Archive by category Coronavirus

The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

The Robin Hood Fund and Nottingham City Council Combine to Support Nottingham’s Largest Ever Food Programme

£29,000 of joint funding will be used to support more than 40 food banks and social eating projects across Nottingham. Funding will enable FareShare to dramatically increase its work with local organisations ensuring more people that need support receive it. Food provisions will double and a dedicated food delivery infrastructure will be created as the […]

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Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

Impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities

A Public Health England review has found that people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups in the UK are more likely to die from coronavirus https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/889195/disparities_review.pdf Cllr Rebecca Langton, portfolio holder for Communities, said:  “We are pleased that following public pressure, Public Health England have published this long awaited report today. Whilst the findings […]

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Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

The Government has announced £2.5m of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as Covid restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, and many city centre pavements have […]

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Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

Council Leader commends Nottingham’s response to Covid-19 – and commemorates those lost to it

A minute’s silence will be held at the City Council’s first full council meeting during lockdown today (Monday 18th May) – live streamed to the public – to remember the 163 Covid victims in Nottingham, including two council staff members. WATCH the meeting live from 2pm at: https://www.youtube.com/user/NottCityCouncil The moment of reflection comes at the end […]

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Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting rough sleepers through the coronavirus pandemic

City Council staff, partner agencies and the voluntary sector have been praised for “moving heaven and earth” to ensure rough sleepers are accommodated during the Covid-19 lockdown. The Government issued guidance to councils in March to make arrangements for rough sleepers – extremely vulnerable to Covid-19 due to often having underlying health issues – to […]

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Nottingham businesses urged to apply for support grant

Nottingham businesses urged to apply for support grant

The number of grants issued to small businesses by Nottingham City Council has now reached £36 million, with 87% of those who have submitted their application having now received their grant. Business support grants are available for thousands of businesses in Nottingham, including those in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, Rural Rate Relief, whose […]

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Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Government’s latest Covid funding welcome – but not enough

Nottingham City Council has welcomed the news that an additional £9m has been provided by Government to support Covid 19 expenditure – but it reiterated that it won’t be anywhere near enough to deal with the overall impact the pandemic is having on the council’s finances. The latest emergency funding allocation follows an initial award […]

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Meals at Home staff go the extra mile to offer additional checks on the elderly

Meals at Home staff go the extra mile to offer additional checks on the elderly

Nottingham City Council’s Meals at Home delivery service is providing much-needed reassurance to relatives of elderly and vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Meals at Home is a low-cost service available to all city residents. As well as delivering hot meals, the service also provides families and relatives with regular wellbeing updates on their loved […]

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Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government funding to help the City Council through the coronavirus crisis is over five times less than needed based on current estimates, which are likely to increase as pressures mount. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on Saturday there would be a further £1.6bn funding for councils nationwide to deal with the crisis, in addition to […]

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