Archive by category Clean and Green

‘Green’ menu lands national award for school catering service

‘Green’ menu lands national award for school catering service

Nottingham City Council’s catering team has won a national accolade for championing environmental issues through school menus. The authority scooped the ‘Green’ Menu & Marketing Award 2021 at the annual LACA Awards for Excellence, which celebrate the success of caterers providing meals for schoolchildren. LACA (The School Food People) seeks to recognise how caterers are […]

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Giant wall and roof panels to be craned in to make greener homes 

Giant wall and roof panels to be craned in to make greener homes 

The first of the super energy efficient wall panels will be craned in and installed on council homes in Sneinton this week, as work continues to make them greener and more energy efficient. This work is part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded Deep Retrofit Energy Model (DREeM) project. This project will make 138 […]

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Free solar energy for over 600 city homes

Free solar energy for over 600 city homes

Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to the City Council to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge, in a bid to reduce energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. Nottingham City Council has secured £4,367,540 from the Government’s Green Homes Grant to fit solar panels to around 655 properties […]

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Nottingham City Council launches new recycling points for small electrical items and Tetrapak cartons

Nottingham City Council launches new recycling points for small electrical items and Tetrapak cartons

Small electrical items and Tetrapaks can now be deposited for recycling at a leisure centre and the City Council’s HQ, thanks to a council pilot scheme starting today (Monday September 6th). Clifton Leisure Centre and Loxley House in the city centre are two of the first designated drop-off points taking part in the scheme, with […]

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National triple whammy impacts Nottingham waste services

National triple whammy impacts Nottingham waste services

Nottingham residents are being urged to remain patient and do what they can to help bin crews who like others across the country have been impacted by a combination of Covid and driver shortages. Nottingham’s thinly stretched crews are prioritising general household and recycled waste – meaning that garden waste and bulky waste are not […]

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‘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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