County Council unveils top tens and facts of 2019
Nottinghamshire County Council has unveiled its annual list of facts and top tens for 2019 to highlight the range of services it provides to residents and businesses across the county.
Council services continue to support communities and touch the lives of residents as well as visitors to Nottinghamshire. Whether it’s the 8,493 births registered by our registrations team, the 61 new adoptive families approved or the 288 hours our gritting teams spent on the roads away from their families, it has been a busy year for the county council.
Here are some of the highlights:
- 47,000 tonnes of dry mixed recycling received at our recycling centres
- 2,886 weddings conducted across Nottinghamshire
- 9,000 births registered in Nottinghamshire. The most popular names for boys were George, Oliver, Jack, Harry, Alfie, Charlie, Freddie, Henry, Arthur and Archie. The most popular names for girls were Olivia, Isla, Amelia, Ava, Grace, Charlotte, Evelyn, Emily, Ivy and Sophie.
- 169,599 meals delivered to older people across Nottinghamshire as part of our meals on wheels service
- 116 children adopted by 61 families
- 30,000 young people accessed Notts Outdoors education service
- 323,000 enquiries handled by our Customer Services Centre
- 1.8m journeys on council bus services
- 21,788 e-books accessed from libraries across the county
- 62 individuals nominated for a Nottinghamshire Community Hero Award
- 55 gritting runs completed by our gritting teams with the longest duration being nine nights in a row between 16 and 24 January
- 126 community projects benefitted from almost £950,000 worth of Local Improvement Scheme funding .
Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Our council services often play an invaluable role in supporting communities across the county and I am proud to say that the last 12 months have been no different.
“2019 has seen HRH Duke of Kent unveil the Great War Memorial to Nottinghamshire’s fallen on Victoria embankment in June
"It has been memorial year for Nottinghamshire on the sporting front too. Trent Bridge hosted the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup this summer which attracted thousands of overseas visitors to our great county. England of course went on to become world champions after a thrilling final.
“2020 looks set to be another busy year for Nottinghamshire County Council with the construction of the Gedling Access Road starting early in the New Year and the results of our recent residents’ survey helping shape the way we deliver services.
“We plan to celebrate VE Day in style with events at Rufford Abbey which will honour our servicemen and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in World War Two
“And next year we will also commemorate an incredible historical milestone as it will be 400 years since the Mayflower Pilgrims, including those from North Nottinghamshire, set sail and help establish the New World of America.
“So as part of the wider international programme of Pilgrim-themed events, we are planning a series of local educational, community and creative events.”