OnTuesday 26th August, concerned citizens of Manchester have a chance to come together, share knowledge and skills and decide what the priorities for the newly-formed “People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee” should be.
The meeting will take place at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St (behind the central library), from 7pm to 8.30pm. It’s free, open to anyone who is alarmed by the ever-widening gap between what has been promised and what is actually being done. It is for people who want to roll up their sleeves and get cracking.
If you can’t come, but want to be involved, there are plenty of other things you can do. Please email email@example.com, or see environmentalscrutiny.info for further updates.
What’s different this time: (1) this is going to be the first of at least 8 regular monthly meetings (they will usually be on Monday nights at the beginning of the weeks when the six scrutiny committees of Manchester City Council meet. So, for the rest of the year-
Monday 22nd September 2014, from 7pm – probably Friends Meeting House…
Monday 20th October 2014, from 7pm- probably Friends Meeting House…
Monday 17th November 2014, from 7pm -probably Friends Meeting House…
Monday 15th December 2014, from 7pm
(2) There are some very specific goals for each meeting, and also things for people to do after the meeting, whether they can come to it or not (and indeed, if they want to come to meetings. Personally, I hate the things.)
(3) The focus is on people sharing skills and making connections with each other. It is NOT on getting on a coach to go to a demo in London, or hurling ourselves at the grey walls of Castle Grayskull (also known as “Manchester Town Hall”).