You can Grab a Cab to get your Covid jab

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You can Grab a Cab to get your Covid jab

We’re still encouraging as many people as possible to get their Covid-19 vaccination and we want to do everything we can to ensure people in our city are protected from the virus. Some people have told us that the cost of travel to the vaccination centres is an issue for them, so we have teamed up with DG Cars in Nottingham to offer free taxi travel to and from the local sites.

Jabs are now available for everyone (from children aged five and up). Whether it’s a first, second jab or booster, you can book a day, time and venue for your vaccination here:

Once you have your appointment, you can arrange your free transport by:

  1. Calling DG Cars on 01159 500500
  2. Asking to book a taxi on the ‘GRAB A CAB’ account
  3. Quoting code: CC22

This is a wait-and-return service to and from the vaccination centre and the offer is only available to Nottingham city residents. Please do everything you can to continue to protect yourself from the virus.

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Could you join our growing network of Community Champions?

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I’m so pleased that people are coming forward to join our Community Champions programme to help make a difference in our city. Community Champions are part of a network of volunteers who promote good health and wellbeing – they are people who understand how their local communities work and what is important to them. You do not need any special skills or experience to become a Community Champion – we’ll make sure you get all of the training and support you need. You can read more about becoming a Community Champion here.

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations


To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, many community groups have arranged activities. These free events are a mixture of community picnics and craft activities, alongside organised fun and games. Venues include King Edward Park, Queen’s Recreation Ground, Heathfield Park, Clifton Central Park and Stockhill Park. On Thursday 2 June, as part of a chain of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee beacons, some Nottingham neighbourhoods will light their beacons, joining thousands of others throughout the nations and regions of the UK and across the Commonwealth. Beacons will be lit at 9.45pm at Woodthorpe Park, Clifton Flower Park, and Green's Windmill.

There will also be a special exhibition entitled 70 Glorious Years – The Queen in Nottingham, in Old Market Square. This is a collection of 22 images, celebrating the Queen’s visits to Nottingham over the last 70 years from the Coronation tour in 1955 through to her most recent visit for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Read more

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

Type 2 diabetes prevention week

Do you know what your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is, and did you know there are ways to reduce your risk?  This week is Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week and the experts from Diabetes UK will be in several of our libraries throughout the week to answer your questions on reducing your risk as well as living well if you have diabetes. Diabetes doesn’t only have implications on ability to process food but can also lead to complications with eyesight and circulation so prevention and good management is key.

Details of days and times here:

Vaisakhi parade


It was a pleasure to see Sikhs in Nottingham celebrate Vaisakhi with a colourful procession called Nagar Kirtan yesterday. The procession, which has taken place in the city for more than 30 years, returned on Sunday after a Covid-induced three-year gap. People took to the streets to celebrate the formation of the Khalsa Panth, faith and identity.

Good luck to Notts County

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Good luck to Notts County this evening as they take on Grimsby Town at Meadow Lane in the National League quarter-final play-off.

It’s been a great season with both our Nottingham clubs doing so well in their respective divisions, and we wish Head Coach Ian Burchnall, his staff and players all the very best as they take another step back to the Football League.

Join in with a community litter pick this weekend

It’s been wonderful to see so many people taking part in community litter picks in their neighbourhoods during the ‘Big Spring Clean’ – and so nice to get chatting to you all in the nicer weather! This weekend, my own community, Dales ward, will be hosting two litter picks so I hope to see lots of you there if you can make it.

Get involved, get outdoors and meet like-minded people!

  • Friday 27 May – Litter pick of Colwick Woods from 5pm.  Meet at the Bowling Green Café
  • Saturday 28 May – Litter pick around Sneinton Greenway from 8.30am. Meet at Costa Daleside Road
  • Saturday 28 May – Litter pick around Dales from 11.15am. Meet at the Dales Centre Library
  • Saturday 28 May – Litter pick at Wollaton Park from 11am – meet outside Wollaton Hall next to the red phonebox
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Please click here for some of the answers to questions we’ve been asked about what you should do, and what we are doing, to respond to Coronavirus.

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