Public Meeting Tuesday 14th July

Public Meeting

‘Fighting Back Against Austerity’

7:30pm, Tuesday 14th July

in the Lecture Theatre, Beecroft Art Gallery (former Central Library), Victoria Avenue, Southend SS2 6EX

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity ‘End Austerity Now’ demonstration enroute to Parliament square, attended by over 250,000 people on Saturday 20th of June 2015 sending a clear message to the Tory government; demanding an alternative to austerity and to policies that only benefit those at the top. London, UK.

Speakers invited include Essex Fire Brigades Union, Disabled People Against Cuts and National Gallery anti-privatisation strikers

The result of the General Election means that austerity will carry on with a vengeance. Welfare, the NHS and local services all face further cuts. The government will also press ahead with the agenda of privatisation of our public services.
We joined the huge demonstration in London on 20th June to start protesting against these policies – now come to this meeting and join the debate about how we can fight back and build a movement against austerity.

#endausterity now


End Austerity Demo 20th June


#endausteritynow Jeremy Corbyn speaking to huge rally in Parliament Square 20th June

Mass Leaflet – End Austerity Now!


Saturday 13th June , meet 12pm – 2pm under the railway bridge in Southend High Street.

All welcome to join a mass leaflet in Southend High Street to publicise the 20th June national demonstration.

Link to Facebook event here

Book Transport to Peoples Assembly demo against Austerity 20th June

Southend Against The Cuts is booking transport to the demonstration against austerity in London on 20th June. We hope seats will be £5 return.

You can reserve seats here:


Lobby Southend Council – Stop Mental Health Cuts

Lobby Southend Council 6pm, Thursday 23rd April.

Meet on the steps of the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue.

Staff and service users have mounted a campaign to save a mental health therapy service being axed by Southend Council.

The cuts were hidden in this year’s council budget but will cost five jobs and slash a service which many people with mental health problems and their carers rely on.

Organised by Southend UNISON

Help Stop TTIP Privatisation treaty

Help petition to stop the TTIP privatising trade treaty

11am – 1pm,  Saturday 18th April. Meet under the railway bridge in Southend High Street. This is a session of petitioning and leafleting organised by 38 Degrees and Keep Our NHS Public. it is part of a national day of action.
The TTIP trade treaty threatens to open up the NHS and other public services to even further privatisation. Global companies could be able to sue governments for stopping them making a profit!
There’s more information and links on the 38 Degrees website at

Save Mental Health Therapy Services!

*** Saturday 11th April – Petition to Save Mental Health Therapy ***

Southend Council plan to cut a service offering support for people with mental health problems and their carers. Southend UNISON together with service users has organised a petition to the Council.
Join us from 11am till 1pm on Saturday 11th April under the railway bridge in Southend High Street to give out leaflets and collect signatures on the petition. The petition is aimed at the council meeting of 23rd April so we need to get as many signatures as possible.
UNISON and supporters will also be lobbying the following meetings in defence of the mental health therapy service:
*** Tuesday 14th April Lobby People Scrutiny Committee, meet 6pm on steps of Civic Centre ***
*** Thursday 23rd April Lobby Full Council, meet 6pm on steps of Civic Centre ***
All welcome to these events to help save this vital service!