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The link for the consultation in the following news item was incorrect. This has now been corrected to assist you if you wish to have your say on the proposals. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Cycle Expressway

Green transport to get a boost on Eco Expressway?

Consultation is underway about proposals for new bus and bike lanes along one of Nottinghams busiest routes.

Exciting proposals by the City Council include new bus lanes, better cycle and pedestrian facilities and priority lanes for electric vehicles and taxis on roads between the city centre and Vale Road in Colwick, via Manvers Street and Daleside Road.

Consultation on the first phase of developments started on May 26. Online consultation runs until June 24, with an interactive map to view and comment on to be found on the corrected link at

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Dolly Parton

Dolly Partons Nottingham Homecoming

Over 2,500 children in Nottingham are now better prepared for primary school, thanks to the book gifting charity Dolly Partons Imagination Library.

So far, partners including Nottingham City Council have helped to deliver nearly 50,000 books to city children under five. This comes as a new study finds children who are consistently enrolled in the Imagination Library are 28.9% more likely to be ready for school at age five than those children who arent part of the scheme.

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Broadmarsh artists impression

First phase of Broadmarsh area transformation roadworks near completion

The first phase of works in Nottinghams 250 million Broadmarsh area transformation is continuing in the Wilford Road and Wilford Street area and is planned to be completed in the next fortnight.

Road resurfacing works take place every evening until Friday 10 June, from 7pm to midnight and on the weekend of Saturday 11 June from 8am to midnight and Sunday 12 June from 9am to midnight. Traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the works, which have been scheduled to keep traffic disturbance and noise to a minimum.

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Volunteer Drivers

Driving up help for volunteer scheme

Help is needed to boost the pool of volunteer drivers who give up their time to transport other people around the city.

The service, run by the councils children and adults team, sees social workers make referrals for those who are unable to access public transport. This might be helping an elderly or disabled person get to an appointment, or taking a vulnerable child to school and back. Can you help?

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Old Fashioned Dray

Horse power helps reduce student waste

How do you help more than 10,000 students clear out their houses at the end of term?

An old fashioned horse and dray will be taking to the streets of Nottingham to help students clean out their homes and reduce landfill waste.

The unusual initiative is part of a waste, recycling and charity collection drive, run by The University of Nottingham and Nottingham City Council.

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