Climate change warning: France hit by drought

It isn’t just in Africa and other places further afield that are suffering from drought – this France24 programme shows how the lack of rainfall over the last few years is causing a problem across France. There is no one solution to this climate change problem but solutions are urgently needed

We have a long way to go to achieve zero emissions! 

The UK government has been hit by a double whammy of reports from MPs criticising its performance on climate change according to the BBC. The influential Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says ministers have “no plan” to meet climate change targets, two years after setting them in law. And the business committee says the vital UN … More

Message to the Parliamentary Transport Committee – get rid of Highways England!

The Parliamentary Transport Committee has just closed their call for evidence into ‘Major transport infrastructure projects: appraisal and delivery inquiry.’     [For details of the Committee’s focus CLICK HERE. ] Here is a link to my detailed recommendations to the Transport Committee:  There were 4 themes in my submission: Take more decisive action to reduce … More

Bounce back from Covid: let’s do ‘normal’ differently!

The new normal: Let’s move to a new smart economic growth model based on a sustainable zero carbon aims Let’s create a new business model built on an internet highway and not out of concrete We must change to sustainable business practices to tackle climate change and to ‘Covid proof’ working methods!   £9000 grants? … More

Government promises on the environment but in reality hard cuts

UK Government declaration of good intent on the environment …….but in reality there are hard cuts to environment budgets! Back in September 2020 Boris Johnson promised to protect 30% of UK’s land by 2030 and to reverse losses in the natural world. But will this government deliver on this promise? The evidence is not good … More

Highway Code: Call for a Countryside Safety Code!

Earlier this year the Government published a consultation entitled ‘Review of The Highway Code‘ with the aim of improving road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. The consultation is now closed (ended on 27th Oct 2020). Like Cycling UK I felt that, although it set out some improvements, it didn’t go far enough so … More

Will the Climate Emergency Bill become law?

Does the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill stand a chance of becoming Law in the UK? The answer to that will be decided by the ruling Conservative Government who have the majority of seats in the House of Commons. A private member’s bill is being tabled this week with the support of MPs from Labour, … More

Take action on Climate Change!

In early 2019 Sir David Attenborough’s Documentary “Climate Change – The Facts” was screened. People were shocked. Greta Thunberg came on the scene and since then has gained over 4 million followers. On 1 May 2019 the UK parliament became the world’s first national parliament to declare a climate and ecological emergency. But in reality … More

Yet more planning law changes on the way

Hot on the heels of the Business and Planning Act 2020 which passed into law last month the Government’s foretasted intention to overhaul the planning system in England will become a bit clearer this month (Aug 2020) when the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick, provide more details of major … More


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