UK Free Spaces Newswire Archive
15-09-2006 19:19An afternoon of films and talks will take place this Sunday at the Common Place to raise awareness about climate change and money for the recent Camp for Climate Action in Selby.
A public meting to discuss the future of a new community centre in Chapeltown will take place on Thursday 21st September, 6.30pm at the HOST Media Centre, Sheepscar/Chapeltown. Called by Chapeltown Community Centre Action Group, the meeting aims to pressure Leeds City Council to support the idea, which has the backing of virtually everyone else.
15-09-2006 17:49this building is under threat
The Cottage of Content was boarded up in May 2005 when the building was declared ‘surplus’ to requirement by Birmingham City Council. During this time it was vandalised and neglected. It was then handed over to Birmingham Property Services to make a substantial profit out of yet another one of our buildings that are a part of our municipal heritage. Without any public consultation, the Cottage Community Youth Centre was shut down and scheduled for auction.
The auction would have inevitably meant that the property developers with the most capital would have bought the building instead of community groups and levelled it to the ground to make way for yuppie flats. A local councillor, responding to pressure from a local Somali group, managed to get the building withdrawn from auction and along with local people supported the occupation of the Cottage as a means of ensuring the building wasn’t sold off to the highest bidder and that it was looked after properly.
14-09-2006 23:25Thursday 14th September the Cottage Social centre has received an eviction notice from bailiffs, contracted by Birmingham City Council, stating that we are "required to vacate at once".
We're not entirely sure that this means tomorrow morning, as they haven't provided us with a date with which to vacate, but we are preparing to resist any threat of eviction this evening in anticipation that this could happen tomorrow morning.
11-09-2006 23:01This is an edited version of the latest newsletter from the rampART social centre in East London. You can join the mailing list yourself via http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/rampart in order to stay up to date as the newsletter is not posted on indymedia every week.
11-09-2006 17:08AN ENERGETIC expansion bid has been launched by the Titnore Woods campers at Worthing, West Sussex, with eviction still expected at any time. Urgently needed is more timber and polyprop rope (6mm is best) and tarpaulins for tree houses etc, plus, on a more mundane level, supplies of toilet paper and real coffee.
10-09-2006 12:38The local exchange and trading systems or schemes operate all over the UK, generating goodwill and revitalizing communities while offering services to those in need regardless of circumstance.
09-09-2006 15:35Come and see the Climate Camp on film - from amazing actions to inspirational workshops to a spectacularly well-run site - plus a chance to share our stories and start planning next steps for climate activism in London and beyond.
05-09-2006 23:31After such an intense & out-of-the-ordinary week a few people thought it
would be good to meet-up to talk about our experiences at the climate
camp. So, if anybody fancies an informal chat who was involved in whatever aspect of the camp, see you there, 8 pm Sunday 10 Sept, at the commonplace.
04-09-2006 19:17Local people will be rambling around Frenchwood Recreation Ground on Sunday 10th September. The area, which includes popular football pitches and borders the beautiful River Ribble is under threat from ideas in Preston City Council's 'Riverworks' proposals - which include large housing developments over green areas including the rec, as well as the environmentally disastrous idea of building a barrage across the river, and concreting over the banks for boat moorings.
31-08-2006 20:33Its time 2 face facts, make trax, put on ur face masks and stop Drax in its trax.
30-08-2006 20:42WITH eviction now looking extremely imminent at Camp Titnore in Worthing, information has been gained on the firms who will be trying to force the protesters off the ancient woodland they are trying to protect.
30-08-2006 20:06I think it's important to get across to others not here, that this camp is a great example of people working together to create a vibrant living environment. It's probably been noted elsewhere in reports on Indymedia or other websites, but I've been really impressed with the whole set-up here - from disabled compost loos, to fab food served up three times a day without fail at each of the five camp neighbourhood kitchens, to impromptu singing sessions at night, to kids play and workshop areas, to an Indymedia field media centre complete with satellite link-up. And not to mention the impressive array of workshops about different aspects of climate change going on every day.
Bizarre goings-on in Birmingham this week as pensioner Fred Grove stepped up his campaign against eviction.
Fred has been served with a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on his canalside cottage in the Vauxhall area of the city, because he stands in the way of “progress.”
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