Delegates approved two motions regarding health & safety and community organising. The latter noted the growth in activity and influence of groups such as Citizens UK and Hope not Hate who both have a community organising style which encourages local people to get involved in issues - this style should be emulated by Trades Councils.
It was agreed to participate in Chelmsford Fairtrade’s Quiz Night on 25 March and the London demonstration for the NHS on 4th March. Delegates reported on the excellent local demonstration against the downgrading of the accident facilities at Broomfield Hospital, and will be attending the next organising meeting when further activities are to be planned.
The Officers elected for 2017 were: President, Malcolm Wallace. Vice-Chairs, Marion Wilson, Kevin Gallivant. Secretary, Andrew Coburn. Treasurer, Hazel Corby.