UNISON National Community Seminar 2015: Day 2

Day 2 of the national seminar started off with more workshops and reporting back. Then after morning break the plenary session with West Midlands Regional Head of Community Andrew Johnson explaining in a lucid and comprehensive way the new Government regulations on  commissioning of health and...

Buckhurst field and the New College Corporation

New College is shortly to put in an application for an all-weather football pitch on Council owned Buckhurst field1 which sits on the edge of Park North and Walcot. The New College management are looking to the Council to give it a 25 year lease. The cost of the pitch would be £600,000 with...

UNISON National Community Seminar 2015

This afternoon was the start of the Unison National Seminar for Community (Housing Associations & Voluntary Sector) in Bradford. Beforehand there was a meeting of delegates who work in community sectors. I went to the Housing Associations meeting. It was really useful to discuss common issues...

Stop playing a numbers game with net migration

Yesterday the Office for National Statistics reported that net migration has risen to 298,000 meaning the government has missed its target of reducing net migration to ‘the tens of thousands’. This is not surprising news - but that’s part of the problem. Voters already feel politicians can’t be...

Mark Serwotka comes to Barnet

Share: Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn Mark Serwotka heads up an impressive list of speakers at Barnet Trades Council AGM on Wednesday 11 March 2015 6:30PM in the Safari Bar & restaurant...

Housing inequality and soaring rent costs

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) released the 2013-14 English Housing Survey data yesterday, containing some remarkable news on the English housing market. The press focused mainly on the news that outright owners of homes now outnumber the number of mortgage holders (said...