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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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Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

The report into the Government’s Public Parks Inquiry, published on Saturday 11 February, has been greeted with a mixed reaction from Nottingham City Council. The inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee investigated challenges facing parks and ways to secure a sustainable future. Its report recognises ‘that parks are at a tipping point, and […]

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Blueprint launched for better taxis in Nottingham

Blueprint launched for better taxis in Nottingham

Modern, safe and customer-focused taxi services for Nottingham are the aim of a new strategy being launched by the City Council. Following millions of pounds of investment, Nottingham’s integrated transport system is among the best in the UK, with award-winning bus and tram services, quality cycle routes and cycle hire, pollution-busting vehicles and major investment […]

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Have your say on Nottingham’s Green Future

Have your say on Nottingham’s Green Future

Nottingham Green Partnership is developing an action plan to promote the opportunities that Nottingham has to remain at the forefront of sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Action Plan will cover five themes – water, biodiversity, energy, transport and waste and will set out a range of ideas to encourage and inspire sustainable practices for citizens, […]

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Bulwell charities receive early Christmas present!

Bulwell charities receive early Christmas present!

Charities in Bulwell received an early Christmas present thanks to the good deeds of local people as the ‘Bin It For Good’ project results were announced! Nottingham City Council joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and The Wrigley Company in September in a bid to keep the areas around Bulwell Market Place cleaner. […]

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New Community Garden thanks to WREN Funding!

New Community Garden thanks to WREN Funding!

Residents in Bestwood are getting an early Christmas present – a new community garden thanks to a £24,976.75 grant from funding body WREN. The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, has been used to improve the outside area at the Bestwood Estate Community Centre on Gainsford Crescent, Bestwood. Cllr David Trimble, Portfolio Holder […]

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Savings for Aspley Sports Hall with green energy installations

Savings for Aspley Sports Hall with green energy installations

Nottingham City Council is ramping up its sustainable energy programme to reduce its running costs and reduce its carbon footprint with a new solar and lighting installation At Minvers Sports Hall in Aspley it has expanded its capacity to generate green energy with a further solar installation, and coupled this with an LED lighting upgrade. […]

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One million electric miles achieved 

One million electric miles achieved 

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet has reached the one million mile mark. This means that since starting operations in 2012, there has been £300,000 of savings in fuel costs and reductions in carbon emissions of at least 1050 tonnes. It would take 27,000 trees grown from seedling over ten years to absorb this amount of […]

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Double award success for innovative lighting project

Double award success for innovative lighting project

October has been an exciting month for Nottingham City Council’s Energy Projects Team whose LED lighting project to upgrade the city’s heritage sites won two awards. The team won the Coping with Climate Change award at last week’s Nottingham Post Environment Awards. This comes a few weeks after the team won Best Commercial Energy Project […]

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