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  • Local Government Minister John Healey writes to Council Chief Execs encouraging them to do all they can to support BIG LUNCH events in their area including giving the thumbs up to street closures and making dealing with any technical matters as smooth and straightforward as possible, April 24 [2] To find out if there is a BIG LUNCH already organized in your area or for tips and information on how to organise your own street party visit www.thebiglunch.com topic
  • UK sets first three ‘carbon budgets’: to reduce emissions to at least 34% below 1990 emissions by 2022, at least 28% below by 2017 and at least 22% below by 2012, April 22 [4] According to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband: “ We are on course to meet the first carbon budget, a 22% cut by the end of 2012 compared to 1990." topic
  • Government to set legally-binding 2020 climate targets as part of its Budget announcement this week (Wednesday 22 April), April 20 [5] topic
  • Civic Trust closes after 50 years, April 17 [6] topic
  • Government announce strategy for low carbon transport, April 16 [7] topic Consumer incentives will be introduced in 2011 to coincide with the expected mass introduction of electric and plug in hybrid cars to the market. Consumers will be able to receive help from the Government worth in the region of £2000 - £5000 to allow for the maximum choice of which car they buy.
  • Empty shops revival plan to prevent high street decline, April 14 [9] topic
  • Litter on our beaches has increased by 110% since 1994, according to the Marine Conservation Society, April 8 [10] topic
  • Green groups launch legal battle against Heathrow expansion, April 7 [11] topic


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References

  1. The Scottish government, April 30, 2009
  2. Communities and Local Government, April 24, 2009
  3. National Council for Voluntary Organisations, April 24, 2009
  4. Department of Energy and Climate Change, April 22, 2009
  5. Friends of the Earth, April 20. 2009
  6. BBC news, April 17, 2009
  7. Department for Transport, April 16, 2009
  8. Friends of the Earth, April 15, 2009
  9. Communities and Local Government, April 14, 2009
  10. Marine Conservation Society, April 8, 2009
  11. Campaign to Protect Rural England, April 7, 2009

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