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Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

The Government would be rewarding incompetence by bringing back the widely-criticised and unfair Transition Grant scheme to “bail out” failing County Councils, says Nottingham’s deputy leader. Two years ago, the Transition Grant scheme was used to hand out an extra £300million in funding – particularly to more affluent councils in the south of the country […]

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Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor Graham Chapman, is urging the Government to listen to their own Conservative MPs on social care as Prime Minister Theresa May and local government secretary Sajid Javid face a rebellion over funding for local councils. But Councillor Chapman has also warned the Government that any attempt to […]

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Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are going ahead with the installation of sprinklers in all 13 residential high rise blocks that they own and run in the city. The council has agreed the use of £8.5m to carry out the work to improve safety for all residents – but is still pursuing the […]

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British No. 1 Johanna Konta set to play hat-trick of pre-Wimbledon summer tournaments

British No. 1 Johanna Konta set to play hat-trick of pre-Wimbledon summer tournaments

… in Nottingham, Birmingham and Eastbourne The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced today that British star Johanna Konta has confirmed her intention to play at the Nottingham Open, Birmingham Classic, and Eastbourne International in the lead up to Wimbledon. Konta, who headlines a strong GB Fed Cup team for next week’s tie in Estonia, enjoyed […]

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£48m worth of City Council contracts awarded to small and medium sized firms

£48m worth of City Council contracts awarded to small and medium sized firms

Nottingham City Council has pledged to continue to support small and medium size firms locally after awarding them £48 million worth of contracts in 2016/17. This is part of the social value commitment in Council’s draft Procurement Strategy due to be launched in April. As well as ensuring fairness and transparency in competition for all […]

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Second Lace Unravelled Roadshow to run in the city

Second Lace Unravelled Roadshow to run in the city

Local lace workers are invited to share their experiences in the industry with visitors to a one-day exhibition in Nottingham. The Lace Unravelled roadshow will take place on 3 February 2018 at the Broadway Cinema, 10am-4pm, as part of a project to study Nottingham City Museums and Galleries’ lace collection – recently designated of national […]

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