Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Public asked for ideas on replacement for ageing paddling pool

Public asked for ideas on replacement for ageing paddling pool

Families have been asked to put forward ideas for what could replace the paddling pool on Victoria Embankment. The much-loved facility, which dates back to the 1940s, was closed last summer after on-going problems with leaks and other issues. Given the complexity and cost of the repairs required, sadly it will not be feasible to […]

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Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens restoration well underway

Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens restoration well underway

The £1.7million restoration of Victoria Embankment’s Memorial Gardens is now well underway, returning the park to its former glory. The refurbishment of the gardens is going ahead thanks to £1.1million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund along with match funding from The Transforming Cities Fund, The War Memorials Trust and Nottingham City Council. Work will […]

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City parks invite people to Blossom Together

City parks invite people to Blossom Together

Nottingham City Council Parks Team, in partnership with the National Trust and its Blossom Together initiative, has delivered two projects bringing new blossom trees for local people to enjoy.  Lenton Recreation Ground and St Mary’s Rest Garden in St Ann’s near Victoria Park have both had cherry trees planted as part of the initiative. Tree […]

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Crowning glory – Old Market Square gets dressed for the Jubilee

Crowning glory – Old Market Square gets dressed for the Jubilee

Nottingham City Council has partnered with major local employer Capital One, and with Nottingham BID to announce plans to fill the Old Market Square with jubilee colour. From Wednesday 1 June, a replica Coronation crown measuring 4.2m wide x 3.8m high will adorn the front of Nottingham’s Council House. Inspiration for the crown has come […]

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Twenty Days of Action to tackle local residents’ top issues

Twenty Days of Action to tackle local residents’ top issues

Following a successful programme of Days of Action in 2021/22, partners across the city are joining forces again to tackle issues in local areas, including crime, anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping and dog fouling. A series of Days of Action will be taking place across Nottingham over the next six months, following feedback from members of the […]

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Play area improvements in time for the summer

Play area improvements in time for the summer

Four local parks are to benefit from almost £350,000 worth of improvements, with work getting underway now and scheduled to finish by the summer. New facilities including play equipment, seating, outdoor fitness equipment and improved access will be installed at Coppice Park in Mapperley, Seaford Avenue Park in Wollaton, Amesbury Circus Park in Aspley and […]

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Nottingham needs homecare workers

Nottingham needs homecare workers

Nottingham City Council is leading the rallying cry to encourage more people to become homecare workers to provide much-needed care to people who need support residents in our communities. Local homecare providers have available positions in homecare available now, with full pay, flexible hours and training and opportunities for people to progress their career within […]

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Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £1.7m bid to develop Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. £1.1m has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities, create a visitor centre and jobs on the park. Match funding has come from The Transforming […]

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