Combining the West Midlands – A Democratic Authority?

Combining the West Midlands – A Democratic Authority?

Next April Fools’ Day will see the establishment of a new West Midlands Combined Authority. This involves the coming together of Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Birmingham, Coventry and Solihull councils and members from each will sit on the board. The new...

Reclaiming the Power

In August, Birmingham Friends of the Earth campaigners travelled to Lancashire for the weekend to attend a ‘mass anti- fracking action camp’. We joined an impressively collaborative and organised group of people deeply concerned about the future health and well-being...

The Big Green Debate: Electric Cars

Our Big Green Debate this month is about the electric car! Guest author David Powell makes the case for the electric car as part of a sustainable transport solution. Meanwhile, our lead transport campaigner Adam McCusker, says there’s more to cars than how they’re...

Birmingham- Our future in a Changing World

Birmingham City Council has just released the draft of its hugely important Birmingham Development Plan which will set out a spatial vision and strategy for future planning decisions in Birmingham for the period to 2031. It has also released the Birmingham Mobility...

Permaculture

After spending some of the summer tidying up and preparing the garden behind The Warehouse for a natural makeover, a permaculture design is being drawn up for us. And seeing as we have a few permaculture courses at the Warehouse arranged, we thought it an opportune...