Archive by category Coronavirus

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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Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

City Council staff, partner agencies and the voluntary sector have been praised for “moving heaven and earth” to ensure rough sleepers are accommodated during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Government issued guidance to councils in March to make arrangements for rough sleepers – extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to often having underlying health issues – to […]

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Nottingham businesses urged to apply for support grant

Nottingham businesses urged to apply for support grant

The number of grants issued to small businesses by Nottingham City Council has now reached £36 million, with 87% of those who have submitted their application having now received their grant. Business support grants are available for thousands of businesses in Nottingham, including those in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief, whose […]

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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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Meals at Home staff go the extra mile to offer additional checks on the elderly

Meals at Home staff go the extra mile to offer additional checks on the elderly

Nottingham City Council’s Meals at Home delivery service is providing much-needed reassurance to relatives of elderly and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Meals at Home is a low-cost service available to all city residents. As well as delivering hot meals, the service also provides families and relatives with regular wellbeing updates on their loved […]

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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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How are you feeling? Looking after our mental health during COVID-19

How are you feeling? Looking after our mental health during COVID-19

Increased social isolation, loneliness, health anxiety, stress and an economic downturn are a perfect storm to harm people’s mental health and wellbeing. Cllr Eunice Campbell-Clark, Portfolio Holder for Health, HR and Equalities, explains the support available in Nottingham. As an Older Person’s Champion, I know that even at the best of times, loneliness and isolation […]

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St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

Like many other events nationally, Nottingham’s annual St George’s Day celebrations will not go ahead as planned due to coronavirus restrictions. The event is usually marked with a traditional parade by the Radford branch of the Royal Society of St George across the city centre to the Old Market Square. The parade is always headed by […]

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Nottingham City Council pays out over £7million in Coronavirus grants to local businesses

Nottingham City Council pays out over £7million in Coronavirus grants to local businesses

Over £7 million of business grants have been processed by Nottingham City Council, as of Friday 17th April to support small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic, with businesses who have not filed their claim for their grant urged to do so as soon as possible. A dedicated team are working on payments of grants 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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