Monthly Archive: March

Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby have received £161m for transport improvements – the only bid to receive the full amount requested from the Department of Transport. This forms the second, major phase of the Government’s ‘Transforming Cities’ Fund, aimed at improving connections between major employment sites and promoting active travel and public transport. Confirmed in the Chancellor’s […]

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Council calls on Government for support to ease the impact of Highways England’s Clifton Bridge works

Council calls on Government for support to ease the impact of Highways England’s Clifton Bridge works

Nottingham City Council’s portfolio holder for transport has written to the Secretary of State for Transport to ask for help in easing the impact on the city of Highways England’s works on Clifton Bridge. The council has outlined a set of proposals totalling £1m for Highways England to consider funding which would help to keep […]

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City Councillors call for an end to funding unfairness as they agree £15.6m savings after more Government cuts

City Councillors call for an end to funding unfairness as they agree £15.6m savings after more Government cuts

Nottingham City councillors have approved a range of service changes and a Council Tax increase, which includes the Government’s adult social care precept to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The budget was agreed at a meeting of the Council on Monday 9th March following public consultation on the proposals. The budget is being set against the backdrop of the City Council having its […]

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Plaque unveiled to celebrate Nottingham Women!

Plaque unveiled to celebrate Nottingham Women!

A new plaque has been officially unveiled today ahead of International Women’s Day this Sunday 8th March. Positioned on the Council House exterior on South Parade, the plaque honours the women who were first to hold important political leadership roles in the city.  The plaque celebrates the following Nottingham women: 1920                                        First women elected to […]

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Bridge named after Boots chemist who helped discover ibuprofen

Bridge named after Boots chemist who helped discover ibuprofen

A pedestrian and cycle bridge on to the Boots site and Nottingham Enterprise Zone is to be officially named after one of its former employees who revolutionised global medicine. The Dr Stewart Adams Bridge will be unveiled in honour of the Nottingham scientist whose pioneering work in the 1960s led to the discovery of ibuprofen. […]

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Queens Drive park-and-ride to open again after severe flooding

Queens Drive park-and-ride to open again after severe flooding

Nottingham City Council has announced that Queens Drive park-and-ride will reopen to the public on Monday (9 March). The facility has been closed since unprecedented rainfall on the weekend of 15 and 16 February caused by Storm Dennis, following so closely behind Storm Ciara the week before. The amount of subsequent flooding after the River […]

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Statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Nottingham

Statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Nottingham

A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Nottingham. Dr Fu-Meng Khaw, Centre Director, Public Health England East Midlands, said: “Public Health England is contacting people who had close contact with one of the latest confirmed cases of COVID-19. The case is a resident of Nottingham city and recently returned from South Korea. “Close contacts […]

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New family homes completed, with a special nod to 100 years of council housing

New family homes completed, with a special nod to 100 years of council housing

Thirteen new council houses have been completed, as Bulwell families move into their new homes. Nottingham City Homes (NCH) and contractor Robert Woodhead Ltd developed the homes off of Aldgate Close in Bulwell, on behalf of Nottingham City Council. The new homes, which were built on the derelict site of a former care home, have […]

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