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Oxfordshire LGPS, Fiddling While the Earth Burns - Video

On Thursday 24th September we took our campaign to Oxfordshire County Hall. We alerted the council workers, many of whom are members of the Local Government Pension Scheme, to the fact that their pensions had over £50m directly invested in fossil fuels and explained how the committee was fiddling and stalling whilst they invested in the industry directly responsible for climate change. 10 more words

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Tony's Brave New World. No, wait this sucks!

In this morning’s Frederick News Post we have more evidence of just how important the teaching of history is in our schools. Here’s what County Council member Tony Chmelik has to say about Maryland’s prevailing wage: 886 more words

Board of Education meeting (FYI: our community is awesome)!

We were afraid that last night’s Board of Education meeting was going to turn into an ugly us vs. them shame fest.( If you want to watch the meeting, click… 471 more words

County approves $773,000 for road improvements near new maintenance depot

Essex County council took the first step toward a new highway maintenance depot by approving a $773,000 tender for road improvements.

The new building is to be constructed at County Road 9 (Howard Avenue) and North Side Road in Amherstburg, on land acquired from Walker Aggregates Inc. 69 more words


County Board Voting On Repeal Of English-only Ordinance

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The elected leaders of Frederick County considering repealing an ordinance requiring that county business be conducted in English.

A vote on the matter is scheduled Tuesday evening in Frederick. 81 more words


County to spend $339,000 for work on road shoulders

Residents in Amherstburg and Essex will soon see additional paved shoulders in their communities — part of the County Wide Active Transportation System.

Both sides of County Road 50, from Walnut Lane to Dahinda Drive, in Essex will see the installation of paved shoulders, was well as the west side of County Road 20, from Dalhousie Street to Crownridge Boulevard in Amherstburg, according to construction services manager Peter Bziuk. 206 more words


What the economic geography of the 2015-16 soccer season can tell us about local growth...

I have established a short-ish tradition of welcoming each football season with a look at the Premiership (EPL) in regional terms. Although the resulting predictions have been pretty poor, an economic geography perspective for 2015/16 might look something like this. 929 more words

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