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‘The Width of Gaza’ – a sponsored walk organised by Saddleworth PWSF

Report by Kathy Brooks

A Tuesday night in November and we’re discussing what to do for our next fundraising event. Someone suggests a sponsored walk. ‘I don’t think we’ll raise much money doing that’ says one sceptic. But the rest of the group think it’s a good idea – we might get 10 or 12

people on the walk and raise £400 or £500 – which would be great. So it’s agreed and we start to plan.

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We form a sub group to decide on a route. Not bad considering that, at the time, we are a group of only 6!. The sub group suggests a 7 Continue reading ‘The Width of Gaza’ – a sponsored walk organised by Saddleworth PWSF

Trafford Council Dumps Veolia after 20 years!

Veolia have lost their lucrative contract for environmental services with Trafford Council worth approaching 3 million per year (233,667 per month). See MEN report below

Members of the Manchester PSC branch living in Trafford lobbied councillor’s over the past 4 years calling for Trafford to exclude Veolia from the tendering process for the renewal. Whilst this did not happen, Veolia have lost the contract that they have held for more than 20 Continue reading Trafford Council Dumps Veolia after 20 years!