Rugby Borough has only 1,219 hectares of woodland (less than 3.5% of the area) which is below average even for sparsely-wooded Warwickshire. There is a target for about 7.5 hectares of new woodlands to be established in the borough per year. However, the council has casually removed Tree Protection Orders off 83% of the trees on a site in a conservation area so that this beautiful oasis of mature trees in the built-up area will be chopped down, simply to make more room for a new hotel in the Town Centre.
Help by writing to your councillor expressing your concern for the loss of individual green spaces throughout the town, asking what steps they have taken to ensure that the developers will plant more trees to mitigate for the loss and requesting that, as developers appear to be constantly gaining planning permission despite local opposition, and the council chooses to ignore the advice of its relevant council officer, then an open space register needs to be kept and made public.
At our stalls throughout the summer people have been signing our Food Chain postcards asking their MP to pass a new law to revolutionise the way meat and dairy is produced in the UK.
Help us fix the Food Chain by writing to your MP calling on them to get behind a vision of farming that feeds the world without ripping up the rainforest.
Warwickshire County Council are carrying out consultation on their Third Local Transport Plan (LTP3).
Help by attending your local Community Forum and asking for a truly sustainable transport system including a 'Residential Transport Plan'; Ask the council to improve the safety and attractiveness of the pedestrian environment, provide a network of safe, direct and attractive high quality cycle routes with sustained and improved bus access, services and facilities that will provide people with a serious alternative to reduce dependence on the private car.
Incineration of waste accelerates climate change and pollutes yet still leads to landfill, actively competes with recycling and is a barrier to waste prevention.
Help by asking why our waste is going up in flames when we all want more recycling and for it to be made easier; Ask the council to stop building incinerators and prioritise recycling and waste reduction against incineration or landfill. Most of the stuff that currently ends up in incinerators and landfill can be used again. Councils need to make it easier for us to recycle. Write to your councillor to ensure they are aware of the dangers of Coventry's proposed Super-Incinerator burning waste and write to your MP to make it clear to the Government that they must phase out the burying and burning of waste.
Daventry District Council signed up to the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change back in 2006 and there is increasing interest in establishing wind farms in the District.
Help Your Energy's 8-turbine wind farm proposal for Yelevertoft by submitting a Comment via Daventry District Council's website in support of Planning Application DA/2009/035. You don't have to live in Daventry District for your letter to count. Their form allows a maximum of 256 characters (plus attachments) - or you can just send your comments in an email to the planning department at email@example.com quoting the application reference number (DA/2009/035) in the subject line of your e-mail. Daventry District Council's Planning Committee refused this application on Wednesday 25th November 2009 . You can also contact the Planning Department on 01327 871100.
Up to 40,000 people die every year because of cold in this country. Energy suppliers are obliged to encourage people to use energy more efficiently by providing advice on energy efficiency and helping with the supply and costs of installation of energy saving measures. However, it's a dreadful blow to the pride not being able to pay for heating and many people do not ask for help.
You can help them by writing to your MP calling on them to get behind the ten-point Fuel Poverty Charter and to your Councillor asking what they are doing to develop skills to successfully manage the transition to a low-carbon and resource efficient economy.
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