Category Archives: Media

Media coverage of the Local Group’s activities

Please stop wrecking Southend

SOUTHEND grew and prospered as a Victorian and Edwardian seaside town, frequented by the well-heeled and working people alike. Its history goes beyond the introduction of the railway, but it was this that really launched the town as a tourist … Continue reading

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Road safety measures save lives

FIFTEEN years ago the UK had a terrible guilty secret – we killed more child pedestrians every year than any other EU nation. Road safety campaigners fought a long hard battle to force government to protect our children and eventually … Continue reading

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Pedal to the Metal

PEDAL power is set to light up this year’s Village Green arts festival in Chalkwell Park. Organisers are looking for 500 volunteers to pedal for all they are worth before the event and the electricity generated will be stored for use during the festival in September. Continue reading

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It is time to wake up – and stop climate change

I AGREE with Alan Sarfas (YA Letters, Sep 16) that it is time for Essex to ‘wake up’, but for very different reasons. Firstly, it should be pointed out that most of what he says is pseudo-scientific nonsense. Anyone who … Continue reading

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Make a difference

By Karen Davis AN ENVIRONMENTAL group in Westcliff is encouraging people to take a step to reduce the area’s carbon footprint. Transition Town Westcliff is a dedicated band that meets regularly to discuss environmental issues, exchange ideas and look at … Continue reading

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Leigh’s No To Airport Plan

SOUTHEND Airport’s ambitious plans for expansion have suffered a setback with Leigh Town Council making it clear that their option is for low growth — maintaining the ‘status quo’. It has always been accepted that homes in Leigh will be … Continue reading

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What use the airport after 2012

From: Richard Adams, Leigh (also a concerned resident). I can’t help other than to be totally sympathetic with the author of the letter on the airport in your last issue. The rush for sale and development of the airport smacks … Continue reading

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Biofuels Summer of Action

Coverage on Essex FM of the Biofuels campaign. Listen to: Essex FM Biofuels coverage

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Dream of a green Christmas

by Matthew Stanton HAVE a happy green Christmas and an eco-friendly New Year – that is the message being sent by councils across Essex and east London. From festive cards to wrapping paper, many of the items used over the … Continue reading

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A future eco-plan

Friends of the Earth call for end to airport expansion by Paul Giles AN ALTERNATIVE, eco-friendly vision for the future of Southend has been created by South East Essex Friends of the Earth. The plans reject further expansion of flights … Continue reading

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