Statement from Nottingham City Council about appointment of Donna Ockenden to lead maternity review

On behalf of Councillor Georgia Power, Chair of the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee, and Councillor Adele Williams, Chair of the Nottingham Health and Wellbeing Board “We welcome the appointment of Donna Ockenden to chair the review of maternity services in Nottingham. We hope that this will give affected families confidence in the review […]

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Council committee calls for urgent action on leadership of NUH maternity review

Council committee calls for urgent action on leadership of NUH maternity review

The Council’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee has today written to the Health Secretary Sajid Javid and NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) calling for urgent action around the issue of maternity care in Nottingham.  Councillors heard this morning from representatives of Nottingham University Hospital’s (NUH) NHS Trust who updated the Committee on progress in recent weeks and months. […]

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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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‘Super-strength’ illegal vaping products seized during city raids

‘Super-strength’ illegal vaping products seized during city raids

Trading Standards officers in Nottingham have seized illegal vaping products – some containing five times the legal amount of nicotine and e-liquid. Nottingham City Council officers bagged up hundreds of branded vape bars, with a street value close to £8,000, during an operation involving eight separate premises across the city. The average product carried up […]

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Council leaders bid for combined devolution deal for more funding and new local powers

Council leaders bid for combined devolution deal for more funding and new local powers

Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council have sent initial proposals to negotiate a combined devolution deal. The four councils were named as pathfinder areas by the Government in February and were invited to apply for a devolution deal. The councils are now at the front of the queue […]

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Government praise for Nottingham over support for SEND children

Government praise for Nottingham over support for SEND children

Nottingham has been praised by the Government following an inspection into support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). A letter was sent by the Department for Education to Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Both organisations were congratulated for their ‘collective commitment to improving outcomes for […]

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Time to start booking activity clubs for Easter school holidays

Time to start booking activity clubs for Easter school holidays

Parents and carers can now book activity clubs for their children over the Easter holidays. More than 15,000 youngsters who receive free school meals (FSM) attended similar events and were fed over the summer holiday in Nottingham last year. The clubs will run for one week at Easter, three weeks in the summer, one week […]

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City Council sets balanced budget and four-year financial plan

City Council sets balanced budget and four-year financial plan

Nottingham City Council has formally approved its 2022/23 budget by making savings to close a starting budget gap of £28m and a four-year plan to set the organisation on a stable financial course for the future. The meeting of the Full Council today (Monday 7) agreed a range of proposals for the forthcoming financial year […]

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More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

Almost 100 more pupils in Nottingham have received their first choice of secondary school for September this year. On National Offer Day today, the City Council has been able to inform parents and carers of 2,778 children that they have secured a place at their preferred school. This compares with 2,679 for 2021, despite there […]

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£4m funding boost extends business support hub until next summer

£4m funding boost extends business support hub until next summer

Close to £4m of additional funding has been secured to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across Nottingham and the wider area. The D2N2 Growth Hub has received the money from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which will see it extended from 1 April this year to 30 June 2023. Working across the […]

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