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.
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.
Read how the new coalition government is to amend the planning legislation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)
Jamie Barlow (Nottingham Post, 16 February 2019) reported that plans to create accommodation for more than 80 students in a former sheltered housing site in Beeston were approved by Broxtowe Borough Council at a planning meeting on 13 February 2019.
Christian Riley and Jamie Barlow (Nottingham Post 12 February 2019) reported that plans to turn the Queen's Hotel in Queen's Road, Beeston, into three flats with 18 bedrooms in total have been recommended for approval.
On 18 September 2018 Nottingham City Council's Executive Board approved a new Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs to run until December 2023
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.
Writing in the Nottingham Post (Friday 6 July 2018) Rod Malcolm reported that Rehaan Rashid of Kilburn Close, Beeston, who threatened to wreck the future careers of student tenants who raised concerns about their accommodation, must pay almost £35,000 and could face jail after he pleaded guilty to harassment and breaches of the Housing Act.
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.