Archive by category Environment

APSE Award makes it a hat-trick for Nottingham’s Streetscene Team!

Nottingham City Council’s high profile frontline services have won the APSE Award for Best Service Team for Street Cleansing and Streetscene Services. The award adds to the recent MJ Award win for Best Service Team and the CIWM Clean Britain Award, a fantastic achievement for Nottingham and its Streetscene services. The Association for Public Service […]

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Government minister and local employers amongst the many to welcome Nottingham’s new tram lines

Government minister and local employers amongst the many to welcome Nottingham’s new tram lines

Transport Minister Claire Perry has added to the chorus of approval being voiced by key public and private sector employers for Nottingham’s newly-opened tram extension, while the Campaign for Better Transport has urged other cities to follow Nottingham’s lead in using a Workplace Parking Levy to fund improved public transport. Ms Perry said: “The doubling […]

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Milestone reached as Harvey Hadden Sports Village opens

Milestone reached as Harvey Hadden Sports Village opens

It’s ‘on your marks, get set, go!’ as Harvey Hadden Sports Village opens on Tuesday 1 September after a spectacular £16m transformation. The stunning redevelopment has seen existing facilities upgraded and joined by new attractions including a 50m swimming pool, squash courts and cycling circuit. The overhaul is the largest investment and final stage of […]

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Nottingham City Council installs UK’s first public solar cloth carport

Nottingham City Council installs UK’s first public solar cloth carport

Nottingham City Council has expanded its green credentials further by installing solar panels at the £16m redeveloped Harvey Hadden Sports Village The solar system which has been installed in the main car park will produce 50,846kWh/year (67.2KW Peak power) for consistent year round green energy. The energy generated, which will all be used to power […]

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Nottingham’s extended tram network will boost city’s economy

Nottingham’s extended tram network will boost city’s economy

Two new tram lines to Chilwell and Clifton opened in Nottingham at 6am this morning (Tuesday 25 August), doubling the size of the current network. The expansion will bring benefits to commuters, businesses, students and tourists alike and connect key employment sites to underpin the city’s economic growth. The £570 million extension of the tram […]

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Be bright and turn out the light

Be bright and turn out the light

Recently Stanstead nursery and primary School in Rise Park was awarded its SCoRE (Schools’ Collaboration on Resource Efficiency) status.  The children at Stanstead took part in a week-long Eco programme taking an active part in measuring and assessing their school’s current energy efficiency. They used the results of their work to decide which five energy […]

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Council Squeezes Last Drops from Government’s Green Funding Stream

Council Squeezes Last Drops from Government’s Green Funding Stream

Nottingham City Council has secured £5m of Government money to improve the energy efficiency of over 1300 homes, ahead of the funding stream being turned off. The council will use the Green Deal Communities funding to deliver external wall insulation to owner occupier homes in Nobel Road and Lenton Abbey – but it’s likely to […]

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Official – Nottingham is Top City for Carbon Reduction

Official – Nottingham is Top City for Carbon Reduction

Nottingham has the lowest carbon emissions of all of England’s largest cities, according to latest Government figures. The Department for Energy and Climate Change DECC recently released carbon emissions data confirming Nottingham’s continued year on year reduction in carbon emissions since 2005. Overall our carbon emissions total has fallen by 21%. We are now producing […]

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