A Viable Economy?

Andy Murray Wimbledon win could cost economy £3.2bn How many of you, on reading this MEN headline, were suddenly praying he’d get knocked out of Wimbledon in his next match?  No, I didn’t think so, and it’s good to know that economic policy over the last few decades hasn’t obliterated people’s souls so much thatContinue reading “A Viable Economy?”

AGM and Steady State Manchester

We’re doubling up our Annual General Meeting this year with an event from Steady State Manchester (open to non-members). Those who saw this group speak in Buxton recently said they provided a stimulating, engaging and fun evening. Can we live well, with greater equity and within planetary limits? Steady State Manchester thinks we can. TheyContinue reading “AGM and Steady State Manchester”

The Parties Respond to Our Questions! Q2 – Unending Economic Growth

Here’s the second blog in our series of High Peak General Election candidate responses to our questions. The full, unedited responses for this question are available in this document: Candidates Responses-Q2. Get involved in the discussion! Can the economy keep growing for ever? If so, where will resources come from; if not, what is the alternative?Continue reading “The Parties Respond to Our Questions! Q2 – Unending Economic Growth”

The Parties Respond to Our Questions! Q1 – The Local Economy

We asked you to suggest questions for candidates for the 2015 General Election. We cobbled together what we thought were a representative sample of seven and duly sent them on. We received personal responses from all the candidates except UKIP’s Ian Guiver (although we did receive a copy of a UKIP policy document from Ian’sContinue reading “The Parties Respond to Our Questions! Q1 – The Local Economy”

Dialogue Opens between Borough Council and Transition New Mills

Transition New Mills was very pleased to meet last week with two prominent members of High Peak Borough Council (HPBC): Godfrey Claff, who’s in charge of Regeneration policy, and Caitlin Bisknell, leader of the Council. We, along with other groups such as Sustainable Hayfield, Visit New Mills and Torr Vale Mill Preservation Trust, were invitedContinue reading “Dialogue Opens between Borough Council and Transition New Mills”