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Public enquiry into Gedling Access Road withdrawn by planning inspector

The final outstanding objection to the Gedling Access Road Compulsory Purchase Order and Side Roads Order was formally withdrawn today (Tuesday 11 June).The Government Planning Inspector, Mr Wilde, appointed to preside over the Public Inquiry...

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 ‘total waste of council money’, after a Freedom of Information request...

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 passes for pupils who live within a catchment area; the Post...

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 led the Council for two years as well as being the...

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

The deputy leader of Nottingham City Council has heaped praise on the Extinction Rebellion protestors, who blocked roads last month in protest at what they see as a climate emergency.Now, Councillor Sally Longford has said...

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 councillors for the first time.The changes will be formally ratified on...

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 has seen Nottingham City Council adopt Labour’s 2019 manifesto as the...

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 meeting at Nottinghamshire County Council on Thursday 16th May.The motion, proposed...

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), calling for the council to commit to becoming completely carbon neutral.However...

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 500 people signed a petition calling for the county council to...

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, seven will be held by women – up from three in...

New city council leader: Nottingham City Council debt ‘must be manageable and bring tangible benefits’

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 the council’s debt, which is currently over £1 billion, he said:...

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 were 'completely satisfied' with the service’s Housing Support administration team when...

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 Executive Board on 16 April 2019. The council decided in November to...

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 out of the NHS’s Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS), a scheme...

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 is the first in the region to adopt such a policy.The...

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 businesses.The Connected Britain Awards are open to all public and private...

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 years after its closure was first decided by Nottinghamshire County Council.The...

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 County Council voted to ban all hunting with dogs on land...

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 Nottinghamshire’s Full Council meeting Labour Cllr Kevin Greaves proposed a motion,...

£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 be improved thanks to funding from WREN, a not-for-profit business that...

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 building, in Arnold, would be sold as part of the plans,...

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 smoking outside school gates and on playgrounds, and at certain events...

Police received 28 fox hunting complaints in four years as vote bans it on council land

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 following complaints received:At a meeting this week,  The Conservative Party at...

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 working for the authority are paid.The council has brought in changes...

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 to send a cross-party letter to the Government asking for a...

‘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 to ‘reverse its decision’ to close the building in Lenton has...

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 relieving congestion around Bardills Island on the A52.Nottinghamshire County Council is...

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 order to pursue other opportunities, Councillor Jon Collins will not be...

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 Council’s budget at the recent Full Council meeting.Cllr Robinson said “Members...