visit or open your event, a civic engagement form will be sent to you.
It would be helpful if this could be completed and returned as soon as possible. We would need it at least two weeks before the event, along with any other information or literature on your charity or company, or the event itself. This is particularly helpful if you have requested that you wish the chairman to make a speech.
The event will be published on the chairman's weekly engagement sheet, which is circulated to the local press who may take an interest. Media may contact you directly for more information. Some events are further supported by a press release from the council's press office and an official photographer may be used.
Each year Newark Town Council and Ollerton and Boughton Town Council appoint a Town Mayor who attends local and civic events representing the town council. To find out more visit:
Southwell Town Council appoints a chairman and vice chairman each year. To find out more visit the Southwell Town Council website.
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Chairman's Programme w/c 10 June 2013 (PDF File, 251kb)