The Campaign to defend the health Service in NW London, in particular to oppose the closure of the Accident and emergency Department at Central Middlesex, is well underway.
Campaigners got an excellent response in Harlesden and Willesden last Saturday, and will be
outside the Methodist Church, Harlesden and Sainsbury’s Willesden from 3-5 p.m. Saturday afternoons for the next few weeks.
Please come along and show support. If you can help with the leafletting and petitioning, even for a short time, all the better. There will be cards and petitions you can take away to spread the word. People are putting these in libraries, doctors surgeries and shops to win support.
Brent Council has also passed a resolution opposing the closure of the A & E department at Central Middlesex, and there is an e-petion on the Council website calling them to do all they can to support the campaign.
You can sign the e-petition here:
There have been problems with this Council website, though it is working at the moment. If you find it is not working when you try, please try again the next day.
The police have agreed to our request for permission to demonstrate from Harlesden to the hospital on Saturday September 15th at 12 noon
On Thursday September 20th, the local education unions, together with Brent Fightback, are putting on an event “The Future of education in Brent” at Copeland School, Wembley from 7-9 p.m. Speakers include Melissa Benn, local author of “School Wars”, a critique of government education policy.
On Saturday, October 20th, Trades Union Congress is organising a mass demonstration in London with the message “Austerity Isn’t Working”. More details later, but please put it in your diary now.
Finally, local campaign organising dates:
NHS Campaign, Wednesday 22nd August, 7.30 p.m.
Brent Fightback, the local anti-cuts campaign, Monday 3rd September, 7.30 p.m.
Both meetings at the Trades Hall, 375 High Road, NW10 2JR