Archive by category Parks and open spaces

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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A new force to promote Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces is launched.

A new force to promote Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces is launched.

The first meeting of the newly formed Nottingham Parks and Open Spaces Forum took place this week. Discussions included becoming a registered charity, agreeing a draft constitution and the Board of Trustees was elected. For the first ever meeting it was extremely well attended, with a wide variety of local parks and opens spaces’ ‘Friends’ […]

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Summer to be smokefree as Nottingham gets tough on tobacco

Summer to be smokefree as Nottingham gets tough on tobacco

Nottingham City Council will make 2016 a ‘Smokefree Summer’ as it looks to dramatically reduce the number of smokers in the city. Key family events in public spaces will be declared ‘smokefree’ in a bid to protect children and young people. The ambitious move is part of the Council’s latest five-year Tobacco Control Strategy, which […]

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Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop opening this week

Woodthorpe Park Plant Shop opening this week

A new plant shop at the Nottingham City Council nursery at Woodthorpe Park will open its doors on Saturday. Christmas trees, plants and gifts will be on sale from 28 November until 23 December – with special offers for the opening weekend. The nursery is the hub of the award-winning Nottingham in Bloom campaign, growing […]

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Clean green Nottingham is best of the bunch

Clean green Nottingham is best of the bunch

Nottingham has won its 22nd Gold award in the East Midlands in Bloom competition – along with a special regional award for cleanliness of the city centre. At the awards ceremony at Rutland Water Golf Club near Oakham today: • Nottingham was presented with Gold in the Large City category. • Nottingham BID gained a […]

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