Buses for people, not profit – scrap Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill

At the weekend we were back in Sun Street with our Saturday stall, discussing local issues but also collecting signatures for We Own It’s Clause 21 petition.

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Statement on cuts to Waltham Abbey Fire Station

Waltham Abbey faces the loss of a full-time Fire Service in the town and surrounding neighbourhoods [1]. The Fire Station, which is currently staffed from 9am – 6pm, will be reduced to an on-call service, similar to the Lifeboat service, with fire fighters having to attend from wherever they are, and what ever they’re doing, elsewhere. Essex Fire Service says […]

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Email to Eleanor Laing: Councils and ethical investments

Email sent to Eleanor Laing via writetothem.com in response to government plans to stop councils investing and procuring ethically. Background here: Government to introduce rules to stop ‘political’ boycotts (BBC news, 03/10/2015)

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Email to Eastern MEPs: Please vote against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (#TTIP)

(Email sent via writetothem.com) Please vote against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Dear David Campbell Bannerman, Patrick O’Flynn, Tim Aker, Richard Howitt, Geoffrey Van Orden, Vicky Ford and Stuart Agnew, I am writing to ask you to vote against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on Wednesday. I believe that TTIP represents a threat to our democracy […]

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