Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

The Government would be rewarding incompetence by bringing back the widely-criticised and unfair Transition Grant scheme to “bail out” failing County Councils, says Nottingham’s deputy leader. Two years ago, the Transition Grant scheme was used to hand out an extra £300million in funding – particularly to more affluent councils in the south of the country […]

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Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor Graham Chapman, is urging the Government to listen to their own Conservative MPs on social care as Prime Minister Theresa May and local government secretary Sajid Javid face a rebellion over funding for local councils. But Councillor Chapman has also warned the Government that any attempt to […]

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Nottingham city marks 1st anniversary as First City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in UK

Nottingham city marks 1st anniversary as First City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in UK

Mojatu Foundation is leading the celebration of the first anniversary since Nottingham City became the first City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The event, to be held on Tuesday 6 February, from 10.15am to 2pm, will be marked with a tree planting ceremony at Farmeco Community Care Farm, Screveton. NG13 […]

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Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are going ahead with the installation of sprinklers in all 13 residential high rise blocks that they own and run in the city. The council has agreed the use of £8.5m to carry out the work to improve safety for all residents – but is still pursuing the […]

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Nottingham shop at centre of illegal tobacco sales ordered to close

Nottingham shop at centre of illegal tobacco sales ordered to close

A Nottingham shop behind the sale of almost £35,000 of illegal tobacco has been ordered to close for three months by Nottingham City Magistrates. The outcome at court today – believed to be the first of its kind in the country – could see other shops dealing in illegal tobacco closed down through action by […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Work will begin on 15 January for 12 weeks on Abbey Bridge to restore on-street parking provision and improve cycling facilities at the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction. Following concerns raised by local residents about parking being lost from the construction of an off road cycle path, the council will move the cycle path to the […]

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