NOTTINGHAM ACTION GROUP NEWS
Welcome to the NAG's 'News Desk'. Here you will find:
NATIONAL ... news on a range of topics from around the country (and sometimes from overseas) such as planning, housing and communities, most of which have bearing on HMOs and the issues affecting our neighbourhoods.
NOTTINGHAM ... news, again on a similar range of topics, most often relating to HMOs, but this time from the City of Nottingham and its neighbouring boroughs.
NEIGHBOURHOOD ... news, which is very much about what is happening locally in the streets and neighbourhoods where NAG members live.
Kevin Peachey (Personal Finance Reporter, BBC News) on Wednesday 13 March 2019 reported on concerns raised by students in a recent survey by 'Save the Student': Included in the list of ten biggest concerns are the state of accommodation and noisy housemates.
On Monday 18 February 2019 Sean Coughlan, BBC News Education & Family Correspondent reported on the growing expectation that university fees will be cut and on the possibility that some universities may go to the wall.
Peter Beech, writing in the Guardian, Thursday 6 December 2018, reported on how people living in areas with high concentrations of students in university towns and cities from Bristol to Nottingham are asserting their right to get a good night's sleep.
Jon Pritchard, writing in the Nottingham Post on 5 March said that dealers are using business cards and other promotional material to advertise drugs to students in Nottingham. Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University are working with the Police to crack down on the problem.
The Nottingham Post (Matt Jarram, Friday 8 March 2019) reported on a Medical Practitioner's Tribunal hearing where Dr, Balvinder Singh Mehat was judged to have brought the profession into disrepute as a result of his activities as an HMO landlord and a director of Mehat Properties Limited.
Matt Jarram, reported in the Nottingham Post (Monday 18 February 2019) that Beeston Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on Broxtowe Borough Council to cap the amount of student developments in the town.
On Friday 15 March 2019, Alex Mace and Dan Russell (Deputy Digital Editor) reported in the Nottingham Post that a student dressed as a policewoman confronted a thief in Gill Street South student accommodation, but later items from the flat were found to have been stolen.
The Nottingham Post (Joseph Locker Sunday 24 February 2019 and Phoebe Ram Monday 25 February 2019) report on the continuing and vexatious issue of student anti-social behaviour, in this instance noisy house parties in Nottingham's Arboretum neighbourhoods during the week-end resulting in CPOs handing out warnings and fixed penalty notices to a number of student households.
As part of its fact finding, the Great Places Commission's visit to the East Midlands included Lenton Green, the Nottingham City Homes redevelopment of the Lenton high rise flats site.