Archive by year 2017

Overnight Collin Street closures to remove Broadmarsh pedestrian bridges

Overnight Collin Street closures to remove Broadmarsh pedestrian bridges

The New Year will see the removal of the two footbridges above Collin Street connecting intu Broadmarsh with what remains of the Broadmarsh car park. The removal of the bridges will mean that Collin Street will be closed on the nights of Friday 5 and Saturday 6 January. One bridge will be taken down each […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Work will begin on 15 January for 12 weeks on Abbey Bridge to restore on-street parking provision and improve cycling facilities at the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction. Following concerns raised by local residents about parking being lost from the construction of an off road cycle path, the council will move the cycle path to the […]

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Residents’ and commuters’ views taken on board as Woodside Road experimental scheme ends

Residents’ and commuters’ views taken on board as Woodside Road experimental scheme ends

An experimental parking scheme that has been in place along Woodside Road since September 2017 will not become permanent, the City Council has decided. This decision was made after extensive consultation with residents and commuters and by reviewing the survey data gathered from the trial. The council has reviewed the impact of the lane reduction on […]

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Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Pupils’ improvements in reading and writing through phonics put Nottingham in top ten

Local pupils have placed Nottingham in the top ten most improved areas in the country for learning how to read and write through phonics. Their achievement – which has seen Nottingham City move up 32 places in the national league tables in just two years – has prompted a letter from Minister of State for […]

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Ultra-low energy homes in Sneinton ready for a warmer Christmas  

Ultra-low energy homes in Sneinton ready for a warmer Christmas  

Residents in ten homes in Sneinton will be much warmer this Christmas – and better-off in the New Year – after becoming the first in the UK to benefit from innovative energy saving and energy generation measures. The pilot project, which is now almost complete, will radically improve older houses and make the residents of […]

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Capital One to take part in Hoodwinked

Capital One to take part in Hoodwinked

Capital One has joined in as a supporter of the Hoodwinked sculpture trail. The credit card provider is to sponsor a robin sculpture for the city centre trail, along with supporting a local school to get involved in the Hoodwinked education programme, ‘Robin’s Tales.’ Rupert MacInnes, Vice President External Affairs, Capital One UK, said: “We […]

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Homeserve give a boost to jobs in Bulwell

Homeserve give a boost to jobs in Bulwell

Nottingham’s Lord Mayor officially opened the new Homeserve HQ in Bulwell today. The re-furbished facilities at Aspect House, Blenheim Industrial Estate, Bulwell, Nottingham is a vote of confidence in Nottingham and will see jobs on the site increase from 250 to 350. It also houses their new national training centre for heating and plumbing engineers. […]

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Special link sealed between the homes of Robin Hood and Santa Claus

Special link sealed between the homes of Robin Hood and Santa Claus

Nottingham has signed a Friendship Agreement with the capital of Lapland to officially seal a special connection that’s existed between the cities for 27 years. Former Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, joined children on a Santa Express flight to Rovaniemi, courtesy of Nottingham-based charity When You Wish Upon A Star, to […]

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