Archive by category Parks and open spaces

Fresh blooms to add a splash of Old Market Square colour

Fresh blooms to add a splash of Old Market Square colour

Work has started to brighten up Nottingham’s Old Market Square with new flowers and shrubs. The £15,000 Nottingham City Council project will refresh and update the planters around the outside of the square. These are the original ones from when the area was developed in 2005. The aim is to add more colour and introduce […]

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Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Nottingham City Council will find out by the end of May whether a bid for over £1m to develop the city’s parks has been successful. The potential funding will come through the Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) which is a new national initiative to enable up to eight places to develop, secure, and enhance the future […]

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Festive Family Fun Weekends at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

Festive Family Fun Weekends at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop

The Christmas season is set to get underway at Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop tomorrow (Saturday 24 November) with a programme of shopping and entertainment over each weekend until the middle of December. Situated just off the A60 with plenty of car parking, the plant shop offers great gardening gifts and general plant stock all year […]

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New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

New cake making base is cherry on top for local café

Popular local café business Homemade has found the sweet spot for its new cake-making base at The Forest Recreation Ground. Homemade already runs a café at The Forest Pavilion, which is popular among locals and park visitors alike – and now Homemade is moving all of its operations to the beautiful Forest Lodge building on […]

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Tennis Centre team ready to inspire new champions after big week of tennis in the city

Tennis Centre team ready to inspire new champions after big week of tennis in the city

Over the past week, Nottingham Tennis Centre has hosted the prestigious Nature Valley Open pre-Wimbledon tournament with the likes of British Number One Johanna Konta gracing the turf. After this amazing week of breath taking action, the centre is once again open to the public and ready to inspire the next generation of champions with […]

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Memorial to honour Nottinghamshire’s Great War dead

Memorial to honour Nottinghamshire’s Great War dead

A new memorial, dedicated to Nottinghamshire’s Great War dead will be officially announced in time for the Armistice centenary this November. The monument will be part of the 100 year centenary commemorations of the 1914 to 1918 First World War. Over 14,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire lost their lives in […]

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Ping! is back in the city, promising over 100 days of free table tennis action

Ping! is back in the city, promising over 100 days of free table tennis action

Over 100 days of Ping will start from Saturday 19 May when visitors and locals alike will be able to play table tennis across the city, all summer! The highly successful Ping! festival offers over 30 tables in public places across the city, with the invitation to grab a bat and have a great time. […]

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Triathlon routes revealed for Olympic qualification event

Triathlon routes revealed for Olympic qualification event

Victoria Embankment is set to come alive this summer, with the official Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham elite and amateur race routes being released today. On Thursday 7 June, the City of Nottingham is expecting to welcome 15,000 Nottingham locals to the embankment to see 18 of the world’s top triathlon nations dive into […]

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