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City Council ‘not on verge of bankruptcy’ says Leader

City Council ‘not on verge of bankruptcy’ says Leader

Nottingham City Council has fully accepted the findings of a rapid review carried out on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. However, the Council’s Leader has made clear that the authority is not on the verge of bankruptcy. Councillor David Mellen said: “The report does not use the word ‘bankruptcy’. It […]

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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 Christmas Market – Statement from the Mellors Group and Nottingham City Council

Nottingham Christmas Market – Statement from the Mellors Group and Nottingham City Council

The Christmas market was closed today (Sunday 6 December) while we assessed the first day of phased opening on Saturday. Following ongoing meetings, including observing strong city centre footfall again, we have made a joint decision not to reopen Nottingham Christmas Market this year. A wide range of measures had been put in place to […]

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Students urged to check before paying landlord and agent fees

Students urged to check before paying landlord and agent fees

A warning about illegal fees has gone out to students in Nottingham as their thoughts turn to accommodation for the next academic year. It has come from Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team and, while the advice applies to everyone, it is particularly timely for students seeking a place to live in 2021/22. The aim […]

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Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions in Nottingham

Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions in Nottingham

Nottingham today (2 December) enters Tier 3 Very High Alert for Covid-19 restrictions. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the four-week national lockdown. Being in Tier 3 means: People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting […]

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Councillor scoops national award for ‘outstanding’ pandemic efforts

Councillor scoops national award for ‘outstanding’ pandemic efforts

A Nottingham councillor who went ‘above and beyond’ has won a national award to recognise her efforts for the vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic. Councillor Salma Mumtaz, who represents Basford, scooped a Covid-19 Hero accolade as part of the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and CCLA Councillor Awards 2020 last night. The awards, now in their eleventh year, celebrate the […]

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Nottingham to enter Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions

Nottingham to enter Tier 3 Covid-19 Restrictions

Nottingham will enter Tier 3 Very High Alert for Covid-19 restrictions from Wednesday 2 December. The move is part of the Government’s Winter Plan to reduce the spread of the virus following the end of the four-week national lockdown. Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen said: “It’s a bitter blow for people in Nottingham […]

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