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Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £1.7m bid to develop Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. £1.1has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities, create a visitor centre and jobs on the park. Match funding has come from The Transforming Cities […]

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Council set to adopt bold plan for city’s bright future

Council set to adopt bold plan for city’s bright future

Nottingham City Council is set to adopt an Economic Recovery and Renewal Plan for the city which aims to improve Nottingham’s prosperity and local people’s prospects. As one of the partners of the Nottingham Growth Board, the City Council has been working with key local businesses, educational institutions, public sector organisations and One Nottingham to […]

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350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

A Nottingham scheme that gives free books to children has reached another major milestone. The 350,000th book has been delivered to a young reader in the city through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,700 children registered to have a book delivered […]

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Contact centre renamed after Nottingham’s ‘champion’ of children

Contact centre renamed after Nottingham’s ‘champion’ of children

A Radford contact centre was today renamed ‘Helen’s Place’ in recognition of a senior officer at the City Council who died last year from Covid. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, had been a strong advocate of the Garden Street facility. She died in March 2021. The centre, which supports […]

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Good support in place for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in Nottingham, say inspectors

Good support in place for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in Nottingham, say inspectors

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have recognised efforts in Nottingham to improve support for people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). A five-day inspection was carried out last November involving speaking to children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, and City Council and local NHS officers. They also visited […]

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Nottingham’s newest neighbourhood starting to take shape along the River Trent

Nottingham’s newest neighbourhood starting to take shape along the River Trent

Just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre, a new neighbourhood is starting to emerge from what was once mainly industrial land. A number of new residential developments have already been built in Nottingham’s Waterside, with a steer from the City Council’s planning guidance, which sets out the council’s vision for the area,  Now, with […]

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A year of action towards carbon neutrality in 2028

A year of action towards carbon neutrality in 2028

Nottingham City Council has been working hard to reduce the city’s carbon emissions as Nottingham strives to become the UK’s first carbon neutral city by 2028. A lot has been achieved in the first year of delivering the Carbon Neutral 2028 Action Plan, and city-wide CO2 emissions per capita have fallen by over 50% in […]

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6,500 fuel poor homes across the Midlands to be improved after £82m grant funding secured

6,500 fuel poor homes across the Midlands to be improved after £82m grant funding secured

The Midlands Energy Hub has coordinated a bid to secure more than £82m of Government funding through the Sustainable Warmth competition. These grants from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be used to carry out a range of improvements on 6,500 homes owned by low-income families in the Midlands – making […]

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All areas of the city to benefit from £18m Levelling Up Fund grant

All areas of the city to benefit from £18m Levelling Up Fund grant

Councillors have approved funding from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund at a meeting of the Executive today (Tuesday 21 December). Nottingham City Council secured £18 million through the fund in October, for a package of measures that will improve the condition of residential streets, encourage more walking and cycling to school, and enable the installation […]

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