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NOTTINGHAM ACTION GROUP ON HOUSES IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION
 

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The Hubble Telescope, named after astronomer Edwin Hubble, was launched on 24 April 1990 from the space shuttle Discovery. Only weeks after its launch the success of the Hubble mission was put into jeopardy when the fuzzy images from the telescope revealed a serious and fundamental problem with the optical system. The Hubble's mirror had been made the wrong shape! It was to be another three years before the shuttle Endeavour and its astronauts delivered and installed what was in effect a pair of correcting spectacles to Hubble. In the interim the telescope had been seen as something of an extremely expensive disaster: the butt of many jokes. However, once images started coming back from Hubble with its glasses in place, the joking had to stop. Thirty years after its launch, and no longer a disaster, Hubble has more than exceeded its original goal, and, by probing the furthest and faintest reaches of the cosmos, its discoveries about the universe have surprised and delighted astronomers and laymen alike. [Image ESA/NASA]


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We Are Not Alone: We Are Neighbours
 

Here are links/telephone numbers if you need help, advice, information, or just some-one to talk to:


0115 915 5555: (Nottingham City Council number for vulnerable and isolating people who need assistance with groceries, medicine, etc. Calls answered Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.)

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/

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You can contact the NAG by by phone and/or E-mail:

Tel: 07784 881412
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E-Mail contact@nottinghamaction.org.uk
(If you do  not get a reply within 24 hours, please try our telephone number)


THE NAG
WHO ♦ WHAT ♦ WHY ♦ HOW?
 


7 FEBRUARY 2004 

It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when the momentum that led to the formation of the NAG began to build up. A lot of what happened came about almost by accident rather than intent, with contacts being established between people who, as a rule, one would not have expected to meet up, but who did. 

By pooling their resources they set up the circumstances that brought together a diverse group of individuals from very different neighbourhoods in Nottingham who had in common the same sort of concerns about the erosion of those neighbourhoods by large numbers of shared houses (HMOs as we since learned to call them). 

No doubt, opinions will vary as to exactly when that momentum became sufficient to trigger the formation of the NAG. In February, 2003 the University of Nottingham hosted the launch of a report commissioned by the City's Area 4 Committee on the effects of what we now call 'studentification'. That launch brought together some of the people who helped to bring about the NAG. A meeting with Alan Simpson MP followed on the 14 August 2003. Although it had been arranged at relatively short notice, more than 70 people come together at the then Western Club. But in my mind, the meeting on the 18 November, 2003 of the QMC Forum is the event that finally triggered the formal constitution of the NAG a few months later (NotesSpecialQMCForumPublicMeetingNovember2003.pdf ).

I've done some hunting around in the NAG's archives (NAG Magazine Issues 2009: NAG Magazine (TransNAG), and I've come up with two articles in the Evening Post, one by Joanna Kowalski reporting that QMC Forum meeting, and one written by Guy Woodford about the inaugural meeting of the Nottingham Action Group on 7 February, 2004. Together, they begin to set the scene for what has come about since.

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WHAT IS A HOUSE IN MULTIPLE OCCUPATION (HMO)?
 

An HMO is often also known as a 'shared house'. Put as simply as possible, an HMO is a building, or part of a building, occupied as a main residence by more than one household where a 'household' can be one person or several people provided that they are related to one another. So, for example, a home is probably an HMO if 

•three or more unrelated people live there as at least two separate households, and

•the people living there share the same amenities such as a kitchen and/or bathroom.

For more information about HMOs and about legislation relating to HMOs, we suggest you take a look at these websites:

http://www.hmolobby.org.uk

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/HMO 

Also, Nottingham City Council publish a regularly up-dated Register of Licensed HMOs, which can be downloaded from the appropriate link in this page: http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/HMO. Scroll to the 'Downloads' section and the register is the last item on the list.


COMPLAINTS ABOUT LICENSED HMOs
 

Complaints about licensed HMOs can be made directly by e-mailing:

hmo@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


REPORT A ROGUE LANDLORD

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If you want advice or help relating to the condition and management of your privately rented property

Visit:
E-Mail: environmental.health@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 915-2020 (Option 4)
Write to: Environmental Health, Community Protection, Nottingham City Council, Loxley House,
Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3NG



FOR YOUR DIARY
 

NAG MEETINGS & EVENTS

February 2019 Unipol-NAG (U-NAG) Open Meeting: 'Current Trends & Future Developments in the Student Housing Market'

Notes of this meeting, held on Thursday 21 February 2019, are now available to read and to download when you open this page.


NATIONAL, NOTTINGHAM & NEIGHBOURHOOD: MEETINGS, EXHIBITIONS, CONSULTATIONS & EVENTS


NEWS DESK
 


NATIONAL NEWS

Belfast Hoyland Anti-Social Behaviour

Robbie Meredith (BBC News NI Education Correspondent) writing on Thursday 28 November 2019 reports on anti-social behaviour in the Hoyland area of Belfast and disciplinary measures taken by Queen's University and Ulster University.

 

NOTTINGHAM NEWS

Nottingham Tops Survey of Faster Growing Home Rental Costs

On Wednesday 16 October 2019 Kevin Peachey (Personal Finance Reporter, BBC News) reported on a survey by property website Zoopla which had found that 'tenants moving into a Nottingham home this summer paid 5.4% more in rent than a year earlier.' Leeds and Bristol (up by 4.5%) were the only other UK cities where rents rose faster than the UK average growth.

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS

Unite Submit Planning Application for 690-Bed Student Purpose Build on Derby Road

On Tuesday 21 January 2020, the Unite Group Plc submitted a planning application to Nottingham City Council for permission to site purpose built student accommodation for 690 students on a car showroom site on Derby Road near its junctions with Gregory Street/Radmarsh Road and Triumph Road.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS & DISCLAIMER
 

The Nottingham Action Group on HMOs wishes to thank: Nottingham City Council for funding support; everyone whose contributions (photographs, ideas, articles, work) form part of this website; and Magneto Technologies Ltd (http://magnetoweb.com) for the expertise which has enabled us to set up and maintain this website.

Last, but by no means least, we also thank our neighbours in the National HMO Lobby for their continuing help and support.


The views and opinions expressed in contributions to this website do not necessarily reflect those of the Nottingham Action Group on HMOs, its committee, or its wider membership.


Whilst we endeavour to ensure that reports are accurate, from time to time mistakes may occur. If you feel this is the case, please contact the Nottingham Action Group on HMOs. Information on how to do so is available on the 'Contact Us' page of this website.