We're always working hard to fulfil the ambitious promises of The Green City Charter. This page brings together all the latest news stories so you can keep track of what we're doing.
Our Green City latest news
Summary: Southampton's annual event of tree planting to honour births as well as commemorate lives.
Summary: We are excited to announce the launch of two important consultations that aim to gather the voices of our residents and businesses to help shape our city environment and achieve the goals we set out in our Green City Plan.
Summary: The long-standing Highways Service partnership between Southampton City Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places has recently extended their commitment to the environment by adding 10 new Vauxhall Combo-e vans to its existing electric fleet.
Summary: We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Best Air Quality Strategy – Public Sector’ presented by The Westminster Commission for Road Air Quality at this year’s ‘Fleet International Awards’. This achievement highlights our commitment to addressing air quality issues and implementing measures to improve the wellbeing of our residents.
Summary: Join us this Saturday, 17 June as Southampton City Council, partners, and friends return to the O2 Guildhall and Guildhall Square for Southampton's Big Green Event.
Summary: On Saturday 17 June 2023, Southampton City Council, partners and friends are proud to be returning to the Southampton O2 Guildhall and Guildhall Square for Southampton's Big Green Event.
Summary: Southampton City Council, together with the University of Southampton, are planning to hold a Climate Assembly in the City of Southampton in 2023 to discuss climate change and the road to net zero with local residents and businesses
Summary: A consultation on Southampton City Council’s net zero strategy launches today (23 Jan 2023).
Summary: A new project to turn Southampton into a better place for both wildlife and people has been launched!
Summary: Southampton City Council is introducing tariffs for electric vehicle charging on 12 December 2022
Summary: A new subsidy scheme for licensed taxi, private hire and light commercial van (LCV) operators across the Hampshire region has been launched
Summary: Join us Saturday 30 July 2022 from 11am-3.30pm
Summary: Be part of the action at the Big Green Event on 30 July 2022!
Summary: Unanimous backing was given to the Southampton National Park City project at a recent council meeting.
Summary: Southampton City Council are pleased to announce that we are jointly investing £350k with our partners Balfour Beatty into 'The Highways Service Partnership'.
Summary: Southampton's first Living Roof bus shelter, designed to support pollinating insects and enhance local biodiversity, has been unveiled to the public.
Summary: Southampton City Council has teamed up with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to form a new partnership that will deliver nature and environmental projects across the city.
Summary: Southampton City Council is seeking a supplier to help them deliver electric vehicle infrastructure capable of accommodating the future needs of our city.
Summary: Today sees the launch of a consultation on Southampton’s Green Grid which is being developed by Southampton City Council with assistance from the University of Southampton’s GeoData department.
Summary: Southampton Businesses could be eligible for grants up to £10,000 to make their ideas for green growth a reality.
Summary: The project has received recognition from The Green Organisation.
Summary: Work has begun to make Council buildings more energy efficient.
Summary: Relaunching Southampton Healthy Homes.
Summary: Published in the run up to COP26.
Summary: Late summer and winter cuts planned.
Summary: Southampton City Council is recognising goals reached as part of its Green City Plan, launched in March 2020.
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.
Summary: Work is now complete on the Daisy Dip play area in Swaythling ready for spring and summer.
Summary: Work to reduce carbon emissions at three of the council’s buildings are set to commence.
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.
Summary: New electric street sweeper vehicles join the fleet.
Summary: Funding will help to further the council’s commitment to ensuring council owned and occupied buildings will be carbon neutral by 2030.
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.
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