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MCFly editor to become next Chair of Stakeholder Steering Group

In a shock move, Manchester City Council has announced that an environmental activist will take over as chair of the ‘independent’ Stakeholder Steering Group. In a joint statement Leader of the Council Richard Leese and the Executive Member for the … Continue reading

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Open Letter to ‘Steering Group’ boss on #Manchester #climate “plan”

Dear Gavin, next Monday night sees the launch of the Manchester “strategy” for climate change 2017-2050.  Of course, there already is a “plan” for the years 2010-2020, but since all of the commitments to that have long ago been broken, … Continue reading

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#Manchester Steering Group, £100k, promises to overhaul website. Doesn’t.

Last July the the Manchester A Certain Future Steering Group*, which has received cash and seconded staff in excess of £100k from Manchester City Council,  published its annual report.  In that report they promised newsletters (a promise they broke). They … Continue reading

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Steering Group promises “opportunities to get involved.” Doesn’t deliver

The Steering Group, the group that has received roughly £100k from Manchester City Council, has broken a promise to inform stakeholders of how they can be involved in making the next strategic plan.  The promise was made in its 2015 Annual … Continue reading

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Steering Group meeting was NOT quorate. #Manchester

The infamous Steering Group meeting in February 2016, at which only one Director of the company was present, and 8 sent their apologies, was NOT quorate. How do we know this?  Not because answers have finally been forthcoming from the … Continue reading

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Comically inept #Manchester Steering Group has no energy chair #climate #farce 

Over five working days ago, the Steering Group promised imminent answers to questions that it had “not” ignored.  Of course, those answers have not arrived.  It’s like Waiting for Godot, with all of Beckett’s bleakness, but none of his intelligence. … Continue reading

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#Manchester Steering Group finally takes action! Redefines “not ignoring you”.

The Manchester A Certain Future “Steering Group”, (the one that gets loads of council money, holds meetings in secret, breaks promises to produce newsletters, and held a meeting with 2 present and 8 apologies) has finally taken some concrete action! … Continue reading

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Exec Member for Environment has not attended last 6 Steering Group main meetings

Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Kate Chappell, has not attended a meeting of the City’s climate change ‘Steering Group’ since July last year. An analysis of the official minutes of the meetings by Manchester Climate Monthly shows that … Continue reading

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Steering Group holds meeting with 2 present, 8 apologies!! #Manchester #climate debacle

This is not an April Fools.  Repeat, this is NOT an April Fools. On 18th February 2016, the Manchester A Certain Future  Community Interest Group held a meeting of its board of directors (members of the public are NOT able … Continue reading

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Two thirds of #Manchester #Climate steering group not ‘carbon literate’. Group also lacks energy bod!

Only 4 out of the current 12 members of the Manchester “Stakeholder” Steering Group on Climate Change have completed the “carbon literacy” training that is supposed to be a core part of a ‘low carbon culture’. In addition, the crucial … Continue reading

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