Monthly Archive: May

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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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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Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

Help with council tax for Nottingham’s most vulnerable residents

More than 20,000 financially-vulnerable households in Nottingham are set to receive council tax discounts of up to £150 to help them through the Covid19 crisis. Letters are being sent out by Nottingham City Council to all working-age households currently in receipt of Council Tax Support, informing them of the discount and how it will be […]

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Plans for City Council Waste Services to resume

Plans for City Council Waste Services to resume

Nottingham City Council is making plans to resume key household waste services from next week to help households manage their waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Centre is to re-open and its Bulky Waste service restart on Monday 18 May while Garden Waste Collection service will begin again from Tuesday […]

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Council Leader reacts to PM statement

Council Leader reacts to PM statement

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has responded to tonight’s announcement from the Prime Minister about moving to the next phase of the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and what this means in relation to the current lockdown restrictions. Councillor David Mellen said it was a credit to the people of Nottingham that the […]

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