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Dear Citizens of Nottingham,

The dust has long since settled on what was a wonderful evening for Nottingham last month as a 700+ strong cohort of Nottingham-ites made pledges towards creating a #betternottingham. Important public commitments were made by decision-makers which will be followed up in the coming months. Crucially, there were numerous opportunities for each and every citizen there to play their part - we must not forget to act on these opportunities. Could you...
  • spread awareness of modern day slavery. Head to for ideas and resources
  • tackle air pollution head-on in the run-up to Clean Air Day on Thursday 21st June. Sherwood Methodist are promoting 'Clean Air Sunday', ditching cars on their day of worship; Tim is experimenting with 5 different way to travel to work (see blog)...what could you do?
  • ask your employer to consider tackling re-offending and homelessness by becoming a 'Clean Sheet Employer', opening up employment opportunities to ex-offenders.
What next?

'Listening Workshop' Tuesday 19th June, 19.00 - 20.30 @Grace Church.
A crucial evening for our membership as we head into a new round of listening. Listening is the beginning of the process of turning people's private pain into public, political action. Therefore, if we are to act responsibly, we need to listen responsibly. Come and be excited, empowered, and trained to hone in on the areas of injustice that we need to tackle in the coming months. Teams of 3-5 encouraged from each institution. Contact your institutional lead to confirm your attendance. 

Summer Fundraiser
As explained last month, like many charities we have arrived at the end of the financial year with a gap in our budget. To help plug the deficit, Tim is organising a sponsored cycle-ride on Sunday 29th July. You can register your interest at, or click here to sponsor us. If you're not athletic, but would like to greet the riders/serve refreshments, we'd love to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to do something fun across our institutions, build relationships, and raise some much needed funds in the process. 

Last week we said goodbye to Bilal who moves on after 3 years of organising with Notitngham Citizens. Bilal has been instrumental in guiding our work on hate crime and developing our connections to educational institutions across the city. He moves on to organise for the Labour Party across the East Midlands, and leaves behind him a strong legacy of relationships built, institutions strengthened, and important justice campaigns won. Thank you Bilal! We expect to appoint his successor by September - keep your eyes peeled for the job advert and share in your networks. 

Finally, in this new GDPR-era we are wanting to build back up again a comprehensive mailing list of supporters and advocates of our work. Please can you share the below sign-up link with those in your networks who may want to be kept up-to-date with Nottingham Citizens: 

We look forward to seeing many of you next week at our Listening Workshop. 


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