For five months the Black Cat Community Centre has been providing a free, inclusive space for community events. It has hosted open mic nights, poetry sessions, yoga and dance classes, debt advice centres, meetings and many more events based upon demand and all free of charge – all have been keenly taken up by the people of Bath. This project is run by full-time volunteers using abandoned buildings otherwise going to waste. The council, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that this kind of blatant altruism and community solidarity must come to an end before the people start expecting the council to provide a decent service, and as such are sending bailiffs in to evict us so that the Riverside Studios may once again stand empty gathering dust.
THE BLACK CAT NEEDS YOU!
The first eviction attempt is expected this Friday 26nd March at 10:00am. We WILL be resisting this eviction attempt. This is OUR community and we should not be afraid to stand as the people against power-hungry politicians, fatcats, cops and bailiffs. This is a call to the people of Bath to stand tall with the Black Cat Collective. To receive updates and the all-important eviction alert please send a blank text to 07529 579 130.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET ARRESTED TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
A large crowd outside the building demanding that the centre be allowed to remain sends a very strong message to the council. There are also many vital non-arrestable street roles including:
Making lots of noise
Bringing all your mates
If you wish to get involved in any way, please come knock on our red front door! Unit 3A, former Riverside Business Park, Lower Bristol Road, Bath, BA2 3DW.