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Leisure centres to open their doors again from next week

Leisure centres to open their doors again from next week

Nottingham City Council has today announced that the first of its leisure centres will reopen to the public from Monday. The authority’s eight centres were forced to close in March ahead of the Government introducing strict Covid lockdown measures to slow the spread of the virus. A huge amount of preparation has taken place over […]

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City Council forced to propose budget cuts as Government fails to cover the cost of Covid

City Council forced to propose budget cuts as Government fails to cover the cost of Covid

The Government’s failure to fully cover the costs of the Covid pandemic has forced Nottingham City Council to propose an additional £12.5m of budget cuts which will affect local services. The Council has seen estimated costs and lost income due to Covid-19 soar to £87.9 million since the pandemic began. Emergency funding has been needed […]

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Notts Pride goes online for the first time ever

Notts Pride goes online for the first time ever

Organisers of this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride have announced this year’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the county will be going online – featuring performances and interviews with local activists and city leaders. The online event, which will be filmed in The Ballroom at Nottingham’s Council House, will be broadcast between 7pm and 9pm […]

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‘No place for hate’ says Nottingham as Chinese community targeted

‘No place for hate’ says Nottingham as Chinese community targeted

A campaign has been launched in Nottingham to support the Chinese community after reports of Covid-related hate crime. Incidents have been reported of people being targeted simply because coronavirus was first reported in China. The campaign aims to address this issue by working with Nottingham’s East Asian and South East Asian communities to ensure people […]

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City Council reopens more services

City Council reopens more services

Nottingham City Council is reopening more services following the latest Government announcement on the further easing of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions. A range of services have already re-opened which many citizens have already benefited from – such as the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, bulky and garden waste services, pest control and Woodthorpe Grange Plant […]

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Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

Government announcement on Council funding is “not what was promised” 

The Government has failed to deliver on its pledges to fully compensate Nottingham for the costs and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic says City Council Portfolio Holder for Finance, Councillor Sam Webster. In total Nottingham has incurred estimated costs and lost income of £85million due to Covid-19 with only £19million of Government support having been […]

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City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

City prepares a cautious welcome as pubs and other businesses reopen this weekend

Nottingham is preparing to welcome more people back as pubs and restaurants and other hospitality services can start to re-open from this Saturday (July 4) – with the council urging caution. The city has already started to carefully and safely reopen as non-essential shops went back to business last month and the Government eased lockdown […]

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Nottingham City sets out plan for managing coronavirus outbreaks

Nottingham City sets out plan for managing coronavirus outbreaks

A plan for how future outbreaks of coronavirus will be managed and controlled in Nottingham City has been published. The Local Outbreak Control Plan sets out the framework for how Nottingham City Council will work with partners, businesses and citizens to contain the spread of the virus, working with the NHS Test and Trace service. […]

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100 days since the country locked down and the city stepped up

100 days since the country locked down and the city stepped up

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has highlighted the vital role played by local people, communities and the authority’s staff and services in supporting the city through the coronavirus crisis as the country reaches 100 days since the lockdown began. It’s now more than 14 weeks since the Government introduced unprecedented rules designed to prevent […]

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