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July 2007

Communities carry on Green Crusade

The WMN launched its Green Communities series only in March, but already the grass roots environmental campaigns we followed have had a remarkable impact.

Every week, ordinary people in towns and villages are joining forces to combat climate change, falling oil reserves and energy security. Graeme Demianyk speaks to groups in two urban areas - Falmouth
and Exeter - who have taken up the call to arms, and also catches up with the five existing Green Communities.


Council strike looms closer

(16/07/07) A strike by local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland moved closer today when unions formally told employers they were in dispute over pay.

UNISON and the two other unions representing council workers registered a formal dispute in preparation for an industrial action ballot.

The move comes after talks over this year's "miserly" 2% pay offer stalled last week.

Chris Tagg presented with Town Plaque

The President of the student union at the University College Falmouth has been awarded a town plaque in recognition of his work within the local community.

Chris Tagg, who has now finished his course at the university and will be leaving his post as President, received the award at a meeting of Falmouth town council on 23rd July 2007.