Archive by category Environment

New Community Garden thanks to WREN Funding!

New Community Garden thanks to WREN Funding!

Residents in Bestwood are getting an early Christmas present – a new community garden thanks to a £24,976.75 grant from funding body WREN. The money, awarded by WREN’s FCC Community Action Fund, has been used to improve the outside area at the Bestwood Estate Community Centre on Gainsford Crescent, Bestwood. Cllr David Trimble, Portfolio Holder […]

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Savings for Aspley Sports Hall with green energy installations

Savings for Aspley Sports Hall with green energy installations

Nottingham City Council is ramping up its sustainable energy programme to reduce its running costs and reduce its carbon footprint with a new solar and lighting installation At Minvers Sports Hall in Aspley it has expanded its capacity to generate green energy with a further solar installation, and coupled this with an LED lighting upgrade. […]

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One million electric miles achieved 

One million electric miles achieved 

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet has reached the one million mile mark. This means that since starting operations in 2012, there has been £300,000 of savings in fuel costs and reductions in carbon emissions of at least 1050 tonnes. It would take 27,000 trees grown from seedling over ten years to absorb this amount of […]

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Double award success for innovative lighting project

Double award success for innovative lighting project

October has been an exciting month for Nottingham City Council’s Energy Projects Team whose LED lighting project to upgrade the city’s heritage sites won two awards. The team won the Coping with Climate Change award at last week’s Nottingham Post Environment Awards. This comes a few weeks after the team won Best Commercial Energy Project […]

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National award win lights the way for other councils

National award win lights the way for other councils

Nottingham City Council’s LED lighting upgrade at Wollaton Hall won the Clean Energy Awards in the Best Commercial Energy Project Category. Wollaton Hall is one of the first heritage buildings in the country to modernise its lighting, although far cheaper to run and better for the environment LED lighting has not been popular for such […]

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Green light for Eco Expressway

Green light for Eco Expressway

Buses, bikes and electric vehicles will get priority along one of Nottingham’s busiest routes, as it is turned into the new Eco Expressway. The six-mile route will run between the city centre and Vale Road in Colwick, via Manvers Street and Daleside Road. Work starts on October 3 2016 and will be delivered in phases. […]

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‘Bin it for Good’ charity project launched in Nottingham

‘Bin it for Good’ charity project launched in Nottingham

A new anti-litter project is to be launched in Nottingham which encourages cleaner streets and also benefits local charities and good causes. Nottingham City Council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and The Wrigley Company in a bid to keep the areas around Bulwell Market Place cleaner. Nottingham City Council is taking […]

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Nottingham showcase their Go Ultra Low City aspirations

Nottingham showcase their Go Ultra Low City aspirations

Nottingham City Council is set to showcase its Go Ultra Low City aspirations at the UK’s largest Low Carbon Vehicle event on 14-15 September. The City Council will be presenting to industry and Government professionals at the LCV2016 in Millbrook how it is leading the way in supporting the introduction of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles […]

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