Nottingham Citizens is a non-partisan alliance of 37 civil society institutions comprised of trade unions, faith groups, charities, schools and universities, all working together to make Nottingham a better place to live.
We organise communities to act together for social justice and the common good, developing the leadership capacity of our members so they can hold our cities' decision-makers to account on the issues that matter to them.
At present, Nottingham Citizens is tackling mental health, issues affecting young people and fair work and wages.
If your institution is not yet in membership, we'd love to have a conversation with you. Involvement in a Citizens UK alliance is one of the best ways for you and your organisation to make a tangible difference in the city, whilst at the same time developing the leadership skills and capacity of your membership. To arrange a sit down with one of our organisers, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past few weeks, our members have members gathered at St Ann's Well Academy for our annual delegates assembly and AGM. It was an encouraging and important evening together - community leaders shared details of recent victories and we celebrated people who have developed leadership skills and participated in public life through the past year. At a time of such national uncertainty, when politics and public life seems to divided and uncertain, it was fantastic to acknowledge people who prepared to work with others to make the changes they want for their communities.
We were particularly encouraged to hear about the joint work of three of our member organisations - Sycamore Academy, St Ann with Emmanuel Church, and St Ann's Well Academy, and the organising they are doing together in their local neighbourhood - local people of all ages and backgrounds coming together to listen, to research and to act together on shared goals...fantastic!!!
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Over the next few hours, hundreds of people will gather in market square, joining with millions across the globe for the 'Earth Strike'. With our national politics and democracy in turmoil, this is yet another sign that people are more prepared than ever to stand up for the issues that matter to them. The need to provide a vehicle for change is as relevant as it ever was. And so we push on! Lots of exciting activities, actions and updates to share.
Firstly, a big Nottingham Citizens welcome to the Nottingham Girls Academy who joined our alliance last month. We are looking forward to introducing you around our membership and making some change together.
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Our Accountability Assembly that we were planning to hold on Thursday 25 April will now take place instead on Wednesday 26 June at Trent Vineyard. The Nottingham Citizens leadership group felt it was prudent to postpone the event until after the Nottingham City Council election when the Councillors who will form the Council’s new political leadership team will be known.
Leaders from Nottingham Citizens' broad-based alliance of community groups rooted in civic society locally explain how their organisations have benefited from becoming dues-paying members of Nottingham Citizens, a community organising Chapter of Citizens UK.