South Leverton Parish Council

Serving the people of South Leverton

Parish Clerk: The Clerk

South Leverton Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make South Leverton a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

The village and parish of South Leverton, which is situated in the Trent Valley in north Nottinghamshire some 5 miles east of the market town of Retford. South Leverton has a pub The Plough, which is opposite the village hall, the Memorial Institute.

Lincoln Cathedral can be clearly seen from the village. It is predominately a flat agricultural area with little industry apart from two adjacent large power stations. It has a population of around 500 the majority of whom commute to Retford, Lincoln and other towns in the area.
It has an excellent private school—Orchard School—two care homes, The Plough public house, a garage, a haulage contractor and a number of farms.

Opposite the pub and in the centre of the village is the Memorial Institute, which was built as a memorial to the fallen of the First World War and has been rebuilt and modernised recently.

To the east and south of the village is an oil well, which has been pumping high quality oil used in the production of chemicals and plastics for nearly 50 years!!! —there is nothing new in "fracking".

The Parish Church of All Saints which dates back to the twelfth century is a fine example of an early Norman church with a square tower at its west end. There is also a twelfth century building on Retford Road known as the Priory though little is known of it's early days—it now houses one of the care homes.

We hope this web site gives you a good picture of our village and thank you for this online visit.

Civility & Respect - Zero Tolerance - The Parish Council is proud to support and follow the nationally recommended guidance from the National Association of Local Councils and the Society of Local Council Clerks in the promotion of civility and respect, bullying, harassment and intimidation will not be tolerated.

We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment.

Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused. Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable.

The zero-tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media.

The council considers threatening behaviour to be:

  • Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff.
  • The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff.

This policy applies throughout all council meetings, but it also applies to any councillor or council staff away from council meetings."

Latest News

Neighbourhood profile & Neighbourhood priorities statement

Bassetlaw has chosen 4 parishes in the district (including South Leverton) to be part of their pilot scheme to deliver a Neighbourhood profile & Neighbourhood priorities statement.

Bassetlaw DC Planners are the 'day to day' point of contact for members of the public, rather than the Parish Council who undertake all liaison/interaction/questions from the public.

If the public have any questions about how this process will work, or would like a copy of the briefing note about the pilot scheme, they should contact Bassetlaw Council directly and rather than the Parish Council: More »

Bassetlaw DC Lead Neighbourhood Planner

Neighbourhood Planning

Bassetlaw District Council

Queen's Buildings

Potter Street



S80 2AH


T: 01909 533 495 » Less

Posted: Wed, 20 Sep 2023 09:34 by Clerk to the Council

Police Neighbourhood Alert System

Police Neighbourhood Alert System

The Police wish to share this with as many residents as possible:

Rural communities are being encouraged to form a united front against crime – by signing up to a new local email alert system.

In response to local feedback, Nottinghamshire Police is adopting a bespoke rural Neighbourhood Alert email platform, which sends regular warnings about the latest offences and emerging criminal trends. More »

We are encouraging residents, farmers and other business owners to learn more about what is happening in their area by signing up for updates.

The software, already used by thousands of people in the county, provides hyper-local, street-level updates to residents about what is happening in their area.

I am asking as many people as possible to sign up as we will be using the system as our main method of sending updates.

Can I also urge residents to continue to immediately report all offences and suspicious activity by phone or on-line in order to build up a clearer local picture about current activities and trends.

For example, if you are a farmer who uses a quadbike for work and a similar devices has been stolen from another farm nearby, we'll issue a bespoke warning to you so you can safeguard your investment.

All you need to do is sign up to Neighbourhood Alerts using the link below and ensure you have selected "rural matters" in the dropdown menu for specific trend updates.

"If you are already registered, you can also select specific trend updates you want to see by clicking on the 'messages' option and selecting 'which type of messages'."

To sign up to Neighbourhood Alert and keep up to date on rural crime, visit:


If you require any help or advice regarding this let me know.


Rural Crime Specialist – PC 3467 Gareth Mitchell

Neighbourhood Policing - East Bassetlaw

Rural & Wildlife Crime Officer

Nottinghamshire Police

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Posted: Wed, 16 Feb 2022 19:00 by Clerk to the Council