Why haven’t Sheffield City Council banned Glyphosate yet?

This is the question lots of people have been asking me recently, especially on the journey to London for the Big One. To see why this is important please see Sheffield City Council moves to reduce Glyphosate and Sheffield Council debate Glyphosate. Whatever the result of the local election campaigners for nature need to up ourContinue reading “Why haven’t Sheffield City Council banned Glyphosate yet?”

Sheffield Local Elections, trees, lies and mis-information

It is very concerning that this year’s local elections have been dominated by lies and misinformation from the two main parties. Behaviour like this can only undermine the public trust in our politicians and is very dangerous for democracy. Following the Lowcock Report, where the Labour Council were found to have misled the courts, andContinue reading “Sheffield Local Elections, trees, lies and mis-information”

Ocean Temperatures heading off the scale

Usually, graphs of data like Ocean temperatures are very predictable. They follow a similar pattern most years but due to climate change, the temperatures have been increasing gradually since the industrial revolution. This month though something very unusual has happened which has got climate scientists very worried. Look how the temperature today is way higherContinue reading “Ocean Temperatures heading off the scale”

Don’t believe a Lib Dem election leaflet!

I was astonished to see this leaflet from the Lib Dems. The true state of the parties is Not only have the Lib Dems distorted the axis to make it look as if they are close challengers to Labour, but they have deliberately missed out the 14 Green Party Councillors! Unfortunately, this is not illegalContinue reading “Don’t believe a Lib Dem election leaflet!”

Labour and Greens join together in Cooperative Cabinet

Today was a momentous day for Sheffield. It has been announced that the Labour Party and the Green Party have reached an agreement to work together in a cooperative Cabinet. Here Cllr Peter Garbutt shares his thoughts on the new agreement. There will be an Inquiry into the Tree Dispute. New Councillor Tina Gilligan sharedContinue reading “Labour and Greens join together in Cooperative Cabinet”

How should I vote to save the planet?

The local elections are on May 6th. If you live in Sheffield you have 3 votes.  One for the referendum, where you will be asked if you want the Council to continue with its “strong leader” model whereby the 10 cabinet members make the decisions or change to a more inclusive, democratic committee system thatContinue reading “How should I vote to save the planet?”

Democracy only works when citizens are involved.

The Government have announced that the local elections, postponed from May 2020, will go ahead this May. But due to the pandemic volunteers from political parties will not be able to distribute leaflets. They can, however, pay a delivery company to do this for them. This will give parties with rich individual or corporate backersContinue reading “Democracy only works when citizens are involved.”