Archive by category Clean and Green

New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

The new play area will open at Torvill Drive Park in Wollaton on Monday 15 April between 2-4pm.  To celebrate, Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces team is staging a family fun day with face painting, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, drumming workshops and street games. All the activity is free and everybody is invited. The […]

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Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Nottingham City Council aims to reduce energy bills on the journey to be a carbon neutral city

Following on from Nottingham City Council’s announcement that the city aims to be carbon neutral by 2028 the council is aiming to ensure that meeting this target will have a lasting positive impact upon tackling fuel poverty and helping citizens afford the energy they need to heat and power their homes. Fuel Poverty Awareness Day […]

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Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham aims to be first carbon neutral city in the UK

Nottingham could become the first carbon neutral city in the UK after the City Council set itself an ambitious target to achieve this by 2028. The city has already met its Energy Strategy target early – a 26% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2020 – and reduced emissions by 39% since 2005. Nottingham is […]

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Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham is gearing up for the UK’s biggest rollout of ultra-low energy homes in 2019

Nottingham City Council has secured over £5million through the European Regional Development Fund (2014-20) to roll out its Energiesprong, ultra-low energy homes pilot, which will include improvements to over 150 Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) properties. The scheme will tackle some of NCH’s older housing stock that is hard to heat, lifting residents out of fuel […]

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Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses across Nottingham have signed up to an initiative which allows people to easily find places to fill-up reusable water bottles for free. Over 60 local businesses, including restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, signed up to the Refill Scheme last week which is being rolled out across Nottingham by water company Severn Trent, Nottingham City […]

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Free garden waste collections to be extended into November in 2019

Free garden waste collections to be extended into November in 2019

Free garden waste collections in Nottingham are set to be extended into November by the City Council next year after a consultation found the vast majority of people were in favour of the idea. Over 1,000 people responded to the consultation with nearly 92% supporting an option to offer garden waste collections into November in […]

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City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died last year, has received a posthumous award for his outstanding contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. The awards aim to recognise leadership, innovation and best practice in the field of renewable and clean energy. Cllr Alan Clark was the Portfolio Holder […]

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City Council consults on extending free garden waste service into November

City Council consults on extending free garden waste service into November

Nottingham City Council is consulting on potential changes to its free garden waste service which could see collections extended into November next year. Garden waste collections currently take place every 2 weeks from the beginning of April until the end of October. However an option being put to city residents is to offer the service […]

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Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services have won The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Award for Best Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative. The APSE awards, which took place in Edinburgh last night, celebrate outstanding achievement and innovation within local government. Energy Services were recognised for their innovative approach to reducing the council’s energy demand […]

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