Monthly Archive: November

Think again about overlooking shoplifters, council leader urges police

Think again about overlooking shoplifters, council leader urges police

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has condemned proposals by Nottinghamshire Police to stop investigating crimes like shoplifting as “nonsense.” Councillor Jon Collins said the move would undermine years of work to make the city a safer place to visit, as well as impacting on the local economy and local businesses. Nottinghamshire Police is considering […]

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Road closures for the Royal visit

Road closures for the Royal visit

The Police have directed a number of road closures for the Royal Visit on Friday 1 December. Nottingham will be proudly hosting the first public appearance of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following the announcement of their engagement earlier this week. The couple will be visiting the Nottingham Contemporary to support the Terrence Higgins […]

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Nottingham City Council wins Green Energy Award

Nottingham City Council wins Green Energy Award

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering initiatives to transform the city into the UK’s most energy self-sufficient city were recognised at last night’s Regen Green Energy Awards. The prestigious Green Energy Awards honour organisations who have shown innovation, dedication and creative ingenuity enabling the transformation to clean, smart and flexible energy. The City Council won the most […]

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Make next Christmas extra special for a child in care

Make next Christmas extra special for a child in care

Nottingham City Council is encouraging potential foster carers to come forward so that children and teenagers waiting for a foster home can experience next Christmas in a loving family home. Nottingham City Council cares for over 600 children who can’t live with their parents – many of these children are in temporary accommodation and don’t […]

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Nottingham residents urged to shop local for Small Business Saturday

Nottingham residents urged to shop local for Small Business Saturday

Saturday 2 December sees the return of a national campaign which aims to encourage people to support independent and locally owned businesses. Small Business Saturday is an annual campaign which is supported again this year by Nottingham City Council and partners, the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), Creative Quarter and Visit Nottinghamshire and raises awareness […]

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Council criticises Government confusion on fire safety funding

Council criticises Government confusion on fire safety funding

Nottingham City Council has accused the Government of sending out mixed messages on whether it will help fund fire safety measures following the Grenfell disaster. In his Autumn Budget speech yesterday, Philip Hammond said that “if any local authority cannot access funding to pay for essential fire safety work, they should contact us immediately…..we will […]

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Chancellor’s Budget most notable for what’s not in it!

Chancellor’s Budget most notable for what’s not in it!

Nottingham City Council’s Deputy Leader, Graham Chapman has branded today’s Budget “directionless” and a “non-event high in expectation and low in delivery, but with a few useful snippets.” It said nothing about fixing the urgent problems like bed blocking in Adult Social Care and Child Protection where underfunding and increasing need and demand are pushing […]

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