Covid restrictions limit in-person attendance of Newark Town Council members at annual meeting
Covid restrictions limited the participation of elected members in Newark Town Council’s annual meeting last week.
A decision was taken to put forward one member from each party, Conservative, Labour and Alliance (Greens and Independents) to face questions from the town’s electorate in what was the first in-person meeting at the town hall for many a month.
Only a handful of the town’s voting population attended the socially-distanced meeting in the ballroom.
Questions included how market place events could be better advertised, when facilities such as the London Road Cemetery Chapel could re-open, whether some civic events would be returning later in the year, where were the rest of the councillors and, finally, whether the council could bring any influence on what was described as over zealous on-street parking enforcement?