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Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council and the Showmen’s Guild have today announced the cancellation of the 729th Goose Fair. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground from Wednesday 30 September to Sunday 4 October. Despite current Government regulations allowing fairground rides and attractions to open, the […]

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Council Leader praises GCSE pupils for their hard work and resilience

Council Leader praises GCSE pupils for their hard work and resilience

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: “I’d like to congratulate all pupils in Nottingham who have received their GCSE results yesterday, and thank them, their teachers, parents and carers for all the hard work and commitment. “The Covid lockdown, and subsequent shutdown of schools across the country […]

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Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

A new community initiative is being championed that enables charities and small businesses to swap services and support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is a partnership between Business & IP Centre Nottingham (part of the Nottingham City Council Library Services) and the Nottingham CVS. The Notts Swap Shop, which launched on […]

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City Council sets out way forward from auditor’s report

City Council sets out way forward from auditor’s report

An extraordinary full council meeting of Nottingham City Council will take place next week to discuss the Report in the Public Interest into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy Ltd issued by the council’s External Auditor and the council’s action plan to respond to its recommendations. Due to Covid restrictions, the meeting on Thursday […]

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Council to check local businesses comply with Covid guidelines

Council to check local businesses comply with Covid guidelines

Businesses in Nottingham are to be visited by City Council officers to check they are complying with the Government’s Covid guidelines. Many businesses in Nottingham have done tremendous work to implement controls so that their businesses are COVID-secure. Nottingham City Council is grateful to these businesses and the public for following the guidelines and playing […]

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Special council meeting will discuss plan to implement auditor’s recommendations

Special council meeting will discuss plan to implement auditor’s recommendations

Nottingham City Council will hold a special council meeting on Thursday 27th August to respond to a Report in the Public Interest carried out by external auditors into the council’s governance of Robin Hood Energy. The council has accepted all recommendations made by the auditor and is fully committed to implementing them. At the meeting, […]

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Next chapter for Nottingham’s Central Library

Next chapter for Nottingham’s Central Library

While the progression for the new Central Library continues at pace as part of the new Broadmarsh Car Park, Bus Station and retail development, a decision has been made to not re-open the Nottingham Central Library at its current location on Angel Row, since its closure on Friday 20 March following the COVID-19 lockdown.  The […]

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City and County announce plans to commemorate VJ Day

City and County announce plans to commemorate VJ Day

On Saturday 15 August, Nottingham City Council, along with partners at Nottinghamshire County Council and the districts of Nottinghamshire, will jointly commemorate VJ Day. See a summary of the City’s commemorative events and links to other organisations at: https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/vj-day-75 While VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands […]

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City Council leader calls on Foreign Minister to “promote and protect human rights” amid violence in Belarus

City Council leader calls on Foreign Minister to “promote and protect human rights” amid violence in Belarus

Nottingham City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen, has written to the Foreign Secretary raising concerns about the situation in Belarus, a country Nottingham shares close ties with due to the city previously being twinned with Minsk as far back as 1966. There are widespread reports of violence being used against people in Belarus protesting against […]

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Council leader: A-level students deserved more today than this uncertainty

Council leader: A-level students deserved more today than this uncertainty

Results day this year has been even more strained for A-level students because all exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus. Students have received results based on their teachers’ predictions and taking into account factors including the past performance of their school. But there are fears that this process has been moderated unfairly, and without […]

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