Save Owlthorpe Fields

Today I joined campaigners from the Owlthorpe Fields Action Group for a wonderful walk around the area, not far from Crystal Peaks, threatened by the development of a massive new housing estate. I was bowled over by the amazing range of birds and insects- I have been to RSPB sites and seen less variety! PlanningContinue reading “Save Owlthorpe Fields”

Sheffield City Council use of Glyphosate over last 5 years.

Today I received the reply to my Freedom of Information request regarding the use of Glyphosate. Here are the results. @SheffLabour
@SheffieldGreens
@SheffLibDems
@XRShef
@shefgreenpeace
@ShefGreenParent
@SheffieldFoE
@ShefClimateNews
@MagicMagid
@natalieben
@DouglasJSheff
@alisonclareteal
@PaulTurnips

Wilko, stop selling Glyphosate

Dear SirI am writing to ask you to stop selling Glyphosate in your stores. Other responsible retailers such as B&Q and Waitrose have already done this. Here are 10 reasons for you to do likewise. (taken from the Garden Organic website). Glyphosate is rarely used on its own, but as part of a chemical cocktail, forContinue reading “Wilko, stop selling Glyphosate”

Sheffield Council declares a Nature Emergency

Following a strong campaign organised by the Wildlife Trusts, Friends of the Earth, The Diocese of Sheffield, Owlthorpe Fields Action Group and Sheffield Green Parents, Sheffield City Council unanimously declared a Nature Emergency at the last full Council meeting. They have recognised our country is one of the most nature-depleted in the world.  All partiesContinue reading “Sheffield Council declares a Nature Emergency”

The Council declaring a Nature Emergency should be on the front page!

A letter to the Sheffield Star Dear Editor Sometimes I am perplexed by your choice of front-page story. Today you lead on another revamp of Fargate, but on reading the article there are few details of the plan apart from the Council takeover of one shop. On page 16 in a single column, you hideContinue reading “The Council declaring a Nature Emergency should be on the front page!”

I declare a Nature Emergency

Today I am declaring a Nature Emergency.  More than 1 in 10 of over 8,000 species are at risk of extinction – with 1 in 4 UK mammal species at threat of being lost. The planet is experiencing the 6th mass extinction of species. Globally, populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have fallenContinue reading “I declare a Nature Emergency”

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”

I declare a Nature Emergency. Do you?

Sheffield Council still refuse to declare a nature emergency. They know if they did they would have to rethink their use of dangerous pesticides and herbicides like Glyphosate that kill our wild flowers, insects and pollinators. Nature Recovery Sheffield has been set up to form a massive coalition to campaign for a Nature Emergency declaration.Continue reading “I declare a Nature Emergency. Do you?”