– Cllr Laurence Goff Newark Devon Ward – Newark and Sherwood District Council – Newark Town Council – Labour Party Member

During Covid-19, In the present time I am working from home. Therefore I will respond to your concerns, please contact me during this difficult time. Do not hesitate to phone or email me with any issue.

Cllr Laurence Goff Newark Devon Ward

More mental health awareness is urgently needed. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean people aren’t suffering.Please, try to spare a little of your time with someone who may just want to talk (about anything).

Talking can help us all to cope a little more, keeping things bottled up just makes it worse.

Most people will say, “if you need anything, don’t hesitate to call me, I’ll be there to help you.

Public urgently needs more awareness regarding mental health. There is an urgent need to spread awareness about mental health as more people begin to suffer without getting proper medical attention, says health experts. Social stigma and old taboos keep many patients away from seeking proper psychiatric treatment, and many tend to suffer in silence. “Mental health problem is a big issue in the community and most psychiatric patients do not receive effective medical treatment.

UK’s mental health has deteriorated during lockdown, says Mind

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/30/uks-mental-health-has-deteriorated-during-lockdown-says-mind

I We Live By The Three L’s Quote

 Live Well – Love Much – Laugh Ofter

Cllr Laurence Goff Newark

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Placing Great Strain On Many People Also The Emergency Services. Standing Together By Looking Out For Each Other At This Time Of Need. I urge you to reflect on “life after the pandemic,” for while this storm shall pass, its grave consequences are already being felt across the UK and the world.

How many people, are bearing to help others, they sacrifice themselves to help others who are in need in this pandemic.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Coronavirus help

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/2020/05/13/cllr-laurence-goff-newark-devon-ward-newark-and-sherwood-district-council/

  

 Labour Member On

Newark & Sherwood District Council Planning Committee

 Homes & Communities  – Trustee Board of the Gilstrap and William Edward Knight Charities (Committee Member). Please tell me your concerns and your ideas so we can effectively stop the unthinkable from happening. I am only a phone call away or catch me on Facebook or email. 

https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/

Calendar of Newark & Sherwood District Council meetings

Meeting dates are subject to change. When looking for details of a particular meeting, please contact the relevant officer to confirm that the meeting is going ahead as scheduled.

Alternatively you can subscribe to updates in order to receive information via e-mail regarding arrangements for particular committee meetings.

Due to COVID-19, all Council committee meetings are currently suspended, with the exception of Planning Committee and Policy and Finance Committee, where meetings are continuing to take place virtually to allow for effective and transparent decisions on services to be made. To watch these, please follow the link from the agenda page on our website.

https://democracy.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/mgCalendarMonthView.aspx?GL=1&bcr=1 

15 Members are on the Newark & Sherwood District Council Committee 

https://democracy.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=138

https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/petitions/

I Will Stand Up For Newark

Representing Newark Devon Ward community on Newark and Sherwood District Council is the honour of my life and having faith in me. You will drive me as we face the formidable challenges ahead. The residents of the Devon ward are paramount importance, taking precedence over anything else. The protection of our environment is a must

I will be active and committed to representing Newark wholeheartedly all year round. 

It all about hearing the views of residents and the people of the Town. I pledge to work with community groups, local business to revive our town centre and protect our public services. We need to build more council housing, protect our playing fields, improve public buses. I have been cycling around Newark town centre since March 1997.  We all need to safeguard and protect our environment, they are issues that will affect us all. Let’s seeks this for the preservation and benefit for all. 

I will be an active campaigner to speak up for all the people with more public discussions and debates. I have the time and will be active all year round for the people. I believe in working hard for Newark and the people, nothing is too much trouble. I will however remain active by standing up for those who feel their voices are not being heard.

Being honest at all times, I promise to do what’s best for Newark Town first. I shall endeavour to work hard all year round with committed service, bringing strength of togetherness to all the people of Newark. Becoming an elected councillor is both a rewarding and also a privileged form of public service to the residents, Newark Town  and District . I will aspire and do my very best to make a difference at all times by my role of the District and Newark Town Council. The health and future of our environment is at risk on green issues, if we do not stand up and be counted. 

I have cycled across Newark since I was elected onto Newark Town Council in 2004. I believe in walking or cycle around as much as it is possible. 

UK’s mental health has deteriorated during lockdown, says Mind

Coronavirus help

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus.

If anyone in your household or support bubble has symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate.

Stay alert

We can all help control coronavirus if we all stay alert. This means:

  • stay at home as much as possible

  • work from home if you can

  • limit contact with other people

  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

  • wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/

Councillor Laurence Goff

07794613879

Laurence.Goff@nsdc.info

https://www.youtube.com/user/laurencegoff/

https://www.facebook.com/laurencegoff4Newark/

twitter.com/laurencegoff

We need more allocated Investment for our pavements and roads, residents are concerned about the poor state of the pavement slabs which should be resurfaced with tarmac.

 

Work to Safeguarding Newark Hospital, and protect local services for a better future Safeguarding our vulnerable and elderly people, and those with Mental health issues, Tackling Homelessness Raise the average minimum wage to £10 per hour and attracting new employers. Let’s give people hope for a brighter future, by being compassionate and sympathetic to everyone at all times Improve local policing and fight crime.

Need more enthusiastic full-time MPs Parliamentarians in UK Parliament, it should be a full time job. We need  much more incentive for MPs to focus exclusively on their parliamentary duties full time.

Newark Hospital has changed from A&E to a Minor Injuries Unit, and now an Urgent Care Centre. Taking the bus journey from Newark – Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield. Buses this has been a lifeline as a high percentage of people do not have a car. I am flabbergasted by the number of cuts to bus services already from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital. Amongst those hit were evening visitors, as the last bus back from Mansfield bus station to Newark is 5.45pm. Despite claims many of those routes are a lifeline for the elderly.

Free hospital bus service took 50 minutes, and this was taken away by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) On 31st January 2017. The free Mini shuttle bus service ran from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital for the final time Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group has ended its funding for the service. It now takes up to three buses from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital which is a 5 hour round trip.

We need to fight harder to bring this shuttle bus back into service that ran seven days a week all year round. A number of people have contacted me hoping it could be saved, my heart goes out to all the people that depended on this vital service for the five years it ran. Let’s ensure all can visit their loved ones, as many patients will not get any visitors. That’s why it’s so important as many critically ill patients need to see their loved ones, and families need to start putting pressure to have them return to Newark Hospital as soon as possible.

Marcus Rashford wins free school meals for kids over summer.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-marcus-rashford-wins-free-22200423

https://youtu.be/tNPdrvNOUfQ

210 people were fed.

Carriages Café

Carriages Café has consistently feeding over 200 people every Wednesday. Next to Newark Castle Railway Station – 01636 676129

Carriages Café

They would very much like to thank you to all the wonderful volunteers old and new who help prepare, cook and deliver. They couldn’t do it without you! 🥰

Special thank you to all who donate food.

Newark foodbank provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis, ranging from redundancy to an unexpected bill. Opens Tues 3-5pm and Fri 1-3pm. Barnbygate Methodist Church, 15a Barnbygate NG24 1PX Newark Upon Trent

Taken By LG

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-government-wants-rough-sleepers-21764278

Coronavirus: Labour demands empty homes are taken over to house stricken families

EXCLUSIVE Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-homes-coronavirus-families-demand-21794639

Labour has said empty houses must be taken over to give vulnerable people crammed into overcrowded houses the chance to isolate in safety.

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

Mr Healey says an overhaul of existing powers would allow councils to quickly take over empty housing on a temporary basis while the country battles covid-19.

This would allow those in badly overcrowded accommodation to have somewhere suitable when they’re ill or have to self-isolate. The measures could also be used to help those who are homeless.

Mr Healey told the Mirror: “A secure and stable home for everyone has never been more important. People can’t effectively self-isolate and get better if they are homeless or in badly overcrowded housing.

“Ministers should urgently update the rules to allow councils to bring empty properties into use, to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.”

Labour analysis of the Government’s English Housing Survey has identified 250,000 vulnerable people living in overcrowded housing, making it difficult to self-isolate if they or a member of their household gets ill.

Government figures also suggest that there are now 87,410 homeless households in temporary accommodation, including in hostel-style bed and breakfast accommodation, often sharing kitchens or bathrooms with strangers.

Recent reports suggest that a number of these households who are housed in hotels have been made homeless as major hotel chains shut their doors.

Meanwhile, more than 200,000 properties lie empty – classed by the Government as long-term vacant.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.

The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves

“I have a lot of good people who train at the gym You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

 

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

DANNY STEELE, of Newark, with trainer Pickering

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc Is Going Places, A Future Champions From Esham Pickering Club Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark. Thank you Esham Pickering. 

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service.  “We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

No photo description available.

Please Support

Justin Pickering

Epic Golden Gloves Abc

 

Justin Pickering During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up an average of 5 nights every single week to run Epic Golden Gloves. We do this for the benefit of our local communities, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in the Newark and the surrounding area.

Esham and invaluable volunteers at Epic Golden Gloves manage to train our members by covering essential overheads primarily through a combination of subscription fees, and fundraising by hosting boxing shows for the public.

At this stage, there is a great level of uncertainty around the impact that coronavirus will have on Epic Golden Gloves as we will still need to cover our overheads throughout the coming weeks and months, but with little to no income to do so. We have received phenomenal support to date but it is clear that the impact of KO Covid-19 is greater than initially thought and the time to re-open will be a prolonged one possibly three months.

That is why we are backing the England Boxing “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community to donate whatever they can to your local boxing club, to help ensure that when we as a nation have KO’d Covid-19, there is still an amateur boxing club in Newark that people can return to.

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/epic-golden-gloves-abc-former-boxing-champion-from-newark-nottinghamshire-esham-pickering/

Works to transform the Robin Hood Hotel, Newark, into a Travelodge.

2015-01-01 11.15.07

Photo of Laurence Goff Newark Place a few years ago

Newark Town Council have voted not to  allow the South Notts Hunt to return on  1st January 2020 in front of Newark Town Hall.

South Notts Hunt banned by Newark Town Council

 

Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt from its New Year’s Day meet?

Yes 70%

No 30%

 

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/poll-was-newark-town-council-right-to-ban-the-south-notts-hunt-from-its-new-years-day-market-place-meet-9083622/

His views 

  Please  Contact me.

Cllr Laurence Goff Newark

Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer since 2005

https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofnewarkcemetery/

newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

Laurence Goff has put Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire memories page together. it does not represent the views of Newark Town Council. Its dedicated to over forty thousand people who resting place is located in the historical town of Newark. It is a means of further promoting our Commonwealth and Polish Cemetery across the UK and the world.

All Souls’ Day-Sunday 25th October 2020 – Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire at 3pm
 During the evening visitors can see the wonderful lights glow around our cemetery

 

 

Newark Nottinghamshire

 Newark town centre will should  regenerate the town’s retail fortunes. If they there was more FREE car parking, it would be good for the Newark town centre.

SAM_0130

At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. My remarks may spark concerns that the high cost of parking in Newark town centre is driving shoppers to nearby towns. Where parking is free this will attract more people to the town centre by shoppers putting money into the town centre than we are attracting at the moment.

000_0320

 Motorists can have free parking for two hours in Southwell not in Newark is this right? Local businesses have been critical of the scheme, which has been introduced by Newark and Sherwood District Council. Yes we need to encourage more people to use public transport.

Parking in Newark Town Centres For many people visiting an out-of-town shopping location is becoming more attractive than visiting the nearest town centre shops which have free parking. With all shoppers being forced to consider their spending now, even fewer will want to pay to park. The truth is that we must all start acting now at local level. Exploiting the “most vulnerable It discourages people all together in come to our lovely town centre.

What do you think? Would you come to the town centre more if you didn’t have to pay to park? Have your say.

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Newark

Cllr Laurence Goff

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/laurencegoff4Newark

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurencegoff

https://www.youtube.com/user/laurencegoff

https://twitter.com/laurencegoff

https://www.newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

https://www.newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/

Laurence.Goff@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

laurencegoff4newark@yahoo.co.uk

07794613879 

 

 

Newark Hospital has changed from A&E to a Minor Injuries Unit, and now an Urgent Care Centre. Taking the bus journey from Newark – Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield. Buses this has been a lifeline as a high percentage of people do not have a car. I am flabbergasted by the number of cuts to bus services already from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital. Amongst those hit were evening visitors, as the last bus back from Mansfield bus station to Newark is 5.45pm. Despite claims many of those routes are a lifeline for the elderly.

Free hospital bus service took 50 minutes, and this was taken away by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) On 31st January 2017. The free Mini shuttle bus service ran from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital for the final time Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group has ended its funding for the service. It now takes up to three buses from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital which is a 5 hour round trip.

We need to fight harder to bring this shuttle bus back into service that ran seven days a week all year round. A number of people have contacted me hoping it could be saved, my heart goes out to all the people that depended on this vital service for the five years it ran. Let’s ensure all can visit their loved ones, as many patients will not get any visitors. That’s why it’s so important as many critically ill patients need to see their loved ones, and families need to start putting pressure to have them return to Newark Hospital as soon as possible.

Coronavirus: Government wants all rough sleepers off streets by weekend

 
 

Campaigners say the move reveals that we could end rough sleeping before the current 2025 target

The Government has asked councils across England to get roughsleepers off the streets by the weekend to slow the spread of Covid-19.

In an unprecedented move, ministers have written to local authorities asking them to house all people sleeping rough, and those in hostels and night shelters, by the weekend.

Councils across the country have moved rapidly to try and find places to house homeless people – with London taking up a large number of hotel rooms.

In a letter sent to homelessness managers and rough sleeping coordinators in every local authority yesterday, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, said:

“ As you know, this is a public health emergency. We are all redoubling our efforts to do what we possibly can at this stage to ensure that everybody is inside and safe by this weekend, and we stand with you in this.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-government-wants-rough-sleepers-21764278

Coronavirus: Labour demands empty homes are taken over to house stricken families

EXCLUSIVE Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-homes-coronavirus-families-demand-21794639

Labour has said empty houses must be taken over to give vulnerable people crammed into overcrowded houses the chance to isolate in safety.

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

Mr Healey says an overhaul of existing powers would allow councils to quickly take over empty housing on a temporary basis while the country battles covid-19.

This would allow those in badly overcrowded accommodation to have somewhere suitable when they’re ill or have to self-isolate. The measures could also be used to help those who are homeless.

Mr Healey told the Mirror: “A secure and stable home for everyone has never been more important. People can’t effectively self-isolate and get better if they are homeless or in badly overcrowded housing.

“Ministers should urgently update the rules to allow councils to bring empty properties into use, to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.”

Labour analysis of the Government’s English Housing Survey has identified 250,000 vulnerable people living in overcrowded housing, making it difficult to self-isolate if they or a member of their household gets ill.

Government figures also suggest that there are now 87,410 homeless households in temporary accommodation, including in hostel-style bed and breakfast accommodation, often sharing kitchens or bathrooms with strangers.

Recent reports suggest that a number of these households who are housed in hotels have been made homeless as major hotel chains shut their doors.

Meanwhile, more than 200,000 properties lie empty – classed by the Government as long-term vacant.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.

The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves

“I have a lot of good people who train at the gym You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

 

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

DANNY STEELE, of Newark, with trainer Pickering

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc Is Going Places, A Future Champions From Esham Pickering Club Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark. Thank you Esham Pickering. 

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service.  “We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

No photo description available.

Please Support

Justin Pickering

Epic Golden Gloves Abc

 

Justin Pickering During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up an average of 5 nights every single week to run Epic Golden Gloves. We do this for the benefit of our local communities, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in the Newark and the surrounding area.

Esham and invaluable volunteers at Epic Golden Gloves manage to train our members by covering essential overheads primarily through a combination of subscription fees, and fundraising by hosting boxing shows for the public.

At this stage, there is a great level of uncertainty around the impact that coronavirus will have on Epic Golden Gloves as we will still need to cover our overheads throughout the coming weeks and months, but with little to no income to do so. We have received phenomenal support to date but it is clear that the impact of KO Covid-19 is greater than initially thought and the time to re-open will be a prolonged one possibly three months.

That is why we are backing the England Boxing “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community to donate whatever they can to your local boxing club, to help ensure that when we as a nation have KO’d Covid-19, there is still an amateur boxing club in Newark that people can return to.

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/epic-golden-gloves-abc-former-boxing-champion-from-newark-nottinghamshire-esham-pickering/

Works to transform the Robin Hood Hotel, Newark, into a Travelodge.

2015-01-01 11.15.07

Photo of Laurence Goff Newark Place a few years ago

Newark Town Council have voted not to  allow the South Notts Hunt to return on  1st January 2020 in front of Newark Town Hall.

South Notts Hunt banned by Newark Town Council

 

Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt from its New Year’s Day meet?

Yes 70%

No 30%

 

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/poll-was-newark-town-council-right-to-ban-the-south-notts-hunt-from-its-new-years-day-market-place-meet-9083622/

His views 

  Please  Contact me.

Cllr Laurence Goff Newark

Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer since 2005

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofnewarkcemetery/

newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

 

All Souls’ Day-Sunday 25th October 2020 – Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire at 3pm
 During the evening visitors can see the wonderful lights glow around our cemetery
 

Laurence Goff has put Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire memories page together. it does not represent the views of Newark Town Council. Its dedicated to over forty thousand people who resting place is located in the historical town of Newark. It is a means of further promoting our Commonwealth and Polish Cemetery across the UK and the world.

 
 

Newark Nottinghamshire

 Newark town centre will should  regenerate the town’s retail fortunes. If they there was more FREE car parking, it would be good for the Newark town centre.

SAM_0130

At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. My remarks may spark concerns that the high cost of parking in Newark town centre is driving shoppers to nearby towns. Where parking is free this will attract more people to the town centre by shoppers putting money into the town centre than we are attracting at the moment.

000_0320

 Motorists can have free parking for two hours in Southwell not in Newark is this right? Local businesses have been critical of the scheme, which has been introduced by Newark and Sherwood District Council. Yes we need to encourage more people to use public transport.

Parking in Newark Town Centres For many people visiting an out-of-town shopping location is becoming more attractive than visiting the nearest town centre shops which have free parking. With all shoppers being forced to consider their spending now, even fewer will want to pay to park. The truth is that we must all start acting now at local level. Exploiting the “most vulnerable It discourages people all together in come to our lovely town centre.

What do you think? Would you come to the town centre more if you didn’t have to pay to park? Have your say.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Newark

Cllr Laurence Goff

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/laurencegoff4Newark

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurencegoff

https://www.youtube.com/user/laurencegoff

https://twitter.com/laurencegoff

https://www.newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

https://www.newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/

aurence.Goff@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

laurencegoff4newark@yahoo.co.uk

07794613879 

More mental health awareness is urgently needed. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean people aren’t suffering.

Please, try to spare a little of your time with someone who may just want to talk (about anything).

Talking can help us all to cope a little more, keeping things bottled up just makes it worse.

Most people will say, “if you need anything,❤️ don’t hesitate to call me, I’ll be there to help you.

Public urgently needs more awareness regarding mental health. There is an urgent need to spread awareness about mental health as more people begin to suffer without getting proper medical attention, says health experts. Social stigma and old taboos keep many patients away from seeking proper psychiatric treatment, and many tend to suffer in silence. “Mental health problem is a big issue in the community and most psychiatric patients do not receive effective medical treatment.

I We Live By The Three L’s Quote

 Live Well – Love Much – Laugh Ofter

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Placing Great Strain On Many People & Our Emergency Services. Let’s Standing Together By Looking Out For Each Other At This Time Of Need.

Coronavirus help

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

If you have any symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have coronavirus.

If anyone in your household or support bubble has symptoms of coronavirus you should self-isolate.

Stay alert

We can all help control coronavirus if we all stay alert. This means:

  • stay at home as much as possible

  • work from home if you can

  • limit contact with other people

  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

  • wash your hands regularly

Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

https://www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/

Councillor Laurence Goff

https://www.youtube.com/user/laurencegoff/

https://www.facebook.com/laurencegoff4Newark/

twitter.com/laurencegoff

We need more allocated Investment for our pavements and roads, residents are concerned about the poor state of the pavement slabs which should be resurfaced with tarmac.

 

Work to Safeguarding Newark Hospital, and protect local services for a better future Safeguarding our vulnerable and elderly people, and those with Mental health issues, Tackling Homelessness Raise the average minimum wage to £10 per hour and attracting new employers. Let’s give people hope for a brighter future, by being compassionate and sympathetic to everyone at all times Improve local policing and fight crime.

Need more enthusiastic full-time MPs Parliamentarians in UK Parliament, it should be a full time job. We need  much more incentive for MPs to focus exclusively on their parliamentary duties full time.

Newark Hospital has changed from A&E to a Minor Injuries Unit, and now an Urgent Care Centre. Taking the bus journey from Newark – Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield. Buses this has been a lifeline as a high percentage of people do not have a car. I am flabbergasted by the number of cuts to bus services already from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital. Amongst those hit were evening visitors, as the last bus back from Mansfield bus station to Newark is 5.45pm. Despite claims many of those routes are a lifeline for the elderly.

Free hospital bus service took 50 minutes, and this was taken away by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) On 31st January 2017. The free Mini shuttle bus service ran from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital for the final time Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group has ended its funding for the service. It now takes up to three buses from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital which is a 5 hour round trip.

We need to fight harder to bring this shuttle bus back into service that ran seven days a week all year round. A number of people have contacted me hoping it could be saved, my heart goes out to all the people that depended on this vital service for the five years it ran. Let’s ensure all can visit their loved ones, as many patients will not get any visitors. That’s why it’s so important as many critically ill patients need to see their loved ones, and families need to start putting pressure to have them return to Newark Hospital as soon as possible.

Marcus Rashford wins free school meals for kids over summer.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-marcus-rashford-wins-free-22200423

https://youtu.be/tNPdrvNOUfQ

210 people were fed.

Carriages Café

Carriages Café has consistently feeding over 200 people every Wednesday. Next to Newark Castle Railway Station – 01636 676129

Carriages Café

They would very much like to thank you to all the wonderful volunteers old and new who help prepare, cook and deliver. They couldn’t do it without you! 🥰

Special thank you to all who donate food.

Newark foodbank provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis, ranging from redundancy to an unexpected bill. Opens Tues 3-5pm and Fri 1-3pm. Barnbygate Methodist Church, 15a Barnbygate NG24 1PX Newark Upon Trent

Taken By LG

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-government-wants-rough-sleepers-21764278

Coronavirus: Labour demands empty homes are taken over to house stricken families

EXCLUSIVE Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-homes-coronavirus-families-demand-21794639

Labour has said empty houses must be taken over to give vulnerable people crammed into overcrowded houses the chance to isolate in safety.

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

Mr Healey says an overhaul of existing powers would allow councils to quickly take over empty housing on a temporary basis while the country battles covid-19.

This would allow those in badly overcrowded accommodation to have somewhere suitable when they’re ill or have to self-isolate. The measures could also be used to help those who are homeless.

Mr Healey told the Mirror: “A secure and stable home for everyone has never been more important. People can’t effectively self-isolate and get better if they are homeless or in badly overcrowded housing.

“Ministers should urgently update the rules to allow councils to bring empty properties into use, to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.”

Labour analysis of the Government’s English Housing Survey has identified 250,000 vulnerable people living in overcrowded housing, making it difficult to self-isolate if they or a member of their household gets ill.

Government figures also suggest that there are now 87,410 homeless households in temporary accommodation, including in hostel-style bed and breakfast accommodation, often sharing kitchens or bathrooms with strangers.

Recent reports suggest that a number of these households who are housed in hotels have been made homeless as major hotel chains shut their doors.

Meanwhile, more than 200,000 properties lie empty – classed by the Government as long-term vacant.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.

The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves

“I have a lot of good people who train at the gym You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

 

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

DANNY STEELE, of Newark, with trainer Pickering

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc Is Going Places, A Future Champions From Esham Pickering Club Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark. Thank you Esham Pickering. 

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service.  “We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

No photo description available.

Please Support

Justin Pickering

Epic Golden Gloves Abc

 

Justin Pickering During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up an average of 5 nights every single week to run Epic Golden Gloves. We do this for the benefit of our local communities, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in the Newark and the surrounding area.

Esham and invaluable volunteers at Epic Golden Gloves manage to train our members by covering essential overheads primarily through a combination of subscription fees, and fundraising by hosting boxing shows for the public.

At this stage, there is a great level of uncertainty around the impact that coronavirus will have on Epic Golden Gloves as we will still need to cover our overheads throughout the coming weeks and months, but with little to no income to do so. We have received phenomenal support to date but it is clear that the impact of KO Covid-19 is greater than initially thought and the time to re-open will be a prolonged one possibly three months.

That is why we are backing the England Boxing “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community to donate whatever they can to your local boxing club, to help ensure that when we as a nation have KO’d Covid-19, there is still an amateur boxing club in Newark that people can return to.

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/epic-golden-gloves-abc-former-boxing-champion-from-newark-nottinghamshire-esham-pickering/

Works to transform the Robin Hood Hotel, Newark, into a Travelodge.

2015-01-01 11.15.07

Photo of Laurence Goff Newark Place a few years ago

Newark Town Council have voted not to  allow the South Notts Hunt to return on  1st January 2020 in front of Newark Town Hall.

South Notts Hunt banned by Newark Town Council

 

Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt from its New Year’s Day meet?

Yes 70%

No 30%

 

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/poll-was-newark-town-council-right-to-ban-the-south-notts-hunt-from-its-new-years-day-market-place-meet-9083622/

His views 

  Please  Contact me.

Cllr Laurence Goff Newark

Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer since 2005

https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofnewarkcemetery/

newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

Laurence Goff has put Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire memories page together. it does not represent the views of Newark Town Council. Its dedicated to over forty thousand people who resting place is located in the historical town of Newark. It is a means of further promoting our Commonwealth and Polish Cemetery across the UK and the world.

All Souls’ Day-Sunday 25th October 2020 – Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire at 3pm
 During the evening visitors can see the wonderful lights glow around our cemetery

 

 

Newark Nottinghamshire

 Newark town centre will should  regenerate the town’s retail fortunes. If they there was more FREE car parking, it would be good for the Newark town centre.

SAM_0130

At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. My remarks may spark concerns that the high cost of parking in Newark town centre is driving shoppers to nearby towns. Where parking is free this will attract more people to the town centre by shoppers putting money into the town centre than we are attracting at the moment.

000_0320

 Motorists can have free parking for two hours in Southwell not in Newark is this right? Local businesses have been critical of the scheme, which has been introduced by Newark and Sherwood District Council. Yes we need to encourage more people to use public transport.

Parking in Newark Town Centres For many people visiting an out-of-town shopping location is becoming more attractive than visiting the nearest town centre shops which have free parking. With all shoppers being forced to consider their spending now, even fewer will want to pay to park. The truth is that we must all start acting now at local level. Exploiting the “most vulnerable It discourages people all together in come to our lovely town centre.

What do you think? Would you come to the town centre more if you didn’t have to pay to park? Have your say.

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Newark

Cllr Laurence Goff

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/laurencegoff4Newark

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https://www.youtube.com/user/laurencegoff

https://twitter.com/laurencegoff

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https://www.newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/

Laurence.Goff@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

laurencegoff4newark@yahoo.co.uk

07794613879 

 

 

Newark Hospital has changed from A&E to a Minor Injuries Unit, and now an Urgent Care Centre. Taking the bus journey from Newark – Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield. Buses this has been a lifeline as a high percentage of people do not have a car. I am flabbergasted by the number of cuts to bus services already from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital. Amongst those hit were evening visitors, as the last bus back from Mansfield bus station to Newark is 5.45pm. Despite claims many of those routes are a lifeline for the elderly.

Free hospital bus service took 50 minutes, and this was taken away by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) On 31st January 2017. The free Mini shuttle bus service ran from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital for the final time Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group has ended its funding for the service. It now takes up to three buses from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital which is a 5 hour round trip.

We need to fight harder to bring this shuttle bus back into service that ran seven days a week all year round. A number of people have contacted me hoping it could be saved, my heart goes out to all the people that depended on this vital service for the five years it ran. Let’s ensure all can visit their loved ones, as many patients will not get any visitors. That’s why it’s so important as many critically ill patients need to see their loved ones, and families need to start putting pressure to have them return to Newark Hospital as soon as possible.

Coronavirus: Government wants all rough sleepers off streets by weekend

 
 

Campaigners say the move reveals that we could end rough sleeping before the current 2025 target

The Government has asked councils across England to get roughsleepers off the streets by the weekend to slow the spread of Covid-19.

In an unprecedented move, ministers have written to local authorities asking them to house all people sleeping rough, and those in hostels and night shelters, by the weekend.

Councils across the country have moved rapidly to try and find places to house homeless people – with London taking up a large number of hotel rooms.

In a letter sent to homelessness managers and rough sleeping coordinators in every local authority yesterday, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, said:

“ As you know, this is a public health emergency. We are all redoubling our efforts to do what we possibly can at this stage to ensure that everybody is inside and safe by this weekend, and we stand with you in this.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-government-wants-rough-sleepers-21764278

Coronavirus: Labour demands empty homes are taken over to house stricken families

EXCLUSIVE Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-homes-coronavirus-families-demand-21794639

Labour has said empty houses must be taken over to give vulnerable people crammed into overcrowded houses the chance to isolate in safety.

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

Mr Healey says an overhaul of existing powers would allow councils to quickly take over empty housing on a temporary basis while the country battles covid-19.

This would allow those in badly overcrowded accommodation to have somewhere suitable when they’re ill or have to self-isolate. The measures could also be used to help those who are homeless.

Mr Healey told the Mirror: “A secure and stable home for everyone has never been more important. People can’t effectively self-isolate and get better if they are homeless or in badly overcrowded housing.

“Ministers should urgently update the rules to allow councils to bring empty properties into use, to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.”

Labour analysis of the Government’s English Housing Survey has identified 250,000 vulnerable people living in overcrowded housing, making it difficult to self-isolate if they or a member of their household gets ill.

Government figures also suggest that there are now 87,410 homeless households in temporary accommodation, including in hostel-style bed and breakfast accommodation, often sharing kitchens or bathrooms with strangers.

Recent reports suggest that a number of these households who are housed in hotels have been made homeless as major hotel chains shut their doors.

Meanwhile, more than 200,000 properties lie empty – classed by the Government as long-term vacant.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.

The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves

“I have a lot of good people who train at the gym You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

 

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

DANNY STEELE, of Newark, with trainer Pickering

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc Is Going Places, A Future Champions From Esham Pickering Club Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark. Thank you Esham Pickering. 

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service.  “We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

No photo description available.

Please Support

Justin Pickering

Epic Golden Gloves Abc

 

Justin Pickering During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up an average of 5 nights every single week to run Epic Golden Gloves. We do this for the benefit of our local communities, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in the Newark and the surrounding area.

Esham and invaluable volunteers at Epic Golden Gloves manage to train our members by covering essential overheads primarily through a combination of subscription fees, and fundraising by hosting boxing shows for the public.

At this stage, there is a great level of uncertainty around the impact that coronavirus will have on Epic Golden Gloves as we will still need to cover our overheads throughout the coming weeks and months, but with little to no income to do so. We have received phenomenal support to date but it is clear that the impact of KO Covid-19 is greater than initially thought and the time to re-open will be a prolonged one possibly three months.

That is why we are backing the England Boxing “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community to donate whatever they can to your local boxing club, to help ensure that when we as a nation have KO’d Covid-19, there is still an amateur boxing club in Newark that people can return to.

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/2020/06/10/epic-golden-gloves-abc-former-boxing-champion-from-newark-nottinghamshire-esham-pickering/

Works to transform the Robin Hood Hotel, Newark, into a Travelodge.

2015-01-01 11.15.07

Photo of Laurence Goff Newark Place a few years ago

Newark Town Council have voted not to  allow the South Notts Hunt to return on  1st January 2020 in front of Newark Town Hall.

South Notts Hunt banned by Newark Town Council

 

Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt from its New Year’s Day meet?

Yes 70%

No 30%

 

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/poll-was-newark-town-council-right-to-ban-the-south-notts-hunt-from-its-new-years-day-market-place-meet-9083622/

His views 

  Please  Contact me.

Cllr Laurence Goff Newark

Laurence Goff Friends of Newark Cemetery Volunteer since 2005

 https://www.facebook.com/groups/friendsofnewarkcemetery/

newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

 

All Souls’ Day-Sunday 25th October 2020 – Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire at 3pm
 During the evening visitors can see the wonderful lights glow around our cemetery
 

Laurence Goff has put Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire memories page together. it does not represent the views of Newark Town Council. Its dedicated to over forty thousand people who resting place is located in the historical town of Newark. It is a means of further promoting our Commonwealth and Polish Cemetery across the UK and the world.

 
 

Newark Nottinghamshire

 Newark town centre will should  regenerate the town’s retail fortunes. If they there was more FREE car parking, it would be good for the Newark town centre.

SAM_0130

At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. My remarks may spark concerns that the high cost of parking in Newark town centre is driving shoppers to nearby towns. Where parking is free this will attract more people to the town centre by shoppers putting money into the town centre than we are attracting at the moment.

000_0320

 Motorists can have free parking for two hours in Southwell not in Newark is this right? Local businesses have been critical of the scheme, which has been introduced by Newark and Sherwood District Council. Yes we need to encourage more people to use public transport.

Parking in Newark Town Centres For many people visiting an out-of-town shopping location is becoming more attractive than visiting the nearest town centre shops which have free parking. With all shoppers being forced to consider their spending now, even fewer will want to pay to park. The truth is that we must all start acting now at local level. Exploiting the “most vulnerable It discourages people all together in come to our lovely town centre.

What do you think? Would you come to the town centre more if you didn’t have to pay to park? Have your say.

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Newark

Cllr Laurence Goff

https://newarkresidentsviews.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/laurencegoff4Newark

https://www.flickr.com/photos/laurencegoff

https://www.youtube.com/user/laurencegoff

https://twitter.com/laurencegoff

https://www.newarkcemeterynottinghamshirememories.weebly.com

https://www.newarkcemeteryuk.wordpress.com/

aurence.Goff@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

laurencegoff4newark@yahoo.co.uk

07794613879 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely–2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely

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Epic Golden Gloves abc – Former Boxing Champion From Newark Nottinghamshire Esham Pickering

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves

“I have a lot of good people who train at the gym and we are nearly there,” said Pickering, who was humbled by the response from his amateur fighters. The gym is a good place. It is good for all ages, we are keeping children off the streets and that is the image we want to keep.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

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Epic GG💣👊 A fantastic effort from one of our own Maisie Donald helping the club with our Covid-19 campaign to raise funds with a ambitious Target set of £500. Incredibly Maisie has raised £395 on just day 3 of her challenge! This will be invaluable to the Club and will play a great part in contributing to the future success of the Club. Great work Maisie ❤

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1640982556178108

Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, Newark which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

Only The Best From Newark Nottinghamshire

Pickering said the donations from his fighters would be used as a forward payment and, in turn, they would get free sessions once the Government lifts its ban.

Epic GG is one of 13 clubs in the East Midlands who England Boxing are supporting, while more than 80 have been supported nationally.

“That puts at risk the fantastic community work they do on a daily basis, teaching thousands of people, often in England’s most disadvantaged areas, to box.

“A host of clubs also take on additional vitally important projects concerning mental health, Parkinson’s, knife and gang crime, holiday hunger, inclusion, extremism and education, to name just a few.

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service to their respective communities have been forced to close their doors until further notice, putting a tremendous financial strain on a number of them,” said England Boxing’s head of community development, Ron Tulley.

“It’s why clubs are now appealing to the public — family, friends, members of the community and local businesses — to give as much as they can, with no amount too small, and all greatly appreciated. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and communities all over England respect the work of their local boxing club.

Update from the Page owner

“We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

Sonny Steele and Esham Picering
Boxer Danny Steele
Danny Steele
Sonny SteeleDanny SteeleJamesdean Fury
Sonny SteeleDanny Steele

Jamesdean Fury

Jamesdean Fury

Boxer Jamesdean Fury

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

DANNY STEELE, of Newark, with trainer Pickering

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc Is Going Places, A Future Champions From Esham Pickering Club Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark. Thank you Esham Pickering

Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

In Red Leonard Herne

Leonard Herne

Epic Golden Gloves Abc – The Best From Newark Town.

Leonard Herne

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Placing Great Strain On Many People Lives. Save The Emergency Services. Standing Together – Look Out For Each Other At This Time Of Need.

13th June 2020 UK coronavirus death toll rises by 181 to 41,622

Coronavirus help

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste), use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/emergency/coronavirus/

Epic Golden Gloves abc – Former Boxing Champion From Newark Nottinghamshire Esham Pickering
Newark

Councillor Laurence Goff

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Laurence.Goff@newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk

Laurence.Goff@nsdc.info

Devon Ward – Labour Party Member

Please tell me your concerns and your ideas so we can effectively stop the unthinkable from happening. I am only a phone call away or catch me on Facebook or email 

I Will Stand Up For Newark

Representing Newark Devon Ward community on Newark and Sherwood District Council is the honour of my life and having faith in me. You will drive me as we face the formidable challenges ahead.

I will be active and committed to representing Newark wholeheartedly all year round. 

I believe in fighting for the people and pledge to work with community groups, local business to revive our town centre and protect our public services. We need to build more council housing, protect our playing fields, improve public buses. I have been cycling around Newark town centre since March 1997, we need to safeguard and protect our environment.

I will be an active campaigner to speak up for all the people with more public discussions and debates. I have the time and will be active all year round for the people. I believe in working hard for Newark and the people, nothing is too much trouble. I will however remain active by standing up for those who feel their voices are not being heard.

Being honest at all times, I promise to do what’s best for Newark Town first. I shall endeavour to work hard all year round with committed service, bringing strength of togetherness to all the people of Newark.

We need more allocated Investment for our pavements and roads, residents are concerned about the poor state of the pavement slabs which should be resurfaced with tarmac. Work to Safeguarding Newark Hospital, and protect local services for a better future Safeguarding our vulnerable and elderly people, and those with Mental health issues, Tackling Homelessness Raise the average minimum wage to £10 per hour and attracting new employers. Let’s give people hope for a brighter future, by being compassionate and sympathetic to everyone at all times Improve local policing and fight crime.

Need more enthusiastic full-time MPs Parliamentarians in UK Parliament, it should be a full time job. We need  much more incentive for MPs to focus exclusively on their parliamentary duties full time.

Newark Hospital has changed from A&E to a Minor Injuries Unit, and now an Urgent Care Centre. Taking the bus journey from Newark – Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield. Buses this has been a lifeline as a high percentage of people do not have a car. I am flabbergasted by the number of cuts to bus services already from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital. Amongst those hit were evening visitors, as the last bus back from Mansfield bus station to Newark is 5.45pm. Despite claims many of those routes are a lifeline for the elderly.

Free hospital bus service took 50 minutes, and this was taken away by NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) On 31st January 2017. The free Mini shuttle bus service ran from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital for the final time Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group has ended its funding for the service. It now takes up to three buses from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital which is a 5 hour round trip.

We need to fight harder to bring this shuttle bus back into service that ran seven days a week all year round. A number of people have contacted me hoping it could be saved, my heart goes out to all the people that depended on this vital service for the five years it ran. Let’s ensure all can visit their loved ones, as many patients will not get any visitors. That’s why it’s so important as many critically ill patients need to see their loved ones, and families need to start putting pressure to have them return to Newark Hospital as soon as possible.

Coronavirus: Government wants all rough sleepers off streets by weekend

Campaigners say the move reveals that we could end rough sleeping before the current 2025 target

The Government has asked councils across England to get roughsleepers off the streets by the weekend to slow the spread of Covid-19.

In an unprecedented move, ministers have written to local authorities asking them to house all people sleeping rough, and those in hostels and night shelters, by the weekend.

Councils across the country have moved rapidly to try and find places to house homeless people – with London taking up a large number of hotel rooms.

In a letter sent to homelessness managers and rough sleeping coordinators in every local authority yesterday, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, said:

“ As you know, this is a public health emergency. We are all redoubling our efforts to do what we possibly can at this stage to ensure that everybody is inside and safe by this weekend, and we stand with you in this.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/coronavirus-government-wants-rough-sleepers-21764278

Coronavirus: Labour demands empty homes are taken over to house stricken families

EXCLUSIVE Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/labour-homes-coronavirus-families-demand-21794639

Labour has said empty houses must be taken over to give vulnerable people crammed into overcrowded houses the chance to isolate in safety.

Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey is asking Ministers to give councils new emergency powers to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.

Mr Healey says an overhaul of existing powers would allow councils to quickly take over empty housing on a temporary basis while the country battles covid-19.

This would allow those in badly overcrowded accommodation to have somewhere suitable when they’re ill or have to self-isolate. The measures could also be used to help those who are homeless.

Mr Healey told the Mirror: “A secure and stable home for everyone has never been more important. People can’t effectively self-isolate and get better if they are homeless or in badly overcrowded housing.

“Ministers should urgently update the rules to allow councils to bring empty properties into use, to help the country fight the coronavirus crisis.”

Labour analysis of the Government’s English Housing Survey has identified 250,000 vulnerable people living in overcrowded housing, making it difficult to self-isolate if they or a member of their household gets ill.

Government figures also suggest that there are now 87,410 homeless households in temporary accommodation, including in hostel-style bed and breakfast accommodation, often sharing kitchens or bathrooms with strangers.

Recent reports suggest that a number of these households who are housed in hotels have been made homeless as major hotel chains shut their doors.

Meanwhile, more than 200,000 properties lie empty – classed by the Government as long-term vacant.

Aspiring boxers from Newark are calling on the community to help keep their beloved gym up-and-running for when the coronavirus lockdown comes to an end.

Fighters from Epic Golden Gloves, on Millgate, which is owned by former professional Esham Pickering, are appealing for the nation’s support to knockout Covid-19 as part of a campaign by England Boxing.

The club needs £1,875 to pay for the monthly rent and insurance while the club is closed during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves.

ESHAM PICKERING, the owner of Epic Golden Gloves

“I have a lot of good people who train at the gym and we are nearly there,” said Pickering, who was humbled by the response from his amateur fighters.

“The gym is a good place. It is good for kids, we are keeping children off the streets and that is the image we want to keep.

“We are going from strength to strength and big things are going to happen.”

Pickering said the donations from his fighters would be used as a forward payment and, in turn, they would get free sessions once the Government lifts its ban.

Epic GG is one of 13 clubs in the East Midlands who England Boxing are supporting, while more than 80 have been supported nationally.

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service to their respective communities have been forced to close their doors until further notice, putting a tremendous financial strain on a number of them,” said England Boxing’s head of community development, Ron Tulley.

“That puts at risk the fantastic community work they do on a daily basis, teaching thousands of people, often in England’s most disadvantaged areas, to box.

“A host of clubs also take on additional vitally important projects concerning mental health, Parkinson’s, knife and gang crime, holiday hunger, inclusion, extremism and education, to name just a few.

“It’s why clubs are now appealing to the public — family, friends, members of the community and local businesses — to give as much as they can, with no amount too small, and all greatly appreciated. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and communities all over England respect the work of their local boxing club.

“We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

The campaign has the support of Newark’s Midlands’ title contender Chad Sugden, of Suggy’s Gym, while the likes of Daniel and Caroline Dubois have also offered clubs in need their support. The Covid-19 Pandemic Is Placing Great Strain – Look Out For Each Other At This Time Of Need.

You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

DANNY STEELE, of Newark, with trainer Pickering

You can donate at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc Is Going Places, A Future Champions From Esham Pickering Club Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark. Thank you Esham Pickering

“Clubs up and down the country who give fantastic service to their respective communities have been forced to close their doors until further notice, putting a tremendous financial strain on a number of them,” said England Boxing’s head of community development, Ron Tulley. “That puts at risk the fantastic community work they do on a daily basis, teaching thousands of people, often in England’s most disadvantaged areas, to box. “A host of clubs also take on additional vitally important projects concerning mental health, Parkinson’s, knife and gang crime, holiday hunger, inclusion, extremism and education, to name just a few. “It’s why clubs are now appealing to the public — family, friends, members of the community and local businesses — to give as much as they can, with no amount too small, and all greatly appreciated. You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone, and communities all over England respect the work of their local boxing club. “We cannot afford to lose one club during this Coronavirus outbreak, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure all clubs can survive.”

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Justin Pickering During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up an average of 5 nights every single week to run Epic Golden Gloves. We do this for the benefit of our local communities, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in the Newark and the surrounding area.

Esham and invaluable volunteers at Epic Golden Gloves manage to train our members by covering essential overheads primarily through a combination of subscription fees, and fundraising by hosting boxing shows for the public.

At this stage, there is a great level of uncertainty around the impact that coronavirus will have on Epic Golden Gloves as we will still need to cover our overheads throughout the coming weeks and months, but with little to no income to do so. We have received phenomenal support to date but it is clear that the impact of KO Covid-19 is greater than initially thought and the time to re-open will be a prolonged one possibly three months.

That is why we are backing the England Boxing “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community to donate whatever they can to your local boxing club, to help ensure that when we as a nation have KO’d Covid-19, there is still an amateur boxing club in Newark that people can return to.

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

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Newark Town Council have voted not to  allow the South Notts Hunt to return on  1st January 2020 in front of Newark Town Hall.

South Notts Hunt banned by Newark Town Council

Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt from its New Year’s Day meet?

Yes 70%

No 30%

8547 VOTES

A traditional hunt spectacle has been banned by Newark Town Council.

The Town Council voted to ban the traditional New Year’s Day meet, held in Newark Market Place by the South Nottinghamshire Hunt, at the finance and general purposes committee, which described the event as the most appalling thing.

Do you think the town council was right to ban the hunt?

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Laurence Goff has put Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire memories page together. it does not represent the views of Newark Town Council. Its dedicated to over forty thousand people who resting place is located in the historical town of Newark. It is a means of further promoting our Commonwealth and Polish Cemetery across the UK and the world.

All Souls’ Day-Sunday 25th October 2020 – Newark Cemetery Nottinghamshire at 3pm
 During the evening visitors can see the wonderful lights glow around our cemetery

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 Newark town centre will should  regenerate the town’s retail fortunes. If they there was more FREE car parking, it would be good for the Newark town centre.

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At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. At the moment, it looks like a sustained attack on the cash of people who want to come and shop and work in Newark. My remarks may spark concerns that the high cost of parking in Newark town centre is driving shoppers to nearby towns. Where parking is free this will attract more people to the town centre by shoppers putting money into the town centre than we are attracting at the moment.

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 Motorists can have free parking for two hours in Southwell not in Newark is this right? Local businesses have been critical of the scheme, which has been introduced by Newark and Sherwood District Council. Yes we need to encourage more people to use public transport.

Parking in Newark Town Centres For many people visiting an out-of-town shopping location is becoming more attractive than visiting the nearest town centre shops which have free parking. With all shoppers being forced to consider their spending now, even fewer will want to pay to park. The truth is that we must all start acting now at local level. Exploiting the “most vulnerable It discourages people all together in come to our lovely town centre.

What do you think? Would you come to the town centre more if you didn’t have to pay to park? Have your say.

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You can donate at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

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Epic was founded in 2011 by Esham Pickering former British, Commonwealth, European Champion and World Title Contender at Super bantamweight. His vision is to provide a safe environment for young children to lead Healthy lives and learn the life & Boxing skills that Boxing offers. 

 During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

As one of the 950+ amateur boxing clubs in England who are run entirely by voluntary coaches, we give up an average of 5 nights every single week to run Epic Golden Gloves. We do this for the benefit of our local communities, and our gym is a sanctuary for many people in the Newark and the surrounding area.

Esham and invaluable volunteers at Epic Golden Gloves manage to train our members by covering essential overheads primarily through a combination of subscription fees, and fundraising by hosting boxing shows for the public.

At this stage, there is a great level of uncertainty around the impact that coronavirus will have on Epic Golden Gloves as we will still need to cover our overheads throughout the coming weeks and months, but with little to no income to do so. We have received phenomenal support to date but it is clear that the impact of KO Covid-19 is greater than initially thought and the time to re-open will be a prolonged one possibly three months.

That is why we are backing the England Boxing “KO COVID-19” campaign, appealing to members of our local community to donate whatever they can to your local boxing club, to help ensure that when we as a nation have KO’d Covid-19, there is still an amateur boxing club in Newark that people can return to.

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

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Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

You can donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— LAURENCE GOFF, Newark.

Boxers to KO Covid-19 with community support

 www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

Any donation great or small will be greatly appreciated

Newark cannot afford to lose Epic Golden Gloves club, so please support #KOCOVID19 and ensure the club will survive into the future. Epic Golden Gloves Abc

During these difficult times, we are all experiencing challenges that will affect many people’s health, social lives and livelihoods for a long time to come.

Epic GG 💣👊 Our Exciting announcement is that Epic has been awarded a Sport England Community Emergency Fund. Whether you donated, shared or liked a post on social media or told friends or family about our plea for the England Boxing ‘Save our Club KO Covid-19 campaign’ you have been directly responsible for our success in achieving a staggering £2215 through Crowd Funding on Just Giving and the Sport England match fund award of £1900 (our initial target to cover 3 months rent and Insurance) Simply put Sport England have match funded the amount each one of you contributed. WE HAVE NOW RAISED AN AMAZING £4115 OVERALL!! The affect this will have is a significant one ensuring we can keep running until after the Coronavirus shutdown comes to an end but also guarantees our long term future that the Club, Esham, Clownes, Daz and the Sport of Boxing offers in so many ways. To quote Ali “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision”. We are blessed to be amongst such great people. Champions every one of you. Thankyou 💯Epic

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Grateful for an donate to help the club at http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/epicgoldenglovesabc ­— 

Let’s give these Young Boxers Epic Golden Gloves a wonderful Future – Young Boxers Meet In Newark, Their Future Is In Our Hands. Newark Esham Pickering a True Son of Local Epic Golden Gloves, located on 51 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4YU Corner off Pelham Street, Newark Boxing Club. He needs to be appreciated with his dedication and commitment and would like to set up a local Boxing Show Contest of Champion from Newark.

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Let’s Save Newark Hospital For A Better Future

Elected Member On Newark & Sherwood District Council

Newark Town Council

Councillor Laurence Goff Newark Devon Ward Newark Labour Party Member

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3,000-plus add names to petition

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A petition against the changes to accident and emergency cover at Newark has topped 3,000 signatures.
Newark town councillor Mr Laurence Goff launched the petition by collecting signatures outside the Newark Town Hall.

The petition originally called for Newark’s A&E to be saved.

It says: “This petition represents the will of the people and we therefore require our MP for Newark, to act upon it.”

Mr Mercer said he would present Mr Goff’s petition to the Department of Health but he could not personally support it in the way that it was worded to “save the A & E department.”

Newark’s casualty is set to be changed to a minor injuries unit plus (MIU+) which health bosses say better reflects the services offered.

Mr Goff has since changed the petition to: “Do not downgrade Newark A & E.”

Those signing were angered by the plans put forward by NHS Nottinghamshire County for Newark Hospital.

Mrs Heather Hickman (72) of Wilfred Avenue, Balderton, said if more people were to be treated at other hospitals then better public transport was needed. She said there should be direct buses from Newark to all the surrounding hospitals.

She was particularly concerned about the proposals for heart attack and strokes and felt people were going to die as a result of going to specialist centres.

Mr Ray Howell (73) of Harewood Avenue, Newark, had a heart attack three years ago and was cared for at Newark Hospital. He said the staff were brilliant and all deserved medals.

His wife, Mrs Mavis Howell (73) needs a scan every month at King’s Mill to monitor an eye condition, age-related macular degeneration. The equipment is not available at Newark.

The couple drive there but say they have to leave Newark at 12.30pm for a 2.15pm appointment as they need extra time to find a parking space. Mrs Howell said the hospital was brilliant but would prefer to be treated at Newark.

Other petitions have also been set up, including one in the Yorke One Foodstore on Yorke Drive.

Mr Clive Owen, of Cottage Close, Balderton, has set up an e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website.

It says: “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ensure that the Accident and Emergency service at Newark Hospital is maintained at its current level and not downgraded.”

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A senior member of the medical staff at Newark Hospital has raised concerns over lost inpatient services.
The staff member, who asked not to be named, said a volunteer had told them “the heart has been taken out of the hospital.”

The concerns were raised in response to a letter to the Advertiser by the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Paul O’Connor, that suggested services at Newark had not been downgraded.

Mr O’Connor wrote in June refuting claims by the Say Yes to Newark Hospital Campaign that services had been reduced and said eight new ones had been added, such as the Fernwood Community Unit, Bramley Children’s Unit and sleep apnoea clinic.

He has reiterated the trust’s commitment to the hospital.

But in a letter to the paper this week the hospital staff member said: “The issue isn’t the addition of outpatient services, but the reduction of inpatient services and their allied areas.

“They go hand-in-hand in providing essential care that distinguishes us as a hospital and not merely a walk-in centre.”

The staff member asks: “What is the agenda of Paul O’Connor and Amanda Sullivan, of the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group?

“If their main goal was to provide quality, patient-centred care then why have key services been transferred elsewhere, such as joint replacement surgery, day case keyhole surgery, gynaecological surgery, and care of urgent but non-critical cases such as the dear lady who had to wait for hours on a Farndon road (as reported by the Advertiser in June)?”

The staff member said they felt decisions were being driven by economics, not patients’ needs and agreed with a hospital volunteer who told them “the heart has been taken out of the hospital.”

They said the concerns of local people should be respected.

Mr Francis Towndrow, the chairman of the Say Yes to Newark Hospital Campaign, said: “The writer is absolutely correct — Newark should be offering more services. The public and staff don’t just want a glorified doctor’s surgery.

“If we are not vigilant we will have only a walk-in centre and not a proper hospital that is capable of treating a wide range of inpatients.”

Mr O’Connor said the trust’s commitment to the hospital was as “strong as it has always been” and that it was seeing more patients every year.

“Our decision to increase day case procedures at Newark Hospital is about patient safety,” he said.

“Extensive reviews have found that it would not be feasible or sustainable to put in place the required infrastructure to support so few orthopaedic joint operations at the hospital.

“It is entirely appropriate that Newark Hospital continues to treat more patients as a day case, ensuring that we see more patients, whilst continuing to offer safe and sustainable services.”

Amanda Sullivan said she understood some staff concerns about services that “haven’t yet been fully developed” and would welcome their input.

She said: “The vision we set out for the future of Newark Hospital is not going to be realised overnight.

“Our vision outlines the next five to ten years for the hospital. Many new services have been added and will continue to develop.

“The Fernwood Unit is pioneering and we will be looking to further develop similar types of care.”

She said the hospital would remain as an inpatient facility, but would not provide acute emergency services or complex procedures.

She said: “The services that have been discontinued did not meet modern-day standards and decisions were made on clinical grounds with a wide range of doctors and nurses from the hospital.”

The letter received by the Newark Advertiser about Newark Hospital

“I am writing in reply to Paul O‘Connor’s disappointing letter, Hitting Back Over Hospital Services (Advertiser, June 5).

I work at Newark Hospital and, for this reason, have never written to or spoken to the Advertiser regarding issues around the hospital.

But when I read this letter I was extremely upset and I now feel I have a duty of care to write in protest.

In the letter he implies that Newark has not been downgraded.

The issue isn’t the addition of outpatient services mentioned by Paul O’Connor but the reduction of inpatient services and their allied areas.

They go hand-in-hand in providing essential care that distinguishes us as a hospital and not merely a walk-in centre.

Local people who are constantly raising their concerns, such as Francis Towndrow (chairman of Say Yes to Newark Hospital) have only one agenda and that is to protect the services we have still got and fight for the return of those that have been taken away.

These services could still be delivered at Newark, with appropriate support and investment.

The question we ask is: What is the agenda of  Amanda Sullivan, of the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group?

If their main goal was to provide quality, patient-centred care then why have key services been transferred elsewhere, such as joint replacement surgery, day-case keyhole surgery, gynaecological surgery and care of urgent (non-critical) cases such as the dear lady who had to wait for hours on a Farndon road, when patients are asking to be treated at Newark?

Newark Hospital has always provided safe, quality care and we still do so even though our morale, in some areas, has been shaken by the changes.

A hospital volunteer said to me the other day: “As I walk through the corridor now I feel the heart has been taken out of the hospital.”

I agree, and when local hospital campaigners speak up and protest this is exactly what they are fighting for.

When Paul O’Connor and Amanda Sullivan speak they do so in a detached way.

Their decisions are driven by economics and not by what local patients want and need.

Of course, the cost of the service is important but don’t let it be at the cost of our safety and wellbeing.

The report regarding Mid Staffordshire (NHS Trust public inquiry) reminded us how important it is that leaders of healthcare services listen to people who raise concerns such as Francis Towndrow and the Say Yes to Newark Hospital campaign group.

Paul O’Connor had a very difficult job.

He has since moved away.

We need to be more open and honest in our approach with respectful of the concerns of the local population, some of whom are intelligently and diligently giving up their time to try to protect our local newark hospital services.

 

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Laurence Goff gives his eye-witness account of Newark’s burning social issues.

 

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They have since painted out A&E, I went over a few old photos. Newark Hospital is back in the news.

The widow of an elderly stroke victim who died after he was turned away from hospital says she has lost her faith in the NHS after health bosses admitted it had failed him.
Mrs Ruth Mallalieu, 84, of Caunton, said an apology she has received made “no difference” and that she had been through a “terrible ordeal.”

The findings of an East Midlands Ambulance Service investigation into the care of her husband, Mr John Mallalieu, 89, was published today (Wednesday, May 14).

Mr Mallalieu, a former vet, died in December after the ambulance taking him to hospital was diverted when it was just minutes away from King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, because the stroke unit was closing.

It was told to go to City Hospital, Nottingham.

Mrs Mallalieu believes the subsequent delay in him receiving a vital injection of clot busting drugs reduced his chances of survival.

EMAS’ director of operations, Mr Richard Henderson, said: “It is clear that our service was not to the high standard it should have been on the day.”

The chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (SFHFT), Mr Paul O’Connor, said: “Mr Mallalieu was failed by the NHS.”

Mrs Mallalieu said: “It is disgraceful how long it took to take him to hospital. I feel very let down. He got his injection too late because it took too long to get him there.

“It has been a terrible ordeal and I keep thinking ‘if only this had happened or that had happened.’

“It is so sad that it happened to such a wonderful person.

“My faith in the NHS has been absolutely shaken. I used to see these stories in the news and could not understand how these things could happen – I thought it was rubbish but now it has happened to John.”

The chief executive of EMAS, Sue Noyes, and Mr Henderson visited Mrs Mallalieu personally on Monday to apologise and explain the findings of the investigation.

It found:

• The 999 call was received at 3.59pm and Mr Mallalieu arrived at City Hospital at 6.22pm.

• There was a 55 minute delay in getting an ambulance to the scene because the nearest vehicle was not diverted from a non-life threatening case.

• The decision to divert the ambulance from King’s Mill was taken when staff at the emergency department decided it would miss the 6pm cut off – after the crew had called at 5.35pm to say it was on its way.

• Mr Mallalieu should have been referred directly to City Hospital.

Mr Henderson said: “I am very sorry about what has happened. We should have got an ambulance there in a shorter time scale, and we acknowledge that.

“Where we have a serious incident and an unacceptable level of service, we aim to be open and transparent in the way we deal with it.

“We are confident we have made significant improvements.”

EMAS found that a fast response vehicle and paramedic were at the scene within nine minutes, and that when the ambulance arrived it did take the most direct route to King’s Mill.

Stroke patients are not routinely taken to Newark Hospital because outcomes are better at specialist units.

Changes have been made to call room training to ensure better use of the dispatch system and prioritisation of ambulances. 110 more front-line staff are also on duty.

Stroke patients will now not be taken to King’s Mill if they are likely to arrive after 6pm.

SFHFT said a direct telephone line had been installed to allow ambulance crews to speak directly to specialists at the stroke unit to improve the speed of communication and give them guidance.

Mrs Mallalieu said she did not think the changes would make a difference.

“I am still afraid this could happen to other people,” she said.

“King’s Mill should look into it. The stroke unit should be open 24 hours a day. I have not heard from King’s Mill yet and they were the ones who turned him away.”

Mr O’Connor said: “I would like to convey my sincere condolences to Mrs Mallalieu and her family for their sad loss.

“I am very sorry about what happened and wrote to Mrs Mallelieu in March to apologise for the distress caused.

“We are always seeking to improve our services so that our patients experience the very best care and we have now installed a direct telephone line to the stroke unit. “Ambulance crews speaking directly to our stroke team for all suspected strokes will improve the speed of communication around accepting or diverting patients. It will also allow our specialist staff to offer advice and guidance to ambulance crews.

“Once again, we are sorry for the distress caused and offer sincere condolences to Mrs Mallelieu and her family at this time.”

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Stroke-victim-failed-by-NHS

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Newark Town Council has backed a motion calling on Sherwood Forest Hospitals to consider allowing Newark Hospital to change trusts.
Councillors were asked to support a motion calling on the trust to include the option of a change within the strategic review of the hospital.

The motion was amended so that it did not refer specifically to a change to Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

It was supported, but a number of councillors abstained.

The motion followed a letter sent to Sherwood Forest Hospitals by the Newark Healthcare Consultative Group raising concerns about its performance and asking for a change of trust to be considered.

The motion was in support of that request.

A call for Sherwood Forest Hospitals to “respond positively” to the request was also supported, but again a number of councillors abstained.

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Trust-switch-option-backed
A statement of strong support for the hospital and its staff was unanimously agreed..

Hospital is a gem

 Thursday Jan 10, 2013

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/opinions/Hospital-is-a-gem

 

I would like to offer my thanks to Newark Hospital staff for their care during my recent stay on Minster Ward.

Kindness, courtesy and proficiency abounded. Nothing was too much trouble.

The hospital is light, airy and beautifully clean.

Couple that with a friendly and cheerful atmosphere and you have a recipe for success.

We have a gem here on our doorstep.

Obviously, not all procedures can be carried out at Newark, but a very large number can be performed.

I would urge anyone needing a procedure of any sort to enquire of their GP whether it can be done here and, if so, to insist on treatment at this splendid hospital, if they so wish.

Who wants the long, tedious journey to King’s Mill, Sutton-in-Ashfield (24 miles from my home) when we have such a fine facility on our doorstep?

— PAM HAYCOCK, Newark (Full address supplied)

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 Question time on hospital strategy

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Question-time-on-hospital-strategy

The people of Newark are being asked by campaigners to answer four key questions to see if they support the health authorities’ vision for the future of Newark Hospital.

A vision and strategy document published last week maps out how the hospital could be used.Among its recommendations are the integration of GP out-of-hours services with the hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit, the extension of the Fernwood Unit for rehabilitating patients, the development of more diagnostic and out-patient facilities, the delivery of as much non-complex surgery as possible and the refinement of ambulance protocols.However, more complex surgery that was suspended due to safety concerns may not be returning and the Say Yes to Newark Hospital campaign says it still has concerns about whether the MIU will be sufficiently upgraded to deal with more emergencies and prevent patients being unnecessarily transferred elsewhere.It says it is essential the strategy has public support and has come up with four key questions it wants people to answer.The campaign secretary, Mr Paul Baggaley, said they would use the responses to help gauge whether service users supported the strategy.Chairman Mr Francis Town-drow, said: “A strategy for Newark Hospital is long overdue and Monitor (the independent regulator) has said clearly that the strategy must have the support of the local commissioner and service users.“This is an opportunity for local people to say whether they are in favour of the proposals or not.“We would like as many people as possible to get involved.”The strategy was drawn up in response to reports from Monitor and the Sir Bruce Keogh Review that criticised the lack of a strategy for Newark.The chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Paul O’Connor, said it had worked extensively with local people, trust staff and independent clinical experts to ensure the strategy reflected what people wanted and what it was possible to provide.He said: “While there is still much to finalise, the proposals clearly identify opportunities for additional services to be run from Newark Hospital, including the possible introduction of an out-of-hours GP service.“As part of the vision, a campaign will be launched to help local people understand what services are available at Newark Hospital, and to enable GPs to be more confident in referring people for care at this fabulous local hospital.”The vision document is due to go before the trust board on October 29.It can be viewed in full at http://www.newarkandsherwood.nhs.uk and http://www.sfh-tr.nhs.uk

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/

New children’s unit set to open at Newark Hospital

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/New-childrens-unit-set-to-open-at-Newark-Hos

Young patients attending Newark Hospital for outpatient appointments will now benefit from a dedicated children’s unit.

Clinics, which used to be run in the main outpatients department at Newark Hospital, will now take place in the Bramley Children’s Unit where medical, nursing and play staff have worked together with patients to design the new unit.

Opening to patients on Monday (October 14) the new unit has clinical rooms and a large, airy, waiting area where children can play.

It will also free up clinical rooms in outpatients so that other adult based services could be increased in the future.

The unit follows the expansion of a paediatric presence at Newark Hospital from three days to five days a week in 2012. Diabetes clinics are also now available to local children who previously needed to travel to King’s Mill Hospital.

Tracey Wall, Newark Hospital Manager, said: “I am delighted at the opening of the new Bramley Children’s Unit and would like to thank all the staff and local community who have played a huge part in making this happen.

“By investing in the new unit we are showing our continued commitment to improving children’s services at Newark Hospital, allowing children to be treated in a much improved environment.”

Nottinghamshire based artist, Nathan Bainbridge, has provided the artwork for the new unit. He has previously worked on the artwork of the neonatal unit at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield.

Dr Helena Clements, Director for Children’s Services, said: “I am delighted to see this project come to fruition. It will give our children their own space to receive top quality health care.

“Providing enhanced clinics for children in the Newark area reduces the need for families to travel to Kings Mill Hospital or other local hospitals unless they need an inpatient stay or complex investigation. It is an important part of the Trust’s vision to provide care locally and link with community services where possible.”

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The Once free minibus service from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield

The bus, which needs to be booked by passengers, leaves Newark Hospital at 1pm before stopping at the Gilstrap Centre at 1.10pm.

It is due to arrive at the main entrance of King’s Mill Hospital at 1.50pm in time for afternoon visiting.

The bus will leave King’s Mill at 4.15pm and is due to arrive back at the Gilstrap at 5pm and Newark Hospital at 5.10pm.

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Laurence Goff taking the last FREE trip from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital 

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Laurence Goff with Petition to save Newark Hospital

We the people are unhappy with the lack of representation

regarding our Newark Hospital

Responsible department: Department of Health

As evidenced by the increased fatalities of a THIRD in the Newark area, the closure of Newark A&E Department has had a significant effect on the survival of emergency patients.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323141/Shocking-proof-Accident-Emergency-closures-cost-lives-Death-rate-jumps-THIRD-department-closes.html

This petition calls for the re-opening of Newark A&E. Currently there is a 40 minute wait for an ambulance and then a further 40 minute journey to the nearest Emergency department.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200339/NHS-Cuts–Savage-consequences-revealed-pensioner-waits-6-hours-ambulance.html

Dr Ian Campbell

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Choose the next MP for Newark Dr Ian CampbellChoose the next MP for Newark Dr Ian Campbell

Save Newark Hospital campaign

Save Newark Hospital Campaign

Cllr Laurence Goff, Dr Ian Campbell and Cllr Harry Molyneux.

Clearly, No one can intimidate or frighten Dr Ian Campbell when it’s about saving Newark Hospital. Join Save Newark Hospital Campaign.

http://www.savenewarkhospital.org.uk/

Newark Hospital the Fight most go on To Save Our Accident and Emergency until we win for the people of our town.

Mr Patrick Mercer regarding Newark Hospital *Mr Patrick Mercer regarding Newark Hospital *

 

Dr Ian Campbell would have voted against the Iraq War

Dr Ian Campbell would have voted against the Iraq War

Dr Ian Campbell speaks about conscience and would have voted against the Iraq War.

There’s only one thing worse than not having the opportunity to voice your opinion. It’s being told your opinion does count, then having it ignored.

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Laurencegoff

Newark Hospital the Fight most go on To bring back our Accident and Emergency

Or

We Need An Emergency Assessment Unit

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The People are calling out for Our Accident and Emergency to re-turn

Newark Hospital is a lifesaver

The people of Newark know where the best place first time is at Newark Hospital.  Why can’t  we just have our A&E back? Fight most go on To Save It.

Photo by Laurencegoff

Our Newark A&E hospital sign

If you have a stroke, heart attack

chest pains, head injuries or stab wounds

Patients will no longer be treated at Newark.

Damning truth of A&E closure fiasco: Savage consequences of NHS cuts revealed as pensioner waits 6 hours for ambulance

  • Results of closure of Newark Hospital A&E revealed.

  • Margaret Lucey, 87, waited over six hours for an

  • ambulance

  • New average travel time to get to closest casualty is over 90 mins

  • Number of patients waiting for more than four hours upon arrival has tripled

  • The Mail on Sunday today reveals the first shocking evidence that hospital casualty department closures are costing hundreds of lives.

    Official figures uncovered by this newspaper show a 37 per cent rise in death rates for emergency patients from Newark in Nottinghamshire, where the Accident and Emergency unit closed two years ago.

    The figures, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, come from the NHS trusts where Newark patients are now sent. They amount to the first authoritative study on what can happen when an A&E shuts.

    Read more:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323141/Shocking-proof-Accident-Emergency-closures-cost-lives-Death-rate-jumps-THIRD-department-closes.html#ixzz2TDxgxKts

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By DAVID ROSE

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200339/NHS-Cuts–Savage-consequences-revealed-pensioner-waits-6-hours-ambulance.html#ixzz2TDpAygUl Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

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Our gratitude for a debate in Parliament on Newark Hospital

Our gratitude for a debate in Parliament on Newark Hospital, that took place on 7th January 2013 by Mr Patrick Mercer OBE MP for Newark constituency.

The main points:

Mr Mercer had made his case to Dr Dan Poulter the health minster. He secured a ministerial visit to Newark hospital this year.

The potential for upgrading Newark hospital’s minor injuries unit, that are paramount of importance to Newark healthcare future.

The financial problems of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, which runs Newark Hospital. A Long-term, sustainable program is badly needed.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service failings and proposed changes to the way it operates is needed.

Let’s Work together to establish a solid foundation for a better future for our local hospital.

By Laurence Goff

    Mr Mercer MP had debated Newark town’s healthcare 

Healthcare in Newark was the subject of an adjournment debate when parliament returns on Monday 7th January 2013.

The MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer,  had three main points for debate:

 The financial problems of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation trust, which runs Newark Hospital.

 The potential for upgrading Newark hospital’s minor injuries unit.

 The failings of East Midlands Ambulance Service and proposed changes to the way it operates.

The debate took place at 22.00-10pm until  22.30pm-10.30pm.

Mr Mercer  make his case to a health minister and attempt to secure a ministerial visit to the hospital in the future.

He said: “We have also been told that if we have a clinical case for the upgrading of the minor injuries unit ministers will look at it.”

The independent NHS watchdog, Monitor, last year found the trust to be in significant breach of its general duty to function effectively, efficiently and economically; and in its governance duty.

An area of concern was the under-use of Newark Hospital.

It is also struggling to cope with the cost of Private Finance Initiative repayments in the £320m development of King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, which could eventually cost £2bn to repay.

East Midlands Ambulance Service

 proposals to close 12 ambulance stations in Nottinghamshire and replace them with two hubs at Sutton-in-Ashfield and Nottingham, with 22 standby points.

“I have firmly lodged in my mind that we have to have a better service,” said Mr Mercer.

“I don’t hold a torch for Newark Ambulance Station — it’s a parking garage. But the ambulance service must improve its service to Newark, and more specifically, the rural areas around Newark.”

 

Newark MP at the time also said the chief executive of (EMAS), East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust Mr Phil Milligan, admitted the service was not good enough in the Newark area.

Mr Mercer hoped a commitment to a ministerial visit to Newark Hospital would reassure people that healthcare provision was moving forward the hospital’s future was secure.

“People in the Newark area have genuine deep concerns over healthcare and need to be reassured,” he said.

 

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/MPs-to-debate-towns-healthcare

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EMAS) provides emergency 999, urgent care and patient transport services for the 4.8 million people

                               

Newark Hospital cannot refuse to treat you , if you drive a patient to our local hospital this being the most effective demonstration of the need for Emergency Care at Newark.

 We are grateful to 

BBC Radio Nottingham

for a public debate on the future of NHS services in Newark 

BBC Radio Nottingham’s Mark Dennison had hosted a public debate asking if you think Newark’s NHS is fit for the future? Many thanks for setting it up and giving us the chance to put questions to key decision-makers about Newark’s healthcare.

 A public debate on the future of NHS services in Newark took place at Holy Trinity Community Centre which is located on Boundary Road, Newark. This was held on Wednesday on 5th December 2012. We are grateful to BBC Radio Nottingham who host the debate. The discussion was  broadcast on Mark Dennison’s programme  103.8FM, 95.5FM and digital radio.

Hospital and NHS officials joined the discussion to set out their plans for the NHS in Newark in the future.On the panelist will be the Interim Chief Executive of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust, Eric Morton; the Chief Executive of the East Midlands Ambulance Service, Phil Milligan; the Chief Officer of the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Amanda Sullivan; and the chairman of the Say Yes To Newark Hospital Campaign, Francis Towndrow.

Residents opposed those plans with a 9,000-name petition 2009 – 2010. The hospital’s emergency department was turned into a minor injuries facility in 2011.  Hospital and NHS officials who joined the discussion to set out their plans for the NHS in Newark in the future. 

 

New children’s service opens at Newark Hospital

March  2012 

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/New-childrens-service-opens-at-Newark-Hospit

                                     A new paediatric service opens at Newark Hospital today, offering urgent appointments and specialist clinics for children.

It means parents can now get rapid access to a senior paediatrician in Newark if their child needs urgent assessment by a specialist, but not necessarily a hospital admission.The ambulatory clinic will operate Monday to Friday.GPs can refer children for an urgent appointment at the clinic either the same day or the next day.Referrals can also come from Newark Hospital’s minor injuries unit or the emergency departments of other local hospitals.Emergency hospital admissions involving children will still go elsewhere.The new service also provides a wide range of general and specialist paediatric clinics running Monday to Friday.The daily consultant-led specialist paediatric clinics include asthma, allergy and epilepsy, with further plans for an adolescent medicine clinic in the near future.Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, has said the new service would reduce travelling times and costs for patients by avoiding trips to King’s Mill, Nottingham or Lincoln hospitals.Cutting out long journeys is also hoped to minimise the disruption to children’s education and the impact on their parents’ lives.Children who require admitting to the new children’s centre at King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, will have access to their paediatrician while in hospital and will receive their follow-up care at Newark once discharged.Dr Helena Clements, service director for paediatrics at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, has led the introduction of the new service.She said: “The trust has listened and responded to requests for an extended paediatric service at Newark.“The new daily services at Newark Hospital, with seamless connections to the first-class inpatient care available at King’s Mill, will provide the best quality co-ordinated local paediatric care that our Newark families deserve.”                                  

Newark Town Councillor Laurence Goff

We the people are unhappy with the lack of representation regarding our local Hospital

 http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/opinions/Safe-and-relaxed-at-Newark-Hospital

Safe and relaxed at Newark Hospital

Friday Jul 27, 2012

I read with interest comments from Newark’s clergy about Newark Hospital (Churchmen Raise Health Concerns, Advertiser, July 19).

I don’t wish to bang on with the same old stories, nor do I pretend to understand NHS politics.

But I would like to say that some years ago I was diagnosed with a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AF).

Attacks came on suddenly and were debilitating.

I have been admitted to Newark Hospital on numerous occasions, day or night, and stabilised and monitored until fit to go home.

I have had two operations at Nottingham City Hospital that have alleviated symptoms but still suffer bouts of AF.

I now suffer at home, praying that symptoms will subside and that if I do need help I would make it to Nottingham or Kings Mill, Sutton-in-Ashfield, if things got worse.

I live silently in fear of this occurring.

I also attend regular warfarin blood clinics at Newark and make regular orthopaedic visits.

I have had, and am still having, day case surgery for orthopaedic spinal trauma.

I feel safe and relaxed at Newark in my own hospital which is where I want to be treated.

I have got to know many nurses and doctors and have always had the best of treatment available.

Whatever anyone else may think is best for Newark Hospital, I am convinced it is our hospital.

I hope it stays that way for the sake of all Newarkers who have, or may yet need, its excellent services.

— K. ROBINSON, Sutton Avenue, Newark

Newark Hospital the Fight most go on To bring back our Accident and Emergency

The people of Newark know where the best place first time is at Newark Hospital.  Why can’t  we just have our A&E back? This fight will go on To Save Our Accident and Emergency.

Stroke and heart attack patients will no longer be treated at Newark
 Newark hospital has axe its accident and emergency department, which means patients will not be admitted with stroke, heart attack, chest pains, head injuries or stab wounds.

Some cases will be taken to Newark if the injuries are minor or the patient has a long-term condition. As part of the new measures, due to be launched in April, there will be a GP based at the hospital overnight and a new emergency care practitioner who can respond to 999 calls.

 On this big issue of Ambulance provision “There are gaps in the ambulance provision, there is no doubt about that, and that is why we need to push very hard for EMAS [East Midlands Ambulance Service for better service.

 Questions over Healthcare changes

I would like to know how Dr Mark Jefford, the clinical lead for Newark and Sherwood Health, can agree with the decision to downgrade Newark A&E to a minor injuries unit with the town as populated as it is, and growing rapidly.

Whilst the transport problems I mention need resolving there are other important issues that remain. With Kings Mill Hospital 23 miles away the people of Newark now find themselves in a ‘high-risk- zone’ thanks to the reconfigeration made by the NHS after that failed, Newark Health Care Review consultation.

The people of Newark know where the best place first time is – and that is Newark Hospital.  Why can’t  we just have our A&E back? 

Laurence Goff

Newark Town Councillor

 We were so grateful for this once FREE hospital bus,  which did help.  It now going to take 3 buses, from Newark to King’s Mill Hospital. Our FREE minibus service has been taken away.

My Round trip 46-mile and 3 buses that takes 5 hours

Save Newark Hospital Accident and Emergency together

A revised figure is Newark Petition 3345 of which 3431 signed for option 3; 45 for option 1; 21 for option 2; a few signed for all three option. The separate Farndon one was signed for option three 449 to date with some to come in. The accumulated figures are 3894,  plus 5,ooo from  the first petition our grand total 9.000

Total 3,345 plus 449 from Farndon Village

5,000 from the first petition grand total 9,000

A major review of healthcare in Newark and around Nottinghamshire.

This petition represents the will of the people and we therefore require them to act upon it in the public interest. I would like to say many thanks to the former Councillor Harry Molyneux who has provided exceptional help to me above and beyond the call of duty as a Newark town councillor and a true friend. I could not have done it with out his help and support.

Our signed petition to “ensure that the Accident and Emergency service at Newark hospital is maintained at its current level and not downgraded.”

 

Newark-On-Trent

You can contact me at 07794613879

email:

laurencegoff4newark@yahoo.co.uk

Cllr Laurence Goff

Mobile: 07794613879

 Eagle-eyed – Newark & Sherwood District Council & Newark Town Councillor Laurence Goff gives his eye-witness account of Newark’s burning social issues.  Newark keep its Hospital? It’s a simple Yes we want to keep Newark Hospital 

SHOULD NEWARK KEEP ITS HOSPITAL?

Ambulance should give people a choice to pick Newark First

When a matter of public interest this important comes up, I’m the first to get motivated to do something about it. A new challenge at my age? Every week it seems!

 

The people of Newark I’ve spoken to, and that’s a good many people, are unanimous. They simply do not agree with the decision to downgrade Newark A&E to a minor injuries unit, especially with Newark town’s population still growing rapidly.

 

 Residents opposed those downgrading plans with a 9,000-signature petition which I was happy to set up in Newark Market Place back in November 2009 and  a second one in January 2010. Despite overwhelming popular opposition, the hospital’s emergency department was in fact turned into a minor injuries facility in 2011.

 

A bit of background: Newark’s new hospital located on Boundary Road was opened 17 years ago back in 1996, after replacing the old one on London Road. I do not have figures to hand but you can bet it was expensive. Before it opened, promises were made by the health authorities that it would offer facilities and services of which Newark could be proud. So obviously people in Newark reacted angrily to a decision by the NHS Nottinghamshire County to change our A & E to a minor injuries unit.

 

Here’s a real-life example of what happens when you downgrade an A&E service. My friend David Smith moved from London to Newark, Farndon area. He was a wonderful person who worked hard as an ambulance man. He had a heart attack but Newark  A&E had been downgraded. His wife Linda believes he could still be alive today if Newark Hospital staff had been able to treat him. But they weren’t. This is one of many tragic stories behind the casualty closures. The average time for 999 patients in Newark to get to A&E has been steadily lengthening since the downgrading in 2011 and at this rate eventual total closure of the facility is inevitable. David may have survived if our local Newark Hospital had accepted heart attack patients.

 

A public debate on the future of the NHS service in and around Newark took place only last month at Holy Trinity Community Centre on Boundary Road, Newark, when NHS officials joined the discussion to set out their plans for the future of Newark’s hospital. On the panel were Eric Morton,Interim Chief Executive of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust; Phil Milligan, Chief Executive of the East Midlands Ambulance Service; Dr Amanda Sullivan, Chief Officer of the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group; and Francis Townrow, Chair of the Say Yes To Newark Hospital Campaign. Thank goodness for BBC Radio Nottingham who agreed to host and broadcast this important debate on Mark Dennison’s programme  (HAVE WE GOT A DATE FOR THIS PLEASE?)

Here is an important tip for Newark Hospital supporters. Keep using Newark Hospital or you will lose it. Newark Hospital cannot refuse to treat you, if you drive or take a patient to our local hospital. This is the most effective demonstration of the need for Emergency Care to be returned to the people of Newark. We know where the best place “first time” is: Newark Hospital. If you have a stroke, heart attack, chest pains, head injuries or stab wounds ask the ambulance crew to take you to Newark Hospital. Ambulances should give Newark people a chance to pick Newark First and a better chance of survival.  Stop driving 20-23 miles to Mansfield or Lincoln!

To book the Free Bus to King’s Mill, call (01623) 753192

One good thing has been running for one year. If you have to visit family and friends at King’s Mill Hospital, Mansfield, from 2-4pm Visiting Hours each day, there’s a Free Bus Service from Newark. I don’t drive myself, so I tried it out. The 23 mile journey  takes 40 Minutes. The bus, which needs to be booked in advance by passengers, leaves Newark Hospital at 1pm before stopping at the Gilstrap Centre in Castlegate at 1.10pm. It arrives at the main entrance of King’s Mill Hospital at 1.50pm in time for afternoon visiting. It returns to Newark leaving King’s Mill parking lot at 4.15pm and should arrive back at the Gilstrap at 5pm and Newark Hospital at 5.10pm.

Let’s agree above everything else, a commitment to everyone to start using Newark Hospital first.

 Information from Laurence Goff

Newark Town Councillor

Many thanks to all our Supporters of Newark Hospital petition

Latest: Ambulance service at full stretch

Newark Advertiser the latest news regarding Newark Hospital

January 2010

Two pensioners each had to wait almost two hours for an ambulance on freezing ice after falling near their homes in Newark.

Newark has had a massive increase in 999 calls with people  fallen over.

http://newarkadvertiser.co.uk/articles/news/Changes-underway-at-Newark-Hospital

 

A number of ice-related injuries

Slipping in the Icy snow as Newark and other hospitals report surge

Those out walking on icy pavements seen a flurry of admissions as people suffer fractures, gashes and broken

bones during the cold snap. 

How many victims of the bad weather have fallen over in and around Newark? I would  say lot’s.

Many people have been treated at Newark Hospital,  I would have to say it  has been very busy? I understand a number of patients have indicated to use our local Newark Hospital and have refuse to be sent to King’s Mill with a possible fracture.

 
08/01/2010

Supporters of Newark Hospital have launched a new petition with a third option for the reclassification of the accident and emergency unit.

NEWARK HOSPITAL PETITION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST UPDATE  COLLECTED 9,000

Lick on these

Icy weather triples workload at QMC

emergency call: Medical staff are working 'incredibly hard'.

HOSPITAL staff in Nottingham have seen their workloads triple from people falling over on ice and snow. The Queen’s Medical Centre has…

106 road crashes, 999 calls up and buses diverted as black ice hits Notts

Black ice chaos – 999 calls up; 80 road crashes; buses diverted106 road crashes, 999 calls up and buses diverted as black ice hits Notts

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/

POLICE have been called about more than 100 car crashes in Notts. Black ice is believed to be responsible for most of the 106 crashes..

How 999 crews have kept their cool

How 999 crews have kept their cool

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

They are everyday heroes – the Notts emergency service staff who don’t even consider giving work a miss because of a bit of snow. Jennifer Scott…

Elderly couple break bones on same day

Bob and Beryl Squires both broke bones on the same day in two separate accidents

Elderly couple break bones on same day

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews?page=1

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

AN elderly couple who both broke bones on the same day were helped by a new council service. Beryl Squires, 80, fractured her wrist getting out of a…

NEWARK HOSPITAL PETITION IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST UPDATE

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NEWARK HOSPITAL PETITION NEWS RELEASE IN THE

INTEREST OF NEWARK  Our Inclement weather  hopefully has past into history, I am happy to Return with Newark Hospital petition to be held outside Morrisons which will resume once again these week  January 2010 with Councillor Harry Molyneux.

NEWARK HOSPITAL PETITION

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT NEWARK HOSPITAL PETITION NEWS RELEASE IN THE  INTEREST OF NEWARK

Newark Hospital Petition update 9.000.  I would like to assure local people that for as long as I am able to continue with the petition 

I would like to say many thanks to Councillor Harry Molyneux who has provided exceptional help to me above and beyond the call of duty as a Newark town councillor .

 
Councillor Laurence Goff

Newark Town

MANY THANKS-NEWARK HOSPITAL HAVE BOTH BEEN COLLECTED 9.000 HAVE SIGNED THE PETITION

Have to put up with snowy  and cold

weather. These did not stop us collecting  9,000 signatures.

Putting  people first at all times, which is in the public interest  and for Newark.

We are all at risk with falls especially by elderly and the young these Winter Weather.

Putting extra

Pressure on our emergency services and our local Newark Hospital 

More patients must be coming to our local Hospital.

DO NOT FALL OR GET KNOCKED DOWN ON  OUR BAD PAVEMENTS AND ROADS AROUND TOWN

I am a town centre resident. I am concerned about the roads around and through the market place as they have been covered with ice and snow since christmas eve. It is impossible to use the market without recourse to these roads. I have seen an older person struggling to keep her footing today and was told by a stallholder that three people have fallen in the last few days.

I know that Newark Town Council is not responsible for clearing/gritting the roads and that the county councils gritting schedule does not extend to the town centre .     I understand that resources are stretched in’extreme weather’ but as things stand  no matter how extreme the weather these roads wont be gritted. I would like to hear your views as to what can be done. I have written to the NSDC councillors in the same vein. Surely its not beyond the wit of the various agencies and councils involved to resolve this issue of safety.

Frozen Rain – Icey Roads

Icey weather, take care

I think the rest of the town centre is relatively clear because cars are using the streets more or less continuously on a daily basis and at night.   it would help if the market square was less ‘out of bounds’ to traffic when the market is not in use. Alternatively perhaps the Town Council could offer to do this work for payment from those responsible for highways. It really doesnt matter who does it as long as it is done.


I look forward to hearing your views which are always welcome.

SNOWY WEATHER IN NEWARK-ON- TRENT

2010 Newark-On-Trent

Season Greetings  Snowy Weather January 2010

Many thanks to Councillor Harry Molyneux for his help and support with Newark Hospital petition

I would like to say many thanks  to Councillor Harry Molyneux who has

been out with our new petition  for the last ten days.

Newark Hospital Petition Councillors Laurence Goff and Harry Molyneux out for the last 6 days of the New year 2010. The Future of Newark Hospital is in the hands of the people, with a New Petition you are free to choose  One of the Three options,the people are going for our 3rd option. Option {3}  24/7 Urgent Care Centre (unit) We also request, an improved Ambulance Service and a Shuttle Bus to Kings Mill Hospital.

January 2010

The weather was against us for most of the week outside in the cold, we did do  200 on the first day. The people has gone for the 3rd option. Option {3} 24/7 Urgent Care Centre. (This is not an Option presently being offered by Nottinghamshire County NHS). We also request, an improved Ambulance Service and a Shuttle Bus to Kings Mill Hospital.

New hospital petition underway

04/01/2010 09:12:37

A new petition about the future of the casualty department at Newark Hospital has been signed by 400 people over the weekend with all but one calling for an urgent care centre.

 
01/01/2010
Doctors at the NHS trust that runs Newark Hospital want its future casualty department to open 24 hours a day.

NEWARK HOSPITAL NOTTINGHAMSHIRE NEW YEAR 2010 PETITION

The 2nd petition of the New year 2010. The Future of Newark Hospital is in the people’s hands.

The weather was against us on the first day outside in the cold we did do over 200 on the first day. The people has gone for the 3rd option. Option {3} 24/7 Urgent Care Centre. (This is not an Option presently being offered by Nottinghamshire County NHS). We also request, an improved Ambulance Service and a Shuttle Bus to Kings Mill Hospital.

Latest: Doctors back 24/7 option

Doctors at the NHS trust that runs Newark Hospital want its future casualty department to open 24 hours a day. There is support for an urgent care centre at the hospital, an option being put forward as an alternative to NHS Nottinghamshire County’s two proposals for the department — a minor injuries unit ‘plus’ open either 24 hours a day, or from 7am to midnight.

 
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An eight-year-old boy had to be airlifted to hospital for a kidney transplant after getting stuck in traffic near Farnsfield.
 
The Future of Newark Hospital is in your hand, with a New Petition. Your views are most welcome

 LET’S ALL SAVE NEWARK HOSPITAL TOGETHER

This is the wording of the New petition

We, the undersigned, submit our preferences for the Options proposed for Newark Hospital

 

The Options are:-

Option {1} Minor Injuries Unit ‘plus’Open 24/7

 

Option {2}  Minor Injuries Unit ‘plus’Open 7am to Midnight

 

Option {3}  24/7 Urgent Care Centre. (This is not an Option presently being offered by Nottinghamshire County NHS). We also request, an improved Ambulance Service and a Shuttle Bus to Kings Mill Hospital.

 

Option   Option    Option

1           2             3



The Future of Newark Hospital is in your hands, with a New Petition you are free to choose  One of the Three options.Urgent Care Centre – provides ‘care of less serious injury or illness which may need investigation or treatment not available in primary care, staffed my a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, and with integration within an emergency care network with availability of diagnostics, and the opportunity for integration with other services such as day clinics, intermediate care, OOH for primary car, and therapy services’.http://www.aomrc.org.uk/reports.aspx Councillors Harry Molyneux and Laurence Goff

 Urgent Care Centre – provides ‘care of less serious injury or illness which may need investigation or treatment not available in primary care, staffed my a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, and with integration within an emergency care network with availability of diagnostics, and the opportunity for integration with other services such as day clinics, intermediate care, OOH for primary care, and therapy services’.http://www.aomrc.org.uk/reports.aspx

There is a willingness to listen to the public voice at all time.

 

Survey backs all-hours Newark Hospital department

Newark Hospital

Protests have been held over the plans

Nearly three-quarters of people want round-the-clock emergency care kept at a Nottinghamshire hospital, a survey has found.

A consultation on plans to close the A&E Department at Newark Hospital and replace it with a minor injuries unit received more than 700 replies.

The idea has provoked protests, but NHS officials said it would improve care.

NHS Nottinghamshire County’s Board will meet on 17 June to decide on the department’s future.

Opposition to the plans has included a 5,000-name petition and human chain around the hospital.

‘Important decisions’

Campaigners said the move would mean patients will have to travel further for treatment – while the NHS said centralising specialist care would improve quality.

The consultation ran from November to early March.

Of the 723 survey replies, 72% supported the option for a minor injuries unit “plus” – which would be open around the clock.

A spokesman for NHS Nottinghamshire County said: “We’re really pleased that so many people took the opportunity to tell us their views on the proposals and have a say on the future of Newark’s NHS.

“These views will be considered by the board when important decisions are made about what local healthcare services should look like.”

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About 150 people attended a meeting on health services in Newark Town Hall last night.

Around 150 people attended a public meeting on health services in Newark Town Hall on the 10th December 2009.
The main concerns at the meeting, which was organised and chaired by the MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, were the need for more ambulances and better transport to hospitals.

The panel comprised representatives from the local primary care trust, NHS Nottinghamshire County, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust, Nottinghamshire County Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council and GPs, who are leading and supporting the PCT’s Newark Healthcare Review.

The review includes plans to change Newark’s accident and emergency department to a minor injuries unit. Health bosses say Newark is not a full A &; E and cannot remain as it is because it does not meet national guidelines. They stressed the hospital would not close and they were looking at the provision of more ambulances.

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Newark Town councillors  Laurence Goff and Harry Molyneux has collected 5,400 signatures on a petition against plans to remove the A&E department at Newark Hospital. 400 came from Farndon Village

Newark Town Hall will have a new petition on the first Saturday of the New year 2010, more helper are most welcome.

Newark Hospital Petition which collected has collected 9,000 Signatures thanks to Councillors Harry Molyneux and Laurence Goff who was the only two people that gave full support out a total of 18 Councillors on Newark Town Council

Many thanks to Councillors Harry Molyneuxfor his full support with petition outside Newark Town Hall

NHS tried to halt A&;E petition

BBC News‎Dec 10, 2009‎
Town councillor Laurence Goff has collected 5000 signatures on a petition against plans to remove the A&;E department at Newark Hospital. Mr Goff says he was …

Petition opposes A&E cut threat

BBC News‎Nov 28, 2009‎
But Councillor Laurence Goff, who began the petition, said many were opposed to what they saw as a downgrade. Mr Goff said: “I did not know what to expect …

NHS bosses tried to stop A&E petition

Healthcare Today‎Dec 11, 2009‎
Bosses at NHS Nottinghamshire County attempted to intervene after town councillor Laurence Goff collected 5000 signatures on a petition against plans to …

Make your voices heard

Newark Advertiser‎Nov 26, 2009‎
Mr Laurence Goff collected about 120 signatures after the petition’s launch on Wednesday. MrGoff will be collecting signatures on the steps of Newark Town …

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Newarkhospital/

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to ensure that the Accident and Emergency service at Newark hospital is maintained at its current level and not downgraded. More details I am concerned that at time of population growth in the Newark area that there are proposals to downscale an essential health provision

2nd Petition

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Newark-Hospital/

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Keep Newark A&E Open.  Newark and Sherwood has already lost it’s main hospital, Now there are plans to close the A & E. Newark has grown significantly in the last number of years. The people need to be able to get quick emergency medical help. PLEASE KEEP OUR A & E OPEN

Submitted by Barbara Cottier – Deadline to sign up by: 01 February 2010 –Signatures: 

Submitted by Clive Owen – Deadline to sign up by: 31 December 2009 –


BBC News – NHS tried to

halt A&E petition

A consultation document, which includes plans to change Newark Hospital’s A & E to a minor injuries unit plus (MIU+) People will have the opportunity to comment on the three options for A & E, which were agreed at a meeting of NHS Nottinghamshire County’s board at Newark Town Hall. Under the first option, doctors and nurses would deal with minor injuries and illnesses 24 hours a day. There would be access to X-ray and other testing equipment. There would be an out-of-hours GP service and technology for distance consultations. The second option is the same except the MIU+ would open from 7am to midnight, with enhanced out-of-hours GP cover. The third option will give the public the opportunity to make alternative suggestions. Health bosses say 85% of all Newark patients will continue to be treated in Newark. The remaining 15% will be those requiring specialist care elsewhere. NHS Nottinghamshire County says the options include additions to NHS services in Newark such as more day case operations, enhanced community services, increased ambulance cover, more clinics for planned care, and beds for people to recover after serious treatment at other major hospitals.The proposals are part of a major review of healthcare in Newark.

 

Newark and Sherwood has already lost it’s main hospital, Now there are plans to close the A & E. Newark has grown significantly in the last number of years. The people need to be able to get quick emergency medical help. PLEASE KEEP OUR A & E OPEN

 

Harrym, thanks for your much appreciated comment. 

BBC News – NHS tried to halt A&E petition

10 Dec 2009 … Town councillor Laurence Goff has collected 5000 signatures on a petition against plans to remove the A&E department at Newark Hospital. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/…/8405509.stm –

I entirely agree with YOU we ought to be arguing enthusiastically for the people of Newark.

Save Newark Hospital – thebestof Newark blog – 6:38pm

29 Nov 2009  Local councillor, Mr Laurence Goff, is urging the people of Newark to sign a petition to save Newark Hospital’s A & E 
http://www.thebestof.co.uk/…/newark/…newarkhospital-/article014080.htm

 

10 Dec 2009 … Town councillor Laurence Goff  has collected 5000 signatures on a petition against plans to remove the A&E department at Newark Hospital. …
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/…/8405509.stm –

BBC News – NHS tried to halt A&E petition

10 Dec 2009  Town councillor Laurence Goff has collected 5000 signatures on a petition against plans to remove the A&E department at Newark Hospital
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/…/8405509.stm –

Impact minimal on other hospitals

Fears that changes at Newark Hospital would lead to increased demand at accident and emergency departments in other hospitals have been dismissed.

The union, Unison, said the changes would put extra pressure on already stretched facilities at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.


How Newark Compares

According to NHS Nottinghamshire County’s consultation document, the Newark area has a population of 43,000.

This is a similar size to Grantham, with 41,000.


The chairman of a campaign group set up to keep vital services at Grantham Hospital is offering support to people in Newark.

Mrs Charmaine Morgan (47) of SOS Grantham Hospital, said campaigning could work and people needed to unite to ensure their voices were heard.


Move patients closer to home

A man with first-hand experience of the difficulties of visiting family members in other hospitals says patients should be brought home to Newark as soon as possible.

Mr Trevor Moore, of Farndon, visited his wife at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, in August.


Transfer restricts visits to husband

A woman whose husband suffers from Alzheimer’s disease estimates she has seen him around only six times in the four months he has been in Ashfield Community Hospital because she cannot drive.

Mrs Barbara Weaver (76) of Bowbridge Road, Newark, faces a two-hour round trip to visit her husband, Mr Arthur Weaver (75) who was diagnosed in 2006.


Options for dementia services

The families of dementia patients face long journeys to visit them in hospital under plans for Newark’s Friary ward to remain closed.

NHS Nottinghamshire County says services cannot remain as they are because they cannot meet national guidelines, patients would rather be treated and supported in their own homes, services are isolated, there are gaps in current service provision, and in-patients would benefit from either better care in the home or from more specialist psychiatric care.


Improved services needed

Better community-based services for dementia patients and their carers should have been in place before the closure of Friary ward, according to a carer.

Mrs Jeanette Rich (67) whose husband Mr Douglas Rich (69) has Alzheimer’s disease, said NHS Nottinghamshire County told her 18 months ago that the ward was closing. The PCT denies this.


 Petition wording change agreed

The town councillor who collected about 5,000 signatures on a petition has agreed to change the wording of it.

Mr Laurence Goff was asked by NHS Nottinghamshire County to suspend the petition until after last night’s public meeting on Newark health services.


A Facebook group page set up by Cara Hansen (14) of Wright Street, Newark, urging people to call for all facilities to be kept at Newark Hospital has more than 4,727 members.

About 770 people have signed an e-petition on the 10 Downing Street website set up by Mr Clive Owen, of Cottage Close, Balderton.


We fear the town will lose out again

I remember staff standing outside the hospital on London Road petitioning against the closure of the maternity unit – it closed.

I remember Balderton Hospital with its beautiful grounds that patients enjoyed – the site was sold for housing.


Newark people are passionate about their hospital and want to be treated there when they are ill, district councillor Mrs Gill Dawn told colleagues on Tuesday.

Her comments came after a health review presentation by officers from NHS Nottinghamshire County to Newark and Sherwood District Council’s external relations and partnerships scrutiny committee.


NHS Nottinghamshire County’s director of public health, Dr Chris Kenny, used the launch as an opportunity to guarantee Newark Hospital would not close.

“It is a safe, modern and much-loved organisation which we intend to build upon in terms of long-term conditions and planned care,” he said.


A widow whose husband died at King’s Mill Hospital has described her experience of travelling there as shocking.

Mrs Patricia Lamb (74) of Lime Grove, Newark, faced a lone daily bus journey to Sutton-in-Ashfield to see her husband, Mr George Lamb.


Former patients have hit out at plans to take heart attack victims immediately to a specialist treatment centre.

Mr Derek Ingamells (63) of Robert Dukeson Avenue, Newark, spent 12 days in Newark Hospital after having a heart attack.


The board of NHS Nottinghamshire County approved the health review consultation document at a meeting in Newark Town Hall.

A non-executive director, Mr Colin Harrison, said he thought the document could have been improved if there had been more time. He said the options for mental health were not set out as clearly as they could be.


It is the second time in recent years that fears for the future of Newark Hospital have been sparked by revelations about its accident and emergency department.

In 2003 the Advertiser obtained a memo issued to ambulance staff with a list of types of patients who should not be taken to Newark.


A 14-year-old has set up a group page on Facebook urging people to call for all facilities to be kept at Newark Hospital.

Cara Hansen, of Wright Street, set up the page on Sunday after reading in the Advertiser about the proposals to change accident and emergency to a minor injuries unit.


A petition against the changes to accident and emergency cover at Newark has topped 3,000 signatures.

Newark town councillor Mr Laurence Goff launched the petition on Wednesday of last week and has been collecting signatures outside the Town Hall.


A Government minister has responded to a request from the MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, about the Department of Health’s intentions for Newark Hospital.

The minister responsible for health services in the East Midlands, Mr Phil Hope, said deciding how and where to provide NHS services was a matter for the local NHS in conjunction with health professionals, patients and other stakeholders.


A former Newark Hospital employee said there were often no ambulances available in Newark because they were making unnecessary trips to other hospitals.

They said: “In the past people who attended Newark accident and emergency and needed to be observed overnight were admitted to the surgical ward.”


Newark’s Boundary Road hospital opened in 1996, replacing the one on London Road.

Before it opened, promises were made by the health authorities that it would offer facilities and services of which the town could be proud.


Criticism has been directed at plans to shift key services such as heart attack care away from Newark.

Proposals put forward as part of the Newark Healthcare Review will see heart attack victims treated at specialist centres rather than at Newark Hospital.


Emotions are running high after it was revealed that Newark Hospital’s accident and emergency department is to become a minor injuries unit.

Newark and its people are fiercely protective of the hospital and the services it provides to the community.


Advertiser readers are today urged to act to protect what is left of services at Newark Hospital after health chiefs admitted it can no longer support an accident and emergency department.

People in the town this week reacted angrily to a decision by NHS Nottinghamshire County to change A &; E to a minor injuries unit.


Health bosses have repeatedly emphasised that Newark Hospital will not close.

Dr Chris Kenny, director of public health for NHS Nottinghamshire County, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to guarantee that Newark Hospital will not close. “


Despite its name, Newark is not a full A &; E department because it does not meet national guidelines, according to NHS Nottinghamshire County.

The Royal College of Physicians states that a full round-the-clock emergency service can only accept medical emergencies if it has intensive care beds, 24-hour anaesthetics cover including life support, access to major surgical facilities, and enough patients for doctors to develop and maintain the right medical skills.


The changes to the A & E service at Newark Hospital are the main part of NHS Nottinghamshire County’s Newark Healthcare Review.

The first option is for A &; E to become a minor injuries unit plus (MIU+).


There are plans to increase the range and availability of outpatient services and diagnostic tests at Newark Hospital.

There are also plans for more GPs and nurses and the public will be asked for their views on where the GPs should be based.


Mother-of-two Mrs Juliet Mumby (23) of Barnby Mews, Newark, described the plans for Newark A & E as disgraceful.

She is urging people to attend public meetings and speak out.


The accident and emergency department at Newark Hospital will become a minor injuries unit under plans published today.

A consultation on two options about the opening hours of the unit and how it is staffed is due to run from Monday until March.


 Move patients closer to home

A man with first-hand experience of the difficulties of visiting family members in other hospitals says patients should be brought home to Newark as soon as possible.

Mr Trevor Moore, of Farndon, visited his wife at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre, in August.


 Transfer restricts visit to husband

A woman whose husband suffers from Alzheimer’s disease estimates she has seen him around only six times in the four months he has been in Ashfield Community Hospital because she cannot drive.

Mrs Barbara Weaver (76) of Bowbridge Road, Newark, faces a two-hour round trip to visit her husband, Mr Arthur Weaver (75) who was diagnosed in

2006.


Options for dementia services

The families of dementia patients face long journeys to visit them in hospital under plans for Newark’s Friary ward to remain closed.

NHS Nottinghamshire County says services cannot remain as they are because they cannot meet national guidelines, patients would rather be treated and supported in their own homes, services are isolated, there are gaps in current service provision, and in-patients would benefit from either better care in the home or from more specialist psychiatric care.


 Improved services

Better community-based services for dementia patients and their carers should have been in place before the closure of Friary ward, according to a carer.

Mrs Jeanette Rich (67) whose husband Mr Douglas Rich (69) has Alzheimer’s disease, said NHS Nottinghamshire County told her 18 months ago that the ward was closing. The PCT denies this.


Petition wording change agreed

The town councillor who collected about 5,000 signatures on a petition has agreed to change the wording of it.

Mr Laurence Goff was asked by NHS Nottinghamshire County to suspend the petition until after last night’s public meeting on Newark health services.


4,700 on Facebook

A Facebook group page set up by Cara Hansen (14) of Wright Street, Newark, urging people to call for all facilities to be kept at Newark Hospital has more than 4,727 members.

 


Letter – Fearing town will lose out again

I remember staff standing outside the hospital on London Road petitioning against the closure of the maternity unit – it closed.

I remember Balderton Hospital with its beautiful grounds that patients enjoyed – the site was sold for housing.


Having Your Say

The 90-day public consultation over the proposals for healthcare in Newark was officially launched at Newark Hospital on Monday.

A display board giving information about the review will remain in the entrance throughout the consultation.


Keen to be treated at Newark

Newark people are passionate about their hospital and want to be treated there when they are ill, district councillor Mrs Gill Dawn told colleagues on Tuesday.

Her comments came after a health review presentation by officers from NHS Nottinghamshire County to Newark and Sherwood District Council’s external relations and partnerships scrutiny committee.


Not Closing

NHS Nottinghamshire County’s director of public health, Dr Chris Kenny, used the launch as an opportunity to guarantee Newark Hospital would not close.

“It is a safe, modern and much-loved organisation which we intend to build upon in terms of long-term conditions and planned care,” he said.


Too far to King’s Mill

A widow whose husband died at King’s Mill Hospital has described her experience of travelling there as shocking.

Mrs Patricia Lamb (74) of Lime Grove, Newark, faced a lone daily bus journey to Sutton-in-Ashfield to see her husband, Mr George Lamb.


NEWARK HOSPITAL ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

Right place at the right time

Former patients have hit out at plans to take heart attack victims immediately to a specialist treatment centre.

Mr Derek Ingamells (63) of Robert Dukeson Avenue, Newark, spent 12 days in Newark Hospital after having a heart attack a month ago.


Concern about third option

The board of NHS Nottinghamshire County approved the health review consultation document at a meeting in Newark Town Hall.

A non-executive director, Mr Colin Harrison, said he thought the document could have been improved if there had been more time. He said the options for mental health were not set out as clearly as they could be.


Change came years ago

It is the second time in recent years that fears for the future of Newark Hospital have been sparked by revelations about its accident and emergency department.

In 2003 the Advertiser obtained a memo issued to ambulance staff with a list of types of patients who should not be taken to Newark.


Logging on to save services

A 14-year-old has set up a group page on Facebook urging people to call for all facilities to be kept at Newark Hospital.

Cara Hansen, of Wright Street, set up the page on Sunday after reading in the Advertiser about the proposals to change accident and emergency to a minor injuries unit.


3,000 – plus add names to petition

A petition against the changes to accident and emergency cover at Newark has topped 9,000 signatures.

Newark town councillor Mr Laurence Goff launched the petition on Wednesday of last week and has been collecting signatures outside the Town Hall.

Minister’s response

A Government minister has responded to a request from the MP for Newark, Mr Patrick Mercer, about the Department of Health’s intentions for Newark Hospital.

The minister responsible for health services in the East Midlands, Mr Phil Hope, said deciding how and where to provide NHS services was a matter for the local NHS in conjunction with health professionals, patients and other stakeholders.


Ambulance concerns raised

A former Newark Hospital employee said there were often no ambulances available in Newark because they were making unnecessary trips to other hospitals.

They said: “In the past people who attended Newark accident and emergency and needed to be observed overnight were admitted to the surgical ward.”


A facility to be proud of

Newark’s Boundary Road hospital opened in 1996, replacing the one on London Road.

Before it opened, promises were made by the health authorities that it would offer facilities and services of which the town could be proud.


Care plan criticised

Criticism has been directed at plans to shift key services such as heart attack care away from Newark.

Proposals put forward as part of the Newark Healthcare Review will see heart attack victims treated at specialist centres rather than at Newark Hospital.


Chiel – Have your Say

Emotions are running high after it was revealed that Newark Hospital’s accident and emergency department is to become a minor injuries unit.

Newark and its people are fiercely protective of the hospital and the services it provides to the community.


A & E Anger

Advertiser readers are today urged to act to protect what is left of services at Newark Hospital after health chiefs admitted it can no longer support an accident and emergency department.

People in the town this week reacted angrily to a decision by NHS Nottinghamshire County to change A & E to a minor injuries unit.


 Future secure

Health bosses have repeatedly emphasised that Newark Hospital will not close.

Dr Chris Kenny, director of public health for NHS Nottinghamshire County, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to guarantee that Newark Hospital will not close.


 Guidelines dicate change

Despite its name, Newark is not a full A &; E department because it does not meet national guidelines, according to NHS Nottinghamshire County.

The Royal College of Physicians states that a full round-the-clock emergency service can only accept medical emergencies if it has intensive care beds, 24-hour anaesthetics cover including life support, access to major surgical facilities, and enough patients for doctors to develop and maintain the right medical skills.


Consultation over urgent care

The changes to the A & E service at Newark Hospital are the main part of NHS Nottinghamshire County’s Newark Healthcare Review.

The first option is for A &; E to become a minor injuries unit plus (MIU+).


Community care to cut admissions

There are plans to increase the range and availability of outpatient services and diagnostic tests at Newark Hospital.

There are also plans for more GPs and nurses and the public will be asked for their views on where the GPs should be based.


Make your voices heard

Mother-of-two Mrs Juliet Mumby (23) of Barnby Mews, Newark, described the plans for Newark A & E as disgraceful.


 A&E cover under review

The accident and emergency department at Newark Hospital will become a minor injuries unit under plans published today.

A consultation on two options about the opening hours of the unit and how it is staffed is due to run from Monday until March.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:10 pm Post subject: The passive MP and A&E  

Have your say on the Newark Health review

Having read the Advertiser, A&E Anger, there is undoubtedly much anger, fearfulness and dissatisfaction within those pages regarding the Healthcare Review and yet condemnation or slight disapproval is not to be found in the one place it would do the most good for the Newark people, indeed it would seem, that the Newark MP has a great trust in those doing the review, which to my mind is a betrayal of our trust, a Benedict Arnold disloyal stance.

Mr Mercer assured us that he knows how to do the job of being an MP properly and said he pledged himself to the constituency and fervently believed in the people of Newark, and yet, his response to the Healthcare Review was almost one of complete indifference.

I honestly believe that Mr Mercer used Newark like a stepping stone to further his ambitions and I can understand his aspirational regret but it was for the betterment of the town that he was elected and we fully expect him to support and work to that end above and beyond his own agenda.

If he is not prepared to give us all the support we need and fight tooth and nail for our needs and I am very sorry to say it would seem that way, then let us hope in the coming election, we get the result he richly deserves and we richly deserve because if he cannot or will not do the job properly, somebody else will, without a paying partnership, with their spouse.

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South Notts Hunt Newark-On-Trent on 1st January 2020

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Fox hunting was banned by a Labour Government as part of the Hunting Act 2004.  Along with hunting other wild mammals – since it came into force in February 2005 it has been strongly opposed.

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The Hunting Act was first passed in 2004. Most members of the House of Commons. MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting by 362 to 154 a majority of 208.

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Fox hunting lobby to reignite anti ban campaign. Most members of the House of Commons. In 2005,

362 MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting.

The Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals (CPHA).

Three animal welfare groups joined together to form the CPHA.

They are: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (RSPCA),

the League against Cruel Sports and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport

POLL: Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt? (17061024)

Newark Town Council have voted not to  allow the South Notts Hunt to return on  1st January 2020 in front of Newark Town Hall.

Was Newark Town Council right to ban South Notts Hunt from its New Year’s Day meet?

Yes 70%

No 30%

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/poll-was-newark-town-council-right-to-ban-the-south-notts-hunt-from-its-new-years-day-market-place-meet-9083622/

The traditional New Year’s Day meet of the South Nottinghamshire Hunt took place in a new venue.

Riders and well-wishers gathered in the cold to mark the start of 2020 with a tradition that became even more controversial last year.

In September, Newark Town Council banned the South Notts Hunt from meeting in the Market Place, where, aside from a short break, it had gathered for decades.

The tradition was described as the most appalling thing by town councillors and voted to ban the hunt from the Market Place.

However, Newark and Sherwood District Council took a very different view and agreed to allow the hunt to meet on its land, Riverside carpark, Tolney Lane.

The hunt, ensembled with around 20 riders and their horses, was met by the authority’s chairman, Robert Crowe and his wife Rita.

Mr Crowe said it was good to see the spectacle taking place, and also good people had come out to support them.

Mulled wine was provided to keep the riders warm, and an estimated 30 people gathered to watch them set off.

They headed towards the Market Place, before hacking towards Hawton and Cotham. The hunt said it was following a pre-lain fake fox scent trail to adhere to the Hunting Act.

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/new-years-day-hunt-meets-in-new-location-9095203/

 

South Nottinghamshire

Hunt confirm death of one of its hound on the A1 at Newark on New Year’s Day

A hound that was killed on the A1 at Newark had lost track of the artificial scent the South Nottinghamshire Hunt was following and strayed.

The hunt was holding its New Year’s Day meet when the dog strayed on to the A1 at Newark.

Nottinghamshire Police were called to the A1 at around 2.45pm on 1st January 2020  following reports of dogs running on the carriageway.

The road was closed in both directions, with one dog quickly recovered, but another was reported dead at the scene.

One hound was rescued by police after running on to the A1 near Claypole. Photo: Facebook (25746413)

One hound was rescued by police after running on to the A1 near Claypole. Photo: Facebook (25746413)

A statement from the South Notts Hunt said: “We can confirm that one of our hounds sadly lost its life after being hit by a vehicle following our New Year’s Day meet.

“The hunt was trail-hunting to comply with the Hunting Act when it would appear that a few hounds drifted away from the scent that had been laid for them and found themselves on a road.

“Thankfully incidents of this nature are very rare but it was, of course, distressing for all those concerned.

“Our thoughts are with the driver of the vehicle and with our hunt staff who devote their lives to looking after the hounds on a daily basis and care deeply for each and every one of the pack.”

https://www.newarkadvertiser.co.uk/news/hunt-confirms-one-of-its-hounds-died-on-a1-at-newark-9095173/

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A council bans the ‘most appalling’ hunt from parading through its town https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2019/09/22/a-council-bans-the-most-appalling-hunt-from-parading-through-its-town/

 

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South Notts Hunt visited Newark-On-Trent.

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Out And About At Newark Market Place

My Freedom To Do A Peaceful Protest

Taken by Amateur Photographer Laurencegoff

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MPs Voted In The London Parliament To Ban Fox Hunt In The UK

The Hunting Act was first passed in 2004. Most members of the House of Commons. MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting by 362 to 154 a majority of 208.

 

2015-01-01 11.38.51Hunting enthusiasts will not be turning out again on 1st January 2020 in front of  Newark  Town Hall .

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The Conservative Government would like to push to repeal the Hunting Act, they do not have the support. I’m true to my conviction, no matter what anyone else thinks about me. I will be true to one values/morals and standards at all time. I remember that other people have tried to change my mind and convince me to act against my judgment, principles and conscience which we all have. Whether you disagree with fox hunting or not.

Fox hunting was banned in the Hunting Act 2004 along with hunting other wild mammals – but since it came into force in February 2005 it has been strongly opposed.

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 The Labour Party wins the general election and in its manifesto promises a free vote in Parliament on hunting.

5th November 1997
Michael Foster MP publishes a private member’s bill to ban hunting with dogs.

1st March 1998
Countryside Rally in Hyde Park — 250,000 protest against the bill.

13 March 1998
The Foster bill runs out of time during the report stage in the Commons.

30th May 2000                                            Labour MP Gordon Prentice proposes an amendment to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill to ban the sport.

28th February 2001                                         During a vote in the Commons, MPs vote by a majority of 179 for an outright ban.

26th March 2001                                              The House of Lords votes 317 to 68 against the ban. The hunting bill runs out of time when the general election is called.

June 2001
The Queen’s Speech promises another free vote on hunting in parliament.

February 2002
Scottish Parliament bans hunting in Scotland.

September 2002
400,000 join the Liberty and Livelihood March to support rural life.

3rd December 2002
Alun Michael, the rural affairs minister, announces the Hunting Bill, allowing foxhunting under a strict licensing system, but which would outlaw hare coursing and stag hunting.

1st July 2003
After five hours of debate, MPs vote to change the Hunting Bill into an outright ban by 362 votes to 154.

10th July 2003
A third reading of the Hunting Bill clears the House of Commons, 317 votes to 145.

21st October 2003
A cross-party group of peers in the House of Lords throws out MPs’ plans for a complete ban and replaces them with a licensing regime for fox and stag hunting as well as hare coursing, during the committee stage. Anti-hunting MPs vote for a total ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales, but the House of Lords rejects it in a vote before the legislation runs out of parliamentary time.

8th September 2004
Government announces plans for a free vote on the Hunting Bill — leading to an outright ban — before the session ends in November.

16th September 2004
MPs vote for a ban on hunting. A group of pro-hunt demonstrators break in to the House of Commons chamber while protestors are involved in confrontations outside Parliament.

18th November 2004
Commons speaker Michael Martin invokes the Parliament Act to push the bill into law despite the Lords rejecting the bill.
28th January 2005
A High Court challenge to the law is lost by pro-hunt campaigners.

16 February 2005
The Countryside Alliance loses its appeal that the Hunting Act is unlawful.

18th February 2005
The hunting ban comes into force.

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Newark Town Hall

I am responsible for any content, I do not speak for the Newark Town Council on this issue.

Photos of The South Notts  Hunt in Newark Market Place

Taken by amateur Photographer Laurencegoff

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More than 300 hunts gathering for Boxing Day met on 26th December amid growing parliamentary opposition from Conservative MPs to repealing the ban on hunting foxes with packs of hounds.

The traditional outings, expected to attract around 250,000 riders and supporters, are usually portrayed by the Countryside Alliance as a symbol of mass protest against the Hunting Act which came into force in 2005.

But Blue Fox, the increasingly confident lobby group coordinating Tory anti-bloodsports activists, claims that nearly 60 Conservative MPs would vote against proposals to weaken the ban.

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 Since the Hunting Act
Hunts are expected to take place across the UK. – It has been  16 years after the Hunting Act was first passed
in 2004

The law made it illegal to hunt wild animals using dogs

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Laurence Goff  With My Peaceful Protest over a number of years 1st January in front of Town Hall, Market Place,  Newark 

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Cllr Laurence Goff

Thousands of hunting enthusiasts will turn out again, they what to push to repeal the Hunting Act. I’m true to my conviction, no matter what anyone else thinks about me. I will be true to one values/morals and standards at all time. I remember that other people have tried to change my mind and convince me to act against my judgment, principles and conscience which we all have.

Fox hunting lobby to reignite anti ban campaign. Most members of the House of Commons. MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting by 362 to 154 a majority of 208. The Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals (CPHA). Three animal welfare groups joined together to form the CPHA. They are: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (RSPCA), the League against Cruel Sports and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport. 

South Notts

By Laurencegoff

Fox Hunts are no longer allowed to use dogs to chase foxes, but are instead supposed to use techniques such as drag hunting, where dogs set off on the trail of a scent laid about 20 minutes in advance by a runner or rider dragging a lure.

South Notts Hunt LGLaurence Goff attending The South Notts Hunt will be returning on 1st January 2016 at  10.40am. My peaceful protest to them outside Newark Town Hall.

Members of the House of Commons. In 2005, 362 MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting.

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More people do not believe the ban on hunting foxes with dogs should be repealed – and even more want it to stay for chasing and killing deer and hares. SAM_8267

That was the result of a new Ipsos MORI poll commissioned by the League Against Cruel Sports, who have launched a new publicity drive targeting cinema-goers over the New Year period.
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Fox hunting lobby to reignite anti ban campaign.

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Hunting wild animals with dogs for sport was banned ten years ago on animal welfare grounds. The pro-hunt lobby should respect the law, and our wildlife.

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Most members of the House of Commons. In 2005, 362 MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting.

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Thousands of fox hunting supporters will attend Boxing Day meets across the UK today, as a new poll shows 80 per cent of people remain opposed to the tradition.

Around 250 hunts will ride out on the biggest day of the hunting calendar – some following an artificial scent (known as drag hunting) and some hunting foxes within the constraints of the 2004 hunting ban.

Hunt saboteurs are also expected to be out in force, watching and filming hunts they believe will try to flout the law and hunt foxes illegally.

A poll, commissioned by animal welfare organisation The League Against Cruel Sports, found that 80 per cent of the public do not believe hunting should be made legal again.

Two months ago, the Prime Minister David Cameron suggested he was sympathetic to calls from farmers who want the right to use packs of hounds to flush foxes out of woodland to be shot.

At present, they can only use two dogs for this purpose – prompting Downing Street to suggest it may introduce a government motion to amend the 2004 ban.

Joe Duckworth, chief executive of The League Against Cruel Sports, said: “Hunting is a sickeningly cruel blood sport, which, like us, the majority of the British public do not want brought back.

“Voting for repeal would be political suicide.

“We need to move forward as a nation, not backwards on matters of animal welfare.”

The Ipsos MORI survey also suggested there was no difference between the views of people living in rural and urban areas.

Gavin Grant, chief executive of the RSPCA, which also commissioned the survey, said: “As a rural dweller I have always known that opposition to hunting with dogs has never been an issue of ‘town versus country’.

“This poll proves it once and for all.

“The message to MPs is loud and clear.

“Hunting wild animals with dogs is unethical, inhumane and cruel.”

Thousands to attend Boxing Day hunts as poll shows 80% of people want fox hunting to STAY banned
I am against hunting to be held in Newark area 1st January.
foxhounds, bloodhounds and drag hunts at Horse & Hound
Newark Market Place
I will came out in the cold with my personal protest to the South Notts Hunt, who was visiting Newark Nottinghamshire

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Newark-On-Trent outside Newark Town Hall

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I am Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport

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 Boxing Day and New Year’s Day hunts a poll shows 80% of people want fox hunting to stay banned

“This poll proves it once and for all.

“The message to MPs is loud and clear.

“Hunting wild animals with dogs is unethical, inhumane and cruel.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boxing-day-hunt-meets-2013-2959645

Some 250 fox hunts met today as a new survey suggests 80% of the public want to keep hunting illegal.

http://news.sky.com/story/1187043/fox-hunts-ride-out-for-boxing-day-meets

Fox hunting lobby to reignite anti ban campaign. Most members of the House of Commons. In 2005, 362 MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting.

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Fox hunting lobby to reignite anti ban campaign.Most members of the House of Commons. In 2005,

362 MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting.

The Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals (CPHA).

Three animal welfare groups joined together to form the CPHA.

They are: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (RSPCA),

the League against Cruel Sports and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport

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Laurence Goff

My Rights To Free Speech, Protests, and Demonstration

Out and about 

Peaceful Protest to South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark.

One lone voice and a crowd of several hundred will be visiting Market place, Newark-On-Trent

 

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It was in  2004, that fox hunting was banned in England and Wales. Hunts now claim to follow artificial trails, but, according to the League Against Cruel Sports, the law is often flouted, and many foxes are still killed on hunts.

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With my Personal Protest To The South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark-On-Trent outside the Town Hall. I’m showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport. It has been illegal to use dogs to hunt animals in England and Wales since 2005. South Notts Hunt visiting Newark-On-Trent

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 Laurence Goff  was out once again with his Personal Protest To The South Notts Hunt, Visiting Newark-On-Trent. I’m showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport. It has been illegal to use dogs to hunt animals in England and Wales since 2005.

It is worth bearing in mind that the vast majority of the public support the Hunting Act and are opposed to repeal and any politician who votes in favour of repeal will be doing so against the will of most of the people who voted him or her into parliament.” The UK  government could create a regulatory body for fox-hunting if the ban on it ends.

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Hunting enthusiasts turned out again, they what to push to repeal the Hunting Act.

Be true to my conviction, no matter what anyone else thinks about me.  I will  be true to one values/morals and standards at all time. I remember that other people may attempt to convince me to act against my judgment, principles and conscience which we all have.

Newark-On-Trent a Hunting: Ban. Hunts are no longer allowed to use dogs to chase foxes, instead supposed to use techniques such as drag hunting, where dogs set off on the trail of a scent in advance by a runner or rider dragging a lure.

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They will not bring forward a lifting fox hunting ban.The Hunting Act 2004. There are more MPs who support the Hunting Act. I have to say it’s worth bearing in mind that the vast majority of the public support. It is worth bearing in mind that the vast majority of the public support the Hunting Act and are opposed to repeal and any politician who votes in favour of repeal will be doing so against the will of most of the people who voted him or her into parliament. The Hunting Act 2004.

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Thousands of hunting enthusiasts will turn out again, they what to push to repeal the Hunting Act. I’m true to my conviction, no matter what anyone else thinks about me. I will be true to one values/morals and standards at all time. I remember that other people may attempt to convince me to act against my judgment, principles and conscience which we all have. Fox hunting lobby to reignite anti ban campaign.  

Most members of the House of Commons.

MPs voted to change the Hunting Bill in order to ban fox hunting by 362 to 154 a majority of 208.The Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals (CPHA). Three animal welfare groups joined together to form the CPHA. They are: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (RSPCA), the League against Cruel Sports and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport.

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport.

Newark-On-Trent

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 Fox Hunts Ride are no longer allowed to use dogs to chase foxes, instead supposed to use techniques such as drag hunting, where dogs set off on the trail of a scent in advance by a runner or rider dragging a lure.

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Laurence Goff Peaceful Protest to The South Notts Hunt, I am not a hunting enthusiasts.

They want to push to repeal the  Hunting Act. 

The hunt met in front of the town hall before moving on to the Hawton area.
I  was a lone protester, who has been every year since the hunt returned to the Market Place. Hundreds of people greeted the South Notts Hunt at its traditional New Year’s Day meet in Newark Market Place.

Let’s stop fox hunting for good, ban it for ever

 

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport.

Since Back the Ban was launched, thousands of people have signed up to fight the return of hunting with dogs.

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport. But ultimately it’s MPs who’ll get to vote on the issue. Through the Back the Ban website you can now find out MPs real views on hunting.

 

It has been illegal to use dogs to hunt animals in England and Wales since 2005

Newark-On-Trent

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Amateur Photographer Laurencegoff

Hunts are no longer allowed to use dogs to chase foxes, instead supposed to use techniques such as drag hunting, where dogs set off on the trail of a scent in advance by a runner or rider dragging a lure.

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  The Blue Fox Group and Founders of Blue Badger

www.bluebadger.org

Conservatives Against Fox Huntinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20843260

Hunting vote: for and against

William Burton, from the Countryside Alliance, was confident a vote would be held in Parliament while Dawn Varley, from the League Against Cruel Sports, said cruelty needed to be taken out of hunting.

Hunting: Ban ‘cannot be overturned’ in free vote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20845401

Old Surrey Burstow and West Kent Hunt

An estimated 250 – 300 hunts are held on Boxing Day

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The Conservatives do not have the parliamentary majority to overturn a ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales, the Tory Party chairman said.

Grant Shapps said he agreed with Environment Secretary Owen Paterson that a free vote for MPs on lifting the ban would be defeated. Mr Paterson earlier said that a vote may not happen in 2013.It has been illegal to use dogs to hunt animals in England and Wales since 2005, and in Scotland since 2002. Mr Shapps, speaking on BBC Radio 4’s The World At One programme, said: “As Owen Patterson said, it makes sense to bring something forward if you think there’s a chance of there being a Parliamentary majority. “At the moment there doesn’t appear to be one.” More than 300 hunts are holding Boxing Day meets, a week after the RSPCA’s first successful prosecution of a hunt for operating illegally.

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Analysis

image of Chris MasonChris Mason

Political correspondent

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is seen by those on the right of the Conservative Party as an authentic Tory who shares their instincts.

But Mr Paterson’s comments show he is a mathematically astute pragmatist.

Yes, the coalition agreement sets out the government will give MPs a free vote on repealing the Hunting Act.

But the environment secretary has done his sums and concluded those in favour of overturning the law would lose.

Some Conservatives will also be very aware that reintroducing the debate on hunting at Westminster would open a whacking great dividing line with Labour.

Ed Miliband’s party would argue pushing for a vote would prove the Tories are out of touch with the concerns of most voters.

Hunts are no longer allowed to use dogs to chase foxes, but are instead supposed to use techniques such as drag hunting, where dogs set off on the trail of a scent laid about 20 minutes in advance by a runner or rider dragging a lure. Mr Paterson told the Daily Telegraph: “At the moment, it would not be my proposal to bring forward a vote we were going to lose.” A free vote on the issue is included in the coalition agreement, although Mr Shapps said: “Hunting hasn’t been a feature of this Parliament.” Tory backbencher Simon Hart, a former chief executive of the Countryside Alliance, said he believed Prime Minister David Cameron still intended to honour the commitment to hold a free vote. “He knows that he has made a promise on this, he knows he can’t really afford to let down core voters in rural constituencies and nothing he has said in the last two-and-a-half years to me has indicated that he has slipped an inch on this,” he told the BBC. A spokesperson for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed: “The coalition government pledged to put forward a motion to allow a free vote on the Hunting Act. “This will take place at an appropriate time and if parliament were to vote in favour of repeal, the government would introduce a Repeal Bill in the House of Parliament in due course.” Responding to Mr Paterson’s comments, the shadow environment secretary, Mary Creagh, said “most people back Labour’s ban on hunting wild animals with dogs”.

Animal welfare charities, including the RSPCA and the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS), have commissioned research which suggests that only 15% of people want to scrap the ban. But the Countryside Alliance says it has seen no slackening of support for hunting in recent years.

 

Let’s stop fox hunting for good, ban it for ever

 

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport

South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark-On-Trent

Next Peaceful Protest

  Newark resident Laurence Goff,  Peaceful Protest To South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark-On-Trent

Thousands of  hunting enthusiasts will turn out again, they what to push to repeal the Hunting Act.

Our new coalition government confirms free vote on lifting fox hunting ban. Mr David Cameron

has confirmed plans to grant Conservative MPs a free vote on whether to bring back fox

hunting in the UK. Page 18 of the document contains the paragraph: “We will bring forward

a motion on a free vote enabling the House of Commons to express its view on the repeal of

the Hunting Act.”

 

 

Let’s stop fox hunting for good, ban it for ever

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Coalition government update

Hunting: Ban ‘cannot be overturned’ in free vote which I welcome.

They will not bring forward a lifting fox hunting ban. The Government for the moment

can’t express its view on the repeal of the Hunting Act.” There are more MPs who support

the Hunting Act than those who wish to repeal it. I have to say it’s worth bearing in mind that the vast

majority of the public support the Hunting Act.  Any MP who opposed to repeal changing the ban.

 

Fox hounds

The hunt has also used other sites for the meet, mostly at East Stoke and Elston.

The Conservatives have pledged to vote on lifting the ban, they will have to wait until the next General election in 2015.

The Campaign for the Protection of Hunted Animals (CPHA). Three animal welfare groups joined together to form the CPHA. They are: The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (RSPCA), the League against Cruel Sports and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport

 

The hunting ban not only works. It will continue to set the tone for animal welfare as opposed

to animal abuse.

For that is in effect what he is doing. By taking up the challenge to make out hunting for fun is

more important than the economy, its little wonder the public are not impressed. wwwbacktheban.com

Labour lists the act among one of its achievements in changing British society since Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997

 

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Three hunt leaders guilty of illegal fox-hunting

Joint Master Timothy Wyndham Basil Smalley, Ian McKie and Andrew Proe were secretly filmed by League Against Cruel Sports investigators

Three hunt leaders guilty of illegal fox-hunting | via @Telegraph

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December 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm

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The Daily Telegraph reports; “The controversial scheme will include the creation of a Hunt Regulatory Authority (HRA) to police the behaviour of hunts and was drawn up by senior lawyers along with the Countryside Alliance. The plans have the backing of influential Tories including William Hague and Edward Garnier, the shadow justice minister and could […]

Good to see you are still fighting hard there Laurence! 🙂

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Peaceful Protest To The South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark-On-Trent

 

Now Brown declares class war on hunting – UK Politics, UK – The 26 Dec 2009 … If you think the Tories have changed, their views on foxhunting with dogs….. shows the last ten years to be of nett benefit to the UK. …

http://www.independent.co.uk/…/uk/…/now-brown-declares-class-war-on-hunting- 1850407.html –The Silent Killer in the Countryside

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuDVQBdlR3c&feature=player_embedded

Calling the Hounds

Farmers Against Foxhunting and Trespass organisation, please visit http://www.banbloodsports.com  hunting hunter fox bloodsports hounds horses ban 

Let’s stop fox hunting for good, ban it for ever

 

 

 

The League Against Cruel Sports has launched a new snare website –www.snaringsurvey.org.uk – to gather information on the extent of snaring in the UK.

The National Anti-Snaring Campaign, which we have long supported, has redesigned their already excellent website. We highly recommend you visitwww.antisnaring.org.uk

They can’t even use the argument that they are killing them for food, they are killing them because they like killing them…very cruelly killing them, if people think much has changed since the 2004 Act of Parliament, please read up on the subject…I can’t see much change in their rural barbarity. PLEASE share this.

National Trust Cruelty: Torment of a Stag

Pregnant Woman in Fear of Hunt Dogs

Pregnant Woman in Fear of Hunt Dogs

Another Hunt Monitor Attacked

Hunt Steward Guilty of Threatening Behaviour

Pet Cats Torn Apart by Hunt Hounds

Hoghton Tower Bloodsport Demo

High Peak Hunt Savage and Kill Pet Cat (External link)

Huntsman guilty of breaking ban (External link)

Hunt Darling Boy Admits Drink Driving

Drink Driving Joint Master of the Ullswater Foxhounds


Cheshire Foxhounds: Two Hounds Killed

more archive stories…

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In February 2005 Parliament passed into law a ban on “Hunting with Dogs” in England and Wales (The “Hunting Act”). The “House of Commons”, acting for England and Wales

In an average fox hunting season:

Foxes killed: 15,000 (36% by digging up by terriermen)
Humans killed (in accidents): 3
Pups and hounds killed: 6,000
Veterinary fees for horses: £15 million
Injuries to hounds: 1,000
Injuries to those on foot (including sabs): 500
Total blood spilled: 1 ton plus
Policing costs (paid by taxpayers): Over £1 million.

Fox Hunting in the UK :: Foxhunting

fox hunting is now banned in the UK. The North West League Against Cruel Sports … TheFox Project sees no reason why the same courtesy should not be …
http://www.nwlacs.co.uk/foxhunting.htm

26 Dec 2009 … Lots of people in rural areas oppose fox hunting and it isn’t about stopping …of the population do not want hunting with dogs to be made legal again. … you agree to be bound by BelfastTelegraph.co.uk’s Terms of Use. …
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/…/hilary-benn-the-public-supports-fox-hunting- ban-14612813.html –

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Nice and quite once again, happy New Year

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  1. South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark-On-Trent 2010

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Laurence Goff with a disapproval Peaceful Protest To The South Notts Hunt Visiting Newark-On-Trent

1st January 2017 Outside Newark Town hall

in the Market Place.

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Showing the scale of public opposition to hunting is vital if we’re to prevent the return of this barbaric sport

 

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Laurence Goff say cut your speed around Newark-On-Trent

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Cut your speed limit now around, Newark-On-Trent, needs to be cut. I am happy to join the campaign, as an elected Newark town Councillor. Everybody knows Newark has many busy roads and that it is a major concern to residents. With winter approaching, the danger is only going to get worse. Some drivers are acting reckless on our roads. I, like many residents around Newark have witnessed racing on public roads and want these drivers off the road. We need action to catch them and take them off our roads the Councillors the police and residents need to work together. Do we go out with speed guns operated by trained volunteers or have CCTV cameras in place all year round?Enforcement, or lack of it, may be an issue but I have noticed one preventative measure. The flashing signs that tell a driver how fast they are going seem to have the desired effect. In the meantime, I am putting this message on this page, and giving residents a helping hand to make their case in the strongest possible way.

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— LAURENCE GOFF, Your  Voice For Newark. This Campaign to safeguard our Neighbourhood from the racing and speeding with your help. They are acting reckless on our roads, the fact is that I have like the many residents around Newark Roads have witnessed racing and want them off the road. They are acting reckless for to long we need action to catch them and put them off our roads. What can we do with the help our councillors working together with police and PCSO and residents. DO we start marching up and down with our signs and radar guns, before its to late? Waiting for your views, ok we’ve all seen them acting reckless on our roads around the town. I would say most are racing up and down Newark-On-Trent. Our campaign calling for the speed limit to be cut to 30mph on a busy road on Lincoln Road, Newark. Drivers are racing for years on this busy road

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Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire England

Newark, Nottinghamshire a Good Place To Visit, Live or Work

What are my top 10 priorities for Newark

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We need a Full Time MP with no Second job, Appoint another person when you can’t attend events or meetings. Stop MPs who have claimed large sums in travel and other expenses without sufficient public explanation. To publish MPs expense claims to be open and transparent

MP need to Live in the Constituency 

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Safeguarding Newark Hospital Protect local services for a better future

Safeguarding our vulnerable people plus Mental health issues homelessness

Raise the average wage in the town by attracting new employers

Safeguarding our elderly and young for a better future

Be compassionate sympathetic to our needs

Improve local policing and fight crime

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Safeguarding our history and tourism

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Laurence Goff

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For Far Too Long – Long Term Empty Properties In And Around The UK

I Have Updated This Website

Sept 2019

 

Out of normal office hours

Contact details 

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House
Nottinghamshire
NG24 1BY

01636 650000

customerservices@nsdc.info

Homelessness prevention

The Council first priority is to stop people from becoming homeless in the first place. Our officers will aim to intervene as early as possible to prevent homelessness.

Statutory homelessness

Sometimes it is not possible to prevent someone from becoming homeless. The Newark and Sherwood District Council officers will help source accommodation for those unintentionally homeless and in priority need.

Temporary Accommodation

They have 26 units at Seven Hills Newark this temporary accommodation which can be used to accommodate households in priority need.

Severe weather emergency shelter

The night shelter opens when outside temperatures are forecast to fall below 0C degrees on three consecutive nights or more. Offering rough sleepers a place to stay overnight and receive advice and support.

 

20150629_110735Message from Cllr Laurence Goff 

Devon Ward

Many people and families have been charged hundreds of pounds by agencies to cover the supposed administrative costs of renting will be offered relief. 

It was a bombshell for many people and families for for to long causing hardship. I was amazed to discover the high cost of these fees

It has infuriated a generation of people for far to long, these extra fees charged by agents is now going to stop. You can be charged for renewal fee. when it amounts to little more than printing off a contract to sign. And can usually the agent pushes through a rent rise too.

I believe urgent action needs to be done to tackle empty properties. This big problem all over the UK 

 

The homeless shelter.

Newark night shelter for the homeless during the Weather Months.

If you know anyone Needing Help And Support Please Contact.

Cheska Asman
Homelessness Strategy and Projects Officer
Newark and Sherwood District Council
Castle House, Newark, Notts, NG24 1BY
Tel: 01636 655643
Fax: 01636 655563
E-mail: cheska.asman@nsdc.info

It is run by volunteers, and those who use it are offered supper, a camp bed on which to sleep and breakfast the following morning.

It is opened when temperatures are set to drop below 0ºC on three consecutive nights. Those who wish to use it can gain access at 9pm, and doors shut at 10.30pm.

If anyone needs to use it, or knows of someone who may need to use it, they should call 01636 650000.

Without Framework the people that are homeless in Nottingham, they wouldn’t stand a chance.”

 Framework is a charity

Homeless couple who met on the street celebrate life in their new flat

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A couple who met while living on the streets of Nottingham are enjoying living in a flat after they were housed by homelessness charity Framework.

Michelle Saunders and Andy Frost were identified by the charity’s street outreach team in November last year.

Framework has been working with the couple since and John Freer, the charity’s resettlement worker, helped them to find the flat which they moved into in January.

The pair now live in shared accommodation in The Meadows and are grateful to Framework for helping to put a roof over their heads.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/homeless-couple-who-met-on-the-street-celebrate-life-in-their-new-flat/story-29874473-detail/story.html

£10m #Lottery cash to help Nottingham #homeless charity Framework. What else should be done for the homeless? http://ow.ly/tyogu

ty and housing association that helps homeless people, prevents homelessness, and brings opportunities to vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

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Lincolnshire Co-operative are supporting homelessness chairities over the next three months. We showed our support with the launch on Saturday by going on tour with Roofus!

What is homelessness?

People experiencing homelessness are not “The Homeless” and should not be viewed as a homogenous group. They are individuals experiencing varying crises.

Housing demand is outstripping supply and we need action on empty flats above shops.

There is a significant amount of accommodation above shops and offices that has been empty for years.

It has been under-utilised and owners are often unaware of the potential to free up space and convert to residential units.

Flat conversion allowance, introduced ten years ago, is intended to encourage the conversion of empty or underused space above shops and other commercial premises to residential use.

The scheme intends to increase the availability of rented accommodation within Newark and Sherwood by working in partnership with property owners, registered social landlords and the Empty Homes Service.

I understand in part of Britain there are 10 homes lying empty for every homeless family.

Motto: I will be actively involved and committed to representing you and Newark wholeheartedly throughout the year.

 

Cllr Laurence Goff

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Lets start demanding by putting this crisis right and to ensure Empty Properties In Newark And Sherwood District Nottinghamshire and across Britain are put back in public use.

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Who we can help

• Single homeless young people aged 16-25 who need help, advice or signposting.

• Ex. residents who have moved on from the project but may need to seek assistance or support on a tenancy related issue to ensure they can maintain their own independent tenancy within the community.

 How we can help and assist you

• Referral to Children Families and Cultural Services

• Referral to Targeted Youth Support

• Referral to the District Council

• Assistance to complete an application form for accommodation

• Assistance to arrange a homelessness interview

• Assistance to contact the Job Centre or DWP

• Signposting to another more appropriate agency

• Signposting to other agencies for professional counselling

or other support for example substance/alcohol advice.

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Contact us

If you need help, know somebody who does or simply wish to find out more about the organisation, please contact us on:

Telephone: 0115 841 7711
Fax: 0115 960 3985
Write to: Framework Housing Association, Val Roberts House, 25 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6NX
Online:  Simply fill in the form below and we will respond as soon as we can.

If you are sleeping rough or fear that you may have to, call our hotline on 0800 066 53 56.

Framework Housing Association

You can contact your local Council – Newark and Sherwood District Council or the Land Registry (UK) – Information on every UK property.
http://www.LandRegistry-Service.com

  • Getting started

    According to The Empty Homes Agency, there are an estimated 870,000 empty homes in the UK and enough empty commercial property to create 420,000 new homes. First consider these key points before you decide to invest in an empty property:

    • Make sure you are allowed to do what you want to the property. It’s all very well having imaginative plans to redesign the property into the house of your dreams but if there are legal restrictions, or if it’s a listed property, you may not be allowed to.

    • Work out a proper budget before you start. Rescuing a house doesn’t have to be expensive, but if you run out of money half way through you’ll be skint and homeless. Build £200 into your project to spend on a treat for yourself at the end. It’ll help keep you focussed on sticking to the budget.

    • Build the right team of people to help you. Choose architects, builders and conveyancers who you can work with and will help you, not fleece you.

    • Choose the right building materials for the job. There’s a range of alternatives for every eventuality. Some choices are good for your pocket, some are good for the environment and some are just less hassle for your builder.

    • Don’t bank on a grant, but do see what’s available. Rescuing an empty property meets the objectives of lots of organisations some of them may be prepared to subsidize your costs.

    How to find an empty property

    Keep your eyes peeled. About one in 20 homes in the country is empty. Once you start looking, you’ll see them everywhere. Try the following options to get your search off the ground.

    • Local council – Your local council will probably have a list of all the empty properties in their area. Some councils will be happy to let you see the information, but beware that others may not be so open. If they won’t disclose the information you could make a written request – you’ve got a legal right to request it.

    • Estate agents – Their shop windows don’t want to be cluttered with pictures of wrecks, but that doesn’t mean to say that they haven’t got some houses in need of rescuing in the back of the filing cabinet. So, make sure you ask to see what’s available.

    • Online auctions – Auction catalogues are a good place to find empty properties that are for sale. On the web look out for specialist websites that specialise in empty properties.

    • Land for sale – More often than not building land for sale has already got a house on it that the seller is inviting you to buy to demolish. Often the house is beyond saving but sometimes it’s salvageable.

    Finding out who owns the property

    Once you’ve found an empty property, how do you know who owns it? It may be as simple as asking the people who live near by. If you explain to them why you want to know, they will probably be happy to tell you.

    Many properties are registered at the Land Registry. For a small fee you can look at the register and see who the owner is. The HM Land Registry website for England and Wales is: www.landregisteronline.gov.uk, the Registers of Scotland Executive Agency is: www.ros.gov.uk and the Land Registry of Northern Ireland is: www.lrni.gov.uk.

    Most local authorities have a register of empty properties and know who the owner is. Local authorities have different policies on disclosing this information. If your local authority won’t tell you, you could put the request in writing citing the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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Empty Homes 

Non-Profit Organisation

 Address: 70 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6EJ

Homes From Empty Homes » Finding An Empty Home

This is why we campaign for more empty homes to be brought into use.

How To Bring An Empty Home Back Into Use

Finding Owners Of Empty Homes

Finding the owner of an empty property

The owner could be a company, or private individual, or a local authority, housing association, or government department.

Although, we do not have the capacity to help either individuals or property developers to find the owners of an empty property, we hope you find the following tips helpful.

I have three suggestions on how you might find the owner of an empty property and some tips on how to approach owners.

 1 -Ask neighbours

People who live near to empty properties often know who the owner is. If you explain to them why you want to know they may be happy to tell you, or help you make contact with the owner.

2 -Land Registry

Most properties are registered at the Land Registry. For a small fee you can look at the register and see who the owner is. www.landregisteronline.gov.uk..

If the land is unregistered, the Land Registry may still be able to help, as you can search the Land Charges Registry. This will reveal the owner’s details if there are any charges against the property (e.g. a second mortgage) or if bankruptcy papers have been filed.

3. -Local authorities 

Most local authorities have an empty property officer working to help get empty properties back into use. Local authorities have different policies on disclosing information about the owners of empty properties, but it is worth asking if they are able to help you find the owner.

Tips on approaching owners

Most empty properties are privately owned. Private owners and landlords will need to be approached with tact and caution. You will need to ask whether they are interested in selling the property to you. Bear in mind that owners may be reluctant to sell their empty homes for a variety of reasons.

It is also worth considering that just because a property has been empty does not mean it will be cheap to buy. Owners will usually ask the market price, though this should to some extent reflect the cost of any necessary repairs and refurbishments.

BBC – Homes – Property – How to rescue an empty property

Getting started

According to The Empty Homes Agency, there are an estimated 870,000 empty homes in the UK and enough empty commercial property to create 420,000 new homes. First consider these key points before you decide to invest in an empty property:

  • Make sure you are allowed to do what you want to the property. It’s all very well having imaginative plans to redesign the property into the house of your dreams but if there are legal restrictions, or if it’s a listed property, you may not be allowed to.

  • Work out a proper budget before you start. Rescuing a house doesn’t have to be expensive, but if you run out of money half way through you’ll be skint and homeless. Build £200 into your project to spend on a treat for yourself at the end. It’ll help keep you focussed on sticking to the budget.

  • Build the right team of people to help you. Choose architects, builders and conveyancers who you can work with and will help you, not fleece you.

  • Choose the right building materials for the job. There’s a range of alternatives for every eventuality. Some choices are good for your pocket, some are good for the environment and some are just less hassle for your builder.

  • Don’t bank on a grant, but do see what’s available. Rescuing an empty property meets the objectives of lots of organisations some of them may be prepared to subsidize your costs.

How to find an empty property Keep your eyes peeled. About one in 20 homes in the country is empty. Once you start looking, you’ll see them everywhere. Try the following options to get your search off the ground.

  • Local council – Your local council will probably have a list of all the empty properties in their area. Some councils will be happy to let you see the information, but beware that others may not be so open. If they won’t disclose the information you could make a written request – you’ve got a legal right to request it.
  • Estate agents – Their shop windows don’t want to be cluttered with pictures of wrecks, but that doesn’t mean to say that they haven’t got some houses in need of rescuing in the back of the filing cabinet. So, make sure you ask to see what’s available.
  • Online auctions – Auction catalogues are a good place to find empty properties that are for sale. On the web look out for specialist websites that specialise in empty properties.
  • Land for sale – More often than not building land for sale has already got a house on it that the seller is inviting you to buy to demolish. Often the house is beyond saving but sometimes it’s salvageable.

Finding out who owns the property

Once you’ve found an empty property, how do you know who owns it? It may be as simple as asking the people who live near by. If you explain to them why you want to know, they will probably be happy to tell you.

Many properties are registered at the Land Registry. For a small fee you can look at the register and see who the owner is. The HM Land Registry website for England and Wales is: www.landregisteronline.gov.uk, the Registers of Scotland Executive Agency is: www.ros.gov.uk and the Land Registry of Northern Ireland is: www.lrni.gov.uk.

Most local authorities have a register of empty properties and know who the owner is. Local authorities have different policies on disclosing this information. If your local authority won’t tell you, you could put the request in writing citing the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Buying an empty property may seem a daunting project, but with a little time, … David Ireland from The Empty Homes Agency has advice for a sucessful house 

Estate agents window

http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/property/buying_buyingaproperty.shtml
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The Former Robin Hood  Hotel 

Lombard Street Newark

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Empty on Portland Street Newark

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Empty on London Road Newark

 

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A number are empty on Portland Street, Newark

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Victoria Street Newark

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A number are empty on Portland Street, Newark

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A number are empty on Portland Street

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Empty Property on Victoria Street, Newark

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Empty Properties on Victoria Street, Newark

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Empty Properties on Victoria Street, Newark

The weather is starting to get cold again – people sleeping outside, so what are we going to do about it? 

 
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I would like Newark and Sherwood District Council to  consider whether the council would take any long-term action under The Housing Act 2004. However, the council will still continue to take short term action under other legislation if appropriate for an accumulation of refuse, where boarding up is needed to prevent unauthorised entry or where the property poses a danger to public health. Where appropriate, owners’ details could be passed consensually to housing providers interested in purchasing empty property and/or managing it on the owner’s behalf. However, no information will be passed onto any other agency as a result of completing the questionnaire.

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