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.