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Nottinghamshire Reduce, Reuse, Recycling Fund


 
Community groups based in the county of Nottinghamshire (excluding the city of Nottingham) can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which help people in Nottinghamshire to reduce, reuse or recycle waste. https://bit.ly/2wvTabX

Nottinghamshire Offers Advice on Greener Travel


Nottinghamshire County Council is offering information and advice on different ways to travel in Mansfield, Newark, West Bridgford and Daybrook. Visit the Travel Choices website for more details, including incentives and tailored travel advice on cycling, walking, public transport and car sharing. https://bit.ly/2MEgwXR

Consultation on Nottingham's Air Pollution

Nottingham City Council is holding a consultation on its plans to tackle air pollution. In 2017 the government identified a number of cities where air pollution was too high – including Nottingham – and set them the task of reducing levels of nitrogen dioxide, with targets to be met by 2020 at the latest. The council has since drafted a proposal for meeting these targets and would like to know what residents think before they submit it to the government. The consultation closes on 10th September.

  • Find out about the consultation and what the council has already done to reduce air pollution: https://bit.ly/2GLVd3u
  • Find out how Nottingham Friends of the Earth is responding to the consultation: https://bit.ly/2wC6MlI

Home Improvement Funding in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Borough Council has received funding from Gas Safe Charity Hardship Fund to carry out gas safety checks and minor repairs to gas appliances for home owners who meet the Gas Safe charity hardship fund criteria and live in the Chesterfield Borough Council area. The criteria:

  • 60 years old or over and have low household income and/or a disability
  • Under 60 and have a low household income and / or a disability, or
  • Considered exceptionally vulnerable by the HIA (you will need to provide a brief explanation)

https://bit.ly/2Np9aUm  

Hockerton Housing Project on Countryfile Diaries

A local eco housing co-operative featured on a national BBC programme during August. A Hockerton Housing Project resident was interviewed about nature and mental health. Watch it online (beginning at 34 minutes into the programme): https://bbc.in/2C5WBMy