Voluntary smoking ban

We believe smoke-free outdoor public places should be the standard, showing young people that smoking is the exception rather than the rule.

As the ban is voluntary the scheme relies on the good will of people using the park and be supported by effective signage. Local schools have been involved by being asked to design posters with a 'stop smoking' message. The best posters have been made into signs and have been erected at play parks across the district to highlight the voluntary ban.

The sites covered by the ban are:

  • Grove Street, Balderton
  • Clipsham Close, Balderton
  • Mead Way, Balderton
  • Southfields, Balderton
  • Thorpe Oaks play area, Coddington
  • Dodsley Way, Clipstone
  • Vicar Water Country Park play area, Clipstone
  • Hilcote Drive, Clipstone
  • Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe
  • Old Tannery Drive play area and open space, Lowdham
  • Tolney Lane, Newark
  • Newbury Road (Beacon Hill), Newark
  • Edgehill Drive (Beacon Hill), Newark
  • College Close (off Grange Road), Newark
  • Syerston Way, Newark
  • Castlefields (Wheatsheaf Avenue), Newark
  • Bridge Community Centre, Newark
  • Sconce and Devon Park enclosed play and natural play area, Newark
  • Riverside Park, Newark
  • Sherwood Avenue, Newark

Winning Signs

  • Amelia and Louise
  • Daniel and Brooke
  • Ellie and India
  • Elli-May and Kaden
  • Emily, Lily and Eleanor
  • Esme and Evie
  • Isabella and Katie
  • Jack and Harry
  • Jonjo and Dean
  • Kai and Tommy-Lee
  • Katarzyna and Paige
  • Layla and Dominik
  • Leah and Alisha
  • Lucy and Luke
  • Macey and Millie
  • Millie and Tiffany
  • Paige and Elana
  • Ruby and Aleesha
  • Sophia and Callum
  • Sophie and Bailey
  • Yasmin

Contact us

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


01636 650000

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