AWP Councillor Jane Smith Asks Cheshire East Cabinet to Provide Plant-Based Options in Schools

AWP Councillor Jane Smith Asks Cheshire East Cabinet to Provide Plant-Based Options in Schools

This week AWP Councillor Jane Smith addressed Cheshire East Borough Council’s Cabinet asking them to provide daily plant-based options in school canteens across the borough, with a view to progressing towards a wholly plant-based menu one day a week.

Smith was given one minute to address the cabinet at it’s monthly meeting in Sandbach, Cheshire. 

AWP has long called for healthy plant-based options to be made available in all schools at every meal believing this to be key to lowering rates of childhood obesity …

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Animal Welfare Party Councillor’s Hedgehogs Success Sparks National Interest

Animal Welfare Party Councillor’s Hedgehogs Success Sparks National Interest

Image Credit: British Hedgehog Preservation Society

In March, Animal Welfare Party deputy leader and elected town councillor Jane Smith successfully tabled a motion that for every new planning application coming before Alsager Town Council in Cheshire, native hedging should be stipulated for all new boundaries, and that if native hedging isn’t possible, any solid walls or fences must incorporate ‘wildlife tunnels’ to allow hedgehogs and other animals through access.

It’s estimated that the UK has lost a third of its hedgehog population in the past decade alone, …

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