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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 boost the county’s economic prospects at next week’s Policy Committee meeting...

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, rather than scrapping it and replacing it with a ‘super 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 next to East Midlands Airport will be occupied by HSBC bank.The...

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 them on your local council.That’s the message from Rushcliffe Borough Council...

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 significant increase in customers in recent weeks, and needs the additional...

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 Newark, has the last remaining ‘open field’ system in the UK.The...

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 from £127m to just £25m for the forthcoming year.On top of...

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 represents Radcliffe on Trent for the Conservatives, said the current system...

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 would disappear if there are no changes to the way councils...

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 majority of the 2,926 people who replied to the initial consultation...

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 be responsible for providing all council services in Nottinghamshire and deliver...

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 by Nottinghamshire County Council say 85.5 per cent of households could...

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 November, the council decided to reduce the amount of people’s disability...

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 council spent £617,822.75 between 2013 and 2017.Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are legal...

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. This decision followed a consultation in late summer with service users;...

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 an election will take place on Thursday 10 January if contested.A...

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 their care.More than 800 severely disabled people in Nottinghamshire were given...

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 months, a new study has found.The report by iMPOWER Consulting has...

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’ plan does not go through.The city council is working on a...

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 areas will be asked for their views on the subject.Nottingham City...

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 benefit cuts imposed on him and 862 other disabled people by...

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 the Labour councillor for the East Retford West ward, winning with...

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: “I want to say an enormous thank you to all the...

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 Philip Hammond's announcement will mean that the world-class facility at the...

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 allows East Leake residents and those in surrounding village to register...

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 provided in Nottinghamshire.People living in the county are currently served by...

Video: Local Improvement Scheme Capital Fund is launched – grants up to £50,000 to enhance Notts communities

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 contribution towards capital projects and schemes that improve lives, champion heritage...

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 used as a contribution for the care they are given by...

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 in Ashfield, and said he would consider closing the school for...

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, the average cost of a placement for a Looked After Child...