BADACA Needs Your Help!
There are only 5 days to go until the lobby of Bristol City Council on Tuesday 18th September. Please, please, please:
Come to Broadmead on Saturday 15th September. We will be leafletting and petitioning from 12 noon outside BHS in the centre of Broadmead. We want to get lots of people there. The more people there are, the more impact we can make. Bring friends, neighbours etc
Come to the lobby from 5pm at the Council House on Tuesday 18th September. If you can’t get there until later, please still come. We will be inside from 6pm. A large lobby will tell councillors and candidates for elected mayor that Bristol wants to maintain council-run care homes and day centres, not a privatised service on the cheap. Again, bring friends, neighbours etc
Please play your part in making this campaign a success. More details of the lobby are below and on Facebook here.
SAVE BRISTOL’S CARE HOMES AND DAY CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY & VULNERABLE!
CARE CAMPAIGN LATEST!! Unison, Unite & GMB have jointly financed an initial print run of our new A4 leaflet: “Care Not For Sale”
For copies to hand out in your street, workplace, union branch, voluntary group, elderly people’s home or day centre, or for petitions & posters, please email us on our new dedicated email address: email@example.com
At 7.00pm on WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER at BROADMEAD BAPTIST CHURCH, UNION ST., CENTRAL BRISTOL (between Tesco’s and Primark) there will be a special campaign planning meeting for staff, service users, families and supporters. Flyer here.
We are also planing three city-wide days of action on Sat 1st, 8th & 15th September with stalls & leafleting at shopping areas across the city. If you can volunteer to organise or help out at your local shops please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a new online petition here: http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/community/petition/1988 and don’t forget our MASS LOBBY OF THE COUNCIL on 18TH SEPT!
Thanks to everyone who turned out for the Lobby of Council Cabinet over Care Homes & Day Centres:
Also thanks to everyone who signed our petition to save Bristol’s care homes & day centres for the elderly. We collected 304 signatures both online & on paper which was more than the responses received by either of the Council’s flawed ‘consultation’ exercises. BADACA has discovered that, scandalously, the LibDem cabinet has been given executive powers to make the final decision on the closures and there will be no specific debate on this in full council!
Save the Remploy factories! Please sign the Unite/ GMB petition here.
Congratulations to all the NHS demonstrators on Saturday 5th May and all the pensions strikers on Thursday 10th May!
As expected, the LibDems and Tories combined to pass Bristol City Council‘s cuts budget on Tuesday 28th February. £27million will be slashed from the council’s spending from April. Youth services, community groups, care for the elderly and vulnerable will all be seriously effected. Over 350 jobs will go from the council workforce. Some Labour amendments to the budget were accepted – minor adjustments to harsh cuts. But it was obvious to those in the public gallery that Labour didn’t have any clear alternative to the LibDem/Tory cuts strategy. In the meeting, Barbara Janke said, “I can’t know the impact of all the cuts in the budget.” Unfortunately the people of Bristol who use and rely on the services that are to be cut will soon discover the impact. BADACA will be working with those people over the coming months as the cuts bite to ensure that Barbara Janke and her fellow councillors get the message that these are real cuts hitting real people – not just numbers on a piece of paper.