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Next phase of consultation on changes to children’s centres gets underway

Next phase of consultation on changes to children’s centres gets underway

Council children’s centres that are proposed to remain open and those to close have been named by Nottingham City Council as it seeks partners to run services and embarks on further consultation on this budget proposal. Already eight of the 17 children’s centres in Nottingham are operated by schools, which are not affected by this […]

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Councils seek views on plan for future waste

Councils seek views on plan for future waste

Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council are consulting on a Draft Waste Local Plan, which will be used to guide future provision of waste across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Significant changes have taken place in the way people regard and manage the things that are no longer needed. Today, waste is no longer something, which […]

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Give us your views on proposed changes to Nottingham City Libraries

Give us your views on proposed changes to Nottingham City Libraries

Nottingham City Council is launching a 12-week public consultation on proposed changes to its library service. Launching on Monday 31 January, the consultation recommends a number of changes to buildings and ways of working, including the closure of three libraries that have some of the lowest usage and highest costs – and that have better, […]

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City Council sets out proposals for savings to balance its 2022/23 budget amid rising demand for social care services 

City Council sets out proposals for savings to balance its 2022/23 budget amid rising demand for social care services 

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board will consider its first stage of consultation proposals next Tuesday (November 16) towards making £28m of savings as it looks to balance its 2022/23 budget. Councils across the country face financial challenges from rising demand for services and lower levels of grant, as seen in recent authoritative reports from the […]

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City Council sets out refreshed vision

City Council sets out refreshed vision

Nottingham City Council has produced a refreshed Council Plan to set out its renewed priorities and direction for the next two years. The council has taken stock in light of the Covid pandemic and a non-statutory review of its financial and governance arrangements on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, to […]

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City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

City Council identifies further savings to balance budget after more Government cuts

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has agreed the further service changes that are needed to achieve overall savings of £15.6m in next year’s budget. The council included £13.4m of savings in its budget proposals in December – and has now identified the extra £2.2m needed to balance its 2020/21 budget. All proposals are subject to […]

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New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

The start of a new decade sees Nottingham City Council declaring a climate emergency and urging others to help it meet its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2028. The council has long led the way on environmental innovation; from galvanising councils around the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change twenty years ago to investing […]

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Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Nottingham City Council is setting next year’s budget against the backdrop of having its Government funding slashed by three-quarters over the past decade. It means that to keep on meeting the growing demand to look after the elderly – now by far the biggest single cost to the council – Council Tax will have to […]

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Any ‘super-council’ plans should include an expanded city

Any ‘super-council’ plans should include an expanded city

The County Council’s proposals to re-organise local government are incomplete and miss a huge opportunity by leaving the city out of the thinking. That’s the view that the City Council has submitted to the County Council’s consultation into their plans which would see the city surrounded by either one or two ‘super councils,’ replacing the […]

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Have your say on plans for cleaner air

Have your say on plans for cleaner air

People are invited to give their views on Nottingham City Council’s proposals to tackle air pollution. Projects including the retrofitting of buses with clean exhaust technology, requiring every taxi to meet higher emissions standards by 2020, and the council replacing its heavy vehicles – such as bin lorries – with electric vehicles, will all contribute […]

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