Notes of our last meeting with a recent statement from national KONP re the Tories latest announcement re £30bn … well maybe less than 3bn ….for 40 new hospitals … or maybe 6 not so new hospital redevelopments. There is delight in Leeds that the plans for new build at LGI may have got its legs – as long as you can trust Boris Johnson !!
John is writing to the YEP who are always keen to have readers’ letters so do give it a shot if you feel like pitching in on this or any other issues.
The mental health summit on Saturday in London went very well with moving and shocking testimony from survivors, parents, relatives of people who have committed suicide, psychologists, clinicians, campaigners as well as stories of fighting back against desperately inadequate services and lots of enthusiasm and positive ideas for working together on common goals.
The demonstration against Austerity on Sunday organised by The People’s Assembly , Unison et al was stunningly well attended despite the weather ranging from fine drizzle to steady rain and there were stirring speeches from Labour shadow Cabinet ministers, including Richard Burgon from Leeds and Angela Raynor, Frances O’ Grady from the TUC, Louise Irvine GP from KONP and lots more
Coming up soon :
11.10 2.15 – 4.15 Yorkshire Health Campaigns Together Network Meeting at Mill Hill Chapel in City Square.
12.10 KONP STALL, Headingley 11am- 12.15ish outside Sainsbury’s on Headingley Lane near the pedestrian lights
17.10. 7.30 Public Meeting on What will Happen to the Supply of Medicines after 31st Oct. organised by Leeds Hospital Alert at St. Margaret’s Parish Church ,Church Lane, Horsforth LS18 5LA
18.10 “Under The Knife” film at HEART 7.30pm Please get a free ticket asap at www.undertheknifefilm.co.uk/screenings as half the seats were taken yesterday:
19.10 Leeds TUC Climate Change Conference. 10.30-4.30 at Notre Dame College . Book places at www.tiny.cc/crisis2019
NEXT MEETING will be on Wednesday 9th October 6.30 – 8pm in The Victoria Hotel, directly behind the Town Hall