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Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Cross-party push for Government to fund Nottingham fire safety works

Nottingham City Council’s opposition group has added its support to calls for the Government to provide funding for essential fire safety work on high rise blocks in the city. The Leader of the Conservative Group, Councillor Andrew Rule, has written a joint letter with Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing, Councillor Jane Urquhart, to the […]

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Better standards for Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme gets green light

Better standards for Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme gets green light

Private tenants in Nottingham will benefit from better quality accommodation and greater protection from rogue landlords after the Government approved a new licensing scheme. The City Council scheme covering over 30,000 privately rented homes in Nottingham is the largest outside London to be given approval by the Secretary of State. A report by the BRE […]

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Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Safety measures for high-rise residents to go ahead, despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are going ahead with the installation of sprinklers in all 13 residential high rise blocks that they own and run in the city. The council has agreed the use of £8.5m to carry out the work to improve safety for all residents – but is still pursuing the […]

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Council awaiting green light from Government for private rented property licensing scheme

Council awaiting green light from Government for private rented property licensing scheme

A proposal to introduce a new licensing scheme for privately rented homes in Nottingham has now been formally submitted to the Secretary State for the Department for Communities and Local Government for confirmation. Recently, the Secretary of State approved the London Borough of Newham’s selective licensing proposal and the City Council is looking forward to […]

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Council asks again for post-Grenfell funding, as independent body agrees Government should pay

Council asks again for post-Grenfell funding, as independent body agrees Government should pay

Nottingham City Council has repeated its request to Government to provide the financial support it promised for post-Grenfell safety measures, as an independent national body backs the move. On several occasions since the tragedy, the council has asked the Government for the £8.5m it needs to fit sprinklers in the 13 residential tower blocks it […]

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Ultra-low energy homes in Sneinton ready for a warmer Christmas  

Ultra-low energy homes in Sneinton ready for a warmer Christmas  

Residents in ten homes in Sneinton will be much warmer this Christmas – and better-off in the New Year – after becoming the first in the UK to benefit from innovative energy saving and energy generation measures. The pilot project, which is now almost complete, will radically improve older houses and make the residents of […]

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New initiative launched to enable members of the public to support people sleeping rough and begging in Nottingham

New initiative launched to enable members of the public to support people sleeping rough and begging in Nottingham

An initiative titled Help Out Nottingham has been launched in a bid to enable members of the public to provide the most effective help to people who are begging and sleeping rough in Nottingham city centre. The aim is to raise awareness of the many support services that are available in Nottingham to support people […]

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Support means nobody need sleep rough in Nottingham this winter

Support means nobody need sleep rough in Nottingham this winter

Nottingham City Council has allocated £106,000 to ensure that a robust Cold Weather Plan is in place in Nottingham to provide support for rough sleepers from November until the end of March. This will fund winter shelter arrangements and wider support, meaning that nobody needs to sleep rough in Nottingham this winter. These arrangements come […]

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