The next BAME Forum Meeting on Thursday 11th June is online via Zoom.
Topic: COVID 19 – how we can support the BAME community
I am Anand and I would like to introduce myself as your South Cambridgeshire CLP BAME Officer.
Why did I take on this role, the reason is I am passionate about Equality and Diversity, and I feel its important that BAME Members get involved within the local CLP within South Cambridgeshire.
My Background I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and my Parents were Socialists.
I lived all round the Country we moved as a Family because of my Father’s work, as he became a Consultant Child Psychiatrist, and about the age of 12 we moved to Cambridge where I have lived since.
I went to the Shrubbery Co Educational School which was on Barton Road, and after I left School I worked as a Nursing Auxiliary in a small Cottage Hospital then at Addenbrooke’s then later joined the Ambulance Service and worked within Patient Transport and later as an Emergency Ambulance Driver on the Neo Natal Vehicle. So I worked most of my life in the Health Service, on leaving (I decided as I was getting stressed out with long hours) I joined Greater Anglia Railway and I now work as an Automatic Ticket Gate Operator with less stress and I have been at Cambridge Railway Station for over a Year now and I enjoy the work.
I am involved with TSSA the Transport Union and have just been elected as a Equality Rep for Greater Anglia and I am involved with my local TSSA Branch as I have always been involved with Unison when in the Health Service.
That’s why I am a strong Labour supporter and I believe that we should have a strong Labour Government under Jeremy Corbyn.
On Saturday February 2nd we are going to launch our South Cambridgeshire BAME Forum, with guest speakers, and as a BAME Forum for South Cambridgeshire,
I believe we can help you BAME Members who live in South Cambridgeshire with the local issues that are important for South Cambridgeshire like the following issues that concerns all of us in South Cambridgeshire,
Housing: We need more housing but they also need to be social housing and affordable homes for our Community to be able to afford to buy.
Transport: We should have a better transport infrastructure in South Cambridgeshire like a better rail system and more bus services.
Roads: Also our roads in South Cambridgeshire should be improved & made better.
Schools: Also we should have better schools in South Cambridgeshire and more state Schools run are important, so less private companies involved.
So those are just some of the issues I believe we need to fight for our BAME Community within South Cambridgeshire.
I hope you will consider supporting your new South Cambridgeshire BAME Forum and do come along to our Launch on Saturday February 2nd the time & venue will be confirmed.