Monthly Archive: May

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer

Work set to begin fitting out new Central Library this summer Nottingham City Council has announced plans for the £10.5m fit-out of the city’s new Central Library and for it to be ready to open to the public next summer. The development is part of the building that houses the new Broad Marsh Car Park […]

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Council bidding for recognition as UNICEF UK ‘Child Friendly City’

Council bidding for recognition as UNICEF UK ‘Child Friendly City’

Nottingham has taken the first step on a journey working with children’s charity UNICEF UK towards international recognition as a Child Friendly City.   The ambitious three-to-five-year partnership, made possible by funding from the National Lottery Community Fund Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) programme, will see councillors, council staff and local organisations ensure that children […]

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New £2m accommodation opens for homeless people in Nottingham

New £2m accommodation opens for homeless people in Nottingham

Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Patron for Framework, will officially open a new purpose-built Framework building today (May 13th), providing accommodation for single homeless people. Sixteen people supported by Framework have moved into the new one-bed flats at Mechanics House off Mansfield Road, which replaces Framework’s hostel about a mile away, on Forest […]

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Government action needed for Windrush victims, say all City Councillors

Government action needed for Windrush victims, say all City Councillors

Nottingham City Council has renewed its support for people in the city from the Windrush Generation who may be seeking help, advice and compensation. Councillor Leslie Ayoola presented a motion at a meeting of the Full Council this week, outlining the issues facing the Windrush Generation following the Home Office’s failure to keep detailed records […]

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Nottingham as full England route revealed

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Nottingham as full England route revealed

Wednesday 11 May 2022: The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay is confirmed to visit Nottingham during its final journey through England this summer, as the full route is revealed. Queen’s Baton Relay route through England revealed Baton will visit the city on Sunday 10 July It will spend 2 days in the East Midlands between […]

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New Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham

New Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham

Nottingham’s two civic roles have new appointees for the year ahead, following their inauguration at the meeting of the full council yesterday (May 9th). Councillor Wendy Smith has become the Lord Mayor of Nottingham for the forthcoming year. She has been a councillor for Bilborough since 2013 and has a particular interest in education, disability, […]

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Twenty Days of Action to tackle local residents’ top issues

Twenty Days of Action to tackle local residents’ top issues

Following a successful programme of Days of Action in 2021/22, partners across the city are joining forces again to tackle issues in local areas, including crime, anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and dog fouling. A series of Days of Action will be taking place across Nottingham over the next six months, following feedback from members of the […]

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New children’s book encourages families to take those first steps into swimming together

New children’s book encourages families to take those first steps into swimming together

Can We Splash? is a book about children’s swimming and follows Mo, his sister Yas and the fun they had with their Dad on a swimming trip to a Nottingham leisure centre. Many families in the city of Nottingham have never been swimming, either alone or together as a family; many of them are not […]

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Active Nottingham receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Active Nottingham receives RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety achievements

Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, is celebrating after landing an internationally-recognised Gold Award for the third time demonstrating high health and safety standards. Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders for health and safety practices. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is […]

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