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Devolution vision for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire


Leaders from the nine councils in Nottinghamshire have set out their ambitious joint vision for devolved powers to improve investment in the economy, the environment and health.

In a paper to the joint City of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Economic Prosperity Committee, councils have outlined how they would work in partnership to help boost economic investment, improve the environment, and tackle health and educational inequalities across the city and county.

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Pioneering 5G research work in Sherwood Forest area continues to flourish

5G at Rufford

Pioneering work which aims to introduce cutting-edge digital technology in the heart of the legendary Sherwood Forest area has been revealed for the first time at Rufford Country Park.

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Notts has one-in-five chance of hosting the ‘world’s first’ fusion energy plant

Fusion plant mock up

An existing coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire has made the shortlist of what is hoped to be the world’s first prototype fusion energy plant.

Part of the site at Ratcliffe-on-Soar has made it to the final five as part of a national search for potential locations by the government for alternative energy plants, with the final decision due to be announced in late 2022.

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Find out more about fusion energy (YouTube video clip)

Notts sports club bowled over by county council funding

Keyworth Bowls Club

Delighted members of Keyworth Bowles Club have been bowled over after receiving much-needed funding to make vital improvements to their facilities.

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Bestwood Country Park recognised with Green Flag Award

Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park has joined a record number of parks and green spaces collecting a Green Flag Award – the international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

Bestwood Country Park has received the award for the second year in a row since the management of the park was taken over for the County Council by Gedling Borough Council.

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Two whole weeks of half term skele-fun in Nottinghamshire!

Explore Notts

Families in Nottinghamshire can enjoy a fang-tastic two-week half term until Friday 29 October, with a variety of fun and spooky Halloween themed events coming up.

From spooky trails in the woods at Sherwood Forest, practising archery in the home of Robin Hood, to Halloween puppet making at Inspire Libraries, the county has something to offer everyone!

Top picks for October Half term

Booking system for West Bridgford Recycling Centre to end

West Bridgford Recycling Centre

With wider Covid 19 restrictions having been eased the booking system at West Bridgford household waste and recycling centre on Rugby Road will be removed from 1 November 2021.

All 12 recycling centres across the county will be operating winter opening hours from 1 Nov, with opening hours 8am to 4pm daily – all sites will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Residents must already be registered to use Nottinghamshire County Council’s recycling centres, you can register and/ or update your vehicle details online.

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