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Nottingham Citizens is a non-partisan alliance of 36 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 hate crime, homelessness, sanctuary, modern slavery and air pollution.

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: pete.rogers@nottinghamcitizens.org

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Nottingham Citizens win 'Upstanding Organisation' Award at 2018 No2H8 Crime Awards

Nottingham Citizens have been recognised at yesterday's No2H8 Crime Awards, a national award ceremony that aims to celebrate those contribute toward the cohesion of different communities the UK by tackling hatred and prejudice.


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Our June 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter includes a reminder of how you can personally make a positive difference to some of our current campaign priorities - including how you can sign up and get sponsored for our fund-raising summer bike ride in Nottingham on Sunday 29 July - and recognises the contribution of Bilal Hussain, one of our organisers who is moving to pastures new.

Read the Nottingham Citizens June 2018 newsletter now.

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Our 10 May accountability assembly

What sort of Nottingham do we want to create? That was the question on the lips of hundreds of people passionate about Nottingham's future as they gathered with community and civic leaders at the city's Albert Hall for an assembly to propose action to help improve the lives, security and prosperity of citizens and celebrate the achievements of the Nottingham Citizens alliance and its partners so far.

Read the assembly programme to find out more about the commitments we were seeking from local authority leaders and other decision-makers on the night.

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Nottingham Citizens Hate crime study reveals surge in verbal and physical harassment

One of the largest studies ever conducted into hate crime has found more than a third of people in Nottingham surveyed have experienced hate crime (35%), an increase of 6% since the last citizen survey ‘No Place for Hate’ in 2013/14, with the majority happening in the city centre and public spaces.

As part of the report for Nottingham Citizens, part of community organising charity Citizens UK, the experiences of over 4,170 people in the city were collected, including frequency, causes and locations of hate crimes, building on five years of work to tackle hate crime in the city. The first part of the survey, published today, represents the experiences of 1202 people responding to a city survey. A second report on the experiences of 2968 school and college children is due to be published over the summer.

Most respondents in the city survey had not reported the crime to the police (79%). Of those who did, 58% were satisfied with the police response and 42% dissatisfied.

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Our February 2018 newsletter

This month's newsletter includes the latest on the arrangements for our accountability assembly at the Albert Hall on 10 May and updates on our current streams of work.

Read the Nottingham Citizens February 2018 newsletter now.

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10 May is accountability day

Preparations are under way for a spring assembly at which Nottingham Citizens will seek pledges of support from politicians and other decision-makers for a series of measures to ensure fairness and justice for some of the city's most vulnerable people.

The Nottingham Citizens annual accountability assembly will take place at the Albert Hall on Thursday 10 May from 6pm.

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Our January 2018 newsletter

Our first newsletter of 2018 looks forward to the Accountability Assembly at Nottingham's Albert Hall on 10 May and gives an update on the work of our hate crime, homelessness and modern slavery action teams.

Read the Nottingham Citizens January 2018 newsletter now.

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Our December 2017 newsletter

In this newsletter we report on the celebration evening at Radford Academy that recognised the past year's achievements by the Nottingham Citizens alliance and previewed our 2018 action plans.

Read the Nottingham Citizens December 2017 newsletter now. 

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Misogyny as a Hate Crime: Women campaigners of today #Vote100

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100 years since the extension of the franchise to 8 million women, CitizensUK is featuring interviews all week with the women campaigners who are fighting social justice and women’s battles facing communities today.

Getting the vote was hard fought over decades of organising, protest and lobbying. Many things have improved since then, but there are still day-to-day injustices that form part of daily life for women leaders in 2018.

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Our November 2017 newsletter

In our latest newsletter you can find out what we've been doing to promote take-up of the Living Wage by more local employers, develop our fruitful relationships with Nottingham's MPs and other news, including the announcement of a new institution that's joined our alliance and become part of the Nottingham Citizens family.

Read the Nottingham Citizens November 2017 newsletter now.

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