Trent Valley Internal Drainage Board
Internal Drainage Boards (IDB’s) were originally set up to provide drainage in areas of need i.e. low lying areas. Several have been around in some form for hundreds of years.
The Newark Board was formed in 1949 – its predecessors were the Newark and Southwell Boards which were formed in 1936. In April 2012 the Newark Board amalgamated with Laneham, Kingston Brook and Fairham Brook IDB’s to form the Trent Valley Internal Drainage Board.