Monthly Archive: July

10,000 Nottingham children have received free books from book-gifting charity

10,000 Nottingham children have received free books from book-gifting charity

A Nottingham scheme that gives free books to children has reached another major milestone. 10,000 Nottingham children have now received books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The book-gifting charity was introduced in the city in 2009. Nearly 6,000 children are currently registered to have a book delivered to their door every month – covering half […]

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Council kitchens will cook up meals from surplus food for local people in need

Council kitchens will cook up meals from surplus food for local people in need

Nottingham City Council has joined forces with food redistribution charity FareShare Midlands to help produce meals for local people in need from food that would otherwise be thrown away. The innovative new project – a partnership between Nottingham Catering, part of Nottingham City Council, FareShare UK, FareShare Midlands and Sainsbury’s – turns an environmental problem […]

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Investing in our streets to make them greener, safer and better for everyone thanks to our Streets for People programme

Investing in our streets to make them greener, safer and better for everyone thanks to our Streets for People programme

Nottingham City Council has approved £11million of improvements to make our neighbourhoods greener, safer, better places to get around. In 2021, the council successfully bid as part of a competitive process for £18 million from the Government’s Levelling Up fund to improve streets and local town centres, and make walking and cycling easier and safer. […]

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The Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest free family festival.

The Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest free family festival.

The East Midlands’ biggest free summer festival will be back on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August, with over 250,000 visitors expected at the Riverside Festival after a two-year hiatus. The festival traditionally features a wide range of fun for all ages. Music is, as ever a big part of the […]

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Nottingham’s Green Partnership celebrates 30 years of working together

Nottingham’s Green Partnership celebrates 30 years of working together

Nottingham’s Green Partnership celebrated reaching its 30th anniversary this month. Formed in 1992, the partnership has grown to include nearly 40 organisations from across Nottingham, ranging from large and small businesses to the public sector, the third sector and our universities. The organisations that make up the Green Partnership are working together to tackle the […]

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New route through Broad Marsh site opens up new opportunities

New route through Broad Marsh site opens up new opportunities

A new pedestrian route is to be opened up across the demolished section of the former Broadmarsh shopping centre, showing fresh progress for an area of the city that’s undergoing huge change. The route will provide uninterrupted open air access between the Southside of the city into the city centre for the first time since […]

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Essential repair works to cause partial closure of ring road in August

Essential repair works to cause partial closure of ring road in August

A section of the city’s ring road through Basford is to be closed next month to allow for essential repair works. Part of the A6514 carriageway next to Western Boulevard Railway Bridge has subsided, resulting in an uneven surface for vehicles and cyclists. It has deteriorated over the past 18 months and is now at […]

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