Monthly Archives: August 2014

Friends of the Earth action – Ask your MP to say ‘No’ to higher evening fares in Greater #Manchester

From the Friends of the Earth site; Earlier in August, Northern Rail made the surprise announcement that they are planning to introduce higher peak fares for the evening rush hour. From 8th September, passengers either leaving or entering most of … Continue reading

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Report One: The Case for an Environmental Scrutiny Committee for #Manchester

Manchester is getting a much-needed People’s Environmental Scrutiny Committee.  The first meeting is next week, on Tuesday 26th August, from 7pm at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St.  (If you can’t come, please see the jobs list.)  The second … Continue reading

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#Manchester “carbon literate” councillors up 50%! From 6 to 9… out of 96… #notbothering

Manchester City Council is struggling with even the smallest climate-related tasks. In May 2013 the  Economy Scrutiny Committee recommended that “all councillors carry out the carbon literacy training in the next twelve months.” Eight months later (by which time 60+ … Continue reading

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#Manchester Scrutiny Week August 2014

Manchester City Council could put all its upcoming scrutiny agendas on one web page. But that would be far too open and democratic… If you know anyone who might be interested in one of the topics under discussion, please forward … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council #climate boss promises quarterly progress reports. Doesn’t deliver.

In February, Kate Chappell, the politician in charge of climate change for Manchester, announced quarterly progress reports would be prepared and released. Six months later, no reports. And the first progress report will be – if officers get their way … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council to spend up to £30k on Green Strategy that in-house bureaucrats were supposed to do.

Manchester City Council’s environmental strategy team has invited outsiders to write its Green Infrastructure Strategy. It is looking for a “suitably qualified consultant with relevant experience to undertake the production of a Manchester Green Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan.” The … Continue reading

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Clean Up day in #Manchester Saturday 13th Sept – #Chorlton #Fallowfield #Burnage

Let’s do it! UK is calling all Brits to join in the UK’s first nationwide clean up day on 13 September. We’re calling on everyone to come out and clean up their local area – together. This is your chance … Continue reading

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