Day Care Public Consultation Meetings

Bournemouth has already lost 2 day centres, causing the most vulnerable in society to suffer. Day Care Services review consultation meetings are taking place in the wider area, please attend and voice your concerns, where possible.

Click here for a full list of meetings taking place in June and early July.

UPDATE: On Monday 19th June, The Echo ran a story under the headline “Dorset day centre users asked to give views on cost-cutting ideas”. Click here to read full story

Campaign Update

WINNING THE ARGUMENT
It is clear that as the government starts to roll out a further £10bn worth of public spending cuts over the next five years, one of our main tasks is to raise public awareness and explain that there is an alternative.
This means more time and energy will have to be given over to engaging with the public wherever we can.

PUBLIC STALLS
We are currently getting together more materials for the BPACC stall and intend to start our public campaigning with a stall at the Poole Stadium Car Boot on Sunday 20 May at 9am. Please let us know if you can make it. We need about 4 people to sign up – and don’t worry if we have too many because we intend to make these events a regular feature throughout the summer.

NATIONAL DEMO
BPACC are also planning to support a forthcoming national anti-cuts demo in London expected sometime between late June and early July. More details to follow.

MEMBERSHIP
BPACC needs supporters to renew their membership asap – £5 for individuals and £20 for organisations. Please make cheques payable to BPACC and send to UNITE 238 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth

Engaging the Public – July 6th – Bournemouth

Engaging the Public: putting the people back into democracy
Friday, 6 July 2012 from 10:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

Bournemouth university – Executive Business Centre
89Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8EB

Politics should be about engaging the public, informing them, interesting them, exciting them and involving them. Yet there is widespread disinterest, disengagement and distrust in our political system. This one-day event is designed for sharing ideas about why the public show disinterest and distrust and how we might consider re-engaging the public, encouraging people to get involved in politics.

Book your free space here

Save Remploy Factories online petition

Petition to Stop the closure of Remploy Factories and the privatisation of Remploy Employment Services.

POOLE’S Remploy factory is set to close, putting around 18 people with disabilities out of a job. It is one of 36 Remploy sites which the government says will shut because they are unlikely to become financially viable.

Workers at the Alder Hills factory, which once had 46 staff, will be consulted over the planned closure. The factory won a battle against the threat of closure in 2007 but has struggled for survival since, with unions claiming that councils could do more to help Remploy secure contracts.

Follow @saveremploy on twitter for up to date news on the campaign.

Join the Unite NHS Lobby and Rally to Save the NHS | March 7

Join Unites NHS Lobby and Rally to Save the NHS – Wednesday March 7

THE NHS IS UNDER THREAT

Andrew Lansley’s Health and Social Care Bill promotes competition for services, reversing the recent successes of co-operative, joined-up, efficient services that benefit patient care

BE PART OF OUR HUMAN CHAIN AROUND ST THOMAS’ HOSPITAL NOON – 2PM WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2012

Lansley’s bill paves the way for wholesale privatisation of the NHS. Tell him where to go with his competition! Show the government how co-operation works! Join us in protest against the Health and Social Care Bill

Meet at 11.45am
Outside A&E St Thomas’ Hospital
Lambeth Palace Road
London
SE1 9RT

The Art of Protest – A Day of Skills Sharing – Saturday, March 3, 2012

Bournemoth Uncut are hosting ” The Art Of Protest”, Saturday 3rd March 2012, 10am – 8pm at Poole Labour Club. 

 

The cuts are biting, the economy is faltering, and UK Uncut needs to grow in strength. Bournemouth Uncut are proudly hosting “The Art of Protest”. This free event will be a fantastic day of skills sharing; training in the core aspects of what it takes to be an organised direct action network.

We have invited key organisers from UK Uncut, Occupy and Green and Black Cross who will facilitate workshops and training in:

• How to organise direct actions
• How to run an effective communications campaign
• Knowing your rights / legal observing
• Tips and tricks in organising

This is a massively important opportunity for people from all around the region to come together and start planning for future Uncut actions in the South.

For any more information please get in touch bournemouthuncut@riseup.net