Green City news archive 2016

Southampton secures £500k to help residents stay warm this winter

Date: 15 January 2016

Summary: The Environment Centre (tEC) in partnership with Southampton City Council have been awarded £500K funding through the British Gas Energy Trust Healthy Homes Programme to help vulnerable residents across the city who are struggling to keep warm and well in their homes.

Proposals for exciting new 'natural play space' on Southampton Common approved

Date: 20 January 2016

Summary: Grassy mounds, tunnels, boulders, beaches, water play, playful planting, timber decking, a tree house and bridges – these are all things that could be incorporated into a brand-new nature play space proposed for Southampton Common.

Sky Ride returns to Southampton this weekend

Date: 8 June 2016

Summary: Sky Ride Southampton returns this weekend, with over 10,000 cyclists expected to descend on the city’s traffic-free route to make the most of all-things cycling.

Southampton parks named as some of the best in Britain

Date: 21 July 2016

Summary: Hinkler Green, Riverside Park, St. James Park and Central Parks have all been identified as some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The parks are among 1,686 parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.

Council staff saddle up for Cycle to Work Day

Date: 9 September 2016

Summary: Commuters in Southampton are being encouraged to leave their cars at home and get back in the saddle in support of National Cycle to Work Day on Wednesday 14 September 2016.

Recognition for city schools in Sustainable Travel Awards

Date: 3 November 2016

Summary: Four schools in Southampton have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to sustainable travel in the city.

Southampton's Clean Air Strategy gets the green light

Date: 16 November 2016

Summary: Southampton City Council has underlined its commitment to improving air quality in the city with the approval of a Clean Air Strategy by the council’s cabinet.