Group of people in NSPCC shirts outside Nottingham Council House 2022

Picture from 2022

Nottingham’s Council House will be turning green on the longest night of the year, this Friday evening, to raise awareness of the NSPCC’s Christmas campaign. It will be joining with other iconic buildings being lit green, across the city.

Going green will be: the Arkwright Building, The Cornerhouse, Green’s Mill, Nottingham Playhouse, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert and the Trent Building on University Park.

The NSPCC’s Midlands hub at Jenny Farr House on Cranmer Street will also be lit up. The hub has been in Nottingham since 1989 and has 115 volunteers staffing the phone lines. During the last year, the volunteer counsellors at Nottingham Childline have delivered over 13,350 counselling sessions to children and young people. If you want to find out more about volunteering, you can find out more here.

There is still time to sign up for the Walk for Children: Light up the landmarks.  Walk 5km to raise money for the NSPCC.  You can find out more here.

Cllr Cheryl Barnard, Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Education, said:

“This will be the third year that the Council House will be lighting up green in support of the NSPCC’s Christmas campaign. It’s great to know that we’ll be joining other iconic landmarks in Nottingham to help remind children that there is hope and support available, even on the darkest night of the year. 

“We’re proud that we have the Childline Midlands hub in the city and we support the volunteers and staff they continue their vital work in supporting children and young people across our city and the UK this Christmas time.”

Adults worried about a child’s welfare can call the NSPCC’s Helpline 24/7 on 0808 800 5000.

Children and young people can call Childline on 0800 1111 or visit

For information about the city’s Early Intervention Programme visit