How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

By Cllr Sally Longford Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability Nottingham City Council You might have heard that Nottingham City Council is aiming for Nottingham to become carbon neutral by 2028. You may greet this with a shrug, a snort of derision or a round of applause. Whatever your standpoint, there are […]

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Next phase of award-winning scheme will see over 150 ultra-low energy homes developed in Nottingham

Next phase of award-winning scheme will see over 150 ultra-low energy homes developed in Nottingham

The next phase of a pioneering scheme to turn hard-to-heat council houses in Nottingham into ultra-low energy homes got underway today (Wednesday 23rd January.) Nottingham is the first place in the UK to pilot the ground-breaking whole-house renovation approach known as Energiesprong, with ten homes successfully completed and a further 17 now underway. It formed […]

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New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

The start of a new decade sees Nottingham City Council declaring a climate emergency and urging others to help it meet its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2028. The council has long led the way on environmental innovation; from galvanising councils around the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change twenty years ago to investing […]

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We built it, they’re coming: thriving private sector investment in the Southside

We built it, they’re coming: thriving private sector investment in the Southside

Cranes in the air across the Southside area of Nottingham aren’t just there for the Broadmarsh redevelopment programme, as private sector developments are gathering pace in the city off the back of extensive investment in the city. A variety of developments have either already started or are in the pipeline for 2020, with private developers […]

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Pre-let agreed at new Grade A offices named after British pioneer

Pre-let agreed at new Grade A offices named after British pioneer

Construction is [insert stage of progress here] and two pre-lets are already agreed for the new Grade A office building at Nottingham Science Park. Due to open in February 2020, the striking new building will be named after Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Britain’s first female doctor, magistrate and mayor, as well as being a member of […]

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How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

How is your council finding new ways of making money to fund local services?

What would you do if the money coming into your household was cut by three-quarters? One option would be to find new ways of making money to keep paying your bills. That’s what Nottingham City Council is doing to great effect – bringing in around £20m each year from commercial activities. This cushions vital services […]

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Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Government cuts lead to hard-pressed council tax payers funding care for the elderly 

Nottingham City Council is setting next year’s budget against the backdrop of having its Government funding slashed by three-quarters over the past decade. It means that to keep on meeting the growing demand to look after the elderly – now by far the biggest single cost to the council – Council Tax will have to […]

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