Poor housing and stress – what help is out there? Did you know that living in poor and unsafe accommodation can cause stress? Mental health and someone’s housing situation might affect each other. For example if you feel where you are living is unsafe, uncomfortable or insecure, you might constantly feel stressed, anxious, panicked or […]

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Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Fire safety works continue on high rise blocks in Nottingham – despite no funding from the Government

Work to install sprinklers and update safety measures is continuing on council high rise blocks in the city. Nottingham City Council owns 13 high rise blocks, which are managed on its behalf by Nottingham City Homes. The organisations have been installing sprinkler systems in communal areas and improving intercom systems and residents have been reassured […]

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RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

RIBA recognises Lenton Green as exemplar development

Lenton Green, a scheme that transformed five high-rise flats into new homes, has been recognised by the East Midlands region of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as a leading housing development, and one which delivers exceptional design and architecture. Lenton Green, which is part-owned by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes, was […]

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Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 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 Papplewick, was […]

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A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

Ascheme to help tackle problems in the private rented sector has reached its milestone first birthday. Nottingham City Council introduced a new housing licensing scheme for most houses in Nottingham to help tackle problems such as antisocial behaviour, crime, poor property conditions and deprivation. This runs alongside the other housing licensing schemes operating for houses […]

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Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Be vigilant – warning to schools ahead of ‘cutting season’

Extra vigilance is being urged in all schools across the city and county in their support of girls at risk of FGM ahead of the summer. As the summer is fast approaching Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Safeguarding Partnerships have written to all schools warning that this time of year signals increased risk and vulnerability […]

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