Bournbrook Nursery Social Centre!!

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WeTheYouth
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Aug 24 2004 21:39
Bournbrook Nursery Social Centre!!

Bournbrook nursery social cente in birmingham is a place where a dynamic group of people are working to create a space for the local community and a resource centre for activists, the building occupied is a beutifull abandoned nursery which is being tranformed into a useable space for the whole family

Our immediate aim at the moment is getting the cafe and kids play area up and running. If anybody would like to help out please come down or get in touch with us. We are also in need of tables, chairs, paint, and peoples spare time more importantly. This is a space for us all, so if you want to use it for anything get in touch.

No 1 Bournebrook Road

Bournebrook Day Nursery

Birmingham

B29 7BC

With Love From Everyone Down at the social centre.

e-mail: scbrum@mail.com

Kidda
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Aug 24 2004 21:45

and more importantly if anyone can donate some time to come get involved, it would be appreciated to

this centre isnt just ours, its everyones smile

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Aug 24 2004 22:20

bloody typical. i wait two years for something to happen in birmingham, then as soon as it does, i have to go to spain for a year! but yeah, anyone who is available and can should deffinitely go and help, it's a really good building, and it's great that if it can carry on.

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Aug 24 2004 22:45
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bloody typical. i wait two years for something to happen in birmingham, then as soon as it does, i have to go to spain for a year! but yeah, anyone who is available and can should deffinitely go and help, it's a really good building, and it's great that if it can carry on.

we waited for you to leave twisted

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Aug 25 2004 14:38

Okay boys and girls, what about the eviction?

Yrwenot3?
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Aug 25 2004 22:45

what about it? tongue

Kidda
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Aug 26 2004 22:23
Yrwenot3? wrote:
what about it? tongue

too fucking right 8)

grin

Kidda
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Aug 27 2004 10:05

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/

front page smile :)

WeTheYouth
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Aug 27 2004 10:43
Kidda wrote:
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/

front page smile :)

grin grin grin grin grin grin

rebel_lion
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Aug 27 2004 17:58

are the "official opening" leaflets printed yet?

going to get down there on sunday, see u lot then...

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Aug 28 2004 11:56

damn, i sent off a report of the gathering with a thing about the social centre at the end and put the wma email address on, i hadn't noticed the new one. ah well, nevermind...

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Aug 28 2004 16:42
rebel_lion wrote:
are the "official opening" leaflets printed yet?

going to get down there on sunday, see u lot then...

the leaflets are ready to be photocopied and distributed tommorrow- says steve smile

and yeah we decided that we needed a neutral email address as i think we all agreed it wasnt comfortable with plastering 'West midlands anarchists' all over the social centre, because its not a 'wma social centre' its a community one which members from wma happen to be involved in

smile

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Aug 28 2004 17:50

yeah, i appreciate the point about it not being a wma project, but i needed to write the article quick to get it in freedom, and forgot to check back here to see if there was a new email address. but i don't think it really matters for one article in an anarchist paper, and i think i put that that was a temporary arrangement anyway. well, if someone else once to write a better, longer and up to date report on the social centre with proper contact details, then it would be a good idea for the next edition of freedom.

Kidda
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Aug 28 2004 18:07

beings as though were on the front of indy

it could be a good idea to sort an article out

will have to wait untill weve set the website up tho

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Sep 2 2004 21:29

Farenheit 9/11 screening was i think a qualified success, there weren't the numbers of people we had hoped for but those who did come were all enthusiastic about the place existing and said they would tell other people about it and/or come back to help out, which IMo is better than a lot of people coming and passively watching a film screening without wanting to be further involved.

We've been talking about other stuff like maybe turning a piece of land which was ironically bought for the nursery with lottery funding just before it was closed by the council into a community veg garden...

Other ideas for stuff people would like to see happen there very welcome...

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Sep 3 2004 20:07

Will be up again in a few days peeps, i aint aborted ya just setling in2 my new job and bin at a fest finshing of my anarchist credit card.

Is there any praticular day next week when i may be more of use, and anything i might find around the house we need.

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Sep 20 2004 17:50

Just heard this morning (sorry for lateness of getting to a computer and posting) that Birmingham Council have announced an eviction at 10am tomorrow. From my knowledge of these things, this probably won't be the cops or really heavy bailiffs but will more likely be them sending a couple of bailiffs round to try and tell everyone to leave (which, of course, we won't). Or they *might* try and send the heavy squad in, but given the media attention we have already had that's less likely (but still possible). Or they might just not turn up...

Anyway we are calling for as many people as possible to get down tomorrow (or tonight - if ppl can't get to Brum early enough they can crash at the centre) to help resist the eviction attempt - AFAIK it will be "fluffy" resistance in the form of standing in the street and chanting/banging saucepans etc rather than building barricades, as the heavy cop/bailiff squads aren't expected this time round - and generally give support, so publicise it if you can (sorry for very short notice)...

i'm getting down there on a late train tonight if i can... hopefully see ppl who haven't already been involved there...

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Sep 24 2004 19:10
Da_Original_Dissident wrote:
Will be up again in a few days peeps, i aint aborted ya just setling in2 my new job and bin at a fest finshing of my anarchist credit card.

Is there any praticular day next week when i may be more of use, and anything i might find around the house we need.

We're still waiting......

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Sep 28 2004 11:38
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Da_Original_Dissident wrote:

Will be up again in a few days peeps, i aint aborted ya just setling in2 my new job and bin at a fest finshing of my anarchist credit card.

Is there any praticular day next week when i may be more of use, and anything i might find around the house we need.

We're still waiting......

Nah your not and if my contributions to the party wern't enough on saturday then im down tonight wink

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Sep 28 2004 21:10

no worries mate, good to see you.

Just do what you can smile

Da_Original_Dis...
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Sep 30 2004 10:56

any new news?

WeTheYouth
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Sep 30 2004 10:59

theres a bit on indymedia.org.uk that i put up after talking to kidda, apparently there is a stay of eviction and according to the bbc we are talking to the council???

But i dont know much else, im gonna try and get over there this weekend, maybe stay there.

Tom A
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Sep 30 2004 16:31

The eviction was postponed again, thankfully.

It was my first time there, I live in Keele near Stoke-on-Trent, but got the train to show solidarity, as I have a friend who is involved in this. It seems a really great place, and it would be such a shame if it was shut down, particualy since Birmingham City Council only want to have the place so that they can demolish it in two years time! angry

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Sep 30 2004 17:59

edited:

cheers tom wink

Da_Original_Dis...
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Oct 1 2004 07:25

Tom, were you the one of the to gezers there on wednesday morning. One with a bandana and the other without one?

Tom A
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Oct 1 2004 10:38

I was the one with the bandana, yes.

Yrwenot3?
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Oct 1 2004 18:40

Thanks for coming down and showing some solidarity smile

and ta for keeping the cafe going when we went to see the council. Nice one - should be able to come upto Stoke tomorrow hopefully