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New units are the Boss!

New units are the Boss!

New litter barrows called ‘StreetBoss’ will soon be helping to keep Nottingham clean and help maintain its status as Britain’s Cleanest City. ‘StreetBoss’ is a new multi-functional sustainable litter collection unit which encompasses a range of practical solutions for daily cleansing tasks; including litter picking, sweeping, bio hazard collection, detritus and dog fouling removal. Manufactured […]

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Hedge cutting service gearing up

Hedge cutting service gearing up

Nottingham City Council is busy working across neighbourhoods on the first hedge cut of the season for Nottingham City Homes tenants on the garden assistance scheme. Colleagues and apprentices from Nottingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Services will be working to maintain approximately 2047 hedges over an eight week period. The second cut is due to take […]

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Topiary sweepers for a clean green city

Topiary sweepers for a clean green city

Giant topiary-like sculptures are being installed in the Old Market Square this summer – an eye-catching artwork to celebrate Nottingham’s clean, green credentials and to encourage shoppers to help keep it that way. The sculptures, made by Notts company Shipshape Arts, have been commissioned by Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), […]

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Smokers reminded to stub it out and bin it!

Smokers reminded to stub it out and bin it!

Three new cigarette bins have been installed close to the site of Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre to encourage smokers to dispose of their cigarette ends responsibly. There have been ongoing litter issues in the subway at the hospital site and, despite daily cleaning by Nottingham City Council’s Cleaning Teams in the area, local residents have […]

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Nottingham promotes safer business driving

Nottingham promotes safer business driving

An event is being organised by the Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership to help businesses adopt driving practices that will prevent accidents, save lives and reduce operational costs. The Driving for Better Business Nottingham Seminar will be held on Tuesday June 16th, 2015 at Nottingham Trent University’s Nottingham Conference Centre. Its aim is to encourage local […]

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Free Citycard Cycle hire extended for the summer

Free Citycard Cycle hire extended for the summer

Following the success of the popular free winter Citycard Cycle day hire offer, the City Council is extending the promotion over the summer as part of Nottingham’s Cycle City campaign. With £6.1m set to be invested in Nottingham’s cycling infrastructure, the free Citycard Cycle hire offer gives people that don’t cycle the opportunity to give […]

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Nottingham to have UK’s first fully-electric Park & Ride bus service

Nottingham to have UK’s first fully-electric Park & Ride bus service

Nottingham will become home to the UK’s first all-electric Park & Ride bus service when 13 new vehicles boost the city’s electric bus fleet to 58. Funding for the buses comes from a £1.4m grant from the Department for Transport Green Bus Fund with an additional £2.1m raised from the City Council’s Workplace Parking Levy. […]

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Adding a splash of colour to our neighbourhoods!

Adding a splash of colour to our neighbourhoods!

Nottingham City Council is working with Nottingham City Homes to brighten up Independent Living Schemes across the city. A number of landscape improvements will be made to six schemes across the city as part of the Greener Designs Project. Designs for the areas have been decided through consultation with residents living in the schemes, and […]

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More homes benefit from District Heating

More homes benefit from District Heating

Nottingham City Council is working with Nottingham City Homes to connect three tower blocks to the District Heating scheme. 270 households in Bentinck Court, Manvers Court and Kingston Court Flats in Sneinton will be connected over the coming months as part of a wider range of energy saving improvements to the buildings The households are […]

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