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More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

Almost 100 more pupils in Nottingham have received their first choice of secondary school for September this year. On National Offer Day today, the City Council has been able to inform parents and carers of 2,778 children that they have secured a place at their preferred school. This compares with 2,679 for 2021, despite there […]

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Nottingham City Council recognised as first Carbon Literate council in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham City Council recognised as first Carbon Literate council in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham City Council has reinforced its commitment to reaching carbon neutrality by 2028 after receiving accreditation as a Bronze Level Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO). The City Council is the first local authority in Nottinghamshire to achieve this status.  This award from the Carbon Literacy Project is internationally recognised and shows that the council is prioritising climate […]

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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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Plans approved for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s

Plans approved for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s

Plans for new energy efficient council homes in St Ann’s have taken a step forward when they were approved at Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board (22 February). The proposals for 24 homes for affordable rent include ten 2-bed houses, five 3-bed houses and nine 1-bed apartments and will be built to higher energy efficiency standards. This […]

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Splendour Festival returns and adds a second day of great artists

Splendour Festival returns and adds a second day of great artists

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, 23 – 24 July 2022Tickets now on sale at splendourfestival.com Splendour is bouncing back bigger and better than ever since its last outing three years ago with the news that it will be expanding to include a second day and adding yet more acts to the bill (23-24 July 2022). With double […]

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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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£4m funding boost extends business support hub until next summer

£4m funding boost extends business support hub until next summer

Close to £4m of additional funding has been secured to support small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across Nottingham and the wider area. The D2N2 Growth Hub has received the money from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which will see it extended from 1 April this year to 30 June 2023. Working across the […]

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Nottingham city centre internationally recognised as safe place to socialise

Nottingham city centre internationally recognised as safe place to socialise

Metal detectors outside bars, high-visibility police patrols and a joined-up CCTV network that sees suspects arrested within minutes are just some of the reasons why Nottingham has been officially declared one of the UK’s safest places for a night out. Purple Flag is an international award which recognises excellence in the management of a safe […]

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Nottingham City Council set to invest £230m in five-year housing programme

Nottingham City Council set to invest £230m in five-year housing programme

Nottingham City Council looks set to invest £230m in a five-year investment programme in its housing stock, when it goes to Executive Board next week. The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital programme provides funds for improvements to properties, new build council housing and improvements to estates. The HRA, which is the council’s landlord account, will […]

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Public feedback results in changes to City Council budget savings proposals

Public feedback results in changes to City Council budget savings proposals

Retention of an additional Children’s Centre and reducing proposed cuts to the Youth Service will be recommended to councillors at a meeting of Executive Board on Tuesday 22nd February. The changes follow feedback from residents and businesses, trade unions and staff in the biggest-ever consultation on Nottingham City Council’s budget for the coming year. Executive […]

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