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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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Deputy Leader calls for pause in Universal Credit or risk escalating rise in rent arrears, debt and homelessness

On the Eve of the Parliamentary vote on Universal Credit, Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Graham Chapman has called on the Government to halt the full introduction of Universal Credit in Nottingham until the faults in the system are sorted out. Most recent figures show that In Nottingham, since its introduction for simpler cases […]

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Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Council set to go ahead with £8.4m high rise safety programme despite lack of Government support

Nottingham City Council is set to press ahead with an £8.4 million programme of sprinkler installations and other safety measures in 13 high rise blocks despite the Government so far refusing to provide the financial support it promised immediately after the Grenfell disaster. None of the Council’s residential high rise blocks have the same cladding […]

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Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Ten homes in Sneinton have been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.  Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer. Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the Arms Length Management […]

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