Fifty-two schools join Robin’s merry band

Fifty-two schools join Robin’s merry band

Fifty-two Nottingham primary schools have joined Robin Hood’s merry band by signing up for the Hoodwinked education programme, Robin’s Tales. The programme of novel literacy and art activities will bring the Robin Hood legend to life for thousands of children across the city, before the Hoodwinked sculpture trail hits the streets of Nottingham this summer. […]

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Businesses flock to the Hoodwinked robin trail

Businesses flock to the Hoodwinked robin trail

Big-name businesses are flocking to join the Hoodwinked sculpture trail in Nottingham this summer. About 25 robin sculptures are now sponsored, and with the sponsorship deadline looming, other businesses are urged to get in touch before the opportunity has flown. The Hoodwinked sculpture trail is a twist on the tale of Robin Hood.  Our iconic […]

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City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed extra proposals to balance its 2018/19 budget – totalling £27m of savings due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council managed to identify […]

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All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

All hail Nottingham’s new taxi service!

A taxi revolution is underway in Nottingham – with new-look eco-friendly hackney cab vehicles and a new user-friendly app set to be unveiled in the city from 1st March. Nottingham City Council is taking steps to make the city’s hackney cab fleet one of the best and most modern in the country. Having already introduced […]

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Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Nottingham City Council’s opposition group has added its support to calls for the Government to provide funding for essential fire safety work on high rise blocks in the city. The Leader of the Conservative Group, Councillor Andrew Rule, has written a joint letter with Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, Councillor Jane Urquhart, to the […]

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City Council’s £20m of commercial activity to help offset Government cuts

City Council’s £20m of commercial activity to help offset Government cuts

Nottingham City Council is leading the way when it comes to generating income to help offset Government funding cuts – generating £20m a year from commercial activities. The council has seen its main Government funding fall from £126m in 2013/14 to just £35m in 2018/19 – reducing to nothing in two years’ time. Aside from […]

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2018 – a big step towards Nottingham’s future

2018 – a big step towards Nottingham’s future

2018 is set to be a pivotal moment in Nottingham’s development as a thriving modern city, with several ambitious regeneration projects getting underway. Nottingham City Council has been driving forward its long-term vision for the city’s regeneration over recent years, with unprecedented investment in major schemes such as the expansion of the tram network, redevelopment […]

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Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

The Government would be rewarding incompetence by bringing back the widely-criticised and unfair Transition Grant scheme to “bail out” failing County Councils, says Nottingham’s deputy leader. Two years ago, the Transition Grant scheme was used to hand out an extra £300million in funding – particularly to more affluent councils in the south of the country […]

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Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor Graham Chapman, is urging the Government to listen to their own Conservative MPs on social care as Prime Minister Theresa May and local government secretary Sajid Javid face a rebellion over funding for local councils. But Councillor Chapman has also warned the Government that any attempt to […]

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Nottingham city marks 1st anniversary as First City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in UK

Nottingham city marks 1st anniversary as First City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in UK

Mojatu Foundation is leading the celebration of the first anniversary since Nottingham City became the first City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The event, to be held on Tuesday 6 February, from 10.15am to 2pm, will be marked with a tree planting ceremony at Farmeco Community Care Farm, Screveton. NG13 […]

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