Archive by category Community Protection

Council issues safety advice about bouncy castles

Council issues safety advice about bouncy castles

Nottingham City Council has produced safety guidance for people using, hiring or supplying bouncy castles and other inflatable play equipment, following a number of tragic and serious accidents nationally. Environmental Health Officers have produced advice for: Users on ‘How to spot a well-run bouncy castle’ Event organisers on ‘What to look for in a safe […]

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Licensing and deposit problems see Nottingham landlord fined £1,750

Licensing and deposit problems see Nottingham landlord fined £1,750

A Sneinton landlord has been fined £1,750 after a number of issues were raised by his tenant. Shafaqat Ali Sadiq, aged 41, of Vicarage Avenue, Derby, was found guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 July of aggressive practices, failing to protect a tenancy deposit and operating a House of Multiple Occupation without a […]

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Nottingham hotel closed over crime and anti-social behaviour issues

Nottingham hotel closed over crime and anti-social behaviour issues

A Nottingham hotel has been closed down following action taken by the City Council and Nottinghamshire Police. Nottingham City Council’s Community Protection team served a Closure Notice on The Stage Hotel in Gregory Boulevard, using powers contained within the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, due to significant concerns over criminality, nuisance and anti-social […]

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Warning over fake tongue piercings after three girls end up in hospital

Warning over fake tongue piercings after three girls end up in hospital

Three young girls in Nottingham city and the county have been admitted to hospital after swallowing the small magnetic parts designed to look like fake tongue piercings. The three girls, all in their early teens, suffered with abdominal complications, two of them required major bowel surgery to remove the magnetic parts. Public Health England (PHE) […]

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Safer tanning this spring and summer

Safer tanning this spring and summer

Nottingham City Council’s Environmental Health Officers have been working with local sunbed operators to ensure citizens are able to get the safest tan possible. Officers have been checking the radiation levels of sunbed tubes to ensure they are not too powerful and comply with safety limits.  While exposure to Ultra Violet light always carries some […]

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Councils join forces to tackle rogue taxis

Councils join forces to tackle rogue taxis

Several Nottinghamshire councils have joined forces to tackle rogue taxis. Nottingham City, Gedling, Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood have all signed the ‘Cross Border Enforcement Protocol.’ In a first for the region, it will give officers from each council the ability to check, challenge and enforce against each other’s licensed private hire vehicles […]

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