Urgent call for Prime Minister to retain ‘lifeline’ benefit payment

Urgent call for Prime Minister to retain ‘lifeline’ benefit payment

Cross-party politicians have joined forces to call on the Government to rethink its decision to scrap the weekly £20 Universal Credit uplift. Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources at Nottingham City Council, and Councillor Kevin Clarke, opposition Leader of the Nottingham Independents, have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In a jointly-signed […]

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Goose Fair 2021 cancelled due to Covid concerns

Goose Fair 2021 cancelled due to Covid concerns

The decision has been taken to cancel this year’s Goose Fair due to ongoing concerns and uncertainty around Covid. Nottingham City Council, which owns the Forest Recreation Ground – currently the site of a vaccination centre – and where the fair takes place every October, has reluctantly come to its decision in consultation with the […]

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Well-done banners lifted in Bulwell to mark Emily’s Olympic triumph

Well-done banners lifted in Bulwell to mark Emily’s Olympic triumph

A number of banners have gone up in Bulwell to congratulate returning Olympic hero Emily Campbell. The conquering 27-year-old became Britain’s first-ever female Olympic weightlifting medallist when she secured silver in the 87kg+ event at the Tokyo Games. Emily lifted 161kg – her biggest ever – to propel herself into second place behind China’s Li […]

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Council’s ‘well done’ to pupils for their hard work and resilience

Council’s ‘well done’ to pupils for their hard work and resilience

Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark, Portfolio Holder for Schools at Nottingham City Council, said: “We have some fantastic young people in the city who have shown incredible mental strength and fortitude to study for their exams in these most difficult and unprecedented circumstances. “Years 10 and 11 represent a big step up for pupils as they begin […]

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‘We’re really sorry for the disruption, but please bear with us’, says Deputy Leader

‘We’re really sorry for the disruption, but please bear with us’, says Deputy Leader

Residents have been asked to bear with the City Council as garden-waste collections become the latest area to be hit by Covid-related staff absences. Like many local authorities across the country, Nottingham has been significantly affected by the pandemic over the past 16 months but frontline services – including bin collections, street cleaning and parks […]

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Sue’s ready to say goodbye to pupils after four decades of teaching

Sue’s ready to say goodbye to pupils after four decades of teaching

A Bulwell teacher is retiring after 40 years working at the same primary school. Sue Hickman, who turns 58 tomorrow (Saturday), leads the nursery at Cantrell Primary School and will be leaving when it closes for the summer holidays next Tuesday. When she joined Cantrell in 1981, Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister for two […]

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Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Nottingham City Council is leading a regional bid for up to £140million of Government funding to help tackle fuel poverty. As the accountable body for the Midlands Energy Hub, the Council plans to apply for the grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its ‘Sustainable Warmth Competition’. The Midlands Energy […]

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Nottingham urged to carefully take next step on the Covid-19 roadmap

Nottingham urged to carefully take next step on the Covid-19 roadmap

People in Nottingham are being urged to continue to follow the guidance on ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’ after Step Four is reached on the roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions. The Government confirmed this week that restrictions will be lifted on 19 July when there will be no limits on mixing indoors with people from […]

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Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Staff and councillors are teaming up with NHS colleagues to promote a long weekend of vaccinations across the city and county. NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG is hosting its second Big Weekend event from today (Friday) until Monday next week. It follows the success of the first Grab A Jab at the Forest Recreation Ground […]

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It’s good to talk – don’t fall victim to a scam or con artist

It’s good to talk – don’t fall victim to a scam or con artist

Nottingham residents are being urged to talk to friends and family if they suspect being targeted by con artists. The advice from Nottingham City Council Trading Standards Service comes as part of national campaign Scams Awareness Fortnight, which is led by Citizens Advice. Research from Citizens Advice found that 68 per cent of people targeted […]

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