Archive by category Parks and open spaces

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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Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Work nears completion this month on improvements to Valley Road Park with the release of the water into the newly created river alignment. The Blue Green Infrastructure project, part funded by the European regional development Fund,  delivered by Balfour Beatty with works procured through the Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, has realigned the river […]

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Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

A major restoration project to repair the Long Gallery in the old Insect Room at Wollaton Hall has uncovered an original Elizabethan fireplace, from 1588, obscured from view for over 200 years. The Elizabethan fireplace has been hidden by two fireplaces and an additional wall built in the Regency period. These Regency additions were made […]

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Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Here is a list of what council services are running over Christmas and New Year… City Council Offices Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Libraries All libraries are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Nottingham Central Library, Bulwell Riverside, Hyson Green and St Ann’s Valley libraries will be open […]

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