The Loiterers Resistance Movement

Novembers First Sunday and PSPO Update / Call for Help

First Sunday This Sunday.... and we will be with lots of other creative wanderers at Walkings New Movement in Plymouth. So instead we will meet for a mid week night time derive.....
Join us 7pm Wednesday November 6th in Cutting Room Square Ancoats. Please try and be prompt as we will be moving on by 7.10 and I can't share a route because I don't know where we will be going..... As ever our walk will be free and open to all. For more information please see twitter @thelrm or email
At the heart of The LRM is the belief the streets belong to everyone and we want to make Manchester a more interesting, equal and compassionate place. Although we are not party political, and know there are a lot of huge issues that need tackling, we also pay close attention to the everyday and so I’ve been actively involved in campaigns against Public Space Protection Orders.
The proposals for a Central Manchester PSPO are going to the Equality and Scrutiny Committee on 7th November. Many people believe this is an inhumane and ineffective piece of legislation that will criminalise homeless people. More details on why we want to stop this can be found via the Greater Manchester Law Centre GMHA (Greater Manchester Housing Action) my views here
We are asking you to please take a stand. These are the simple but effective actions you can take that we really believe can make a difference.
1) Email members of the scrutiny committee and / or your local councillors to tell them you oppose the PSPO. Here is a list of the committee members: Please use your own words. It doesn’t have to be a long email but please try to give at least one reason why you think the PSPO is a bad idea. There is lots of information on the GMHA and Law Centre websites you can use, or have a look at the letter below.
2) If you are part of an organisation, community or faith group or suchlike please sign this open letter to show your opposition to the plans by Saturday 2nd as we will be publishing it on Sunday 3rd
3) If possible please come to the Scrutiny Committee meeting 2-4pm on Thursday November 7th in Manchester Town Hall. It would be helpful if you could email Rachel McKeon who is the officer responsible for the meeting just so we are in a big enough room. Details are here:
There is an excellent chance we can stop this happening, please do help if you can
I hope to see you on the streets soon, with love and golden apples
Morag Rose xx

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