Saltersley Moss Planning Application

Transition Wilmslow Response to Saltersley Moss Planning

Many people have been exploring the countryside on and around Lindow Moss during lockdown, when  they have had the opportunity to walk locally every day. If you have been near Saltersley Hall Farm you may have seen some of the land raising along the pathways, the impact on some of the pathways (including one which is currently blocked by machinery), and the loss of mature trees around the Hall itself.  and wondered what is going on. Application 20/1586M on the Cheshire East Planning Portal tells all. If would like to respond to this application you might find Transition Wilmslow’s response helpful. Please do respond: this is a much loved local area of real historic and ecological importance.

Cheshire East Debates its Environment Strategy and Carbon Plan

Transition Wilmslow, along with the East Cheshire Climate Alliance, responded vigorously to CEC’s draft environmental strategy at the end of last year. CEC Cabinet are discussing their environment strategy and carbon plan next week (Tuesday, 5th May) and Andrew will be asking a question about it from the Cheshire East Climate Alliance at the meeting. is the agenda and documents.

Andrew says: “Read p59 – for the draft strategy, p83 – for the feedback from the last consultation which many of us fed in to, p105 – for the Carbon Action Plan, and  from p117 – 193 for the external report compiled by Anthesis, which has many good ideas that do not seem to appear in the plans they are hoping to adopt. So if you are bored, read some of the papers, and push the councillors!”
The Climate Alliance group’s response is here:

Bees: how do we keep the honey flowing?

Thanks to Climate Conscious Wilmslow for a great talk on bees last week. Ewan was really inspiring and full of ideas as to how we support our local bees…his top tips include bee friendly planting, avoiding  chemicals in your garden and loving your dandelions….keep that mower in the shed until the dandelions are over. They are a bee superfood! Full details including best species for planting in your garden are here:

Bee Talk Climate Conscious Wilmslow April 2020

CCW are planning another online talk for children soon, so checkout their Facebook page.

The Earth Day Week

For those of you are interested in the current affairs or activist approach to environmentalism the Worlds largest online climate conference has just been announced to mark the 50th anniversary of world’s first Earth Day. The Earth Day Week will run from April 20thto 25th and they will ‘be broadcasting live talks and other daily shows from Washington DC, Stockholm and with speakers, thinkers and doers from all over the world.’ Details can be found at: There is also an Apple or Google app available to download for your smartphone.

What will Wilmslow be like in 2060?

Tuesday 14th April via Zoom at 7.30pm.

In place of our advertised monthly meeting on 16 April, we have moved our “Wilmslow in 2060” presentation and discussion to Tuesday 14th April via Zoom at 7.30pm. Join our expert panel (John, Helen and Teo) each making brief presentations on aspects of adaptation to climate change followed by a discussion, chaired by Andrew.  Link via Zoom

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