Newark castle

In May and June evening outings are arranged to local places of interest. We organise Newark’s participation in the national Heritage Open Days – an annual event that provides free guided access to properties which normally are either not open to the public or make an admission charge.

In order to help safeguard important buildings from deterioration, our volunteers run Conservation Watch and we also maintain our own Buildings at Risk Register.

Every year we present the Newark Civic Trust Award to building restoration projects that have a positive impact on the surrounding built environment. We will shortly be adding a new page to our website where we will exhibit some of our past winners.


Whenever government or local authorities seek public views, whether on Parliamentary Bills or draft policy documents, on matters that interest us, we provide a careful and considered response.

Our members come from all walks of life and are of all ages. They take an interest in their local environment and heritage and want to make sure that these are kept in good shape for future generations to enjoy.

A further benefit of membership is our bi-annual magazine, which contains an interesting mix of news, information and comment. We always welcome articles from members or the general public.

We warmly welcome new members and encourage everyone’s involvement in our various activities.

Won’t you come and join us?

Please contact us at for details on how to become a member.

Newark Civic Trust is a Registered Charity – Number: 1015046

About Us


Newark Civic Trust is a society for people who share an interest in environmental matters, with a specific concern for the built environment of Newark and its surrounding villages.

Our aim is to safeguard the area’s heritage without frustrating its future development. Thus, whilst we defend its historic buildings, we also encourage new, imaginative, high quality developments that enhance its beauty, prestige and vitality. We also campaign to get authorities to act when necessary to counter the effects of graffiti, litter and vandalism.

We take an active interest in planning issues, and the District Council invites our comments on all proposals that affect properties in the Newark Conservation Area as well as any major developments beyond that zone.

We meet once a month (except summer) in Newark Library to enjoy talks by guest speakers who, although their subjects vary widely, are all experts in their fields. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, and there is an opportunity to chat with other members. In May and June evening outings are arranged to local places of interest.

Striving to improve the quality of our built environment and the community
Our new publication: Newark Civic Trust Magazine