Archive by year 2020

Warning of unsafe toys bought online ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Warning of unsafe toys bought online ahead of ‘Black Friday’

Shoppers are being told to watch out for unsafe toys being sold by third-party online sellers as special deals for Black Friday and Christmas. With the Covid pandemic and current Government restrictions affecting the whole country, many people will be relying on online shopping in the coming days and weeks. Both Nottingham City Council and […]

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Nottingham’s new tier should reflect success in reducing Covid cases – City Leader

Nottingham’s new tier should reflect success in reducing Covid cases – City Leader

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has written to the Prime Minister urging him to recognise the city’s efforts in driving down Covid-19 cases ahead of new Government tiers being decided this week. Councillor David Mellen says that a huge amount of effort has been made by the Council and its partners, but most importantly […]

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Stand by our communities during this crisis urges Councillor ahead of Government Spending Review

Stand by our communities during this crisis urges Councillor ahead of Government Spending Review

The City Council’s portfolio holder for finance and growth has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Government’s Spending Review on Wednesday, urging him to stick to his pledge to cover the costs of Covid, give councils a three-year funding package and to properly fund local key workers and public facilities. Cllr Sam Webster says: […]

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City Council encourages businesses to apply for financial support

City Council encourages businesses to apply for financial support

Nottingham City Council has opened applications for financial support for businesses affected by the tiered lockdown system and national lockdown. The grants, launched by Government along with the tiered system of restrictions across the country, are designed to support businesses forced to close or which have seen an adverse impact as a result of the […]

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Plans in place to help vulnerable people and their carers through a Covid winter

Plans in place to help vulnerable people and their carers through a Covid winter

Arrangements are in place to ensure that people relying on carers or in care homes, and the staff who look after them, are supported through the winter during the ongoing pandemic. The City Council’s winter pressures plan is put in place every year in conjunction with health services to identify local needs and make sure […]

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Councillor nominated for national award over pandemic efforts

Councillor nominated for national award over pandemic efforts

A Nottingham councillor has been shortlisted for a national award to recognise her efforts for the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. Councillor Salma Mumtaz, who represents Basford, has been nominated for the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA Councillor Awards 2020. The awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the contributions of councillors towards […]

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City Council working with HSE to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure

City Council working with HSE to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure

Nottingham City Council’s Environmental Health Officers are working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local public health authorities to make sure local businesses are Covid-secure. Checks are being carried out to help tackle coronavirus and to identify any patterns in confirmed coronavirus cases in the city. During the checks, advice and guidance is […]

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Need to tackle child poverty increasing due to impact of COVID-19

Need to tackle child poverty increasing due to impact of COVID-19

Concern about levels of child poverty in Nottingham was highlighted by councillors at a meeting of Nottingham City Council yesterday (Monday 9 November). Following debate on a motion, councillors resolved to build on existing work to tackle the issue and gave a commitment to support Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty. The council […]

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