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New Nottingham City Council Chief Executive starts work

New Nottingham City Council Chief Executive starts work

Nottingham City Council’s new Chief Executive has started work at the authority after being appointed to one of the city’s most important jobs back in May. Mel Barrett joins the council with a successful track record in managing large-scale customer-facing services and delivering substantial regeneration and development projects, most recently at Basingstoke and Deane Borough […]

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New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

This festive season, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park will host its first magical Christmas lights trail, as the formal gardens are transformed for the first time ever into an enchanted light spectacle, Christmas at Wollaton Hall.  From 27 November, visitors will be able to enjoy a unique socially distanced outdoor light installation. Wollaton Hall & […]

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Agreement announced for Robin Hood Energy customers to transfer to British Gas

Agreement announced for Robin Hood Energy customers to transfer to British Gas

Nottingham City Council has announced that customers of its energy company, Robin Hood Energy, are to transfer to British Gas.  The purchase agreement with Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has been reached following a strategic review of Robin Hood Energy launched by the City Council in March.  Leader of the Council, Councillor David […]

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Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Several revamped areas have opened in Woodthorpe Park after over £100k of improvements were carried out at the popular park. The works, carried out by the Nottingham City Council parks and neighbourhood teams, have been funded jointly by FCC Communities and Nottingham City Council, following extensive consultation with park users, the friends group and local […]

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Nottingham’s carbon-neutral campaign signs off with bell-ringing

Nottingham’s carbon-neutral campaign signs off with bell-ringing

A 28-day challenge to show families in Nottingham how fun and easy it can be to go carbon-neutral formally ends tonight (Friday) with the sound of the Little John bell. #28For28 has been running throughout August to raise awareness of climate issues and what small things can be done which add up to make a […]

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City Council agrees an action plan to improve governance following auditor’s report

City Council agrees an action plan to improve governance following auditor’s report

City councillors have agreed a comprehensive series of actions to improve governance arrangements at the council as well as for Robin Hood Energy and other council companies. The Action Plan addresses recommendations made by the council’s external auditor in a Report in the Public Interest into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy Ltd, the […]

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Statement following protests in the city centre

Statement following protests in the city centre

The City Council has thanked Notts Police, Nottingham people and its own community protection and street cleaning teams after protests in the city centre today concluded peacefully. Councillor Rebecca Langton, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “Now that that the protests which took place in our city centre today have concluded, we’d like to thank Nottingham […]

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Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council and the Showmen’s Guild have today announced the cancellation of the 729th Goose Fair. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground from Wednesday 30 September to Sunday 4 October. Despite current Government regulations allowing fairground rides and attractions to open, the […]

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Council Leader praises GCSE pupils for their hard work and resilience

Council Leader praises GCSE pupils for their hard work and resilience

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: “I’d like to congratulate all pupils in Nottingham who have received their GCSE results yesterday, and thank them, their teachers, parents and carers for all the hard work and commitment. “The Covid lockdown, and subsequent shutdown of schools across the country […]

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