Friday 9 February / 7.30 p.m. / River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP
Everyone's welcome at our February meeting, not on the usual first Wednesday of the month but this Friday! It is at the usual venue, which is the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre (halfway along the road, opposite the junction with Beche Road and next to a small playground). As always we'll agree the agenda at the start, but here's the draft which circulated on our mailing list last week.Read more
There follow the minutes of our January meeting, which was our annual general meeting for 2018, with the group's constitution as revised there attached. Our next monthly meeting will be held not on the usual first Wednesday of the month but on Friday 9 February at 7.30 p.m., at the wheelchair-accessible River Lane Centre, River Lane, Cambridge CB5 8HP.Read more
Ralf Little who was recently embroiled in a Twitter row with Mr Hunt has today issued an open letter to Jeremy Hunt ahead of major demonstration in response to the winter crisis in the NHS this Saturday 3 February.
"Dear Jeremy Hunt,
Further to our recent twitter discussions regarding the NHS I would like to follow up on your invitation to meet and debate these vital issues in the public interest...
Sunday 4 February / 1 p.m. / Outside the Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge CB2
The Conservative-controlled County Council will approve an unexpectedly sharp £35m of cuts for 2018/19 in its meeting on Tuesday 6 February, even as it finally accepts the necessity to raise council tax (alongside the social care precept) to spare people in Cambridgeshire from still worse cuts to the services on which they rely.Read more
Saturday 3 February / 9.45 a.m. / Outside Cambridge railway station, Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2JW
The People's Assembly and Health Campaigns Together have called a demonstration in London, NHS in Crisis, to demand an end to the Conservatives' deliberate defunding of the service and a fully funded, fully public NHS instead.Read more
Health campaigners are urging the Government to stop rewarding private sector firms with NHS contracts and restore the health service to a publicly owned and controlled national resource, in the wake of the Carillion debacle.
Jeremy Hunt should have been sacked.
Read the joint statement from The People’s Assembly & Health Campaigns Together:Read more