Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council is the non-metropolitan district council for the unitary authority of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire. It consists of 55 councillors, representing a total of 20 wards, elected every four years. The council is led by David Mellen, of the majority Labour Party, he replaced Jon Collins who had led the council for 16 years.[1][2] The most recent elections were held on Thursday 2 May 2019.

Nottingham City Council
Cllr Rosemary Healy, Labour
since May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr David Mellen, Labour
since 2019
Chief Executive
Ian Curryer
Seats55 councillors
Nottingham City Council composition
Political groups
     Labour (50)
     Nottingham Independents (3)
     Conservative (2)
Length of term
4 years
First past the post
Last election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Nottingham Council House (for Full Council meetings), but its main headquarters are at Loxley House

Political control

City Council

Year Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative Green Communist Nottingham Independents
2019 50 0 2 0 0 3
2018 52 0 3 0 0 0
2017 52 0 3 0 0 0
2015 52 0 3 0 0 0
2011 50[Note 1] 0 5 0 0 0
2007 42[Note 2] 6 7 0 0 0
2003 36 11[Note 3] 8 0 0 0
2000 40 4 11 0 0 0
1997 50[Note 4] 2 3 0 0 0
1995 51 2 1 1 0 0
1991 37 0 17 1 0 0
1988 27 0 27 0 1[Note 5] 0
1987 26 0 27 0 1 0

County Council (until 1998)

Year Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative
1993 22 1 2
1989 18 0 7


Ward Councillors
Arboretum 2
Aspley 3
Basford 3
Berridge 3
Bestwood 3
Bilborough 3
Bridge 2
Bulwell 3
Bulwell Forest 3
Clifton North 3
Clifton South 3
Dales 3
Dunkirk and Lenton 2
Leen Valley 2
Mapperley 3
Radford and Park 3
Sherwood 3
St Anns 3
Wollaton East and Lenton Abbey 2
Wollaton West 3


  1. ^ Ram, Phoebe (3 May 2019). "David Mellen is the new leader of Nottingham City Council". nottinghampost. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Your Councillors". Archived from the original on 5 March 2009.


  1. ^ Cllrs Emma Dewinton and Jeannie Packer left the Labour Party and became independent Councillors during this term, leaving Labour with 48 Councillors. Councillor Tim Spencer left the Conservative Party a few weeks before the 2015 elections, leaving the Conservative Party with 4 councillors.
  2. ^ Cllr Mick Newton left the Labour Party and became an independent councillor in March 2011, leaving Labour with 41 councillors.
  3. ^ In 2003, 6 weeks after the election 5 Lib Dems split from their party to form a group of Independents.
  4. ^ Before the 2000 election, this had changed to 47 Labour, 3 Lib Dem, 5 Conservatives.
  5. ^ Before the 1991 election, the Communist candidate became a Green candidate.

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2007 Nottingham City Council election

The 2007 elections to Nottingham City Council were held on 3 May 2007 to elect all 55 members to the Council.

2011 Nottingham City Council election

The 2011 elections to Nottingham City Council were held on 5 May 2011 to elect all 55 members to the Council.

The previous election was held in 2007 and the results were: Labour 42, Conservatives 7, Liberal Democrats 6. At the time of the 2011 election one Labour councillor, Mick Newton, had left the party and was an independent councillor. This left Labour with 41 councillors at the time of the election.

No ward boundary changes took place between the 2007 and 2011 elections.

The result of the election was notable for completely wiping-out the Liberal Democrats in Nottingham. The Conservative Party lost two seats, whilst Labour strengthened their position.

2015 Nottingham City Council election

The 2015 elections to Nottingham City Council were held on 7 May 2015 to elect all 55 members to the Council across 20 wards.

2019 Nottingham City Council election

The 2019 elections to Nottingham City Council were held on 2 May 2019 to elect all 55 members to the council across 20 wards. The Conservative candidate for Wollaton West, Carl Husted, was suspended by the Conservative Party after comparing people who voted for Remain in the EU Referendum to those who voted for the Nazis.

Aspley, Nottingham

Aspley is a council estate and a ward of the city of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. It is located within the boundaries of Nottingham City Council. The ward is located 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Nottingham City Centre and is located only 1.6 miles west of Junction 26 of the M1. It lies south of Bulwell, west of Basford and is north of Bilborough. The principal road in the ward is the A610. At the 2001 Census the ward had a population of 15,689, increasing to 17,622 at the 2011 census.For a number of centuries the ward consisted of just a number of small settlements and was home to both Broxtowe and Aspley Hall, the latter home to the Willoughby family for a number of generations. In the early 20th century Nottingham City Council, after a number of purchase orders developed the area into a large housing estate.

The ward contains three housing estates which consist of Aspley, Broxtowe (not to be confused with the borough Broxtowe) and Bells Lane estate. Aspley has a number of shops, a local library and transport links (by bus) with Nottingham City Centre and surrounding areas.


Broadmarsh (also known as The Broadmarsh Centre and rebranded in 2013 as intu Broadmarsh) is a shopping centre located slightly to the south of the centre of Nottingham, England, owned by Nottingham City Council. Opening in 1975, the centre has 55 stores and a total retail floor space of 45,000 m2 (480,000 sq ft). .

Forest Recreation Ground

The Forest Recreation Ground is an open space and recreation ground in Nottingham, England, approximately one mile north of the city centre. This urban space is bounded by the neighbourhoods of Forest Fields to the north, Mapperley Park to the east, Arboretum to the south and Hyson Green to the west. It is best known as the site of the city's famous annual Goose Fair.


Nottingham ( (listen) NOT-ing-əm) is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London, 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Birmingham and 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.

Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes), and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2011, visitors spent over £1.5 billion—the thirteenth-highest amount in England's 111 statistical territories.In 2017, Nottingham had an estimated population of 329,200. The population of the city proper, compared to its regional counterparts, has been attributed to its historical and tightly-drawn city boundaries. The wider conurbation, which includes many of the city's suburbs, has a population of 768,638. It is the largest urban area in the East Midlands and the second-largest in The Midlands. Its Functional Urban Area, also the largest in the East Midlands, has a population of 912,482. The population of the Nottingham/Derby metropolitan area is estimated to be 1,610,000. Its metropolitan economy is the seventh largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $50.9bn (2014). The city was the first in the East Midlands to be ranked as a sufficiency-level world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.Nottingham has an award-winning public transport system, including the largest publicly owned bus network in England and is also served by Nottingham railway station and the modern Nottingham Express Transit tram system.

It is also a major sporting centre, and in October 2015, was named 'Home of English Sport'. The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge international cricket ground are all based in or around the city, which is also the home of two professional league football teams; the world's oldest professional league club Notts County, and Nottingham Forest, famously two-time winners of the UEFA European Cup under Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in 1979 and 1980. The city also has professional rugby, ice hockey and cricket teams, and the Aegon Nottingham Open, an international tennis tournament on the ATP and WTA tours. This accolade came just over a year after Nottingham was named as the UK's first City of Football.On 11 December 2015, Nottingham was named a "City of Literature" by UNESCO, joining Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Prague as one of only a handful in the world. The title reflects Nottingham's literary heritage, with Lord Byron, D. H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe having links to the city, as well as a contemporary literary community, a publishing industry and a poetry scene.The city is home to two universities - Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham and also hosts a campus of the University of Law.

Nottingham City Council elections

Nottingham is a unitary authority in Nottinghamshire, England. Until 1 April 1998 it was a non-metropolitan district.

Nottingham Girls' Academy

Nottingham Girls' Academy (formerly Manning Comprehensive School) is a girls' secondary school and sixth form with academy status, located in the Aspley area of Nottingham in the English county of Nottinghamshire.Previously a community school administered by Nottingham City Council, Manning Comprehensive School converted to academy status on 1 September 2011 and was renamed Nottingham Girls' Academy. The school is sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust, however Nottingham Girls' Academy continues to coordinate with Nottingham City Council for admissions.

Nottingham Girls' Academy offers GCSEs and BTECs as programmes of study for pupils, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels and further BTECs.

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham Industrial Museum is situated in part of the 17th-century stables block of Wollaton Hall, located in a suburb of the city of Nottingham.

The museum won the Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year Award 2012, a local accolade issued by Experience Nottinghamshire, an organisation funded variously by Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and other sources.The Museum collection closed in 2009 after Nottingham City Council withdrew funding, but has since reopened at weekends and bank holidays, helped by a £91,000 government grant. Now a volunteer-run organisation, the museum aims to be self-financing and charges for entry with higher fees at steaming events.The museum contains a display of local textiles machinery, transport, telecommunications, mining and engineering technology. There is a display of cycles, motorcycles, and motor cars. There are examples of significant lace-making machinery. It also houses an operational beam engine, from the Basford pumping station.

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall is a concert hall in the English city of Nottingham. It is owned by Nottingham City Council and is part of a complex that also includes the city's Theatre Royal. The Royal Concert Hall's striking modern architecture has proved to be a city landmark at the heart of Nottingham City Centre, opposite the more recently built The Cornerhouse complex.The concert hall is served by the adjacent Royal Centre tram stop on the Nottingham Express Transit.

Nottingham station

Nottingham station, briefly known as Nottingham City and for rather longer as Nottingham Midland, is a railway station and tram stop in the city of Nottingham. It is the principal railway station of the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. It is also a nodal point on the city's tram system, with a tram stop that was originally called Station Street but is now known as Nottingham Station.

The station was first built by the Midland Railway in 1848, and rebuilt by them in 1904, with much of the current building dating from that later date. It is now owned by Network Rail but managed by East Midlands Trains. Besides trains of that company, it is also served by CrossCountry and Northern trains, and by Nottingham Express Transit (NET) trams.

The station was one of several that once served the city. Amongst these were the city centre stations of Nottingham Victoria, on the Great Central Railway, and Nottingham London Road, on the Great Northern Railway, which are both now closed. A number of more minor stations served locations outside the city centre, but the only such station to remain open within the city boundaries is Bulwell. On 12 January 2018, the newly renovated buildings were badly damaged by fire.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Nottinghamshire (including the unitary authority of Nottingham) in the East Midlands of England.

The City of Nottingham Fire Brigade and the Nottinghamshire Fire Brigade were created under the Fire Services Act 1947.

In 1974 the two brigades were merged. Since 1998 when Nottingham became a separate local government area, the service has been run by a joint fire authority made up of councillors from Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council.

Robin Hood Energy

Robin Hood Energy is a not-for-profit energy company launched in September 2015 by Nottingham City Council as a competitor to the "big six" energy suppliers in the United Kingdom. The business supplies gas and electricity nationally to both homes and businesses. Nottingham City Council wholly own the business and when launched in 2015 it was the UK's first publicly owned not-for-profit energy company. None had existed since the UK energy system was nationalised in 1948 under the Electricity Act 1947 and subsequently privatised in 1990 under the Electricity Act 1989.The aim of the business is provide low-cost energy to households and address fuel poverty. It provides special tariffs to residents within the boundaries of Nottingham City Council and provides a socially orientated pricing structure to the entirety of the UK.The company operates on a not-for-profit basis by keeping overheads as low as possible and does not pay Director bonuses. Any profits made are wholly reinvested.As a publicly owned energy company, the business prides itself on "championing the average person on the street, and make decisions that are morally and ethically right rather than trying to please shareholders". The business specialises in prepayment meters as generally customers on these meters can least afford energy, are in fuel poverty or are some of the most vulnerable customers, but are proportionally charged more for it. The business has previously publicly refused to increase these prices for those customers in the past even though costs were increasing.

In July 2018, the business announced that its electricity supplied to UK homes and businesses would be 100% renewable and it would also voluntarily enter into the Warm Home Discount scheme, which offers the elderly a payment of £140 over the winter period to help with fuel bills. This is only mandatory for energy companies with more than 250,000 customers; Robin Hood Energy has a customer base half the size of this, but voluntarily began to offer the Warm Home Discount from 2018.

In January 2019, the business was rated as second best in the UK for customer service as part of the annual Which? survey.

The Farnborough Academy

The Farnborough Academy (formerly Farnborough School Technology College) is a coeducational secondary school located in the Clifton area of Nottingham in the English county of Nottinghamshire.

The school offers GCSEs as programmes of study for pupils, with a small number of pupils attending Central College Nottingham for vocational courses. It previously held Technology College status as part of the (now defunct) Specialist Schools Programme.

Previously a community school administered by Nottingham City Council, in December 2013 an Ofsted inspection judged Farnborough School Technology College to be 'Inadequate'. The rating meant the school was placed in special measures. The school converted to academy status in January 2015 and was renamed The Farnborough Academy. It operates as part of the Trent Academies Group.

The Oakwood Academy

The Oakwood Academy (formerly Big Wood School)' is a secondary school located on Bewcastle Road, Warren Hill, Nottingham, England. It is for 11- to 16-year-olds and is of mixed genders. The school specialises in business and enterprise and was one of the first BSF Schools to be built in Nottingham with 21st Century facilities.

Previously a community school administered by Nottingham City Council, Big Wood School converted to academy status on 1 April 2015 and was renamed The Oakwood Academy after the oak tree sitting predominantly outside the school grounds; sitting in front of the main entrance. It is now sponsored by the Redhill Academy Trust but continues to coordinate with Nottingham City Council for admissions.

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

The Theatre Royal in Nottingham, England, is a venue in the heart of Nottingham City Centre and is owned by Nottingham City Council as part of a complex that also includes the city’s Royal Concert Hall. The Theatre Royal attracts major touring dramas, opera, ballet, West End musicals and an annual pantomime.

Top Valley Academy

Park Vale Academy (formerly Top Valley School) is a mixed secondary school located in the Rise Park area of Nottingham in the English county of Nottinghamshire.Previously a community school administered by Nottingham City Council, Top Valley School converted to academy status on 1 September 2012 and was renamed Top Valley Academy. The school is sponsored by Central College Nottingham; however, it continues to coordinate with Nottingham City Council for admissions.

The school is currently undergoing a rebuild, with all works due to be completed by September 2017.

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