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Proposed Battery Energy Storage System - Staythorpe 

the company who are proposing this site are holding a public consultation on THURSDAY 30 JUNE 2022 at the Robin Hood Theatre, Averham from 3.00pm - 7.30pm

Should you wish to attend, there is no need to book, just go along.


Please see below information recently received in relation to the Newark & Serwood Distric Council's Residents Survey.

NSDC Residents Survey

Once every four years, Newark and Sherwood District Council carries out a major consultation exercise that aims to (a) identify priorities for local residents and (b) obtain feedback on the performance of the Council.

We use the feedback to help inform how we spend tax payers money and also to identify what we’re doing well and where we need to improve. 

There are a range of ways is which we gather peoples’ views, one of which is an online survey.  The survey consists of 16 questions and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

The closing date for the survey is Thursday 30 June.

We’d be really grateful if you could help us to get as big a response as possible by promoting the survey within your parish/town council area. We’ve also attached a poster and a social media graphic that can be used to raise the profile of the survey too.

Residents can take part in the survey here:

More information on the survey can be found here:

If you become aware of anyone who has any difficulties completing the survey or would prefer a paper copy, please put them in touch with our Customer Services team:

You can read more about the work we have undertaken since the 2018 Resident Survey here:

Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe Parish Council Home


Casual Vacancy for Parish Councillors

Notice is hearby given in accordance with Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that 1 vacancy exist in the office of Parish Councillor for Averham, Kelham & Staythorpe Parish Council - Averham Ward.

The vacancies have arisen due to resignation of councillors and their term of office would have ordinarily expired in May 2023.

Please see document below for full details.


The Parish of Averham, Kelham & Staythorpe

Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe are three attractive, rural villages situated along the River Trent in the county of Nottinghamshire, lying approximately three miles to the northwest of Newark. There are a number of facilities within the parish boundary including the Robin Hood Theatre which houses a lively and very active theatre group, the Kelham Fox pub and restaurant, Kelham House Country Manor hotel and Kelham Hall.

The Parish has a long and interesting history. It was also the subject of a project looking into what lies beneath the village of Kelham and archaeologists uncovered some interesting archaeological finds along the river and under our gardens which can be seen on their website using the links below.  Off the back of the results of the Kelham Revealed project the team have plans to undertake a “follow on” phase to conduct further fieldwork into the Roman sites and Medieval watermills identified by the previous works.

About the project: 

Report pages:          

There is rich history within the parish and it is a fascinating place to live. It contains numerous listed buildings including the Grade I Listed Kelham Hall, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style for the Manners-Sutton family, the churches of St Wilfred and St Michael, both Grade I listed located in Kelham and Averham respectively.  In addition there is Kelham Bridge (Grade II 1857), the Causeway Arches (Grade II 1770) designed by John Smeaton, Kelham House (Grade II late C18) again built for the Manners-Sutton family, a number of other listed buildings and houses dating from C17 plus Averham Moat and Enclosure which is a listed as a Scheduled Monument by Historic England.

There are a number of active groups which includes a walking club, the W.I., bell ringing group, the gardening club and the Robin Hood Theatre.  All residents are encouraged and welcome to get involved in community groups and projects. There is also a local magazine, The Plough, which contains local news and information about the parishes and their churches which is accessible online and will provide the most up to date information on these and other groups. 

The Parish Council meets regularly throughout the year and welcomes all parishioners to our meetings which are held in the Robin Hood Theatre . Your councillors are all local people who live in one of the villages and so we have every parishioner’s interest at the heart of what we do. Please contact us through the Contact page on this website our the Parish  Clerk if you have any questions or suggestions for us.