Monthly Archives: August 2014

Master of all they survey – #Manchester #climate questions unasked…

Don’t know if you’ve had the “satisfaction” survey from t’Council? There was even a bit on climate change. Which is progress, of a sort. But of course, even though they claim they are trying to “engage all individuals, neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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What does the word “community” mean? Applying the same scepticism that MCFly uses for t’Council in #Manchester

The “MossGardens” people have put out a glossy flyer which you can see to your right. After months during which not much appears to have happened at the site, (the far end of the old Stagecoach bus depot), they are … Continue reading

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How many leaf-blowers does #Manchester Council have? #answerisblowinginthewind

[Update 22nd September 2014. We have answers.] Dear Councillor Battle, this morning while walking around Alexandra Park I noticed a workman with a loud leafblower, clearing leaves away from the tennis courts’ fence. Presumably this is in preparation for the … Continue reading

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Good news from #Manchester Town Hall. (not #climate, but Living Wage)

Manchester City Council wants to throw its weight around for the greater good – in the form of a Living Wage. Following a resolution by the Council in March to “introduce a Living Wage for all of the Council’s directly … Continue reading

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Sponsor pollution monitoring in Trafford

from the Breathe Clean Air Group. WE NEED YOUR HELP As you already know, the Breathe Clean Air Group is undertaking a programme of AIR POLLUTION MONITORING in Davyhulme and Urmston. The purpose is to see how bad air pollution … Continue reading

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Environmental Dashboards + #Manchester Strategy = I heart Richard Leese

You can now film Council meetings (1). At Finance Scrutiny (one of the 6 committees that attempts to hold the bosses’ feet to the fire) the Leader of the Council, Richard Leese, spoke briefly about the Manchester Strategy 2015-2024. This … Continue reading

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#Manchester councillors scrutinise #climate “progress” – video

There were three key questions. They didn’t get answered, but nonetheless, there is scope for optimism about the way Manchester’s councillors look at the performance of the council. The Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Committee, which looks at many other things as well … Continue reading

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