Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Nottingham gets raw deal from Government over pothole funding

Figures show how major cities like Nottingham and Leicester are getting a raw deal when it comes to the Government handing out money to repair potholes – just £1.86 per head for Nottingham compared to £13.82 per head in rural Rutland. Statistics from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund show how Nottingham will receive £605,000 to […]

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City Council approves £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council approves £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council has approved £27m of savings to balance its 2018/19 budget due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council has taken some tough decisions which will see services […]

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Council leader thanks staff for keeping services – and the city – going despite bad weather

Council leader thanks staff for keeping services – and the city – going despite bad weather

Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins has praised council staff for keeping services running during the current severe weather. The vast majority of services have continued as sub-zero temperatures and significant snowfall have hit the city this week. Some schools have closed and no day centres were open today (March 1), but most other […]

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Commendation for community protection officer injured in attempted murder

Commendation for community protection officer injured in attempted murder

A City Council community protection (traffic) officer is to receive a special commendation after he sustained serious injuries following a murder and his attempted murder while on duty. Fahad Ashfaq, aged 35, was just over two hours into his shift in Peel Street on the afternoon of Monday 29 January when he went to the […]

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Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

Nottingham taxis to join the top rank

New eco-friendly taxi cabs and a smartphone app for hackney cab passengers have been launched in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council  unveiled models of next-generation taxi vehicles on March 1 which it wants the city’s whole fleet of hackney cabs to convert to in the forthcoming years. The first of the new electric cabs – an […]

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Fifty-two schools join Robin’s merry band

Fifty-two schools join Robin’s merry band

Fifty-two Nottingham primary schools have joined Robin Hood’s merry band by signing up for the Hoodwinked education programme, Robin’s Tales. The programme of novel literacy and art activities will bring the Robin Hood legend to life for thousands of children across the city, before the Hoodwinked sculpture trail hits the streets of Nottingham this summer. […]

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Businesses flock to the Hoodwinked robin trail

Businesses flock to the Hoodwinked robin trail

Big-name businesses are flocking to join the Hoodwinked sculpture trail in Nottingham this summer. About 25 robin sculptures are now sponsored, and with the sponsorship deadline looming, other businesses are urged to get in touch before the opportunity has flown. The Hoodwinked sculpture trail is a twist on the tale of Robin Hood.  Our iconic […]

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City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

City Council proposes £27m of savings due to Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed extra proposals to balance its 2018/19 budget – totalling £27m of savings due to Government funding cuts. Facing the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – with the rising cost of adult social care adding severe pressure – the council managed to identify […]

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