Archive by category Children and Families

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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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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