Category Archives: Democratic deficit

Lack of transparency, honesty, trust etc.

How do we honour Jo Cox in Manchester?

Last Friday, in Chorlton, Jeff Smith MP, gave a short and from-the-heart speech about the assassinated MP, Jo Cox. About 40 people were present (a presumably much bigger gathering was held in Piccadilly Gardens an hour later). The event was … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council and its #climate silence – “Scrutiny” Week June 2016

Why doesn’t Manchester City Council put all its scrutiny committee meeting agendas on one web-page? Is it just their usual incompetence and indolence, or are they trying to make it that leeeetle bit harder for citizens to know what is … Continue reading

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#Manchester Ward Plans not available, no actual #climate angle

Manchester City Council has not produced ‘ward plans’ for the 32 wards of the City.  These ward plans do not contain local SMART objectives around climate change. There is not and will not be one central page where you can … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council; environment blog would be too political

Manchester City Council has finally – after breaking the law – released correspondence from 2014 and 2015 between the politician who promised the public in early 2014 that she would start a blog and the officers who said ‘not here … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council breaks law over Environment Executive’s blog

Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Kate Chappell,  promised to set up a blog, over two years ago.  She never kept that promise.  Now, the City Council is refusing to even respond to a Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading

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Scrutiny Week – May 2016. #Manchester Council and its #climate silence

Why doesn’t Manchester City Council put all its scrutiny committee meeting agendas on one web-page? Is it just their usual incompetence and indolence, or are they trying to make it that leeeetle bit harder for citizens to know what is … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council fails to respond to FoIA re setting up a blog

Manchester City Council has not responded to an information request about the Executive Member for the Environment’s promised but non-existent blog. On April 13 MCFly requested basic information about the correspondence between Councillor Kate Chappell, who, in 2014 had agreed … Continue reading

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