Actions and Detail Panel
Public meeting: do we want nuclear weapons in our backyard?
Sat 30 July 2016, 10:30 – 13:00 BST
Nuclear weapons are transported through Preston on a routinte basis, driving past schools, hospitals, workplaces, and homes.
One Trident nuclear submarine carries enough enough firepower to kill over 10 million people. The UK government is bringing that threat on to the doorsteps of the people of Preston by using the town as a part of its convoy route when the weapons are driven between their base in Scotland and the refurbishment plant in Berkshire.
The government has admitted that it can never guarantee the safety of these convoys. We believe that it is wholly unnacpetable to put towns like Preston at risk in this way.
Possession of nuclear weapons is a decision, not a necessity. It’s a political choice made by our MPs in parliament. Given the threat they pose to the public, you have a right to know more about these convoys and politicians should not be voting on them without first having heard from you, the people they serve. Come and meet with the ICAN team to hear more about these nuclear convoys and raise your views on them with your MPs and councillors, the people responsible for your safety.
Teas and coffees will be served from 10.30-11.00.
Our website: http://nukesofhazard.co.uk/