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Uncertainty over Government Covid guidance leads to cancellation of Nottingham’s Riverside Festival

Uncertainty over Government Covid guidance leads to cancellation of Nottingham’s Riverside Festival

Ongoing uncertainty around Covid restrictions as part of the next stage of the Government’s roadmap to recovery has led to Nottingham City Council taking the decision to cancel this year’s Riverside Festival, due to be held from Friday 6 – Sunday 8 August on Victoria Embankment. The news follows the cancellation of this year’s Splendour […]

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Accessing a Covid-19 test has never been easier with more city collection sites

Accessing a Covid-19 test has never been easier with more city collection sites

Covid-19 home testing kits for people without symptoms, are now available to collect at more sites across Nottingham City as the City Council works to make picking up a test even easier for communities. Regular, twice weekly Covid-19 testing is vital in helping to protect family, friends and loved ones. It is important to test […]

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Over 6,000 young people supported by employment and skills project

Over 6,000 young people supported by employment and skills project

Nottingham City Council’s employment and skills service, Nottingham Jobs, is marking the successful completion of the Nottingham Works project. Launched in 2016 to support unemployed young people aged 16 to 29, the project was extended in 2018. In total, the project has worked with over 6,000 young unemployed Nottingham City residents in this time. During […]

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Grants support hospitality businesses in Nottingham

Grants support hospitality businesses in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council urges businesses affected by step four Coronavirus restrictions to apply for grants ahead of the extended deadline of Thursday 8 July 2021. Applications are encouraged from hospitality businesses which have been unable to fully reopen, or which remain closed. This includes: Cafes, bars and pubs Hotels and accommodation Night clubs and Shisha bars  Theatres and […]

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Over 100 new council homes move a step closer for Nottingham site

Over 100 new council homes move a step closer for Nottingham site

One of Nottingham’s biggest council housing developments has taken another big step this week, as Nottingham City Homes appoints a construction delivery partner. Planning permission to build up to 130 council homes in Bestwood was granted last year. The homes, which consist of two and three bedroom houses, bungalows and flats, which are all in high demand from […]

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City Council leisure centres have some of the best health and safety standards in the country

City Council leisure centres have some of the best health and safety standards in the country

Visitors to Nottingham City Council’s leisure centres can be assured that health and safety standards are officially some of the very best in the country. The Sport and Leisure team which manages the City Council’s leisure centres, has once again been recognised in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Award, achieving Gold […]

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Government support needed to drive up green measures in new developments

Government support needed to drive up green measures in new developments

Planning authorities like Nottingham City Council with ambitious carbon reduction targets need more Government support to drive up sustainability standards in new developments, a senior councillor says. The City Council has set the target of Nottingham becoming the first carbon neutral city in the UK in 2028, already implementing a wide range of measures and […]

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Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Council urges Nottingham to make it a Big Weekend on vaccines

Staff and councillors are teaming up with NHS colleagues to promote a long weekend of vaccinations across the city and county. NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG is hosting its second Big Weekend event from today (Friday) until Monday next week. It follows the success of the first Grab A Jab at the Forest Recreation Ground […]

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It’s good to talk – don’t fall victim to a scam or con artist

It’s good to talk – don’t fall victim to a scam or con artist

Nottingham residents are being urged to talk to friends and family if they suspect being targeted by con artists. The advice from Nottingham City Council Trading Standards Service comes as part of national campaign Scams Awareness Fortnight, which is led by Citizens Advice. Research from Citizens Advice found that 68 per cent of people targeted […]

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