Archive for September, 2011

by Natalie Bennett

We’re now in the final stages of the Alexis for Highgate campaign. The Highgate byelection has kept us very busy over the past month, but it has been great meeting and talking to so many Highgate residents. And it’s also brought us a string of visitors from around the country, including Green Party leader Caroline Lucas.

Today deputy leader Adrian Ramsay will be joining us.

If you’d like to find out more about the campaign, you can read our campaign page on the Camden site, or visit Alexis’s blog.


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Call to Defend The NHS

This week sees the third reading of the Health and Social Care Bill which intends to fundamentally change the National Health Service.

The proposals seek to break up the NHS into allowing easier access for private companies to deliver public services. The Green Party believes that the market has no place in the health service and that privatising public services results in worst service at a higher price to the public.

These proposals were not contained in any pre-election manifesto yet represent a fundamental change in the way health care is delivered in this country.

On Wednesday, the day of the vote, there is a London march on Parliament called by Keep Our NHS Public and Unite the union. We think it’s important the defend our health service and would like to encourage everyone who can make this demonstration to turn up and show your support.

Wednesday, 7th September.

Assemble: 6.30pm
St. Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road

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Good news, the Marchmont Community Gardens, next to the Brunswick Centre, has officially opened to the public this weekend. It’s nice to see a new slice of peace and quiet in Camden – more please!

Here’s the story of how it came about.

Marchmont Community Gardens open at last

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Today saw the third Pheonix Garden Agricultural Show and St. Giles Fayre. Luck was with everyone as it was a gloriously sunny day and the cows, sheep, goats and dogs all seemed to be enjoying it as much as the humans.

Morris Dancers got members of the crowd joining in

The joys of a brass band


Camden Friends of the Earth spreading the message


Mr Punch was a big hit with the kids

Mr Punch was a big hit with the kids

What's a fayre without stalls with tasty treats?

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