The above website shows some public consultation that Nottingham City Council are carrying out in relation to the 'sustainable communities act'.
According to their website:
'Nottingham City Council - under the Sustainable Communities Act - has the opportunity to ask the government to change policies or laws to allow the Council to address issues that concern local communities more effectively.'
They have listed 11 proposals they would like to see and are asking people to 'agree' or 'disagree' and give comments.
Their proposals threaten our civil liberties. For example, they are trying to stop protesting and leafleting in Market Square!
Quote from website:"
11. Public Safety Zones
Public open spaces (such as Old Market Square) are sometimes affected by issues such as alcohol consumption, protests, leafleting, cycling, skateboards, busking, pedlars, etc. The City Council wants public areas of the city to be kept safe for all to enjoy.
Proposal: give the City Council the power to designate areas as “community safety designated zones” to ensure public safety and reduce anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder."
They are also trying to control the movements of repeat offenders - which may affect on the activist community:
"5. Repeat offenders
The City Council wants to protect communities by restricting the movement of offenders in the areas where the crimes where committed.
Proposal: where a person commits more than one offence, allow the courts to make an order to control the movements of offenders."
Visit the website and make your views known:
If they get a lot of people agreeing with their proposals they'll no doubt use the results to help them extend their powers and reduce our civil liberties.