Brexit: What a mess!

I cannot believe what a state the country is in. Over three years ago we had a referendum where a majority voted to leave the EU. This was an advisory referendum, but was treated by many, including the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, as binding. The leave campaign...

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RPS plans updated after feedback

RPS plans updated after feedback

The draft residents' parking scheme plans have been updated. Have a look at the plans here. Some of the key changes are: Additional shared RPS bays on Sansome Walk. Reduction in number of shared bays on Shrubbery Avenue. Some bays changed from shared to residents...

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Draft plans for part of RPS

Draft plans for part of RPS

Draft plans for the residents’ parking scheme covering the northern half of the RPS area have been produced. I will be delivering a letter to residents in these areas with details of the plans. The images below show the two plans produced. Clicking on an image will...

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RPS plans updated after feedback

Residents’ Parking Scheme Approved

The votes have now been counted for the proposed residents' parking scheme and with almost 61% of residents returning their vote and with over 95% saying yes, I can confirm that the scheme will be going ahead! There were 742 returns in total, with 709 in support and...

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Worrying decline in bus user numbers is no surprise

Worrying decline in bus user numbers is no surprise

A report released yesterday (https://www.transport-network.co.uk/New-bus-fall-shows-slow-death-of-local-buses/15101) shows that the number of people using buses in England fell again in the last financial year in the face of real-terms fare increases and...

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Am I a cycle-mad moron?

Am I a cycle-mad moron?

Worcester City Council is proposing to allow cycling in the pedestrianised area of the city centre. I think this is a sensible idea, although I understand that others disagree. The majority of cyclists understand the need to cycle differently depending on the...

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Become a trustee of Worcester Arts Workshop

Become a trustee of Worcester Arts Workshop

I am a trustee at the Worcester Arts Workshop and we are looking for additional trustees, especially those with useful skills and connections. More details below: New trustees needed Worcester Arts Workshop is seeking 3-4 new Trustees to join our board and support an...

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Only 14% of Britain’s rivers classes as good ecological status, down from 27% in 2010

England’s Environment Agency has reduced river testing from 160k per year in 2013 to 87k in 2018

Could these be connected?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/16/pollution-tests-rivers-have-nearly-halved-past-five-years/

#OffshoreWind can provide more electricity than the world needs

"It will emerge as a $1tn industry in the next 20 years and will prove to be the next great energy revolution"

#ClimateChange
#ClimateEmergency
#EnergyTransition
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/24/offshore-windfarms-can-provide-more-electricity-than-the-world-needs?CMP=share_btn_tw

No building should react to fire like this in the 21st century - we need a complete overhaul of UK fire safety.
Thank you for the amazing work of crews on the ground.
#BoltonFire
https://lght.ly/gfd2hd5

Food prices set to rise in UK as floods ruin crops:
> This is #climatereality. For the second year running, some key crops here in Eastern England facing ruin.
This is what will get worse and worse and more threatening, unless we take mitigation seriously. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/nov/15/food-prices-set-to-rise-in-uk-as-floods-ruin-crops?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Cause for concern is the sensitivity of the whole of our patch to future rainfall.

Through this winter it isn’t going to take much rain to cause flooding problems.

Especially important everyone stays #floodaware

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