20 June 2017

With the general election put of the way our attention returns to the urgent task of electing more Green councillors across the north west. Our regular regional action days resume next month in our target ward of Whalley Range in Manchester. This takes place on Saturday 8th July You can register your participation here (it only takes 60 seconds). You can also register via our Facebook event page.

All but one of Manchester's 96 councillors are Labour so we really need a strong Green voice to change the debate. Our action day will be an important step in that direction. It is also an opportunity for members to learn new skills, meet fellow Greens and spread best practise around the region.

The day's activities will be simple and fun and revolve around door-to-door residents' surveys within our target ward. There will also be plenty of leaflets to deliver for those who would rather do that. Lunch is provided free after the morning session and there is a trip to a local pub following the afternoon session.

It's very important that all volunteers complete the simple registration form or register via Facebook. A lot of preparation goes on beforehand and it's vital that we have an accurate idea of numbers.

Below you will find a full timetable. I look forward to seeing you in Manchester.

Cllr Pat Cleary

Field Organiser

NWGP

0151 632 5366

07852 842 559

pat.cleary@greenparty.org.uk

Schedule for Saturday July 8th:

10.00: Meet in Alexandra Park outside the Pavilion (marked on the map as Tea Hive) which is by the lake, M16 8HJ.  See below for travel instructions.

10:30: Training and campaign brief

10:45 Residents survey/leafleting

12:30: Lunch. A vegan lunch will be provided. Venue to be confirmed in due course.

14:00: Residents survey/leafleting

16:00: Drinks/socialising. Venue to be confirmed.

Meet in Alexandra Park outside the Pavilion (marked on maps as Tea Hive) which is by the lake, M16 8HJ.

How to Get there?

By car

Alexandra Park is right at the heart of Whalley Range just off Alexandra Road South and very close to Princess Road. There is plenty of parking on Demense Road (M16 8HJ) which leads off Alexandra Road South.

By bus from train stations

Manchester Piccadilly train station

Walk 5 minutes straight on to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens by exiting at the main entrance (next to WH Smiths). Catch the 85 at stop M. Journey will take 25minutes. Ring the bell when you pass St Bede’s School on the right hand side. It’s a very large red brick building located opposite the park.

Oxford Road train station

Leave the station and walk straight onto Oxford Road. Cross the road and catch the 85 bus from Stop B. Journey will take 20 minutes. Ring the bell when you pass St Bede’s School on the right-hand side. It’s a very large red brick building located opposite the park.

Manchester Victoria train station

Walk through the city centre to Manchester Piccadilly Gardens. From there catch the 85 at stop M. Journey will take 25minutes. Ring the bell when you pass St Bede’s School on the right-hand side. It’s a very large red brick building located opposite the park.

For more info check out: https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

The Pavilion (marked on maps as Tea Hive) is located at the bottom end of the park, opposite the lake.