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BLUE PETER GARDEN AT MEDIACITYUK
 

Star date: 28th May 2010 

BLUE PETER GARDEN HYPOCRISY!

Next year, as the BBC Children's Department moves to its new site at Salford, the Blue Peter Garden will be installed, encouraging children to love the land and to become ecologically aware.

Yet the new MediaCityUK home for the Blue Peter Garden is owned by Peel Media, a subsidiary of Peel Holdings, which is allowing the destruction of what is being called `Salford's Rainforest' on Chat Moss green belt.

Now children are being urged to support the campaign to Save Chat Moss...

Full story here…


SAVE CHAT MOSS SAVE CHAT MOSS SAVE CHAT MOSS
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Over the years Blue Peter has been at the forefront of raising children's awareness of climate change and ecological issues. But will the programme be covering the destruction of `Salford's Rainforest'?

Salford, as well as being the new home to MediaCityUK, is also home to Chat Moss, site of incredibly biologically important raised bogs which house rare grasses and wildlife, and act as carbon sinks, storing huge amounts of carbon dioxide.

The bogs contain peat which has been extracted on the site for years, releasing huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment. The way that the peat is extracted is by bleeding the land dry, draining it of water until it `dies'.

An application for further extraction has been submitted to Salford City Council by contractors Williams Sinclair, but the land is owned by Peel Holdings which has the power to stop such ecological vandalism. Peel also owns the site of MediaCityUK, site of the new Blue Peter Garden when the BBC moves north next year.

News of the further destruction of rare mossland on Peel Holdings' land is bound to be embarrassing to Blue Peter, as it finalises plans to re-site its Garden on Peel Holdings' MediaCityUK in Salford.

Children are being urged to join the call to Save Chat Moss by formally objecting to the planning application…

For more details click here.

SAVE SALFORD'S RAINFOREST NOW!!!

 

Enviroelf wrote
at 05:37:51 on 09 January 2011
William Sinclair Holdings put their application in for extraction of peat on 31st Dec 2010. They want to extract the peat until 2025. The planning application no. is: 10/58826/FULEIA Let your views about the proposal here by 27th Jan 2011: www.salford.gov.uk/planning-comments
 
loser wrote
at 12:52:43 on 30 May 2010
"News of the further destruction of rare mossland on Peel Holdings' land is bound to be embarrassing to Blue Peter" No, it's not, because probably no-one else but you will be as pathetic to try and draw such a tenuous connection between the two. Jesus.
 
Mike Scantlebury wrote
at 16:01:19 on 28 May 2010
Maybe Peel Hold-ups could donate a lorry load of peat to the new Blue Peter Garden, to help the plants grow.
 
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