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Public Meeting - Community Sustainability Bill

Jon Beresford NAIL | 20.05.2006 08:26 | Ecology | Free Spaces | Social Struggles

Sustainable Communities Bill Public Meeting

Date: 25th May 2006
Time: 7:30pm (duration ~ 2 hours)
Venue: Queens Walk Community Centre, Queens Walk, The Meadows, Notts NG2 2DG

Have you noticed the following things happening in your community?:

Closure of local independent shops

Closure of the local Post Office

Closure of the local bank branch

Decline of local street markets

Closure of the local pub

Closure of local services e.g. health centres

Green spaces being built on

More traffic and less people walking on the streets

Less public transport services

More "clone" branded shops and huge superstores

Local Works is the campaign that aims to change this situation that is known as Ghost Town Britain. Instead we want local sustainability, which has these 4 measurements:

1. Thriving local economies
2. Environmental protection
3. Social inclusion
4. Active democratic participation

Please come along to the Public Meeting to discuss the Sustainable Communities Bill. Guest speakers include Alan Simpson MP and Jon Beresford from NAIL ) Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill)

The Mayor of Nottingham will chair the meeting. The speakers include:

1.Alan Simpson MP (Nottingham South) – will talk about the need for local sustainability

2.Jon Beresford (NAIL) – will talk about local campaign against incinerators, the need for more local recycling and community involvement etc

3. Stephen Shaw (Local Works Campaign Coordinator) – will talk about the national problem and details of the bill, how it will work and the campaign etc

Jon Beresford NAIL
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