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LGA Conference 2013: Trust tells councils “healthy trees make healthy places”

Originally posted on Woodland Matters:
We had a highly successful exhibition stand at the Local Government Association annual conference in Manchester from 2nd to 4th July.  Centrepiece for us was the launch of a new Woodland Trust report ‘Healthy trees…

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“Do not forget it is the park of the people” – Opening Ceremony, 1870

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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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Originally posted on Combe Haven Defenders:
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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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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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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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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