Archive by category Children and Families

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham Volunteers Awards

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham Volunteers Awards

Do you know an unsung hero? Well The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Jackie Morris, is looking for nominations for people who volunteer and do things on a daily basis to make a positive difference to their local community. The awards are open to volunteers from across Nottingham and The Lord Mayor is encouraging members […]

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Panto audiences help raise thousands for Dolly Parton book charity

Panto audiences help raise thousands for Dolly Parton book charity

Panto-goers in Nottingham have helped to raise over £3,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Nottingham Playhouse teamed up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to raise funds for free books for children. The book-gifting scheme was one of the official panto charities for this year’s performances of Dick Wittington. Volunteers from across the city collected funds […]

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Nottingham secures funding to help people ‘Get Out & Get Active’

Nottingham secures funding to help people ‘Get Out & Get Active’

As part of a UK-wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport, Nottingham City Council has secured funding for an initiative called ‘Get Out & Get Active’ to support disabled and non-disabled people to take up sport and physical activity. Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery […]

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Brand new soft play centre at Clifton Leisure Centre

Brand new soft play centre at Clifton Leisure Centre

A brand new soft play centre, ‘Little Treasures’, opened to the public at Clifton Leisure Centre on Monday 11 January. The soft play area has a ‘under the sea’ theme and is suitable for children aged 6 months to 10 years old, and accommodates a maximum of 26 children.  Prices start from £2.50 per session […]

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Pupils boost attendance to win exclusive gig with Professor Green

Pupils boost attendance to win exclusive gig with Professor Green

PUPILS from secondary schools in Nottingham have improved their attendance to win a place at an exclusive music concert in the city with Professor Green. Classes with the best overall attendance from eight schools will watch the special VIP performance at a secret location in Nottingham on Thursday (14 January). Attendance was measured over the […]

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Young Creative Awards 2016 – entries open

Young Creative Awards 2016 – entries open

Entries are now open for the Young Creative Awards 2016. The Nottingham Young Creative Awards 2016 give young people the chance to show off their creative work, network with future employers and gain valuable industry experience and mentoring. The theme this year is “Goals and Dreams”. Judges want young people, aged 13 to 24 who […]

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Stay warm to stay well – be a good neighbour in the bad weather

Stay warm to stay well – be a good neighbour in the bad weather

Winter weather is now upon us… so it’s vital that we all keep an eye on older friends, neighbours and relatives as the cold snap starts to tighten its grip. Nottingham City Council is asking for people to check on those they think could be at risk, even just to see if they need essentials […]

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Panto audiences help raise big bucks for Dolly Parton charity

Panto audiences help raise big bucks for Dolly Parton charity

Panto-goers in Nottingham have been donating generously this Christmas as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library raises £1,000 in just 2 weeks. Nottingham Playhouse teamed up with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to raise funds for free books for children. The book gifting scheme is one of the official panto charities for this year’s performances of […]

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Official opening of multi-million pound Heathfield Primary

Official opening of multi-million pound Heathfield Primary

The new £5.3m Heathfield Primary School has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham. The first pupils started using the new School in October, but a ribbon cutting ceremony saw partners come together to celebrate the official opening. This is all part of the City Council’s ambitious expansion plan, which saw the school in […]

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Parents given pre-Christmas warning about dangers of online grooming

Parents given pre-Christmas warning about dangers of online grooming

A strong message is going out to parents in the run-up to Christmas highlighting the dangers of children being groomed online. Many youngsters will be looking forward to receiving mobile phones, laptops and tablet devices this year, and Nottingham City Council is taking the opportunity to reinforce the message of internet safety. As part of […]

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