Campaign to save the over 75 TV licence



Meeting February 20th 2019

‘Holidays and travel –

practicalities and opportunities’

Get independent advice from Debbie Marshall, Silver Travel Advisor

Annual General Meeting 2019

Review what we did in 2018 and decide your officers for 2019

Please come forward! Get more involved in organising meetings and supporting our campaigns.

WEDNESDAY February 20th 2019 at 1.30pm

at Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park.  Doors open from 1 pm.

Buses W7 W3 144 stop nearby.

Find the newsletter for January below



Events January & February 2019

Event 1Thursday 24th January 2019 from 7.30 pm at Alevi Cultural Centre, 19 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0DD

Tickets: Free Please register through Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/ucevent (Anyone not on line should ask HPAG committee for help.)

Speakers: • Catherine West, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green (chair) • Miriam Bindman, disability rights activist (DPAC) • Chris Baugh, Assistant General Secretary, PCS union • Cllr Kaushika Amin, Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Civic Services (including rollout of support for Universal Credit) • Linda Grant – employment and poverty researcher, Sheffield Heeley CLP executive member. 

Event 2)   Paper copies of the Long Term Plan launched by NHS England  can be obtained. HPAG already has 2 copies. It appears to promise improvements. BUT the NHS PLAN is not good news. It would mean more cuts, rationing and privatisation.

RALLY OUTSIDE NHS ENGLAND BOARD MEETING Skipton House, 80 London Road Elephant and Castle London SE1 6LH.on Thursday 31 January. 10:00am to 1:00pm

Please come and join fellow KONP supporters in protesting the government’s NHS long term plan. Keep Our NHS Public https://keepournhspublic.com/events/

Event 3) Dignity Action Day February 1st

Leafletting by HPAG on Monday February 4th will publicise Dignity Action Day, our group and the broken state of Social Care. Venue to be announced. Helpers welcome. A leaflet that has been designed as a result of the conference ‘Reclaim Social Care’ organised by Health Campaigns Together (HCT) can be downloaded here.



Meeting January 23rd 2019

Happy New Year!

Hear about local opportunities on how to keep fit and healthy!

Dominic Hall

Sport and Community development officer, North London Fusion

Active Session with Jeff Hurrell

Trainer specialising in elderly exercise

 Time and date:                     WEDNESDAY January 23rd 2019 at 1.30pm

Venue:                                   Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH

Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park. Doors open from 12.45 pm.

Buses W7 W3 144 stop nearby.

Find the notice for January 23rd here. E Notice January 23rd It contains a report of the party on December 17th.

 



December 2018 campaigns

Unnecessary deaths from cold related illnesses.

The number of unnecessary deaths is announced on November 30th. The number is expected to be very high this year. In 2016 the number was nearly 25,000 deaths. Last year (2017) it was over 34,000 deaths. To mark the announcement London Region National Pensioners Convention (NPC) has organised a protest. This will be at 12 noon on Friday 30th November. Assemble at 11.30am by the George V’s statue at Old Palace Yard, Westminster opposite the House of Lords. Black balloons will be released, one per 1000 deaths.

Save Our Post Office demo Dec 1st

Haringey Post Offices are under threat. The one on Green Lanes has been given 45 days notice of a public consultation ending on 28th Dec. for it to be franchised to another location. The hosted Crown Post Office in WH Smith in Wood Green is to be franchised to the same.

The Communications & Workers Union (CWU) has called a national day of action on Saturday 1st Dec. download poster  Haringey 1st Dec Demo

Should those over 75 continue to have a free TV Licence?

The BBC is conducting a consultation offering 4 options none of which is to retain the concession. The National Pensioners Convention say that such concessions are the responsibility of the government. What do you think?

Respond at www.bbc.co.uk/yoursay  or ring 0800 232 1382 to request paper copies of this document and questionnaire with a freepost envelope to take part.

AgeUK has an online petition to voice your objection. Sign  https://campaigns.ageuk.org.uk/page/34266/petition/2