As we look in horror at the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath, we must reflect on the structural racism that made it possible.
We shouldn't think such racism is confined to the US. Too many suffer injustice in this country too. We have a duty to fight & extinguish it #BLM
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Here you will find information on Shazu Miah - Our Fantastic Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Wyre Forest, as well as our councillors, news, events, and how to get involved. We would like to hear your views. If you are interested in helping to make real change in your area, please contact us here.
Article: Mar 6, 2021By Shazu Miah
Wyre Forest Liberal Democrats are delighted that their Budget Proposals have been approved by Council.
The Wyre Forest District Council failed to get a majority to pass its budget proposals at the Meeting in February and at the following adjourned meeting on 1st March resulted in the Adminstration accepting the Liberal Democrats proposals.
Article: Mar 5, 2021By Shazu Miah
INCINERATOR CONSULTATION EXTENDED TO 1ST APRIL 2021
Officers at Worcestershire County Council have now received further information from Power Generation Midland in response to their request for further information ( The Regulation 25 request) The statement appeared in the documentation attached to the planning application on the WCC site in the last couple of days.
Article: Mar 5, 2021
We invite you to watch a Channel 4 documentary about some of the harm caused by waste incineration. This can happen in our neighbourhood!
The program will be aired on Monday 8th March, from 8pm.
The show is described in the Radio Times as follows:
"Environmental journalist Lucy Siegle investigates the rise of waste incineration in the UK, examining how millions of tonnes of waste left out for recycling ends up being burned. The rise in carbon emissions from incineration is put under the spotlight, with exclusive research revealing that it is on course to become the UK's dirtiest form of energy production. The programme also looks at how councils are locked into expensive contracts with incinerator operators forcing them to burn waste for decades to come."
Article: Oct 5, 2020By Shazu Miah
A planning application has been submitted to Worcestershire County Council for an incinerator and plastic shredding facility at land at the back of the Liberty Aluminium Foundry on the Stourport Road . This is the site where there were serious fires when the site was previously a Waste Recycling Facility under different ownership. There are a number of reasons for the local community to oppose this application;
Article: Jun 2, 2020By Caron Lindsay
As we look in horror at the murder of George Floyd and its aftermath, we must reflect on the structural racism that made it possible.458 people are talking about this
Article: May 26, 2020
A QUESTION OF TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain?" Mr. Weasley to Ginney― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Monarchs, Presidents and Prime Ministers throughout the ages have always kept their trusted advisers close. Some rose to prominence, some plotted to usurp, but mostly they operated in the shadows. Citizens have always been aware of powerful forces 'behind the throne' ready to do their master's bidding or in more recent times 'spinning the message'. In recent times, few have stepped outside their designated role without risking their prestigious and privileged position or in earlier centuries losing their heads.
Article: Mar 9, 2020
The Local Conservatives have recently been complaining about the number of houses being proposed, in the local plan, on some of the sites including Lea Castle Village and Naylors Field. It is very difficult to understand on what basis they could possibly complain about these sites being in the plan, given that these sites appeared in their Local Plan. If the Progressive Alliance tried to amend these issues, the local plan process would have to be re-started, which could take years. If a District Council does not have a local plan in place, it could be vulnerable to allowing property developers to build developments the local community would not want. Consequently, the Progressive Alliance Council has decided that we would go ahead with the number of houses proposed in the original Conservative local plan. The only way to get sites removed for the local plan now is through the local planning inspector, as only he can remove sites at this late stage.
Article: Mar 7, 2020By Oliver Walker
The County Council objected to the original local plan, prepared by the Conservative District Council at the time, as the plan failed to provide parking at Blakedown Station. The County Council objected on the grounds that the local plan would not meet the requirements of the Local Transport Policy. It is necessary for a District Local Plan to be supported by the County Council. This left the Progressive alliance to amend the Local Plan, adding a car park, which would be hidden behind some new builds.
Article: Feb 25, 2020By Oliver Walker
- Planting trees on the Welsh mountains and around streams and rivers that feed into the Severn will slow the flow of water running into the river. This works because where the tree roots have broken up the ground, the rainwater can penetrate deep into the soil, 60 times faster, than where there are none.
- By re-instating forest meadows we can have greater control over water management. A working water-meadow has no standing water (puddles), but by keeping the ground damp it allows the grass can grow several weeks earlier, than normal, and in times of long dry spells the water damp ground allows the grass to keep growing throughout the summer. It also absorbs the runoff fertilisers from farming. The grass can be used both for making hay and for grazing by livestock (usually cattle or sheep).
- By not building more houses on flood plains we can avoid more people getting flooded while also giving the rivers room to rise in the event of heavy rainfall.
Article: Nov 26, 2019
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