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Councillor John Handley, Vice-Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council

Talented Athletes

What do famous sporting talent such as gymnasts, Sam Oldham, Becky Downie and Ellie Downie, swimmers, Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw and athlete Richard Whitehead have in common? They are among Nottinghamshire athletes who have been supported by Nottinghamshire County Council sports grants in the past. And there is another opportunity for tomorrow’s future Olympians and Paralympians to secure funding towards training and travel costs through our current Talented Athletes Fund.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

A614 £18m/HS2 announcement

Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE welcomes the opportunities that major new funding for the A614 will bring to the area.

Councillor John Cotts, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council's Communities and Place Committee

Cycle safety is Tour of Britain's legacy

With cycle fever riding high thanks to the hugely successful Tour of Britain staged in Nottinghamshire, chairman of the County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, Councillor John Cottee says autumn is the perfect time for promoting cycle safety for children

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Post- event Tour of Britain column

It was an incredible day and showed once again that our county has what it takes to host an international sporting event of this scale.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire sets its sights for a Tour de Force

The Leader of the County Council preview the return of the UK’s biggest free-to-attend sporting event which is now just days away, setting off from West Bridgford at 10.30am and due for a thrilling finale in Mansfield around 4pm on Saturday 8 September.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of County Council's Communities and Place Committee

Column from Coun Cottee about Travel Choice

Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee, Councillor John Cottee says its plans to encourage healthier, greener travel in the Mansfield area are gaining pace.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Put your art into Tour of Britain

The Leader of the County Council looks forward to the superb sporting spectacle which is set to returns to the County on 8 September and encourages residents, community groups, businesses and land owners to stand out on live TV by putting their art into the Tour of Britain.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Let's cut waste and confusion, not services

The Leader of the County Council explains the potential benefits of scrapping the current two-tier system of local government in Nottinghamshire with a new unitary council, which provide better accountability, more efficiency and cut bureaucracy.

Councillor Boyd Elliott is Vice-Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council

Early years free funded childcare appeal

Parents and carers of three and four year olds are being invited to find out if they are eligible for more funded free childcare for the coming autumn term.

Councillor Philip Owen, Committee Chairman for the Children and Young People's Services, At Nottinghamshire County Council

Coun Owen's column about more support for social workers

Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s children and young people’s committee, Councillor Philip Owen says the council has listened to its frontline social workers and is giving them more support to help them keep children across Nottinghamshire safer.

Councillor Gordon Wheeler, Vice Chairman of the Communities & Place Committee

2nd CCTV car investment

With school children across the county back in the classrooms after their half term break, vice chairman of communities and place committee, Coun Gordon Wheeler talks about the council’s further investment to prevent dangerous and inconsiderate parking outside schools.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Great War Memorial

Councillor Kay Cutts talks about plans to develop a new Great War Memorial for the whole of Nottinghamshire, which brings together the names of all 14,000 fallen on the same monument for the first time. An appeal has been launched for local people and businesses to contribute towards the costs.

Councillor Philip Owen is the Committee Chairman for Children and Young People’s Services, at Nottinghamshire County Council

Coun Owen's column on changes to schools funding

Changes to national schools funding kick in this year. Nottinghamshire County Council’s committee chairman for children and young people’s services, Councillor Philip Owen explains what this will mean for our schools

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Celebrating county's proud RAF heritage

Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts talks about the many well-known - and less well-known - links between our county and the Royal Air Force, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

Councillor Philip Owen is the Committee Chairman for Children and Young People’s Services, at Nottinghamshire County Council

More Notts parents get their child into their preferred school.

Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s children and young people’s committee, Councillor Philip Owen says there’s still scope to further improve the number of parents who secure a school place at one of their preferred schools

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Reducing reliance on single use plastics

Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts explains how the Council will be doing its bit to support the national campaign to reduce reliance on single-use, disposable plastics.

Councillor Philip Owen is the Committee Chairman for Children and Young People’s Services, at Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire’s children’s centre services aim to become beacons of early years excellence.

Children’s centre services work to give children a great start in life, and are managed on behalf of the county council by Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Family Action and North Notts College.

John Handley, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council

New award to celebrate community heroes

Chairman Councillor John Handley discusses the launch of a new award to celebrate community heroes.

Councillor Boyd Elliott, Vice-Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee

Campaign for early years funding for two-year-olds

A campaign is under way to give more two-year-olds the opportunity for free early education in the county – to give them a great start in life.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

I'm proud of county's winter heroes

Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts pays tribute to the local people and Council employees who defied ‘The Beast from the East’ to keep Nottinghamshire moving during the recent winter weather.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Notts remains in the broadband fast lane

Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts welcomes the Government’s announcement that 95% of homes in the UK now have access to superfast broadband and explains how Nottinghamshire will continue to invest in its digital infrastructure to stay as one of the best connected areas in the country.

Councillor John Doddy, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board

Boosting the health and wellbeing of Notts residents

The Council's Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2022 will address key health issues facing the county. Councillor John Doddy, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board, writes about the Council's priorities.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of County Council's Communities and Place Committee

County set to benefit from £20m highways investment boost

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, explains how £20m in additional investment is going to help improve Nottinghamshire's road network.

Councillor Philip Owen, chairman of the County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee

Planning ahead for 1,400 extra school places

Children and young people’s committee chairman, Councillor Philip Owen says the County Council is wasting no time planning ahead when it comes to creating the extra 1,400 school places that will be needed across Nottinghamshire.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the County Council's Communities and Place Committee

Have your say on your local Rights of Way

Now we are well into the New Year, many of us will have made a resolution to get fitter by walking, cycling or even riding more in the great Nottinghamshire outdoors. Councillor John Cottee explains how people can have their say on maintaining and improving our rights of way network.

Councillor Philip Owen, chairman of the County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee

Deadline fast approaching for primary school applications

With the festivities of Christmas and the New Year behind us for another year, it’s now time for parents to think about applying for school places for their children. Councillor Philip Owen explains.

Councillor Tracey Taylor is the Vice-Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council

Make a difference to a child's life

Fostering is caring for a child or young person in your own home when they are unable to stay with their own families. By becoming a foster carer you can make a real difference to a child’s life.

 Councillor Kevin Rostance, Vice Chairman, Communities & Place Committee, Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire's got talent

An ‘Inspired Christmas Concert’ proved to be the perfect name for the recent event at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, with around 330 talented young people from around the county putting on a show to remember.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Improving access at Cotgrave Country Park

A new £250,000 investment will improve access and boost wildlife at Cotgrave Country Park, with work now underway.

Councillor Philip Owen, chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council

Applying for primary school places

It’s time to think about making an application if your child is due to start school for the first time next September.

Councillor Gordon Wheeler, Vice-Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community and Place Committee

Helping Notts fireworks go with a bang safely

Councillor Wheeler talks about the work of the Council's Trading Standards team to make sure local shops are selling and storing fireworks safely, plus advice on holding your own display.

Councillor John Handley, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council 04 October 2017

Skills celebration among Chairman’s weekly engagements

Chairman John Handley meets young achievers who have been taking part in a pioneering skills and employment programme.

Councillor John Handley, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire Hospice really does add ‘life to days’

Chairman John Handley talks about the personal reasons why he has chosen Nottinghamshire Hospice as his charity in 2017/18.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Trade and investment opportunities following China visit

Leader Kay Cutts recalls her recent visit to China and how she hopes to build on the trade and investment opportunities that were discussed.

Councillor John Cottee is the Committee Chairman for Communities and Place at Nottinghamshire County Council

Greater choice than ever with school meals

Schools now have greater choice in relation to school meals with bespoke menus which now include starters.

Councillor Boyd Elliott, Vice-Chairman of the Children and Young People’s Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council 

Success of new childcare provision

Council is in the top ten of local authorities who are helping eligible families secure 30 hours free childcare provision.

Councillor Philip Owen, chairman of Children and Young People’s Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council

Hundreds of parents and teachers respond to school holiday consultation

Over the last few weeks hundreds of parents, schools, teachers, governors and other interested parties have given their views on proposed school term and holiday dates for the academic years from 2019 – 2023.

Councillor Gordon Wheeler, Vice-Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee

Helping hand for mass marketing scam victims

Up to £10billion a year is lost in scams and we are helping the most vulnerable in Notts to avoid becoming a victim. Local people can help, too.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire turns out in force for Tour of Britain

What a day it was. Nottinghamshire witnessed a major international sporting event, broadcast live to millions of viewers, with a thrilling finale.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee

Success of Tour of Britain

It’s an event that has captured the imagination of the whole county – the OVO Energy Tour of Britain which visited Worksop this week.

Councillor Philip Owen, Chairman of the Children and Young People's Committee

Lots of options available for young people following exams

With students receiving exams results over the last few weeks, we look at the options available to them and what their next steps are going forward.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Countdown is on for the Tour of Britain

Anticipation is building for the biggest ever free-to-attend sporting event to come to Nottinghamshire - the 2017 Tour of Britain will hit the county's roads on September 6.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

Broadband coverage is amongst best in UK

Superfast broadband availability in Nottinghamshire is already amongst the best in the UK, but we’ve announced plans to extend it further from next year, taking in homes and businesses in the most remote areas of our county.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee

Notts set to get creative in the countdown to the Tour of Britain race

Councillor Cottee describes how he is looking forward to local schools, residents, landowners and residents showing their creative side as Nottinghamshire prepares for the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to our county for the first time.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

China is a land of opportunity for Nottinghamshire businesses

The County Council is working hard to provide Nottinghamshire businesses with potentially lucrative opportunities for trade in China as part of our Friendship Agreement with the Province of Zhejiang.

Councillor Kevin Rostance, Vice-Chairman of Communities and Place Committee

Giving our athletes a sporting chance

Getting to the top in any sport can be very expensive, but our grant scheme for talented athletes is helping to keep Nottinghamshire’s current and future sporting stars at the top of their game.

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee

Making time for nature

Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of Communities and Place Committee explains why the County Council is supporting the Wildlife Trust’s latest campaign to encourage us all to connect more with nature.

Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chairman for Community and Place

Celebrating our pilgrim links - County Council backs new visitor centre

Nottinghamshire is synonymous with major historical events, which is why the County Council has given financial backing to the new Pilgrim Visitor Centre in Retford. The centre celebrates our county’s strong links with the pilgrims who started a new life in the (then) new world of America. Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chairman for Community and Place, explains:

Councillor Keith Girling, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Armed Forces Champion

Remembering and supporting Nottinghamshire war veterans

The Council's Armed Forces Champion Councillor Keith Girling explains about new funding to help support older war veterans in the county and a project to commemorate the First World War.

Derek Higton, Service Director for Youth, Families and Cultural Services

Tour of Britain cycle coup for Notts

On September 6, the eyes of the world will be on our county with 120 top cyclists set to compete in the Tour of Britain race. Culture Director Derek Higton explains why this is such a coup.

Naomi Sills, Service Manager for Fostering

Appeal for more foster carers

With almost 550 looked after children in foster care across Nottinghamshire, Service Manager for Fostering Naomi Sills appeals for more foster carers particularly to look after sibling groups and older children.

Councillor Kay Cutts,  Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council

New leader sets out priorities

Councillor Cutts sets out the priorities for the new administration, which include keeping Council Tax down, investing in roads and pavements and improvements to Nottinghamshire’s towns and village centres.

Elaine Coupland, County Enterprise Foods Manager, which is run by Nottinghamshire County Council

Meals at Home 30th celebration

This month the County Council is celebrating 30 years of producing and delivering meals to older and vulnerable residents across Nottinghamshire. The service's Elaine Coupland explains.

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