Nottinghamshire County Council

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Super-council idea is 'bonkers'

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

People in Gedling are overwhelmingly in favour of keeping district and borough councils, according to the leader of the council.

He said non-essential services such as leisure centres and markets would be axed if the new 'super council' went ahead.

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking into a plan to scrap district and borough councils and create a brand new authority which would cover all of Nottinghamshire.

Supporters say the scheme could save as much as £20m a year, which would help protect services.

However the project has faced criticism from district and borough councils, who say it would erode local decision making, and would end up costing more.

Gedling civic centre

Now, the leader of Gedling Borough Council, John Clarke, said: "We do one hell of a lot of stuff that we needn't do, but we do it because we care for the people we represent.

"It really is worrying, and my fear is that if other councils come in and try to take us over, we would lose all that."

Councillor Michael Payne added that the idea was "bonkers".

Has the heatwave revealed any more ancient outlines?

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Pilots and drone-owners have been urged to take to the skies over some of Nottinghamshire's most famous landmarks to find out whether the recent heatwave has shown up any more reminders of the past.

It comes after the hot spell revealed outlines of the former Clumber House at Clumber Park near Worksop.

The dry spell also showed up flowerbeds and paths of an ancient garden at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire.

Now Nottinghamshire County Council says it's curious about whether any other foundations, outlines or buried gardens can be seen from the skies.

Clumber Park outlines
Paul Hancock

John Cottee, from the council's heritage team, said: "The last time there were conditions like this was 1976 and it took the archaeological community over a decade to sift through and study all the new sites that were discovered.

"The current conditions mean we have the same opportunity to expand our knowledge.

“We want to appeal to anyone who spends time up in the skies during this hot spell to consider taking a camera with them and share any images with us.

"Similarly, if you have drone footage and think you might have spotted something unusual, please let us know – although, remember there are specific regulations about what you can do with a drone. "

Chatsworth House garden
Oliver Jessop

Prioritising domestic violence 'politically correct'

Dave Wade

BBC News

A Nottinghamshire county councillor has described policing priorities, including modern slavery and domestic violence, as "politically correct".

Conservative Philip Owen made the comments during a policy committee meeting at County Hall.

Philip Owen
Nottinghamshire County Council

"These are issues that are not affecting the vast majority if any of my constituents," the councillor for Nuthall and Kimberley told BBC Radio Nottingham.

"The issues that are affecting my constituents don't seem to be a priority to police and that is what I was complaining about this morning."

Labour's Alan Rhodes called the remarks "shameful" and said he should consider his position.

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Missing 10-year-old boy found with homeless people

Jeremy Ball

Social affairs correspondent, BBC East Midlands Today

A 10-year-old boy has been found living with homeless people after disappearing from a children's home.

It's understood the child went missing from the West View home in Pleasley, Derbyshire, for more than three days last week.

Nottinghamshire County Council has confirmed a "major incident" was declared due to his age.

Nottinghamshire County Hall

A police helicopter was brought in to assist search teams on the ground before he was eventually found on Sunday with the homeless group.

The county council said it could not discuss details to protect confidentiality but a spokesman said the boy was found safe and well after a social media appeal by police.

There will now be a formal investigation into the disappearance.

England World Cup win 'more likely' than council change

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

There is "more chance of England winning the World Cup" than of Nottinghamshire becoming a "unitary authority", Labour's leader in the county has said.

Councillor Alan Rhodes has criticised Nottinghamshire County Council leader Kay Cutt's plans to abolish district and borough councils and create a unitary authority.

This change would mean a dramatic reduction in the overall number of councillors and Ms Cutts hoped the move would save money by removing back-office duplication.

However, Mr Rhodes said the plans were "far fetched" and very unlikely to come off.

Nottinghamshire County Hall
Nottingham Post

Taxpayers 'lose almost £250k' over Carillion collapse

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

Taxpayers in Nottinghamshire are out of pocket by almost £250,000, following the Carillion collapse in January, according to the county council.

The outsourcing firm went into liquidation in January, with huge unpaid debts to businesses, individuals, pension funds and councils.

A new firm has been brought in to run a contract which had been awarded to Carillion in East Leake, but the authority said it has had to write off almost £250,000 in unpaid bills.

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Derek Higton, service director for communities and place at the authority, said: "In the short term, working with Infrastructure Managers Ltd (IML), who ultimately manage the academy, primary school and leisure centre sites, our top priority was to ensure that it was business as usual for employees, children and other service users, whilst a new supplier was found to replace Carillion.

"I am pleased that we have been able to achieve that, without adversely impacting service provision."

Newark residents urged to ditch the car and walk

East Midlands Today

People living in Newark are being sent travel packs encouraging them to walk and cycle more.

The personalised packs, which include tips on routes and advice on how to cut back on car journeys, are being delivered to around 9,000 homes in the town.

Nottinghamshire County Council has been given £845,000 to run the Travel Choice scheme for two years.

Travel Choice leaflets

Jailed social worker 'no longer works for council'

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Nottinghamshire County Council has given its response after former social worker Myriam Bamkin was jailed for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy at a children's home in Stapleford in 1985.

Steve Edwards, the authority's service director for youth, families and social work, said: "Bamkin betrayed the trust of the children she was responsible for and her colleagues.

"I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the victim of Bamkin’s abuse for coming forward, it was a courageous step to take and I can only imagine how difficult this must have been for him.

Myriam Bamkin arriving at court

“As soon as the allegations came to light Bamkin was immediately suspended from her post; she no longer works for Nottinghamshire County Council.

"All allegations of abuse, historical or current, are taken extremely seriously, and we as a council work tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to justice. I would encourage anyone who feels they have been abused to contact Nottinghamshire Police."