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30 Sep 2012

Hammersmith NHS demo 6th October and MONDAY 8th OCTOBER - PRESENTING OUR PETITION

An opportunity for ALL opponents of NHS cuts and closures to come together to defend our health services. London Keep Our NHS Public is calling for this to be a London wide protest. For us in NW London, it is a chance before the consultation ends to show our solidarity. We will NOT give in to pressure to choose one A & E department over another or one hospital over another. Yes, we need better services out of hospital. Yes, we need services which will support people so that they don't need to be admitted, but we need our hospitals too. Please join the demo.
MONDAY 8th OCTOBER - PRESENTING OUR PETITION 12.30 pm Outside the Department of Health in Whitehall, then to NHS NW London HQ in Victoria St. BRING BANNERS or COME IN BANDAGES: Don't make a Casualty of our NHS This will be an opportunity to get more publicity for our campaign and to tell NHS NW London that our campaign is not over yet. We will keep on fighting for our health services.

NHS Consultation: meeting on NHS reorganisation in NW London. Harlesden Methodist church hall 29/9/12

Questions and discussion (part 1) Questions and discussion (part 2) Questions and discussion (part 3) Questions and discussion (part 4) Questions and discussion (part 5)

Young Greens Stall at UCL Freshers Week

Clare Phipps and Sarah Marks recruiting in University of London precinct, 28 Sept 2012.

27 Sep 2012

Brent Education Debate

Changes in education are coming thick and fast and it is hard to keep up, let alone work out what they mean for children, parents, teachers, headteachers and governors in our schools.

 There is an urgent need for a discussion about the changes that are taking place. Brent teacher unions, supported by Brent Fightback, have organised a debate open to everyone in Brent who is concerned about the future of our education system, both nationally and locally. Academies and free schools, changes in the curriculum, the crisis in the exam system, increases in the size of primary schools, the shortage of primary school places which will soon extend to secondary schools, the role of school governors, changes in the way schools are supported by the local authority and privatisation are all issues which cry out for debate.

 The debate took place on Thursday 20th September at Copland Community School, Wembley High Road.

Speakers  included
Melissa Benn, a local parent, writer and journalist who recently published 'School Wars - the battle for Britain's Education'

 Jon O'Connor, regional manager of the Cooperative College which supports schools setting up as cooperatives, cooperative federations or cooperative academies

 Mary Arnold, Brent Council's lead member for Children and Families

 Martin Francis, Brent Green Party spokesperson on Children and Families

 Hank Roberts, ATL President and a Brent teacher

 The meeting will be chaired by Gill Wood, local parent and school governor.

 Apologies, the Brent Green Agit Prop Film Unit, (aka P.Murry), was only able to film the latter part of this debate to a gridlock in Willesden

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PART 2
 
PART 3

17 Sep 2012

Brent Education Debate - Thursday 20 Sept

Changes in education are coming thick and fast and it is hard to keep up, let alone work out what they mean for children, parents, teachers, headteachers and governors in our schools.
There is an urgent need for a discussion about the changes that are taking place. Brent teacher unions, supported by Brent Fightback, have organised a debate open to everyone in Brent who is concerned about the future of our education system, both nationally and locally.
Academies and free schools, changes in the curriculum, the crisis in the exam system, increases in the size of primary schools, the shortage of primary school places which will soon extend to secondary schools, the role of school governors, changes in the way schools are supported by the local authority and privatisation are all issues which cry out for debate.
The debate will take place on Thursday 20th September at Copland Community School, Wembley High Road, from 7-9pm. (buses 18, 182, 83 stop at the school, 297 get off at Park Lane and then left along High Road,; Wembley Central station Overground and Bakerloo).
Speakers will include
Melissa Benn, a local parent, writer and journalist who recently published 'School Wars - the battle for Britain's Education'

Jon O'Connor, regional manager of the Cooperative College which supports schools setting up as cooperatives, cooperative federations or cooperative academies

Mary Arnold, Brent Council's lead member for Children and Families

Martin Francis, Brent Green Party spokesperson on Children and Families

Hank Roberts, ATL President and a Brent teacher

The meeting will be chaired by Gill Wood, local parent and school governor.

Queens Park Day - 16 Sept 2012


Locally sourced honey

Defend NW London Hospitals: Pictures from Demo 15 Sept 2012





A new speculative industrial development - right next door to the hospital.

Central Middlesex Main entrance - with A & E access.

14 Sep 2012

DEFEND NW LONDON HEALTH SERVICES Save A & E at Central Middlesex Hospital - March and Rally 15 Sept 2012

DEFEND NW LONDON HEALTH SERVICES

Save A & E at Central Middlesex Hospital - March and Rally

Saturday 15 September 2012

DEMONSTRATION ASSEMBLES 12 noon HARLESDEN JUBILEE CLOCK

MARCH via STONEBRIDGE HUB 1.00 pm for rally at CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL 1.30 pm.

If you are unable to march, go straight to CMH.

Updates.

Queens Park Community Sale - Be Kind to Our Planet .. and our Trees

Queens Park Community Sale Notice on Salusbury Road Tree, 13 Sept 2012
Advertisement for Salusbury Road table top sale on 7 October. Unfortunately, the notice for this otherwise excellent initiative is pinned to a tree using drawing pins, which can result in fungal infections to trees (especially when pins get left behind to rust away). If and where there is a case for using trees for postering, string should be used instead. This picture shows old pins and old string, in addition to the offending notice. Website for Queens Park Community Sale.

Brent CCTV Car Illegally Parked on Mortimer Road

Brent CCTV car illegally parked on Mortimer Road, 13 Sept 2012.
Brent Parking enforcement was captured illegally parked on 13 September, on double yellow lines, at the junction of Mortimer Road and Chamberlayne Road. The end does not justify the means. This sets completely the wrong standard for trying to trap the infractions or road violations of other motorists.

2 Sep 2012

245 bus gets militant!

Saw a 245 in Cricklewood today with massive Ealing Council poster on the side calling for people to sign petion against hospital closures (including CMH).Is Ealing doing Brent's job for it,? I think most of the 245 route  in Brent, wonder what Ealing council tax payers think.