Council opening times

Newark and Sherwood District Council will be closed on:

  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day

Castle House will be closing at 4pm on Friday 22 December

The DWP (at Castle House) will be closed on Wednesday 27 December
Citizens Advice will close on Thursday 21 December and reopen on Tuesday 2 January (9.30am to 2.30pm)

Ollerton Advice Service:

  • Closed between Christmas and New Year. Service will resume on 3 January, 2018

Southwell Advice Service:

  • Closed from December 21 2017. Service will resume on Thursday 4 January, 2018

Leisure centre Christmas opening:

  • Sunday December 24 - Close at 4pm
  • Monday December 25 - Closed 
  • Tuesday December 26 - Closed
  • Sunday December 31 - Closed
  • Monday January 1 - Closed

National Civil War Centre

  • Sunday December 24 - Closed from 12:30pm
  • Monday December 25 - Closed
  • Tuesday December 26 - Closed
  • Sunday December 31 - Closed from 12:30pm
  • Monday January 1 - Closed all day

Palace Theatre

  • 25 December - Closed
  • January 1 - Closed

Vicar Water Country Park

The park is open all year round but the vehicle gates will be closed on Christmas day

Sconce and Devon Park

The park is always open to the public.  

Christmas housing benefits payments

Claims paid by BACS every 4 weeks

If you are due a credit your payment will be in your bank account on Friday 22 December 2017

Claims paid by Cheques

Cheques will be posted on Wednesday 20 December (second class). These should be in time for Christmas although the Post Office will not guarantee delivery until after the holidays on Wednesday 27 December.

Contact us

Newark and Sherwood
District Council,
Castle House
Great North Road
NG24 1BY


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