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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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‘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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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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Nottingham poised for a strong post-Covid recovery

Nottingham poised for a strong post-Covid recovery

Nottingham is well placed to bounce back from the impact of Covid, as it boasts a number of strengths that a new national report says are needed for an effective recovery. Research and policy institute Centre for Cities has published a report into the effect the pandemic has had on the UK’s Core Cities, including […]

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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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Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first – and they’re outperforming their diesel counterparts. The sparkling new, clean and green answer to bin collections, the lorries have been doing the rounds for a few weeks and are already saving up to 70 litres of diesel and 360kg of […]

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City reaffirms global agreement to underline its ‘green’ agenda

City reaffirms global agreement to underline its ‘green’ agenda

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council has reiterated the authority’s carbon-neutral aims as she prepares to sign up once more to a global commitment. Councillor Sally Longford, pictured, will make the Council a signatory again on the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCM), which it first signed up to in 2008. GCM is a worldwide […]

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Bold new plan plots a positive future for Nottingham’s economy post-Covid

Bold new plan plots a positive future for Nottingham’s economy post-Covid

A major new plan has been put forward by key partners in Nottingham for building a prosperous future for the city’s economy post-Covid which is green, digital, creative and inclusive. The Nottingham Economic Recovery and Renewal Plan has been developed by the Nottingham Growth Board, a partnership of key city businesses, educational institutions and public […]

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