Open discussion on the Comprehensive Spending Review, The Sportsman, Mottram Road, Hyde.
On the Monday 1st November, the Tameside Nine Towns Green Party will be holding an open meeting at The Sportsman pub in Hyde, near the Morrisons store.
Starting at 7.30pm, it covers George Osborne’s Comprehensive Spending Review made on Wednesday 20th October this year. This is an open forum which aims to express its effects on the Tameside area and the UK as a whole.
Among the main issues of the Comprehensive Spending Review are the cuts to state benefits, public sector job losses and the eventual shrinkage of local and central government. All of which likely to have an adverse effect on the living standards of Tameside folk – given that almost a third of the borough’s workforce are public sector employees.
The speakers for Monday’s discussion will be representatives from the PCS and UNISON trade unions, Failsworth Green Party Councillor Ian Barker and local Green commentator Peter Allen.
Monday’s meeting will take place in the upstairs room of The Sportsman. The venue is easy to get to by car or on public transport from the Greater Manchester area. The Stagecoach Manchester 201 bus from Manchester (Piccadilly Gardens) to Hattersley stops by the pub with Hyde bus station 5 – 10 minutes walk away for a wider range of services. Nearest railway stations are Hyde Central (limited evening service), Godley and Newton. All are within reasonable walking distance, though catching the 201 to The Sportsman from Godley station is a better option.
CAMRA members will be happy to find that The Sportsman is one of three pubs in Hyde which feature in the Good Beer Guide.
Tameside Nine Towns Green Party Open Meeting: Comprehensive Spending Review:
- Monday 1st November 2010 (All Saints’ Day), 7.30pm;
- The Sportsman, 57 Mottram Road, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 2NN;
- Buses: 201 (every 30 minutes, after 7.00pm) and 202 (once hourly); Hyde bus station 5 – 10 minutes walk away;
- Trains: limited evening service from Hyde Central or hourly evening trains from Godley and Newton stations.
S.V., 27 October 2010.