Big Reading Challenge aims to raise funds for more free books for children

Big Reading Challenge aims to raise funds for more free books for children

Nottingham City Council is holding another Big Reading Challenge in a bid to raise funds for a charity that gives free books to children in the city. City Councillors – including the Leader, Cllr David Mellen – will read to children at schools, libraries, nurseries and children centres across Nottingham. Large-scale readings will even take […]

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Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Here is a list of what council services are running over Christmas and New Year… City Council Offices Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Libraries All libraries are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Nottingham Central Library, Bulwell Riverside, Hyson Green and St Ann’s Valley libraries will be open […]

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Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

Campaign to recruit adopters for priority children who wait the longest

A new campaign to recruit adopters will focus on sibling groups, older children, children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and children with complex health and disability needs. Every year the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA), part of Adoption East Midlands, will seek families for approximately 160 children, with many falling into these priority groups. The […]

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Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Campaign offers advice and support on money matters

Cllr David Mellen launches the City Council campaign to offer money advice and support A new campaign is advising people on how to get help and advice on debt and money matters. Launched by Nottingham City Council, the campaign is signposting people to a dedicated website www.asklion.co.uk/money as well as specialist advice and support services […]

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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

HS2 to serve Nottingham and Leicester city centres under plans submitted to government

There is a strong case for high speed trains to directly connect the city centres of Birmingham and Nottingham and Leicester and Leeds via the East Midlands Hub station at Toton, more than halving journey times and boosting the economy by at least £1.4 billion. Under plans submitted to the government by Sub-national Transport Body […]

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Volunteers thanked for providing free meals for Nottingham children

Volunteers thanked for providing free meals for Nottingham children

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has thanked local businesses, charities, faith groups and volunteers who helped provide free lunches for vulnerable children this summer. A number of community initiatives took place in Nottingham over the school summer holidays in a bid to tackle holiday hunger, activity and isolation among children. This included a scheme […]

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