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SPRING 2023 Nottingham /mynottingham @mynottingham Big Spring Clean join in! What’s On in Nottingham see the camellias this spring at Wollaton Hall Local Elections 4 May

A message from City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen

This green gateway to the city centre will be further enhanced by the new Central Library. This purpose-built facility will be spread over three floors and includes an extensive collection of books, access to free computers and iPads, bespoke meeting rooms and a learning lab for students.

Work will continue on the Green Heart of Nottingham, situated on part of where the Broadmarsh Centre used to be located, providing a beautiful area that will welcome visitors to our city and transform the current surroundings. While it was disappointing to be unsuccessful in gaining Levelling Up Funding from the Government, we will still be able to move ahead with initial work as we look for alternative funding.

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Write to: Have Your Say, Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG

“ Spring is a time of growth and renewal and 2023 will certainly see plenty of change in our city, with many new and exciting things happening this year.
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We recognise libraries are a special place for children; many of us have fond memories of visiting libraries as children, picking out the books we want, and being transported to other worlds. Therefore, along with the announcement that we’re keeping three libraries open that were proposed to close in Aspley, Radford, and Basford, the new city centre library will have an impressive children’s section, with an extensive catalogue of children’s books, an immersive storytelling room for younger children and comfortable soft areas to sit and read. I hope this will help to inspire and entertain generations of Nottingham children.

It is not just in the city centre that improvement work is taking place. Work began in January to improve the shelters at Bulwell Bus Station, providing three types of seating to make waiting for buses more comfortable. The layout of the bus stops has also been changed to improve flow in the location.

We are also working with Nottingham City Homes to continue building new social housing in the city – for example, at Kieron Hill Court in Clifton, named after a young local who sacrificed his life while serving in the British Army –amongst others such as in Bestwood.

The next steps of our devolution deal will also take place this year and I would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation. We will now work with Nottinghamshire County Council, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council, and consider the results which will inform our final proposal that will be submitted to the Government.

If the deal is approved by Parliament and new legislation is passed, then the East Midlands Combined County Authority will be formed. There is still much work to be done and the journey is only beginning but a devolution deal represents a great opportunity for Nottingham and the wider region, allowing us access to more funding which will encourage growth and improve the lives of our residents.

Finally, the whole country remains in the grip of a cost of living crisis. As a council, we are supporting residents in every way we can. We will continue to signpost people to support, such as how to budget, where to get debt advice and what help you can get in an emergency. More information can be found online CLICK HERE

We know that affordable housing is so important and we are committed to continuing to build new properties. 3

this Spring

St Patrick’s Day Festival

Friday 17 March, City Centre

Join the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations featuring stalls and a variety of entertainment.

International Market

Wednesday 22 – Sunday 26 March and

Wednesday 28 June – Sunday 2 July, Old Market Square

Selling hot and cold street food and a range of arts and crafts.

King Charles III’s Coronation

Saturday 6 May

Celebrating the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III.

Ibiza Orchestra Live

Friday 26 May,

Wollaton Park

Expect to be transported to the white isle with some of the most iconic dance tunes from across the decades, performed by an amazing 26 piece orchestra and accompanied by live vocalists and DJs.

Year of Stories

Bilborough Arts Festival, 24 June – 30 June

Bulwell Arts Festival, 1 – 9 July

As we head towards the opening of the Central Library, Year of Stories welcomes the return of some extra special events which will have stories and storytelling at their heart.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

CLICK HERE to book online and sign up for what’s on emails for all the latest info


Get ready for a summer of music…

Detonate Festival

Saturday 10 June, Colwick Country Park

Detonate brings Nottingham together for a massive party, set amongst the woodland, lakes and clearings of Colwick Country Park: 15,000 people, more than 60 live artists and DJs.


Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 July, Wollaton Park

Woodland Disco Festival

Saturday 8 July, Newstead Abbey

A fully immersive festival enhanced by the natural surroundings of the Abbey grounds, complete with a vibrant production, dazzling visuals and internationally acclaimed artists across two stages.

*City residents can save 10% off tickets Proof of address is required.

Topping the bill this year are: Madness and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, joining them for the 15th birthday bash will be Rudimental, The Kooks, Sugababes, Confidence Man, Sam Ryder, and Altered Images, with lots more yet to be announced too!

Is your child entitled to Free

School Meals?

Check out our FREE Fun and Food offer this Easter!

Holiday Activity Clubs will be providing packed lunches and lots of fun. CLICK HERE For more information.

Eligible children will receive an e-voucher from school, to access the booking system. Not eligible for Free School Meals? Some Activity Club places will be available on a first-come-first-served basis, please contact the activity provider for further info.

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Wollaton Hall

Discover the Hall’s Natural History Galleries, with free entry for everyone. You can visit the Great Hall and Salon, plus the newly-transformed Bird room, Fish room, and Long Gallery, which showcase objects from our extensive museum collection, including everyone’s favourite: George the Gorilla.

Parkland, play area, and trails

Explore the grounds and gardens of Wollaton Park with accessible paths, play areas, an outdoor gym and trails.

Exhibitions and tours

Want to make the day out even better? Then why not book tickets for:

Titus: T. rex is King Exhibition, and get close up to a skeleton of Tyrannosaurus rex, and immerse yourself in the journey of discovery, excavation, curation, examination, and display.

Hidden history tours, and hear tales of past characters of the Hall.

Mini tours, and enjoy spectacular views from the room at the top of the Hall or the cave underneath.

Coming Soon!

Secret walled garden tours, along with Science in the Park, Open Air Theatre, Outdoor Cinema, Superhero Summer and more.

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Newstead Abbey

Discover the fascinating history of Newstead Abbey and its past residents, as you take a self-led walk through the house, to explore the private bedroom & study of the famous resident and poet, Lord Byron, and the rooms lived in by the residents during their time in the House.

Parkland, play area, and trails

Explore the grounds and gardens of Newstead Park with accessible paths, play areas, and outdoor trails. Explore the acres of formal and wooded parkland, taking in Byron’s Fort and the Japanese Gardens, which are open daily.

Exhibitions and tours

Want to delve deeper into history? You can: Book a house tour, listening to one of our team, who will share stories of the time George Gordon Byron lived in the Abbey, as we take a walk through the house.

Visit the house & abbey, between March –October, for the brand new exhibitions: Crafted in Clay and New Areas: Contemporary Ceramics.

House and Abbey admission/ tours, site entry or parking charges apply.

Coming Soon!

Garden tours, Open Air Theatre, Outdoor Cinema, and more.

Discover more at
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Residents have now moved into Kieron Hill Court, a brand-new block of 36 one-bedroom apartments named after a local soldier who tragically died in 2009 following an explosion in Afghanistan.

Kieron, aged just 20 years old, served in the Armed Forces from the age of 16 and was wellloved in his local community. The new apartments have a special plaque dedicated to him, which was unveiled by his parents, Daryl and Vicki Holmes, at an official ribbon-cutting event recently.

Nottingham City Homes worked with Nottingham City Council and construction partner, GEDA, to build the apartments as part of the Building a Better Nottingham programme, which so far has seen 700 new council homes for local people built and let, with more under construction, including in Bestwood where 129 new Council homes are to be built in the next two years.



Vicki said: As a bereaved parent, it’s important to try and keep a child’s memory alive, and what better way than having his name on this lovely new building. When we were first told about it, I cried floods of tears because it’s such an honour to have this building named after him. Daryl added: It’s an absolute privilege, and it’s so emotional to see it all finally finished. We’ve had a tour around and it’s stunning.

From 1 April the housing management services currently provided by Nottingham City Homes will move back into direct Council management. If you’re a tenant or leaseholder you’ll still be able to contact your Housing Patch Manager and other operational staff, as they will transfer to the council, and you’ll use the same telephone numbers as you do now. CLICK HERE for more information.


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Thanks to our successful bid for Transforming Cities funding from the Government, Bulwell Bus Station will have:

Improved passenger facilities with new bus shelters, seating, and lighting.

A new, centralised layout for buses, so it’s easier and safer to find your stop.

New and upgraded real-time information signs that provide you with more travel information.

During the work, there may be some disruption and diversions to services. Your Bulwell Bus Station stop will be temporarily moved to either Main Street or Bulwell High Road.

CLICK HERE for information on alternative arrangements for buses, visit your operator’s website or their social media channels.

Travel by bus for only £2

extended until 30 June 2023!

So there’s still plenty of time to benefit from this great deal, thanks to the Government’s Help for Households campaign, with many local operators, including Nottingham City Transport taking part.

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Great British SPRING Clean 2022

Welcome to your key messages and social media guide, designed to help you plan communications and encourage people to get involved!

It really is that easy, and to help keep you motivated, there’s even a Facebook group you can join too!

and report it online for collection by our crews

If signing up isn’t for you right now, you can still support our Big Spring Clean by reporting any flytipping, graffiti, broken glass, or dog fouling in your area so our team can deal with it. TO SUPPORT CLICK HERE

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Help us to increase the volume and quality of Nottingham’s recycling!

When non-recyclable material ends up in the recycling bin, it is called contamination. This makes sorting recycling incredibly expensive and difficult. It not only reduces the quality of recycling in the whole bin truck; it also harms the environment and costs you, the taxpayer.

So what can you do?

Remember, it’s Reduce, Re-use, Recycle – in that order. Buying food and other items that don’t come in plastic packaging will really help.

Never put your recycling into plastic bags before placing it in the bin. Our recycling facilities can’t cope with them and it means we can’t recycle ANY of your waste. Plastic bags go to drop-off points at supermarkets along with bread bags and other soft plastics.

Don’t put your recycling into your green bin

CLICK HERE to find your nearest WEE recycling point for small electrical items and Tetra Paks

Local Elections in Nottingham Thursday 4 May 2023 Find out more No ID? You can apply for free voter ID 12

Voting at a polling station on 4 May

For the first time at the May local elections taking place around the country, anyone voting in person at a polling station will be required to show an accepted form of photo ID to be able to vote.

Which forms of ID can I use to vote at a polling station?

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:

• Passport

• Driving licence (including provisional licence)

• Blue badge

• Certain concessionary travel cards

• Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)

• Biometric Immigration document

• Defence identity card

• Certain national identity cards

CLICK HERE for more information, including which forms of photo ID will be accepted

What if I don’t have an accepted form of photo ID?

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your current ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free document known as a Voter Authority Certificate. CLICK HERE to apply for this.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form and send this to the electoral services team at Nottingham City Council. CLICK HERE to find out more and download a form.

If you need any help applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, call 0115 8764111 or email

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balanced budget Council sets

and four-year financial plan

The council has set a balanced budget for 2023/24 and Medium-Term Financial Plan through to 2026/27.

Proposals approved by councillors at a meeting of the Full Council on 6 March closed an overall budget gap for the next financial year of £32.2m. Like other similar authorities, the council faces significant financial pressures. We are committed to delivering our transformation programme and are investing to improve financial management. Over the period of the Medium-term Financial Plan, over £10m of transformation investment is identified to radically change the way the council operates, helping to achieve almost £60m of savings.

A range of proposals affecting services form part of the proposed budget including:

Changes to adult social care, including more independent living support instead of residential or nursing care and reviewing fees

Charges for parking, cremation and burials, leisure centres and cafes

Reviewing grants to community groups, community centres and cultural organisations

Stopping collection of household bins put out on the wrong day.

Council commits to improvement journey in response to Improvement & Assurance Board Instructions

The council has set out its commitment to bring about further improvements needed following the Government’s decision that an independent Improvement and Assurance Board would remain in place without commissioners being appointed. Instructions have been issued by the Improvement and Assurance Board, led by Sir Tony Redmond, to bring about change at an increased pace in a number of key areas.

The Instructions cover specific areas of the council’s work – Governance, Finance, Transformation, Corporate Planning, Companies and Workforce Culture and Performance Outcomes.


Council Tax in 2023/24 will rise by the full 4.99% permitted under Government proposals – made up of 2.99% Council Tax and a further 2% precept specifically towards Adult Social Care costs.

Nottingham has one of the lowest council tax bases in the country for its population size, with 80% of homes in the two lowest Council Tax bands – almost twice the national average. This means the council increase would equate to between

The City Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance, Cllr Adele Williams, said:

“Like all councils, businesses and households, the City Council’s finances have been impacted by the cost-of-living crisis created by soaring inflation on pay, fuel and energy costs. Other pressures, including vastly diminished Government grants over the last 13 years, have also made this another challenging year to set

Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said:

The Government’s decision not to appoint commissioners is a reflection of the significant progress we have already made, including setting a balanced budget and four-year financial plan. However, there is much more work to do to bring about the improvements needed, and we need to bring about the changes quickly. The Improvement and Assurance Board has clearly set out the areas where further change is needed and when this needs to have happened by. Most of these reflect the recommendations in previous reports. Our task now is to finish the job we have started to ensure the council can continue to provide vital services to the people of Nottingham in an efficient and effective way.

The council’s Chief Executive, Mel Barrett, said:

The Instructions are entirely consistent with our Together for Nottingham Plan and the previous areas of focus identified by the Improvement and Assurance Board. However, Sir Tony Redmond has now made the outcomes being sought an Instruction to the council. This is because, whilst we have made significant improvements, we have not made the full range of necessary improvements quickly enough.

Seen as a whole, the Instructions amount to a requirement for fundamental change in the way the council works, to become an authority that delivers Best Value, consistent with good practice elsewhere in local government. We are committed to making these changes by the deadlines set and we will ensure improvements are made at pace.


Divide, Conquer, Multiply!

Do you need help with managing your finances?

With energy bills, food, interest rates rent, and the cost of living on the rise –the Multiply team is here to support you. MULTIPLY is a government-funded programme that offers free, easy access to numeracy courses that are designed to improve basic maths skills and increase confidence with numbers, up to and including a Level 2 or equivalent qualification.

Do you need a little extra help with… Energy Bills / Budgeting / Debts / Food / Rent / Savings / Investment

Join the Multiply Maths programme that offers a variety of learning platforms to suit your lifestyle - for anyone aged 18 and over:




Thousands of people had their say on plans for devolution in the East Midlands.

Reponses are now being analysed and considered by Nottingham City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, and Derby City Council before each council decide whether to move to the next stage.

The deal, which offers the region a package of new powers and funding worth £1.14 billion, or £38 million a year over the next 30 years, has the potential to make a real difference in people’s lives.


If the four councils agree, proposals for devolution would be sent to Government for approval in Parliament and Royal Assent, which would then create the new East Midlands Combined County Authority, which would likely happen in April 2024 and the first election for a regional mayor likely taking place in May 2024.

CLICK HERE to find out more about devolution.


More investment in our area

Economic growth

More and better jobs

Better transport, skills training and homes

More housing

An enhanced greener environment

More power in local hands


New e-bikes rolling out this spring!

Getting about the city will be even easier this year, when our fleet of around 700 electric bikes hit the streets, thanks to a partnership with leading electric vehicle company, Lime.

The e-bikes will be available to hire on a payas-you-go basis in key city locations, enabling more city residents and visitors to enjoy the benefits that cycling can bring. Hiring them is easy, using the Lime app, which can be downloaded on Apple or Android smartphones. They will cost £1 to unlock and 17p a minute and will be restricted to only work within Nottingham City Council boundaries.

With a Lime e-bike, you’ll be able to:

Replace some car journeys with a more sustainable, planet-friendly alternative

Tackle the hills around the city easily, with the bike’s electric motor, perfect for restarting at traffic lights or zebra crossings

Use them on your commute or shopping trip, as there’s a built-in basket to carry your bags

The e-bikes will feature the latest Gen4 features including: Built-in front and rear lights – with rear lights that brighten when you brake

A phone holder, for safer navigation

A range of 64km with batteries monitored by Lime so they can be recharged when needed


Road and footpath repair programme

kicks into a new gear

Our multi-million pound Levelling Up funded Streets for People programme is continuing at pace as we repair potholes, improve footpaths and update streets around the city!

In addition to the road and footpath repairs, the next phase of this programme will also see trees and shrubbery planted, alongside the installation of new bins.

Planting trees has so many benefits, including: Helping to fight climate change by absorbing carbon and producing the oxygen that we breathe

They create green corridors for wildlife to thrive and move around our city

They help to reduce heat in the summer by creating shade and can cool the air

They reduce wind speed which reduces heat loss from nearby buildings in winter

There is also a growing body of research that shows that seeing trees or nature from your home reduces depression and anxiety

Tree-lined streets can slow traffic and reduce incidents of road rage.

CLICK HERE to see our programme of works and find out what’snearhappening you Streets People for 19

Have you ever thought about fostering?

Fostering can be in many forms, we sometimes need carers for a few days and sometimes much longer.

Our foster carers help new parents build their parenting skills and also help young people feel safe and loved. They can look after siblings too, so children can stay together at what could be a really difficult time. We would provide lots of support to you. There are training courses and guidance from the fostering team, who will take you through the whole application process, which could take about 6 months, and we’ll support you all the way.

We are always keen to talk to people who have the space to take siblings into their homes, as we try hard to keep families together.

There are many ways fostering affects the lives of everyone involved, you’d be providing a warm and supportive home to help a child or young person to flourish. Many of our foster carers tell us how rewarding they find the whole experience.

Speaking about my own experience as a foster carer, I can say with absolute certainty that opening your home and your life to a vulnerable child is one of the greatest gifts a person can give to our city’s children and young people.

We have youngsters who are desperate to experience the joy that comes from having a stable family environment where they can grow and thrive.

If you’ve ever considered becoming a foster carer, please come and talk to us. We hold regular introduction meetings where you can simply come along and find out more, without any pressure or obligation.

Councillor Cheryl Barnard, Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People and Schools at Nottingham City Council, said:
find out more about becoming a foster carer with Nottingham City Council, visit or call 0115 876 3335 20


Win one of six 3-month Active Nottingham Fitness+ memberships

Enter the Arrow Spring competition for the chance to win one of these prizes!

Enjoy unlimited access to 6 leisure centres

• Over 300 fitness classes

• 6 relaxing health suites

• Swimming pools and aqua classes

• 6 fitness suites

• 4 group cycling and Spivi studios

Join online from £29.99* or call 0115 876 1600


*Prices start from £20.99 per month (depending on contract). Price shown is for Fitness+ 12-month membership.

CLICK HERE to enter

Showing: Wednesday 28 June–Saturday 1 July 2023

A family ticket to see Disney’s Winnie the


Four seats together to see Disney’s iconic Winnie the Pooh, along with Christopher Robin and their best friends Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl (oh… and don’t forget Tigger too!) in a beautifully crafted musical stage adaptation by renowned family entertainment creator Jonathan Rockefeller. disneys-winnie-the-pooh/

Competitions close on 15 June 2023 at 23:59pm. One entry per email address. See full terms and conditions online.

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To help tackle climate change

Nottingham is aiming to be a carbon-neutral city by 2028

Our planet’s climate is rapidly changing, causing more extreme and damaging weather events like floods and heatwaves. To limit the impact of climate change, we all need to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) we produce to as close to zero as possible. The City Council is only directly responsible for approximately 3% of Nottingham’s CO2 emissions, so we need you to play your part to help us to reach our ambitious goals for the city.

Your actions will improve the environment, and will also help reduce your household bills, boost your health and well-being, and protect the planet for future generations.

Walk, ride, or scoot rather than drive: Active travel or using public transport saves money, improves fitness, and minimises your carbon footprint.

Eat more plant-based meals: You could cut your carbon footprint by up to 20% by switching to a plant-based diet. You can start by cutting out ‘high carbon’ foods such as meat and dairy for a few meals per week.

Buy less stuff: everything we buy has a carbon footprint, so an easy way to be more environmentally friendly is by purchasing less. If there are things you need, see if you can buy second-hand – there are lots of bargains to be found!

Make your home more energy efficient: The energy we use to heat and power our homes makes up a big part of our carbon emissions. Improving your home’s energy efficiency will make it warmer and reduce your bills.

Find out more about how you can help us to become a carbon-neutral city by visiting our new website!



The regeneration of Nottingham’s Southside continues, despite not being granted £20m of Levelling Up Funding by the Government as part of our vision for Broad Marsh.


Later this year, we plan to begin work on turning an area the size of the City Ground Football pitch into a green urban park, complete with extensive planting and wetland/ marsh areas. Bringing nature into the city centre, there’ll be walkways and what could be the longest bench in Europe.

This year will also see the development of detailed, overall vision proposals with some highly-regarded contenders hoping to take on this exciting work.

A major new study is due, into rejuvenating the unique Broad Marsh cave network including caves across the city, published by the University of Nottingham. And temporary uses for spaces to bring activity and businesses into the area will be progressed while the longterm development plans are being finalised.



It’s an exciting time as the new Central Library opens its doors this year with work currently taking place to fit out the interiors of this state-of-the-art facility.

Spread over three floors with seating areas, a café, meeting rooms, and free access to computers, laptops, and


Work, funded from a successful bid to the Government’s Transforming Cities fund, will also begin this year turning Collin Street, previously a busy five-lane road, into a pleasant family-friendly space with planting, seating, and play areas.

This complements a unique skateable space beneath the tram viaduct, adjacent to the new Nottingham college building, which was co-designed with the help of local groups for skateboarders.

iPads. Plus, there will be an immersive storytelling room, a learning lab for special activities and school visits, plus so much more.

Work will also transform the newly pedestrianised streets around the library with new plants and seating.

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Need support? Help

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If you’re struggling, either due to abuse, your mental health or your financial or housing situation, there is help available in Nottingham – please reach out.

Domestic Violence

Juno Women’s Aid: 0808 800 0340 (freephone 24/7)

Equation Men’s Support: 0800 995 6999

(Mon – Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm)

A confidential answerphone runs 24/7

Sexual Violence Support: 0115 941 0440

Food banks and community groups in your area are here to make sure you have enough to eat.

You will always have a warm welcome from them– they want to help.

Find your nearest food bank at or call free 0800 458 4114 and we’ll help you find the nearest place to go.

Mental Health

Alcoholics Anonymous 0115 941 7100 8am to midnight, 7 days a week

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust Free Crisis Support Helpline on 0808 196 3779 24 hours, seven days a week

www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs. uk/help-in-a-crisis

Wellness in Mind

Talk through your feelings, get advice and find out what support is available to you

Support line 0800 561 0073

(please press option1) 9am to 5pm

The Tomorrow Project

The Tomorrow Project offers direct support to those in suicide crisis.

Call 0115 880 0282 (please note, you’ll be asked to leave a voice message and a member of the team will respond within one working day)


The Silver Line

A free helpline for people aged 55+ Freephone 0800 4708090

24 hours, seven days a week

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Money help and advice


The ASKLiON website is a good starting place for money advice:

Citizens Advice help to claim

Universal Credit 0800 144 8 444

Citizens Advice Nottingham & District 0300 330 5457 or visit

St Ann’s Advice Centre 0115 950 6867

Bestwood Advice Centre 0115 962 6519

Clifton Advice Centre 07887 925 181

Meadows Advice Centre 0115 986 0197

Advice on the cost of living or call 0115 985 3009

Notts & Lincs Credit Union or email

Nottingham Law Centre forms/contact-us for general enquiries

Money Advice Service

National Debtline Advice 0808 808 4000 or

Council Tax Support

If you are on Universal Credit, you can get help with Council Tax. Apply online counciltaxreduction or call 0115 718 4444

Step Change Debt Advice

Universal Credit Advice uk/coronavirus or call 0800 144 8 444

Stop Loan Sharks Helpline 0300 555 2222 or

Welfare Rights Service welfarerights or call 0115 915 1355

Age UK’s advice line for older people

Freephone 0800 678 1602

Nottingham on Call 24-hour help and reassurance at home 0115 746 9010

Opportunity and Change

Provide employment-related support for people facing severe and multiple disadvantage

Pension Credit

Check if you’re eligible using the online calculator or by calling Age UK Notts on 0115 844 0011 There’s support available for you in Nottingham with debt, bills, food and more. Sign up to an email with everything you need to know CLICK HERE NEED HELP? 21
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