Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lovely engineering… but poor investment.

I was given a tip off this morning that the bridge across the river from Cathedral Green was due for its monthly test.  I was able to go down and watch it being swung. It takes a while to close and … Continue reading

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Recycling and Diversity!

We had two petitions for people to sign.  The first called on the Government to bring into law the Lib Dem policy on ‘Equal Marriage’ (as passed by Lib Dem Conference in 2010).  The second was in support of a motion going to Conference this September calling for ‘Science not Stigma’ by lifting the blanket ban on gay men ever being blood donors.  Both were popular, with people queuing to give their support. Continue reading

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Threat to transport vision for Derby

Back in the late 1990s the Council consulted local people on their priorities for Derby, including transport in the city centre.  The result was “Connecting Derby” a bold vision to remove through traffic from the city centre to make it … Continue reading

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Traditional cooking to save energy/money

A month ago I attended a discussion about how we can live more lightly on the world.  This has been a long-time theme among Quakers, from the time of George Fox (whose preaching led to their formation) to now.  Phrases … Continue reading

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