Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Builders open the batting at cricket community project

Builders open the batting at cricket community project

Groundwork has started at the Meadows Recreation Ground in Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment – the site of a new cricket pavilion benefiting local communities. The project will see the development of a brand new dedicated cricket clubhouse on the recreation ground – and is being delivered by nearly 50 local partners who are giving time, services […]

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Parklives brings summer of free fun to Nottingham

Parklives brings summer of free fun to Nottingham

Nottingham parents and their purses will be spared this summer as Nottingham ParkLives launches hundreds of new free summer activity sessions in local parks, with families encouraged to try their hand at everything from Zumba to Tai Chi. With different activity types to try entirely free of charge, this is one summer outing that won’t […]

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Nottingham Parks named as some of the best in Britain

Nottingham Parks named as some of the best in Britain

Embargoed until: July 23, 2015, 00:01am More of Nottingham’s parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year. 22 parks in Nottingham have now been assessed by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag award scheme as amongst the very best in the UK,. This year two additional Nottingham parks have […]

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Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

The old Gardener’s Cottage, situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, is to be restored so that it can be hired by holiday makers visiting Nottinghamshire. Built in the 1860s by the Webb family and positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the […]

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Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Do you enjoy a good yarn? Can you make stories come alive for children and families? Then the perfect role is waiting for you at Wollaton Hall. Volunteers are being sought to train and work as storytellers from this summer onwards. Inspired by the galleries, the natural history museum, and the hall’s own intriguing history, […]

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Topiary sweepers for a clean green city

Topiary sweepers for a clean green city

Giant topiary-like sculptures are being installed in the Old Market Square this summer – an eye-catching artwork to celebrate Nottingham’s clean, green credentials and to encourage shoppers to help keep it that way. The sculptures, made by Notts company Shipshape Arts, have been commissioned by Nottingham City Council and the Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), […]

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‘Jake Bug Hotel’ for the wild side of gardening

‘Jake Bug Hotel’ for the wild side of gardening

A ‘Jake Bug Hotel’ takes centre stage in a wildlife-friendly garden being created for the open day at Nottingham City Council’s Nursery on Saturday. The novel insect home is the idea of nursery gardener Elaine Rodrigues.  She says that inspiration struck her like a lightning bolt – and she hopes the Clifton-born singer-songwriter would approve. […]

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