Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Topiary sweepers for a clean green city

Topiary sweepers for a clean green city

Giant topiary-like sculptures are being installed in the Old Market Square this summer – an eye-catching artwork to celebrate Nottingham’s clean, green credentials and to encourage shoppers to help keep it that way. The sculptures, made by Notts company Shipshape Arts, have been commissioned by Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), […]

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‘Jake Bug Hotel’ for the wild side of gardening

‘Jake Bug Hotel’ for the wild side of gardening

A ‘Jake Bug Hotel’ takes centre stage in a wildlife-friendly garden being created for the open day at Nottingham City Council’s Nursery on Saturday. The novel insect home is the idea of nursery gardener Elaine Rodrigues.  She says that inspiration struck her like a lightning bolt – and she hopes the Clifton-born singer-songwriter would approve. […]

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Winners of Floral Trail Design Competition Announced

Winners of Floral Trail Design Competition Announced

Two local school children’s designs of a pair of theatre masks and a teddy bear have been chosen as the winners of this year’s Floral Trail design competition organised by Nottingham City Council’s Nottingham in Bloom team and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID). The fun theatre masks idea was conceived by Mille Fenton, age […]

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Floral Trail Design Competition – vote for your favourite entry.

Floral Trail Design Competition – vote for your favourite entry.

Almost 200 entries have been received for this year’s Floral Trail design competition and the organisers, Nottingham City Council’s Nottingham in Bloom team and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), have shortlisted seven of the designs: a radio, a camera, a paintbrush, a teddy bear, theatre masks, headphones and sunglasses. Members of the public are […]

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Go online for first time to research Nottingham family histories

Go online for first time to research Nottingham family histories

Nottingham residents or anyone with family connections to Nottingham will, from 28 February 2015, be able to go online to access burial and cremation records held by Nottingham City Council. Nottingham City Council, in partnership with Deceased Online has spent the last twelve months scanning and creating digital versions of burial and cremation records going […]

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