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Nottingham Gets Set to Celebrate National Walking Month with ‘One Big Walk in the Park’

Nottingham Gets Set to Celebrate National Walking Month with ‘One Big Walk in the Park’

On Saturday 20 May, Nottingham residents are invited to put their best foot forward and celebrate National Walking Month with ‘One Big Walk in the Park’ – a series of fun, free walking activities hosted by ParkLives and Nottingham City Council. The event will take place from 2.30 – 4.30pm at Wollaton Country Park, and […]

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Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

The report into the Government’s Public Parks Inquiry, published on Saturday 11 February, has been greeted with a mixed reaction from Nottingham City Council. The inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee investigated challenges facing parks and ways to secure a sustainable future. Its report recognises ‘that parks are at a tipping point, and […]

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New play area for Clifton Flower Park

New play area for Clifton Flower Park

Children in Clifton can look forward to an exciting new play area opening next month.  Construction has started this week in Clifton Central Park – known locally as Flower Park – and should be completed by mid February. Treats on the way for toddlers to 12-year-olds include monkey bars, swings, a wheelchair-accessible roundabout, a toddler […]

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£190,000 for parks takes WREN nest egg to £2million

£190,000 for parks takes WREN nest egg to £2million

Four Nottingham parks are sharing a bumper bonus of £190,000 thanks to WREN.  The money will help open a new café, build two new play areas and improve landscaping. The latest awards take the total grants given by WREN to Nottingham parks since September 2006 to just over £2million. WREN (Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd) is […]

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Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers

Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers

Neighbourhood Bloom enthusiasts, parks volunteers and  school children will gather at the Council House on Friday to celebrate success in brightening up their area through gardening. Awards will be presented to 50 groups from Nottingham who are participating in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign.  The […]

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