Archive by category Children and Families

Free School Meal vouchers available this Easter

Free School Meal vouchers available this Easter

Nottingham City Council has secured further grants to provide holiday activities and food to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) over the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays of 2021. Over the recent Christmas and February half term, the council had used the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme, to fund Free School Meal […]

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Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

Household tests available at Asymptomatic Testing Sites from Friday

H Rapid Lateral Flow Tests, to test for Covid-19, will be available to collect from Asymptomatic Testing Sites across Nottingham from Friday 19 March. As more pupils and students return to the classroom, the Government has asked all adults who are in households, childcare and support bubbles of nursery children, primary and secondary-age pupils and […]

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Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved and respected’ senior officer at Nottingham City Council. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, died on Wednesday morning. Mrs Blackman, aged 54 and who lived in Bulwell, first qualified as a social worker in 1989 and had dedicated her working life to […]

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Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

A Nottingham campaign delivering free books to children has just passed a major milestone. Nottingham City Council has been working alongside the Rotary Club of Nottingham to co-ordinate fundraising for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since the Club chose to adopt the scheme as a project in 2012. Since then, donations have increased to see more […]

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Leader thanks schools and nurseries for their ‘vital’ pandemic work

Leader thanks schools and nurseries for their ‘vital’ pandemic work

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has said thank you to nursery workers, school staff and childminders for their ongoing work. Councillor David Mellen has paid tribute to these efforts not only during the past six weeks since Christmas, but over the course of the Covid pandemic. Schools opened for a solitary day in early […]

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Support still available for pupils concerned about school and Covid-19

Support still available for pupils concerned about school and Covid-19

The Leader of Nottingham City Council said he is pleased that a campaign to support pupils with Covid-19 worries was extended up until Christmas. Many children and young people reported anxieties and concerns about returning to school in September after a long period of lockdown. In response, Nottingham City Council – together with local partners […]

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No Nottingham child should go hungry this Christmas

No Nottingham child should go hungry this Christmas

Nottingham City Council is giving out almost £1m of funding to support children receiving Free School Meals this Christmas and February half term. It follows a debate in which councillors highlighted the levels of child poverty in Nottingham at a Full Meeting of Nottingham City Council on Monday 9 November. Following the debate, councillors resolved […]

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Nottingham supports Marcus Rashford’s holiday hunger campaign

Nottingham supports Marcus Rashford’s holiday hunger campaign

Nottingham City Council is endorsing Marcus Rashford’s campaign to tackle holiday hunger among children by making more money available to support families in need. It follows the vote by Parliament to reject the England footballer’s campaign to extend free schools meals to children during the holidays. The council will further invest in the city’s network […]

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Proud of Nottingham pupils #Exams #HomeLearning #Resilience

Proud of Nottingham pupils #Exams #HomeLearning #Resilience

City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, praises Nottingham’s young people: “Today we celebrate A-Level results day and next week we will celebrate GCSEs. To mark the occasion a new Council House banner boldly declares how proud we are of Nottingham’s pupils. But we all know this year has not been easy. Many young people will […]

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Alfresco dining area to give city-centre businesses a boost

Alfresco dining area to give city-centre businesses a boost

A ‘pop-up’ outdoor dining space is coming to Nottingham’s Old Market Square from Friday. The area, organised by Nottingham City Council and supported by Nottingham BID, has been designed to support local food and drink outlets as part of the city’s reopening strategy from the Covid lockdown restrictions. People will be able to buy items […]

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