Archive by category Environment

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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Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

50 electric vans available on free trials to local firms

Businesses in Nottingham are to be offered free trials of new electric vans after the City Council was successful in winning a £2.69m Government grant. The money will pay for the Electric Van Experience (EVE) Project – the purchase of 50 vehicles for companies to take on a try-before-you-buy arrangement until March 2022. The EVE […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Biodiversity given greater consideration as part of Nottingham’s planning process

Biodiversity given greater consideration as part of Nottingham’s planning process

Nottingham City Council has taken an important step towards protecting and enhancing biodiversity linked to new developments this week. The Biodiversity Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was approved by the City’s Executive Board on Tuesday (18 February), and will help to increase, protect and enhance the biodiversity as new developments come forward. This includes plants, microscopic […]

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