Monthly Archive: December

Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

Community champion thanked for selfless work helping youngsters

The Leader of Nottingham City Council has congratulated a Nottingham man after he scooped a national television award for his community work. Volunteer Keiren Thompson has been named the BBC’s Get Inspired Unsung Hero at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2019. Mr Thompson runs community project Helping Kids Achieve which provides sport sessions […]

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Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Completed restoration work at Newstead Abbey unveiled

Painstaking restoration work to 12th and 18th century parts of Newstead Abbey has been completed on the West Front and Cannon Fort. The end result of six months of work on the Grade 1 listed building was unveiled yesterday (Monday 16 December), with officials from funders Historic England and the World Monument Fund joining the […]

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Landlord and Property Manager fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord and his property manager have been fined over £34,000 after admitting licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of […]

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Property company fined for failing to licence homes

Property company fined for failing to licence homes

A property services company in Nottingham has been ordered to pay over £7,000 for failing to licence six properties. During sentencing today (11/12/2019) Nottingham Magistrates Court ordered Bramley Apple Properties Ltd, trading as Jillings Estates, of The Corner House, King Street, Southwell, to pay a fine and legal costs totalling £7349. Nottingham City Council prosecuted the […]

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Two plead guilty to Housing Act offences

Two plead guilty to Housing Act offences

A Nottingham Landlord and his property manager have pleaded guilty to numerous offences relating to Housing Act Offences. Azam and Sons Property Limited, its Director ‘Yusif McCallum’ and the Property Manager “Nottingham HMO Ltd” appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court. Nottingham City Council’s Safer Housing and Trading Standards Teams are jointly prosecuting them under the Housing […]

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New one stop shop Customer Hub to open in January

New one stop shop Customer Hub to open in January

A new Customer Hub will open at Nottingham City Council’s Loxley House on Trent Street in January, putting citizen focused services in one location to better support the general public. Nottingham Revenues and Benefits service, which provides support for Housing Benefit and Council Tax services, currently based at the Contact Centre at Nottingham Central Library […]

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Can my landlord increase the rent?

Chances are you’ve seen that rents are rising, and it’s not just in Nottingham – it’s across the whole country.  This is usually because the number of tenants looking for homes is bigger than the properties available. Landlords know this and they don’t have to compete for tenants, so they are tempted to increase the […]

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Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

Nottingham creatives to help bring city’s rebellious past to life

A local company has been chosen to create a series of animated films to be played in the new Rebellion Gallery at Nottingham Castle. Bottletop, which is based within the Antenna Media Centre in Beck Street, saw off significant competition from across the country to land the contract at the iconic tourist attraction, which is […]

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Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

Nottingham City trading standards warn of ‘the ‘12 scams of Christmas’

A warning has gone out to consumers in Nottingham to make sure they don’t fall victim to a festive scam. Christmas is a great break for families but is also a traditional time for fraudsters to try to take advantage of the season of goodwill. Nottingham City Council’s trading standards team has pulled together the […]

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