Volunteers Needed

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, from 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm, Nottingham City Council is hoping residents, HMO tenants, and landlords will join with Council officers in conducting an HMO waste audit of streets in the Lenton Drives and Lenton Triangle (Lenton Sands) neighbourhoods.

The plan is to go down streets in these neighbourhoods, encouraging occupiers to put out their green bins, properly bag up any side waste – six bags can be out with the green bin – and tidy up their yards and gardens. This will be the last bin collection for general waste before the end of the University term on Friday 7 April. All the information will be recorded. Local CPOs will revisit those properties where serious problems are identified, and where no occupants are in at the time, during the evening and the next morning.

The outcome aimed for is to improve the quality of life for people living in these neighbourhoods by ensuring that they will not have to endure weeks of having to put up with the smell and sight of refuse, including bins and bags of rubbish left on streets, split open and spilling out their contents, and, even worst, left in front yards and gardens, attracting flies and vermin.

The streets which will form part of the HMO waste audit will be confirmed early in March, and the number will depend on how many people, including students and other HMO tenants, volunteer to help on the day.

Even an hour’s contribution will make a difference.

If you are able to help, please contact:

 Iffat Iqbal, Neighbourhood Development Officer for Dunkirk & Lenton, by e-mail at, or by ‘phoning 07985-221-347