Levelling Up Fund

In 2021, the council successfully bid as part of a competitive process for £18 million from the Government’s Levelling Up fund to deliver the ‘Renewing Local Streets’ transport programme.

This work will improve streets and local town centres and make walking and cycling easier and safer. The programme consists of three main projects:

Across all 20 wards our transport teams have been upgrading pavements and paths to make them safer, especially taking into consideration the needs of older people and those with less mobility. They have also been making repairs to roads and cycle paths to help improve traffic flow and safety.

  • School Streets

Building on the existing schemes funded through the Active Travel Fund, The School Streets programme aims to introduce measures to encourage more walking, scooting and cycling to schools, and make areas around school entrances safer, with less traffic and more inviting approach routes.

The Greener Streets programme includes delivery of a city-wide upgrade of our street lighting to replace around 34,000 lamps with modern LEDs. The new LED streetlights are more energy efficient and save money by reducing maintenance costs and using less electricity. The programme also includes expanding our network of community electric vehicle charging points, with a focus on serving residential areas that have limited off-street parking.


What we’ve done so far…

Work is due to end in March 2024.


Related Projects


Highways planned maintenance and Streets for People

Our transport teams will be making repairs to roads and cycle paths across all twenty wards to help improve traffic flow and safety.

Find out more
LED street lights

Nottingham’s LED lighting programme is now complete

The programme has successfully replaced over 36,000 lights with new LED sources, in partnership with Enerveo.

Find out more
Man using an electric charge point

Electric Vehicle Charge Points – Levelling Up

Nottingham City Council is carrying out £1m of improvements to further develop the D2N2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charge point network.

Find out more

Sign up to the transport newsletter

Roadworks bulletin every Friday
and monthly project updates.

Sign up for email updates


Enter your email address below to sign up for updates or to access your subscriber preferences.