Author Archives: Liam Carroll

Worcestershire County Council Declare Climate Emergency

Earlier this month, Worcestershire County Council declared a climate emergency and pledged to try and meet a target of reaching net carbon neutrality by 2050. This is after the Conservative-led council declined to declare a climate emergency back in 2019. Both the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats pledged before May’s elections that they would declare a climate emergency and once

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A local climate change action group called Wyre Forest Green Alliance have set up the Art 4 Planet Earth project and have asked Wyre Forest residents for their submissions. The Wyre Forest Green Alliance is an organisation which includes Transition Kidderminster, Transition Bewdley and Friends of the Earth. The alliance formed to work with local authorities to achieve local, sustainable

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Plans for Kidderminster incinerator Stalled as Council Re-Open Consultation

Last October, I reported that Wyre Forest Against Incineration were campaigning to stop the construction of an incinerator from being built locally. It appears that the information Power Generation Midlands presented at the time was misleading, or lacking in detail, as objections from the public pointed out. Consequently, Worcestershire County Council has reopened its public consultation which will now run until April

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Worcestershire MPs Don’t Even Turn up for Universal Credit Vote

On Monday night, all Worcestershire MPs failed to turn up to vote on an opposition day motion to extend the Β£20 weekly (Β£1,040 a year) increase of Universal Credit. Monday’s Opposition Day Motion presented the perfect opportunity for the Government to tell the British public whether they were willing to support millions of people on Universal Credit, even if the

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