Peterborough charity plants 100,000th tree in the city

A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city.

Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

Council hands out £5,700 worth of fly-tipping fines in Peterborough under new powers

More than £5,000 worth of fines for fly-tipping has been handed out by Peterborough City Council in a year.

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Council appointed trustees Lisa Roberts and Irene Walsh  with Sophie Antonelli and Jay Gearing from The Green Backyard at signing of new agreement. EMN-170410-162354009

‘We are naturally delighted’ - Future secured for Peterborough’s The Green Backyard after signing new 12 year lease

The Green Backyard has signed a 12 year lease with Peterborough City Council to secure the charity’s future at its current Oundle Road site.

Launch of fly-tipping campaign at Amey depot at Nursery Lane, Fengate. Attending were: Clair George, Rob Hill, Wayne Swales, Coun. Richard Brown and Irene Walsh, James Collingridge and Coun Gavin Elsey EMN-170919-131651009

Locations revealed for free bulky waste collections in Peterborough

Free bulky waste collections are taking place in Peterborough over the next three weeks, with community freighters visiting six locations in the city.

Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

New strategy launched to reduce fly-tipping in Peterborough

A brand new strategy to reduce the huge amount of fly-tipping in Peterborough has been launched.

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Works to prevent fly-tipping at Peterborough hotspot are completed

Works to prevent fly-tipping at a field in Peterborough were completed last week.

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ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL SERIES: Peterborough meeting air quality targets

Peterborough is meeting its target for air quality, according to the city council.

Children pond dipping at the Green Backyard EMN-170831-160520009

ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL SERIES: Future is looking bright for Peterborough’s Green Backyard

After a six year struggle September will finally see the future of Peterborough’s Green Backyard secured.

The Feed the 1,000 event during the Planet B festival

ENVIRONMENT CAPITAL SERIES: ‘Big effort is needed to tackle climate change’

Big changes are needed to protect the environment according to Carly Leonard, chief executive of the Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT).

Fly-tipped rubbish at Bringhurst, Orton Goldhay. ENGEMN00120140602150110

Free bulky waste collections to be trialled by Peterborough City Council

Peterborough City Council is set to trial free bulky waste collections for residents.

Photo from PECT

Photo competition for favourite trees

The charity PECT has launched a competition looking for photographs of Peterborough’s favourite trees.

Cycle lane at Oundle Road, Woodston EMN-170829-164823009

Feature: Is Peterborough on track to become UK’s Environment Capital?

The environment is a huge talking point at the moment, both nationally and locally.

Zero Waste Week challenge

Can you take on Zero Waste Challenge in Peterborough?

Are you curious about the amount of waste your organisation produces? Interested in becoming greener?

Green Flag presentation at Central Park. Coun. Gavin  Elsey is pictured with  Arthur Fisher, Mark Graham and Ian Lilley  and Shelly Cash (second right)  from Amey with Judy Jones from Friends of Central Park (second left) and  Filomena Terranova from the Buttercross Tearooms(third right) EMN-170408-163417009

Parks receive Green Flags

Four Peterborough parks have been successful in retaining their Green Flag status which is awarded to the UK’s best parks and green spaces.

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Peterborough to get new and bigger Household Recycling Centre

A new Household Recycling Centre is to be built in Peterborough.


Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

New fencing installed at  Central Park around the bowls and croquet greens. Graham Harris,  Roz Wright and Phillip Makepeace inspect the work. EMN-170108-124130009

Sports clubs happy as Peterborough’s Central Park gets new fence

Central Park has received a boost with a new fence now erected around the bowling green, a month after a bowls match there was ruined by a group of youths.

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New venture to help firms cut energy

Small and medium sized businesses in Peterborough and the surrounding area have taken steps to improve their energy efficiency and cut costs.

The WestRaven Community Caf�

Campaign launched to cut food waste and shopping bills

Residents are being urged to reduce their food waste as part of a campaign in the city.

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