Monthly Archive: April

Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Nottingham City Council has welcomed the news that an additional £9m has been provided by Government to support Covid 19 expenditure – but it reiterated that it won’t be anywhere near enough to deal with the overall impact the pandemic is having on the council’s finances. The latest emergency funding allocation follows an initial award […]

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COVID-19 grant support available from the Warm Homes Hub

COVID-19 grant support available from the Warm Homes Hub

Nottingham City Council, district and borough councils across Nottinghamshire have joined forces to launch their new £4.3m Warm Homes Hub to help residents struggling with their energy bills and household income during the COVID-19 crisis. Together with charities Nottingham Energy Partnership and Age UK Nottingham, and the energy company E.ON, much-needed help and support will […]

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Meals at Home staff go the extra mile to offer additional checks on the elderly

Meals at Home staff go the extra mile to offer additional checks on the elderly

Nottingham City Council’s Meals at Home delivery service is providing much-needed reassurance to relatives of elderly and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Meals at Home is a low-cost service available to all city residents. As well as delivering hot meals, the service also provides families and relatives with regular wellbeing updates on their loved […]

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Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government funding to help the City Council through the coronavirus crisis is over five times less than needed based on current estimates, which are likely to increase as pressures mount. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on Saturday there would be a further £1.6bn funding for councils nationwide to deal with the crisis, in addition to […]

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How are you feeling? Looking after our mental health during COVID-19

How are you feeling? Looking after our mental health during COVID-19

Increased social isolation, loneliness, health anxiety, stress and an economic downturn are a perfect storm to harm people’s mental health and wellbeing. Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, Portfolio Holder for Health, HR and Equalities, explains the support available in Nottingham. As an Older Person’s Champion, I know that even at the best of times, loneliness and isolation […]

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St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

Like many other events nationally, Nottingham’s annual St George’s Day celebrations will not go ahead as planned due to coronavirus restrictions. The event is usually marked with a traditional parade by the Radford branch of the Royal Society of St George across the city centre to the Old Market Square. The parade is always headed by […]

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Nottingham City Council pays out over £7million in Coronavirus grants to local businesses

Nottingham City Council pays out over £7million in Coronavirus grants to local businesses

Over £7 million of business grants have been processed by Nottingham City Council, as of Friday 17th April to support small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, with businesses who have not filed their claim for their grant urged to do so as soon as possible. A dedicated team are working on payments of grants to […]

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Repairs to take place for six months at Lace Market Car Park

Repairs to take place for six months at Lace Market Car Park

Important maintenance and repair works are to take place at Lace Market Car Park, beginning on Monday 20 April for around six months. The car park, situated on the corner of Pilcher Gate and Fletcher Gate, requires important structural repairs. which have been planned for some time. However the current Coronavirus pandemic means use of […]

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