General Election Hustings 2019

Friday 6th December 7:00pm – 9:00pm (door open 6:30pm) Lowestoft Football Club Sonia Barker (Labour) Helen Korfanty (Liberal Democrat) Elfrede Brambley Crawshaw (Green Party) David Brennan (Christian Peoples Alliance) Despite being invited and given alternative dates and times Peter Aldous MP (Conservative) declined to attend. This event is being organised by the Waveney Trades Council…

Lowestoft Climate Strike Rally

Friday 20th September from 12:00-13:00 Outside the Britten Centre, Lowestoft High Street Rally in support of the Climate Strike. More information about the local event to follow. For more information about the Climate Strike see https://www.campaigncc.org/climate_strike_20_september There will be a highly visible presence with patches, bags and (hopefully) a pink boat. Share the event on…

Act Now On Climate Change And The Environment

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 from 19:30-21:30 United Reform Church, London Road North, Lowestoft Worried about • Climate Change • Plastic Pollution • Loss of WildlifeThis is not a talk about climate change and the environment but an organising meeting about what WE are going to do about it. There will be no main speakers –…

Burston Strike Rally – Waveney Transport

Sunday 1st September 2019 Free transport from Great Yarmouth Gt Yarmouth Troll Cart 8:45 am   James Paget Hospital  9:00 am  Royal Green Lowestoft 9:30 am Beccles Bus station 9:45 am There is also subsidized transport from Leiston  Leiston OldPost office square 9:00 am Saxmundham Old Post Office 9:20 am  Bungay Buttermarket Bus Stop 10:00 am…

Waveney Mayday Festival

DOORS OPEN FOR THE FREE FESTIVAL AT 1.00pm 1.45 POLITICAL ADDRESS: GRAHAM WHITE (retiring County Secretary, National Education Union NEU) 2.00 – 3.00 THEATRE: FLIP THE FLOP An afternoon of fun, theatre, games and exploration. GIBBONS & GAULIER present the first ever FLIP THE FLOP REVUE. Expect to see comedy, drama, clown, bouffon, poetry and…

The Case For Reopening Lowestoft Hospital

In 2013 a decision was made to close and sell off Lowestoft Hospital. A public meeting called by the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group overwhelmingly opposed the plan. In a straw poll carried out by Lowestoft Coalition Against the Cuts 190 out of 194 opposed the closure. Nonetheless the plan to replace the…

It Is Our NHS – Not Their NHS

You may have heard of STPs (Sustainability and Transformation Plans) which aim to integrate health and social care in the Norfolk and Waveney region. When they have finished “planning” we will have an ACO (Accountable Care Organisation) which will hold all the money for the region, limited to a per head total. Cuts of £300m…

Demo Report: 7 March 2018

About 15 demonstrators gathered outside a little publicised meeting in The Waveney House Hotel, Beccles (7th March) to discuss the future of the NHS, a future which apparently lies as part of new corporate bodies now to be known as ICOs. (Integrated Care Organisations). This astonishingly radical reorganisation aims to bring together a host of…