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Keeping the kids entertained and the cost down

Keeping the kids entertained and the cost down

As the summer school holidays kick off this week, we know that many people are struggling due to the cost of living crisis. Here’s a reminder of some of the things here to help you this summer – • The Beach is now open! Until – 4 September with FREE entry and fun new attractions […]

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Nottingham recognised as having some of the best parks in the UK

Nottingham recognised as having some of the best parks in the UK

In a record-breaking year, Nottingham is again raising its prestigious Green Flag Awards. Today, Nottingham is celebrating its Green Flag Awards success, with a total of 71 flags – the most for any council outside of London. The award is the international quality mark for parks and green spaces. After two years that have seen […]

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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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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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Get discounted bus travel and combat climate change with Green Rewards

Get discounted bus travel and combat climate change with Green Rewards

Residents in Nottinghamshire can benefit from a 15% discount for adult and group day tickets on Nottingham City Transport (NCT) buses thanks to the Notts Green Rewards programme. The partnership between Nottingham City Transport, all eight Nottinghamshire councils and Nottinghamshire County Council is available from today through the Notts Green Rewards programme – a website […]

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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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