Derby Climate Coalition, in partnership with Derby City Council, is setting up a quarterly forum where individuals and organisations can discuss green matters related to Derby – including green and renewable energy supply, sustainable transportation, buildings and planning issues.
This is meeting at the Council House at 6.30 pm on Tuesday November the 22nd.
Please come along and join the discussion! Book your free seat by clicking on this link: https://derby_green_forum_nov2.eventbrite.co.uk
Agenda items so far include:
- Air pollution in Derby
- Bike hire scheme
European Funded low energy project for Businesses
Let us know if you have any items for the agenda by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping to see you
Martin Rawson Deputy Leader of Derby City Council
Peter Robinson Chair of Derby Climate Coalition
Paul Robinson, Derby City Council strategic director, came to speak to the Derby Climate coaltion on May 17. As a result we sent him this letter on the May 23rd, copied to the leader of Council, Paul Bayliss and to cllr Ranjit Banwait
Thank you very much for coming to speak to the Climate Coalition last Thursday. As you know, people were very engaged. We agree with you that that many of these streets do have problems with waste management and that a move to a simpler system may help.
Since last week we have had a further discussion among ourselves and as a result, there are a number of issues that we wish to explore with you further. Continue reading The Council consults on it’s plan to scrap inner-city recycling
How can climate change affect the Earth?
Last Saturday I heard Bill Mcguire, Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards at University College London, talk about how a changing climate can trigger earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. Ironically he was speaking at Cromford Mill in Derbyshire, which contributed, as much as anywhere else, to the start of the Industrial Revolution . It was here that Richard Arkwright proudly opened the world’s first factory nearly 250 years ago. Continue reading Waking the giant!
Over the next six years train operating companies are embarking upon a new programme of cost-cutting (refer to the McNulty report http://www.networkrail.co.uk/aspx/12658.aspx) that could see:
- over 20,000 railway jobs put at risk,
- the closure of 675 ticket offices and
- a 50 per cent increase in the number of unstaffed stations.
Train companies are driving through the cuts in an attempt to find £3.5bn in efficiency savings by 2019, as requested by the government.
If the cuts go ahead one in ten staff currently working on the railways – including train guards, maintenance workers, and ticket office staff – could lose their jobs and around three-quarters of all the UK’s railway stations could become unstaffed.
This is not a case of creating a million climate jobs but of saving 20,000 Climate Jobs. The better and more attractive the railway service, the easier it will be to get people off the roads and to stop catching planes to places within the UK like Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Therefore Derby climate Coalition supports the TUC led Action for Rail campaign.