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Offline Muggins

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Re: The Greenest Government ever? The Greenest Swindon ever?
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2010, 10:41:55 am »
I was there thanks to a friend who gave me a lift there and back.

I am sure you could (perhaps you have) edited the first half an hour. 

See what you all think but there didn't seem to be a lot of energy to the meeting.  I'm not sure I know more noe than I did before.  Anyway. let others watch your  movie and perhaps I can chip in then. I took copious notes.

Not a lot of the old crowd there, where are they these days, they are still about.
Lifes not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow. - Cherralea Morgen

Offline Muggins

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Re: The Greenest Government ever? The Greenest Swindon ever?
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2010, 11:05:31 am »
One thing I will remark on was the lack of memory about what's gone on in the past in Swindon. And I think it is worth remembering that Swindon came 2nd, twice, in the British Environment City bids in the 90's.

We didn't win the first time I think it went to Leicester, but then it was they that suggested the competition.

The second time it was Middlesborough, we could not compete with their plans for their 9 miles of derelict coastline. 

None the less we came 2nd - twice.  The case we (all sectors) put, was carried to the judges in about 8 A4 paper boxes - the sort that take 5 reams.  Some things we were doing wer so entrenched by that time we completely forgot to mention them and lost when Leicester put down absolutely everything.

What shame that reputation as a forward thinking environment city was lost just because we didn't make it to 1st place.

Just in case Cllr Greenhaugh reads these pages, All council housing in Swindon had loft insulation in the early 80's and has been done again since I believe to make them up to new standards. The walls where possible were insulated in 1983 and bit by bit they all had double glazing installed. apart from tenants who refused, of course.
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Offline Bobby Bingo

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Re: The Greenest Government ever? The Greenest Swindon ever?
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2010, 02:32:00 pm »
Yes Muggins in those days we had our own Double Glazing factory at Swindon Services under the management of John Short. They were subjected to C.C.T. yet still beat the other major companies to glaze the council house windows. The ironic thing was they were not allowed to tender in the open market
Bobby

Offline Simon

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Re: The Greenest Government ever? The Greenest Swindon ever?
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2010, 03:54:45 pm »
Here are the next two questions.

First about the impact on our quality of life of responding to climate change.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/yM3L0ff0ZeM" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/yM3L0ff0ZeM</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/IDxiEcwNYFI" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/IDxiEcwNYFI</a>

And one about our responsibilities to the developing world.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wx5PpnTZu4k" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/wx5PpnTZu4k</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/fD1xN3hHTwc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/fD1xN3hHTwc</a>

At this rate I'm not going to get them all done before going back to work tomorrow  :(
We are all in this together, but some of us are more in it than others (with apologies to George Orwell)

Offline Simon

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Re: The Greenest Government ever? The Greenest Swindon ever?
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2010, 07:47:11 pm »
Two more questions...

One about transport. This is a hot topic for quite a few SCAN members...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/MWaM60EA79g" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/MWaM60EA79g</a>

... two of whom can be heard in this clip giving Peter some  :fence:  over Swindon's record in this area.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/bnWmDc1ZzFg" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/bnWmDc1ZzFg</a>

And one from one of the Commonweal pupils about street lighting.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/PhHV2iZGj_s" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/PhHV2iZGj_s</a>

One more question to go (actually there were two, but the final one will probably need the video equivalent of open-heart surgery before it's publishable, seeing as my battery unexpectedly ran out part way through it).
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Re: The Greenest Government ever? The Greenest Swindon ever?
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2010, 09:28:14 pm »
And the last videos...

On the subject of renewable energy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_1W46jjw6bs" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/_1W46jjw6bs</a>

And the panel's closing remarks..

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/AfhMz74HyCU" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/AfhMz74HyCU</a>

We are all in this together, but some of us are more in it than others (with apologies to George Orwell)

 

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