Sunday, 20 March 2016


Apparently there's been some strange posters popping up around Nottingham telling you what to do with your own money

Reckon they should sack the graphics designer mind...

Addendum - in case you're wondering what this is all about it's NCC's latest campaign to demonise beggars

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hate Crime Reporting - Surreal Follow Up

Shortly after posting my piece the other day about NCC's poor quality advice on how to report hate crime, I found myself in this slightly surreal Twitter convo -

In case you didn't know, Antcliff is NCC's Chief Anti-Social Behaviour Officer.

I was actually trying to report a Community Protection Officer for disability harassment against me. As you can see, I did try to tell him, just not sure that he took it in.

Anyway, thanks to Mr Antcliff I did manage to report one of his staff for a hate crime, got a hate crime number and everything.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Nottingham City Council's Shit Hate Crime Advice

An extract from the City Council's webpage on hate crime reporting (link to screenshot as I guess it may change soon) -
  • Stop Hate UK has a 24 hour third party reporting line for witnesses and victims of hate crime. This reporting service is independent of the police and will not pass information to them, unless the caller wishes for this to be done on their behalf
  • ...
  • Email 
An extract from the email I received from Stop Hate UK today -

"Unfortunately this is not something we are able to look into as we are not commissioned to operate in Nottingham..."

Thanks a lot Nottingham City Council for your bullshit hate crime reporting advice.

Important note; Stop Hate Uk's website DOES say that they are available to assist with LGBT hate crime across England, Wales and Scotland. It's just that I was trying to report disability hate crime. Mind you I don't think that NCC recognises that such a thing exists.