Campaign for seventh scrutiny committee to oversee progress against climate change

Climate Emergency Manchester are running a campaign calling for the a seventh scrutiny committee to be set up at Manchester City Council, to make sure the council is sticking to its climate change commitments.

In this guest post from Stitched Up, Marc Hudson of CEM answers questions about why they started this campaign and its importance in combating the climate crisis.

Manchester City Council under fire for climate crisis inaction 

Manchester City Council has not kept its promises of emergency action on climate change, a new report coordinated by Climate Emergency Manchester has found. Manchester City Council is one of seven UK city councils which has not kept its promises of emergency action on climate change, according to a new report.  The report by Climate […]

Avian Botulism believed responsible for goose deaths on Ashton Canal

The Canal and River Trust fear that an outbreak of a deadly disease for birds has developed at the popular Ashton Canal running through Manchester. Overabundance of common bacteria in the canal water, due to  recent warm weather, is believed to be responsible for multiple bird deaths, and there may be more to come. Over […]

Pedal power: protests for pop-up cycle lanes take off

Three weeks ago, Manchester City Council promised to “work with” neighbouring councils on pop-up cycle lanes. The lack of follow-through has prompted Extinction Rebellion and A6 Cycle Action to stage protests this week for pop-up lanes to deliver a green and socially just post-lockdown recovery. Protests to highlight Manchester City Council’s inaction on creating pop-up […]