Category Archives: Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee

Repost: Learn to scrutinise #Manchester Council, in practice… Weds 19th June, 1pm

This post originally appeared on Climate Emergency Manchester, which is trying to a) get 4000 signatures on a petition calling for Manchester City Council to declare a climate emergency and b) build the capacity to hold the Council and others … Continue reading

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#Manchester City Council to spend 60 minutes scrutinising its #climate “policies” in the next 12 months…

Manchester City Council really thinks climate change is serious. How can I tell? Well, the schedule for the next year of work by the Neighbourhoods “and Environment” Scrutiny Committee was released a couple of days ago. And guess how many … Continue reading

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Do #Manchester Labour councillors care about #climate? Hard to say…

Manchester City Council has 96 councillors. Ninety-four of them are Labour Party. Manchester City Council launched (with help from activists) a climate change strategy in 2009. And then, after not much happened, there was a refresh in 2013.  And then, … Continue reading

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NESC councillor promises action on abolished quarterly #climate reports

It’s not often that Manchester Climate Monthly gets a quick response from anyone within Castle Greyskull (aka ‘The Town Hall’).  But twenty minutes ago an email was sent to all the members of the Neighbourhoods and Scrutiny Committee about the … Continue reading

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Open letter to #Manchester councilors on abolished quarterly #climate “action” reports

Dear Councillor, I am writing to you because you are a member of the Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee, which is supposed to keep the Executive and the officers on their toes about well, lots of things.  My particular questions … Continue reading

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“Cancelling quarterly #climate reports the right decision, sends the right message” says #Manchester Environment boss.

Councillor Angeliki Stogia, the Executive Member for the Environment of Manchester City Council, has stated baldly that cancelling the quarterly climate reports was the right decision. It sends, she says, the right message about how seriously Manchester City Council takes … 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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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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#Manchester City Council refusing to release environmental minutes (letter)

On Saturday 18th February, the Manchester Evening News kindly published the following letter. Manchester City Council has (or had) an “Environmental Strategy Programme Board” of bureaucrats. Its job is/was to turn all the fine words about environment and climate change … Continue reading

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Richard Leese + Exec for Environment are not ‘carbon literate’ – #Manchester #climate debacle

In 2012 the leader of Manchester City Council, Richard Leese, spoke at the launch the ‘carbon literacy’ project at the Arndale Centre. In 2016 the party he leads in Manchester, which holds 95 of the 96 council seats, went to … Continue reading

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