Massive People’s Climate March – Nov 29th

There are moments in history when the very act of people coming together can force change. Sunday 29th November, the People’s Climate March, could be one of those moments.
In just over three weeks’ time world leaders are coming together for the biggest climate meeting of the decade – the Climate Summit in Paris. The day before they meet, people across the globe will take to the streets. It’ll be the biggest climate march in history – aimed at convincing politicians to do what’s needed.

It’s a huge task to drown out the lobbying power of the super-rich dirty coal and oil industries. Which means thousands  need to hit the streets. Will you join too ?

Transition members have a strong track record of coming together to protect our environment. We’ve been fighting battles one by one. But this is a huge global moment and all concerned citizens  need to come together.  This global march is one such moment.

Please come and  join the Newcastle march. Here are the details :

Global Peoples Climate March
to be held in Newcastle (and all over the world) on
Sunday 29th November (the day before the summit opens)
-Assembling in Princess Square, beside the City Library, from 1.30pm
-marching at 2.00pm to an open air meeting at the Civic Centre.

Please invite everyone you know. Photos of our event will be beamed to Paris, along with those from many other countries.
Help is also needed with stewarding the march, kids activities, placard and banner makers, ‘flash’ dancers, jugglers , musicians etc. if you can help please contact:

Tony Claydon,   ACT!
Web: act-ne.org
E-mail: info@act-ne.org

For the sake of our children,  grandchildren and theirs.!

Can we trust the national government

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Can we trust the national government with the Environment and Energy strategy when the Government cant even manage money at its most basic level??

Ben Dyson has made a Submission to the Treasury Commission on their call for further evidence on the effectiveness of Quantitative Easing and how it could be made more effective.

He has addressed three points:

  1. The effectiveness of QE so far undertaken by the Bank of England, and how effective it would be if the programme were to be further extended in the future.
  2. Should other unconventional policy measures have been used by the Bank of England?
  3. Should unconventional policy measures be used from now on?

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Plans submitted to NCC for Hexham Station Goods Yard – Verdict: Underwhelming

Three planning applications have just been lodged with Northumberland County Council for works associated with the Goods Yard redevelopment, (as initially reported in the Hexham Civic Society Summer Newsletter). These are: 12/02918/CON; 12/02917/FUL  and 12/02903/LBC. They are described as “Hybrid planning application seeking Full planning permission for station improvements, the erection of three retail units and the use of the Prosser building for retail purposes and outline planning permission for the erection of units for use within Use Classes B1,B2 and B8. Demolition of 3 existing buildings on site. Hexham Goods YardHexham Train Station Loop Hexham Northumberland”.

HCS raised its concerns about the initial ‘draft’ designs that were tabled at a public exhibition on the 5th July at the Wentworth Leisure Centre. Although we are supportive of the general improvement of the derelict Goods Yard area, and of the improved access proposed by Network Rail to the north of Hexham Station, we shared the concerns of many that the tabled proposal was a generic set of ‘big boxes’, which failed to respect their Conservation Area/Listed Buildings context, and failed to take the opportunities that this key site provides. Continue reading “Plans submitted to NCC for Hexham Station Goods Yard – Verdict: Underwhelming”