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Nottingham City Council secures Kickstart funding to support young job seekers

Nottingham City Council secures Kickstart funding to support young job seekers

Nottingham City Council’s employment and skills service, Nottingham Jobs, has successfully applied to be a local representative for the Government’s new Kickstart scheme, a £2 billion national fund which it is hoped will create high quality job roles for local residents aged 16 to 24. Supporting young people in Nottingham who are at risk of […]

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Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Government’s broken Covid pledge and ongoing austerity mean £12.5m more City Council budget reductions

Nottingham City Council has agreed £12.5m of budget savings to balance its 2020/21 budget as unmet Covid costs, along with another year of Government cuts, take their toll. The Council has had to make cumulative budget savings totalling £271.4m over the last ten years and since the start of the pandemic the financial strain Covid-19 […]

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What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

A new initiative starts this week, with the aim of getting people more involved with their local park. It is widely recognised that parks and open spaces have helped us during lockdown. During the period 1–31 May, 60% of adults in England said that they had spent time outside in green and natural spaces in […]

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Plans submitted for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ payment platform for public transport

Plans submitted for Midlands-wide ‘tap and cap’ payment platform for public transport

Leaders from across the Midlands are calling on Government to fund a region-wide smart ticketing platform, which would revolutionise the way passengers use and pay for public transport. A ‘tap and cap’ system, similar to the platform used by Transport for London, would allow travellers to seamlessly pay for trips on the rail, bus and […]

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Cashless and effortless contactless payments launch on Nottingham City Transport buses

Cashless and effortless contactless payments launch on Nottingham City Transport buses

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses are now accepting adult pay as you go contactless payments following an official launch by NCT, Nottingham City Council and system provider INIT. The Nottingham Contactless project has been supported by Nottingham City Council, which secured £2.4m funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) National Productivity Investment Fund to develop […]

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Goosey flies the nest for five-day trip to Old Market Square

Goosey flies the nest for five-day trip to Old Market Square

Goosey the Goose Fair goose has flown into Old Market Square – and is urging people to come along to say hello! The eight-foot figure is the emblem of Nottingham’s famous annual event, which had to be cancelled last month because of Covid-related social-distancing restrictions. She usually announces that Nottingham’s longest-running and most popular event […]

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Public urged to ask questions about tackling rogue traders

Public urged to ask questions about tackling rogue traders

Two virtual question-and-answer sessions will take place this week to raise awareness of rogue traders and scams. The digital events will be held on Twitter and have been arranged by Nottingham City Council’s Trading Standards team as part of a Rogue Trader Week. The first, taking place tomorrow (Tuesday), will be aimed at consumers who […]

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Work set to begin on The Island Quarter, Nottingham’s biggest regeneration scheme for decades

Work set to begin on The Island Quarter, Nottingham’s biggest regeneration scheme for decades

Nottingham’s biggest regeneration scheme for decades will begin in earnest in the coming weeks following the granting of planning approval for the first phase of The Island Quarter. The plans for Canal Turn received planning consent from the City Council on 23 September with work scheduled to start on site in November. The approved phase […]

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Businesses urged to display new QR codes on ‘Download Wednesday’

Businesses urged to display new QR codes on ‘Download Wednesday’

Hospitality and leisure businesses across Nottingham are being encouraged to download new QR codes for their venues in advance of the launch of the NHS Test and Trace app later this week. On what Nottingham City Council is calling #DownloadWednesday, businesses are being asked to visit the Gov.UK website and download and print their unique […]

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