January 2018 Bulletin 

Happy New Year to all of our partners. We hope that you enjoy our updates included in this bulletin. Look out for the partnership events taking place soon. Thank you for your continued support.

Update from the One Nottingham Board:November 2017
Two ON Board meetings have been and gone since we last circulated a Bulletin. With some significant developments under consideration.
In November, John van der Laarschot, the Chief Executive of the Nottingham College attended the Board to discuss the plans and implementation for Further Education provision in the city and the development of Nottingham College (following the merger of Central College and New College Nottingham). John outlined the national policy and funding developments that have influenced this work and the plans for the new Nottingham College campus.
John was very clear that the focus is on a different approach to FE in the city and on enabling individuals to develop independent lives through providing an academic and vocational blend. The college is particularly keen to make links with employers and businesses in the city. John left the meeting with an offer of help from the partners around the table. The College has been consulting with staff, stakeholders and the public. John van der Laarchot’s presentation is available on the ON website and via the following links:
Presentation 1 / Presentation 2 / Presentation 3

The Metro Strategy was discussed as a important development for the two cities. The Metro Dynamics Report was recently published with a summit due to take place in January to discuss the Metro’s future direction.  Nicky Jenkins of Nottingham City Council explained that the plan started as an economic development agreement across the 2 cities. The Metro Dynamics Report considered what the potential benefits could be by Metro Dynamics. One of the key areas for development would be having a local industrial strategy at a metro level.  The future governance will also be a key issue with a real need for much stronger private sector involvement.
Board members expressed their support for the approach and observed that some already operate across county boundaries. This is very much about building positive relationships across the cities and the ON Board are keen to see how the future pf the Nottingham Plan will relate to the Metro Strategy. ON is keen to emphasise that the plans must be responsive to local needs and be inclusive; the benefits need to be felt within our communities. This will develop the Midlands Engine Vision which can be viewed by clicking
The Nottingham Plan 2020 – Draft Annual Performance Report 2016/17
The Board meeting talked over some of the highlights of last year’s performance. The report is now making its way through the appropriate processes and will shortly be published on the ON website.
The discussion revolved around the impact our partners have had the most impact and how we compare against national averages and trends? Equally, over the coming months, it will be important to learn which specific interventions have worked and why and how can we capture and share this. The last 3 years of the plan will inform our future planning. You can view the Nottingham Plan to 2020 by clicking
here. The draft seven year annual report for the Nottingham Plan is also available here
Update from the One Nottingham Board: January 2018
The January One Nottingham Board meeting took place on the 12th of January at the David Ross Sports Village at the University of Nottingham. Thank you to Professor Kevin Shakesheff the ON Board member form the UoN for hosting the meeting. Sara Ahmad has taken over the role of the Youth Cabinet member on the Board and it has been agreed that two youth cabinet members will attend in the future.

The performance of the Nottingham Plan was assessed in detail which provided an insight into the key strengths and weaknesses of the work that had been undertaken so far. This led into a discussion about the key priorities for taking the plan forward to 2020 and looking ahead to the Vision 2030 for Nottingham. The Board members put forward ideas about what they believed the plan should focus on in the future. It was agreed to put together a small “task force “to explore our options and to develop a plan for engagement and review.  The future plan will be influenced by the Metro Strategy and Social I Inclusion and links with the NTU Civic Exchange initiative with the RSA.

One Nottingham was audited and “health” checked by Nottingham City Council in 2017. One Nottingham received a good score and areas of improvement were suggested for the Board to consider. These recommendations were discussed and their implementation approved.

The newly appointed UoN Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West was unable to attend this meeting due to the unfortunate fire in the Railway station. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor, for the Faculty of Science, Professor Kevin Shakesheff represented the University of Nottingham in the absence of the Vice-Chancellor and led a discussion on the role which the University of Nottingham alongside Nottingham Trent University can offer the community alongside the challenges which they faced. The importance of having a positive impact on the local communities surrounding the universities was raised by the Board. In addition, both the need for further student engagement within the city and their retention after completing their studies were raised as issues for the future. The Board would welcome Shearer to attend a future meeting.

The Metro Strategy Summit meeting will take place on the 17th of January 2018 at the Derby University Enterprise Centre and a number of members from the One Nottingham Board and the One Nottingham Chief Officers Group will be in attendance.

The bid to Sport England for funding for the Local Development Pilot was unsuccessful, nevertheless, we will explore future joint work to address Nottingham’s significant numbers of physically inactive people.

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity will be taking place again this year with the support of One Nottingham. The details of this event can be found in the events section of this bulletin or by clicking here.

Date of next meeting Friday 9th March 2018
Loxley House 10:30-12:30


The Young Creative Awards Nottingham is now open for entries! 2018 marks the tenth year of these awards and once again we are extremely excited to see the creativity that Nottingham has to offer.
If you are aged between 13 and 24, or you know anyone else who is, then please let them know and get your entries in as soon as possible. Entries close on Friday the 23rd March 2018. Good luck! 
Vist the website to enter!

The Theme.

This year there is no theme! That’s right, you are free to let your creativity take you somewhere new. Find out more about the No Theme here.

In 2018 we are also introducing a brand new category of Theatre and Performance. READ MORE

Previous winners

"I was very shocked and surprised that I won! Winning this award gave me a new found confidence in my work and made me realise that a creative career IS possible! I am so glad I entered and definitely encourage any young aspiring creative to enter!" Isobelle Farrar

In 2017 Isobelle Farrar was the overall winner for the Young Creative Awards. Isobelle also won the Graphic Design category for the 16-18 age group. Find out more about the 2017 entries here: Keep Reading

The Categories

There are 11 different creative categories: Architecture and Design; Animation and Digital Media; Creative Writing; Dance; Fashion and Textiles; Film; Graphic Design; Music; PhotographyTheatre and Visual Arts.

You can enter in one or more of the categories but you need to follow the specific guidance for each one.


One Nottingham Budget Consultation 
23rd January 2018
12.00pm - 1.30pm

Join Nottingham’s budget conversation with: Councillor Graham Chapman, Deputy Leader Nottingham City Council

Cecil Roberts Room, Nottingham Central Library

Partners are invited to hear a presentation on the Nottingham City Council budget for 2017-2018, to ask questions and discuss proposals. To attend, please email to book a place.

Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity
14th - 21st February 2018

Welcome to the Festival of Science and Curiosity 2018! For one week every February, the festival brings creative and inspiring science, technology, engineering and maths based events and activities to the heart of Nottingham.This year, we’ve got our biggest ever programme ready to ignite your curiosity, whether you’re 2 or 102! Find out more here.

The festival is now in its fourth year, and is produced by an enthusiastic collaboration of Nottingham organisations including One Nottingham, the City Council, Nottingham’s two universities and other independent partners. All of whom are dedicated to enriching our city’s culture with science and curiosity!

Supporters and Partners

2018 Imagination Library Fundraising Event
Cllr David Mellen, Portfolio for Early Years & Early Intervention at Nottingham City Council, has taken on the challenge to raise funds for the Imagination Library – an amazing scheme that delivers a free book every month to children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old. David’s challenge is to read a storybook to at least 2018 children – all in the month of January – and visit each of the 20 neighbourhoods across our city. He’ll be reading to school classes and assemblies, nursery groups and library groups, children’s centres and especially children in hospital. For more information please click here.
To sponsor David please visit:
The Power of Words, Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 Event.
Friday 26th January 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT

Friday 26th January 2018, 2.30pm –3.30pm. The Lord Mayor, Councillor Michael Edwards on behalf of Nottingham Interfaith Council has pleasure in inviting you to:

The Power of Words

Light refreshments will be offered after the Service, until 4.00pm.

RSVP to:

Holocaust Memorial Day: 27th January 2018
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Further Briefing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse 
Thursday 22nd March
The briefing that had been scheduled for the 31st of January has now been postponed. The briefing will now be taking place at 4pm on Thursday the 22nd March 2018 at Loxley House. For further information please click here or to book your place please email:
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello Concert
Friday 26th of January Loxley House Atrium

See local BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 from Trinity Academy, Sheku Kanneh-Mason perform a short performance at 1pm. Sheku will be here promoting his new album from Decca. The performance will last for about 15 minutes. All are welcome to attend this event. For more information contact 
100th Anniversary of the Women's vote
February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time, with December marking 100 years since the first general election in which women voted in the UK. 2018 will celebrate this key step in the process towards female emancipation and universal suffrage with a full year of events across the country. 

Nottingham has been awarded funding from the centenary cities programme to help celebrate and promote these events. Look out for more information soon, or contact

Find out more about the events taking place this year here.
Nottingham Citizens 2018 Accountability Assembly
This May, Nottingham Citizens will gather over 800 of our community members in Nottingham's Albert Hall as we bring to fruition our current streams of work, most notably a large piece of county-wide research into hate crime. Public commitments will be sought from our city's decision-makers, with community leaders also revisiting previous strands of work from our short history, celebrating decision-makers for the positive impact achieved, as well as ensuring commitments that were made historically continue to be implemented in the present. The results of their report on hate crime will be revealed during this event on Thursday 10th May 2018 at the Albert Hall. For more information please contact:
Framework Housing Association Impact Briefing
Thursday 25th January 2018
Framework Housing Association Impact Briefing: 'Crisis on our streets: where do we go now?'

Nottingham Conference Centre, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4FB

Rough sleeping is at crisis levels in towns and cities across the UK. Funding cuts are undoubtedly to blame, but what is the solution? Join us to discuss practical, impactful and cost-effective ways forward in the age of austerity. This is a free event to attend, click here to book your place.

NCVSE Every Colleague Matters - Empowering the Workforce to deliver Excellence in Safeguarding Practice

12th-16th February 2018

This event is a series of sessions over a one week period open to everyone who works within the Children's and Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham. Cost per session: £10. To find out more click here.


Sessions Available; Emerging Themes in Safeguarding, Learning from Reviews, Effective engagement-Agreements, Contracts and Family Network Meetings, Role of the LADO, Having Difficult Conversations, Low mood and Depression in Children and Young People, Neglect: The individual impact on children and young people - What we can do, Domestic Violence and Abuse Safeguarding: Your role working with Survivors, Perpetrators and Children, ‘Ending Female Genital Mutilation - our role and responsibilities’, Making Safeguarding Personal.


Nottinghamshire Police: Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships Recruitment
February 2018

Seminars for the Nottinghamshire Police Recruitment events are still available. They are looking to recruit talented people with a diverse range of skills and experience who are committed to making a difference to the local community. If you are interested in attending the events below then email

Saturday 20 January 2018
12:15-3pm at Hyson Green Youth Club, Terrace St, Nottingham, NG3 7DN

Thursday 25 January 2018
6:15pm-8:30pm at Bakersfield and Neighbourhood Community Centre 314 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham, NG3 7DN
Mitzvah Day Awards

A Call to Action: The Salaam Shalom Kitchen in Nottingham, a partnership between Himmah & Nottm Liberal Synagogue, has been Nominated for a National Mitzvah Day Award in the Jewish Chronicle. Please vote and show the great work Nottingham does for compassion, dignity & hope by registering and then voting for us at


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