Make Your Presence Felt at the Conservative Party Conference 29th September 2013 – Coaches from Bristol, South Glos & N Somerset

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September 12, 2013 by Protect Our NHS

Getting there from Bristol
Bristol People’s Assembly, Protect Our NHS, BADACA and local unions are co-ordinating to book coaches. Tickets can be booked via contacts below or from Hydra Books, 34 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EZ.
Bristol & North Somerset Protect Our NHS (PoNHS) have booked a coach. Wheelchair access (but please explain needs on booking). Tickets £10 waged; free for children, unwaged. Coach will leave from Anchor Rd (BS1 5DB), by Explore@Bristol 7am; departing Manchester 4:30pm. For more info or to book, contact: Mike 078 91 432 224 or Gwyneth 079 89 105 449 or email: Online booking:
UNITE Bristol Health branch coach. Available to all and leaving and returning same time as PoNHS coach. £5 (waged)/ £3 (unwaged) / free (children and branch members). For info or to book contact Gwyneth 079 89 105 449. Seating lists for the UNITE and PoNHS coaches will be shared to manage overspill from coaches, and ensure seats are available for all.
Unite have initially booked four coaches from the region which are aimed at Unite members and their families. For details or to book phone: 0117 923 0555 or email:
South Glos Unison have booked a coach picking up in Kingswood which will be FREE for Unison members, children & unwaged and £5 for non-member adults. For more info or to book, contact: Huw Williams 077 99 574 492
North Somerset Unison have booked a coach leaving from Locking Road in Weston-Super-Mare (7am) & Castlewood in Clevedon (7.20am) which is FREE for Unison members, children & unwaged and £10 for non-member adults. To book, contact: 01934 634759 – email:, (Give your name, address, email, mobile phone, numbers in your party and details on status – eg UNISON member, child, unwaged or paying).
Bristol Unison are booking coaches which may be available to non-members for a booking fee (more details to follow).
The Royal College of Nursing attended our planning meeting and are discussing their regional plans soon.
The NUT said that they would be paying for a coach or at least contributing to one and several other unions and the TUC have said that they can also contribute funds to booking coaches and to publicity for the demo.
The SWTUC are also discussing co-ordinating transport regionally as they have done for previous national demonstrations. More on this soon.

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