Burnage Green Party

QUIZ NIGHT

OUR QUIZ NIGHTS ARE ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

THEY ARE A GREAT SUCCESS - COME and JOIN US

THURSDAY 10th August 2017 - 7:30pm

£2 per person

AT THE BEER SHOP

Cycle Parking Available

13 Kingsleigh Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3QF http://www.ukbeershop.com/blog/location/

Go up the hill past the Green End Pub, 2nd right is Kingsleigh

Serves cask & bottled beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee and tea

BEER PRIZES

GOOD FUN!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GREEN PARTY!

 

MORE TO DO IF WE'RE TO BE A WORLD CLASS CITY

This letter appeared in the Manchester Evening News on 17th June 2017

Dear Editor,

It was interesting to see the photographs of Kingsway at the Parrswood junction comparing 1935 and today (Nostalgia, MEN 14th June).

The only motor vehicles shown were two buses at the Parrswood bus stops in the recent photo. No motor cars were shown, which is quite a surprise since there are usually constant queues and streams of traffic. The 1935 photo might have shown 5% of the traffic we have now, but neither photograph shows the airborne pollution from motor vehicles, which is today enormously greater than in 1935.

Measurements show that even at less busy junctions on Kingsway the level of pollution is far above the legal limits and those are not necessarily safe limits. The City Council is aware that for years the legal limit has been exceeded and that there are serious consequences. The lungs of childrn suffer lasting damage, the lives of elderly people can be shortened and asthma along with other lung and heart  problems, will be made worse.

 Travellers in most motor vehicles should be aware that the air trapped in their vehicles has come in from the highly polluted roads. They are the people most exposed to the highest concentrations of pollution. Parents should be aware that taking children to school by car is not a healthy option for them.

Friends of the Earth believe we need to begin to take serious steps to rapidly reduce this pollution starting with a wide network of continuous air quality monitoring in order to identify air pollution hot spots. This would help to implement a policy that restricts the development of nurseries and school in areas with high air pollution.

 We need a commitment from the City Council for all new taxis and buses being zero emissions by 2018 and the fleet being zero emissions by 2025. Such a commitment has already been given by the Mayor of London.

 For the general public, the City Council must implement an ongoing public information campaign about the impacts of air pollution, the contribution people and businesses can make to reducing it and advice on avoiding the worst exposure.  

Many cities such as Bogota, Cardiff, Hamburg, Milan, New York, Paris and Oslo have introduced ‘Car-free days’ to reduce air pollution and encourage people to use more sustainable transport (walking, cycling, public transport).If Manchester really wants to be a world class city, here is an example of what can be done for world class citizens.   

Yours sincerely

Sam Darby

Burnage Green Party

 

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