Surrey gains another £12m, Nottingham gets £0 from ‘flawed’ Government fund

Surrey gains another £12m, Nottingham gets £0 from ‘flawed’ Government fund

A special Government fund which has seen Surrey County Council benefit the most and Nottingham get nothing has disturbing flaws, a National Audit Office (NAO) investigation has revealed. The Government’s justifications for the way it allocated the Transition Funding Grant scheme – introduced last year to provide £300million of additional grant funding for councils over […]

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Commuters advised to avoid protest disruption this evening

Commuters advised to avoid protest disruption this evening

Commuters are being warned that protestors are due to March along Mansfield Road into the city centre this evening (Monday 20 February). It is part of a national protest against a planned state visit by US President Donald Trump, organised in Nottingham by Nottingham People’s Assembly. The march will start at 5.30pm at the Forest […]

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Home-grown cannabis leads to eviction

Home-grown cannabis leads to eviction

A man has been evicted from his home after growing cannabis there. Reece Frazer, 27, of Milverton Road, Bestwood Park, Nottingham, was evicted by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes on Wednesday 8 February . This followed a successful application to Nottingham County Court for possession of his property on 8 December. Mr Frazer had used […]

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Nottingham joins cities to urge Prime Minister to take action on air quality

Nottingham joins cities to urge Prime Minister to take action on air quality

Councillor Jon Collins has joined four other city council leaders and the Mayor London to urge the Prime Minister to take urgent action to tackle air pollution. Every year in Britain 40,000 people die early as a result of air pollution and research from London demonstrates the resulting health effects disproportionately impact the most deprived […]

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Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

The report into the Government’s Public Parks Inquiry, published on Saturday 11 February, has been greeted with a mixed reaction from Nottingham City Council. The inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee investigated challenges facing parks and ways to secure a sustainable future. Its report recognises ‘that parks are at a tipping point, and […]

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Persistent beggar banned from Nottingham city centre after breaching CRASBO 15 times

Persistent beggar banned from Nottingham city centre after breaching CRASBO 15 times

A persistent beggar has been jailed and banned from Nottingham city centre after he breached a Criminal Anti-Social Behaviour Order (CRASBO) fifteen times. Darren Walker, aged 42, no fixed abode, also received a ten-month custodial sentence, four months of which had already been served on remand, when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on January […]

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Have your say on Nottingham’s Green Future

Have your say on Nottingham’s Green Future

Nottingham Green Partnership is developing an action plan to promote the opportunities that Nottingham has to remain at the forefront of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Action Plan will cover five themes – water, biodiversity, energy, transport and waste and will set out a range of ideas to encourage and inspire sustainable practices for citizens, […]

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£1.2m for local employers to take on new recruits

£1.2m for local employers to take on new recruits

More employers are needed to create vacancies for jobseekers in Nottingham aged between 18 and 24 who have previously struggled to get into work or training. Over £1m of funding is available for employers who are prepared to take on new recruits. Employers don’t need to be city based, but the new recruits do have […]

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