Local Works Campaign Requires Urgent Support
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Local Works Campaign Requires Urgent Support
Sent out by: Sheffield campaigner, 10.12.2004
Please join the Local Works Campaign aimed at stopping the current
trend to end the provision of local services and facilities which is
turning Britain into a "ghost Britain".
This is a Bill to require government departments and public bodies
to take certain steps and involve certain persons when they propose
to end the provision of local services and facilities; to require
companies that own public houses to take steps to enable direct
delivery of beers to them; to require local planning authorities to
take into consideration schemes for the retention of services or
facilities before granting change of use applications; and for
1-page ballot day letter with easy instructions - copied below
The 2- pages Bill which needs further support from MPs, can be found
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Urgent Local Works Campign Update - Local Services and
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 14:05:55 -0000
From: Stephen Shaw
Dear Local Works Supporter
LOCAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES BILL NEWS
I have been on the phone to a journalist from the Independent who
quietly informed me that a number of MPs who were drawn in the
ballot last Tuesday are seriously considering taking up our bill!
This has been because they have received so many requests from
individuals just like yourselves, so to all who have already written
well done and thankyou very much.
But now we must redouble our efforts in order to have the best
chance of securing the bill in Parliament this session. So please,
if you have not already, write to the MPs in the ballot (I have
attached the initial letter we sent you with all the details). If
you have already written please ask friends, family, colleagues etc
(the postman, the milkman, your hairdresser) and anyone else you can
to please write to the MPs as well. If you are a constituent of an
MP on the list then you writing would be /very /effective.
Attached is the bill and the original letter you were sent which has
the 20 MPs on. You can forward this to your friends and contacts.
Best wishes and happy Christmas campaigning!
Dear Local Works supporter
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED FOR THE LOCAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES BILL
On Thursday 2nd December 20 MPs were drawn in the Private Members
Ballot in Parliament.. This means they have a chance to introduce a
Bill into Parliament. As my recent letter explained, we want them
to choose the Local Services and Facilities Bill. They can make up
their mind at any time, so before they do so, please write to them
urgently and ask them to `adopt the Local Services and Facilities
Bill' giving a few reasons. They will have a copy.
· MOST IMPORTANTLY - If your MP has been drawn please write to
him/her immediately. Please state that you are one of their
constituents. Also please urge every friend, family member, work
colleague etc who also lives in your constituency to do the same.
(to find out who your MP is go to http://www.locata.co.uk/commons or
call House of Commons Information on 020 7219 4272)
· 2nd priority - Write to the top 7 MPs in the list below.
These are the MPs who will have the best chance of taking our Bill
through its stages and seeing it become made law.
· 3rd priority - If you still have time please write to the
other 13 MPs. They may still have a chance of taking a Bill through
the Parliamentary process so your pressure will still be valuable.
The address for MPs is House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA and
please note that you will need separately stamped envelopes for each
MP if you write to more than one. The House of Commons will not pass
on letters included in a large envelope. Sorry we don't make the
Many thanks for your action and enthusiasm: together we can see this
bill become law!
MPs drawn in the ballot:
1. Patrick Mercer (Conservative, Newark)
2. Nigel Evans (Conservative, Ribble Valley)
3. Stephen Hepburn (Labour, Jarrow)
4. Julie Morgan (Labour, Cardiff North)
5. Kevin Barron (Labour, Rother Valley)
6. Kevan Jones (Labour, North Durham)
7. Sir Paul Beresford (Conservative, Mole Valley)
8. Michael Weir (Scottish National Party, Angus)
9. Marsha Singh (Labour, Bradford West)
10. Gerald Howarth (Conservative, Aldershot)
11. Andrew Stunell (Liberal Democrat, Hazel Grove)
12. Neil Gerrard (Labour, Walthamstow)
13. Stephen Pound (Labour, Ealing North)
14. Tony Baldry (Conservative, Banbury)
15. Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg and Goole)
16. Roger Williams (Liberal Democrat, Brecon and Radnorshire)
17. Ann Taylor (Labour, Dewsbury)
18. Geraint Davies (Labour, Croydon Central)
19. Alan Williams (Labour, Swansea West)
20. Peter Bradley (Labour, The Wrekin)
Reference for this letter can be found at:
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