Monthly Archive: October

Devolution vision for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Devolution vision for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

Leaders from the nine councils in Nottinghamshire have set out their ambitious joint vision for devolved powers to improve investment in the economy, the environment and health. In a paper to the joint City of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Economic Prosperity Committee, councils have outlined how they would work in partnership to help boost economic investment, […]

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Nottingham’s newest and greenest car park to open on November 1st

Nottingham’s newest and greenest car park to open on November 1st

The City Council’s new Broad Marsh car park – believed to be one of the greenest in the country – is set to open to motorists for the first time on Monday 1st November. The state-of-the-art building is central to the council’s scheme to transform the southside of the city centre, with all of the […]

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Energy projects help scoop regional title for second successive year

Energy projects help scoop regional title for second successive year

Nottingham City Council has defended its ‘Best Local Authority’ title at a regional energy awards ceremony. The Council held off strong competition from Derby, Leicester and Peterborough to land the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Award for the second year running. The accolade recognises one ‘exceptional’ council which has shown a true commitment to promoting energy […]

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Nottingham flying the flag for premier parks

Nottingham flying the flag for premier parks

Nottingham parks has maintained its Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 72 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, […]

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‘Green’ menu lands national award for school catering service

‘Green’ menu lands national award for school catering service

Nottingham City Council’s catering team has won a national accolade for championing environmental issues through school menus. The authority scooped the ‘Green’ Menu & Marketing Award 2021 at the annual LACA Awards for Excellence, which celebrate the success of caterers providing meals for schoolchildren. LACA (The School Food People) seeks to recognise how caterers are […]

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Supporting Nottingham’s hardest-hit families through Covid and cost-of-living crisis

Supporting Nottingham’s hardest-hit families through Covid and cost-of-living crisis

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has helped some of the city’s hardest hit families to get £3.7million in financial support. NCH has seen a significant increase in the number of people needing help and support since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have dedicated teams who support tenants with financial help and work with them […]

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Nottingham takes part in national film to promote fostering service

Nottingham takes part in national film to promote fostering service

Nottingham City Council’s fostering service is showcasing a national film designed to increase the number of carers. Local authorities across the country have joined forces on the unique film project, which has been developed by the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum. The short film, called Out There, highlights the ways fostering can make a […]

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Free school meal vouchers available for half-term holidays

Free school meal vouchers available for half-term holidays

Food vouchers will be available to pupils in Nottingham for the October half-term next week after the Council secured a £3.5m grant. The money, made available by Government, will support pupils who are eligible for free school meals over the fortnight’s break, as well as funding additional vouchers over the Christmas holidays. The Council had […]

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Mental health services for children and young people set to expand in Nottingham

Mental health services for children and young people set to expand in Nottingham

Mental health support services for children and young people in Nottingham are set to reach double the number of educational settings, thanks to £1m of extra national funding. Children and young people have been significantly impacted by the Covid pandemic, with an increase in those suffering with mental health issues. The Mental Health Support Teams […]

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Could you care?

Could you care?

Nottingham City Council is joining forces with homecare providers across the city to help recruit people to provide much needed support to vulnerable residents in our communities. Local homecare providers have open positions in homecare available now, with full pay, flexible hours and training and opportunities for people to progress their career within the sector. […]

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