Protest Against the Bedroom Tax took place in wind and snow on Saturday 23 March, at Halifax Town Hall. Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Public Meeting Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm at Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road, Halifax HX1 1UZ – leaflet here. Huddersfield Daily Examiner coverage of 23 March demonstration here. Facebook page for protest here. Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Web page here. Halifax Courier article here.
Regional Reclaim Your NHS Demonstration and Rally in York Saturday 6 April, meet 12 Noon at York Minster to march to St Sampson’s Square for Rally. Leaflet available here. Calderdale SOS lobbied NHS Calderdale Shadow Clinical Commissioning Executive meeting on 17 January. More information here. Report on energyroyd.org.uk here. Updated SOS Defend Our NHS web page here. Membership of Shadow NHS Calderdale CCE updated here. Page on Calderdale NHS Commissioning Plan.
Save Horton House: Calderdale SOS has asked Calderdale Council’s Scrutiny Panels to examine the decision to “dispose of” Horton House, Halifax’s Adult Education Centre. The decision was taken quietly with no consultation and no coherent alternative plan for future adult education provision in Halifax. Copy of the SOS Scrutiny submission here. SOS Horton House web page here. Question on Horton House asked at Council Meeting on Wednesday 28 November and reply here. Question on Horton House asked at Calderdale Council Cabinet Meeting on Monday 10 December and reply here. Download Horton House leaflet here. The Use of Resources Scrutiny Panel has decided to refer our Scrutiny request to the Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel.
Northern towns Against Cuts Demonstration: AUSTERITY BITES … GAME OVER took place Saturday 2 February. Media coverage here and here. Calderdale Save Our Services also supported the Manchester Coalition Against Cuts demonstration on Saturday 23 February.
Calderdale Council Cabinet approved plans to Demolish Halifax Central Library on Monday 12 November: Cabinet decision was ratified by Full Council Meeting Wednesday 28 November. “We’re Not Finished Yet” – Don’t Bulldoze Our Library Campaign. Other Links: Halifax Courier article CSOS Town Centre consultation response