Left Bank Talks and Discussion Evenings – coming up

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From Nat and Alan: Details of upcoming talks are below. Please, as ever, do pass on to individual friends and family, but please do not share this access information publicly on social media. 

Post-Covid Lockdown Healthcare Wednesday 21st October, 7.30pm – 9pm 

Ian Stead, Chair of Healthwatch Herefordshire, will provide a brief summary of where Covid is in the County followed by an exploration of some discussion topics including: 

  • IT remote appointments
  • Impact of hospital restrictions and the effect on treatment of other conditions e.g. Cancer
  • Inequalities and isolation due to remote treatments, no hospital visiting etc. 
  • GP access and different approaches to it
  • Access to A&E only by prior GP or 111 reference

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82012137419?pwd=MHgwWjd5aXFEc3ZwTXJCR2p0YjAyUT09

The High Street – Thinking Beyond Retail – Creating Health and Wellbeing Community Hubs Wednesday 28th October, 7.30pm – 9pm

In so many Towns and Cities around the UK, The High Street is in trouble. Boarded up shops, numerous charity shops and betting shops. Guest Speaker Dr Malcolm Rigler talks about the opportunity the council’s purchase of The Maylord Shopping Centre might present, offering Hereford the opportunity to explore new ways of working that involve the diversification of  The High Street Offer into “Health, Education and Community Development” . In developing such initiatives Hereford might well be able to take the lead in the Midlands Region for the much needed  creative change in the High Street Offer  that has long been called for by REVO (an organisation that supports retail) and many other agencies. Talk from guest speaker, Dr Malcolm Rigler, followed by discussion.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81013482089?pwd=OE1RSUgrdHZIN0JvRDhwYkhwcVU2dz09

Putin’s Russia with John Kendall  Wednesday 4th November, 7.30pm – 9pm 

John Kendall is a lawyer. He was a partner in a firm of solicitors in the City of London. He is now a Visiting Fellow at Birmingham Law School. His talk tonight is based on a trip to Russia in 2018.

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A Radical Proposal for Land Ownership  Wednesday 11th November, 7.30pm – 9pm

Should private ownership of land be replaced by collective public ownership and responsibility for managing the land with a Land Commission determining how land is used. Adam Forman believes this would address inequality at its core with the greatest source of wealth being land, rapidly increasing in value. Adam puts forward this radically redistributing proposal and invites your responses. Adam Forman has a lifelong commitment to reducing inequality and more recently in addressing the housing crisis in London – he lives in Hackney.

We hope you can make it! Best wishes, Nat, Alan and Nigel Coordinators of the Talks and Discussions Calendar (usually!) at The Left Bank Village. Feel free to contact us nataliawaring2@gmail.comalan@walden1.plus.com  or nigelhiggs@me.com

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