We are working towards Nottingham becoming a City of Sanctuary. In the city and county, there are flourishing but hard-pressed groups who help people seeking sanctuary to become part of the wider community. We want to help local groups and individuals to welcome and appreciate people seeking refuge and asylum more actively.
Our next Meeting is on Friday 24th March at Nottingham Playhouse at 3.30pm
Meeting to bring togerther people interested in getting involved in building Nottingham City Of Sanctuary.
The draft Agenda
• look at the CoS website / resources etc and a quick overview of what CoS is
• agreeing the best use of the Nottingham CoS website in the interests of all groups and organisations in Nottingham – its content and maintenance
• possibly review the outcome of the Sanctuary Commission and where CoS might fit in with this and support strategic planning for all of Nottingham
• looking at what structures need to be put into place ( if any) to promote and develop Nottingham as a City of Sanctuary
• anything else that you may suggest or raise
How can you help? Are you part of a group or organisation who would support Nottingham becoming a City of Sanctuary by signing the resolution of support?
Supporters can include faith groups, community centres, charities, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organizations and volunteers. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
There are many ways to include sanctuary seekers in your activities and you can find plenty of ideas in the Resources page here.
In Flux at Nottingham Playhouse Saturday 8th April 2017
In Flux Saturday 8 April 2017 at 8pm Neville Studio – Tickets: FREE (reserve in advance)
New Nottingham City of Sanctuary Face Book Page
Reminder please join the new Nottingham City of Santuary Face book page. We have a planning meeting booked for 24th March at Nottingham Playhouse and we need to get as many people there as possible.
Nottingham Citizens Report Launch
On 21 February, Nottingham Citizens will launch the report of their Independent Sanctuary Commission looking at the challenges facing refugees and asylum-seekers and proposing practical recommendations.
BRITISH RED CROSS HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENING
The British Red Cross are organising for Refugees and asylum seekers a Health & Wellbeing Evening on Tuesday 17th January from 6pm to 8.30pm At St Andrews Church Hall, Chaucer Street, Ng1 5JT.
NEW REFUGEE FOOTBALL PROJECT with Notts County Football in the Community. Starting 8th September From 5pm to 6pm at John Carroll Leisure Centre, Denman Street, Central Nottingham NG7 3PS
Black Minority Ethnic Communities’ Health Focus Groups
MUSIC 4 LIFE 10.06.15
FUNDRAISING CONCERT to raise money to purchase guitars for asylum seekers
World Food Night Tuesday 16th June 6pm to 8pm
To Celebrate Refugee Week, We have a very special World Food Night this Month, FREE Food cooked by Eritrean volunteers from the Welcome Group. Vegan option available Tuesday, 16 June 6pm to 8pm Tasty Tuesday, Thomas Helwys Baptist Church, Church Street, NG7 1SJ.
REFUGEE WEEK 2015 IN NOTTINGHAM
The Listings for this years Refugee Week events can be Found here
Church Urban Fund supports us!
We are very grateful for the support of the Church Urban Fund, who have funded a one-day a week development…
Nottingham City of Sanctuary launched
The Nottingham group was formally launched at a public meeting on October 7th. It was addressed by the Lord Mayor, who referred to the City Council’s target to achieve City of Sanctuary status by March 2012.
Open Day, June 17th
The Nottingham City of Sanctuary group held their first open day event for people to find out about the movement, with food and a performance of South African freedom songs by a local choir at The Vine Centre, Hyson Green.