Bassetlaw campaign gets going

Bassetlaw, the northernmost district of Nottinghamshire is facing massive cuts due to Notts County Council’s plans released last week (see http://nottssos.org.uk/in-the-news/ for details of these wide-ranging cuts).

A leaflet/poster, which also features our brand new logo, has been produced by Notts SOS campaigners in the area to highlight how this will affect Bassetlaw residents and workers: Bassetlaw SOS leaflet no.1

Militants attack Nottinghamshire County Hall during week of cuts revelations

Militants attacked Nottinghamshire County Hall in West Bridgford last Wednesday night. “Fuck austerity!” and “Fight the cuts!” were painted on walls and damage was done to windows. In an anonymous communique published on Notts Indymedia, they claim that they will “continue to attack in solidarity with all those who are abused by goverments and banks in the name of capitalism”. Continue reading “Militants attack Nottinghamshire County Hall during week of cuts revelations”

Get involved with Notts SOS – appeal from a Nottingham City NHS worker

Nottngham City NHS logoA Nottingham NHS worker speaks frankly about his, his workmates’, and his family and friends’ situations under the continuing threat of cuts that will no doubt be familiar to many others, and urges everyone to get involved with Notts SOS.

I work in one of the support services within the Nottingham NHS Citihealth organisation. We provide community health services to the Nottingham area. We have heard the current government promise to ring fence frontline health spending, however the reality on the ground is somewhat different. Continue reading “Get involved with Notts SOS – appeal from a Nottingham City NHS worker”

Notts SOS first general anti-cuts demonstration – Wednesday 20th October 2010 – 5pm

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 “Big Budget Conversation” – add your comments!

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!”

Say no to pay cuts for school support staff – Monday 18th October, Market Square, Nottingham

Unison school support staff pictureMonday 18th October – Unison protest: SAY NO TO PAY CUTS FOR Nottingham City SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF. 4.00pm (onwards). OLD MARKET SQUARE IN FRONT OF COUNCIL HOUSE. Download schools protest flyer 18 October 2010. More October anti-cuts events: http://nottssos.org.uk/2010/09/28/events-and-meetings-in-october/

See also: GMB union Midland and East Coast Region newsletter supporting the demonstration: NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2010

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Meetings in Nottingham on 11th & 12th Oct

Monday 11th October – the second meeting of Notts SOS will be at 7.30pm on Mon at the ICC (International Community Centre), YMCA, 61b Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN Please just turn up.

Tuesday 12th OctoberAnarchists against the cuts?
A discussion meeting at the Sumac Centre, 245 Gladstone St. Forest Fields Nottingham NG7 6HX, about how anarchists can – and should – engage with the burgeoning local anti-cuts movement. Starts 7.30pm. Please just turn up.

Photos of Birmingham ‘Tory conference’ demonstration – 3rd Oct 2010

Banner in Birmingham - 'Keep Calm and Carry On' replaced with 'Get Mad and Put Your Foot Down!'7,000 march on the Tory Conference called by Right to Work. Report and pics: http://www.righttowork.org.uk/

Other reports/pics: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/birmingham/
Notts SOS Facebook group photos: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?o.129772307075242&ref=mf
See also: Disabled people led the protest on October 3rd against the Tory cuts

‘Drop-in consultations’ about City Council cuts

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.

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