Wednesday 20th October – the first Notts SOS general anti-cuts demonstration will take place (on the day of the Con-Dem Comprehensive Spending Review) in the Market Square, Nottingham City Centre, at 5pm. Bring banners, placards, noise-making devices. All welcome.
More events and meetings in October including various other local demonstrations and the next Notts SOS meeting on the 25th: http://nottssos.org.uk/2010/09/28/events-and-meetings-in-october/
Notts County Council are currently holding a “Big Budget Conversation“. It all seems a bit like Turkeys voting for Christmas but it would be good if people could increase the amount of anti-cuts messages on
this. The council will also be revealing further cut plans next week. Continue reading “Notts County Council “Big Budget Conversation” – add your comments!”
These ‘consultation’ sessions talking place all across Nottingham in October (click ‘continue reading’ for all venues/dates/times) are supposed to be a chance for residents to express our views on City Council cuts. Nottingham City Council is also running a “Your City, Your Services” online survey at http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11782 where the idea is to get our opinions about what should be cut in the city! Obviously a strong no cuts message is needed at these.
DOWNLOAD leaflet: Tell Them to Cut the Cuts
DOWNLOAD unison_notts_sos_alternative_budget for some more ideas.
Continue reading “‘Drop-in consultations’ about City Council cuts”
Things will become a lot clearer when the Con-Dem coalition’s spending review is announced next month. In the meantime, here is a list of mainly local cuts mooted before the General Election (as of Mayday 2010), some already being made. Since May there have been further announcements including the abolishing of some NHS Trusts, Authorities and Organisations over the coming years, plus a additional cut of £4 billion in the welfare budget. Locally we can add Carlton Road to the list of library closures which will probably get ‘merged’ with St Anns. Continue reading “What cuts are we opposing?”