Archive by category Children and Families

Funding boost to help key workers with Easter childcare

Funding boost to help key workers with Easter childcare

Nottingham City Council has announced a cash boost of £90,000 to help support critical workers with childcare over the Easter holidays. The authority announced plans two weeks ago to help schools remain open for children whose parents were on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak, and now further support has been put in place for […]

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New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Sally Longford: The world is experiencing an unprecedented challenge and it is important in this moment that we cooperate, doing what we can to support one another. Many of you have already supported people in your community by helping a neighbour or a friend in need so I want […]

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Thank you – and look after each other, says Council Leader

Thank you – and look after each other, says Council Leader

City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen: This week the council has had to take unprecedented measures as it responds to coronavirus and I want to thank people across the city for the way in which they have come together in supporting each other, whether it’s a colleague or a neighbour. I also want to thank […]

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Big Reading Challenge hits fundraising target to give more free books to children

Big Reading Challenge hits fundraising target to give more free books to children

Nottingham City Council has reached its fundraising target for the Big Reading Challenge – which will see more free books given to children in the city. City councillors – including the Leader, Cllr David Mellen – spent a week reading to more than 8,300 people at schools, libraries, nurseries and children centres across Nottingham. Running […]

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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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Impressive new Central Library plans revealed

Impressive new Central Library plans revealed

New internal images of the proposed new Central Library, including the best children’s library in the country, have been revealed by Nottingham City Council, with the public being offered the chance to offer their views on the plans. The plans and video flythrough for the library reveal the layout and design of the new library, […]

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Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has congratulated a Nottingham man after he scooped a national television award for his community work. Volunteer Keiren Thompson has been named the BBC’s Get Inspired Unsung Hero at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2019. Mr Thompson runs community project Helping Kids Achieve which provides sport sessions […]

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