Monthly Archive: July

Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

From Monday 3 August, Victoria Embankment in Nottingham will be closed to through traffic on a trial basis, as part of emergency plans to encourage more people to travel by foot and bike and support a greener recovery from Covid-19 as lockdown restrictions are eased. To aid the country’s recovery from Covid-19, the Government announced […]

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Nottingham City Council supports Nottingham’s universities to drive local recovery with UK’s first Civic Agreement

Nottingham City Council supports Nottingham’s universities to drive local recovery with UK’s first Civic Agreement

Nottingham’s two universities, together with Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, hospitals and Local Enterprise Partnership, have today launched the Universities for Nottingham Civic Agreement – the first of its kind in the country.  This first Civic Agreement, which announces more than a dozen initiatives that will take place over the coming year, harnesses the collective will […]

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Alfresco dining area to give city-centre businesses a boost

Alfresco dining area to give city-centre businesses a boost

A ‘pop-up’ outdoor dining space is coming to Nottingham’s Old Market Square from Friday. The area, organised by Nottingham City Council and supported by Nottingham BID, has been designed to support local food and drink outlets as part of the city’s reopening strategy from the Covid lockdown restrictions. People will be able to buy items […]

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Council Leader praises schools, parents and pupils as the academic year ends

Council Leader praises schools, parents and pupils as the academic year ends

Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen has praised the way schools, parents, and children and young people have responded to the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown. Speaking on the last day of the school year, Cllr Mellen said he was proud of the way people in Nottingham have pulled together to cope with the disruption […]

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Leisure centres to open their doors again from next week

Leisure centres to open their doors again from next week

Nottingham City Council has today announced that the first of its leisure centres will reopen to the public from Monday. The authority’s eight centres were forced to close in March ahead of the Government introducing strict Covid lockdown measures to slow the spread of the virus. A huge amount of preparation has taken place over […]

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City Council forced to propose budget cuts as Government fails to cover the cost of Covid

City Council forced to propose budget cuts as Government fails to cover the cost of Covid

The Government’s failure to fully cover the costs of the Covid pandemic has forced Nottingham City Council to propose an additional £12.5m of budget cuts which will affect local services. The Council has seen estimated costs and lost income due to Covid-19 soar to £87.9 million since the pandemic began. Emergency funding has been needed […]

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Impact of Covid on BAME communities prompts fresh council approach

Impact of Covid on BAME communities prompts fresh council approach

Today Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board will gather to discuss the development of a framework which outlines the breadth of action that will be required to tackle BAME health inequalities. The health inequalities experienced by BAME communities have been brought into sharp focus through the coronavirus pandemic, with Public Health England and the Office of […]

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Drivers reminded of forthcoming major changes to road network in Broadmarsh area

Drivers reminded of forthcoming major changes to road network in Broadmarsh area

Drivers are being reminded that significant changes to Nottingham’s road network come into force soon, with plans to pedestrianise Collin Street and other parts of the Broadmarsh area due to begin in August. The whole scheme has won Government financial backing with the City Council successfully securing £20m Transforming Cities funding for the ambitious public […]

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