Saturday, December 04, 2010

Save Our Services: March next Saturday in Woking

"Saturday December 11th, 12.15pm at Gloucester Square, Woking MARCH TO SAVE OUR SERVICES IN SURREY and HANTS

Labour and Trade Unions Against the Cuts. Organised by Surrey Labour Party.

This is the best opportunity for Labour and the trade unions locally to publicise our position against the cuts. Make a stand with us as the cuts will cause unfair suffering to the poor and disabled, the sectors least able to help themselves. Also, the scale and speed of the cuts is ideologically driven and threatens to bury, not rescue the economy.

Assemble in Gloucester Square at 12.15pm. Parking is just over the road in Brewery Road car park (may be full so get there early) or more car parks 80 yards further on up the ramp JUST past the new Victoria Theatre into the multi-story. Allow 15 minutes to park and get back to assembly point. Woking Station is a five minute walk - make for the Town Square and go 50 yards beyond to the assembly point in Gloucester Square. The March finishes at 1.15pm.

Press and local radio releases will give further speakers as they confirm. Harriett Yeo, Labour Party National Executive and TSSA will speak at 12.30 at the assembly point.

Send this on to other supporters as soon as you can. Let's see what support we can raise and help to make the March a great success.

STOP PRESS ..........
More speakers and marchers are being promised every day and the Rally and March is growing fast. TSSA and FBU leaders will speak at 12.30 before the move off at 12.45. Other unions are coming too, including UNITE, Unison, CWU, with students from Woking Guildford and Godalming.

Murray Rowlands SCLP Chair
Surrey Labour Party Steering Committee"

Hat tip SERTUC

(JG) Off message but the train home from the LAPFF conference yesterday stopped breifly at Woking. The only other time I had ever been at Woking was 28 years ago when a friend and I went looking for a mate, Neil T, who had suddenly disappeared overnight while at Leeds University. His family ran a newsagents near the station. We found out from them he had dropped out to join the Parachute Regiment of the French Foreign Legion. He later deserted, rejoined after a spell in military prison then deserted again (by foot through a South American jungle).  Modern day students seem far more sensible.
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