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Nottingham community champion receives MBE

Nottingham community champion receives MBE

A City Council employee and long-standing community champion has been presented with an MBE by Prince William at a Buckingham House ceremony. Celia Knight, the council’s current Neighbourhood Development Officer in Bulwell Forest, received the honour after spending 40 years working to improve the lives of others. Born in Northamptonshire, she came to Nottingham to […]

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City confirms Armistice Day events and Battle’s Over commemoration

City confirms Armistice Day events and Battle’s Over commemoration

Nottingham City Council will be working with a range of local groups and partners to create a variety of events across the city to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War on 11 November 1918. This range of events and commemorations includes Games of Remembrance football matches on Thursday through to […]

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Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Nottingham City Council and a range of partners have got measures in place to provide support and accommodation for people presenting as rough sleepers on the city’s streets this winter. Every year, the council leads a multi-agency group, including Framework Housing Association, Emmanuel House, hostels and local churches, to develop a cold weather plan which […]

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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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Catering team cooks up a storm at national awards ceremony

Catering team cooks up a storm at national awards ceremony

The quality of food and drinks served up by Nottingham City Council’s catering service has landed a prestigious award. Nottingham Catering walked off with Local Authority Caterer of the Year at the EDUCatering Excellence Awards, held at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The service is the largest school meal provider in Nottingham, serving around […]

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Halt Universal Credit rollout in Nottingham now, says council leader

Halt Universal Credit rollout in Nottingham now, says council leader

The rollout of Universal Credit in Nottingham from tomorrow should be stopped if the Government is planning to make changes to the flawed new benefits system, says the City Council leader. There are reports that the Department for Work and Pensions plans to halt the full rollout of the controversial system which aims to bring […]

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Nottingham City Trading Standards and Nottinghamshire Police join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Nottingham City Trading Standards and Nottinghamshire Police join forces for Operation Rogue Trader

Conmen and aggressive doorstep sellers were targeted during a major crackdown as part of Operation Rogue Trader. Officers from Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team led a week of activity to crack down on rogue traders and raise awareness of the dangers linked to hiring cold-callers. As part of the week of action (8-12 October), […]

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Nottingham would be £60m a year better off if Government funding was fair

Nottingham would be £60m a year better off if Government funding was fair

Nottingham City Council would be almost £60m better off a year if it had been given the same treatment as Surrey County Council under the Government’s austerity-driven council cuts. The revelation comes as a Cambridge University study confirms that cities in the most deprived parts of England have suffered the most under the Government’s local […]

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Problem hotel closed for three more months

Problem hotel closed for three more months

The City Council, working with Nottinghamshire Police, has secured a further three-month closure order at The Stage Hotel on Gregory Boulevard, following a successful court application. The Stage Hotel was initially served with a closure order by the City Council’s Community Protection team on June 29, which expires tomorrow (September 29). The order granted today […]

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