The TUC is coordinating two weeks of action to highlight the impact of austerity and cuts on communities across the country, with bus visits to highlight the effects of service and benefit cuts. The bus will be in Calderdale on Sunday 23rd June 2013: 11.00am Halifax Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE Leafleting on cuts to services; Linda McAvan MEP and Lesley Mercer, TUC President, will be attending; 1.30pm Todmorden NHS issues, near Sunday Market Car Park Burnley Road, Todmorden OL14 7ET; Jonny Walker playing (organised by Musicians Union); 3.30pm Shibden Park, Halifax HX3 – parking nr the lake, Bedroom Tax Campaign. http://austerityuncovered.org/
CALDERDALE PROTEST AGAINST THE BEDROOM TAX – web pages for Bedroom Tax Campaign Groups: Calderdale Protest Against The Bedroom Tax; Hebden Bridge Against the Bedroom Tax; Todmorden Against The Bedroom Tax
Join the Fight Against the Bedroom Tax – Calderdale Council voted to oppose the Bedroom Tax at the Council meeting on 24 April. Full text of motion here. Calderdale Council Cabinet question following this motion May 2013 here. Calderdale Bedroom Tax Petition launched – sign it online here. Download the print version for people to sign here. Calderdale Protest Against the Bedroom Tax Facebook page here. Calderdale SOS Bedroom Tax Web page here. 60-70 people came to a public meeting on 11 April. Video of Public Meeting 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. Halifax Courier article here.
The Big NHS Birthday Gala Saturday 29 June, 11am – 3pm, Millennium Square, Leeds.
Download this 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.
New Halifax library still splits opinion – Halifax Courier 14.6.13. The planning application for the New Central Library and Archive in Halifax has now been submitted. DBOL Statement on proposals for a new Central Library and Archives 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.