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Group aims to serve up discarded food


Sunday 8th December sees the official launch of Sharing Sherwood, a project that aims to use up food that would otherwise have been thrown away by Supermarkets.

YouTube: Protest against council tax : Ross Speech

Protest against council tax : Ross Speech outside Nottingham Magistrates

Council Tax protestor appeared at Magistrate Court


1.00pm Thurday 8 August. Nottingham Magistrates Court

Council Tax protestor Ross Longhurst with supporters at Nottingham Magistrates were a liability order was served against him.


A Further PCS National Walkout/Strike



Friday 5 April 2013, Nottingham

As part of their rolling days of action, members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) walked out of the Station Street Job Centre, Nottingham at 1pm today.


Nottinghamshire twinned with Cyprus?


A comparison that encourages anti-austerity solidarity.

PCS Strike & Demo in Nottingham


12.30pm Wednesday 20th March 2013.  Market Square, Nottingham

Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) held a national strike today on Budget Day across the country. To highlight their concerns over pay, pensions and the governments continued austerity measures.  


Autonomous Nottingham: Making a Meale of it

Autonomous Nottingham have decided not to release a collective statement about this year's Mayday, primarily because the individuals involved in the collective disagree with one another. We've discussed it at length amongst ourselves and whilst we agree that Alan Meale is a class enemy for the reasons we outlined in our joint statement with AFed, we have different opinions on the actions to stop h…

Protests as Nottingham City Council set budget


On Monday 5th March, city councillors in Nottingham met to vote through a budget which will cut £20m and 195 jobs while upping council tax by 3.49%. Campaigners protested outside the meeting at both lunchtime and in the early evening.

On the newswire: Campaigners condemn city council budget decision | Nottingham City Council Budget £20m Cuts Protest | Protest against Notttingham City Council…

Campaigners condemn city council budget decision


Campaigners condemn city council budget decision

Campaigners from Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) have condemned the budget, voted through by councillors on Monday 5th March.

Protest against Notttingham City Council budget


On Monday 5th March, Nottingham City Council met to set its budget for 2012-13. Following the pattern set last year, the council has decided to moan about how nasty central government cuts are but pass them onto the people of Nottingham anyway. Angered by their spinelessness, Notts SOS and Nottingham City Unison held a protest in the Market Square from 12.30pm.

Notts SOS: city council budget protest


Campaigners to protest at city council budget meeting

On Monday March 5th, Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) will protest outside the Council House when Nottingham City Council meets to vote on its budget for 2012-13.

Boycott Workfare: Workfare: The facts

This Saturday, Notts Uncut will be protesting as part of a UK-wide day of action against workfare.

Anybody wanting to gen up on the facts ahead of the demo, should check out the excellent factsheet provided by the Boycott Workfare campaign. This provides information on all five workfare programmes; demonstrtaes that none of them are voluntary; explains why they undermine wages and replace jobs; s…

Protest against Notts County Council budget


On Thursday 23rd February, Nottinghamshire County Council met to debate and vote on its budget for 2012-13. Following from previous years, this will see millions slashed from the budget and further job cuts.

The council meeting began at 10am, while the protest kicked-off at 12.30pm.

Protest Nottingham City Council Budget

March 05, 2012 12:30


Old Market Square, Nottingham

Notttingham Post: Campaigners' plea to council over ICC

Campaigners' plea to council over Nottingham's YMCA centre

CAMPAIGNERS are urging Nottingham City Council to rethink its decision to stop funding a community centre.

The International Community Centre in Mansfield Road has been run by the YMCA since 1998.

For the last three years, the centre, which costs £195,000 a year, has been supported through an annual £54,450 grant from the city counci…

Campaign launched against ICC cuts


Campaign launched against International Community Centre cuts

Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) is calling on user groups at the International Community Centre (ICC) on Mansfield Road to rally round against proposed funding cuts.


Saturday in the Market Square


Saturday 12th February was a normal Saturday, with no major political events planned in Nottingham as far as I know. Nevertheless, Notts SOS, the SWP, the Socialist Party and Occupy Nottingham were all  busy trying to engage with the shoppers and passers-by in Market Square.

Protest Notts County Council Budget

February 23, 2012 12:30


County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG2 7QP

Notts SOS: International Community Centre funding cuts

Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) have written a letter to user groups about the proposed cut in the City Council’s grant from £54,000 to nil for the International Community Centre on Mansfield Road, where we hold our fortnightly meetings.

There are 114 user groups at the ICC and at the last Notts SOS meeting we agreed to do our best to contact them about what is intended and s…

Demonstration against Atos & police repression


On Friday 3rd February, campaigners returned to Atos Healthcare's offices on Stoney Street in the Lace Market, Notttingham.

This was the first protest there since a demonstration on September 30th last year, part of a national day of action, which ended with two of the participants being arrested, and subsequently charged, with aggravated trespass.

Notts SOS stall

February 11, 2012 11:00


Market Square, Nottingham

Notts SOS Meeting

February 06, 2012 19:30

International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN (more details about venue)

Notts SOS Meeting

February 20, 2012 19:30


International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FN (more details about venue)

Anti-Atos Campaigners continue protests

On Friday February 3rd, campaigners in Nottingham will hold a protest against Atos "Healthcare".

Occupy Nottingham: 100 days and counting


On Sunday 22nd January, Occupy Nottingham marked it's 100th day in occupation. The camp, part of a global network of occupations, was started on October 15th. Despite the harsh weather, campers remain committed to staying "as long as it takes".

On the newswire: Occupation Camp Nottm: Collected coverage 100 days | Nottingham Occupation Camp now at day 100 | Occupy Nottingham camp to reach 100-day …

Nottingham City Council plans more cuts


Nottingham City Council has announced its proposals for the 2012-13 budget, these include extensive cuts to jobs and services as well as a council tax hike. Notts SOS has begun a campaign against the planned cuts and urged supporters to attend council consultation events around the city in order to challenge councillors.

On the newswire: Notts SOS protest city council cuts budget | Nottingham C…

Notts SOS protest city council cuts budget

Anti-cuts campaigners protest Nottingham City Council cuts budget

Anti-cuts campaigners today (Saturday 21st January) launched a campaign calling on city councillors to vote against Nottingham City Council's proposed budget for 2012-13.

Campaign to save NHS continues in Notts


The Health and Social Care Bill is currently making its way through the Lords. Opposition to the Bill remains strong. Two NHS oncologists held a 160 mile run from the statue of Aneurin Bevan (Minister of Health in the post-war government during which the NHS was founded) in Cardiff to the Department of Health, Richmond House, Whitehall, London to protest the Bill. The local Keep Our NHS Public b…

Campaigners condemn govt of "haves/have yachts"

Anti-cuts campaigners condemn government of "haves and have yachts"

Nottinghamshire Save Our Services (Notts SOS) have condemned Education Secretary Michael Gove's suggestion that a new royal yacht be gifted to the Queen to mark the diamond jubilee.

BBC News: Cuts and tax rises at Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council could raise council tax by 3.49% and cut 195 jobs in a bid to save £20m.

Most residents would see their council tax rise by about £36 next year under the budget proposals for 2012/13.

The Labour-run council, which faces a 7.36% cut in government funding, said the measures were needed to protect services for the most vulnerable.

The plans are being presented to the co…