There’s a good on the Save Clapham Fire Station campaign in this week’s South London Press
The Brixton Blog also had a good article
There’s still time to help with the campaign:
Please come to the public meeting on Monday 17th June, 6:30pm at Clapham Library, organised by Lambeth Council. More details here
Please respond to the consultation by Wednesday 19th June, particularly question 24 that asks about fire station closures. You can respond here
Posted: June 16, 2013 by rabidleftwinger in Cutswatch
Thanks to everyone to worked so hard to get signatures on the petition against the closure of Clapham Fire Station. Over 4,500 people have signed so far!
The consultation ends on Wednesday. Lambeth Council have organised a public meeting before then
Public Meeting – Save Clapham Fire Station
Monday 17th June, 6:30pm
Clapham Library, Clapham High Street
Organised by Lambeth Council
Hope to see people there. You can get Lambeth Council branded publicity here
It’s really good to see Lambeth Council campaigning against City Hall cuts and we should support them. But don’t forget that they’re implementing Town Hall cuts at the same time.
And please respond to the consultation if you have not already done so. You can respond online here. Question 1 to 10 are compulsory. Please also answer question 24, “Do you agree or disagree in the reduction in fire stations and fire fighter posts”. The other questions are optional and you need only answer if you have time and a strong opinion on the subject.
Posted: June 10, 2013 by rabidleftwinger in Cutswatch, Media attention
We got a letter in last week’s South London Press
Thanks to all the people who have signed the petition to Save Clapham Fire Station, over one thousand people so far.
We’ll be handing the petitions in later this week, and are having a photo call of supporters outside the fire station before we do. Local trades unionists, local residents and local councillors will be there, and the South London Press is interested.
Photo call – Save Clapham Fire Station
Tuesday 11th June, 6pm – 6:15pm
Outside Clapham Fire Station
Please come to show your support for the fire station.
Also, there is still time to respond to the consultation, you can do so here. For our campaign the most important question is question 24: “Do you agree or disagree with the reductions in fire stations, fire engines and firefighter posts?”. Almost all other questions are optional, you need only answer them if you have time and you have a strong opinion on the subject
The campaign to Save Clapham Fire Station and the campaign to keep a housing cooperative, both campaigns Lambeth SOS supports, got letters in last week’s South London Press
Posted: May 25, 2013 by rabidleftwinger in Demonstrate, Rally & Occupy!
Tags: demonstration, ESOL, lambeth_college, march, protest, Rally, save_education, Trade union, UCU, UNISON
Lambeth Save Our Services is proud to support the following demonstration
You can download this poster in .pdf form here
The Save Clapham Fire Station demonstration, which Lambeth Save Our Services supported, got a full page article in yesterday’s South London Press
This is in addition to the coverage we’ve got in the SW Londoner and the Wandsworth Guardian
People have also been writing about the event on their blogs, see this post from Lee Jasper
So it’s clear the people of Lambeth oppose the Clapham Fire Station closure. Now we need to make sure Boris listens.
Congratulations to everyone who came to the demonstration and consultation meeting on Thursday. We got over 100 people on a really lively and colourful demonstration with more people joining us at the meeting. At the meeting I think we made our points well and made the commissioner and the chair of the London Fire Authority feel very uncomfortable.
Particular congratulations to Bridget for organising a vote at the meeting, in the teeth of the chair’s opposition, that showed nobody in the meeting supported the fire station closures. You can see a video of below
The event was reported by the SW Londoner and the Wandsworth Guardian. We also saw journalists from the Brixton Blog and the South London Press at the demo so we should get coverage there too.
We now need to decide the next steps for the campaign. We’re having a campaign meeting this Tuesday
Planning Meeting – Next steps for Clapham Fire Station Campaign
Tuesday 21st May, 7pm
Bread and Roses pub, Clapham Manor Street
(we’re generally in the room at the back)