The week ahead – @ClimateEmergMcr bulletin 1st March #Manchester #climate

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Climate Emergency Manchester news

Last week we launched our briefing paper about how the new Climate Emergency Scrutiny Committee could function as a vital node in Manchester’s climate response.

We want you to write to your councillors and to Council leader Richard Leese. If you’ve time, also write to your MP and the chairs of the six scrutiny committees. And if you’ve STILL got time, the eight members of the City Council’s Senior Management Team. And please ask your friends to write too!

If you want to get involved in what we do – and you don’t need to be an “expert” in anything – please do get in touch via

Council news

The final budget proposals for the coming financial year are discussed on Monday 1st at Resources and Governance and then agreed at “Budget Council” on Friday 5th, starting at 10am.


Dates for your diary

      • Friday 5 March -Budget Council (the meeting of Full Council where they sign off on a budget that spreads the latest Tory cuts in various ways. See budgets 2011 onwards).
      • Monday 8 March , 8pm – CEM’s next online meeting. And believe it or not, you will come away more connected and energised than at the start, or your money back! (Free event). Email us for the webex link –
      • Weds 24th-ish March – recommendations which are going to Constitution and Nominations will be released. We will see what is being recommended….
      • Wednesday 31 March, 10am – meeting of Full Council, where proposals for massively improved climate scrutiny may be a) presented and b) agreed.

(Local) stuff worth reading

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Austerity is alive and well, and giving public services a kicking

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