Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Training, transport and accommodation for the blockade

Practical information to help you prepare for the blockade.

Training Workshops

The following upcoming workshops have been arranged to help prepare groups and individuals for the Aldermaston Blockade on Monday 15th February. If you would like to take part in one of the workshops, please get in touch with the contact person indicated.


Sat 23rd Jan, London - Friends House, 175 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ, Room 2, 11am to 4pm. For training in nonviolent direct action - to include blockading techniques, legal briefing and support roles. Please book in advance.

Contact Mell - mellcndeast [at] cnduk.org or 0845 337 0282
Opposite Euston mainline train station - nearest tube: Euston / Euston Square

Sun 31st Jan, Gloucester - Friends Meeting House, Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1TS, 1.30-4pm.
Contact Alison -

Sat 6th Feb, London - Friends House, 175 Euston Road, NW1 2BJ, 9.45am - 12.45pm.
Contact Chris - chrisandgwyn [at] phonecoop.coop
Directions: As Above


Sat 6 Feb, Edinburgh
, 2 - 5pm, St John's Church Hall, Prince's St.
Contact Jane:

Sun 7 Feb, Glasgow, 2-5pm, Anderston Kelvingrove Church, 759 Argyle Street (at Elderslie Street)
Contact Jane:

Transport and Accommodation for the Blockade

Groups are strongly encouraged to organise their own transport and pre-blockade overnight accommodation, if needed. Crash space and vegan food will be available after the blockade, on Monday evening.


We know about the following regional transport being arranged. If you know of others, please let us know and we will publish.

From England:

Cumbria and Lancashire CND - r.allwright [at] lancaster.ac.uk 01524 33991
Mid Somerset CND - msomcnd [at] aol.com 01749 830741
Southern Region CND - 02380 328335
London Region CND - david.lrcnd [at] cnduk.org 020 7607 2302
Yorkshire CND - hannah [at] yorkshirecnd.org.uk 01274 730 795
West Midlands CND - wmcndall [at] gn.apc.org 0121 643 4617
East Anglia and Norwich CND - mellcndeast [at] cnduk.org ; Lesley - 07711298214
Greater Manchester and District CND - gmdcnd [at] gn.apc.org 0161 2738283

For all of the above, please book your seat in advance as places are limited.

From Scotland:

Minibuses from Edinburgh (Waterloo Place), Glasgow (George Square, in front of City Chambers) and other locations in Scotland at 8:30am on Sunday 14 February, returning by 6:30pm on Tuesday 16 February.

Thanks to a generous donation from Scottish CND the cost is only £15 per person (£5 Deposit). Sponsorship is available if you are unable to pay the full cost.

To book your place, call Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre: 0131 229 0993 or via the website: http://peaceandjustice.org.uk

For all of the above, please book your seat in advance as places are limited.


For advice on places to stay and how to get there, contact Chris Wood on 020 7700 2393 or by e-mail at chris [at] cnduk.org .

Briefing Pack

If you are planning to come to the blockade, PLEASE READ THE BRIEFING PACK as soon as possible. It includes Trident Ploughshares's nonviolence action guidelines, information on how to register your affinity group, maps of the site and lots of other essential practical information.

You can read or download the blockade briefing pack here:

For other information, please phone 0845 4588 361 or e-mail blockawe [at] yahoo.co.uk

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