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City Council Deputy Leader reacts to Chancellors autumn statement

The Chancellors autumn statement pulls even more funding from councils, undermining their ability to provide vital local services.

Thats the reaction of the City Councils Deputy Leader Councillor Graham Chapman to George Osbornes Comprehensive Spending Review.

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Older person

Older and disabled people urged to sign up for Priority Services scheme

Nottingham City Council is urging older people and those with disabilities to sign up for a scheme that would give them priority for reconnection should gas, electricity or water supplies be interrupted.

Priority Services Registers are operated by utility companies to give vulnerable people additional support and special services.

Residents can seek to be added to a Priority Service Register if they are of pensionable age; disabled; chronically sick; blind or partially sighted; deaf or hearing impaired. Many of the services are free.

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green credentials

Community grants available for green initiatives

Nottingham City Council is once again awarding grants to community and voluntary organisations to encourage communities to live greener.

Grants of up to 2,500 are available and this years scheme has a collaborative aim, with up to 1,000 available to spend on existing projects and the remainder to be used to help set up similar projects in other areas.

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electric buses

Nottinghams electric buses are a winner at UK Bus Awards

Nottingham City Councils electric bus fleet, operated in partnership with Nottingham Community Transport and trentbarton, has won the Environment award at the UK Bus Awards on November 24, 2015.

The Councils fleet of clean and green electric buses was in competition with industry leaders, including Stagecoach, for the award that recognises the importance of the fleets low carbon and clean-air credentials.

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Support the homeless

Support in place for homeless this winter

A robust Cold Weather Plan is in place in Nottingham to provide support for rough sleepers, with a winter shelter and other measures now in place through until the end of March.

Nottingham City Council leads a multi-agency group, which aims to prevent new, repeat and entrenched rough sleeping, as well as reducing the risks to the health and well-being of those who sleep on the streets.

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Children's homes

Ofsted praises quality of care in childrens homes

Childrens homes run by Nottingham City Council have been praised for the quality of care they give to young people.

Ofsted inspectors say the homes are run by caring staff who take time to understand the needs and feelings of young people. They are backed by strong leadership who give high levels of support. Young people are able to take part in a range of new activities and make good progress at school.

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