Old Market Square to host Christmas market to bring some magic back to the city centre

Old Market Square to host Christmas market to bring some magic back to the city centre

With Nottingham’s Tier 3 status now confirmed by Government, the city has been able to finalise plans for Christmas activities in Old Market Square. Saturday 5 December will see the opening of Nottingham Christmas Market – a collection of market stalls, rides, and take away refreshment stalls designed to be enjoyed by all ages. The […]

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City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

Revised plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 8 November) in line with the new national lockdown restrictions have been announced. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence at Victoria Embankment will not proceed this year due to the potential numbers attending  – usually several thousand people – and the need to avoid large […]

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What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

A new initiative starts this week, with the aim of getting people more involved with their local park. It is widely recognised that parks and open spaces have helped us during lockdown. During the period 1–31 May, 60% of adults in England said that they had spent time outside in green and natural spaces in […]

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New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

This festive season, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park will host its first magical Christmas lights trail, as the formal gardens are transformed for the first time ever into an enchanted light spectacle, Christmas at Wollaton Hall.  From 27 November, visitors will be able to enjoy a unique socially distanced outdoor light installation. Wollaton Hall & […]

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Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Several revamped areas have opened in Woodthorpe Park after over £100k of improvements were carried out at the popular park. The works, carried out by the Nottingham City Council parks and neighbourhood teams, have been funded jointly by FCC Communities and Nottingham City Council, following extensive consultation with park users, the friends group and local […]

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Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council and the Showmen’s Guild have today announced the cancellation of the 729th Goose Fair. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground from Wednesday 30 September to Sunday 4 October. Despite current Government regulations allowing fairground rides and attractions to open, the […]

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Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

A new community initiative is being championed that enables charities and small businesses to swap services and support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is a partnership between Business & IP Centre Nottingham (part of the Nottingham City Council Library Services) and the Nottingham CVS. The Notts Swap Shop, which launched on […]

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City and County announce plans to commemorate VJ Day

City and County announce plans to commemorate VJ Day

On Saturday 15 August, Nottingham City Council, along with partners at Nottinghamshire County Council and the districts of Nottinghamshire, will jointly commemorate VJ Day. See a summary of the City’s commemorative events and links to other organisations at: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/vj-day-75 While VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands […]

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City Council leisure centres have best health and safety standards in the country

City Council leisure centres have best health and safety standards in the country

Customers at Nottingham City Council’s leisure centres can be assured that health and safety standards are officially the very best in the country. The Sport and Leisure team which manages the City Council’s seven leisure centres, has once again been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Award, achieving Overall Winner […]

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