Archive by category Equalities

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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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Today the organisers of the Black Lives Matter protest were welcomed to the Council House and the young people, who helped to clean graffiti from the building, were thanked by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham and Nottingham City Councillors. City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “Nottingham is a city where people from different backgrounds […]

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A message from City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen and Portfolio Holder for Communities Cllr Rebecca Langton

A message from City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen and Portfolio Holder for Communities Cllr Rebecca Langton

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of the American police has rightly ignited anger not just in the USA but around the world. Here in Nottingham, we recognise and share this strength of emotion and we will all stand in solidarity with people across our communities, and beyond. We’re extremely proud […]

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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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Plaque unveiled to celebrate Nottingham Women!

Plaque unveiled to celebrate Nottingham Women!

A new plaque has been officially unveiled today ahead of International Women’s Day this Sunday 8th March. Positioned on the Council House exterior on South Parade, the plaque honours the women who were first to hold important political leadership roles in the city.  The plaque celebrates the following Nottingham women: 1920                                        First women elected to […]

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Disability History Month Partnership Conference 2019

Disability History Month Partnership Conference 2019

On Wednesday 4 December 2019 the fourth Disability History Month Partnership Conference will take place at Nottingham Council House.  Disabled people and stakeholders have been invited.  The partners involved are: Nottingham City Council Nottinghamshire County Council Notts Fire and Rescue Service Nottingham City Homes Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust City […]

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Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

Council Leader condemns attack in Germany

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned yesterday’s attack near a synagogue in Germany and expressed his sympathy and support for Nottingham’s Jewish community. Cllr David Mellen said: “The awful attack in Halle tragically left two people dead. It seems clear it was motivated by anti-Semitic views, which is something we wholeheartedly condemn. Nottingham, […]

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Rainbow Road painted in city centre to celebrate Pride

Rainbow Road painted in city centre to celebrate Pride

OFFICIAL OPENING: Cllr David Mellen cuts the ribbon to officially open the Rainbow Road with Leigh Ellis from Notts Pride, and sponsors from Robin Hood Energy, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham Together and members of the LGBT community A Rainbow Road has been created in Nottingham city centre to mark this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride celebrations. Four […]

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