Campaigning Programme

Regular events including Brexometer encounters in the town centre, door-to-door campaigning, leafleting and letter writing parties take place.  These are announced through the Swindon for Europe facebook group and by email to members.

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Upcoming Special Events

S4E Social Evening

 – Monday 15 July: 7.00 pm

Venue:  The Beehive Pub, 55 Prospect Hill, Swindon. SN1 3JS

Please come along, meet other members for fellowship and share your ideas for shaping the way forward.

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Why we’re Marching? We want to put Brexit behind us. We want to reunite with Europe.

While politicians have spent the last three years arguing about what Brexit looks like, all the issues that led to Brexit in the first place have become worse.  Our NHS is in crisis, our schools are having to beg for stationery and we still don’t have nearly enough affordable housing.

When the UK first narrowly voted to leave in 2016, the promise was that we would leave with a better deal. 3 years later, and we could be heading for no deal at all.

We need change and we need it now.  From the climate crisis to tax dodging, we know that working together gives us the best chance of solving the global problems we face.  We want to put Brexit behind us and reunite the people.  Reunite with Europe.  We want to build a better Britain in a better Europe and a better world.

March with us on 20th July and be part of the fight for a better future!  We will be congregating from 12pm in Park Lane, and marching to Parliament Square to make our voices heard.

SWINDON FOR EUROPE has organised coach travel to and from this crucial event.

PICK UP IN SWINDON 8am

Please arrive at least 10 minutes earlier, coach will leave on time!!!

Chapel Street Car Park, Gorse Hill, SN2 8AG (near the Co-op)

Arrive in Bayswater Road, London at approximately 10.45am to join the march

COLLECTION POINT LONDON (Westminster) 5.30pm

Please arrive at least 10 minutes earlier, coach will leave on time!

TICKETS:

£18 Adults;     £9 Students (age 16+);     £5 under 16’s

(If under 16s tickets and students tickets are sold out please text Marisa on 07957 318 580 and we can release some more).

Book your tickets here

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Advance Notice:

People’s Vote ‘Let us be Heard’ March to Parliament 

Saturday 12 October, London

This summer, the British people have the chance to force our way back into the final decision on Brexit.  We are going on the offensive, with rallies in 15 towns and cities across the country (see People’s Vote Cheltenham Rally, 29 June), culminating with an enormous, historic march in London on 12th October 2019.  Because it is now clear that this is a crisis that cannot be settled by a new prime minister or a deadlocked parliament. It can only be settled by us, the people.

Save the date. And let’s save the country.

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Past Events

People’s Vote South-West Rally

29th June 2019 atCheltenham Town Hall.  Celebrities, political leaders, and hundreds of friendly faces came together to celebrate our region, tell the truth about the impact of Brexit, and deliver a message loud and clear to the likes of Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage – they do not speak for us!  We demand a People’s Vote!

8th April 2019 – People`s Vote South West & Swindon for Europe, – Great Western Hotel – Including guest speakers to explore how we can expand and strengthen our campaign here in Swindon.

23rd March 2019, Put It to The People March – Central London.  Over 300 folk from the Swindon area joined more than 1 million from around the nation to march to Parliament Square, demanding a an extension to Article 50 to enable a second referendum to confirm whether or not we should leave the EU.  Like previous marches it was peaceful, fun-filled and creative.  We all staggered home exhausted, but hopeful that bit-by-bit it is making a difference!

20th October 2018, People’s Vote March for the Future – Central London.  Over 200 people from Swindon and area joined the 700,000 who marched from Park Lane to Parliament Square to demand a further vote, following the outcome of the Government’s negotiations with the EU.

Monday 1st October, 2018, QuestionTime Brexitime, Phoenix Theatre, Swindon – A Question Time-style event, with a panel including among others:  Professor A.C. Grayling CBE (philosopher and author), Jason Hunter (3 blokes in a Pub), and Benjamin Baccas (lawyer and author on Infacts) and our very own Liz Webster.

15th September2018, Swindon for Europe AGM, Feedback & Strategy Development Meeting, Wroughton – General meeting and strategy & action planning with a bit of socialising.

14th September 2018, Swindon Brexit Summit, The National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon

A wide-ranging debate organised by Clare Moody MEP, on how brexit might look like for Swindon, with contributors from business, politics, and trade unionists in order to facilitate a wide-ranging and open debate on Britain leaving the European Union.

Speakers included: Patrick Keating – European Government Affairs Manager, Honda; Clare Moody – Labour MEP for the South West & Gibraltar; Matt Griffith – Director of Policy, Business West; Anneliese Dodds – Shadow Treasury Minister, Labour MP for Oxford East; Simon Dubbins – Director of International and Research, Unite the Union.

11th August 2018:  People’s Vote – Summer of Action – Bristol Rally – Speakers included Molly Scott Cato, Vince Cable & Sarah Wollaston, fronting the campaign for a further referendum on Brexit.

6th August 2018:  People’s Vote, Swindon Community Meeting – Great Western Hotel, Swindon.  Stimulating meeting to introduce and develop strategies to help stop Brexit.

27th June 2018:  Molly on Brexit – Broadgreen Community Centre, Swindon – a stimulating and very insightful talk and Q&A by Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for SW England & Gibraltar.

23rd June 2018:  March for a People’s Vote, London – a good contingent from Swindon for Europe and other Swindonians attended this amazing march to Parliament Square where an estimated 250,000 people from all over the UK marched in solidarity to stop Brexit.

See our video slideshow of the event here.

22nd May 2018:  Swindon for Europe Strategy Meeting with European Movement – Great Western Hotel, Opposite Swindon Railway Station

14th April 2018:  National Day of Action: Swindon Shopping Centre – leafletting and handing out questionnaires to the public as part of European Movement/Open Britain and Scientists for Europe’s National Day of Action to Stop Brexit

15th March 2018 – Meet, chat, get to know other Swindon for Europe members -Great Western Hotel, Opposite Swindon Railway Station.

8th February 2018 – Meet, chat, get to know other Swindon for Europe members. Also opportunity to meet refugees as its also City of Sanctuary cafe night there, too – Darkroom Espresso, 11 Faringdon Rd, Swindon SN1 5AR.

9th December 2017:  European Movement Day of Action: Leafleting and doing surveys in town centre with guests fro Bath and Gloucester for Europe. Meet 11am in Central Library cafe, Regents Circus.

9th November 2017:  Brainstorming Part 2 with Adam Poole (Marketing Lecturer).7.30pm

15th October 2017:  Indoor Garage Sale Plus, Fundraising Event. 2 till 5pm.7.30pm

7th August 2017:  Brainstorming Part 1 with Adam Poole (Marketing Lecturer).  7.30pm

15th July 2017:  Fundraising Party. 2 till 5pm