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Council bids to make buses better for all

Bus service improvement plan

In a £98m bid to Government, the Council has included proposals to improve bus services, simplify fares and tickets, install more real-time displays and improve accessibility at bus stops. The Council has also expressed an interest to bid for further monies to increase the number of electric buses and explore the option of introducing hydrogen buses to reduce COemissions in Nottinghamshire’s market towns.

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It’s not too late to be part of a virtual regional climate change event

COP26 roadshow

You can still sign up for a free place for the COP26 Regional Roadshow East Midlands tomorrow (Thursday 11 Nov) which aims showcase efforts in the region towards reaching net zero and climate change.

Hosted by the council, the all-day event will be broadcast live from the new Digital Innovation Centre at the Worksop Turbine, which is powered by energy generated by the wind turbine at the centre.

Sign up to the regional roadshow

Former military councillors share their support for the Armed Forces this Remembrance Day

Councillor Girling

This year marks 100 years of the Poppy Appeal and at Nottinghamshire County Council we are very fortunate to have former military councillors who understand the importance of the appeal and of Remembrance Day.

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Parents advised to do their research before applying for their child’s reception or year 3 school place

Apply for reception school place

For parents whose children will turn five years old between 1 September 2022 and 31 August 2023, it’s time to start thinking about making school applications.

For the best chance of being offered a school you are happy with, parents are strongly advised to use all four of their school preferences and make sure they have submitted their application by the deadline of 15 January.

 More info about the application process and to apply

Financial support to be made available for vulnerable residents in Notts

Elderly hands

Some of Nottinghamshire’s most vulnerable residents are set to receive vital financial support during the winter months as part of a new multi-million-pound funding scheme.

The council has been allocated a £5.6 million from the Government’s Household Support Fund to help those most in need as the country continues to recover from the effects of the Covid-19 lockdowns.

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The search is on to name forest-protecting robot dog

Robotic dog

Notts school children aged 5-11 are set to name the UK’s first forest-protecting robot dog as part of a new competition.

The remote-controlled, dog-shaped robot, currently known as ‘forest ranger’, is trialling how footage gathered from areas which are usually inaccessible, can help monitor and assess the health and condition of forests.

The winner of dog-naming competition and their classmates will be invited to take part in forthcoming trials to test and give their feedback on the new Robin Hood interactive holographic experience.

Read more and enter the competition


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