Archive by category Parks and open spaces

The historic Nottingham Arboretum to host Garden Bar and bandstand this Summer

The historic Nottingham Arboretum to host Garden Bar and bandstand this Summer

The historic Nottingham Arboretum hosts the new Garden Bar and Bandstand concept over a number of weekends this summer, launching on Friday 14 August. Local venue operators and music promoters DHP Family will bring the west end of the city’s oldest and most centrally-located park to life with a fantastic entertainment programme on the bandstand, […]

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Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

From Monday 3 August, Victoria Embankment in Nottingham will be closed to through traffic on a trial basis, as part of emergency plans to encourage more people to travel by foot and bike and support a greener recovery from Covid-19 as lockdown restrictions are eased. To aid the country’s recovery from Covid-19, the Government announced […]

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City Council reopens more services

City Council reopens more services

Nottingham City Council is reopening more services following the latest Government announcement on the further easing of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions. A range of services have already re-opened which many citizens have already benefited from – such as the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, bulky and garden waste services, pest control and Woodthorpe Grange Plant […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do) Nottingham City Council is urging people to stay at home this Easter to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ease pressure on the NHS and other frontline services. It is providing help and guidance so people can enjoy Easter […]

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Stay home, stay apart when out, stay safe

Stay home, stay apart when out, stay safe

City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen outlines the latest on: Staying at home The importance of social distancing when out Closing playgrounds Relaxing parking charges Benefits advice Last night, the Government instructed everyone to stay at home to protect our NHS and save lives. The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for […]

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New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Sally Longford: The world is experiencing an unprecedented challenge and it is important in this moment that we cooperate, doing what we can to support one another. Many of you have already supported people in your community by helping a neighbour or a friend in need so I want […]

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Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £130,000 initial bid to restore the Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. The money has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities and create a visitor centre on the park. Nottingham City Council and other […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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