Archive by category Leisure and Culture

‘Outstanding’ council staff land two national awards for excellence

‘Outstanding’ council staff land two national awards for excellence

Staff working for Nottingham City Council’s Parks and Transport teams have been nationally acclaimed for their work. Parks, Grounds and Horticulture and Transport and Fleet Maintenance were named as Best Service Teams of the Year. The announcement was made during The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Service Awards 2020, which are staged every year […]

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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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New era for Sherwood library as contracts signed with developer

New era for Sherwood library as contracts signed with developer

Details to build a new Sherwood Library have been revealed as contracts are signed with a developer, which will see the whole site redeveloped. The Sherwood Library site, located on Spondon Street, is currently owned by Nottingham Council, and includes former social services offices, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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Old Market Square to host Christmas market to bring some magic back to the city centre

Old Market Square to host Christmas market to bring some magic back to the city centre

With Nottingham’s Tier 3 status now confirmed by Government, the city has been able to finalise plans for Christmas activities in Old Market Square. Saturday 5 December will see the opening of Nottingham Christmas Market – a collection of market stalls, rides, and take away refreshment stalls designed to be enjoyed by all ages. The […]

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City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

Revised plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 8 November) in line with the new national lockdown restrictions have been announced. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence at Victoria Embankment will not proceed this year due to the potential numbers attending  – usually several thousand people – and the need to avoid large […]

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What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

A new initiative starts this week, with the aim of getting people more involved with their local park. It is widely recognised that parks and open spaces have helped us during lockdown. During the period 1–31 May, 60% of adults in England said that they had spent time outside in green and natural spaces in […]

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Goosey flies the nest for five-day trip to Old Market Square

Goosey flies the nest for five-day trip to Old Market Square

Goosey the Goose Fair goose has flown into Old Market Square – and is urging people to come along to say hello! The eight-foot figure is the emblem of Nottingham’s famous annual event, which had to be cancelled last month because of Covid-related social-distancing restrictions. She usually announces that Nottingham’s longest-running and most popular event […]

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Bonfire Night event is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Bonfire Night event is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council has today announced the cancellation of its annual Bonfire Night and fireworks display. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground on Thursday 5 November. It follows previous Covid-related event cancellations of Splendour, the Nottingham Beach, Riverside Festival, numerous community events and […]

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