Archive by category Parks and open spaces

New parking restrictions open up Victoria Embankment

New parking restrictions open up Victoria Embankment

New parking restrictions are being introduced along Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment to help more people use the park and riverside walks. Day-long commuter parking along the Embankment has become an increasing problem, leaving people visiting the area for recreation with fewer parking options. It is also hoped that the new parking restrictions will help reduce some […]

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Popular nurseries continue to help the city to bloom

Popular nurseries continue to help the city to bloom

Nottingham City Council’s nurseries continue to go from strength to strength, providing beautiful blooms, not only to the city’s parks and open spaces but to local gardeners and businesses. With customers as far away as Royal Lytham St Annes/Fylde Borough Council in the North West – a region with its own high standards in horticultural […]

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Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Local players encouraged to get into tennis at Vernon Park hit

Nottingham has clearly got the tennis bug as the city hosts the Aegon Open – with budding players of all ages getting the chance to play alongside Davis Cup winner Dan Evans and Australian star John Millman. The enjoyable session took place on refurbished courts at Basford’s Vernon Park on Saturday with players getting involved […]

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Free Family Adventure Week on offer in Nottingham this half-term

Free Family Adventure Week on offer in Nottingham this half-term

Nottingham’s busy mums and dads can keep the family entertained for free this half-term as ParkLives launches its Family Adventure Week, taking place in local parks until Friday 3rd June. ParkLives Family Adventure Week will offer different types of activities, including archery and a scavenger hunt in the park. Activity sessions will take place in […]

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New powers agreed to tackle nuisance dogs

New powers agreed to tackle nuisance dogs

Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board has approved new city-wide Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) for Dogs, giving council officers extra powers to tackle the owners of nuisance dogs. Most dog owners behave responsibly when they have their dog in public spaces. However, a small minority do not. The PSPOs reflect the behaviours that most responsible […]

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ParkLives returns to Nottingham with exciting new line-up of free and fun outdoor activities

ParkLives returns to Nottingham with exciting new line-up of free and fun outdoor activities

Nottingham residents will be able to take advantage of hundreds of free and fun activity sessions taking place across the city as ParkLives returns for a second year. ParkLives, a programme from Coca-Cola Great Britain in partnership with Nottingham City Council, offers free and fun activity sessions in parks and green spaces. This year the […]

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First East Midlands Flower Show to take place at Newstead Abbey

First East Midlands Flower Show to take place at Newstead Abbey

Keen gardeners, amateur growers and those who just enjoy looking at beautiful things will want to snap up their tickets for Nottingham City Council’s first East Midlands Flower Show, which will be held on 25 and 26 June 2016 in the picturesque grounds of historic Newstead Abbey. Tickets are now on sale for this new […]

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Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holiday in Byron’s backyard!

Holidaymakers can now hire the newly renovated Gardener’s Cottage, a charming house situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey (once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron). The Gardener’s Cottage was built in the 1860s by the Webb family and is positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the Abbey itself, […]

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Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham City Council is hosting a series of mass litter picks as part of its support for the country’s biggest – ever community clean up. The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April. Supported by anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy, the […]

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