Picking Olives in Palestine: On January 18, Jenny Kelly from North Norfolk Amnesty International will be delivering a talk for the NNLP about the problems facing farmers in the Occupied West Bank. Jenny Kelly has travelled to the West Bank of Palestine each October for the past seven years. She assists with the olive harvest bearing witness to the difficulties faced by farmers in gaining access to their land and to act as a protective presence alongside other international volunteers.
The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge MP, joined North Norfolk Labour Party’s Christmas Dinner in Sheringham this weekend.
The new Chief Executive of our ambulance trust, Anthony Marsh, will talk about his plans for the health emergency service at an Act on Ambulances event.
North Norfolk Labour Party will be having a jumble with a ‘royal twist’ this weekend as it celebrates the diamond jubilee with a ‘jumbilee’. Items for sale at Saturday’s jumbilee will include books, clothes, garden tools, and household items, and there will be a royal twist with their raffle, teas, coffees, and cakes. Proceeds from the event, taking place at the Cromer Community Hall on Garden Street between 9.30am and 2.30pm, will go to funding the activities of the local Labour group. Pam Cowburn, one of the social events officers for North Norfolk Labour, said: “The jumbilee will be a great opportunity to kick off the jubilee weekend and there will be a jumble sale, cakes, teas and coffees, and a raffle. We hope that people will pop along to support our event, and we hope they will leave with a bargain too!”
Baroness Hollis addressed North Norfolk Labour Party members and local people on the benefits system last night (Thursday evening). Speaking at Cromer Community Centre, the former Norwich City Council leader explained why she supported the proposed ‘Universal Credit’, but explained how the positive changes would be undermined by the government’s cuts. She tried to dispel the myths about the benefits system as well as explaining how the House of Lords were trying to water down some of the government cuts. Interested members of the public travelled from as far as Great Yarmouth to attend the event.
Just a reminder that Baroness Hollis of Heigham will be talking about the Welfare State on Thursday evening in Cromer. The former Norwich City Council leader and former government minister will be talking at an event hosted by North Norfolk Labour Party. Thursday’s event is open to all and will take place at 7.30pm in Cromer’s Community Centre on Garden Street.
You are invited to a talk describing the effects on The Welfare State and the benefit system of the proposed new Universal Credit. Presented by Baroness Hollis of Heigham, Labour member of the House of Lords and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions. The event takes place Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm in Cromer Community Hall, Garden Street, Cromer. This will be open to all members of the public – membership not required.
On Saturday 12th November there will be a North Norfolk Labour Quiz Night at Cromer Community Centre. We’ll be providing the cheese – you just need to provide the wine. The quiz begins at 7.30pm and the cost of entry to the event is just £2. This event is open to both members, supporters, and non-members. If you wish to attend please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.