Waltham Abbey Town Council to oppose Royal Gunpowder Mills plans

I’m just back from observing a meeting of Waltham Abbey Town Council’s (WATC) Development and Environment Committee, which discussed the Royal Gunpowder Mills/PGL Holidays planning application (EPF/3028/15.) I’m very pleased to be able to say that the committee voted to object to the plans and call on the Royal Gunpowder Mills to do a lot more work to look for

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Councils barred from ethical investments – Eleanor Laing’s response

It’s been confirmed today (Sunday 27th December) that the Conservative government plans to bar councils from using ethical criteria when investing.[1] This could lead to councils being obliged to invest in arms companies, tobacco companies, fossil fuels and indirectly support states with questionable human rights records, regardless of ethical concerns or the will of their local electorate. I wrote to

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Press release: Epping Forest Greens support Epping Supporters of the Women and Children of Calais

Epping Forest Greens support Epping Supporters of the Women and Children of Calais Yesterday, Tuesday 25th August, members of Epping Forest Green Party joined Epping Supporters of the Women and Children of Calais collecting and boxing supplied for refugees and asylum seekers currently held in appalling conditions at ‘The Jungle’, a makeshift camp in Calais.

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