Join the Fight Against the Bedroom Tax – 60-70 people came to a public meeting on 11 April. Calderdale Bedroom Tax Petition launched – available here. Standard Bedroom Tax Appeal Letter can be downloaded here. More information on Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Web page here. Calderdale Protest Against the Bedroom Tax demonstration took place outside Pennine Housing headquarters in Halifax, 3 April. Halifax Courier coverage here. Morning Star coverage here. Protest Against the Bedroom Tax took place in wind and snow on 23 March, at Halifax Town Hall. Huddersfield Daily Examiner coverage here. Halifax Courier coverage here. Calderdale Protest Against the Bedroom Tax web site here. Halifax Courier article here.
New NHS privatisation regulations to be debated in House of Lords on 24 April. Campaign now by writing to Lib Dem and Cross-Bench Peers. Go to http://www.keepournhspublic.com or download leaflet here. Regional Reclaim Your NHS Demonstration and Rally took place in York Saturday 6 April. York Press coverage here. Demotix coverage 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 here.
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.