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M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
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Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

NWEL Green Bullet

The Green Bullet is a monthly update provided by the North West Environment Link (NWEL) on the key issues and events affecting the environment of the North West, and the groups and people that care about it.  

To receive the Green Bullet, email andyyuille@gmail.com with the subject line "Subscribe". Please also email Andy (same email address) if you would like to suggest items or topics for discussion. 

Latest issues of the NWEL Green Bullet:

Green Bullet #46

25 September 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - read about the latest pre-election environment manifestos  
► Information about neighbourhood planning and plans for the green belt
► The latest publications, events and consultations

Green Bullet #45

29 August 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - Break the Bag Habit, Bee World
► Information about neighbourhood planning, fracking and transport
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #44

28 July 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - mapping brownfield land, marine conservation, trees and badgers
► Information about renewable energy, solar and wind power
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #43

24 June 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - Help Buy Blencathra, biodiversity offsetting, Great British Bee Count
► Information about solar power and HS2
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #42

26 May 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns - World Environment Day and light pollution
► Information about neighbourhood planning and shale gas
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #41

28 April 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Campaigns about climate change and grasslands
► Information about HS2 and garden cities
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #40

24 March 2014

In this Bulletin:

► Impact of national planning policy
► Information on LEPs and neighbourhood plans
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #39

26 February 2014

In this Bulletin:

Star Count 2014 and flooding
► Community Energy Strategy and neighbourhood planning
► The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #38

24 January 2014

In this Bulletin:

►Woodland protection and break the bag habit  
►Energy - renewables and fracking 
►The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #37

20 December 2013

In this Bulletin:

►The birds...and the bees  
►Information on neighbourhood planning
►The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #36

28 November 2013

In this Bulletin:

►Energy Bill Revolution campaign  
►Information updates on HS2 and energy
►The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #35

28 October 2013

In this Bulletin:

►Friends of the Earth Reclaim Power campaign  
►New rules make it harder to register village greens
►The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #34

26 September 2013

In this Bulletin:

►The latest campaigns on the 'gagging law', bees and fracking 
►Updates on neighbourhood planning
►The latest consultations, publications and events

Green Bullet #33

28 August 2013

In this Bulletin:

►The latest campaigns including HS2 information and plastic pollution
►Updates on planning and the green belt
►The latest resources, publications and events

Green Bullet #32

30 July 2013

In this Bulletin:

►CPRE Charter for the Countryside
►Local Nature Partnerships report
►The latest resources, publications and events

Green Bullet #30

24 May 2013

In this Bulletin:

►Research on the first year of the government's National Planning Policy Framework 
►Review of funding for Waste & Resources Action Programme
►Latest environment publications, events and funding

Green Bullet #29

30 April 2013

In this Bulletin:

►Plastic bags charge
►Better local travel, more choice: new transport toolkit 
►Latest environment publications, events and funding

Green Bullet #28

2 April 2013

In this Bulletin:

►Planning reform update
►Neighbourhood planning
►Latest environment publications and events

Green Bullet #27

28 February 2013

In this Bulletin:

►HS2 campaign
►Consultation on Marine Conservation Zones
►Upcoming environment events

Green Bullet #26

28 November 2012

In this Bulletin:

►Campaign for Better Transport publications
►Community Energy Coalition
►Upcoming environment events

Green Bullet #25

24 October 2012

In this Bulletin:

►Campaigns including the badger cull and woodlands
►Consultations on wildlife crime and the effect of insecticides on bees 
►Upcoming events

Green Bullet #24

27 September 2012

In this Bulletin:

►Campaigns including breaking the bag habit and keep the green belt green
►Several consultations that you can respond to 
►Guidance and publications

Green Bullet #23

23 August 2012

In this Bulletin:

►Campaigns and consultations including new sustainable development indicators
►Publications including guidance on planning for green infrastructure & biodiversity
►Latest regional events

Green Bullet #22

18 July 2012

In this Bulletin:

►Campaigns and consultations
►Publications - Natural Environment White Paper - one year on 
►Local Nature Partnerships - approval for 8 North West groups!

Green Bullet #21

21 June 2012

In this Bulletin:

3 new websites launched to help meet the sustainability challenge 
►Updates on LNPs and LEPs
►Funding

Green Bullet #20

22 May 2012

In this Bulletin:

►Campaigns and consultations
►Publication - making the case for investing in the environment
Local Nature Partnerships

 

Green Bullet #19

18 April 2012

In this Bulletin:

►The Green Food Project
►Local Nature Partnerships
►Sustainable Development

Green Bullet #18

21 March 2012

In this Bulletin:

► Update on National Planning Policy Framework
► Mainstreaming sustainable development across Government
► Events

Green Bullet #17

15 February 2012

This Bullet includes:

  • Campaigns and consultations
  • Events 
  • Dates on Local Nature Partnerships - lots of event coming up! - and Local Enterprise Partnership

Green Bullet #16

12 January 2012

In this Bulletin:

► National Planning Policy Framework - still time to have your voice heard
► Climate Week
► Local Nature Partnerships

Green Bullet #15

25 November 2011

The latest environmental news from NWEL including a consultation on change to feed-in tariffs, a report on the government's environmental record, forthcoming events and the Natural Environment White Paper

Green Bullet #14

27 October 2011

Latest Environment news including a consultation on the environmental impact of revoking regional strategies, plus campaigning on the National Planning Policy framework, latest news on NW Local Nature Partnership bids, as well as forthcoming events and latest publications. 

Green Bullet #13

7 September 2011

Latest news from NWEL about LEPs, Local Nature Partnerships, and research into the Manchester Airport Enterprise Zone.

NWEL Bulletin # 12

19 July 2011

In this Bulletin:

► National Planning Policy Framework – a sneak preview!
► Natural Environment White Paper briefings
► Local Nature Partnerships – coming to an area near you soon?

NWEL Bulletin No 11

16 June 2011

In this bulletin

  • The Localism Bill - danger of "cash for sprawl" proposal
  • Our natural Ecosystem worth over £30b a year
  • Jubilee Woods Project - Plant a tree with The Woodland Trust

 

NWEL Bulletin # 10

3 May 2011

In this bulletin:
►Environmental legislation is NOT red tape - act now to save it!
► Act now to save community right of appeal against bad planning decisions!
►£110m boost to England's Rivers

NWEL Bulletin No 9

8 April 2011

Included in this Bulletin

►Common's Select Committee warning on abolition of RSS

►Bleak assessment of Government's spending cuts on the region

►Knowing your environmental limits

NWEL Bulletin # 8

27 March 2011

In this bulletin

►Our Big Society & Environment Conference Report - on its way to Ministers.

►Planning Reforms - two excellent briefings

►Regional Government - not quite gone!

NWEL Bulletin #7

17 December 2010

In this bulletin;
► Big Society Conference - latest info and data
► Big Society Awards!
► Localism Bill - what's it all about?

NWEL Bulletin #5

18 October 2010

In this bulletin:
► Big Society & The Environment Conference
► Latest on LEPs in North West
► Government's Planning reforms - CPRE Charter

NWEL Bulletin#4

20 September 2010

In this bulletin
► all about Local Enterprise Partnerships
►Green Infrastructure and Climate Change consultation
►Future Water Policy

NWEL Bulletin #3

28 August 2010

In this bulletin:
► Landscape and Localism Workshop
► Review of Environmental Impact Regulations
► Vacancy - Marine Conservation Officer, NW Wildlife Trusts

NWEL Bulletin #2

6 August 2010

In this bulletin

►Government review of National Waste Policy
► An invitation to shape the Nature of England
►Pathfinders to become 'Ecohoods'

Featured News

24 November 2014

Young, working and renting: Report reveals changing picture of UK poverty

Written by the New Policy Institute for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the latest annual Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion report reveals the changing picture of poverty in the UK

 

24 November 2014

Survey of VCS organisations - how you are surviving in the health landscape

The Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership (of which Regional Voices, and therefore VSNW, is part) has launched the biggest survey of voluntary and community organisations of the year

20 October 2014

VSNW Conference Presentations

Thanks to everyone who attended the VSNW Conference & AGM on 15th October. Some of the presentations are now available

1 October 2014

Volunteering Fund Success Stories in the North West

Two of the six case studies looking into how voluntary organisations can be sustainable are from Blackburn with Darwen. These provide valuable lessons for thinking about the future direction of the sector in public service delivery.

15 September 2014

Due North: Inquiry on Health Equity for the North

The independent inquiry panel, which included Richard Caulfield, VSNW Chief Executive and which was funded by Public Health England, has published its final report

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk