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.

-Feedback from events since last meeting:

-The regular Friday 2-5.30pm Save Poole Hosp demo in front of Poole Hospital Longfleet Road has now come to an end. -Swanage Protection Camp. Planning permission expired on the 3rd December. Great work by the anti-fracking camp who set up on the land to prevent any work by the gas company. The camp has now been dismantled. 19th Nov Saturday 12noon-3.00pm. Street Stall Bournemouth Square 'Save Our Hospital Services' to highlight the proposed reductions in our health services, get more signatures on the petition. Veterans for Peace joined us so that we had a Welfare not Warfare theme. Collected numerous signatures and handed out leaflets about the STP. Worthwhile exercise. We'll be doing similar event in Poole 17th Dec. The campaign against reductions to our hospital services. There have been a number of public council meetings in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth that members of KONP Dorset have been attending and putting questions to the boards about the Clinical Services Review and Sustainability and Transformation Plan. Also the public consultations began on 1st Dec and go on until the 27th Feb. Details of how you can be involved with the consultation go to Keep Our NHS Public Dorset website and social media have all the details. -Upcoming actions and events. Details available on relevant website/social media. -17th December Saturday 12-3pm Stall, Save our Hospital services campaign with KONP Dorset in Poole Town centre in front of Large Sainsbury's near Weatherspoons -3rd January 'Action for Rail' day of action demanding publicly owned railway. See website for details of stations near you where there will be a demo. -16th January Monday 7.30-9.30pm Sheila to talk on the work of the DPA to local Positive Money group. Cricketers Arms Bournemouth, all welcome (please). -19th January Thursday 7-9pm People's question time St Pancras Church London 'Brexit, what are our demands'. Organised by the National People's Assembly. -27th January Friday 10am-7pm 'Journey to Justice' exhibition Shire Hall Dorchester. -28th January Saturday Hands off Our NHS march in London. -4th March Saturday 12pm London Health Campaigns Together/ KONP march and rally. We hope to be arranging transport for this.


KNOP is keep our NHS public is a National organiser with local affiliates  



-Feedback from events since last meeting:
15th Oct 'Defend Our NHS' Keep Our NHS Public Dorset, March and Rally
12pm Poole Park walking to Ashley Cross where there were stalls and speakers.
Great turn out, estimated 400/500 people. Feedback and pointers for next time: it was
a long march, needed feed in for those who could not walk the whole way, walk
slower, more stewards, perhaps stay in the centre of town. Event did very well to
highlight proposed reductions in local health services.
Thanks to the DPA folks who helped out on the day stewarding and bringing high viz
29th October London Anarchist book fare. Due to the popularity of this event, Tina is
hoping to arrange a socialist book fair in Bournemouth/Poole next year and is looking
for a suitable venue.
-Upcoming actions and events. Details available on relevant website/social media.
-The regular Friday 2-5.30pm Save Poole Hosp demo in front of Poole Hospital
Longfleet Road. Works well keeping campaign visible, gathering signatures to
petition and talking to public.
-Swanage Protection Camp. To stop fracking on the Dorset coast line by preventing
any work on the land until the planning permission/licence expires in December.
Please see details online. There is a wish list of items needed for those camping
-12th /13th Nov London Veterans for Peace public conference Euston and alternative
commemoration event on the Sunday Tavistock Square London
14th Nov Monday 7.30-9.30 Positive Money Bournemouth are hosting a talk about
QE and bonds location: Box 44 6 St Michaels road B'mouth.
16th Nov Weds 7.30am second round of strikes, Unite Weymouth Buses. Please
support the Weymouth Bus workers if you can, picket starts around 7.30am
17th Nov Thurs central London NUT demo 'Invest don't Cut'
17th Nov Thurs 8.00pm Lighthouse, Poole. I, Daniel Blake, the Ken Loach film is on
at the Lighthouse for a few evenings. Our IWW friends are going to this showing and
you're welcome to join them.
19th Nov Saturday 12noon-3.00pm Street Stall Bournemouth Square 'Save Our
Hospital Services' to highlight the proposed reductions in our health services, get
more signatures on the petition. Please come along and help if you can, to chat with
the public and hand out literature. Sheila will ask Stop the War Coalition/Veterans for
Peace if they want a stall alongside so we can have a Welfare not Warfare theme.
19th Nov Saturday Central London 10am National Union of Students Demo 'United
for Education'
21st Nov Monday 10am Poole Civic Centre, meeting of the Joint Public Health Board.
The STP is on the Forward Plan on agenda. This is a public meeting you are welcome
to attend if you so wish. The agenda will be published at the end of this week and can
be found on'
1st Dec Thurs 'World Aids Day' Vigil in Bournemouth, 6-8pm pier approach
7th December Weds 14.00 – 16.00 (arrival from 13.30) Clinical services review
(CRS) public consultation event The Hamworthy Club, Magna Rd, Wimborne BH21
8th December Weds 10.00 – 12.00 (arrival from 09.30) Clinical services review
(CRS) public consultation event. The Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester,
8th Dec Thurs 11.00am-1.00pm Town Hall B'mouth. Bournemouth & Poole Health
and Well Being Board, public meeting agenda will include STP
4th March 2017 12-5pm Central London Health Campaigns together National Demo.
Info about the proposed 'Super Council' is in Bournemouth library at present, where
you can also give feedback.

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: Tuesday 13th December Mad Cucumber 7-9pm.