Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

Nottingham is preparing to welcome more people back as pubs and restaurants and other hospitality services can start to re-open from this Saturday (July 4) – with the council urging caution. The city has already started to carefully and safely reopen as non-essential shops went back to business last month and the Government eased lockdown […]

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72nd Anniversary celebration to honour the Windrush generation

72nd Anniversary celebration to honour the Windrush generation

Today, Monday 22nd June, marks the 72nd anniversary of the landing of SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in 1948 carrying passengers from the Caribbean, who were invited to Britain to assist with post-war reconstruction. Each year on 22nd June, National Windrush Day, we celebrate the contributions of the Windrush generation and their descendants. This evening […]

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Resuming council services

Resuming council services

Nottingham City Council is getting ready to restart a range of its services as the city adapts to a ‘new normal’ during the COVID 19 pandemic. The council is carefully considering which services can reopen – with the priority being on safety – as lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease and the city itself starts […]

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Welcome back! Nottingham begins to reopen

Welcome back! Nottingham begins to reopen

Nottingham will start to carefully and safely reopen to more people as lockdown restrictions are eased and new arrangements are put in place to make it possible. The Government announced last month that all non-essential retail would be able to reopen from 15 June if its five tests are met and they follow the COVID-19 secure guidelines. […]

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Huge programme of transport improvements set to get go-ahead

Huge programme of transport improvements set to get go-ahead

The green light is set to be given to a massive programme of transport improvements in Nottingham that has received unprecedented financial backing from the Government. A £161m package of schemes will strengthen connections between major employment sites, upgrade public transport and improve options for people on foot or bikes – an increasingly important investment […]

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Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Almost 1,000 responses from residents, businesses and organisations across Nottingham have helped to shape how the city aims to become carbon neutral by 2028. A two-month consultation earlier this year has been used to inform and change the City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan. And it’s hoped the Plan will help Nottingham to make […]

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The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

£29,000 of joint funding will be used to support more than 40 food banks and social eating projects across Nottingham. Funding will enable FareShare to dramatically increase its work with local organisations ensuring more people that need support receive it. Food provisions will double and a dedicated food delivery infrastructure will be created as the […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

A Public Health England review has found that people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in the UK are more likely to die from coronavirus https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/889195/disparities_review.pdf Cllr Rebecca Langton, portfolio holder for Communities, said:  “We are pleased that following public pressure, Public Health England have published this long awaited report today. Whilst the findings […]

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