Published and promoted by S. Bartle on behalf of Brent Green Party and Shaka Lish and Michaela Lichten c/o 23 Saltcroft Close, Wembley, HA9 9JJ and promoted by Aidan Cottrell-Boyce on behalf of John Mansook c/o National Green Party office, The Biscuit Factory, Unit 201 A Block, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG.



10 Feb 2015

News for Brent Greens: february 2015

Greetings to all and a special welcome to new members.  I hope you will be able to join us at some of the forthcoming events so that we can all get to know each other.

Reminder: FRIENDS OF THE EARTH MEETING TUESDAY FEBRUARY 10TH 7.30PM
FLOODS COMING TO A HIGH STREET NEAR YOU?
Talk and discussion with Guy Shrubsole, Climate Campaigner
Watling Gardens Community Meeting Room
97/135 Watling Gardens, Shoot Up Hill, NW2 3UB (5 mons from Kilburn Jubilee line station)

BRENT GREEN PARTY STALL - SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH 11AMWe will meeting outside the Methodist Church in Harlesden High Street to talk to local residents and find out about the issues that concern them as well as talk to them about Green Party policy.
It will also be a chance to meet other Green Party members.  The refurbished Jubilee Clock will be unveiled in its new position at the same time.


INTRODUCING MICHAELA LICHTEN OUR CANDIDATE IN THE KENTON BY-ELECTION
Michaela was the only person who came forward as a result of our recent call for candidates. Due to the short notice (papers had to be in by last Friday), Brent officers took Officers' Action to select her as our candidate.

This is what Michaela had to say about standing in the election:

I have been a Kenton resident for 19 years (and a Brent resident for 38). 

Having raised my children in local schools and taught basic literacy skills to adults, I am particularly interested in education within the borough and advocating equal educational opportunities for all. 
I am at present time a carer for my husband who has Alzheimer’s and so have an interest in elderly care delivery which at present is, worryingly, earmarked for cuts. Many of the people who will be effected by these cuts are in the difficult position of increasingly needing help whilst being decreasingly able to access that help. 

Being lucky enough to live in  Brent with the wonderful resource of our many parks and Fryent Country Park, I’d like to focus on the issue of fly tipping and litter which affects everyone's enjoyment of these open spaces and blights the streets where we live. This can only get worse with the introduction of selective payment for rubbish removal and proposed cuts in residential street sweeping.  The cost of removing illegally dumped rubbish will far exceed the revenue raised and makes no sense. 

As a Brent parent I’m anxious to see opportunities for young people to get into employment. New approaches have to be made to help them, we have to see that it is an asset to us all for our children to make the transition from education to the workplace as productively as possible. Apprenticeships, continuing education and help to set up their own businesses are ways in which this can be achieved. 

I support the building of affordable homes which are truly affordable. I would like to see the estimated 3000 empty houses in Brent brought back into use and and an end of the Right to Buy scheme which further depletes the housing stock. 
As we all become more budget conscious under austerity most of us are becoming greener through necessity, but being green has a relevance to our lives in the wider world and it’s my understanding that it’s only The Green Party that has put the individual at the centre of their policies and is committed to a fairer society.  That is why I’m standing as The Green Party candidate in this by-election. 

We will let you know later how you can help Michaela in her campaign.

BRENT FIGHTS BACK - PUBLIC MEETING TUESDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 7PM TAVISTOCK HALL, HARLESDEN
Against Council and Coalition Cuts. Speakers include Owen Jones (journalist), Our West Hendon Housing Campaign, Save Stonebridge Adventure Playground Campaign, NHS Campaign - contributions from the audience welcome. Brent Greens are involved in Brent Fightback an anti-cuts, anti-privatisation campaign.

CLAIM BACK OUR CASH - RECLAIM OUR SERVICES SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST 
Fightback protest presenting an Invouce for the amount of money taken from Brent residents by the Coalition Cuts. 2pm outside Sarah Teather's Office, 70 Walm Lane, Willesden Green. Them tube to Preston Road to present an invoice to the Conservative Office at 271 Preston Road (a short distance from Preston Road station) at 3pm

HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR GENERAL ELECTION DEPOSITSWe have set up a CrowdFunder account to raise cash for our £500 deposits for Brent Cwentral and Brent North. Donations welcome. Pease spread the word via social media.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/brent-greens-deposits


LOCAL BLOGS etc
Twitter @BrentGreens @WembleyMatters
Shahrar Ali @ShahrarAli Scott Bartle @MapesburyGreeen

www.brentgreens.blogspot.co.uk
www.wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk (environmental and social justice activists)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brent-Green-Party/144500357475?ref=bookmarks
YouTube: www.youtube.com/brentgreens

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