Monthly Archive: September

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

There is a strong case for high speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion. Under plans submitted to the government by Sub-national Transport Body […]

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Fines for poor parking outside schools

Fines for poor parking outside schools

The end of the summer holidays and start of the new school year spells dread for some. No, not schoolchildren or even the teachers – but residents living near some schools. Streets around schools can often become clogged with cars as parents drop off their children, causing safety concerns and problems for local residents. The […]

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Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

As cycling festival HSBC UK Let’s Ride gets ready to roll into Nottingham, British Cycling and HSBC UK, in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, have confirmed the traffic-free route at the Meadow Recreation Ground for this year’s edition of the event. The free-to-attend event will get underway at The Meadows Recreation Ground at 11am on […]

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A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

Ascheme to help tackle problems in the private rented sector has reached its milestone first birthday. Nottingham City Council introduced a new housing licensing scheme for most houses in Nottingham to help tackle problems such as antisocial behaviour, crime, poor property conditions and deprivation. This runs alongside the other housing licensing schemes operating for houses […]

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Volunteers thanked for providing free meals for Nottingham children

Volunteers thanked for providing free meals for Nottingham children

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has thanked local businesses, charities, faith groups and volunteers who helped provide free lunches for vulnerable children this summer. A number of community initiatives took place in Nottingham over the school summer holidays in a bid to tackle holiday hunger, activity and isolation among children. This included a scheme […]

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Council says Government funding cuts are hurting local people in letter to Chancellor

Council says Government funding cuts are hurting local people in letter to Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been urged by Nottingham City Council to restore the funding sources that previous Chancellors have taken away from Nottingham. Councillor Sam Webster, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance, Growth and the City Centre has written to Sajid Javid ahead of this week’s spending review announcement to highlight that Nottingham […]

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City reaches landmark achievement with latest ‘Good’ school

City reaches landmark achievement with latest ‘Good’ school

Pupils at Berridge Primary are celebrating more than just the start of the new academic year: their school has improved its Ofsted rating to reach the ‘Good’ standard. An inspection at the school in Hyson Green found the primary has taken all of the steps needed to move up from the previous ‘Requires Improvement’ rating […]

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I built that! Nottingham Jobs helps residents be a part of the city’s growth.

I built that! Nottingham Jobs helps residents be a part of the city’s growth.

There’s positive news for job seekers in Nottingham; as building projects of all sizes move forward apace, job opportunities in construction, shop-fitting and associated trades are becoming available and local people are in a great position to find work or take up training which will enable them to work on some of the city’s major […]

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Sport and Leisure team receives top safety award

Sport and Leisure team receives top safety award

Our Sport and Leisure team which manages the city’s seven leisure centres has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in ensuring customer safety. The Gold Leisure Safety Award, is part of the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, which are the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. They […]

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