Save the date – Unite to survive Day in Bath 28 October

ath, Saturday 28 October, unite to survive for nature, climate and social justice. An inclusive family-friendly protest for the public and for all nature, climlate and social justice allies. For more info contact:

Just wanted to let you know about a South West family friendly protest day coming up on Saturday 28 October in Bath.

All nature, climate and social justice groups are invited to help shape the event with us.

There will be a number of climate groups joining us in Bath. As ever we will be supported by the Red Rebels and the XR Rhythms bands from across the South West.

It should be a wonderful opportunity to do something about the bad climate news we’ve been hearing about all summer. It will be a fun, relaxing low risk day focused on raising awareness of climate issues.

We’ll share more information about the day as we get nearer the time.

Getting other groups involved

If you’re a member of a climate, nature or social just group that you think may want to join us.

Feel free to contact the South West team directly on OR, here is a suggested invitation letter which you can copy to send to your group.

Next August meetings & local action planning

XR Stroud

Hope you are as well as you can be.

As this government prepares to create 100+ new drilling licences for North Sea oil and gas. It’s time to pick up our local activity planning.

Our next meeting

XR Stroud will be meeting next at the Green Drinks on 9 August at 7:30 to 10:30pm at Stroud Brewery: Main Bar, GL5 2BY.

This relaxed event brings together those with a shared passion for sustainability in all its forms.

We meet monthly to chat about what’s going on in the Net Zero / Sustainability space, “network” and meet others who are interested in the field.

Register your intention to attend here.

Regular meetings

Our more regular meetings are fortnightly on Wednesdays at the Ale House in Stroud at 7pm. Our next regular meeting will be on 23 August.

All of our future meetings are listed on our website if you need them.

Planning local actions

Some ideas for what we could do next involve:

💰Gloucestershire County Council pensions & fossil fuel divestment

🏦Barclays (Europe’s largest fossil fuel financier)

🔥Our local incinerator

🏞️ River Wye pollution

Do you have any ideas for what you’d like us to do next? Please bring your ideas along to a future meeting.

💚 XR Stroud

Join us for Green Drinks at Stroud Brewery

XR Stroud at Green Drinks, Stroud Brewery 11 May from 6:30pm.

Hope you’re as well as you can be. Was lovely to see so many of you in London. Here’s a summary of the event and some ideas for what you can do next​.

XR Stroud meeting next at Green Drinks, Stroud Brewery

Our next meeting will be at the Green Drinks at Stroud Brewery on May 11 from 6:30pm. We’ll be discussing how London went and what we’re planning to do next as a local group. Of course it’ll also be a great excuse to relax, catch up with other rebels.

There will be plenty of other green-minded people from Stroud at the drinks too. It’ll be an opportunity to chat more with many of the other sustainability-focused organisations who joined us in London too.

If you’d like to come along, please sign up for some free tickets here​ to help give the Brewery some ideas of numbers and who would like food.

Ready for The Big One, here’s what you need to know

The big one, houses of parliament 21 to 24 April

We’re two weeks away from the Big One. Happening on 21 to 24 April around the houses of Parliament in London.

It’s going to be an inclusive, collaborative event where we’ve invited loads of other climate-focused organisations to join us at protesting the climate emergency. And many of them have stepped up to stand alongside us.

Everyone is needed. The focus is on encouraging others to get involved over large arrestable spaces.

This action weekend includes Earth Day and the London Marathon and has been organised with cooperation from both the London Marathon organisers and the police.

If you’re feeling out of the loop. Now is a great time to get involved. This will be the last news roundup before a group of us from Stroud head over to join our fellow rebels in London.

Our big one planning meeting is on Wednesday 12 April

There’s a group of us planning to go to London from Stroud. We’ll be organising where we meet, what our plans are and how to find one another at our upcoming meeting .

Like to come with us? Let us know by coming to our next meeting on Wednesday 12 April  at 7pm at The Ale House in Stroud.

There are also Stroudies going to London from our local Greenpeace group, Stroud Red Band, and Street Beats Stroud (our XR samba fusion band) among others. More help is needed if you can spare any time.

What’s happening in London?

If you haven’t been receiving information from XR national. Here’s how to find out more about the plans for the big one. How to get involved and what’s happening on each day.

💚 Information from the big one website

📣 Latest news from the rebellion broadcast (telegram app)

How to get to London?

There are a few spaces left on some coaches travelling to London for Friday and Monday from Ross on Wye bookable on this eventbrite link.

Some of the supporters joining us in London

The 70+ climate-focused organisations joining us at the big one at the houses of parliament on April 21 to 24.

See you on the streets!

💚 XR Stroud

More info on the big One and march 1 meeting

The big one is April 21 to 24. Four days before for preparation April 17 to 20 and then planning next steps and pack down April 25 to 28

Hope this email finds you well.  This week I have some more information on the upcoming action in London from April 21, plus info on our next Stroud meeting on March 1.

The Big One in April

Did you know that we’re planning our largest action yet? We’re planning The Big One in London asking for 100,000 rebels to come to parliament from 21 April. 

If you have some spare time (or can take the time off work). You’re most needed on the four days from April 21 to April 24, which includes a Friday weekend and Parliament sitting on Monday. This is also the weekend of the London Marathon and we’re working closely with organisers.

The aim is to get a large cross section of different environmental groups (not just from XR) to come together in a joint approach. We’ll be hosting the space for everyone else to join in.

Here’s some more information and the whole plan. There’s also a Youtube video if you prefer it in video form.

Volunteers are also needed for the four days before and after this focused action to help prepare, and pack away. We’ll have an active presence in London for 12 days total.


Cheltenham XR are running a coach from Cheltenham on Saturday 22 April and returning same day and also stopping in Cirencester for £20 return with option to overpay to help subsidise or pay less if needed.  


Here is the form to request camp spaces.

Next meeting – March 1

There’s a group of us planning to go to London from Stroud. Like to come with us? Let us know by coming to our next meeting on Wednesday 1 March at 7pm at The Ale House in Stroud.

We’ll be meeting fortnightly at The Ale House every Wednesday at 7pm going forward too.

Can’t make it? Let us know if you’d like to get involved in some way and how we can support you.