Archive by year 2020

Imagination Library delivers 250,000 books to children in Nottingham

Imagination Library delivers 250,000 books to children in Nottingham

A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham. A total of 250,000 books have now been delivered to children aged 0-5 in Nottingham through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,600 children registered to have […]

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‘No place for hate’ says Nottingham as Chinese community targeted

‘No place for hate’ says Nottingham as Chinese community targeted

A campaign has been launched in Nottingham to support the Chinese community after reports of Covid-related hate crime. Incidents have been reported of people being targeted simply because coronavirus was first reported in China. The campaign aims to address this issue by working with Nottingham’s East Asian and South East Asian communities to ensure people […]

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£3.3m of discretionary grants paid to businesses – but the job isn’t finished yet, says Nottingham City Council

£3.3m of discretionary grants paid to businesses – but the job isn’t finished yet, says Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council has paid its full allocation of discretionary grants to small businesses, called the Nottingham Small Business Fund, but councillors say they wish they could have achieved more. Over £3.3 million has been paid to around 500 applicants, including businesses in shared office spaces, market traders and charities after Nottingham City Council led […]

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City Council reopens more services

City Council reopens more services

Nottingham City Council is reopening more services following the latest Government announcement on the further easing of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions. A range of services have already re-opened which many citizens have already benefited from – such as the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, bulky and garden waste services, pest control and Woodthorpe Grange Plant […]

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Nottingham Chinese Community mobilises to fight Covid-19

Nottingham Chinese Community mobilises to fight Covid-19

Nottingham’s Chinese community has raised over £10,000 to source and deliver nearly 100,000 masks to support core workers and vulnerable people in the city during the coronavirus pandemic. When Covid-19 started to impact on the UK population in March, three Chinese nationals in Nottingham launched a fundraising campaign. Under their mission statement ‘Nottingham Chinese standing […]

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Public Health Leaders welcome new data in fight against Coronavirus

Public Health Leaders welcome new data in fight against Coronavirus

Public Health leaders in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have welcomed the expected publication of Pillar 2 data. Alison Challenger and Jonathan Gribbin, Directors of Public Health for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “Publication of the Pillar 2 data is welcome because together with the Pillar 1 data the results will give us a better picture about the whole […]

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Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

Nottingham is preparing to welcome more people back as pubs and restaurants and other hospitality services can start to re-open from this Saturday (July 4) – with the council urging caution. The city has already started to carefully and safely reopen as non-essential shops went back to business last month and the Government eased lockdown […]

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