Monthly Archive: October

Government favours southern councils in cash hand-out – and won’t give reasons

Government favours southern councils in cash hand-out – and won’t give reasons

Nottingham City Council’s deputy leader is calling on the Government to play fair when it allocates the second instalment of a £300m special fund to councils to soften the blow of budget cuts. Nottingham City Council, and other cities in the North and Midlands which serve some of the most disadvantaged communities in the country, […]

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Nottingham tops transport satisfaction survey again

Nottingham tops transport satisfaction survey again

Nottingham City Council has been awarded top place in a national benchmarking survey that measures the public satisfaction with local highways and transport. The National Highways & Transport (NHT) Network Satisfaction Survey was carried out in 106 local authority areas by Ipsos MORI. Nottingham received the highest overall public satisfaction score nationally for the third […]

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Black History Month – The Great Debate

Black History Month – The Great Debate

As part of Black History Month, Nottingham City Council will be hosting The Great Debate tonight (Thursday 27 October) at Loxley House from 6-9pm. The Great Debate is a Question Time style event aimed at 16-23 year old young people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Topics will include career choices in the 21st century, […]

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One million electric miles achieved 

One million electric miles achieved 

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet has reached the one million mile mark. This means that since starting operations in 2012, there has been £300,000 of savings in fuel costs and reductions in carbon emissions of at least 1050 tonnes. It would take 27,000 trees grown from seedling over ten years to absorb this amount of […]

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Black Achievers Awards 2016

Black Achievers Awards 2016

Black men and women from across Nottingham have been honoured at a special awards ceremony this weekend. The Black Achievers Awards aim to strengthen community cohesion and celebrate the roles and achievements of both black men and women in the city. Nominations flooded in for the 10 categories, and the winners were announced at a […]

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Station Street to be illuminated by poetry to celebrate City of Literature status

Station Street to be illuminated by poetry to celebrate City of Literature status

The newly redeveloped Station Street in the city centre will have its very own poetry wall from next week when an artwork to celebrate Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature status is switched on. ‘Line of Light’, created by artist Jo Fairfax, will project five-word poems by writers including Byron, Lawrence and Ovid, as well as […]

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Double award success for innovative lighting project

Double award success for innovative lighting project

October has been an exciting month for Nottingham City Council’s Energy Projects Team whose LED lighting project to upgrade the city’s heritage sites won two awards. The team won the Coping with Climate Change award at last week’s Nottingham Post Environment Awards. This comes a few weeks after the team won Best Commercial Energy Project […]

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