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Nottingham Chinese Community mobilises to fight Covid-19

Nottingham Chinese Community mobilises to fight Covid-19

Nottingham’s Chinese community has raised over £10,000 to source and deliver nearly 100,000 masks to support core workers and vulnerable people in the city during the coronavirus pandemic. When Covid-19 started to impact on the UK population in March, three Chinese nationals in Nottingham launched a fundraising campaign. Under their mission statement ‘Nottingham Chinese standing […]

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Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

Nottingham is preparing to welcome more people back as pubs and restaurants and other hospitality services can start to re-open from this Saturday (July 4) – with the council urging caution. The city has already started to carefully and safely reopen as non-essential shops went back to business last month and the Government eased lockdown […]

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Nottingham City sets out plan for managing coronavirus outbreaks

Nottingham City sets out plan for managing coronavirus outbreaks

A plan for how future outbreaks of coronavirus will be managed and controlled in Nottingham City has been published. The Local Outbreak Control Plan sets out the framework for how Nottingham City Council will work with partners, businesses and citizens to contain the spread of the virus, working with the NHS Test and Trace service. […]

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100 days since the country locked down and the city stepped up

100 days since the country locked down and the city stepped up

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has highlighted the vital role played by local people, communities and the authority’s staff and services in supporting the city through the coronavirus crisis as the country reaches 100 days since the lockdown began. It’s now more than 14 weeks since the Government introduced unprecedented rules designed to prevent […]

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Over £2.5m of discretionary grants paid to local businesses as second round opens

Over £2.5m of discretionary grants paid to local businesses as second round opens

Over 300 businesses have received a discretionary business support grant from Nottingham City Council to support small businesses in the city. Grants of £2,500, £5,000 and £10,000 have been paid out by the Nottingham City Council Economic Recovery Unit to eligible businesses, such as those in shared or flexible workspaces, market and street traders, charities […]

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Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival cancelled for summer 2020

Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival cancelled for summer 2020

Nottingham City Council has today announced the cancellation of two major summer events. Both the Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival will not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. It was hoped they could go ahead but, following careful consideration, the decision has been taken that it is not possible with the need […]

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Council faces severe financial consequences unless Government delivers on its promises

Council faces severe financial consequences unless Government delivers on its promises

The financial impact of Covid-19 on Nottingham City Council is now estimated at around £86 million, the authority has revealed today. Like councils across the country, this means severe consequences for Nottingham unless the Government delivers on its promises to provide adequate compensation for the costs of the pandemic. The full scale of the financial […]

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Intu administration a major concern for UK cities but Nottingham’s regeneration will continue, says Council Leader

Intu administration a major concern for UK cities but Nottingham’s regeneration will continue, says Council Leader

The announcement that intu has entered into administration is a major concern for cities and towns across the country where the company has shopping centres and a huge worry for the employees and retailers directly affected, according to the Leader of Nottingham City Council. However, the Council is committed to major regeneration taking place in […]

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