Category Archives: Environment

Boris’s 9-point plan is a bridge to nowhere

(This article also appeared on Left Foot Forward) Boris Johnson has announced his 9-point “Plan for London” but it has quickly attracted criticism from unexpected quarters. As The Times revealed (£) recently, Tory internal polling reveals many voters don’t know what the Tory Mayor has achieved in four years,and that Number 10 is concerned that Boris Johnson’s campaign plans are ‘underwhelming’ and that he doesn’t […]

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Letter to the Editor: Barnet’s parks are not for sale. Time to call time on Coleman!

Dear Editor, So Cllr Coleman’s latest wheeze is to exclude the local community so he can rent out for three days at time our public parks for the benefit of private parties. Who is going to supervise these events, make sure they finish on time, don’t destroy the plants and shrubs, and that everyone leaves quietly? Cllr Coleman has already […]

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The Environment

Mainstreaming, the economy and transport We have to cut carbon emissions by at least 40% by 2020. So, the environment should not be seen as something extra, but decisions taken by public bodies and private enterprises alike should mainstream the demands of maintaining our environment throughout their decision making processes, whether it is transport, housing or economic development. There is no […]

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