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2019: Annual Meeting Resolutions

2019: Annual Meeting Resolutions

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Bournemouth on 5th June 2019 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns.

The NFWI will be putting together campaign action packs for both of these new campaigns that will include background to the campaign, as well as ideas for how members can get involved. If you would like a copy of the action pack, or would like more information about the campaign, please contact the Public Affairs Department.

A call against the decline in local bus services

Over the last decade there has been a massive decline in the number of bus services, particularly of those in rural and semi-rural areas. In order to alleviate loneliness, improve health and wellbeing, as well as promoting sustainable development, the NFWI calls on the Government and local authorities to increase subsidies and work in partnership with bus companies and community transport operators to enable an adequate provision of services.

Burniston and Cloughton WI, North Yorkshire East Federation

The resolution was passed with 96% of the vote.

Votes cast in favour: 5729    Votes cast against: 262

To find out more click here.

Don’t fear the smear

Cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives a year, yet attendance is currently at its lowest for a decade. The NFWI urges WI members to attend routine screening, to take action to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and address barriers to attendance to help eradicate cervical cancer.

Disley WI, Cheshire Federation

The resolution was passed with 97% of the vote.

Votes cast in favour: 5788    Votes cast against: 194

To find out more click here.