Sunday, 8 July 2012

news from Brent a victory (?) more cuts and a party

aknowledgments to Martin Francis


Following the energetic campaign by Keep Willesden Green and hundred of objections to the demolition of the Old Victorian Library, loss of the Willesden Bookshop and the loss of Open Space, Galliford Try withdraw their proposals earlier this week to allow for further consultation and redesign. Having won Round 1 to get the Council to 'Stop, Listen and Reflect' KWG are meeting on Tuesday evening to celebrate and discuss strategy for Round 2.

Statement from Darren Johnson, Green Party Assembly Member for London:
'I would like to congratulate the Keep Willesden Green campaigners on their victory in forcing Brent Council and Galliford Try to 'pause, listen and reflect' on their controversial Willesden Green Library redevelopment proposals.  Brent Council, bearing in mind their new responsibilities under the Localism Act, must now ensure that there is a full consultation  to ensure that any new development incorporates both what local people hold dear about their local area and their aspirations for the future.' 

CLOSURE OF CENTRAL MIDDLESEX A&ENorth West London NHS has confirmed that retention of this department is not an option in any of their plans and a campaign has been launched to save the department. A march from Harlesden to the hospital is planned for Saturday September 15th.

WEMBLEY PLANThe new Wembley Plan has now been published. Brent Green Party contributed to the consultation on this and there are several areas that may be of particular interest to BGP members including climate change, open spaces and bio-diversity.

FUND-RAISING GARDEN PARTYI have advertised this for the last 5 years and no Green Party member has ever turned up. That's a shame because it is a great opportunity to meet other local people involved in campaigning  and the garden is absolutely stunning - and the food and entertainment is pretty good too.  This year Debbie Fink, a Green Party member, is singing so it would be good for her to have some local support.

Summer Fundraising Garden Party
Sunday July 22nd 4.00 – 10.00 pm
In a beautiful garden near Willesden Green Station (Jubilee line)
to get the full address, buy or reserve a ticket:
Reserved in advance £12 waged, £8 concessions
On the door £15 waged, £10 concessions
Price includes food- a delicious buffet with plenty of vegetarian options and scintillating entertainment including:
IAN SAVILLE Socialist Magician & Master of Ceremonies
Cuban classical guitarist AHMED DICKINSON
KARINA FRIES Juggling with Crystals
FINNISTERRE Alan & Alison with Folk and Golden Oldies
DEBORAH FINK the Diva with the Difference: Political Cabaret
Organised by Brent Stop the War and Brent Palestine Solidarity Campaign For more information or to reserve your ticket please email or ring / text 07951 084 101

Martin Francis
Brent Green Party Communications Officer

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