Category Archives: Steering Group

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 Council refuses to disclose full cost of support for useless #climate group

Manchester City Council has refused to put a specific number on its financial support for the “Steering Group”. While it has given the group over £ 100k, the Council  has performed precisely zero cost-benefit analysis of what it is getting … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council spends over £100k on #climate group, asks no questions about effectiveness

Manchester City Council has spent well over one hundred thousand pounds propping up the “Manchester A Certain Future Steering Group”, but has not undertaken any cost-benefit analysis. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Council has stated … 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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