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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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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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