Archive by category Clean and Green

‘We’re really sorry for the disruption, but please bear with us’, says Deputy Leader

‘We’re really sorry for the disruption, but please bear with us’, says Deputy Leader

Residents have been asked to bear with the City Council as garden-waste collections become the latest area to be hit by Covid-related staff absences. Like many local authorities across the country, Nottingham has been significantly affected by the pandemic over the past 16 months but frontline services – including bin collections, street cleaning and parks […]

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Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Nottingham City Council is leading a regional bid for up to £140million of Government funding to help tackle fuel poverty. As the accountable body for the Midlands Energy Hub, the Council plans to apply for the grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its ‘Sustainable Warmth Competition’. The Midlands Energy […]

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Government support needed to drive up green measures in new developments

Government support needed to drive up green measures in new developments

Planning authorities like Nottingham City Council with ambitious carbon reduction targets need more Government support to drive up sustainability standards in new developments, a senior councillor says. The City Council has set the target of Nottingham becoming the first carbon neutral city in the UK in 2028, already implementing a wide range of measures and […]

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New Broad Marsh Car Park set to be an electric record-breaker

New Broad Marsh Car Park set to be an electric record-breaker

With the long-awaited reopening of Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station on course for the autumn, Nottingham City Council can reveal the new building will host the largest number of electric vehicle charge points in one location in the whole of the UK. Work to install the 81 charge points – including in Blue […]

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‘Bee Hotels’ popping up around Nottingham ahead of World Bee Day

‘Bee Hotels’ popping up around Nottingham ahead of World Bee Day

Ten new ‘hotels’ for bees are going up in neighbourhoods around Nottingham this week, ahead of World Bee Day on Thursday. An apprentice at Nottingham City Homes has created the hotels and these ‘Air Bee ‘n’ Bees’ are being placed in ten sites across the city to help increase the population of bees in local […]

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Two parks regretfully closed following earlier problems

Two parks regretfully closed following earlier problems

The City Council has temporarily closed the Arboretum and Lenton recreation ground following issues earlier this week. The move has reluctantly been taken as the council seeks to deploy already stretched community protection officers and cleansing crews across the city. City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, said: “We have taken steps to prevent a repeat […]

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Plea for responsible behaviour in city parks

Plea for responsible behaviour in city parks

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has called for everyone to take personal responsibility for sticking to rules as they are eased. Cllr David Mellen’s comments come after large crowds gathered yesterday evening at the Arboretum where ‘selfish minority’ behaved ‘thoughtlessly and recklessly’ by ignoring social distancing rules and leaving large amounts of litter behind. […]

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£12.3m energy-efficient makeover for hundreds of Nottingham homes

£12.3m energy-efficient makeover for hundreds of Nottingham homes

Almost 700 homes across Nottingham are set to benefit from state-of-the-art measures that will make them warmer and more energy efficient. Nottingham City Council has secured Government grants totalling £9m to carry out a range of improvements in social and private housing which will give residents warmer homes and low energy bills. The remainder of […]

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Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Council reveals new names for ‘world-first’ electric bin lorries

Two electric bin lorries have been unveiled today (Friday) – after being named by the Nottingham public. The commercial vehicles were the first off the global production line to be purpose-built electric, as opposed to retrofitted former diesel models. They form part of Nottingham City Council’s ambitious target to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral city […]

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City Council’s support for residents facing fuel poverty in lockdown wins national award

City Council’s support for residents facing fuel poverty in lockdown wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services team has won a national award for efforts to address fuel poverty and increase the use of green energy during the Covid crisis. The team implemented a range of measures as soon as the first lockdown was announced last March, to support vulnerable people who were self-isolating and spending more […]

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