Outdoor meetings, 2000 trees festival and local fundraising event

Banner that says we will not be bystanders

Lots happening locally in the next few weeks. Here’s what’s confirmed so far.

Meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays in Stratford Park

We’ll be meeting in the seating area in Stratford Park every two weeks. Our Wednesday meetings will now be outside. Here’s how to find us if you’ve not attended in a while.  

Meetings will start at 7 pm, hope to see you then. Here’s the list of all our future meetings.

We’ll have a presence at the 2000 trees festival, come join us – 7 to 9 July

We’ve been given 3 slots on the Word stage at 2000 Trees, at around lunchtime on each day. 

We want to make the most of this presence, so we’ll need some help, can you help us with any of the following?

  • Running NVDA training 
  • Someone to run a short example of a citizens assembly
  • Teaching XR hand signals 
  • Reading some poetry
  • Demonstrating a regen exercise

Please reply to this email or get in touch if you have any skills that could help us.

Planning crowdfunding event for cross-section group of rebels

No dates to confirm for this one yet, just letting you know that we’re planning a fun summer fundraising event for rebels from XR, Just Stop Oil and Insulate Britain (as many rebels support more than one group). If you have any ideas for prizes that could be auctioned, or entertainment or music performance ideas, please let us know.

Save the date for the autumn rebellion – September 10

We’re circulating the date for the next London rebellion – September 10 – no more information than that at this stage, but please save the date, particularly if you were unable to join us for the spring rebellion.

Fornightly Outdoor meetings starting tOmorrow

Protestors hold cloth banners that warn about delaying on climate change.

Sorry it’s been so long since an update. I haven’t been able to attend meetings for a while for health reasons, but good news! We’re meeting outdoors again from tomorrow.

Meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays in Stratford Park

We’ll be meeting in the seating area in Stratford Park every two weeks starting tomorrow May 18. Our Wednesday meetings will now be outside. Here’s how to find us if you’ve not attended in a while.  

Meetings will start at 7 pm, hope to see you then.

Our next indoor meeting & digital security advice

Will will not be bystanders.

Meeting in person again next week

It’s nearly time for rebellion. Things are starting again in London on 9th April. It’s warming up and spring is nearly here, so it’s time to meet in person again.

From 16 March we’ll be meeting at the Trinity Rooms in Stroud at 7pm every Wednesday. Here’s how to find us if you’ve not visited us before.

Is your phone and computer secure for the rebellion?

I’ve uploaded a guide for securing your phone and computer for digital activism and I’d really recommend you read the information and implement the recommendations it suggests. Doing so keeps you and your fellow rebels safe when doing activism online and in person.

Latest XR events & upcoming actions

Two woman talk to a man holding shopping at a crisis talks table.

Hope you’re as well as you can be. Here’s what’s happening in and around Stroud.

Barclays action Cheltenham – Saturday 19th February

Did you know that Barclays Bank is a big investor in fossil fuels? It’s the focus of national XR action this month and our next local protest about this on Saturday 19 February in Cheltenham at Barclays Bank 12 to 2pm.

Next Just Stop Oil meeting

If you missed the meeting in Stroud last week there’s another Just Stop Oil meeting in Gloucester also on Saturday 19 February at 2 to 4pm at the Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1TS.​

Can you help with leafleting?

Just Stop Oil are asking for volunteers for deliver leaflets door to door in Gloucester in the next week or so. Just Stop Oil is willing to pay £80 for 1,000 leaflets delivered.

XR Stroud Samba - beginners are welcome

XR Stroud Samba are practicing again​

Our samba band are getting ready for the next rebellion. We’re practicing on alternate Fridays and Sundays 7:30 to 9pm. ​Beginners are welcome and all training is provided – no musical experience is necessary. Please bring a mask. You can find out more information here​.

Meeting outside when it’s warmer

Thanks for everyone that got in touch about meeting outside. It’s still much too cold for us to meet in the park again, but we’ll aim to try this again in March so we’re ready for the next rebellion on April 9, so watch this space.

Next rebellion dates and Just Stop Oil meeting

A pink banner that says this way to save the planet

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone to wrote emails, letters and protested in the lead up to the Lords vote on the policing bill. Here’s information from Liberty on the 14 amendments that were rejected. It’s not over yet, but it was a great victory for a universal group of protestors.

Rebellion starting again on 9 April

The new XR strategy for 2022 has been released, and this confirms that rebellion is starting again in Hyde Park in London on 9 April. So save the date. 

The new strategy focuses on local rebellion and we’ll be planning local actions with the target of getting 3.5% of the population involved in climate action.

We’ll be meeting outside again as soon as it’s a bit warmer. Are you still interested in meeting up in person with us?

Just Stop Oil meeting in Stroud in February

There is a public meeting for Just Stop Oil on Saturday 5 February at 2pm to 4pm at Centre for Science and Art, 13 Lansdown, Stroud GL5 1BB.

Poster for just stop oil meeting Saturday 5th February 2pm to 4pm 13  Lansdown Stroud GL5 41BB

Can you help with leafleting?

Just Stop Oil are asking for volunteers for deliver leaflets door to door in Stroud in the week before 5th February. Just Stop Oil is willing to pay £80 for 1,000 leaflets delivered.

No new roads rebellion

There is a banner drop happening across the country this Saturday. Although we may not have a local banner, it would be good if you could share information about the roads rebellion this weekend on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Here are their demands:

Tell the truth about the impacts of new road building and car manufacturing

Act Now to halt the new road building programme and invest instead in a green, integrated public and active transport system, in all areas

Enact regional Citizen’s Assemblies on transport.