October 13, 2009

Action needed to stop Nick Griffin speaking at BNP rally at Cleveleys

It has been reported that the British National Party's leader Nick Griffin is to attend and speak at a BNP by-election rally to be held at the Frank Townend Centre, Kensington Road, Thornton Cleveleys at 7pm on Tuesday October 13th.

Although the local authority is under no obligation to allow this meeting to go ahead, Wyre Council's chief executive Jim Corry has allowed it, despite the fact that the Centre will be the polling station for the forthcoming Jubilee ward by-election and a rally of this kind at this late stage is inappropriate.

Clearly this meeting needs to be stopped if possible and demonstrated against if not, but first we need to attempt to get it cancelled by appealing to reason. Thus we're asking you all to call the Frank Townsend Centre to complain strongly (but politely), to let them know in no uncertain terms that we find this so-called rally both offensive and divisive for the community.

There doesn't appear to be an email address for the Centre but the phone number is 01253 863369. Jim Corry's number is 01253 891000 and his email address is jcorry@wyrebc.gov.uk.

Assuming the BNP rally is not cancelled, we will have a demonstration outside the building from 6pm on Tuesday October 13th. Bring warm clothes, banners, placards, whistles and as many of your friends as you can. IF the rally is cancelled, we'll let you know immediately.

Details of the location are below.

Frank Townend Community Centre
Kensington Road
Thornton Cleveleys
Lancashire
FY5 1ER

Tel: 01253 863369

There's a decent map here.

40 comments:

Jamie The Antifascist said...

Will encourage as many peeps as possible to ring em!

On a sidenote, I haven't seen this amount of nazi salutes since watching Hitler arrive in his home country of Austria in that documentary...

http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/10/439682.html?c=on#c234474

Anonymous said...

I hope people who ring the Centre report the outcome here.

Pete B said...

I got a message sayong to call Wyre Council on 01253 891 000 (Chief Exec Jim Corry's number). He was out and about somewhere, so I sent him an email instead at jcorry@wyrebc.gov.uk

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Pete B, I have emailed the Chief Exec and have sent copies to Lancs Unison and Ketlan.

Anonymous said...

So Jim Corry believes that it's okay allowing the BNP, a party that is having to be FORCED to let non-whites into its membership, to meet in Wyre Borough buildings, huh?

DD said...

Just emailed Corry

Anonymous said...

I hope there is a strong presence against this meeting and would like to thank all those in advance who do go. Wyre BC has a Youtube channel that is worth checking out. In it there is a video about how hate crime "doesn't belong here" and how we shouldn't tolerate intolerance. Yet Mr Corry is quite prepared to loan the BNP council facilities. Not only that but at a time when a by-election is round the corner too. I have already emailed Mr Corry expressing my disgust at this decision.

Blackpool Lad said...

Done, though I reckon we'll just end up having a demo tomorrow night. They're not going to cancel it now.

See you there. :)

NewsHound said...

WORKERS LIBERTY ANALYSIS OF THE MANCHESTER CONFRONTATION:-

http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2009/10/12/edl-mobilisation-manchester-should-sound-alarm

WORTH PUTTING UP ON YOUR BLOG, KETLAN/DENISE!!!!!!

To accompany the article, perhaps you might also want to include photos of the Hitler Salutes that the EDL denied had happened:(please cut and paste from the following links)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/4000064373_db3f71d971.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2452/4001122055_148427c0f9.jpg

CHEERS,
THE NEWSHOUND

NewsHound said...

THE EDL RALLY WILL COST THE CITY OF MANCHESTER AT LEAST £800,000 SAY MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL:-

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1166779_protests_could_cost_city_800000

SHAME ABOUT ALL OF THE INTERNET NEO-NAZI TROLLS WHO HAVE ADDED THEIR TUPPENETH TO THE ARTICLE.

Sara said...

Amongst the EDL supporters speaking up for the EDL and spinning lies about them from a positive angle, talking about saving the Christian nature of Britain are people who call themselves Odin.

Am I missing a trick here? What the hell does Odin have to do with Jesus Christ?

NewsHound said...

http://www.counterfire.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2165:edl-nazi-salutes-in-manchester&catid=50:vlogs&Itemid=64

PLEASE CAN YOU PUT UP THIS VIDEO, KETLAN!

Reggie Kray said...

Good luck guys. Theres going to be a lot of them - lets hope theres also a lot of us.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for J Cory's e-mail, we will all be sending him congratulations for standing upto you fascists.

Who the fuck do you think you are - to decide who can and who can not have a meeting.
No one voted for you lot so fuck off.

Anonymous said...

Just a quick NEWSFLASH for you,

Dickys, billboard, that must have cost him several £000s of his hard earned money hehe has gone missing!!!! strange that I would have thought he would have paid out for longer than 3/4 days.

tulip

Fuck the BNP said...

"So Jim Corry believes that it's okay allowing the BNP, a party that is having to be FORCED to let non-whites into its membership, to meet in Wyre Borough buildings, huh?"

Looks like a sympathiser to me. Scum.

Anonymous said...

"Thanks for J Cory's e-mail, we will all be sending him congratulations for standing upto you fascists.

Who the fuck do you think you are - to decide who can and who can not have a meeting.
No one voted for you lot so fuck off."

Anger management issues?

Anonymous said...

Or too much fizzy pop?

Antifascist said...

'Dickys, billboard, that must have cost him several £000s of his hard earned money hehe has gone missing!!!! strange that I would have thought he would have paid out for longer than 3/4 days.'

Can you get your hands on a picture of the board that was, tulip?

Anonymous said...

I will be there with in ma kilt.
Alex.

NewsHound said...

METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICERS ON TRIAL FOR "RODNEY KING-STYLE" ORGANISED RACISM:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8302640.stm

Loinah said...

Those wonderful, fair-minded reporters of the BBC have done their usual bend-over-backwards for fascists act, in interviewing the EDL on BBC Look North about the forthcoming Leeds protest.

They allowed an interview with a Yorkshire EDL "spokesperson" who said he was afraid of repraisals, and had to hide his identity, and allowed this freak to say that Muslim people are invited to take part in EDL rallies, and how multicultural they were, la-di-la-di-la!!!

They showed footage of the protest in Manchester, but showed just UAF anti-fascist protestors shouting angrly, and none of the EDL bottle, coin and wood throwing and not a single-Hitler salute.

The BBC really do want to paint a positive picture of both the BNP and the EDL, which really puzzles me, when you think there are many journlanalists who risked their lives to report on fascist groups.

BBC Look North used to give the BNP lots of coverage about three or four years ago, then, they started to avoid reporting such stories, but now they're back to their worst in bigging up the fascist scum under the premises of "balanced reporting".

I don't know if the EDL are part of a state-conspiracy, but the BBC have got sucker-punched into believing that the EDL are law abiding, anti-racist and are "just standing up for the marginalised English people".

Anonymous said...

BBC's Look North (Leeds magzzine show) have been bigging up the EDL with a special interview with their Leeds spokesman who claimed they were all angels.

YET MORE FUCKING BBC BOLLOX!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Everybody ring Wyre Civic Centre on 01253 891000 after 8.30 tomorrow, Tues. Ask for either the Chief Exec or whoever wrote the email that was read to those of us who rang today. Make the point that the BNP is not an ordinary party because it has whites only membership which contravenes the values and policies of all local councils and public services.

Anonymous said...

Why did masked EDL neo-Nazis burn an Azerbaijani flag on Oldham Street?

Does anyone know???????

It's a strange thing to do, even for affirmed racists.

Anonymous said...

The BNP is finished. Have you noticed how its Alexa rankings have fallen off over the past two months?

The EDL is where its all happening nowadays.

Anonymous said...

will try @ 4.10

tulip

Anonymous said...

In case I cannot get through in the morning, or, I do not get the reading of the email etc. can one of you that has heard what it says, perhaps put it in full on here, as I believe that there are a number of Chief Execs in the country who now need to be alerted to what this idiot has done, and probably left them all wide open to.

thanks
tulip

NewsHound said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/8303786.stm

LIVE ON NEWSNIGHT NOW 11PM, IS A BBC DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE EDL ON NEWSNIGHT, AND IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON I-PLAYER.

Angry said...

Not once on Newsnight did the BBC mention the numerous Hitler salutes in Britain.

Anonymous said...

Dr Mathew Goodwin speaking tonight on Newsnight (the government adviser to the Far Right) glossed over the neo-Nazi activists who take part in EDL Casuals marches, nor their football hooligan connections.

It's about time the BBC were privatised, and stop promoting fascists.

Anonymous said...

Griffo having his collar felt.

Priceless!

Anonymous said...

Whatever else we think of the EDL, they are demonstrating a lot of energy in pro-active events, making the BNP seem in comparison tired and defensive and weak.
We could be witnessing a change of power in the British far-right.

Anonymous said...

Here's some interesting information about using public facilities:

"The Representation of People Act provides that all candidates who may lawfully stand as candidates in local and general elections have a right to use rooms in schools or publicly-funded premises for public meetings. The rooms must be provided free of charge, but are subject to the conditions listed below.

· The meeting must be open to all members of the public, and not restricted to ticket holders or members only.

· The purpose of the meeting must be to advance the candidate’s prospects of victory at the election.

· The room must be suitable.

· The room must be used at reasonable times, not causing any disruption to the activities it is normally used for, and the candidate must give reasonable notice of wishing to use it.

· Candidates must pay for the costs of heating, lighting, and cleaning the room, in preparation for the meeting, and for restoring it to its usual condition after the meeting.

· Candidates must pay for any damage done to the premises."


Will this meeting be open to all as is required by this act?

Anonymous said...

I have just rung 01253 891000 and spoken to Verena Henderson, the Chief Exec's Secretary. He is elsewhere this morning but I have asked that he ring me back today. I cannot reproduce in full the words of the email that the Receptionist read out before putting me through to the Secretary but the gist of it is that the BNP is a legal party that has booked a room for a private meeting and the Council has no reason to treat them differently from anyone else. I have pointed out the racist difference but so far have spoken to 3 people who cannot affect the decision and 2 of those, the Receptionist and Secretary, can only repeat what they have been told to say by the Chief Exec.

Anonymous said...

I just phoned them again and got through to Corry's secretary. They are still holding the BNP meeting tonight apparently. She said they have an "open door" policy and that the BNP are members of the community...I told her that although they are members of the community they are members of the comunity who wish to divide the community, but she was having none of it. I also told her that councils up and down the country refuse to allow the BNP to have meetings in their buildings,and wondered why Wyre Borough Council were not doing the same. She didn't want to discuss it any more with me.

Wyre Borough Council - shame on you!

Anonymous said...

http://www.quicktopic.com/34/H/2BgEPwEpDKb2U

Anonymous said...

I have just emailed the Chief Exec to say that I understand the meeting is private but a condition of Parties holding meetings in Council premises is that the meeting be open. I have asked for his response to this.

Anonymous said...

Phoned them this after noon and got through to Corry's secretary. They are still holding the BNP meeting tonight.And more or less told to Piss Off with my calls.
Jessica.

Kev Scott loves The Jam said...

Well according to Donkey Darby, on the nutzie website, he wants the keyboard army to get 'internet savvy' as...."We are in a political battle for our survival and we need people that are fearless and people that do not comprehend the words “I can’t”.

So no longer on the high ground, crushing all and sundry... its now a battle for survival....Interesting, softening up the members for a bit of bad news or, more likely, about to launch the next begging campaign!