Notts Tier 3 Government meeting confirmed – and Gedling leaders are invited

 Notts Tier 3 Government meeting confirmed – and Gedling leaders are invited

PICTURED: Gedling Borough Council Civic Centre in Arnold

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Nottinghamshire County Council has today confirmed talks will take place later today with the Government around possibly moving parts of the county into Tier 3.

Gedling Borough Council leaders had earlier today voiced concerns after not being invited but have now issued a statement saying they will be directly involved in talks.

Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE said: “I can confirm that leaders of Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council have received an invitation from government to commence initial discussions today about how potential Tier 3 restrictions would impact local communities.

“We will enter any discussions to achieve the best possible outcomes for the health and livelihoods of all residents of Nottinghamshire.

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Gedling leader John Clarke, left and deputy leader Michael Payne, right. (Credit: Joseph Raynor)

“The best outcome will be achieved with the full co-operation of all leaders in Nottinghamshire who I know will have the best interests of the health and wellbeing of their communities at heart.

“As soon as we reach any conclusions, we will communicate the implications for the affected communities.”

Gedling leaders Councillors John Clarke and Michael Payne issued a statement this afternoon confirming their involvement.

They wrote: “We are pleased Government Ministers have now listened to our demand to be included in today’s initial discussion with them about any proposed further Covid-19 restrictions for Nottinghamshire.

“It is regrettable that inviting Borough and District council leaders to today’s proposed meeting with the City Council and County Council leaders was an after-thought.

“We look forward to clarity on the Government’s proposals for any further restrictions that will affect residents and businesses across our borough.

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“We will focus our attention on ensuring any such restrictions to be imposed by the Government are coupled with a requisite financial support package that helps protect the lives and livelihoods of our local residents and businesses.”

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