A better deal for pedestrians and cyclist locally
Our meeting last week showed enormous enthusiasm for taking the opportunity COVID-19 has given to improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists locally. In particular we spoke about:
how to keep up the pressure for a city/town/village wide 20 mph zone for our district to cut air pollution and improve safety
a demonstration in St. Albans City Centre asking for a better deal for pedestrians and cyclists
If you would like to be part of those plans, join the meeting on Monday 6th July at 8.00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 715 6717 0893
Try Harder on Trees, please
The government has launched a public consultation on its new England Tree Strategy – a crucial policy on the future of trees in England. So now’s the chance to have your say.
We'll need this new strategy to double tree cover if we’re to create new habitats for wildlife and remove enough carbon dioxide from the air to tackle the climate and nature crisis.
But the government’s proposed strategy is nowhere near good enough. It fails to set a tree target for England, and its proposals would at best increase tree cover from 10% to just 12% by 2050.
The good news is that we still have a chance to get the government to raise its ambition. If enough of us respond to the consultation, the government will have to bow to our pressure and set a stronger target.
Act now to ensue that trees are a crucial part of our future.
And finally... Get active on social media
If you've not joined the St.Albans Friends of the Earth Facebook Group yet, then there's no time like the present.
And get on Twitter to find us at @stalbansfoe
If you're really keen, then get some top tips to be really effective on social media here.