REPORT FROM GREEN SENIORS INAUGURAL MEETING 29/11/2013
The aims and objectives of Green Seniors were discussed and agreed with the following amendments
a) Green Seniors to be defined as Green party members aged 50 or over.
b) The scope of GS activities to be UK, Europe and worldwide.
Co-Chairs: Maureen Childs and Noel Lynch
Main body of Green Senior concerns/ possible campaigning issues
NHS health care and education,
Pensions, & benefits, (awareness of recent developments).
Special topics - eg. Dementia, austerity cuts (chiropody service etc.), seniors in hospital - lack of Care
Timing of pedestrian crossings (also a traffic calming measure)
Tube station ticket office closures and effects on vulnerable people
Toilet map/ access to public toilets (not just a GS issue)
Removal of public seating, often ‘problem drinking’ cited a a reason (examples cited in Barnet and Brent)
Liaison with Unions esp. Unite Community
Home places, leisure and education. etc.
P.Murry has set up prototype blog at- http://greenseniors.blogspot.co.uk/ Any GS member wishing to post should contact P.Murry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Noel Lynch (email@example.com) is running the Green Seniors email list
Fundraising for banner
Agreed to apply for fringe at conference
Affiliation to National Pensioners Convention (http://npcuk.org/); Agreed unan nem con for London GS to affiliate
Possibility of affiliation to Greater London Pensioners’ Association (http://grey-glpa.blogspot.co.uk/) also mentioned.
Date for next meeting.17/1/2013