Archive by category Leisure and Culture

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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Free tennis experience at the UK’s largest community tennis centre

Free tennis experience at the UK’s largest community tennis centre

The UK’s largest community tennis centre is looking to get more Nottingham people onto court this summer with an exclusive free tennis offer.  A successful summer of tennis has seen heightened interest in the sport in Nottingham and beyond. Nottingham Tennis Centre has, on the back of this and the recent Davis Cup outcome decided […]

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Park set to unveil new children’s playground

Park set to unveil new children’s playground

A new £80,000 children’s playground in Basford is ready to be officially opened this week. The facility at Stockhill Park, which has a theme in keeping with the nearby fire station, has come about after a partnership between Nottingham City Council and the local residents’ group, Saltar. It includes climbing frames, two sets of swings, […]

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Nottingham prepares to ‘Welcome the World’

Nottingham prepares to ‘Welcome the World’

Nottingham 2015 Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games Final preparations are underway ahead of Sunday’s opening ceremony when the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games will be officially declared open. Nottingham will welcome around 400 athletes and their teams from 13 nations during the Games. Athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers have been […]

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Jam packed family fun day comes to Nottingham this summer

Jam packed family fun day comes to Nottingham this summer

Children and parents in Nottingham are invited to try their hand at a whole host of free, fun activities as ParkLives hosts its biggest event in the city yet this summer. The Family Fun Day will take place on Wednesday 12th August, 10am – 4pm at Forest Recreation Ground. Families will have the chance to […]

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Fabulous Fun Day on Farndon Green!

Fabulous Fun Day on Farndon Green!

Farndon Green, in Wollaton Park Estate, will play host to a fabulous fun day on Friday 14 August from 1pm until 4pm. Nottingham City Council and Wollaton Park Residents Association are working with Sustrans, the SEND Project and other partners to organise the community event which is for people of all ages. The Sheriff of […]

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Builders open the batting at cricket community project

Builders open the batting at cricket community project

Groundwork has started at the Meadows Recreation Ground in Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment – the site of a new cricket pavilion benefiting local communities. The project will see the development of a brand new dedicated cricket clubhouse on the recreation ground – and is being delivered by nearly 50 local partners who are giving time, services […]

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Works begin to move Hyson Green Library into the Mary Potter Joint Service Centre

Works begin to move Hyson Green Library into the Mary Potter Joint Service Centre

Works to relocate Hyson Green Library into the existing modern and accessible Mary Potter Joint Service Centre began on Monday 3 August. The move will bring a host of benefits for local people. The new library will be modern, open plan and provide improved computer access and equipment including free WiFi. The ‘one stop shop’ […]

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