|On Monday 14/02/05, St Valentine's Day, Committee Member David Glover officially represented RAW and led members on the "Mayor's March". The 2001 Census figures displayed population figures which were considerably less than the amount featured on local Doctor's lists. The Central Government Grants were based on Census Figures and Southend in common with many other towns was subject to a shortfall in revenue.
Southend Mayor, Roger Weaver (Con), with little additional help from Cllr Martin Terry (Ind) organised the "Mayor's March". Two coachloads of representatives from all walks of life in Southend supported the protest. Conservative, Independent and Liberal Democrat Councillors, Pensioner's Groups, Religious Groups, Trade Unions and numerous other local groups took part. Labour Councillors were noticeable by their absence as they did not wish to demonstrate against their Government. A Submission regarding the 2001 Census figures opposing financial cuts and a bouquet of flowers for Cherie Blair were presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair's (Lab) Office at "Number 10" by representatives whilst the remainder protested, waved banners and were photographed directly opposite the entrance to Downing Street by an accompanying photographer from the Southend Echo Newspaper. The London presentation and protests were arranged by David Amess MP (Con) who had very kindly facilitated matters at the "City end". Afterwards we even managed some sightseeing before catching the return coach towards home.
More to follow, (move to reportcontinue to act within the umbrella of the parent group which uses the legal and official name of RAOW 2012. We still legally own and use either of the previous names (RAW and or WRA) as and when required.
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Westcliff Recall Society (WRS); a local history group was formed in order to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge of local history by residents of the area. WRS has also come under the umbrella of RAOW2012.
With reference to the Data Protection Act 1988; RAOW 2012 Executive Officers continue to remain the sole Data Controllers for all documents linked to said four groups (ie RAOW 2012, RAW, WRA and WRS).SRAW, WRS and WRARAW, WRS and WRA
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