Category Archives: Steering Group

#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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Exec Member for Environment has not attended last 6 Steering Group main meetings

Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for the Environment, Kate Chappell, has not attended a meeting of the City’s climate change ‘Steering Group’ since July last year. An analysis of the official minutes of the meetings by Manchester Climate Monthly shows that … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council throws cash at #climate group which breaks newsletter promise

Manchester City Council has given 70k in cash, and sent two staff to work full-time to a group that promised to produce newsletters and has not done so. Council Leader Richard Leese and Executive Member for the Environment Kate Chappell … Continue reading

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Steering Group holds meeting with 2 present, 8 apologies!! #Manchester #climate debacle

This is not an April Fools.  Repeat, this is NOT an April Fools. On 18th February 2016, the Manchester A Certain Future  Community Interest Group held a meeting of its board of directors (members of the public are NOT able … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council gives useless #climate group another £27k. Why?

[UPDATE – The minutes of the Steering Group’s meetings have been found.  And they reveal that for the meeting on 18th February 2016  there were 8 apologies, and only 2 people present.  The meeting went ahead anyway.] Manchester City Council … Continue reading

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#Manchester Council spends £70k on Steering Group. Gets what exactly? #climate #debacle

Manchester City Council has spent roughly seventy thousand pounds supporting a group that can’t even organise its own website, submit grant applications  and will not allow councillors attend its meetings.   The “Stakeholder Steering Group“, (also known as “MACF”)  for the … Continue reading

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MACF’s Uncertain Future- fails to bid for cash, Council cash slashed (?)

A group set up to advance Manchester’s climate goals has failed to even bid for money to keep itself afloat.  Meanwhile, it seems that the City Council, losing patience, has cut its support from two years to one… Once upon … Continue reading

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