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City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed the further service changes that are needed to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The council included £13.4m of savings in its budget proposals in December – and has now identified the extra £2.2m needed to balance its 2020/21 budget. All proposals are subject to […]

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New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

The start of a new decade sees Nottingham City Council declaring a climate emergency and urging others to help it meet its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2028. The council has long led the way on environmental innovation; from galvanising councils around the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change twenty years ago to investing […]

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Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Nottingham City Council is setting next year’s budget against the backdrop of having its Government funding slashed by three-quarters over the past decade. It means that to keep on meeting the growing demand to look after the elderly – now by far the biggest single cost to the council – Council Tax will have to […]

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Any ‘super-council’ plans should include an expanded city

Any ‘super-council’ plans should include an expanded city

The County Council’s proposals to re-organise local government are incomplete and miss a huge opportunity by leaving the city out of the thinking. That’s the view that the City Council has submitted to the County Council’s consultation into their plans which would see the city surrounded by either one or two ‘super councils,’ replacing the […]

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Have your say on plans for cleaner air

Have your say on plans for cleaner air

People are invited to give their views on Nottingham City Council’s proposals to tackle air pollution. Projects including the retrofitting of buses with clean exhaust technology, requiring every taxi to meet higher emissions standards by 2020, and the council replacing its heavy vehicles – such as bin lorries – with electric vehicles, will all contribute […]

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Have your say on Nottingham’s Green Future

Have your say on Nottingham’s Green Future

Nottingham Green Partnership is developing an action plan to promote the opportunities that Nottingham has to remain at the forefront of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Action Plan will cover five themes – water, biodiversity, energy, transport and waste and will set out a range of ideas to encourage and inspire sustainable practices for citizens, […]

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Have your say on £27m of City Council savings to meet Government cuts

Have your say on £27m of City Council savings to meet Government cuts

City residents have the chance to have their say on proposals to make £27m of savings following more Government cuts to the council’s budget. Feedback on the City Council’s 2017/18 budget proposals can be given through an online survey at http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/yourcityyourservices or downloading a copy of the survey  from the page and emailing it to […]

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Council makes £27m more savings as Government leaves bill to local taxpayers

Council makes £27m more savings as Government leaves bill to local taxpayers

Nottingham City Council is preparing to set next year’s budget against a backdrop of £130m of cuts to its Government grant since 2010 and a national shift towards local taxpayers footing the bill for services. Shifting the burden to local taxpayers includes the Government’s proposed additional 3% social care precept as a way to address […]

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Black minority ethnic community members needed for health focus groups

Black minority ethnic community members needed for health focus groups

Nottingham City Council is seeking the views of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Nottingham City to help the council fully understand the health needs of their population and how they can work with the council to make Nottingham a happier and healthier city. Research by the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and […]

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