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Lenton regeneration showcased across the region

Lenton regeneration showcased across the region

One of Nottingham city’s biggest housing regeneration projects has been on show to housing associations across the region. Lenton Green was completed by Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes (NCH) earlier this year. Over four years, the area was completely transformed, with five tower blocks being demolished to make way for 142 homes, including […]

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Nottingham families and older people could be missing out on up to £1m of energy bill winter discounts

Nottingham families and older people could be missing out on up to £1m of energy bill winter discounts

Nottingham City Council are urging citizens to find out if they are eligible for the Warm Homes Discount as it’s estimated that up to £1m is not being claimed by qualifying households. The Warm Homes Discount scheme offers a £140 energy bill discount to low income households. Offered by energy suppliers, people are being encouraged […]

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Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Over £12,500 compensation for illegally evicted tenant could lead to more cases

Private tenants in Nottingham are being urged to report rogue landlords, after an illegally evicted tenant was awarded over £12,500 in damages in a test case. The council’s Safer Housing team provides support for tenants who are having problems with their accommodation or landlords, carries out inspections and takes enforcement action where necessary, up to […]

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£1m to create more construction jobs in Nottingham

£1m to create more construction jobs in Nottingham

Government funding of £1million has been given to Nottingham to get more people into construction training and jobs. Partners in Nottingham have been given a slice of a £22million funding pot, which will be used to launch construction academies with Nottingham College. These academies will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners to apply […]

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Spotlight on blueprint for Nottingham’s future

Spotlight on blueprint for Nottingham’s future

Proposals which will shape how Nottingham develops in the future go under the Government’s spotlight later this month before they are officially adopted as the way forward. Every Planning Authority must produce a Local Plan, which is a blueprint for which sites in the area can be developed and what they can be used for. […]

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Gold award for Nottingham City Homes’ approach to sustainability  

Gold award for Nottingham City Homes’ approach to sustainability   

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has been accredited as a gold standard provider of sustainable homes, in recognition of its success in reducing its environmental impact across its housing stock and operations. The accreditation body SHIFT (Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow) is run by Sustainable Homes and is the sustainability standard for the housing sector. Gaining […]

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Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Support and shelter available for the homeless in Nottingham again this winter

Nottingham City Council and a range of partners have got measures in place to provide support and accommodation for people presenting as rough sleepers on the city’s streets this winter. Every year, the council leads a multi-agency group, including Framework Housing Association, Emmanuel House, hostels and local churches, to develop a cold weather plan which […]

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Nottingham joins calls for Government to do more to tackle nightmare homes

Nottingham joins calls for Government to do more to tackle nightmare homes

Nottingham City Council has joined calls for the national government to step up its protection of families in private rented properties. A joint investigation by The Guardian and ITV news has this week shone a spotlight on the extent of the problem of rogue landlords renting out unsafe properties to tenants. Nottingham City Council’s Safer […]

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Council consults on new strategy to prevent homelessness in the city

Council consults on new strategy to prevent homelessness in the city

Nottingham people, charities and other local organisations are being asked for their views on a new strategy being developed by the City Council to tackle homelessness in the city. The strategy outlines how the city can maintain its ongoing commitment to tackling homelessness, which has continued to rise across the country in recent years against […]

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Clifton man sentenced for continuing to threaten and intimidate his neighbour

Clifton man sentenced for continuing to threaten and intimidate his neighbour

A Clifton man has been given a suspended prison sentence after breaching an anti-social behaviour injunction three times. Forty-six year-old Ashley Smith, of Florey Walk, Clifton, was originally given the injunction for intimidating and threatening violence against his neighbour. Mr Smith, who is a Nottingham City Homes tenant, originally appeared at Nottingham Magistrates court in […]

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