Monthly Archives: February 2013

Early risers needed to film the protest

We need people in the park on weekday mornings to film and record wether work carried out by contractors is being done safely, ethically (regarding the welfare of wildlife) and also to witness how the protestors are being treated by … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 piece about Manchester’s ‘one-party state’

You can listen to this on iplayer here, at 42’22. You can contact the PM programme with any comments, using the contact form here (max. 1,000 characters). There’s also an interesting blog piece on The Guardian Northerner from 21st February … Continue reading

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It’s believed contractors will be trying to cut hedgerows from Monday 18th Feb and that they have only a 2 week window given the nesting season deadline of 1st March. This gives protestors a…

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Come and support the protesters in the park

Please come and support the protesters protecting the trees and wildlife habitat from destruction by Manchester City Council. Birds trying to protect their nests, swans trying to glide across the lake, trees trying to sway in the wind… and people … Continue reading

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Interview in Manchester Climate Monthly

Interview with Cassie Nolan of Save Alexandra Park Trees #Manchester #biodiversity #campaigning Posted on February 19, 2013 by manchesterclimatemonthly Every month we publish an interview with a local activist in the print edition of Manchester Climate Monthly.  Here’s a sneak preview … Continue reading

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URGENT : protesters needed in park now with cameras – Willow felled and more felling happening

We urgently need protesters and campaigners to witness the destruction in the park now! There have been sightings of birds nesting, including the herons and moorhens, but the contractors are continuing despite our letters asking them to stop. Please come … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE: Council’s ‘Recent’ U-Turn on Park Plans Were Already in Place as Far Back as August 2011

Manchester City Council appears to have scaled back controversial tree felling plans for Alexandra Park in Whalley Range against which local residents have been campaigning since December last year, but the changes were actually made as far back as August … Continue reading

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In response to BBC article and Councillor Nigel Murphy

In response to BBC news article quote below  on 17th FEB 2013 Quoted here “Manchester City Council said it had “listened carefully to the concerns of the local community”. Four tennis courts will now be built, rather than the proposed … Continue reading

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The children at St Mary’s Primary School in Moss Side have been writing letters to Manchester City Council

The children at St Mary’s Primary School in Moss Side have been writing letters to Manchester City Council

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But the wildlife will just move somewhere else, right?

Areas of Alexandra Park get fenced off, tree felling and wildlife habitat destruction takes place, and wild birds seem to be getting on with their lives… so what’s the problem? If we destroy their habitat, they’ll just move somewhere else, … Continue reading

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