Archive by category Environment

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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City’s parks get behind National Tree Week and the Big Climate Fightback

City’s parks get behind National Tree Week and the Big Climate Fightback

Nottingham City Council’s Public Realm team is getting behind an annual campaign to celebrate trees and the impact they have on the environment and on wellbeing. From this weekend, The Tree Council is asking the public to get involved with National Tree Week – a celebration to raise awareness and appreciation for trees, and to […]

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Efforts continue to clear floodwater in Nottingham after heavy rain

Efforts continue to clear floodwater in Nottingham after heavy rain

Crews are continuing to clear floodwater around Nottingham today (Friday) to help keep the city moving. Heavy rainfall across the region yesterday led to issues in the city centre and some neighbourhoods. Nottingham City Council crews were out late into the evening attending highway flooding issues. The focus has been on hotspot areas and the […]

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Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

Nottingham councillor scoops national award for being a ‘green pioneer’

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council has received national acclaim for her work promoting environmental projects. Councillor Sally Longford won the Councillor Achievement Award for Environment and Sustainability as part of awards run by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) together with CCLA, a specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. Councillor Longford, […]

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Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Work started this week on improvements to Tottle Brook in Highfields Park that will create new wildlife habitats. Funded by a £50,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Nottingham City Council, the work involves re-naturalising the river channel that runs through the park. This will create an enhanced environment for wildlife, improved biodiversity […]

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Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council is set to begin supplying water services to its own buildings from Wednesday 14 August to create savings on the authority’s bills and water consumption. Changes in the water industry allow businesses and organisations to choose how they receive water supply and wastewater services, and the City Council has chosen to become […]

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City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

City Council pledges to become free of single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan. Action includes looking at ways to reduce the use of plastics at events such as Splendour, Goose Fair and Riverside Festival, promoting the use of refill bottles and food containers and replacing recycling […]

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Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Friends Of The Earth highlight innovative scheme in Nottingham

Nottingham’s forward-thinking approach has been highlighted by Friends Of The Earth (FoE) as part of a new campaign to tackle climate change. The national branch of the international campaign group is calling on people to ‘challenge their local authority to do more’. They want councils to be learning from each other and sharing best practice. […]

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Motorists urged to switch off their engines this Clean Air Day

Motorists urged to switch off their engines this Clean Air Day

Pupils at Middleton Primary School encouraged drivers to switch off their engines for cleaner air today (Thursday 20 June). They were joined by Nottingham City Councillor Zafran Khan and officers from the council’s Community Protection team to raise awareness of the harmful effects of engine idling, as the City Council prepares to take action later […]

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