Archive by category Parks and open spaces

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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Grand unveiling celebrates Harvey Hadden through the decades

Grand unveiling celebrates Harvey Hadden through the decades

A programme of free activities is part of the celebrations to mark the official opening of Harvey Hadden Sports Village on Saturday 12 September. The activities will showcase the state-of-the-art facilities with sessions running from 11.30am – 4.30pm for all ages and abilities. The indoor programme features the latest workout crazes as well as taster […]

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Milestone reached as Harvey Hadden Sports Village opens

Milestone reached as Harvey Hadden Sports Village opens

It’s ‘on your marks, get set, go!’ as Harvey Hadden Sports Village opens on Tuesday 1 September after a spectacular £16m transformation. The stunning redevelopment has seen existing facilities upgraded and joined by new attractions including a 50m swimming pool, squash courts and cycling circuit. The overhaul is the largest investment and final stage of […]

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