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50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

Businesses in Nottingham are to be offered free trials of new electric vans after the City Council was successful in winning a £2.69m Government grant. The money will pay for the Electric Van Experience (EVE) Project – the purchase of 50 vehicles for companies to take on a try-before-you-buy arrangement until March 2022. The EVE […]

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Huge programme of transport improvements set to get go-ahead

Huge programme of transport improvements set to get go-ahead

The green light is set to be given to a massive programme of transport improvements in Nottingham that has received unprecedented financial backing from the Government. A £161m package of schemes will strengthen connections between major employment sites, upgrade public transport and improve options for people on foot or bikes – an increasingly important investment […]

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Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Almost 1,000 responses from residents, businesses and organisations across Nottingham have helped to shape how the city aims to become carbon neutral by 2028. A two-month consultation earlier this year has been used to inform and change the City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan. And it’s hoped the Plan will help Nottingham to make […]

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Drivers to pay for on-street car parking again in Nottingham

Drivers to pay for on-street car parking again in Nottingham

On-street parking charges will be re-introduced on Nottingham’s streets next week – although key workers will still be able to park for free. Nottingham City Council relaxed charges and enforcement in March at the start of the coronavirus lockdown restrictions to help support the pandemic response. The aim was to allow people who absolutely needed […]

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Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

Walking and cycling improvements planned as Covid restrictions are eased

The Government has announced £2.5m of new funding for Nottingham to introduce temporary measures to encourage walking and cycling as Covid restrictions are eased. The City Council has already invested in facilities for walking and cycling in Nottingham. There is extensive pedestrianisation in the city centre, with more planned, and many city centre pavements have […]

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Revealed: £2.7bn transport plan to revolutionise Nottingham’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

Revealed: £2.7bn transport plan to revolutionise Nottingham’s links to HS2 hub station at Toton

Plans include four direct trains every hour from Nottingham to HS2 East Midlands Hub station New railway station at East Midlands Airport would be 26 minutes from Nottingham Nottingham Express Transit system would be extended from Toton Lane to two new stops at the Innovation Campus Development and HS2 East Midlands Hub Infrastructure investment central […]

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Council secures £50,000 funding to bring ‘eCargo’ bikes to Nottingham

Council secures £50,000 funding to bring ‘eCargo’ bikes to Nottingham

A fleet of electric bikes designed to move loads around will soon be seen on the streets of Nottingham. The City Council will team up with local manufacturer Raleigh to produce the ‘eCargo’ cycles after the authority was successful in bidding to the Energy Saving Trust for nearly £50,000 of Government funding. The electric bikes, […]

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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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City Council secures £16.7m to improve transport connectivity

City Council secures £16.7m to improve transport connectivity

Trials of e-scooters and e-bikes, plus improvements to traffic information and ticketing, have moved a step forward following the award of a £16.7m Government grant. Nottingham City Council has been successful in bidding for the grant money from the Department for Transport (DfT), and it will now be invested in joint projects with Derby to […]

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