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News from Rushcliffe Borough Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and other Nottinghamshire public authorities.

Council’s £26.5m bid to build new road linking HS2 hub with homes

A major new road could be built in Nottinghamshire to link the HS2 hub in Toton with new homes at Chetwynd Barracks, while also...

City Council leader Jon Collins to step down in May

The leader of Nottingham  City Council, Cllr Jon Collins will step down in May.In a short statement a spokesperson said:'We can confirm that in...
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Rushcliffe Leader slams Labour Opposition for ‘trying to block 2019/20 budget’

Rushcliffe Borough Council leader, Conservative Cllr Simon Robinson, has called the Labour Opposition on the Council “a disgrace “ for trying to block the...
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County Council plans civic property and land moves to boost Nottinghamshire economy

County Councillors will consider ambitious plans to deliver a network of modern, fit for purpose County Council office buildings to provide local services which...
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Nottinghamshire council tax up 3.99 per cent

Council tax payers throughout Nottinghamshire will see their bills rise after the county council announced plans for an increase of almost four per...

90% of Gedling residents want to keep their borough council

More than 90 per cent of people in Gedling who responded to a survey said they were in favour of keeping their borough council,...

City Council invests over £11 million on office space near East Midlands Airport

Two buildings at Pegasus Business Park have been bought by the city council, at a cost of £11.2 million.Part of the top-end office space...

Become a Town or Parish Councillor and help shape where you live

You can be a Parish or Town Councillor in 2019 and help shape the area where your family, friends and neighbours live by representing...

Council lends £5.5 million to Robin Hood Energy

The energy company owned by Nottingham city council has been given an extra £5.5 million loan. Robin Hood Energy (RHE) says it has seen a...

Councillors clash over Laxton village purchase plans

Councillors have clashed over a proposal to buy a nationally significant village from the Crown Estate.Laxton village, which is near the A1 north of...

Nottingham City Council Budget: £22m in savings needed

The council says that austerity isn’t over for Nottingham, with the City Council’s main Government funding slashed by three quarters since 2013 – reducing...
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Notts Super Council plans on hold until after May elections

The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has said putting the ‘super council’ plan on hold will allow better harmonisation between authorities.Councillor Kay Cutts, who...
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One council for Notts: ‘Non-statutory services will have to be cut’ says leader

The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Kay Cutts says that things like Children's Services, libraries and community grants are among on-statutory provisions that...

Notts Labour Group: ‘Every household should have a say in ‘super council’ plans

The leader of the Labour Group at Nottinghamshire County Council says that the recent consultation, a report published today (December 5) which shows a...
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Councillors to consider plan to consult on a new unitary council for Nottinghamshire

Councillors will decide next week whether to press ahead with a formal public consultation on plans to create a new unitary authority which would...
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85% of households could pay less council tax under single council plans

Detailed plans for how a new ‘super-council’ in Nottinghamshire would work have been published, including what the proposed council tax could be.Provisional estimates made...
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Council apologises over disability benefit cut timings

The leader of Nottinghamshire County Council has apologised after some people were told their disability benefits were being cut with just 48 hours notice.In...
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How many non-disclosure agreements has county council paid for?

Nottinghamshire County County council has paid for 54 non-disclosure orders in the last five years.Data revealed by the Freedom of Information Act show the...
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County Council uses one-off funding boost to delay disabled benefit cuts

utOn 17 October 2018, Nottinghamshire County Council agreed changes to the way the authority calculates individual contributions towards the cost of care and support....

Gotham Parish Council by-election announced

A valid request has been received by the Returning Officer for an election to take place to fill the vacancy to Gotham Parish Council.Therefore...
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Council apologises for ‘rushing disabled benefit cuts through’

The head of social care has apologised  on a decision to increase the amount of money people with a disability in Nottinghamshire pay towards...
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Nottinghamshire named most improved county council in the UK

Nottinghamshire County Council has improved productivity across a range of services at a faster rate than any other county council over the last 12...
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City council expansion: Plans will be scrapped if ‘super council’ doesn’t happen

The leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon Collins, has said he will shelve a scheme to enlarge the city’s boundaries if the ‘super council’...
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Council to spend £50,000 on ‘expanding city boundaries’ consultation

A plan which would see the city council’s boundaries expand into nearby areas will now be consulted on.People from within the city and surrounding...

Former QMC nurse devastated by disability cuts

A former QMC nurse who had to leave his profession when he went blind has said he is being treated ‘like filth’, and that...

Labour holds seat in Nottinghamshire by-election

Labour has retained a council seat in a by-election in Bassetlaw after a former councillor had to resign.Councillor Matthew Callingham will now serve as...

One council for Nottinghamshire: 3,000 Notts residents respond to public engagement exercise

The first phase of a major review into council services in Nottinghamshire is reaching its conclusion.Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said:...
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Budget 2018: £70m rehabilitation centre investment gives budget boost to Rushcliffe

An extra £70m investment in the new Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC),  announced in today's Budget could provide a major economic and healthcare boost for Nottinghamshire.Chancellor...

East Leake Parish Council ‘furious’ at plans to close registry office

East Leake Parish Council has expressed disgust at Nottinghamshire County Council’s decision to discontinue East Leake’s visiting Registrar service. The current service on Thursday morning...
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Have your say on possible changes to Notts Councils up to 31 October

Time is running out if you want to share your views on significant changes that could be made to the way council services are...
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Video: Local Improvement Scheme Capital Fund is launched – grants up to £50,000 to...

Despite the challenging financial times, Nottinghamshire County Council has launched its Local Improvement Scheme Capital Fund.Organisations can apply for up to £50,000 as a...
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Disabled benefit cuts in line with national guidelines saves £3.8m per year

Disabled people who require social care will lose some of the disability benefits they receive after a move approved this week.The money will be...
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Council should ‘consider closing’ Nottinghamshire school

A senior councillor says he would consider closing down an Ashfield secondary school over ‘grave concerns’.A leading councillor has strongly criticised a secondary school...

County council facing budgetary pressures in children’s social care

Nottinghamshire County Council faces a potential financial pressure of some £4m as a result of the increasing costs of children in care placements.Last year,...

Rushcliffe Labour condemns Edwalton free school plans

Rushcliffe Labour Party has condemned the proposal to set up a free school in Edwalton.A new Primary school is needed to serve the housing...
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Notts Labour group boycotts ‘secret’ cross-party ‘Super Council’ meetings

Labour councillors will stop attending ‘secret’ meetings being held on the future of Nottinghamshire councils with immediate effect.The Labour group feels the meetings, which...

Gedling announces plans to remove burial fees for children under 18

The plans were approved by Gedling Borough Council cabinet members on Thursday 11 October, and will come into force with immediate effect. This means...
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Unitary Authority – Answers to some questions you may have about the proposals

If you have questions about Nottinghamshire County Council's proposals to create a so-called 'Super Council' - a Unitary Authority - here are some of...
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Super Council: Have your say on unitary authority proposals

Nottinghamshire County Council is undertaking public engagement about the structure of local government in the County and is keen for local people to have...
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Tories win in Nottingham City Council Clifton North by-election

The Conservatives have won their first by-election in Nottingham for a decade, after gaining Clifton North from an independent councillor.It means they will now...
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Super Council: Details of ‘behind closed doors’ meeting revealed

Details of what was said behind closed doors at a council meeting from which the media was barred can be revealed.The talks at County...
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Serious care failings after woman dies of sepsis

An elderly woman was left in appalling conditions in her home due to delays and poor communication.The council has been criticised by the independent...

Public hearing into the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottingham City...

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has released details of the dates for two weeks of hearings into the sexual abuse of children...
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Police launch investigation into Wollaton West by-election

Nottinghamshire Police is currently investigating whether the law was broken during a by-election campaign.In March, a by-election in Wollaton West was fought after the...
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Super Council: Second meeting to take place without media presence

The ‘secretive’ talks on the future of the so-called ‘super council’ in Nottinghamshire will continue to be held behind closed doors, after a request...
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Council at fault after care home resident gets wrong medication

Nottingham City Council has agreed to waive care home fees after a man was left at increased risk of choking because he was given...
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Rushcliffe Labour: “We must support our shopworkers”

Shopworkers’ trade union USDAW is urging MPs to vote for an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill now going through Parliament, to protect shopworkers...
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Media requests access to closed Super Council meeting

A letter has been submitted to the leader and chief executive of Nottinghamshire County Council, asking for permission for the media to report from...

Clinical specialists join youth justice team – with reoffending rates below national levels

Reoffending rates for young people across Nottinghamshire are below the national average – according to new figures.Nottinghamshire County Council’s Youth Justice Strategy was discussed...
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City landlord licensing charges set to increase

The price of a landlords’ licence in Nottingham is set to go up after plans were approved today.For houses with more than four tenants,...