Nuneaton loses trains

After years of noise, disruption, and enormous spending, the main line railway through Nuneaton is open for business.  To celebrate, the stopping trains were removed. The rail truth (draught blog) So we saw your outrage on BBC Midlands Today, we can read the...

ASDA: Consulting the public or a forgone conclusion?

ASDA has recently been putting surveys around the Selly Oak and Weoley Castle area about plans for two supermarkets. ASDA are asking for public opinions on two sites: one in Selly Oak opposite Battery Retail Park and one in Barnes Hill, in the Weoley Castle area.Under...

National Conference

Birmingham Friends of the Earth had its largest ever contingent at FoE Conference this year – 11 people in total! The weekend consisted of workshops, seminars, talks, presentations and debates, as well as a few socials of course! Tony Jupiter (Executive...

Festivals

Birmingham Friends of the Earth had the interesting task of running property lockups at TWO festivals for the first time ever this year. As well as the four lockups we run at Glastonbury each year we also ran the two that were trialled last year at the Big Chill,...

October – Campaigns Digest

Local rail, climate change and aviation have taken a lead in the past two months.  Our campaign to reopen local rail stations in Moseley, Kings Heath and Stirchley has taken a prominent role.  Joanne Leach and other volunteers have held several stalls at...