Around 20 north east activists took part in a meeting during the national People's Assembly, in the workshop session where we had a opportunity to break into local/regional groups. Here is a summary 1. Durham People's Assembly public meeting on Fri 12 July. Owen Jones is speaking. - Promote this in every way possible, from Facebook event to getting support in union branches. - Participation of Durham Miners Association - allowing us to hold it at their HQ Redhills - strengthens link with Miners' Gala on Sat 13th and opens door to wider union support. - Volunteers will be needed for PA stall and flyering at the event. - We have PA stall at the Gala. Request for volunteers. - Public meeting to be followed up by developing new Durham PA group. 2. Regional People's Assembly on Sat 14 Sept. - In addition to being a valuable event in itself, we envisage this being platform for big turnouts to 29 Sept NHS demo and local civil disobedience on 5 Nov - Agreed to pursue Northern Stage as preferred venue. - Joan has already involved a number of writers, artists, actors etc. - Tony is looking into a number of possible national speakers. - Martin is approaching the new TUC regional secretary about speaking. - Diane and Joan offered to contact potential supporting groups. - Detailed planning will happen on 2 July, 6pm, at Brunswick Methodist Church. This meeting will be exclusively about 14 Sept event. 3. National NHS demo on Sunday 29 September. - Martin and Simon to urgently investigate potential for train block booking and for co-operation with main unions. - Martin to look into getting TUC regional council in early July to back the mobilization - There's a Facebook event page created by People's Assembly - North East which can be used to spread the word - We need to start building the demo immediately; agreed we can get hundreds there from north east 4. Regional bedroom tax demo on Sat 27 July in Newcastle - Agreed to build this as a priority and to support efforts to involve trade unions and a range of groups - We have booked a People's Assembly stall at the rally - Planning meeting is on Sun 30 June, 3pm, at Star and Shadow 5. Report back meeting in Newcastle (Brunswick Methodist Church, 7pm, 2 July) - 3 people who attended in London to introduce the meeting. Martin, Matthew and Jerry have volunteered. - Promote this with a wide range of people, eg through the Facebook event page for it - At 6pm - same day, same venue - there is a short planning meeting for the regional Assembly 6. Internet - Matthew to create @NEpeoplesassembly twitter account- thanks to Matthew for running our official blog - updates are posted frequently on our Facebook page and everyone is encouraged to 'like' this for future updates 7. Fundraising - A number of our supporters are doing a sponsored Swimathon for People's Assembly. - We will appeal for union donations to help with 14 Sept regional event.