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Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe are three attractive, rural villages along the River Trent in Nottinghamshire.  They lie approximately three miles to the northwest of Newark. Within the parish boundaries we have a primary school, a lively and very active theatre (The Robin Hood Theatre),The Fox which is a newly refurbished pub and there is also a hotel.  We have listed buildings in Kelham Hall and St Wilfred’s church that sits within the forty two acres of parkland.  There is rich history in the parishes and it is a fascinating place to live. There is currently a project which is looking into what lies beneath the village of Kelham and archaeologists are starting to uncover some interesting archaeological finds along the river and under our gardens which will eventually be displayed for all to see.

The Plough is our local magazine which contains local information about the parishes, their churches and the activities available to those who live here.  These include walking groups, the W.I., and a gardening group. All residents are encouraged and welcome to get involved in community groups and projects. The Plough, 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 come to our open meetings, usually 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. Do contact us through our Clerk if you have any questions about us or suggestions for us.