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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 development near the Wheatcroft Island and the County Council has invited...

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 are being held behind closed doors, are being used to ‘legitimize...

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 that no cost will be levied against residents who are arranging...

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 the frequently asked questions and answers from the council. 1. Will this...

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 their say in this important debate.For further information please read the Future...

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 have three city councillors, to Labour’s 52.Councillor Roger Steel will now...

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 Hall were discussing the plan to abolish district and borough councils...

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 ombudsman over what happened to the woman, who has not been...

Public hearing into the sexual abuse of children in the care of Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has released details of the dates for two weeks of hearings into the sexual abuse of children in council care. This hearing will examine:The nature and extent of the...

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 former Conservative leader Georgina Culley passed away.It was won by Labour’s...

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 for the media and public to be present was again denied.But...

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 the wrong medication.It comes after a detailed investigation by the Local...

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 who refuse to sell someone a potential offensive weapon.The amendment is...

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 the upcoming ‘super council’ meeting, which is currently set to be...

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 at Full Council today, with news that the Youth Offending Team’s...

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, landlords in most areas must obtain a Houses in Multiple Occupation...

‘Keep shale gas applications a local matter’ says Council Labour Group

Councillors will meet this week to discuss a proposal put forward by the Labour Group at Nottinghamshire County Council designed to retain some control over planning decisions that happen in Nottinghamshire.The Labour Group at Nottinghamshire...

‘Super Council’ referendum rejected at meeting

A plan to hold a referendum in Nottinghamshire over scrapping district and borough councils has been rejected.A group opposed to the ‘super council’ had put a motion calling for a county-wide referendum to be held.Earlier...

Clifton by-election: Six candidates set out their priorities

The six candidates for the by-election in Clifton North have set out their priorities, and explained why they want to win the seat.On Thursday, September 27, voters will head to the polls to elect a...

Problem property closed down by city council

A property that was the focus for drug dealing and taking and other illegal and anti-social activity has been closed down following action by the City Council. Teams within the council’s Community Protection section - including...

Derbyshire votes to approve strategic alliance with six other East Midlands councils

Derbyshire county councillors have unanimously agreed to push forward with plans to form a strategic alliance between councils in the East Midlands.The debate at yesterday’s full council, on Wednesday, September 12, was prompted by a...

‘No Super Council means £54m cuts’ dismissed as ‘Project Fear’ by Labour Group

Nottinghamshire County Council's Labour Group leader Alan Rhodes has dismissed Cllr Kay Cutts view that unless a unitary authority is formed £54 million in services will need to be cut.Cllr Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County...

£270,000 funding approved for Nottinghamshire ‘Super Council’ business plan

A plan to abolish district and borough councils has taken a step forward after £270,000 in funding was approved to draw up a business plan.It would see the creation of a new unitary council for...

Nottingham City Council: Plan drawn up to oppose Notts ‘Super Council’ with extended city boundaries

A detailed plan to expand the boundaries of the city is currently being put together by Nottingham City Council.It would involve enlarging the city’s boundaries to include areas including Stapleford, Gedling, Arnold, West Bridgford and...

BOUNDARY CHANGES: Commission’s report sees new North Rushcliffe and Clifton constituency proposed

The Boundary Commission for England has today published its final recommendations for new constituency boundaries. This follows submission of its final report to Government last week, and that report now being presented to Parliament.NottinghamshireThe Boundary...

Derbyshire set to push for strategic alliance with Notts, Leics and Lincs councils

This week Derbyshire County Council will vote through plans to form a “strategic alliance” with several county and city councils from across the East Midlands.This could see the authorities sharing services across borders in a...

Vote of no confidence in Nottingham East MP

A local Labour branch has passed a vote of no confidence in the Nottingham East MP Chris Leslie.The Labour MP, who has represented the constituency since 2010, said his party had been infiltrated by the...

‘Super Council’ meeting to take place without public or media presence

A meeting is being held behind closed doors today as the future of Nottinghamshire’s councils is discussed.Council bosses are meeting at County Hall to discuss scrapping all seven district and borough councils, and replacing...

Conservative-led council pauses Labour school transport cuts

Free school bus passes for children in Nottinghamshire will continue for the time being.A decision was made in 2016 to take away free bus travel for some children travelling to school.The change was expected to...

Council begins cross-party Notts ‘Super Council’ business case

County Councillors will embark on a detailed analysis of the options available to modernise the way Council services are run in Nottinghamshire, potentially paving the way for the biggest change to local government in the...