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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 .

 

EVENTS SINCE NOVEMBER, 2016:

 

THE GREEN CHRISTMAS FAIR

Our stall on November 19 at the Green Christmas Fair succeeded in raising funds for our campaigning activities, but it mainly focused on the nuclear convoys that pass along the M6, following on from an earlier Lancaster meeting on the topic, part of ICAN’s national campaign to raise awareness of the convoys on our roads.  

NUCLEAR CONVOYS AND COUNTY EMERGENCY PLANNING

On November 29, local County Councillor Lizzi Collinge (Labour) met with a small group of local people to report on the meeting she and Gina Dowding (Green) had had with officers from the County’s Emergency Planning Office to ask questions we had suggested about the nuclear convoys on the M6.  Below is a link to download the (unpublished) report we later sent to the Lancaster Guardian.

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MEETING WITH CAT SMITH MP ON TRIDENT REPLACEMENT

On December 10 a small group of us met Cat Smith for the long-awaited meeting we had asked for so that she could help us understand why she had chosen not to vote in the Trident replacement debate in the House of Commons on July 18.  Below is a link to download the report of that meeting that we have sent to LDCND members.

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ANNUAL ACTIVITY REPORT TO CNDUK

At the end of every calendar year we send in an activity report to CNDUK.  The information we send in is then used by CND to compose the annual Review edition of the Campaign magazine.  Below is a link to download our report for 2016.

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For further information 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

was a follow-up to the 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