Apologies for the temporary break in blog entries. I have been in hospital and now have a recovery period at home. I will just be able to manage the odd short blog at the moment. Do send me items/events in the form of date, event, location, transport arrangements if relevant, contact details. Sarah.

26th September: Northamptonshire Heathcare Foundation Trust AGM and Public Meeting

2 – 4 pm Rodber Suite, Northampton Saints Rugby Ground, Weedon Road, Northampton. A chance to ask questions eg about budget cuts. If you want to go ring the trust: The Foundation Trust Office 01536 452059 or email foundationtrust@nhft.nhs.uk

28th September: The Hard Up Festival

Victoria Sq Birmingham 11.00 – 16.00 Entertainment, march, speakers including Owen Jones, Dave Prentis, Mark Serwotka, Matt Wrack, Billy Hayes, Max Hyde http://uniteresist.org/2014/09/midlands-tuc-hard-up-festival-sunday-28th-september/

Sunday 12th October 2014 – A Walk In The Cotswolds with Red Rope

This 6-7 mile moderate walk in the Cotswolds, takes us through part of the ancient  Wychwood forest dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, starting in Charlbury, South East of Chipping Norton. It takes in an attractive mix of landscapes, from open views over the Evenlode valley , through part of the ancient forest and on, via the Cornbury deer park, back to the town of Charlbury, where refreshment can then be taken.

On the way back to the car park, you can even view the ‘infamous’ Riverside Music Festival site where a certain David Cameron once almost landed up in the same field at the same time as Rebekah Brooks  before her hacking trial started. Fortunately, a bit of judicious PA work managed to co-ordinate their separate arrivals and departures, thus disappointing the gaze of the world’s media. Exciting stuff, eh! What more could you ask for? If you are interested in coming on this walk please let us know by Thursday 9th October at the latest and let us know if you can offer a lift to Charlbury to anyone else. altstratgroup@gmail.com. If anyone wants a lift from Wellingborough  please give Paul Crofts a ring  or send email:  07872836463 paulcrofts@gmail.com

18th Oct Britain needs a Pay Rise Demo.

Venue: Hyde Park 11:00 – 17:00

Website: http://britainneedsapayrise.org/ Transport details: http://www.tuc.org.uk/economic-issues/britain-needs-pay-rise/oct-18-transport-detail

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