People’s Assembly North East

The people’s Assembly in the North East have a number of forthcoming events, which are detailed below:

1. BENEFIT EVENT

Save Children & Young People’s Service
15 February
Young service users are putting on a solidarity event at Gateshead Old Town Hall
Saturday 15 February
6pm – 9.00pm

They have written a play which they will perform! And they are getting some great local young bands together to perform as well as organising speakers (including North East People’s Assembly) and stalls.

Here are 4 things you can do that will really help

· lend a hand by getting this flyer around as many people as possible
· help with leafleting – every Saturday up to and including the actual day of the event (from 12 noon in Trinity Square, Gateshead – pick up leaflets from Gateshead Public Services Alliance members there)
· Signpost people to the on line petitions: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/gateshead-council-save-gateshead-s-youth-service and
http://www.savegatesheadsurestart.com/
· COME TO THE EVENT ON 15TH February
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2. REPORT – Teesside PA demo

Thanks to everyone who came along to support the Teesside People’s Assembly anti-cuts lobby of Middlesbrough Council on Monday evening.

It was great to see members of at least four UNISON branches, Unite the union, the FBU, UCU and NUS, along with activists from Teesside Solidarity Movement, joining our demo.

The action achieved live coverage on Tyne Tees TV News, BBC Tees radio and the Evening Gazette live blog, and the next day we had an interview on BBC Tees and reports in the Northern Echo, Evening Gazette and Morning Star. There was also a follow-up call from BBC Tees this morning (Wednesday) as they wanted a People’s Assembly reaction to Middlesbrough Council’s plans to train volunteers to run services previously provided by paid workers.

I have attached scanned press clippings from Tuesday’s papers. There is also a video short from the demo available on the Gazette Live blog at http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/replay-middlesbrough-council-budget-meeting-6530027.

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3. Upcoming local PA meetings

Teesside People’s Assembly Meeting
St Mary’s Centre,
82-90 Corporation Road,
Middlesbrough TS1 2RW
7:15pm, Thursday 30th January

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/563554307061763/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Berwick People’s Assembly Meeting
The Rob Roy,
Dock Rd,
Tweedmouth,
Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2BE
7pm, Friday 31st January

Sunderland People’s Assembly Meeting
Sunderland Minster,
High Street West,
Sunderland SR1 3ET
7pm, Monday 3rd February

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/537262793054893/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Hexham & Tynedale People’s Assembly Inaugural Meeting
Hexham Community Centre,
Gilesgate,
Hexham NE46 3NP
7:30pm, Wednesday 5th February

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/343768999096362/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Newcastle People’s Assembly Meeting
TUC Centre against Unemployment,
4 Cloth Market,
Newcastle NE1 1EE
5:30pm, Tuesday 4th February

You can keep up to date with all the latest news and information from the People’s Assembly in the North East by following their blog:

http://peoplesassemblytyneandwear.wordpress.com/blog/

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