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350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

A Nottingham scheme that gives free books to children has reached another major milestone. The 350,000th book has been delivered to a young reader in the city through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,700 children registered to have a book delivered […]

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Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Draft proposals for consultation regarding the modernisation of Nottingham City’s Library Service are set to be discussed at a meeting of the Council’s Executive Board on Tuesday 18th January.  The draft proposals are being put forward in light of the council’s difficult financial situation and include consideration of closing three libraries that have low usage […]

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Contact centre renamed after Nottingham’s ‘champion’ of children

Contact centre renamed after Nottingham’s ‘champion’ of children

A Radford contact centre was today renamed ‘Helen’s Place’ in recognition of a senior officer at the City Council who died last year from Covid. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, had been a strong advocate of the Garden Street facility. She died in March 2021. The centre, which supports […]

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Good support in place for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in Nottingham, say inspectors

Good support in place for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in Nottingham, say inspectors

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have recognised efforts in Nottingham to improve support for people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). A five-day inspection was carried out last November involving speaking to children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, and City Council and local NHS officers. They also visited […]

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Nottingham’s newest neighbourhood starting to take shape along the River Trent

Nottingham’s newest neighbourhood starting to take shape along the River Trent

Just a stone’s throw from Nottingham city centre, a new neighbourhood is starting to emerge from what was once mainly industrial land. A number of new residential developments have already been built in Nottingham’s Waterside, with a steer from the City Council’s planning guidance, which sets out the council’s vision for the area,  Now, with […]

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6,500 fuel poor homes across the Midlands to be improved after £82m grant funding secured

6,500 fuel poor homes across the Midlands to be improved after £82m grant funding secured

The Midlands Energy Hub has coordinated a bid to secure more than £82m of Government funding through the Sustainable Warmth competition. These grants from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will be used to carry out a range of improvements on 6,500 homes owned by low-income families in the Midlands – making […]

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