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

Cllr Simon Robinson re-elected as Rushcliffe Borough Council leader

At Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Full Council meeting on Tuesday night, Cllr Robinson was re-elected as Council Leader for the 2019/20 Council year.Cllr Robinson has...

Deputy city council leader praises Extinction Rebellion and ‘wants to work with them’ in...

The deputy leader of Nottingham City Council has heaped praise on the Extinction Rebellion protestors, who blocked roads last month in protest at what...

Nottingham city council announces new Cabinet

A new era begins at Nottingham City Council this week with a fresh Cabinet including new Leader and Deputy Leader and predominantly female executive...

15,000 new Nottingham jobs, clean air and lower crime in new City Council manifesto

Following the result of the local elections two weeks ago which saw Labour win 50 out of 55 seats, the first Full Council meeting...

Labour councillors delighted as climate change motion receives unanimous support

A Labour motion to put climate change and global warming at the heart of the Council’s agenda received cross-party support at the Full Council...

County Council aims to become completely carbon neutral

Nottinghamshire County Council has said it will make efforts to become carbon neutral.Labour, which is in opposition, proposed the motion on Thursday (May 16),...
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Arnold care home will close down despite public concerns

The closure of a care home in Arnold will go ahead, despite concerns being raised about a lack of beds in the area.More than...

Nottingham City Council: 70% of cabinet roles will be held by women

There will be more women than men in Nottingham City Council’s cabinet for the first time in the authority’s history.Of the 10 top positions,...
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New city council leader: Nottingham City Council debt ‘must be manageable and bring tangible...

Cllr David Mellen, the newly apoointed leader of Nottingham City Council talks about his challenges in the role.When asked whether he planned to reduce...
Rushcliffe Borough Council's Executive Manager for Neighbourhoods Dave Banks with the Home Alarms team

Residents give 100% satisfaction rating to Rushcliffe’s Home Alarms service

Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Home Alarms Service has been given another 100 per cent customer satisfaction rating.People who use the service aid that they...

City Council rejoins Nottingham and Notts health and social care system

Nottingham City Council is to restart its formal role in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS). A decision was made at the council’s...
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City council could rejoin NHS group after privatisation and accountability row

An influential NHS body is poised to agree changes after the city council suspended its membership.Late last year, the Labour-run Nottingham City Council pulled...

Council introduces new policy to help women going through menopause

Women working at Gedling Borough Council who are experiencing the menopause will be helped by a new workplace policy.It is thought the Labour-run council...

Nottinghamshire broadband scheme continues to receive national recognition

Nottinghamshire has been shortlisted for its second major, national award this year for its successful £30m rollout of superfast broadband to local homes and...
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Care homes in Nottinghamshire set for closure

The controversial closure date of a care home in Nottinghamshire has been approved.James Hince Court, in North Carlton, Worksop, will close in September, four...
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Brian May praises council after fox hunting ban approved

The lead guitarist of Queen, Brian May, has praised a council after it banned all forms of fox hunting on its land.Last week, Nottinghamshire...
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First steps in ‘closing legal loophole’ to prevent hunting wild animals taken in Nottinghamshire

Labour Councillors in Nottinghamshire say that they have demonstrated their commitment to protecting the environment and the welfare of animals in the county.At...

£100,000 funding for Arnold play park

A popular play area in Arnold will have a £100,000 refurbishment and extension thanks to external funding.The Muirfield Road Recreation Ground in Arnold will...
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Council buildings review could mean new civic hub next to the River Trent

A major review of council-owned buildings around Nottinghamshire has been approved, including a new iconic office building next to the River Trent.The Home Brewery...

More places in Nottingham city to become non-smoking areas

Smokers could be banned from lighting up in more areas of the city under new plans by the city council.Already, there are bans on...
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Police received 28 fox hunting complaints in four years as vote bans it on...

All forms of hunting with dogs have been banned on county council-owned land in Nottinghamshire.A Freedom of Information request to Nottinghamshire Police reveals the...
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No gender pay gap for middle-earners at Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council has narrowed the gender pay gap so that on average there is now no difference between what middle-earning men and women...
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Lack of Special Educational Needs funding ‘impacting every classroom’

A Special Educational Needs funding gap is impacting every classroom in the county, a debate today heard.Labour councillors at Nottinghamshire County Council were attempting...
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‘We’re not closing Marcus Garvey Day Centre’, says city council

Nottingham City Council has reiterated its position that it is not seeking to close the Marcus Garvey Centre. An online petition calling on the authority...

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...