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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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Nottingham’s renewed pledge to take local action against climate emergency

Nottingham’s renewed pledge to take local action against climate emergency

City Council Deputy Leader Cllr Sally Longford has today signed the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration, as Glasgow prepares to host the pivotal COP26 conference in the wake of a stark UN report on global warming. It comes over twenty years after Nottingham led the charge against climate change among local councils with its Nottingham […]

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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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