Deputy Leader calls for investigation into Government favouring South for funding

Deputy Leader calls for investigation into Government favouring South for funding

Westminster’s Public Accounts Committee must investigate the Government favouring wealthy southern councils with funding and leaving the rest of the country with the scraps. That’s the call from Nottingham City Council deputy leader Councillor Graham Chapman, who points out that a new round of extra Government funding for councils will see £132m go to more […]

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Council issues safety advice about bouncy castles

Council issues safety advice about bouncy castles

Nottingham City Council has produced safety guidance for people using, hiring or supplying bouncy castles and other inflatable play equipment, following a number of tragic and serious accidents nationally. Environmental Health Officers have produced advice for: Users on ‘How to spot a well-run bouncy castle’ Event organisers on ‘What to look for in a safe […]

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Halt Universal Credit before it inflicts more pain, says Council Leader

Halt Universal Credit before it inflicts more pain, says Council Leader

The rollout of Universal Credit should be halted until systemic problems with the new approach to benefits have been fixed, says the Leader of Nottingham City Council. His call follows revelations of fundamental problems with the system, the IT software involved and the harm it is having on claimants due to problems and delays with […]

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Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

Nottingham locked out of Government’s house-building plans

The Government is locking Nottingham City Council out of its plans for more council house building. The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government James Brokenshire has announced £1bn of additional funding for house-building – but has overwhelmingly made this available to councils in the south of the country. Mr Brokenshire has said […]

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Council continues to press for nursery to remain open

Council continues to press for nursery to remain open

Nottingham City Council has met with Nottingham College about its planned closure of the nursery at the College in Basford and the impact this will have on local families and staff members. Speaking after the meeting, Councillor Jon Collins and Nottingham North MP Alex Norris issued the following statement, “Despite our meeting with Nottingham College […]

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Expanded city boundary should be part of any ‘unitary county council’ discussions

Expanded city boundary should be part of any ‘unitary county council’ discussions

Nottingham City Council will press for an expansion of its borders to include the wider conurbation around the city if the County Council goes ahead with plans to reorganise local council boundaries. Nottinghamshire County Council is set to debate proposals this Thursday to create a ‘super council’ which would swallow up the seven district/borough councils […]

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Nottingham hotel closed over crime and anti-social behaviour issues

Nottingham hotel closed over crime and anti-social behaviour issues

A Nottingham hotel has been closed down following action taken by the City Council and Nottinghamshire Police. Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection team served a Closure Notice on The Stage Hotel in Gregory Boulevard, using powers contained within the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, due to significant concerns over criminality, nuisance and anti-social […]

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