Sign the open letter: Nottingham City Council to support Bristol's call for an end to austerity

***Update: Jon Collins has tweeted to say he will support Mayor Rees and his campaign to call an end to austerity in local government. Well done everyone!***

Dear Jon Collins,

Bristol City Mayor Marvin Rees has called on all 8 Core Cities in Britain to unite behind his call for an end to austerity. He has organised for a mass lobby of Parliament on 12th September demanding an end to vicious public sector cuts which have brought Local Authorities to their knees. He is also supporting a local demonstration in every city on Saturday 9th September.

Nottingham City Council has seen cuts of £200 million over the last 6 years, with a further £46 million of cuts to come over the next 2 years. These cuts have meant services cut to the bone, redundancies and wage cuts at the council, and a rise in homelessness in our city.

Cuts to Council Tax support for the poorest in society have added an extra burden on the City Council, whilst the Bedroom tax has forced up rent for hundreds of city residents. Our social services have suffered as the Council make cuts to balance a shrinking budget.

The most visible sign of deepening austerity is the increase in homeless people sleeping on the streets. Cuts to Framework have led to a rise in rough sleeping in common with the other Core Cities.

Before the election Theresa May told a nurse ‘there is no magic money tree’ for wage rises. Yet when her party failed to win a majority they could find £1.5 billion to buy the DUP’s 10 votes. This year we mark 10 years since the beginning of the financial crisis. When banks needed a bailout the money was there.

We know that money is available for public services. We know because the government have bcut taxes for the rich while claiming ‘we’re all in it together’.

We the undersigned call on our Council to join Bristol and other cities by supporting a demonstration in Nottingham on Saturday 9th September and by joining Mayor Marvin Rees at a lobby of Parliament on Monday 12th September.

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103 signatures

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  • Angie Mindel
    signed 2017-08-07 22:56:50 +0100
  • Carol Starr
    signed 2017-08-07 22:36:42 +0100
  • Carol Starr
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-07 22:34:07 +0100
    Sign the open letter: Nottingham Council, support Bristol's call for end to austerity @cllrjoncollins @peoplesnotts
  • Carol Starr
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-07 22:34:01 +0100
    Sign the open letter: Nottingham Council, support Bristol's call for end to austerity @cllrjoncollins @peoplesnotts
  • Jeannie Clark
    signed 2017-08-07 22:18:43 +0100
  • Lauren White
    signed 2017-08-07 22:16:17 +0100
  • Diane Solomon
    signed 2017-08-07 22:04:01 +0100
  • Rachael Long
    signed 2017-08-07 21:23:50 +0100
    This is a stand many comrades I know have long been saying should be taken by councils. If councils do this on block the national government will be forced to listen.
  • Andy Chambers
    signed 2017-08-07 21:21:57 +0100
  • David Allen
    signed 2017-08-07 21:18:34 +0100
  • Kathryn Hewitt
    signed 2017-08-07 21:06:38 +0100
  • William Phillips
    signed 2017-08-07 21:02:20 +0100
  • Robin Ashman
    signed 2017-08-07 20:19:48 +0100
  • Abi Rhodes
    signed 2017-08-07 20:17:08 +0100
  • Anita Gill
    signed 2017-08-07 19:59:36 +0100
  • keith turner
    signed 2017-08-07 19:56:46 +0100
  • Keith Belshaw
    signed 2017-08-07 19:44:36 +0100
    Austerity is a failed policy, it has damaged the nation economically, with the weakest of our people bearing the brunt. It has damaged our institutions, like our NHS, education, local government and transport, and was partly to blame for our people throwing away their precious EU membership.
  • Melissa Cowell
    signed 2017-08-07 19:43:56 +0100
  • Alan Tuckman
    signed 2017-08-07 19:39:58 +0100
  • Lizzie
    @OminuWinky tweeted link to this page. 2017-08-07 19:30:12 +0100
    Sign the open letetr: Nottingham City Council to support Bristol's call for an end to austerity @cllrjoncollins
  • Lizzie Brown
    signed 2017-08-07 19:29:11 +0100
  • Pete Potts
    signed 2017-08-07 19:24:38 +0100
  • Dominic Richardson
    signed 2017-08-07 19:23:10 +0100
  • Dave Goold
    signed 2017-08-07 19:22:30 +0100
  • Nicola Harris
    signed 2017-08-07 19:17:18 +0100
    Nicola Harris
  • sue atkinson
    signed 2017-08-07 19:13:08 +0100
  • Donna Moore
    signed 2017-08-07 19:12:35 +0100
    Yes lets back our services and shame the cuts.
  • Beth Foster-Hunter
    signed 2017-08-07 19:12:13 +0100
    Beth Foster-Hunter
  • Gareth Morgan
    signed 2017-08-07 19:10:50 +0100
  • Tom Unterrainer
    signed 2017-08-07 18:56:52 +0100


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