Sep 162011

We’ve been informed by TUC that there are 60 spaces for DPAC supporters and other disabled people to join in with the static rally outside the ICC on Sunday at the Lib Dem conference protest.

Although we’re sure anyone planning to come to this from outside Birmingham will already have booked transport etc  – the static protest starts in Cambridge Street behind the Rep theatre at 10.30 am to be led to protest site at 10.45am Disabled people will then be able to rejoin the march as it passes or stay where they are.

This is however a chance to get very close to the conference to make our concerns heard and there is also likely to be press interest there.

The lead steward arranging this is Gill Whittaker Tel: 07850 768351

Disabled people who wish to be there for the static protest area designated outside the ICC can also contact Gary O’Donnell

cambridge st

Sep 142011

At long last we have a designated shortened route for the Birmingham March against the Lib Dem Conference from the TUC.

Message from the TUC

We are very pleased to announce that we have negotiated a shortened route for the March for the Alternative in Birmingham for participants who have mobility issues.  The route takes people across Victoria Square and in front of the Birmingham Council House and rejoins the march at Colmore Row. At the beginning of the march there is also the ability for people to exit the march at the end of Berkley Street and return to the assembly point where there will be car parking available for those with disabilities.

On the map of the march route the shortcut is a red line between Hill Street and Colmore Row via Birmingham Council House.

Any other questions, please contact Gary O’Donnell at

Disabled people who wish to be there for the static protest area designated outside the ICC please contact Gary O’Donnell to get a pass/badge (you need this to get there)


from the Right to Work website

We do not know of the accessibility details of the transport laid out for disabled people please check with below


Leeds – 9.30am, West Yorkshire Playhouse, 07980 316414

Leicester – Humberstone Gate, Leicester at 10 am, Contact or 07963703691 to book a seat.

York – 8.30am, Memorial Gardens Coach Pickup, Leeman Road, YO26 4ZF 07980 316414

After the march there is an invite from


Right to Work rally
Unite the fights, build the resistance

Sunday 18 September, 3.30pm
Hosted by Midlands Region CWU.
@ CWU Office, 47 Summer Lane,
Birmingham B19 3TH

Refreshments will be available.
Venue is 5 mins from end of demo

Speakers include:
Mark Serwotka PCS general secretary
John McDonnell MP
Billy Hayes CWU general secretary
Estelle Cooch Right To Work
Linda Burnip Disabled People Against Cuts
Maxie Hayles Black Activists Rising Against Cuts
Chair: Lee Barron
CWU Midlands regional secretary

RtW flyer for Bham march