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Homelessness will be the problem of our councils

Posted on 10:30am Tuesday 21st January 2014

Almost a year into the new welfare reforms and already thousands of social housing tenants are in serious arrears. Many more have been evicted because of the ‘Bedroom Tax’.

Abby Green

Why can't the government help people in to work?

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Posted on 3:21pm Monday 1st July 2013

This government seems intent on creating mass homelessness amongst the poor. The effects of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ can be felt in Northwich already.

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Universal Credit will herald a new era of extreme poverty

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Posted on 12:57pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

Abby Green predicts a bleak future as Universal Credit comes in to force.

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Be grateful for what we have in changing times

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Posted on 2:19pm Monday 11th March 2013

Abby Green's changing landscape prompts her to reflect.

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Make a difference with love

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Posted on 10:13am Thursday 14th February 2013

Abby Green urges us to be more compassionate and kind to others.

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Let's hope the regeneration projects bring in new businesses and shoppers

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Posted on 1:37pm Friday 4th January 2013

Here’s hoping you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year brings our town work, community spirit and prosperity.

Abby Green

Northwich is pretty much a Northern ‘terminal town’

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Posted on 10:47am Friday 14th December 2012

Christmas is nearly here. The town lights switch on was a lovely feeling of community.

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A good clear out before Christmas could really help

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Posted on 1:52pm Thursday 22nd November 2012

It is nearing Christmas already.

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The importance of neighbours

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Posted on 9:22am Monday 30th July 2012

Neighbours. We all have them. They can become our acquaintances, our helpmates, our feudal enemies or our friends.

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Come and celebrate Apple Day at Dane Valley

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Posted on 3:45pm Tuesday 25th October 2011

Come and celebrate Apple day at Dane Valley fisheries off Shipbrook Rd, Rudheath, this Sunday.

Team Sky begin momentous dig

Posted on 10:14am Monday 10th October 2011

Well, we’ve done it!

Hunting for keen volunteers

Posted on 1:35pm Monday 12th September 2011

After a lovely few weeks with my little one, it’s back to school.

Are parents to blame for the riots?

Posted on 11:21am Thursday 11th August 2011

There are issues of social justice here, and it is not just about the poor robbing shops.

Revamping Northwich Train Station

Posted on 4:01pm Tuesday 19th July 2011

The Rudheath and Witton Together Conservation Group has been busy revamping the Northwich Train Station gardens.

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I'm proud of our kids in Northwich

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Posted on 2:09pm Thursday 14th July 2011

I’ve been working on the consultation with residents in Rudheath and Witton of late.

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Apple Day

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Posted on 9:34am Friday 24th June 2011

This has been a wonderful week!

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Community at work - all pulling together

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Posted on 10:11am Monday 20th June 2011

Rudheath and Witton Together held a successful Big Lunch BBQ at Grozone on Sunday, June 5. Over 40 residents attended, many whom had never visited Grozone before. All said they would like to come again!

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Knowledge is power

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Posted on 2:34pm Friday 27th May 2011

I really want to be involved in something that empowers people.

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Northwich has many talented people

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Posted on 3:27pm Tuesday 17th May 2011

My brain hurts a bit. Work seems to be piling up like dirty laundry!

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Inspired by all the people I met

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Posted on 2:31pm Monday 9th May 2011

On Saturday, our group went on a site visit of the Dane Valley Fisheries where the Rudheath Community Orchard and Dane Valley theatre is planned.

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I almost feel guilty attending to my own life

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Posted on 2:49pm Tuesday 3rd May 2011

I’ve spent a few hours cleaning up the car park gardens at Northwich Train Station.

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The pros and cons of AV

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Posted on 10:52am Tuesday 19th April 2011

I’ve been weighing up the pros and cons of the AV voting system and I think that as long as it won’t cost a fortune to introduce, why not give it a go?

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It’s time communities pulled together

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Posted on 9:17am Wednesday 6th April 2011

As some of you may know, I chair a local conservation group in Rudheath and Witton.

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Live for today

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Posted on 2:20pm Tuesday 29th March 2011

I had good intentions this past week, but my daughter was ill so all I managed to achieve was a continual washing cycle and scrubbing the place down with disinfectant.

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I spent Friday night sobbing

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Posted on 3:36pm Tuesday 22nd March 2011

I spent Friday night sobbing into a shredded tissue! Won’t forget the face of the little girl, aged nine, who lost her mum to AIDS; left alone to raise her baby sister.

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It is good to stop and think

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Posted on 4:13pm Tuesday 15th March 2011

Well, this past week was a weird one.

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Why bother if you don't get paid?

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Posted on 9:04am Wednesday 9th March 2011

This week I began a qualification in Community Volunteering at Voluntary Action Vale Royal. It is to certify some of the work we do in the community. We look into why people volunteer and how best to engage with others in our communities.

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I would like to see the area blossom

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Posted on 3:30pm Friday 25th February 2011

I have found this week quite exhausting but my heart was lifted by others almost every day.

Abby Green

Don’t moan - join our revolution and take control

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Posted on 1:57pm Tuesday 22nd February 2011

The media have made fun of the idea of Big Society for some time now.

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