Archive by category Parks and open spaces

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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Nottingham is the UK City Council with the most Green Flags

Nottingham is the UK City Council with the most Green Flags

Three extra Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year – bringing the total of parks reaching the nationally-recognised standard in the city to 56. Thirty two parks in Nottingham have been recognised by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy as amongst the very best in the UK, along with the city gaining 18 Community […]

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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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We love parks – Nottingham in top two cities nationally for green spaces

We love parks – Nottingham in top two cities nationally for green spaces

Nottingham is celebrating Love Parks Week (14-23 July) by highlighting the city’s fantastic green spaces. A Sunday Times article (9/7/17) revealed that 15.3% of Nottingham is covered in accessible green space – making it the second greenest city in Britain. Birmingham came top in the report produced by the Ordnance Survey, with 15.6% green space. […]

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Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

From Friday, 16 June visitors and locals alike will be able to play table tennis across the city, all summer. The highly successful Ping! festival offers 25 tables in public places across the city, with the invitation to grab a bat and have a great time. All the equipment is provided at no cost. 2016 […]

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