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City Council forced to propose budget cuts as Government fails to cover the cost of Covid

City Council forced to propose budget cuts as Government fails to cover the cost of Covid

The Government’s failure to fully cover the costs of the Covid pandemic has forced Nottingham City Council to propose an additional £12.5m of budget cuts which will affect local services. The Council has seen estimated costs and lost income due to Covid-19 soar to £87.9 million since the pandemic began. Emergency funding has been needed […]

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Impact of Covid on BAME communities prompts fresh council approach

Impact of Covid on BAME communities prompts fresh council approach

Today Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board will gather to discuss the development of a framework which outlines the breadth of action that will be required to tackle BAME health inequalities. The health inequalities experienced by BAME communities have been brought into sharp focus through the coronavirus pandemic, with Public Health England and the Office of […]

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Drivers reminded of forthcoming major changes to road network in Broadmarsh area

Drivers reminded of forthcoming major changes to road network in Broadmarsh area

Drivers are being reminded that significant changes to Nottingham’s road network come into force soon, with plans to pedestrianise Collin Street and other parts of the Broadmarsh area due to begin in August. The whole scheme has won Government financial backing with the City Council successfully securing £20m Transforming Cities funding for the ambitious public […]

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Lost in Lace: An exhibition of historic Nottingham Lace finally lands in China for exclusive museum tour.

Lost in Lace: An exhibition of historic Nottingham Lace finally lands in China for exclusive museum tour.

Nottingham City Museums is delighted to share news of the launch of its latest and largest international touring exhibition to date, Lost in Lace: Lace and Lacemaking in Nottingham, at Ningbo Museum, China. As soon as Covid-19 lockdown was announced, a large selection of carefully-selected lace artefacts from the Nottingham City Museums collection was held […]

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Notts Pride goes online for the first time ever

Notts Pride goes online for the first time ever

Organisers of this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride have announced this year’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the county will be going online – featuring performances and interviews with local activists and city leaders. The online event, which will be filmed in The Ballroom at Nottingham’s Council House, will be broadcast between 7pm and 9pm […]

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Nottingham City publishes neighbourhood data on Covid-19

Nottingham City publishes neighbourhood data on Covid-19

Nottingham City Council has published data that shows the number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19. For the first time today (17 July) all local authorities are highlighting the number of confirmed cases across different neighbourhoods and communities in a Covid-19 Surveillance Report. These are broken down into two types: Pillar 1: people […]

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New council homes in Bestwood set for approval by Nottingham City Council

New council homes in Bestwood set for approval by Nottingham City Council

New council homes could take a step closer next week when plans go before Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board for approval (Tuesday 21 July). If approved, new council homes will be developed on a former school playing field off Beckhampton Road in Bestwood and a large amount of open space will be retained for the […]

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Imagination Library delivers 250,000 books to children in Nottingham

Imagination Library delivers 250,000 books to children in Nottingham

A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham. A total of 250,000 books have now been delivered to children aged 0-5 in Nottingham through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,600 children registered to have […]

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‘No place for hate’ says Nottingham as Chinese community targeted

‘No place for hate’ says Nottingham as Chinese community targeted

A campaign has been launched in Nottingham to support the Chinese community after reports of Covid-related hate crime. Incidents have been reported of people being targeted simply because coronavirus was first reported in China. The campaign aims to address this issue by working with Nottingham’s East Asian and South East Asian communities to ensure people […]

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