Monthly Archives: February 2014

#Manchester City Council Scrutiny Week March 2014

Because they are unable/unwilling to do this themselves, here are the agendas (and links to reports) for the existing 6 scrutiny committees, scraped from the award-winning website.  The scrutiny commitees all meet in the so-called “Scrutiny Room” on the second … Continue reading


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#Manchester citizens answer 3 questions – 008 Chris Walsh of Kindling Trust #3qthurs

Here’s Chris Walsh of Kindling Trust answering – 1. “Who are you?”  (Name, where you live, and – if you want to say – what you “do”) 2. “What does Manchester need to become more sustainable?” 3. “What knowledge and skills … Continue reading

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Upcoming: #Bangladesh and #climate change – 10th March, #Manchester meeting

Manchester will host an important meeting on Monday 10th March on the subjects of climate change, food sovereignty and workers rights. A talk will be given by Badrul Alam, president of the Bangladesh Krishok Federation (the largest peasant federation in … Continue reading

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Interview with “And then there’s physics” blogger, excellent #climate #science #policy site

Late last year someone left a comment on the Manchester Climate Monthly website. That’s rare, but not rare enough to be news-worthy. After an embarrassing-to-MCFly-accusation-of-denialism (since retracted!), it emerged that the commenter is the chap behind a very useful website … Continue reading

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Polar Bear Facepalm: North Sea (Oil and Gas) Bubble. #climate #suicide #junkies #fix

Thanks to everyone who came to the “Climate Action in Manchester – where next?” meeting last night. This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. More details to follow imminently. Meanwhile, the Polar Bear (who doesn’t have a name … Continue reading

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#Climate Action in #Manchester mtg tonight – more skills offered by Pauline, who can’t be there…

The meeting tonight starts informally at 6.30pm, with lots of structured mingling and brain-storming and so on. More “formal” (but still fun and interactive!) bits start 7.30ish. Here’s another person who can’t come who wants to be involved! My name … Continue reading

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#Climate Action in #Manchester meeting – skills offered/wanted

Not everyone who wants to come to the “Climate Action in Manchester – where next?” meeting tonight can make it. It has always irritated MCFly that organisers of meetings (including MCFly!!) never try to involve people who can’t get to … Continue reading

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#Climate story in #Manchester Evening News, and meeting tonight, Tues 25th Feb

Manchester Evening News reporter Jennifer Williams has written an interesting account of the Executive meeting last week at which the latest “Climate Plan” of the City Council was discussed. [See MCFly’s account here.] The crucial thing is this – do … Continue reading

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Local democracy Pickled – Incinerator in #Trafford gets go-ahead #Manchester #pollution #debacle

from a press release..   TRAFFORD LOSE HIGH COURT BATTLE: INCINERATOR TO PROCEED   Today in the High Court, Manchester, a Judge agreed with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who granted planning permission for the Barton … Continue reading

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#Manchester has 32 wards. All should have ward plans. Only 9 do. People gonna have to do it for themselves…

The story so far: Manchester citizens recently offered to help their (cough cough) Council achieve nine specific actions on climate change. One of those was; 7) Ensure that the ward plans of all 32 wards (and Strategic Regeneration Frameworks) include … Continue reading

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