Cleaner streets, cleaner air – electric sweepers take to the streets

Cleaner streets, cleaner air – electric sweepers take to the streets

Four new fully electric street sweepers began cleaning Nottingham’s city centre streets this week in a first for the UK. Nottingham City Council is leading the way in tackling air pollution through a series of innovative measures – the latest of which includes zero emission street sweepers and cage tippers. Not only are the new […]

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Nottingham businesses invited to ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’

Nottingham businesses invited to ‘Electric Vehicle Question Time’

Nottingham businesses and public sector organisations are invited to a networking event where their questions about adopting Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEVs) can be answered. Rob Pittam, Editor of the BBC Sunday Politics East Midlands show, will host the event, which will feature a panel of Nottingham businesses that are in the process of making the […]

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Nottingham leader backs calls for HS2 commitment

Nottingham leader backs calls for HS2 commitment

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, has joined dozens of prominent figures from the East Midlands signing an open letter calling on party leaders to publicly commit to completing HS2 Phase Two. Midlands Connect, Midlands Engine, Northern Powerhouse Partnership and Core Cities UK are urging Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Vince Cable and Nicola […]

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Nottingham joins the fight against dirty air by signing Cleaner Air Charter

Nottingham joins the fight against dirty air by signing Cleaner Air Charter

Nottingham City Council has today signed up to Oxford City Council’s Charter for Cleaner Air, which calls on the UK Government to put the health of communities first and make improving air quality a priority. Launched in August by Oxford City Council, the Cleaner Air Charter is believed to be the first formal cooperation between […]

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£200,000 boost for Nottingham businesses

£200,000 boost for Nottingham businesses

More than a dozen Nottingham businesses have benefited from grants totalling around £200,000 in the first year of the City Council’s Workplace Travel Service. Launched in November 2017, the service aims to transform businesses through smarter travel – helping them to save time and money, with the added bonuses of tackling congestion and reducing air […]

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Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

Government approves Nottingham’s air quality plan

The Government today announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in the city centre. For the past three years, the council has been working with officials from Defra and the Department for Transport to identify measures to reduce levels of pollution in the shortest possible time and deliver compliance […]

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Have your say on plans for cleaner air

Have your say on plans for cleaner air

People are invited to give their views on Nottingham City Council’s proposals to tackle air pollution. Projects including the retrofitting of buses with clean exhaust technology, requiring every taxi to meet higher emissions standards by 2020, and the council replacing its heavy vehicles – such as bin lorries – with electric vehicles, will all contribute […]

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