Meadows Police Station closure confirmed

An announcement has been made, confirming the decision, despite it not saving that much money.
The closure will only take place once a base for community policing can be found in The Meadows.
A bold assurance is made that “none of these changes will alter response times “, which I don’t think can really be absolutely said, since the Riverside police station on Rennie Hogg Road is a few minutes further away.

N Post coverage here.

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Notice of public meeting
Rennie Hogg Road Police Station
First reactions to announcement.

from poverty to vocation

20140716-232457-84297510.jpgLeslie Ayoola is Mapperley Labour’s third council spokesperson.
He grew up on Pearmain Drive and attended Morley and Elliott Durham schools.
Since graduated, and now helping people that need the most help through various groups, including a social enterprise he set up.
If not rags to riches, then defintely from poverty to vocation.
Pictured with Cllr Rosemary Healy.

Sheriff’s Garden Party for International Students

Recognising students who have studied in Nottingham, some of whom are returning home to act as ambassadors for Nottingham, with a garden party in the grounds of Nottingham Castle.
Cllr Wood, who acts for the council as a Director of the Racecourse, meets a Nigerian business student, who’s been working as a waitress there.
Meeting a group of Kazakhstans, reminding them how their formal capital, then known as Alma Ata had been twinned with Nottingham in 1942; and yes, we talked about Borat.
A Chinese media student, who lives in the Lace Market, enjoying it too, wears decorative contact lens.
The tradition of garden parties, games, sports, bands and pretend gambling.
With two of the public administration students who had attended full council and planning committee during the year.
Also in the tradition of garden parties, wearing new shoes that became uncomfortable.
The objectives of this event:
- Nottingham recognises the significant contribution made to the local economy by international students, reinforcing the city’s reputation as a first choice university city.
- The first step in engaging the international student body and their families with the economic development agenda in Nottingham, generating awareness of investment opportunities.
- Engage international students/graduates with social media programmes to convey key messages to a wide network of their contacts.