Thursday, 8 August 2013


  1. Response to Home Office GoHome Campaign  ‘Bust’ cards are being printed available for distribution at short notice in the event of any raid in Brent. People will be alerted via Twitter and Fightback Facebook. Distribution next week see your email for details.  Several organisations taking legal action: Rafeh,  Liberty plus inquiry by Equalities and Human Rights Commission. Liberty  020 7403 3888 and Migrant Rights Network 020 7336 9412  would like anyone subject to the checks to contact them re legal challenge. Continue to lobby the PR company who provided the vans (Promogroup. Promobikes, Promovans are the various names used  )  to urge them not to take part again. They have been been used  by Labour Party and some trade unions inc CWU. Pete to contact CWU.
  2. Housing – Counihan Campaign 1st Campaign Anniversary Rally Saturday August 31st 3pm Kilburn Square
  3. Bin Veolia in Brent Campaign – petition has now been presented to Brent Council. Lobby of  next Brent Executive 6.30pm Monday August 19th at Civic Centre. BViB will request to speak to Executive.
  4. Kensal Rise Library – developer’s plans have now been published.  Details on how to comment:
  5. Privatisation of Education Imposed IEB and new management wreaking havoc at Copland Community School with victimisations. Many of the staff will have gone by start of new term.  Updates on Gladstone Park Governors are consulting on possible academy sponsor. Parents group still campaign for no forced academy whilst at the same time ensuring consultation results in as many assurances as possible about the future of the school.
  6. Zero Hours Contracts – any campaign will mainly come through Trades Council and we will see if any TUs are leading on it. FoI (Martin) for their use by Brent Council and any out-sourced contractors. Link with ethical procurement. (See today’s Kilburn Times for statement by Muhammed Butt)
  7. Save Welsh Harp Campaign – Boris Johnson despite cross party appeals decided yesterday to allow Barnet Council to make the decision, subject to any intervention by the Secretary of State, and not exercise his right to refuse the application or take over as planning authority.

Martin Francis