Green City news archive 2018

No-Idling event in city centre

Date: 8 March 2018

Summary: By regularly turning off their engines, drivers can save fuel and money, and improve the quality of air.


Let's spin forward - Get Cycle Savvy this March!

Date: 12 March 2018

Summary: My Journey will be sharing expert advice, cycling initiatives and real stories of people in your neighbourhood who have cracked their cycling confidence issues.


30 free chargers for electric vehicles in the city centre

Date: 20 March 2018

Summary: Thirty new electric vehicle charging points have gone live in five of Southampton City Council’s multi-storey car parks (MSCP).


Southampton City Council announces trial green wall

Date: 21 March 2018

Summary: As part of our Clean Air Strategy, we are trialling a ‘Green Wall’ on the Western Approach in the Payne’s Road area near Millbrook Railway Station.


Southampton City Council own brand energy to be called CitizEn Energy

Date: 21 March 2018

Summary: The brand will offer fairly priced gas and electricity to help some of the city’s most vulnerable households out of fuel poverty.


Funding boost for Cycle Highways across Southampton and connecting areas

Date: 4 April 2018

Summary: Southampton City Council have been awarded £1.7 million from the Government to enhance existing cycle infrastructure and introduce new cycle routes as part of their plan to promote active and sustainable travel and improve air quality in the city.


Come along to Let’s Ride Southampton with us!

Date: 15 May 2018

Summary: The warmer and sunnier weather is bound to be tempting you to hop on your bike and cycle in and around Southampton City.


Southampton City Council launch CitizEn Energy

Date: 28 June 2018

Summary: CitizEn Energy is an energy provider established by Southampton City Council with an aim to offer fairly priced gas and electricity to residents of Southampton and other parts of the South, South West and the Midlands.


Southampton parks recognised as some of the UK’s very best green spaces

Date: 16 July 2018

Summary: Both St James’ Park in Shirley and Riverside Park in Bitterne Park have been recognised.


Southampton Work Walk gets staff moving

Date: 18 July 2018

Summary: The Southampton Work Walk is part of One You's Active 10, a national effort to encourage adults to be more physically active, starting with 10-minute daily routines.


Townhill Park residents encouraged to visit Frogs Copse to learn more about local wildlife

Date: 19 July 2018

Summary: Frogs Copse is a seven hectare informal open space in Townhill, on the eastern side of the River Itchen. The whole park is primarily managed to encourage wildlife species.


Junior Neighbourhood Wardens learn about wildlife to transform sheltered accommodation communal garden

Date: 3 August 2018

Summary: Southampton City Councils’ Junior Neighbourhood Wardens came together at Threefield House to learn about wildlife in preparation to transform the communal garden there.


Redbridge Primary School create community garden with the support of council-run Citizenship Programme

Date: 13 August 2018

Summary: Pupils at Redbridge Primary School with the support of the Junior Neighbourhood Wardens have come in on their summer holidays to transform their school entrance with a community garden.


Recycle Week 2018: Southampton is on board!

Date: 25 September 2018

Summary: Southampton City Council is showing its commitment to recycling by asking residents to continue to do their bit to help protect the environment.


CitizEn Energy goes green, and could save you up to £235!

Date: 26 September 2018

Summary: CitizEn Energy is a not-for-profit energy provider established by Southampton City Council.


Southampton Healthy Homes secures additional funds to help residents stay warm this winter

Date: 3 October 2018

Summary: Southampton City Council is working with partners across the city to support vulnerable, low income householders keep warm and well in their homes.


Residents transform International Way with 'Plants for People' project

Date: 15 October 2018

Summary: Residents in Weston have come together to transform the entrances to tower blocks at International Way, by planting shrubs and flowers as part of the ‘Plants for People’ initiative, co-managed by Southampton City Council and Mayfield Nurseries (part of local mental health charity Solent Mind).


CitizEn Energy is now powering 1,000 households

Date: 14 November 2018

Summary: CitizEn Energy, which was set up by Southampton City Council, is this week celebrating reaching a milestone of bringing 1,000 households on to their supply.


Clean Air Zone consultation report published

Date: 3 December 2018

Summary: Today, Southampton City Council and New Forest District Council have published their Clean Air Zone consultation report.