Archive by category Community Protection

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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City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

City Council leader welcomes 19% fall in knife crime 

The Nottingham City area has seen significant success in reducing knife crime, with a large decrease of 18.9% in the last year, according to latest police figures. The reduction is part of an 8.7% overall across Nottinghamshire in the last year, following ongoing activity between partner organisations including the City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, voluntary organisations […]

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Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Tattoo parlours make a point with five-star safety rating

Three tattoo and make-up studios in Nottingham have achieved the top five-star rating in a countywide project to promote hygiene standards. The Hygiene Accreditation Scheme was set up by eight local authorities across Nottinghamshire in 2018. It is voluntary membership scheme to improve and maintain the highest hygiene and safety standards for premises offering tattoos, […]

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Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

Landlord fined £6,000 for breach of licensing rules

A Nottingham landlord has been fined £6,000 for failing to licence a property which had nine people living inside it. Sanaur Rahman, aged 48, of Beauvale Road in The Meadows, was sentenced on Monday (9 September) after previously admitting the offence under the Housing Act 2004 at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. He has been fined £6,000 […]

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Fines for poor parking outside schools

Fines for poor parking outside schools

The end of the summer holidays and start of the new school year spells dread for some. No, not schoolchildren or even the teachers – but residents living near some schools. Streets around schools can often become clogged with cars as parents drop off their children, causing safety concerns and problems for local residents. The […]

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Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council set to make savings by supplying its own water

Nottingham City Council is set to begin supplying water services to its own buildings from Wednesday 14 August to create savings on the authority’s bills and water consumption. Changes in the water industry allow businesses and organisations to choose how they receive water supply and wastewater services, and the City Council has chosen to become […]

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Landlord fined £5,000 for overcrowding at Nottingham property

Landlord fined £5,000 for overcrowding at Nottingham property

A Nottingham landlord has been fined almost £5,000 after admitting having too many people living in a rented property. Matteo Mariano, aged 53, of Ranmoor Road, Gedling, plead guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court to breaching a prohibition order requiring him to limit the number of occupants to two or fewer. Officers from Nottingham City Council’s […]

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Motorists urged to switch off their engines this Clean Air Day

Motorists urged to switch off their engines this Clean Air Day

Pupils at Middleton Primary School encouraged drivers to switch off their engines for cleaner air today (Thursday 20 June). They were joined by Nottingham City Councillor Zafran Khan and officers from the council’s Community Protection team to raise awareness of the harmful effects of engine idling, as the City Council prepares to take action later […]

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