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Nottingham City Council announced as a finalist in national awards for service excellence

Nottingham City Council announced as a finalist in national awards for service excellence

Nottingham City Council has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards. The council has been shortlisted for the prestigious council of the year award and for three further awards for excellence within service areas. The awards are a valuable way for councils to celebrate achievements and best […]

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Nottingham gearing up for next phase of the energy revolution

Nottingham gearing up for next phase of the energy revolution

Nottingham’s position at the forefront of energy innovation led to a visit from the Minister of Climate Change today to coincide with the launch of the Government’s Smart Systems policy. The Minister Claire Perry MP came to Nottingham to meet with researchers at the University of Nottingham to hear about their pioneering work to create […]

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Celebrating 25 years of Nottingham Green Partnership

Celebrating 25 years of Nottingham Green Partnership

Members of Nottingham’s Green Partnership celebrated reaching their twenty-five year anniversary this month. Over twenty organisations in Nottingham, from business to the public sector and the third sector are part of the partnership which aims to encourage collaboration across the city to advance Nottingham’s green future. The partnership brings these organisations together to collectively work […]

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EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is underway; the aim of the week is raise awareness of sustainable energy across Europe to accelerate Europe’s transition to clean, secure and efficient energy. Sustainable energy is an area that Nottingham is leading the way in. Nottingham is currently the most energy self-sufficient city in the UK […]

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Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham will mark the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June with a range of events to encourage local people to do their bit to improve air quality and their own health. It comes on the day that former US vice president turned eco activist Al Gore presents Nottingham City with the […]

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Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering scheme to transform the city by funding greener transport through a Workplace Parking Levy has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. Thanks to the scheme, public transport usage in the city has increased by almost five million journeys a year since April 2013 and […]

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Landlord’s flat clearance for prospective tenants results in £2,200 fine

Landlord’s flat clearance for prospective tenants results in £2,200 fine

Blocking a pavement with dumped household items including a sofa, mattresses and rugs before showing prospective tenants around a flat has resulted in a fine of over £2,200 for a Nottingham landlord. Mr Afzal Azad, of Bakersfield  pleaded guilty at Nottingham Magistrates court on Wednesday 26 April to one offence of fly-tipping in August last […]

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Nottingham at centre of unique smart city event

Nottingham at centre of unique smart city event

Nottingham has been chosen to be the first city to host a smart cities study tour for the REMOURBAN project. 70 delegates from across Europe came to Nottingham to take part in a series of smart city workshops and to visit the ambitious REMOURBAN funded energy projects for housing and transport. Nottingham City Council, Nottingham […]

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Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

Punjabi leaders’ visit confirms Nottingham as a beacon in green city management

This week Nottingham City Council is welcoming delegates from India to show them how Nottingham is leading the way in integrating sustainable transport and waste management. The City Council has been working with the city of Chandigarh, in the Punjab region, since February 2014 and since 2016 has been instrumental in promoting Nottingham’s best practice […]

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New funding allows Nottingham to charge ahead with taxi ambitions

New funding allows Nottingham to charge ahead with taxi ambitions

Nottingham’s ambitions to promote zero-emission taxis in the city have been given a £936,000 funding boost. The Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) has announced that Nottingham was successful in its bid for £702,064 – topped up to £936,090 through separate Government transport funds for Nottingham – to help convert the local taxi fleet […]

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