Although we have a large student population in Nottingham, university students make up only about 12.5% of Nottingham's total population, and in outlying areas it's even less. Living off campus in a mixed community brings about certain roles and responsibilities that are very different to living in halls of residence.
Be a Part of our Community
Register With A GP
For students moving into the Borough, it is important to make sure you are registered with a local GP practice so you can access the NHS’ free healthcare support.
Be a Good Neighbour
While living in Broxtowe, please don't forget that you are living in a residential area and so you need to be considerate of your neighbours as they may work shifts, need to get up early in the mornings, or need to put children to bed early at night.
Let your neighbours know if you're planning to have people over. Keep it to a Friday or Saturday night, agree an acceptable time for it to end, and keep the music and especially the bass turned down. Keep the gathering inside and close all doors and windows. Excessively late, loud and large house parties are not acceptable at any time of the week and cause huge distress to neighbours living close by. Please Note: This point refers to non-COVID pandemic periods as gatherings are not permitted at this time due to COVID restrictions designed to keep people safe.
If you are holding a party, remember to advise your neighbours of them and stick to an agreed finish time. Please Note: This point refers to non-COVID pandemic periods as gatherings are not permitted at this time due to COVID restrictions designed to keep people safe.
- Get involved in your local community, in a COVID-safe way, as there are lots of opportunities out there
- Make use of local businesses and shops
- Remember to put your bin out for collection and bring it back in once it is emptied. If you leave your bin on the street you may be blocking the way for pedestrians including those with disabilities.
Things may look and feel a bit different to normal at the moment, for guidance on living in our community during the pandemic, see the University of Nottingham information here:
For advice on safety in Nottingham, visit: www.nottingham.ac.uk/currentstudents/yourcommunity/safety-in-the-city/safetyinthecity.aspx (Opens in a new window)
Council Tax Discounts
Students pursuing higher or further education can apply to receive an exemption from Council Tax.
As Council Tax is based on households, if every resident of a property is a student in full time education (as is common in Student Housing), then the entire house is exempt from Council Tax.
If, however, a student is living with another resident, then the Council Tax Bill may be reduced by 25%.
If you’re over 18 years old, then your course(s) must:
- last at least 24 weeks
- involve at least 21 hours study a week
- be at a recognised educational establishment
For more information and for any specific enquiries please contact the Council Tax Team on 0115 917 7777.
Waste and Recycling
Don't know when your house's bin is due to be collected? Check the bin calendar which you should have in the property. New calendars are delivered around November every year. If you can't find your calendar, you can use our online When Is My Bin Collection? Form. (Opens in a New Window)
All other questions to do with your waste and recycling should be answered on our Waste and Recycling webpages, however, if you still have questions either ring 0115 917 7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and they'll do whatever they can to help you.
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