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Nottingham parking changes: visitors can park anywhere in city centre for £1

Nottingham drivers can park in the city centre for £1. Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Changes to parking in Nottingham from Monday (5 November) means visitors can park for £1 anywhere in the city centre for a certain period of time.

Nottingham has also become the first major city in the country to remove all maximum stay times for on street parking.

Drivers can park in the zone 1 area of Nottingham for £1 per half hour.

Nottingham City Council to publish its spending on the web

Nottingham City Council is to publish its spending above £500, online.

Rather than publishing spending over an arbitrary threshold of £500 and having to manage the cost and time associated with administering and collecting information and responding to queries, we have used the opportunity presented by new systems introduced through sharing finance functions with another council to publish all spending data at little or no cost.

– Ian Curryer, acting Deputy Chief Executive

It means that people in Nottingham will now be able to see what the council has been spending. It comes after nearly a year of campaigns from the TaxPayers' Alliance for the information to be made available.

"After years keeping Nottingham residents in the dark, it is great news that the council is finally going to release proper detail about how it spends taxpayers’ money. Hundreds of other local authorities across the country have published this data for some time now, there was never any good excuse for Nottingham City Council alone holding out."

– Matthew Sinclair, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance


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Proposed five-term school year could be scrapped in Nottingham

Controversial plans to bring in a five-term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped. The city council says it's prepared to consider a new holiday pattern after talks with the teaching unions.

The council denies it's backing down and says it's listened to teachers. But unions say they're still unhappy at plans to shorten the summer holiday, and can't rule out further industrial action.

Nottingham City Council offers compromise on five term school year

Plans for a five term school year in Nottingham could be scrapped, according to Nottingham City Council.

The new holiday pattern would retain the current three terms with a fixed spring break, regardless of when Easter is.

Cllr David Mellen says they believe this model will be "more acceptable to the workforce."


Nottingham City Council to meet teaching unions over five-term year

Past protests in Nottingham over plans for a five term academic year. Credit: ITV Central

Teaching unions are meeting with Nottingham City Council today over plans to introduce a five term academic year.

Protests have already been held against the plans but the NUT union warn that if no agreement can be found strike action could be taken.

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