Campaigns and Causes

Issues and movements that Zac supports and how to get involved.

LTC: Demand a Full and Independent Inquiry

After the Lydney Town Council by-elections in May 2021, Zac launched a social media and strategic interventions campaign to demand a full and independent public inquiry into the culture, structures, conduct, financial management and employment practices of Lydney Town Council, its members and employees from September 2018 to present. Zac had previously been calling forContinue reading “LTC: Demand a Full and Independent Inquiry”

HS2 Rebellion

HS2 Rebellion is an alliance of groups and individuals campaigning against HS2. HS2 Rebellion does not represent the protection camps and each camp is independent from each other. The protection camps have been around for many years and were originally set up by people from local communities who were affected by HS2. HS2 Rebellion isContinue reading “HS2 Rebellion”

J4G: Justice 4 Grenfell

“Justice4Grenfell (J4G) is a community-led organisation, focused on the long-term goal of obtaining justice for the bereaved families, survivors, evacuated residents and the wider local community, collaborating with representative organisations. “J4G was set up a few days after the Grenfell Fire disaster and officially launched on June 19th 2017 with a silent walk. Together withContinue reading “J4G: Justice 4 Grenfell”

XR: Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse. Our world is in crisis. Life itself is under threat. Yet every crisis contains the possibility of transformation. Across the world, heralded by the young, people are waking up and coming together. Continue reading “XR: Extinction Rebellion UK”

HOLS: Hands Off Lydney Skatepark

Zac launched a political and media campaign against Lydney Town Council and Lydney Recreation Trust when it became public that they were considering demolishing Lydney Skatepark as a response to a minority of young people exhibiting anti-social behaviour. The campaign was successful in ensuring the skatepark remained and that CCTV was installed to tackle anti-socialContinue reading “HOLS: Hands Off Lydney Skatepark”

UC: Stop and scrap Universal Credit

Zac participated in numerous campaigning activities to stop and scrap Universal Credit, the new welfare benefits system in the UK, including street stalls and protests in Sedbury, Cinderford, Lydney and Gloucester. Get involved with the Scrap Universal Credit Alliance Sign up to get involved here: SUCA (list-manage.com)

HOLD: Hands Off Lydney and Dilke Hospitals

“Campaigning to retain at least two community hospitals in the Forest of Dean, against the sell-off and closure of the Dilke and Lydney hospital sites and demanding investment, not a single, smaller, new hospital.” The HOLD (Hands Off Lydney and Dilke hospitals) Campaign is a community campaign using direct action to retain the two CommunityContinue reading “HOLD: Hands Off Lydney and Dilke Hospitals”

Let’s Talk About…

In partnership with Lydney and Tidenham Labour Party, Zac established a community engagement campaign to create grassroots conversations on important local issues such as healthcare, youth services and Universal Credit. The campaign ran from September to December 2017 and tackled a new issue every two weeks involving tailored local literature in different areas, social mediaContinue reading “Let’s Talk About…”