A building empty for many years has been occupied. The neighbours constantly fed up with the council inaction, a mess in the garden, drug abusers round the back of the property, windows smashed. Not something you would like to live next door to. Thus, the group has much community support, and now they're secure in their new home, there is much tidying up to do and this has already begun.
10 days ago, these folks squatted a building that had been empty for seven years.
Over the last week, they had a tidy of the rubbish out of the garden, shooo'd away the drug abusers out of the yard, painted out the grafitti, got rid of the needles found around and about. Started fixing aspects of the house, both for security, and to make the house more comfortable.
And the City Councils response. A Notice to Quit, served on friday afternoon.
So, advice is being sought, a petition is being organised, already signed by many local residence who remember what the place has looked like before the squatters moved in.
But anyway, life goes on ......
On sunday 21st August, the house continue to make improvements. Rubbish having been cleared up, a some community gardening was being laid on for many of us, who wanted to help.
Ideas and plant donations continue to be most welcome.
Earlier posts on Indymedia ::
New Squatting Project in Nottingham
Notice to Quit Served
K's tidy-up page
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