Nottingham, U.K. 19th April 2014. Labour controlled Nottingham City Council has issued the Department for Communities and Local Government, run by Eric Pickles, with an enforcement notice over an unkempt vacant building the department owns on Sherwood Rise. Action was taken after local residents complained of a vermin infestation due to rubbish left on the site at Lancaster House. The enforcement notice gives the DCLG seven days to clear the rubbish or it face a bill for the council having to complete the work. Mark Richardson / Alamy Live News.