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MAG News 2009

Click Here for the No To The Bike Parking Tax WebsiteNo More Shilly-Shallying

Issued 7th January 2009

Demo against Bike Parking tax on the 15th January to Tory HQ and full campaign "Write Now - Right Now".

The time for actual direct action has never been more prevalent.

On 18th February 2009, Westminster City Council (WCC) will enter a brief consultation period to decide whether to make this bike-parking tax permanent.


Therefore, if like us, you are truly committed to seeing this tax scrapped, we need you to do one, some or all of the following:-

  1. Download, and get all your family & friends to complete & post an official "Objection" letter.

    Should you find expressing your "reasons" difficult, some templated examples will be available on our site details here, this applies to every one of you, even if you are based outside London this parking tax will spread the the rest of UK and beyond.

    FYI, WCC Officials were heard gloating that they have only received 138 of these so far.

    Not surprising when you consider that they firstly DON'T accept emails as official objections, and that they took down the notices telling potential objectors where to send their letters.

    Having unsubtly drawn this to their attention, they have conceded to re-affix the notices to the street-poles, which you can read here.

  2. Whatever your political persuasion, you must write to David Cameron (30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP) expressing your "disappointment" at this TORY STEALTH TAX by their "Local boys" presumably to fund the heavy-publicised national tax-cuts being muted by Shadow Chancellor George Osborne.

    Crucially you must end this letter with the words "YOU HAVE LOST MY VOTE", even if they never had your vote in the first place.

  3. This link is a copy of the letter we sent to Mr Cameron not only asking whether this sort of stealth tax is to be expected from a Tory Government, but also, if it isn't, then Cllr Danny Chalkley must be booted out of the party for not following the party line.

    We are going to end our demo on 15th January (demo route and more details for the day here) at Tory Party HQ to hear Mr Cameron's response.

    You wouldn't want to miss that, would you?

  4. If they ain't got the message by Sunday February 1st, and to avoid you lot excusing yourselves from mid-week protests, we are planning a MASSIVE ride-out in conjunction with/and starting from the Ace Cafe, coming through Westminster en route to the MCN ExCel Bike Show, details of this demo to be published soon, make sure that day is free.

  5. Get leafleting, download leaflets for the upcoming demo on the 15th January and generic campaign media direct from our website (downloads here), print out.

  6. If you have any press/celebrity contacts, we need your support on this campaign, we cannot do it without you.

    USE THEM!!

And if you really cannot be bothered to do any of the above, we have a great new feature on our called the "unsubscribe".... PRESS IT!!

Look forward to seeing you at one or both the demos, and in the meantime, spread the word to every motorcyclist - scooterist - moped owner you know.

Together, and that means both YOU & US, we will smash this tax to ensure that no other Councillor in the UK dare try this on us again!!!

Danny Chalkley... here we come!

We also insist you sign up and participate in our forums, where a lot more is discussed and published.

Warren & The Committee - NO TO THE BIKE PARKING TAX

PS. If you want to have your link on our supporters page please reply to this email, with your banner, make sure you have added our campaign banner on your website, if you need a custom size banner please let us know.

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