Our campaigners across the country play a valuable role in exposing waste, supporting local council tax payers, and raising media awareness of our campaigns
There are several ways for you to get involved and become a campaigner:
- Join the action team: Promote our campaigns, support our office and increase your experience
- Become an activist: Spread the word, join our action days and stay updated
- Become a supporter: Help us spread awareness of our campaigns and continue our vision
What do we do?
Our activists and supporters have helped us achieve a number of policy victories at both national and local levels. Here are some of the campaigns they have been involved in.
Islington Council threw away £100,000 on a ‘living wall’ that, inevitably, soon died. Our local activists brought significant media attention to the waste, with local coordinator Tim Newark appearing on the front page of the Islington Times.
Activists in Worcester took to the streets to collect signatures and spread the word about our campaign to cut council taxes, with local residents expressing their particular annoyance at money wasted on perks for councillors and officers. Similar campaigns took place in Tynemouth and Birmingham, where hundreds of signatures were collected and petitions presented to local representatives. We were also at Haywards Heath magistrate’s court to support resident Terry Reilly, who was protesting his above-inflation council tax bill increase.
In Manchester, local supporters joined forces with the Drivers’ Alliance and Manchester Against Road Tolls in a successful campaign against a new congestion charge that was set to cost families an extra £1200 per year.
As more evidence of the failings of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy emerged, we joined environmental campaigner David Bellamy and Global Vision in dumping fish on the doorstep of the European Parliament’s London office to focus attention on the incredible number of dead fish being dumped back in the sea.
Activists in West London joined forces with Guide Dogs for the Blind and the West London Residents Association in a successful effort to stop a dangerous, expensive shared space scheme for Exhibition Road from going ahead.
In Hull & East Riding, activists organised a long-running campaign against a £364,000 pension pot top-up which enabled a senior local council officer to take early retirement. Thanks to our campaign, the rules over discretionary pension payments have been changed to limit the size of any future payouts.