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Welcome to Lancaster District Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

We work together across the area campaigning for a nuclear-free Lancaster and for British nuclear disarmament. The group campaigns locally at the Lancaster Green Party Christmas Fair in November, on International Women’s Day in March, for the commemoration of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters in the spring, and in the summer we commemorate the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.   We also organise peace education events for local schools.  We keep in touch with members via our e-mail contact lists, and this website.  Our Annual General Meeting is held in the autumn of each year.
 
LDCND members take part in major campaigning events across the country and through the year.   As a member group of CNDUK we keep in constant touch with national CND affairs.   Along with the East Lancashire, and North Cumbria CND groups, we make up the Cumbria and Lancashire Area CND,  through which we are represented on CND’s National Council.

WE ARE STILL HERE!

This website was dormant for nearly a year,

but we are now a little more hopeful that we will be able to keep it up to date.

 Meanwhile: 

look below for the latest news, and

below that for the latest tweets from CNDUK .

NEXT EVENT:

 

OUR LDCND STALL AT

THE GREEN CHRISTMAS FAIR

FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE

METING HOUSE LANE, LANCASTER

SATURDAY, 19 NOVEMBER

10.00-16.00

 

NUCLEAR WARHEAD CONVOYS USE THE M6 PAST LANCASTER:

BUT ARE THEY SAFE?

Come and learn more about the nuclear warhead convoys on the M6,

and about what NUKEWATCH does to keep an eye on them.

We shall also be carrying on our campaign against Trident replacement.

 

And we shall be selling produce to replenish our diminishing campaigning funds.

BUT

We need people to help run the stall,

and produce to sell

(jams, marmalade, cakes, biscuits, etc).

 

If you can help in any way, please phone Dick Allwright at 01524 33991,

or e-mail him at r.allwright@lancaster.ac.uk

Our focus on nuclear warhead convoys at the Fair

is a follow-up to our last event,

(described below),

where we decided to try to find out more about any County Council plans

to deal with the risks posed by these convoys.

A FREE PUBLIC MEETING AT:

THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, MEETING HOUSE LANE, LANCASTER (Mtg Rm 1)

THURSDAY, 22nd SEPTEMBER, 2016

FROM 19.30 TO 21.00

 

DO WE WANT NUCLEAR WEAPONS

IN OUR BACK YARD? 

DR STUART PARKINSON

Scientists for Global Responsibility 

MATT HAWKINS

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons 

JANE TALLENTS

Nukewatch

MO KELLY

Green Party  

Convoys carrying nuclear warheads

are routinely driven past Lancaster on the M6

putting the lives of the people who live and work in the city at risk.

This public meeting is being held to decide what to do about it.

Come and discuss the issues.

Organised by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons,
Lancaster District CND, and Cumbria and Lancashire Area CND.


 

Past event report:

Commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki,

in Lancaster market Square, on Saturday, August 6.

Thanks to all the people who turned up to help. The weather was also very kind and altogether we had a good commemorative event.

Erecting the gazebo and getting everything set up went very well, and enough people were there throughout the session to talk to anyone who showed an interest in our stall.

The market was not particularly busy but we did have a good number of visitors who stopped to talk about the dangers posed by nuclear weapons, and about our government’s decision to go ahead with replacing the Trident nuclear missile system.

In this respect people also talked about our MP Cat Smith’s decision not to participate in the Commons Trident replacement vote. I have now written to her on behalf of Lancaster District CND to ask her to meet with us so we can better understand her reasons for that surprising decision. I will let everyone one know how she responds.

You should also know that on Wednesday we had a Business Meeting of the Cumbria and Lancashire Area CND group (combining Lancaster District, North Cumbria and East Lancashire CND groups). We are planning to be well represented at October’s National Conference and AGM in Manchester, and I will send out more information about registration much nearer the time.

We are also planning ahead for an event in Lancaster around September 21, the International Day of Peace, probably in collaboration with ICAN, the International Campaign against Nuclear weapons. Again, more information will be circulated later.

 

 

 For more information about LDCND please contact the Coordinator,

Dick Allwright:

Telephone: 01524 33991

E-mail: r.allwright@lancaster.ac.uk