22 Feb 2015

rebel footprints



Charlotte Despard
The radical response to 
conservative heritage
 tours and banal 
day-tripper guides! 

Rebel Footprints brings to life
 the history of social movements in 
the UK's capital. Transporting readers
from well-known landmarks to history
-making hidden corners, David 
Rosenberg tells the story of protest 
and struggle in London.

From the suffragettes to the socialists,

 from the Chartists to the trade unionists,
 the book invites us to step into the footprints
 of a diverse cast of fighters for social justice
 Specially commissioned maps and illustrations
 immerse the reader in the story of the city.

'You haven't walked the streets of

 London unless you've understood the
 secret history of revolt, rebellion and 
poverty hidden all around you in its 
bricks and alleyways. Rosenberg takes 
you there as no other writer has done.' 
Paul Mason



For a limited time only!

Pre-order one for your comrades / own self 
and receive the book before it's in the shops, with goodies thrown in and 20% off your next order. 
Visit www.rebelfootprints.co.uk to read a chapter and get your copy. 
Follow #RebelMaps on Twitter to see some of the beautiful maps included in the book. 

Goodies!



David Rosenberg - Walks
Events with the author
Sunday 19th April, 2pm 
Exclusive Radical Walking Tour around Clerkenwell with Newham Books 
Starting at Finsbury Town Hall 
Click here for more details and to book a place 
  
Wednesday 18th March, 7.30pm 
Talk at The Bishopsgate Institute 
Click here for more details and to book a placeWednesday March 25th, 6.30pm 
Bookmarks The Socialist Bookshop, Bloomsbury
Click here for the Bookmarks website
  
Monday 30th March, 6.30pm 
Talk at Owl Bookshop, Kentish Town  
Click here for more details and to book a place 
Tuesday 7th April, 7.30pm 
Talk at West End Lane Books, West Hampstead 
Click here for more details and to book a place 
  
Sunday 12th April, 2.30pm 
Talk at The Freedom Bookshop, Whitechapel  
Click here for The Freedom Bookshop’s website 
  
Thursday April 30th, 6.15pm 
Talk at Tower Hamlets Local History Library 
Click here for the Library’s website 
  
Wednesday July 15th 
Housmans Radical Booksellers 
Part of their London Summer Season 
Click here for the Housmans website



Publishing March 20th
Paperback | 9780745334097 | £9.99
Ebook | 9781783713301 | £9.99
Hardback | 9780745334103 | £50

20 Feb 2015

25 Feb UK-wide day of action at jobcentres

From Boycott Workfare


Solidarity with unemployed activist arrested for representing a jobseeker:
Take part in a Day of Action at Jobcentres Britain-wide Wednesday 25 February 2015

Support Tony Cox from the Scottish Unemployed Workers’ Network, who was arrested after assisting a claimant at Arbroath Jobcentre.
Scottish Unemployed Workers Network activist Tony Cox was arrested on 29th January after Arbroath Jobcentre management called police to stop him representing a vulnerable jobseeker. We urge you to join a Day of Action on 25th February at Jobcentres round Britain to show your solidarity.
We must fight back against this clear attempt to intimidate claimants and deny us the right to be accompanied and represented. Tony will be in court in Forfar on 25th February facing charges of “threatening behaviour, refusing to give his name and address and resisting arrest”. That same day we call on people to descend on jobcentres round Britain to show their solidarity with Tony and distribute information to claimants urging them to exercise their right to be accompanied and represented at all benefits interviews.
As we face unprecedented sanctions and benefits cuts, it’s more important than ever that we support each other and stand up to the DWP bullies. The Scottish Unemployed Workers Network, Dundee Against Welfare Sanctions and other groups have established a strong presence at the Jobcentres in Dundee and in nearby towns and cities like Arbroath, Perth and Blairgowrie, supporting claimants in opposing sanctions and harassment.

On 29 January Tony was accompanying a vulnerable woman claimant, who suffers from severe dyslexia and literacy problems. The claimant, D, had been signed up to the Universal Job Match (UJM), the computerised job search system, and was being forced to complete five job searches per day, the pressure of which had led to her having several panic attacks. Tony proposed that D’s UJM account be closed, and that her number of job searches be significantly reduced. The adviser refused to consider this, and so Tony and D met with the Jobcentre manager.
The manager likewise refused to even look at the issue, falsely claiming that all jobseekers had to be registered with UJM. She even suggested to D that she should arrange another meeting without Tony or any other witness or rep present. Despite the pressure D was being put under by the manager, she replied that she would not attend another meeting without Tony. At this point the manager demanded that Tony leave the building or the police would be called. Tony refused to leave, but the meeting ended when it was agreed that a further meeting be arranged to discuss the issue further. Tony was arrested after he left the Jobcentre.
The right of claimants to be accompanied to interviews, and for the accompanier to have the right to speak, has been established by groups like Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty, who have forced the DWP locally and Britain-wide to apologise for calling the police on ECAP reps, and to affirmclaimants’ right to representation. The DWP clearly state “Claimants accessing Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) benefits and services can have someone to accompany them to act on their behalf…”
The attack on benefits and claimants is part of the austerity assault on the entire working class. We call on all unemployed and claimants groups, anti cuts and anti austerity groups, human rights groups, workplace activists, and all working class people, waged and unwaged, to show solidarity with Tony and the right of the unemployed and all claimants to organise collectively to fight back.
Visit your local Jobcentre on 25th February with banners and placards and distribute leaflets to claimants on Tony’s case and the right to be accompanied to all benefits interviews.
  • Send a message of support to admin AT scottishunemployedworkers.net
  • Complain to Noel Shanahan, Director General Operations DWP, Caxton House, Tothill Street London SW1H 9NA
  • Sign the petition
  • There will be a picket of the Forfar court before the hearing on 25 February, by activists from Dundee, Tayside and area – for details contact admin AT scottishunemployedworkers.net
  • There will be a solidarity action in Central London at 3pm – for details contactinfo@boycottworkfare.org
Call out by Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty - ecap AT lists.riseup.net
Please add the support of your group/organisation: and ecap AT lists.riseup.net
email admin AT scottishunemployedworkers.net
And don’t forget Disabled People Against Cut’s Day of Action the following week on 2 March!

Brent Green Party News and Events


A warm welcome to members and volunteers who have joined us since the last circular. There are now nearly 200 people on this list. The aim of the circular is to keep you up to date with what is happening locally and to give you a chance to get involved. Despite the surge in membership we are still up against the other parties in terms of feet on the ground so any contribution you can make, however small, is welcome and invaluable.

KENTON BY-ELECTIONThe Kenton By-election is on March 2nd and we are delivering 'Vote Michaela Lichten' postcards to as many residents as possible. If you would like to help please contact me atmafran@globalnet.co.uk  http://www.wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/why-i-am-standing-for-greens-in-kenton.html

CLAIM BACK OUR CASH - RECLAIM OUR SERVICES DEMONSTRATION ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21STWe will be joining in a Brent Fightback demonstration on Saturday giving local Liberal Democrat and Conservative Party offices an invoice for the Brent Council funding cuts.
2pm Sarah Teather's Office (Brent Central) 70 Walm Lane, NW2 4RA (Willesden Green Tube)
3pm Brent North Conservative Office, 271 Preston Road, HA3 0PS (left outside station)
Most people will be travelling on the tube between the two.
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/claim-back-our-cash-reclaim-our.html

HARROW GREEN PARTY STALL SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST 11AM-2PMHarrow Greens would welcome help with their stall which will be on the pedestrianised road outside St Anne's Shopping Centre. Harrow-on-the-Hill tube.

CABINET MEETING, 7PM BRENT CIVIC CENTRE MONDAY FEBRUARY 23RDThe Cabinet will be approving the cuts that will go to Full Council on March 2nd.  Six petitions will be delivered by local campaigns and organisatins including Stonebridge Adventure Playground and the Welsh Environmental Education Centre. They would appreciate support. The public can attend these meetings.  http://www.wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/children-young-people-and-parents-will.html
SOCIAL FOR BRENT GREEN PARTY MEMBERS AND SUPPORTERS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH 7PM
A chance to meet and get to know each other over refreshments as well as organise some campaigning activities in Brent North, Brentr Central and Hampstead and Kilburn constituencies (plus Kenton By-election) Please do come along. Brent Artists Resource Centre (BAR) 
BAR Gallery 4-5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane London NW2 5HT (Willesden Green Tube - cross road, turn right to traffic lights at junction)

PLEASE DONATE FOR OUR GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS

Fundraising - Call for Donations

We urgently require financial support for our Freepost flyers for Brent Central (Shahrar Ali) and Brent North (Scott Bartle). Total expense = £1,300, of which we currently have £400. If you are able to donate (suggested sums, £20, £40, £60) this would be a great help and will relieve some of the financial pressures on our own candidates.

Please donate to 

Brent Green Party
Coop sort code 089299
6525592600

Use GE Brent as your reference and email co-treasurer shahrar.ali@greenparty.org.uk so we can confirm receipt.

We are going to press with the leaflets very soon and donations in the next seven days would be especially welcome. A draft of the freepost is available here http://greenparty.org.uk/files/FreepostArtwork_ForCandiates.pdf (not for circculation).

Thanks!
Shahrar Ali
HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR GENERAL ELECTION DEPOSITS
We 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


Martin Francis
Communications Officer

Tel: 020 8908 3913
Mob: 07910 315 139

COLLEGE OF NORTH WEST LONDON IN BRENT ANNOUNCES TWO DAYS OF STRIKE ACTION 23 FEBRUARY and 25 FEBRUARY - EXTREMELY URGENT MESSAGE FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

Dear Supporter, 

Here is a message from Indro Sen at the College of North West London. Can you send a message of support from your branch and publicise the victimisation issue and the anti-casualisation campaign?

Can you get your branch banner and a delegation to support the picket lines on 23rd and 25th February?

COLLEGE OF NORTH WEST LONDON IN BRENT ANNOUNCES TWO DAYS OF STRIKE ACTION 23 FEBRUARY and 25 FEBRUARY - EXTREMELY URGENT MESSAGE FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION  
Hi All,

This is to let you know that members at the College of North West London are taking two days strike action against College’s policy of achieving greater Casualization through compulsory redundancies. Currently as a result of this heinous and educationally damaging policy, one of our most active reps Michael Starrs, a leading figure in smashing the merger plan between our College and City of Westminster (only merger in the country smashed by joint union action)  has fallen victim to this policy by being made compulsorily  redundant when there is sufficient hours for him to have a full timetable. He is a brilliant teacher, voted the most popular teacher in 2013 by all  students in the College. All his plumbing students have also signed a petition supporting his reinstatement. So this strike is also about getting his job back.

The following resolution was carried unanimously at the last branch meeting:

Michael Starrs and the anti- Casualization dispute:

  • Members noted that Michael is now fully supported by union appointed solicitors who have confirmed that he has a reasonable prospect of success on unfair dismissal and trade union victimisation claim.
  • Branch also noted that one day strike on the 8 December and subsequent negotiations have failed to persuade management to give Michael his job back and withdraw its casualization policy.
  • The branch decided unanimously:

“Branch agrees to take escalating strike action starting with 2 days in the second half term”

 Your urgent  messages of support for Michael Starrs and branch members for taking strike action in support of him and against College’s casualization policy can only assist our fight as it had in the case of Lambeth. Please drop a line to Indro.Sen@cnwl.ac.uand I will circulate it to members and Michael tomorrow and over the weekend. 
Please also note fighting casualization is a UCU national policy priority and an election issue ( zero hours) . We are in the process of launching a campaign along the lines of the very successful  “Save Kilburn Campaign” to coincide with the election as that campaign did. You can find details of that campaign by going to the following link: https://sites.google.com/site/savekilburn/saveourcollege

Cheers
Sen

17 Feb 2015

What could the Mayor do to ensure that affordable, comfortable and secure homes are provided for Londoners?

Dear all,

Darren Johnson AM would like to invite you to an evening discussion in "London's Living Room" at the top of City Hall on the 3rd March, from7-9pm.

You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-we-provide-homes-for-londoners-tickets-15741287615

The subject will be: what could the Mayor do to ensure that affordable, comfortable and secure homes are provided for Londoners?

Many of the ideas Darren has promoted in recent years require national government intervention - for example a land value tax, or wholesale reform of the private rented sector.

This event will hear ideas from Hilary Osborne (Guardian), Stephen Hill (National Community Land Trust Network), and speakers TBC from the London Tenants Federation and Just Space Network. We will then open it up to all attendees to discuss their ideas.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-do-we-provide-homes-for-londoners-tickets-15741287615

Please do pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested.

15 Feb 2015

Brent Green Party's candidate for Kenton By-Election

Brent Green Party has selected Michaela Lichten to contest the Kenton by-election

Michaela said:

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.

Michaela Lichten
I am at the 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 affected 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 is 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.

13 Feb 2015

Stonebridge Adventure Playground remains defiant

Stonebridge Adventure Playground remains defiant -the fight goes on despite being presented with a fait accompli

A Valentine's Day from Stonebridge chidlren to Brent Council
The Cabinet will be finalising the budget and cuts package at its meeting on February 23rd and it will then go to Full Council on March 2nd. Well, that's the theory but it appears that things have already been decided with Muhammed Butt, at his Leader's Briefing, saying that the cuts will go ahead.  In addition Stonebridge Adventure Playground have been told that their funding will definitely stop.

This is a letter from one of Stonebridge ward councillors posted on the Adventure Playgrounnd's Facebook PageLINK:
Dear Glynis,

It was unfortunate that all efforts to keep our cherished Adventure playground open was unsuccessful with the decision of withdrawal of the funding. It will be a devastating news to the Stonebridge community and environs who use this facility.

Regarding your concerns and some information you requested,I'll email you later today for those request and also enquire if their will be room for time to sort out the Staff that work in the Adventure playground instead of March 31st deadline.

Kind regards,
Ernest
Cllr. Ernest Ezeajughi
Stonebridge Ward
Clearly the hope is that the campaign will accept this but the struggle will carry on until the last Stonebridge kid whizzes down the zip wire crying out 'Stonebridge will Stay Forever!'.

I wrote a message on the Facebook page amongst the messages of sadness:
We should not accept that funding is to be stopped until we have exhausted all campaigning opportunities and lobbied all councillors, MPs, candates etc Exactly as you have been doing so well. The Cabinet does not offically decide its recommendations until February 23rd and then they have to be approved by Full Council on March 2nd. Muhammed Butt may have decided funding will cease but are we saying that the rest of the process is therefore meaningless? It doesn't say much for local democracy if so. Let's not give up yet - look at the Kilburn Times fron page today.
The Kilburn Times story is about a rise in youth cautions in the borough and includes a quote from Colin Hunter, a playground worker:
Without youth services it's far too easy for young people to be swayed by peer pressure and get involved with gangs and go down the criminality route, so the figure will rise.
And Doug Lee wrote a message of defiance on the Facebook page:
IT IS NOT OVER We will fight on and even harder for JUSTICE . The gloves are off now and we at Bridge know how to fight and WIN There are at least three rounds to go .Come on everyone lets finish the job and finish it well We are not some walkover We stand our ground and always will . Bless all our supporters .

acknowledgements to  http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/stonebridge-adventure-playgroudn.html

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

9 Feb 2015

Why Vote Green 2015



Green Party Included In Election Book Series

The Green Party is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Why Vote book
series, aimed at introducing the general reader to party policies ahead of
the general election 2015. In the Greens’ edition, out on 29 January, Deputy
Leader Shahrar Ali has recruited some of the Greens’ leading thinkers and
activists to explore how the party provides a credible left-wing alternative
to Labour in 2015.

Darren Johnson, Green Party London Assembly Member said:

“Green politics in the UK has been gaining rapid momentum in recent times.
Membership and public support for the party is growing and voting Green is
becoming a viable option for more and more people. Read Why Vote Green 2015
to find out what makes the Green Party tick and what its vision for the
future looks like.”

Among the contributors are Molly Scott Cato Green MEP for the South West on
Economy, Sarah Cope, Chair of Green Party Women on Women's Politics, Deputy
Leader Amelia Womack on Young People and Politics, Adam Ramsay on
Constitutional Reform, and former Labour minister Tony Clarke on
International Affairs.

Baroness Jenny Jones, writing of the three crises in the Foreword, said:

“Increasing numbers of people are mobilising against climate change.
Increasing numbers of people reject the austerity agenda. Increasing numbers
of people see the inadequacies in our political system. These people often
think that all the parties are the same and that there is no one to vote
for. Fortunately, they are wrong. The Green Party sees the crises clearly
and has the policies to address all three of them.”

Shahrar Ali, Green Party Deputy Leader and editor of Why Vote Green 2015
said:

“It’s vital for Greens to be included at every turn, from the leader debates
to an election book series. I feel proud to share with you our party’s key
policies, commitments and ambitions in the voice of some of our leading
spokespersons and activists. Why Vote Green 2015 creates a compelling case
for the Greens as a party of government.”

Dame Vivienne Westwood said:

“There’s absolutely no other choice but Green. The others are all the same.”


NOTES

1. Full list of chapters and contributors: Foreword – Jenny Jones, Green
Values - Shahrar Ali, Climate Change - David Flint, Economy - Molly Scott
Cato, Education – Martin Francis, Women’s Politics – Sarah Cope, Welfare –
Noel Lynch, Home Affairs – Peter Cranie, Young People and Politics – Amelia
Womack, Constitutional Reform – Adam Ramsay, Housing – Tom Chance, Transport
– Caroline Russell, Environment – Shasha Khan, International Affairs – Tony
Clarke, Animals – Caroline Allen.

2. Why Vote Green 2015
https://www.bitebackpublishing.com/books/why-vote-green-2015

COPIES AVAILABLE from The Green Room, 192 Archway Road, N6 5BB  Price £10.

Also at the following meetings:

11/2:Tower Hamlets GP

13/2: Fundraising Group meeting in Development House.

15/2: Hounslow Dinner.

16/2: London fed meeting

7 Feb 2015

FORTITUDE

Brent Green party members leafleting Harlesden high st feb 7th 2015



14 Jan 2015

BAR PRINT SHOW

Transition Willesden News and Events

Transition Willesden News and Events

Our fruit harvesting group are gearing up for this year's activities with some winter pruning training workshops:
The Urban Orchard Project are running a free training in Fryent Country Park this Sunday 18th January - details and booking here.
Kensal to Kilburn Harvesters are holding a local workshop in Willesden Green on Saturday 7th February.  To find out more and join our harvesting group email willesdenharvesters@gmail.com.
*  Save your seeds (bought or home-grown, veg or flowers) for a Transition Willesden Seed Swap - more details soon.
*  If you've any skills you'd like to share, or have ideas for projects, workshops or events you'd like to run with us as part of Transition Willesden please get in touch.

*  Michelle has joined our core group to help plan our events and activities.  If you'd like to join us too we'd love to hear from you.
Other Local News and Events
* Brent Council Energy Roadshows
Friday 16th January, 12 noon - 5pm, Outside Willesden Green Library, see more here 
and
Monday 26th January, 6.30 - 7.30pm, Brent Connects Forum, Dudden Hill Community Centre, 19 Dudden Hill Lane, Willesden NW10 2ET.  
See here.As we get through the winter many of us will be thinking about our energy bills. Come to our energy roadshow and find out how to reduce the cost of your bills, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. Find out about:

*  Bike Maintenance Workshops, Cycletastic shop, 12 Queens Parade London NW2 5HT.   
Learn How to Maintain & Fix Your Own Bike! Second Monday evening of each month during our "Winter Of Love For Your Bike" Workshops start at 6pm and end 8pm

Basics1: Puncture Repair, Brake Blocks and Brake Cables
Basics 2: Gears and Gear Cables          
                              
    
Monday 9th February 2015    Basics 2
Monday 9th March  2015       Basics 1
Monday 13th April 2015         Basics 2

Cost £30 + parts per session.  Booking essential by emailing info@cycletastic.org.uk 
For more see http://cycletastic.org.uk/
*  Tuesday 10th February, Brent Friends of the Earth Meeting: Floods - coming soon to a High Street near you...?  7.30-9pm at Watling Gardens Community Meeting Room, 97/135 Watling Gardens, Shoot Up Hill, NW2 3UB  (5 mins. from Kilburn tube/buses on Shoot up Hill). Venue details here.
Talk and discussion with Guy Shrubsole, Climate Campaigner, Friends of the Earth
Are we at risk? What can we do to tackle floods and climate change in Brent?

Light refreshments available.  FREE EVENT – ALL ARE WELCOME
See flyer. For more info - see www.brentfoe.com.


If you’ve got any ideas or information to share with the group, do get in touch - we'd love to hear from you, or join our web group so you can post your comments online.

Hope to see you soon,
Marjory, Michelle and Viv
Core Group
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