Tenant engagement

If you’re a Newark and Sherwood District Council tenant or leaseholder and care about your home, where you live and the housing services that you receive, why not help us to improve what we do and how we do it?

We can help you set up safe events in your community to try to get more people involved or you can work with us individually to improve the services that we offer to all tenants. It really is up to you!

Tenant involvement opportunities

Over the next few months we are reviewing how we do things. Tenants and leaseholders will be able to suggest ways in which they would like to see how things work. Together we will provide a menu of opportunities for all people, whether you have a day to spare, a week or even just five minutes.

In the meantime if you want to get involved now, you can either speak informally to a tenant who is already involved or if you want a general picture about what is available at the moment, email our Tenant Engagement Officers at getinvolved@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

Local Influence Network

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently conducting a review into our Local Influence Network to understand their impact and how we can improve the meetings going forward. Until this review has been completed we are pausing on all LIN meetings after the Building Safety LIN on the 11 May. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch by emailing Getinvolved@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk.

Following feedback from tenants, the Local Influence Network has been set up to give tenants the opportunity to speak to one another and share their views on their local community with District Council officers.

There are four specific networks for our district, one for Newark, one for Sherwood and a third for all rural locations. Local Influence Network meetings will take place every few months. There are, already, a number of willing tenants wishing to take part but more are being encouraged to join and feedback their views to help shape and improve local areas.

More information is available on our Local Influence Network webpage including details on how you can get involved. 

Community Link Groups

Our Community Link Groups complement and provide feedback to our Local Influence Network. 

Taking place at locations across the district the Groups provide a more local focus and provide an opportunity for tenants, leaseholders and residents to raise issues and ideas that are specific to their local community. Issues and ideas discussed at the Community Link Groups will be raised to the local LIN Chair for further discussion at the LIN meetings and through to the District Council for consideration. 

More information is available on our Community Link Group webpage including details of when the next meetings are taking place. 

Estate walkabouts

Estate walkabouts are a great way for you to help us keep our communities clean, tidy and problem free. You will meet other tenants, staff members and agencies involved in maintaining acceptable standards in our communities. 

We aim to resolve any issues within four weeks, which could involve us working with tenants to tidy gardens or replacing missing street signs.

All walkabouts start at 10:00am.

Estate walkabout dates 2024
Date Area Meeting place
Tuesday 5 March

Balderton A (Mount Rd Area)

William Ghent Community Centre

Wednesday 6 March 


Trent House Community Centre

Tuesday 12 March 

Chatham Court, Tithe Barn Court, Queens Corut and Lovers Lane

Chatham Court Car Park

Tuesday 12 March 

Boughton (Retford Road estate) and Kirton

Adjacent to 9 Bentinck Close

Wednesday 13 March 

Boughton (Hallam Road estate)

Adjacent to 58 Hallam Road

Wednesday 13 March 

Thurgarton & Bleasby

Orchard Close

Tuesday 19 March 


The Stackyard

Wednesday 20 March 

Hawtonville A

Cleveland Square Community Centre 

Wednesday 20 March 

Sutton on Trent and Carlton on Trent

Snell Close Community Centre

Tuesday 26 March 

Victoria Gardens & Knights Court

Knights Court Community Centre

Wednesday 27 March 

Fosse Estate

Beaumont Walk Community Centre

Tuesday 2 April 

Balderton B  (Wolfit Ave) & Barnby

Dorewood House Community Centre

Wednesday 3 April 

Hawtonville B

Cleveland Square Community Centre 

Wednesday 3 April  


Ambleside Community Centre

Tuesday 9 April 


Rookwood Close Community Centre
Tuesday 9 April 

Winthorpe Road

Corner of Winthorpe Rd and Hachetts Ln
Wednesday 10 April 

Hawtonville C

One Stop, Bowbridge Road
Tuesday 16 April 

Welbeck Avenue, Lawrence St & Newstead Avenue

Lawrence Street Play Area
Tuesday 16 April 


Cambridge Close Community Centre
Tuesday 23 April 

Howes Court, Vineway, Wilfred Close, Cross St, Massey St & Barnbygate

Howes Court Community Centre
Tuesday 23 April 


Lynds Close Community Centre
Tuesday 30 April

Holme, Collingham & Harby

William Bailey Community Centre
Tuesday 30 April 


The Circle Community Centre
Tuesday 7 May 


Wellgreen House Community Centre
Tuesday 7 May 


Coghill Court Community Centre
Tuesday 14 May 


Maypole Court Community Centre 
Wednesday 15 May 

Lowdham, Gunthorpe

The Leys Community Centre
Wednesday 22 May 

Bilsthorpe and Eakring

The Green Community Centre