Well a lot has been happening while I have been away. No major reason that I haven’t been blogging, just too much work and other stuff getting in the way. But I’m back now.
I notice that Nottingham City Council are selling Radford Unity Complex, an old school in Radford and are evicting the community groups currently based there.
“Groups currently using the RUC include the Sikh Community and Youth Service (SCYS), the Nottingham Teaching College (NCT) which offers courses to around 1,000 local people per year and Catch 22, a group working with young people and offenders, Shiefton Youth Group and Supplementary School, the Hindu Youth Group, the Gujarat Samaj Youth Group and ERONDU after school study and support group”
The City Council had in their reports said that groups would be given help to find alternative accommodation – which surprise, surprise they haven’t.
However, what has not been more widely reported is that all of the community groups, with the exception of Catch 22, have been using these premises free of charge. Although this might seem great, what it actually means is that these groups have not had to raise funding in the past for rent. This means that it is impossible to find them alternative accommodation as there is nowhere else in Radford or close by that will provide space free of charge.
It may be that these groups close unless the City Council decide to provide some practical help.
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