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

Council bosses respond to £1.5 billion social care boost

Social care bosses in Notts have reacted to news that an additional £1.5 billion is set to be made available to councils to help...

Council partners with Public Health England in commitment to better mental health

Rushcliffe Borough Council has signed up to Public Health England’s (PHE) Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health to promote the wider health initiative.This...

Council says Government funding cuts are hurting local people in letter to Chancellor

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been urged by Nottingham City Council to restore the funding sources that previous Chancellors have taken away from...

Council approves new school for Edwalton

At the Planning Committee held today at Nottinghamshire County Council, members agreed to grant permission for the new Primary School and Nursery at Sharphill.The...

Pay rise for Nottinghamshire foster carers in council’s recruitment drive

Plans aimed at attracting new foster carers and retaining current carers have been approved at Children and Young People’s Committee today (Monday, 15 July).The...

Call for independent review into controversial gravel pit

A controversial plan which includes a new gravel mine in Barton-in-Fabis has taken a step forward.But calls are already being made for elements of...
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Council trial scheme to give road verges ‘back to nature’

Hundreds of miles of road verges could be ‘given back to nature’, with less aggressive verge trimming, more trees planted, and current trees left...

Travellers bring ‘cloud of fear’ to Nottingham, says councillor

A Conservative councillor has likened a group of travellers heading to a planned horsefair as a ‘biblical plague’.From July 25, travellers will head to...

Mansfield residents asked where new traveller sites should go

A project to provide more regulated places for travellers to stop in Mansfield will see four new camps set aside, it has been revealed.A...

Labour calls for TV licences to be kept free for pensioners in Notts

Last month’s controversial decision by the BBC to ask most pensioners to pay for their TV licences is set to be discussed in Nottinghamshire,...

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan.Action includes looking...
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City Council motion stands up for Nottingham’s private renters

Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Heritage took a motion to July’s Full Council to highlight the insecurity many Nottingham renters...

Nottingham City Council to buy more homes to meet housing need

Nottingham City Council has approved plans to buy back more than 250 former council houses.The four-year scheme, which was approved at the Council’s Executive...
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Sports facilities get share of £600,000 Council funding

Improvements to local sport clubs, new play areas and better access for people with disabilities are among the many projects set to benefit in...
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Council to lobby Government about growing funding pressures

A new Council finance report reveals that Nottinghamshire County Council is spending an additional £7.5 million this year to meet a sharp rise in...
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County Council £7.5m over child social care budget

The rising number of children being taken into care and fostering has left the county council £7.5m over its child social care budget.The Conservative-led...

Contractor appointed for £40m Gedling Access Road

A construction firm has been appointed for the new multi-million pound Gedling Access Road.The road, which runs past the new Chase Farm Development...

£1.6m bonus for council from sale of land for cinema complex

Broxtowe Borough Council received significantly more than they expected for selling a plot of land.A multi-million pound development known as Beeston Square Phase Two...

Most disabled people in Notts out-of-pocket as care costs increase

Vulnerable people in Nottinghamshire are still considerably out of pocket, months after a controversial change to the way benefits are charged came into effect....

Kath Marriott assumes interim Chief Executive role at Rushcliffe Borough Council

Kath Marriott has assumed the role as Rushcliffe Borough Council’s new interim Chief Executive. Mrs Marriott starts the position from today (Monday 1 July )...

Council adds £220,000 to salary bill over four years

The party in charge of Ashfield District Council has been accused of creating new paid jobs for its councillors after a controversial decision was...

Report potholes and access services with £90,000 council app

A new app for mobile phones which will allow people to report potholes, find out school opening times and access a host of other...
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Nottingham City Council statement supporting Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools

Nottingham City Council has released this statement saying that it supports Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) in schools.Below is the city council statement in...

City council launches consultation on increase in Adult Social Care charges

Nottingham City Council is proposing to increase charges for adult social care services – and is asking for feedback on its plans.The City Council,...

Coalition control Broxtowe after Lib Dems gain two seats from Conservatives

The rainbow coalition has kept control of Broxtowe Borough Council after the Liberal Democrats won both seats in a crucial by-election.Had the Conservatives held...
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Public enquiry into Gedling Access Road withdrawn by planning inspector

The final outstanding objection to the Gedling Access Road Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order was formally withdrawn today (Tuesday 11 June).The Government...

Notts ‘Super council’ plan cost £126,000 before being scrapped

A plan to create a new ‘super council’ for Nottinghamshire cost £126,000 before it was shelved last year.One council leader described it as a...

School bus fares in Notts increase by 17%

Bus travel for young people going to school in Nottinghamshire is set to get significantly more expensive.The rise will affect three different schemes: season...

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...
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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...