Monthly Archive: February

Statement on Nottingham Forest’s ground redevelopment plans

Statement on Nottingham Forest’s ground redevelopment plans

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “This is important news for the city and we were happy to work with Nottingham Forest to help make it happen. “We’re lucky enough to have a rich sporting heritage in the city. This redevelopment will enable Forest, with an eye on hosting major fixtures into the future, to modernise […]

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Trading Standards push to prevent fires caused by second hand electrical appliances

Trading Standards push to prevent fires caused by second hand electrical appliances

Second hand electrical retailers around Nottingham have been visited by Nottingham City Council Trading Standards this week to check that they are not putting local households at risk. Work on the project is ongoing, but results so far show that local businesses do not have adequate systems in place to ensure that they are taking […]

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Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Government cuts lead to City Council approving £22m of savings

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has approved proposals to make £22m of savings in 2019/20 after another year of drastic Government cuts. The Government slashed the council’s main grant by £10m in the last year alone – meaning it has fallen from £127m in 2013 to just £25m for the forthcoming year. Independent analysis has […]

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – 100 days to go countdown kicks off

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – 100 days to go countdown kicks off

Nottingham is gearing up for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with the ‘100 days to go’ countdown kicking off today (Tuesday 19 February). Part of the countdown will be the Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, which commences a 100-day tour of England and Wales and will be at over 100 locations and events, […]

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Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Nottingham City Council will find out by the end of May whether a bid for over £1m to develop the city’s parks has been successful. The potential funding will come through the Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) which is a new national initiative to enable up to eight places to develop, secure, and enhance the future […]

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Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

PHOTO: Cllr David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham – and been praised by the charity’s founder Dolly Parton. A total of 5,000 children aged 0-5 […]

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Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Half-term is rapidly approaching in Nottingham (18 – 22 February) and friendly monsters are here to entertain children across the city. Parents can take their little monsters to any of the fifteen Nottingham City libraries to take part in the Big Monster Hunt. Kids find the hidden monsters using the activity sheet, decode their secret […]

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Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it inspires pupils to work hard to be successful. Ofsted inspectors said Mellers Primary School has an aspirational approach to inspiring children – and is led by a head teacher whose commitment is ‘infectious’. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Nottingham businesses invited to ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’

Nottingham businesses invited to ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’

Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations are invited to a networking event where their questions about adopting Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) can be answered. Rob Pittam, Editor of the BBC Sunday Politics East Midlands show, will host the event, which will feature a panel of Nottingham businesses that are in the process of making the […]

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