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Airport pouring de-icer into river

An airport has been releasing almost 80,000 gallons of de-icer into a river every day this winter. Southend Airport has been pouring the chemical into Prittle Brook, which flows into the larger River Roach in Essex. Stobart, the airport’s owner, … Continue reading

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Fears airport growth could close golf club

Campaigners say concreting over flood plains would lead to regular flooding By IAN WEINFASS BOSSES of a 120-year-old golf course fear for its future if plans to extend the area around Southend Airport go ahead. Golfers and management at … Continue reading

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No Estuary Airport

SEEFoE has helped set up the No Estuary Airport campaign, contributing towards the first public meeting in Leigh on Sea (10th Feb) and distribute materials alerting people to the huge threat posed by these proposals. Working with Friends of North … Continue reading

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Essex Local Groups call on Essex to dump Waste Contracts

Friends of the Earth local groups from across Essex descended on the steps of County Hall, Chelmsford on Thursday, calling on ECC Leader Cllr Peter Martin and Cllr Kevin Bentley, new Cabinet member for waste, to dump the hugely costly … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth and National Trust lobby MPs on Localism Bill

On 12th October, Friends of the Earth staff and local group members along with representatives of Living Streets and the National Trust gathered in Committee Room 18 at the Houses of Parliament to give MPs their views on the Localism … Continue reading

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Orchard and Garden Open Day 2011

The environment is under pressure. From oil spills to floods and droughts, our natural world needs an independent voice. To make sure Friends of the Earth have enough funds to take on big polluters, South East Essex Friends of the … Continue reading

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Campaign against Belton Way Hospice gathers pace

Residents of Leigh-on-Sea joined forces today to protest against proposals to build on greenbelt land near Leigh station. Havens Hospices want to build a new £15m hospice on the site, but there are many brownfield sites in the area that … Continue reading

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Stop climate change being dropped from the National Curriculum

A government adviser reviewing the school national curriculum is recommending that climate change be excluded from the science curriculum. We think that all young people need to learn about one of the biggest issues facing the planet. If you agree … Continue reading

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Middlewick granted permission!

Planning Inspector Elizabeth Fieldhouse published her decision to allow the appeal and grant planning permission for the Middlewick wind farm on 19th May. In her 31-page report, the inspector concludes that the benefits of the wind farm outweigh the disadvantages, … Continue reading

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Essex Transport Plan

SEEFoE member Jon Fuller reports on his experiences at the recent consultation event on the Essex Local Transport Plan.

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