We’ve had a variety of media coverage over the past couple of months, both in terms of the medium and the issues covered. It’s always nice to not always be seen to be banging on about the same thing all the time.

First up was our reaction to the Airport’s expansion plan, which was covered both in the Birmingham Post (in an article mainly about Boris Johnson), Birmingham Mail and on ITV Central News. I argued that expanding won’t have the economic benefit to the region that people suggest, as it won’t do anything to help local economies, and if that’s the case, then why have the environmental impact?

‘Boris Johnson forms alliance with Birmingham Airport over plans to expand’ – bit.ly/1bsezSP

‘Greens blast Airport expansion plan’- bit.ly/14WWoy9

‘Green campaigners criticise new Birmingham airport plans’ – itv.co/12FRQSd

Then, the launch of our new campaign Let’s Get Moving was covered on the BBC News Website, with our Campaigns Co-ordinator Robert Pass being quoted.

‘Birmingham air pollution leads to call for investment’- bbc.in/1aeywef

Finally, with the announcement by Lord DeMauley of the National Pollinator Strategy on 28th June, I was interviewed live on BBC Midlands Today. What was especially pleasing about this interview was that we did it on location at the Jubilee Bee Garden, which Roger Godsiff MP opened last month. This was the first live TV interview I’ve done so I was understandably nervous. However, I think I managed to get the message across that we cautiously welcomed Lord DeMauley’s announcement, while also making the point about the practical action people can do to help bees, including a plug for the Jubilee Bee Garden! Not bad for one to two minutes of interview!

With Let’s Get Moving only just getting underway, this won’t be the last you’ll hear from us in the in the media, I’m sure!

Julien Pritchard