Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

The Government has announced £2.5m of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as Covid restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, and many city centre pavements have […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Developers of new student accommodation in Nottingham will have to pay a contribution towards new affordable housing in the city, under new proposals by the City Council. The council is receiving unprecedented numbers of planning applications to build Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), as student numbers continue to rise in the city – with more […]

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New permanent Chief Executive for Nottingham City Council

New permanent Chief Executive for Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council has appointed Mel Barrett, currently Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, as its permanent new Chief Executive. Mel’s appointment follows the departure of Ian Curryer at the end of April to take up a role as Chair of Children First Northamptonshire. Katherine Kerswell is currently the Interim Chief Executive to […]

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Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

A minute’s silence will be held at the City Council’s first full council meeting during lockdown today (Monday 18th May) – live streamed to the public – to remember the 163 Covid victims in Nottingham, including two council staff members. WATCH the meeting live from 2pm at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NottCityCouncil The moment of reflection comes at the end […]

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Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

City Council staff, partner agencies and the voluntary sector have been praised for “moving heaven and earth” to ensure rough sleepers are accommodated during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Government issued guidance to councils in March to make arrangements for rough sleepers – extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to often having underlying health issues – to […]

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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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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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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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