We have now reached crunch time. The council budgets are being set, redundancy notices sent out, services stopped or sold off, grants cut and the NHS destroyed. We must make an all-out effort to show that the majority of people in and around Bristol oppose this. A lot of BADACA group meetings have been organised; lots of leafleting will be done in the next two weeks. Please help out.
Demonstration 19 February
Assemble - 11.00am Castle Park
March to College Green for rally at 12.00pm
Several thousand people on it - bring yourself, your friends, family and neighbours, workmates and members of any organisation you belong to
Leaflets giving out to advertise it - see below
Banners and placards
Trade union branches and community organisations to support. Please make sujre yours does.
60 stewards - if you are willing to do this please reply to this e-mail. It involves traffic management along the route, taking a bucket collection and helping to clear up at the end.
To have an impact and show the strength of opposition to the cuts, this demonstration must be big
Thursday 10 February 8.00am Temple Meads
Friday 11 February 9.30 - 11.30am BRI
Saturday 12 February 12.00 - 2.00pm Mass leafleting and stall in and around Broadmead - we need at least 20 people
Monday 14 February 4.30 - 6.00pm Meet at the bus station for leafleting at bus stops around the city centre
Tuesday 15 February 12.00 - 2.00pm Broadmead - meet in the centre of Broadmead for leafleting at various points
There are others in suburban shopping areas. For information contact Jeremy Clarke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 7 February 12.00 - 2.00pm Demonstration against cuts in legal aid Queens Square
7.30pm BADACA East Bristol (Fishponds) group Crosskeys pub, Fishponds Road
Tuesday 8 February 6.00pm BADACA health group Bristol County Sports Club, Colston St.
7.00pm BADACA Communications group Watershed
Wednesday 9 February 7.00pm BADACA Youth Group Bristol County Sports Club, Colston St.
7.30pm BADACA Voluntary / Community Sector Group Shakespeare, Victoria St.
Thursday 10 February UCU, UWE strike UWE St Matthias and Frenchay
2.00pm BADACA Easton Group Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St, Easton
Friday 11 February 5.30pm BADACA Steering Committee Council House
Saturday 12 February Leafleting
TUC demonstration - March 26th
There will be lots of coaches going from in and around Bristol to this event. Many have been booked by trade unions with priority being given to their members but BADACA will ensure that there is affordable transport to the demonstration available to all. Further details will be sent out when arrangements are clearer.
The South West TUC is co-ordinating transport from this area.
If you are booking coaches please inform Nigel Costley, SW TUC Secretary - NCostley@tuc.org.uk
If you want to find out where coaches are going from, see http://falseeconomy.org.uk/themarch. There is not much on there at the moment but it will presumably build up. Do not leave booking a place until the last minute or try to
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