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Tories Giving Less to Council Taxpayers but Asking Them to Pay More

Fortunately, our population is living longer as a result of improved lifestyles and healthcare. Older people and people with disabilities in particular are living longer than in previous generations and this should be celebrated. However, this has raised the cost of adult care in Nottingham by £12 million since 2011. Since 2013/14 Revenue Support Grant […]


Labour would reverse Conservatives £22 million cut to Nottingham’s schools

It’s nothing less than outrageous for the Government to take £22 million from schools in Nottingham, the equivalent of £578 per child, only to hand the money to new grammar schools. While our schools in Nottingham face serious and damaging funding cuts, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond allocated £320 million to pet projects in his last […]


Sherwood Kids lose £520,000 in Tory School Cuts

Under new government proposals, Nottingham schools are set to lose over £22 million by 2020, whilst schools in some of the wealthiest areas of England are set to gain. In Sherwood, schools are set to see funding reduced by over £520,000, an average of £467 less per pupil. That is why Nottingham Labour is against […]


Going Green in Sherwood

Since 2012, Sherwood Labour Councillors have secured over £170,000 of investment for parks in the area. Woodthorpe Grange Park, Valley Road Park, Peggy’s Park and Pirate Park have all seen significant improvements in recent years following Nottingham City Council and charity funding. Woodthorpe Grange has had a new play area, toilets and café installed, as […]


Nottingham Works – Helping Young People into Employment and Training

Over the past year, Nottingham Works has helped hundreds of young people into work or training places. The programme, that is funded in partnership between Nottingham City Council and the European Union, provides mentoring for 18-29 year olds who are unemployed, Traineeships for 16-24 year olds and general careers support and guidance. The scheme also […]


Private Tenants to Have Their Say on Licensing Scheme

  High quality housing is a priority for Nottingham Labour, that’s why we have pledged to build 2500 new homes that Nottingham residents can afford to rent or buy. We also want to improve the standard of existing homes, that’s why we are planning to introduce selective licensing. Consultation is currently taking place on a […]


Aspley Parents to Have Their Say on £22 Million Government Cut to Nottingham’s Schools

  Parents and carers of Nottingham school children are being asked to have their say on the Government’s proposal to slash funding for almost all Nottingham schools. The Conservative Government’s proposed method of funding directly targets schools in Nottingham for big budget cuts. While our schools in Nottingham are set to lose over £22 million […]


Bestwood Parents to Have Their Say on £22 Million Government Cut to Nottingham’s Schools

  Parents and carers of Nottingham school children are being asked to have their say on the Government’s proposal to slash funding for almost all Nottingham schools. The Conservative Government’s proposed method of funding directly targets schools in Nottingham for big budget cuts. While our schools in Nottingham are set to lose over £22 million […]


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day – Wednesday the 8th of March 2017 It’s a shocking statistic that, on average, two women every week are killed by their partner or ex-partner, and that 1 in 4 women will experience Domestic Violence (DV) in their lifetimes.   Sadly these figures haven’t changed for decades.   We also learn this […]


Clifton Parents to Have Their Say on £22 Million Government Cut to Nottingham’s Schools

  Parents and carers of Nottingham school children are being asked to have their say on the Government’s proposal to slash funding for almost all Nottingham schools. The Conservative Government’s proposed method of funding directly targets schools in Nottingham for big budget cuts. While our schools in Nottingham are set to lose over £22 million […]


Nottingham Labour Committed to a Green Future

Nottingham Labour has all the right policies in place for our green future, such as the Nottingham Community Climate Change Strategy 2012-2020 and our commitments to Climate Local, the Nottingham Declaration, UK100 and a pledge to end fuel poverty. We have a lot of programmes underway with existing funding. Through Salix interest-free loans we have […]


Parents to Have Their Say on £22 Million Tory Cut to Nottingham’s Schools 

  Parents and carers of Nottingham school children are being asked to have their say on the Government’s proposal to slash funding for almost all Nottingham schools. The Conservative Government’s proposed method of funding directly targets schools in Nottingham for big budget cuts. While our schools in Nottingham are set to lose over £22 million […]


Letter to Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Councillor Graham Chapman

  Dear Secretary of State, Re: Adult Social Care Funding At Questions to the Prime Minister today, information came to light that an “arrangement” would be provided to Surrey County Council to help to mitigate their funding shortfall in Adult Social Care. As you are aware, Surrey had proposed holding a referendum (now withdrawn) on […]


Nottingham Labour – Helping Nottingham People into Jobs and Apprenticeships

We’re pleased to announce up to 50 new apprenticeship vacancies at Labour-led Nottingham City Council. The new vacancies will be across all areas of the Council, including business administration, highways and HGV mechanics. The roles are open to Nottingham City residents. Nottingham Labour is committed to supporting Nottingham people into jobs and training. In our […]


Robin Hood Energy Update

  Following work from Nottingham Labour Councillors, Robin Hood Energy began trading in September 2015.  It is wholly owned by Nottingham City Council, and is the first local authority entrant into the retail market since nationalisation in 1948. Its biggest successes have been that it has taken 5% of market share in Nottingham, it has […]


Join Nottingham Labour in opposing Trump’s ban on Muslims

Nottingham Labour councillors are joining today’s protest against Donald Trump’s unethical ban on people from 7 predominantly muslim countries entering the US. Like many millions around the world, we are outraged by the racist actions of the new US president, as well as the compliance of the Prime Minister. Theresa May has failed to condemn […]


Conservatives to Cut £650 from Every Nottingham School Pupil

On Wednesday 14th December 2016 the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening announced a new funding formula for schools up and down the country. The Conservative Government’s new method of funding, directly targets schools in Nottingham for potentially the biggest real terms reduction in budgets they have ever faced. While our schools in Nottingham […]


Additional Funding to Help Fight Homelessness

In November, Nottingham Labour announced that we had provided £100,000 of additional funding for the Winter Shelter in Nottingham that helps provide support and additional beds for rough sleepers through the coldest months. In addition to that funding, Nottingham City Council and surrounding district Councils will benefit from £370,000 over the next two years to […]


£9m Shortfall in Social Care Funding – Full Council Speech

In response to the question ‘how has the government contributed to creating the £9 million gap in adult social care funding for next year in Nottingham, and how will that gap be met?’ Councillor Graham Chapman provided the following response; Let us start by defining the problem and with three very significant facts. First, there […]


Social Care Crisis – Tories Giving Less to Council Taxpayers but Asking Them to Pay More

Consultation on the 2017/18 Nottingham City Council budget started yesterday and pressure on Council services has been increased by a combination of rising adult social care costs and a lack of government funding. Fortunately our population is living longer as a result of improved lifestyles and healthcare. Older people and people with disabilities in particular […]


Nottingham Labour – Delivering on Jobs

Unemployment in Nottingham has dropped in both the latest monthly and yearly figures, indicating good progress on Nottingham Labour’s manifesto commitment to guarantee a job, training place or further education place for every 18 to 24 year old in the city. The figures show that a higher percentage of people have gained employment in Nottingham […]


Conservative Government raids Nottingham schools’ budgets 

On Wednesday 14th December the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening announced a new funding formula for schools up and down the country. The Conservative Government’s new method of funding directly targets schools in Nottingham for big budget cuts. While our schools in Nottingham are set to lose tens of millions of pounds by […]


Business Rates Not Council Tax Should Resolve Social Care Crisis

Reports have emerged from Whitehall this week that the Prime Minister will back plans to increase Council tax bills in order to try and solve the social care crisis that faces the UK. There is currently a social care precept on Council tax of 2% and the government are expected to announce that Councils can […]


Cllr Sam Webster responds to annual Ofsted report

The Ofsted Annual Report 2015/16 was published by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw yesterday, I have summarised my thoughts below; Sir Michael has highlighted many issues that are affecting the education of children nationally. He has been clear that in recent years there has been growing inequality and an increasing divide between education outcomes for children […]