Monthly Archive: February

Big Reading Challenge hits fundraising target to give more free books to children

Big Reading Challenge hits fundraising target to give more free books to children

Nottingham City Council has reached its fundraising target for the Big Reading Challenge – which will see more free books given to children in the city. City councillors – including the Leader, Cllr David Mellen – spent a week reading to more than 8,300 people at schools, libraries, nurseries and children centres across Nottingham. Running […]

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No more fossil fuel investment, please!

No more fossil fuel investment, please!

By Cllr Sally Longford, Deputy Leader, Nottingham City Council I am calling on the Nottinghamshire Local Government Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels to show our commitment to tackling climate change. This is not only an environmentally sound stance, but increasingly financially sensible too. The fund, which provides the pensions for thousands of […]

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New council homes in Bestwood and Clifton take a step closer

New council homes in Bestwood and Clifton take a step closer

New council homes moved closer this week when plans were approved at Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board (Tuesday 18 February). The properties on the former Eastglade School site, in Bestwood, and a surplus garage site near Southchurch Court, in Clifton, will provide much-needed homes for people on the Council’s waiting list. A total of 106 […]

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What we’re doing to ease congestion following Clifton Bridge closure

What we’re doing to ease congestion following Clifton Bridge closure

Nottingham City Council has outlined the steps it is taking to try and keep Nottingham moving with the Highways England emergency works on the A52 Clifton Bridge continuing to cause major traffic problems across the city. The council’s traffic team is in constant contact with Highways England about the progress of the work on Clifton […]

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Biodiversity given greater consideration as part of Nottingham’s planning process

Biodiversity given greater consideration as part of Nottingham’s planning process

Nottingham City Council has taken an important step towards protecting and enhancing biodiversity linked to new developments this week. The Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was approved by the City’s Executive Board on Tuesday (18 February), and will help to increase, protect and enhance the biodiversity as new developments come forward. This includes plants, microscopic […]

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East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead

Leading public and private sector organisations from across the East Midlands, including Nottingham City Council, have welcomed Government’s confirmation that HS2 will go ahead. The Government’s decision to go ahead follows recommendations from the independent Oakervee Review also published today. However Ministers have also asked that further work is undertaken on the scope of Phase […]

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Emergency electrical works to take place on Derby Road

Emergency electrical works to take place on Derby Road

Western Power Distribution must undertake emergency electrical works on Derby Road at its junction with Ilkeston Road and Alfreton Road heading towards Nottingham City Centre. An electrical cable which supplies the High Voltage network in the city centre is at risk of failing, and while Western Power have done everything in their power to fix […]

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Council and local MP seek assurances from Highways England that A52 Clifton Bridge work being prioritised

Council and local MP seek assurances from Highways England that A52 Clifton Bridge work being prioritised

Nottingham City Council and MP for Nottingham South, Lilian Greenwood, have sought assurances from Highways England that everything is being done to complete the A52 Clifton Bridge work as quickly as possible. Highways England discovered last week that water damage had corroded steel works underneath the bridge and closed the A52 eastbound for safety reasons. […]

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Largest development in city gets underway as work starts to clear Island Quarter site

Largest development in city gets underway as work starts to clear Island Quarter site

Plans to transform the former Boots Island site have taken a step forward as the developer behind the scheme begins work to clear the site. Conygar received outline planning permission for the major development in April 2019 and work is now starting to prepare the site, which will be transformed as part of the regeneration […]

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