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Council agrees budget for recovery following difficult Covid year

Council agrees budget for recovery following difficult Covid year

A meeting of Nottingham City Council’s Full Council today, Monday 8th March, agreed a package of budget proposals as it establishes a sustainable financial footing amid the Covid crisis. Whilst the medium term financial future contains many uncertainties, the council has approved £15.6m of savings and limited use of reserves to deliver a one-year balanced […]

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Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes paid to director who ‘dedicated her life to helping children’

Tributes have been paid to a ‘much loved and respected’ senior officer at Nottingham City Council. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, died on Wednesday morning. Mrs Blackman, aged 54 and who lived in Bulwell, first qualified as a social worker in 1989 and had dedicated her working life to […]

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Nottinghamshire parents urged to get twice-weekly testing as children return to classroom

Nottinghamshire parents urged to get twice-weekly testing as children return to classroom

Covid-19 rapid lateral flow tests are now available for anyone who is over the age of 18 who lives in the same home as a primary school, secondary school or college age student. As more pupils and students return to the classroom the Government has asked that all adults who live in households with primary […]

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Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

A Nottingham campaign delivering free books to children has just passed a major milestone. Nottingham City Council has been working alongside the Rotary Club of Nottingham to co-ordinate fundraising for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since the Club chose to adopt the scheme as a project in 2012. Since then, donations have increased to see more […]

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Housing scheme helping to improve the lives of hospital patients extended

Housing scheme helping to improve the lives of hospital patients extended

A Nottingham housing scheme that works to reduce hospital admissions has been given further funding to continues its work. Nottingham’s Housing to Health (H2H) project, is run between Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham City Council, local NHS hospitals and the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning group and supports people to leave hospital safely, free up acute […]

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Famous Nottingham faces all agree: get the jab to get back to normal

Famous Nottingham faces all agree: get the jab to get back to normal

Robin Hood and Nottingham’s famous Left Lion feature in a new video produced by Nottingham City Council to encourage people to take up the offer of a Covid vaccine once they are eligible. The video also includes Nottingham Forest legend John McGovern, celebrated local musical prodigy Sheku Kanneh-Mason and world-renowned Nottingham-based chef Sat Bains. These […]

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Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Two electric bin lorries have been unveiled today (Friday) – after being named by the Nottingham public. The commercial vehicles were the first off the global production line to be purpose-built electric, as opposed to retrofitted former diesel models. They form part of Nottingham City Council’s ambitious target to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city […]

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Work to reinstate historic shopfronts at key Nottingham location begins

Work to reinstate historic shopfronts at key Nottingham location begins

Nottingham’s Heritage Action Zone is celebrating the start of works to its largest grant-funded project to date. The Grade II listed Cavendish Building and Premier House on Wheeler Gate will benefit from an investment of nearly £700,000 to restore shopfronts and features to their former glory. Just under £300,000 of the total investment has been […]

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Protect those around you – get a Covid test

Protect those around you – get a Covid test

Nottingham City Council is extending its asymptomatic testing offer to residents by opening up two new centres for people who are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms. The Portland Centre, on Muskham Street in The Meadows, will open on Tuesday 2 March. Clifton Community Centre, on Southchurch Drive in Clifton, will open on Thursday 4 March. The […]

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