Our Greener City news

We're always working hard to fulfill the ambitious promises of the Our Greener City Charter. This page brings together all the latest news stories so you can keep track of what we're doing.

Our Greener City latest news

Wildflower Summer Cut

Summary: Late summer and winter cuts planned

Green City - a year on

Summary: Southampton City Council is recognising goals reached as part of its Green City Plan, launched in March 2020

Voi e-scooter trial scheme to launch in Portsmouth and Southampton this month

Summary: People in Portsmouth and Southampton will be able to rent an e-scooter to allow people access a sustainable and socially distanced mode of travel

Unique castle themed play area opens at Daisy Dip

Summary: Work is now complete on the Daisy Dip play area in Swaythling ready for spring and summer

Southampton City Council’s Clean Growth Fund projects confirmed

Summary: Work to reduce carbon emissions at three of the council’s buildings are set to commence

New multi-use games area opening soon in Hoglands Park

Summary: The MUGA will be a dedicated facility for people to play sport in the city centre all year round and is free for anyone to use

New eSwingos making a clean sweep to help meet Green City plan objectives

Summary: New electric street sweeper vehicles join the fleet

Southampton City Council secures £1.68 million for public sector decarbonisation

Summary: Funding will help to further the council’s commitment to ensuring council owned and occupied buildings will be carbon neutral by 2030

Southampton bus lane access consultation confirmed

Summary: Southampton City Council has launched a second consultation to determine new bus lane access restrictions intended to help improve air quality in the city.

Air quality improvements confirmed in Southampton during lockdown

Summary: The reduction in road traffic has seen lower levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) recorded during this time.

Queens Park is lit green to celebrate parks in the city with a Green Flag

Summary: Central Parks, St James’s Park and Riverside Park have received the prestigious Green Flag Award this year.

Fly-tipping prosecutions sought by new Enforcement Officers

Summary: Heavy fines or prosecutions for dumping rubbish.

Council replaces nine waste collection fleet vehicles

Summary: New greener, lower emission vehicles to replace older models.

Green City electric vans taking charge around the city

Summary: Southampton City Council has recently added 24 electric vans to its City Services fleet.

New Fixed Penalty Notices introduced to help prevent littering

Summary: An Environmental Enforcement Service with the power to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) will now start patrolling the city in order to tackle the issue of littering.

Solar powered 'Bigbelly' compactor litter bins rolled out across the city

Summary: The new solar power compactor bins have display panels featuring our eye-catching new anti-littering campaign artwork.

Southampton City Council announces its Green Transport Recovery Plan

Summary: The plan outlines measures to support safe and active travel as the city gets moving again.

Southampton's Living Wall bursts into life

Summary: The Living Wall at Millbrook roundabout has come into bloom.

Local schools and community groups plant free trees donated by CitizEn Energy

Summary: Over 60 trees have been distributed to help 'green Southampton'.

Southampton City Council has announced the publication of its Green City Plan 2030

Summary: The plan sets out an ambitious vision for a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable council.

Celebrating 25 years of Trees for Life

Summary: Over 60 families joined us on Saturday 23 November 2019 to celebrate the births of babies across the city this year.

Southampton goes green

Summary: From Tuesday 1 October 2019, Southampton City Council commercial buildings will be using 100% green electricity.

100 free trees for Southampton

Summary: Citizen Energy, an energy provider set up by Southampton City Council, has kick-started its campaign to plant 100 trees in Southampton by donating free trees to local schools and community groups. 

Works start at Mansel Park

Summary: Southampton City Council has begun work to rejuvenate the play area at Mansel Park in Millbrook. The improvements will create a new and improved space for families to spend time together and be active.

New living wall

Summary: A new 'living wall' is set to be installed on Millbrook Roundabout, the first of its kind in the UK.

You can also read archived news from 2019.