Nottingham City Council is currently consulting on changes to policies or laws that it wants to ask Central Government to change. On the council’s website there are a list of proposed ideas where they ask for feedback. Some seem sensible, but others seem a bit extreme. Examples are below.
Landlords have powers to ensure that tenants in social housing keep their properties (and gardens) in good order and not cause a nuisance in the neighbourhood.
Proposal: extend these powers so that the City Council has similar powers with private housing
Public Safety Zones
Public open spaces (such as Old Market Square) are sometimes affected by issues such as alcohol consumption, protests, leafleting, cycling, skateboards, busking, pedlars, etc. The City Council wants public areas of the city to be kept safe for all to enjoy.
Proposal: give the City Council the power to designate areas as “community safety designated zones” to ensure public safety and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder.”
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