Thursday 4 November 2010

'Save Newham Services' Launched

This evening at Durning Hall Community Centre in Forest Gate, the ‘Save Newham Services’ campaign finally became a reality with a planning meeting to formalise local opposition to cuts in public services. The campaign aims to:

  • Publicise, encourage, support and provide solidarity to local opposition to cuts in the London Borough of Newham.
  • Provide a point of contact and coordination for local opposition to cuts in the borough.
  • Research and publicise the potential impact of cuts on people living in Newham.
  • Put pressure on local elected representatives to stand alongside local people to insist that cutting services is dangerous, unnecessary and must be opposed.
  • Ensure that our local experience is fed upwards to all regional and national opposition to the government’s cuts programme.
  • Call for greater transparency and accountability within public services in Newham.
A website has been set up - see for more details.

The next planning meeting is on Thursday 18 November at 6.30pm, again at Durning Hall Community Centre. It is open to anyone who wants to get involved in developing and widening the campaign.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps they can start with stopping with the council putting up those metal pink signs everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Newham should merge with neighbouring Boroughs to save costs. There are 32 councils in London. A few super councils would be a good thing.

Do we really need 32 mayors? 32 director of education? 32 directors of housing?

Aside from London Planning Office, there is is not much need for local services....

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