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Mia O'Hare

The Nottinghamian: Rising fares for the city and what's on this week

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Here is today's edition of The Nottinghamian:


I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are ready for another week of The Nottinghamian. Today we focus on Nottingham City Transport raising their fare prices at a time when money is tight for many.

We will also discuss rising costs at a Beeston pub and the top ten things to do this week across our city. Plus, this week sees the first ever Nottinghamshire Day showcasing the best our county has to offer and celebrating county pride.

Rising fares

Nottingham City Transport are increasing their bus fares as of Sunday (Nottingham Post/Marie Wilson)

Bus users in Nottingham are set to face an increase in fares. The changes come into effect from Sunday (August 28) and will see all-day tickets rise by 30p.

It now means that bus users will pay £2.50 for an adult single and £1.50 for an under 19 single. This compares to the current price of £2.40 for an adult single and £1.30 for an under 19 single. The price of an all-day ticket in the Nottingham zone has risen by 30p for adults to £4.70 and by 20p for under 19s to £2.70.

Group Rider tickets have also increased from £6 to £7 for the Nottingham zone and from £9 to £10 for the NCT network zone. The bus company said the rise comes because of an increase in operating costs. NCT officials said fuel and staffing costs were to blame, highlighting diesel was costing the company 50% more and gas prices had doubled.

The news comes just a week after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps revealed he wants to cap bus fares at £2 across England for a 12-month period to help with the cost of living crisis.

Added cost

(Joseph Raynor/ Nottingham Post)

A Beeston pub is facing the cost of having to apply for annual planning permission to keep a marquee that's helping trade. It comes at a precarious time for the industry which is struggling with high rent costs, business rates and rising energy bills.

The structure was first erected at the Crown Inn during the pandemic as a way of keeping drinkers safe from the risk of Covid and has remained a popular feature ever since. Pub director James Brown said: "It is a shame we have to apply for planning permission each year, costing us planning and council fees each time. The monthly rent costs of the marquee are high."

The cost of applying to keep the marquee comes at a time when the pub is being quoted £40,000 for gas and electricity for a year compared to their current bill at £11,000. The application is still being considered by Broxtowe Borough Council who will also consider whether the marquee can be retained, if a temporary period is thought to be appropriate or if a longer time period would be considered instead. Find out more here.

Weather and trivia

Weather: A dry start with some brighter, sunny spells on Tuesday. Scattered showers develop during the morning, easing during the evening. Warm. Maximum temperature 26 °C.

Pollen: High

Further reading: Run-down bungalow at popular beauty spot sold after fierce bidding

Trivia question: Which Sneinton man founded the Salvation Army in 1865?

The answer to today’s trivia question is at the bottom of the newsletter.

What’s on

Romeo and Juliet, Wollaton Park - Tuesday 23

Watch the story of two star-crossed lovers unfold in the grounds of the historic Wollaton Park. Dressed in beautiful Elizabethan costume and performed by a fine troupe of Shakespearean players join the greatest love story ever told as it is performed in a magical theatre in magical surroundings. Book tickets here.

Dinosaur World Live, Royal Concert Hall - Monday 22 - Wednesday 24

Dare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in an interactive show for all the family. Discover how the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Triceratops, Giraffatitan, Microraptor and Segnosaurus navigated the world. There is even a special meet and greet after the show to make dinosaur friends. Book here.

Luna Cinema, Wollaton Park - Thursday 25 - Sunday 28

The summer of cinema returns to Wollaton Park with a lineup of new and classic films. Snuggle up and watch the new Elvis film, West Side Story, Grease or Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone under the stars. Book tickets here.

Nottinghamshire Day, Sherwood Forest - Saturday 27

Celebrate all things Notts at the first ever Nottinghamshire Day. The main event is at Sherwood Forest next Saturday. This free event will include live music and performances along with market stalls, food and drink from across the county. Find out more here.

Arboretum Beer Festival, The Arboretum - Friday 26 - Saturday 27

The Beer Festival returns this week with over 18 different breweries serving pints. There will also be live music and street food to enjoy. They serve real ales and craft beer from the likes of Castle Rock, Mardy Bum and Northern Monk. Find out more here.

Arboretum Folk Festival, The Arboretum - Sunday 28

Folk singer Beans on Toast is presenting a day of music this Sunday. He has called on some of his closest musical comrades including She Drew the Gun, Will Varley and Nottingham’s Georgie. Street food stands and a pop-up beer festival will also be on-site to keep attendees refreshed throughout the day. Find out more.

Much Ado About Nothing, Nottingham Castle - Saturday 27

The open-air production will take on Shakespeare’s timeless summer comedy whilst overlooking the city of Nottingham. The Coffee Shop will be serving beverages and snacks including nachos, hotdogs and popcorn will be available for the duration of the event. Book here.

Lauran Hibberd, Rough Trade - Monday 22

Isle of Wight pop sensation Lauran Hibberd is doing an in-store tour to mark the release of her debut album. Hibberd says her album “‘Garageband Superstar’ is dad rock for your daughters”. She is performing at Rough Trade where she will also do a meet and greet. The event starts at 6pm.

Glamrockz, Percy Picklebackers - Sunday 28

Get your best outfits on and party bank holiday Sunday away with a live band dedicated to classic glam music. The free entry event will see the band play hits from T Rex, Slade, Wizard plus many more. The band starts at 9pm.

FEMININE HI-FI Live & direct from Brasil, The Angel - Sunday 28

The all-female reggae sound system from Sao Paulo makes their UK debut. Expect a joyful night of reggae, roots and dub. Their heavyweight vinyl selections feature vocals flowing between Portuguese and English. Lyrics elevate females in music, speak up against injustice and create an uplifting, inclusive vibe for all in attendance. Tickets range from £5.98 – £11.37 and can be brought here.

County pride

Sherwood Forest, famous for being home to Britain's oldest oak tree and the legend of Robin Hood, will host a Nottinghamshire Day Festival (© 2019 Lyn Randle)

The first Nottinghamshire Day Festival will be taking place this weekend - and where else could it be staged than Sherwood Forest? The free-to-attend event on Saturday, August 27, is a celebration of the county's traditions and culture.

Football fans will be able to have a selfie with the European Cup, which newly-promoted Nottingham Forest famously lifted twice in 1979 and 1980. The county's famous outlaw Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the band of Merry Men will be performing a two-part combat show called Lionheart. There will also be many more family activities from axe throwing to live music and an interactive headset display.

Nottinghamshire Day itself will be taking place on Thursday, August 25. The date marks the anniversary of the start of the English Civil War, an event triggered by Charles I raising the royal standard at Nottingham Castle in 1642. Schools, businesses and residents are being urged to join in and a civic event is being staged at Newark Castle.

That’s all for now

Thank you for joining me for today's edition of The Nottinghamian. I hope you enjoyed it, and if you did why not sign up to receive it directly in your inbox every weekday by clicking here.

The answer to today’s trivia question, which Sneinton man founded the Salvation Army in 1865, is William Booth.


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