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No plans to train Council staff in carbon literacy… #Manchester #climate #debacle

So, in January the Executive Member for the Environment told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal charge of carbon literacy training. Six weeks later MCFly requested, among other things;  A copy of the document/documents that exist that … Continue reading

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Only 1 of the 10 members of #Manchester Council Senior Management Team is carbon literate #climate

“There have been no changes to the carbon literacy status of [Strategic Management Team ] in this period.” That’s the bald response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Manchester Climate Monthly to Manchester City Council. Which means, … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council Environment Executive member Rosa Battle still not carbon literate

Last year Manchester Labour Party went to the local elections with this in their manifesto Seven months later, in early January 2017 the Executive Member for the Environment Rosa Battle told a committee of councillors that she was taking personal … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council 2 months overdue with ‘quarterly’ #climate report *RETRACTION*

UPDATE/RETRACTION: (20th April.  The report for the third quarter is in fact up.  It has been put at the bottom of the page rather than the top.  Apologies to Manchester City Council. On this occasion, MCFly got it wrong.   … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council forced to admit that it abolished “Environmental Strategy Programme Board”

Manchester City Council has been forced to admit that it has abolished its “Environmental Strategy Programme Board.”  The board was established in 2008/9 to progress the City Council’s ‘green goals’ and was nominally chaired by now retired CEO Howard Bernstein.  … Continue reading

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Former Environment Exec Kate Chappell steps down from Council

Kate Chappell, who was Executive Member for the Environment from late 2013 to mid-2016, is stepping down from Manchester City Council. Manchester City Council announce a by-election in Rusholme Ward on 4th May as Kate Chappell @chappellKate steps down as … Continue reading

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Number of non-Labour councillors on #Manchester City Council doubles with suspension of Kevin Peel.

Manchester City Council has reportedly suspended Councillor Kevin Peel over his social media activity. If this is true (and we have it from here [unsubbed Lib Dem schadenfreude] , here and also from a “reliable anonymous source”), then the number … Continue reading

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