Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Work nears completion this month on improvements to Valley Road Park with the release of the water into the newly created river alignment. The Blue Green Infrastructure project, part funded by the European regional development Fund,  delivered by Balfour Beatty with works procured through the Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, has realigned the river […]

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Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

A major restoration project to repair the Long Gallery in the old Insect Room at Wollaton Hall has uncovered an original Elizabethan fireplace, from 1588, obscured from view for over 200 years. The Elizabethan fireplace has been hidden by two fireplaces and an additional wall built in the Regency period. These Regency additions were made […]

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Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Opening times for services this Christmas and New Year

Here is a list of what council services are running over Christmas and New Year… City Council Offices Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Libraries All libraries are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Nottingham Central Library, Bulwell Riverside, Hyson Green and St Ann’s Valley libraries will be open […]

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Festive Family Fun Weekends start at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

Festive Family Fun Weekends start at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

The Christmas season is set to get underway at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop this weekend with a varied programme of shopping and entertainment until the middle of December. Passers-by will have seen the iconic reindeer lit up in Woodthorpe Park, this year with a jaunty red nose. This signals the beginning of the Christmas season. […]

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Open space requirements for new developments in Nottingham set for green light

Open space requirements for new developments in Nottingham set for green light

Nottingham City Council is due to take an important step towards increasing and improving the open spaces linked to new developments today (Tuesday 19 November 2019). The city’s Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Open Space in New Residential and Commercial Developments will go to the council’s Executive Board for adoption. The SPD, which went to […]

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Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Work started this week on improvements to Tottle Brook in Highfields Park that will create new wildlife habitats. Funded by a £50,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Nottingham City Council, the work involves re-naturalising the river channel that runs through the park. This will create an enhanced environment for wildlife, improved biodiversity […]

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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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