Archive by category Children and Families

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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Council Leader praises schools, parents and pupils as the academic year ends

Council Leader praises schools, parents and pupils as the academic year ends

Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen has praised the way schools, parents, and children and young people have responded to the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown. Speaking on the last day of the school year, Cllr Mellen said he was proud of the way people in Nottingham have pulled together to cope with the disruption […]

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Imagination Library delivers 250,000 books to children in Nottingham

Imagination Library delivers 250,000 books to children in Nottingham

A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham. A total of 250,000 books have now been delivered to children aged 0-5 in Nottingham through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,600 children registered to have […]

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Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival cancelled for summer 2020

Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival cancelled for summer 2020

Nottingham City Council has today announced the cancellation of two major summer events. Both the Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival will not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. It was hoped they could go ahead but, following careful consideration, the decision has been taken that it is not possible with the need […]

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Funding boost to help key workers with Easter childcare

Funding boost to help key workers with Easter childcare

Nottingham City Council has announced a cash boost of £90,000 to help support critical workers with childcare over the Easter holidays. The authority announced plans two weeks ago to help schools remain open for children whose parents were on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak, and now further support has been put in place for […]

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New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Sally Longford: The world is experiencing an unprecedented challenge and it is important in this moment that we cooperate, doing what we can to support one another. Many of you have already supported people in your community by helping a neighbour or a friend in need so I want […]

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Thank you – and look after each other, says Council Leader

Thank you – and look after each other, says Council Leader

City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen: This week the council has had to take unprecedented measures as it responds to coronavirus and I want to thank people across the city for the way in which they have come together in supporting each other, whether it’s a colleague or a neighbour. I also want to thank […]

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