Thursday, 31 October 2013 18:56
Report back from CND Conference and AGM : Building our alliances to scrap trident.
Attended By Jonathan Wallis
Saturday CND AGM And Policy conference -12th October 2013.
Address by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.Cllr Gary Millar
Elections of Officer posts-passed (1 in reserve)
All council members re-elected.
Annual Report accepted, congratulations to all activists who worked on the campaign over the year.
Constitutional Amenedent carried- Green Party specilaist section created..
Treasurer's report and questions.
Policy resolutions agreed at CND Conference 2013
societya) Conference notes that:
i. the policies adopted by the party or parties that form the next government in 2015 will be crucial to the outcome of the debate and vote on Trident replacement in 2016.
ii. since the current coalition government came to power in 2010, it has been internally conflicted over the question of Trident, with the Lib Dems retaining their opposition to a like-for-like Trident replacement while the Conservatives have advocated a full replacement. Many within the Lib Dems would like to see the party’s position changing to a full scrap Trident position.
iii. Labour, having introduced the White Paper calling for replacement in 2006, has been having internal discussions on Trident policy, with a forceful case being made for scrapping Trident and cancelling its replacement.
iv. polls consistently show that a majority of the population opposes Trident yet this position does not currently find full expression in the policies of any major party. However, shifts in attitude are taking place within all the parties, and across the whole spectrum of , with a clear break down of the status quo with regard to Britain’s nuclear weapons possession.
v. the economic situation that society faces, together with an increasing understanding of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, opens the way for further cooperation across civil society to put pressure on parties for change.
vi. the next eighteen months are absolutely crucial to turning around Britain’s nuclear policy and the context for bringing that about has never been so favourable.
b) Conference resolves to:
i. work to change political parties’ policy on Trident through networks of members, supporters, constituents and activists using all opportunities presented by party policy processes, parliamentary activity, constituency lobbying, media and social media.
ii. work to further shift public opinion through grass roots activity, rebuilding and extending our civil society alliances with faith communities, trade unions, anti-cuts campaigns, anti-poverty organisations and others.
iii. support a further Scrap Trident tour in spring 2014 with a focus on engaging with faith communities, anti-poverty and humanitarian organisations.
iv. work to build support for a broad anti-Trident statement that can win prominent signatories from across British society in the run up to 2016.
2) Missile Defence
a) Conference notes that:
i. the US continues to pursue ‘full spectrum dominance’ by increasing its military activities in space;
ii. the north of Sweden is being used by NATO as a military practice ground and to test and develop new killing technologies such as drones;
iii. the US has helped establish a satellite ground station in the Svalbard islands in Norway which violates the Svalbard Treaty requiring the archipelago not be used for military purposes;
iv. President Obama has increased the US deployment of missile defence bases in Europe which have been
linked with those of NATO;
v. the deployment of space, ground and sea based missile defence components by the US and NATO is
undermining international stability and putting further agreements on nuclear disarmament at risk;
vi. the Fylingdales radar in North Yorkshire is part of the US and NATO system;
vii. the US spy base at Menwith Hill plays a leading role in US intelligence led warfare, providing
information such as that used for targeting killer drones and is set to become a relay station for US space
based missile defence components;
viii. the US “Asian pivot”, sending missile defence warships to the Pacific and the construction of support
bases there (such as that destroying the village of Gangjeong on Jeju Island), is dramatically increasing
b) Conference resolves to:
i. circulate widely an updated Missile Defence Briefing and other related materials to highlight the above
ii. create a web-based animation that explains missile defence, the militarisation of space and the roles of
Fylingdales and Menwith Hill;
iii. continue to support the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and Keep Space
for Peace week and efforts to close missile defence bases in the UK;
iv. help distribute copies of the Yorkshire CND report 'Lifting the Lid on Menwith Hill' which describes
the role of the base in some detail.
3) Proliferation and Diplomacy
a) CND believes that:
i. the confrontations with the DPRK (North Korea) and Iran over their advancing nuclear programmes
have reached a critical time;
ii. the failure to make substantial diplomatic progress in the near future will increase risks of military action,
and mean that more states in both regions are likely to turn to nuclear weapons development;
iii. peaceful diplomatic solutions to both situations have long been available;
iv. whilst all sides in negotiations have a responsibility to make these work, it is understandable, though
especially saddening in the case of the DPRK's nuclear testing, that, since being described as members of
the "axis of evil", both states have felt the need at times to respond defiantly to nuclear and military
v. the US and allies' practices of stop-go talks, prolonged stalemates, punitive sanctions, setting "redlines"
backed by military and nuclear threats, is counterproductive to diplomacy, fostering mistrust, increasing
the risks of miscalculation and driving rather than restricting proliferation;
vi. the pursuit of "regime change" is extremely dangerous since the point at which a regime is about to
topple is precisely the point at which WMD are most likely to be used;
vii. complete global nuclear disarmament is the only ultimate solution.
b) Conference therefore calls urgently on the government to:
i. recognise the complete failure of a hostile approach to nuclear non-proliferation and to adopt a new
approach which recognises the security concerns of all;
ii. take immediate measures to de-escalate tensions and oppose military and nuclear threats;
iii. cease punitive sanctions damaging to peoples' livelihoods;
iv. promote sustained and sincere dialogue without preconditions, offering guarantees of non-aggression
aimed at regional settlements for a WMD-free Middle East and North East Asia;
v. use its influential position to persuade other negotiators, especially the US, to do the same;
c) Conference further resolves that CND will:
i. rally MPs, through Parliamentary CND, to this call for peaceful diplomacy;
ii. publish information to counter arguments about such "evolving threats" which are used continually and
hypocritically to justify the holding nuclear weapons "for generations to come".
4) Perpetual War & Trident:
a) Conference notes:
i. the speech in May 2013 by the US President at the National Defense University in Washington DC, calling for the United States to end its current state of perpetual war.
b) Conference believes:
i. that the British government should make this same commitment to the British people.
ii. that intrinsic to this state of perpetual war is our use of nuclear weapons to confront the rest of humanity, thereby making hostages of entire populations by the threat of mass destruction.
c) Conference resolves to strongly urge the British government to conform to the wishes of the majority of the British people and drop its preparations for nuclear war, by:
i. cancelling the Trident renewal programme;
ii. dismantling its nuclear weapons;
iii. undertaking never to build these weapons of mass destruction again.
5) Modern Warfare, Law & Ethics
a) Conference notes that:
i. Technological developments in modern weaponry have outpaced ethical and legal frameworks established last century for the conduct of war;
ii. The ‘war on terror’ has redefined the concept of war from ‘armed conflict between nation states’ by conflating armed individuals or groups with enemy armies, undermining the integrity of national sovereignty;
iii. The prospect of ‘lethal autonomous robotics’ poses a threat to international stability and raises profound questions of justice, accountability, war crimes, human rights and civil liberties;
iv. The ability to deploy drones at relatively little political or economic cost domestically encourages a dangerous propensity to military intervention, escalating tensions and increasing the danger of nuclear proliferation. Their use blurs the distinction between war and state execution, and normalises arbitrary assassinations without public scrutiny;
v. Because their destructive power cannot be contained the threat or use of nuclear weapons violates international law and treaty obligations.
b) Conference is concerned that:
i. Revelations of mass surveillance show intelligence agencies in the UK and US are out of control, bypassing their own national laws as legislation is overtaken by advanced information technology, endangering liberty, pluralism and democracy.
ii. The rule of law is a fundamental principle of civilised society and respect for the rule of law is an essential prerequisite of international order, which our government is undermining secretly in the name of national security.
c) Conference resolves to:
i. Engage in debate on modernisation of UN and international law to encompass the new reality of a globalised world and runaway technological development.
ii. Articulate the legal and moral case against ownership and deployment of these weapons and develop strategies to mount legal challenges to governments, corporations and individuals for breaches of international law and treaty obligations in both national and international courts.
iii. Cooperate with campaigns to protect human rights and civil liberties, including the right to protest.
iv. Provide briefings and support for local campaigning groups and activists on legal and ethical issues.
Evening Cheese and Wine -and National Tour of ICAN (International campaign against Nuclear Weapons) -Ban The BOMB Tour
Sunday 13th October Working With Workshops
Panel Debate on Political perspectives on Scrapping Trident-with Chair Kate Hudson, Vice Chair Politician for Labour Jeremy Corbyn,Peter Craine Green, Cllr Richard Kemp LIberal Democrat
Guest Speaker-Mayor of Gangjeong Village on Jeju Island South Korea
worling with Parliamentarians-Jeremy Corbyn
Young people and Students- Miriam Dobson and Elva Lynch Bathgate
Working with Faith Communities-Chris Howson- I attended , talked about links with faith groups, interfaith groups, putting it on agendas e.g with Bishops, being involved with Interfaith groups.
Campaigning in Nuclear hotspots.
the afternoon workshops were
Working with Trade Unions
campaigning through social media- ia lso attended this, I had some further tips regarding twitter and facebook.
and working with campaigning organisiations
there was time for feedback., before close of conference.
Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:50
SHEFFIELD CND BULLETIN
SHEFFIELD CND AGM
Wednesday 20TH November
QUAKER MEETING HOUSE 7-15pm
Dr Kate Hudson will be our speaker
Kate has been General Secretary of CND since September 2010. Prior to this she served as the organisations chair from 2003. She is a leading anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner nationally and internationally. She is also author of ‘CND Now More Than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement’
Come along, have a coffee and hear Kate speak about why we need to scrap trident There will be time for questions
There will be a short AGM when we will have a secretary’s and finance report and the appointment of officers for the coming year. We have a proposition tabled to increase membership from £8 and £6 for concessions to £10 and £8 for concessions. Everyone welcome. Membership becomes renewable from the AGM
CND CRITICISES NUCLEAR SUBSIDY DEAL
CND has criticised the government’s announcement of a deal to subsidise the building of a new nuclear power station at the Hinkley site in Somerset.
The government will guarantee a ‘strike price’ of £92.50 for every megawatt hour of energy produced from new nuclear plants. If the market price falls below this amount then a surcharge will be added to customers' bills. This would be the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK since 1995.
CND General Secretary Kate Hudson commented:
“The 2010 Coalition Agreement explicitly states that there will be ‘no public subsidy’ for new nuclear power and yet the deal announced today commits taxpayers’ money to bailing out an industry which has proven time and time again that it does not offer value for money. The plant operators face no economic risk, as nuclear power is given a special advantage over other forms of electricity, most notably renewables. The agreement today also risks breaching EU law on state aid, with the European Commission set to investigate the deal. “Instead of subsidising nuclear energy production, the government should be investing more in safe, clean and affordable renewable energy.”
Six protesters who broke into RAF Waddington home of Britains first unmannned drones were discribed by a judge at their trial on Monday as ‘dutiful people’. He said it was only with a heavy heart’ that he found them guilty of criminal damage to the base. Judge John Stobart ordered the protesters to pay £10 compensation each to the RAF and, £75 costs and £15 victim surcharge. He said he would welcome an appeal. The protesters argued that the use of unmanned drones was a breach of international law and accused the government of war crimes. They all denied criminal damage to a fence belonging to the RAF on 3 June. They spent over half an hour walking around the base distributing leaflets and taking photographs as well as planting a peace garden of a fig tree and a vine. Lincoln magistrates court heard that their action led to the base, home to 13 Squadron, which operates the drones, as well as a squadron of airborne surveillance planes, being placed on lockdown until the situation was resolved. District Judge Stobart ruled: "I find, and not without some hesitation, that the lack of proximity or relationship between the defendants and those in Afghanistan who may be either targeted or hit accidentally by these drones is insufficient. I therefore, with a very heavy heart, find all the defendants guilty." The six, who staged their protest on 3 June to mark International Child Victims of War Day, were detained only after civilian police were called to the base. Earlier, Michael Treharne, prosecuting, said the accused were seeking to justify their actions on the basis that they were attempting in one form or another to protect property or people elsewhere. "As a result of the damage [to the fence] people were able to go through and into and on to the base at RAF Waddington," he said. "They were seen variously throughout the morning. Their behaviour was polite. They were no threat. There were no threats of any kind." (extracts from press reports)
Peace & Craft Fair Saturday Nov 9th Sheffield Town Hall from 11am to 4-30pm
We have booked our stall and any help on the day between (9-30am to set up) till 4-30 pm would be much appreciated. Let kath know if you are able to assist.
Mark Thomas: We have a few tickets left for Mark’s visit to Sheffield on Dec 1st. Memorial Hall 8pm We are booked in the balcony. Tickets £16-50 or £11 concession. Let Kath know if you want to join us
CND Annual Conference - Jon attended as our delegate & Anne as individual. Both enjoyed it and found it interesting & informative. A full report will be on the CND website
Nov 9th - Peace & Craft Fair, Town Hall 11am - 4pm Help on our stall appreciated
Nov 20th AGM with Kate Hudson
Treasurer: Stewart Kemp 89, Rustlings Road S11 7AB
The Next Monthly Meeting will be our AGM on Nov 20th QMH at 7-15pm
Please note earlier start tim
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 09:53
Lib Dems re-open Trident debate
The future of Trident is back in the spotlight after former Lib Dem Defence Minister Nick Harvey said at a conference fringe meeting "all sorts of alternatives" to Trident looked credible. These are set to be revealed in the Trident Alternatives Review now being led by Danny Alexander. CND's Kate Hudson blogged for Lib Dem Voice ahead of the conference, while The Guardian says "hats off" for "taking Trident out of the political freezer".
Kate Hudson: An opportunity to direct the debate
Guardian Editorial: A well-made argument in a necessary debate
Labour set to discuss Trident
CND is hosting a high-profile Cut Trident fringe meeting at Labour Party Conference on Monday 1st October where we will be joined by representatives
from Westminster, Holyrood and Cardiff and the party's executive committee.
An official report to the conference says the party will formally discuss Trident next year, when the Trident Alternatives Review reports, as Kate Hudson explains.
Kate Hudson: Labour's Trident Policy is a Cold War Relic
Disarming Trident report launched
CND has this week launched Disarming Trident, as reported in The Guardian, as a practical guide to de-activating and dismantling the Trident nuclear weapon system.
Coinciding with the party conference season, we hope it will be a useful tool for political activists explaining how Britain can step down the nuclear ladder to complete disarmament. You can read the full briefing yourself on the national CND website.
Disarming Trident report
A new war in the Middle East? Is a nuclear weapon-free zone possible?
CND International Conference
Building towards a nuclear weapons-free Middle East:
Civil society input for a new Helsinki process
Saturday 13th October 2012
UCL, 30 Guildford Street, London WC1
With speakers including: Ambassador Pekka Huhtaniemi of Finland, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Caroline Lucas MP, Leanne Wood AM and experts and activists from Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Syria and Bahrain
In December of this year, Finland will host a conference in Helsinki on behalf of the United Nations, with the goal of making progress towards a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.
The initiative is led by Finnish Minister Jaakko Laajava who has called for civil society input to the conference. To support this important development, CND is calling an international conference, drawing together anti-nuclear activists from Britain and the Middle East to discuss input and raise the profile of the crucial issue.
More info and advance registration go to CND website.
This event is part of CND's National Conference – 13th/14th October for which we have not yet got any delegates. If you are interested in going please contact me asap as we are already out of time but a phone call received from Nat office would suggest they would accept a late booking. Reasonable expenses would be paid.
Letter writing campaign
This month please write to your MP. asking her/him to support this initiative and to urge the Foreign Secretary to do so at the Helsinki conference.
A conference on a WMD-free zone in the Middle East was suggested at the 2010 NPT review conference. In December Finland will host the conference on
behalf of the United Nations in Helsinki. We should promote support for this under-reported project now, as an alternative to disastrous military
Some points you could make:
- Such a zone would not only be a huge step towards nuclear disarmament. It would be a brilliant example of diplomatic, non-violent solutions in a
- tinderbox of international conflict.
- It would also be a powerful precedent for non-military foreign policy.
- Despite the highly dangerous risk of war in the region, with incalculable consequences, this alternative to military a_ction is little discussed,
- while the 'need' to attack Iran is often repeated.
- Tell her/him that expert international speakers will discuss this vital issue at CND's public International Conference Building towards a nuclear
- weapons-free Middle East: civil society input for a new Helsinki process in London on Saturday 13th October and suggest that they consider attending.
Our visit to RAF Waddington on 23rd Sept went very well. We joined Helen John at her caravan on the A15 Sleaford Road opposite the base. We displayed our banners along the roadside and decorated the fence. There will be a Drones Week of action from 6th to 13th Oct. During this time a group of activists will walk from various drones sites finishing at RAF Waddington on the 13th.
Chris Cole from the Drones Network will be the speaker at our AGM on Nov 21st.
Next meeting: 17th October 7-30 QMH
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:00
WHAT CUTS? MOD PLOUGHS £5BN INTO ATOMIC WEAPONS ESTABLISHMENT
The Ministry of Defence has announced spending of £5 billion at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.
This means that AWE Management Limited, which is a joint venture consisting of Lockheed Martin, Serco and Jacobs Engineering Group, will receive £1bn a year for the next five years.
This is the second time in six months that the MoD has announced spending on AWE, which develops and maintains the nuclear warheads for Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system.
In November 2011 an extra £2bn spending was announced to pay for new facilities for warhead assembly/disassembly and high-explosives testing, among other projects.
Kate Hudson, General Secretary for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament stated: ‘At a time of massive spending cuts to vital public services, it is disgraceful that the government keeps ploughing money into a redundant Cold War weapons system. The government isn’t listening to over 60% of the British public who want to see Trident scrapped. A decision on whether or not to replace Trident is not due in Parliament until 2016. But the scale of spending on nuclear weapons, which we are frequently reassured is simply routine investment, suggests that the MoD is trying to force Parliament’s hand by making Trident replacement a fait accompli. This is unacceptable, shadowy decision-making which is economically unjustifiable, strategically wrongheaded and morally bankrupt. And worst of all they’re paying for it out of the pockets of people who oppose it.’
NO TO NATO
A NATO summit will be held in Chicago on 20/21st May The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a military alliance of the USA, Canada, the UK and other states, set up after the Second World War to oppose the USSR. The ‘Communist Bloc’ disintegrated twenty years ago, but NATO lives on, a dangerous Cold War dinosaur.
On the occasion of NATO’s Summit Meeting, we should protest against NATO’s Strategic Plan and against UK membership of this aggressive alliance….
NATO is recruiting new member states year by year, encircling Russia, threatening Iran and even China. Finland and Sweden are being courted, so as to control the resources opening up in the melting Arctic. There is talk of Israel joining. NATO now accounts for 75% of global military spending and seeks to control the world in the economic interests of the USA and other rich states.
War-prone and worldwide: NATO’s founding mission is ‘defence’ of the North Atlantic region. So why is it sponsored by the UN to fight an aggressive war in Afghanistan? Why does it need a Rapid Deployment force capable of despatching fighting units worldwide within days?
Militarizing the European Union:
NATO wants an increasingly militarized European Union as its ‘strategic partner’. Predicting ‘cyber wars’, it foresees greater ‘military-civilian co-operation’ in the name of ‘counter-insurgency’, further threatening our civil liberties.
Under NATO’s ‘nuclear sharing’ agreement, US nuclear warheads are stationed in European member states. It is NATO policy that strategic nuclear weapons, including the UK’s Trident system, be retained and modernized. The USA is going ahead with its new-model ‘missile defence’ antiballistic space shield, despite popular resistance to its installations. We should say ‘No to NATO’ for all these reasons. Email David Cammeron now!
The Natural History Museum will host the official Farnborough Reception in the Museum on July 9th. Arms dealers will enjoy cocktails in the shadow of the museums famous Diplodocus. The organisers say the reception is ‘THE most important event during the Farnborough week exclusively attended by senior level figures, international delegations & exhibitors – a must attend unparalleled networking opportunity’. In 2010 international delegates included Libya, Bahrain, Algeria, China & Saudi Arabia. Government officials guided buyers from Libya round the fair – 7 months later the UK was condemning the country for the murder of civilian protesters & preparing for missile strikes. Ask the museum not to support the promotion of arms sales – email or write to the Museums Director today!
We have invited the Lord Mayor to attend our Hiroshima Commemoration outside the Town Hall on Aug 6th and our Nagasaki Peace Picnic in Meersbrook Park on Aug 12th. We hope to produce a selection of poems & writings for the picnic so put pen to paper & send your work to Kath. Please put these dates in your Diary and support us on the day. We need much more practical help for all the upcoming events.
We have stalls booked at Peace in the Park and The Green Fair
Menwith Hill July 4th – Book your place on our coach now!
Waddington – Sept 23rd Picnic at the base. Let Kath know if you would like to join us so that transport can be arranged
Dates for your Diary
June 9th – Peace in the Park
June 30th – Green Fair
July 4th – Menwith Hill
Aug 6th – Hiroshima Day
Aug 12th – Nagasaki Picnic
Sept 23rd – Waddington
Contacts: Secretary - Kath Cripps 2680726
Treasurer: Stewart Kemp - 89, Rustlings Road, Sheffield S11 7AB
Next meeting June 20th QMH 7-30pm
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 15:45
ACT NOW TO CREATE A WMD-FREE ZONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
This is the message from supporters of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to Ambassador Peter Woolcott, who will this weekend chair the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Preparatory Committee in Vienna.
Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, will deliver personalised messages from CND supporters to Ambassador Woolcott, calling on the conference to take 'concrete action' towards a Weapons of Mass Destruction-Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East, and make further progress on global disarmament. In 2010, 189 countries voted at the NPT Review Conference for steps to be taken towards implementing a WMDFZ in the Middle East. The result was the scheduling of a landmark conference, convened by Finland, to take place in late 2012. This conference aims to bring to the table all states in the Middle East in order to start face-to-face negotiations towards outlawing nuclear weapons and other WMDs in the Middle East.
'The vision of a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East can only be realised through a combined approach of constructive debate and concrete action,' said Kate Hudson. 'The timing is critical. Tensions in the Middle East have heightened amidst speculation over Iran's nuclear ambitions, and this has not been helped by aggressive rhetoric.'
'Meanwhile, nuclear weapons states are ignoring their own disarmament obligations and are ploughing ahead with replacing and modernising their nuclear arsenals. This only serves to encourage further proliferation and make the world a more dangerous place.' 'WMD-Free Zones have been implemented in other areas of the world such as South America and Africa, and there is currently no more crucial region for this to come about than the Middle East. We must act now or consign future generations to a lifetime of insecurity.'
LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN
A NATO Summit will be held in Chicago on 20-21 May. The G8 Summit, with which it was intended to coincide, has been moved to the high-security venue Camp David because extensive protest demonstrations are expected - the plans for policing are alarming. The agenda will include an explicit discussion of nuclear deterrence for the first time since the end of the Cold War as well as missile 'defence' and the Middle East. See details at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Chicago_Summit.
There are several issues we can usefully raise in our letters this month:
- In today's world, NATO must review its objectives in the light of the UK 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review, which prescribed moving on from
- Cold War thinking. The Lisbon Summit statement "as long as there are nuclear weapons in the world, NATO will remain a nuclear power" needs revising; it prevents progress towards the disarmament required by the Non-Proliferation Treaty (Articles I & II) and its hypocrisy feeds the proliferation which the UK and NATO claim to deplore.
- Sharing our nuclear technology with other states directly contravenes the NPT. The US tactical nuclear weapons which remain in Europe - Belgium,
- Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey - against the wishes of some of the "host" countries, should be removed.
- Trident, militarily useless, should be scrapped instead of being replaced at immeasurable cost.
- Discussions of the Middle East should concentrate on negotiations for a WMD-Free Zone in the area, which the 2010 NPT Review Conference has taken
- steps to pursue, and which has been overwhelmingly voted for by the UN General Assembly since 1974.
- Please write to Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA. Email via http://www.number10.gov.uk/footer/contact-us
- using the link (though a letter may get more attention). Please send a copy to your MP.
Kath has copies of the new report. We will be visiting on the 4th July
After our successful visit to Waddington on April 1st we have decided to go again on Sept 23rd to commemorate UN International Day of Peace. This will be a Peace Picnic hopefully with some entertainment. Please put the date in your diary now and if you can contribute some music or poetry etc please contact Kath.
Next Meeting May 16th QMH 7-30
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