News from other organisations

Below is a selection of articles relevant to the broader left in the South West and Cornwall. These are not necessarily Communist Party events or news stories, but are collected here as they reflect the actions of people in our district.

MINUTES of the
Dorset People's Assembly meeting 14th March 2017, 7pm-9pm
Mad Cucumber, Bournemouth Triangle
-Introductions, 5 present including Chair and Treasurer.
-Apologies: x 1
-Financial Report: No change re finances. Haydn nominated as Secretary to replace
Chris. Tina/Sheila/Haydn to deal with paper work needed for bank account.
-Feedback from events since last meeting:
-20th Feb 6-8pm Bournemouth Square Demo Defend Migrants-Stop Trump. Building
on the previous spontaneous demo earlier in the month, 100+ turned out
-20th Feb 7.30pm Cricketers Springbourne Positive Money public meeting 'Don't fear
the Deficit' discussing monetary systems.
23rd Feb 7.00pm Stop the War Coalition Bournemouth inaugural public meeting. The
Brunswick, Charminster. National officer Ian Chamberlain spoke about 'A more
Dangerous World? War and Foreign Policy under Trump' More meetings to come.
-27th Feb.The 38 degrees petition started by Sean Perrin 'Save Poole Hospital A&E
and Maternity' that attracted 20,000+ signatures was handed into a rep from the
Dorset CCG at Vespasian House. The Dorset CCG have confirmed to Sean that it will
be taken into consideration along with the public consultation docs. Article in the
Echo and photos on social media DPA, KONP Dorset + Unite turned out.
-4th March London. #Our NHS. Health Campaigns Together/People's Assembly
march to Parliament Square. Massive turnout 250,000 +. Thank you to Unison for
arranging a coach up to London.
-10th March 7.30 -10pm Corn Exchange Dorchester 'Stolen Lives- Despair on our
Doorstep'. Public meeting about immigration detention. Organised by West and South
Dorset Green Party. Very good turnout 200+
-Upcoming actions and events. Details available on relevant website/social media.
A campaign is under way by the NUT and other teachers unions supported be the
National People's Assembly working together to highlight cuts to education. Go to
www.schoolcuts.uk for more info.
-18th March 'Rebellious Women' 2-5pm URC Skinner Street Poole. Afternoon of
celebrating women who have stood up for social justice and political reform.
-18th March London 12-4 'March against Racism'
20th March 7.30-9.30 pm Positive Money regular monthly discussion Cricketers
Springbourne


22th April 1.00-4.00pm Keep Our NHS Public rally with stalls and speakers at
Bourenmouth Horseshoe common. Leaflets to follow.
-25th April BIC 19.30-22.00 put on by the CWU 'The People's Politics' free event
more info www.cwu.org
10th May. Stop the War Coalition Bournemouth. Further public event, details tbc
3rd June Christchurch. Dorset's 1st Radical Book Fair. Day long and into the evening
event with stalls, talks and entertainment. £10 per table, to book email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info go to www.dorsetbookfair.wordpress.com
5th July Wednesday 69th Birthday of the NHS. People's Assembly and Health
Campaigns Together are organising a national day of action. A local event will be
arranged.
AOB:
If anyone is putting on a protest/action or knows of any group that is, let us know
either on fb or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll help promote it on
our social media.
- #DorsetHour is available to promote events on twitter between 7.30-8.30pm on a
Monday evening. They have 17,000 followers so useful platform.


Next meeting: Thursday 13th April Mad Cucumber 7-9pm.

 

 

The campaign against reductions to our acute hospital services is ongoing. The public

consultations began on 1st Dec and go on until the 28th Feb. Details of how you can be

involved with the consultation go to dorsetforyou.gov.uk.

KONP have produced a very good guide of what to say in answer to each question,

this can be viewed on their website: www.keepournhspublicdorset.com They are also

producing some very good press releases.

The 38 degrees petition started by Sean Perrin 'Save Poole Hospital A&E and

Maternity' has attracted 20,000+ signatures. The Dorset CCG have confirmed to Sean

that it will be taken into consideration along with the public consultation docs. This

petition is due to be handed into a rep from the Dorset CCG on Monday 27th Feb,

time and place tbc. Details will be put on the Save Poole Hospital facebook page and

emailed to supporters. Maximum publicity required, all supporters need to get along

with placards and banners.

We will continue to do street stalls to gain signatures to the petition and more

importantly chat to the public about not accepting any reductions in NHS services,

back the NHS Reinstatment Bill, and build for the Health Campaigns Together march

and rally in London on the 4th March.

-16th January Monday 7.30-9.30pm Cricketers Arms Bournemouth. Sheila and Haydn

met with the local Positive Money group to talk about the work of the DPA. Good

contact made, & hope to work together in the future

-20th January (?), 6-8.00pm spontaneous demo in Bournemouth 'Dump the Trump'

30+ turned out on a wet evening.

-21st January Saturday 12pm 'Women's March' London Grosvenor Square, on the day

after the inauguration of D Trump, a few people locally went.

-1st Feb Poole Lighthouse 'Devil Rides to Jarama' Townsend Theatre production. Very

positive feedback, good social event which is important.

-Upcoming actions and events. Details available on relevant website/social media.

-18th Feb 11-2.00pm Dorset PA & KONP Dorset street stall Poole

-18th Feb 1-4pm More in Common 'Cake not Hate' stall Bournemouth

-20th Feb 6-8pm Bournemouth Square Demo Defend Migrants-Stop Trump

-20th Feb 7.30pm Cricketers Springbourne Positive Money public meeting 'Don't fear

the Deficit.

23rd Feb 7.00pm Stop the War Coalition Bournemouth public meeting. The

Brunswick, Charminster. National officer Ian Chamberlain is coming down from

London to talk about 'A more Dangerous World? War and Foreign Policy under

Trump'

-2nd March Poole lighthouse screening of film Girl-Rising

-4th March Saturday 12pm London, Tavistock Square. Health Campaigns Together/

KONP/People's Assembly march to Parliament Square for rally. Dorset Unison are

putting on a coach, contact Manda Brown 01305 224436 for details and to book a

place.

-10th March 7.30 -10pm Corn Exchange Dorchester Stolen Lives- Despair on our

Doorstep. Public meeting about immigration detention. Speaker Giles Fraser

Organised by West and South Dorset Green Party.

-12th March Chaplins, Boscombe Housing Co-op Meeting (Timings Tina?)

-18th March 'Rebellious Women' 2-5pm URC Skinner Street Poole. Afternoon of

celebrating women who have stood up for social justice and political reform.

-18th March London 12-4 'March against Racism'

3rd June Christchurch Radical Book Fair, Wessex Solidarity/IWW. Day long and into

the evening event with stalls, talks and entertainment. £10 per table. Details will be

available shortly.

AOB:

If anyone is putting on a protest/action or knows of any group that is, let us know

either on fb or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll help promote it on

our social media.

- #DorsetHour is available to promote events on twitter between 7.30-8.30pm on a

Monday evening. They have 17,000 followers so useful platform.

Next meeting: Thursday 14th March Mad Cucumber 7-9pm, 7 The Triangle, Bournemouth BH2 5RY