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Occupy Nottingham: the end of the beginning?


On Sunday 22nd April, Occupy Nottingham packed up its camp in the Market Square after 190 days. This brings to an end a six month occupation in which they have faced down threats from the far-right, extreme weather, the council and random drunken hordes on the weekends. Despite their decision to leave, the campers are keen to "make it quite clear that although we are leaving the Market Place, we a…

Occupy Nottingham: Council serve notice


On Monday 27th February, Nottingham City Council served Occupy Nottingham with notice to leave within 7 days, after which they will serve notice of intention to seek possession through the courts. The occupiers state that they "have collectively decided so far, not to move from the Market Square, and through civil disobedience and lawful rebellion we will stay, and prevent intimidation tactic…

Occupy Nottingham to receive eviction notice

Occupy Nottingham say they will receive an eviction notice from the City Council today, requiring them to leave within 7 days.

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.

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 …

Occupy Notttingham: Two months in


On Thursday 15th December, Occupy Notttingham will have been in situ for two months. An impressive tally. The camp is now surrounded by the "Winter Wonderland," but despite this aural and aesthetic assault and the recent cold weather, the occupiers remain steadfast.

On the newswire: Occupy Notts Camp sticks it out, starting week 9 | Notts Occupation: 7th Week and beyond | N30 Prof. Samir Amin @ …

Occupy Nottingham: No plans for eviction. Yet.


While Occupy Wall Street in the US and Occcupy LSX in London are both actively fighting eviction, Occupy Nottingham is now into its sixth week and still growing. At least for the time being, the city council claim to have no plans to evict the occupation and occupiers have declared their intent to stay until “the financial crisis 2009 – 2011 has been solved to the satisfaction of the majority o…

Nottingham Post: No plans to evict occupation. Yet.

According to the Post (so it must be true) the council "says it has no plans to try to evict protesters camping in Old Market Square." But they "would prefer that the city centre was not used for encampments and feel that they cannot remain there indefinitely."

NCC LOLs: Hate Speech on Post website

"The Nottingham Post website comment moderators are guilty of a serious lapse of judgment at the moment, regularly allowing disgusting hate speech comments despite them being reported. In fact, they are more likely to remove posts challenging the hate speech while leaving the original post online." (NCC LOLs)

Occupy Nottingham: Still there


While the London-centric mainstream media has continued to focus on the occupation next to St Pauls, other occupations continue around the country, including in Nottingham, where those occupying the Market Square are now entering their fourth week. Despite the weather and a number of threats the camp is not only continuing, but in fact growing.

On the newswire: Cheese for nought! at the Occup…

Cheese for Nought

November 09, 2011 18:30

Occupation, Market Square, Nottingham

Occupy Notttingham: Moved but still in occupation


On Friday evening, those occupying Nottingham’s Old Market Square agreed to move from one end of the square to the other. On Facebook they described this as a “temporary relocation” explaining that occupiers “democratically voted to move the occupation temporarily to the opposite end of Market Square so as to accommodate the exhibitions, Xmas market and Tree.”

On the newswire: Nottin…

Occupy Nottingham: Day 7


The occupation of Nottingham's Market Square has made it into its seventh day.

Nottingham Occupation Continues


Despite the wind, cold and rain, the Occupy Nottingham camp on Market Square is still going strong five days in, if anything it is actually getting bigger. Support from the public has been phenomenal, but the city coucil are now beginning to make the first noises about the possibility of moving (although not removing) the camp. A wishlist has been produced of things which would be useful.

On …

Left Lion: Occupy Nottingham interview

"On Saturday October the 15th, while people were demonstrating or shopping or quite possibly both, a group of people bagged themselves a very prime spot of NG1, turning an area which was once the Nottingham Riviera into a campsite. And they intend to stay there for a very long time.

"After rolling up at the Square and being gobsmacked that a substantial part of it was now the home of a diver…

Occupy Nottingham: Day 5

Five days into the occupation of Market Square and the protest camp is still going strong, but the city council has begun to make noises about moving the camp.

Occupy Nottingham: Day 4


Despite the wind, cold and rain, the Occupy Nottingham camp on Market Square is still going strong in it's fourth day (Tuesday October 18th).