Archive by category Children and Families

Thousands of books donated to Nottingham Children through Dolly Parton Charity

Thousands of books donated to Nottingham Children through Dolly Parton Charity

A campaign to encourage more parents to read with their children by providing free books to families in Nottingham is celebrating National Storytelling Week with the announcement that it has reached a major milestone. Nottingham City Council has been working alongside the Rotary Club of Nottingham to co-ordinate fundraising since it chose to back Dolly […]

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Summer to be smokefree as Nottingham gets tough on tobacco

Summer to be smokefree as Nottingham gets tough on tobacco

Nottingham City Council will make 2016 a ‘Smokefree Summer’ as it looks to dramatically reduce the number of smokers in the city. Key family events in public spaces will be declared ‘smokefree’ in a bid to protect children and young people. The ambitious move is part of the Council’s latest five-year Tobacco Control Strategy, which […]

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Fernwood Primary pupil to give piano performance in Monaco

Fernwood Primary pupil to give piano performance in Monaco

Seven-year-old Summer Catachanas, a Fernwood Primary School pupil, has been selected to represent the UK in Monaco at the Yamaha European Junior Original Concert. During the concert, 12 young composers from all over Europe (France, Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Sweden) aged seven to 16 will perform their music on stage. The Yamaha Junior Original Concert (JOC) program offers Yamaha […]

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Nottingham City Council is a ‘Safe Place’ for vulnerable people

Nottingham City Council is a ‘Safe Place’ for vulnerable people

A scheme which provides places for vulnerable people to go to if they are abused or harassed in public has been launched in Nottingham City Council’s headquarters and eight city leisure centres. The council offices, located on Station Street, are now a designated safe place in the community where vulnerable people with learning disabilities can go […]

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The Lord Mayor of Nottingham Volunteers Awards

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham Volunteers Awards

Do you know an unsung hero? Well The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris, is looking for nominations for people who volunteer and do things on a daily basis to make a positive difference to their local community. The awards are open to volunteers from across Nottingham and The Lord Mayor is encouraging members […]

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Panto audiences help raise thousands for Dolly Parton book charity

Panto audiences help raise thousands for Dolly Parton book charity

Panto-goers in Nottingham have helped to raise over £3,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Nottingham Playhouse teamed up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to raise funds for free books for children. The book-gifting scheme was one of the official panto charities for this year’s performances of Dick Wittington. Volunteers from across the city collected funds […]

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Nottingham secures funding to help people ‘Get Out & Get Active’

Nottingham secures funding to help people ‘Get Out & Get Active’

As part of a UK-wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport, Nottingham City Council has secured funding for an initiative called ‘Get Out & Get Active’ to support disabled and non-disabled people to take up sport and physical activity. Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery […]

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Brand new soft play centre at Clifton Leisure Centre

Brand new soft play centre at Clifton Leisure Centre

A brand new soft play centre, ‘Little Treasures’, opened to the public at Clifton Leisure Centre on Monday 11 January. The soft play area has a ‘under the sea’ theme and is suitable for children aged 6 months to 10 years old, and accommodates a maximum of 26 children.  Prices start from £2.50 per session […]

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Pupils boost attendance to win exclusive gig with Professor Green

Pupils boost attendance to win exclusive gig with Professor Green

PUPILS from secondary schools in Nottingham have improved their attendance to win a place at an exclusive music concert in the city with Professor Green. Classes with the best overall attendance from eight schools will watch the special VIP performance at a secret location in Nottingham on Thursday (14 January). Attendance was measured over the […]

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