Archive by category Environment

Nottingham City Council awards £26,000 in community grants for green initiatives

Nottingham City Council awards £26,000 in community grants for green initiatives

A dozen community groups with great green ideas are benefiting from a share of £26,000 of grant money handed out by Nottingham City Council. The Greener Nottingham Community Grant is designed for community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to encourage communities to live more sustainably.  Grants have been awarded to projects that will bring communities together […]

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Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham City Council is hosting a series of mass litter picks as part of its support for the country’s biggest – ever community clean up. The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April. Supported by anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy, the […]

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Free flood and water management event – future challenges and business opportunities

Free flood and water management event – future challenges and business opportunities

The fourth in a series of free events exploring opportunities within Nottingham’s emerging clean technology sector takes place on Wednesday 9 March. Sponsored by Nottingham City Council, the CleanTech Business Network is hosting six events this year to promote and support Nottingham’s clean tech economy. The recent severe storms and floods that affected many parts […]

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Exciting new waste exhibition launches in Nottingham

Exciting new waste exhibition launches in Nottingham

An exciting new exhibition has launched in Nottingham which celebrates creative upcycling. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovative exhibitions featuring artwork and everyday objects which have all been created from waste. It is the brainchild of knowtrash – who have a unique collection of more than 4,000 contemporary upcycled artefacts from more than 30 […]

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Guide to design Nottingham’s cycle ambitions published

Guide to design Nottingham’s cycle ambitions published

Nottingham City Council’s first edition of the Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) design guide is now complete after feedback and consultation from local cyclists and cycling groups. The delivery of high quality cycle infrastructure is a key priority for the Council and this funding provides the opportunity to begin a step change in the […]

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Electric dreams becoming a reality

Electric dreams becoming a reality

Nottingham City Council’s bid for Government money to help achieve a low carbon, sustainable transport future has been successful. And Nottingham has been chosen to host a visit by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP on Monday 25 January to announce the four national winning OLEV bids. A collaboration between the City Council, […]

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City Council recovers costs after drinks licence appeal is withdrawn

City Council recovers costs after drinks licence appeal is withdrawn

Nottingham City Council has recovered almost £11,000 costs after Sainsbury’s dropped an appeal over the refusal of a licence to sell alcohol. Sainsbury lodged an appeal to Nottingham Magistrates’ Court after the City Council’s Licensing Panel turned down the application for a licence to sell alcohol at a new Sainsbury’s Local supermarket planned for the former Habitat store on Long Row West. The planned supermarket was in […]

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Recycle your real Christmas tree!

Recycle your real Christmas tree!

Nottingham City Council is once again offering residents a free real Christmas tree collection service. The free service will collect and recycle real Christmas trees from Monday January 4 until Friday 15 January 2016 only. The real tree will be shredded either on site or back at Eastcroft or Woolsthorpe Depot. The chippings get redistributed […]

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Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has today announced its plans to help Nottingham City Council improve air quality in the city centre by introducing Clean Air Zones by 2020. The City Council is developing far-reaching measures to tackle city centre air pollution, by targeting the main vehicular causes of pollution whilst […]

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