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Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham will mark the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June with a range of events to encourage local people to do their bit to improve air quality and their own health. It comes on the day that former US vice president turned eco activist Al Gore presents Nottingham City with the […]

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Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering scheme to transform the city by funding greener transport through a Workplace Parking Levy has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. Thanks to the scheme, public transport usage in the city has increased by almost five million journeys a year since April 2013 and […]

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Landlord’s flat clearance for prospective tenants results in £2,200 fine

Landlord’s flat clearance for prospective tenants results in £2,200 fine

Blocking a pavement with dumped household items including a sofa, mattresses and rugs before showing prospective tenants around a flat has resulted in a fine of over £2,200 for a Nottingham landlord. Mr Afzal Azad, of Bakersfield  pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates court on Wednesday 26 April to one offence of fly-tipping in August last […]

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Nottingham at centre of unique smart city event

Nottingham at centre of unique smart city event

Nottingham has been chosen to be the first city to host a smart cities study tour for the REMOURBAN project. 70 delegates from across Europe came to Nottingham to take part in a series of smart city workshops and to visit the ambitious REMOURBAN funded energy projects for housing and transport. Nottingham City Council, Nottingham […]

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Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

This week Nottingham City Council is welcoming delegates from India to show them how Nottingham is leading the way in integrating sustainable transport and waste management. The City Council has been working with the city of Chandigarh, in the Punjab region, since February 2014 and since 2016 has been instrumental in promoting Nottingham’s best practice […]

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New funding allows Nottingham to charge ahead with taxi ambitions

New funding allows Nottingham to charge ahead with taxi ambitions

Nottingham’s ambitions to promote zero-emission taxis in the city have been given a £936,000 funding boost. The Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced that Nottingham was successful in its bid for £702,064 – topped up to £936,090 through separate Government transport funds for Nottingham – to help convert the local taxi fleet […]

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Nottingham wins Regional Council of the Year for Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes

Nottingham wins Regional Council of the Year for Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes

Nottingham City Council won two awards at the East Midlands Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes awards last night. The event gave recognition to East Midlands’ organisations for their excellence in delivering energy efficiency schemes and innovations. Set up in 2014 their aim is to help motivate the energy efficiency sector to reduce energy bills, tackle […]

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Funding boost for air quality in Nottingham

Funding boost for air quality in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council will be awarded £400,000 plus a share of £539,120 from the Joint Air Quality Unit (Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Transport) as part of an annual funding pot to tackle air quality locally, it was announced today. This year’s Air Quality Grant programme will focus on supporting schemes […]

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Nottingham joins cities to urge Prime Minister to take action on air quality

Nottingham joins cities to urge Prime Minister to take action on air quality

Councillor Jon Collins has joined four other city council leaders and the Mayor London to urge the Prime Minister to take urgent action to tackle air pollution. Every year in Britain 40,000 people die early as a result of air pollution and research from London demonstrates the resulting health effects disproportionately impact the most deprived […]

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