Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Nottingham City Council’s Heritage Parks receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Nottingham City Council’s Heritage Parks receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Nottingham City Council have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the […]

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What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

A new initiative starts this week, with the aim of getting people more involved with their local park. It is widely recognised that parks and open spaces have helped us during lockdown. During the period 1–31 May, 60% of adults in England said that they had spent time outside in green and natural spaces in […]

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New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

This festive season, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park will host its first magical Christmas lights trail, as the formal gardens are transformed for the first time ever into an enchanted light spectacle, Christmas at Wollaton Hall.  From 27 November, visitors will be able to enjoy a unique socially distanced outdoor light installation. Wollaton Hall & […]

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Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Several revamped areas have opened in Woodthorpe Park after over £100k of improvements were carried out at the popular park. The works, carried out by the Nottingham City Council parks and neighbourhood teams, have been funded jointly by FCC Communities and Nottingham City Council, following extensive consultation with park users, the friends group and local […]

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The historic Nottingham Arboretum to host Garden Bar and bandstand this Summer

The historic Nottingham Arboretum to host Garden Bar and bandstand this Summer

The historic Nottingham Arboretum hosts the new Garden Bar and Bandstand concept over a number of weekends this summer, launching on Friday 14 August. Local venue operators and music promoters DHP Family will bring the west end of the city’s oldest and most centrally-located park to life with a fantastic entertainment programme on the bandstand, […]

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Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

Victoria Embankment closing to through traffic as part of Covid-19 recovery plans

From Monday 3 August, Victoria Embankment in Nottingham will be closed to through traffic on a trial basis, as part of emergency plans to encourage more people to travel by foot and bike and support a greener recovery from Covid-19 as lockdown restrictions are eased. To aid the country’s recovery from Covid-19, the Government announced […]

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City Council reopens more services

City Council reopens more services

Nottingham City Council is reopening more services following the latest Government announcement on the further easing of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions. A range of services have already re-opened which many citizens have already benefited from – such as the Household Waste and Recycling Centre, bulky and garden waste services, pest control and Woodthorpe Grange Plant […]

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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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Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do) Nottingham City Council is urging people to stay at home this Easter to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ease pressure on the NHS and other frontline services. It is providing help and guidance so people can enjoy Easter […]

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Stay home, stay apart when out, stay safe

Stay home, stay apart when out, stay safe

City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen outlines the latest on: Staying at home The importance of social distancing when out Closing playgrounds Relaxing parking charges Benefits advice Last night, the Government instructed everyone to stay at home to protect our NHS and save lives. The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for […]

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