Archive by category Parks and open spaces

New café to open on Wollaton Park next week

New café to open on Wollaton Park next week

Nottingham City Council’s latest café project will be officially opened on Monday 23 October. The building is the last remaining World War Two hut on the site and will be named Wollaton 508 in memory of Parachute Infantry Regiment 508 which was based there. More recently it was the park’s sports pavilion, but has not […]

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Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers  

Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers  

  Neighbourhood Bloom enthusiasts and schoolchildren have celebrated success in brightening up their area through gardening. Awards have been presented to 51 groups from Nottingham who participated in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign.  The IYN groups work hard to improve their own patch of the […]

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Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

The first three sculptures for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail have been unveiled.   The trail planned for Nottingham next summer celebrates the legend of Robin Hood – but with a mischievous twist on the tale. The sculptures transform our merry man in green into appealing robins – birds of a feather who will flock together […]

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Riverside Festival 2017 set to attract huge crowds

Riverside Festival 2017 set to attract huge crowds

Nottingham’s biggest event of the summer, the annual Riverside Festival is set to return to the banks of the River Trent this weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4, 5 and 6 August). Over 100,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event. Victoria Embankment will enjoy a fantastic free line-up of live music alongside street […]

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Parking charges increase helping to pay for improvements at Wollaton Hall & Park

Parking charges increase helping to pay for improvements at Wollaton Hall & Park

Parking charges at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park are due to rise from Wednesday 2 August, the first increase on the site in six years. Revenue from parking charges is used to maintain the Park and has helped fund major improvements that have already taken place and those planned in future. Parking for up to […]

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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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Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Nottingham’s most popular music festival returns to Wollaton Park this Saturday 22 July with a fantastic day out lined up for a close to sell-out crowd of over 23,000 music fans with final few tickets available online. Tickets have been selling fast thanks to a great line up including Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Tony Hadley. […]

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