The new squat, which has been occupied as part of the weekend of action for free culture and squatted autonomous spaces has been successfully taken. The place is listed grade II building, but is uncared for, decrepit and in much need of renovations. Squatters having moved in, were yesterday and today, doing much tidying, fixing, washing, sweeping and preparing.
This is day 2, and there has been much more tidying, fixing, washing, sweeping and preparing .....
Police and owners have been present, and gone again.
Various sorts of kit, bits & bobs and comfy stuff have been moved in. A kitchen has been established, and with various helpers, is well underway.
Please come along, as ever, people are asked to help in the various ways that make the space, one of our own!
So where is it? The building is known as the Old County Hall, 23 High Pavement, Nottingham City, NG1. It is the building straight opposite the Galleries of Justice. For general info or directions, please ring on 075 3449 6679.
For a map see: http://tinyurl.com/5wld5k
In an article published on Notts Indymedia they say: "By visibly taking a space in the city centre, we intend to raise awareness of squatting and so contribute to a future of squatting in Nottingham with more long-term squats elsewhere in the city."
They go on to say: "One goal for the weekend of action is to 'inspire and empower people' who have previously been unfamiliar with squatting. Discussing campaigns and sharing knowledge and skills we can support one another and be empowered ourselves, as well as drawing in new people by creating a vibrant and exciting place to be".
Nottingham New Squat Occupied: opp. Galleries of Justice : Day 1
Nottingham Braced For Squat Actions [Feature]
Days of Action for Squats and Autonomous Spaces[UK feature]
2008 Squats and Autonomous Spaces [Actions Page]
Nottingham's Old County Hall Occupied [History of da place]
Photographer - Media: One Eye on the Road. Nottingham. UK
Member of the National Union of Journalists [No: 014345]
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