Monthly Archives: July 2014

#Climate change and #Egypt – please forward to anyone in #Manchester with connections there

What does practical solidarity with those on the sharp end of climate change look like? What, beyond sharply reducing developed world emissions, should we be doing?  Any suggestions? Regardless, please circulate this excellent article, which makes good use of the … Continue reading

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Job Alert: #Manchester BikeRight! Programme Manager. Applications close 1st Sept

via the excellent site Programme Manager Organisation: BikeRight! Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 pa Location: Manchester Hours: Full Time Position type: Paid Contract: Permanent Website: Contact name: Liz Clarke Contact telephone: 0161 230 7007 BikeRight! is a dynamic, award-winning … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council proclaims itself transparent. Want to know how “Clean City” money is spent? You gotta use FoIA.

Update: The Council has got even more Airport Windfall money this year. Manchester City Council bleats loud and long about openness and transparency. In early June bureaucrats assured elected members they would explain the “Clean and Green Fund” better. A … Continue reading

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Councillor says carbon literacy an “eye-opener.” #Manchester folks- are YOUR councillors carbon literate?

Here is what Councillor Anna Trotman, one of the three councillors representing Higher Blackley ward, thinks; The Carbon Literacy training that I went on recently, really opened my eyes to how wide the subject is.  I knew it wasn’t just … Continue reading

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How to find out what skills there are in the room…

RUNNING A “NOVICE LINES”/INTRO TO ACTIVIST SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE SESSION version 1.0 13th July 2014 Marc Hudson Below are a series of suggestions for how I would structure an intro to “novice lines” and Activist Skills and Knowledge session. … Continue reading

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Want to grow #food in #Manchester? Free land! Here’s the latest on Eat Green’s landshare scheme… #Withington #Didsbury

Amanda of “Eat Green” explains why and how… Interested? Email We get it. You’ve spent a decade sitting on an allotment waiting list. Then elderly ‘Uncle’ Albert pops his clogs. You’ve finally made it to the top of the … Continue reading

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#Manchester parents worried about #climate – journalist wants your stories/opinions etc…

He’s a friend of a friend…

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#Manchester councillors call for more gully cleaning machines. #floods and stuff…

A group of councillors has called for some of the £14.5m windfall received by Manchester City Council from Manchester Airport to be spent on the “purchase or lease” of an additional gully cleaning wagon. The “Task and Finish” group, chaired … Continue reading

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Food glorious “sustainable” food – but who in #Manchester benefits? Councillors scrutinise the bureaucrats…

Councillors of Manchester’s “Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee” met on Tuesday 8th July to discuss “sustainable food.” There was waffle and spice. MCFly editor Marc Hudson gives a blow-by-blow account, with a garnish of snark. Most people have an opinion (or three) … Continue reading

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#Prestwich “Village Greens” co-op opens on Friday 11th July #Bury #Manchester

A new co-operative enterprise is launching in Prestwich this Friday. The “Village Greens” shop will have a ribbon cutting at 12 noon. Customers “will be able to buy fantastic organic fruit and veg, local beers, organic meat, delicious deli goodies, … Continue reading

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