Monday, 23 January 2012

London boroughs and the 'Occupy' movement

Occupy Local Communities'
Starts: 4:00 pm
Ends: January 25, 2012 - 5:00 pm
Location: TCU
Description: The purpose of the meeting is to carry on the discussion about actions that Occupy London can take in the near future to join with local communities in the movement towards an equal, just and free society for all.

There have already been discussions going on about this subject in different working groups. The point of this meeting the existing discussion points together into one focused and perhaps regular meeting. Ideas for actions that have been discussed in meetings and GA's include: FLASH MOB OCCUPATIONS that would arrive in London neighbourhoods for set durations, and an 'OCCUPY LOCAL COMMUNITIES' LONDON WALK which could visit local communities in all 33 boroughs of London. Clearly there is a lot of scope for ideas.

All events are free, open to anyone, and take place in the ‘University Tent’, (next to the ‘Info Tent’), at the OccupyLSX camp, outside St. Paul’s Cathedral.

More about Tent City University here

Friday, 20 January 2012

Breakaway borough of Beckenham argument "retweeted"

In RT spirit (Twitter's retweet application) this post is a kind of "retweet" of 6/1/12. Bromley Times (January 19 2012) have published Rod Reed's update of Beckenham Civic Society's report.

Local media appear to find 'new borough' argument persuasive enough to rebroadcast. 

Friday, 6 January 2012

Beckenham as new breakaway borough?

Following last year's launch of Beckenham Civic Society: former Councillor Rod Reed, critic of his Conservative colleagues and active Beckenham resident sympathetic to Bromley Cuts Concern - argues in The Bromley Times this week (January 5 2012) for Beckenham to break away from Bromley's disinterested governance of the town.