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Avon Pension Fund - Divestment Campaigner's Toolkit

Here are some useful tools to support the pension fund divestment campaign aimed at your Local Government Pension Scheme.
If you want to join together with the existing divestment campaign group please contact Alison Allan alisonallan9@gmail.com or Elain Ashley elaineashley21@gmail.com
To contact South West Action on Pensions contact Caz Dennett: de-net@hotmail.co.uk

Sign the Pension Fund Divestment Petition

Avon Pension Fund is administered by BANES (Bath & North East Somerset) Council. Click on the image to access the petition.

Engage with the Pension Fund Committee

Send in questions: Contact BANES Council and ask them about public participation in Committee meetings:

Write to the Committee Chair: Cllr. Paul Crossley

Email: paul_crossley@bathnes.gov.uk

Post: Lewis House, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JG

Tell them you are unhappy with continued fossil fuel investment and why

Copy your email or letter to Brunel Pension Partnership:

faith.ward@brunelpp.org Chief Responsible Investment Officer,

Post: Brunel Pension Partnership, 101 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6PU

Contact the Pension Fund Helpline (Fund members only)

Online form, postal address and telephone number can be found here: https://www.avonpensionfund.org.uk/contact-us
Explain you understand the pension fund has investments in fossil fuels and other carbon intensive companies.
Tell them you wish to make a formal complaint as e.g. this is morally, ethically and financially irresponsible, because they are using your money to fund climate change, when they should be investing in a safe green future.
Make your complaint statement personal, reflecting your own situation and concerns, in your own words.

Pass a Union Branch Motion to Support Divestment

If you belong to a Trade Union and want to demonstrate support for the divest fossil fuels / invest in climate-friendly pensions campaign, you can ask your union branch to debate and support a motion. Then promote this motion amongst your members, and call them to action. You can also communicate this to the wider public in your area, through local and social media press releases.

Yu can download a Motion Template here:

And find an example here:

Grab the UK Divest Guide to Engaging Councillors

Protecting our Pensions and the Planet is a briefing for Councillors and outlines what fossil fuel divestment is, how divestment safeguards pensions and our communities, and why now is the time for them and us to act!

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