Category Archives: Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee

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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Futile letter trying to shame #Manchester City Council into #climate action

This letter got published in the Manchester Evening News on Saturday 14th  January. Why futile?  Because a) without a groundswell of people who are willing and able to apply sustained and diverse pressure, any bureaucracy will just shrug and say … Continue reading

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Urgent – please ask questions on #climate to Neighbourhoods & Environment Scrutiny members #Manchester

Do you care about climate change and Manchester? Do you live or work in any of the following wards – Ancoats and Clayton, Bradford, Burnage, Charlestown, Cheetham,  Chorlton Park, City Centre, Crumpsall  Didsbury West,  Gorton North, Higher Blackley, Hulme,  Levenshulme, … Continue reading

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