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Folk at the Lake 2013
Sunday 29 December 2013
12 noon – 300pm
Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre
Festive fun at Hollingworth Lake Visitor Centre to sup-port Rochdale Foodbank.
Featuring: Rossendale Clog Heritage, Just Poets, That’s All Folk! And more…
Free entry: Please bring donations of non-perishable food items to support Rochdale Foodbank.
ALL WELCOME !!
For anyone who hasn’t had chance to join up yet here’s the link to the free membership to the ARVAC site that was mentioned at the recent Edge Hill Training. It’s a straight forward sign up and you’ll get a reply to your e~mail request reasonably which will allow you access to a whole range of research resources .Other Community Champions who have not yet done this training or who are not doing the Group Reseacrh Projects may well find this a useful site too ?
Please see link at : http://www.arvac.org.uk/contact/request-membership
Age of Austerity – WHAT CAN YOU DO March 22 2014 ~ MANCHESTER
Time: March 22, 2014 from 10:30am to 4pm
Location: Mechanics Institute
Street: 103 Princess Street
Website or Map: http://www.mechanicsinstitute…
Phone: 161 236 9336
Event Type: conference/workshops
Organized By: NatCAN
Discussing What You Can Do
As an Individual
Journalist & Author ‘The Armchair Activist’s Handbook
As a Neighbourhood Group
Greenslate Community Farm
As a Regional Organisation
Chair – Equality NW.
As a National Organisation
Author Modernising Money & Founding Member Positive Money
At the Political Level
Founding Member Wigan Green Socialists & Left Unity
Open Discussions with any or all the speakers
Please see link at : http://nationalcan.ning.com/events/age-of-austerity-what-can-you-do
Ellenroad Biomass Launch and Green Fair
GMCVO’s Generating Success project and Ellenroad Steam Engine Museum invite you to attend the official launch of the Museum’s new biomass boiler and heating system. The launch coincides with their steaming day when the mill engines will be fired up. Stall holders will be available to answer your questions on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event will be open from 11am to 4pm, ribbon cutting at 12.45pm, followed by buffet lunch. There is limited space for stall holders to provide communities with information on energy efficiency and renewable energy, with a particular focus on community projects.
To request a stall, please contact Alison Crush, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0161 277 1022.
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The petition below was started Peter Jackson:
If you fully endorse what Peter is saying, then you must sign the petition;
The recommended increases in the pay of the chief executive and other senior council executives cannot be justified or afforded at a time when the council has been forced to restrict pay increases for other staff to 1% and make severe reductions in front line public services, substantial redundancies and cuts in support to the most vulnerable groups amongst the borough’s population. The council has stated that further cuts and redundancies will be unavoidable over the next two financial years up to 31st March 2016. Increases in executive pay of the levels recommended in the Hays review are incompatible with the council’s financial constraints and, being based purely on comparability with those in other authorities and not on performance or competency are unnecessary and inappropriate in times of financial hardship for the vast majority of local residents. There is no evidence to support the proposition that such increases are merited nor, in view of the council’s poor performance in respect of the delivery of services that retention of the officers concerned is necessary or even desirable. For instance, the council’s children’s services are still considered in need of substantial improvement to prevent further abuses of vulnerable young people, recycling of waste is amongst the lowest in the country and regeneration of Rochdale town centre is still years away from fruition. Implementation of the recommended pay increases in the current climate would be to reward failure and demonstrate insensitivity to the hardships being suffered by the majority of the population.
Started by: peter jackson
This ePetition runs from 09/10/2013 to 20/11/2013.
Keith McManus Community Champion