Tag Archives: Defra

Climate-crisis speech in a hothouse

On 16 July I went to Kew Gardens to listen to the environment secretary, Michael Gove, speak about Defra’s work. Sadly, he didn’t mention public access until I asked the question. Continue reading

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A seventieth birthday gift?

The government’s review of national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty looks positive. We must make sure it is. Continue reading

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Back to Marsham Street

Defra moves back to Marsham Street Continue reading

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What about Natural England?

Michael Gove has announced that he will set up a new environmental body post Brexit, but he already has one. Continue reading

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Win, win, win

The Open Spaces Society had three important wins this week. Continue reading

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Thank you Janet, the Ramblers’ rock

Janet Davis is leaving the Ramblers after 32 years working on public-paths policy. We shall miss her enormously. Continue reading

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How independent?

How independent is Natural England? Defra has cut its vital survey yet NE has apparently said nothing. Continue reading

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