Tackling austerity in Eastbourne

Keynote speech ... Mark Steel
Keynote speech ... Mark Steel

The Eastbourne People’s Assembly against Austerity will be officially launched in the town later this month.

The launch takes place on Saturday, September 19, at Our Lady of Ransom Parish Centre in Grange Road and is expected to attract participants from a wide range of community, faith, campaign and trade union groups as well as individual activists. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

The launch will commence with keynote speeches by Mark Steel, comedian and columnist for The Independent newspaper, and national People’s Assembly secretary and co-ordinator, Sam Fairbairn. The main focus of the evening will be sharing ideas and suggestions about how to build up the Eastbourne People’s Assembly and how to develop the campaign against austerity locally.

Anyone interested in attending the launch should email eastbourne.peoplesassembly@yahoo.co.uk or book a free ticket at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eastbourne-peoples-assembly-public-launch-tickets-17807017268

A group spokesperson said, “We will raise awareness about the impact of austerity, campaign against it both locally and nationally, and promote alternatives to austerity that would protect or restore our vital local services.”

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