Archive by category Environment

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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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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