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Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

More than 20,000 financially-vulnerable households in Nottingham are set to receive council tax discounts of up to £150 to help them through the Covid19 crisis. Letters are being sent out by Nottingham City Council to all working-age households currently in receipt of Council Tax Support, informing them of the discount and how it will be […]

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Plans for City Council Waste Services to resume

Plans for City Council Waste Services to resume

Nottingham City Council is making plans to resume key household waste services from next week to help households manage their waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre is to re-open and its Bulky Waste service restart on Monday 18 May while Garden Waste Collection service will begin again from Tuesday […]

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Council Leader reacts to PM statement

Council Leader reacts to PM statement

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has responded to tonight’s announcement from the Prime Minister about moving to the next phase of the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and what this means in relation to the current lockdown restrictions. Councillor David Mellen said it was a credit to the people of Nottingham that the […]

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Warning as fraudsters take advantage of coronavirus uncertainty

Warning as fraudsters take advantage of coronavirus uncertainty

Nottingham City Council has today issued a fresh warning to residents urging them not to fall victim to scams during the coronavirus outbreak. The authority’s Trading Standards team says that fraudsters continue to prey on members of the public and are attempting to exploit people at a time of national crisis. Scams involve people being […]

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Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Nottingham City Council has welcomed the news that an additional £9m has been provided by Government to support Covid 19 expenditure – but it reiterated that it won’t be anywhere near enough to deal with the overall impact the pandemic is having on the council’s finances. The latest emergency funding allocation follows an initial award […]

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COVID-19 grant support available from the Warm Homes Hub

COVID-19 grant support available from the Warm Homes Hub

Nottingham City Council, district and borough councils across Nottinghamshire have joined forces to launch their new £4.3m Warm Homes Hub to help residents struggling with their energy bills and household income during the COVID-19 crisis. Together with charities Nottingham Energy Partnership and Age UK Nottingham, and the energy company E.ON, much-needed help and support will […]

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Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government funding to help the City Council through the coronavirus crisis is over five times less than needed based on current estimates, which are likely to increase as pressures mount. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on Saturday there would be a further £1.6bn funding for councils nationwide to deal with the crisis, in addition to […]

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City swings behind Domestic Abuse campaign 

City swings behind Domestic Abuse campaign 

A new public awareness raising campaign has been launched to promote the help available for people at risk of, or experiencing, domestic violence and abuse (DVA). The campaign, under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone, aims to reassure those affected by domestic violence and abuse that support services remain available during this difficult time. Members of the public […]

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City Council condemns Government’s ‘broken promises’ on PPE

City Council condemns Government’s ‘broken promises’ on PPE

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government to provide the right level and quality of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline carers at the right time, as they heroically carry out their duties during the coronavirus pandemic. Council Leader Cllr David Mellen, who has written to Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock to […]

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