Well the saga of the UK election date is finally settled… and Boris has ruined our National training weekend dates – again! 🙁
So, instead of going ahead with a training weekend during the final weekend of GE campaigning, something that would doom us to very ‘limited’ attendance, we have decided to bite the bullet again and reschedule the whole thing from December 7/8 to the weekend of February 1/2nd.
Postponing until the new year will allow everyone to concentrate on this most important of UK elections, get all party political rivalries out our systems, relax and recuperate over Christmas and properly ready ourselves for 2020. By the end of January we will all finally know what to expect from Westminster, Brexit and hopefully, the Scottish Government’s plans for IndyRef 2020.
All this enforced chopping and changing has been very frustrating I know, but I think that the final scenario of having full IndyApp training and group networking happening AFTER the current party political landscape is finally settled (however that works out), is actually the very best we could hope for. Clarity on these issues should really help motivate all local Indy groups to get serious about organising together as a national campaigning force. Holding our training weekend on February 1/2nd will get that process off to a flying start! 🙂
In the meantime the team has NOT been idle! We have continued with all the work we had scheduled for after our original training dates. This includes the major task of re skinning the App in it’s finished, glamorous new user interface as well as all the other user functions we had planned. A silver lining of the enforced delay is that everyone will be training on those new functions and using the new interface, which means we’ll be able to go public with a high profile IndyApp publicity drive just as soon as the groups are ready.
It also gives us a little more time to raise the required funds to cover event costs, as we are still only at 65% of our crowdfund total. Please help if you can and spread the word. The crowdfund pays for the event and makes attendance possible to all – irrespective of income. https://nationalyesregistry.scot/crowdfunding/
All bookings will be rolled over to February 1/2nd (The venue etc. all remains unchanged), so please let us know if you can no longer make the new dates and we will organise full refunds.
Thanks again for all your patience and fingers crossed for the election. I hope you understand our position as organisers and can see the advantages that have come with the enforced changes. We will be in touch with event details during the run up to February 1/2nd.
All the very best and really looking forward to seeing everyone in the new year!
Jason 🙂 and the IndyApp team.