The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

£29,000 of joint funding will be used to support more than 40 food banks and social eating projects across Nottingham. Funding will enable FareShare to dramatically increase its work with local organisations ensuring more people that need support receive it. Food provisions will double and a dedicated food delivery infrastructure will be created as the […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

A Public Health England review has found that people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in the UK are more likely to die from coronavirus https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/889195/disparities_review.pdf Cllr Rebecca Langton, portfolio holder for Communities, said:  “We are pleased that following public pressure, Public Health England have published this long awaited report today. Whilst the findings […]

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Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

The Government has announced £2.5m of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as Covid restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, and many city centre pavements have […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Student accommodation developers to contribute towards more affordable housing in Nottingham, under council proposals

Developers of new student accommodation in Nottingham will have to pay a contribution towards new affordable housing in the city, under new proposals by the City Council. The council is receiving unprecedented numbers of planning applications to build Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), as student numbers continue to rise in the city – with more […]

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New permanent Chief Executive for Nottingham City Council

New permanent Chief Executive for Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council has appointed Mel Barrett, currently Chief Executive of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, as its permanent new Chief Executive. Mel’s appointment follows the departure of Ian Curryer at the end of April to take up a role as Chair of Children First Northamptonshire. Katherine Kerswell is currently the Interim Chief Executive to […]

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Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

A minute’s silence will be held at the City Council’s first full council meeting during lockdown today (Monday 18th May) – live streamed to the public – to remember the 163 Covid victims in Nottingham, including two council staff members. WATCH the meeting live from 2pm at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NottCityCouncil The moment of reflection comes at the end […]

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Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

City Council staff, partner agencies and the voluntary sector have been praised for “moving heaven and earth” to ensure rough sleepers are accommodated during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Government issued guidance to councils in March to make arrangements for rough sleepers – extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to often having underlying health issues – to […]

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Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Nottingham City Council has welcomed the news that an additional £9m has been provided by Government to support Covid 19 expenditure – but it reiterated that it won’t be anywhere near enough to deal with the overall impact the pandemic is having on the council’s finances. The latest emergency funding allocation follows an initial award […]

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