Visions for Change - Post event Press Release
Twenty-three groups and organisations working or campaigning for a better world set up stalls (and in one case, camp) and gave talks at Bath People's Assembly's "Visions for Change: Inspiration for a Better Bath and Beyond" event on Saturday to give their views on improving Bath and the rest of the world.
Attendance at the event was in the hundreds and organisations ranged from environmental organisation such as Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and Green Visions, to humanitarian causes such as Oxfam, Amnesty and DHI, peace groups such as Bath Stop the War Coalition and Network for Peace and Justice in Palestine, as well as Occupy Bath, Bath Against Cuts, Transition Bath, Energy Efficient Widcombe, Friends of Longacre Hall and many more.
Ideas put forward by the groups in the speakers' area included Bath Stop the War Coalition's campaign to stop the drones conference scheduled for June in the Assembly room, Oxfam's birth rights campaign, Friends of Longacre Hall's campaign to open up Longacre Hall as a community centre, Bath People's Assembly's petition to get BANES council to move their bank account from NatWest to a more ethical bank and Stop Hinkley's campaign to stop the proposed new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point.
Organisers say that the day was a success, with many of the organisations suggesting that further events and meetings between the groups happen in the future.
Bath People's Assembly - an open independent and democratic forum set up December last year to discuss issues and formulate ideas and proposals - who organised the event, will be discussing the possibility of future events at their next meeting on Thursday 3rd May from 7.15pm downstairs at the Friends' Meeting House. All are welcome to attend.