Nottingham and Derby receive £161m for transport improvements

Nottingham and Derby have received £161m for transport improvements – the only bid to receive the full amount requested from the Department of Transport. This forms the second, major phase of the Government’s ‘Transforming Cities’ Fund, aimed at improving connections between major employment sites and promoting active travel and public transport. Confirmed in the Chancellor’s […]

New one stop shop Customer Hub officially opens

Executive Councillors joined representatives from Jobcentre Plus and GF Tomlinson to officially open the new Customer Hub at Loxley House, putting a host of services in one location to better support citizens. Nottingham Revenues and Benefits service, which provides support for Housing Benefit and Council Tax services, and Housing Aid, have moved in to the […]

Preparations begin for Grade A office space construction

Enabling works have begun for the construction of Crocus Place, a Grade A office development in Nottingham’s Southside. Demolition has begun of a disused factory, known locally as the Hiltons Warehouse site, near the tram bridge over Queens Road below Nottingham Station. This site will act as the site compound when works begin on Crocus […]

Nottingham City Council Chief Executive leaving to take up new role

The Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council is leaving at the end of April after being appointed by the Secretary of State for Education to the new role of Chair of Children First Northamptonshire, a Trust for Children’s Services in the county. Ian Curryer, 57, has served in the council’s top job for seven years, […]

Big Reading Challenge aims to raise funds for more free books for children

Nottingham City Council is holding another Big Reading Challenge in a bid to raise funds for a charity that gives free books to children in the city. City Councillors – including the Leader, Cllr David Mellen – will read to children at schools, libraries, nurseries and children centres across Nottingham. Large-scale readings will even take […]

How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

By Cllr Sally Longford Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability Nottingham City Council You might have heard that Nottingham City Council is aiming for Nottingham to become carbon neutral by 2028. You may greet this with a shrug, a snort of derision or a round of applause. Whatever your standpoint, there are […]

Impressive new Central Library plans revealed

New internal images of the proposed new Central Library, including the best children’s library in the country, have been revealed by Nottingham City Council, with the public being offered the chance to offer their views on the plans. The plans and video flythrough for the library reveal the layout and design of the new library, […]

Housing Aid moving in to new one stop shop Customer Hub on Monday 20 January

Housing Aid, who support the homeless or those threatened with homelessness, will move in to the new Customer Hub at Nottingham City Council’s Loxley House on Monday 20 January. They will be join Nottingham Revenues and Benefits service, who provide council tax and housing benefit support, who moved in on Monday 13 January on a […]