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Campaigners want a former golf course to be designated as public open space
Kuli Kohli writes about what the countryside means to her
Has lockdown reduced light pollution?
66% of the young people recently surveyed by CPRE said they're concerned about infrequent and unreliable public transport in rural areas. Since the suspension of Staffordshire County Council's vacant seat scheme, many young people have no way of getting to school without a car.
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has urged council chiefs to review the Black Country Plan, which would see more than 7,700 homes built on green belt sites.
In 2019 all Staffs local councils (+ the county council) declared climate emergencies and set net zero targets. Today we had a chance to find out what action they are taking at the @CMStaffordshire conference. Thanks to @zprobinson1 and @JamesGDyke for excellent presentations. 🌍
Affordable housing? 🏡 Nope
Public transport? 🚌 Nada
Good internet? 📶 No chance
Just 43% of young people in rural areas anticipate staying over the next five years.
Find out why young people feel they have no choice but to leave the countryside.
The consultation on the Black Country Local Plan closed yesterday - here is CPRE West Midlands' response: https://www.cprestaffordshire.org.uk/news/our-view-on-the-future-of-the-black-country/
An important and eye-opening thread about rural crime 👇👇
We will be showing three kids films with a sustainability theme throughout the day on October 23rd! We are also providing an £8.50 food voucher at our food vendors Mister V and PippaJims Toasties!
Event link: https://fb.me/e/8FZiCvM8e
#Rugeley #Energy #ZeroCarbon #Staffordshire
Local to Dudley? Please help us reach 5,000 before we hand in our petition: https://www.change.org/p/dudley-council-dudley-council-protect-stourbridge-green-belt
We will be at this event:
A condolence book will be set up to pay respects to the amazing Douglas Boyes. Anyone who wants to write a letter or email to Doug which will be passed on to @pickeletto, please email firstname.lastname@example.org /DM me or @FinleyHutchins2 for more info or a postal address https://twitter.com/UK_CEH/status/1443924229284634665
A wonderful and uplifting short film about the joys of getting out and exploring the countryside.
❗️Last chance to have your say❗️
❓Want to be part of the #BigClimateFightback?
🌳Working with @WoodlandTrust we want to plant over 11,000 trees across the city
⏳The consultation closes TODAY
👉Have your say: https://www.stoke.gov.uk/bigclimatefightback
Council chiefs are to lobby ministers over Black Country housing plans, claiming they cannot meet the projected 76,000 homes required over the next 20 years without building on the Green Belt.
With the Autumn Budget and Spending Review coming up, now is the time to tell the government that there are far better ways of spending £27bn than building new roads. The deadline is 30 September.
There's also a petition here:
If you knock down a listed building without permission it'll cost you millions; if you destroy the most protected species in the UK, a fine of £1,600. Less even than it would cost to mitigate as part of the development. Ecocide encouraged @paulpowlesland @MoJGovUK https://twitter.com/Melindola/status/1441713199020191745
Next week, Thurs 2pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-next-for-public-participation-in-plan-making-development-decisions-tickets-164326750735
@QuintinBradley @RightsClimate @FriendsMoss @HughEllisTCPA
This was an excellent event yesterday and very topical given recent events on the M25. We heard about the work of @SHAPwestmids and @Engagezcr, retrofitting, the Green New Deal, the role of the planning process and more.
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM yesterday either online or in person. Special thanks to our guest speaker @simonsegar from Harper Adams University for an excellent presentation.
Calling ecologists and environmental campaigners - please fill in our survey about views & opinions of Biodiversity Net Gain:
A very important thread about the loss of hedgerows for development and what passes for Biodiversity Net Gain.