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Nottingham Lib Dems select community activist for Clifton North by-election

Community activist Rebecca Procter has been selected to be the Liberal Democrat candidate in the up-coming Clifton North by-election in Nottingham.Rebecca grew up in the ward, moving there aged just two, and attended local schools...

Nottingham Independents choose Clifton North by-election candidate

The Nottingham Independents have selected Kevin Clarke as their candidate to the Clifton North by-election on September 27.This is the first election contested by the new Nottingham Independents, a local independent party founded on...

Roger Steel selected as Conservative candidate for Clifton North by-election

Clifton Conservatives have selected Roger Steel as their candidate for the Clifton North by election on 27 September.The by election was caused by the resignation of former Labour councillor Pat Ferguson. At a busy meeting of...

Gotham By-election: Full results of last night’s vote

A by-election was held for the Gotham ward of Rushcliffe Borough Council last night. ( 23 August )The by-election was called after the resignation of former councillor Stuart Christopher Matthews, who represented the Conservatives.He is...

Rushcliffe Housing: Local Plan Part 2 submitted

Rushcliffe Borough Council has submitted its Local Plan Part 2 that outlines key housing allocations in the borough over the next decade.Central government requires the Borough to build 13,150 new homes by 2028 and proposals...

Council pays compensation to families over unfair schools admissions policy

Two Notts families who had to send their children to different schools due to an unfair policy are to be paid £500 compensation per year.It was decided last year that the council’s school admission policy...

Gotham By-Election: Candidates outline their priorities

The candidates in the upcoming Gotham by-election have outlined why they want to be elected.Voters will head to the polls tomorrow, Thursday, August 23, to choose a new councillor for Rushcliffe Borough Council.The count will...

Corbyn slams Nottinghamshire ‘super council’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised plans to create a unitary authority in Nottinghamshire, saying the county council seemed like it is ‘in despair’.Mr Corbyn was speaking in Mansfield during a tour of BPR Medical,...

Nottingham city could expand its borders if borough councils are abolished

Nottingham City Council will seek to expand its borders if the county council goes ahead with plans to scrap district and borough councils.Nottinghamshire County Council is set to debate proposals on Thursday to move ahead...

Nottingham Housing Justice Forum protests in city centre

A group of protestors have called for the Nottingham City Council to invest more in social housing, and to put an end to temporary accommodation.They say the council should spend its reserves on ending what...

Social care costs to increase for some on disability benefits in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council plans to increase the amount disabled people are charged for social care in a bid to save millions of pounds.The Conservative-led council said the decision was taken to help make some of...

Petition launched after death of 10-year-old on Notts roads

A specialist group is working to make the roads around Nottinghamshire schools safer after the death of a 10-year-old.A petition to improve safety on Tiln Lane around Carr Hill Primary School was formally responded to...

Council publishes annual ‘whistleblowers’ review

Whistleblowers have raised concerns including bullying and unprofessional conduct at Nottinghamshire County Council, an annual report has revealed.Four of the six complaints involved the adult social care department.Councillor Bruce Laughton, Chairman of the Governance and...

£230,000 of fraud attempts caught at council in 2017

A council worker prevented the taxpayer from being defrauded of thousands of pound by fraudsters.The con artists were using the ‘I am your boss’ scam, which involves criminals making fraudulent requests for payments while using...

Council leader’s community update – June 2018

The leader of Rushcliffe Borough Council, Cllr Simon Robinson updates the community from Lady Bay - points discussed are;Property investments Corporate peer review challenge Local Plan Part 2 - ( new housing ) Single-use...

More effective powers needed to evict travellers from private land

More effective powers are needed to evict travellers, according to Nottinghamshire County Council.The authority said it has had at least 17 unauthorised encampments on its land in the last two years, and that on one...

Rushcliffe LibDems announce new prospective parliamentary candidate

Rushcliffe Liberal Democrats have elected local campaigner, Jason Billin, as their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC). Jason, who runs his own small design and publishing company, is a long term resident of East Leake where he has...

Keyworth 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 the South Ward of Keyworth Parish Council.Therefore an election will take place on Thursday...

Labour oppose closure of two Nottinghamshire care homes

The news that Nottinghamshire County Council are closing two care homes, namely Leivers Court in Arnold, and St Michaels View in Retford, has been met by strong opposition by the Labour Group at County Hall.There...

Council recommends £2million boost to community groups

Plans to award more than £2m to 201 voluntary organisations, community groups, parish councils and charities across the county as part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s new Local Improvement Scheme will be considered by County Councillors...

Council to launch pet cremation service

A new service for pet owners who want to have their pets cremated is set to be coming to Gedling in the coming months.Gedling Borough Council is working on a scheme which would see it...

Council apologises for care failings upheld by watchdog

Care bosses in Nottinghamshire have been told to apologise after complaints against them were upheld by a watchdog.One case involved a woman who complained that Nottinghamshire County County had withdrawn her personal care budget.The...

SuperCouncil: East Midlands Council Leaders explore new strategic alliance

The Leaders of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire have agreed to explore a Strategic Alliance that would create a unified voice for the region. Labour group Alan Rhodes says the idea of a 'super council'...

Residents and business owners can now ask questions at Full Council and Cabinet meetings

Residents and business owners can now ask specific questions at Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Full Council and Cabinet meetings.Citizen’s Questions will allow an opportunity to pose a question at the beginning of each meeting to...