Cheaper number for council calls

From checking how to renew your Blue Badge disabled parking permit to registering the birth of your baby – calls to Nottinghamshire County Council about any of the 500 services available look set to be cheaper from Monday 5 November.

Next week’s Policy Committee will discuss plans for the council to change its customer call centre contact number to a new 0300 number – 0300 500 80 80.

The current customer call centre number is 08449 80 80 80.

The 0300 code was introduced by OFCOM, the telecoms watchdog, to make it cheaper for people to contact not-for profit organisations.

The change will mean that wherever you live in Nottinghamshire, you’ll pay a local call rate to get in touch with the council.