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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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A new conservation area for the Old Meadows

A new conservation area for the Old Meadows

Plans to make the Old Meadows, which includes the Embankment and Memorial Gardens, into a conservation area have been approved by Nottingham City Council. The proposals, which were put forward by members of the community through the Old Meadows Tenants and Residents Association, will help protect the area’s distinctive historical and architectural features. Conservation areas […]

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Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Developers of new student accommodation in Nottingham will have to pay a contribution towards new affordable housing in the city, under new proposals by the City Council. The council is receiving unprecedented numbers of planning applications to build Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), as student numbers continue to rise in the city – with more […]

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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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Reopening of schools and childcare settings in Nottingham City

Reopening of schools and childcare settings in Nottingham City

Nottingham City Council has responded to the Government announcement that schools will reopen on 1 June to primary school children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 – as well as nurseries and other early years childcare settings. Nottingham City Council is responsible for 33 local authority primaries. All other secondary and primary schools in […]

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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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