A message from the City Council Leader, Councillor David Mellen and Portfolio Holder for Communities, Councillor Rebecca Langton.

If you’re visiting Nottingham city centre today to support local businesses, we want to make you aware of protests that are due to take place so you can plan ahead.

The Council is working with Notts Police to manage any disruption the protests may cause. Queen Street and King Street will be closed to traffic from 9am which will mean buses with stops there will pick up and drop off on Parliament Street instead. The closure will be lifted as soon as possible after the protests.

There are concerns that people with far right views may decide to become involved in the protests. Racism is not welcome in Nottingham and we would encourage anyone planning to travel here with such views not to come to our city. We urge all protesters and counter protesters to act responsibly during the current pandemic by making sure they socially distance and wear a face covering.