Archive for November, 2009

Sheltered housing campaign dates coming up…

Sheltered housing residents from Barnet protesting against Barnet council’s plan to remove wardens from their schemes have a number of important dates coming up. Please get along and support them if you can:

Monday 30 November: demonstrate at 11am outside Conservative party HQ at 30 Millbank; demonstrate 12.15pm outside 10 Downing Street. Supported by GMB and Unison trade unions. Transport is available from Barnet, email wardens@barnettuc.org.uk for details. David Young, Barnet resident and a key organiser of the demonstrations says:

We have got to save our Wardens and sheltered housing for the elderly now, and for our children in the future. The alternative will be to stay at home with your family if you have one, or move into a care home. The party leaders must give us a yes or no answer. In fact, while I am in the area I am also going to drop a letter into Nick Clegg. I’m sure he will be interested in our votes. To all political parties, we say: No Wardens, No Votes!

Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 December: demonstrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, when Barnet sheltered housing residents have their case against Barnet council heard. Demonstration at 10am each morning.

Monday 7 December: national protest for sheltered housing. Assemble: 3pm, Trafalgar Square, march to Downing Street to hand in the national petition at 4pm. Organised by Sheltered Housing UK.


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Barnet council has agreed to hold a two night hearing on the redevelopment scheme for Brent Cross-Cricklewood. The dates are Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November. Official papers for the special Planning and Environment Committee are available here.

The Coalition for a Sustainable Brent Cross Cricklewood Redevelopment (aka Brent Cross Coalition) will be present at the meeting and will hold a demonstration on the 18th before the meeting begins at 6.30pm at Hendon Town Hall, the Burroughs, Hendon NW4 4BG. Their website is http://brentcrosscoalition.blogspot.com/.

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