Mayor Claire opens new garden at Nottingham’s High Pavement Sixth Form

Mayor Claire with Liz and Matt from Nottingham College’s sustainability team

Claire Ward, Mayor of the East Midlands, joined students and staff from High Pavement Sixth Form to officially open a new green space at their Chaucer Street campus.

Together with Grow Notts, students worked in their own time to make sure all tasks were properly completed to create a green space on campus for staff and students to enjoy. They have implemented plants which are currently growing to soon become edible produce.

Mayor Claire said: “To see a previously forgotten corner of the campus transformed into a beautiful green space is really encouraging. As our cities grow and more people move into already crowded spaces, we need more of these schemes to transform our urban areas into healthy places to live. Greening neighbourhoods, towns and cities also improves air quality, reducing summer temperatures and surface flooding, and making cycling and walking even more attractive.

“It’s exciting to see the pride that High Pavement’s students have in their new garden, and the interest they’re taking in biodiversity and sustainability.”

As part of the devolution deal, the East Midlands Combined Authority has powers to deliver new low carbon homes, retrofit existing houses with external wall insulation, promote the use of renewable energy, and protect and enhance green spaces, like areas for wildlife and green verges.

Published on: 8 July 2024

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