Category Archives: Miscellaneous
Relatives of a man who starved to death after his benefits were stopped have said the system is “not fit for purpose”. Click here to read more.
The council has lost its legal battle and has been forced to stop publishing its illegal newsletter. Click here to read more.
As a result of recent campaigning, a petition (https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/234627) calling on the Government to continue to fund the TV licence for the over 75s has secure more than 100,00 signatures. This means it will now be debated in the House of Commons on Monday 15 July 2019.
UNISON-sponsored awards for health and care support workers are being held for the fourth time. Click here to read more.
UNISON believes public services should be run for people, not for profit. Click here to read more.
Show support for a long running dispute for PCS who are campaigning to reinstate sacked members.
Show solidarity for those on strike this week at the EHRC, Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX. The picket line will be there each day from 8.00 am. Click here to read more.
Campaign Planning Meeting Thursday 4 May, 6pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG. Click here to read more.
Give libraries some love......
Please make sure you complete the new Council consultation questionnaire here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/28DGH37
The Council has put forward proposals to re-locate 3 libraries – Higham Hill, Wood Street and Hale End (Highams Park). This may mean further cuts to jobs, opening times and resources. Many of these buildings are in specialist buildings and have recently been refurbished but because they are in prime locations, they are seen as assets for the redevelopers to move in. The people of Waltham Forest have invested in and loved these buildings over the years and it is your time to support and develop these facilities which are accessible to the whole community.
The council has published a consultation document but the deadline ends on 31.1.17 (Pick up the leaflet from your library or go online at https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/consultation-our-proposals-library-locals)
So make sure that you have your say and in the words of the Higham Hill campaign – Don’t move it – Improve it!