Hiroshima Day

Join us for our Hiroshima Day stall and remembrance On Wednesday 6th August from 5pm outside Hanley Bus Station, Lichfield Street/Lidice Way, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1RA.

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Remember Fukushima

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There will be a series of events in London marking the 3rd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster on 11th March 2011. Find out more on the CND website

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NHS Not Trident Bloc at TUC ‘Save our NHS’ demonstration

NHS Not Trident Bloc at TUC ‘Save our NHS’ demonstration

11:00 am, 29th September
March from Liverpool Road, Manchester (M3 4FP) to a rally at Whitworth Park

CND is proud to be attending the Save our NHS, defend jobs and services, no to austerity march and rally on 29th September in Manchester.

Join us in the ‘NHS not Trident’ bloc to tell the government that Trident is a deadly and dangerous waste of money, and that those billions would be better spent on health and public services!

Look for the CND banners and supporters with blue ‘NHS Not Trident’ t-shirts and placards!

Want to book transport to Manchester? The TUC website has information on where to find coaches and trains from across Britain on the day.

Join the Facebook event and let us know you’re coming along!

During the week of Tory Party Conference we will also be leafletting around Manchester. If you’re available to help, please contact Greater Manchester & District CND at: 0161 273 8283 or via email

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Diary dates for July

Diary dates for July:

Saturday 13th July
Stafford & Stone CND town centre stall
Market Square, STAFFORD, ST16 2BB. 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Thursday 18th July
Stoke & Newcastle CND meeting
Peace Centre, Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST6 3EJ. Car park at rear. 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Friday 19th July
Stafford & Stone CND meeting
Quaker Meeting House, Foregate Street, STAFFORD,
ST16 2PX. 7.30 – 9.00 pm

Friday 26th July
Stafford & Stone CND Benefit Concert
County Staff Club, 77 Eastgate Street, STAFFORD, ST16 2NG.
Featuring The Deacons, Crooked Bawbies, David Jiminez Hughes, Steal the Stars and Dave Doehren. 8.00 pm
Tickets £8: contact Derek Bunce on 07598 214424.

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Stoke & Newcastle CND meeting, Monday 17th June

Monday 17th June, 7.15 pm
• Inaugural meeting of Stoke & Newcastle local CND group
• Peace Centre, Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 3EJ
All CND members and supporters in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme are cordially invited to attend this meeting, at which it is hoped to elect an interim committee and establish a programme of activities.

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New CND group in Stafford & Stone

The inaugural meeting of a local CND group for Stafford and Stone will take place at the Quaker Meeting House, Foregate Street, STAFFORD, ST16 2PX, on Friday 17th May, starting at 7.30 pm.

All CND members and supporters in the Stafford and Stone area are cordially invited to attend this meeting, at which it is hoped to elect an interim committee and establish a programme of activities. For further details contact Derek Bunce on Derek.W.Bunce@gmail.com or 07598 214424.

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Forthcoming activities in the Scrap Trident campaign

There are several local and national events in the next two months as part of the Scrap Trident Tour, which runs from 1st to 30th April all across England:
Monday 18th March
SCANS CND meeting
Peace Centre, Burslem School of Art, 7.30 pm
Monday 1st April
National CND demo at Aldermaston, 12 noon
Tuesday 9th April
Bruce Kent (CND’s vice-president) visits Stoke-on-Trent on his ‘Scrap Trident’ tour. A day of action, finishing with a public meeting featuring Bruce as the main speaker. The Atrium, Burslem School of Art, 7.00 pm

Bruce Kent is working with a range of organisations to highlight the wasteful spending on Trident, at a time when so much investment is needed to eradicate poverty, boost people-friendly development and make our world a safer and more peaceful place to live.

Please support these events. For more information on the Scrap Trident Tour see http://www.cnduk.org/get-involved/events/item/1585-scrap-trident-tour

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Alan Leadbetter

We have just been notified that long-standing SCANS CND member, Alan Leadbetter, died on July 14th.  We extend our sympathies to his family.

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Hiroshima Day, Monday 6th August

As usual, we are organising a vigil to mark Hiroshima Day, the anniversary of the destruction of the Japanese city of Hiroshima by atomic bomb in 1945.

 

This year, we will be holding the vigil at Burslem Cenotaph, Swan Square, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2AA from 5.30 to 6.30 pm.

 

We will be meeting up in the CND Peace Centre in Burslem School of Art from 5.00 pm, and walking the short distance to the Cenotaph at 5.30.  After the vigil, refreshments will be available in the Peace Centre from 6.30 to 7.00.  Parking will be available in the car park at the rear of Burslem School of Art.

 

The Peace Centre is located on the Ground Floor of Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem town centre, ST6 3EJ.  For the car park, turn off Waterloo Road into Cleveland Street by the snooker hall, and see the car park entrance ahead of you at the end of Cleveland Street.  Alternatively, turn into Queen Street from Waterloo Road, take the first left (Bournes Bank), and see the car park entrance on your right.  From the car park, you can enter the School of Art by the rear door, and go up by the stairs or in the lift to the Ground Floor (Floor 0).

 

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Meeting next Monday at 8

Come along to the next SCANS CND meeting on Monday 16th July, where we shall be finalising our campaign plans for the rest of the year. Proposals include a public meeting with a major speaker, an event to mark Hiroshima Day in August, CND stalls at various local summer festivals, a one-day Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA) workshop and building the anti-Trident campaign. We shall also be looking at improving ways of communicating with our members including a new, improved Banner newsletter and making better use of social networking on the internet. Our representative on CND National Council, Owen Sloss, will report on recent National Council meetings.

The meeting will take place from 8.00 – 9.15 pm at the SCANS CND Peace Centre, Ground Floor, Burslem School of Art, Queen Street, Burslem, ST6 3EJ

Our meetings are welcoming and not too formal! Drinks, such as tea, coffee, water and fruit juice, are available, and all members and supporters are welcome. We hope you will be able to come along.

Burslem School of Art is located in Queen Street (off Swan Square) in Burslem Town Centre. There is a car park at the rear of the School of Art: turn off Waterloo Road into Cleveland Street by the snooker hall, and see the car park entrance ahead of you at the end of Cleveland Street. Alternatively, turn into Queen Street from Waterloo Road, take the first left (Bournes Bank), and see the car park entrance on your right. Enter the School of Art by the rear door, and go up by the stairs or in the lift to the Ground Floor (Floor 0). The following bus routes operate to Burslem Town Centre in the evenings: 20, 20A, 21, 98, 99.

If you’re not yet a member, you can join SCANS for £5 per year or there is household membership (two or more people at the same address) which costs £7. There is also a concessionary rate of £2 for unwaged people: unemployed, students, pensioners etc. Please send your cheque, payable to ‘South Cheshire & North Staffs CND’ to us at the above address, together with confirmation of your contact details or bring to monday’s meeting. If you are already a member and pay annually, membership fees for 2012 are due if you have not already paid these.

You can keep in touch with our activities on this website or by joining our Facebook group: SCANS CND. If you have an email address, please let us have it by emailing scanscnd@ymail.com and we will contact you by email in future. (If you are not on email, don’t worry: we can contact you by post.)

Look forward to seeing everyone on Monday

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