Here are the responses we received to the questions put to the council as part of our petition to them. It has meant a great deal to us to read the comments from around the world, so thanks to everyone who signed this and supported the action.
Here’s our latest press release, released in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, announcing that we are able to stay at the Wollaton Street properties. Thanks to everyone who helped out with this successful campaign, particularly the people of Nottingham and beyond and our local BBC radio and television news programmes.
Thanks to the Nottingham Post, for this story on our hugely successful petition (1,000+ signatures in 5 days). Thanks to everyone who signed for their support. Please keep telling your friends so the council understand how important this is for us all.
Click here to hear our story, including interviews with some of our business owners, on BBC Radio Nottingham. Our thanks to them for this coverage.
Here’s the link to the report on our hub, featured on BBC East Midlands Today and broadcast on 19 September 2013. (Link will expire.)
Please click here to sign our petition against the eviction of the creative enterprises at 175-179 Wollaton Street and to ask council leader Jon Collins some questions about why our situation has been ignored for so long.
Here’s the release sent out to our collective press contacts this week. It may prove to be the first of many.
Ironic that the council should use one of our artist’s projects as a reason to ‘invest in Nottingham’ while offering no support in Kate’s relocation so that she can continue to bring money into the city.
This campaign aims to identfiy the loss caused by government cuts to the arts and creative sectors. The map function allows you to see the funding cuts by area and the organisations that have suffered.
Exempting Crocker’s clear conflict of interest we do agree with his statement that
‘The council should clear the path so that people can do their own thing without hindrance.’
If this is his honest opinion, why then plug the companies that have benefitted from public sector funding, including his own and the already-funded-to-the-hilt Antenna Media Centre, while ignoring those smaller enterprises, like ours, who have been doing well over the years with no recourse to the public purse?