Archive by category Leisure and Culture

City Council’s solar project shines at environmental awards

City Council’s solar project shines at environmental awards

Nottingham City Council scooped The Nottingham Post Environmental Innovation award for its solar car park canopy at Harvey Hadden Sports Village. The solar carport innovation has given the popular Sports Village the means to generate and use free, green electricity on site through a structure that spans 40 car parking spaces. It is estimated that […]

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A focus on community in the St Ann’s Week of Action!

A focus on community in the St Ann’s Week of Action!

A Week of Action will take place in St Ann’s from Monday 26 October to celebrate the neighbourhood and the community that live in the area. There is plenty on offer included Bulb Planting, a Health and Wellbeing Family Fun Day and a Talent Show to showcase the skills of people in St Ann’s. In […]

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New films showcase Nottingham’s most popular heritage sites

New films showcase Nottingham’s most popular heritage sites

Three new short films have been produced by local filmmakers Dave Alexander Smith and David Stewart to showcase Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle to potential visitors.  The films have been funded by a one-off grant from the Arts Council, England. Each is film is approximately one minute in length, and includes spectacular aerial […]

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Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over October half term.

Plenty to keep children and teenagers entertained over October half term.

With the autumn half term upon us, Nottingham City Council has organised events to give children and teenagers exciting and rewarding activities. There are some special seasonal events, but many of the activities are actually run all year round by Nottingham City Council’s Play & Youth service. There’ll be something for all the family including […]

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Nottingham secures Purple Flag status for sixth consecutive year

Nottingham secures Purple Flag status for sixth consecutive year

Nottingham has been successful in securing Purple Flag status for a sixth consecutive year, acknowledging the excellent management of the evening and night-time economy in the city centre and indicating that Nottingham is a great, safe and vibrant place for a night out. This is being celebrated during Purple Flag Weekend (Friday 2 October to […]

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Clean green Nottingham is best of the bunch

Clean green Nottingham is best of the bunch

Nottingham has won its 22nd Gold award in the East Midlands in Bloom competition – along with a special regional award for cleanliness of the city centre. At the awards ceremony at Rutland Water Golf Club near Oakham today: • Nottingham was presented with Gold in the Large City category. • Nottingham BID gained a […]

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Wheels in motion at Harvey Hadden Sports Village

Wheels in motion at Harvey Hadden Sports Village

The 1.5km closed road cycling circuit at the recently opened Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Nottingham has been welcome by British Cycling. The new circuit has been part funded by British Cycling along with a contribution from Sport England’s Iconic Facilities fund. It will provide a focal point for cycling development within the city and […]

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Grand unveiling celebrates Harvey Hadden through the decades

Grand unveiling celebrates Harvey Hadden through the decades

A programme of free activities is part of the celebrations to mark the official opening of Harvey Hadden Sports Village on Saturday 12 September. The activities will showcase the state-of-the-art facilities with sessions running from 11.30am – 4.30pm for all ages and abilities. The indoor programme features the latest workout crazes as well as taster […]

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