The Walkers Notts volunteers serve food every Tuesday.

Walkers Notts, a homelessness support group, say it is getting nowhere with its appeals to Nottingham City Council for help.

The charity was founded a year ago by Denise Walker in memory of her brother who also dedicated his time to volunteering to help those in need.

The volunteers hand out food in Sneinton Market every week and have repeatedly asked the council for an inside venue.

They want to serve food during the colder season, whilst also providing toilets and showers.

The team solely relies on donations and raising funds through events such as flea markets and car boot sales.

“We’re getting nowhere”
Denise Walker, Notts Walkers Team Leader

Denise Walker, the Notts Walkers Team Leader, said: “There’s no help whatsoever out there. We’ve been trying with Nottingham City Council to get somewhere to sit inside and we’re getting nowhere.

“We get the odd donation, but that’s it.”

  • 1 in every 500 people in Nottingham are homeless
  • Homelessness in the East Midlands has increased by 19% in the last year
  • Walkers Notts feed nearly 100 people every week
  • They have around 15 volunteers
  • The group was set up one year ago by Denise Walker from Bilborough.
  • They serve food every Tuesday from 6.30pm-8pm.

Group members also want to extend the service over two nights per week to meet the high demand they are experiencing across Nottingham.

Nottingham City Council is yet to comment.