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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.

 



Members Party Dec 12th 2018

Party with free cold buffet lunch served at 1pm

Hornsey Trio with singer Kathrin Pieren, free raffle then a quiz,

finishing with a presentation Tango

Time and date:   WEDNESDAY December 12th 2018 at 1pm

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.

E Notice December 12th  The December notice contains a report of the meeting on November 21st.

Sad announcement

Bob Cottingham, who was in his nineties, and our Honorary President, died last month. Bob was founder member of our group and is sadly missed.

Download Obituaries of Bob Cottingham There is one from the Islington Tribune and another from the Greater London Pensioner.

 

 

 



Meeting November 21st 2018

Young and Old – mapping our lives:

talk and discussion led by Dr Jonathan Collie

co-founder of ‘The Age of No Retirement’

Time and date:  WEDNESDAY November 21st 2018 at 1.30pm

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

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

Buses W7 W3 144 stop nearby.

For a report of meeting on October 21st download here E_Notice Nov 21st 2018

 

 



Meeting October 17th 2018

We await the government’s Social Care Green Paper.

What can we do about social care locally?

Cllr Peray Ahmet

Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, Haringey Council

Gordon Peters

Older Peoples Reference Group, Forum for Older People and Healthwatch.

Time and date: WEDNESDAY October 17th 2018  at 1.30pm

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

Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park.

Doors open from 1pm. Buses W7 W3 144 stop nearby.

Read this: The Unfairness of Social Care Funding slides short version

Find the report of the meeting on September 18th here.  E Notice Oct 17th 2018

The funeral of George Durack, who was chair of Islington Pensioners Forum, was held on September 28th.

 

 



Summer outing August 23rd 2018

The Canal Museum at Kings Cross is well worth a visit.  A large group of Hornsey Pensioners visited on August 23rd. Most of us travelled there by minibus organised by Ann Anderson.

The canal boat trips that pass through the tunnel eastwards from Kings Cross take only a limited number so we went in two groups.

There is much to see at the museum. It was originally built around 1863 as an ice house warehouse for Carlo Gatti. He became famous both as an ice importer (from Norway), restauranteur and ice cream maker.   Find out more from www.canalmuseum.org.uk/