Nottingham to put culture at the heart of a successful local economy

Nottingham to put culture at the heart of a successful local economy

Nottingham could become a leading European city for culture and creativity by being at the forefront of a new approach to culture recommended by a national enquiry. The Culture Cities Enquiry, chaired by Virgin Money Boss Jayne-Anne Gadhia, has published its recommendations today (Tuesday 5th February). It brought together leaders from across the cultural, education, […]

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Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham could become the first carbon neutral city in the UK after the City Council set itself an ambitious target to achieve this by 2028. The city has already met its Energy Strategy target early – a 26% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 – and reduced emissions by 39% since 2005. Nottingham is […]

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Stonewall names Nottingham City Council one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

Stonewall names Nottingham City Council one of Britain’s top 100 LGBT-inclusive employers

Nottingham City Council has been named one of the most inclusive employers in Britain by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall in its Top 100 Employers list for 2019. This year’s Top 100 was the largest ever with 445 employers entering, demonstrating their commitment to LGBT workplace inclusion. As part of the Top […]

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Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

Nowhere to hide for rogue landlords, with Government-backed data system

An innovative data modelling tool to target rogue landlords in Nottingham more effectively has won financial backing from the Government. The new system, which received £43,821 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, aims to make the work to tackle rogue landlords more efficient than the current approach, which is time-consuming and labour-intensive. […]

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Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground Awarded Centenary Field Status

Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground Awarded Centenary Field Status

Bulwell Forest Recreation Ground is to be designated a Centenary Field commemorating those lost in World War One. The new status is to be marked by planting three native Oak trees on the site. Local ward councillors Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, Cllr Cheryl Barnard and Cllr Nick McDonald, along with representatives from The Royal British Legion […]

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Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Government austerity means £22m more City Council savings next year

Austerity isn’t over for Nottingham, with the City Council’s main Government funding slashed by three quarters since 2013 – plummeting from £127m to just £25m for the forthcoming year. On top of this financial blow, the Government is once again demanding that councils reduce their budgets to help address the national debt – meaning the […]

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Nottingham among host cities for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 tournament

Nottingham among host cities for UEFA Women’s Euro 2021 tournament

Nottingham has been announced as one of the host cities for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 matches after England was confirmed as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on Monday [3 December]. The prestigious continental championship will be played at eight venues across the country before concluding with a showpiece final at Wembley Stadium. With a […]

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Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Private tenants in Nottingham are being urged to report rogue landlords, after an illegally evicted tenant was awarded over £12,500 in damages in a test case. The council’s Safer Housing team provides support for tenants who are having problems with their accommodation or landlords, carries out inspections and takes enforcement action where necessary, up to […]

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Spotlight on blueprint for Nottingham’s future

Spotlight on blueprint for Nottingham’s future

Proposals which will shape how Nottingham develops in the future go under the Government’s spotlight later this month before they are officially adopted as the way forward. Every Planning Authority must produce a Local Plan, which is a blueprint for which sites in the area can be developed and what they can be used for. […]

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