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Developers of student accommodation set to contribute towards affordable housing in Nottingham

Developers of student accommodation set to contribute towards affordable housing in Nottingham

Developers of new student accommodation in Nottingham may have to pay a contribution towards affordable housing in the city, under new proposals set to go to the City Council’s Executive Board for approval next week (18 May 2021). The council is receiving unprecedented numbers of planning applications to build Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), as […]

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Over 400 homeless households helped into private rented housing in Nottingham

Over 400 homeless households helped into private rented housing in Nottingham

Over the last year, 409 homeless households have been given somewhere to live thanks to a support service at Nottingham City Council. The council’s Nottingham Private Rented Assistance Scheme (NPRAS) has worked with individuals and families to find them homes to rent, by providing support and incentives to landlords and homeless people in the city. […]

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Drop in for a ‘virtual cuppa’ and learn about being a foster carer

Drop in for a ‘virtual cuppa’ and learn about being a foster carer

People interested in discovering more about fostering in Nottingham are invited to a series of online events. As part of the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign, which starts on Monday with a theme of #WhyWeCare, staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about opportunities to provide a loving home for a […]

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New powers and funding to tackle domestic violence welcomed

New powers and funding to tackle domestic violence welcomed

Nottingham City Council has welcomed extra funding and responsibilities to help it tackle domestic violence. The council has received £871,000 of Government funding which comes as a new Domestic Abuse Bill has been signed into law, providing further protections to the millions of people who experience domestic abuse and strengthening measures to tackle perpetrators. The Domestic Abuse Act […]

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Over 2,000 calls for help from renters in Nottingham

Over 2,000 calls for help from renters in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council dealt with 2,103 requests for help from people living in private rented housing in the last year – many about serious housing condition issues. Following the council’s intervention, improvements were carried out at 221 properties, over 3,033 letters and legal notices have been sent to landlords and 61 Formal Written Warnings were […]

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New Sheriff of Nottingham and Lord Mayor revealed at Full Council

New Sheriff of Nottingham and Lord Mayor revealed at Full Council

The new Lord Mayor of Nottingham and Sheriff of Nottingham were formally announced this afternoon. During a meeting of Full Council, Councillor Dave Trimble was named as the Lord Mayor for 2021/22 and Councillor Merlita Bryan the new Sheriff. They have replaced councillors Rosemary Healy and Patience Ifediora in their respective posts. Councillor Trimble has served […]

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Nottingham Castle reopening heralds economic boost for the city

Nottingham Castle reopening heralds economic boost for the city

The widely-anticipated reopening of Nottingham Castle is to take place on June 21st, following £30m of development aimed at attracting more visitors to Nottingham and boosting the local economy. The exciting moment when the first visitors pass through the gates in two months’ time will bring to fruition an ambitious project that has been years […]

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Protecting the history of 160-year-old homes in Nottingham

Protecting the history of 160-year-old homes in Nottingham

Eighty-Three Grade II listed homes in Nottingham are the focus of a new heritage project – looking at the history of the buildings and the people who lived there. The Promenade Heritage Project, which is run by Nottingham City Homes (NCH), local historians Laura Summers and Chris Matthews, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage […]

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