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Light Night returns to the ‘Rebel City’

Light Night returns to the ‘Rebel City’

Nottingham Light Night 2022 is confirmed as the event returns for its fourteenth year. Nottingham’s Light Night will take place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 February. A number of innovative, interactive and engaging light-based installations, performances and activities will take place right across the city. The event will again take place over two nights […]

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Working together to make sure residents in tall buildings are safe

Working together to make sure residents in tall buildings are safe

Nottingham City Council is continuing to take action to support residents living in tall buildings in the city while the Government outlines its latest plans for replacing unsafe cladding. Last week, Secretary of State for Levelling Up Michael Gove announced a plan to protect leaseholders and make developers and companies pay to fix cladding issues. […]

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Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £1.7m bid to develop Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. £1.1m has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities, create a visitor centre and jobs on the park. Match funding has come from The Transforming […]

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350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

350,000th book sent out through Nottingham book-gifting charity

A Nottingham scheme that gives free books to children has reached another major milestone. The 350,000th book has been delivered to a young reader in the city through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009 and now has more than 5,700 children registered to have a book delivered […]

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Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Draft proposals for consultation regarding the modernisation of Nottingham City’s Library Service are set to be discussed at a meeting of the Council’s Executive Board on Tuesday 18th January.  The draft proposals are being put forward in light of the council’s difficult financial situation and include consideration of closing three libraries that have low usage […]

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Contact centre renamed after Nottingham’s ‘champion’ of children

Contact centre renamed after Nottingham’s ‘champion’ of children

A Radford contact centre was today renamed ‘Helen’s Place’ in recognition of a senior officer at the City Council who died last year from Covid. Helen Blackman, who was the authority’s Director of Children’s Integrated Services, had been a strong advocate of the Garden Street facility. She died in March 2021. The centre, which supports […]

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Good support in place for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in Nottingham, say inspectors

Good support in place for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities in Nottingham, say inspectors

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have recognised efforts in Nottingham to improve support for people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). A five-day inspection was carried out last November involving speaking to children and young people with SEND, parents and carers, and City Council and local NHS officers. They also visited […]

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