Monthly Archive: May

Nottingham Small Business Fund launched – but Central Government funding not enough, says City Council

Nottingham Small Business Fund launched – but Central Government funding not enough, says City Council

A new small grants programme to support more Nottingham businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has been launched today by the City Council’s Nottingham Economic Recovery Unit (NERU), however the council has warned the fund is not enough to support every business that needs it. The latest round of grants is targeted at businesses who […]

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Too soon to bring more children back to Nottingham Schools

Too soon to bring more children back to Nottingham Schools

Nottingham City Council has set out its clear position on the phased reopening of Nottingham schools to pupils from Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 from Monday 1 June. Cllr Neghat Khan, Portfolio Holder for Early Years, Education and Employment, said: “The City Council has been working with schools to understand how we might gradually […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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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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