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Drivers to pay for on-street car parking again in Nottingham

Drivers to pay for on-street car parking again in Nottingham

On-street parking charges will be re-introduced on Nottingham’s streets next week – although key workers will still be able to park for free. Nottingham City Council relaxed charges and enforcement in March at the start of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions to help support the pandemic response. The aim was to allow people who absolutely needed […]

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Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

The Government has announced £2.5m of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as Covid restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, and many city centre pavements have […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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Revealed: £2.7bn transport plan to revolutionise Nottingham’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

Revealed: £2.7bn transport plan to revolutionise Nottingham’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

Plans include four direct trains every hour from Nottingham to HS2 East Midlands Hub station New railway station at East Midlands Airport would be 26 minutes from Nottingham Nottingham Express Transit system would be extended from Toton Lane to two new stops at the Innovation Campus Development and HS2 East Midlands Hub Infrastructure investment central […]

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Council secures £50,000 funding to bring ‘eCargo’ bikes to Nottingham

Council secures £50,000 funding to bring ‘eCargo’ bikes to Nottingham

A fleet of electric bikes designed to move loads around will soon be seen on the streets of Nottingham. The City Council will team up with local manufacturer Raleigh to produce the ‘eCargo’ cycles after the authority was successful in bidding to the Energy Saving Trust for nearly £50,000 of Government funding. The electric bikes, […]

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New permanent Chief Executive for Nottingham City Council

New permanent Chief Executive for Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council has appointed Mel Barrett, currently Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, as its permanent new Chief Executive. Mel’s appointment follows the departure of Ian Curryer at the end of April to take up a role as Chair of Children First Northamptonshire. Katherine Kerswell is currently the Interim Chief Executive to […]

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Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

A minute’s silence will be held at the City Council’s first full council meeting during lockdown today (Monday 18th May) – live streamed to the public – to remember the 163 Covid victims in Nottingham, including two council staff members. WATCH the meeting live from 2pm at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NottCityCouncil The moment of reflection comes at the end […]

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Honour our key workers by funding their work, says City Council

Honour our key workers by funding their work, says City Council

Councillor Sam Webster, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Finance, has today warned that vital council services are under severe threat unless the Government keeps its promises to fully reimburse the authority for the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. According to Councillor Webster, ‘failure by the Government to provide adequate funding risks triggering cuts to […]

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‘If you can store waste safely at home – please do so’

‘If you can store waste safely at home – please do so’

Nottingham City Council is urging residents to continue storing waste at home safely if they can, ahead of the restart of some key waste services next week. The council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Redfield Road, Lenton, is to re-open and its Bulky Waste service restart on Monday 18 May, while Garden Waste […]

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Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

City Council staff, partner agencies and the voluntary sector have been praised for “moving heaven and earth” to ensure rough sleepers are accommodated during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Government issued guidance to councils in March to make arrangements for rough sleepers – extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to often having underlying health issues – to […]

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