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Manchester City Council takes ALMOs back in hearse, sorry, house. Costs and scrutiny arrangements revealed.

Back in 2005 Manchester City Council divested itself of responsibility for some social housing (the EU was making all sorts of inducements available, and this was peak-Blair too). Well, the “experiment” ended in tears, as reported by a journo for … Continue reading

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Epic incompetence from #Manchester Climate Change “Agency”, with bonus historical fudging

Manchester Climate Change “Agency” is a community interest company established by Manchester City Council.  Manchester City Council has spent over $400k on this organisation It has produced some glossy booklets.  There has been no independent assessment of it. When it … Continue reading

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Er, if you want better consultations, perhaps consult the consultees? #Manchester

Manchester City Council has set up a new group of officers to look at improving consultations. So far, they have …  no plans to ask citizens on the receiving end of consultations what they think. That’s the way things are … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Target review for #Manchester WILL take place, albeit late…

In July 2019 Manchester City Council unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency.  The original motion committed the Council to “Continue working with partners across Manchester and GMCA to deliver the 2038 target, and determine if an earlier target can … Continue reading

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Upcoming Friday: Inspirational Australian … film, this Friday, #Manchester

From Greenpeace- Calling all families, eco-warriors & documentary lovers: what would the future look like if we simply embraced the best that exists today? 2040 is an Australian documentary that takes a solutions-based approach to how we can, using the technology … Continue reading

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Breaking: Zero carbon date  for #Manchester to be discussed. Transparently and openly? Well, it depends on your definition…

The Executive of Manchester City Council WILL receive a ‘zero carbon by when?’ report this year. Speaking today at the City Council’s Neighbourhoods and Environment Scrutiny Committee (1), Councillor Annette Wright (2) stated “I’ve confirmed with the Leader [Richard Leese] … Continue reading

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An open letter to Richard Leese: Are you okay, hun?

A so-called academic alerted me to your blogpost, and said “‘seems like his writing directly to you :-)”  Others have commented on how brittle and defensive it is.  Richard, I’m worried about you.  This is the kind of fact-free spittle-flecked … Continue reading

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Weds 9th Oct: Will Trafford Council divest £36m from Fossil Fuels companies? @traffordgreens

This below from the Trafford Green Party – We’ve discovered that Trafford Council has over £36million of your money invested in BP, Shell, British Gas and other fossil fuel giants! We believe this money should be invested in green solutions, instead of … Continue reading

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Job Alert: People Powered Retrofit: Adviser/Service Manager Deadline 10 Sept

Job Title: People Powered Retrofit: Adviser/Service Manager Deadline: midday, Tuesday 10th September 2019 Time: 0.8 – 1 FTE (Flexible) Location: Manchester, UK FTE: £28,428 Start date: ASAP Duration: 12 months fixed term contract (with possibility of extension) Status: Payroll/PAYE How … Continue reading

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Manchester City Council is NOT intending to undertake any additional consultation on the controversial Great Ancoats St raod-changes, which would see existing cycle lanes axed. Despite the best efforts of many many citizens, and the unanimous agreement of the Neighbourhoods … Continue reading

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