Sunday, 2 September 2012

Protest outside #QuackCWaC Council HQ Wednesday 5th September 2012

Protest information (I have been sent): Protest against Homeless Shelter at Richmond Court, Boughton Canal Side, Chester. Prior to the Exec Meeting at Council HQ - Wednesday 5th September.

We are gathering outside at 5:15pm, please do everything you can to be there so that we can demonstrate to the Council (and all the employees in the building) how many of us feel that this is a poor decision that has been made for the wrong reasons.

Please bring placards and banners. To stress - banners should be aimed at the council e.g. Why did you not consult? Don't ignore the motion we won. No super hub at RC.

Please do not bring any banners that say anything bad about the homeless, they are not at fault here and are as much victims of the council’s failure to consult as anyone else.

Anyone that is coming by car, don't forget parking is free after 3pm at the Market car park (Princess St) entrance opposite the bus station.

I also attach an open letter to Steve Robinson, which you are welcome to publish along with the leaflet.

Additional background information, plus the open letter mentioned above

Background to the Protest: Residents opposed to a homeless shelter are considering ‘direct action’ after feeling duped by Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC).

People living in Boughton believe the council’s belated agreement to consult them over plans to convert the former old people’s home Richmond Court into a 36-bed homeless complex is meaningless.

Read the full story from the source Chester Chronicle

The petition: Residents against Homeless Shelter at Richmond Court, Boughton Canal Side, Chester

Protest Group news letter: Click on pages to view larger size.

Protest Groups FaceBook Page

Open letter to Steve Robinson:  Click on pages to view larger size

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