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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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Breaking- #Manchester Climate Emergency declaration passed.

Manchester City Council has just declared a climate emergency. An amendment by the Liberal Democrats to strengthen the motion so that looking at a 2030 target is done sooner rather than later, was accepted. After very articulate speeches by the … Continue reading

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