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.
in BBC News, Tuesday 12 June, Callum McKenzie reports that Leicester City Council has been granted powers to curb letting boards
Sean Coughlan, BBC News Education and Family Correspondent, writing on Monday 11 June, reported on the findings of a House of Lords committee revealing evidence that 'The tuition fee system for England's universities is ripping off students and giving taxpayers poor value for money.'
On Sunday 3 June 2018, Dan Sabbagh writing for the Guardian under the headline 'Do you live in shoddy housing that costs a fortune? time to join the renters' union', reported that 'faced with soaring rents and mouldy rooms, Bristol's angry tenants have formed the Acorn renters' union - and their protests are spreading around the country.'
The current five-year additional licensing scheme for HMOs will come to an end shortly. Nottingham City Council is looking to introduce a new scheme, and is carrying out an on-line consultation on its proposals. The consultation with end on Tuesday 10 July 2018. All residents, tenants, landlords and letting agents are encouraged to submit their views.
Matt Jarman, writing in the Nottingham Post (Thursday 24 May 2018) reported that as the end of exams approaches, Nottingham City Council is warning students that house parties will not be tolerated and that tougher penalties will be handed out to students who disrupt the lives of their neighbours.
The Nottingham Post's (Saturday 7 March 2015) front page and inside features a report on the results of a Nottingham City Council study into the student flats' market which has resulted in the Council concluding that there is room for further development of so-called 'student purpose build' accommodation.
David Pittam (Nottingham Post 15 June 2018) reported on: A 'shocking' picture has revealed the huge amount of alcohol confiscated from students on their way to the last big blow out of term. And the action being taken by Nottingham City Council's Community Protection officers to combat anti-social behaviour and mitigate against the problems experienced by residents.
Matt Jarman, writing in the Nottingham Post (Thursday 24 May 2018) reported that as the end of exams approaches, Nottingham City Council is warning students that house parties will not be tolerated and that they tougher penalties will be handed out to students who disrupt the lives of their neighbours.
As reported in the Nottingham Post by Hannah Mitchell (Wednesday 23 May 2018) after four years the regeneration project which followed the demolition of the high rise flats in Lenton has been completed.