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Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

Return of Transition Grant would “reward incompetence” says Deputy Leader

The Government would be rewarding incompetence by bringing back the widely-criticised and unfair Transition Grant scheme to “bail out” failing County Councils, says Nottingham’s deputy leader. Two years ago, the Transition Grant scheme was used to hand out an extra £300million in funding – particularly to more affluent councils in the south of the country […]

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Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

Deputy Leader welcomes Conservative MPs intervention on social care funding but says must be “no return to Transition Grant scheme” 

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council, Councillor Graham Chapman, is urging the Government to listen to their own Conservative MPs on social care as Prime Minister Theresa May and local government secretary Sajid Javid face a rebellion over funding for local councils. But Councillor Chapman has also warned the Government that any attempt to […]

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Nottingham city marks 1st anniversary as First City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in UK

Nottingham city marks 1st anniversary as First City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in UK

Mojatu Foundation is leading the celebration of the first anniversary since Nottingham City became the first City of Zero-tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the UK. The event, to be held on Tuesday 6 February, from 10.15am to 2pm, will be marked with a tree planting ceremony at Farmeco Community Care Farm, Screveton. NG13 […]

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Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are going ahead with the installation of sprinklers in all 13 residential high rise blocks that they own and run in the city. The council has agreed the use of £8.5m to carry out the work to improve safety for all residents – but is still pursuing the […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

Councillor David Mellen to read to 2018 children in January

In January 2018, Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, will read to as many children as he possibly can with a target of at least 2018 children across Nottingham city. Cllr Mellen aims to raise £2018 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Dolly Parton Imagination […]

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Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Restoring residents’ parking and improving cyclist facilities on Abbey Bridge

Work will begin on 15 January for 12 weeks on Abbey Bridge to restore on-street parking provision and improve cycling facilities at the Abbey Bridge/Gregory Street junction. Following concerns raised by local residents about parking being lost from the construction of an off road cycle path, the council will move the cycle path to the […]

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Residents’ and commuters’ views taken on board as Woodside Road experimental scheme ends

Residents’ and commuters’ views taken on board as Woodside Road experimental scheme ends

An experimental parking scheme that has been in place along Woodside Road since September 2017 will not become permanent, the City Council has decided. This decision was made after extensive consultation with residents and commuters and by reviewing the survey data gathered from the trial. The council has reviewed the impact of the lane reduction on […]

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Special link sealed between the homes of Robin Hood and Santa Claus

Special link sealed between the homes of Robin Hood and Santa Claus

Nottingham has signed a Friendship Agreement with the capital of Lapland to officially seal a special connection that’s existed between the cities for 27 years. Former Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, joined children on a Santa Express flight to Rovaniemi, courtesy of Nottingham-based charity When You Wish Upon A Star, to […]

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Government’s austerity and social care crisis create ‘tipping point’ for City Council budget

Government’s austerity and social care crisis create ‘tipping point’ for City Council budget

Rising costs of adult social care and slashed Government funding have created a tipping point for Nottingham City Council as it aims to save another £27m for next year’s budget. In the toughest budget since the Government imposed austerity measures seven years ago – which has seen Nottingham’s grant funding cut by HALF in the […]

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No more Universal Credit in Nottingham until late next year

No more Universal Credit in Nottingham until late next year

Full roll-out of Universal Credit in Nottingham looks set to be paused – but the City Council’s Deputy Leader wants the Government to delay the whole programme until problems with it are ironed out. Only a small number of benefit claimants in Nottingham have so far been placed on the controversial Universal Credit arrangements, with […]

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