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David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, speaks of Newark's ranking in theHalifax Quality of Life survey

Newark and Sherwood has been listed as one of the UK's best place to live, according an annual quality of life survey.

The district ranked 24th on the list of 50 places, which were ranked by employment, earnings, housing affordability, health and wellbeing, education, traffic and crime rates among other factors.

The Halifax Quality of Life survey looked at how local authority areas compare, and takes into consideration 26 different factors that home buyers may consider when choosing a place to live.

Newark Caslte Grounds. (4164179)
Newark Caslte Grounds. (4164179)

Councillor David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “We have near zero unemployment, crime rates have fallen significantly, school results are up, we’ve built more affordable housing than most councils, recycling is improving, open spaces win green flag status, and awards have been won for levels of cleanliness.

"It’s therefore fantastic to see these achievements reflected in a national survey.

"This is testament to the hard work of not only councils, who seek to respond to resident priorities, the police and schools, amongst others, but also the very many volunteers and community groups that take pride in where we live".

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