Archive by category Parks and open spaces

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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A round at Highfields Park? New 18-hole adventure golf opens today

A round at Highfields Park? New 18-hole adventure golf opens today

A new 18-hole adventure golf course which has been built on the former putting green at Nottingham’s Highfields Park opens today. The course was officially opened at 12 noon by Cllr Dave Trimble from Nottingham City Council and by David Lowe from Showcase Greens – the company that constructed the £250,000 course. The course is […]

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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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