Archive by category Environment

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

Businesses in Nottingham are to be offered free trials of new electric vans after the City Council was successful in winning a £2.69m Government grant. The money will pay for the Electric Van Experience (EVE) Project – the purchase of 50 vehicles for companies to take on a try-before-you-buy arrangement until March 2022. The EVE […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Biodiversity given greater consideration as part of Nottingham’s planning process

Biodiversity given greater consideration as part of Nottingham’s planning process

Nottingham City Council has taken an important step towards protecting and enhancing biodiversity linked to new developments this week. The Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was approved by the City’s Executive Board on Tuesday (18 February), and will help to increase, protect and enhance the biodiversity as new developments come forward. This includes plants, microscopic […]

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Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Work nears completion this month on improvements to Valley Road Park with the release of the water into the newly created river alignment. The Blue Green Infrastructure project, part funded by the European regional development Fund,  delivered by Balfour Beatty with works procured through the Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, has realigned the river […]

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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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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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Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

A call for the Government to commit to urgently cut air pollution levels in the UK made today by a national group of 175 doctors and health professionals has been backed by the Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council. The Group has warned that that the “severe pressures” the NHS is under this winter are […]

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award

A revolutionary approach to whole house refurbishment that is radically improving the energy efficiency of over 150 homes in Nottingham has been declared the Local Authority Initiative of the Year at the prestigious Energy Awards. The Energy awards, which took place in London last week, recognise excellence and celebrate the intelligent use of energy in […]

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